Chapter 25: Vampire does not like chase
“Do you remember the rules, Missy?”
“If I can touch horse-san who runs away I win.
If I cannot touch horse-san by sunset horse-san will win.
Oswald-kun will count up to ten, after that, I can start chasing you, is not it?”
A charming horse (with a perfect for sleeping mane) sprang up and shook his head lightly. It seems I got it right.
For now, we are moving a little away from the lakeside. We moved here to avoid annoying the other animals.
“Then it’s time to start!”
“Please do it anytime”
Honestly I think it’s a little troublesome, but I will endure patiently because I can relax after this is over.
Getting on a horse to do bareback riding is a little dangerous, but the body warmth of the horse can be directly felt, so it is a pleasant one.
“…Sorry, please start!”
At the same time Oswald give signal, he start running. As expected, he is really a horse, there is a tremendous acceleration.
Naturally trees are growing here and there in the forest so we cannot run straight without stopping.
Yet, he is a skilled horse, running through the trees with almost no deceleration.
It was his brilliant running that made me convinced that he was confident of his speed.
“…Three, four, five, six …”
While watching the horse runs, Oswaldo counts with a strangely cute voice, while I’m listening to it with a relaxed feeling.
Rather, it sounds that he is counting sheep with such a long voice … far away … Sleepy …
“Arge nee-san is sleeping? I already counted to ten! “
“Fu nya~ ”
I rub my sleepy eyes whilst yawning
Bad Oswald-kun! Don’t make so much noise when I’m sleeping.
By the way, today I have not taken a nap yet. I am sleepy.
“Well…Arge nee-san, do you not need to chase him?”
“I do not have to chase him,”
“Our shadows are connected”
I point at my shadow and said that.
My shadow made by sunlight passing through the leaves of the trees. It is shaking. But that’s not all.
A thin unusual shadow, not made from the sunlight, extends from the head of my shadow and continues all the way back into the forest.
The place where this shadow will arrive is the shadow of a horse with wonderful mane.
This is a skill that can use high level shadowing skills and can connect me and the shadows of other things. “Shadow Knot” maybe I should call it like that.
Measures were prepared even before the race began.
All I have to do is practice my skills.
I disappeared into my shadow and like a fisherman reeling in his catch, quickly go to the shadow of horse-san.
This skill can change even my dress to a shadow, so there is no need to put on and take out clothes every time.
As the level of shadowing skill rises, I will be able to obtain hearing and vision from the shadow state besides tying shadows as I do now.
Looking out from inside the shadow with that ability, Horse-san was running like a gust of wind in the forest, he look back and said.
“Fu … look like she can’t follow me?”
“That is not the case”
Wow, what a horse-ish scream.
While I’m thinking such a thing, I restore my upper body from the shadow.
The lower body still remains inside the shadow, so if the other runs and moves, I will move as well.
From the side, it seems like a girl is growing from the shadows.
This kind of effect is also a benefit from the high level shadowing skill.
After all it was okay to leave distribute points as loli-gramp recommend.
Slowly I leave the shadow, and touch the stomach from the side of horse-san.
“Okay, I win”
“This is my win…is not it?”
“I have no words”
My opponent relaxed slowly, so I completely get out from the shadow.
To be honest, I think I can win without it.
If I run seriously, I can run faster than a car.
Of course, I can even outrun a horse as fast as him, but…since it’s troublesome, I do it the easier way.
Even though it’s easier to win with ability, but using these method is of course troublesome.
If the other party did not approve of the defeat in this way, I intended to run a bit seriously, but I am relieved that he accept it.
“Well then…Um…why don’t you tell me your name for the time being?”
“… I am the one who lost, call me as you like, miss”
“Well then, Neguseo-san.” (ネグセオーさん: Neguseō-san)
He was made a great face.
It look like he is angry. It was a surprise to think that a horse could do such a face.
“The King of sleepless, Neguseo-san.” (寝癖: neguse mean “lack of sleep” 王様: ou sama mean King)
Before saying “Call whatever you want” on your own, you must know that you cannot cancel it. It seems pretty serious.
If you do not like it, I will think about a different name if you say so.
Because it is black furry, Schwarz meaning black in German, Noir in French and so on.
I felt he did not like it from the partner’s atmosphere, but since he did not say it clearly, his name became Neguseo.
Because it was a name that fit him in my mind.
It is important to say your opinion properly. I will say honestly whenever I want to take a nap.
“Hey, I am tired, I want to take a nap”
Yes, just like this.
Neguseo-san watches over me with terrible eyes though, but I’m not interested and leave him alone.