[YUZUKI]: (Where in the world did Kagemochi-san go…)
[YUZUKI]: (He should be exhausted after the battle…)
[YUZUKI]: (Oh no, it can’t be that something happened…!)
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Oh my, what are you doing here…”
I spun around at the noise of bushes being parted and there stood Kagemochi-san, who seemed a little surprised.
[YUZUKI]: “Kagemochi-san! I was looking for you. Where did you go…?”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “I went to confirm the movements of the enemy prisoners that were just released.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “It appears that I… worried you. My apologies.”
[YUZUKI]: “It’s fine as long as you’re safe. C’mon, let’s go home now.”
I sighed in relief and ran over to him. However, for some reason, Kagemochi-san quickly put distance between us.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Please return home first.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “If you go right and pass through the forest you will join up with everyone.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “I have some business and so I will go back later alone.”
[YUZUKI]: “Um… but…”
[YUZUKI]: (I’m worried and if he disappears again after I leave this place…)
[YUZUKI]: “… Then I’ll go together with you, Kagemochi-san.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Good gracious… you…”
[YUZUKI]: “Eh? Kagemochi-san, what are you…?”
I was dumbfounded when I stepped up to Kagemochi-san and was captured within his arms in seconds.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Truly… you are a girl I don’t know what to do with.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Even though I tried to let you escape…”
[YUZUKI]: “Wha… what’s wrong…?”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Right now, in this place, there is only you and me alone here…”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… And yet you approached on your own…”
I felt him smiling thinly above my head. But when I tried to confirm that the clouds covered the moon and Kagemochi-san’s expression was masked.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “You’re too careless, you know?”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Or is it… that you are testing my reason?”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah… Kagemochi-san…!”
Having that whispered to me with a smile, I was gently pushed down. My comprehension could not catch up and my body trembled slightly.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “I apologize but… I cannot…”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… endure anymore, you see?”
[YUZUKI]: “Ah… what are you…!”
Both my hands were seized above my head and I couldn’t move my body. I knew my heart was racing to the point where it felt like it’d burst.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… Your breathing is rough. And your heartbeat is terribly fast…”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Is it because you were worried and ran around searching for me? Or is it…”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Because of this current situation…?”
The whisper was directly in my ears, like a breath poured in, and I reflexively twisted my body out of embarrassment.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha… perhaps it is both of them.”
[YUZUKI]: “Um… Kagemochi-san, let me go–“
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Certainly not. Please give up. You are the bad one, having approached me yourself.”
In front of my eyes I was smiled at sweetly and my face burned hot.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “You know, the part of you that is courageous, and the part of you that gets easily embarrassed…”
Kagemochi-san forcibly opened the collar of my clothes while he whispered.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “I love it all…”
Along with a whisper, my neck was kissed. A faint sigh leaked out from me at that sweetness.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… May I?”
Lips touched my chest and at the sensation of fangs gently pressing against me I closed my eyes instead of nodding.
[KAGEMOCHI]: “Haha… good girl.”
[KAGEMOCHI]: “… I love you.”
With my eyes closed, I listened enrapturedly to those dear whispers.