Chapter 2 – No, I’m a Virgo (1)
Chapter 2: Part 1
There are a few things in life that just can’t be avoided.
Being born, dying, studying, having to split a set of wooden chopsticks, getting your fingerprint on clear tape, getting a yellow cover on your elementary school bookbag (2), stepping on a thumbtack, getting foot sores, etc. etc.
Well, all of those things I listed seem to be bad things…
“Ayumu, what did you prepare?”
Sera’s black ponytail swished from side to side as she turned around to face me and immediately whispered that question to me.
Why was she whispering? I was a bit astonished.
It was midway through September, around the time when the summer heat was finally starting to subside.
Well, no… the heat was still there, but it was probably that Sera’s pretty jade-colored eyes were piercing me right through and chilling my bones.
Or maybe I just had low body temperature in the first place. I was a zombie, after all.
“Ayumu, are you listening?”
She didn’t seem too happy with the astonished look on my face, and her stare leveled up in coldness, now feeling like daggers digging into my skull.
“Ah, sorry Sera. What were we talking about again?”
Sera glanced to her side. A single girl was sitting there drinking out of a teacup.
She was sitting in the middle of thea room indoors, but she still always wore plate armor and a clumsy-looking set of gauntlets. However, this girl Yuu may be clad in what looked like a set of armor from the Middle Ages, but she was so cute that it made you shiver. A pleasant smell came from her long, silver hair, making me want to just bury my face into it.
Yuu didn’t seem to pay us any mind, but Sera looked at her again, her own nice-smelling ponytail swinging around. She faced me and beckoned to me while standing up, almost as if she was challenging me.
It seemed that she wanted to move to a place where we could talk alone.
After Sera left the living room, I puzzled a bit over whether I should follow her, but eventually curiosity got the best of me and I also stood up.
Maybe something pervy was awaiting me in the other room…
As I exited out into the hallway with a goofy grin on my face, I Sera waiting for me there and giving me a glare.
Indeed, it seemed like something pervy was not waiting for me.
Trying to avoid her sharp glare, I dropped my gaze to look at those marshmallowey fluffy breasts resting on top of her crossed arms. It had been around three months since I had met Sera. And in that time, I had already developed a technique that allowed me to enjoy the sight of Sera’s breasts without her noticing.
She was glaring at me, so of course I had to look away.… I really had no choice, okay?
She was a vampire ninja, and she loved to cook. If I didn’t make sure to keep a close eye on her, she would end up trying to cook something for us.
But really… those breasts… they weren’t too big, but they definitely had a sense of presence. Pretty amazing…
I had the privilege of living with these beautiful breasts every day, so of course I had to look at them.
“You have a disgusting look on your face. Is something wrong?”
“Ah, nothing. Don’t worry about it.”
I tried to look serious again so she wouldn’t realize I was looking at her in a dirty way.
“So, what did you want to talk about?”
“Is there anything you can do about that disgusting face of yours?”
Well, I was honestly trying to put on the most handsomest expression ever here,… but whatever.
“You called me out here just so you could tell me that?”
Sera lightly opened her mouth and let out a sigh.
“Are you aware that Hellscythe-dono’s birthday is tomorrow?”
“Eh? Really? No, this is the first time I’m hearing about that.”
“I imagined that was the case, judging by your behavior…”
Sera shook her head resignedly and curled up her thin, long index finger, placing it on her rose-colored lips.
“Tomorrow, huh? I’ll have to get her a present. So what did you prepare?”
“An accessory. Well, it doesn’t matter what you prepare… I’m sure she’ll be the happiest with my gift.”
Sera looked down at me with an arrogant smile on her face. Overconfident, wasn’t she?
“May I take that as a declaration of war?”
“Yes… well, it’s not like you have much of a chance though.”
“Challenge accepted, then.”
I guess the prize here was a compliment from Yuu. To me and Sera, there was no more valuable prize in the world.
“In any case, I wanted to talk to you about tomorrow. I would like to hold a surprise party for Hellscythe-dono, so would you be able to take her away somewhere for me?”
“Ahh, sure. So you want to do something like that. Are you going to invite Orito and Tomonori?”
“I should. Let’s make it a grand party.”
“I heard everything!”
Suddenly, I heard a loud shout behind me.
The voice behind me sounded really happy, and gave me an ominous feeling…
When I turned around, I saw Haruna standing smack dab in the middle of the stairs, also crossing her arms like Sera and giving us an proud look. She probably hadn’t come down all the stairs so she could look a bit taller.
“I see. Tomorrow is the gloomy necromancer’s birthday.”
Fu fu fu fu. She let out a suspicious chuckle. Anybody could tell that she was planning something as her cat-like round eyes narrowed.
Her huge, cat-like eyes sparkled mischievously. I had a bad feeling about this… in fact, this gave me nothing but bad feelings. She was probably thinking of doing something strange again, wasn’t she…?
Anyways, the best thing to do here was to not indulge her. Sera also seemed to agree with me.
“Anyways, thanks and good luck.”
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to it too.”
“Hey, you two! Stop ignoring me!”
(1) Just to note, but the constellation Virgo is also known as the Virgin, and in Japanese is literally written as “the Maiden Constellation.”
(2) Apparently it’s for traffic, kinda like how in the West they put stop signs on school buses.