Saijo no Osewa ~ Takane no Hana [LN] - V1 SS
Digital Exclusive: Konohana Hinako’s Manual Update
It was a normal day.
When she opened the door to the room, Hinako put down her luggage and immediately laid down on the bed.
[…No, this is my room]
I let out a sigh as Hinako occupied my bed.
It’s a familiar sight by now, but I have trouble dealing with it every time.
Shizune-san then entered behind me.
[Itsuki-san. As I told you in the car, we will not be able to practice martial arts today. Please do your daily routines, including your preparation and review]
Today, Shizune-san seems to be busy with her maid work and is unable to practice manners and self-defense skills with me. So today I’m going to stay in my room until dinner.
But… as if it were natural, Hinako came along with me.
[Um, Shizune-san, what should I do with Hinako..?]
[…Fortunately, Ojou-sama has no plans for the rest of the day, so I’ll leave her in your care for the time being]
Even if you say leave it to me…
It’s not like I can control Hinako.
Hinako lets out a sleepy voice.
Lying on the bed, Hinako was trying to sleep in her academy uniform.
[Hinako, at least change before sleeping…]
Hinako answered with her eyes closed.
As usual, Hinako is lazy.
But… At this rate, her skirt will roll up and I’ll be able to see her pantsu. (TN: if you don’t know shame on you)
Her moderately fleshy legs are exposed close to the base, and for me, a healthy boy, they’re a sight for sore eyes.
[Hinako, I still think you need to change your clothes…]
It’s no good, she won’t listen to me.
It’s time for me to start preparing and reviewing too. It’s not a bad feeling to spend time with Hinako like this, relaxing, but if that makes it hard for me to keep up with classes, Shizune-san will scold me severely.
[…I guess I’ll pull out the manual]
I picked up the manual Shizune-san gave me when I first started working here.
The manual included information about the caretaker’s job… Examples about how to interact with Hinako.
[…Ah, I think this Q&A section might help]
I flip through the pages to find the information I’m looking for.
Q: Ojou-sama fell asleep without changing her clothes. What should I do?
A: Warm her pajamas, preferably with human contact, in advance and put that into the bedding to increase the likelihood of her changing.
[Heee… let me try]
I immediately went to Hinako’s room to get her pajamas. Then I started the dryer in the bathroom of my room and warmed up Hinako’s pajamas.
[Hinako. I warmed up your pajamas for you, so go change]
After handing her warm pajamas, Hinako wriggled under the covers.
Eventually, her arms came out of the quilt, and the uniform Hinako was using was put on the floor.
Hinako looked happy as she changed into her pajamas.
[Oh… it really worked]
As the manual said, Hinako seemed to change her clothes.
It’s kinda funny.
[What else can I find…]
I turn the manual page at random.
Q: Ojou-sama won’t leave the academy. What should I do?
A: Bait her with a bag of chips.
[…I did this on day one]
On my first day, Hinako also didn’t want to return to the mansion from the academy for a long time.
I recall how easily she returned when I lured her with the chips that Shizune-san entrusted me with.
Q: Ojou-sama drools and falls asleep. Can I leave her alone?
A: Gently wipe it off with a handkerchief. If you put a lavender fragrance on the handkerchief, Ojou-sama will bring her face close to it.
[I see… I’ll try this next time]
It’s very detailed.
The manual was a condensation of the hard work of the caretakers up to this point.
Q: Ojou-sama often tells me to go away. Is it my fault?
A: It happens often, don’t worry about it.
I looked at the text and let out a curious voice.
[Hinako never really told me to go away, right?]
Hinako responded with a cute little tilt of her head.
[…Because, I don’t want to leave Itsuki]
Now I was the one tilting my head.
At least I’ve never had Hinako tell me to [go away] but…
[…I guess this manual is a bit out of date]
Has it not been updated to the latest version? (TN: He thought this thing is a software huh)
I’ll ask Shizune-san when I get the chance.
At a later date.
I asked Shizune-san if the manual was out of date, and she said this―
[I see. The manual is out of date now, so Itsuki-san, please revise it as needed]
[Of course. This is your doing]
While I tilted my head, not understanding what she meant, Shizune-san let out a sigh.
[It’s not that the manual is out of date, it’s Ojou-sama who’s been updated. Thanks to a certain someone] (TN: They really think this is a software)
Long overdued chapter due to editor backlog, but with this, we’ll move on to v2, I’ve already got some chapters ready to be edited and uploaded, look forward to it. Thanks again to those who have continued reading this series even if the updates are long.
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