Chapter 71 - Meeting continuation. Ahin also realized that Vivi overheard his conversation with Ivrin in the dungeon. Avon thought of forcefully bringing back Vivi again while there's still a chance. Spoiler "If Sir Manians didn't hide the rabbit and carried her around none of this would have happened." "Don't get me wrong, she was the one who asked me take her." --they continued to bicker-- Gossip was drawn in the minds of the rabbit territory nobles who were watching at the two growling wild beasts alternately. In their minds, it was a love triangle. Alain Amon found it hard to arbitrate. In the end, he pounded on the desk and coughed in an attempt to silence everyone and gather their attention. Rune, who ignored the harsh pounding, spoke bluntly, "If Sir Grace had given her faith in the first place, the rabbit would never borrow my hand." Ahin clenched and opened his fist under the desk. Rune's words became sharp arrows, reconfirming Vivi's feelings. Anyway, their bickering continued to deepened. The rabbit territory aristocrats watched tensely and silently. Alain Amon slammed the desk again to get everyone's attention. "The first thing to do is to determine the cause of the fire. Second, the rabbit shapeshifter will be treated as a distinguished guest of Grace-sama and Manians-sama. I ask that you enjoy a comfortable time at the Amon family." As long as it was suspicious existence, then this meant that Vivi would not be able to leave the mansion until the case of the explosion was revealed. Ahin, who had heard the rest of the matter with one ear, looked out the window. Rune claiming Vivi as a dancer was not bad either. As long as Rune and Ahin were involved, the nobles of the rabbit territory won't be able to arbitrarily make trouble with Vivi. Suddenly, Ahin remembered the prisoner he killed in the dungeon. The prisoner's gaze was looking towards the ceiling when he was talking to him. Was Vivi riding Queen at that time? Ahin realized that Vivi overheard his conversation with Ivrin in the dungeon. So that explained why she was crying under the bed when he found her. Ahin tapped the desk and exchanged glances with Alain. Alain concluded the meeting and said that today's matter should be kept confidential. On Avon's end, she was thinking that there's nothing worse than having Vivi fall into the black panther territory. If that happened, everything would be over. Most beasts complete birth registration around the time of humanization. Because of that Vivi was not in the family register. Therefore, Avon had no excuse in bringing her back once they crossed the territorial boundary. She might not be able to see her again. She thought that she must take her forcefully. On Vivi's side, she was thinking about the explosion. She felt a pheromone energy so she told Ahin that it was not an accident. 'Something was clearly there, but what?' Chapter 72 - Ahin liked Vivi's different facial expressions when she's in her human form. Ahin wanted to send Vivi and Ivrin back to the Grace mansion first. Vivi learned she was a dancer?. Spoiler I will dive straight into the middle of the chapter here. Ahin and Vivi were together, but she was sleeping as she fainted earlier in the chapter (?) Russell was also there and Ivrin was all tied up. Ahin thought that the reaction Vivi had when she was a rabbit was interesting. However, the human Vivi was amazing with all her different facial expressions. Maybe it was because Vivi was still not good at managing her facial expressions. Ahin hoped that Vivi would not be able to control her expressions for a long time. "Ivrin, get ready to go back with Vivi to the Grace tomorrow." "Can we leave the mansion already?" "I'll take care of it so do it. I'll stay for a few more days." "Then I'll put the carriage on standby. Excuse me, but would you mind loosening my arms and legs?" Russell's complexion grew pale as he heard the two of them talk. He didn't know the details, but he could infer the fact that Vivi would be leaving him soon. "Are you going to--?" Russell, who immediately grabbed Ahin's hem, showed his twinkling eyes. "Because we have to go defend the black panther territory." (Note Russell has a warrior/knight fantasy) "Ahin-sama, I can't move because of my limbs." But Ivrin and Russell continued to ignore him. Ivrin struggled but was able to get up. He stumbled, but luckily, he quickly regained his composure and jumped like a kangaroo. "Ugh!" Ash pushed Ivrin hard. In the meantime, Vivi who was already awake chose to close her eyes again after looking at the unfolding spectacle of the guest room. They were black panthers who never had a quiet day. The ball was cancelled due to a fire, and the mansion was still in a cluttered state. Thanks to this even her presence as a baby rabbit was found out. Vivi was prepared for a serious interrogation. "I don't have to see the chief?" "Hmm." "The lion identified you as a dancer." "Why as a dancer…" It seemed to be because she looked like she was dancing as rabbit in front of Rune. (I didn't include this in my previous spoilers but she was with Rune (and in his room) in her rabbit form at that time. Then she smelled Rune's pheromone. She was going to turn into human any time, but she had no way of telling Rune about it. Therefore, she tried different gestures which in the end looked like she was dancing.) As she recalled the scene in which she shook her butt, an untimely shame flooded in. Chapter 73 - Ahin was pondering over marriage, an interracial one. Yuan, Ahin's exclusive servant, was formally introduced. Spoiler As Ahin is the next head, he will get married someday and have children. Since it had been a long time since the coming-of-age ceremony, it wouldn’t be strange if he had fiancee soon. Ahin raised the rabbit on his lap and faced it. Like a child who had gained weight, it was quite heavy. Marriages between different clans were not uncommon. However, like the wolf beast that infiltrated the Grace mansion, there were cases where the color of the eyes and the true form did not match. He had never heard of a marriage between an ordinary herbivore and a predator let alone with a chief's son. Not understanding Ahin's anguish, the rabbit just licked his sleeve. "Vivi." From the beginning, the picture of a rabbit and a black panther is a little different. It was ironic to imagine a beast with purple eyes and fangs. "Vivi?" Hearing Ahin's call, Vivi suddenly turned her head. "Ah." Ahin, who was covering his mouth, made an impression when his fingertips brushed his cheek. It was the part where Vivi accidentally scratched while they were wrestling in the morning. "Does it sting a lot?" He didn't answer. Because of the twilight, the jewel-like red eyes were dyed with a dull color. At first glance, it seemed to reflect a different emotion from the longing he had seen last night. "It stings. Heal me." ---I cut some scenes but they seemed to be playing with other rabbits and Vivi being a rabbit herself didn't seem to understand them well-- "I find it difficult." Vivi commented. "Me too. It was craxy that I couldn't read the little rabbit's expression more and more." "But when you're human, you have a wrinkled face. It's nice to see." "Hey." "It's exciting to look at it." "But I don't think it really matters. Be it a rabbit or a human." "Instead, don't disappear any longer." "I'll try hard not to disappear too." Ahin then began to shed pheromone weakly. It was to remove the scent of Rune he mentioned in the morning. As Vivi was wrapped with the dominant pheromone, she began to release her own healing pheromone. The scratches on Ahin's cheeks faded and disappeared. "I don't know how you coaxed Queen to come to the dungeon." 'You knew.' "Now the smell of the dirty lion is gone." He mumbled contentedly as he put his nose in a handful of hair. "it smells like roasted sweet potatoes." 'For Rune it is butter.' ---cutting the rest of the chapter but note that even though Alain said to keep the content of their meeting confidential, rumors still spread like wildfire--- Also, Yuan, Ahin's exclusive servant was introduced. Chapter 74 - I posted the whole MTL. I just edited it a bit. Vivi wanted to go back to Grace mansion with Ahin. Rune also said he'd be sad if Vivi went back to Grace because they won't see each other for long. Spoiler Only then did Bibi bounce back steadily towards the fireplace. Ahin's conviction that he would not eat her was separate from his primal instincts. Ash, who ran at the same time, sat down with Vivi with his back curled as well. Although it was a moment, Yuan's eyebrows went down gloomily due to Vivi's fierce eyes. Ahin: "Yuan." Now I will be treated with contempt by Rabbit-sama, just like Evelyn-sama. Yuan's cheeks turned red with water. Ahin: "Yuan, it's overflowing." Yuan, who had poured a lot of tea because he was immersed in thought, rushed to fix it. "I'm sorry. This mistake..." "That's enough." Ahin slowly crossed his legs and looked at Vivi through the newspaper. It was a cunning rabbit. She's been like that ever since she found out that her back rather than her tears worked for him. "Yesterday, we finished talking about returning to Black Panther territory. Why don't you like it?" Ahin sounded a little relaxed. "That's..." Vivi, who had only looked at the blazing bonfire, turned her head. Her face was burning hot from the fire. "So what if we're leaving this afternoon? Ahin even said he would stay." "There's no reason to stay here long." “I didn't even manage to say goodbye to Professor Ganna and Russell properly. Can you give me at least one more day?" “It’s no good to remain in another territory with an awkward status.” To put it bluntly, Bibi's hometown is rabbit territory, but Ahin emphasized other territories as if imprinting them. (Ahin is brainwashing Vivi) Eventually, Vivi, who raised herself in front of the brazier, wore a cloak with a hat. No matter how many complaints she had, departure can't be delayed. Soon she stood in front of the door and calmly notified. "I'll be right back, Ash, please." "Where are you going?" "I have to say goodbye to Professor Ganna. She helped me a lot." Ahin, anxious about Bibi's behavior, picked up his frock coat. “I'd rather call her here or come with me.” "Don't come, I have something to say between herbivores." "Then I'll take you there." "The guest room is just downstairs anyway, and no one can treat me recklessly. It's okay because there are knights in every hallway." Bang, the door closed firmly which meant not to follow. Ahin, alienated, stood in a position where he had neither worn nor taken off his frock coat. Vivi was quite good at remembering what she saw and heard, perhaps because of her years as a rabbit. "Yuan." The capable Yuan understood Ahin's intentions by calling his name. "The black panther is blind when he closes his eyes.-” “It’s a system…you can't attend the meeting of herbivores.” Yuan, who avoided the heavy gaze, carried out his opinion. He couldn't bring himself to deny the race. "I need to pull out all my fangs." "…I'll help you get dressed." The moment Yuan, who ignored Ahin's self-talk, decided to be faithful to his role, the door opened again with a click. The hem of the cloak crept in through the crack in the door. "Vivi?" "It's me." Vivi, who came in with only half of her body, murmured. Seeing that she could not speak easily and only biting her lips, Ahin waited with a thousand years of patience. "I'm sorry I was mean.…actually, I wanted to go back together with Ahin because we came separately." After a simple confession, the sound of footsteps faded away. Ahin heard the noise of the door closing and the sound of something cutting off inside. Yuan, who alternated between a hardened Ahin and a closed door, somehow could not erase the ominous feeling that Vivi seemed to have made a mistake. Last morning, Vivi called Ahin with a determined face, judging that it would be better to talk about things she couldn't tell. Because she know he's not the one who'll hurt her any more. Frightened by the wretchedness, he installed a pillow in the center of the bed. It's a measure to prevent rabbits from becoming more sinister day by day. It was unfair, but there was nothing to refute, so the conversation continued to be divided like that. Ahin did not say anything rude for some reason and accepted the conversation. The physical condition related to pheromones, the reason why she followed him here, and the fire explosion. Even the theory that using the dominant pheromone won't turn her to a rabbit, and that it doesn't seem to cause much pain when turned from a rabbit to a human. She didn't fully disclose everything, but when she revealed most of the facts, she was rather relieved. The only problem is, he didn't say a word about the fire and pheromone attacks in the banquet hall, which she was the most curious about. She was suspicious of his attitude to send her back as soon as possible, saying that there was something left to deal with, and there were many things that felt uncomfortable to go back as it was. 'Pheromone attacks....' He've been in so much pain. On the way, she even checked if Ahin had stopped breathing. But she can't talk or ask questions due to his position. 'His grandfather seemed to know something.' Recalling that her current status was a dancer, she tried hard to walk lightly but fell to the floor. 'Yes, of course.' If you do something you don't normally do, your feet will get tangled like this. The cloak was worn out in a dress that dancers could enjoy, adding to the inconvenience of the cloak because of the chilly weather. After removing the garment, Vivi stopped heading to Professor Janna's guest room. The sound of two footsteps seemed strangely interlocked in the same beat. It was the same when she moved and stopped again. 'Someone's following me?' Vivi turned around, but only security guards and employees were seen everywhere. The sunlight coming in through the window brightened the ivory-colored hallway. "Is it my imagination?" Imagination or whatever, there was no harm in being wary of the dangers in peace. Most of all, she believed in a great coward's sense. Vivi stopped and turned her ankles to loosen the muscles. It was fortunate that Professor Janna's room was just around the corner, and it was not deserted. Vivi ran. As soon as she turned into a corner, her body was pulled by someone's arm. The viciously shaken vision soon turned into a familiar sight. It was the warehouse room Ash moved to when hse turned into a human. Forgetting how to breathe, she reflexively threw down her hand as if I were swinging her front foot. A fluffy thread was caught in the grip. "Oh, my hair, that's my hair." "Rune Manions?" Vivi immediately removed her hand, but there were already several strands of pink hair tangled between her fingers. Rune, who carefully touched his unruly curly hair, muttered. "That's too much. Do you tear off the hair of someone every time they see you?" "It's you." "Shhh." Rune covered her mouth faster than lightning. It was a posture that only fugitives normally do. Rune, looking down at Vivi breathlessly, bent down on his knees. "... do you know what it is and hide?" Hissing, Vivi bit her lips and shook her head awkwardly. “There was an escort behind." "Escort?" She remembered Ahin's words that she heard in her sleep. He said someone would be escorting her as soon as possible. He's an acquaintance and could be useful. 'Someone I know...' Isn't it just Rune in front of her? It was one of the best connections. Lil is too soft to be an escort knight. 'Or was it the guard who saw me in Katar?' Was his name Mio? She tried to think, but she couldn't think of anyone else but him. "Well, I'm sure the escort is already searching for you. You're going back to the Black Panther territory today." She was engulfed in thoughts and shuddered. “Rune.” “How does Rune know that?” "Ivrin had the carriage on standby, so it was obvious considering Ahin Grace's temper." Rune, who was crouching with her face to face, took her chin. Why do we have comfortable postures and but are uncomfortable? Vivi recalled what she wanted to ask Rune. “More than that, why a dancer?” “Aren't you?" He was speaking in a teasing tone on a subject he knew for sure. “You also danced the traditional dance of the rabbit territory, was it like this?” (huh?) Rune waved her hand to the side of her dazed face. "Are you having fun?" 'Don't say any more.' After washing her face dry, she spread out her palms and took the place of the doctor. (Huh?) One could want to die when one's shame reaches its limit. The only thing she could do was stare at him when her ears were burning. "Anyway, if you go back to the Grace family, we won't see each other for long. I thought I'd be disappointed." "…why will you be sad?" Rune opened and closed his mouth, unable to immediately answer her sudden question. A difficult feeling crossed over his face that had been released indolently. He then went red from his neck to his cheeks, visible to the naked eye. 'Ah.' Watching the three-step change, Vivi guessed that the curiosity he had for her might have developed into a likability, or something like that. 'Why me?' It was an unfamiliar response. Why is this lion reacting so candidly? The man who didn't have a lot of expression was desperate with a red face and cried out, making her feel even more strange. That's why she feel like a bad person who makes fun of innocent lions. She just looked down at the floor. A very uncomfortable silence passed. "In the beginning," A soft voice tickled her ears. When she looked up, Rune's face was still red. "When I saw Ahin Grace carrying a baby bunny around, I finally thought he was going crazy. He'd been a come-and-go guy since he was a kid.” He spoke indifferently and circled his index finger around his temple. Vivi couldn't help but nod her head. However, she was also seriously curious about Ahin's childhood.