I Was Reincarnated Chapter 13
Daily Life in the Castle
As usual, I wake up next to Shin-sama
Although I still feel a bit heavy, it seems I can already move my body
"Rau, it's morning"
"…….Nn— good morning"
Rau woke up and we left the room
Shin-sama will continue sleeping
When we get to the dining room, Rona and Dea are there
While we exchange greetings I sit down
Since Rona is in charge of making food, it's fine if I do nothing
Although I ate it yesterday, I was told he was bought just to be a cook and his cooking is amazingly delicious
From now on, Rona will be making the food
However, now I have nothing to do
(Shall I just go train with my sword?)
The sword I received from Shin-sama is somewhere in my room
Later I'll have to go to my room to change clothes, at that time I'll put it (the sword) on my waist
"He's sleeping. Shin-sama likes sleeping so don't wake him up"
I answer the listening Dea
This is something that I should tell them or else they could ruin Shin-sama's mood
It would be bad if he punched Dea and he died
"I see…..there's not much work I need to do"
I heard Dea mutter and I nod in agreement
The number of people increased, so normally the work would be divided and everyone would have more leisure time
"The cleaning supplies are in my room"
Speaking of things to do, there's only cleaning
Since we were told to not go to other places, the places we can clean are also limited
"I see, later I'll come take them"
As a servant it seems he has no work to do
"Rau will clean too"
"Yea, let's everyone do it"
If we all clean together we'll have more free time
"I was told I could take care of Rau, but what does Rau usually do?"
"Before you two came, we cleaned together, we cooked together, other than that we did things like go to her room and played with toys or went to Shin-sama's room and slept"
I told him about Rau's normal activities and Dea made a surprised expression
"It's fine for you to enter master's room as you like?"
For a normal slave, that would be unusual
So I understand Dea being surprised
"The rooms we were given were too big, since staying alone would be frightening I asked if it would be fine to sleep together and he told us 'fine'"
Since I'm an adult, I wondered if honestly I should just sleep in my own room though
"Probably since it's only been five days since we were taken in, I think that after a bit, I'll have to stay in my own room"
Who knows how many days Shin-sama will continue sleeping, squirming around while he's lying down will bother him
"Only five days!? I completely couldn't tell though……"
Rona seems surprised as well
"Um, I met Shin-sama the day after he was born. This castle is near our village and I came for reconnaissance. At that time I was subordinated, after just saying 'tell me your name' to me, I inadvertently told him"
Such a thing could happen only because Shin-sama is a demon god
"Because of that, although I fell down a cliff during when I was captured, I couldn't die thanks to his divine protection"
If it's the demon god's divine protection, as expected it's considerably powerful
As now there is also the magic stone embedded in my collar, I was told the divine protection became even stronger
Although he told me the magic stone is a stone with magic power put in, I don't understand exactly (what it is)
The one on my collar is deep blue and Rau's is red
Though I'm not sure why they are different colors
"…….Master, from now on, does he plan to do anything?"
Shin-sama is a demon god
Probably because of that, Dea is worrying
"I was told as long as no one comes by he would just keep sleeping, it's probably because he's only just been born"
Sleeping so well because he's only just been born, whether that is the case or not has yet to be determined
We've only been together for five days
In the end, Shin-sama didn't get up that day
Talking with Dea and Rona, perhaps because our races were different, there were a lot of things I didn't understand
Dea was told to take care of Rau, so the time he was together with Rau increased and in exchange I had more free time and spent it practicing swinging my sword
The sword I received from Shin-sama is apparently only useable by my from what he told me
I've never heard of such an unreasonable sword that would only work with a specific person before now
It's probably just because it's a sword Shin-sama used his power to make
Although I trained, I would probably not put it to use
However, I had nothing else to do in my free time
Since Dea and Rona came, Shin-sama has barely opened his eyes
He's been sleeping the entire time and I haven't spoken with him at all
Rau seems to be discontent and Dea's been appeasing her
Recently, both Rau and I have been sleeping in my room
Whether he did it half asleep or on purpose, Shin-sama's door has been locked and we couldn't open it
So Rau's been excessively discontent
It seems Dea was the elf village chief and he does well taking care of Rau
Lately he seems to be teaching her letters and Rau's become engrossed with studying, she's completely docile at that time
When Shin-sama gets up she want to surprise him, so she's working enthusiastically
I got Dea to teach me letters as well
Although there's not much reason to me learning letters, it's the most suitable (use of time) to distract me from boredom
During the morning we all clean, after noon I practice swinging my sword, after I'm done with that I'll study for as long as I feel like and the day is over
The thing that surprised me most coming to this castle is the thing here called a bath
Going into gentle warm water surprised both me and Rau, at that time our expression was so strange Shin-sama actually laughed
Although Shin-sama doesn't need to enter it because of the power he has, he told us to do our best to use it every day
There is also something like soap, as I thought we live in luxury
When we were in the village, bathing was just done in the river
Although there were also times when we used well water, it was considerably cold, so it was mostly just used as drinking water and we didn't really use well water much (for bathing)
As for now, we have as much hot water as we want and since we can use soap we have a nice smell
We have too many luxuries
It's to the extent that I feel apologetic to other beastmen
As for something like being bored, I think it's definitely only because I have such leisure
When I was in the village, I had to constantly pay attention since we could be attacked at any time and I always felt fear somewhere inside
I never thought about something like boredom
Even so, now that I've been guaranteed safety I can't help but be bored everyday
I'm even thinking I want to go outside
Even though before I thought that patrolling was scary
In the middle of our meal, Shin-sama entered the dining room and Rau ran up to him
It has been a considerable amount of time since he has appeared in front of us
"You seem well huh"
"Rau, was lonely!"
Shin-sama held Rau who burst into tears crying and he pat her on the back
As I thought, I can only see it as he's used to handling children
"Hey now, aren't you in the middle of eating now? Before this you should finish eating first"
He sat down in the seat Rau was sitting in and set Rau down on top of his lap
While still crying, perhaps appeased to be sitting on Shin-sama's lap, she did as he said and put the food in her mouth
"Is it tasty?"
At that question, Rau nodded in agreement
Shin-sama patted Rau's head and gently smiled, seeing that I couldn't believe he was a demon god
"Are you lacking anything?"
I was surprised when he suddenly asked
"……Speaking of lacking, since I'm bored, I'd like something to do"
"…….Then, would you like to make a field(garden)?"
Although it was easy to say, where would I make something like a field
However, if I have a field it would take up a considerable amount of my time
When I nodded, he stood and set Rau down in the chair and disappeared after just saying wait
"I made a field outside, if there are any seeds you want, tell me"
Shin-sama told me when he returned after a short time passed, for the time being I'll ask for the seeds of things that were grown in the village
I received the seeds and after finishing the meal everyone headed outside
Once we were outside, there was an out of place feeling
The castle had walls that enclosed the space
I noticed a gate in the distance, the distance from the castle to the gate was quite far
In this space there was an area where the ground was plowed
It was considerably wide, but this should be the area to be a field
As usual the scale of things is gigantic
(This wall, how exactly was it built I wonder?)
The wall seemed very solid
It probably just appeared in an instant, the same as the castle
"Since this wall is considerably solid, demons won't be able to break it down. You should be safe from everything except those that can fly"
For a wall that demons can't break, that's amazing enough
"Are there even demons that can fly?"
It's not something I had heard of (before)
"Some can, although they are few"
I wonder how Shin-sama knows that
Did he hear it from someone?
"Dea, I'll leave the care of 'ideo' to you"
When I looked I saw that a small place was separate from the castle that had a small building (stable)
I had seen such a thing in the town, it was where the animals that pulled the carriage stayed
(This must be Ideo, huh)
It was an awfully large, white animal
And it had four heads
Whenever Shin-sama gets up, novel things happen
We are steadily surrounded by luxuries, and steadily we will become greedy
Even though I thought that just being safe from being attacked was enough, I am being given more and more without end
Today I planted the seeds and just had to water them so it was easily done
Shin-sama watched such an occurrence
After the watering was done, since it had been a while since Shin-sama had last gotten up, Rau continuously clung to him
She proudly show him her ability to write letters
Shin-sama gently patted Rau's head, and praised her saying she did well
As I thought he must like kids
While those two were like that I loitered around to not interrupt and Shin-sama who noticed me called out
However, I don't know what I should say
("I'm lonely"…..? No no,that's not something an adult should say……but that's how I'm really feeling)
While I was saying 'ah' and 'um', the one sitting next to me (Shin) spoke
"Rune is quite cute"
While gently brushing my head he said such a thing and my face instantly grew hot
Unsure how to respond I lowered my head
Receiving Shin-sama's consideration makes me feel happy, as expected it's probably because he has embraced me once before
(Have I come to like Shin-sama?)
Even though I promised him not to like anyone……
Even though I was only a substitute…….
My chest hurt
Even though I told Rau that it was no good for her to like Shin-sama, it's laughable that I've done it myself
I suddenly felt like crying
"Since today I'll sleep together with Rau, will you sleep together with me tomorrow?"
I gave a small nod and he once again gently brushed my head
Turning towards him and seeing his smiling face (my heart) was painful
The requirement to not like anyone, and I who accepted such
(I will expel this feeling)
If I can't get rid of it here, only danger is awaiting me
(I can't like him…….the 'like' isn't that sort of like, it's just gratitude)
For me to actually like him, I've probably just confused it with gratitude
"Do you two have anything you need?"
He calls out to Dea and Rona this time
"Um, I want a large pot"
Rona opens his mouth and says
"Speaking of, I didn't buy any cookware that time……shall I go buy some"
It seems he's going to go buy some now, as Shin-sama stood up
"Rau wants to go too"
"……should everyone come? We can bring the carriage"
It seems everyone will go
After saying so, Shin-sama disappeared
He probably went to prepare a carriage
Before us outside was a carriage that could only be described as extravagant
The four headed Ideo was fastened to it and Shin-sama was standing in front of it
Today the clothes he was wearing were pale blue with a finely patterned gold thread embroidery
His glove were an unadorned black
He's once again wearing a dark veil so you can't see his face
"I don't know the way from here to the town" (D)
Dea is wearing black clothes
Although he said they were servant's clothes they were quite simple
Rona is wearing pale pink clothes
Since there were wings on his back there was a hole, and it looked like the color of the clothes seemed to match his wings
"It's fine for today, I'll move us close to the town. I'll give you a map, so it's fine so long as you remember which roads to take"
It seems he will move (teleport) the carriage
I am wearing red clothes with a black stripe and a small black hat with a chain
Rau is wearing a white dress with a lot of lace
One of her ears has a ribbon and Dea put her hair up
"We've arrived at the store"
We entered the city and when I thought the carriage had stopped I heard Dea's voice call out
When we came out from the carriage I felt like a lot of people were looking
If a beastman like me was riding in a carriage, anyone would be suspicious
Moreover, it's too much that I'm wearing such expensive looking clothes
Me and Rau, along with Rona, were watched as we came out one by one and people gathered around
Since they can see the slave collars, I see that other people's slaves are looking on enviously
Those people (slaves) are wearing dirty clothes and it couldn't be said they are well treated
Shin-sama came out and looked around
In a bad seeming mood he clicked his tongue
"These guys, so annoying"
He seemed to dislike being watched, but I think they were probably looking because we were on the carriage
As well as our clothes being expensive things
"Dea, do you want to come with us?"
"Shouldn't I stay with the carriage?"
If he left the carriage alone, some guy would probably steal it
"Can't be taken, Ideo won't move if it's not me or Dea, If some other person gets on the carriage, it will break down"
It's not just me looking on blankly at Shin-sama's words
"I said it, right? I'm not a good person, if someone wants to steal my things, I'll have them receive a fitting punishment"
(What the heck do you intend to do to them?)
Stealing a carriage is a bad thing to do, though
What sort of thing it was (he intended to do), I soon understood
Rona bought various cookware, and soon after returning from buying ingredients, there were three restrained men
"What the heck is going on!?"
"Is this someone's magic!?"
The three restrained men were shouting
"This trash is annoying"
Shin-sama's way of speaking is different from when he is facing us, it's cold
The three looked this way, and for some reason looked to Rona
They probably thought that since he's a spirit the restraints were Rona's magic
In the next moment the three, went flying into the sky
The moment after, the broken down form of the carriage restored itself
Following after Shin-sama who entered that carriage with no hesitation, we all got on
"…….those humans, what happened to them?"
I asked while the carriage was shaking us
"Who knows, won't they be hitting the ground about now?"
Shin-sama said disinterestedly, and I understood his earlier words were sincerely said
For Shin-sama, aside from those by his side, he doesn't care what happens to others
He probably wouldn't think anything of it even if they were killed
Afterwards we left the town and like that went towards the castle teleporting the carriage
The time we spent riding the carriage was actually pretty short
Rune side end