New home, meat, and bride.
We, who have collected a lot of beef-like meat have returned home.
Dan was itching to put his skills to use while greatly delighted. I had Alissa check for poison just in case, but everything was fine.
That being the case, today is a beef-like meat festival! Overflowing with juices!
The dining table was full with the usual members + Dirk + Geraldin-san + Free Wind & Curtis. I did my best to assist Dan with dinner!
I have introduced the Free Wind members and Geraldin-san to the family. Both Geraldin-san and every one of the Free Wind were nervous when meeting Father. Father’s eyebrows were furrowed, he seemed to be pondering about something. Should I tell them that he’s not really displeased or anything?
“… Should we build a new house?”
Nn? Father of mine, I don’t think anyone besides me, Mother, and Arc would understand you, okay?
“Otousama is asking whether he should have a new house for Geraldin-san, Lumia-san, and Jend to live in.”
I translated. Ah, Lumia-san spewed out the soup. Geraldin-san was startled… I think? His tail suddenly stood erect.
“Niisama, how many times did I tell you that there’s no need to give us any more than this!”
“… I want to atone.”
“Otousama wasn’t able to be of help with your marriage because he noticed your plight too late… is what he means. Otousama, shall I persuade her?”
“… That sounds simpler.”
“Persuade you say, that’s ridiculous! After I was cast away by the family…”
“Truth to be told, Otousama had no need to cast you away from the family. Otousama wanted to see you again and wished for his little sister’s happiness. I would be also happy if Jend had a home where he could spend time happily with his family. Is that no good? Lumia Obaasama.”
I drew near Lumia-san and tilted my head despondently. Pulling on her sleeve from the side is the point. (That’s what the actress—Rabisha-sama taught me)
“As expected of Rosarin. How sly.”
“I also occasionally get done in by that. I don’t feel like I can win against it.”
Elder brother, I can hear you. Don’t mess this up for me. I am doing my best.
Dirk… you can’t win huh (lol), look forward the time I do it then.
Curtis and Arc too. You are laughing too much. Don’t spew out the stew.
Rabisha-sama and Martha seem to be in agony for some reason. It’s you who taught me to act this way though, Rabisha-sama.
“Oneechan, am I going to live in a different house?”
Jend asked uneasily.
“That’s not it. It will be as it usually is, just that at night, you will be able to spend time with your mother and father. The house will be built at our plot, so you can come over anytime.”
“Okaasan, what do we do?”
“Rather, it’s already arranged, isn’t it? Carpenters have come to make the preparations. Thank you very much for giving me a place for the Free Wind members.”
“Hey thereeee! Niisama!”
“They have already started working on it today. Please, give up. Free Wind members, if you have any requests, now is the time to say them.”
They were also quite stiff from the situation. Geraldin-san was the one to break the silence.
“That… Duke Rosenberg, you weren’t opposed to our marriage?”
“Lumia made a choice. I have no problems with that as long as she’s happy. I am the one who allowed the family to cast you away. Forgive me. Rather than this stiff house of ours, I thought being out in the world would suit you better. You have chosen Geraldin-dono and found your happiness, right? I’m fine with that.”
“That’s why you should let me build a house for you. Consider it a belated wedding gift.”
“Besides, we have paid in advance.”
“Give up, Lumia. My Husband can’t be stopped when he becomes like this.”
“Sorry, Obaasama. Please, give up.”
Being told so by Father, me, Mother, and Elder brother, Lumia-san finally gave in.
“Thank you very much, Niisama. I will accept gratefully.”
Now then, with the conversation finished, it’s time for the meat party.
“Whoaaa, it’s meat, so delish!”
Pochi’s eyes were sparkling. He was eating the meat delightfully.
Ham, ham, ham, ham, ham, ham.
Mary was devouring the meat wholeheartedly. There’s more meat than one can eat today, you know? It’s delicious? I see.
“… (In a bliss).”
Nex was chewing the meat thoroughly in happiness.
Now then, the others… the Free Wind members are enjoying the meat. They don’t seem to be bothered by its original form.
How envious. While looking at them, Binet-san addressed me.
“… This is delicious. Did you made this too, Princess?”
“Yes. I made the meat and potato stew, meat wrapped onigiri and the simmered beef stew with ginger.”
“This is my first time eating something like this, but it’s very tasty.”
Sugar-san said with a smile on her face.
“I am glad it suits your tastes. Please, eat a lot.”
“An adorable bride with good cooking skills, huh…”
“Moreover, a young wife at that.”
“… What a romance.”
All members of the Free Wind spewed out the contents of their mouths and apologized that they did not mean it like that. I understand that, but didn’t it come off exactly like that? Besides, because of my many doings, Dirk’s view of a young wife has been probably tainted by now.
Curtis and Arc exploded in laughter. Looking carefully, Martha and Rabisha-chan were giggling too. If you want to laugh then just laugh.
My Darling Dirk was teary-eyed.