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Roseki: Your Majesty! // How shall we serve you today?
Roseki: I'll prepare the beautiful dance princesses, and we can get ready for the banquet anytime-
Heika: I don't need it.
Heika: Didn't I tell you that I'll have my meal with the consort alone, Roseki.
Roseki: Ye-Yes, of course.
Heika: After the meal, let the messenger through for the fixed report, and gather the official.
Heika: After that, decrease the number of the court ladies around me. // It's a nuisance.
SFX: thud thud
Heika: After I sent Elder home, the course of entertainment changed. // To hold a banquet from the morning...
Rijun: - // I think this can't be helped, considering how it was like in the imperial villa up until now. // Please wait and see.
[It was yesterday that Hakuyou Country's King and his consort // came to the Imperial Villa, which has the hot springs for recuperation.]
[I, Tei Yuurin, who finished hurdling through the continuous troubles on the first day,]
Heika: What- // So you're still sulking, my consort.
Yuurin: This is my natural face.
Heika: ...About last night,
Heika: I didn't think you would hate it so much.
Yuurin: Enough with that story.
Heika: Because your sleeping face was so cute.
Yuurin: I'll seriously get angry you know!?
Heika: Alright. // My consort's mad face is cute too.
*smile smile smile*
SFX: work up
[Aren't you the one who said you were only sleeping beside-!!!]
*Do not say it in such a weird way-*
[-That's right. // This morning, when I opened my eyes, somehow, His Majesty was sleeping with me,]
[and when I woke him up and questioned him,]
*Do you still remember how we ended up in the same room?*
Heika: At first, I was sleeping somewhere else but, // Yuurin, you woke up in the middle of the night,
*You're still drunk!?*
Heika: "Why aren't you sleeping on the bed!", you said... // You don't remember?
Yuurin: Did I say that...? I probably did. // I did want for His Majesty to rest properly...
Yuurin: .......I... Did I say something strange...
Heika: Don't worry Yuurin. You fell asleep in no time. // I was tired so I slept well too.
[...Even though he was like that before...]
*I see... If that so, then it's fine I guess...*
[As soon as he became the Wolf King, THIS is what I got!!]
Yuurin: Aaaah!! Calm down me! That one is the real one! This one is an act!
Yuurin: Not only I was dead drunk, exposing the disgraceful behaviour, it was so embarrassing I can't stand it anymore!
Yuurin: While on the other hand, he put on the cool face, and he even has some composure left to keep making jokes about the acting married couple!
[Arg!! So irritating!!]
Heika: Yuurin, she's so disturbed that she couldn't even keep her consort act... *Interesting...*
[In the first place, to sleep to-... together with an unmarried girl of age and you don't even change your expression...!]
*Don't you think it's rude!?*
Heika: I'll be working for a while after this, so what are you going to do?
Heika: There will be the usual people with me. It's fine if you want to come with me...
[-He's going to work already...]
Yuurin: So he doesn't have any intention to rest...
Yuurin: ...I, // I'll go and enjoy the hot springs alone.
[I don't care about you anymore!! If you want to work that much, work as long as you want!]
Yuurin: I already got the imperial villa's map! // During this trip, I'll completely conquer all 16 baths! *It's great right!*
Heika: Ah. // Aaa.
Yuurin: I'll get the beauty and health all by myself!! *It's amazing right!*
Heika: *I see* Good Luck.
[This person, he doesn't even feel envious...!]
*I don't understand him..*
SFX: tremble tremble
[Addicted to the hot springs]
[Doesn’t care about it]
Heika: ...Well, you're right. // That should be okay.
Heika: Have fun.
Yuurin: Usually, it's not as if His Majesty, // likes working that much, right?
[That person, sometimes, // I don't get what he is thinking at all...]
Yuurin: *Hmm* The bathroom on the southeast was great. The flower petals floating, // and the scenery from the window was beautiful too...
[That's right, maybe, // he'll change his mind midway-]
Yuurin: Recommended baths-
Yuurin: Your Majesty, // I'm back-
Court lady: Your Majesty, // your haori*
TN: Japanese formal coat
Court Lady: I'll leave your drink here.
Yuurin: -... // The court ladies are all beautiful...
Heika: - // For me, except for the consort, all of them look all the same.
*Eh? She's different from usual...*
[His Majesty, even if he is surrounded by beautiful women, he still makes that unconcerned face.]
Yuurin: That would be quite a picture!
Yuurin: I guess it's understandable that he won't be excited to be with someone like me. Hm~m.
*I see* *I see*
Heika: Flower bath? // You smell nice.
Heika: Like you are the flower.
Heika: It's great that you like the hot springs, // but I want you to pay attention to me too.
Yuurin: It's- // It's no use to stop me!
Yuurin: I'll master the Ways of Hot Springs!
[Being surrounded by those beauties,]
*She left me*
[and able to pull that kind of act,]
[What the hell is he!!]
Heika: -Rijun. // Tell Roseki to change the court ladies.
Heika: Tell him to switch to those who'll work diligently. // I can't use people who's who are preoccupied with other matters.
*the stares were irritating*
Rijun: As you wish.
Heika: What an unpleasant place.
Court ladies: How could it be! For us to be relieved from attending the room! // Why...!
Roseki: That must be because you've made some mistakes! // His Majesty seems very angry, you useless fools!! // Anyway, hurry and get me some new people! The ones that His Majesty seems to like...!!
Court Lady: Why? // My manners and conducts should have been perfect.
Court Lady: I can't accept this...
Court Lady: Even... // Even that kind of girl can be a consort-
Court Lady: -No. // That's right. I'm sure that consort was the one who...
Yuurin: -Excuse me. // I want to go to the northeast bathing area today...
*Completely hooked *
Court ladies: .........
Court Ladies: -By all means. Please use the imperial villa as the consort wishes.
Yuurin: ? // They usually guide me...
*So I can just freely go?*
*Well, I do have the map*
Yuurin: Oh. // I want to go to the Bird River Palace, is the way over here-
[? Doesn't she hear me?]
Court Lady: For *That to be the favorite consort,
Court Lady: I wonder what kind of dirty tricks she used.
Court Lady: At any rate, it's not like affections would last forever.
[That was, // they were bad-mouthing the consort, ...right.]
Yuurin: What...? Everyone just suddenly...?
*Is it okay for me to get in here?*
*I'll be intruding here.*
[Did I do something...?]
Yuurin: ...Everyone, they act like usual when there are other people around but, // they ignore me when I'm just by myself...
[Oh well, I'm not very much troubled. // ...It's not something worth mentioning, right...]
Heika: Yuurin, is your hot springs tour going well?
Yuurin: Of course! // It's like I'm getting younger day by day!
*Look here! It's late even though you regret it now!!
Heika: That sounds great.
Heika: It's a wonderful thing to have your loveliness to be polished.
*What the hell is this-*
[I unconsciously took a long bath when I thought that this is going to be the last one...]
[Hot Spring Tour... For me to come this far, I guess it's just an obstinacy now.]
[...His Majesty, he doesn't have any interest in the hot springs, // but he acts much sweeter than usual...]
Yuurin: To be frank, it was bad for my heart // to be with him all the time...
[...Oh well, // It is about that person who's so good at acting after all.]
[I'm sure there is no meaning to it.]
Yuurin: But, somehow my body feels tired...
*Clearly making a sour face*
Yuurin: I was caught by an annoying person...
Yuurin: Good evening, Ryuu Houen-dono.
Yuurin: How is work?
*A consort smile*
Houen: *Hmmph* We've finished the first part. // While you were enjoying the hot springs all by yourself.
[This guy really doesn't hide the facts that he doesn't like me.]
Houen: I heard that the trip this time starts from you... // Seriously, in the first place, you should care for His Majesty's well being!
[What the hell is with him! He doesn't even know my hardships!!
[His Majesty doesn't rest. // I was ignored by the court ladies. // And even Ryuu Houen is sarcastic towards me.]
*It's about time she makes a comeback...*
Houen: What's wron-
[Would it be better if I didn't come to this place?]
Elder: If you said it,
Elder: His Majesty will probably go to the hot springs.
[I // don't know what His Majesty is thinking,]
[and I don't know what to do to make him happy.]
Heika: Don't get up.
Yuurin: Wh-... // Eh!?
Heika: You fainted near a bath. // Houen brought you over to me.
[Near a bath... Aaah]
[What a shameful sight, again...!!]
Heika: Why did you go to the hot springs without bringing anyone with you?
Yuurin: Ah... // Err..
*It's the Wolf King...*
Yuurin: I'm much more at ease... that way...
Heika: -Is that so.
Yuurin: I went to all accessible hot springs.
Yuurin: I'll summarize them according to their speciality after this so please read it when you have time. *Because Your Majesty, you usually ignore me*
Yuurin: Because it really is such a waste! // Why do you so stubbornly hate it-
Heika: Yuurin. // How much do you like hot springs!
Yuurin: Eh- // Eh?
Heika: If you're fully enjoying it like that, // I guess it's worth coming here.
Yuurin: Your Majesty, // you didn't want to come here that much...?
Yuurin: I knew // that you weren't really up to it but...
[Even so, once we're here...]
Heika: ...You see, this imperial villa was // the previous king's favorite place.
Yuurin: ...The previous king...
Heika: *Yup* My brother, born from a different mother.
Heika: He ignored government affairs, indulged in drinks, food, and women... // The system here basically designed to please him.
Heika: I knew our taste doesn't match. // So I've avoided coming here because I hate to see such traces.
[It's a little bit // hard for him to talk about it.]
Heika: And once I'm here, it really is uncomfortable.
*That's why I unintentionally buried myself in work...*
Yuurin: - // I... such an unnecessary thing...
[Making such a face that I've never seen before.]
Heika: No, this is my own reason. // Yuurin doesn't have to worry about it.
*Please don't make that kind of face*
Heika : If I'm with Yuurin, // I know it will be fun no matter where I go.
Heika: I'm glad // that I came.
[something that I totally don't know.]
[About this person who makes various of faces.]
[If that so,]
[...Fighting with him, // making up,]
*even couples fight*
*is a trip's true charm*
*...you, can't possibly purposely anger me right?*
[It's fine even if it's just bit by bit.]
[I want to know you.]
Rijun: -Well then, // right.
[-But this hot springs trip, // is not ending here.]
Rijun: Consort's bullying... // This is a grave problem.
End of Chapter 17.
Hot Spring Arc
The story from that morning.
*I won't wake up...*
Heika: How long will she continue doing it...
End of Chapter 17