Chapter 23 – Third Grade Hero Certification

「Oh?」

「What is it Takeru? 」

The stone fortress City of Ox.

This big open room is where we had an audience with the zombie baron.

So, before me, who is in charge of political affairs, is the evangelist nun Ria who has come.

A boy member of my personal guard corps, Miruko-Kun, has a face that wants to abandon his role and go out of the room.

When he goes out, I’ll follow.

「No, that’s not what we’re talking about…. I thought we should still talk about that matter.」

Don’t add and subtract long scenes and then get going in the end anyway.

How long do I have to talk to Ria?

「Rather than that, Takeru, are there no more questions about heroes? The delight of becoming a hero is proba……」

「No, since you’ve recognized me as a hero, there seems to have been no ritual, and my body has not changed.」

When saying so, Ria knelt seeming to apologize.

「I’m sorry. If it is a cleric with a higher rank, the ankh will shine brightly, an angel with doves will fly down, and there are various flashy lights. To me, who can only bestow the third grade hero recognition class, it won’t happen.」

「Oh, you don’t have to worry about it.」

I have a bad feeling.

「There is no choice but to take off already…」

「No, stop that kind of joke in front of Miruko! 」

I don’t know what kind of bad reputation I’ll have.

Even though I’m already called General Choro.

I mean, wait.

Could it be that I was spoofed by the story of the hero?

The matter you mentioned a little while ago, what is the reason you want to take it off, Ria? There is no explanation at all.

「Ah, it is the ability of the hero, but you can put out a sword from your hand.」

「Really? 」

Is it a magician that you can put out a sword from your hands?

「There are various kinds of spells, legends, etc., but in reality, those don’t matter. Please imagine a strong sword and shout.」

Eh? Don’t you need an incantation to cast that sort of spell?

Somehow, Ria was talking about that for a while.

Oh well,  I’d like to try it…

「Make, oh, then, the…… Hokushin Itto-ryu heart and star king sword!」

It made a loud noise and a sword of light appeared in my hand.

Every time it is shaken, an artificial pale blaze shows off that will make you think of the stars.

「This is the sword that Hero Takeru imagined, is it not? 」

「Right. I’ll take this time to imagine it better.」

I strengthened my imagination and it is now more of a katana.

It’s wonderful, it’ll follow my image.

「You should be able to use special spells exclusively for heroes but …」

「Ah, my magic power is zero so I can’t use it.」

Lyle-sesei already said that I don’t have magic power.

Well, I’m already thankful for the light sword alone. I now believe the story of the hero certification.

「I’m sorry. I must apologize to my hero for not being able to use the spells.」

「Please stop it! Don’t put your hands on the robe! 」

「Yes……」

「Is there no further benefit for heroes? 」

When talking to Ria, summarizing only the main points is what I want as it will be long.

「Will this suffices as a privilege? A beautiful sister pledges her lifelong love to the hero and attends him for a lifetime. 」

「It’s not a benefit, is it not a curse…? 」

「It is not.  When holy water is necessary, you can leave it to me.」

Are you kidding?

That’s also a joke.

Let’s say it is a joke.

A strange sister became a companion. An absurd story that I became the hero of the sword of light.

How shall I speak with everyone? I am terribly worried.

Miruko – kun, a nearby guard who witnessed everything, spread the rumor so I had to explain it.

—Scene Change—

Baron Louz, there is a reason why I favor him even after his death.

It is an old castle with a collapsed spire but the first floor, which is the foundation, is undamaged and could be used as it was.

There, I have found cool stuff.

A large bathroom made of stone.

In the dressing room, there were even expensive mirrors that are produced limitedly in this world.

Although it is a regrettable thing that it did not lead to the idea of placing a mirror up to the inner part of the bathroom, it can be considered sufficient.

It is probably because the City of Ox has plenty of stone and wood. A wonderful public bath was made.  As a human being of this age, we have to praise him as a man of great sensitivity.

It is regrettable to think that I will never meet the baron alive and talk about the greatness and comfort of the bath.

A man like a bath becomes a zombie, what a tragedy.

I am not a believer of Goddess Asama and I do not know if I am going to heaven or hell, but I pray that there is a big bath there.

Although the baron’s souvenir is a hit and even though I had already confirmed that water could be pulled and warmed from the nearest fountain, I did not immediately use it myself.

Considering the soldiers, who are engaged in the reconstruction of the city and are taking the initiative to work hard, I decided to not take a bath first and give them the opportunity to have a break in it.

At first, they were pleasantly surprised but soon, they were satisfied as they noticed the comfort of soap and bath.

They were very grateful. This will be a prior investment.

It is a future plan, but I intend to disseminate the bath culture itself and sell things, not only soap, but also bathtubs and hand pumps.

Taking myself as a contributor, I successfully collected a good quality ammonium nitrate found in the cave near the town. They are basically fruit bat droppings. I was delighted to the point of crying will soak in the bath to reward myself.

Well, after various people immersed in the bath, I secretly replaced hot water to enjoy the bath alone.

「Fuh, mission complete.」

I quietly left the bath. I’m wearing a bathrobe as I drink chilled coffee in the dressing room.

The reason why I took such trouble is because recently, there are too many troubles with bathing.

The bathroom was quiet but it seems like I raised a flag.

I don’t think of myself as a romcom protagonist but since I am in a different world, trouble will really happen in the bathroom especially if I’m surrounded by girls.

Every time I was going to take a bath, I suddenly felt that I probably have raised a flag and either Sharon or Ria if I incorrectly entered (I may be thinking too much).

That is why I came in and out quietly

「Oh, are you here master? 」

「Ou!! 」

Look, as she talked, Sharon came into the dressing room.

This is real fantasy, how can this thing happen?

「Did you possibly enter the bathroom? 」

「Yeah, I got it ahead of you.」

「It is cruel….」

「Eh」

Why is that?

「Master promised me to let me wash your hair. Do you not know how much I expected it when I heard that there is a bath! 」

Oh, is that an appointment?

I thought that it was an ad-hoc conversation.

「Oh!  My bad… then again, maybe next time. It was a nice hot bath, Sharon should also come in.」

「……….」

Someone obviously seems to be in a bad mood, an animal ear is turned down.

I fled quickly.

I’m not bad. I’m already an adult so I can wash my own hair.

—Scene Change—

It’s a big bed.  Another goodwill from Baron Louz.

I can use the best room in the castle, the baron’s bedroom. This is also wonderful.

With a big big bed, you can toss and turn over again.

To what extent this is luxurious? I know the severity of this world I am deeply impressed with the way of living of royal and nobles.

Well, they seem to not think that we’re at war with monsters.

With these smooth silk sheets on the soft bed, I can enjoy sleeping.

That would be the best.

Being able to do such a live in such luxury, the baron has done well.

Wood and stone are valuable building materials of this era, so it probably was doing well.

I  wish I had met him before alive. It is really regrettable. I could have been excited about talking business with him.

「What’s wrong Sharon? 」

After taking a bath and when I was about to go to bed, Sharon came to my bedroom.

For some reason, Sharon is in her cotton underwear.

With her very thin outfit, growth is visible(How to say it, she looks the same age as me). I am a bit taken aback. I wonder if she is going to go to bed after bathing.

People in this age don’t have pajamas. It is not amusing even if sleeping in such an appearance.

「Today, slave girl personal guard corps decided to escort master in the bedroom.」

「Huh ….」

What do you mean?

「Of course, I will not do rudeness such as the slave enters master’s bed.  This place is good, I will sleep here.」

After saying such, Sharon sprawled on the stone pavement in the room.

「Oi! 」

Do you not think that your body will get cold when you take a bath.

If a girl cools a lower back, it’s useless.

I rushed out of bed and stood before Sharon who’s lying down.

「Do you need something? 」

「No, I do not need an escort when I am asleep. You have your own room, so please go to bed.」

Also, Sharon lying on the stone pavement making a rolling over sound.

I don’t want to hear something like that later….

「OK then, sleep at the edge of the bed.」

「Master, thank you! 」

Sharon is in an undergarment appearance, it might be interesting.

Not only are the beast ears standing but you can see the tiny orange tail swaying in the buttocks.

If I saw a tail swaying quietly, I could not say it was no good.

Though it has already died, when I was small, I have kept a dog.

It usually sleeps at my house.

Before I knew it, it is already sleeping at the bottom of my bed.

I wondered what the dog thought at that time.

Were you lonely or did you want to be with me more?

It seems the later.

My only regret is not loving it more before it died.

So, I will sleep and turn off the lights.

Sharon who should have been sleeping on the edge of the bed did not say anything so it struck me unintentionally.

She is not a child anymore but when I thought that she was a dog, I thought I should cherish her more ….

「….. It might be impossible.」

If this is a dog, there is no big soft chest, no hips, and smell of a girl who just took a bath.

I can endure today, but it is quite hard if this keeps going every day.

Too much sleep disturbance.

Su-ssu(slow breathing sfx), I have confirmed that Sharon quietly is already asleep.

I remove her hand and foot around me and move to the end of the bed.

Finally, I can sleep. I think she will be near me again once she realized that I moved away.

I hit something soft and can’t move.

「Master …」

I heard a sweet voice in my ear.

Stop. I’m getting excited.

It’s bad even if I wake you up.

I beg you, please part a little more.

But what is this soft sensation, Sharon’s arm, thighs, breasts?

With my poor experience, I can’t think of a remedy.

Do not think about it anymore, do not think about anything.

「Shikisokuzekū, kūsokuzeshiki」

While saying a prayer to the Buddha, it took some time but somehow I manage to sleep.

Is this also part of the severity of real fantasy?

For inexperienced people, the world is not sweet.

No, correction, it is too sweet and stifling.

 

 

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