70 Episode 70

 I carried Iris to the inn and laid her down on the bed.

 When a person collapses due to magic depletion, they usually don't wake up for about an hour.
 Iris would need to sleep for a while.

 I then reported the situation to the heroes' guild using the magic calling tool.

 There were four vampire spawn lurking in one of the village dwellings, and I fought them off and used Iris' Ultimate Heal to save the lives of the victims.

 However, the vampire itself, which should have been the origin of the incident, has not yet been encountered, and Cecilia's whereabouts are still unknown.

 It's a great way to get to know your friends and family.

"Phew. ......

 That's all for now.

 I sat down on one of the chairs in the inn room, picked up a glass of milk next to me, and poured the contents into my stomach.

 When Rio saw me, he stood in front of me with a worried look on his face and said to me.

"Hey, bro, are you tired? Are you okay? Do you want me to squeeze your tits?


 I spurted out a big gush of milk.

"Geez, geez, ......!

Oh, my brother's dirty! That cost me!

Sorry, ........ But Rio, where did you learn that line?

 I get a towel and wipe Rio's body with it.

 This is a great way to make sure you are getting the most out of your time with your family and friends.

He took the towel from me and started wiping himself. "...... Cecilia, my sister taught me how to do this. I'm sure you've heard of it.

"You b*tc*, ......! What the hell are you doing to my little angel?

...... sister, you never told me about that. ...... I'm so hurt right now.

 In the meantime, Maifa was crumpling on the floor of the room, looking at her own flat chest.

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.

 And that's it.

I'm sure you'll agree. I've got a favor to ask you.

"Hmm, what? You want to rub my tits? You're so naughty.

No! I'm not saying that... Rio, if there's anything you're hiding from me, you can tell me right here and now.

 When I said that, Rio's face instantly turned serious.

 Even the crestfallen Maifa listened to the story with interest.

I'm not sure what you're talking about, bro.

 I'm not sure what you're talking about," he said, his eyes swimming left and right.

 It was after the vampire spawn had been defeated that I began to feel uncomfortable with Rio's behavior.

 After that, there were a few things that came out of Rio's mouth that seemed unnatural.

 Rio came back a little later than Iris after evacuating the villagers, and something might have happened during that time - when Rio was away from me.

 I put my hands on both of Rio's shoulders.
 Rio shivered.

Rio, tell me what's going on. Depending on what it is, it could be dangerous for Rio, Iris or Maifa.

I'm sure you'll be able to tell me what's going on.

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.

 I'm pretty sure he's hiding something from me, but he's not going to tell me.
 I had no choice.

All right. Let me know if you remember anything else.

"...... Yeah.

 Rio only replied with a pout.

 Maifa watched him with a thoughtful gesture.

 While this was going on.
 After a while, Iris woke up, and we all had lunch at the inn's dining room.

「「「「Let's eat! 」」」」

 We sat around a round wooden table for four and held hands in front of the food.

 Bread, soup, grilled chicken, salad and oranges for dessert.

 As Rio, Iris, and Maifa began to enjoy their meals, I lectured my students on what I knew about vampires.

 Namely, that vampires have the ability to attack humans and turn their victims into spawn by sucking their blood.

 In addition, vampires are powerful fighters and are damaged when exposed to sunlight and weakened if they do not sleep in a place with "unholy soil".

 In addition...

Vampires also have a number of other strange abilities and characteristics. For example, vampires have the weakness of not being able to enter houses inhabited by people without being invited by their owners.

...... I don't know what that is. ...... What do you mean, brother?

 I'm not sure what you mean.
 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

 Rio's behavior is still bothering me, but that's okay.
 I continue with my explanation.

I don't really understand the principle, but I'll tell you what it is. Vampires can't enter a human dwelling without being invited by the person inside. You can think of it as a kind of warding that only works on vampires in human dwellings.

...... It doesn't make sense even if you explain it. ...... is too mysterious a phenomenon.

 Even with my explanation, Maifa still didn't seem to get it.

 I know how you feel.
 At first I thought, "What the hell?

"Well, that's the way it is anyway. That's why the chief's instruction to the villagers not to go out of the house in the middle of the night was, in the end, the right thing to do. Vampires, who are damaged by sunlight, don't want to move much during the day, and usually sleep in coffins covered with "unholy soil". However, when the vampire comes out of the coffin at night, all the humans are inside the house and cannot touch them. This makes it hard for them to move.

I see. ....... But doctor, then why did the people in that house become vampire spawn? If vampires can't get inside the house, they can't bite and suck blood. ......

 As Iris asks this question, she uses her fork to bring the salad to her mouth and gulps it down.
 Good question.

It could be any number of things. ....... For example, for some reason, the householder in the house may have invited the vampire in.

Some reason. ....... What could that be, for example? ......

I'm sure there are plenty of ways to think about it, but for example, vampires have another nasty ability. It's called the "mesmerizing eye.

...... Still there? I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but I think it's a good idea. If the target is an ordinary person with weak resistance, they will fall in love with the vampire, the user of the ability, at once and become intoxicated. So...

"Oh, you know what, bro, ......!

 At that time, Rio suddenly interrupted me.

 I looked at him and he was staring at me with a worried look.

"What's ......? What is it, Rio?

 I tried my best to put on a friendly face and smiled at Rio.
 When Rio saw my face, his cheeks flushed a little, but he continued to speak.

In the event that you've got a lot more than one of these, you'll be able to take a look at a few of them and see what they're all about.

In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at the following tips to help you get the most out of your trip. In the event that you are not able to resist completely, you may find yourself liking the vampire or accepting a favor from the vampire.

So, I see. ......

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

 ...... I see.
 I think I have a general idea of what Rio is hiding.

 It's a very dangerous situation, but I think we're lucky that Rio is here right now in this state.

 I'm relieved.
 One wrong move and we could have been in a lot of trouble.

 I don't know exactly what the enemy is thinking, but whatever it is...

 I got up from my seat and walked quickly to stand behind the seat where Rio was sitting.
 Rio looks at me in a hurry.

"Hey, bro, what's ......?

I'm sorry, Rio... but I'm going to have to restrain you.

"What the ......? Wow, ......?

 I kicked over the chair Rio was sitting in.

 I kicked the chair that Rio was sitting on and pushed him down onto the floor of the cafeteria, where he lost his balance.