Som, somehow I managed to got out….
You would think that all thanks to the [cheat] I possessed, I wouldn’t be panting that hard but… It’s Father, you know. My mental strength was depleted along with my physical one. Why, for all things, that I had to be rubbed on the face by a man with an average face that was exactly like the one I had?!
Did he did it on purpose to make me hate him?! Did he?!
If I was to be rubbed, I would really rather it be Chiffon… Ah no, I said nothing. If I did that then I would simply be a pervert.
Seriously. Since I can felt his love for me, it was even worst. Rubbing my slightly reddened face, I hurried over to my seat. I might get attacked by Father again if I don’t hurry.
” Will is so easily embarrassed….! ”
I glared at Father who was sprouting off his mouth. Please stop. Please stop providing Selphy with topics she could used against me.
” Ufufufu. You are like always…. Well then, I am sorry for letting you wait. Let us start our dinner. ”
Mother said, smiling gently. That’s right. It was a cruel thing to let 10 years old in the mist of growing to wait with food right in front of them. It was like placing a dish of dog food in front of your dog and not allowing it to eat.
” Guuuu…. ”
A sound was heard.
Oh, how timely. Whose stomach rumbled, I wondered. And then, the person whose face reddened was none other then Selphy.
…Oh, so it’s you.
I had thought that it would be Zen since it looked like something he would do. I did not realized that I was looking at her with a grin on my face. Selphy shrunk even smaller as she hanged her head down.
” Will and Gion-Sama are really alike… ”
Just how alike were our grinning average face? Or rather Zen, you were really looking down on my [cheat] hearing if you thought I could not hear what you mumbled under your breath. He he he.
” Oh my~, let us start! ”
” That’s right. Well then, ittadakimasu. ”
“” Ittadakimasu! ”
At Mother’s rushing, everyone raised their voices and started the meal. Hah, you all must be disappointed. The event where ‘Explaining what ittadakimasu to everyone after you accidently said it’ couldn’t be done.
Why? The reason was of course, the First Founder, Terao-kun’s work. He had snapped that flag into 2. Because when he first founded Elzmu, he had spread the use of [Ittadakimasu] to everyone.
Which meant, Terao, that guy, had experienced that ‘Explaining what ittadakimasu to everyone after you accidently said it’ event. Hm, don’t think I’m feeling envious because you did it.
” Delicious…! ”
As useless thoughts ran through me mind, Zen, who was eating hearty, muttered, trembling slightly. He seemed to be shaking from the deliciousness of the food.
Oh oh, right~
The maids and cooks in my house were awesome, weren’t they! Before heading towards the Academy, I was really quite bored at home. So I sneaked into the kitchen a few times.
Please don’t look down on me, who was once called the devil of working part-time.
Ah, although I hasn’t really been called that before. I know. I don’t even had enough friends who would called me that. Ha ha…. how empty.
An, anyway, I did several food-related jobs before. And was even offered a full-time position.
Simply, I am good at cooking.
And so, I had freely shared my expertise with our house’s cooks. You can say that they were my disciples. And these dishes were all cooked by them. To hear my disciples being praised really made me happy.
” Hahaha! Right? This dish is called ‘Rolled Cabbage’. It’s cooked by slowly simmering orc minced meat rolled with cabbage in the meat juices! Isn’t it delicious? ”
Well, it can’t be helped that I was feeling quite proud.
” Can it be that this dish had something to do with Will too…. ”
Zen said, as his head whipped around and looked at me. With that proud expression on my face, I nodded slowly. At my affirmation, Zen’s eyes sparkled.
” So you can even make such delicious food! Please marry me!! ”
” Wait wait wait a minute, calm down! I don’t want to! ”
At Zen’s sudden declaration, I can’t helped but threw in a tsukkomi after see how Mary-San and the other maids tried to suppressed their laughter.
Although I don’t have any dating experience but it didn’t meant I went that way! Although I’m happy Zen loved my dishes but why had it came to that?!
Zen was still as air-headed as ever.
I panted a little from over-using my strength at tsukkoming. Then, as if realizing what he had just said, Zen’s face went red. Please stop with that kind of reaction. It would only introduced more misunderstandings. There would be major problems happening if there were any corrupted ladies here.
I grew wearily, thinking back to all the rumors I had in my past life. Moreover, Selphy had a deeply-in-thought expression on her face. I wondered what she was thinking. Maybe she was just feeling grossed out by imagining Zen and I being married.
” Cough. It was a famous person around here who made that dish and not me. Besides, I’m sorry to say but I love girls. Yep. ”
I coughed and although it was a little late, I tried setting things right. But, when my eyes met with the maids, they immediately averted their eyes away with a great force. And Mary-San’s eyes had a warm sheen to them.
” Will, you… To say that you love girls at your age… ”
Father went up and threw a tsukkomi straight at me. It seemed like I said something weird in mist of all that confusion.
” I feel uneasy for Will’s future…. Ufufufu. His future will be unpredictable. ”
Mother said happily, laughing. Ah, even I would think the same way if I were to heard an 8 year old said he loves girls.
” Oh no…. Will’s dangerous…. ”
I came crashing to the ground after hearing what Selphy muttered. I kinda hate my [cheat] right now. This was definitely a misunderstanding!
To think the summer event of having my friends over at my house was just beginning. Ah, that uneasy feeling I had before must be about this dinner.
I truly prayed that I would be able undo this misunderstand before they went home.