Chapter 19: Elves Gone Wild
The next day—
「Fufu~, good morning, Tama.」
Once again, Tama is woken up from atop his master’s breast.
Tama stretched his back, then rubbed his face against Aria’s cheek. She really liked that.
「Tama… You’re being sweet today, huh? But that’s alright. In fact, please give me more.」
This was probably going to become a daily routine for these two, with one spoiling the other and getting spoiled in return. And being praised for it only made Tama want to give her what she wanted.
Hah… This is the best.
He really couldn’t get enough.
Right, this is just meeting Master’s request. Let’s try something a little different…
Tama stopped, separating his cheek from Aria’s and briefly eliciting a dejected sigh from the latter. But only briefly.
Tama licked one of her pointy elf ears.
Huh? Why is her reaction very different from what I imagined?
The cat immediately broke away from the source of the aroused squeal he just heard. Aria’s cheeks were pink, breathing irregular and eyes misty. And for some reason, she was anxiously rubbing her thighs together.
Shit! I flipped some freaky switch in her brain! Did Master really have these kinds of urges after all?! She’s no elf, she’s an erofu!
Tama jumped off the bed, hurriedly cowering in a corner of the room, but Aria stood up. Slowly, slowly, she crept toward Tama, muttering the while.
「Tama, I didn’t think you could do such things… I don’t think I can wait for you to grow up anymore…」
This isn’t good! She’s gonna devour me!
He could feel it in his bones. Aria trapped him, reaching down and embracing him tightly. But just when all hope for Tama seemed lost, a savior arrived with a knock on the door.
Deep in those ice blue eyes floated little pink hearts, but the sudden visitor snapped her back to reality.
「Vulcan?! Just a moment please, I’ll get the door!」
Aria quickly brushed herself up. Although still wearing her negligee was questionable, since it was only Vulcan coming in it was fine.
「Sorry for coming so early, nya, but I couldn’t wait for you to see the results!」
「You’re right. It’s Tama-nyan’s custom armor. Pulled an all-nighter to finish it.」
In Vulcan’s hands was a piece of armor made to fit around Tama’s torso, and Aria was giddy as a schoolgirl over it.
Phew… Looks like Master’s attention is finally on something besides me. Nice one, Miss Vulcan.
Regarding how quickly it was finished, most every smith in the world learned a very literal “Smithing Skill”. It more than doubled the speed of the entire smithing process, among other things. Vulcan having the skill at her young age is one of the contributors to her fame.
「Tama, let’s put it on right now!」
Vulcan handed it over, giving Aria the time to clasp things in place and prepare it for use, and Tama purred happily as he fit his legs and head through the appropriate openings.
「Yee, he’s so cute!」
「Nyaa, I’m glad there doesn’t seem to be any issues with it!」
Tama’s armor resembled a leather chestpiece, with metal added over it. It was meant to not obstruct his movement. As for his head, he had a helmet on made of iron and wood. Of course, there were holes to fit his ears through as well.
He looked like he was cosplaying as an adventurer. If Aria had a camera, she’d have filled the storage on it in no time.
「Can you move alright, Tama-nyan?」
Tama replied energetically to Vulcan’s question, walking about in a circle to show.
Hm. It’s a bit heavy, but that’s no problem for a behemoth. Miss Vulcan said she wanted to include a size adjustment enchantment, so I might even be able to use this no matter how big I get.
He was just as satisfied as the girls were. As expected of a master smith like Vulcan.
「Bonus, I came to deliver this too.」
Vulcan continued, pulling out a pair of knives from who knows where, with the declaration that she finished her maintenance on them.
「Thanks so much, Vulcan.」
「No problem. I’m grateful you made the order; been a while since I had so much fun making things. Since you already paid me yesterday, I’ll head out nyaow.」
She covered a gentle yawn and left Tama and Aria to their own devices. She was undoubtedly working all night to pull this off.
「Tama, let’s go to the guild right after breakfast so we can get a quest!」