Diablo returned to their room at the inn.
Shera really was in there.
Rem and Shera were sitting on top of the bed. Alicia was standing at the doorway as usual. Did she intend on acting as a guard?
Although she had a worn out face, Shera smiled.
「Welcome back, Diablo.」
Rem breathed a sigh.
「……I didn’t think that he would actually do a musical performance. With that pipe with a bad taste in tone.」
「Hey~? What do you think that tune was~? It kind of made my head itch and felt unpleasant~.」
「……Did you guys not talk?」
「Only for a bit, about the past……Although he’s not here anymore, we talked our older brother……Also, about what would happen from now on, I guess? He said that if I don’t go back now, I won’t be able to go back ever again.」
──So she was made to choose between going home or abandoning her hometown.
She probably had friends and family other than her older brother in her hometown.
There was no doubt that choosing to abandon them was difficult for her.
However, a smile was expressed on Shera’s face.
「It’s fine! I had already decided that I would never go back ever since I ran away from home after all!」
「……Are you alright with that?」
「Un, it’s fine. From now on, there won’t be a need to be afraid of pursuers, and when I think about how I won’t be a bother even if I say in this town, I feel relieved.」
It was a voice that sounded energetic.
However, there was something about it that was different from usual.
As he thought, she was probably depressed. Perhaps, she might still be wavering.
Alicia called out to her.
「By the way, the meal from a while ago, it was a bit late for lunch, and a bit early for dinner but……Would you happen to be hungry?」
Shera came down from the bed.
「Now that you mention it! My tummy is feeling pretty hungry!」
「……I am also feeling a bit hungry.」
「Ahaha, let’s go eat something! I want to eat some fruits. Ones that are crunchy.」
「……I am totally up for some meat.」
「Rem, thank you. Diablo and Alicia-san too, thank you! Since it was kind of sudden, I now want to eat a whole lot~. Today, I’m going to eat twice as much!」
「……Be sure not to get fat from overeating.」
「Nn? I won’t do anything like get fat.」
Rem quickly left the room.
As if chasing after her, Shera followed.
Alicia made a wry smile.
「Fufu……It sure is nice with them being so lively.」
Diablo was about to say 「I don’t like them being noisy.」 like a Demon King would.
However, he wasn’t able to hold down the smile that leaked out onto his face.
Finally, it felt like his usual everyday life had come back.