Atelier Tanaka Volume 4 Chapter 6 part10
The vampire was surprisingly willing to reveal his history to me.
It just so happened that his history was intertwined with Drill-chan’s.
According to this man, Drill-chan only became ruler of this area a few months ago. Prior to that, a separate nobleman ruled here; a man whom the vampire was well acquainted. Naturally, being friends with a powerful noble had its perks and the vampire would spend countless hours in the castle that once stood above us.
A powerful noble and a violent monster.
What could have led to such an odd pairing?
Perhaps the vampire was manipulating the nobleman.
Whatever the reason, the result was the same. Drill-chan took this information to the Penny Empire’s equivalent to parliament and explained how a nobleman was associating with a monster which led to the nobleman being stripped of all of his land and titles. His former castle and city was then given to Drill-chan.
That busty loli has a history of insane power plays.
With the vampire being on the side of the ousted nobleman, he was left to hide away in this underground dungeon, licking his wounds and waiting for a chance at revenge.
It was only due to the loligon’s over-the-top attack that his new home become exposed to the outside world and I became involved with this vampire.
“So that’s how it is.”
“W-What are you planning to do to me?”
He must have realized the difference in our power after that brief exchange earlier.
His tone had changed and there was an overall more humble aura about him.
“It wouldn’t feel right fighting someone I can identify so much with, and the fact that we have a mutual acquaintance makes me want to avoid conflict if possible.”
Did Drill-chan know that she had a den of monsters and a vengeful vampire living under her castle? He assumed I was a demon when we fought, which would make me believe that the long-haired man knows he’s down here. I’ve never seen a more obedient dog so I doubt he’d hide something so important from her, but it may be possible if he believed he could handle it himself.
However, if Drill-chan knows about the existence of this vampire, she could have plans for him. If that is indeed the case, if I were to mindlessly attack him, I could ruin my relationship with her.
“It all depends on just one thing: do you plan on harming her?”
A tense moment of silence.
Before his mouth slowly began to move.
“I-I get it…. I should leave.”
“You came to that decision quickly. Are you sure you’re okay with that?”
“I don’t wish to die yet. I’m still considered quite y-young for a vampire.”
He’s a better guy than I thought. Or is he just that scared? I’m not sure, but this works out nicely for me. If he’s making the decision on his own to leave, then I have nothing to worry about.
“This feeling of youth, does it exist with humans as well?”
“Yes, that’s something we all go through at some point….”
Wait a minute.
I do have a reason for wanting to keep him here.
Him leaving is the worst thing that could happen for me. This dungeon appears to have formed around this vampire. He may be the source of the endlessly spawning monsters.
Without him I can no longer make any gold.
“Still, it’s not like you need to leave.”
“What are you saying? It’s either leave or stay here long enough to be killed by that demon.”
“But it must have taken a lot to build such a fine home as this. It would be a shame if you just left freely….”
“I understand; I should leave! Facing death like this has finally made me realize I should have left a long time ago! I have an eternally youthful body that is being wasted here as I brood over thoughts of vengeance! Nothing will come of it except my death, right!? The world holds endless possibilities for someone like me!”
I can’t allow my source of gold to leave.
I need to stop him.
But he’s already made up his mind.
“I’ve decided! You can have my treasures and whatever else you want from here. That sounds fair, right? I’ll leave right now! There’s no need to get that demon involved! I can’t take anymore of this!”
And the vampire ran off without another word.
He ran through the broken door and disappeared from sight. His fear of the long-haired man as real. The sound of his footsteps quickly faded away.
While I was left alone in his throne room.
Will the monsters respawn without him? No, that wouldn’t make any sense. That vampire was the source of everything. The Ropers and slimes will disappear and constructs like gargoyles will lose the ability to move.
So, what should I do?
As I was worried that I had lost my chance, I heard a strange thud come from behind the broken throne. I thought I could see a flicker of movement as well.
I focused my attention on that corner of the room where I found a set of stairs leading down.
This feels like a proper RPG.
The vampire’s words echoed in my mind.
What treasures was he hiding?
It had been an hour since I left the city of Paipan and I was just now arriving back in Dragon City.
I have all the gold I need in the bag strapped to my chest. The vampire and his dungeon were live savers.
I can finally welcome the blonde loli slaves into my warm embrace.
A horrific event occurred when I arrived back at Oman’s shop.
Multiple carriages were stopped in front of his store. These were entirely different than the carriages that Oman had arrived with. They were more luxurious and clearly designed for someone with a lot of money. Enough money to buy a pair of slaves.
I had a bad feeling about this.
What caught my attention most was a small glimpse of gold through the back window of the carriage.
For a brief moment, I spotted one of the girls looking out of the window. It’s clearly her. My vision was locked on her face before the glint of metal around her neck caught my eye. A collar.
There was a moment where I think she noticed me.
It must be the older girl for her to be able to see out of the window.
This brief look at into the future I craved so desperately was quickly taken away as the girl disappeared from view and the curtains were closed by whomever was in the carriage with her. The carriage began to move, taking my future with it.
I desperately wanted to call out or do something to stop them, but what could I do?
They purchased them legally. Forcefully taking the girls from this person is something I could never do, no matter how much of a degenerate lolicon they may be.
Someone was calling me from the entrance of the store.
When I finally managed to rip my eyes off of the carriage, I spotted Oman standing in front of his shop.
“Umm, I-I’m very sorry, but…that customer just now was….”
The sun was already high in the sky.
I missed the morning deadline, and if they’re just leaving now, Oman must have done everything he could to delay them.
Still…that doesn’t make this hurt any less.
“I’m very sorry for this inconvenience, Baron Tanaka. I-I will do everything in my power to find replacements of even higher quality just for you.”
Oman was saying something that didn’t register.
None of it mattered to me.
It had to be them.
“Ah, that’s right! I’ll be travelling to the slave market in the Pussy Republic. If you’d like, Baron, would you care to join me? There’s an event taking place that only happens a few times a year. Traders like myself bring in their most exotic wares. I’m sure we could find you a suitable replacement.”
“Thank you for the offer, but I’ll have to decline.”
“A-Ah, B-Baron Tanaka.”
“I’m sorry for causing you so much trouble. If you’ll excuse me, I have somewhere else to be.”
The tension surrounding my heart finally became too much to bear.
I’m just so tired.
I’ll just go home and crawl into bed.
Yeah, that sounds good.
“Please, wait just a moment, Baron Tanaka! Baron Tanaka!?”
Oman’s words sounded far off.
With the distant echoing of his words behind me, I left the store.
I had spent the last several days trying to earn the necessary gold. I was physically and mentally at my limit. I returned to my room at the Mayor’s home and went straight to sleep. I would’ve been okay with never waking up.
But the next day came and by the time I got out of bed, the sun was already high in the sky.
As soon as I opened my eyes, I remembered everything that happened at the store yesterday.
I remained in my bed, staring at the ceiling and thinking about yesterday. The promises that it held and the excitement I felt as I flew back to Dragon City. But all of that was in the past. The untouched gold sitting on my bedside table was a bitter reminder of my shattered dreams.
I should take the next few days off.
I’m just so tired.
I know it’s my own fault for pushing myself so hard, but I still feel like I deserve a vacation.
The warm rays of sunlight filtering in through the window felt nice. It wasn’t too hot nor too cold; the perfect environment to sleep all day. I could hear the sound of a sparrow-like bird chirping away outside. It must be a beautiful day outside.
A perfect time of year for a vacation where you just stay inside and sleep all day.
I should just spend all day in bed and forgot about the fact that I’m wasting time. For the second time, I settled into bed to sleep.
Then, as if the world was determined not to allow me my rest,
“Umm, T-Tanaka-san, a-are you in there…?”
A knock on the door accompanied by Sophia-chan’s voice.
Sophia-chan is calling out for my virginity.
It would be an understatement to say I’m disappointed about losing my blonde loli slave sisters, but I can’t forget that I still have Sophia-chan. If I have her by my side, I think I’ll be able to get over this heartache some day.
Yeah, that’s right.
I can’t stay like this forever.
Not when Sophia-chan is also a virgin.
“Ah, yes, I’ll be ready in a minute. Can you wait?”
No man can sleep when a maid with an intact hymen is calling for him. I hopped out of bed and got dressed before quickly straightening my sheets and comforter.
I made sure that everything was straightened in the room before taking a seat at my desk. I scattered a few sheets of paper with instructions for the Twilight Company on my desk and grabbed an inkwell and pen. I held the pen while trying to look as casual as possible.
“You may enter.”
The door opened and Sophia-chan entered, glancing around the room as she did so.
Everything’s fine. I made sure the room was perfect. I don’t need to worry about my son getting excited because he’s still depressed over what happened yesterday.
“U-Umm, the truth is, there’s really something I need to ask you, Tanaka-san….”
“Something you need to ask me? Please, ask it.”
I’d be happy to do anything for Sophia-chan.
Oh, you want to know if it’s okay to give me a blowjob? Well, I guess it can’t be helped.
She hesitated for a moment before turning her eyes to the side and motioning to someone outside in the hall. Then, two cute blonde lolis came in from the hall and stood next to her.
“I-I’m sorry for asking something like this so suddenly, but…would it be possible for you to help take care of these two?”
Two pure white dresses that suited them perfectly.