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Ever since Arachne said she could stop searching for Odin’s whereabouts, she had stopped manipulating birds to look for him. So this time, she planned to change targets and find out where Leo was and what he was doing. And if Leo was doing something bad, she could rat him out to Arachne!

Siren gave a wicked smile and focused her senses. Her heart pounded at the idea of catching what would get Leo away from Arachne.

* * *

Clack.

Lakis habitually opened the window like usual. He put his foot on the window frame and pushed half of his body out of the window then paused at the voice coming from his head.

—By the way Lakis, can’t you stop going through the window and looking pathetic now?

“…”

Lakis’ hands on the window frame abruptly froze.

The bug was right.
Yuri had already caught him using the window to go outside and back.

~

‘Why don’t you use the door?’

~

For a moment, he recalled Yuri’s face looking at him expressionlessly as she said that. Lakis unconsciously frowned a little.

Yuri said she wasn’t angry…

But then what was the feeling he got from her yesterday? When he first came back home, there was an odd atmosphere around Yuri as she stood alone but it was difficult to describe. Even after that, she didn’t say anything but…

Somehow, Lakis felt he had to comfort her when she was like that. Furthermore, he was strangely bothered by whatever Yuri was going to say but ended up not saying.

As Lakis continued to worry about what happened yesterday, he pulled back from the window.

Whoosh.

That very moment.
The wind blowing from the side swept over Lakis’ face. His cold blue eyes gleamed sharply between his wind-blown hair.

‘This smell…’

—Ah, that sonuvabitch’s smell!

The voice in his head seemed to sense the same thing and shouted. This beast’s smell definitely belonged to that mutant they met at the slave market.

Was it nearby by any chance?

Lakis furrowed his brows.
He already knew there were a few mutants attached to Yuri’s side. Even the white bird that came to the house a while back, he heard that was the winged-mutant woman who was with Yuri at the slave trade last time.

Of course, his source was Odin who seemed ready to even lick Lakis’ shoes these days.

In the end, Lakis turned around and did not head to the door. Instead, he jumped out of the open window. And the beast’s smell pricked his nose even more.

The direction the smell was coming from was…

‘Next door?’

Lakis narrowed his eyes, looking at the traces left on the window next door. This house was certainly the house of that woman whose memory he erased and then dropped off in front of her house.

His cold blue eyes fell on the tightly shut window.

In that manner, he stared at Anne-Marie’s house for a few moments, then he moved away.

* * *

And that night, Lakis stared at the closed door in the dark with narrowed eyes.

—Hey, Lakis. This woman said she wasn’t angry, but this is definitely an angry person’s reaction, isn’t it?

The house was so quiet that the voice rang out even louder in his head. The lines on Lakis’ forehead deepened.

—You know what I think? I think you’re f**ked![1] Isn’t she hurt because she found out you’ve been acting like a patient here when you’ve actually been going outside and running around?

He didn’t want to hear the bug’s rambling but honestly, Lakis agreed to some extent.

Ever since he came home yesterday and encountered Yuri, her attitude was strangely chilly. Of course, the change was very small…

But it was an obvious change for Lakis who paid attention to Yuri’s every move, every day.

—Haa, isn’t this why I said you should do your ‘acting weak’ in moderation? Even without that, every time you act all coy in front of that woman, my goosebumps just…!

‘F*ck you, stop pouring oil on a burning house, once is enough. Don’t piss me off.’

But was it really like the bug said? Most of all, after what happened in the bedroom yesterday, Yuri hadn’t brought Lakis to her room. But still, for a while these days, she allowed him to come in every night to hold hands and sleep with her.

“…”

Lakis looked at the door to Yuri’s room with dim eyes. Somehow…he felt a little anxious. He had the urge to knock on Yuri’s door right now and see her face.

Tok-tok.

Right then, a faint sound came from the window. It sounded like a bird tapping on the window with its beak. Knowing the source of that sound, a cold light flashed through Lakis’ eyes. He focused his attention on the closed door but perhaps fortunately, he couldn’t sense any movement in Yuri’s room.

In the dark, Lakis’ body moved slowly. He silently rose from the sofa and moved to the window where the sound just came from. And he quietly pulled away the curtain.

With that, a crow sitting outside the window came into his sight.
It was a bird sent by Odin.

He had originally planned to secretly leave the house tonight and go somewhere with Odin. But since Lakis didn’t appear at the promised location, Odin obviously sent a crow to find out what was going on.

Lakis placed his finger on the window frame. Then blood from his fingertip slipped through the gap under the window frame and made letters at the crow’s feet.

[Change of plans. Later.]

Understanding the phrase, the crow nodded and flew away.

Lakis took back his blood which made the letters. He glanced back at Yuri’s room, but the door was still tightly shut and the house was still as quiet as before.

Lakis lowered his eyes and quietly let down the curtain. His moonlit view was once again darkened.

* * *

The next day was Yuri’s day off; she didn’t have to go to the coffeehouse. But Yuri didn’t stay at home and went out.

For some reason, whenever she looked at Lakis face, she was filled with an unknown feeling and it pricked her. But Yuri was truly not angry with Lakis. After all, Lakis hadn’t done anything wrong to her.

But she didn’t know why she was having this strange feeling and it made her more uncomfortable.

‘I have to get Anne-Marie a present to celebrate her new job anyways.’

And so, Yuri went to shopping district, avoiding Lakis simultaneously. There were many people on the streets of the shopping district today. Yuri walked along the street, wondering what kind of gift she should get Anne-Marie.

Then her feet suddenly stopped in front of a store. It was a pet shop with many animals displayed beyond the window.

She had always walked past this place when she came to the shopping district but today, Yuri stopped in front of it for the first time. In this world, unless it was through someone you knew personally, they didn’t seem to have the concept of home pet sales.[2] So people usually stuck to buying and raising house pets at such stores.

Yuri’s gaze stayed on the white puppy that was wagging its tail and looking at her from the window.

‘…maybe I should I raise a cat or dog.’

She didn’t know why she suddenly had such a thought. Sometimes when she saw Anne-Marie, she remembered her puppy, Coco from her previous life but she had never thought of having a pet at home in this life.

But she suddenly felt impulsive.

The emptiness she felt when she came back to an empty house yesterday abruptly came to her mind. Before, even though she was alone, she never once felt like her house was empty. It seems Lakis’ presence was bigger than she thought.

This was probably why they say you don’t know when they’re there, but you know when they’re gone.[3]

“Please come in and look around.”

When Yuri remained in front of the store looking at the animals, the door opened, and the owner of the store stepped out to usher her in.

“No, thank you. I’m just passing by.”

But Yuri firmly refused.

And she began walking again after her brief stop. It might just be her bias or maybe she had some qualms because of her past life memories but she didn’t want to buy an animal from something like a pet shop.

In addition, it was terrible idea to recklessly bring a pet into her house without any preparation simply because her house felt empty. And the most critical reason was that the house Yuri currently lived in banned keeping pets.

In other words, she couldn’t get one now but later.

After she got more money and moved to bigger house, she felt it would be nice to quit working at the coffeehouse and get a puppy or cat to live with.

Like that, Yuri planned for her possible future and began looking around the shopping district for a gift for Anne-Marie again.

 

 


Translator’s Corner:

[1] I would have translated this as [You know what I think? I think you’re ****!] because I have no idea what the censor is supposed to say. But this time, I had to put in something otherwise, it doesn’t read well.

[2] I don’t really understand this. I don’t know anyone with pets.

[3] The saying is self-explanatory, but it means you don’t realize when something/someone is around but when they’re gone, you notice it.

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33 Comments

  1. Dianatouille

    She just realized that she’s lonely. For a moment I wondered if she buys the dog, what reaction would have Lakis? 🤭 Thanks for the chapter 🤗 Take care ☕

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    • TreeGrey

      Replaced by a dog🤭🤭🤭

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    • Straightlee

      When i read this, i imagine Yuri buy the puppy and the puppy sleeping in her bedroom. Yup, Lakis will kill his competitor. ROTFL.

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  2. ConquerWithin

    Thank you for the chapter! I guess she’s distancing herself in fear he’ll leave her one day. I can’t believe he was actually planning it tho >:I stay a freeloader forever Lakis!!!

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  3. Raecla

    Thanks for the chapter miss Ruby!!!

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  4. Nectarina

    Thanks for the chapter! This might help with your 2nd translator’s note.
    The ”home pet sales” line refers to buying a puppy directly from a breeder which is generally the better way to adopt a dog. Her ”bad experiences with pet shops” probably comes from how some pet stores get or use to get their puppies from puppy farms/mills. You don’t want to get puppies from a puppy farm because 1) puppy farms are inhumane and 2) they usually come with many problems as a result of inbreeding and the terrible conditions they grow up in. (I assume that’s the reasons they have problems because I’ve only heard about puppy mills and seen a short video myself so the 2nd point might be a bit off.)

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    • Tokushu

      I think definitely a good portion of what you said is right, and I’d also like to add that probably what she refers to as “home pet sales” doesn’t just extend to breeders, but also to just from buying a pet from someone’s home. For example, if someone has a dog who has puppies but can’t house them all and so they put a listing online for people to adopt the pups.
      Considering that she mentions the point that “unless it was through someone you knew personally”, I assume that in this world, it is strange to advertise to strangers that you have animals to sell at your home.

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      • Magic&Myths

        What Nectarina and Tokushu said sounds right to me. I’ve had a good number of pets myself (currently I have five) and I really love animals, so I’ve done a fair bit of reading on those things too.

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  5. Dirus

    Siren, Leo and Odin: Are we a joke to you? Hahaha~

    They definitely would like to live with Yuri…

    Sorry guys, she prefers the bad boy.

    58+

  6. Yuraine

    Thank you for updating!!!

    8+

  7. Hwasa is Queen

    Miss Ruby can I ask you what time zone you live in? I am just asking to know when to expect new chapters.

    15+

    • Miss Ruby

      CST: central standard time. I traveled but I’m still using CST for my posting schedule.

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      • Hwasa is Queen

        Thank you for answering and for the chapter update.

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  8. Mahina

    Poor Lakis. Yuri, learn to communicate better!

    And poor Yuri. Lakis, make your intentions clear!!

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    • lasagna123

      Welp! I think they’re both at fault here.

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    • Magic&Myths

      I think Lakis mainly needs to make it clear that he wants a serious relationship, not just a fling, and it also might help if he told Yuri he had never been involved with anyone before.

      5+

  9. Eternal perspective

    Thanks for chap
    And the misunderstanding deepens, especially bcuz of bug.
    Leo is now sneaking directly into anne marie’s house, looks like hestia brought him in.

    Its been a long time since I’ve been up to date here but is there fixed release schedule?(I forgot) v(=∩_∩=)フ

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  10. airin_

    Aww yuri is starting to feel lonely:(

    Thanks as always, Miss Ruby!

    9+

  11. lasagna123

    Thanks for the update Miss Ruby! Safe travels 😊

    8+

  12. Izznis

    I hope Lakis can realise the true reason soon🤭 he has a big presence in her life now and she’ll be lonely without him🥺

    Thanks for the chapter!

    11+

  13. BelkisSama

    Huh i hope these misunderstandings will be solved soon

    9+

  14. Malacat

    Yuri is just to cool. Sorta sweet and sad she’s realizing that she’s a bit lonely and actually would miss Lakias. I sorta want him to get her a pet to keep her company when he’s off ruling Carnot only to get jealous every time he comes over. I can’t really see Yuri wanting to move to Carnot or Lakias wanting to live the slow country life with Yuri right now, but a long distance relationship where he “works” in the city and comes over on weekends and other occasions maybe.

    I’m great-full for the bug, Lakias wouldn’t be half as dorky without it filling his head with all sorts of nonsense. I’m guessing a bit of his taming down from his role in the novel came from that thing sharing headspace with him. An existence that can blather on non stop that he can’t do anything about and at best ignore it in retaliation.

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  15. Jen_Ryzan

    I hope Yuri and Lakis keep staying together. They need each other. I don’t want my poor Yuri be alone.

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  16. Stephanie

    Thanks for the update

    2+

  17. Nora

    If she wants a pet animal, what about all her mutant friends? ☺

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  18. Daruma

    Aww, Yuri is getting very used to company. I hope Lakis figures it out so he can start working on their home… possibly pretty easily accessible from his castle in Carnot? So he can go home whenever 😉

    and possibly think about adopting pets (maybe horses, rather than housepets? Since he might get jealous of cats or dogs). Or possibly where they’d raise their children 🤔
    i have this strange fanon idea that Lakis would be the type to plan their children’s names when they just become official and i find that very cute 🤭

    Thank you for translating 💕🙏💕

    4+

  19. Kiki

    thank you for the chapter <3

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  20. PPingpingpong

    Yuri’s feeling was uneasy when she found out lakis is gone. Its mean you need him yuri, realise it asap! I need both of u lovey dovey moment pls.
    Thanks for the update miss><

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  21. kirindas

    Thank you!

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  22. GG

    I love this novel, does anyone have other novel recommendations (I have read Lucia already) but idk of any other novel that doesn’t just have 10 chapter:/

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  23. Knightly Reader

    Home pet sales is esentally when somones anamle has a litter and they adopt them out. It is usually not an offical process. That or she might mean something like a humane shelter (they take in and rehome strays as opposed to pet shops that breed specific kinds of pets for sale). Either way pet shops have a bad reputation for catching wild anamals to sell/breed and some even sell wild anamals advertized as domesticated anamles (Ie. They might sell a baby fox to someone who thinks they are getting a dog).

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  24. MrTrixer

    Now that i think about it, didnt Leo get hungry and go berserk last time he smelled someone’s liver filled with ruin powers? Will he be alright inside Marie-Anne’s house?
    And Yuri just mentioned that the houses they live in ban pets, it sounds like someone is about to get into trouble soon. ^^”

    Thank you for the chapter and the treat! (^_^)/

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  25. Seikyoku Silver

    :3c you already have a cat (Lakis).

    He’ll always be with you in the future.

    It’s just…kitty need runway to hunt for a bit…

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