The Story of a Cat Beastkin Who Believes He Is a Normal Cat and His Earnestly Persevering Mate - Extra 4.2
- The Story of a Cat Beastkin Who Believes He Is a Normal Cat and His Earnestly Persevering Mate
- Extra 4.2 - Sora’s Lone Sightseeing in Royal Capital (II)
Extra 4 part 2
Sora’s Lone Sightseeing in Royal Capital (II)
translated by: chocolala
proofread by: lil-valley
Nevertheless, I was indeed very much loved by Leo.
But then, what kind of love was this actually? Even at this point, I still found it weird that someone could love another to the point of madness just because they were ‘mates’. What the heck is ‘knowing it by instinct’? Would I still be loved if I had a completely different personality? Wasn’t that strange? Furthermore, didn’t Leo raise me? How was that different to the love one has towards their beloved child? Or even love towards pets?
We had already become true mates. I had no objection about us staying together forever. But, I was not sure what stance I should take; sometimes I felt extremely uncertain…
I tried consulting with the old lady. To me, she was someone I met for the first time, but maybe my subconscious mind vaguely remembered her, so I felt relaxed around her; it was easy to talk about anything. She was mates with a beastkin despite being a human, therefore, I felt that she could understand me.
“Aah~ I also remember having that kind of anxiety! Beastkins would just conclude everything by saying ‘because we’re mates’. And then, they would just shower their mate with so much love beyond human’s comprehension. At first, I also felt very uncertain, but, after long years being together, I became able to just accept it as it is. Well, the trigger might be that instinct. But, from there, they properly look this way and come to like us, their mates. Their love is not caused solely by instinct by then. After all, the love they keep showering doesn’t decrease, but only becomes stronger, you know.”
There, the old lady paused, and she looked at me as she grinned.
“Certainly, a part of Leo-san’s love may come from someone who raised you. But clearly that’s not all! His eyes when he looked at you before you matured was no joke! I was afraid whether he would actually assault you! I warned him so many times back then. Even when he let you play with other kids, his eyes when he looked at my kid was so murderous! Obviously, that was not how a guardian sees their child!”
She laughed ‘Ahahaha’ as she recounted it, but was this a laughing matter? But wait, was Leo really that dangerous… As I thought, so many thanks to you, old lady!
“The other day, I finally saw you guys after so long, but… How should I describe Leo-san’s eyes; his eyes told me just how much he really loves you. His eyes leaked his love, kindness, obsession and seduction… If one is simply a guardian, they can’t possibly wear that kind of expression, let alone direct it towards someone they’re only attracted to by instinct! Be confident in yourself!”
She gave me a few strong pats on the shoulder. Old ladies surely do this no matter where they come from… It surprisingly hurt actually…
‘Anyhow, that’s the situation… I wonder if Leo properly looks at me and loves me continuously too… Certainly, when I try to remember our days, I do think he gave me so much love beyond what purely instinct could bring forth.’ When I thought like this, the depth of my heart felt ticklish and became comfortably warm.
“How about you? Do you like Leo-san? Didn’t he cause a commotion back then just for you to become mates? He abruptly moved to another place after all!”
‘My feelings… Hmm, I think I’ve never properly thought about it before… He’s precious; it’s a given I like him.’
We’re going to be together forever, and I also have promised him that I would give my all. In truth, if there’s no Leo, I probably can’t continue to live… Literally. In that aspect, I’m depending on him.
‘It feels good to be touched by him and to have sex with him, so I do like those things.’
‘I just feel that he’s so good—that he is simply wasted on me. Nevertheless, thinking that he apparently used to spend his heat with someone other than me makes me feel sullen—I’m that monopolistic over him.’
‘I don’t want to hand him to anyone.’
Bit by bit, I said out loud what was on my mind. Of course I censored the sex part…
“Yup, yup. So you do properly like him! That’s good!!” The old lady smiled so widely.
‘…Is that so? Maybe? So perhaps I do like Leo in that sense…’
‘———Uwah! Is that really so!’ Suddenly I felt so shy, I hugged the dog on my lap and buried my face in its warm body.
…My face probably flushed red. My tail was restless too. I couldn’t stop my ears from twitching…
All of a sudden, the sound of an explosion echoed from the second floor.
I was startled, and my tail puffed up.
“EhI Eh!? What’s that?!!?” I sprang up from my seat in panic, but the old lady remained sitting, unperturbed.
“That punk did it again… Ha~ She failed again while crafting magical tools! That’s my spouse, like I said before. This always happens, so you don’t have to be too bothered. The sound is loud, but a barrier is active, so whatever happens in there doesn’t affect the surroundings. Just this much is nothing to that person.” She explained like she was already exasperated by this… But still, wow~
It was getting late, so I thought of returning home. I placed the dog on the ground. Then, I noticed my pants were a bit wet.
“Oh? Did it pee due to the shock just now?”
The dog whimpered like it was really sorry.
“Oh no, I’m so sorry! This child is so timid… Aaaah, there’s even some on your hand! Very sorry! Wipe it with this! Toilet is that way, go wash your hands there!” The old lady hurriedly handed me a towel.
It was no big deal, only a little wet, and it didn’t particularly smell too.
“It’s okay, no biggie!”
“This child is actually very shy, you know? But he’s really attached to you. So much that I want you to work here.”
Although the shop seldomly had customers, this shy and timid dog could not exactly serve as a mascot dog nor as a guard dog. In the end, the old lady had to constantly watch over the shop. Manning a shop that saw only one customer a day was certainly tough.
“Reallyyy? Hurm, if Leo says yes, maybe I can occasionally man the shop? Not sure if I can really do that or not.”
“I’d be happy if you could! I’d appreciate it if you can just stay in the shop and call my wife whenever a customer appears! Anyhow, I can’t just come and go freely. Magical tools are expensive, so we cannot leave the store unmanned… Except, Leo will probably dread it if you go to work, so you don’t have to force yourself!”
“Um, then see you agai—if I can.”
It was not like I really craved this job, but I wanted to repay the old lady that apparently had been a big help to me.
‘I finally am aware that I… um… love Leo. So it’ll be nice to spend time alone with him. Eh? This, could this be… we’re now ’Lovers’…? Owowo… This is embarrassing… But I’m so happy…’
‘Let’s properly say to him that I also love him. And then, I want to try to do things that lovers do… I’m so excited, my tail is whisking.’
‘——Once I return home, I’ll say it properly to Leo—’
Those were indeed moments when I had these bittersweet thoughts…
When I returned home, Leo strangely misunderstood the dog’s pee as someone marking on me; I had a hard time afterwards.
‘Hm? With this, am I really loved? As I thought, isn’t he simply relying on his beastly instincts?’
That completely blew away my feelings which told me that maybe I also loved him.
It occurred to me that I needed to explore the wider world and gain more insights. Living in a world consisting of only the two of us, I misunderstood my own feelings.
‘Maybe I could find someone else that I like! In that case, I wonder if the mate thing can be dissolved?’
Anyhow, I decided to be calm immediately. I ran away from home, and, even after I returned, I avoided him at all cost. Leo then apologized in a ‘dogeza’ pose, so I made him agree to the part-time job.
‘My life still has a long way to go!!!’
author’s note: Thank you for reading. If you read this together with the previous chapter, you’ll strikingly feel that Leo is so pitiful with his wrong timing… After so much trouble, he was only a step away from getting the sweet-sweet happy ending, but what a pity. I’ve quietly added ‘pitiful seme’ in the tags list. Advancing 3 steps only to take another 2 steps back, at least he has certainly made a step forward… I guess.
chocolala: There’s another Extra story that the author posted in five parts instead of one long chapter like they usually did. I’ll take longer to tl because I intend to release it all in one go instead of each part a week. so probably it’ll be a few weeks later that I’ll update. Let me give a hint, the title is ‘Sora’s first love’
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