I Was Reincarnated As The Older Brother Of A Villainess Destined to Die, So I Want To Change The Future By Raising My Younger Sister With My Own Hands – Volume 3 – Chapter 2 – Part 4

Escort Mission(4)

Varan meant what he said and nothing has happened until now, the sixth night. Tomorrow we’ll return to the capital. Let’s be on our guard to the last.

With a bonfire in front of me, I’m on the lookout.

Nina and I were camping out for the day.

Because there weren’t enough rooms available in the village where we’re spending the night. Apparently whoever planned it forgot to account for the guards on the last day. How crafty of them.

Kalon had been reluctant to go on this trip, but I had forced him into it. This trip was meant to be a training exercise for Nina, so it was a good time to give her some practice. Just pitching a tent at the edge of the village would be an experience.

I’m sitting in front of the fire. We’ve arranged the schedule so that I’m first and Nina’s second.

I would have preferred to put the amateurs first, but I decided to go with the current order. We’re camped in a relatively safe village, and I thought I’d make her feel ・・・・ how hard it is to be on night watch. I don’t know how good her sleep tolerance is, but I’m sure she’s going to be very sleepy.

If you fall asleep, you should add a special training to your future curriculum.

I melted into the silence of the night, thinking of Nina and how she would roll her eyes if she heard. I watch the stars twinkle in the sky, illuminated by the crackling sparks of fire.

Maybe it’s because I haven’t had any “free time” since my reincarnation, but this kind of empty time permeates my mind more deeply than before. After all, the time passed so fast.

“Sith, time.”

Nina emerges from the tent, her voice sounding sleepier than usual. She looks sleepy, and when I look at her, I can see that her expression is also a little dazed.

It’s great that he woke up without me, but he’s probably going to doze off ・・・・ at this rate.

I chuckle and offer one piece of advice.

“I’ll keep an eye on you, go wash your face. There should be a well nearby.”

“Okay.”

She nodded and staggered toward the well.

I’m worried that you’ll fall into the well. Worst-case scenario is that you fall in and you don’t die.

Nina came back soon after. Unlike before, this time she was wide awake. She was sure of her steps.

She sits down next to me, and I lift my hips.

[You can make yourself drowsy with physical and mental magic… but it’s not a perfect remedy. Sleep time was that necessary for the human body. A nine-year-old boy’s body needs it even more.

But before I could get to the tent, Nina called me.

I’d like to talk to you for a minute.

What is it about the camp that you don’t understand?

“No, no. Just a little chat.”

“Hmm.”

I was a little surprised by Nina’s line. She’d never asked me to waste time talking to her before. She’d always approached me when she had a clear goal in mind.

Maybe this trip had some kind of effect on Nina. I don’t know how it happened, but I think it’s a positive change. I could sense a little bit of openness in her.

So I’m going to stay with her. I’ll take my sleeping hours in stride.

I sit back down and Nina lets out a small breath of relief. She doesn’t talk much and just stares at the fire for some reason.

I thought we were gonna have a chat.

I feel a slight translucence in my shoulders as I stare at the campfire, following her lead.

Crackle, crackle, crackle. In the darkness of the night and the silence that prevails, only the sound of the woodchipper’s crackling passes between the two of us. A minute or two passes in vain, and a feeling of awkwardness builds up in the air.

I’m not sure when she’s going to start talking to me. The reason for this is that the two of you are not the only ones who have been in the same situation for a long time.

Her eyes were glazed over. Normally she’s so quiet, but now she’s clearly upset.

It’s like, “I invited her but I don’t know what to say to her when I see her.” I don’t know how to start a conversation because I usually keep it to the bare minimum.

Most of the time I’ve seen Nina with a blank expression or a glare, so it’s refreshing to see her flustered like this. I think it’s cute, just like a girl her age.

“Ha ha.”

“?”

I couldn’t help but let out a laugh.

Nina’s looking at me suspiciously, and I think it’s time to ask for help.

I cough and spin the words.

“How does it feel to be on your first guard mission?”

Since I expected that she would be at a loss for an answer if I suddenly asked her about her private life, I started with a work-related topic.

I guess I was right. Nina rolls her eyes, but then she starts to move her mouth.

“It’s more normal than I thought. But there’s a lot to take care of.”

“Like what?”

“I’m not very good at it, especially the last one. I’m especially bad at the last one.”

Well, the leader’s a jerk this time.

“Yeah, typical racist.”

“However, if you’re good the first time, I think you’ll be able to handle most of them. You’ll rarely encounter anything less than that.”

“Rarely” means there are some. There’s less than…”

“I’m afraid so. The worst client I ever had was…

Nina and I started to develop a conversation. It started out as an extension of our work, but I was able to lead her on and we were able to talk about our personal lives.

but she also has her own hobbies. She’s loved reading since she was a baroness… and she especially enjoys reading romance novels.

She was, surprisingly, a maiden longing for a prince on a white horse. Well… Is it similar for a noblewoman of her age? Karon doesn’t enjoy that sort of thing at all… But she’s special.

“What do Sith like to do?”

Nina asked me bluntly, perhaps embarrassed that I had revealed my hobbies to her. She seemed to want to change the subject quickly.

I’m not gonna make fun of you, so I’m gonna go for it.

“Hobbies…”

Do you have any hobbies at all?

“Rude.”

But she still looked doubtful.

“… I’ve never seen an adventurer do anything but work.”

That’s because I haven’t shown you my private life.

When he’s in Sith form, but when he’s in Zechs form, he’s a hobbyist.

I look back on my past and tilt my head to the side. All you did was work when you were Zechs.

No, no, no, wait, wait. There’s gotta be time for something other than work. Just calm down and remember, I…

It doesn’t help that I’m spending the morning at the office. I’m in charge of this. I’ll spend the afternoon with Nina’s training… and then I’ll go home and play with Karon and the others… and then I’ll eat and sleep.

“Sorry. I don’t have any hobbies.

“I knew it.”

I was in over my head.

Once again, it has been a day full of work. I’ve been playing with Kalon and Orca, but that’s not my hobby, because that’s what makes my life worth living.

I had some hobbies in my previous life. Most of them are related to manga and anime.

I’ve always been a workaholic. I’m shocked.

Nina calls out to him with a shocked look on her face.

“Aren’t you too depressed?”

It was an unexpected blow.

“If it’s a hobby, you’ll find it. If you want, I can help you find one.”

“Oh, you’re gonna help me?”

Her proposal was unexpected.

I’ve never seen him try to reach out to another person before. He seems to have had a very big change of heart.

Nina looks a little unhappy at my reaction.

You don’t have to be so surprised. I know how you feel.

I’m sorry.

“Look. I know I’ve been rejecting other people.

Considering the circumstances of her enslavement, her response is understandable. I can’t help but think of the possibility of being humiliated again.

That’s why I was curious why you thought you could compromise.

I’m a little more prepared to take the first step.

What changed Nina’s mind?