Night time at the salon, a time when we spend time together.
I was sitting on the sofa talking to Elsa and Ena.
“I feel like it’s been a while, but that child isn’t attached to Ryouta-san.” (Elza)
“Previously, she’s been glued to you all the time even when she’s sleeping.” (Ena)
“It was a big deal when she copied Alice’s abilities.
As soon as she could start to feel my presence, it seemed like she could be away momentarily.” (Ryouta)
Immediately after I said that, Emily and Eri came from outside the salon.
Emily pushes the serving wagon, and the cake and tea are on it.
Emily pushes the wagon with her small body, and as if to help, Eri was by Emily’s side, lightly pushing.
“It’s dessert after a meal nanodesu.” (Emily)
“I’ve been waiting!” (Aurum)
“What cake are we having today” (Alice)
Alice and Aurum’s combination jumped to Emily’s wagon first.
When I was in elementary school, there was a boy in the class who was always the first to serve catering for lunch, and he seemed to enjoy it.
On the other hand, Eri headed to me with the cake on the white plate from the wagon.
“… (Smiles)” (Eri)
“For me” (Ryouta)
“… (Nods)” (Eri)
She didn’t speak, but ther body language shows more than enough.
Eri held out the plate and wanted me to receive it.
Upon receiving it, Eri smiled happily.
She returned to the wagon again and took a small plate and cake that seemed to be for herself.
This time, she came back with a teleport.
Instantly, she returned to my knees.
“Wow, such a great power.
After all, spirits are amazing.” (Ena))
“But it’s cute.
It’s always the case, but when you look at it this way, they look like really good friends.” (Elza)
Ena and Elsa gave their comments.
“You’re really cherished.
Looking at it like this, I don’t think it’s very spiritual.” (Celeste)
Celeste, holding a teacup, came behind the sofa.
“I know right.
Maybe, but I think that this is also a sort of camouflage where she can’t be attacked because we don’t see her as a spirit.
Because there was a dungeon born like Alice in Erythronium, this figure is… You know…” (Celeste)
“It’s already started here.” (Ryouta)
“On the contrary, I hate those who killed the former Erythronium.” (Celeste)
Just by thinking of it, it pisses me off.
Appearance, dungeon, and a series of Eri’s ability copies.
All of them are consistent under the premise of “protecting oneself”.
Something major like this happening could incur a huge trauma on someone.
I don’t know exactly what was done, but I can only imagine the terribleness based on Eri’s actions, and it seems that it will boil over.
“This is the opposite.” (Ena)
I heard a playful voice from Celeste and Ena.
When I tried to ask what it was——a cake was presented in front of me.
Eri put out a piece of cake stuck in the fork in front of my mouth.
“… (Shake head)” (Eri)
She still doesn’t talk, but I noticed that her face had changed and she was trying to comfort me.
I feel my chest tightened.
What a good kid.
I chewed the cake and patted Eri’s head.
“Thank you, it’s delicious.” (Ryouta)
“… (Smile)” (Eri)
Eri has returned to the posture of attaching her back to my belly.
The appearance is completely reassuring.
Alice’s monsters came over there.
Small stuffed monsters have gathered around Eri.
Eri wasn’t scared of them.
Perhaps because it was a human who did terrible things to her, so she sees monsters as allies
Eri herself did not stop the monsters from riding on Eri’s knees, but rather slammed them in a fun way.
“You’re glad right, Ryouta-san.” (Elza)
“Oh, I’m relieved that she is able to spend this much time with the others.” (Ryouta)
“What will you do from now on” (Elza)
“I’m going to the dungeon together with her for a while.
She copied the abilities from Mike, and she can’t feel relieved without me.” (Ryouta)
I saw Eri, and the surrounding Celeste, Elsa, and Ena nodded almost at the same time.
She’s happily playing with the fellow monsters, but if you look closely, she won’t leave me at all.
Boney-chan grabs Eri’s finger as if saying “let’s play over there” but Eri does not move from that response.
It seems that I have to stay together with her for a while longer.
“By the way” (Celeste)
Suddenly, Celeste remembered something.
“But I’m glad.” (Celeste)
“What of” (Ryouta)
“It’s good to separate from your parents, but as of right now, there’s no room.” (Celeste)
I remember now.
The floor plan of this mansion is 10LLSDK, saying that mouthful is like casting a spell.
There were five of us when we moved in, so there was a room in the mansion.
“Me, Emily, Celeste, Eve, Alice.
These are the members when we moved in.” (Ryouta)
“Now me and Elsa, and the spirits Aurum and Nihonium, and Sakuya.” (Ena)
Ena took over and counted.
Right now, there are just ten people using the room.
“Since when did the room fill up so quickly” (Ryouta)
“Quite some time ago.” (Celeste)
Celeste answered with a bitter smile.
I didn’t notice it at all.
“When it comes to timing… it was when Sakuya became a resident.” (Celeste)
“Oh yeah” (Elza)
“I see……” (Ryouta)
“Well, I’m still renting the previous room, so she can use that when she needs it.” (Elza)
“Should we make an extension” (Ryouta)
“… (pull)” (Eri)
Immediately after saying, Eri, who was playing with the monsters, pulled my sleeve.
“Hmm What happened, Eri” (Ryouta)
Eri jumped off my knees.
Then, using her fingers, she pulled me as if wanting me to move..
“What’s wrong, Eri” (Ryouta)
“… (Shake head)” (Eri)
“Do you want me to follow you” (Ryouta)
We exchanged a strange look at each other with the people I was chatting with.
I’m not sure, but I decided to follow along.
Eri and two people go out in the hallway and go out from the entrance.
It was bright outside at night.
A warm and bright house.
The area of control extended to the garden.
The lights attached here and there are bright enough to keep your mind and body warm.
We walk in such a garden with Eri.
It was the entrance to the dungeon that was brought to Eri.
The dungeon, Eri’s dungeon, and Erythronium that appeared in the mansion’s garden.
“Did something happen to the dungeon” (Ryouta)
“… (Shakes head)” (Eri)
Eri says nothing and tries to take me to the dungeon.
I went into the dungeon with Eri without knowing it.
I was surprised.
Speaking of how much I was surprised, this was the most surprising thing in the past year.
When entering Erythronium, I imagined a peaceful Erythronium basement floor where I could do a picnic.
However, it was different.
It was completely different.
I’m standing at the entrance.
It was the entrance to the mansion.
The mansion itself has only a front door, and there are no corridors and room doors that follow it.
But that’s all.
As Eri walked away from me and walked, the space expanded and a corridor from the front door was created.
After making the corridor, Eri returns to me.
She grabs my finger and look up.
“…Maybe we can use this as your home” (Ryouta)
“… (Nods)” (Eri)
Eri smiles and looks at me.
I was surprised, but it may not be surprising if you think carefully.
Eri has copied various abilities, compared to that.
It may be a matter of course to reform your own dungeon.
At the entrance of a mansion with a feeling of a secret base, in the dungeon.
“This is good in itself.” (Ryouta)
Excitement swelled within me.