|Author: Carrot Sauce||Original Source: SFACG||Word Count: 2091 characters|
|Translator: LazyButAmbitious||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 1210 words|
At this time, Lily was wearing a blue yukata that had gradations of dark purple, while Rei was dressed in blue.
Although Kimiko was enjoying the night scene with them, talking and laughing as if nothing happened, Lily felt that Kimiko’s condition was worse than expected. Her injury was probably serious…
If even Lily could sense Kimiko’s condition despite her realm, it was clear how serious the injury was.
“So that’s how it is…” After listening to Lily’s explanation of why Rei led troops to attack the Suno Army, Kimiko was surprised. She looked at Rei, “I really didn’t expect you to be a descendant of Bishamonten. She was the last Celestial Battle Maiden left in this world. If she wasn’t seriously injured, how could a mere Shuten Doji be her opponent? Alas…”
“Lady Kimiko,” Rei knelt down and said, “Is it possible for human beings to ascend to Takamagahara?”
Kimiko, however, didn’t look at her, “Takamagahara… Woman, you are too ignorant. Sometimes, I think that you are not as mature as Lily. Are you still hell-bent on achieving that goal? That will only bring disaster to yourself and Lily. You are simply not qualified to ask that question right now, understand?”
“…Yes.” Rei lowered her head unwillingly, but she knew she wouldn’t be able to learn anything from Kimiko.
Although her mother could be said to have narrowly escaped death, it wasn’t guaranteed that she was still alive. If she was alive, she may be imprisoned in a very distant part of Takamagahara, suffering.
However, she couldn’t even deal with Shuten Doji, so how could she dream of going to Takamagahara to find her mother? Perhaps, in the future, she should ask that person who once guided her.
“Uesugi Rei, although you didn’t directly kill my people and had understandable reasons, your actions resulted in the deaths of many demon foxes in Suno. This is a fact. I will be lenient, but I still have to punish you.” Kimiko said.
“Eh? Lady Kimiko?” Lily got a little anxious.
“Lily, be quiet.”
“Lady Kimiko, I have nothing to say. I am willing to accept any punishment.” Rei knelt down, unafraid of the punishment.
“Remember, that’s what you said,” Kimiko’s expression seemed more serious than usual, “Any kind of punishment, huh? Then let Lily punish you.”
With that, Kimiko stood up, walked to the front of the corridor, and said, “I hope this punishment can be completed tonight.”
After Kimiko left, Lily wondered why she chose to leave so hastily and give up on the chance to tease and play with Rei. But thinking about it, punishing Sister Uesugi would be very embarrassing for someone like her.
Kimiko walked to the corridor and began to support her body on the wall. Her face was pale and she kept breaking out in cold sweat. She covered her mouth with a handkerchief and frowned slightly as she coughed up blood once again1.
“Hoo, hoo… I just accompanied Lil’ Lily to bathe in the hot spring for a while, but it turned out like this… I won’t die, though…”
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Kimiko stumbled back to her room, closed the door, and sat down. She first ate a few pills that emitted an incredible medicinal fragrance before circulating the demonic power in her body to aid her recovery.
Whether it’s heavenly treasures or elixirs, in the whole world, naturally Tamamo-no-Mae had the most. Even the entire treasury of Heian-kyō couldn’t compare with her collection and the little things Lily possessed were of no use to her. The vitality of a demon fox was beyond imagination; the only thing she needed was time…
After Kimiko left, Rin also felt embarrassed, so she found an excuse to leave. Only Lily and Rei remained, and they sat facing the beautiful night scene. Perhaps it was because they hadn’t seen each other for too long, Lily still seemed a bit restless.
“Are you going to punish me?” Rei asked, looking at the lake reflecting the starry sky below the mountain.
“Eh? This…no…no. Lily would rather be punished by Lady Kimiko than let you be punished. “
“Then I’d rather let you punish me.”
“I don’t want to watch you get sullied by that demon fox.”
“Lily, you are already very strong now, maybe even stronger than me. I am no longer qualified to protect you or…”
“No, Sister Uesugi, what are you talking about? Since when is strength or weakness important to us?”
“It’s you who got stronger, so it is very important to me.”
“But when Sister Uesugi was stronger than me, I don’t think it affected our relationship though, right?”
Rei stood up, “Do you want to punish me? Then come.”
Lily, however, lowered her head and remained silent. Rei looked at Lily quietly for a while before turning to leave.
“Wait.” Lily said with her head still down.
“If I don’t, Lady Kimiko won’t forgive you, right?”
“How should I know?”
“It’s better for us to do what Lady Kimiko said.”
“As I said, it’s up to you.” Rei replied as she walked towards her room.
The door of the room was closed from the inside and no lights were lit. Only the dim moonlight illuminated the room through the window.
Inside the room, Lily leaned against the door while Rei stood in the corner, facing the wall.
Lily felt her chest throbbing. She walked up to Rei, the girl who was even taller than herself. Rei turned her head back slightly, focusing her ethereal gaze on Lily as she smiled.
“Do you know how to punish a woman? Or do you always just like to be the one punished?”
“…you, you are talking nonsense. I, why would I like to be punished? Besides, I am now representing Lady Kimiko. No matter what, you have caused harm to her clan, so I can’t let you off lightly. Otherwise, Lady Kimiko won’t forgive you either.”
“Oh my, you say it so harshly. Your sister is a little scared.” Although Rei said so, she gently brushed Lily’s chin with her fingers.
This provocative behaviour made Lily feel humiliated. Wasn’t she the one who was supposed to be taking the initiative today?
Lily took a deep breath, No, I can’t hesitate here, otherwise, I will always lose.
Lily reached out her hand and took out a ribbon2. She wound it around Rei’s arms and tried to tie her hands behind her back.
“Eh?” Lily thought that Rei might retaliate, but surprisingly discovered that she did not.
Lily tossed the ribbon over the beam and hoisted Rei’s hands up. She then pressed her waist and made her bend down.
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Because she had just finished bathing, Rei had her hair curled into a bun and she exuded a faint fragrance all over her body. Lily was also sporting a single ponytail.
Lily came behind Rei, bent down, and grabbed the slit of her skirt with trembling hands, lifting it to the side.
Under the moonlight, Rei’s plump buttocks and slender legs were all exposed.
“Who told you to touch me in the hot spring? Sister Uesugi, don’t you think that’s wrong?” Lily’s slender fingers stroked Uesugi’s smooth, jade-like curves3 like she did back then.