Chapter of the week: 2/2
After rescuing the kidnapped person and completing the investigation with the old man, I was relaxing and slacking off on my bed once again. However, I felt bad for Lina who was left to clear up the mess that we caused. Also, Scala would probably stay away from Earth for a while as she was scolded by Metron.
I can finally take a breather now that all the threats have disappeared. Now that everything has been cleared, I can finally spend my time peacefully relaxing on my bed. All I had to do was to enjoy every second of my time, as I was laying off on my bed and was reading my light novels in my air-conditioned room. These pleasant time of my life; I just couldn’t get the enough of it.
After I got tired from the reading the novel, I put the book aside and let out a faint sigh. However, the moment I was about to close my eyes and went to sleep, the door of my room opened and I heard a familiar voice resounding in my head.
With a powerful gust, Rouga jumped on me while I was laying on the bed, which almost choked me from the sudden impact. When I lifted my head to see what happened, I saw her waving her tail with vigor before making a request to me.
“Let’s go for a walk~”
It looks like she is too eager to go for a walk with me. Ever since the day we adopted her into our family, she is showing more traits as a dog than a wolf. I wonder if she is fine with acting as a dog despite being a wolf. However, when I was wondering about it, a sudden thought struck my mind about her entering my room.
“How did you get inside the room?”
Rouga doesn’t have palms like a human, so she can’t use the doorknob, so how did she manage to open up the door? The moment I asked her, a reply came back, but from another person who just entered the room.
“I opened it for her.”
I shifted my sight to Karen who was standing near the door while gazing at me.
“She was aimlessly walking around your room as if she wanted to get in, so I opened the door for her.”
“Oh! I see. So, that’s how she entered in.”
After listening to the explanation, given by Karen. I shifted my gaze to Rouga, and gave her a head-pat. She then closed her eyes and purred like a cat before suddenly standing up again after remembering the reason she came running to me.
“It looks like it can’t be helped. Alright, let’s go for a walk.”
“Ah, that’s right.”
Despite not being in a mood to do anything at all, I acted as if I were really considering Rouga’s request to go for a walk. Since many things have happened lately, so I just wanted to do some relaxation. I don’t really want to leave my room right now. Karen, who realized that I was hesitating, asked me about what Rouga was requesting.
“So, what is Rouga saying?”
“She wants to go for a walk.”
The moment she heard that answer, Karen changed her expression all of a sudden and told me with an urging attitude.
“Then just go out already.”
“Well, I’m not really in the mood to do anything, you see…”
“Just go out.”
I tried refusing, but the ambiance she was emanating didn’t give me the chance nor the right to do that. At these times, no matter what I do, I just can’t change her mind.
“Then why don’t you go with her?”
“I want to walk with chief!”
My attempt to argue with Karen was splendidly turned down by Rouga’s comment. Well, it’s been a while since I gave her some time, so I guess it wouldn’t hurt to listen to her request this one time. Even though I gave up on the idea of Karen going instead of me, she still answered my question.
“Those girls are coming to our house today, so I won’t be able to go out with her anyway.”
“Those three idiots.”
I couldn’t understand immediately what she meant by those girls, but once I heard her saying ‘three idiots’, I suddenly remembered about the girls she was talking about; the girls who used to bully her. I only met them one time for a very short while, so I can’t recall them well, but still, Karen inviting someone to our place is something she has never done before.
“It’s pretty rare for you to invite people to our place. I assume you’re getting along with them.”
When I asked her if she were getting along with them, she darkened her expression and answered with a low tone.
“I don’t really want them to come here. I just lost in a bet and had to do what they said; it can’t be helped.”
Even though I didn’t ask for further explanation, Karen continued to mutter with a low voice tone as if she was depressed. Apparently, she did not invite them by her own volition. It seems like the game they played as a bet was some fighting game. Karen is quite intelligent, but her sense in games is the same as any normal person. She probably got provoked by them into playing a fighter game, as they knew that Karen isn’t good in it. I smiled bitterly from watching Karen lowering her sight. She then lifted her head, looked at me with eyes brimming with firmness and proceeded to say something.
“So you must leave before those idiots come.”
So she is asking me to leave the house before they come. I don’t know why she doesn’t want me to meet them no matter what. I already made the decision to leave for a walk with Rouga, but before that, I tried asking her for the reason as to why she doesn’t want me to meet them.
“I don’t mind meeting them, honestly.”
“I mind. And I’m sure that those three are coming here not for me, but for you. So you must leave before things get troublesome.”
She replied with a firm voice, urging me to leave as fast as possible. It looks like I don’t have any other choice. If I choose to stay, I’ll surely end up making her mad at me. I gave up the feeble resistance I was making and let out a sigh.
Goodbye, my supreme bliss time.
“Let’s go, chief!”
Tapping me with her forefoot, Rouga urged me to go out with her already. I answered her with ‘I got it, I got it’, and lifted her with both of my hands and stood up.
“Well then, let’s go Rouga.”
“Woof!” [ED: Woof, woof.] “Make sure to come back as late as possible.”
After hearing to Karen’s comment to come late, I casually replied and left the room.
The weather is good and the wind is calm. In this ideal weather for taking a stroll, I was walking around with Rouga in the residential area.
“This is fun! Chief~”
“Yeah, that’s right.”
Having Rouga walk beside me and having fun, I replied to her with a slightly monotonic attitude. I can’t see how she finds walking like this as fun. I can only feel hot here despite it being a calm weather. The way a dog thinks is quite mysterious, although, Rouga is a wolf.
While falling in random thoughts in mind, I gazed at Rouga who was enjoying her walk. Just in case, I made her wear a collar, but without using a belt. It would be meaningless if I were to control her with a belt. She’s way too smart compared to any dog in this world, after all. She can make decisions on her own. Since I can even talk with her using telepathy, the possibility of something actually happening is very low.
She doesn’t look like a wolf who used to bite off monsters from their necks…
While still being in my random thoughts, I kept walking until Rouga had suddenly stopped moving.
“What is it, Rouga?”
When I asked her, she twitched her nose as if she smelled something strange and abruptly rushed in a certain direction.
Confused by her obscure sudden attitude, I followed her in that direction as well. It seems like the possibility of something actually happening wasn’t that low, after all. Maybe I should have used a belt on her. The moment she took a turn to the right and left my sight, I heard a short shriek coming from the direction in which she rushed.
I judged the urgency of the situation to be of high importance once I heard Rouga’s barking and that shriek, but when I turned to that direction, I was almost left stunned by the person I found there.
We called out each other’s names while both of us were still in a confused state. When I lowered my sight, I found Rouga circling around Saya’s legs. So that’s why she rushed all of a sudden. After finding out that Rouga didn’t just run wildly for no reason, I felt a little relieved and walked towards Saya.
“Sorry about that.”
“No, no, it’s fine. I was just surprised to see you here.”
As I was apologizing to her, it seemed that Saya didn’t really seem to mind what happened and bent down to head-pat Rouga. While being patted, Rouga closed her eyes and started purring like a cat.
“So, where were you going?”
“I was going back home just now. What about you? Taking Rouga-chan for a walk?”
“Yeah, she wanted to go out no matter what.”
Is that so; Saya replied with a gentle smile on her face. She continued to pat Rouga for a while before she came up with a suggestion that she said while hesitating as well as blushing.
“I-If y-you don’t mind, can I walk with you then? I have nothing to do after now, anyway.”
“Yeah, sure. I don’t mind.”
With a nonchalant manner, I accepted her suggestion. Rouga seemed to be delighted too by having Saya walk with us. Saya stood up looking glad after receiving my consent and thus, we continued our walk.
Now that Saya was walking with us, I could finally talk with someone without feeling bored.
“— and that’s what happened.”
“Hmm, I had no clue that something like that actually happened only recently.”
I talked to her about all that happened from the day Scala showed up for the first time and she sounded surprised from hearing the explanation from me.
“It must have been tough for you.”
“Yeah, I’d never ask for something like that to happen again.”
I replied with a sigh to Saya who was revealing a bitter smile.
“It feels as if you always get dragged into troubles, Yato-kun.”
“Don’t say that. It feels like I’m cursed to get dragged into troubles by fate.”
I’m even starting to doubt if I’m cursed to get dragged into troubles for the rest of my life. Well, since I already tried a few magics for reversing curses on me, it appeared that I wasn’t cursed.
“Perhaps could it be that you’re naturally born to get in troubles?”
“This is so realistic and scary.”
Watching Saya jokingly tell me that, I dropped my shoulders as if I were feeling down. If what she said was true, then I don’t think I can do anything about it. I really hope that wouldn’t be the case.
“Don’t let it get to you.”
Saya, who noticed me darkening my expression, cheered me up. An old woman passing nearby gazed at us with a gentle smile on her face.
“Oya, it must be nice to be young. Are you a couple, by any chance?”
She asked us with a teasing attitude driving Saya to correct her with an embarrassed face.
“U-Um, we’re no in that kind of relation.”
“Oh, is that so? Both of you seemed to be getting along really very well.”
The old woman spoke without any ill intent, but Saya’s face turned completely red regardless of that. Apparently, a guy and girl taking a dog for a walk isn’t something one would often see in a residential area like this. I more or less understand why she ended up with that assumption. I remember when a similar thing happened to us the time when we went shopping together. Both me and Saya acted awkwardly this time too. Luckily, Rouga who got tired of walking came to me and asked me about something.
“Chief! Let’s play that game we did last time~”
What is she talking about? I asked myself first, but then I suddenly remembered something.
“Ah, are you talking about the game that we played in that grassland?”
“Eh? What? What are you talking about?”
Saya couldn’t keep up with our conversation since she couldn’t hear what Rouga was saying. I answered her ambiguously.
“It’s a weird game for dogs.”
With that, I gave a sign to Rouga and started walking towards a random place without people so that I could use my teleport skills without being seen. Rouga answered with an energetic voice and Saya followed us while still being in a confused state.
“So young; are you a newlywed couple?”
“Oh my, such a cute married couple.”
“W-We’re not actually…”
“Huh? Are you a new family who moved in here recently?”
“What is going on in the minds of those grandmas?”
“I wish if I knew the answer.”
Next Update: Monday, April 30, 2018