Alchemist McDawn POV
I’m McDawn Howell.
I now use a pseudonym and call myself 『Nico』.
I only researched in isolated cabins. Still, when I realized that my research could be useful in the war effort, people from many countries began to look at me differently and tried to capture me.
After escaping their chase and running out of money and food, I was searching for something to eat in the Franbel Forest when I got lost.
Had the cat not rescued me in the forest, I would have died in the wild like that.
And that cat was using four-dimensional space and light magic.
Who knows, maybe it was just a brilliant wizard who was transformed.
Next time I see them, I’ll say thank you again.
Knock, knock. There’s a knock on the door.
「Nico-sama! The bath is ready! 」
My body is quite dirty and sweaty.
I was expecting to just wipe it down with water, but I didn’t expect them to provide me with a bath.
Is it because I’m treated as the King’s guest, even though baths are only supposed to be available to royalty and nobility?
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The bathtub, which looked like a large wooden tub, was large enough that I could stretch out and not reach the edge of the tub.
Mhm, it feels good.
「Hero-sama! Nico-sama is taking a bath now! 」
「So, what’s the problem? I’m going in.
I’m sweating so much. 」
「Nico-sama is a very important guest!
Please don’t be rude! 」
「All right, all right. 」
Hmm? Voices can be heard from behind the door.
「Ah—, it’s training, training every day.
Oh, man. Can’t we take a break? 」
A black-haired boy walked in. Naked.
「Uh, wait a minute. 」
「Haa—, this is so refreshing!
If I could have coffee milk after a bath, it would be great— 」
I wonder why this boy is so unphased.
Is it okay for men and women to take a bath together?
「Anyway, you’re a handsome guy.
Your body is so slender, it’s like a woman… Hmmm? 」
The boy looks at my lower body and blushes.
「You’re a woman?! Shit!
Why didn’t you stop that soldier?! 」
He rushed out as he said it.
I was warm enough to get out of the bath.
After wiping myself down with a cloth, I put on some clothes and went back to my room to sleep.
She received an apology from the King the next day.
He said he thought I was a man.
While I don’t think of myself as a beautiful girl, I’m kinda hurt.