Today is a Touhou song. And character is Lily White.
Chapter 70: Capital City of Flowers
When I opened my eyes, there was the smell of cherry blossoms.
Something tickled on my face, I used my fingertip and picked up a petal. It seems to have been on my face while I was sleeping.
I saw the cherry blossoms from the thinly opened window and sighed. Is it because of the smell that I saw an old memory?
“Good morning, Arge-san”
“Oh, good morning, Kuzuha-chan”
I greeted back Kuzuha-chan who was waving her fox ears next to me. She opened the window widely and I could see the outside. The scenery blurred by the horse carriage was peaceful, sunny. I looked at the wind swaying the flowers.
Now we are on the carriage that Satsuki-san arranged for us. Unlike Zeno-kun’s carriage, because it is for carrying people properly, it is luxurious and comfortable. Although there is shaking, it doesn’t matter that much.
There is a proper roof, the seat is also a fluffy one similar to a sofa. Satsuki-san is sitting face to face with us. As for Iris-san, she is sleeping in the coffin deposit as “luggage” with “contents”. She is sleeping on the roof.
“Please do not open too much. Satsuki-san, you are weak against direct sunlight right?”
“No, if I’m careful I will be okay. Also, we are about to reach Sakura-nomiya, so I think it’s better to see the scenery.”
Satsuki-san is smiling while saying so.
As usual, her clothes are exposing and her breasts seem to burst out, but she doesn’t seem like she cares. Doesn’t she feel why it’s dangerous, I think she should refrain from exposing her skin.
Well, she will be okay as long as she doesn’t expose herself to direct sunlight. She is probably quite strong with sunlight resist as a vampire, but still it is dangerous if her body is exposed to sunlight.
Well, her kimono is too tight for her so she must wear it this way to be more comfortable. And I must say it suits her personality well.
“We will arrive around noon, so shall we eat at first?”
“Is that Satsuki-san’s house?”
“Yes, my home and workplace”
“What kind of work are you doing, Satsuki-san?”
“Yes, I run a coffee shop” (喫茶店: Kissaten)
This is the first time we hear that from Satsuki-san. A coffee shop, right?
But she wears Japanese clothes. It is a green kimono and isn’t really flashy, but it seems somewhat seductive because her body is exposed.
While Aoba-san’s kimono was glossy by itself, Satsuki-san’s kimono is marvelous because of her own body and atmosphere.
Together with her long black hair and flower hair ornament it makes her look really beautiful.
Her behavior makes her seem restless but in fact she is a caring person. However, we can only call her as ‘Beauty in Japanese clothes’ when she is standing quietly.
If she walks around the town with her gorgeous make up and her seductive exposed body, people will mistake her with a prostitute.
“… isn’t it a tea house?”
It was Kuzuha-chan who asks Satsuki-san the question I thought.
The meaning of the tea house and the coffee shop probably does not change very much. Both are places we take a break and have drinks and snacks.
Just a cafe is western style, while a tea shop can have a Japanese style. I also think it is a tea house just like Kuzuha-chan said.
“No, no, there are plenty of teahouses in the Republic, but our house is a coffee shop, and we are the founders who brought in cakes and parfaits to the Republic!”
Satsuki-san waved her hands exaggeratedly to deny.
I don’t know where cakes and parfaits originated in this world, but she seems to be the first to have started it in the Republic.
… It is not an unlikely story.
I don’t know how long is a vampire’s lifetime, but it is probably longer than a human. It is knowledge from the previous world, but vampires aren’t looking so old.
I do not know how old Satsuki-san is, so it is a mystery, but I don’t think she has the same age as how she looks.
“Well, how old are you, Satsuki-san …?”
“It’s an ETERNAL, seventeen years old …!!”
Satsuki-san’s wink at me while raising her index finger to her lips. Certainly she feels like a teen. Well, I know it’s not true.
“By the way, Iris-chan is 687 years old”
“Wow! Iris-san is over 300 years older than my mother!”
“Both of you, haven’t you said awful things behind her back?”
It seems like a girl’s age-related topic is out. Because I was a man in my previous life, I didn’t know such a thing. While I felt something difficult to have girltalk in a carriage, I look outside once again.
There are not only cherry blossoms but also other colorful flowers in the scenery that I saw from the window.
This is a different world, but there are cherry blossoms. So the other flowers that are visible through this window are also flowers in my world as well.
If it was her, she surely would know what sort of flowers they are, she was really good at flower arrangements after all.
I ignore Satsuki-san and Kuzuha-chan’s excited girltalk, I close my eyes.
It will be a while before we get to the capital. I decided to sleep a little more.