A loud cry and a boom that resonates rang within this plain filled with craters.
At the same time, inside one of the craters, dense smoke wafted up and a figure jumped out from within the smoke and dust. He stopped retreating after moving several tens of meters from the area of effect. The figure stood firmly on the ground but he looked very ragged. And there’s a very good reason for his distraught appearance. If one were to describe what predicament is facing the figure, it would be manhunt. And it’s the type of manhunt where he can’t exactly retaliate.
Restricted, he still needs to face his opponent who had boasted a significant gap relative to his own abilities. How can Noah not look haggard under this kind of situation?
When the smoke and dust cleared, the situation inside the crater became apparent to outside view.
Standing there with an arm shielding her breasts is Mira. Her arm managed to block a part of her slender body but it’s only the chest part. Meanwhile, her other hand had transformed into a demonic arm and the dark aura coming off it is a reflection of how mad and embarrassed Mira is at the moment.
Behind her, Lisanna squatted down and hugged her knees to shield her young and tender body from view. The corners of her eyes were wet and she looked like a victim of bullying. This somehow invoked a sense of guilt in him.
He hurriedly stopped her when Mira looked like she’s coming in for another swipe at him.
“W-what are you doing? You trying to kill me?”
“Yeah, any last words?”
Although her face is flushed and her eyes are moist with tears, she still tried to put on a menacing expression. The result being Mira looking like she’s been terribly wronged. Noah shivered inside and can’t help glancing over at that porcelain body of hers tinged in a healthy blush.
“You’re still looking?!”
She hugged the arm covering her chest even closer and she looked even more bashful and mad at the same time.
“You really wanna try dying one time?!”
“I-I didn’t meant to!”
Noah turned away. Before he could say anything, Mira’s said something.
“I only have one question for you!”
She bit down on her lip and slowly spat out the words in a low tone and voice.
“You… did you see?”
Noah’s body froze up, his brain recalled the scene which from various angles, could be said to be a scene that he won’t be forgetting for the rest of his life. Those fair skin, slender limbs, beautiful curves and exquisite figure, and those buds that are still in the middle of their growth along with the pink toppings on top of those twin mountains that can shake him down to his core.
Thinking back about all those things, Noah who never experienced anything like this blushed subconsciously and his eyes glazed over. Mira who saw this screamed at him while tearing up.
“You did saw them!”
“No… hold up wait!”
Noah panicked and his brain went into overdrive trying to think of a way to slide out of his predicament only to utter what seems to be ridiculous statements.
“In the end, it isn’t my fault. You’re the ones who got close, I-I didn’t want to see those kind of things!”
“You don’t want to see those kind of things you say?”
Mira who was bashful just a moment ago darkened and the embarrassment she’s feeling all turned into fury.
“If that is so, then go die!”
Seeing as Mira charged over with that transformed hand of hers, Noah could only dodge to the side in a fluster.
However, he can’t retaliate or exactly argue back and Mira who is way ahead of him meant that he would be at an absolute disadvantage, even his dodging form can only be described as desperate.
Luckily for him, Mira’s rampage didn’t carry any killing intention, she’s just flailing around and as such it was not that big a threat for him despite forcing him to take on a more ragged appearance.
But, to him, this whole thing is a torture in itself.
Let’s not talk about Noah’s fear of actually getting hit by one of her attacks, keep in mind that Mira’s in her birthday suit at the moment so it didn’t matter what action she took, she would be revealing her beautiful form. Also, she’s only blocking her chest with one hand while chasing him down in a series of pursuing attack. Basically, at this point she’s just continuously treating his eyes.
In other words, Noah is both in pain and enjoying himself.
Funny enough, it was Lisanna who is still hugging her knees while squatting that discovered this and called out to Mira.
In the process of chopping down on Noah’s head, she discovered her current attire and decided to rescind her attacks. She hurriedly cover her upper and lower region, she didn’t forget to throw him a seething sentence.
“Noah! I hate you!”
Noah turned his head the other way trying not to let Mira and Lisanna’s enter his line of sight, he looked really troubled by all this.
“I-I really didn’t do this on purpose!”
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After some chaos, Mira managed to take whatever’s left of their original clothing and turn it into swimsuit like pieces of rag through unknown means and they both put it on.
Now, the White haired Strauss sisters are using glares that can penetrate people on Noah. One had a very baleful look on her while the other is puffing her cheeks as if she suffered some kind of injustice. The subject himself sat like he’s on thin needles and he felt so awkward.
Honestly, since losing his emotions would cause calamities due to the scale of his mana, Noah had learnt to put his emotions under nigh perfect control.
And yet, this situation is something he didn’t know how to deal with. Understandable given that this is the first time he actually had this kind of encounter. As such, this is the very first time he royally screwed himself over so bad.
Lisanna said in a stern tone.
“Do you have an explanation for yourself?”
“Like I said, this is all an accident!”
Noah used that one line as his defense and final conclusion.
“However, I had indeed seen them so if you want to blame it on me then I have nothing to say of myself!”
“Wh-what do you mean by seen them? Have you no tact?!”
Mira growled at him while being embarrassed.
“Anyway, if you ever tell anyone else about this. Noah, you better know what’s coming!”
Mira cracked her finger. Her actions failed to serve their purpose of threatening him but he felt like crying but couldn’t for the want of tears nor could he laugh. Instead, he raise his arms to surrender.
“Okay, you girls rest easy, I will forget all about today as soon as possible!”
Surprisingly enough, Mira and Lisanna didn’t look pleased by his statement and they got even more angry. He’s starting to feel in danger now.
“Wh-what is it? Did I say something wrong?”
Lisanna chastised him.
“Forgetting the accident after it had already occurred is something very irresponsible to say you know…”
“You’ve got to be kidding me?”
Noah bitterly smiled.
Mira huffed and turned away. She looked even more furious than when he saw her butt naked, this is really turning into something confusing for him now.
So I can’t even forget it? Why are girls so hard to please?
Lisanna took this opportunity to sneak to his side and whisper something that almost made him fall to the ground.
“As it now stands, Noah Onii-san, looks like you will have to take someone as your bride now…”
(Tl: Note that raws 这样一来，诺亚哥哥，你以后就非得让人家做你的新娘不可了哦… where 人家 could be plural in the sense of “some people as your brides” in this case the strauss sisters as brides and that 新娘 can be plural as well but translated as singular form because normally there’s only one bride, just saying TL;DR she could have meant plural as well)
Noah’s shouted out so loud his voice turned into echoes.
Mira was stunned by his shout soon began to blush like mad as the word got registered inside her head. She stuttered her next lines.
“Wh-what do you mean by bride? Just because you got to see some skin that means I have to marry you? Y-you’re too naive! I-I will never become one!”
Noah bitterly laughed when he saw how Mira was stuttering all over like that. Lisanna grinned like she managed to pull off a prank. She continued to whisper into his ear.
“Don’t forget what I said, No-Ah-Onii-San…”
His bitter smile got even nastier after hearing what she said.