Chapter 57: Response
After proposing to me, the Demon King grew crimson in the face and went away. I, on the other hand, was at a loss and held onto the “matchmaker under the moon” that the Demon King had offered me.
I’m taken aback when Sarah calls out to me. We didn’t get rid of the individual, so Sarah had to have heard the proposal as well.
“… In the meantime, would you like me to arrange the “matchmaker under the moon”?”
Is this for real? I try to escape from the reality of the situation, but the “matchmaker under the moon” that has shriveled a little from sweat and my body temperature that has risen rapidly won’t let me escape. ──This is the reality.
Assuming that we liked each other and had feelings for each other, our world was not close enough for us to be in a relationship. But the Demon King asked me to marry him, not be his girlfriend.
“I’m at a loss for what to do.”
After all, I couldn’t tell the Demon King how much I liked him. I like the Demon King very much. When he proposed to me, I was honestly so happy that I almost jumped out of my skin.
Oka-san, Oto-san and all my friends
But that relationship may be formed in this world as well. If I marry the Demon King and become husband and wife, I will have the Demon King family. And our family will expand even more when we have children.
I can make friends in this world, just as I did with the Demon King.
It’s only a matter of choosing between this world and the one I come from.
If that happens, there is presently no way for me to return to my world. So, instead of fretting about it, why don’t I simply get married? No that’s not good. I must marry the Demon King not because it is the only option available to me but because I love him. Otherwise, I’m sure I’ll regret it.
“What would Sarah do in this situation?”
I asked, and Sarah responded after some reluctance.
“If it were me, I’d go with the first thing that came to mind when I closed my eyes.”
When I shut my eyes, who is the first person who comes to mind?
Close your eyes and relax your thoughts.
The first thing that comes to mind right now is──.
A week has passed. I found myself in front of the Demon King’s office.
the Demon King said that he didn’t care how long it took to obtain a response, but if I had already made a choice, the sooner the better.
I approach the office with trepidation. Perhaps detecting the stress on my face, the Demon King curtsied.
I already know what I’m going to say, but it’s difficult for me to get it out. My palms begin to sweat as I squeeze my fists firmly.
“Take your time, Mica; whatever you decide, I’ll hear you out.”
I take a deep breath as the Demon King slowly smiles at me. I feel somewhat better than before.
“First and foremost, I want to thank you for your marriage proposal.”
Okay, I said it without biting.
I shut my eyes before proceeding, and I’m going to do one more check. Are you sure I won’t regret this? ──Yeah. No, you will not. You won’t regret it.
“──I’d be happy if you don’t mind me.”
I said smiling and trying to look as pretty as possible.
the Demon King blinks. What was that? Didn’t you hear that?
“I’d be happy if you don’t mind──.”
I tried to say it again, but the Demon King cut me off in a panicked way.
“Have you given this much thought? You will no longer be able to see your parents or friends!”
To think about me first before celebrating makes me feel like I was correct all along.
“Yes, I have thought about it.”
In this world, it’s time to come of age. I’ve thought about it. Getting married. Leaving my family.
I know some people think I’m a fool for leaving my family and friends for love. But after some thought, I’ve arrived at this conclusion.
My feelings for the Demon King had grown so strong before I knew it. It took me a while to realize it, but it has always been a part of me.
“O’Dowell-sama, will you nurture love and romance with me?”
staring at the Demon King, who was still dazed. When I said this, the Demon King groaned and nodded, as if he had given up.
“Of course, if that’s alright with you.”