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Published at 23rd of June 2023 05:51:51 AM


Chapter 19

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Is this a dream?


I am on a date with Yuusuke.

A market date to buy ingredients for dinner.

Today, I was able to ask him out to my house in a relatively natural way.

I’m really glad I had the courage to grab Yuusuke’s shoulders.

Love really is about taking action.

Shopping for dinner together, it’s like we’re living together.

Ahh, my body feels kinda hot……

[Can you drink, Minerva?]

[A little bit.]

[Then, I’ll also buy some wine.]

Oh my, trying to get me drunk, I wonder what he’s gonna do?

However, it’s alright. If it’s Yuusuke, he’s fitting to have my first time.

And fitting to be my partner for life……

But first, we need to have dinner, right♡?

I’m going to use a lot of herbs and secret medicines to imprint the taste of heaven in your mind and body!

They say the way to a man’s heart was through his stomach.

I’m going to make him lots of delicious food.

So delicious that he won’t be able to get away from me……



After buying the ingredients for dinner, we headed to Minerva’s house.

Minerva said he would pay for the ingredients himself, but since I am in his care, I’m not going to let that happen.

I’ve also prepared some nice wine for us to drink together.

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This is the first time since I came to this world that I have had a drink with a male friend.

I’ll have him inform me about a lot of stuff tonight.

Minerva’s apartment was located far from the center of the city.

It was tucked away in an inconspicuous back alley, like some sort of hideout.

However, the building was spacious inside, and I could see that money had been spent at every spot I looked……

[You have a nice place.]

[It’s not that great.]

[No, no, you don’t have to be modest. Whoa, this place also has a bath?]

Behind an open door was a circular bathtub.

The bathroom looked spacious enough to accommodate several people.

The bathtub had blue tiles on the bottom and looked very luxurious.

[If you want, do you want to have a bath first? Or perhaps, dinner? Or perhaaaaaaaps…… Mbfuuuu!]

[Why are you suddenly spitting out blood!? Pull yourself together, Minerva!]

A large amount of blood dripped from under his silver mask.

No way, did he just vomit blood!?

[Sorry, my (delusion) powers got out of control. I’m alright……]

[You don’t look very alright……]

[Believe it or not, I’m healthy. I’m so healthy that it’s troubling.]

Is that a recoil from possessing powerful magic?

[You go take a bath first, Yuusuke. I’ll make our meals while you’re at it.]

[I’ll also help you.]

[I don’t really want people in my kitchen though……]

[I understand. Then, I’ll be borrowing your bath.]

[Take your time.]

Minerva slightly waved his hand and the bath was filled with hot water.

As expected of a top-notch Mage.

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Just imagining me making love with Yuusuke made my nose bleed.

I’ll go take off my mask and wash it.

I don’t have much time.

I have to prepare the Black Lizard liver that I will mix into the dish.

This is a very time-consuming task.

However, if one eats a meal mixed with Black Lizard liver mixed in, they will be free from diseases for a year.

They say it makes that part powerful……

This won’t do, another nosebleed……

What would I do if I don’t get a hold of myself?

I have to take care of my lover’s health!

[Roar, Dancing Sword! Also, Space-Sealing Barrier!]

Finely chopping the ingredients with Combat Magic, I also prepared soup by adding pressure to the pot.

My magic feels better than usual.

This is definitely because of love.

If it’s for Yuusuke’s sake, I feel like I can be as strong as I want.

The cooking went well.

Thereupon, Yuusuke came out of the bath.

[That smells good.]

He had changed into a sleeveless shirt and his arms were bare to see.

Oh my, they’re quite rugged……

I usually thought he had beautiful fingertips, but those arms, I like them.

I wanna touch.

[Let me know if I can help.]

Nope, stop with that thought. I have to concentrate on cooking now.

[It’s no problem. You can go play the 10-rim game, Yuusuke.]

Somehow managing to stifle my emotions, I started to finish my cooking.



Minerva seemed to be writhing, did some oil splash on him?

He’s an expert in Recovery Magic anyway, so I guess I don’t need to worry.

While I’m waiting for the food, I bring out the 10-rim game and tried it in the living room.

I hope I’ll somehow manage to procure an Elixir by the end of the night.

With time, more and more coins in my pocket were sucked into the game machine.

The lower the coins went, the harder and harder the game became.

In the blink of an eye, I’ve used up 32 copper coins, but I felt like I finally got the hang of it.

[Darling~~♡, wait, no. Yuusuke, dinner is ready.]

Hmm? Did I just get called?

I was so focused on the game that I wasn’t listening carefully.

[Did you call me? Whoa, it looks delicious! You’re amazing, Minerva.]

On the table, a variety of delicious dishes are lined up.

[By the way, how are you going to eat, Minerva? With that mask on your face……]

If it’s sweets, he can insert it through the opening in his mask, but if he’s going to eat a full meal, he’ll have to take off his mask……

[Unnn, I’m going to take it off now.]

Ehh, you’re gonna take it off!?

I thought it was unexpected, but I waited without saying anything.

Now then, I wonder what kind of face is gonna appear.

Wait, the heck is that?

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I’ve already expected things to turn out like this.

In order for the two of us to dine together, the mask must be removed.

However, I still can’t let Yuusuke know that I am a woman, or more specifically, that I am the witch Michelle.

What would happen if he found out my true identity…… That is something I was still not sure of.

[Hey, what did you do? I could only see a smiley face on top of your face!]

[I’m sorry, but I’ve strengthened my Recognition Inhibition Magic. I have my own reasons.]

[I see…… Well, whatever! Let’s eat.]

[Unnn.]

Yuusuke was much more open-minded than I had expected, and we had a dreamy time together.

He was a man of many topics, and when I told him about various things about the country, he seemed very happy to listen.

Even so, for someone so intelligent, he was surprisingly lacking in common sense.

I mean, he didn’t even know about the permit.

Seriously……. He really would be helpless without me♡

I know! Yuusuke should just live here with me!

[If you like, Yuusuke can live here too. I have plenty of rooms here.]

[That’s something I can’t do. Even I want to rent my own apartment.]

……I don’t want him to go home.

The sweet temptation of “confinement” mesmerizes my mind.

I want to keep him here, spoil Yuusuke so much that he can’t live without me.

I wonder if I should just use the “Infinite Spiral Tower” Barrier and keep him locked up?

However, I can’t do that.

If I were to do such a thing, he might not come to love me.

Besides, I like to watch Yuusuke run his dagashi shop for adventurers.

However, even if it’s just for a little while, I want him to be my own dagashi shopowner-san.

Ahh, what should I do!?

Even after Yuusuke went to bed, my agony continued.



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