I Was Summoned to Be a Miko, but the Guy With Me was So High-Spec that They Didn’t Need Me

Translator: P411

Editor: Tamago

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Chapter 36 – Reply to His Confession

When I woke up the next day, my head throbbed and I felt really nauseous.Yep, I was having a complete hangover. 

It seemed I wasn’t compatible with alcohol, because for a long time, I always had a bad day after drinking too much of it. In the worst cases, I wouldn’t even be able to move at all the next day.

However, the me right now wouldn’t have to worry about that because there was wonderful recovery healing magic in this world!

I stood up, enduring the nausea, and cast recovery magic on myself. My discomfort disappeared like it was never there. 

Perfect! How convenient! This was the best—I wouldn’t have to worry about hangovers anymore! While I was at it, it would have been even better if the magic could also erase the blunders I made while drunk…

I began to feel embarrassed again as I remembered what I had said the night before, when I heard a knock at the door. 

“Yes?”

The door opened to reveal Jill. 

“Good morning. How are you feeling? You were pretty drunk yesterday, weren’t you?”

“Good morning. Haha… I had a hangover but now I’ve recovered because of the recovery magic I cast on myself.”

“I see, sometimes I forget that recovery magic exists. I asked the servants to bring you water and medicine, but it seems like you don’t need those things anymore.”

“I don’t need medicine, but I’d still like some water. Thank you.”

I drank a glass of water. It was cool, and was very refreshing.1

“That… about yesterday…”

Even though I was the one who started talking first, I was at a loss for words.

“It’s fine if you still don’t want to talk about it. There’s also purification left to be done in Lenos, anyway.”

“… You’re right. Well, I can talk about this later.”

I felt like I kept delaying the matter, but I couldn’t help it. 

For a few days afterwards, we purified the area in Lenos’s capital, and then the miasma pools outside of it.

When we had finally finished purifying everything, we returned to the capital where the Pope greeted me with warmth and thanked me profusely. 

We could have departed to Dynas immediately, but on the Pope’s suggestions, we decided to stay the night at the castle. 

During the banquet, I kept thinking about what I should say to Jill. I decided that I should talk before we returned to Dynas. 

He did tell me I could discuss the matter with him anytime, but I still didn’t want to keep it ambiguous for a long time. And I assumed he had every intention to stay by my side even when we returned to Dynas. 

The feeling I had felt when I saw queen consort Elizabeth and Jill talking together was definitely jealousy. 

The other person was one of the queens of this country, and I didn’t really think anything would happen between them. But somehow I didn’t like seeing them share a degree of closeness.

After the banquet was over, I resolved myself, and when we arrived at my room I called out to Jill. 

“Can I talk to you for a moment?”

“Of course you can. Then, can we talk in my room?”

“Um…”

Haa—somehow, I was a bit nervous. Just how long had it been since I last felt this way?

We entered his room and sat down on the sofa. How should I break the ice?

“You know… can you tell me more about you? I only know your current self.”

“What do you want to know? I’ll tell you anything.”

“Well… about Elizabeth-sama, she was your fiancé when you were still the crown prince, right? Why did you break off the engagement?”

“When I turned 18, I abandoned my right to succession and joined the knights. My engagement to her was annulled at that time.”

“Was that something she herself wanted?”

“Yes. She said she didn’t want to marry someone who didn’t have the right to succession.”

“That’s… quite harsh.”

“It might have been what she truly thought, but it could also have been the opinion of her family. She had been educated since childhood to be a future queen of Dynas. I didn’t consult with her before giving up succession rights, so on her end, she might have felt betrayed.”

“But weren’t you quite shocked too?”

“Well, I thought we could still continue having a good relationship to some extent, but when my status changed, so did the people around me. It was only after I left the castle that I was able to fully understand the reason.”

“Why did you leave the castle?”

“I wanted Alexis to become king without any unnecessary conflict. My mother has a low social status, and many of Dynas’s aristocrats value lineage, so it’s obvious that if I were to become king, many of those aristocrats would retract their support for the nation.

“So that’s why you left the castle?”

“Well, if Alexis wasn’t a good person, I would have done something else, but he has always exhibited the qualities of a good king. That’s why, before the nobles made a fuss and the problem of succession became a large issue, I decided to withdraw from the succession.”

If he was 18 years old, he would still be considered a child in Japan… Hadn’t he had a hard time because of his difficult position?

“Haha, please don’t feel bad. It was meant to be that way, and I didn’t really have a hard time, either. Alexis’s mother, Queen Serena, treated both my mother and I very well, and I don’t have any bad memories of my time at the castle. And right now, thanks to Alexis, I’m able to have this incredible freedom to do anything.”

Jill swirled the glass in his hand, and the ice cubes rattled inside. 

“I’m happy with the life I’ve had since I left the castle. And this way, I was able to meet you. I’m such a lucky man.”

His face, washed by a lamp’s orange glow, blossomed into a gentle smile. 

When I saw this, I couldn’t help the irresistible feeling pouring from my heart.

“Is there anything else you want to know? You can ask me anything.”

“Umm… I’d like to hear about your time as a knight, and what you’ve been up to since becoming an adventurer. You don’t have to rush it, please go at your own pace.”

After taking a breather, Jill continued. 

Eventually, I made up my mind and decided to tell Jill how I felt.

“Jill… I think I like you. Speaking completely honestly, I’m not confident enough to say that what I’m feeling is the same as what you feel. I’m still confused about all this… but if you’re okay with it, I want to go out with you.”

Jill smiled in response.

“You don’t have to think so much about it. In your world, people of the same gender aren’t normally considered romantically, right? It’s natural that you’d be confused. Just try going out with me, and if you still can’t do it, just tell me.”

“But I’d feel bad for you…”

“There’s nothing for you to worry about—I’m already fine with that.”

“…Oh, uh…well, in that case… please take good care of me from now on.”

Before I could even finish my sentence, Jill smiled suddenly and embraced me tightly. I was squeezed between his thick muscles as he hugged me with all his strength.2

“Hey, wait…! I can’t breathe!” 

Jill loosened his arms at once, and I was able to breathe again. 

“I’m sorry. I was so happy I couldn’t help it,” he said, grinning sheepishly.

Oh! I remembered something I had to tell him now!

“You know, it’s my first time going out with someone of the same gender so… take things slow with me, please…”

“Take everything slowly, got it. But allow me this at least.”

Jill leaned in and kissed me on the cheek. My face turned scarlet at the first gesture like this I had gotten from him.

We talked for a while after that, and as I was about to go back to my room, he hugged me again in front of the door. 

“Akira, thank you. I think I’ll have good dreams today. Good night.”3

His sweet voice fell over me, a light kiss following and landing upon my forehead.

…Good dreams, huh… I didn’t think I would even be able to fall asleep any time soon…


Tamago: CHEEEERRRRRR don’t mind me being crazy 😀

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PuerileWorries
5 months ago

They finally got together! Love the healthy communication~

PuerileWorries
5 months ago

They got finally got together! Love the healthy communication~

Maho
Maho
5 months ago

He just woke up, does he already plan to go back to sleep