"Hello. Is Mr. Shoma here?
Lysette went back to her house to get some water and met the women of the village.
They all had horns on their heads.
They were the mothers of the children that Shoma had saved.
Shoma is asleep.
Lisette put her finger to her lips and told them.
I peeked into her room earlier when there was no answer to my knocking, and she was sound asleep. It's understandable.
Yesterday, you came here from another world, fought demons, and accomplished the feat of opening the Dragon Emperor's Temple. You can say that he is the king of great deeds.
Lysette wanted to ...... ask you about your likes and dislikes in food.
It's just as well, gentlemen. I was going to come talk to you later. You know, about Mr. Shoma.
"Oh, yeah. Shoma-sama.
The women in the village nodded with a very kind smile.
I know. I know, you don't have to say anything.
"You saved our children, didn't you? You saved our children. We should welcome you in the village.
Yeah. That's why we're all here.
...... That's funny.
Lysette hasn't explained anything yet.
It's funny, Lysette hasn't explained anything yet, but everyone seems to have accepted Shoma. .......
I'm not sure what to do. You can have some if you want.
One of the women holds out a plate with meatballs on it.
It's made from wild boar meat. Do you like it, Mr. Shoma?
"Me too. "We have homemade chimakis, they're good.
"Yes. This is tea. I picked it the day before yesterday, so it's fresh.
Oh, yes. Thank you very much.
Lysette invited them into her house, and the neighbors set the table.
They were quick. They even have a pot of tea ready for her.
""Well, say hello to Shoma-sama."
Then everyone bowed and left.
"...... A king can move people even when he is silent.
After the neighbors left, there was Haruka with a troubled look on her face.
Her red hair was blowing in the evening breeze, and she was scratching her cheeks.
Children ...... have told everyone about Shoma's power.
"...... Oh no.
I couldn't help but feel my eyes go dark.
Lysette had promised Shoma that she would ...... no way .......
...... I have to apologize to you, Shoma.
I'll apologize with you. I'm sure you're not the only one.
The return of the Dragon Emperor.
I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not.
I'm sure that's why everyone is welcoming Shoma.
But that's a responsibility that ...... Lizette has to bear.
I think you're being overzealous, Liz.
I'm not sure what to say, but I'm going to say it.
I'm not sure what to do with it, but I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it.
That's what Haruka always says to me.
Ever since Lisette and her mother wandered from place to place and were accepted in this village.
The people in this village don't force Lisette to do anything. They are all kind people.
But the people in the towns outside of ......
That's just what the merchants and others say.
"...... 'There is a man in the subhuman village who claims to have the blood of the Dragon Emperor. But they won't do anything about it. And in the blood of the Dragon Emperor...
The rest of the words... Lysette knows them too.
"Even in the Dragon Emperor's blood, there are useless people.
A long way from here. The Dragon Emperor in the center.
This is probably the result of his dissatisfaction with that person and the 'wise men' surrounding the Emperor.
I'm just a useless village chief, you know. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
I'm not sure what to say.
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
Lysette and Haruka have been together since birth and have grown up together like sisters.
For Lisette, who doesn't have a family, they are her precious sisters and the family she wants to protect. Her real family died as soon as she arrived in this village.
I've got an idea!
It came out of nowhere.
Haruka clapped his hands in front of Lisette.
"Me, Liz, and Shoma should be brother and sister!
I didn't really understand what he meant.
Sometimes Haruka came up with things that were beyond Lysette's imagination.
"It's a brother-in-law vow!
Yeah. I'm sure you've heard of it. If so, the three of us should take a vow of brother and sisterhood. Then we can serve Shoma as his sisters-in-law forever, right? We can also apologize to the children for leaking the secret, and we can support Shoma-sama as his absolute allies in this village, right?
Haruka smiled with her usual smirk.
In addition, if we become a family, Shoma will always be with us, and my sister Liz can also become a family member who has the same dragon blood.
"Haruka ......, you are...
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
In fact, Lisette had been thinking about becoming a family so that Shoma could fit in at the village.
But she couldn't think of a way to do it.
"You are indeed the chief of this village. That's great. Haruka.
Haruka says, "Stop it!" and laughs.
Haruka's slightly wavy hair is soft and comfortable to the touch. It's the same as when I was little. That's right. Lisette and Haruka have these memories. But you don't have any memories of people in this world.
If that's the case, then Lysette and Haruka should become a family and give Shoma some memories of this world.
Really, Haruka comes up with amazing things sometimes.
I usually don't think about it, though!
I'm sure you're not the only one.
It's usually Lysette who says, "Let's think about this before we make a move, okay? I'm sure you'll agree.
"Now that you've all brought the food, let's have a banquet.
"In memory of my brother and sister-in-law, I guess. In fact, next month the flowers will be in full bloom and it will be perfect for a banquet.
Haruka pointed to the garden of the house.
The spruce tree was planted by Lisette's mother.
She said that the emperor's palace must have the same one.
But Lisette can't wait for next month.
Lysette has always, always, always wanted a nice family.
"...... won't help unless Mr. Shoma agrees.
You're so backward. Liz.
You're too positive. Haruka.
Let's think of something fun. Like getting your name picked out by Shoma.
Oh, that's right. The Dragon Emperor has such power.
We'll talk to Shoma when he wakes up.
Lysette and Haruka took hands and went back to the house.
So, they decided to wait excitedly for Shoma to wake up.
Shoma's point of view...
When I woke up and left the room, I saw that there was food on the table in the next room.
At the table are Lisette and Haruka.
The villagers have brought the food.
We've decided to have a welcome party for Shoma.
They beckoned to me.
I did as I was told and sat down in front of Lisette and Haruka.
But you can sleep a little longer. Shoma-sama.
"No, no. No. If I sleep any longer, I won't be able to sleep at night. Besides, you've prepared so much for me.
Lysette smiled and made a cup of tea.
Then she exchanged a glance with Haruka, nodded and said...
"Please allow me to apologize first.
They both bowed so deeply that their heads touched the table.
Then they began to talk.
The children told their families about my "dragon power". Because of this, the whole village welcomed me with open arms, and their mother brought me food to thank me.
Lysette would like to say a few words. I'm really, really sorry about that.
It's okay, it's okay.
It wasn't always an absolute secret.
I just wanted to keep it a secret because I thought that if a stranger with Dragon Emperor-like powers suddenly appeared, the whole village would panic.
"You don't have to look so desperate. Yeah. "You don't have to look so desperate." "Thanks to you, the villagers welcomed me. I don't mind.
I'm glad you went to .......
Lysette collapsed in her chair, looking like she had lost her mind.
You're really serious. Lysette.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I think it's okay to be that carefree. I'm the one who's been taking care of you.
Should I go to the villagers to thank them for the food?
That can wait until after the banquet.
Yes. Lysette and Haruka want this to be a banquet to welcome you, Shoma.
Then Lisette and Haruka bowed their heads again.
"Welcome to Hazama Village. Welcome to Hazama Village, Shoma-sama.
Welcome to Hazama Village, Shoma-sama.
I don't know.
Why are they both looking at me with bright eyes ......?
Let me introduce myself first.
Yes, that may be necessary.
We've been so busy that we haven't had a chance to really get to know each other.
Okay. Let's start with Lisette.
Lysette looked at me straight in the eyes and said.
My name is Lisette-Louge. I'm 15 years old. I'm a distant descendant of the Dragon Emperor and I'm in charge of the defense of this village. I'm confident in my swordplay.
I'm Haruka Karmilia. Also 15 years old. I'm the apprentice mayor of Hazama. I'm an apprentice village chief of Hazama. My job is to babysit and defend the village like my sister Liz. My sister Liz and I have known each other since childhood and we grew up like sisters. Nice to meet you. Shoma-sama.
Then, Haruka introduced herself.
I'm next, or...
"I'm Masamasa Kiryu... or in this world, Shoma Kiryu. Shoma is fine. I'm from another world, and in my world, I was working with computers... well, with paperwork. He is 28 years old. I'll be staying with you for a little while until I find a place to live.
Lisette and Haruka are craning their necks in wonder.
Aren't you going to live here forever, Shoma-sama?
Lysette's (my) home.
Lysette said, looking a little embarrassed.
No, I don't think that's a good idea. I'd like to rent a vacant house, if possible.
This is a small village, so there are no vacant houses. This is a small village and there are no vacant houses. The only place where Shoma can live without worry is this house.
Lysette took a sip of her tea and said.
And I don't feel like a stranger to you, Shoma. It's like we're kindred spirits. It's the first time I've felt that way. So, Shoma is fine.
It's probably .......
I think it's because I used the dragon seed awakening in front of Lisette.
When I activate that skill, I can temporarily use the power of the dragon.
Lysette's senses must have reacted to that and thought I was one of her own.
I'm not awakened, but...
I feel safe when I'm with you, Shoma. So I'd be ...... happy if you were with me.
Unable to take it anymore, Lisette turned red and slumped down.
I think it's better to give up. Shoma.
Haruka laughed, holding a cup of tea.
It's the first time Haruka knows that Liz has shown such trust in her sister. And Lysette is a righteous person, you know.
I'm sure you've heard of it. And if Shoma is in trouble, it's only natural for Liz to lend a hand.
To be honest, I appreciate Lysette's suggestion.
I still know very little about this world.
I can use the power of the Demon Dragon King Shouma to fight, but I don't know anything else about it.
I don't know where to get food, what kind of water to drink, where to do my laundry, what kind of food to eat. Where do I change my clothes? I don't know which places are safe and which places are dangerous.
That's why I'm hoping that Lisette will come live with me so she can teach me.
I'm not sure if it's possible for a stranger from Alaska and a beautiful girl to live together in this world. ......?
"...... beautiful girl! Lysette is a ...... beautiful girl .......
I don't like it when people say things about Lysette because of that, and I'm sorry if the sentiment in the village gets worse and people get kicked out.
"Does it look like ...... that to you, Shoma-sama, that ...... Lysette is the bloodline of a badly made dragon? ......
"Hey, hey, hey, sister Liz. I'm not sure what to say.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
And now, Lysette and her friends have a proposal.
She held up a finger and said, "Lysette, Haruka and I have a proposal.
I'm sure you've heard of it.
Oh, that's not fair. I'm the one who came up with that idea!
I'm not sure what to do.
I'm not sure what to do with it. If Shoma is the brother and sister of Lisette and Haruka, there will be no problem for them to live together. I'm sure the people of the village will take good care of her.
"...... Siblings-in-law, huh?
In the original world, I've only seen them in stories.
In the original world, I've only seen them in stories, but in this world, they actually work, I guess.
So, if you've taken a vow of brother and sisterhood, and people treat you as family...
"Honestly, ...... would be a big help.
If we're step-siblings, it might not be a problem for me and Lysette to live together.
If I, Lisette, and Haruka become actual siblings, the people of the village will be more likely to accept me.
And I can use my skills and power to defend the village without any hesitation.
It's a good give-and-take.
But is it really okay? There's too much of an age difference for siblings. ......
Lysette is happy to have a family.
I'm happy to have a family, too.
It was unanimous.
Are you sure you don't want to be Lysette's brother or sister, Mr. Shoma?
No, not at all.
Lisette was the first person I met in this world.
I've learned a lot from her, and I know that she's troubled by her dragon blood.
I want to help her, and I trust her.
I don't know Haruka well yet, but I know she's a straightforward girl. And she's welcoming.
I can't think of anyone more qualified to be a guide in this world than these two.
Or maybe it's more a question of whether ...... I'm worthy of them.
Thank you. Lysette. Haruka.
I bowed deeply enough to touch the table.
"I'll take your word for it.
"Yes. With pleasure!
I'll take your word for it.
So, what exactly should we do?
"The ritual begins with drinking tea from the same cup. Then we hurt each other's fingers a little, mix the blood, say our vows and that's it.
I understand. Lysette, sister-in-law.
We haven't done the ritual yet, have we?
She glared at me.
And why is Lysette your sister-in-law? Isn't Shoma older than you by any stretch of the imagination?
Because I don't know enough about this world to be called a brother.
Besides, if Lysette were to change this world or become a great person, and I were to be in a higher position than her, it would be troublesome.
I think it's better to say I'm her brother-in-law to show that I'm her subordinate.
I think it's better to use 'brother-in-law' to show that they are under Lysette's control, especially if 'brother-in-law' is treated like an actual brother and sister in this world. I think there are times when the oldest is the greatest, or something like that.
There is, ......, but...
Mmm," Lisette puffed out her cheeks.
I don't understand. Lysette has always wanted a nice brother.
"I don't think there is a nice brother.
It's okay, right? Liz.
For some reason, Haruka was looking at me with a soft smile.
I think it would be nice to have a spoiled sister.
That's not it.
I'm sure you've heard of it. In other words, Shoma can't go against Liz's sister. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
I'm sorry, but I'm still the eldest brother, please.
I hurriedly added.
I added hurriedly.
I take it back. I take it back. Sorry, but we'll go in order of age. Is that okay?
"Yes! Yes, sir.
I have no objection to that.
Lisette and Haruka nodded.
I knew they'd be honest.
Then we will begin the ritual.
Lysette took a deep breath and began to make the tea again.
It's different than before. She poured the tea into a large wooden bowl and placed cherry blossom colored leaves on top.
These are said to be the leaves of a herb used for purification. It is said to be used in the vow ceremony.
Lysette finished making the tea, sipped it, and held out the cup to me. So this is what I'm supposed to drink. I guess. I put my mouth on the other side of the bowl and took a sip of the tea.
It tastes good and refreshing.
In the original world, we only had tea in plastic bottles.
It's been a long time since I've had freshly brewed tea.
Then Haruka does the same.
Then Lysette put her finger on the tea and put her knife there.
A small drop of blood fell into the tea.
It's just like me. I'm not sure what to make of this.
Being a subhuman doesn't make much difference, does it?
Shoma-sama, come in.
Lysette rinsed her knife in a separate bowl of water and held it out to me.
I'm not used to blades, but .......
I took it easy on her, stabbed the knife into her ...... fingertips, and let the blood drip into the tea. Phew.
And finally, Haruka put a dagger in my fingertip...
I'm not sure what to do.
"Are you okay?
"Hmm. Just lick it and it will heal.
Haruka didn't seem to care and took the fingertip into her mouth.
After a while, he took his finger out of his mouth and found that the blood was soaked through. Apparently, wounds heal quickly in the demon tribe. But you're being too rough. I'm starting to worry. Sister-in-law.
"Finally, I say the vows. Please repeat them as you did with Lisette.
Lysette comes to my right and Haruka to my left.
We put our chairs together, and then the three of us hold hands.
And we chant the same words...
"Though we were born in different worlds.
"Here we are, brother and sister.
"As brother and sister in spirit, we will help each other
"to survive this turbulent world. "and perhaps even save the world.
We will be very close.
"When we die, it will be at about the same time in our lives.
We'll die at about the same time in our lifetimes, and we'll be so happy that we were together in life.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.
Me, Lisette and Haruka put our hands together.
I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who's a bit of a jerk.
...... Now Lysette, Shoma-sama and Haruka are family.
We're brother and sister-in-law.
"We are family.
I'm not sure what to make of this.
It's very ...... riveting.
"Your magic is amazing, Shoma-sama.
I'm not sure what to say. It's my fault?
I asked, and they both nodded their heads.
I just saw the light. .......
It's ....... Brother Shoma.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm not sure what to do with it. It's not rude, is it? I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.
It's fine. "Brother.
...... Yes, yes.
Lysette shook her silver hair, took a deep breath...
The legendary Dragon Emperor is recorded to have given new names to his family and subjects. He accomplished this through a ritual involving magic.
I remember that one of the skills I got at the Dragon Emperor's Temple was 'Naming Breath'.
If this is a literal 'naming' skill, then the Dragon Emperor may have been using it.
I'm sure you'll be able to do the same for Lisette and her siblings.
The fact that it hit me is a sign that I'm connected to you in such a way that you can do that?
That's right, Haruka. That's what Lisette thinks.
I see. That's my brother, isn't it?
No, you don't have to say that.
I still don't know how to use "Add Naming Attribute". I think it's a skill to give back to Lisette, so I don't want to use it unless I have to.
No, the food will get cold.
Then Lisette clapped her palms together.
We'll talk about this later. It's the first time we're having dinner together. Let's eat.
Haruka and I looked at each other and then clasped our hands together.
I feel so embarrassed. I haven't had a meal with my family in a few years.
Then me, Lisette and Haruka ate while talking about each other's personal life. Eventually, Lysette took the lead and we started talking about the turbulent times of this world...
Haruka, who was bored with the tedious conversation, decided to go to the village later to thank everyone for the food...
I was so impressed by the first decent meal in this world that I decided to keep it a secret from the two of them and ...... "work hard enough to pay for the meal".
But I was still tired, so ...... halfway through the meal, I decided to take a break.
"Good night, brother Shoma.
"Good night, brother Shoma." "Get some rest, brother!
"Good night. Lisette, Haruka.
I waved to them and left the room.
I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.
......I'll get used to it slowly from now on. .......