It was a place where I had to wash up quickly, within 10 minutes each time, but it was strange that there was now an hour to spare. That’s why although I had been here before, it felt like I was seeing it for the first time now that I had more time to look around and linger.
“I’m here with you again, here.”
“Oh, yes. This is the second time we’ve been here together.”
At that time, I was too shy to look at his body, so I couldn’t look inside because I was looking elsewhere.
It was strange how big this place felt now.
“Wash me, Aselia.”
“And you wash too.”
He donned a blank expression. As if it didn’t mean much.
After all, it was uncomfortable to wash with a man’s body, but it wasn’t to the extent that I couldn’t wash it. But, somehow, it felt like I was washing my face with my glasses and bathing with my clothes on.
“I’ll take it off.”
“Huh? Now, wait… !”
“You don’t want to?”
“No… I was just startled.”
He tried to reach out his hand but then stopped. So when I stood still, he very slowly reached out his hand and grabbed my clothes.
“I got a lot of blood on you.”
“Let’s wash up and get some treatment, Kal—huh?”
The wound on my neck no longer bled. On his back too.
Soon his hand took off my coat. So, out of awkwardness, I touched his clothes the same way. Then he stood still for a moment, as if rigid, and remained there as if he was willing to accept it. I tried to take the clothes off over his head, but it was difficult because of the enormous height difference.
“Kal, lower your head a little. I’m not tall enough.”
“You’re so small.”
“You are too big.”
He smiled at my words and bowed over. So just as I was about to take off his clothes over his head quickly—
Kalisten got up, picked me up, grabbed the clothes around my neck, and threw them away. Then, he slowly released his hand that had held my waist and let my feet touch the floor.
I was startled, and when I saw him smiling, I was taken aback and slapped him on the shoulder.
“It feels good. Hit me more.”
“Take it off quickly. I don’t want to be the only one taking it off.”
Then he bent down again. I looked at him, wondering if he would play a prank on me, and he looked at me blankly and then laughed.
“If you tease me again, I will hate you.”
“I won’t tease you.”
Trusting his words, I quickly pulled the robe over his head. Fortunately, this time, probably because he didn’t mess around, the clothes promptly fell off his head.
Kalisten had a small head compared to his broad shoulders, so clothes placed above his shoulders could have been easily removed if it had not been for the different heights.
“The pants… .”
“I’ll take it off for you.”
“No, I will take it off. But can’t we just…wear it and wash it?”
“No, nevermind. We have to take them off to wash.”
Somehow I was so embarrassed. But he was on hallucinogens now and must have taken a sleeping pill that would let him recover later when he fell asleep.
So, now he must be in a delirious state rather than rational.
“Aren’t you going to take it off?”
While I was thinking, he took off all his clothes.
“What’s the matter?”
I thought I would be ashamed, but in reality, seeing his body made me a little sad.
Kalisten’s body was magnificent. But scars were everywhere, and I was disturbed to see bloodstains and new wounds.
“Let’s go wash up.”
I quickly took off my pants and wrapped a towel around my waist that someone had left nearby.
At that moment, he took off my necklace and asked,
“I want to wash up together like this.”
He grabbed my hand and led me to the shower without saying another word.