The Story of a Cat Beastkin Who Believes He Is a Normal Cat and His Earnestly Persevering Mate - Extra 4.1
- The Story of a Cat Beastkin Who Believes He Is a Normal Cat and His Earnestly Persevering Mate
- Extra 4.1 - Sora’s Lone Sightseeing in Royal Capital (I)
Extra 4 part 1
Sora’s Lone Sightseeing in Royal Capital (I)
translated by: chocolala
proofread by: lil-valley
I was very excited.
Today I would be sightseeing the royal capital on my own!
I had secured enough funds—from, of course, Leo. He was very hesitant about letting me go out—he even cried—but like I care!
When I came here once before with Leo, I was bothered by so many curious gazes, so I didn’t get to fully enjoy the trip. Anyhow, I was only a timid and ordinary commoner! Moreover, in this world, I was a shut-in who had almost never met anyone other than Leo.
‘For the time being, let’s buy and eat street food!!’
I bought something like skewered meat from a stall; I didn’t get to eat it last time, and it had been on my mind ever since.
Befitting the royal capital, there were a lot of people. However, this was nothing to me who used to be a Korporat Slaev1 who had to fight against the crowd in packed trains for more than an hour everyday! My innate nimbleness enabled me to weave through the crowd without colliding with others. Even my tail jauntily bounced!
“You over there, may I have one moment?”
Suddenly someone I didn’t know talked to me. I turned my head, and there was a petite lady.
‘——Oooh! What a stunning beauty!!——‘
Her long smooth hair gave out a neat vibe, yet she still exuded some sexiness within!
‘……Huh? This is unexpectedly my first conversation with a girl! Whoaa, so nervous!!!!!’
“……..Me? Is there anything you need?”
I pointed a finger at myself, and the beauty smiled brightly as she nodded.
I was brought to a deserted back alley. ‘Is she hitting on me?’ My heart thumped with that thought…..
Unfortunately, that was not the case. Of course, I was so ordinary looking after all.
The beauty retracted her smile when there were no more people around us.
‘When a beauty makes an expressionless face, it looks quite scary.’
She spouted a lot of things at me in no particular order, but, in a nutshell, I inferred this lady had a crush on Leo?
It seemed like she saw me walking with Leo the other day. I was told this and that: like I was not a match to Leo, or I was not cute at all, or I should not get carried away. I just brushed aside whatever she said, but she somewhat gradually turned more agitated as she started shrieking, even though I gave her no response.
I thought of her as a beauty, but what a waste…… She was not charming in the slightest.
“Are you listening!? I know it must’ve been you who’s been bugging Leo, right? You should know your own place and leave his side immediately!”
‘——Hurmmmm, is she saying ‘know my own place’….?——‘
“Regardless whether I know my own place or not, I’m now extremely loved by Leo, okay? It’s Leo who won’t let me go. If you have any complaints, say it to Leo, won’t you?”
My tail swayed left and right, left and right.2
I’m cheerfully smiling, yet why was she shrinking back?
“Young lady, you should just quit. You’re a human so you probably can’t sense it, but this kid is Leo’s mate. There’s nothing you can dispute, and if you meddle with this kid, at worst you could even be erased by Leo himself, you know?”
I thought we were secluded, but, unexpectedly, an old woman appeared out of the door of a building that seemed to be an obscure shop.
She didn’t have the characteristics of a beastkin, but could this old woman also be one? Wow, she already knew that we were mates.
I looked at the old woman in astonishment, but, when the angry beauty heard that I was Leo’s mate, her face paled at once.
‘Eh, you didn’t know? Leo’s attitude towards me is starkly different to how he treats others, right? Is she stupid or what?’
She then said something that sounded like excuses, then the beauty hurriedly made her way out of there.
“Old lady, thank you. But I’m amazed you actually know that we’re mates.”
“No problem at all. I also saw you two strolling around town together the other day. Nothing is better than seeing you two getting along well. You probably don’t remember, but we’ve met when you were very little, you know? Leo-san came to join the parents gathering, and my son also sometimes played with you back then!”
Who would’ve thought! So she turned out to be an acquaintance(?)! I didn’t remember a thing about it though! It was so funny to know that Leo actually joined the parents gathering!!
Things had gotten interesting, so I decided to enter the old lady’s shop for a chat. She said that her shop usually had little traffic so she was quite free…… Although I had nothing to do with it, was that really okay?
Inside the shop, things called magical tools or something were placed around in a jumble. I was told that those were all crafted by the old lady’s spouse. It was their hobby rather than for business, so she had a lot of free time. We sat at a table set for two placed in a corner, and she served tea and cookies.
‘What’s more, they have a dog mascot in this shop! And she said it’s really their pet dog! So there really are normal animals!’
The small dog was really cute, and he came to me to play. It looked so adorable, so I patted him and I was also allowed to carry him in my arms. I placed him on my lap and continued to chat about various topics with the old lady.
‘Ah, the fluffy fur is so good!’
The old lady and I apparently had met when I was still a kitten. I was amazed as to how she could recognize me; she said she knew when she saw Leo’s attitude towards me. From long ago, his attitude towards me compared to towards others was completely different….. How embarrassing.
By the way, as expected, this old lady was human. However, her spouse was a rabbit beastkin. A female, at that. I thought I was already used to this world, but it still gave me surprises at times.
“My wife is also like that, beastkins generally place importance in their mates as much as their own lives. Really, since long ago, Leo’s love and obsession towards you are no joke!”
She chuckled as she told me how Leo struggled so hard to raise me when I was very little and how he learned everything about childcare then. I was a bit touched to know how he desperately tried to raise me up. Besides, it also seemed that Leo was scolded by the old lady lot for overly spoiling me as it would not be good for my growth.
…Old lady, thank you! If you weren’t there, probably I would have already become human waste by now?
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