Chapter 1-27 : Chloe’s Exam
When Robin declared that she would take the exam, Amnesia became expressionless.
「May I ask your age, Miss Robin?」(Amnesia)
「Age? Does it matter?」(Robin)
「Yes. So, how old are you?」(Amnesia)
「….I’m twenty one.」(Robin)
Amnesia nodded and blinked slowly.
「Then, you are not eligible to take the exam. The participants of the Royal Girls’ Academy Selection Exam must be between 12 and 15 years old.」(Amnesia)
「Wha…. Huh…? Huuuhh!?」(Robin)
Robin was utterly embarrassed by her own ignorance.
She glared at Chloe with eyes full of anger.
「Moreover, you need to tell the priest in this territory in advance that you want to take the exam. Therefore, Miss Robin, you can’t take the exam.」(Amnesia)
「However, if you have special skills, you can write a letter of recommendation and send it to the royal capital. Do you have any special skills? For example, can you do four-digit mental arithmetic, or memorize all the family crests that exist in this kingdom, or any skills that other people can’t imitate?」(Amnesia)
Robin fell silent.
She looked down. Her body was shaking.
It seemed that she could no longer hold back her anger.
Mylia was curious about what kind of face Robin made, so she looked at it with clairvoyance.
Robin’s face turned inhuman-like.
*/ Hannya mask portrays the souls of women who have become demons due to obsession or jealousy
（Is she a model of a demon magazine or something!?）
Mylia became scared and canceled her clairvoyance.
Amnesia turned to Chloe without much concern about Robin.
「Miss Chloe, let’s go to the church.」(Amnesia)
「Understood. Onee-sama, if you will excuse me.」(Chloe)
「….Chloe… I won’t forget this humiliation! You hear me!?」(Robin)
Chloe led Amnesia and the other female knights out of the warehouse leaving Robin who screamed angrily behind.
Amnesia, Chloe, and the other two female knights rode the white horses with Chloe sitting in front of Amnesia.
The four left the Atwood mansion without looking back.
Mylia, who had been watching secretly from the corner of the warehouse, sneaked out immediately from the back door as soon as the knights left.
If she got caught by Robin now, she would likely become her punching bag.
After she got out of the warehouse, Mylia kept walking toward the lavender fields.
Today’s weather was very nice.
A bird that looked like a black kite was dancing in the blue sky.
Mylia decided to go to Titania’s house and watched over Chloe from there.
She set foot in the northern part of the village and proceeded into the forest.
（Chloe onee-chan, good luck in your exam!）
Mylia prayed for her beloved older sister to pass the exam.
Chloe wanted to learn about business, so she chose the commerce course.
There were three types of problems to solve in the test: calculation problems, comprehensive problems, and interview.
For the calculation problems, Chloe had to solve a lot of mathematical questions using calculation formulas.
For the comprehensive problems, there were a lot of questions about common knowledge and history.
And lastly, Chloe would be given various problems in the interview, and had to give the solutions for each problem verbally.
The difficulty level of the test showed that the kingdom was very serious about looking for talented girls to become students in the Royal Girls’ Academy.
-Several hours later-
Chloe had finished the test and was waiting for the score announcement.
（Chloe onee-chan… She solved every single question very quickly, especially the calculation problems… She also answered every question in the interview with answers that were impossible for an ordinary 12-year-old child to think about…）
「Chloe is really an amazing child…」(Titania)
Currently, Mylia and Titania were sitting together in Titania’s house, watching over Chloe.
Clairvoyance really is convenient.
「There’s no doubt that she will pass.」(Titania)
「Yes, but I’m still nervous…」(Mylia)
After a while, Amnesia finally entered the church where Chloe was waiting.
Chloe fixed her sitting posture as Amnesia entered.
A faint sunlight was pouring down from the stained glass in the church where there was no one but a blonde female knight and a black-haired girl.
「Mylia, can you share your ‘Microphone’ with me?」(Titania)
「Okay. Magic circulation…. Microphone activated… Sharing function activated…」(Mylia)
Mylia sent her magical power to the church and shared the sound with Titania.
She imagined a telephone when she added the sharing function.
「Miss Chloe de la Atwood, I will now announce your test result.」(Amnesia)
Chloe clasped her fist on her lap.
She was really nervous because the result of this test would decide her future life.
Leaving this territory or becoming Baron Hansen’s wife…
This was a defining moment for Chloe.
「Calculation section : 332 points, comprehensive problem : 221 points, and the interview was graded as “Excellent”ーー Therefore, Chloe de la Atwood, you passed the exam!」(Amnesia)
Chloe opened her eyes wide.
Her body was trembling with joy.
「「Yaaaaaayyy!!!」」(Mylia & Titania)
The two who were watching with clairvoyance high-fived and then hugged each other.
「Miss Chloe, congratulations. You passed with great results. Especially, your score in the calculation problem is overwhelmingly higher than other examinees’ scores.」(Amnesia)
「Thank you very much…. Thank you very much….!」(Chloe)
「I came a long way from the royal capital, but I don’t regret it at all. I’m honored to meet a genius like you.」(Amnesia)
「You are too kind… Me too, I feel very honored… Thank you…. Thank you very much…!」(Chloe)
Looking at Amnesia’s beautiful smile, tears began to flow from Chloe’s eyes.
The suffocating house, the egoist father, the lustful brother in law, the bully older sister…
Now that Chloe thought that she could finally say goodbye to those unpleasant people, her chest felt warm with relief.
「The person from earlier… Your older sister… She is the rumored second daughter of the Atwood Family who cheated on her husband, isn’t she?」(Amnesia)
「…Yes, she is.」(Chloe)
「It must be really tough dealing with someone like her… You did great enduring the pain until now…」(Amnesia)
「It’s thanks to my little sister… Without her, I might not have been able to stand living in that house.」(Chloe)
「Your little sister… I see… Alright, let’s get ready for departure. A bright future is waiting for you. I sincerely hope you will use your talents for yourself and for the kingdom.」(Amnesia)
「Thank you very much!」(Chloe)
「Please look forward to your new life in the Royal Girls’ Academy. There are a lot of talented girls like you there. I hope you can make a lot of friends.」(Amnesia)
Chloe was crying with joy, but deep inside, she also felt the loneliness because she had to part with Mylia.
Mylia also knew that she wouldn’t be able to see her beloved onee-chan for two years.
Thus, Mylia’s lonely life without Chloe began.