Stealing Spree - Chapter 640
With how she made everyone laugh, Ria successfully lifted the heavy atmosphere in the house. Remembering how smart the girl is… what she did was definitely calculated. Furthermore, everything she said was also her feelings at the moment.
She’s the youngest among everyone here so she beat them on it before they could ask her to think twice.
While showing a clever smile at me, Ria whispered before continuing her introduction, “You owe me one, Dumb-senpai.”
Because even my mom, who was trying to be serious, laughed from her declaration, his expression slightly relaxed in regards to listening to her introduction.
My mom even asked her to stand before her and gave her a hug, thanking her for staying with me and being true to herself.
Well, it’s not that those before her were not true to themselves, they just got taken in by the atmosphere I and my old man created when I sat down in front of him.
Following Ria, Yukari introduced herself and talked about how I helped her change. When my dad told her that she could also change even without my help or without falling for me, the girl inched closer to me and hugged my arm between her voluptuous valley.
While I somehow started to enjoy the extremely pleasant feeling of her elastic front, Yukari bravely faced my dad, “I get what father is saying. Not falling in love and just being filled with gratitude was truly an option when he cut me off… However, just that few months of separation from him created a void in me. I tried to fill it in by following what he always wished for me, to not be as naive and soft as before. When I succeeded… I also got the desire to show him the result. I want him to praise me for doing a good job and ask me to return to his side.”
“Seeing him with different girls isn’t new… He even stole me when he had his hands full with Risa… I’m just thankful enough to be with him again and he’s keeping up with his promise…”
After saying all that, Yukari’s hold on my arms tightened as she showed me her triumphant smile before her eyes twinkled, showcasing her desire to be praised by me.
I didn’t disappoint her. My free hand rubbed her head and caressed her cheeks as I praised her for everything that she did, be it for me or Elizabeth.
After a while, my dad released a sigh and apologized to her for saying those things. Yukari brushed it off, however. Like she said, she understood why he said that to her.
My dad was definitely trying to make sense of why my girls chose to stay with me despite this jarring situation where I’m juggling my time and attention to all of them.
After Yukari returned to her seat, Elizabeth naturally came next. Truthfully, she already made her mark in my parents’ minds from what she loudly declared earlier. Nonetheless, the girl with her favorite crown still lodged perfectly on top of her head gracefully curtsied before sitting next to me.
Surprisingly, her introduction turned out normal, she reigned in her chuunibyou language and even used her real name. Hazuki Risa.
Since it was highly unusual behavior from the girl, I couldn’t help but become curious and right there, I saw another surprising sight. Elizabeth was extremely nervous that she’s biting her lips. Her eyes also darted from here to there, reluctant to meet my parents’ gaze.
“So, my Elizabeth can also be nervous. Out of everyone here, I thought you’ll be the same Cursed Princess.”
“… Stop it, my Dark Prince. Hold me like how you held Yukari, please?” With a pleading tone and a very soft voice, Elizabeth blinked cutely, trying to buy me off using her natural charms.
Well, will I even be able to reject them?
Under everyone’s watch, I held her in my arms, settling down that nervousness nestling in her heart.
For sure, I would also be doing the same for the others whose turn hadn’t arrived yet. Even from where I was sitting, I could see Aya with her dreamy eyes, Satsuki with her grumpy face and Nami with her amused smile. Saki and Hina watched in interest while Kana was nodding her head, cheering for Elizabeth.
Eimi had an expectant look while Miyako and Miho shook their heads at Elizabeth’s unusual display.
“Earlier… I showed an extremely embarrassing display in front of your eyes, might I implore dear mother and dear father to forgive this Princess for her audaciousness?”
After calming herself down in my embrace, Elizabeth finally got her courage back as she looked up at the two.
“Ufufu… You see. I didn’t see that as you being audacious. Rather than that, I love your passionate plea for everyone to not worry. For it, you have my applause.” My mom answered her instead of my father who looked like he’s still cringing from the way Elizabeth referred to herself as ‘this Princess’.
“Dear, what do you think? Aren’t our daughters-in-law too lovely? I’m starting to think that if I’m in Ruki’s shoes, I will also not let any of them go.”
Stumped at what my mom said, my old man faked a cough to clear his throat before sneakily giving a nod.
Upon seeing that, Elizabeth almost jumped in happiness but because I still held her in my arms, she instead returned my embrace while whispering, ‘I’m glad, it went fine.’ numerous times, breaking her character.
By the time she finished, everyone was now looking at her in a new light.
Well, most of them only saw her with her chuunibyou’s antics in full glory. Seeing her being like an ordinary lovestruck girl this time who needed someone to pull her through, it changed their perception of Elizabeth.
Following her, Miho and Miyako’s turn came.
They’re aware of Miho’s prideful past and her humble present. Which goes to show how much my parents knew of my shenanigans from those days. Miho gave a simple greeting to them while imploring them not to dig up her past anymore.
Well, at that time, she’s definitely unlikable for most people who only knew her as the genius pianist who never backed down on any challenge. None of them knew that every passing day, she’s perfecting her craft, pouring all her time to deliver a near-masterful performance.
But those weren’t happy times for her. She only began to genuinely have fun when I entered her life.
As for Miyako, she immediately declared that there’s also no reason to look back into our past. She’s trying to move on from it to start anew with me this time. The girl clearly expressed that she loves and hates me at the same time, baffling my parents.
My dad asked her to elaborate on it but the girl simply refused before apologizing for that kind of behavior.
She did come here to meet them and introduce herself but for her to refuse their probing, Miyako clearly felt bad about it.
That’s why before she returned to her seat, I pulled on her hand and told her not to worry too much about it, showing her how that didn’t affect my parents’ impression of her.
“Miyako can be Miyako. You’re perfect as you. Although I want to remove all your hate on me, it’s a clear reminder of how I want to become better for all of you. As you know, I’ll keep on loving you as you are.”
“You’re being unfair again, hateful Ruki.”
“Am I? You can kiss me to get back at me.” I smirked before pushing my face closer to her for easier access.
“No… That’s just playing into your hand…”
Unfortunately, Miyako pushed my face away and pinched my lips instead.
“Father, I am aware you wanted to know why we’re sticking to him… But you can ask mother how it feels to be with someone she wished to spend the rest of her days with.”
“Ara~ To think I will be dragged by you, Miyako-chan. What do you think, dear?” My mom giggled at that unexpected pull by Miyako.
And as for my father, he fell silent for a while before worriedly asking, “… Am I being meddlesome?”
“Not really, you’re just doing your role as our baby boy’s father. And as for them, they’re just proving to us that none of them have been taking this situation lightly.”
My mom gets it… Not mentioning the fact that they let me run rampant during middle school, this was just their way to make sure that the girls were aware of their current situation.
There’s nothing wrong with that.