Visiting Lluvia, Clarice, and Nana Again (1)
“Clark…” Lluvia looked at me with widened eyes, but soon, she put on a complicated expression. “Why are you here?”
I smiled wryly when I saw her reaction.
Lluvia was the owner of the house where I stayed when I just created my identity as Clark. I loaned her money once, and after that, we ended having sex.
Since then, our relationship had improved a lot until the point where she treated me better than her own husband.
But now, instead of the gentle expression that she used before to receive me, she received me with a face of surprise, doubt, and a slight bit of resentment.
Just as I expected, huh.
Well, it’s normal. After all, a few days ago she learned that the man that she had a relationship with married the current ruler of the empire.
Most likely, she is feeling betrayed right now.
However, I did not explain anything immediately. Instead, I smiled calmly.
“Can I go in?”
Lluvia hesitated slightly, but in the end, she nodded.
Just when I entered the house, I heard the sound of plates falling to the ground and shattering.
When I looked in the direction of the sound, I saw a beautiful black-haired woman looking at me in surprise and shock.
“Clarice…” I muttered her name.
Clarice looked at me agape. But then, her expression turned dark and her face turned angry.
“Why are you here!?”
I smiled wryly again. It looks like there is a lot to explain.
Clarice was Lluvia’s daughter-in-law, and just like Lluvia, she had a relationship with me. But right now, her feelings toward me are the same as Lluvia.
No, judging by her reaction, she is feeling even more betrayed. She probably thinks that I’m scum.
I shook my head and smiled bitterly.
“Calm down, okay? If I’m here, it’s because I want to explain everything.”
Clarice frowned. But perhaps because she still had a bit of hope, she did not refuse to listen to my explanation.
After hesitating for a moment, she nodded and agreed. She then told me to wait for a moment while she cleaned the shattered plates.
However, the commotion caused when the plates fell to the ground ended alerting the last person in the house.
“Mom? Sister Clarice? What happened?”
Lluvia’s daughter, Nana, descended the stairs with a confused look.
But when she saw me, her body froze completely.
An instant later, her face lit up and she rushed towards me excitedly.
“Clark! You are here! I knew you did not abandon us!”
“Of course not, little beauty.” I caught Nana and hugged her tightly, patting her head softly.
“I’m glad…” Nana looked at me and sobbed. She then started to cry.
I was a bit startled when I saw that. The last time that I saw Nana, she seemed like a strong girl.
But now, after not seeing her for a while, she seemed so fragile that I was surprised.
It looks like the news of my marriage hit her hard, huh.
I could not help but feel slightly guilty when I realized that.
Sighing silently, I wiped off Nana’s tears and smiled.
“Don’t worry, I promise I’ll never abandon you.”
Nana nodded and put her head on my chest, sniffing silently.
Five minutes later, the four of us were seated at the dining table. Nana was seated in my lap, and Lluvia and Clarice were seated across me, waiting for my explanation.
“Hurry up and explain,” Lluvia said with a frown. “My husband will return soon, and he will become very angry if he sees you here.”
I smiled and started explaining.
“I think you already know it, but I married the current Empress.”
Lluvia, Clarice, and Nana stiffened.
“So it’s true, huh… I was a bit hopeful that it was another Clark.”
“What are you doing here then? Are you here to laugh at us after playing with us?”
“Calm down,” I said with a wry smile. “I have many defects, girls, but I like to keep my promises. I promised to the three of you that I would marry you if you wanted, and that proposal is still open.”
The three women of the family were stunned. But almost immediately, Clarice scoffed.
“Do you think that we will believe that lie? Do you think that the empress will share a husband with common people like us?”
“She will,” I said confidently. “As long as you want.”
Not just her. Lluvia and Nana were looking at me with her eyes opened wide.
To be honest, what I said just now could not be crazier.
But for some reason, the three of them had the feeling that it was the truth.
It was an unexplainable feeling, but it was so clear that they found it hard to deny it.
“You…” Clarice was stunned. For an instant, she did not know what to say.
Even now, she was hesitant about if she should believe my words or not.
Thus, I simply decided to show them proof.
Smiling, I looked at the petite girl on my lap and stroke her head.
“Nana, do you want to be with me forever?”
“Huh? I-I do!”
Biting my finger, I let a drop of blood drip.
But strangely, the drop of blood did not fall on the ground. Instead, it stayed floating in the air.
Lluvia, Clarice, and Nana opened their eyes wide in surprise, but what happened next surprised them even more.
All of sudden, the drop took the shape of a tridimensional magic array. Then, I opened my mouth.
“I, The Immortal Soul Wandering Through the Eternity…”
With my words as the signal, the ritual started.
The world shook, and the laws trembled in rage, however, nothing could stop the ritual.
Finally, when it was finished, Nana had become an Immortal just like me.
Right now, she was one of my dependents.
The petite black-haired girl was looking at me with widened eyes.
“… You are… Claus…”
“Yes, that is my name.”
Nana’s eyes shook. But then, she smiled bashfully and nodded.
“… I see… Together for eternity.”
“Yes, for eternity.”
Nana looked at me and giggled. Knowing the meaning of the contract, her gloom disappeared completely, replaced by happiness.
But although Nana was close to dying of happiness, Lluvia and Clarice were looking at us with stupefied looks.
“… What in the hell happened just now!?”
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