Before the Challenge (4)
Lena seemed very angry this time. After running away, she decisively left the mansion, running off to the palace.
I smiled helplessly and chased after her. I did not catch up to her immediately and instead waited until her anger dissipated a little bit.
I have a good idea about why she was angry, so I wanted to wait until she calmed down to talk to her.
When she arrived at the palace, she rushed towards her room with her head lowered and slammed the door of her room closed.
Afterward, alone in her room, she threw herself to her bed and started to cry silently.
I heaved a small sigh. This little girl… Why is she like this?
Taking a step across space, I appeared in her room and sat down on the bed.
“Little princess, why are you crying?”
Lena stiffened. She hurriedly turned around, and when she saw me, her expression froze.
“B-Brother… Y-You… Why are you here?”
“I could not leave you alone when I saw you leaving like that, so I came after you,” I said with a smile and stroke her blue hair gently.
Lena bit her lips and looked down.
“… You can leave. I’m alright.”
Girl, look at your tears. You don’t seem alright.
Smiling wryly, I extended my hand and pulled her into a hug.
“Silly girl, how can I leave after seeing you like this? You are my most beloved little sister. I don’t like seeing you sad.”
“T-Then, why did you exclude me?”
I smiled wryly. As expected, this is the reason she is upset.
“What are you talking about?”
“You accepted Big sister, Claire, Andrea, and even our aunts. What about me then? I’m the only one you forgot… Is it that you don’t love me that way?”
I chuckled and kissed her hair.
“So my little princess is jealous.”
“Don’t try to coax me… I know that you don’t like me as you like them.”
“That is not true.” I sighed and stared at her with a serious expression. “Little Lena, you are one of the people that I love the most in this world.”
“Really. Do you remember how I told you stories when we were children? Or how I played with you and coaxed you when you were crying? I have always loved you a lot.”
“Then why am I not your lover yet? Am I not attractive enough?”
I smiled wryly and did not reply.
To be honest, the perfect opportunity never appeared.
I could force it like with my aunts or some of my other women, but to me, Lena is different from them. I really want to make her happy.
I want to make her first time a memorable experience and make her feel how much I care about her.
It’s the same as with my big sister, Dina. I waited until we married to take her first time, making it as memorable as possible.
Unexpectedly, it ended causing the opposite effect on Lena.
I sighed and kissed Lena’s forehead, then, I kissed her lips.
“I love you, little Lena.”
“… You only say that to coax me. Last month, you and these women disappeared. I’m sure that you were together during that time.”
“And what about me? You did not even tell me where you went!”
Yeah, that was my bad.
I thought for a moment, considering what to do, and in the end, I heaved a sigh.
“It’s complicated. Do you trust me?” I asked her with a sincere expression
Lena was startled before nodding.
“… I do.”
“Then wait for a few more days. After that, I will tell you everything.”
Lena stared at me silently before nodding reluctantly.
“… Okay. I’ll wait.”
I smiled and pecked her lips.
I can tell her about everything now, but tomorrow starts the war against Emilia.
I’m sure that if Lena learns about it, she will want to help.
Unfortunately, she is not strong enough yet.
Even if I make her my dependent now, it won’t be enough. At the very least, she will need a few days to get used to her new strength.
Thus, the best choice is to wait until after the war against Emilia.
That will be when I make her my woman and my dependent.
I spend the entire morning coaxing and hugging Lena. More than once, I was tempted to make her mine right and there.
However, I controlled my lust.
Now was not the time to take Lena’s body.
After that, the two of us returned to the mansion where the others looked at us with ambiguous looks, making Lena blush.
I spend the rest of the day with my women, helping them to relax and get ready for tomorrow.
When the night arrived, we got lost in lust and debauchery once more. This time, though, we stopped when it was midnight.
Finally, the morning of the next day arrived.
We got dressed and ate breakfast calmly, silently waiting for the war. Even Mia, Lena, and Aunt Sera, who did not know about the situation, could feel that something was wrong.
Just at that moment, a messenger came running to the mansion.
“Your Majesty! Bad news!”
Dina’s face became serious. She looked at the messenger solemnly.
The messenger gulped a mouthful of saliva before opening his mouth.
“I-It’s B-Beastkin Alliance… T-The Blood Empress declared war!”
Dina nodded and looked at us.
Finally, the war had started.
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