Chapter 295 : No Wine For Today


「Well then, we’re staying in our own tent tonight as well. No peeking, okay? See you in the morning~」(Celine)

「Ou, don’t be late.」(Garrett)

After riding for an entire day without any accidents, we decided to set a camp at sunset.

When we got off the carriage, I saw Lumon silently begin to make a campfire without even glancing at us.

I don’t know why but I feel like he looks suspicious…

After I set up my container house a little away from the carriage, we took turns taking a bath.

Today, Nicola and Tio were taking the bath first. Celine and Ester were taking a bath after them.

「Ahh~ That was such a nice bath as usual~」(Celine)

When Celine got out of the bath, I asked her while preparing food at the dining table.

「Celine, which wine would you like to drink tonight?」(Mark)

「Umm… I think I’ll pass. No wine for today~」(Celine)


I was speechless.

It’s rare for Celine to not drink alcohol for an entire day!

Looking at my surprised face, Celine pouted.

「Geez, what’s with that reaction? Even a heavy drinker like me doesn’t feel like drinking sometimes, you know?」(Celine)

「But why today? Do you feel sick or something?」(Mark)

Celine squinted and made a serious expression for some reason.

「I have a feeling that something is going to happen tonight…」(Celine)

「Do you mean, there will be monsters or bandits attacking us tonight?」(Mark)

「I’m not sure, but sometimes I feel worried for no reason like this, and when I do, usually something bad happens…」(Celine)

「C, Celine, what should we do then?」(Ester)

When Ester asked Celine worriedly, Celine stroked her head to calm her down.

「Well, we can only be prepared for anything. We can use sensing magic, so there’s no need to panic.」(Celine)


『Nicola, you have the strongest sensing ability among us. Do you sense monsters or bandits nearby?』(Mark)

『Nope. There’s nothing on my radar, but Celine is far more experienced in this sort of thing than any of us, so we should trust her hunch and be very careful.』(Nicola)

When everyone fell silent and looked worried, Celine suddenly clapped her hands once and talked with a cheerful voice.

「Well, I could be wrong, so there’s no point in worrying about it now. Anyway, let’s have dinner! Mark, what’s on the menu today?」(Celine)

Celine probably thought we better change the atmosphere. That’s why she did that.

Well, you will only exhaust yourself if you’re too worried about uncertain things after all.

『Onii-chan, Celine likes okonomiyaki, so we should have it for dinner!』(Nicola)

『Ah, you’re right.』(Mark)

「Nicola said she wanted okonomiyaki, so we’re going to have okonomiyaki for dinner.」(Mark)

Nicola requested okonomiyaki to cheer Celine up, but Celine lowered her eyebrows as if she didn’t like the idea.

「Ugh… Eating okonomiyaki will make me want to drink alcohol… Nicola-chan, I’m sorry, but I think we should eat something else.」(Celine)

「I see…」(Nicola)

Nicola made a sad face and looked down. She then talked to me via telepathy.

『Ugh… thinking about okonomiyaki, now I really want to eat it… I think I should use that forbidden technique here!』(Nicola)

『Forbidden technique…?』(Mark)

While I was wondering, Nicola glanced up at Celine with teary eyes.

「I really want to eat okonomiyaki, but… if Celine onee-chan doesn’t want it, then I don’t mind eating something else…」(Nicola)

She then smiled weakly at Celine, trying to show how pitiful she was.

Seeing Nicola’s miserable face, Celine clenched her fists and gritted her teeth really hard.

「Khh…!! How could I let this girl make such a sad face!? I’m ashamed of myself! Mark, we’re going to have okonomiyaki tonight! Take out as much as you have! I will do my best to fight the temptation of drinking alcohol for Nicola-chan’s sake!」(Celine)

Celine made up her mind and asked me to prepare okonomiyaki.

If she doesn’t want okonomiyaki, I can just prepare something else for her. She doesn’t have to eat the same food as us…

Oh, well…

「Yayy~! Thank you, Celine onee-chan!」(Nicola)

Nicola got up from her chair and hugged Celine’s waist. She looked happy to have gained Celine’s sympathy.

Celine stroked Nicola’s head and turned her gaze to me.

「Mark, hurry up and prepare the okonomiyaki before I change my mind!」(Celine)

「A, Alright…」(Mark)

For Celine, eating a meal that goes well with alcohol without drinking alcohol is the same as killing herself.

I was a heavy drinker like her in my previous life, so I can understand her feelings.

As she asked, I took out the okonomiyaki my dad made from my Item Box, and then we had dinner together.

While eating, Celine drank a lot of water to distract herself from drinking alcohol.

Knowing how hard it was to hold yourself back from drinking alcohol when you really want to, I feel like bursting into tears…

Celine, you’re the champ!




We went to bed after having dinner and relaxing in the living room for a while.

I closed my eyes, trying to sleep, but I couldn’t calm down after listening to what Celine said before dinner.

My mind is not strong enough to be able to sleep soundly after being told that we might be attacked.

I kept maintaining my Sensing Magic while lying down, and after about an hour, when I finally started to feel sleepy, I sensed something.

There seemed to be quite a number of people slowly approaching us from the direction where the carriage was.

I opened my eyes and got up.

I saw Nicola sitting on her bed which was next to mine. It seems like she noticed those people before I did.


「Yeah, I know.」(Mark)

Tio, who was sleeping in the same bed as Nicola, raised her upper body and rubbed her eyes.

Seems like we woke her up.

「Nicola-chan…? What’s the matter…? Fwaaahh~ *yawn*」(Tio)

「Tio onee-chan, I’m sorry for waking you up, but… They’re coming…」(Nicola)


「We better be prepared.」(Mark)


I jumped off my bed and reached for the door of the room.

When I opened the door, Celine, who was sleeping with Ester in the living room, got up from her futon and looked at me.

「Seems like my bad feeling was right…」(Celine)



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