Chapter 23 : Lefiya’s Letter
Dear Father and mother, Rorora and Rururi.
It’s been a while. How do you do?
By the way, I’m as healthy as ever.
Well, disregarding the event where a hole was drilled on my flank, and I was chased around by trolls in the labyrinth, there’s nothing wrong with me.
Anyway, it’s been one month since I was brought along to this place without any warning.
But, I’m already getting used to these people. So there is no need for worry.
I lack nothing in this place.
I’m also getting along with the people here.
While I wanted to meet with all of you again,
And assured you guys that I’m fine.
But with the various things that had happened here,
It might take a while before I could go home.
Thus, for now, I could only write this letter for you guys.
Anyway, that’s my current situation. Now, I should tell you guys about the people here…firstly, Maou-sama.
Maou-sama has turned out to be a kind person,
and has promised me that he would definitely allow me to return to the village,
That’s quite unexpected, no?
Well, I guess you’re confused so I should clarify first about those matters we know ,
All those stories about Maou-sama,
All of it turned out to be done by the previous Maou-sama.
And all those cruel deeds that were done by the previous Maou-sama was also something that was unforgivable to them as well.
The current Maou-sama is different from the previous one though.
He’s a gentle person who is revered by the people around him.
Well, that was what he usually presented to us. He did have a slightly unusual side to him,
like the fact that he was just a pervert who had yet to pop his cherries.
Despite that, he definitely wasn’t a bad person.
Aside from him, I have also made some new friends.
First on the list was this super beautiful girl.
Her name is Reanschild.
She has this translucent-like white skin and silky smooth black hair.
Just like a doll.
She acted as my caretaker,
a smart girl who was very sensible and paid attention to even the smallest details.
But! Whenever she’s angry, a horn would literally grow from her head,
I really shouldn’t make her angry.
Her enraged form is really scary after all.
Then, there’s Adolphus; her older brother,
and also an escort called Ponta-kun.
Despite the duo’s clumsy side, they’re diligent on their own.
though you couldn’t see it every day they still show that side every now and then.
Oh, let’s not forget the head maid, Reda.
She was really humble at first, it’s as if there’s something more to it. Originally she had a high position, but
she’s volunteered to start over from a lower position, though recently she has changed a little,
maybe because she somehow got used to her position,
off late, she often chides me.
Like the other day incident. I had just leapt out of bed, jumping out to my room’s window facing the courtyard, but she somehow knew it, and well, all I can say is that her wrath reached a whole new level.
She scolded me to no end, about how “Your bed isn’t a place for you to jump!”
And when I say that “I want to fly but I can’t”,
Was the moment when I regretted the fact that I made her angry.
Yes, Reda-san is scary too.
Now I miss the time I had just come to this place and was being treated like royalty by her.
Really, all I wanted to do was to act more freely,
Now that I was being watched over more carefully, I regret that I had never said that before.
And another one called Barurun*. [TL*: Barlunt, Lefiya misspelled his name]
I heard that he’s the one who arranged my residence.
I don’t know the significance behind that though.
Maybe he’s a gardener. [E/N: Ettu? How STUPID are you? How did he become a freakin GARDENER?!][TL : Coz she installed him to such position]
Well, Barurun story is long, and hard to understand. So I’ll just describe the guy to you!
If I have to describe him in one word, then I would say he’s a tiger. That’s the kind of person he is.
A tiger that was far above the other tigers out there.
Oh, before you think that my description is a figure of speech, I assure you it was not!
He really IS a tiger, a bipedal tiger in fact, and he also wear clothes too.
Please imagine the rest by yourself.
Anyway, that’s my description about Barurun.
At first, I thought that he was just a geezer, but
I felt that he was just a tiger right now.
Then again, it may be because there was no more reason for him to bluff…
Well, in any case, being just a tiger seemed to make him feel more comfortable now.
Though I wondered about Barurun’s job as gardener…
I bet it’s a pretty amusing sight; a fierce tiger roaming the garden…wonder how many people would be scared shitless?
Anyhow, due to various events I’m living in a loaned room right now. I had been exploring various places in this castle, so everyday is pretty hectic for me.
Oh, and we got the estimated budget yesterday, you know for various stuff.
When he saw the budget, Barurun stroke his shoulder. I wonder why he did so…
Oh well, in any case, I had loads of fun, doing many things with everyone.
At that time, when I was brought to this place by force,
I never imagined–even in my wildest dream–that I’m going to live in this place and make friends with people here.
I mean, they’re the demons, like those bad guys in fairy tales you read to your child you know. Granted, while they’re similar with fairy tales people, they’re completely different from the fairy tales as well!
Nevertheless, during the time I got to know them, I realized that they’re not that different from us, the humans.
I will bring my new friends along to visit the village sometime soon, so please look forward to it.
Ah, I almost forgot to tell this, apparently Maou-sama is really serious about marrying me.
He told me to take my time to consider his proposal.
Since that was the case, I decided to do just what he suggested.
Though the honest truth is, I didn’t even know how to answer his marriage proposal.
It’s not like I hate him.
It’s just, his proposal was something that was completely out of my expectation when I was forcefully brought along.
I think this was what our dear mother meant when she said, “A woman should marry a man she love.”? Though I still only grasped the bare surface of this particular wisdom of hers.
But, I wonder what I truly think about Maou-sama.
Geh. I really had no idea about it right now.
I wonder what I should do about this situation. Agh, never mind.
I might miraculously find the answer of that question someday.
Huh, now I feel like I heard a loud laughter from Rorora.
Well since it’s easier to write it out than saying it, I should tell you to be relieved. I’m still a virgin.
It was already in the middle of the spring season.
And though there’s still so many things to do and numerous things to worry about, please send a reply to my letter.
I will be waiting.
I received a letter from my big sis, who was taken to the Demon King place some time ago.
Originally I thought that it was a joke, but now I’m convinced that this letter was really from her.
After all the content of the letter was really big sis’s style. Only she was able to make our extremely angry parents be left dumbfounded. Well, I had part of the responsibility this time. I was the one who read the entire letter to them after all. Anyway, disregarding their extreme anger at big sis current antics, they did wish for big sis’s safety. It’s just…their thought is rather complicated, especially when they knew the letter’s content.
First thing about big sis you should know was the fact that she’s someone who came up with a weird idea. Honestly no box was big enough to constraint big sis’s mind.
In short, no one could really predict what she’s going to do next.
Just like this letter…it’s another proof of her unpredictability. I mean, she was the one being abducted to become the Demon King’s bride, but the person herself sent such carefree letter like there’s nothing wrong!
Really, I always questioned myself. ‘What in the world was wrong with big sis’s mind.’
In fact, there’s a moment when all the men around big sis’s age fell in love with her, and everyone knew it.
The only one who didn’t realizes that fact was the person herself. Then again, she’s kinda dull in that area.
Big sis is beautiful. There’s no doubt about that.
Her well ordered features, glossy flaxen colored hair and good style, all of those enabled her to charm the entire young men in the village.
When I saw those young men falling in love with big sis one after another, all I could do was smile pityingly at them. Honestly, just from her appearance alone is enough for her to be the enemies of the women in the village!
But, well, people who wanted to hate her could only hate her for her appearance. It’s limited to only that.
The reason? Well, you know those young men who fell in love with big sis, right? They would try their best to woo her. And since big sis is friendly and openhearted, getting close to her weren’t that difficult. After all, despite her extremely beautiful appearance that was usually associated with arrogance and prideful, big sis is kind and easy to get along with even with her bothersome side.
In any case, after they got close to big sis, they became aware of big sis inner quality and awakened from their dream.
『She’s too much for my small hands to handle.』
They claimed and then married the girls who were closer to them. This type of event happened too many times, that at this point, it was treated as a rite of passage for young men in this village. And also the reason why the women in this village did not hate her.
That was also the reason why, when the demon lord’s subordinates took big sis, no one said anything. Perhaps, no, I’m sure that everyone thought the same thing.
“If Lefiya have to marry someone, then maybe only someone who is at the Demon King level can handle her.”
「Big sis Lefiya seems lively, right.」
My lil sis, Rururi, is smiling, relieved.
My lil sis is a girly girl unlike both big sis and I. I suspect that she had picked up all the feminime side that was left by big sis and I in our mother’s womb.
「It’s hard to imagine big sis being listless, no.」
「Now you said that. But, in fact, big sis Rorora is the one who is always worrying about big sis Lefiya.」
「Uh…well, I did worry about whether she will return after becoming Demon King bride you see.」
「Geez, you really can’t be honest about your own feeling.」
No, half of what I said is my honest feeling.
I meant that big sis of ours is capable of doing almost anything.
I held big sis’s letter to my chest, as if I was holding a treasure.
「Anyway, now we knew that she enjoyed her time in there.」
Both of us smiled at each other happily as we imagined our big sis jumping around, enjoying herself.
── 1st Act 「Demon King Bride」 ── FIN