As the rays of the morning sun came up, Taiyou was embracing Kotone on the bed, the eldest of the mismatching triplets. He was practically pressed against her.
“Taiyou-san, I think it’s about time we get up.”
Taiyou nodded, although he did not attempt to get up. His eyes, which had been completely open a moment ago, were now shut once again. He was already entirely awake, without an ounce of drowsiness in him.
But still, he did not get up.
“If you don’t get up soon, you’ll be late for school.”
“Mmm, I’ll just skip today.”
“Eh? Are you sure?”
“Sure I am. I’d rather continue like this for a bit longer.”
Taiyou said, getting even snugger with Kotone. He relished the warmth of her skin.
“Do you not like this sort of thing or what?”
“No, that’s not it, but…”
“Then why stop?”
After thinking on it briefly, Kotone buried her face in Taiyou’s chest.
“Then I’ll go ahead and explain to Suzu-chan and Kaza-chan and everyone else what’s going on.”
He patted Kotone’s head as she undoubtedly proceeded to contact her sisters via telepathy. He ran his fingers through her hair, pressing against her skin.
Skinship. At least for them, it was quite rare to have moments like these.
But Taiyou was satisfied.
He was enveloped in a tranquil feeling, as if he were soaking in tepid water.
“I think it’s been a while since we last did this.”
“Cause a lot’s happened recently. There were a lot of people who were a handful to deal with.”
“But aren’t we a handful as well?”
“You’re definitely not. I’m able to relax around you.”
Kotone slightly blushed.
The door opened, revealing Suzune.
Suzune entered the room, changing from her school uniform to regular clothes, beaming at Taiyou before exiting the room again.
“Oh yeah, what ever happened with that one thing?”
“We briefly discussed it once. That seven-floor building, tailor-made for all you brides.”
“Oh, that? It seems to be in progress. Kohaku-san is pulling the strings.”
“Okay. Now, what kind of room–or should I say floor–would you like?”
“That’s what we’re currently wondering. We’re naturally more comfortable in smaller spaces, but Kohaku-san scolded us, saying that since this was being built all the way for our sake.”
“No, I mean, I’m cool with a smaller room if you want that.”
“Yeah, plus we can get even more cozy that way.”
Taiyou said as he got his breathing together. He was getting aroused from her overwhelming fragrance, but took a deep breath and stopped himself. Sure, it would have been fine to allow himself to give in to the temptation and come onto her, but he wanted to enjoy this laid back air a bit longer.
“But it is a building after all. That would mean that the floor sizes have to be the same as all the others.”
“Maybe there’s something else we could add? Anything come to mind?”
“No, not really.”
Kotone said, sighing in concern. The vibration reached his chest, tickling him. It had been close to subsiding, but once again, he felt blood surge back to his groin.
“Besides, we are happy just by having you by our side, Taiyou-san.”
“You think so?”
“To add further—-”
“—-We’re happy being with everyone!”
The door opened, and Kazane emerged from it as she said that. She had probably passed by right at that moment.
The door soon closed, and they were once again alone together.
He asked Kotone what Suzune meant.
“Yes, everyone. We all want to be part of a harem after all. We love being together with all of your brides.”
“Oh, that’s true.”
He stirred in her embrace, moving his body lower and lower until it was like a small child nuzzling against its mother under the futon, burying its face in their chest.
“Then how about we make your floor a saloon?”
“A saloon, you say?”
“Yeah, that saloon in Taiyou Castle. We could make that again and have it be a place where everyone gathers.”
“I didn’t even think of that!”
“We were only told that we’d have our own floor, but we didn’t actually have to make the entire thing our room.”
“It’s what you’d call a ‘loophole’.”
“Yes! Suzu-chan and Kaza-chan are also in agreement. We’ll consult Kohaku-san about this, then.”
“You’re on the right track.”
As he buried his face in her chest, the scent of milk overwhelmed him, calming him down.
The sunlight slightly changed its angle. When it became midday, the room became just a bit darker. Then time passed some more, the sun descended, and it became completely dark.
During that time, Taiyou and Kotone had been in bed, snuggling. They simply bantered until they nodded off. Then one of them would wake up again and say something else that was trivial. Then once again, slowly nodding off—-.
They repeated it again and again, all the while hugging each other in bed. This continued until the day changed.