8 Episode 8

 The next morning.
 I went to the school building of the Academy of Heroes again.

 And to the three girls I say.

"I want you to help me clean my place. You'll be paid in meals and baths. How's that sound?

I'll do it!
I do!
...... I'm up for it. I'd rather have a pedophile brother peeping at me bathing.

 There was one person who made a disturbing comment, but I'll pretend I didn't hear it.

 And so, the three girls and I set about cleaning the teachers' residence.

 Incidentally, while we were cleaning, the three of us were having this exchange.

"Hey Maifa. Stop calling my brother a pedophile.

"Yes, I am. It's rude to your brother.

...... Don't worry about it. ...... I'm taking advantage of your brother's weakness. I'll take care of it.


 You'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.
 I'm not sure if you've heard of it or not.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 I'm not sure what to make of that.

 You'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this sort of thing.

"Hey, bro, where should I take this?

"Oh, I don't know. There's a storage room in the back. Just throw it in there.

Okay, okay. Okay.

 Rio did as I told him and carried the luggage to the storage room.

 ...... Rio's demeanor is very different from when I first met him yesterday.
 He seems to be very friendly, or at least he seems to be letting me in.

 According to what I heard, Rio is the oldest sister among the three.

 So, she plays the role of an older sister protecting her two younger sisters in front of people who need to be careful.
 But I guess she's really a friendly and carefree person like she's showing now.

 On the other hand, the second daughter, Iris, is shy and does not break easily.

 Whenever she makes eye contact with me while cleaning, she just bows shyly and runs away.

 He was so shy that when he needed to ask me something, he would try to catch Rio and ask him indirectly.

 Rio knew that Iris was like that...

What? Why don't you just ask your brother directly?

You can't ask him that. ...... How can Rio and Maifa be so casual with someone they've never met before? ......

I'm sure my brother will be fine. Go ahead, go ahead.

Go ahead. ......!

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.

"Whoa. Are you okay, Iris?

Oh, brother. ...... Sorry, sorry, sorry! Oh my God, Rio! Stop doing that!

Take your time.

No, no, no, no, no! Wait a minute, Rio! Help me!

 I'm sure you'll agree that it's a great idea.

 ...... Oh no, it's so cute.
 I'm not sure what to do.

What's up, Iris? Is there something you want to ask me?

 I ask.

"Oh, yeah, well, ...... yes, ...... there was a tool shed in the bathroom, but I was wondering where I should take it .......

"Oh, that's probably in the storage room too. Throw everything you don't know into the shed for now.

Wow, I get it! Thank you very much!

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
 It's cute, like a little animal.

 I've been thinking about .......
 You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of these in the marketplace.

...... brother, you're still obsessed with Iris.

Don't say it like that. And don't be lazy, Mayfa, work.

 I don't know what to say about Maifa, she's been slacking off on her cleaning.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

I'm not sure what to make of that. I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea. ...... My laziness makes Rio and Iris look like hard workers by contrast. This is my sisterly love for Rio and Iris. ......

I'm sure you'll agree. I'm sure you'll agree.

...... teehee.

 If you give them a pat on the back like that, they'll do just fine, and if they start doing it, they'll be more efficient.
 I guess you could call me an intelligent lazy person.

 The three of us went on cleaning, and just before the sun came up in the sky, the cleaning of the house was roughly completed.

 At that point, I announced the end of the cleaning.

"All right, let's get some food. You guys help me cook.

"Yes, sir.

 I let the three of them help me cook the meal.

 The menu was almost the same as last night, but I went to the village chief's house to get some extra cheese and grape jam to add to the lunch.

 During the cooking, Rio and the others were surprised that I used magic to light the wood on fire.

"Wow, ...... brother, is that the kind of 'magic' that only brave men can use?

"Oh. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to use it.

"Seriously? You're going to teach us?

Of course. I've come to this village as a teacher in order to teach you guys various things.

 In the event that you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find it on the web.

 The adult heroes have gone to work in other towns or never returned, so they are not in this village now.

 So basically I'm only going to be teaching Rio and the other three.

 When I was at the Academy for the Brave in King's Landing, or even in the city before that, one teacher taught dozens of students, so being able to teach just the three of us hand in hand is the first time I've had such a luxurious educational environment.

 Instead, however, the educational facilities and environment are completely inadequate.

 Aside from the training facilities, it is quite difficult to prepare and review without at least an elementary magic textbook, so I would like to do something about that in the future.

「「「「Thank you for the meal: 」」」」

 After finishing the meal, we all clean up.
 When I gave them various instructions, all but one of them did a good job, which I thought was very nice and honest.

 And when we're done cleaning up, we say...

"All right, boys, I've already boiled the bathwater, so come on in.

 When I said this, the three of them cheered.

 Rio and Iris immediately went to the changing room and started to prepare for bathing, but...

 But one of them, Maifa, stayed behind and said to me.

...... You can join us, brother. ...... I'll even give you a back bath.

 She then smiled at me.
 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.

 ...... He's playing with me again, isn't he?

I'm sure you're not the only one. You're going to get hurt one day if you keep doing that.

"......". ...... You're doing it by looking at them. ...... You'll be fine, brother.

You know what? ....... You know, all men are wolves when they peel back their skin. What do you know with your short life experience? You should really be careful.

 When I said that...
 I don't know what she was thinking, but she walked up to me, almost as close as I was to her.

 Then, as I flinched, she put her arms around my waist and the small girl hugged me tightly.

...... No, that's not it. ...... You said I'd be fine.

"Oh, hey, Maifa, ......!

 You're right, I panicked.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

"...... nihihi, yuck. ...... I win. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that your brother is a pedophile.

"Oh, my God. ....... Stop playing around and go take a bath!

I'll be right back.

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

 It's good to be tough, but it's going to be a challenge to deal with that guy. .......