Chapter 8 : White Palace
I’m chasing after something.
Chasing after it.
Keep chasing no matter what.
I could reach him.
Or so it was supposed to be.
I couldn’t reach him.
But I’m not giving up.
I just desperately stretch my arm to reach him.
My goal was right there.
And my finger touches him. My mind shaking. Such an earth shaking emotion.
I was so close.
I was so close to reach him.
I was so close to be able to catch him.
Thus I woke up without being able to reach my goal.
「A dream huh………..」
I’m lying on a comfortable stone.
When I came to my senses, someone had laid me on a marble bench.
I got a lap pillow from Reanschild.
How should I say, her girl power level is through the roof.
「It seems you’ve woken up. How’s the condition of your body?」
Fully charged, I mean I got a lap pillow from a babe.
Nothing could beat the supreme softness of her thighs.
It’s normally impossible for me to get a lap pillow.
My body is aching all over and I couldn’t move as I want.
When I tried the same attempt of getting a lap pillow out of curiosity a long time ago, I ended up head-butting Maori’s face.
So my line of sight moved to see my vicinities.
It seems I’m resting under the shade of a tree in the courtyard.
There was Celazam-san waiting on the side.
Judging from this situation, it was my loss.
On top of that, I fainted from exhaustion.
How embarrassing. A super-duper embarrassing situation!
I wouldn’t be that embarrassed if I didn’t faint!
It’s true that I’m happy to meet such a skillful sparring partner after such a long time but, that’s not the reason.
The reason might be “Why did I faint in the middle of the spar?”.
「……… I have almost no memories of what happened in the end」
「Though you managed to break my brother’s defense with such abandon, you ended up falling unconscious since your body had reached its limit」
Thank you for easy to understand summary. Uhm.
I see. It’s not like I managed to get a hit in.
I slowly raised my upper body while feeling reluctant to be separated from such wonderful thighs.
My body feels sluggish, but I didn’t feel any pain at all.
How annoying. Even though I was almost there.
「Well then……….. What about that dear brother of yours? I’m sure that he should be in the middle of his duty to guide me around the castle」
「Adolphus-dono has returned to his official duty. I’ll be your guide from this point onward」
Celazam-san who kept a low-profile till a while ago steps forward.
That chap ran away after he took the first victory huh.
Well that is that and this is this, and I’m also quite grateful since i prefer this kind of Old man than that pigorilla.
How should I say, that guy is sloppy at doing his job. In one way or another.
「A lodging palace has been prepared for you during your stay. Should I guide you there first」
「Originally it’s prepared for a queen-to-be, but Maou-sama gave an ok for that place to be used by Lefiya-sama during your stay. It is called the white palace」
It seems I made a mistake and heard that I just got a palace.
A palace…….. Royal palace you say?
It seems the place is separated for privacy reasons.
Yosh. Please guide me there then.
It seems my feelings reached him without needing to exchange words.
Celazam-san is moving like he’ll guide us with me following along behind him feeling completely safe and sound.
Indeed, there’s something about Celazam-san’s actions that feels familiar to me. His kind atmosphere made me recall someone.
Even though he didn’t say who exactly he is when I asked, he had same kind of charm around him.
He guided us even further ahead after we left the castle.
Such an absurdly spacious castle.
This absurdly spacious castle is located in a spacious land in one of corner sides.
It’s exactly a pure white royal palace. White palace.
Anyway, it’s white.
Be it the stones, the window frame, the roof, even the pillar. Everything is WHITE.
Within the dark colored Maou’s castle, this is the only place that is strangely colored in white. Such a brilliant white color is just too dazzling for my eyes.
It seems to colour the night in white.
When we went into the palace, macho statues made of white marbles lined up in row to welcome us.
That Maou must be an idiot.
I quickly turned around.
You must stayed calm first.
Start doing so.
When we entered the palace, row of macho naked statues came to greet us.
I then noticed that there’s various kinds form of those machos statues such as the thin one, or the fat ones.
「LIKE HELL I CAN CALM MYSEEEEEEEELF ! 」
Oh crap, I said it loudly. My apologies.
「Celazam-san! ? What are those! There’s something strange lining up inside! 」
「Those are the creations of our first-class artisan」
That was not the real answer right.
Those things definitely looked like the creation of a first-class artisan, but that’s not the answer in this case right.
Yeah sure I’m completely blind when it comes to something like arts appreciation but, like hell I would say 『Hohoho, such fine lines of muscles』 to those naked statues that basically lined up in the ENTRANCE HALL of the palace.
Celazam-san and Reanschild is urging me to return to the palace.
I didn’t want to live in that palace but, it seems I couldn’t do that huh
So here I am, rushing into the entrance hall again.
I’m getting troubled to where I should face to with so many macho statues lining up ahead.
Inside of the building was pure white too.
The ceiling, the carpet, the wall, everything is white.
From the furnishing to the works of art, everything is WHITE.
I’d go crazy if I stayed in this kind of place for too long.
Those naked macho statues are the accumulation of personal masculinity in varied forms.
At glance it seems like there’s various types of machos.
If there’s something in common amongst them, it’s their gXXXXXl part, and one more thing.
「Their face is same」
Finely chiseled pointed chin and high bridged nose.
The remnant of innocence in his eyes with somewhat excessive machoism.
Uhm. Could it be.
「Could it be. All of these statues are the Maou? 」
「These statues aren’t even enough to show 1/10000 of his majesty’s charm, but to show my appreciation to the craftsman who gave her all to finish this shabby duplication, yes it’s as you say. But those things charm are 10000 steps behind his majesty」
It seems she wouldn’t accept these works of art huh.
I’m trying to take a closer look at those macho statues face.
「Do these statues not resemble the Maou?」
「Not even 1/10000 close to the real thing」
Reanschild replied immediately while Celazam-san silently looks at those statues.
When I asked whether they are modeled after someone, she said it’s modeled after the Maou, but when I asked whether it resembled the Maou, she says not even 1/10000 of the real one. I see.
Why did they made these statues then.
「Lefiya-sama. Would you kindly forgive us for not being able arrange someone to help you in your daily life. I must say our deepest regret. Our sincerest apologies」
Celazam-san bowed deeply to me.
No need to do that you know, I’m okay with it after all.
It might be something along the line of short-staffed, or those people were unable to stay in this place.
The matter of me staying in this palace might have been decided. However I wanted a different place from this one if possible. Do I even have the right to veto this matter?
「If possible I want a-………..」(Lefiya) 「Oh, it’s about the time for your meal」(Reanschild)
Ignoring aside, she’s not even looking into my eyes.
I’m happy to be with such a babe, but as expected it’s just too lonely with just the two of us in such a spacious palace.
Wouldn’t you be anxious to be the only one who lives in such a spacious place?
「Please ring this bell if there’s something you want」
She gave a small bell to me.
When I expressed my doubt whether she can hear the sound of such a small bell, she told me that she can hear it clearly since it was some sort of magic tool.
Hearing it clearly she says, I wonder how it works.
I have a bad premonition.
「Well then, please be at ease like you would in your own home」
The two of them then retreat without saying anything.
Oi, hold on. Don’t tell me.
The door then closed with a loud “Batan” sound.
I’m going to live in this place by myself?
………. I really wanted to cry you know.