Per Ardua Ad Astra
Volente Deo, Lucete Stella.
(Through struggle to the stars
Let us seek higher things
Shine stars, as the divine will)
I prayed that you might be saved,
And took every breath with me in the leafy shade.
I cried out in pain, “Please save us”
Si Nos Amas, Serva Nos.
(If you love us, Save us)
(Deemo, M2U & Nicode – Myosotis)
It hurt. It hurt too much…
I kept singing this song over and over again. I didn’t even know how much time had passed since I had started singing a song.
They weren’t here anymore: my father, my mother and my brother.
There was only me who sat alone facing the sea in this pitch-dark cave. The only one who sang this song.
It hurt too much when nobody was here anymore. If I die, would the pain be lesser than living on like this? I sang wishing for someone to come and kill me.
I didn’t deserve to live on.
They put me, who was five and a half years old at that time, in the chest and then they were brutally hunted by those humans.
I could hear and remember everything that happened that day.
Please, I didn’t want to be alone. I had no place in this world. Because of that…
Somebody, please come and take my life away.
“It’s a very beautiful voice.”
A massive body suddenly appeared right in front of me. His eyes were filled with a kindness, his hair also looked soft. It was as if he was my onii-sama.
“What did you call me?”
“Onii-sama…! Waah! Onii-sama!”
I had already known that he wasn’t my brother, because my brother died some time ago. But before I died, I wanted to die without any regret. I ran towards him and hugged him. I cried my heart out, not caring if it’s embarrassing or not.
Then I fell into unconsciousness.
When I became aware of my surrounding, I woke up on a bed. The bed that was bigger than my bedroom. Where was this? I looked around to find that there’re only beautiful types of furniture decorated in this room. Even the floor was made from a rare marble from the submarine.
W-Where was this?
“Have you waken up, ojou-sama? Master was worrying about you very much.”
A young female demon came into this room. Her skin was blue, so she must be the middle-ranked demon living under this sea, huh? I didn’t very much know other demons that living under the sea.
Why did she call me ‘ojou-sama’?
What is the meaning of ‘ojou-sama’?
“Please wait for a bit.”
She didn’t take notice of my word at all as she disappeared. How did I appear here?
‘Tap Tap Tap…’
A sound of footsteps was coming in this direction. When I saw his hair, I instantly recalled this person.
“You’s already woken up, my sister.” He said with a warm smile on his face.
“Sister?” He wasn’t my brother, because their eyes weren’t the same. My brother had amber eyes like me, but this person had golden eyes. I didn’t even know him.
“That right. Didn’t you call me your brother?”
“That time, I…!”
“It’s interesting. I haven’t had a sister before, so I think it won’t be bad or anything for you to become my adopted sister.”
“Tell me your name, my sister. You will be under my care after this. Everything you do will be under my eyes. If I tell you to do something, you have to do it. If I haven’t tell you to do something, you have…”And then he started speaking something for a very long time. At that moment, my body was starting to shaking because I thought ‘Was I going to become his slave?’.
He seemed like…
“You were a lot scarier in the past, Uhuhu ”
“You didn’t have to talk about a thing in the past like that. It’s not worth mentioning…”
So we came back to the present after I came to an understanding with my onii-sama. We had said our gratitude to everyone [TL: Shiwa and the gang] as they sacrificed their sleep to find me all night. They were very kind. They didn’t feel angry at me at all and said it’s a good thing that I’m alright. After that, we split up to go back to our room.
Onii-sama’s body was smeared with soil and mud, so we were soaking to clean these things away in the bathtub of his room. I didn’t know why I had to come down here too, but onii-sama requested it. How could I reject it when he’s the one who asked me to.
“I was young then…Even though I was very much older than you, I was still young compared to the rest of my clan. You must understand this, right?”
“Yes, onii-sama. Counting an age for the dragon was very different from the counting for the demon.”
“What important the most right now is…You are my important person. I won’t order you to do anything anymore.”
“But onii-sama hasn’t ordered me to do anything ever since then.”
Even when my onii-sama said something like that, he didn’t feel a need to order me even once. There were many servants at the mansion. My duty was only followed him everywhere he went.
“After you sleep-walking, you haven’t sung a song since then.”
“Do you want to listen to it?”
“I want to, but if it will hurt you then you don’t have to force yourself.”
“If it’s right now, It’s alright.”
I closed my eyes and started to sing a song. My voice was echoed inside this bathroom where there were only the two of us inside. I missed it…I missed the time when I thought that I couldn’t live on without my family, but this time, I had helped by a mere stranger.
She got hurt every time that she sang a song because it made her missed her family even more. She missed their smile and their praise for my beautiful voice when I sang a song.
I missed them.
“Sheryl, stop singing.”
I lost control of myself again as my tears were flowing down from my eyes. I made him worry again…It was…
“It’s not your fault. You don’t have to apologize to me. It was my fault because I wanted to hear your voice.”
Onii-sama gently wiped my tears. His gentleness made my sorrow go away.
“That’s right, onii-sama. Do you know what today it is?”
“Today…? What is it?”
“It called Valentine’s day. It was the day that women will give something that conveying her feeling to her beloved. Onii-sama is the person that I loved. I was determined to give it to you since noon, but I fell into unconscious before that.”
“You have something to give it to me? I’m glad to hear that from you, but you have to trouble yourself.”
“It didn’t trouble me at all! I will give it to you after finished bathing.”
“Um, that’s fine. Why don’t you come sleeping in my room? We have many things to talk, don’t we?”
“Ara, If I start talking with you then I’m afraid that we will be talking until morning come. We have much more time to talk from now on. I promise you that I won’t hide anything anymore.”
“From now on…”
“It may seem too long for you, but for me, It’s too short.”
The maximum lifespan of a mermaid was only 300 years old, but onii-sama, he had to live for almost ten thousand years. In that time, I may not be living beside him anymore.
“Sheryl, I want to be your family.”
“We are already a sibling…”
“If you didn’t trouble yourself living with me, then I want you to be the mother of my child. Can you do it?”
“Mother? What are you talking about?”
“I won’t talk again. We don’t have that much time.”
“Wait! Onii-sama! Kya!!”
He shifted his body to hover over me inside this bathtub. His eyes were like those of an eagle staring at its delicious-looking prey in front of him.
“I will give you a time to think until we graduate. You have to choose between marrying me right now or marrying me after we graduate…”
Don’t you have other choices!!?
“But…we are sibling…”
“You don’t feel troubled living with me for all your life, right? Hm?”
“Who was the one that told me she will live with me after this?”
“My Sheryl, you have enough time to think until graduation. Hehe…”
My gentle brother…
In the end, he finally revealed the terror that I had already forgotten about
It’s not easy to be the game’s last boss.
It’s unsure that he will be heart-broken or not, but he wants it. If he wants it, he will do everything to get it!!! //Ren haven’t said it. //Raise Ren-sama’s banner.
Sheryl, your virginity is in the line here. Be careful!!!
The next chapter is still Ren’s route. I apologize if this becomes too boring, but I wants to create something new for readers to read. If you dislike it then I will have to apologize.
After the next chapter, we will continue with our main plot. That’s Shiwa’s story.
Excuse me, but was your kokoro still okay and functioning?
TL: Hello, thank you for reading~ You will have to wait for chapter 49 and chapter 50 for a while as I can’t contact Author-sama. She has locked almost all the chapters at the raw site for selling, so I can’t get an access to it. I also want to know what happened after the heroine appears T^T