Chapter 49 : Storm of Jealousy and Melon Sandwich
「Ou? What is this smell! ? It look sooo delicious! ! 」
Finishing their bath, Aria and co then returned to their room. Vulcan also finished shopping, Stella is wearing the prepared clothes and feeling surprised at the feeling of fabric touching her skin.
It was at that time………. Stella eyes wandered around the room as her nose picked up a smell.
「This smell, it might be 〝Smoked Belly Meat〟. It’s evening already, let’s go for dinner.」
「Smoked…….. Belly meat? Is that the origin of this aroma? What should I do, can I eat that meat too! ? Or should I defeat that Smoked Belly Meat first! ? 」
The source of this appetizing aroma is the special smoked meat being grilled in the first floor, the bar room of the inn.
「It’s okanya~, Stella-chan. Since it’s not an enemy you have to defeat, just calm down, take your seat, and eat.」
「Fufufu, the smell made me hungry…….. Fufufu, Stella-chan is so cute.」
Stella might have a survival-like lifestyle in the labyrinth prior to her meeting with Aria and co.
And with the loss of her memories, it’s possible that for Stella, Enemy = Food.
Vulcan who guessed so patted Stella to calm her down and reassured her that there’s nothing like that here.
By appearance, Vulcan looks younger than Aria, but inside, she’s overflowing with motherly love for the infant-like Stella.
「You seems to be worried Stella-chan, but don’t worry, Vulcan-san will also eat dinner with us today right♪? 」
「Nyaturally! The food here is so delicious, it’s nothing like the meal provided in the bar of the guild nya~! 」
Standing up while hugging Tama to her breast, when Aria makes such a proposal, Vulcan is also going along with her.
As for Stella, she’s urging Aria and co with sparkling eyes while saying 「SO I can eat this delicious things as long as I follow you! Yosh, Let’s, go」.
Aria felt that she just got a naive yet lively little sister.
One animal, and three persons(?) went towards the bar of the inn. After sitting down for a while drool is trickling down onto the table―― From Stella’s mouth.
She………. Can’t hold back her appetite anymore thanks to the fragrance of the meat that is drifting through the air. That was her current condition.
Aria and Vulcan who sat in front of her is wearing slightly worn out expression. To an impossible scene.
If one were to ask for the reason, it’se because Stella is suddenly rushed to the table of other customers while shouting 「IT’S OUR PREEEEEY!」.
Vulcan and Aria went to calm her down immediately. But Stella resisted incessantly, so they ended up using quite a lot of power despite her following obediently in the end.
It seems that Stella has also forgotten even the concept of waiting in line to eat at a restaurant.
Nevertheless, it’s still Aria and Vulcan’s carelessness since such things should be clear as long as they heard what she said before on the second floor.
「This is a fork, you eat the meat dishes by piercing it like this.」
With one fork in her hand, the drooling Stella then stabbed the meat dish with it.
Using the time they were waiting for the dishes to be delivered to their table, Aria who anticipated the fact that Stella forgot how to use tableware gave a short course in how to use the fork to Stella.
Though Stella said 「Why do we need to use this “fork” to eat even though we can eat without it?」 at first, when she was told 「Do you know Men hate the girls who don’t even know how to use tableware?」 by Aria……..
「WHAT! ? That’s troublesome indeed! Our aim is to make a lot of children with Powerful One after all! We can’t make him to hate us! ! 」
Thus, she started to learn in how to use the fork in hurry.
「Gufufufu. How’s that, Powerful One? I can use a fork now. I’m a splendid female right? 」
She proudly proclaimed so while making a stabbing motion with her fork in front of Tama.
Seeing Stella laughing in that way, Tama-Who was nesting in between Aria’s melons- felt 「Where did I…………. See this familiar way of laughing before?」 such a feeling of deja-vu.
「Here you go! An extra-large portion of smoked belly meat! The other food is going to come soon.」
The mistress of the inn is carrying a large platter with both of her hands. The smoked meat that emitted a savory fragrance is piled on top of a huge plate.
「OOH！ Oooh, such nice smelling meat! Can I start to eat this! ? 」
「Yes, please go ahead and eat your fill, Stella-chan.」
「YAAAAAAY! ………….. EH! ? WHAT’S WITH THIS FLAVOR! ? HOW CAN IT BE THAT SUCH DELICIOUS MEAT EXISTS! ? 」
Stella took one bite of the meat. The next moment, the bursting umami of the meat in her mouth caused her eyes to open wide in surprise! Thus she raised such an astonished voice.
Looking from others perspective, she was also quite innocent in that regard. She greedily devoured meat from the huge platter.
「NYaaa~! That amnyazing way to eat! I wonder where such a huge amount of meat vanished to in such a slender stomyaach? 」
Vulcan voiced her admiration of Stella’s eating style with an astonished voice. That’s just natural since the heaped amounts of smoked meat that were piled up on that huge platter, almost all of them vanished into Stella’s stomach.
「Here you go, special salad and sausage pla-……….- Eh, you’ve eaten all of that meat already! ? 」
When the mistress brought the other dishes that they ordered. She couldn’t hide her surprise in seeing that the huge platter of smoked meat had already vanished despite not even a few minutes passing since she delivered it to Aria and co’s table.
「OOH！ That meat looks delicious too! Can I eat those meats too! ? 」
「Yes, Stella-chan. But, you mustn’t leave the vegetables, okay? 」
「Vege-…… -Table? Do you mean those leaves? Do humans eat leaves too? 」
It seems that the existences of vegetables was also wiped out from Stella memories. Aria then explained the importance of eating vegetables to Stella, and told her the delicious ways to eat the vegetables with dressing……. And when Stella ate those vegetables after getting herself brainwashed by Aria’s explanation……..
「……UHN！ ! Vegetable! Even though you’re not on the same level as meat, you’re it’s strong contender! So, now, you are history! 」
After saying so, Stella began to devour the vegetables with gusto.
Aria’s feeling relieved knowing that Stella isn’t a picky eater. She’s already looking at Stella like a guardian looking at the child under their wings.
「Shall we start to eat too, Tama? 」
While Stella is busying herself stuffing the salad and vegetables into her mouth, Aria is stabbing a sausage with her fork and gave it to Tama.
Tama is raising a delighted purr as he bit into to the sausage.
That crisp sound accompanies the moment he bit into the sausage. The rich, condensed delicious flavor of the sausage spread into Tama’s mouth at once.
From the preparation till the cooking, the meat dish of this inn is the specialty of the chef that cooked here. That’s why it’s keeping the inn’s original flavor.
Most of all, this sausage is Tama’s favorite food. The expression that he makes as he stuffed his mouth with sausage is just so adorable.
「Ha~n…..! Tama is just too cute after all♡」
「Nya~! My heart is also fluttering seeing his cuteness nya~…..! 」
Aria’s rubbing her thighs as she admires Tama’s cuteness.
Even Vulcan agonized upon seeing his cute face with flushed red cheeks.
「W-What is this! I never knew that you’re such a prince charming, Powerful One! Please accept our humble offering too! 」
Stella who was stuffing herself with sausage swallowed it down quickly and then offered the sausage that was stabbed with her fork to Tama.
Being offered such, Tama, a―― Verted his face.
「WA——–H! ? Why, Powerful One! Why are you avoiding me! ? 」
Stella is asking Tama with an obviously shocked expression on her face.
（Of course I am. I simply don’t trust you yet. And on top of that, you even want to rape me.）
Tama couldn’t afford to let his guard down towards Stella. And those above reasons aside, he can smell a dangerous kind of smell from Stella.
It’s still a mystery whether it’s because of his wild instinct as a monster, or because of his instinct as a knight in his previous life……
（……？ I wonder what happened here, it’s really rare for Tama to take such a rude attitude towards someone else.）
Even Aria feels curious about Tama’s unusual rejection.
Because Tama is a friendly and kind cat. As long as the other party is someone close to Aria, he always shows the adorable side of him to them, and yet such a Tama is keeping his guard up against Stella.
Keeping his guard up high is poison for his body. Aria who is pondering so then lifts Tama…….
And stowed him in between her twin melons valley.
The surrounding people―Mainly the male customers― Stand from their seats at once. Seeing the face of the kitten that is popping out from her atrocious twin melons….
Seeing such an overwhelming scene, quite few of them were chanting 「Thank you for the treat…….. Utopia does exist.」, and the rest of them roared 「YOU DAMNED KITTEN! CHANGE PLACE WITH MEEEEE! 」 with envious looks on their faces.
（Fuaaa……. Nothing can beat my dear masters melons, she’s warm and smells good…..）
Even if Tama’s fur was standing on it’s edge due to his vigilance, his tension finally left his body as he feels the warmth and the nice smells of Aria’s body.
（I’m so envious of you, Aria-nya~n! I want to tempt Tama-chan with my breasts too nya~n!）
Vulcan who is descended from the tiger-eared race is naturally attracted to a strong feline like Tama. Holding such feelings toward a kitten isn’t strange at all.
「Damn it!! Why don’t you want to eat! ! 」
Stella is vexed due to the fact that despite running away from her, Tama is clinging easily to Aria.
In the end, the frustrated Stella ordered heaps of a combination of sausages and smoked belly meat.