Chapter 24: In Order to Fight the Wolf Witch Part 3
I woke up to the sound of chirping birds.
I huddled closer into the warm thing near me and buried my face into it. It was fluffy and felt nice to touch. The sound of the thumping heart also felt soothing to hear.
Why does this warm thing produce any sound?
I snapped my eyes open and my vision was instantly welcomed by the sight of a pure white fur.
No- It’s not just a lump of white fur.
“Melodia, no need to rush. You can sleep some more.”
I immediately felt like I was suffocating. It went without saying that the identity of this white fur was no one else but Dietrich-sama. It seemed I had spent the night sleeping in Dietrich-sama’s bed. Of course the fact that I was sleeping in Dietrich-sama’s bed was a problem enough but I realized there was an even more pressing problem at hand.
When I returned to my human form after spending the night in a wolf form, I was wearing my birthday suit.
Panicked, I immediately pulled the nearby sheet and covered my body with it. Hearing the rustling sound of the sheet, Dietrich-sama’s ears twitched. He had been sleeping beside me.
“Do-Don’t look this way!!”
“Be-Because I’m naked!”
“I really want to see it now!”
“Dietrich-sama!! Please do not be too honest with your heart!”
I yelled as I covered Dietrich-sama with a blanket.
“If it’s like this, I won’t be able to see anything!”
“Exactly! I’m making sure you won’t be able to see!”
I pulled the bell string that was connected to the servant’s quarter and a servant came into the room. When the door was slightly opened by the servant, I immediately asked him to call Ruri-san for me. Ruri-san then came out from a door that appeared to be on the same side as my room.
“Hu-Huh? Ruri-san, that door… Where does that door lead to?”
“To Melodia-sama’s room.”
To my surprise, my room and Dietrich-sama’s room were connected by a single door. From my room, that door looked just like an ordinary wall but from Dietrich-sama’s room, the doorknob was present. Making it easy for people from Dietrich-sama’s room to enter my room by just pulling the doorknob.
“I-I didn’t know about this!”
“The room that Melodia-sama is using is the wife of the head of Fenrir family’s room.”
“I knew it.That must be the case.”
I already thought it was strange that my room was located specifically next to Dietrich-sama’s room.
“What is it?”
“No, not now.”
For the time being, I needed to return to my room. Indeed. That door really connected my room to Dietrich-sama’s room.
“I’ve prepared your dress for you.”
For now, getting dressed was my most important task. I quickly got dressed up. Today I was dressed in a light crimson dress with a stand-up collar layered with frills. I put on a full make-up and then curled my hair vertically using a hot iron. To complete my look, I wore a ribbon on both sides of my head.
Ruri-san, who had carried a full-length mirror in front of me, told me about my next schedule.
“I’ll go and have your breakfast ready.”
“U-Ummm… I have a favor to ask.”
“What is it?”
“If possible, I want to have breakfast together with Dietrich-sama.”
“Understood. I will see what I can do.”
Food tastes better when you eat it together with other people compared to eating alone.
I had seriously thought about that yesterday. That was why, if Dietrich-sama permitted it, I’d love to eat together with him again. Ruri-san returned almost immediately. She reported to me that Dietrich-sama had answered,”certainly” to my favor.
A round table was brought into the dining room, with my breakfast laid up on top of it. Next to my table, there was Dietrich-sama’s low dining table.
“I can’t believe I got to have breakfast together with Melodia. Today is a good day.”
Unexpectedly to other people, Dietrich-sama was pleased. His long tail was stretched out and wagging side to side excitedly.
“The food tastes a hundred times better when I eat it with Melodia!”
“My goodness, I’m glad to hear that.”
In a room that was brightly lit by the sunshine, Dietrich-sama and I filled our tummy with breakfast.
“Dietrich-sama, what should I do for today?”
“Can you help me with the paperwork and letter writing?”
I was helping Dietrich-sama with his official duties as always but for some reason, the servant was acting differently than usual. How do I explain it, it was like they were being more cautious and seemed more curious toward me?
I had only told Ruri-san that I was a beastman the next day after Dietrich-sama found out about it. I didn’t tell any other servants. Could it be, the other servant already found out that I was a beastman?
But if that was the case, they didn’t look scared or gave me any strange looks. If I had to put it into words, I guess it was like they were more courteous toward me? Like they had seen me as their superior? That kind of thing.
I wonder what I’ve done to make them act like this.
I couldn’t stand my curiosity and so I told Dietrich-sama that I wanted to pick some flowers and went out from his office. I immediately captured Ruri-san, who had been waiting for us behind the door. I brought her to the nearby storage room with the intention to question her about it.
“Melodia-sama, what can I help you with?”
“Umm… I’m just wondering why everyone has been staring at me funny since a while ago.”
“By everyone you mean?”
“The butler, the servant, the head maid and other various servants…”
“What do you mean by funny?”
“They are looking at me differently than usual today.”
I waited with a bated breath for Ruri-san’s answer.
“It’s because Melodia-sama has officially become the master’s woman.”
“A candidate to be the master’s wife, so to say.”