Chapter 57 : Double Sandwiched Cat
「S-So tire~d nya~ow…」
At the entrance of the labyrinth stood Aria and Vulcan. Both released deep sighs simultaneously. Just by their dropped shoulders, one could tell they were extremely exhausted.
It was expected after all the running around they did in the labyrinth. Despite Aria and Vulcan’s constant reminders to not abandon the party, Stella kept running rampant.
Their words went into her right ear and out of the left one.
Both of them had been caught by Looper tentacles many times due to Stella disturbing their coordination. It forced them to repeatedly endure the disgusting experience of having their bodies tickled by Looper tentacles. They were bathed in their mucus.
Also, they were cornered many times by several Orcs at once, just one step away from being captured by them.
The one who deserved all the credit for freeing them and breaking through the encirclement was Tama. He made the most out of his 《Elemental Howl》 and 《Summon Tentacle》 skills, saving them numerous times.
If they went even further inside, there was the possibility of them not making it in time. And so they decided to retreat and return to the city for now.
Despite collecting a great number of materials, they were forced to leave them behind due to fatigue. In the end, the day’s profits were zero.
「Mu~h… I still haven’t rampaged to my heart’s content yet…」
In great contrast to Aria and co’s exhausted appearance, the main culprit of this situation was as energetic as when they entered the labyrinth. Stella still trembled in excitement even though she showed a dissatisfied face.
「Fu~h, we finally left the labyrinth. Come here, Tama? 」
At the first sight of sunlight, Aria opened her arms towards Tama, wanting to embrace him as she usually did.
Of course, Tama would not waste the opportunity to snuggle against Aria’s bountiful twin melons. He jumped lightly, being extra careful not to hurt his master’s most precious assets.
「Ha~hn! Yup, hugging Tama is enough to cure me of my fatigue! Thank you for protecting us so many times today, Tama! ♡ 」
As soon as her knight pet settled himself against her abundant chest, Aria’s weary expression smoothed out. In gratitude, she gave him a kiss on his forehead.
At first, he was surprised by the sudden skinship initiated by his master. But Tama soon recovered and reciprocated the kiss by rubbing his head on Aria’s cheeks.
「Geez Tama, ufufufufu!」
「Nya~, I’m so jealous of you, Aria-nya~n! 」
Vulcan watched in amusement as the duo frolicked right beside her.
Meanwhile, the last member of the group could only complain about it.
<――Oi, Tama. I wanted to hug you too!>
It was none other than Stella, complaining even through a telepathic message.
――I refuse. Those that are permitted to hug me are only the ones approved by my master. Naturally, you need her permission to touch me.
Tama’s reply was cold and to the point. As he stated, he never hugged anyone without his master’s consent.
Not to mention that the culprit behind his master’s hardships while inside the dungeon today was Stella herself. For that reason he was being extremely cold to her, hoping that she’d learn her lesson.
「Oi, Aria. Let me hug Tama.」
「…? I must refuse, Stella-chan. Tama is my knight and I can’t allow you to touch him since your goal is to rob his chastity.」
Stella rudely referred to Aria as 〝You〟. For Aria, who rarely used such a way to call someone else, it was natural to reject Stella’s request.
For Stella, who recognized Aria as Tama’s kind and gentle owner, it was a shock to be denied. She hadn’t expected that Aria would reject her request.
If it was a normal situation, Aria would allow anyone to hold and hug Tama. However, as she said, Stella was someone who aimed to take Tama’s chastity.
In short, Stella was Aria’s enemy.
Her rival was a high-level, mature beauty. There was no way she’d allow Tama to be touched by a woman who planned to seduce him.
「Tama… Powerful One shouldn’t be together with a weak woman like you! 」
「WHA…!? What are you talking about, Stella-chan!? 」
This time, Stella blatantly called Aria with “You[Omae]”. Aria was shocked to hear Stella say she wasn’t an appropriate female for Tama.
She wondered what could have happened to Stella’s mental state to make her say those crude words to her.
「I knew it after seeing today’s battle! You’re weaker than me. Tama shouldn’t serve a woman who couldn’t even beat a measly Orc! 」
（… Eh? So that’s what she meant, nya~?）
Vulcan was starting to understand Stella’s motivation. In short, the reason Stella had followed Aria was because of Tama. Being his master, Stella believed her to be extremely powerful to be able to treat Tama like a baby.
Stella thought that Aria was far more powerful than Tama. That’s why she was so frightened when she met Aria for the first time.
While Vulcan pondered about things, Stella approached Aria and pushed her chest against her. Her aim, of course, was Tama, who nested between her rival’s melons.
Although her breasts were not as big as Aria’s, she wasn’t deterred.
「Tama, come to my breast! Come make a powerful child with me!! 」
Sandwiched by those oversized boobs, Tama couldn’t do anything but let out an agonized cry. He buried himself even further in Aria’s embrace, following his instincts as a kitten(?).
「Fufu~n ♪. Do you understand now, Stella-chan? Tama loves my breasts. Your seduction technique is useless on him.」
「GUMUMUMU…! Tama, are you really okay with this kind of useless woman!? If that’s the case, then I’ll go all out to make you turn to me! 」
Aria freely laughed as she replied to Stella in a slightly provocative tone.
Stella could only watch her rival in frustration. One could almost feel the sparks on the space between them.
Tama though Stella had a point. Aria was still too inexperienced in battle, in many ways. But that had nothing to do with him.
Despite everything, Aria loved Tama and he had pledged his loyalty to her.
Enveloped by both women’s soft and tender breasts, Tama trembled in fear.
He wondered what he should do after this.