Chapter 4.2 : Tea Party With Maou
「You’re………… Not going to take that helmet off?」
「……… Yeah, that’s right. ……… No. It’s better this way」
The tea. Not even to drink the tea.
A silence descended into the room for a while after that.
…………. So heavy. The atmosphere in this room is waay too heavy.
I in fact wanted to roar loudly thanks to this ultraheavy class atmosphere.
C’mon, speak already………. Speak of whatever topic is in your head already.
If you keep your silence like that, I’m going to sleep due to boredom you know.
「First, it seems that there’s various misunderstanding when my subordinates took you from your village. The matter of bringing you all the way to this place in a kidnapping-like way isn’t my intention. My apologies for causing this misunderstanding」
………. Hooou. So you’re going to start from there huh.
Well whether I’m going to trust him or not is a completely different matter but, it’s a fact that the Maou was willing to apologize to me, a mere human girl.
To be honest, I see him as a slightly better person now.
But then, it doesn’t change the fact that you kidnapped me.
「But, I have no intention to change my opinion about marrying you. So, would you think this matter over again」
………. What is this again?
He’s making a request indeed but, he’s doing so with a cocky attitude.
The marriage proposal is also haughty.
Is it because………….. It can’t be helped since he is a Maou?
But then, Adolphus who is standing behind Maou, his eyebrows are twitching in hearing the Maou’s words.
He is………… Opposing this huh.
Or should I say that he’s against this idea of marrying me but can’t oppose the Maou’s intentions.
He’s easy to read huh.
What should I do now………..
This is, a marriage proposal right.
This is the first time I have received such a marriage proposal.
No matter how much I say that I’m disgusted by him, a feeling is best left as a feeling.
Just a feeling huh.
Even so, he is right in front of me.
It seems I need to ask several questions right?
「You’ll die if you refuse. Are you not going to add that? 」
「I won’t do such things. I’ll send you back to your village even if you reject my proposal」
Oops, that surprised me.
Even if that is your answer he says?
does this mean I could choose on my own.
So did that mean I could return even after I rejected the chance to become your wife? Seriously?
I’m trying to keep my calm expression to prevent my inner excitement from leaking out.
Don’t panic. It’s still too early to get excited.
「……. The village might have been ruined if I go back. You’re making a promise that it won’t happen right?」
「I give you my promise that neither I or my subordinates did that to your village. 」
Promise. A promise huh……….
Why am I recalling about him when I hear the Maou giving his promise.
「And above all else, everything is happening too suddenly and I couldn’t calm myself to think over this matter. I want to return to my village at least once to calm my worrying parents but, will you let me to do that?」
「…….. It’s impossible for the time being. Because we forcibly brought you from there, we caused quite an uproar in human kingdom. I hate useless bloodshed. So, please endure it for a while till the situation settled down」
And again, Maou-sama is giving an extremely reasonable reply.
He’s trying to show his sincerity huh.
Well I can feel your sincerity.
For as long as I can trust your words, that is.
「Even if you’re a Maou, aren’t you giving excessive consideration toward this human girl. But then, there should be a way to show your sincerity right」
「I give you my promise on my name」 Maou
Another promise huh.
「……… Why do you ask that? Do you have no confidence? —-Maou again 」
「No. It’s because I just recalled the severe betrayal of a promise a while ago……….」
It’s a painful memory in the distant past.
Even though he promised me……….
The sudden disappearance of my childhood friend.
A childish marriage proposal-like event but still, thinking about another man is impolite right.
Go away, go away my past memories.
「Hou, there’s something like that huh. What was happened? 」
…….. EH? Is he asking?
「There’s still the future to consider. Do you want to hear this story? 」
I don’t mind but then, are you really okay with this?
Well it doesn’t matter but, what should I do about this.
「I have a childhood friend called Maori」
Maou reacted in hearing the name. Yup, that’s natural.
It’s natural that he doesn’t want to hear me talking about another man when he gave his marriage proposal. What should I do now? Is he angry right now?
「And………. Will you tell me more about that Maori? 」
He urged me to continue.