The two’s(?) past.
“Being blockhead or not aside, are you acquaintances with Kaguya?”
When I asked the question, Ruby looked puzzled for a moment, but immediately burst out laughing, clutching his stomach.
“Ahahaha! Ah~ how funny. Oh sheesh, we are not acquaintances at all. It’s just she swooped down at me before in her previous form, and I beat her at her own game.”
After a short laugh, Ruby finally calmed down and answered with a sniffle.
“Eh, Kaguya attacked you?”
Since he spoke about her previous form, it was before she met me, but I do feel apologetic about it.
“Yeah, that’s right. I’m a Carbuncle, so I am an easy target for humans and Magic Beasts alike.”
According to Ruby’s explanation, he had been traveling around the country for a while after the death of his contractor about 10 years ago.
A few years ago, he encountered a Kaguya in the form of a Magic Beast during his travels, and when she attacked Ruby in an attempt to eat him, he played her with his magic and forcefully warped Kaguya to a place far away from her territory.
“Ufufu, I wondered if she escaped with her life, since the place I sent her to was full of Magic Beasts that always threatened to kill me at some point. I’m surprised you’re still alive~”
H, how nasty…
“I know you must have thought you would gain power by eating my magic stone, but don’t you dare underestimate the Carbuncles.”
Mariel-chan and I couldn’t help but pull a face at Ruby, who was laughing “Ohohoho” so hard. According to Ruby’s story, it seemed to have happened just before Kaguya formed a contract with me, so she had somehow managed to escape from that place full of Magic Beasts just when Oniisama and His Royal Highness Raymond were leaving our fief.
And, to their great fortune, she, who was planning on attacking and eating them, got attracted by the presence of my magic power in the lunch box I gave them, so she ran past the two and came at me.
It seems Kaguya at that time was reaching the bottom of her magic power, so Oniisama and His Royal Highness Raymond were really lucky that they were not attacked
So it’s a good thing my magic power is so tasty. I feel a bit complicated about that, though.
“Errr… it seems that Kaguya has caused you trouble…”
“Oh my, it’s before she formed a contract with you, so you don’t have to worry about it. Besides, I found it great for killing time, so I ended up playing with her a little, too.”
Laters~ Ruby left to their room with Mariel-chan in tow.
It seems that Kaguya was having a terrible time since before meeting Ruby.
I decided to add some bonito to her breakfast the next morning.