Chapter 570-6: Time Flows into Hot Water 6: Five and a Half Years
I jump into the bathtub with a huge splash, causing a wave that knocks Anastasia off balance.
Father! Just when I was thinking how happy I am to see you back after half a year.
Anastasia stands up and complains.
To lighten the mood, I jokingly retort back.
Have your b.r.e.a.s.t.s gotten bigger? I see hair has yet to grow down there.
That was mean.
Celia says in a displeased tone while Anastasia silently stares at me with eyes similar to Sekrit when she looks down on me.
Shes in the rebellious phase, how sad.
Fuu. It feels like the mating festival of the beastmen happened yesterday.
I put Anastasia, who tries to shoo me away with her hand, on my lap but she twists her body away, brus.h.i.+ng water in my face as she calls me stupid and vile.
Thats when Nonna and the others timidly interrupted.
Her expression was not one that was simply watching over the harmony between father and daughter nor was it one that was criticizing a daughter for her vulgar words.
Rather, it was one of nervousness.
I guess its natural.
I picked a fight with a bit of an unreasonable opponent.
Let me first say that I didnt come back because I was defeated. Its because the plan cant progress until a supply base is constructed. And if I cant go forward, I though I might as well come back and enjoy a bath.
I-is that true?
I hug Nonna as her teeth chatter despite being in the warm water.
Her giant b.o.o.bs. .h.i.t Anastasia in the face.
Waaph, Im drowning. d.a.m.nIll definitely get like that too.
Anastasia, watch your language.
Anastasia stomps as hard as she can on my d.i.c.k in the water where Nonna cant see.
Then she swims over to the sniffling Barolome.
Ana-chan, how was it? Was it erect? How did the veins feel?
Rose, be quiet! My heel hurtsfathers monster dits so absurd.
I speak as I hold Nonna in my arms, who is trembling like a tiny animal in contrast to her gigantic t.i.ts.
Six months ago, a messenger from the Federation requested a visit from me to White City and an invasion of the eastern part of the Empire.
The Federation said they would begin an invasion of their own some time tomorrow in the west part, commenting on how easy the win would be and how freely the territory can be taken.
I replied saying Im satisfied with just taking the Central Plains and continued to dodge the question by acting leisurely and unmotivated, which eventually led the impatient messenger to press so hard that I had no other choice than to start a.s.sembling troops.
Urged by the messenger, I gathered a sizable army in a few months with a.s.sistance from various sources, at which point I killed the messenger, then used the soldiers I had acc.u.mulated to invade the Federation.
The Federation will certainly not let this go. The land will be turned to ash and not a single citizen will remain.
Of course. If the same thing was done to me, I would yank out that guys intestines alive.
Nonna shakes again. Oh sorry.
I glance behind me and go on.
But no matter how much they cant forgive me or how angry they get, soldiers wont magically appear. They arent going to commit half-heartedly to dispatching soldiers to the Empire. So there wont be a sufficient force to spare
I peek behind me again.
It has already been several months since the Federation invaded the Empire, and they have penetrated quite far. They cannot quickly pull out their forces from the battlefield where fierce battles continue. If they do, they will be pushed back.
The Federation is angry at me.
They are enraged enough to erupt like the Dard Mountain and are likely cursing me every night, but that still wont give them an army.
I look behind me one more time before speaking to rea.s.sure Nonna.
Something like a hex comes from the north once every three days. Neisha-san, the ghost, eats it up though.
Casie states, drawing her head between her shoulders in fear.
Lots of people arent listening so I dont have to put on airs right now.
Look at this.
I have in my hand a map made out of material that can get wet, the same material Rebeccas tights are made of.
Er, what was next again? I check behind me and then resume the explanation.
We advanced this far in two months. The resistance encountered was equivalent to kicking down a rotten door. All decent military forces are out of the east. Weve had occasional run-ins with the local army but they dont pose a problem.
My finger traces an area of land more than twice the size of the Central Plains.
However, the Federation is vast. You cant keep going
Of course, thats true.
I actually speculate that soldiers will be cobbled together soon and they will come from the center.
Thats why I stopped with a quarter of the distance left to the first objective to build the supply base.
I apologize if Im being pretentious. But please let me ask one thing.
I smile, fondling Nonnas b.r.e.a.s.t.s as I lift them.
Are you aiming for my town?
I pick up a toy soldier floating in the water that someone dropped and place it on Nonnas breast island.
Why dont we stop this now?
Well, thats ridiculous.
Are you saying that we tell the Federation to pretend nothing ever happened at this point?
I do wonder what kind of reaction they would make.
Right nowright now Im happyand most importantly
Nonna holds the toy soldier in her cleavage.
I respond to her with a gentle smile.
I cant, Im going to see this through to the end. I wont say its for your sake anymore. Its just my desire to keep the promise that I made to you.
Nonna grits her teeth and squeezes her b.o.o.bs together, crus.h.i.+ng the soldier.
Well, dont worry about it. Worst case, Ill let everyone escape. As for the citizenswell, thats also part of the changing of times.
Uwah, what a tyrant.
When Carla and Anastasia vilify me, I clutch my chest pretending to be in pain and sink to the bottom of the bathtub.
The atmosphere lightens a little.
Lets change the mood a bit more by talking about silly things.
Man, Schwartz was such a grump when I rode him the other day. After running a short distance, he started to be out of breath.
Hes already in his teens. For a warhorse, its about time he retiresthough Schwartz can still go on for a while longer. Its Aegir-sama who was being mean, meaninglessly making him run 50 km.
I was thinking of making fun of him when he becomes exhausted, but that perverted horse was stubbornly persevering no matter how far I went. By the time I realized how much we traveled, we were in the middle of enemy territory.
If youre going to retire him, give him to me. He can still be ridden on hunts and daily travel, right?
Im sure he would also welcome belonging to Carla.
Are you into horses?
Im not Catherine.
Nonnas snarky remark bounces from Carla to Catherine.
I wouldnt do it with a horse! I only stare at Schwartz because hes incredibly big. Aegir-sama would also stare if a woman was tall and had a huge bust, right?
Id do more than that, Id probably follow her and seduce her in front of her husband.
Its something I cant help doing.
Speaking of Schwartz, that mare gave birth.
I piggyback on the topic Celia brings up.
Schwartz has a female he is fond of in Rafen and that female horse has gotten pregnant.
Both are wonderful horses with splendid bodies, but thats not what were talking about at the moment.
Who would have thought such a giant mare existed in the Federation.
Yes. Apparently, the horse is only three years old, yet she is two levels taller than Schwartz. Further, she has muscles bulging all over her body from an unknown. I wonder how she was raised.
Soldiers found the mare in some town as they were seizing land.
The gigantic mare neighed instantly on sight of Schwartz and cuddled up to him demanding to mate.
That perverted horse was so open about being interested.
Still, he began to mate as if his pride wouldnt allow him to refuse a request from a mare.
she wasnt just big, she was also tough. The mating lasted for three days, and by the time it was finished, Schwartz was wobbling.
In human terms, it would be like if a 2-meter tall muscular girl wrung out the seed of a 40 year old man for three days and nights.
I cant tell how beautiful a horse is, but I cant say Im envious.
I wonder what kind of horse will be born.
Maybe one with wings attached.
Speaking of children
When Nonna s.h.i.+fts her attention over, Sulama takes the hand of a baby, who is in a personal tub, and waves it.
What an unfriendly child.
The child has light brown skin and eyes that seem to stare off in the distance.
Although no fuss is made when other kids interact with him, he also doesnt cry very loudly.
This situation makes it seem like hes my child, but hes actually Sekrits! I didnt give birth!
The babys name is Hasafa, Sekrits son.
She never takes care of him, you know! Sometimes she comes to breastfeed him, but I do everything else!
This is the part where I imagine a scene of the baby crying, but Hasafa simply turns away with an annoyed look.
He is very clearly Sekrits kid.
Comparatively, you have these cuties.
Nonna looks in the opposite direction.
The moment they sense someones gaze, a bunch of puppies and kittens playfully cling to Nonna.
Aah, stop it! Hey, dont suck on my b.o.o.bs, theyre going to leak nonstop!
Nonna is telling them to let go but her face is relaxed.
Hey~ Dont grab me!
Needless to say, these children belong to the beastmen.
The children of beastmen are similar to animals and can run at one month old, however they only start talking at about five years old.
And there are many of them.
Even though there are only 40 parents, there are over 50 kids.
It was an abundant birth, eh?
To be more precise, the number of eggs produced was decided due to the pain after mating. I bore three children
Tamami rests one of the babies, who mewls adorably, on my head.
Next to her is a woman who is tired from playing with her eight children.
I never thought Id get eight eggs from having my a.s.s gouged isnt this a new record in the whole village
Wow, eight is tremendous.
Im actually more curious about this.
Melissa points to Marron, Tamamis daughter.
Marron grins as she breastfeeds her lone child.
How old are you?
Marron tilts her head, then shows her age with both hands, which leads to Melissa acknowledging the number and then strangling my neck with both hands.
You animal, brute.
I was irrational at the time.
Marron smiles, advising against using human years to judge beastmen, as I compare her b.r.e.a.s.t.s and a.s.s to that of my own children.
Good good, I have enough hope.
Rose is pumped up for some reason.
This might not be time to talk about matters of the inner palace, but-
Rita chimes in reservedly.
The beastmen will be the sixth faction.
Apparently, the girls have divided themselves into factions while I was away.
One of the six factions is the senior faction consisting of Nonna and the others.
The group includes legal wives, concubines and closely connected children, and is the core of the inner palace.
They have the most power and the temptation to bribe them is relentless.
Another faction is the lovers faction.
Girls I saved, girls I picked up after growing fond of them in townsin short, the faction is a group of my lovers.
They receive an allowance and are looked after as long as they are by my side, but if they fall in love with other people, they declare it boldly and are permitted to leave.
Because the members are replaced frequently, they dont have much authority, but since they dont need the resolve to stay with me their entire lives, many girls like playing with fire, often indulging in luxuries and wearing pretty dresses.
Another faction is the new wives faction.
The group mainly consists of the orphans rescued from underground and girls who were saved from various circ.u.mstances within the nation.
They are enamored with me and willing to offer me everything, but many are untouched as they are way too young.
They are fundamentally humble and dont stir up trouble, but their self-proclaimed name and slogan of time is on our side irritates a portion of the senior faction.
Then there is the ghost faction.
The faction is a group consisting of literal ghosts who are prideful, have unstable personalities and are the incarnations of landmines that can materialize into vengeful spirits from the slightest stimulation.
I warned them that I would seriously get upset if they laid hands on another girl, so they actually havent harmed anyone yet.
The leader is Neisha, a former queen, though she is invisible to the people who cant see her, and thus spends much time sitting alone and crying in Flanticas body during social gatherings.
Next is the monster faction.
Their numbers have increased lately.
This is the group in which the beastmen and their children are added.
Since they have a high reproductive ability, they may eventually be a powerful force.
Arent the ones in the back a bit weird!?
I also have a wide taste.
By the way, although Casie is a ghost, she is a.s.sociated with the senior faction.
Considering it a form of betrayal, Neisha poisonedor rather dyed her, turning Casie purple for the entirety of last month.
Factions and conflicts sound disturbing to me, but it should be fine as long as everyone is peaceful. The important thing is for the war to remain on the outside and for the house to be calm.
Eeehits better if the outside is peaceful too.
A concerned Maria pushes a floating tub containing a wine gla.s.s to me.
Myla frowns as she goes back to a previous topic.
Even so, you did something bad to that messenger.
He would have been in trouble whether I killed him or whether he rushed back. I figured I might as well guide him to heaven myself.
To mourn him, I think back to the start of battle.