Several weeks have passed since I began the draping process, and since then, my pleasure resistance has increased to B.
…no, that’s wrong. That is true, but it’s not the main point. Since then, I’ve now completed the draping process.
So, I invited Rose and Claudia to my workshop in order to show off my work.
“Fwaa~, I was impressed by the drawing, but this dress is even more amazing than I pictured. This dress is so cute!”
“Do you like it?”
“Yeah! I’m looking forward to wearing it once it’s completed!”
“I think it’s perfect. I’m amazed at how much you can do with draping. I really couldn’t imagine a way to make the dress you drew, but this is amazing.”
Rose was beaming as she looked at her new dress while Claudia was amazed by the techniques used to create such a dress.
Of course, Claudia and Wells-san came to check in on me intermittently while I was working on it.
However, having someone praise it now that I’m done with that process has relieved some of the stress I’ve been feeling.
And I wasn’t just worried about the technical side of it. I wasn’t sure that a design from my previous world would be accepted here.
“By the way Master, what are these perverted clothes?”
“…oh, those? Those are clothes for you, Claudia.”
Claudia was looked at the clothing on a model that had been made by Wells-san to match her measurements.
Aside from making Rose’s dress, I’ve been using my spare time to make an outfit for Claudia.
There were two small triangles covering the chest and another just below the waist.
“…these clothes are for me? If I wear this, my cleavage will be visible from the top and bottom.”
“It’s okay. Your chest is large enough.”
It might not look too flattering on a girl with a flat chest — but Claudia doesn’t have to worry about that.
“Master is a pervert.”
“I won’t deny that, but…will you wear it?’
“…I will wear these clothes and do my best to serve my perverted master.”
I turned away from Claudia and was met with a silent stare from Rose.
“…Rose? What’s wrong?”
My main focus has been on Rose’s dress. I don’t understand why she’d have a reason to be jealous.
“I also want clothes that can seduce Yuzuki onii-san!”
Please stop trying to seduce me…. No, at this point, I don’t think I have any right to object.
“But, your dress is way more luxurious. Do you want me to shorten the skirt?”
“Please do so!”
“But…will that really be okay?”
“You were the one that suggested it. I assume you like dresses with short skirts.”
I designed this dress knowing that Rose would have to wear it at events held by the nobility. I tried to make sure there wasn’t too much exposed skin showing. However, my favourite style of gothic dress has a miniskirt and garter belt.
And so, I decided to remodel the dress to have a short skirt.
I’ll have to redo the design on pattern paper.
Once I’m done with that, Sasha can finish up the sewing.
“Oh, that’s right. Master, I actually have someone I wanted to introduce to you.”
“…is this person a yandere?”
“I made sure to check her status window before deciding to introduce you. I can understand your hesitation but I can assure you she isn’t yandere. She’s actually my little sister.”
“Yeah, she usually stays in the house, but after hearing me talk about you so much, she decided she wanted to meet you. She’s actually in the store now, can I bring her back here?”
“If that’s the case, I don’t mind, but —”
“— I knew it was you, onii-chan~!”
All of a sudden, a blue-haired young girl came rushing in.
— is this a yandere’s surprise attack!?
I instinctively dodged out of the way of the onrushing girl. The girl attempted to jump into my arms, but once her target had disappeared, she couldn’t stop herself from flying through the air and eventually crashing onto the floor.
…it looks painful. She landed on her chest and there isn’t much padding there so her face also hit the floor….
“L-Lythtis!? Are you alright!?”
“Fuuu~…. Onii-chan, why did you move out of the way?”
The girl popped back up quickly with a red spot on her nose.
“Sorry. I thought you were charging me…wait, you’re the girl from that time.”
“Yep, that’s right! We meet again, onii-chan!”
She was the young girl that dropped her wallet.
In other words, she’s not a yandere.
“Oh, it’s been a while? Are you doing well? And you never mentioned you were Claudia’s sister.”
“Yeah, I’m doing fine.”
“I see. Well, that’s good to hear.”
I stroked the young girl’s head and her hair waved back and forth like a dog’s tail.
She looked like she was really enjoying it so I stroked her head more. And the young girl enjoyed it even more so I —
“Wait a minute, Master.”
“Stop right there, Yuzuki onii-san.”
When I reached my right hand out to stroke her head, it was restrained by Claudia. Rose quickly grabbed onto my other hand and they both pulled me to the opposite side of the room.
“…what are you two doing?”
“How do you know that girl, Yuzuki onii-san?”
“That’s right. When did you become so friendly with my sister?”
“Oh…that’s right. Remember when I was waiting out front for you, Claudia. I told you I chased after a girl that dropped her wallet. Well, your sister was that girl.”
After saying this, they released my arms and started talking to each other.
“…Claudia, is he telling the truth right now?”
“Yes. Master did tell me that before. However….”
“There is a young girl involved….”
“It’s a dangerous situation.”
“Yes, very dangerous.”
Somehow, I feel like I’ve been accused of a crime I haven’t committed.
All that happened was I chased after a little girl and followed her to a place where very few people visit…. I think I should just stop there.
“You’re just misunderstanding the situation. So, please stop looking at me like that.”
I turned away from their accusatory eyes and faced the blue-haired girl once more.
“So, I heard that you wanted to see me.”
“Yeah, after hearing about you so much, I thought you might be the same onii-chan I met earlier. I wanted to thank you again for returning my wallet.”
“I see. Well, it really was no trouble, umm….”
“My name is Lythtis.”
“Okay, Lythtis-chan. My name is Yuzuki.”
“Is Yuzuki onii-chan okay?”
“Of course you can call me that if you’d like.”
“Yay! Thank you!”
She’s cute. Actually, she’s really sweet too. When I talked to her before she seemed more mature. I wonder what’s with her personality change.
As I thought this, Lythtis looked up at me and beckoned for me to crouch down next to her.
“What is it?”
“Well, you know…. This is to thank you for helping Claudia onee-chan.”
She whispered this into my ear and stood on her tiptoes to kiss me on the cheek. This girl is quite precocious.
I could feel the stares of Claudia and Rose stabbing me in the back. I think their hearts are just too corrupt. There’s no reason for them to feel jealous of a girl that’s only around ten years old.
Rather, for a ten-year-old girl to come and say thanks for helping her older sister, doesn’t that make her just a really nice girl? As I thought this, Wells-san entered the room.
“It’s terrible, Yuzuki-kun!”
“It’s Sasha. My head tailor has left!”
Losing her right now could be a fatal blow. We decided to have an emergency meeting in the living room.
There were just three people here. Claudia, Wells-san, and I. Rose was left out to look after Lythtis.
“…so what caused her to suddenly leave? The timing seems too inconvenient for it to be a coincidence.”
“Yeah, I’d have to agree. There’s no chance this is just a coincidence. She didn’t tell me her reason for quitting, but…I know it has something to do with Rennis’ Clothing Shop.
“Is that so….”
“I’m sorry that this happened.”
Wells-san lowered his head in despair. I was trying to think of what to do when Claudia collapsed into a nearby chair.
“It’s my fault.”
“…what do you mean by that?”
“Sasha said this to me a few days ago, “A man that would use you as collateral to pay off a debt isn’t fit to be with you. At the time, I thought we’d be able to clear up that misunderstanding once you completed the dress, but I never expected her to do this.”
“And this led Sasha to leave. And you think she’s gone to Rennis’ Clothing Shop in order to take you away from me?”
“…that seems to be the case.”
Sasha seems to be hoping to come to an agreement with Rennis.
She could be offering to help destroy Wells’ Clothing Shop in exchange for them saving Claudia.
…I don’t know if Rennis would actually protect her but that doesn’t matter. I can’t let that happen.
Sasha was clearly a yandere that was obsessed with Claudia. So, in order to save Claudia, she’s decided to act in a selfish way. That’s basically what has happened.
“…Master, I’m very, very sorry.”
“Oi, oi, why are you apologizing?”
I started to panic after Claudia kneeled down on the ground and got into the dogeza position.
“Sasha has seen the sketch of your design and has a high-level sewing skill. She also knows about your plan to show off the dress to the nobles at the Brad family’s event.”
“…oh, so she knows our plan.”
“Yeah. And I’m the one that told her everything because I thought I could trust her.”
She bowed her head once more and placed it on the floor.
I got down on my knees in front of her and told her to raise her head.
“Claudia, you have nothing to apologize for.”
I’m not just saying this to comfort her. This really isn’t her fault.
It’s true that Sasha is doing this so that Claudia won’t be used as collateral, but I can’t say that her actions haven’t been influenced by my own skill.
“But, my dream…Master’s dream….”
“Don’t act like this is the end of either of our dreams. This isn’t over yet.”
“It’ll be okay…. If the draping method has been leaked, we could be in trouble, but has that actually happened?”
I turned to look at Wells-san.
“That shouldn’t be a problem. I told her not to look inside your workshop and the door was locked whenever you weren’t in there. Sasha shouldn’t know anything about the draping method.”
“I see…. If that’s the case, it shouldn’t be that big of a problem.”
If Sasha were to make a dress designed exactly like mine or one similar to it, the impact mine would have would be drastically reduced.
But if she doesn’t know how to drape, there shouldn’t be a problem.
If we were on Earth, my dress design could easily be reproduced. However, the technology of this world is far inferior to that of Earth. Without the knowledge of the draping method, this dress can’t be made.
“They may be able to reproduce it eventually, but this shouldn’t affect our immediate plans. Rather, the problem I now see is that we have nobody capable of sewing the dress. Do you have anyone that can replace her, Wells-san?”
“…no. There’s nobody that works in my shop that can match Sasha’s skill. I’d like to say that I could find someone new that would be equal in skill, but no matter who I find, I think the quality of the dress will be lowered.”
“Is that so….”
This isn’t good.
If it were something simple, I could do the sewing…. However, because my design is so extravagant, someone much more skilled than I is necessary.
We need someone with a high rank in sewing, but…I could make do with someone that isn’t high-ranked yet. If I were to raise their skill, I’m sure we could make do….
“Claudia will handle the sewing.”
“I-I will!? I can sew clothes that I’ve made for myself, but I’m nowhere near skilled enough to do the sewing on this dress!”
“It’s true that you’re not skilled enough right now, but that just means you need to raise your rank.”
“…you say that like it’s easy to raise a skill’s rank…. Oh, do you mean?”
Due to the effect of one of my titles, I can manipulate other people’s status windows and use their skill points.
In other words, if we spend time in the dungeon and defeat monsters, I’ll be able to increase the rank of Claudia’s sewing skill.
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.