It has been three days since we left the city.
My steps have been leisurely as I aimed for my destination.
Suddenly, Panda punched me in the face.
My vision went blank and I fell heavily on my back in the middle of the street.
Panda looks angry and bounces on my face many times. However, it feels good because he's so soft.
"Panda is mad at you because you almost didn't sleep."
"I see... I'm sorry."
I got up and asked him what he wanted.
"Kyui, Kyui, Kyui, Kyui, Kyui!"
"I don't understand."
He's complaining about something, but I don't understand what he's saying.
He turns to Frau, who can understand him more clearly.
"Well, he's frustrated because you haven't paid attention to him lately."
"I still don't understand."
So I sat down in the shade of a suitable tree and decided to pay attention to Panda.
His body is really soft. I could feel something squishy , could it be his buttocks?
"What is he saying?"
"He wants you to hug him."
"I see... How about this?"
I hugged and caressed him gently, and his eye began to glaze over.
For some reason, Kaede offered her tail.
Her face was red and embarrassed.
Do you really want me to do the same?
"Frau wishes she had a tail."
"Ha... Only I do."
Unusually, Kaede makes a strong self-affirmation.
Frau wondered aloud; "how can I make my Lord like my wings?"
I left Panda, who had fallen asleep, alone and began to stroke Kaede's tail.
Her coat is soft and silky.
It feels good to touch it with my fingers.
I knew she brushed it every day, but I didn't realize how much brushing would change it to the touch.
The surface reflects light and is beautiful.
Tap Tap Tap
Each time I caressed a different spot, Kaede covers her face with both hands and looks embarrassed.
Her breathing is getting more and more agitated, so I think it's time to stop.
But there is one last thing I would like to do.
I buried my face in her tail.
I've wanted to do this for a long time.
I thought of it every time I saw her fluffy tail.
Ah, it feels too good.
"My Lord! Kaede couldn't take it!"
I think I've crossed the line.
Her face is bright red.
"Oh, you're awake now."
Kaede, who was riding on my back, had just woken up.
She was sleeping peacefully, so I decided to carry her and continue our journey.
The sun was about to set, the day was almost over.
"Excuse me, Master, I'll get down right away!"
"Let me carry you some more."
Her weight is very different from what it was before.
As strange as it sounds, she feels lighter now.
Is she smelling the back of my neck?
"Hyaaaa, master! Master, master, master!"
The back of my head felt ticklish.
She put her arms around my neck and began to squeeze me very hard.
Frau and Panda were back.
I had told them to go a little ahead and check out the end of the road.
We should be arriving at the city by now.
Otherwise, we'll have to set up camp tonight as well.
"There's a city at the end! It's really big, and sturdy looking!"
After a while, the city appears in our range of vision, just as Frau said.
A high and wide wall surrounds the whole city, it looks like a castle.
We have finally arrived at the fortified city of Lawana.
"Stop it, Kaede, that's not right."
"Frau also wants to!"
Frau moves from side to side, hiding in my clothes.
Even Panda was forced to sneak in.
Stop, it tickles.
I can't stop laughing as I squirm.
Please come out of there.
When I managed to reach the entrance to the city, I was stopped by the soldiers guarding the gate.
"Hey, you guys! Show me your ID!"
"Stop laughing! It's not a joke!"
"No, no, 'stop, please!"
No, guys, you're making me....
"It's someone suspicious! Get him!"
"There's something on that guy's clothes that's moving!"
Soldiers gather and surround us.
"Agh, I don't know where the exit is."
"Oh, no, not there!"
"What's the matter with you, start confessing everything!"
I was captured by soldiers and taken inside the city.
They took me to the prison and locked me in a cell.
"This guy must be a demon. He's really weird."
"He was laughing the whole time. It's creepy."
"Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh."
One of the soldiers gently set Kaede down on the ground and walked away from the prison.
Kaede was sitting next to me, still asleep.
How long have you been sniffing my head?
What do you have there?
She had ripped off the hem of my shirt.
Frau was still inside my clothes.
She was waving her legs inside my shirt.
I hit my chest as hard as I could, right where Frau's head was.
I went into prison because of you.
Reflect on this.
"Free at last!"
"Ah... I thought this torture would never end..."
Frau is already out of my shirt... And I think I've laughed more than I will for the rest of my life.
Now... How am I going to clear up this misunderstanding?
I am in trouble.
"Here you go. This is today's food."
A soldier brings us food.
Apparently, the interrogation is tomorrow and we have to spend tonight in prison.
A simple meal of bread and soup.
And it is only for two people.
"I would like one more dish if possible."
"Don't be picky. Be thankful we gave you something to eat."
The young soldier leans against the bars of my cell, looking angry.
He is probably only seventeen or eighteen years old.
He looked tired, this job must be hard.
"Kaede, Frau, you eat."
"But Master, you must eat."
"That 's an order."
Both reluctantly begin to eat.
I walked over to the bars and sat down."
"Hey, is it possible for them to tear down this fort?"
"I've heard that it's getting harder and harder to maintain defense."
"And what is the hero doing?"
"He arrived recently. He treats us with contempt, so we've lost faith in him. I have heard nothing about his activity in these lands."
So, Sain and Lisa are here. And they don't seem to have done anything.
I am now beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
We will soon meet again.
"You're an idiot for laughing like a fool at the entrance like that. If you act like that, you'll end up in jail in any city. You don't look like a bad guy."
"That wasn't my fault... Although it's too late to say that now."
"Hmm, well, I'm sorry to hear that. You'll be properly debriefed tomorrow. So you should give your explanation there. Oh, and by the way, I haven't seen your ID or anything like that yet."
Oh, that 's right.
The soldiers were so focused on my actions that they put me in jail immediately.
I reached into my pocket and went to take out my adventurer's card.
As I reached for my adventurer's card, the soldier noticed my bracelet.
"Hey, wait a minute, is that a hero bracelet you're wearing?"
"Hm? Oh yes, that's right."
I showed him the adventurer's card I had.
"You're the Manyu Brigade... That famous party we've heard so much about?
The soldier was trembling with wide eyes as he examined us.
I don't know what kind of rumors are flowing around, but I hope they are good ones.
The young soldier ran off with the card.
A few minutes later, three soldiers approach the front of the prison with multiple footsteps in the background.
The middle-aged man who appeared to be the commander appeared, pale faced.
"Forgive me, sir! I didn't think you were a hero of Armand!''
The door opens with great ferocity.
But I refused to leave.
Even if they let me leave here now, I won't be able to find anywhere to stay. And I don't feel like camping outside.
"It's a bit dirty, but I'm just looking to spend the night, and this place is more than enough."
"Don't you want to come out!?"
"It's okay. Can I have some more food?"
"Right away! Hey, serve him more food, and don't be rude this time!"
A few minutes later, a cart placed in front of us had a large amount of food.
The main course was a whole roast chicken.
It was freshly cooked, and smelled great.
"How was it, are you satisfied?"
"Yes, it was delicious, and..."
I gave the soldier some gold coins.
"Here's a little something for letting us stay here, and for the food. Buy some good booze and enjoy yourselves."
"Just as one would expect from a true hero! Thank you very much!"
I gave them a lot of money, so even a large group of people could have a big feast.
After eating the little feast they brought me, we all slept soundly.