Title: I Thought My Heart, Which Remained Impervious on the Battlefield, Would Stop When My Fairy-like, Cute Wife Asked for a Divorce. I’ll Grant All Your Wishes, so Please Stay with Me?
Original: Oreno yōsēsugiru ottori tsumakara rien’o motomerare sen’jōdemo tomaranakatta shin’zōga tomarukato omotta soreigaino negainara subete kanaerukara nanio iwaretemo wakaretakuwa nain’daga
Author: イセヤ レキ Iseya Reki
Summary: “—Let’s get a divorce.” With just a single line from my wife, my happy world crumbled.
—A monologue of a male lead who was forced to divorce his beloved wife but managed to prevent it in the end. Other related stories:
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- I’m the Villainess Who Uses My Mother’s Magic to Intrude on the Main Characters’ Love Story, but I’m Not Interested in the Hero Since I Aim to Avoid My Condemnation.
“—Let’s get a divorce.”
With just a single line from my wife, my happy world crumbled.
…Before anything else, let me begin by introducing both my wife and I.
Born as a daughter of a duke, she was an unattainable figure whom I, a lowly commoner, could only gaze at from afar.
Therefore, being able to marry her was the greatest fortune I could ever hope to achieve in my entire life.
The first time I saw her was when I was summoned to the royal castle. At that time, I, who had a minor accomplishment in martial arts, was about to be awarded with a trivial medal.
In the beginning, the entire concept of manners and courtesy of aristocrats was foreign to me. On the day of the wedding, I took a lesson from the marquis, to whom I owe the debt of gratitude for bringing me up.
Fed up with being scrutinized by the haughty nobles, I went to the backyard, planning to spend my time there until the award ceremony started. Under the shade of a huge tree, I watched as a number of nobles walked by, talking among themselves. Despite their loudness, a certain, pleasant voice didn’t fail to reach my ear.
What a lovely voice.
The voice was slightly high-pitched, yet full of youth. The moment it reached my ear, my eyes fluttered open.
I was so surprised; I almost fell down. Still, in order to not be noticed by The Fairy, I desperately tried to keep my mouth shut.
“What’s the matter, Arlika?”
“Hehe, today, I begged my father to let me attend the award ceremony for the soldiers and knights who protect this kingdom.”
On a closer inspection, I discovered that she was a human, and not a fairy.
…Then why is she shining brilliantly?
“Hey, Brad, where have you been?”
“…I was sleeping on a tree in the backyard.”
“Huh? By that, do you mean the sacred tree?”
After she left, I went back to the venue with a fluffy feeling.
Until then, I had been a savage person who enjoyed exerting my dominance through force. That’s why I found solace on the battlefield, and being a soldier who could earn money through combat felt like my true calling.
…I see, fighting means protecting her, doesn’t it?
So that she’d always be surrounded by beautiful things.
—So that she wouldn’t get hurt.
I’d never thought of it that way before.
If I recall correctly, her name certainly was ‘Arlika.’
When I whispered the name of The Fairy, my fussy comrade-in-arms grinned.
“Oh? You have no interest in nobles, so how do you know the name of the duke’s daughter?”
“The duke’s daughter?”
…I see. I didn’t doubt it for even a second. Was that why she seemed so… different? Not only did she exude a lofty aura, but she was also as gorgeous and lovely as a fairy. Apparently, it was because she was the second highest-ranked woman in this kingdom.
When my friend saw that I was infatuated with her, his face contorted with pity.
“Did you fall for her? Certainly, she’s a beauty, and you’re not too bad, yourself… But well, we live in a different world, so just give up.”
“…”Upon hearing that, I realized that I had no desire to make her my own.
After all, our worlds were indeed different.
When I saw her standing there, I suddenly found it difficult to breathe. To me, she was such a sacred and inviolable existence.
—Anyway, knowing her changed my fighting style.
I soon abandoned my violent way and sought peace instead of further bloodshed. A lively land would suit her more than a bloody one, and so would people’s laughter.
Everyone was surprised at my change.
Of course, not everyone took it kindly.
“Wow, that terrified me…”
“Is the sun going to rise from the West?”
—In the end, my change paid off, and before I knew it, I was able to stop the invasion from the neighboring country, and even reached the point of signing a peace treaty.
The marquis, who was my employer at the time, didn’t take the credit. Thus, I was eventually hailed as a hero who brought peace to the kingdom.
…In truth, it was never for the kingdom, but a certain duke’s daughter—
—Yes, someone I’d only met once.
Still, I wanted to ensure that she’d live happily ever after.
Then, it was the start of a peaceful era. I, who spent all my time on the battlefield, didn’t know what to do, or what to aim for.
At that time, I was no longer a soldier, but a knight. While leading the Order of Knights, I was also tasked to manage the land the king had bestowed upon me.
However, the territory management, which was nothing but a hassle to me, brought about a big change for me. Thus, I inadvertently became a count.
—After joining the ranks of nobility that I despised, I was invited to the annual debutante for the first time.
The marquis urged me to come. “There’ll be a lot of unmarried women, so it’d be better for you to participate as well.” However, I simply shrugged it off. I couldn’t handle noisy women.
…Still, now that I’d become a count, I’d have to marry a noblewoman. Otherwise, I’d just be called a “commoner” with a title for the rest of my life.
Personally, I didn’t care, but since I was indebted to the marquis, I adhered and went to the debutante without saying a word.
—And I didn’t regret it.
I must’ve used my lifetime’s worth of luck.
A radiant beauty, an aura of dignity, yet also a lively youth brimming with innocence.
Arlika, the duke’s daughter, was also there.
When I saw her, I almost forgot how to breathe. Despite knowing how uncouth it was, I couldn’t stop staring at her.
That day, she won top prize for her debutante dress.
With all the attention gathered towards her, Arlika and her brother, who acted as an escort, performed a light dance.
As for me, I couldn’t afford to ask her because I couldn’t dance. Vexed at the sight of her dancing with another man, I left.
While holding a drink, I leaned against the balcony pillar and asked myself.
—Soft, too soft…
I didn’t like marshmallows, but I couldn’t say the same about its texture…
…Why am I so frustrated? How selfish of me.She wasn’t even my lover.
While she was raised as a prim and proper duke’s daughter with love and refinement, I was a mere commoner who earned a peerage through sheer strength and determination.
I knew where I stood, as such, I couldn’t hope to hold her.
Suddenly, I heard her enchanting voice calling my name.
…Great. I sighed. Now I was suffering from an auditory hallucination.
Even so, not like I hated it—
Bedazzled by the gorgeous fairy, I muttered her name.
Perhaps, she was indeed a fairy.
Otherwise, there was no way I wouldn’t notice her presence.
“Why are you here? Are you feeling unwell?”
…How did she know my name?
It was simply too good to be true.
Even as I thought that, I wondered why her cheeks were flushed, so I approached her.
Her sweet scent tickled my nostrils.
…I wasn’t dreaming.
“Uh, uhm, Lord Brad…”
“What is it?”
Am I sweating? Do I smell? Are my clothes untidy—
—On the surface, I was expressionless, but inwardly, I was panicking.
—Is she inviting me to dance!?
Why didn’t I learn how to dance!? I want to beat my past self to pulp!
“Please marry me.”
With a poker face, I nodded as a vortex of emotions swirled in my heart.
—You never know what life will bring.
Long story short, we got married.
Why did she choose me?
…In the first place, why’d the duke allow his precious daughter to marry a former commoner?
Time flew, yet I was still left in the dark.
“Who would’ve thought that you’d marry Lady Arlika.”
“I’m surprised as well.”
“Hey, do something about your speech, won’t you? Otherwise, Lady Arlika will hate you!”
“If you can’t smile, at least don’t laugh.”
“Certainly, you have a point. By the way, why do you think Lady Arlika chose me?”
“Huh? Are you seriously asking that? Hmm, your face? Or… Your territory?”
“Hey, why aren’t you angry?”
After talking with my comrade-in-arms, I finally understood why Arlika and the duke chose me out of all people.
The duke was probably eyeing for the territory I received as a reward from the king.
Although I didn’t really know its value, it may be possible to cultivate it in the future or find some kind of gem if we excavate it.
I… How lucky I am—!
Just because of a territory that happened to be in my possession, I was able to marry her!
Until I had to surrender my territory to the duke, or maybe until I was assassinated, I’d be able to stay with Arlika!
At last, the reality that we were married finally hit me.
Be it on the battlefield, the award ceremony hosted by the king himself, or the hero’s triumphant return parade, I’d never felt nervous—
—But that all changed when I met Arlika.I spent the entire wedding ceremony sweating profusely.
Although we had to exchange some words with nobles who I didn’t even know, I couldn’t stop staring at her!
Arlika was always beautiful and charming, but she was even more dazzling in her wedding dress.
Despite feeling unworthy of standing next to her, I didn’t want to hand her to another man.
…Nevertheless, the peak of tension wasn’t the wedding.
The wedding night was approaching.
“…Arlika, aren’t you tired?”
It felt like a miracle that I would now be able to spend every single day with her.
I asked my fairy, who seemed somewhat tired.
Even if she seemed healthy, would she be able to take it? What if I end up ruining her delicate existence? Since I was accustomed to wielding swords, I had little sense of how much force to exert in this situation.
My subordinate told me that I should treat her like a flower—
—what does that supposed to mean!?
“I’m fine, I’m just nervous…”
With a gentle smile, she’d changed from her pure white dress to a skimpy negligee, and I couldn’t look directly at her.
…Of course, that didn’t mean I didn’t sneak peek at her.
“I see. …Would you like to have a drink?”
“Yes, thank you.”
I opened the liquor that my subordinates had brought me and poured it into a glass.
My knowledge only extended to the battlefield, so I didn’t know how to proceed.
However, I remembered one of my subordinates saying, “If you push her down, she’ll be yours.”
I hid my ulterior motives under a mask of expressionlessness, and when I handed a glass of liquor to Arlika, she only thanked me.
…How nice would it be if I could kiss her as smoothly as I had handed her the glass.
As I stared at the glass, Arlika, who had taken a sip of alcohol earlier, fell backward. I rushed to support her back.
I was taken aback at how light she was.Is she going to sprout wings next?
“Arlika, are you alright?”
I gently laid her down on the bed.
“Yes… I’ve never drank alcohol… I apologize…”
No way, with an alcohol content of 35%, she’s already fainting?
Later, I found out that the drink wasn’t normal, but at this time, I thought that Arlika was weak to alcohol.
Moreover, to not waste the alcohol I’d poured her, Arlika drank it in one go.
I anxiously looked at her, and with unfocused eyes, Arlika blushed as her plump lips showed an adorable smile. Then, she held out her slender, beautiful arm to me.
“Lord Brad, please make me yours…”
My mind exploded.
I yearned for her. At the same time, I knew it was presumptuous to even desire such an elegant gem.
The woman I’d always longed for was within my reach.
The kiss we exchanged in bed lasted on.
I gently sucked on her lips, letting my tongue roam around them. Then, I invaded her mouth with my tongue. She was surprised, but only at first. Soon, our tongues were entwined.
We exchanged saliva, which tasted a lot like alcohol.
When I caught a whiff of her, the tension only spiked.
Unable to withstand it any longer, I groped her breasts and fondled them.
I learned that The Fairy was the skinny type.
…Why is it so addictive!?
I was too absorbed in squeezing it when I suddenly realized that Arlika was wincing.
“I’m sorry, I’ll be gentle.”
I dropped a kiss on Arlika’s sweaty temple, before concentrating on the strength of my hand while carefully observing her expression.
When I saw her long eyelashes quivered, I was filled with excitement. I never knew I could be excited about something that was unrelated to the battlefield.
Just by being with her, I was made aware of a part I didn’t know, and it made me happy.
Right when I was about to smile, I was reminded of my subordinate’s warning, so I erased any trace of it before Arlika could see it.
To indulge her, I began sucking on her erect nipples.
I used to wonder what it was about, but it turned out to be quite fun.
Most of all, it was exciting to watch her moan when I teased her nipple with my tongue.
I nimbly took off her negligee, and took in the sight of her quivering, naked body.
My rugged hand softly landed on her high, before traveling upwards towards her crotch. Then, I was greeted with a slippery sensation. Somehow, I was overjoyed.
I kissed her again and kneaded her nipple with one hand. My other hand snaked in her underwear, pushing her fold apart, before pressing the tip of my middle finger to the entrance of her honeypot. I gave it a quick stir.
Arlika, who moaned in-between kisses, was so cute.
Before me, The Fairy was expressing her wanton hunger for what was about to come.
I slid my middle finger into her drizzling honeypot, causing her to tense up. “Aah…” However, I didn’t move my finger. Instead, I waited until she’d accustomed to the sensation.
With one of my fingers inside her, I used my thumb to tease her clitoris. After locating the nub, I scratched it against the fabric of her underwear.
Immediately, she tightened around my middle finger. If only it was my dick, instead. I almost lost control from imagining it alone.
Before long, the inside of her soft vagina swelled until I could move my middle finger.
While reminding myself to be gentle, I probed her inside with my finger, trying to find her best spot.
With my middle finger stirring her cunt, and my thumb tormenting her clit, she soon made a mess of the sheets.
It’s about time…
I pulled out my cock, which was erect and oozing with precum, and pressed it against her lewd entrance.
“…Can I put it in?”
In response to my question, she nodded.
—Arlika, I love you…!
While professing that inside my mind, I sheathed my cock inside her.
As I listened to her whimper, I could see her cunt slowly accepting me in.
Aah, the unattainable fairy is now caught by me and has been reduced into a mere woman…!!
It was brief, yet it felt like forever. After she’d swallowed more than half of my dick, I didn’t push it in any deeper.
“Arlika, are you alright?”
When I saw that my wife was desperately smiling despite her tears, I fell in love with her all over again.
“I’ll move so you’ll get used to it.”
Slick with her love juice, my dick began to penetrate her. As obscene, wet noise resounded, she eventually accepted all of me.
Dominated by my primal desire, I listened to Arlika’s moans as I pounded her.
A desire to conquer that I’d never felt on the battlefield rose inside me, which I unleashed into her innermost part while being accompanied by her lovely squeal.
My heart was filled with the triumph of having defiled the beautiful her.
Arlika is mine now.
We made love over and over again until she was overflowing with my seeds.
—That said, there was no way I’d get used to living with a fairy.
While making my way through the familiar corridors of the royal castle with my comrade-in-arm and subordinate, I casually told them about my newlywed life, which I’d been asked many times.
“When you get home, that Lady Arlika will be waiting, right!? Wow, it sounds like Heaven!”
“But you mentioned being unable to relax at home.”
“I still get nervous when she’s around.”
“Heh, mark my words, three years from now on, you’ll be picking your nose in front of her.”
“Well, who knows.”
No matter how many times we saw each other every day and made love, I was always nervous when I was around her.
…If anything, now that we are married, I truly didn’t want to be hated, and I became more nervous.
“If it’s me, rather than a high maintenance noble lady, I’d rather marry someone from the Order of Knights! That way, we can talk about anything!”
“Well, there’s that.”
Certainly, home was a place to relax, not a place of tension. I nodded because I saw his point.
Even though I nodded, I still believed that I was at the pinnacle of happiness.
“Sometimes, other noble ladies also come to visit Arlika. When it happens, I’m unsure of what to do or say. In that sense, I agree with you, the women of the Order of Knights are certainly easier to be around with.”
I was willing to do anything for Arlika, but when it came to other women, I didn’t really care even if they were her friends.
Nevertheless, I couldn’t bring shame to my wife. Behaving as a gentleman, however, was a very difficult task.
First and foremost, I had to make sure that I didn’t break into a smile when with Arlika.
I somehow managed to keep that up because she was my wife.
Whenever I pictured her smiling gently at our home, I felt like I could do my best.
I’d always do whatever she asked of me.
I did it so that she wouldn’t throw me away.
Of course, it was another story if she was in danger.
More than being abandoned, I couldn’t stand the thought of her getting hurt.
When I arrived at the training grounds at home, I saw her holding a real sword.
A servant from the mansion informed me in a panic.
“The madam suddenly wanted to learn swordsmanship! She refused to listen to us…!”
I abandoned my work and rushed back to the mansion.
“It’s dangerous, so please stop…”
However, when I took away the sword from her, Arlika—
—she seemed about to cry.
I didn’t want her to make such a face.
Still, if she wasn’t careful, the blade in her hand could very well end her life.
I knew that best, as I had taken many lives on the battlefield.
“This is the only thing I can’t give up on. Please stop, Arlika.”
At my sincere and wistful plea, Arlika reluctantly nodded.
In the midst of all this, a son and a daughter were born between us.
Time passed with the duke showing no signs of taking away the territory. My wife was still as beautiful as ever. Meanwhile, our children, who once were small, had started a family of their own.
Hence, I didn’t see it coming.
“Let’s get a divorce.”
When such words escaped from my wife’s mouth, I realized that my happiness was built on top of a lie.
“—What did you just say?”
I tried to be nonchalant, but my tone was unusually harsh.
“Like I said, I wanted a divorce.”
Arlika, who hung her head, repeated the same, ruthless words.
Apparently, I didn’t mishear it. I desperately ransacked my brain.
—why now, of all the time!?
Even though the territory was still under my name…
Do you hate me?
Why? Are you seeing someone else?
Who is it? When and where did you meet?
Even though we were so in love, what happened all of the sudden?
—I don’t want this. I don’t want us to separate!
The moment I thought so, I heard the shattering of glass.
Instantly, Arlika raised her head and widened her eyes.
—I see, so you’re still worried about me.
“—Lord Brad! Your hands are bleeding!”
“You aren’t! Let me take care of it!”
Arlika watched as the maid treated my hand while I desperately endured the urge to pull her into an embrace.
When she tried to return to her seat after confirming that my treatment was over, I grabbed her arm with my injured one.
Arlika, who was kind, couldn’t shake off my injured hand.
“—I’ve done my best to fulfill whatever you wish for, Alrika. But this time is different. Why did you ask for a divorce, if I may ask?”
…Will she cry if I killed that man? Will she get angry?
—Will she give up trying to escape from me?
As I peered into her eyes, such questions swirled in my mind.
Arlika blushed somewhat nervously as I spoke.
‘—Are you having an affair?’
I finally understood why that question was unbearable to ask for some people. Depressed, I dismissed all my servants and placed Arlika on top of my lap so that she couldn’t escape.
As if she’d resolved herself, Arlika took a deep breath, before speaking.
“…Lord Brad may not have noticed, but I have the ability to make my wish come true through the use of words.”
“Is that so? …Then?”
I wonder if any time now, she’d allude to her lover.
“It’s my fault. That day, I made a mistake, and compelled Lord Brad to marry me…”
Arlika’s voice quivered.
I didn’t want to see her cry.
I acted aloof because I didn’t want her to regret marrying me.
“…Then why a divorce?”
“B-because, you didn’t marry me out of your own accord. You married me because of the curse…”
I couldn’t understand what she was talking about.
It was simply out of nowhere.
Anyway, all I knew was that Arlika misunderstood something.
Even though I loved her so much?
“In other words, Arlika, you believed that I didn’t propose to you out of my own volition…?”
“I didn’t believe it, I knew.”
…No, no matter how I look at it, I acted only on my own desires.
“…Then, it isn’t because you hate or got tired of me?”
“No way! In my entire life, Lord Brad is the only person I’ve ever loved! While I’ve stolen 20 years from you, it’s precisely because I love you that I want to let you go…”
The moment I heard her confession of love, I was about to soar to Heaven.
My heart was thumping wildly.
Huge droplets of tears rolled down Arlika’s cheeks.
—I don’t want you to cry, but you look so beautiful when you cry for me.
While thinking that it was a waste, I erased her tears with my thumb.
“I can’t let you go, so if you really want a divorce, use that curse on me to have a separation.”
“Now, do it.”
The first smile I’d ever shown Arlika was a mean one, and I could feel her confusion.
Now that she’d professed her love for me, I thought that she’d love this part of me too.
“—Let’s get a divorce, Lord Brad.”
My answer was immediate.
“If that’s the reason, then I absolutely refuse. For you see… ever since I met you… I’ve fallen in love with you, Arlika…”
I’d never uttered her name outside of bed, and as a result, I was overwhelmed by a sense of shame.
However, I thought that she truly needed to hear those words.
The words she wanted to hear were, “I love you.”
“—That’s a lie!”
Arlika cutely shook her head once again, in tears.
“Why do you think so?”
“Be, because, I overheard you said…”
Arlika said that my type of woman wasn’t a noble lady, but instead a female knight.
—No, no, no, no, wait a minute…
Where did that come from?
“I never said that. I have no reason to.”
You’re the only one for me, Arlika.
“…Perhaps, you didn’t fully hear the conversation?”
“—Am I mistaken? Not only is Arlika a duke’s daughter, you’re also captivating. In the first place, I—who simply achieved my rank through sheer brute force—was unworthy of you, an unattainable flower. At that time, I already got my hands full trying to not be hated by you.”
I shall reveal my true feelings, which had been hidden for many years.
—I’m sorry, please accept this part of me, too.
“…But you never smiled at me.”
Arlika slumped her shoulders as she looked up at me.
No, actually, I was just afraid I’d show her a menacing grin…
Hence, I was always desperate to conceal my smile. It was entirely my fault.
“As if I can afford to. I always get nervous when I’m with you. What if I smiled so wide, I ended up terrifying you?”
Due to wanting to see her husband’s smile, Arlika would often visit my workplace.
…I wanted to kiss her so badly.
“I thought I’ve made it apparent to everyone that I love you. Of course, by that, I include you.”
Smiling wryly, I summoned the servants.
Otherwise, who knows what I’d do to her.
I spoke while suppressing my swelling desire.
“Well, let’s finish our meal. We have a lot to discuss, it seems.”
Inwardly, I was relieved that we didn’t get a divorce. I almost cried.
Her happiness meant the entire world for me.
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