Haru didn't wear a shirt during the night since he felt uncomfortable sleeping while wearing clothes. He felt that during sleep everyone should be liberated to something known as clothes. However, he hadn't slept yet and he was wearing his pants at that moment. He used his light magic to cover the tattoo on his body since it would make him too fierce. He sat down on the edge of his bed and asked, "What's wrong?"
Sayo sat down on the edge of the bed right next to Haru and wasn't sure what to say when he asked this question to her. She wanted to ask what he felt when she went back to her village. She wanted to say something, but her face turned red when she saw his body. "Why don't you wear your shirt?"
"I'm going to sleep," Haru answered with an obvious expression. He put his shirt on the table and wore it to make her feel comfortable. "You're going to go tomorrow, right? Isn't it better for you to sleep early?"
Sayo raised her eyebrow and asked, "You... You don't feel anything?"
Haru smiled bitterly and said, "Do you want me to stop you?"
Sayo wanted to nod at this moment, but she couldn't do it when she heard his words.
"You know that this job is very cruel. You need to kill a person every time, even though you know that person is a sc.u.mbag, but killing is obviously straining your mind. I have also heard that Ieyasu can't sleep for the past few days," Haru said.
Sayo looked at Haru and asked, "You're not going to stop?"
Haru shook his head and said, "I have a lot of things to do in this place. I can't get away from this place. You should go tomorrow and live in the village. With that money, you can live a comfortable life while also helping everyone in your village."
"So is that right? You're that General Esdeath's husband?" Sayo asked. She had heard from everyone who was Esdeath before. She knew that Esdeath was the fiercest and strongest general in the Empire. She shuddered when she heard the story about how Esdeath could decimate the entire village or clan with her power alone. She didn't know how this guy could become the husband of Esdeath, but she thought that Esdeath might force him to become her husband.
Sayo started to imagine a scene where Esdeath found Haru by chance and forced him to marry her. She had never seen Esdeath and thought that general was a woman with three heads and six hands or something. However, she knew for sure that Esdeath was a very feared individual.
Sometimes the girl's mind is very creative when it comes to the guy they have an interest in.
Haru sighed inwardly when this girl asked him about the question of his status. Frankly, he had used the identity of Esdeath's husband to smooth his career, but he also knew that he was walking on thin ice. Once it was broken then he would be dead, and the only thing that he could do was to conquer the Empire with force.
However, he didn't want to do that. He wanted to try to do a civilized way without causing too much sacrifice.
That was why he needed to lie thoroughly and he definitely wouldn't tell anyone that he was lying.
He nodded and said, "Yes, I'm Esdeath's husband."
"But you're too young! Did she force you to become her husband?" Sayo asked with concern.
If Sayo was living in 21 century, then Haru would think that this girl had watched a lot of drama on the television.
Haru shook his head and said, "No, I'm not being forced, and I might be too young, but it isn't that strange to marry when you're young."
Sayo still didn't believe it and asked, "Really? You're not being forced?"
Haru thought for a while about Esdeath's personality and made his decision. "Well, maybe a bit..."
"Then how about you follow us to our village? It's much better than staying in this place," Sayo said. She had only stayed for a month in this place and she had already felt quite repulsive with this place. She had seen a lot of cruelty and it was a bit too much for her. She wanted to take him away from this place and went back to her village.
Haru needed to lie in this conversation, he knew that it was a bit strange, but it was necessary. "No, I can't."
"Why?" Sayo asked.
"You don't know how powerful she is," Haru said while shaking his head.
Sayo, who heard the story of Esdeath, of course, had thought Esdeath's power and she knew that it would be easy to decimate her village. She hung her head down for a while with a sad expression.
Haru looked at Sayo and said, "Sayo. You don't need to worry about me. You should just go back to your village and live peacefully there have a married with normal pers---" He felt a dj vu at this moment. He had always wondered why the girl loved to kiss him so suddenly.
Sayo kissed Haru's lips awkwardly since it was her first time to do it.
Haru who had pent up with a lot of stress on his mind also didn't reject this kiss. He hugged her waist and put her in a more comfortable position. He started to smooth her lips slowly teaching her how to kiss in this situation.
Sayo for the first time might understand the reason why this guy had become the husband of Esdeath. Her face was reddish while looking at him shyly. "I - I don't want to have any regrets..." She looked at him and said, "W - We might not see each other again in the future, that's why...."
Haru would be a fool if he didn't understand what this girl was saying. He didn't let her finish her words and let his action to answer everything.
"Haru, I like you..."
Haru knew even though he might be lying he also needed to say the same thing since it might cause the girl to feel uncomfortable. "I also like you, Sayo..."
They didn't say anything afterward and kept dancing at midnight.