That night, the Human town Coura was energetic even though it was late.
That was because recently, the hot topic reincarnator Yuutarou had returned from his campaign.
In this campaign, he had destroyed two Orc fortresses and a village belonging to their allies, the Trolls.
Everyone was in the tavern gathered around Yuutarou.
Men who wanted war stories, and women who wanted attention.
The feast continued until late at night.
“Ruby is probably fidgeting isn’t she”
The grimoire shop girl Ruby wanted to meet with Yuutarou but not having courage to go to the bar, she was probably sitting on the bed with her knees in her arms.
“So, let’s go see her, then”
I used Mirror in an alley near the grimoire shop and transformed into Yuutarou, having seen him earlier through the telescope.
The shop was shut tight, but I threw a stone at the window shutters to Ruby’s room.
Sure enough, Ruby was still awake. She then showed her face through the window.
“Y, Y Y … Yuutarou … ! W … Why are, you here … !”
She became flustered, and hurriedly tried to tidy up her hair. She was adorable.
“Well, I was in a hurry to see you! Am I being a bother?”
“B, B B … Bother … ? N, Not at all ! I’m …. I I’m … happy to … !”
“I see, I’m happy too!”
I don’t know how Yuutarou speaks, but it’s probably something like this.
It’s easy to imagine a middle schooler trying to put up airs of being an ally of justice.
Ruby didn’t seem to doubt me, either.
“Say Ruby, there’s a place I want to take you, let’s go, shall we?”
“R, R R … Right now?”
“Yes. Sorry to ask you out so late, but I really want to go — come on, jump!”
“E, …. Eh!?”
With arms outstretched I urged her, “come on!”
Ruby hesitated a little, but she believed me, no, Yuutarou, and jumped down.
I easily received Ruby’s body.
I probably wouldn’t be able to do it as myself, but I’m Yuutarou now.
While being transformed, I was able to copy the abilities, skills, and magic of the person I was imitating.
Of course, it’s not perfect, but catching a single girl was a simple matter.
“S, So … w, where to … ?”
“Ah, to Ruby’s parents’ graves! I wanted to hurry and tell them we defeated the Orcs!”
Ruby became moved by that.
Any girl would be happy having her parents held dearly.
I started walking with Ruby in a princess carry.
With each step I took, Ruby’s huge breasts jiggled in my arms.
It looked really soft, and delicious in several meanings of the word … it took all I could to keep my sense of reason.
Then after a while, we reached the town graveyard.
There were lots of graves there.
“Um, now where’s Ruby’s parents’ graves now. Sorry, it’s too dark to see”
“T, that way … ”
Ruby guided me to where her parents’ graves were.
I put my palms together and began talking to the parents underground.
Good evening, my names is Motoki.
Right now I’m in Yuutarou’s body but I’m actually much more plain.
I’m sorry, I’m going to be toying with your daughter soon, but I have my reasons for that, please don’t begrudge me.
Done with the grave visit, we talked as we watched the stars.
Bit by bit, Ruby talked about her memories with her parents, she talked in embarrassment out of her gratitude to me … no, Yuutarou.
Then as the sky was turning white, I said
“Sorry, but it’s going to be morning soon — say Ruby, let’s make this night a special memory just for the two of us. It’s going to be clichéd if you talk about it, so let’s not talk about tonight, not even when it’s just the two of us together. Put it in the jewelbox of your heart and hold it dear”
I told Ruby not to talk about this stuff to the real Yuutarou in dressed up words.
“Y, Yes … ! T … the jewelbox … of my heart …”
Seems like she liked the phrase Jewelbox of her heart, she was enraptured.
At the same time, the High Orc Liu went to work.
Using the Thief skill [Scale Wall], she climbed the grimoire shop’s wall on her two legs.
Then she entered the room through the window Ruby jumped out from — that is, an unlocked, wide open window.
Plop! Liu landed.
“Phantom Thief Liu-chan coming for a visit. Now that’s a brilliant skill if I may say so myself, it’s scary how I’m so talented, I wonder why everyone isn’t worshipping me already,” Liu bragged to herself.
Liu was the daughter of an Orc noble.
It is widely known that Orcs were basically an unsightly looking race, but the appearance of noble Orcs were mostly similar to Elves.
Beautiful, and endowed with talent in magic and skills.
Liu was also expected to be a prodigy since she was young.
Unfortunately however, her personality was problematic.
She was an absurd child who likes to pull out all the stops at pestering and pranking other people.
Therefore Liu kept on picking up skills related to Thievery.
She continually made trouble by creeping into other Orcs’ houses and stealing anything she could find.
Not only that, she also repeatedly did acts that would land her and execution if it were found out, such as stealing some high-class wine from the castle of the Orc Queen O’Luna.
Then she was found out.
However, Luna did not judge Liu.
[If you’re willing to be my friend I’m willing to let you go], she said.
Then being Luna’s friend, she comes to the castle a lot.
That Liu caught the eye of Motoki who was staying at the castle.
Then, he took her on a journey, and they arrived at the current situation.
“Sheesh, what the hell does Motoki think I am. Pushing people around, peeking and touching their breasts, I’m going to give him a piece of my — ooh, there it is”
Liu found the thing Motoki asked her to fish out of Ruby’s room.
A bundle of paper hidden underneath her bed.
There were words written down neatly on the paper.
“I wonder what he’s going to do by having me steal this”
It was Ruby’s novel.