Chapter 33 – He really looks exactly just like her
Celestia walks into my――or more accurately――Layla’s bed.
The sense of the soft skin on her arm and the smell of her sweet scent makes me nervous.
No, It’s different you know!
I didn’t give my permission with any ulterior motive!
It because I have 100% good intentions for Celestia-san so that she can sleep with peace of mind!
She not only turned her head to face me, but also leaned closer to me.
“…..Fufufu, After all, I feel more relaxed when I’m like this.”
Celestia laughs with a smile.
I’m glad you’re relaxed, but I can’t seem to sleep for other reasons.
“But normally this situation’s the exact opposite, isn’t it? I’m really a pathetic sister.” (Celes)
“No, you’re not, you know?” (Ark)
Celestia-san’s face is right next to mine.
The distance between us is so close that if I turn to the side as it is, our lips will touch each other.
But I don’t have the courage to do that.
So I still keep lying on my back.
“Four years ago……” (Celes)
Suddenly, Celestia-san speak in a low voice.
“I don’t think Layla-san knows … but this city was once attacked by the Demon Lord’s army.” (Celes)
I know it.
“…… Many of the residents were killed. …… In addition, those who died were turned into undead by the power of the enemy and attacked the humans ……. The increasing number of undead almost brought the royal capital to the brink of collapse ……” (Celes)
Certainly, if we didn’t stop by, this city would have been taken over by demons.
” I was attacked by the undead controlled by the leader of the enemy……. But thanks to a certain person, I managed to survive, but ever since then, I’ve been afraid of the undead……. Sometimes I wake up to nightmares about them. It has subsided for a while now, but……” (Celes)
A few days ago, being attacked by high orc undead, surely must have brought those memories back.
“You’ve been acting tough in front of everyone, haven’t you?” (Ark)
“Th, that is because……” (Celes)
“Unn, I understand. Because you’re a princess, so you can’t show any weakness, can you?” (Ark)
“But you don’t have to hesitate with Layla, you know?” (Ark)
“Layla is on Ceres-oneechan’s side!” (Ark)
I feel guilty that I’m not her, but …… but I bet Layla would say something like this.
Celestia had her eyes opened widely for a while, then suddenly…
She hugged me!
“Thank you, Layla-chan……. Thank you…….” (Celes)
O, of course this is unexpected!
It’s not like I said anything sweet to her in anticipation of this situation happening!
You can’t just shake her off, of course, unn.
So I accepted Celestia-san quietly.
It can’t be helped, unn, can’t be helped.
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(…… really calms me down)
Celestia felt the fear she had felt earlier fade away as she hugged a first-year student who was four years younger than her.
When she opened her eyes, she could see the profile of the girl with the distinctive red hair.
Her face was still young, but she seemed to Celestia to be more reliable than anyone else.
(He’s a different person, isn’t he?)
What she remembered was a boy who had saved her from a desperate situation that day.
An undead chimera controlled by a necromancer, a leader of the Demon Lord’s army.
The boy had defeated it so easily.
She had never forgotten that scene, not even for a day.
But unfortunately, she didn’t know who the boy was, or even his name.
(But he really looks exactly just like her.)
He has the same red hair and eyes like the girl in front of her.
It had been four years since then, but their faces were very similar.
And the overwhelming strength of them too…….
That’s why, when she’s by her side like this, she’s able to forget about the nightmare she just had and she’s surrounded by a sense of safety.
When she saw him for the first time at the entrance ceremony, Celestia was happy to see him again, saying, “That’s the boy at that time!” Celestia was very happy to see him again. but was disappointed to find out that he was a girl.
(The appearance was a boy, but he was actually a girl…….? But in response to my earlier story……, I guess they’re not the same person.)
If they had been the same person, she would have said, “Oh, that’s Layla!”.
In the first place, She remembered that the boy had a completely different personality from Layla, albeit they only met for a moment.
(……Or, could it be a sibling of hers……? Speaking of which, I haven’t heard about her fami――)
Celestia unintentionally got to the heart of the matter.
However, perhaps due to the recent accumulation of fatigue, she became drowsy and slowly let go of her consciousness.
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The next morning, I woke up feeling breathless.
It’s because my face was buried in something soft.
Well, this is not unusual.
My sister has a habit of getting into people’s beds in the middle of the night and hugging.
When father was around, usually she would hug him, but now she used me as a substitute for father.
But it’s been a long time.
“Hey, Layla. You’re hurting me.” (Ark)
I forcefully tried to push Layla away from me.
Then the palm of my left hand, which I had put a lot of effort into, felt something I had never felt before.
What is this soft thing?
Was there such softeness thing on Layla’s body?
No, in the first place, Layla should be sleeping in a different dormitory right now.
That’s when I finally remembered what happened last night.
That’s right, I’m pretty sure Celestia-san came into my bed.
Then, the origin of this feeling is…….
When I looked fearfully at what was in my left hand, then the beautiful bulge came into view.
What am I doiiiiiiiiiiiiing!?