The Villainess Wants To Be A Sidekick - Chapter 13
Chapter 13: Lumins and Jean
My smile immediately hardened in response as I gulped nervously.
I was definitely in trouble.
I never knew that the Lake of Silence was the source of Whitey’s mana…
Thinking about it now, weren’t the key items important for advancing the mid-to-late part of the story also found in the Lake of Silence? Now that the lake is completely ruined now, will it be alright? The events going forward won’t stray too much from the original game, right?
Ah, this was all just a fictional world anyway. Why did I have to think about everything so seriously? My brain interjected with such a thought, but I promptly shook it off, quickly coming to my senses.
Why not, I need to think about it seriously so Lumins can stay alive.
He is no longer a fictional character and I don’t want him to die!
I was confused due to my wandering thoughts, but this wasn’t the time for me to be thinking about this kind of stuff.
“Do, do you want to eat my mana too? I am a sorcerer, to begin with.”
My plan is to smash Jean’s appearance flag so he won’t get in Velkina’s way, who will soon enter Lumins’ route. Despite that, I didn’t have any plans to kill him.
His clear emerald eyes were fixated upon me as he wordlessly looked me over without answering my offer.
“What’s your name?”
“Why would you do that for me?”
Fair. Jean wasn’t in the wrong to ask me such a question. Speaking from a common-sense standpoint, there was no reason for me to be kind to a naked boy belonging to a species I’d never seen before.
I was mulling over how to answer Jean when suddenly the doorbell rang, interrupting my thoughts.
“Who, who is it?”
“It’s me, Lumins.”
Lumins? What’s with him? What about the picnic?
“I heard you rescued a puppy. I’m here to help. Please open the door for a moment.”
I remembered the message that I’d left behind as a notice. Gah, I wrote the reason too honestly…! I turned to whitey and spoke to him in a quick, hushed voice.
“Change your form now, quickly!”
It was so urgent that even I was losing my Senephin Cromwell mask, ‘A lady who speaks comfortably with honorifics,’ which was a unique trait that Senephin possessed.
Jean was flustered due to my way of speaking and quickly changed to his puppy form. That’s great.
“I, I will open it now!”
I quickly opened the front door. Lumins, being handsome as usual, entered my room.
Unlike his usual work clothes, he dressed casually. Of course, I didn’t think that it didn’t suit him!
“Co, come in, Lumins. But what about Velkina and the picnic?”
“You just left the note and disappeared. And you expected us to continue the picnic?”
Lumins replied to me as he put down the picnic basket that I had left behind in the forest. Ah, my hard work…
“Velkina went to get the stuff she needed so I came here first to take a look. So, where’s the puppy?”
I was so sad to hear that because I’d tried my best to find a good place for a picnic and set it up with all my heart. But it isn’t the right time to be sad about it. I reluctantly pointed to the bed.
Whitey was laying down on the bed while covering his lower body with sheets. He looked cute, but I feel nervous inside…I’m glad Jean made it in time, but if it had been even a little later, he would have seen a naked boy lying on my bed. Lumins, I am not that kind of person! Don’t get me wrong!
As he strode towards the bed, Lumins suddenly stopped. Standing by the bed, he looked down at whitey for a moment. A wrinkle appeared on his forehead as he quietly observed whitey. What, what’s with this serious atmosphere?
After a moment Lumins turned to me. When our eyes met, his mouth was half-opened as if he wanted to say something but then shook his head and avoided my gaze.
Lumins, who soon became expressionless, said as if he were declaring.
“It’s not a puppy, it’s a person. This one.”
Whitey’s and my eyes met without us realizing it. He seemed to ask, “Do I look human now?” with shaking eyes. Instead of replying to him, I shook my head as if to say, “No, you look like a puppy.”
“Didn’t you know, Senephin?” Lumins asked me and then continue to ask whitey, “Or are you disguising yourself?”
When Lumins reached out to him with magic, whitey opened his mouth like a puppy usually does.
“Fine, human. Your guess was right.”
“How, how did you know…?”
When I asked him, Lumins answered and explained.
“His mana’s flow is not like one that we usually see in animals. It’s a shapeshifter, right?”
I was just guessing and I didn’t know anything about Mana flow, unlike him, a genius.
Jean asked Lumins, looking at him with curiousness.
“…Do you know the existence of shapeshifters?”
“Because there’s a record left in the literature. It seems like the kingdom has deliberately hidden the information from one generation to another.”
Whitey’s gesture as his ears twitched while resting his chin on the sheet looked incredibly cute. But let’s not be fooled. The true identity of whitey or Jean is the big silver-haired young man.
“Now that you don’t have to hide your identity, why don’t you show yourself?”
“Ho, Hold on!”