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Chapter 1 – Life With Yuti
“W-what should we do now…?”
We managed to hold off the attack by a girl named Yuti, who has the same “Evil” power and the same “Holy” technique as Master Usagi. The words of Master Usagi, who appeared as our helper, revealed that the Evil had tricked Yuti.
As a result, Yuti didn’t attack us anymore, but Master Usagi told us to take care of her.
However, Yuti herself has been holed up in the room by herself to clear her mind, and she can’t be approached for discussion. Well, I’m sure a lot of things are messing up in her head right now…
“It can’t be helped, I’ll just do my daily training routine or something, and then I’ll make some dinner.”
Night and Akatsuki also answered adorably, as if they agreed with my words.
Before coming to the other world, I used to do general push-ups, sit-ups, back-ups, and squats, but I never lost weight for some reason. I didn’t skip it, but I continued to do it every day…
It’s not just that I’ve become more slender due to leveling up in the other world, but also that I’ve suddenly gained muscle mass. Really, the other world is so strange.
After finishing the muscle training I’ve been doing since before I came to the other world, I was training with Night when I suddenly felt a gaze other than Akatsuki’s. When I turned my eyes in that direction, I saw Yuti standing there.
So Night and I stopped our training once and called out to Yuti.
“Um, what’s up?”
I’m also confused by Yuti, who doesn’t say anything when I call out to her, but──.
Suddenly, a sweet sound rang out. The sound comes from Yuti’s stomach.
“Uhm… could it be that you’re hungry?”
Yuti nods a little.
Indeed, I’ve been moving since then, and Yuti just finished fighting me, too. Besides, it’s also lunchtime.
“I understand. I’m going to prepare a meal now, so just wait a bit.”
Yuti nodded again at my words and quietly went back to her room. As I saw her off, I called out to Night and Akatsuki.
“Well then, let’s go make some food.”
However, this time I’m tired from the battle with Yuti, so to be honest, it’s too much of a hassle to cook. But I need to eat something to get my strength up, and since I’m hungry, I decided to make a simple pasta dish. It’s just a matter of boiling it.
The pasta is indeed from the Earth. The sauce is also made by Japanese companies, so I am very grateful for the Earth’s… or even Japanese food technology that makes it easy to eat delicious food.
Night and Akatsuki can eat the pasta… just like me, or rather the human thing, so I prepare the same thing. Hmm… thinking again, the other world’s monsters are still a little different from the creatures of Earth.
While thinking about this, the meat sauce pasta was successfully completed. Then, perhaps caught by the smell, Yuti came over before I could call out to her.
“It smells good.”
“Eh? Oh, that… dinner is ready, do you want some?”
“…Oh, by the way, how’s your condition?”
She should have taken a decent hit from Master Usagi’s attack, but she’s just fine. That’s amazing.
While surprised by Yuti’s reply, we sat down at the table.
“Uhm… then, itadakimasu.”
“Mm? Itada, kimasu?”
At my words, Yuti tilted her head, and then she tilted her head even more, when she saw the pasta placed in front of her.
“Oh, don’t Yuti and the others have a culture of saying itadakimasu… and, come to think of it, you haven’t even seen pasta, too?”
“Affirmative. How do you eat it?”
I show her the gesture of eating while rolling up the pasta with the prepared fork, but Yuti is still tilting her head at it. Then, she nodded with some kind of conviction and, for some reason, offered me the fork.
“I don’t know. So, you feed me.”
I almost dropped my fork at the unexpected words. F-feed her, she said? …I think I just showed her how to eat it.
“I was always fed by my mentor. So, feed me?”
What does she mean that she was fed all the time? …No matter how much I think about it, it’s just wrong… She’s not a baby anymore. Or was Yuti’s mentor that overprotective? It’s a big difference from my master’s. No, it’s just uncomfortable to be treated overprotectively by Master Usagi.
I can’t help but be confused, but there’s no sign of Yuti starting to eat it herself; she looks at me with pure eyes and opens her little mouth.
I finally let Yuti, who by all appearances didn’t seem to be eating herself, eat the pasta, losing my patience.
Then Yuti’s eyes widen, and she looks at me in surprise.
“Astonished. So delicious. Are you actually a chef?”
“N-no, not that kind of thing, but…”
“Indeed… if you’re a chef, that strength is inexplicable. It’s a wonder.”
She looked at me curiously but continued to eat her pasta at the same pace, and I found that she finished it in no time.
“It was delicious.”
“That’s good to hear.”
Well, it’s a victory for my skills, or rather my corporate efforts.
With Yuti’s meal finished, I’m about to start my own meal once again when Yuti looks at me with a serious expression on her face.
“Hmm? What’s wrong?”
“Demand. Introduce yourself.”
Now? And you’re just making some pretty crude demands!
“I know you’re a disciple of that Kicking Saint. But as for the rest, I don’t know much about you.”
“Now that I am thinking about it…”
She attacked me out of the blue. From that point on, I didn’t even have the air to introduce myself, so… No, I’d like to know what kind of mental structure you have if you can introduce yourself carefree in that situation.
“I’m Yuuya Tenjou. As you know, I’m that Master Usagi’s disciple…”
“Understood. I’m Yuti. The disciple of the Bow Saint.”
After I introduced myself, Yuti briefly said so too. And after other brief introductions, I ask her about the current situation where she can’t postpone.
“So, that… has that made you feel better…?”
“I see… I was asked to talk to you by Master Usagi…”
As I was pondering how to explain it, Yuti’s face turned down slightly.
“…The one who killed master was human. …But I never knew that there was an “Evil” behind it. Even now, I can’t forgive the humans who killed my master. But if the Usagi story is true, then those humans are no longer around. So I will defeat the Evil that is the source of everything. That’s all.”
When Yuti said that, she looked straight at me again.
I’m not the one involved in taking revenge or anything like that, I wouldn’t be able to say anything about it, and I wouldn’t have the right to stop her, as well.
“By the way, do you have any guesses as to where you will be going from now on?”
If that’s the case, what can I do for her? I thought about it a lot, but being just a student, there was no way I could come up with a good idea, and I sighed heavily.
When I look up, I suddenly notice that Yuti’s outfit is covered in mud.
Ah… she fainted after fighting us, and she stayed in the room as soon as she woke up. That means she doesn’t have time to change clothes or anything. This would have been a good idea to prepare a bath for her before dinner…
As I was thinking about that, I noticed Yuti looking down at her body.
“Hmm? What’s going on?”
“I’m covered in mud. Wish. I need to wash my body.”
“Oh… I know you fought us and stayed in the same place. But instead of just washing up, why don’t you take a bath?”
“? A bath? Question. What’s that?”
“Eh? You don’t understand bathing, huh? …But, you do understand washing your body, right?”
“Affirmation. I used to do that with my master.”
“If the water’s warm, it’s a bath.”
“Understanding. It’s interesting. I’m going to take a bath or anything like that.”
“All right, well, I’ll get it for you in a minute.”
I could have used a portable open-air bath, but I didn’t want to go out of my way to prepare one, so this time I prepared a regular bath at the Earth house.
“Look, it’s ready.”
Then, for some reason, Yuti raised her arms and looked at me.
“? If I want to wash up, I need to take my clothes off.”
“Y-yeah, that’s right.”
“Yuuya, undress me.”
She’s going to take a bath, and she needs to take her clothes off. But I’m not going to help her with that!
“Am I wrong? Master, she always helped me to take it off.”
She isn’t just overprotective! How far did she dote on her!
I don’t know how old Yuti really is, but she’s probably in middle school from the looks of her. And yet her master fed her and undressed her, was she going to let her stand on her own…?
Be that as it may, it’s usually a bad idea for me to take off her clothes, so while I managed to convince Yuti, I took Yuti to the bathroom. When I explained about the shower and shampoo in the bathroom, Yuti’s eyes widened.
“This place is full of strange tools. Are they all magic tools?”
“No, it’s not really a magical tool…”
“Because when you twist this obscure thing, water comes out. Amazing.”
I hadn’t imagined it at all, but there would indeed be no such thing as a shower or faucet in the other world. Turning on a faucet to get water coming out is definitely a nice thing to have.
“This soap is pretty impressive too. It certainly was more bubbly than the one my master used.”
“I-I see. Well, at least you know how to use it, right?”
Yuti nodded quietly at my words.
“I will be in immediately.”
Yuti took off her white dress on the spot despite my being present.
Hey, for someone who was talking about wanting help to take it off earlier, you can do it so easily! …Wait, that’s not the problem here!
Yuti’s actions froze me, but ignoring me, Yuti took off her clothes on the spot and went into the bathroom.
It was so shocking that I froze in place, but….
“…For now, let’s do some laundry.”
Normally I would have dithered over whether I, as a man, could wash a girl’s clothes, but after the tremendous shock I received earlier and the lack of replacement clothes, I mindlessly did the laundry.
As I started to run the washing machine, I felt even more mentally exhausted than I did when I fought with Yuti.