Whether she learned her lesson, Sivilla didn’t appear for a while.
The journey to the Capital went well.
Until I met an old companion on the way.
I think I’m hearing thunder. Even though the weather is clear, I wonder why?
In a town we visited, I noticed a retreating figure so when I called out: “Oh, long time no see.” the other side showed a smile, but it immediately turned into a stern expression.
The person just stared at a certain place without saying a single word.
At that place, the twins stood.
“…… Whose are these kids?”
The Sage’s little sister asked with a friendly smile.
The girl whom I have traveled with before was smiling uneasily for some reason.
“Eh? Ahh, these children are…… I was entrusted with them because of some circumstances.”
When I nodded, the girl’s- Aura’s expression changed that to a relieved one.
“…… Is that so…… I was sure that they were your illegitimate children.”
Realizing that she completely misunderstood, I raised my voice unintentionally.
“There’s no way I could have children this old at my age, right!?”
“I mean, I heard that people in the countryside marry early. Yuuya-san, you are from the countryside, aren’t you? Is he keeping a mistress at home, how naughty, I thought.”
“I’m not!! I don’t have illegitimate children nor am I keeping a mistress at home!!”
As I denied with all of my might, my sleeves were pulled on.
“Onii~san, who is this lady?”
“Who? Nii~chan’s girlfriend?”
Ilya was tightly clinging to my arm, and Iric was vigilant too.
“Ah, this child is, you know, one of the companions that traveled with me I told you about. The child that was aiming to become a Sage. She’s the child who made the infinite pouch that I have.”
Their voices neatly overlapped. Why are they displeased?
Aura’s face became perplexed at the existence of the twins.
“Yuuya-san, aren’t you fighting with the Demon King? Do you have a leeway to be taking care of children?”
I was asked by that very Demon King. To raise them.
“Nii~chan has received our living expenses from Tou~chan! That’s why he has to raise us! If not, he would be a robber of living expenses!”
“That is correct. Onii~san is my and Iric’s guardian. He has to raise us even if he does not have the leeway.”
Aura’s face became serious at the children’s words.
“You have received money!? From these children’s father!!”
“Eh, no, ah~ yeah, I think?”
“That’s irresponsible!! Raising children is impossible for you, isn’t it!? There’s no way that you who has been single for such a long time without even trying to get a girlfriend will be able to do it!!”
The Brave Hero has received a critical hit! (Mentally)
“…… My age is the same as my history of not having a girlfriend anyway……”
I muttered and let out a sigh.
“I have to try before deciding that it’s not possible. That’s why I am unable to hand these children to others.”
“…… What has happened?”
Judging by Yuuya’s state, Aura found it strange and asked with a serious face.