Chapter 37.5 : Ball of Velos
We started to dance along with the music.
I took Kuna’s white hand, wrapped my other hand around her slender waist, and started dancing.
Despite the huge number of dressed up women all around us, I didn’t even intend to glance at them. I just looked at Kuna.
「Kuroki! Kuna is happy! I’m really happy to be able to dance with you!」
I was also smiling happily along with Kuna. Surely, I don’t think there would be any girl who would be this happy to dance with me back in Japan. Maybe Shirone would have danced with me out of pity.
But I have Kuna in this world. That’s why I’m glad I came to this world.
I’m really happy since I can dance with a beautiful girl like Kuna.
I stared at her.
「What’s the matter, Kuroki?」
She was asking that question since I kept staring at her.
「Kuna is really beautiful」
Her face became beet red upon hearing those words. What’s with this cute creature? After the first tune ended Kuna and I smiled at each other. Thereupon, our surroundings became noisy. When I looked around, we were surrounded by numerous men. What the hell?
「Uhm, princess… Will you grant me the privilege to dance with you?」
「No, with m-…」
「By all means, please dance with me」
A few men were already quarreling for a chance to dance with her. Subsequently, I noticed the situation in our surroundings.
Kuna had become the center of attention of this venue.
When I strained my ears to listen to their voices, I heard praises and envious statements directed towards Kuna such as 「I wonder which kingdom’s princess she is…」, 「How beautiful!」, 「How can such a girl…」, or 「Short stature, tight waist, and bountiful chest, that’s cheating…」
「Do you know them, Kuroki?」
Kuna was looking at those men with a curious face. It seems she had yet to understand the current situation.
「It seems they want to dance with you, Kuna」
「Why? Kuna doesn’t want to dance with anyone but Kuroki」[Ed: sooo cuuuuute :3]
Since one couldn’t dance with the same partner two songs in a row, it might be better if we took a break for the next tune. It seems that’s possible since that means we’re not breaking the rule in that way.
「What is that?」
There was a slight commotion from outside the perimeter of those men. A path suddenly opened and a pair of man and woman were walking on that path.
I was shocked the moment I saw that woman.
Reiji’s little sister. Why was she here? Reiji and the rest were supposed to go to the western part of the continent.
I took a quick look around at the participants of the party. It seems that Reiji and his girls weren’t here. In that case, why did she come here by herself? I didn’t know the reason but now I’m curious about it. Then I recalled the man by her side. He’s the son of Datie, Goz. It seems he goes by the name of Parish in his transformed form. It shocked me when I heard that from Kuna. Just what was he planning, staying in Algore?
I’m wondering why he’s with Midou Kyouka.
I knew that Goz was at this party. But, I don’t understand why he’s with Midou Kyouka.
「Kuroki, I’m curious about what that guy’s doing here. Can I chat with him for a while?」
Kuna was saying so while looking at Goz. To be honest, I’m also curious about his motives. I’m also curious about the reason why Reiji’s little sister is in this place.
「Fine then, take him to a separate room」
After hearing that, Kuna went towards Goz. She might be able to get some information from Goz with her magic.
「I want to talk with you. Follow me」
I could feel Kuna using her magic. Domination magic. From the disappearance of light in his eyes, it seems Goz’s magic power wasn’t enough to resist Kuna’s magic so he had turned into her puppet. Kuna took the dominated Goz to a separate room.
After that, there were a lot of men surrounding me and the hero’s little sister who was left behind.
Midou Kyouka was staring daggers at me. She was not even sparing a glance at the kidnapped Goz. Despite her companion, Goz, being forcefully taken away from her with magic she didn’t seem to mind that much… Well, she obviously didn’t care about him.
「You over there! Have we met somewhere before?」
Midou Kyouka asked.
Of course, we have. Our first meeting happened in Holy Republic Lenaria. She should’ve caught a glimpse of my face at that time.
From the way she asked that question, she didn’t seem to be aware of my identity as the dark knight. Come to think of it, she wasn’t amongst those who fought me at the Holy Dragon King’s mountain. I don’t know why she wasn’t there, but that saved me from trouble now.
「No, this is our first meeting, Kyouka-sama」
I bowed to her while spouting such a lie.
「Oh my… So you know my identity」
「Yes, you’re the little sister of that famous hero, after all…」