I was just getting ready to go to work today, when I was suddenly told that I had to go to the office today.
“I don’t have a job… No?”
No, sir, I don’t.
The first thing Theon, my secretary, said to me was “The job for today has been cancelled.” That was it.
I was supposed to check a proposal for a commercial project, but what the hell does he mean by canceling the meeting?
Naturally I questioned him about the details and he answered in a flowing manner.
“It seems that the person in charge of the project misunderstood the deadline, and as a result, today’s work has been lost.”
“What’s the impact on all sides?”
We’ve made adjustments to keep it to a minimum.
“Well, that’s good…”
Oh, I’m out of a job after all the adjustments I made?
I have a bad feeling about this and decide to ask just in case.
Then bring me another job.
“… No, not “no.”
Zion repeats the same sentence like an NPC in an RPG.
At this point, I realized. I don’t know if it was a mistake, but I knew that my being out of work was a setup.
I resist the urge to hold my head in my hands and ask again.
“I don’t like the idea of you suddenly asking me to take a day off…”
“By the way, Caroline-sama is also absent today, isn’t she?”
“Hey, you’ve got this all planned out! If you’re going to do this, hide it better!”
I finally couldn’t stand it any longer and started to spit at him. Theon’s lack of interest in hiding it makes my head hurt.
I’m not sure what to make of it but I’m sure it’s something I’m going to have to do.
You work too much, Zechs. You’ve been working hard to improve the working environment, but if the top management takes the initiative, no one will be able to get any rest.
I don’t have any words to reply to his perfectly reasonable argument.
Theon’s right. It’s hard for them to rest when I’m the boss. I feel like I’m being played but I guess it’s a good thing I’m playing into her hands.
“Okay, okay. I’ll take the rest of the day off.
Yes. We’ll take care of this. You have a good night’s rest.
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Following Theon’s advice, I decided to spend today with Kalon, who was free. I told her that,
“You can have your brother all to yourself for a day!”
He was very happy. I was very much moved by the reaction of my brother.
“What shall we do?”
Normally I’d have a tea party, but it’s the middle of the morning. I don’t think we’re gonna last long.
I had no hope, so I asked Karon.
And she smiles back.
“Let’s go on a date at home.”
“Date night at home?”
I couldn’t help parroting the answer because I wasn’t expecting it.
I was thinking more like a normal date where we go out on the town together.
“Is that what you want? I’m free today, so we can go out.”
I’m sure you understand the answer, but I asked again just in case.
But it seems that it was a needless worry after all. Karon says with a smile.
“Shopping with your brother is something I’d like to do, but today I’d like to spend some time alone with you… Is that okay?”
“Okay, let’s go on a date at home!”
“No?” with a superior look. and you can’t take it in stride. I assure you.
After a short period of preparation, we visited Karon in his private chambers.
We have not prepared anything too fancy. Just a big couch, some tea, and enough food to eat. We’re just going to relax over a cup of tea today.
“But did you really need just one couch?”
It’s a rather roomy sofa, but it seems a little cramped for two people. Well, it’s the one that Karon has designated, so I’m sure he has something in mind.
“Yes, this is good. No, this is good!”
She seems excited, but I don’t know what she’s up to. I hope she’s not getting any help from someone.
Come on, come on, brother. Please sit down after you.
He urged me to do so, and I obeyed, though I was a little nervous about it. I sit down on the right end of the soft sofa.
And Caron says, “No, sir!” and shakes his head.
“Please don’t sit on the edge like that, sit in the middle!”
“No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no…”
What brother could refuse his sister’s request?
I do as Karon wishes and take the center of the sofa. As mentioned earlier, the space is not large, so there is currently no room for Karon to sit down.
What do they want?
I was puzzled by her thoughts, and finally Karon made his move.
Specifically, he sat on my lap. And he even leaned against me.
I’m astonished. I didn’t think that Kalon, who’s been educated as a noblewoman, would be so bold.
We’re still children, so there’s not much of a height difference between us. Inevitably, the back of Karon’s head–and thus his face–was close by. He had blonde hair, red eyes like jewels, and a very well-defined face.
I’m embarrassed to be this close to her, even though she’s my sister. I felt heat rising to my cheeks. I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to do this, but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to do this. If she’s going to be shy about it, she should just stop.
Should I be happy that she liked me enough to go this far, or should I be sad at my sister’s rashness and lack of forethought? Well, the answer for a self-confessed cis-con was obvious.
With a small smile on his face, he combs the gold thread in front of him.
Karon turns to me, looking somewhat surprised.
I put my mouth to her ear and whispered softly.
“I can’t pick up cups and food in this position. Do you mind if Karon takes care of it?”
“Ha, ha ha ha ha yes! Anything you want!”
Oh, it works! Karon is so red that I think steam is coming out of his head.
At first I was surprised by her bold behavior, but she still seemed to be a very innocent girl. I can’t help but smile at her cute reaction.
However, even though he was nervous, Karon did not get off his knees. I asked him about it in the conversation that followed, and he told me that he had wanted to do so for a long time.
If you’d just told me… I can’t help but think… even if she’s a pretty young girl… I’m sure it’s hard for her to talk about it. It seems like Theon and the others have given her a push this time.
In the end, I spent most of the day in close contact with Karon. We enjoyed chatting over tea and reading to each other, which we used to do many times in the past.
Sometimes, a holiday like this might be possible.