Chapter 1-1

Author’s Note:

I couldn’t handle the submission form, it was chaotic. Please pardon the unsightly parts.

(T/N: It’s Syosetu-related mechanism, to put it simply, people are commenting on the Prologue already… Well, that’s understandable with how the prologue was ^^)

PS: The chapter numbering follows the RAW source. It is indeed 1-1, 1-2, and so on. The first number indicates the arc or volume of the novel while the second number indicates the chapter of the volume/arc. No parting was done manually in case you’re wondering.

I didn’t know how often I had done it, but I opened my eyes right at the time I turned over in my sleep.

At first, it was dim, but after that, my eyes gradually got used to it. I thought that it was only my imagination that it seemed pitch dark even after I woke up, but there were actually soft light being lit here and there in the niche. The niche was delicately carved, and the candle-stands were slim and elegant. I looked over at my surroundings and when I shifted my gaze at the ceiling, a splendid inlay work could be seen. I couldn’t see the complete picture in the ceiling because there was a canopy on the bed.

Wait, here is…?

“…Canopy, huh. That kind of thing, in that hotel room…”

It shouldn’t be there. By the time I thought so, I could hear a slight squeak of the chair. Another person’s presence?


“That should be my line. You’re finally awake, huh?”

I quickly got up and reflexively put my hand under the pillow. I always put a gun under the pillow. Whenever I was sleeping alone. Well, I was always alone, so that meant such was always the case. However, that, there was no gun.

At the same time as I was astonished, a man appeared from the bed’s feet.

If you don’t have any weapon, then snatch it away from the person before your eyes. That’s an ironclad regulation. The man in front of me easily stop me as I was leaping up on him. There was no gun. I was astonished for a moment. It seemed that it would be easy to take this man down. Even though we were in such a situation, the man’s movements could be said as elegant.

“Wai…?! Gu, uu…”

“Don’t raise your voice. Hold this in your mouth for a while.”

A small cloth was pushed into my mouth as he seized my hands. This situation was somewhat similar to what happened before I went to sleep. I recalled as if I was trying to escape from reality. Incidentally, I also ended up remembering this and that unreasonable treatment in a set, obviously.

I became quiet. Then, I looked up at the man slowly, like a lamb.

The captivating blonde hair that was shining even inside the dim room, forming a loose wave with silver lining. Several tassels fell beside my face as I was pressed down. Amber eyes with long slits. The bridge of his nose was high, and his lips were clean. Although he was very beautiful and lovely, he didn’t look feminine. In fact, part of his chest which was exposed from his white shirt’s collar revealed that he was a well-trained man.

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What a beautiful man, so I thought.

“Are you done observing me?”

The man slightly curved his lips up.

While I was carefreely thinking that his expression was so cynical and not only pretty, but it was also sexy—suddenly, the hand that he didn’t use to press me down, undressed his white shirt. It seemed to expose his bare skin, and the man was soon half-naked.

“…!!!! …Fuu, guu, …!!!”

“Don’t misunderstand! I wanted to tell you to wear this! …Hey, don’t struggle!!”

Please spare me from getting raped again! As I was thinking about that and tried to struggle violently, the man showed that he didn’t seem to be planning to do that. He covered me with the shirt he just took off.

“It’s tempting my eyes.”

He said with a small laugh.

“As expected, it still caught my eyes strangely even in such a situation. Probably.”

‘I don’t want to be in trouble for embracing an unidentified woman,’ as he said so, he finally released my hands.

“For the time being, put on that shirt. I won’t stop you if you prefer being naked just like that, though.”

‘How unfortunate, it’s such a good view,’ so he said, as his long-slitted amber eyes turned towards me. To my face, then to my body.

“!!?? …Fuu!!?? …Guu…!!!!”

Only allowed on

Hugging the shirt, I screame–… I couldn’t do that. There was a cloth in my mouth, after all.

I was stark naked. Yes, really, I was stark naked, I was gallantly nude!

…My consciousness seemed to turn faint. However, I would hate it more if I were to lose my consciousness while being naked.

No matter how flustered I was, I had to retain my composure, even if it was small. I was sad that I couldn’t just lose control of myself.

Author’s Note:

Thank you for reading.

- my thoughts:
And you've finally arrived to the point in this novel where you will understand or see the point in this novel's title XD
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