Volume 7: 110 Millions Brides
“You little! Why are you always like this!?”
“That’s what I should be saying! Just what makes you so unhappy that you keep lecturing me! Is that your plan!? You want me to notice you? Tsundere? If you like me, just say it straight!”
After hearing me say that as I laid on the couch, Darkness’ eyebrow rose even higher.
“Who would like a weak virgin hikkikomori like you! Always spouting nonsense fighting words! I will teach you a lesson!”
“S-stop it! I am carefully polishing the precious ring Iris left with me! How will you pay me back if it goes missing in the struggle, didn’t you say this thing is important!?”
As Darkness grabbed my collar, I shoved the ring in her face to resist.
“I am angry because it is important! Don’t wipe the national treasure Princess Iris keeps on her at all times with your dirty handkerchief!”
“H-how mean, even I will feel hurt after hearing that!! This might be a cheap handkerchief, but I am taking care of this ring filled with Iris’ feelings in my own way.”
“I’m not talking about the price of the handkerchief, didn’t you use it to wipe your snot all the time!? Buy a new polishing cloth!!”
Darkness who was shouting finally let me go, and sunk into the couch with a tired expression.
“Really, being with you is so tiring. I finally returned to this town, but I didn’t rest at all.”
“That’s my line. You always stir up trouble, but lecture me with a serious face from time to time. You barely reached the bottom of aristocracy, but you are still a noble lady right? Showing an air of a fine lady wouldn’t be bad for you.”
“B-bottom of the aristocracy!? You call House Dustiness known as the favored sword of the Kingdom, the bottom of the aristocracy…! … You are probably the only one in the world who would say that I am still a noble lady at the bottom of the aristocracy.”
“Hey, if you want to compliment me, make it easier to understand.”
“I am not complimenting you.”
Darkness leaned back on the couch and sip the tea that was placed on the side table.
“… Speaking of which, you are always like this. When I revealed my family background, you were more interested in my name than my social status, what a weird guy.”
“What’s with you, Lalatina? I don’t want to be called weird by a person like you. An unworldly noble lady, an adventurer and a ‘M’. Just how many character traits do you want to hog, you greedy woman.”
Darkness put the tea she was drinking back onto the table.
“… Seems like I will have to settle things with you one day.”
“Alright alright, let’s have a match one day, young lady.”
I brushed off the vexed Darkness nonchalantly and drank some tea too.
“Hmm, this taste good. You are useless, but the tea you make is good.”
Darkness’ mood turned better when she heard me.
“Fufu, you said the dishes I cooked are average, but I am confident in my tea. The key to brewing delicious key is to warm the cup first, and to pour it in until the very last drop. If you apologize for your crude remarks earlier, I wouldn’t mind brewing another for you.”
“I get it, I get it, sorry for teasing you. It’s not much of an apology, but if you fell out of grace with nobility, I will hire you as a maid.”
“Falling out of grace is impossible! … Really, you are a strange man. I thought you are a weakling, but you act courageously sometimes. You will help others, but you will go play around at night, doing disagreeable things. Which one is the real you?”
“What do you mean by real. Everyone will do good things when their mood are good, and urinate in public when they felt pissed off. I am just a normal person. Sorry for not being a rigid hero.”
“No, that’s fine. Or rather, instead of princes and heroes, I prefer an ordinary guy… For example, someone like you.”
“Hey, what do you mean? What was that? First Megumin, now you too, why must the two of you tell me such vague things? Say it properly so a virgin like me can understand.”
Darkness smiled after listening to what I said.
“Make a guess.”
She said and started drinking tea in a good mood.