Chapter 1-13 : Titania
Being guided by the beautiful elf, Titania, Mylia entered the house and took a seat in the living room.
Titania then served Mylia tea.
After Mylia briefly introduced herself, Titania smiled beautifully.
「Mylia… That’s a cute name. Since when have you been able to use magic?」(Titania)
「Umm… After I touched this pendant about a month ago.」(Mylia)
「Aah, I see. Actually, I made that pendant. It’s a magic tool that connects a human’s magical power to mine through a path. The stronger the magical power the human has, the more visible the path is. I also made a path from the forest entrance to my house so that the human won’t get lost.」(Titania)
After saying that, Titania let out a big yawn.
「Whooaamm…… From your story, it looks like I’ve slept for 150 years… But I’m still sleepy…」(Titania)
Mylia laughed awkwardly and sipped her tea.
「…..You don’t believe me, do you? This house has magic to prevent degradation, you know?」(Titania)
「Eh? That kind of magic exists?」(Mylia)
「Of course. You can do almost anything with magic. Depending on the user, there are strengths and weaknesses. However, magic like the one that can make you immortal, or that can reverse time requires a tremendous amount of magical power, and it’s nearly impossible to do.」(Titania)
（You can do almost anything, huh? That’s awesome…! If I can use magic perfectly, eating yakiniku every day is not a dream!）
While thinking like that, a foreign gym trainer saying “You can do it!” popped into her mind somehow.
（….Even after I was reborn, that macho gym trainer still haunts me, huh… I shouldn’t have watched TV until late at night… In the first place, why did they usewhy they used a foreign macho to promote made-in-Japan gym equipment!?）
Mylia shook her head to get rid of the foreign macho from her mind.
「But, Titania-san… Why do you still look so young even after 150 years?」(Mylia)
「Well, because elves like me have long lifespans.」(Titania)
「Hee… I see.」(Mylia)
「Let’s get back to the main topic. You can’t use magic if you don’t have that pendant, am I right?」(Titania)
「You couldn’t use magic because you have too much magical power and you couldn’t control it. That pendant has the ability to absorb magical power, so you could use magic thanks to the pendant absorbing some of your magical power. That’s why you can only use magic if you have that pendant.」(Titania)
「Eh? I have a lot of magical power?」(Mylia)
「Yeah. It’s not strange that you don’t notice it yourself. It’s like you were rowing a boat in the middle of the ocean. You didn’t know where you were, and you didn’t know where were you going.」(Titania)
With her eyes wide open, Mylia imagined an incomprehensible amount of magical power in her body while looking at the palms of her small hands.
「Don’t worry. You won’t die even if you have a massive amount of magical power in your body…. Maybe….」(Titania)
（Oh, please don’t add “maybe” at the end…!）
「Ahaha… don’t worry, don’t worry. You will be okay.」(Titania)
Titania’s long ears moved a little when she said that.
「……Oh, well… By the way, when I took an aptitude test, the crystal didn’t glow. Do you know why?」(Mylia)
「Aptitude test?….. Ah, the ritual to search for people who can use magic, right? The reason is simple. Let’s say if the limit of magical power that the crystal can measure is 100, you have 1000, or 2000, or even more immeasurable magical power. To put it plainly, it was impossible to measure your magical power with a normal measuring instrument.」(Titania)
「Seriously…? Also, I got a fever after taking the test…」(Mylia)
「You have a tremendous amount of magical power after all, so that’s normal. Even an elf child who has a lot of magical power will get a fever after using magic for the first time.」(Titania)
「Is that so…?」(Mylia)
Titania easily resolved the question that has been bugging Mylia’s mind.
After thinking for a moment, Mylia convinced herself to believe in Titania.
「And… Umm… Titania-san, are you serious about being my magic teacher?」(Mylia)
「Yup. So call me ‘Master’!」(Titania)
Titania nodded lightly and smiled.
「We elves basically don’t like dealing with humans, so it’s a rare opportunity to become an elf’s disciple, you know? Be honored.」(Titania)
「But… There’s nothing I can give you in return…」(Mylia)
Mylia became depressed thinking if she had to pay a monthly fee.
Lessons cost money.
That’s the painful truth for Mylia.
When she was still living as Miria in Japan, she wanted to learn various things.
Ballet, piano, dance, abacus, ect.
However, her good-for-nothing father didn’t want to pay a single penny for that kind of stuff.
The elementary school student Miria could only watch her friends happily learning whatever they wanted.
That’s why, ‘learning something’ is an expensive thing for Mylia.
「What are you talking about? I want to teach you magic not because I want something from you.」(Titania)
「Eh? But…. Are you sure?」(Mylia)
「Of course. 」(Titania)
「Really!? Thank you!」(Mylia)
「Actually, I’m indebted to Galaxia Atwood. I made a promise with him that I will make his descendant who brings that pendant to me my disciple. That’s why I’ve been sleeping here, waiting for that person to come.」(Titania)
「For 150 years?」(Mylia)
「Yup. Sleeping while waiting is my job after all.」(Titania)
（If sleeping really was a job, I could make 7,200 yen from 8 hours of sleeping if my hourly wage was 900 yen!）
「Well, actually, sleeping is not really my job. I just need to be here, in the border between human territory and monster territory.」(Titania)
「Monsters will stay away after they feel my strong magical power.」(Titania)
「Ah, I see! That’s why the Atwood territory has never been attacked by monsters even though it’s surrounded by monster territory!」(Mylia)
「Heeー You’re pretty smart.」(Titania)
「Aa, I’m sorry, I got excited.」(Mylia)
Mylia bowed her head.
She respected Titania who kept her promise with Galaxia Atwood to protect this territory for 150 years.
Well, all she did was sleep, though.
Seeing Mylia bowing at her with full respect, Titania became embarrassed and scratched her cheek with her index finger.
「You don’t need to apologize. Children shouldn’t worry about such trivial things. Here, I have sweets for you. I cast magic to stop time on them so they are still edible.」(Titania)
Saying that, Titania moved her finger, then the cupboard in her kitchen opened by itself, and a plate of cookies flew to the living room.
Mylia loved yakiniku, but she also loved sweets.
Yakiniku : YES, cookie : YES!
Marriage? : HELL NO!
The only sweet food she has eaten since she was reborn to this world was the fruit that looked like a fig.
She was drooling looking at a plate full of cookies flying toward her.
「Fufu. Take your time.」(Titania)
Titania giggled, looking at Mylia eating the cookies like a squirrel.
（Ahh~ so delicious~! I want Chloe onee-chan to have some of these too….. Ah! That’s right! I have to go back to Chloe onee-chan! She must be worried about me!）
After swallowing a mouth full of cookies, Mylia told Titania that she has a beautiful and kind sister named Chloe who always helps her.
She also told Titania about her mean sister, Robin, and her muscle-brained father, Aaron.
Titania listened to her interestingly.
「I see. You should go back, then. I’ll send you home with magic. You can bring those cookies and eat them with your kind sister.」(Titania)
「Thank you, Master!」(Mylia)
「Fufu. It doesn’t feel bad at all to be called “Master”.」(Titania)
While saying that, Titania wrapped the remaining cookies in a clean piece of cloth, and handed it to Mylia.
Then, she stretched her hands in front of Mylia.
「I’ll use search magic to look for your sister, and send you there.」(Titania)
「You can feel my magical power?」(Titania)
「You have good sensitivity. Alright, we better hurry. Looks like your sister is really worried about you. She is crouching while holding her head. Be careful not to bite your tongue.」(Titania)
And then, Mylia’s body floated.
「Eh? Eeehh!? Wai, Wait!」(Mylia)
As soon as the door opened by itself, Mylia flew outside.
「Come again tomorrowー! I’ve slept for 150 years, so please tell me various things next timeー!」(Titania)
As Titania’s voice began to disappear into the distance, Mylia flew like a bullet.
Mylia was flying between trees toward where Chloe was.
Thanks to Mylia’s strong feeling that she wanted Chloe to try the cookies, she was able to hold the wrapping very tightly so the cookies didn’t spill even though she flew at a high speed.