“I was also wondering about that, thinking of a few hypotheses.”
“Right…could you call her over?”
“Jajajaaan, Taiyou’s only fairy has arrived in flowery uniform fashion!”
Hera appeared in an instant, dancing around in the air.
Maybe it was because of the uniform, but she seemed to be weaving about more than before and her face was flushed.
“Your mouth looks a bit different.”
“But of course! Just like those kung-fu girls with their pies, I have made special arrangements. Oh my, what is this? Phrasing it that way makes me sound like some Chinese person beloved by both men and women. But that is cool in itself.”
Hera was more chatty than ever before.
“That’s definitely what Aki-han would say.
“She just plays along though.”
“But so do I.”
“This girl just admitted to it.”
Hera was rather hyper. Taiyou turned to Sakura.
“I called her.”
“Yes. Hera, there’s something I’d like to ask of you. Is that alright?”
“You may ask anything, madam.”
Hera said, hitting her chest as if to say “leave it to me”.
“Could you go and look at the outer wall of the school building?”
Hera asked with a puzzled face.
“Yes. Go look at it and tell me what you find.”
“You got it! Wait a darn skippy moment!”
Hera said before going through the wall.
“Oh, so she can indeed go through.”
“Huh? Oh yeah, you mean with the uniform.”
A moment later, Taiyou had understood what she meant.
Hera was wearing the school uniform. It wasn’t hers, but something that Taiyou’s brides had worked together to make.
In other words, it was of this world.
Built from the principles of this world.
Hera was wearing it, yet had still managed to get through the wall without complication.
“She wasn’t able to go through last night.”
“Right, I remember.
Taiyou nodded, gathering the fragments of his memory.
He was in fierce combat with Ruri, so his memories were vague and he had to try and remember that part.
“I don’t know the reason, but apparently it becomes hers when she wears it.”
“Hers…so the type becomes the same as her.”
“In the way you would phrase it, yes.”
As they were talking, Hera came back through.
“I am indeed back. There wasn’t anything, just a regular wall.”
“Is that right? Thank you very much.”
“…One more thing.”
“What would that be?”
Hera made another puzzled face.
“Hera, stay still real quick.”
Cocking her head, Hera stood still in midair.
Taiyou stretched out a hand toward the collar of her uniform.
Clothing fit for a doll, a ribbon with fine handiwork. He struggled a bit trying to untie it.
“W-What are you doing, Taiyou-chan?”
“What are you doing? Unless—-”
Sakura covered her mouth in astonishment.
This was the same thing Taiyou had done for her earlier, or at least appeared to be.
“Hm? Ah, no, that’s not what I’m doing.”
Realizing what she meant, Taiyou calmly denied it.
And then, loosening Hera’s small ribbon…
“Could both of you wait here for a moment?”
He said, leaving them in the room.
Going out into the hallway, Taiyou was just in time to see one female student walk by him.
She was someone unfamiliar, someone he had never talked to.
“Hey, can I talk to you real quick?”
The girl’s face turned red as soon as she saw his face.
That was a very common reaction as of late, so Taiyou paid it no heed as he finished what he needed to accomplish.
“Look at this for me.”
He took out Hera’s ribbon.
“What can you see?”
“Eh? This is…cloth?”
“Yeah, and the color?”
“Umm…the same as my ribbon?”
“Yeah? Kay, thanks.”
He thanked her, sending the female student off rather confused as he made his way back to the room.
“She could see it, apparently.”
“Is that so.”
“Eh, eh? What is the meaning of this? What has happened?”
Sakura took no time in comprehending it, while Hera had no idea what was going on.
“Sorry for springing this on you. Here, I’ll put it on.”
Hera immediately began trembling.
“I-I’m fine, I can indeed do it myself.”
“Yes indeed…Taiyou-chan is an Erosuke, so it’s guaranteed that you’ll try and touch my boobs when you put it on.”
“Like hell I would!”
He returned the ribbon to her. Accepting it, Hera clumsily tried to tie it, but it wasn’t working so well.
“Huh? I just do this here and…wait, what, whawhat?”
The fairy was becoming more and more confused.
“You are to wait a moment. It does not seem to be going well.”
“…Is this your first time getting dressed by yourself?”
“Now it makes sense.”
Come to think of it, she had always had that dress on ever since she first appeared. Hera had probably never changed in her life.
“Then there’s no wonder why you can’t tie it. Here, let me see.”
“Eh? No, I’m—-”
“Just gimme it.”
Cutting her off, he took the ribbon and tied it for her.
Taiyou wasn’t good at it either, but he was still better at it than her.
And as he tied it…
Unbeknownst to Taiyou, Hera’s face became a touch redder.