With Natsuki and the others joining us, the inn was divided into two rooms: a men's room for me and Toya, and a women's room for Haruka and the three of us.
This was not only a benefit to Haruka and the other women, but also to the men, especially to Toya.
I didn't mind being in the same room as Haruka, since she was usually in her own room, but Toya was not.
So, for the first time in a long time, there was no one of the opposite s*x in the room, so I relaxed and hung out on the bed.
Well, that's a relief.
"Yes, for the time being. I was a little worried when I found Natsuki and the others, but they seem to be fine now.
From Sahlstat to Rafan, they had experienced their first time out of town and their first time in battle, and although they must have been physically exhausted, their expressions were brighter than ever.
Unwanted work, mental fatigue, and a lack of vision.
To top it all off, the food was bad.
These were the reasons why Natsuki and the others' faces were clouded, but by joining Haruka and the others, they were able to get rid of them all.
They may have been tired, but the meaning of that would be completely different.
Even now, from the room next door where Natsuki and the others are, there is a voice that echoes up to our room.
I don't know what they're talking about, but I guess it's good to be cheerful and noisy.
I'm not sure what you're talking about, but I guess it's good to be cheerful and noisy," he said, looking at the next room.
"...... Toya, you can actually hear me, can't you?
When I asked him about his unnatural response, he lay face down on the bed and shook his head.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
That's ...... what I'm hearing. Probably.
But I don't dare find out.
He won't talk about it. It's probably a conversation best left unheard.
If I were to put my ear to the wall and eavesdrop, it would be as brave as sticking my head in a guillotine.
Only then would I be caught eavesdropping, because that's the way it is.
"Are you going to try to get a private room next time?
"No, isn't that difficult when you live in an inn? There are some innkeepers that offer private rooms. ......
Since I started staying at this inn, I've been doing some research on that side of things, but at least in this town, there was no better inn than this one.
There was also an inn with private rooms, but it was a very low-ranked inn, and if I were to change my regular lodging there, I am sure that I would have to pay much more for lodging than here, and the quality of life would be much lower.
You'll realize how foolish it was to say that you wanted a single room.
It would be more practical to rent a house. If you want a private room.
That's what I'll do. ....... That'll be a while.
I nodded to the slightly disappointed Toya and made a suggestion to address his concerns.
If you need me to vacate the room, feel free to do so. It would have been harder to say if Haruka was here, but we're both men. --Can you give me an hour?
...... Oh, Toya, are you actually early?
Well, you're young.
Well, you're young and you've got a lot on your plate.
No! I don't need that kind of attention! I can't do this here!
...... Oh, I see. There's nothing to eat.
That's where my imagination engine is running at full speed, so no! I can stand it!
It's only been a month or so. But...
It's not good for you to hold back too much.
I don't need you to tell me that! Anyway, Nao, are you okay?
Oh, I've lost my appetite for that kind of thing, haven't I?
I'm not sure if it's because of my race, or because of my lifespan, which is twice that of a human.
Perhaps puberty occurs a little later in life.
If you simply cut their age in half, they would be under 10 years old.
You can't be jealous of ....... No, what about ......?
Is it better to have it or not?
It is difficult to say, because it is a kind of biological vitality.
"Well, I don't think Toya is going to lose her temper, but I think it's better to vent in moderation. I don't want her to just wander into a whorehouse.
Haruka told me that it was forbidden to enter the brothel because of the danger of getting sick.
This is because prostitution is a common practice at the inn where Natsuki and her friends worked, and it is very common and familiar.
You don't have to go out to the so-called "s*x district" to have a chance.
It is too dangerous for weak-willed youths who want to have s*x.
...... Well, we don't have that kind of money, do we, with our pocket money?
No, but that's not really true.
"Oh, really? Really?
Oh, Nao, are you interested? Are you?
Not really, but I'm interested in the economy.
I smiled and nodded to him, but he was not satisfied with my answer and clicked his tongue.
You're not interested? That's not even 80% of what the boys are talking about.
"No, it's not that high a percentage! What kind of school life have you been living?
What kind of school life do you usually have?
Did you talk obscenities with all your other classmates?
I'm kidding. I'm kidding. You can get laid for the price of one meal or something.
Really? ....... Oh, my God, another world.
Otherworldly, I mean, ......, well, there are areas like that.
It's not necessarily otherworldly.
I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it.
"It's not a world, but a time and a region.
"I mean, Toya, don't ever mess with that thing, okay? You'll end up in Haruka's care for sure, and she'll give you shit about it.
No way. I know.
I understand that men are not very trustworthy in this area.
That's why Toya's words were so .......
"Seriously, seriously. You have to trust me! I promise!
He looked at me with his unclouded eyes.
His eyes are so clear, it's easy to believe him. .......
It's not that I don't believe him, but I reminded him again.
--Toya did indeed keep her word.
I'll give him that much.
But later on, as a reaction to that, she ended up getting into something terrible!
That doesn't make any sense!