In A Different World With A Smartphone - Chapter 70
Arc 9: Inheritance of Babylon.
Chapter 70: Decision and Message
「He-, Hey, what is the meaning of this ! ? 」
「Did we do something bad -degozaru ! ?」
「You said you will make us your brides...」
「Touya-san ! ?」
Four people stood up and started approaching while facing me. Damn it, I made a mistake with how I said it!
「Wai-, Wait a minute ! I mean [Now]. I mean I won't marry [Now] !」
After hearing my words, suddenly everyone's movement stops. Thank god, it looks like they heard what I said.
「[Now]？Then, you will marry us one day ? 」
「Of course. Unless you don't want that, I will take you all as brides, you know」
When I answer Elsie's words, everyone, seeming to calm down for the time being, goes to sit down on the chairs.
「I like you all the same and will protect that promise about taking you as brides. But, it won't be [Now]. I am as it is little by little or how I should say, I cannot afford to marry all of you with me being drained」
「....... What do you mean -degozaru?」
While tilting her head a little bit, Yae asks me.
「In the end, I'm also still just half a man, you know. I'm no adult capable to the degree of being able to carry on my shoulder another person's life, I also don't think deeply. That's why I want to wait a bit longer. Until it becomes possible to accept with composure all of you entirely」
That is my selfishness. I want to make everyone happy. However, it is not enough. Various things are not enough. Resolution, courage, love, knowledge and various others.
In short it is that, until I become a man appropriate for them, I ask them to please give me time, but there is no reason to have to keep associating with such selfishness for who knows how long. Being casted aside and them saying that it is natural can happen. I will have girls make that choice.
「... You know, it is very convenient words, isn't it. But I understood what you wanted to say」
While breathing a sigh, Elsie revealed such words. She is making a face, which looks like it is devoid of feeling similar to amazement. Truly, even if you are pressed for marriage, it doesn't change in any way with good-for-nothing guy, who evades it. It is probably so. What I am doing is trying to snatch away their freedom with my circumstances. I believe that I'm a horrible man, if I say so myself.
「Dishonest, that thing is. Are you not saying that you know that we can't do something like casting you aside ?」
I was glared at with scornful eyes. However, I am not overconfident to that extent. But I wanted to think that after the conversation, me being immediately casted aside won't happen all the same, but.
「There is nice saying [It's the first one who falls in love loses], -degozaru 」
While bitterly smiling, Yae claps on the Elsie's shoulder. The clapped person herself is puffing out her cheeks with 'Puuu' and completely turns away.
「... Even if the Onee-chan breaks up with Touya-san, I will wait forever. For Touya-san to make me a bride」
「Hey, that's why I didn't say anything like breaking up, did I !?」
While looking at the older sister, who became confused, Lindsey chuckled with a laughter. Thank god, that was a joke.
「I too don't have any problem with it. Because everyone's feelings are confirmed with each other, after that it is just to nurture them. Our feelings, until we won't be able to stop loving」
「I too will try my best to have to you to like me even more」
I fully smile towards Yumina's words unintentionally. From now it is not just comrades, it is family, lovers, fiancees. I have to act even more reliably. And then, I have to grow so that I am able to propose to the girls by myself, after holding self-confidence even one day earlier.
「Then, with this everyone becoming Touya-san's fiancees, shall we line up one person at a time and receive a kiss from Husband-sama ? 」
Yumina claps her hands with a plop, and makes a face, resembling [Nice Idea!] one. What is she proposing, this girl !
「Hey, Is-, Is-, Isn't that a little bit too early ! ?」
「That, for-, for example, even if are betrothed, shouldn't we socialize in moderation -degozaru.... ! 」
Having her face becoming red, Elsie starts impatiently flailing her hands. Similarly, Yae's face too become red. You might say I can understand it in Yae's case, but unexpectedly, it seems that Elsie is a late bloomer too.
「But, I have already received it yesterday, you know ?」
Towards Yumina's muttering, suddenly and with frightful speed Elsie and Yae faces were turned towards her. Well, I certainly did that, but....
「Me-, I have received it too.... On-, on the forehead, that is」
When Lindsey timidly raised her hand, once again, surprised and with even more amazing speed Elsie and Yae's faces turned towards her. Well, I certainly did that but!
「Th-, Then, then, then, U-, Us too, you have to do it for us too, you know !」
「That..... I want that to be done, -degozaru.....」
What is this development! Didn't you girls speak some time ago about things like it still being too early or socializing in moderation !
The faces of two people were red, but they patiently turned their honest gaze over here.
Kuu, I can't afford to escape from here.... Because I already decided that I will accept them.
Reaching out my hands, I pull Elsie close. The girl for the moment startledly quivered her body, but meekly followed it. Placing hand on the cheek, slowly I draw my face close.....
「As-, As I thought, it is embarrassing！！」
Saying so, a certain kill thrusting attack which was released, gouged out the pit of my stomach. With this, I faint for the second time today because of the girl's fist. And every time this happened, I wanted to receive an apology.... And while I was thinking that in the corner of my mind, I parted away with my consciousness.
「Have you come to ？」
When I wake up, I lie on top of the bed in my room. Before I knew it, the evening has already completely came. The lighted lamp was faintly glowing inside the room, and Shisuka, having wrapped her body in the maid clothes, was sitting beside the the bed on the chair.
「Shisuka... ? What's the matter, those clothes....」
「I have lent them from Lapis-sama. If I am to serve the master, then this will be a uniform」
Which reminds me, since we came back I have left Shisuka to her own devices..... It does not mean that I forgot about her, but the reason is that the life influencing events have been happening in succession..... Or perhaps I should say, isn't the trigger for all of this is this girl?
「So, why are you in my room？」
「I came for night visit」
Screeching, I draw back to the edge of the bed. The head, which was not thinking clearly, has woken up at once. Chastity crisis ! ?
「It is a joke. Today there is no such intention」
What do you mean by today, today it is ! Truly, this girl is vicious !
「Today I came here hoping to talk for a little while. There is a message addressed to the master 」
「Message.... ? From who?」
「From Professor Regina Babylon」
From the genius professor of ancient times, who created Shisuka and Sky Garden? What is the meaning of this ?
When Shisuka makes a gesture similar to measuring a pulse on her left wrist with her right hand, the left wrist's inner part opens, and cable attached to what looks like some sort of connector is pulled out.
When I see such thing, I once again become completely aware that that girl is surely robogirl.
Shisuka presented me the the front part of the connector, pulled out as it is.
「Eh ? What am I to do with this ?」
「Who knows ? If I am handed over to the person, who will become the new master, he will understand, is what professor said」
Even if you say it. Unfortunately, I am only human and surely don't have a part which looks like it can link with connector. If I hold it my mouth, will I be able to speak?.... Hmm ?
The shape of this connector.... Could it be. Well, I can't think up of anything else beside that.
I take out the smartphone from breast pocket of the coat which was hanging on the wall, and link it with the connector, which Shisuka presented me. It fits neatly.
A peculiar electronic sound echoes with a pip, a semi-transparent gauge is displayed on the screen, and it starts changing to the green gauge little by little. Before long the green gauge becomes 100% and smartphone's screen started to shine.
「Wha-, what is this ！？」
When the light lessened, somehow on the surface of the screen there was an approximately 15 centimeter human standing.
It is semi-transparent to some extent, and indeed looks like a picture, however I'm sure that in my smartphone there was no function capable of projecting a three-dimensional body.
A 15 centimeter reflection of a person was a woman in her twenties wearing a white robe and round spectacles, and holding in her mouth what looked like tobacco or something. Her rare blonde hair being long and unkempt, have a feeling of also being spoiled. Jacket and skirt under the white robe also were slovenly worn, that increased further the spur of indifference.
「It is Professor Regina Babylon」
「This person is......？」
The face of the professor which was looking languid suddenly looked up here and sinisterly laughed. Eh?
『Yo-yo, greetings. I am Regina Babylon. First of all, for taking care of the [Sky Garden] as well as Shisuka, I am going to express my gratitude. Thank you, [Mochizuki Touya] fellow』
What is the meaning of this ? Why is the person, who lived nearly 5000 years ago, knows my name?
If I try to think about it very carefully, why this connector is of the the same type as my smartphone ? It is as if she knew about it entirely from the beginning....
『You will understand it, you know. Your guess is quite right. It is also natural to become wanting to know it. Because you are [That sort of human]』
That sort of human, you say..... Are you saying that you know as far as that I am not a human of this world ? Who the heck is this professor .... !?
『I am not going to answer your guess. You should look for it carefully』
After saying that, the professor naturally rolled up her skirt. The black pantsu with attached lace come jumping into my eyes.
『My favorite 』
「I understand ! !」
Unintentionally, I threw away the smartphone on the futon. What is [this sort of human] ! Arbitrarily calling me [this sort of human] ! I don't have any question about your pantsu in particular and I did not become wanting to know, was I !
『Ha-ha-ha. Joke, it was a joke. A trifling playfulness. Do not pay any mind to it』
The image of professor on the futon is laughing with a grin. Meanwhile, she was rolling up her flickering skirt, and kept displaying the pantsu to me. This professor, as I thought, she is strange!