Pressing her face into her pillow after jumping into bed, Shizuna cried.
What was making her sad?
It was certain. Carla made a child.
Carla suited Ria well. It was vexing, but she had to agree with that. There was no other human that Ria could entrust her back to than to Carla.
That’s exactly why she wasn’t able to endure the thought of Carla being with another man.
“Shizuna, it’s me. May I come in?”
It was the voice that she wanted to hear the least. She didn’t even want to talk.
“I think there’s been a misunderstand, so we should talk.”
What misunderstanding could there be? She believed there was nothing to talk about.
However, Carla was obstinate, gently calling Shizuna many times, as well as lightly knocking on her door.
Finally, Shizuna yielded and opened the door.
Shizuna had already taken off her dress and was standing in what was pretty much just her underwear. She didn’t appear to mind someone seeing her.
“May I enter?”
“Go for it.”
As-is, Shizuna sat on her bed. Carla, who thought that she was going to use the sofa, sat next to her.
“Shizuna, you have misunderstood something.”
“Misunderstood? You shook your hips with some man and got pregnant, what’s there to misunderstand?”
Her manner of speech was intense, but Carla didn’t appear to be hurt by it.
“It’s a misunderstanding. I will also tell you about the living beings known as dragons.”
Shizuna looked her straight in the eyes, not breaking away from Carla’s gaze and enduring it.
Carla’s eyes were like they would breathe her in. As if there were no ill feelings between them, they were fixed on Shizuna.
“To begin with, the cause is the mine and Ria’s dragon ancestry.”
That the dragons were originally living creatures that were all female and would change into males to leave a descendant if necessary.
That Ria and Carla who inherited the blood of dragons also appeared to have this characteristic.
That after Carla fought against a demon and was dangerously close to dying, their feelings for each other rose.
As a result of all of that, Carla, who shouldn’t have been able to birth a child, was able to have one.
Thanks to repeating this explanation many times over in her head, she was able to smoothly tell Shizuna everything.
However, Shizuna was dissatisfied.
“You know, I… before you met Ria, I slept with her.”
It was her sole superiority complex.
Even so, Carla’s expression remained unchanged.
“It didn’t happen with you, though.
In other words, Ria at that time did not seriously desire Shizuna.
When Shizuna thought about that, she almost cried.
Carla gently held Shizuna’s shoulders.
“There are several reasons I have thought of, but only one that can easily be proven.”
Just as Shizuna blinked from the surprise, Carla spontaneously stole a kiss.
Carla pushed the stunned Shizuna down onto the bed.
“Uuuuuuh—um, Carla, I-I don’t have this kind of hobby!”
“It doesn’t matter either way.”
Carla’s hand stripped Shizuna of her clothing in a refined movement. Shizuna started to call for someone… when she realized that it was incredibly complicated and hard to do.
“Aaah, umm, why!?”
“I’ve been watching you, thinking the whole time.”
Carla stared at Shizuna motionlessly.
“I want you—”
Ria’s eyes were eyes that dominated everything. Contrasting that, Carla’s eyes were eyes that absorbed everything.
Hostility, malice, even hatred.
Washing it all away.
“—Shizuna, I love you.”
“Eh, but you’re, Ria’s…”
“The people that Ria loves, are people that I love.”
Shizuna was confused. However, she found that she couldn’t put energy into her body.
Carla took off her own dress as well. Shizuna, seeing Carla’s dew-like naked body for the first time, held her breath in surprise.
The thing that was below Carla’s abdomen was something that should have been on a man.
“When I felt like I wanted to comfort you… something hot came from inside my body.”
Carla’s bare face was flushed.
“Like Ria loves me, like Ria loves you, I also want to love you.”
Carla’s caress was similar to Ria’s. As though to answer that, Shizuna’s body heated up as well.
“Shizuna, thank you. Staying like this would be painful, so please… accept me.”
Saying that, Carla did truly look as though she were in pain and sweating, she was somewhat cute.
Shizuna spread her legs.
After doing it several times, Carla removed any and all traces of the act and put her dress back on.
Shizuna was laying on the bed naked with her eyes closed, but there were marks from Carla’s mouth on hidden areas across her body.
“Come to think of it, what was it… that made it successful this time?”
Carla touched the hair of the muttering Shizuna. Shizuna felt good with just that much, going into a fit.
“There are several things that I can think of, but…”
The first one, although it was a horrible one as far as Shizuna was concerned, was that when she had slept with Ria at that time, Ria still hadn’t made her resolution.
It was also possible that the ability appeared due to Ria mating with Carla.
Moreover, there was also a problem on Shizuna’s side of it, too.
Shizuna shook her head. She couldn’t think of anything.
On that first night, Shizuna intended to devote her everything to Ria from the bottom of her heart.
“Yeah, however, unlike dragons, humans have a breeding cycle.”
Dragons decided their breeding with their own intentions. Looking at it another way, they did not mate without the intention to breed.
“For a long time now, I have thought of you as dear. However, in truth, as for thinking about wanting to mate with you, that was just now.”
She had only tried to comfort her until now.
“Though perhaps… with that just now, you may have conceived a child.”
Her words may as well have been an attack.
Shizuna stood up, but her head felt dizzy like she had anemia.
Carla hugged her closely.
“Bad… this is bad…!”
“Because, I am Ria’s bride…”
“I don’t see the problem.”
Following that, Carla said something wise.
“What is Ria’s is mine. What is mine is Ria’s.”
Carla continued despite the astonishment Shizuna was going through.
“You, who Ria loves, is loved by me who Ria loves. There is no problem. If anything, I don’t mind taking responsibility for everything.”
“No, that would be bad for me…”
Carla was calm even at a time like this, but she wondered what Ria would think.
“Let’s talk with just the three of us this time. We shouldn’t consult anyone else about this…”
Although that is what was tentatively decided for now, there unexpectedly wouldn’t be a chance for the three to talk.
Ria would be heading to the dwarf’s village.