Chapter 4

1.4 The Matter of Joke That’s Affecting Your Life

I will remember forever…. I will do anything…. For a beautiful woman to say such a thing to me…. I’m so happy and lucky.

“Come to think of it, I don’t know your name yet.” (Toru)

I uttered those words unconsciously.

“P-P-P-Please pardon me. I forgot to introduce myself, my name is Alia Eldorax.” (Lia)

“Alia Eldrax-san, huh? It’s a difficult name.” (Toru)

“Then please feel free to call me Lia.” (Lia)

Even if you tell me that…. it’s difficult for me to suddenly using a nickname, moreover the other party is such a beautiful girl.

Lia-san is able to raise the upper part of her body now. It seems it’s also possible for her to sit down right now.

“Haa~ Haa~…. Finally, the paralysis poison has disappeared a little.” (Lia)

“Really? That’s great.” (Toru)

“By the way, could Great Sage-sama tell me your Go Sonmei?” (Lia)

“Go Son Mei? Oh, did you mean my name?” (Toru)

I was about to say Toru Suzuki, but I changed my mind. I mean, Suzuki name is really disproportionate with Alia Eldorax name.

“To all Suzukis all around Japan, please forgive me.” I said so inside my mind.

“Toru… Yeah, my name is Toru.” (Toru)

“Toru-sama, right? What a lovely name.” (Lia)

I don’t want a woman to call me Toru Suzuki. No, it’s a lie, I don’t mind if she calls me using my full name.

Once again, I apologized to all Suzukis all around Japan.

“Even though Toru-sama is still young, it seems you’ve developed so many artifacts.” (Lia)

“Eh? What artifact?” (Toru)

Oh, I don’t know if it’s really exist in the real world, but artifact is something that often appears inside the game or light novel. Something like a magic item that a magician made.

From her perspective, she must be thinking that all the unfamiliar objects inside this room are artifacts, although the truth is far different.

That being said, maybe my age is too young for someone called Sage. Before the blank look of an angelic face, I have to do something that won’t make her suspicious or afraid of me.

“Well, the thing is…. because of the old emperor passed his throne…. so…. I….” (Toru)

“Court?” (Lia)

“Ah, that’s right. I had become a Court Magician at the age of six.” (Toru)

(TL: What Toru said is 旧帝 = kyū tei = Old Emperor but Lia heard is as 宮廷 = kyūtei= Court.)

Well, I actually did enter an old former imperial university before, but I dropped out after 2 years. I’m still living in Tokyo even now.

“I dropped out…. I mean, I’m already retired. I’m immersing myself with magic as a hobby now. (Toru)

“Is that so?” (Lia)

“Because of that, I am still 21 years old.” (Toru)

“I see, our age is only 3 years differ.” (Lia)

Hmm? Lia-san is 24 years old?

Not that. I thought she was older because of her beautiful and elegant aura, but there was cuteness and childness on her smile. If she is not 24 years old, then….

“Could it be Lia-san is still 18 years old?” (Toru)

“Yes!” (Lia)

Ho~Ho 18 years old. That’s great. I am glad for risking my life to save her. Speaking of which….

“Is your body all right now?” (Toru)

“Yes. The paralysis poison will disappear little by little after some time.” (Lia)

I see. The paralysis poisoning will heal over the time. It’s an important piece of information because my home is connected to a dungeon. I will remember it! Let’s collect more information out of Lia-san.

“It’s not funny if I am get attacked by a monster under such condition. Though I was conscious, I couldn’t move my body…. so I was really scared at that time….” (Lia)

Her body is trembling. Well, it’s scary indeed. She even peed herself because of that. That’s right, because she could move, I will let her to take a bath.

“Wait a moment I will prepare hot water for a bath.” (Toru)

“Eh? Bath? Inside a dungeon? Such a thing is….” (Lia)

“Don’t mind it. Just wait here a bit!” (Toru)

It never crossed on my mind. To think there will be a girl take a bath inside my home just after I moving out. Thank you very much dungeon.

“Fumu-Fumu. Though is not an automatic type appliance, I can still re-heat the water. Now it’s ready….” (Toru)

Let’s return to the Japanese-style room. Lia-san might have been able to walk because the paralysis poison had worn out by now.

“Eeee!? Why are you kneeling on the floor!?” (Toru)

I found Lia-san prostrating herself when I returned to the Japanese-style room. Moreover, she did it to the fullest despite her numb body. Why do you push yourself to stay in that position!?

[P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-Pleeeaaassseee pardon me. I just noticed when you talked about the bath…. what a shameful thing I had done….” (Lia)

It seems she just noticed that she had peed herself.

“Well…. there’s no helping it. You couldn’t go to the toilet because of the paralysis poison, right? In addition, I startled you when I tried to help.” (Toru)

She raised her deep red face but then suddenly groped around the area around my waist.

“It’s w-wet….” (Lia)

I was surprised at first, but her sudden behavior was to confirm whether my clothes are wet.

“Oh, it was because I carried Lia-san with piggyback.” (Toru)

“I had soaked Great Sage-sama’s clothes with…. with…. such a thing….” (Lia)

“Well, it’s okay. There are such times.” (Toru)

“THERE ISN’T!!” (Lia)

Figures…. I probably would shout out as well if somebody told me the same thing.

She accepted the fact that she peed the great sage, crumbled on the spot and broke into tears.

“Please forgive me for shouting….” (Lia)

“I don’t mind.” (Toru)

“Even if you forgive me for soiling your clothes…. I can’t be a bride anymore.” (Lia)

Aah…. so that’s a reason for your shouting and crying. Is that some kind of rule in the knighthood?

“It’s okay…. I will take the responsibility.” (Toru)

“Eh?” (Lia)

Geeeeeeeh, what the heck I just spouted. Th-Th-That’s right I was just trying to cheer her up because she was feeling down, there is no ulterior motive whatsoever.

Argh, she’s going to hate me now. It’s bad, just like the matter about dark magic. her fear has resurrected. In fact, right now she is showing a blank look on her face that more intense than before.

“Wh-Wh-What are you talking about? Great Sage-sama!!” (Lia)

She averted her eyes while her face turning red. I might have angered her completely.

“T-That’s right…. it was just…. a joke.” (Toru)

She suddenly turned her eyes at me. Her beautiful face was showing the ferocity of the carnivores. Is this the true nature of the female knight?

“It was a joke?” (Lia)

“Sorry, I know there are a bad jokes and a good joke to say.” (Toru)

She laughed it off but somehow, I felt intimidated.

“That’s right, men sometimes lack of consideration with their words.” (Lia)

“Hmm? Ah, that’s right….: (Toru)

For the time being let’s laugh together with Lia-san. I’m not really following the situation but I will just imitate her.

She turned her red face to the other way again.

“I will take a bath. Where is the place?” (Lia)

“Ah wait a moment, there are various things I want to teach you before that.” (Toru)

I pulled her hand when she was about to leave. Even when she was avoiding an eye contact, she wassn’t resisting when I pulling her hand.

“Oh, thank you very much….” (Lia)

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