Chapter 287 : Spending The Night In The Inn
After finishing my meal, I left Celine, Nicola, and Ester in the dining hall and went to our room in the inn.
The room was a bit larger than the four-person room we stayed in at Sadola Town.
There was a wooden closet, a table, four chairs, and four beds.
I think I will use the bed on the right side by the wall.
I sat down on my bed and took out a bucket and a towel from my Item Box.
It’s already a bit late and I’m too lazy to build a bathtub, so I think I’ll just wipe my body with a wet towel and just chill on my bed.
After chilling for a few minutes on my bed, thinking about various things while lying down, I heard the sound of the door opening and saw Nicola entering the room.
Without saying a word, she approached me and sat on the bed next to mine.
「Where are Celine and Ester? I thought you would come back with them.」(Mark)
「Ester had something to discuss with Celine, so I read the mood and left them alone.」(Nicola)
「I see… I wonder what Ester wanted to discuss with Celine.」(Mark)
Is there something bothering her mind…?
While I was thinking about Ester, Nicola stuck out her hand and showed me her palm.
「Onii-chan, I want my baked sweets.」(Nicola)
「Oh, right. I promised I would give you the sweets after you finish your dinner. Here you go.」(Mark)
I took the baked sweet from my Item Box and handed it to Nicola.
She loosened her mouth, observed the sweets for a moment, and put it in her mouth.
Nicola’s face turned bright red as she tried to take a bite of the baked sweet.
Seems like the baked sweet was too hard for her.
She was finally able to take a bite of it, but she didn’t look so happy.
「Ughh… Onii-chan, how could you and Ester eat these freaking hard sweets…? My jaws hurt…」(Nicola)
「Was it that hard? The local kids seemed to love those sweets though. They ate them without problem.」(Mark)
「Really? Ughh… I guess it’s just too hard for a fragile girl like me… Here, you can eat this.」(Nicola)
Nicola stuck out her baked sweets at me.
That’s too bad. It’s indeed hard but it’s delicious though.
After handing me the sweets, she took out her toothbrush and a small jar of toothpaste from the drawer attached to the bed and started brushing her teeth.
She then changed into pajamas and lay down on her bed.
「I’m gonna sleep now. It seems that Celine and Ester will have a long conversation, so you better not wait for them and just go to sleep.」(Nicola)
She went to sleep, leaving me alone with the baked sweets covered with saliva in my hand…
I will never give Nicola hard sweets again…
While keeping that in mind, I sighed and put the sweets in my Item Box for now. I then lay down on my bed and closed my eyes.
The next morning, I heard the sound of clothes rustling and woke up.
I turned my head in the direction of the sound and saw Celine in the middle of getting dressed on her bed.
「Eh!? G, Good morning, Mark…」(Celine)
Celine, who was in her underwear, hastily hid her breasts with her hands when she realized I was watching her.
「Good morning Celine. Umm, should I get out?」(Mark)
「N, No, you don’t have to. I’m almost done anyway.」(Celine)
「Alright. I’ll get change too after you’re done.」(Mark)
She was embarrassed for a moment. That’s rare.
Since she didn’t tell me to get out of the room, I decided to stay and wait for her to finish dressing up.
By the way, Ester’s bed was empty, and Nicola seemed to have just woken up too.
『My “Lucky Pervert” alarm wakes me up. Hmm, I see, so Celine is in the middle of changing her clothes. What perfect timing. Oh? Onii-chan, did your “Lucky Pervert” alarm wake you up too?』(Nicola)
『I’m not a pervert and I don’t have such a weird alarm!』(Mark)
『Is that so? Aa-ah, I wish Celine would shout, “Kyaa! Mark, you’re such a pervy!” That would be more interesting.』(Nicola)
『Hey, why me?』(Mark)
『Oh, well. Guess I’ll just get up now.』(Nicola)
Nicola raised her upper body up and stretched up her arms.
「G’ morning, Onii-chan~! G’ morning Celine onee-chan~!」(Nicola)
「Ara~ Good morning, Nicola-chan~」(Celine)
After the three of us finished changing clothes, the door opened, and Ester entered the room.
「Ah, you guys are finally awake. I woke up too early, so I took a stroll around the inn for a while. Good morning~!」(Ester)
「Fufu. Good morning~」(Celine)
「Good morning, Ester-chan!」(Nicola)
「Good morning….. Hm…?」(Mark)
After I exchanged greetings with Ester, I realized something was off.
For some reason, I felt like Ester looked different from usual.
「Umm, Mark, what do you think of my new appearance?」(Ester)
I finally noticed what made Ester look different.
It was her ears.
Her pointy elven ears have turned into rounded human ears!