The night we won a large battle… the Takeda Army’s banquet was much more stirred up than usual.
Masakage-kun and Nobuharu-san were inhaling their drinks and food. Masatoyo-san was frantically trying to stop the two. And then–
[YUZUKI]: “… Shingen-san? You’re not supposed to try and sneak a drink.”
.[SHINGEN]: “Geh! No, um… j-just a little should be fine, right?”
[YUZUKI]: “Nope. Now, please hand that ov– ah.”
The sake that Shingen-san was reluctant to hand over was easily lifted from his hand.
[MASANOBU]: “You mustn’t trouble the lady, Shingen-sama.”
[SHINGEN]: “Masanobu! Urk… if you saw it too then I can only give up, huh.”
[YUZUKI]: “Thank you, Masanobu-san. You helped me out.”
[MASANOBU]: “No, this wasn’t much at all. I’m the one who should thank you for being concerned about Shingen-sama.”
Then there were no words and Masanobu-san and I stared at each other.
Actually it was only for a short moment but, even though we didn’t touch at all, for some reason I became embarrassed and my face turned red.
Masanobu-san, without saying anything still, smiled at me and then left the main hall.
I managed to follow him and came out into the corridor but I couldn’t find Masanobu-san.
[YUZUKI]: (I felt like there was a message in Masanobu-san’s smile but… maybe it was my imagination.)
I tilted my head and tried to return to the banquet hall, placing a hand on the sliding screen. At that instant–
[MASANOBU]: “Did you come after me? If you did, then I’d be extremely happy.”
As that sweet voice brushed against my ears, I was embraced gently from behind.
[YUZUKI]: “Ah!… Masanobu-san!? Um, no, I just so happened to come out into the hallway…!”
[MASANOBU]: “Just so happened to? It was because you were lonely when I was gone, no?”
[MASANOBU]: “Haha. I need to give something nice to a cute girl like that, don’t I.”
[YUZUKI]: “Eep… please don’t lick my n-neck! I-It tickles…!”
[MASANOBU]: “Bear with it for the moment… Actually, you see, I lost quite a lot of blood during the battle.”
[MASANOBU]: “So, ever since I came home… I’ve wanted your blood.”
Masanobu-san’s hand and fingertips slid up from my waist and eventually reached my neck.
And, as soon as he untied the ribbon on my clothes, my shoulder was exposed.
[YUZUKI]: “Ah, Masanobu-san… you can’t…!”
[MASANOBU]: “Mm, what’s the matter? If you’re chilly then please be patient for a second.”
[YUZUKI]: “That’s not it! If you want blood then you can drink as much as you need, but you don’t have to remove my c-clothes…!”
[MASANOBU]: “… Aah, could it be that you’re worried about everyone beyond the sliding screen?”
That was exactly right. On the other side of the single sliding screen, a large crowd and lively banquet was unfolding right now.
[YUZUKI]: (If any person decides to head to the washroom or bring more alcohol then…!)
[MASANOBU]: “Haha, it’ll be fine. Besides, in the first place…”
[MASANOBU]: “Because of the moonlight, our shadows may already be casted inside, you know?”
My face turned bright red all at once. Just imagining it made me want to die from embarrassment. However, Masanobu-san was unflustered.
[MASANOBU]: “But it shouldn’t matter if we’re found. I wouldn’t mind that, you see…”
Immediately after his hot breaths touched my shoulder, Masanobu-san’s sharp fangs slowly pricked my skin.
I felt my own warm blood run down my back. But even that itself was licked up by Masanobu-san’s tongue, as if he would not let a single drop escape.
[MASANOBU]: “Ahah, you are delicious just as I thought. I wonder why your blood is this special.”
Masanobu-san softly stroked my throat, which somehow managed to hold back my voice.
[MASANOBU]: “You’re allowed to make noise… but then again that might be noticed by everyone.”
[YUZUKI]: (Aagh, geez…! Masanobu-san is really mean…!)
[MASANOBU]: “… Haha. I still haven’t had enough yet, but I’ll leave it at this.”
[MASANOBU]: “My injuries are healed and you seem to be at your limits.”
When Masanobu-san said that and drew away from me, I sank to the ground without any strength.
Masanobu-san crouched and easily fixed my clothes before patting me lightly on the head.
[MASANOBU]: “It was delicious, thank you. When I need it, I’ll come ask you again, alright?”
And then he brushed a kiss on my forehead.
No matter how much time passed, it didn’t seem like I’d ever win against Masanobu-san…