The Little Duchess' Home Tutor (Novel) - V2 C4
Volume 2 Segment 5
Chapter 4 – Summer in the North Part 1
Once we left the tunnel, what opened before us was a beautiful and fresh green scenery.
Tina-ojousama opened the window and a pleasant early summer breeze came gushing in.
“Wah~ Onee-sama, look at this! It’s breathtaking!”
“Tina, settle down. I can see it just fine. Ellie, help me pull her away.”
Being ordered by Stella-ojousama, I hugged Tina-ojousama’s waist and separated her from the window that she was happily gazing out of.
…… As always, such a slim waist and white skin.
Perhaps I ate too many delicacies in the Eastern Capital, I felt that my weight had……Uuu.
I-, if I’m such a hog like this, Allen-sensei might grow to hate me.
As I fell to silence, Tina-ojousama and Stella-ojousama asked me with their faces puzzled.
“Ellie?” “What’s wrong??”
“N-, no, it’s nothing……”
“Hm? Well, I don’t know what’s bugging you, but eat this and cheer up!”
From her handbag, Tina-ojousama took out Erin-sama’s homemade cookies and handed them to me.
Th-, that’s not it. I-, I have the cookies too. I’m preciously savoring them little by little. But, umm, uhhh……I’ll gladly receive the cookies.
Hyauu……I lost to the temptation again……
Tina-ojousama happily ate one herself while also handing one to Stella-ojousama.
“Yeah, tasty 𝅘𝅥𝅮 Mother really is amazing at baking sweets. Maybe I should ask her to teach me the next time we meet.”
“Isn’t it a bit too hard for you Tina? I am already learning under her, so you don’t have to.”
“Mu……Onee-sama, let me ask you this for good measure.’
“What is it?”
“What do you feel about Sensei?”
“——-……I’m not really sure myself. It’s just that…”
“I have never had the experience of being close with a man even at my age. In that sense, at the moment, Allen-sama is the closest man I have in my life.”
“……I feel like you’re just dodging the question.”
“What about you, Tina? Do you like him?”
“?!! Wha-, whawhawhawhat do you……”
“You too, Ellie?”
“?!! I-, I uhhh……Umm, uuhh, hyauu……”
With a self-enjoyment undertone, Stella-ojousama redirected the question to us.
My feelings for Allen-sensei……Reflexively, I covered my hot red face with my hands and shook my head several times.
A pleasant laughter rang.
“……Onee-samaa!” “S-, Stella-Ojuosamaa”
“Fufu. Forgive me. You two really are adorable. Now I understand how Allen-sama feels. His eyes are so gentle when he looks at you——really, I wish he was here with us.”
“……Sensei has important business he needs to attend to. He also gave me an assignment beforehand, and he said he will send me a letter too!”
“You’re right. He said that to me too.”
“Umm, well, m-, me too.”
“Eh?! No-, no way……I thought, I thought he meant it just for me……Sensei you dummy.”
Tina-ojousama hung her head aghast.
Allen-sensei is not partial like that! I mean, I mean, he’s such a warm and kind person!
I looked down at my own bag. Eheheh.
“……Ellie?” “……What’s wrong? You’re looking at your bag so happily like that.”
“Ah! It-, it’s nothing, it’s nothing at all. E-, Erin-sama didnt’ give me anything……hyau”
“Ah, ah ah ah, th-, there really is nothing in theere. G-, give it baack.”
“——Th-, this is!”
“And old image orb? It seems like a cheap one that has limited uses.”
Tina-ojousama and Stella-ojousama found it.
Even though it was a special gift from Erin-sama because my name was close to her……
The two then checked the content of the orb, and then.
“Ah ah ah aah. G-, give it back to me. Th-, that’s my treasure.”
“This is Sensei’s old photos! Mother showed us this back in the Eastern Capital! I-, I wanted it too!”
“Ellie, do you have anything else? If you spill it to me now, I’ll take your side.”
“Ah! Onee-sama, you’re double-crossing me!”
“Tina, love is war——or so I heard from Karen.”
“Th-, there’s nothing else! Geez!”
I took the orb back from Tina-ojousama and hugged it close to my chest.
Uu~. My cheeks puffed out in protest.
“T-, Tina-ojousama, Stella-ojousama too……Both of you are mean! H-, heartless! I won’t show it to you anymore!”
“You’re right. Forgive me. We went over the line. Can you please show it to us again? If you will, then——”
“Muu~! Don’t start talking with just you two! A-, also, Onee-sama, you just winked at Ellie, didn’t you? I can smell a secret between you two!!”
Tina-ojousama stomped the floor and pouted. It was so——adorable of her.
Stella-ojousama and I exchanged a gaze and giggled.
Tina-ojousama then puffed her cheeks even bigger then threw her face out the window.
——Seeing that, a very warm and fuzzy feeling swelled up in my chest.
I couldn’t have even dreamed the three of us would be having a fun time together a few months ago.
And it was all thanks to——Ehehe. I was so happy I hugged Tina-ojousama from behind.
“Eh! Hol-, hold on, Ellie?!”
“Ehehe 𝅘𝅥𝅮 Tina-ojousama, I love you!”
“……I love you too, but I still won’t forgive you for hiding secrets behind me! Onee-sama too, don’t take photos!!”
“Eeh. But I need to send it to Allen-sama, you know?”
“You. Can. Not!”
——The train was running ahead, carrying us along.
We soon reached the Northern Capital! We’re home!