Rieke is coming to my house today. I told her that I would pick her up again tomorrow, but she insisted on coming today, so I agreed. I asked Rike to pack up her things so that we could go home early.
Fortunately (?) Fortunately (?), he was ready to leave at any time, and came down from the second floor immediately. But .......
I'm sure you'll be fine. Is that luggage?
Yeah. It's how I got here.
He was carrying a sack that was half the size of his own. He was carrying a sack that was half the size of his own, and had been repaired here and there. But Rike was right, he had come all this way with this luggage, so he didn't mind walking.
Let's get going then. Even with Samija, it'll be tough after dark.
"All right, master!
Rikay replied cheerfully. One of these days I'll get him to stop calling me "master". .......
The three of us hurried down the street. I'm not sure if it's a good idea for me and Samija, but Rike has drunk a lot of alcohol and has a large pack, but he's still on his feet. Is this what it means to be a dwarf? ....... We arrived at the entrance to the forest twenty minutes earlier than usual.
We'll go through the forest from here, so don't get separated.
If we get separated, I'll find you, but don't scream. I'll find you if we get separated, but don't shout. If something bad comes, I might call it in.
"Yes, yes. I understand.
We'll take a break in an hour or so, so just hang in there.
And so we began our journey through the forest. Rieke was not so worried, but he was not used to walking in the forest all the time, and occasionally tripped over tree roots and grass. Still, he didn't lag behind us. He was able to keep up with us until the first break.
How's your leg, Rike? Let me know if you have any pain.
"No, I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine.
I'm fine. I'm fine." "It's dangerous to push yourself too hard in a place like this. If you feel any discomfort, let me know right away.
Yes, sir. Understood, sir.
We set off again and arrived at our house in a little more than an hour. It was just before sunset, and our house was standing in the dim light. In the end, Rike didn't mock or complain that his feet hurt.
This is our house, our workshop.
Wow, it's pretty big.
Well, at least it's big enough to scare you when it appears out of nowhere.
Are your feet okay?
Yeah. They're fine! They're much easier to walk on than I thought they'd be.
Okay. Just get inside.
I used the key to unbolt the door and open it.
Rike walked in. Samija follows.
I called out to her.
"What? What is it?
I had noticed that Samija had chosen a route that was easy to walk and less likely to encounter other creatures.
"Oh, hey, .......
Sarmyja walked into the house, looking embarrassed and flustered. I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
I let Rike and Camiya dust off the trip in the bedroom, and I dust it off in the study, then I quickly prepare a meal, and the three of us sit around the table.
The three of us sat around the table. "Well, it's good that you're here, but we don't have any extra room for you to sleep. So I'm going to ask you to sleep in the bedroom with Samija and Rike for a while.
No, that's not right. No, it's not right. I'm not going to join you two. I'm prepared to sleep in the open, so you can sleep on the floor.
"Hmm? Me and Cāmiya still sleep separately, it's no different.
In fact, Samija still sleeps in the bedroom and I in the study. Samija had offered to give up her bedroom several times, but I had refused each time. By the way, I'm sleeping under a blanket now, and it's surprisingly comfortable.
"Oh, really? You're a couple?
Before I could finish, Samija spewed out a mouthful of tree lion soup.
"Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba, you idiot! How dare you! I'm sure you're not the only one.
Samija protested furiously, her face probably turning red. It's hard to tell what color a beastman is, isn't it?
When we met, Samija was protecting him. When we first met, Samija-san was protecting her master, and even after that, she was glancing at him and talking to him, and her master was caring for Samija-san with every word, so I thought that was it. ......
I was wondering if that was the case. In the event that you have any questions concerning where and how to use the internet, you can call us at the web site. And Samija is usually able to understand me. But you've been watching me closely. ...... I'm a little embarrassed.
Well, that's how it is, me and Samija are nothing at the moment. We're more like a family.
We live in the same workshop.
In the Dwarven sense of the word, living in the same workshop equals family.
Something like that.
When I glanced at Samija, she seemed to be recovering quite well and was drinking her soup. Oh, no, not like this.
Well, since that's the case, I'll assign the two women to the bedroom and the men to the study. This is at the discretion of the owner of the house and the master of the workshop, and cannot be changed.
Rike and Samija reply. They're probably not convinced, but we'll just have to push through with this.
Well, we'll have to put up with that until we get our own rooms.
"Speaking of which, do you have any wood?
Yes. We have a sufficient amount of it ....... It should be dry by now and we can start tomorrow.
Yes, sir! Oh.
And so, a new resident was added to our household.