Chapter 64: Happy Morning
I wake up the following morning to discover the Demon King still sleeping. I gently stroked his silvery white hair, taking care not to wake him. The silvery hair is silky to the touch and slides effortlessly between my fingers.
After playing with The Demon King’s hair for a while, The Demon King wakes up.
His eyelids slowly opened, and his red gaze met mine.
The Demon King’s ears become crimson as we exchange our morning pleasantries, as though he has no idea what’s going on.
“I… I take responsibility…”
“Calm down, I’m your wife.”
There’s no longer any responsibility for taking “it”. The Demon King finally remembers everything as I point to his neck.
“…Ah, yes, that’s right—you’re my wife.”
The Demon King’s fingers slide tenderly over my neck. It gives me a small tingle. In exchange, I draw the mark around the neck of the Demon King. This mark is said to be not just on the neck, but also on the soul. Isn’t it rather romantic?
“Yes—and my husband is O’Dowell-sama.”
Husband. I’m really married. I know I’m repeating myself, but I realize once again that I’m married.
“Well… Last night, I pushed you too much—are you all right?”
“I have a sore throat, but that’s all.”
When I think about what occurred last night, I flush. I felt ashamed, but the joy of being touched by someone I care about outweighed my anxiety about being exposed.
“I see—well, that’s good.”
As though relieved, the Demon King stroked my head. Only slowly drawn, lips locked──
The sound of a knock sends us fleeing in the opposite direction.
“Brother, I understand you’re a newlywed and don’t want to go, but you’ve got a lot of work to do.”
“Y-Yeah. I know.”
The Demon King answered Yulin outside the door and hurriedly got ready.
“I have to go to work, Mica, but I’ve already spoken with the maid, so get up slowly… I love you.”
The Demon King went after kissing my forehead.
He said he loved me. I can’t help but roll from one corner of the large bed to the other. It’s not the first time he’s told me he loves me, but it still makes me ecstatic. The Demon King still loves me even though I’m no longer the Shrine Maiden. That makes me very happy.
Biting back the happiness, I get out of bed and get ready.
The Demon King says I can take my time, but I haven’t completed my Queen training yet. I have a lot more to learn.
I’ve got to start today with a clean slate.
“Sarah, I need your help getting ready.”
I’m unable to put the corset on myself. I go back to my room from the bedroom, looking for Sarah.
But I couldn’t find her.
There’s some kind of noise outside the door.
While I’m wondering, Sarah appears, covered in blood.
What’s going on? Before I could finish my sentence, she grabbed my hand and yelled,
“If I run away, I’ll take Sarah with me!”
“I’m going to slow you down—the target is Mika-sama, please, run…”
The door was forced open before Sarah could finish her sentence.
“I found you.”
It was the Saint, surrounded by a foreboding presence.