“Ah, no, not there….”
Along with the sound of rain from outside, an erotic voice echoed within my room.
“Yah, no… Not fair….”
I inadvertently tightened my grip on the fountain pen in my hand and looked up from my desk.
With such a seductive voice coming from behind me, I couldn’t concentrate on my homework. I sighed and turned around, facing the origin of the voice.
What I saw first were two beautiful, dangling legs. Red hair grown down to the waist. And white panties peeking out from a short skirt.
….I didn’t mind that she was playing a game on my bed, but she was too defenceless while doing that. Laying face-down on my bed while resting her chin on the pillow and playing the portable game console that she borrowed from my little sister, Nazuna, she didn’t pay any attention to her body-posture. Every time she dangled her legs, I could see her panties from her round hipline.
On top of that, her erotic voice moaned “A- Ahn…”. I averted my gaze from her panties and opened my mouth.
“Machina, can’t you pipe it down a bit?”
I called out to the red-haired girl—Machina Liebelei Orangelo, to which she turned around in response.
At that moment, her long, red hair swayed, then her amber eyes, her prudent features and her perfect proportions came into my vision.
Machina, who looked at me, with her appearance that resembled a queen, was the stepsister of our freeloading blonde beauty, Luna, and was also a hybrid devil.
Ever since we’d met, she had been angry with me for summoning her older sister, Luna, to the human world and had tried to make me her slave—-As a result, some conflict occurred.
I was injured during that conflict and was hospitalised for a little while, but I was able to reconcile with Machina.
After I was released from the hospital, I invited Machina to live with us and she accepted, but…. for some reason, Machina was always coming to my room to hang out, read manga or play games. Then she would fall asleep, just like that.
She dropped her guard around me, but I wish that she would be a bit more wary around me.
Actually, Machina saw my bed as her personal spot, so recently it has been giving off a sweet fragrance and whenever I’ve tried to sleep, I’ve been unable to calm down due to that.
I should air out my blankets on the next sunny day. Thinking that, I faced Machina.
“I won’t tell you to leave, but be a bit quieter. I can’t concentrate on my homework.”
I pointed that out with a gentle tone, to which Machina responded by briefly staring at me in puzzlement, then she giggled, amused for some reason and sat up. She sat on the bed with her legs crossed. She really looked like a queen.
“Well, Shinobu, I guess you want to play this game too?”
“No, not all.”
“Of course you would, after seeing me play it so happily….Eh? Wait. Did you say ‘not at all‘?”
“Yeah, I don’t really want to play it. I’m studying, so keep quiet.”
I told Machina off, as she stared in surprise. But Machina made a face, which showed that she didn’t believe me.
“Y- You don’t have to force yourself to say that. This game is really interesting.”
“Sorry, but not interested.”
Once again, I shot down Machina, who desperately tried to make me play. In response to that, Machina became teary-eyed for some reason.
“Don’t say that and try it! Here, come over!”
It was more of a request than an order. Machina was tapping on the bed beside her, with teary eyes.
I wanted to focus on my homework, but I felt sorry for her, so I went along with it for a change of pace.I stood up from the chair and sat down on the bed. At that moment, Machina smiled and handed me the portable game console.
The game was an action RPG, which prioritised the player’s handling of the character.
I wasn’t particularly bad with this kind of game and I could clear it normally…or so I thought.
“Isn’t this pretty difficult?”
Machina sat closely beside me and leaned in to look down at the game console in my hands, so I couldn’t concentrate on the game at all.
My thigh was pressed against Machina’s and her soft breasts were pressed against my upper arm. Her sweet fragrance caused my nasal cavity to tingle.
Whenever Machina or my arm moved slightly, the sensation of her breasts pressing against my upper arm increased….The game no longer mattered.
Because of my absent-minded playing, the game console screen showed a “Game Over” in red letters, before a minute had even passed.
“Wait. The sun blinded me in this position.”
“…It’s raining, you know?”
“In my heart too.”
I gave Machina, who was pointing at the window, a random reply and was about to press the play button with a “Once more”. But as I reached out my hand, it was stopped.
“Shinobu, should I show you how it’s done?”
When I raised my head, Machina had brought her face, with a triumphant expression, closer. She was really close. So close, that I could feel her breath. Inadvertently I looked down at the game console and rejected her with a “It’s fine”. But
“Just listen to me!”
Machina brought her body even closer and started to explain it, in a good mood.
She probably wanted to boast about how she was better at the game than me, but her breasts were pressing against me even harder than before and her beautiful face was really close, so I screamed in my mind. Her two beautiful, pink lips with a happy expression on her face.
Against my will, I found myself being charmed by that expression and ignored Machina’s explanation.
“So? Understand it?”
Even though she asked me with such a smile, I didn’t understand anything.
“Sorry. I wasn’t listening at all.”
When I apologised honestly, she got angry.
Though Machina frowned angrily, I somehow knew that she wasn’t seriously angry. And that was because her expression looked more sulky than scary and was somewhat adorable.
I remembered how she never showed me this kind of expression at the beginning and was a bit happy, that she had warmed up to me, so I carelessly revealed my true thoughts. To my words, Machina’s cheeks were dyed crimson.
Seeing that, awoke the instinct in me to tease her.
“What? You’re embarrassed?”
I poked Machina’s cheeks teasingly.
For a moment, a marshmallow-like sensation attacked my fingertip.
Oh, wow. Why was a girl’s skin so soft? While surprised, I waited for Machina’s reaction.
I thought for sure, that she would get angry about the teasing, but… I didn’t expect this. With her cheeks still red, Machina didn’t show any sign of opposing it and looked at me with upturned eyes.
Because she said that, while embarrassed, I inadvertently stopped poking Machina’s cheeks. AsI quickly pulled back my finger, Machina’s pink lips drew closer and like a greeting, she softly kissed my fingertip.
On top of that, her well-formed lips slightly opened and my index finger was pinched between her upper and lower lip.
The sensation of soft and fluffy lips. A warmth that sent a shudder down my spine. My finger between her lips became hot and that heat even affected my cheeks. Machina smiled mischievously and licked my finger with the tip of her tongue while still looking up at me. Then she pulled her mouth away.
“Next time, I’ll bite.”
“….I don’t taste good.”
I answered in a cool manner, while feigning calmness, when Machina frowned for some reason and suddenly bit onto my finger.
“Ow! I haven’t done anything yet!”
“It’ll be too late when I wait for you to do something.”
What a cruel statement. Was I an at-risk criminal or what? As I rubbed my bitten finger, Machina faced sideways with a displeased expression and mumbled quietly.
“…It’s not fair, that I’m the only one getting excited.”
“What did you say?”
I couldn’t hear her quiet voice. When I asked her to repeat it, Machina turned her back to me and laid face-down on the bed. Then she rested her chin on the pillow and answered while sulking.
“Nothing. Stupid Shinobu…”
I didn’t really understand how, but somehow I’d made her angry.
“My bad. I apologise, so forgive me.”
I lowered my head, then Machina gave me a side glance.
Her sulking expression was quite cute too. While my thoughts wandered in that direction, Machina opened her mouth after a short period of hesitation.
“…Will you listen properly this time?”
“Yeah, I will. I can’t clear the game like this. Please teach me.”
“Can‘t be helped.”
When I pleaded to her, Machina nodded, not all that unpleased by it and straightened her body. Then she slightly relaxed the corners of her mouth and once again sat beside me while leaning towards me. Then she started explaining the game. The sound of the increasing rain served as BGM and when I answered in agreement to Machina’s explanations, there suddenly was a knock on my door and I heard a beautiful voice, that sounded like the ringing of a bell, say “Shinobu-san, can I come in?”.
That voice was Luna’s.
“Sure, come in.”
When I answered, the door opened and an unrivalled beauty peeked inside.
Her long, straight and shining blonde hair swayed, as she approached me. The name of the girl with the dynamite body that gave off a neat aura, was Luna.
She was the older sister of Machina, who sat beside me, and also a devil like Machina, but…. well, a lot had happened and she was currently freeloading at my place.
Luna wore a gentle smile, like always, and handed me the spare phone handset, with the words “It is from Tomoe-san”. Luna sat down on the bed on my other side and I thought that was it, but she then clung onto me, while still smiling.
Immediately, her two big, voluminous breasts enveloped my arm and buried it. I felt an indescribably soft sensation from the left and moderate elasticity and a body warmth that melted my brain from the right. My reasoning took a blow.
The gentle, older sister Luna, whose whole body gave off an aura that made you want to spoil her, lately had developed a tendency to cling to me, while smiling, either due to influence from Nazuna or from me previously saying “It’s okay to act spoiled with me”.
But doing that was bad in many ways. I tried to keep my composure, when Machina sneaked a glance at my face.
“Shinobu, your face is red.”
She smiled playfully and then clung to me like Luna. Machina’s big breasts pressed against my upper arm. They softly changed shape, their softness and elasticity transmitting onto my arm. This development wasn’t good. The stimulation was too strong. With that in mind, I slowly separated myself from Luna and Machina.
To them, a hug was just like a greeting.
It wasn’t good for my heart. I took a deep breath to calm my mind. Then I looked down at the phone, that I’d gotten from Luna.
Luna had said that it was from my mother, but what could she want?
My mother had left a day after Nazuna ran away from home and hadn’t even come home when she returned or when I was released from the hospital.
When she called a few days ago, she said her return might be delayed a bit. Her trip was supposed to last a week.
Now it had extended quite a lot. I inadvertently made a wry smile.
“….What? You’re not going to answer it?
“Shinobu-san, Tomoe-san is waiting.”
Urged by Luna and Machina, I pressed the call button and answered the call.
“Yo, it’s me. So, what’s up?”
“…Don’t be so cheeky or I’ll smack you once I’m home.”
“Ah, the reception is bad here. I couldn’t hear you well. Just let me say, I’m sorry.”
Her threatening voice made me break out in a cold sweat, so I quickly apologised. Then my mother said, sounding disappointed.
“Actually, I would like to hit you right now, but the situation here has changed a bit and it doesn’t seem like I’ll come back any time soon.”
“That’s go– I mean, too bad.”
“You just wanted to say ‘That’s good’, didn’t you?”
“By no means. There’s no way I would say that. I love you, Mom.”
My mother shrieked something rude.
Her reaction hurt me. In the corner of my eye, Luna and Machina were making envious expressions for some reason, but I ignored them and asked my mother.
“So, when do you think you’ll be back?”
“Mh~ I don’t know yet. I’ll call you again once I know. You take care of things while I’m gone.”
“Yeah, leave it to me.”
I replied firmly with a nod. Then, my mother asked about a different topic.
“How’s it going on your end?”
“Hey, what’s with the ‘eh’? Did you do something?”
“N- No, nothing….”
I feigned ignorance, while averting my eyes.
My mother didn’t know about me getting injured and hospitalised, nor about Machina living here, since I didn’t report it to her. I feared that she would surely get angry, so it was hard to bring up.
My mother seemed to have noticed something in my tone, so she said doubtfully.
“…Did something happen?”
“Nah, nothing. Only that, Luna stayed up late reading a shoujo manga she borrowed from Nazuna, thus she lacked sleep and tried to make breakfast, while only wearing her underwear and an apron.”
I glanced at Luna, who was hiding her face with both her hands, probably out of shame.
“I was half-asleep at that time…”
Luna became bright red up to her ears and mumbled an excuse.
That was somewhat cute. I continued.
“Also, Luna was chased by Satou-san’s dog and was close to tears—”
“Sh- Shinobu-san! I told you to keep that a secret….”
Quickly interrupting me, Luna probably wanted to protest. She pulled lightly on my sleeve.
“You can not, Shinobu-san. Do not say anything else…”
Luna begged me with upturned eyes and red cheeks.
That was kinda erotic. I nodded and lightly patted Luna’s head. Then I brought the phone back to my ears and could hear some laughter from it.
“Seems like nothing has changed over there.”
“Yeah, nothing at all. The sun rose in the east again today.”
While saying that, I decided to tell my mother about Machina when she came home and was calm. That might just be postponing the problem, but my mother seemed busy, so it wouldn’t be all too wise to tell her now.
With that in mind, I simply shifted my gaze towards Machina.
“Shinobu, let’s continue the game.”
Machina leaked a spoiled voice.
Right afterwards, my mother exclaimed with a puzzled “Mh?” through the phone.
“Hey, Shinobu. Didn’t I hear a girl’s voice just now? Is there someone else besides Luna-chan there?”
“I’m Rika-chan. I’m behind Shinobu-kun right now.”
I tried my best to speak in a high voice.
“Boys are more charming when they’re a bit mysterious, right?”
“Says a guy without any charm….”
What a horrible thing she’d said. I took a light blow, then I left the room to prevent Machina’s voice from being heard. I waited for my mother’s reaction.
After a short while, my mother sighed and said.
“Well, whatever. I’ll call again.”
Seemed like I’d fooled her. When I was about to hang up relieved,
“–Ah, wait a minute, Shinobu.”
My mother said, as she seemed to have remembered something.
“Reminds me, I heard a typhoon is coming your way?”
“Yeah, the weather report said it will hit us tonight…”
I went down the stairs to the living room and checked outside, through the window.
“Though it might already be here.”
Even inside the house, the strong, howling wind could be heard and the rain swept against the windows.
—An out of season typhoon. The rainy season had only just begun and typhoon #5 had already struck ahead of time.
Judging by the situation outside, I would say a typhoon alarm could ring at any moment, not just tonight.
While I thought about that, my mother suddenly said teasingly.
“Shinobu, if Luna-chan comes to your room tonight saying “I’m scared of the typhoon”….be nice to her, you hear? By doing so, I’m sure Luna-chan will be more than willing to do some stuff, you know?”
I repeated back like a parrot, which my mother answered while giggling through the phone.
“You already know what I mean.”
“No, I don’t. No clue at all.”
“You really are shy.”
“OH! BAD COMMUNICATION!”
I replied, astonished, when my mother laughed and left a “Bye” and hung up.
“Geez, she says the weirdest things…”
I put down the phone, while grumbling, and just wanted to head back to my room, but before I could, I heard the front door opening and then an energetic voice saying “I’m home”.
When I went to the front door, a girl with big eyes and adorable features, like a cat— Nazuna stood there completely drenched from the rain. Then she noticed me and waved her hand.
“Brother, I’m home!”
Even drenched, Nazuna was a bundle of energy.
“Yo, welcome home. Didn’t you have an umbrella?”
“Yes, I had a collapsible umbrella. But the strong wind broke it. I thought I could fix it, but when I loosened my grip for just a moment, it was blown away…. and became a star.”
Nazuna made a sad expression and clapped her hands together saying “Rest in peace”.
“Is the wind that strong?”
I asked, surprised, to which Nazuna gave a big nod.
“Really strong. Kashiwagi-sensei stopped club activities and offered to drive us home in the car, but I refused since my route isn’t all that long. But the wind was stronger than I expected and a couple of times I was nearly blown away—It’s a small disaster!”
Nazuna said, exaggerating what happened, then mumbled “I should have let Sensei take me home in the car after all” and untied the ribbon at the back of her head. After that she lightly shook her head.
As she did that, small droplets fell down from her untied hair.
“I’ll bring you a towel. Wait a moment.”
Saying that, I turned my back to Nazuna, taking a towel from the bath anteroom and went back to the front door. There, I reached out for Nazuna’s head and dried her hair with the towel.
To that, Nazuna smiled happily.
“–Don’t start clinging to me. You’re all wet.”
I said, to keep Nazuna, who had spread both her arms, in check. In response to that, Nazuna froze on the spot and pouted slightly.
“You’re so cold.”
“Because I’m cool.”
“But your heart is HOT!”
“You know your stuff.”
While saying that, I gently wiped her hair, like if I was petting her and Nazuna squinted in pleasure. That behaviour resembled a cat’s and made me to smile. Then I patted Nazuna’s head lightly through the towel and said.
“Good, now you’re not dripping anymore. Nazuna, go take a shower.”
“An extension will cost extra.”
I firmly informed Nazuna, who looked regretful.
Nazuna pulled out her wallet with a smile.
“Hey, don’t be stupid and go take a shower already or you’ll catch a cold.”
Ruffling her wet hair around made her hairstyle look like a bird‘s nest, whereupon Nazuna fled from my hand with a happy “Uaah~” scream and headed for the bath anteroom.
But suddenly she stopped, turned around and looked towards the front door.
I asked, when Nazuna made a slightly worried expression and said quietly.
“….Will Elni-chan be fine?”
As I repeated back, the image of a slightly disappointing beauty that claimed to be a “Goddess” floated into my head.
That reminded me, that she was living in a tent under the bridge over the river bed…..Will she really be fine? Like Nazuna, I looked at the front door, then I opened it.
Immediately, a really strong wind blew inside the house. While the wind hit my cheeks, I shifted my gaze outside. I saw the signboard of some shop flying high through the air.Watching that scene dumbfounded, I closed the front door, wordlessly, and turned around, saying.
“Impossible. Even Elni would take shelter somewhere on a day like this.”
“Y- You’re right. Ahaha.”
Together with Nazuna, I laughed cheerfully…. but I was worried.
Nazuna with her back to me, said “I’ll send her a mail later on” with a serious voice and headed for the bath anteroom.
After watching Nazuna leave, I locked the front door and moved to the living room. I watched the situation outside through the window, as I slowly grew more concerned as I listened to the howling of the wind.
“Guess I’ll call her…”
I pulled out my cell phone, from the pocket of my trousers and called Elni. But the call didn’t connect and I only got the answering machine.
“….Should I go check up on her?”
I just couldn’t stop my unrest. That’s when I ran into Luna, who’d come down the stairs.
“Ah, Shinobu-san. Did Nazuna-chan come home just now?”
“Yeah, she’s in the shower now. She was completely drenched by the rain.”
“….Is that so. I was so absorbed in the game that I did not notice.”
Luna made a regretful expression.
Mhm, Luna sure loved to welcome people back and send people off.
“Well, there are days like this.”
I patted Luna’s shoulders to console her and then headed for the front door. Doing so, Luna immediately called out from behind me.
“Where are you going, Shinobu-san? Machina is waiting, you know?”
“Sorry, but tell her that the game will have to wait for some other time. I’m going out for a bit.”
“Eh? Going out….but the wind, it is dangerous.”
I heard the concern in Luna’s voice, but without answering her, I silently put on my shoes. Then
Luna called out to me once again, so I turned around and gave a thumbs up, saying.
“—I’LL BE BACK.”
I’d always just wanted to say that line, but Luna made a fascinated expression.
“Shinobu-san, so cool…”
Mh, Luna was playing along surprisingly.
Stopping myself from showing a smile, I picked up an umbrella, opened the front door and headed outside.
Outside the rain poured down heavily and the wind was stronger than I could believe. My vinyl umbrella was blown around, after I’d opened it, by the strong wind and in a moment of carelessness it was blown out of my hand… turning it into a star.
…No wonder Nazuna had called it a small disaster. I looked towards my star umbrella, then started walking towards Elni’s house, while the wind made a whirling sound. But, after only a few minutes had passed since I’d left the house, my whole body was already drenched. I combed up the bangs that stuck to my forehead and sighed.
“I hope Elni has taken shelter…”
As a kid, I’d always gotten a strange kind of hype when a typhoon came, but not anymore.
Wincing from the strong rain and wind, I continued my march, when I saw a single girl carrying a travel bag over her shoulder staggering over from the crossing.
It was Elni. Surprisingly, she didn’t have her usual twin tails, but her shining silver hair hang down straight, so I hadn’t recognised her at first. But when she got closer, I noticed her French doll-like features and her crimson, gem-like eyes.
When I called out to her, she stopped and looked at me.
When she recognised me, Elni’s eyes suddenly started to water, then she started running towards me…and clung to me just like that.
“H- Hey, what’s up?”
I asked, while agitated over the feeling of her soft body, when suddenly Elni started shouting as she cried.
“Shinobu! My house is gone!”
I inadvertently leaked a surprised voice from my mouth to her statement.
When I asked for details, she’d said that her tent had been apparently swept up by the typhoon and blown away. Elni continued explaining, with tears in her eyes.
“I heard a typhoon was coming tonight, so I had planned to stay at your house today. I had already packed my things and just took a nap, so that we could have a pyjama party all night long…”
Elni had been woken up by the unusual phenomenon and had just left the tent with her travel bag, when the wind blew it away into the flooded river, where it then drifted away.
“Sounds like you’ve had it tough.”
I gently reached out my hand to Elni’s head.
“But well, no need to worry anymore. It’s okay now.”
I smiled at her, while patting her head.
“Elni, stay over at my house. Looking after you won’t be a problem.”
I wanted to let her stay at my house, since it didn’t seem like she had anywhere else to go, when suddenly her crying expression from before disappeared. To my words, Elni’s cheeks reddened for some reason and she said.
“My, asking me to spend the night with you….”
Not joining in on her joke, I turned my back to her.
Immediately, Elni became close to tears and her saddened voice echoed “Wait, Shinobu~” behind me and two extremely soft swellings pressed against my back.
I felt my pulse raising and sighed quietly.
“Stop with the stupid things and let’s go.”
“Yeah, towards our love…”
“…When we’re home, I’ll build you a small dog house in the garden, so you can live there.”
I fired back a rather mean joke, to which Elni nodded nonchalantly.
“Mh, you mean as a watch dog? Leave it to me, Shinobu! This Mad Dog will protect the Nanjou household with all its might! Personal guards are in fashion right now!”
“Bones are fine as payment, right?”
Maybe in protest, Mad Dog Elni intimidated me with an adorable growl.
I gave her a wry smile, then I hurried home in the strong wind, while exchanging jokes with Elni.
“…We finally made it back.”
I was a bit tired from walking through the downpour of rain and the gusts of wind.
Elni should be the same. Hit by the rain, her whole body was drenched like mine.
At this rate, both of us would catch a cold. I took Elni inside the house.
Doing so, we met Luna and Machina, standing worried at the front door. Once they confirmed my well-being, they made relieved expressions.
“Welcome back, Shinobu-san.”
“Geez, you’re totally soaked. Where did you go?”
“I’m back. I just went to check on Elni.”
When Luna asked back, Elni showed her face from behind my back and greeted her, with one hand.
“Hello, I’m the wingless Angel—Elni.“
“You’re as cheeky as ever…”
Machina said wearily, but Elni ignored it and continued by patting me on my shoulder.
“And this is a fine, drenched man.”
“W- Well, that I won’t deny.”
You won’t, huh. I was a bit surprised by Machina’s words, when suddenly Elni coughed.
“Then, dear Customer, this fine man—will you eat him here or take him to go?”
“Eh? Well, to go….”
For some reason, Machina played along. Then Elni smiled suspiciously and answered.
“That will be a million yen then, dear Customer.”
“Okay, I’ll pay by card—wait, that isn’t right!”
AsMachina tried to set her straight, Luna nodded in approval and said with a slightly angry expression.
“A million yen is way too cheap for Shinobu-san!”
“Ehh? S-Sister? I don’t think that’s the thing you should get angry about…”
Machina said, admonishing her and even Elni looked a bit surprised as she agreed with Machina.
“Y- Yeah. I wanted you to get angry about how I didn’t have any right to sell off Shinobu….”
In response to what they both said, Luna averted her eyes in embarrassment. Then she presented me with the towel in her hand, to avoid the topic.
“Sh- Shinobu-san, please wipe your body with this for now.”
Luna’s cheeks had already turned red, so I didn’t say anything else, I just took the towel and wiped my wet hair with it. Seeing that, Elni reached her hand out to Machina and said.
“Machina, give me a towel too.”
“…There isn’t one for you. Actually, why are you even here? Hurry up and go back to your small house.”
Upon Machina’s cold words, Elni pouted. Then she angrily clung to Machina and rubbed her wet body against her.
“H- Hey, you’re making me wet! Stop it!”
“Feel the Goddess’ wrath!”
On a rare occasion, Elni was angry.
Well, it was understandable. Not only was it frustrating to have one’s home made fun of, but that home was even destroyed. This was totally Machina’s fault.
“Shinobu! Don’t just look and do something!”
“No, reflect on your actions for a bit.”
Machina made a shocked face upon my suggestion.
“….You’re taking her side, Shinobu?”
It was somewhat troubling, that she’d asked that with a weak voice. I quickly explained.
That Elni’s house was blown away by the typhoon and that I wanted Elni to stay with us for a while, since she had nowhere else to go.
When I finished my explanation, Luna made a sad expression, even though it didn’t concern her.
“That must have been tough, Elni-chan.”
“Yeah, it was. I no longer have a place to return to, except Shinobu’s arms.”
“Wait, that won’t do. Shinobu’s arms have a fully booked schedule!”
I replied, to Machina’s angry outburst and nonchalantly looked in Luna’s direction. To that, Luna made a serious expression and asked.
“Shinobu-san, are you still taking reservations?”
“Mh? You don’t need to make any reservations, Luna. Because I’ll offer them to you right now.”
Saying that, I spread my arms slightly. Then Machina and Elni raised their hands and asked.
“Shinobu, what about me?”
“Ask my secretary.”
I replied bluntly, then the two of them hit me repeatedly. It hurt quite a bit…
To escape, I separated myself from them. Then I faced Elni.
“Okay, enough of the jokes. Go take a shower.”
“Indeed. I heated the bath already, so please go warm yourself up.”
Mh, Luna would make the perfect wife. I put my hand on Elni’s head softly.
“Now hop into the bath.”
“…But you’re all drenched from the rain too, Shinobu. Why don’t you go in first?”
“I’m fine. You go in first or you’ll catch a cold.”
I patted her head lightly, when Elni puffed her chest and answered.
“No worries, idiots don’t catch colds. So you go in first, Shinobu.”
Her statement had a mysterious persuasive power, so I inadvertently agreed. Elni pushed me on my back towards the anteroom. I entered the bath and took a warm shower.
“…Wait. How can I accept this as a man?”
I twisted my neck on my realisation.
Urged on by Elni, I had ended up getting into the bath, but shouldn’t I have made the girl go in first, even by force?
“I screwed up…”
I turned off the shower and sighed.
“I better make it quick.”
Mumbling that, I’d just reached out for the body soap to wash my body, when
“Shinobu~ I’m coming in~”
I suddenly heard Elni’s cheerful voice, from the other side of the bath door.
I turned around in surprise, when I saw a faint silhouette through the door.
“Eh? W- Wait…”
I quickly wrapped a towel around my waist and without a chance to utter a protest, the door opened and Elni appeared.
My eyes focused on her snow-white skin. Her tender hands and feet. And her stylish thighs that peeked out from the bath towel.
Elni, with a bath towel wrapped around her chest, approached me, as I stared at her wide-eyed, and said to me with a smile.
“Shinobu, I’m here to wash your back, as thanks for letting me stay over!”
“N- No, it’s fine, you don’t need to. Don’t stand behind me!”
My heart made a loud THUMP THUMP sound while I averted my gaze from Elni and cowered. Then a noise could be heard from the anteroom and suddenly the door opened. There
“Hey, why are you going in when Shinobu is already inside!?”
Machina, clad in a bath towel, like Elni, entered the bath.
Her body wrapped up in a bath towel exposed the cleavage of her soft breasts and revealed her sexy thighs. When Machina made eye-contact with me, her cheeks turned slightly red, but she soon averted her gaze and glared at Elni.
“When you suddenly disappeared from the living room, I knew it was suspicious, so I came here…What are you doing here?”
Machina asked somewhat forcefully, but Elni showed no sign of being affected und just smiled.
“I was happy that Shinobu helped me, so I came to wash his back as thanks.”
Answering as such, Elni tilted her head and asked Machina now.
“But what are you doing here, Machina?”
“I, I’m here to take a shower, since you got my clothes wet and it would be bad if I caught a cold. W- Well, I also thought I might as well wash Shinobu’s back, while I’m at it….”
With her flushed cheeks, Machina sneaked a glance at me. Then Elni nodded in approval.
“Mh, is that so. …But, I already have that covered. So, you can just take a shower and warm up your body, Machina.”
“…No, I will be worried if you do it, so I’ll wash Shinobu’s back. You take a shower and get into the bath.”
“Even I can do it properly. You can get into the bath, Machina. I’ll wash Shinobu’s back.”
“That’s unacceptable. I’ll do it!”
“No, I will!”
Gradually, the volume of their voices increased. Even if I were to heat up in the bath now, I wouldn’t know where to look. Shyly I called out to them.
“Y- You two, how about you calm down a bit?”
I suggested, with a gentle tone, when suddenly Machina sharply pointed at me.
“Then we’ll have Shinobu decide who will wash his back! No complaints then, okay?”
“Yeah, good. Shinobu, who will it be?”
“Me, right? If you want… I’ll even step on you.”
“Then I’ll wear a school swimsuit!”
Machina smiled sexily, while Elni wore an angelic smile.
Looks like I couldn’t avoid making a choice. I averted my gaze from them and answered.
“….How about you decide with rock, paper and scissors?”
I tried a peaceful solution.
To that, both of them nodded obediently, to my surprise.
“Okay rock, paper and scissor it is. Just telling you, I’ll do ‘scissors’ first.”
“H- Hey! Mental warfare is cowardly! I’m bad at it!”
Machina smiled suspiciously and Elni panicked.
Elni desperately started to consider which sign to make, but Machina didn’t allow her to and opened her mouth.
“Here we go.”
“Uhm, Machina you coward!”
After the initial “First will be rock”, they challenged each other to “Rock, paper, scissors!”.
As a result, Machina had “rock” and Elni had “paper”. Victory for Elni.
Machina looked at Elni’s “paper”, widened her eyes in surprise and shouted
“Hey, why! I told you I would choose scissors, so you should’ve used my plan against me and brought out scissor yourself!”
“…I don’t know myself, why I choose paper.”
“Because your brain is paper! Idiot!”
Elni tilted her head, puzzled, whereupon Machina shouted in frustration and sat down on the frame of the bathtub with her shoulders dropped.
Upon that, Elni faced me with teary eyes.
“…Shinobu, Machina said something mean.”
“Really? I thought it was pretty smart.”
“Not at all! Whatever, you just sit down here, Shinobu.”
There was no chance for me to escape, so I resigned myself and sat down on the bath stool like Elni had told me to.
Elni kneeled down on the tile right besides me and applied the body soap to a sponge. From my point of view, I could see her beautiful neck and her collarbone line and even her small breasts covered by the bath towel.
In the moment that I thought how beautiful she was, I made eye-contact with Elni.
“N- No, nothing….”
I averted my gaze from the smiling Elni, when Machina mumbled “Pervert” in dissatisfaction.
I wanted to disagree, but it would only be an excuse. I closed my mouth, which I had opened to reply. Then Elni got behind me and put her hand onto my shoulder.
I felt her warm body temperature on my shoulder. Why did skin-to-skin contact feel so warm and pleasant while also making you excited?
“Okay, I’m going to start.”
Saying that, Elni washed my back by using the sponge, but just having Elni’s fingertips, which were gripping onto the front of the sponge, touch my body made my heart race.
“Shinobu, does it feel good?”
Not able to hide my agitation, I turned tight-lipped. To that, Elni leaked a happy “I see”, but suddenly rested her hand on me and said.
“….But I must say, you have a lot more muscles than I thought, Shinobu. And when I look closer, you’re scarred all over your body. How did you get this one?”
Elni asked while tracing over my right shoulder.
While getting a tickling sensation, I answered.
“I think that one is from when Gramps threw a wooden shuriken at me.”
As I remembered said incident, Machina suddenly stood up with a displeased expression.
“Geez, how long are you going to take, just to wash his back!”
Machina looked down at us and continued.
“You leave me no other choice but to help out.”
“Mh, but it was me, who won at rock, paper, and scissors. So I’m washing his back.”
Elni frowned, but Machina smiled dauntlessly and answered.
“Yes, you wash his back all you like. But—I’ll wash his chest!”
I leaked a surprised voice from my mouth unintentionally. But Machina ignored that and kneeled down in front of me with slightly red cheeks, after she’d grabbed the body soap.
In that moment, her big breasts swayed. When I shifted my gaze lower, a wonderful view of cleavage revealed itself to my eyes.
“Just give me a second…”
Saying that somewhat happily, Machina applied the body soap to her own hands and turned it into foam. Elni was using the sponge and there wasn’t another, but did she really intend on washing me with her hands? I looked at Machina, baffled, when my hunch became reality. Machina reached her hands out slowly and placed them on my chest.
Just by doing that my heart rate skyrocketed.
Then Machina moved her hands towards my collarbone and she became a bit misty-eyed.
“…It really did leave a scar.”
Looking at the scar on my chest, Machina said sorrowfully.
I suffered a cut across my chest when I shielded Machina.
I, myself wasn’t bothered by it, but Machina seemed to be.
“It doesn’t hurt anymore?”
Machina asked me, with upturned eyes, while she gently traced over the scar on my chest.
For some reason, a shiver ran down my spine, just from such a trivial thing.
“I, I’m fine, so don’t worry about it.”
I replied, with a faintly shrill voice and Machina smiled, relieved. Then she reached out with both her hands and washed my chest gently, like she was petting it. Every time Machina’s hand reached my neck, my breastbone, my collarbone or my abdomen, I felt my own cheeks getting hotter.
On top of that, when Machina moved her arms, her two big swellings swayed freely as to remind me of their existence. Sometimes swaying about with great elasticity. And at other times, with a boing. The darkness of the valley within her deep cleavage kept expanding and contracting, quite the hectic event.
“Shinobu… Should I wash your legs too?”
Machina smiled sexily and playfully, while she put her hands onto my thighs.
Now that was bad in various ways.
From behind, Elni had started to wash my arms after she’d finished with my back. Elni was in a good mood and was humming, but her breasts were pressed onto my back. Even through the towel, they were extremely soft and moderate sized swellings. They were fluffy. Fluffiness behind me and fluffiness in front of me.
…That wasn’t good. I stood up wordlessly and turned my back to them with one hand up.
“Okay, that’s enough….”
“Eh? Where are you going?”
“—The time has come. That’s all.”
I randomly brushed off the perplexed Machina and was about to head for the bath door. But it wasn’t meant to be and both my hands were grabbed firmly.
“Shinobu, you’ll catch a cold if you don’t warm yourself up properly in the bath.”
“Yeah. Get into the bath obediently.”
My right hand was taken by Elni and my left by Machina. Unable to shake the two of them off, I was pushed from behind by Elni and Machina. I got into the bathtub with my back to them. A previous guest still floated in the bathtub, a duck toy.
“Shinobu, properly submerge yourself up to your shoulders and count to one hundred.”
I was treated like a kid. Was she my mother or what? In the moment that I turned around to voice my complaints to Machina, who had said that in a teasing tone, a skin-coloured world appeared before my eyes.
To wash her body, Elni had untied the bath towel and was stark naked. Her skin white like porcelain. Modest breasts. And her little navel filled my vision, so I quickly averted my eyes. But like that, I shifted my gaze to Machina. She probably didn’t notice my gaze, as she reached out for her own bath towel and undid it without hesitation.
In that moment, her two, voluminous breasts swayed, as to present their own majestic sight. At the same time, her narrow waist and beautiful long legs came into vision. I immediately turned my back to both of them and sunk into the bathtub up to my mouth.
These two were defenseless beyond help.
I couldn’t get the image of Elni and Machina’s naked bodies, that I’d just witnessed, out of my head and was in agony by myself, while the two of them made a ruckus of KYAs, as if they had forgotten that I was here.
“Machina, your breasts sure are big…”
“Your skin is quite beautiful too—wait, ahn. Hey, don’t suddenly touch me. You…”
“Ahh…M, Mh…Here is payback.”
“N- No. Ahn….”
Just what were these two doing?
I could hear erotic voices from behind, so I couldn’t calm down at all. I was quite concerned about what exactly they were doing. But I couldn’t really take a peek.
I was once again in agony, when Machina suddenly leaked a voice.
“Geez, give it a rest already!”
“Ow! …How mean! You didn’t have to hit my head!”
“Shut up, you idiot! Don’t touch me so casually! The only ones, who are allowed to touch my body are me, Sister, Shinobu, Nazuna and….”
“Yes, and Elni. If you ask me nicely together with Shinobu, I wouldn’t mind letting you—wait, that’s not it! You aren’t allowed to! Keep your hands to yourself!”
“Ow! You hit me again! Why are you so quick to resort to violence?”
….Mh? Wasn’t the situation getting out of hand? As I was pondering that, I heard Elni and Machina make loud noises.
“Uwaaah! So cold! What are you doing!?”
Just as I’d heard the sound of the water from the shower, Elni screamed. Most likely, Machina had sprayed cold water over Elni…Really, what were they doing.
I’d started to become weary of them, when suddenly Machina screamed this time.
“Kyaaa! Hey, stop it. Don’t cling to me! So cold! It’s so cold! Noooo! St- Stop…”
“Then you stop the shower, Machina, Hyaaan!”
Wh- Why were these two leaking such sensual voices? While getting excited, I let out a cough.
“You guys will catch a cold. So why don’t you stop now?”
I made this humble suggestion with my back still to them, but the two of them didn’t seem to hear me. The shower kept running and their charming voices continued to echo throughout the bath.
Why was I this embarrassed? I blocked both my ears and kept their voices out. … After a while, long legs suddenly entered the bathtub from the right and left of me.
Eh? Hold it. Why were the both of them coming in at the same time?
Machina probably came in because she’d finished washing her body, as she now had her hair tied up. Elni on the other hand, had let her hair down and both of them were giving off a different aura that was extremely erotic.
I was disoriented. Elni’s shoulder was pressed against my left and Machina’s against my right. Excessive water flowed out of the bathtub. As they sat down in the bathtub, they each leaked an erotic sigh. On top of that, the only thing covering their bodies were small towels.
There was no way that small towels like those could hide anything. Elni’s tight thighs peeked out from the transparent bath water. And Machina’s sideboobs were exposed from under the towel. I couldn’t see the important parts, but this embarrassment seemed to be too much for me anyway.
Not saying a word, I was about to stand up, when
“Hey, not yet, Shinobu. You have to warm yourself up properly first.”
“She’s right, Shinobu. You haven’t been in for long enough yet.”
Machina and Elni grabbed both my arms und pulled me back into the bathtub.
My escape ended in a failure and the situation took a turn for the worse.
“But it sure is cramped in here. Budge up.”
“It’s cramped over here too. You Budge up, Machina.”
The two of them changed their positions and started to pinch me between them.
On my right arm sturdy peaches. On my left arm soft marshmallows.
These respective sensations pressing against my upper arms in conjunction with having Machina’s beautiful face and Elni’s adorable face close by, made my mind go blank.
This was really bad. I stood up at once.
“…I’m going out. I’m at my limit in various ways. No matter what you say, I’m getting out!”
I declared in a loud voice—when a SNAP echoed through the bath. Suddenly, the bath was enveloped by darkness. A black-out. Taking this chance, I wanted to escape by taking advantage of the darkness, but
“Uwa, what’s this?”
Along with Elni’s flustered voice from the left, I received an attack that felt like I was being hit to my waist area. Elni had probably bumped into me when she’d tried to stand up.
While it was inevitable due to the darkness, it still surprised me and my foot slipped, making me lose my balance. With a PLUMP…. My face dived into something incredibly soft.
Then an adorable “Kyaa” scream. I felt an indescribable softness and elasticity on both my cheeks. There was also a sweet fragrance. I was already at my limit in various ways because of that, yet I also felt a sensation that was hard to describe on my back from two soft objects.
Don’t tell me, I was being sandwiched by Machina and Elni…?
That idea crossed my mind, when suddenly the buzzing of electricity echoed and I had the feeling that the surroundings had lit up, but my vision was still pitch black.
“Geez, get away from Shinobu already. He can’t move because of you.”
From above my head, I heard Machina’s angry voice.
Like I thought, I was being sandwiched….but I couldn’t breathe. Elni’s weight pressed onto me from behind and made my face bury itself into Machina’s big breasts. It was hard to breathe. Maybe she knew that it was just an accident, since Machina was only resting her hands on my shoulders and didn’t try to push me away angrily.
While I was glad for that, I was still suffering. The sensation of her breasts was without doubt pleasant, but it was painful to breathe anyway. The air in my lungs was about to run out.
Damn Elni, couldn’t she move away already?
With that thought in mind, I suddenly heard a noise from the anteroom. And then
“Shinobu-san, I brought you a change of clothes.”
Luna’s gentle voice sounded.
“That black-out just now really surprised me. Shinobu-san, are you al…h-huh? I am pretty sure that these are Elni-Chan and Machina’s clothes…?”
—Shit. I have to fool her. I have to fool her no matter what.
“E- Elni, hurry up and move!”
“…Your back sure is broad, Shinobu.”
“This isn’t the time for leisurely chatter! Move away already!”
If Luna were to see this scene, various things would come to an end. When I shook myself in Machina’s breasts,
“Yahn. Sh- Shinobu, not on my breasts… Hyan, N- No….”
Machina leaked a charming voice and made the situation worse.
Following that, Luna raised a surprised voice from the anteroom.
“Ehh? Not on her b- breasts…? Shinobu-san, d- do not tell me, you and Machina are….”
Losing her composure, Luna said sorrowfully.
“E- Excuse my intrusion~”
“Wait, Luna! That’s not it! Don’t get the wrong idea!”
I forcefully freed myself from Machina and Elni, and then quickly opened the bath door.
Upon that Luna, who’d had her hand on the door, turned around
and screamed immediately.
“Wh- What? What’s up?”
I tilted my head and approached her, as Luna’s face became so red, that you’d think steam would start rising from her head. Fiercely averting her gaze, Luna leaned with her back against the wall and opened her mouth.
“U- Uhm, Shinobu-san, e- ehm, what should I do? Should I take off my clothes as well? Is that what is going on?”
In her confusion, Luna gushed out these words and I couldn’t understand her well. It was a mystery how she’d made a serious expression with her face bright red.
Why was she so flustered?
I once again tilted my head, when I heard Elni’s hasty voice “Shinobu! Shinobu!” from behind.
I turned around slowly, when Elni on a rare occasion was as red as Luna and handed me a towel with a “Here!”.
Mh, I was sure that was the towel I had wrapped around my waist—wait a minute.
In that moment, I understood everything, I suddenly made eye-contact with Luna.
“Ehm, well, I, did not see….Hyaa!”
Luna averted her gaze from me, looking down and then raised a high voice.
“I, I am sorry. I saw it! But I will forget it! I will forget it, really!”
Shouting that, Luna sprinted out of the anteroom with her face still bright red.
…Wow. It was really embarrassing. My face felt like it was on fire.
I wrapped a bath towel from the anteroom around my waist and turned around. Just like Luna, Machina and Elni were red up to their ears and averted their gaze from me….
The bath was over. Machina, Elni and I sat on the sofa in the living room and wasted some time watching TV until dinner was done.
A spiritual show was running on TV and people were talking about their scary experiences. At first, I was watching it just to kill some time, but over time I became immersed in it. As I silently watched the show, suddenly there was a BEEP and the channel switched.
“Hey, Machina, it was just at a good spot, so don’t switch the channel.”
I complained to Machina, who had the remote control.
To that, Machina answered with a somewhat worried expression.
“Th- There’s a show I want to see…”
“I see. We’ll record it, so switch back already.”
“N- No. I want to watch it right now. I want to enjoy it in realtime. I want to add to the ratings!”
“…Were you always this passionate about a news show?”
I wearily asked further, when Elni, who sat across from Machina, asked casually.
“Could it be you’re scared of ghosts, Machina?”
Right after, Machina’s cheeks turned red.
“D- Don’t be stupid!”
She denied it with a loud voice. Then she crossed her arms and threw out her chest in embarassment.
“Th- There’s no way I am scared of ghosts! Ghosts, curses, they’re all just optical illusions of confused girls. Ghosts don’t exist in this world!”
While Machina tried to act tough, her cheeks slightly twitched.
Actually, an optical illusion of confused girls? ….Wasn’t she a girl?
There were a couple of things I wanted to say, but I wanted to watch the rest of my show first. I snatched away the remote control from Machina and switched the channel.
“H- Hey, Shinobu?”
“You’re not scared, so it shouldn’t be a problem, right?”
“Of course, it’s no p- problem…”
I asked to confirm it, when Machina nodded approvingly with a worried expression.
Mh, she herself said it was fine, so there was no problem. I shifted my gaze back to the TV screen and listened to the story.
Then Elni suddenly stood up. She moved over to the sofa that I was sitting on and sat down beside me.
“Mh? What’s up?”
I asked since I thought it was strange, when Elni who’d become pale, grabbed my hand tightly and answered.
“…I, I’m at an age where I want a plush toy.”
“What a complicated age that is.”
I got a bit excited over the sensation from Elni’s small warm hand, while I tried to look back towards the screen. This time Machina moved.
Like Elni, Machina sat down beside me. Her face had become pale and she firmly clung to my arm. Before I could open my mouth, she shouted.
“Th- There are no cushions, so I’m using you instead, Shinobu!”
“Well, if you want a cushion, there is one over there…”
I pointed to Nazuna’s cat-patterned cushion on the floor with my chin.
“But I want you!”
For some reason, she’d gotten angry.
I sighed and shifted my gaze back to the TV successfully this time, but my left hand was being held by Elni and Machina’s voluminous peaches were pressed against my right arm, so I just couldn’t calm down.
Or rather, the two were really scared of ghosts.
Elni raised a small “Uwah…” scream and Machina gritted her teeth and tightened her grip as she clung to my arm.
“If you’re that scared, should I switch the channel?”
I offered them help like that, when Machina and Elni shook their heads at the same time.
“A G- Goddess enjoys herself even while being scared, so I’m fine.”
“I, I’m not scared, so I’m fine. Rather, I’m enjoying it. Ahahaha!”
Elni was lightly trembling and Machina had an obviously forced expression on her face while she laughed dryly. I nodded with a “Hm” and then I pointed at the window to test them, saying:
“Oh, there’s a woman covered in blood outside the wind—-“
Before I could even finish my sentence, Elni and Machina screamed loudly.
…Mh, I felt a guilty, but it was a bit fun.
Both of them panicking with pale faces was somewhat cute. I continued with a serious expression.
“…Hey, hey. Now a male ghost holding a kitchen knife appeared at the door of the living room!”
“Mh, too bad, but there’s nothing I can do, since they appear even if you don’t want them to. Whoops, this time a blonde older sister appeared from the dining kitchen.”
With a perfect timing, Luna had appeared saying “Dinner is ready”, so I pointed at her. At that moment
“ “ KYAAAAAAAAAA!” “
Upon seeing Luna, Machina and Elni showed perfect harmony with their screaming.
Maybe she received a shock from their reaction, as tears started to swell up in Luna’s eyes.
Elni and Machina didn’t notice that and cowered on the floor scared with their heads between their arms.
“….Shinobu-san, am I that scary?”
“No, don’t worry about these two. They’re just a bit agitated after watching a spiritual show.”
“Ah, is that so.”
Luna made a relieved expression and came closer, but upon seeing that, Elni and Machina sprinted out of the living room screaming.
…Just how scared were the two of them?
“Wait, don’t jump to conclusions. Those two were just agitated.”
I quickly explained to Luna, whose eyes had started to get wet.
“Those two sure are stupid. To mistake such a cute lady for a ghost….Mh, that show must have been incredibly scary for them then.”
I faced Luna while saying that. To that, I saw Luna make a confused expression.
“Uhm, Shinobu-san, by ‘cute lady’ you mean….me?”
“Mh? Who else but you?”
I replied flatly…..but wait. Now that I thought about it, didn’t I say something really embarrassing? I felt my cheeks getting hotter.
With her eyes still wet, Luna formed a smile that made my heart skip a beat, then she suddenly hugged me.
And since I was sitting on the sofa, the usual height difference between us was gone, so her big, melon-like breasts pressed onto my face.
Luna wound her arms around the back of my head in a good mood, thus pressing her firm breasts against my face. Not just on my cheeks, I felt their softness and warmth all across my face. The only negative point was that I could barely breathe.
While hugging onto me, Luna whispered into my ears.
“Uhm, you are cool too, Shinobu-san.”
….Strange. I was really happy about these words.
I believed that I would be suffocated by Luna’s breasts, but for a moment, I thought that I wouldn’t mind that…
During the night, at half past eleven. There was suddenly a knock on my door.
Who was it, so late at night? I wondered, when I heard the voice of a suspicious girl.
“Excuse me~ I’m from Elni newspaper~ Nanjou-san, would you like to subscribe to us? If you sign up now, I’ll throw in a kiss from me as an extra.”
“I don’t need that. Go home.”
I turned her down bluntly, when the door opened with a CLICK and Elni’s face appeared.
“Don’t say that, okay? Please.”
While saying that, Elni sneaked into my room. Then she curiously looked around and tip-toed towards my bed. She crawled into my bed, untied her twintails and let her hair hang straight. She pulled out a yellow nightcap from her clothes and put it on.
“—All good now.”
“No, not good. What are you doing?”
I dropped a light chop on Elni’s head, snatched away her nightcap then put it on myself.
“Hey, give it back. I always wear that when I sleep.”
“I see. But don’t sleep here.”
“…I’ll lend you that cap, so can I stay here?”
I took off the cap from my head and put it on Elni. Then I pointed at the door of my room with a “Go back”. But Elni didn’t move a step away from my bed.
“What’s the problem, Shinobu? Just think of me as a pillow. I’ll surely be useful.”
“…Useful for what? Can you emit alpha waves or what?”
“No, but I inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. I’m sure that’s the reason for global warming.”
“You’re a troublesome fellow.”
“Yeah, humans are born sinful. But rest assured. I photosynthesise when a spotlight is shined on me.”
“You’re amazing. Good, if you’re self-sustaining, then your dinner from now on will be just light and carbon dioxide.”
“A- Anything but that~”
I said with a smile, when Elni apologised with a rather serious expression.
I made a small sigh and rested my hand on Elni’s head.
“So, why are you here? Weren’t you girls having a pajama party?”
I remembered how Elni happily shouted “It’s a pajama party” and headed to Nazuna’s room a few hours ago.
I was sure that Machina and Luna participated too….
“Why are you here? Did they all tease you by calling you an idiot?”
“Only Machina said that. Nazuna-chan and Luna played with me. But Nazuna-chan dozed off, so the party was called off.”
Then Elni continued with a sad expression.
“Since I took a nap, I’m not sleepy yet, but Luna and Machina went back to their own rooms and Nazuna-chan just fell asleep on me. And whenever I close my eyes, I see the ghosts from the TV show….so I was anxious.”
“I see. Then do you want to sleep together?”
“Yes, I want to.”
I asked as a joke, when Elni gave a quick reply with a smile. She rested her cheek on my pillow and closed her eyes. That scene was unfair, she was too adorable, but… troubling. I scratched my head and pondered what to do, when there was suddenly a knock on my door.
“…Shinobu, are you still awake?”
It was Machina’s voice that asked that.
“I am, but… what’s up?”
I called back through the door, when the door knob turned and Machina stuck her head in to take a peek into the room.
Machina made a somewhat worried expression and entered my room, while hugging onto a pillow. Like Elni, she curiously looked around and then approached my bed.
“Hey, why are you here!”
Upon noticing Elni, who’d rested her cheek on my pillow, Machina raised an angry voice.
Elni answered to that with a smile.
“Shinobu and me get along really well, so we sleep together.”
The moment Elni said that somewhat proudly, Machina moved.
She approached Elni, slammed the pillow she was hugging onto the bed with both hands and shouted.
“I’m way closer to Shinobu than you! Besides, that’s my spot there!”
No, this was my bed.
For a moment, these words of refusal wanted to leave my throat, but it might be better if I stayed out of this. Machina seemed somewhat tense and even Elni was frowning for some reason.
“This is Shinobu’s bed, not your spot, Machina. Besides, my closeness to Shinobu doesn’t lose out to yours! That’s why we’re sleeping together. You’re not scared of ghosts, so you can sleep alone, can’t you? I’m here because I’m scared. You go back to your own room, Machina.”
“I, I’m not really scared, but I thought Shinobu might be scared, so I came over. Shinobu is a shy boy, so he won’t say it himself if he’s scared, but I’m sure he’s frightened. Right, Shinobu?”
“….Ghosts, curses, they’re all just optical illusions of confused girls. Ghosts don’t exist in this world.”
“You don’t have to play tough, Shinobu. I’m willing to sleep together with you.”
Well, it was all fine that she’d said that all gently, but I’d just repeated her words from earlier in the living room. Actually, sleep together…?
I tried to imagine the scene of sleeping together with Machina and Elni and came to a conclusion instantly. —-Absolutely impossible. If I were to sleep besides these two beauties, I wouldn’t get a wink of sleep out of nervousness. …Okay, let’s scram. I mumbled that in my mind and faced Machina and Elni.
“Hey, why don’t the two of you sleep together if you’re scared? I’ll lend you my bed and just sleep on the sofa in the living room. So use the bed without any reservation.”
I slowly retreated while giving a fake smile, when Machina shouted hastily.
“Th- That won’t do! What if a ghost appears!”
“Mh? I think Elni will chase it off by biting it? I mean, Elni is currently supposed to be our personal guard.”
I shifted my gaze to Elni, who then averted her gaze and said.
“…As of this moment, the Goddess has graduated from being a personal guard.”
“Oh, congratulations. Next work hard to become a district guard.”
While saying that, I turned my back to Elni and Machina and headed for the door. But
“No. You sleep here too, Shinobu.”
“Yeah, I want Shinobu to stay here.”
The two of them grabbed me by my arms.
“Ehm, I think the bed is too small for three people. Don’t mind me and just sleep together, you two. You won’t be scared together, right?”
I argued and tried to shake off their hands. But they just grabbed on even tighter and didn’t let go.
“Just come here.”
“Yeah, be obedient! That one will spout fire if you resist!”
Elni pointed to Machina when she said “That one”. Then Machina brought her lips close to my ear,
“Fire~ —Wait, as if I could spout fire!”
She exhaled warm air into my ear, sexily , then came back to her senses and shouted angrily.
But her indescribably sweet breath caused a shiver to run down my spine and my body temporarily lost its strength.
Maybe she was waiting for that opening, as Elni pulled on my arm. Machina also followed her lead.
The result was that I was being pulled towards the bed.
D- Damn, teaming up was cowardly.
I fought desperately. But when I struggled, Machina said “Geez, don’t touch me in weird places” while she blushed and Elni labelled me “Pervert” with a smile.
My movements were sealed by these words, so I was put down on the bed.
Elni rested on my left side, Machina on my right.
Elni used my arm as a pillow and closed her eyes with a faint smile. On top of that she rested her thigh onto my upper body and her hand onto my breastbone.
That only made me lose my composure, but there was also Machina on my right.
Machina rested her head on the pillow she’d brought with her and laid sideways with her back to me. But Machina’s elastic and soft butt touched me, increasing my excitement.
Furthermore, both were emitting a sweet fragrance unique to girls, which increased my heart rate even more.
There’s no way that I could sleep like that. I gave a small sigh, as Machina stood up and turned off the lights. The room was embraced by darkness.
After a short while, Elni starting to make quiet snoring sounds.
…Hey, hey, what happened to not being able to sleep due to the nap?
Wearily I closed my eyes in an attempt to sleep quickly too, but no matter how hard I tried, my mind was strangely clear and had no intention of sleeping.
I opened my eyes in the darkness and looked at the ceiling, trying to figure out what to do.
“…Hey Shinobu, still awake?”
Suddenly, Machina called out to me.
“Mh? Need something?”
I glanced over to Machina. Machina still had her back to me, but hesitantly started speaking with “Ehm, well…” and then said in a quiet voice.
“You know, I was hiding it, but actually…. I’m scared of ghosts…”
Machina confessed the truth, but I already knew that.
“…Well, you say hiding, but it was quite obvious.”
I retorted with a wry smile, to which Machina answered with a somewhat shy voice.
“I knew you would notice it. After all, you’re watching me so attentively….”
“A- Am I?”
With question marks in my head, I asked back, Machina affirmed clearly.
“Yes. I mean, neither Elni nor Nazuna-chan noticed it.”
Yeah, that was because they were kinda stupid—-erm, a bit aloof. Normally, anyone would notice. But well, I was happy that she’d honestly confessed the truth. So
I reached out my hand and gently patted Machina’s head.
“…Remember how I told you before, that I would protect you? No matter what happens, I’ll come to your aid…. So sleep easy.”
I could say these embarrassing words, since Machina wasn’t facing my way. But Machina gave no reaction. I felt my cheeks getting hot and regretted what I’d said. Then Machina suddenly moved. She turned around from her sideways position and hugged me. And then she said.
Y- Yeah, I shouldn’t have said anything.
Her two breasts pressed onto me softly and a warm hand was pressed onto my breastbone. Also Machina’s thigh was placed on my leg.
In no time, the situation had gotten out of control. I was even more awake now, my eyes wide-open.
After a while, Machina started breathing quietly since she’d fallen asleep, but I was far from doing the same.
Elni on my left was being herself and emitted somewhat charming breaths and had entwined her tender legs. Machina emitting charming breaths like Elni, suddenly reached out for my shoulder and grabbed it tightly.
The fragrance of a girl, the soft sensation of her body and her warm body temperature sure were pleasant, but even more so nerve-wracking. My sleepiness kept fading away.
“….Not going to happen.”
I gave up on sleeping and just stared blankly at the ceiling while listening to Elni and Machina’s breathing along with the ticking of the clock’s second hand.
…I wonder how much time had passed. When the room started to slowly light up, Elni suddenly moved. At first, I thought she was just moving in her sleep, but it was too strange for that. She was breathing roughly and trembling lightly, like she was having a nightmare.
I called out to her to confirm if she was alright. But at the moment, I saw Elni’s face, I was at a loss for words.
She was crying. Sorrowful, scowling, tears flowing out of her closed eyes, Elni was crying. I had never seen Elni like that. Since she always smiled so cheerfully, I had never imagined that she could make such a sad expression too.
—Suddenly Elni clung to my arm. So tightly that it hurt. Her little hand was trembling as it was resisting something while clinging onto my arm. And….she said with a faint voice.
Actually I couldn’t understand most of her words. But names of people, I’d never heard of, spilled out of Elni’s mouth one after another with an endless flood of tears down her cheeks.
“You’re all…. Idiots…”
She was mumbling really quietly. But I couldn’t understand any of it since she was crying.
Whenever Elni tightly grabbed my arm, it hurt like if I was being tied up.
Was she always crying alone? Always smiling when she was around everyone and when she was alone, like this…
A voice leaked unintentionally from my mouth.
I repeated it to soothe her and kept petting her head. Until Elni once again emitted quiet sleeping sounds, I kept doing so…. gently…