Several days passed and I had now travelled alone to the Brad family’s mansion.
“It’s been a while, Yuzuki onii-san.”
“Has it been that long? Only about a week, right?”
“Still, I was lonely…. By the way, where’s Claudia?”
“Oh, Claudia…due to various reasons, she’s staying at her home for now.”
She still hasn’t got over what happened in Karen’s warehouse and didn’t want to be around me — not like I can tell Rose that.
“Oh? Then, did you come here just to see me?”
“No, actually, there’s some business that I need to take care of.”
“…muu. That’s a lie, right? You just wanted to spend time with me.”
“Hahaha, I’m sorry. It’s true that I’m here on business, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to see you.”
“Really — wait, you still didn’t say you’re happy to see me.”
“You caught me.”
“Mou~, Yuzuki onii-san!”
I stroked Rose’s head as I gave her a wry smile.
I was tormented and eventually murdered by yanderes in my previous life. This led to me developing a deep hatred for all yanderes. If I were to find out someone is a yandere, I’d avoid them like the plague.
So the fact that I actually am happy to see the yandere Rose is amazing…but Rose doesn’t seem to have noticed that.
This doesn’t change the fact that she’s a yandere, but it’s not like I can do anything to resist Rose even if I wanted to.
I just need to get used to her yandere trait little by little.
— So, we were now in Rose’s room and I had been pushed down onto her bed.
I’m not even sure how things got like this.
“…why did you push me down?”
“Eh? Didn’t ‘measure every inch of my body’ mean you wanted to do something perverted?”
“No, I just wanted to make you an outfit.”
“…eh? An outfit!?”
I guess she’s interested.
Rose, who was on top of me, leaned back and sat on my knee.
“Do you remember when I told you that I wanted to make clothing?”
“Of course. I wouldn’t forget something you said.”
“Your reliable as always, to the point of it being a little scary…. Umm, actually, I’m working with Claudia’s parents to try to rebuild their shop.”
Rose looked cute as she scratched her head in confusion.
“It seems that Wells’ Clothing Shop has been dealing with all kinds of harassment…. They’ll never be able to compete with Rennis’ dirt cheap prices. It’s only a matter of time before Claudia’s family is forced to close down their business.”
“I understand that. So, you decided to intervene and see if you can help. You only came here because you needed financial support from the Brad family.”
I showed her a bitter smile.
Rose’s hope that I only came here to see her was now gone.
She realized that I wasn’t trying to make an excuse to come see her. What I told her was the truth.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not happy to come here and see her. I pulled Rose’s delicate body close to mine and embraced her. She’s soft and warm, and her sweet smell was tickling my nose.
“…Yuzuki onii-san, what are you doing?”
I’m not good at expressing my feelings so this is all I could do. I silently pulled away from Rose and tried to get the conversation back on track.
“I would be lying if I said I didn’t come here knowing I could get financial support from your family, but that doesn’t mean I want you to give me the money I need just because you love me.”
“That makes sense…but, if it was up to me, I’d give you the money anyway. However, I can’t make those decisions on my own.”
“That’s what I expected.”
“Okay. If I like your idea, I’ll try to persuade my mother.”
And Rose sat back, ready to hear my presentation.
“I’ve come up with a plan to solve their problems and this involves designing a dress for you. If we can spread the word that Wells’ Clothing Shop designs your favourite clothes, I think that we’d be able to rebuild their shop by selling expensive clothes to the nobility.”
After hearing my idea, Rose looked troubled.
“…do you see a problem with that?’
“Umm…well, I’d be willing to wear any clothes you design, but if you’re not any good at it, well….”
I was able to understand what Rose wanted to say and told her, “That should be fine.”
“…okay then, Yuzuki onii-san, what is this first dress that you wanted to design?”
“It’s kind of hard to explain but this won’t be the first dress I’ve designed. This dress I plan on making will actually be based on a different design I made in the past.”
I took out the sketch of a gothic lolita dress I had made at Wells’ shop from my item box and presented it to Rose.
“Eh? No way, you’re this good of an artist!? And the design…amazing, it’s so cute!”
Rose fawned over the black and white design I had sketched out.
“Wow…. I knew you were strong, but I didn’t know you had a talent for tailoring as well — Wha-!? Y-Yuzuki onii-san?”
Rose’s praise made me too happy and I subconsciously hugged her.
I’ve thought this before, but she fits perfectly into my arms and I enjoy the feeling of her hugging me back.
“Ah, sorry, sorry. I was just overjoyed to hear you liked it. I’m still learning so I’m glad that you accepted my design.”
“There’s no way I’d reject a design like this. It’s just…you’re really capable of making a dress this amazing?”
“Yeah, that shouldn’t be a problem.”
Claudia also said something similar, but for a gothic lolita dress, this design is rather simple.
Obviously, the difference in our opinions comes from the difference in skill level between Earth and here.
“So you’re…you’re really capable of making this dress for me?”
“Yeah. However…I can’t give it to you as a present. The materials I need are expensive so you’ll have to pay for it….”
Rose still seemed happy about it.
“I already told you this, Yuzuki onii-san, I love you. If you’re designing a dress for me, I’ll happily buy it!”
“I’m happy to hear that, but…wait until I’ve finished the dress before deciding if you’ll buy it or not.”
“Fufu~. As for that…it all depends on how hard you work, Yuzuki onii-san.”
Her eyes looked defiant as she stared back at me.
And I’m more than happy to accept that challenge.
“I understand. I’ll make a dress that you’ll love.”
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to it. So, how long do you think you’ll need to make it?”
This dress will be made completely from scratch.
There’s no sewing machine in this world so I’ll need to do all of the sewing by hand. That alone will take a month. I’ll also need to use pattern paper to create the body of the dress. Thinking about that….
“I’d have to say…about two or three months.”
“Two or three months. Do you think you could have it completed in two and a half months?”
“I think I could manage if I work my hardest, but…why do you ask?”
“Well, there’s actually a social engagement being sponsored by the Brad family happening at that time. If you can have that dress ready by that time, we could advertise to many of the islands nobles.”
“That would be great, but…are you okay with that?”
“It depends on how good the dress looks. If you make a dress that looks as good as that drawing, and it’s received well at the event, I’ll ask my mother to support Wells’ Clothing Shop.”
“Okay. So in order to make you this dress, I need to make a model designed to your exact measurements. And that’s why I need to measure every inch of your body.”
“Umm…I’m fine with you taking my measurements — actually, I feel like it’s a reward for something — but what do you mean by ‘make a model?’”
“Usually, a tailor would use pattern paper to design a dress, but I plan on draping. This involves creating a three-dimensional model designed to mirror your figure.”
Since Rose seemed interested, I explained to her what draping actually is.
“Oh, I’ve never heard of that technique before. Where did you learn it?”
“I’m not sure I can remember….’
The techniques of this world haven’t quite reached that level just yet.
I’m sure the entire industry would make great strides if this method were to spread.
“I should’ve expected that response from you…. Who exactly are you, Yuzuki onii-san?”
Someone that’s been reincarnated from another world.
I’d like to tell her, but…that’s not exactly an easy secret to reveal to someone. I’m afraid that Rose’s attitude towards me will change if I tell her. I’m still unsure if I should tell her or not.
Rose kissed me before I could make up my mind.
“I don’t like it when you make such a troubled face. If you don’t want to tell me, you don’t have to force yourself. I will wait until the day you feel that you can tell me.”
“Thank you. I’ll tell you everything once things have settled down. Please, just wait a little longer.”
Rose looked somewhat surprised and then smiled happily.
“Okay, I’ll wait patiently…. Now then, you can begin measuring every inch of my body….”
Rose leaned forward and pushed me down on the bed.
Synopsis: Somewhere in the universe, there was an altar. On it, laid a bloody eye as big as the sun itself. It burst with light and bathed the entire star system in red.
"The aura of an ancestral artifact!" Someone's voice rose in surprise.
The Great Galactic Era had begun.