The night came and I knocked on Alaine-san’s room, a movement that I was already familiar with. I had come into this room so many times already that I had gotten used to it. By the way, just like what Alaine-san had told me, I made sure to come here without anyone else finding out.
“Yes, come on in.”
I excused myself as I entered her room. In the room, I saw the sight of Alaine-san all dressed up.
I was stunned as I saw the sight of Alaine-san.
Si-Since when she dressed like this? Also what’s this delicious feeling coming from Alaine-san……? Why? I don’t understand. Just what’s with this sudden change of heart?
“He-Hey. Don’t stare at me so hard like that. You’re making me embarrassed…”
I could hear the sound of Alaine-san’s voice. She sounded a little bit agitated.
“My-My apologies. I was fascinated by your unusual appearance.”
I immediately replied. To be precise, I was more bewildered rather than fascinated but it would be better not to say that.
“Wha-….. You’re not going to get anything from flattering me… So… What do you think? Do you think this suits me?”
When Alaine-san asked me with a hint of hesitation in her voice, I nodded my head. It really suits her very well. Now that I have calmed down and looked at her closely, it really suits her. She looked beautiful.
“Tha-Thanks. Ah, let’s not talk while standing. You can take a seat on that sofa over there.”
I sat down on the sofa. Then, Alaine-san also sat down next to me.
……… Isn’t she a little bit too close?
“So how is it? Do you want something to drink? I got some good alcohol with me.”
“No, I’m fine.”
I declined Alaine-san’s offer. After all, I couldn’t really taste the alcohol anyway. All I knew, it tasted so bad and shitty that it made me want to vomit. My catastrophic sense of taste also affected the drink I had. Even ordinary water, that basically had little to no taste, still tasted so bad to the point of making me cry.
It was really painful for me to keep on living. There was nothing but pain in my life. I couldn’t eat nor sleep. I had nothing fun to look forward to. I could only train my body. That was the kind of life I had been living.
…….. It was amazing now that I thought about it again. I… Just how did I endure it all to this point? Even though I had been living a peaceful life back in Japan.
“…. I see.”
Alaine-san’s voice sounded a little bit sad… Her voice filled me with guilt. But.. I couldn’t taste it anyway. Whether it was alcohol or water, they all tasted like shit to me so it’d be a waste to give it to me. I literally couldn’t differentiate the taste between vomit and alcohol. They all tasted the same to me.
“S-So? What do you want to talk with me about?”
Alaine-san told me to get to the main subject right off the bat.
I called out to her in my most serious voice I had ever used up until now in my life.
“I… I’m thinking of resigning from the knight…. Thank you for your help up until now.”
I bowed my head deeply at Alaine-san.
I’m really indebted to her beyond belief up until now. I really can’t thank her enough.
At that moment, the air was frozen and a sweep of magic power was blowing.
T/N: A macho, muscular beauty… I really hope this novel can get any adaptation so I can see what Alaine looks like ⸜(｡˃ ᵕ ˂ )⸝