Chapter 2-37 : The Griffith Family’s Dearest Wish (part 2)
「Yes, thanks to Mylia-san, we can finally break the petrification curse and save grandma.」(Aria)
「I see… Miss Mylia, my family is in your debt. I can’t thank you enough…」(Wolff)
（Aria-san, Diana-san, Wolff-san… I’m happy for them!）
Mylia was very happy that she did something good.
Saving someone with her power… she had never had such an experience before.
In her previous life, she was busy escaping from her good-for-nothing father to secure a peaceful life.
「Mylia-san, once again, thank you…!」(Aria)
Aria thanked Mylia once again with a dazzling smile.
「Hehe, don’t mention it. If there’s anything else I can do to help, please let me know. I…I’ll do anything for you!」(Mylia)
Mylia replied with a bashful smile.
Seeing Mylia’s sincere eyes when she looked at his daughter, Wolff was deeply moved.
There were many malicious proposals from the Griffith Family’s political opponents in these past few years because the Griffith Family kept losing its wealth from trying to find a way to save Aria’s grandmother, and because of that, Wolff couldn’t help but doubt Mylia at first.
Since Mylia was from the Atwood Family, Wolff thought that she might just want to harness the power of his family like other aristocrats. After all, there were many aristocrats who wanted the support from a a duke.
With all of his experiences living in this kingdom’s aristocratic society, Wolff never thought that Mylia would unconditionally save Aria’s grandma. However, after he met her and saw her with his own eyes, he was ashamed of himself for doubting her.
He found out that Mylia was just a cute girl with a pure heart who sincerely wanted to help her precious friend, Aria. She even defeated a dangerous elder dragon for her.
He discovered that his daughter, who was a little stubborn at home, now clearly had a great affection for Mylia.
Wolff de la Ruzé Griffith was famous for his trustworthiness. It was difficult to get his trust, but once you got it, he would be your ally even if he had to risk his life because of that.
After he made up his mind, Wolff turned a strong gaze toward Mylia.
「Miss Mylia, when I saw your pure eyes, you made me realize my foolishness for doubting you. Now I’m aware that you’re truly a girl with a pure and kind heart. Therefore, I swear to the heavens, the earth, and the Goddess Celis, that I, Wolff de la Ruzé Griffith, will be your ally. You can ask me for help anytime. I will help you as best as I can.」(Wolff)
At that moment, the school director, Professor Caroline, Diana and Aria were surprised. After all, getting support from Duke Griffith was not easy at all.
However, only Chloe who looked somewhat pale for some reason,
「Eh? I-I’m very honored! Th, Thank you, Sir!」(Mylia)
Saying that, Mylia bowed to Wolff.
Her gesture looked pretty awkward but Wolff didn’t mind it at all. He smiled at Mylia in return.
「Salute Miss Mylia!」(knight captain)
The three knights behind Wolff turned to Mylia and put their hands on their chest with their feet neatly aligned.
（Uwahh… First, Duke Griffith and his wife, and now his knights… Uhh, I don’t think they have to do that…）
Mylia had a feeling that she would be treated like a VIP if she ever visited Aria’s house to play.
She just wanted to help Aria. She never thought that Aria’s family would go that far.
The feeling of awkwardness made Mylia’s stomach hurt a little.
（This is too much for me, but I’m lucky that I have gained Aria’s father’s trust, right?）
As she thought that, Mylia glanced at Chloe, but Chloe then lightly shook her head.
（Eh? Onee-chan’s shaking her head? What does it mean…?）
Mylia didn’t know much about politics in this kingdom.
Now that she had gained the backing of the Griffith Family, other people would think that Mylia had joined the Griffith faction. Moreover, she was a strong magician.
Strong magicians could become a powerful force. Building an alliance with one could improve your status in the aristocratic society.
Now people would misunderstand that Mylia helped the Griffith Family because she wanted to join the Griffith faction and serve the family, which actually, she just wanted to help Aria as a friend.
Moreover, since the Griffith Family was currently in a bad financial situation, there was a high possibility that other aristocrats would try to ‘steal’ Mylia from the Griffith Family.
Chloe was worried that Mylia would be involved in a troublesome conflict between aristocrats.
Seeing Chloe and Mylia’s troubled faces, Aria stepped forward and talked to her father.
「Father, I’m also grateful to Mylia-san so I understand your feelings. You can show your gratitude to Mylia-san but please don’t trouble her.」(Aria)
「Eh? D-Do I trouble you, Miss Mylia?」(Wolff)
（This is so awkward! Aria-san, please help me!）
「Father, I made a promise with Mylia-san’s sister, Chloe onee-sama, that I won’t let Mylia get involved in a conflict between aristocrats, so I don’t want people to think that Mylia joined our family’s faction.」(Aria)
When Aria said that, the school director and Professor Caroline were surprised. They never thought that there would be someone who refused the backing of the Griffith Family. After all, it was known that your fame would rise once you were recognized by the Griffith Family.
However, Mylia didn’t care at all about fame. Her wish was to have a yakiniku party with cute friends. That’s it.
Fortunately for Mylia, Wolff was an understanding person.
「Ah, you’re right! How could I not realize that…? I’m sorry, Miss Mylia. I didn’t mean to involve you in the troublesome conflict between aristocrats. I genuinely just wanted to repay your kindness.」(Wolff)
Saying that, Wolff bowed elegantly to Mylia.
He didn’t realize it but his action only made the situation even more awkward for Mylia.
「P-Please raise your head. In the first place, you don’t have to give me anything in return, so…」(Mylia)
「No, please let me show you my gratitude. Hmm… How about I give you my support as the father of your friend? I will help you only if you ask. I don’t think there will be a problem with that. Everyone, I want you to keep quiet about what you heard just now.」(Wolff)
「I will. Don’t worry.」(school director)
Both the school director and Professor Caroline nodded to Wolff.
At that moment, Chloe let out a sigh of relief while Aria and Diana looked at each other with relieved faces.
「Thank you, Sir.」(Mylia)
Wolff smiled at Mylia when she thanked him.
「But honestly, I don’t feel this is enough to show my gratitude… Miss Mylia, as an addition, I will give you ten thousand gold coins as a reward. How about that?」(Wolff)
「Te, TEN THOUSAND!?」(Mylia)
Both Mylia and Aria were shocked, especially Mylia.
（If it’s converted to Japanese yen, it will be around… one billion yen!!!）
*/ it’s about 8.7 million dollars (‘o’
「Aria, I know, but as the head of the Griffith Family, I want to show my sincerity to Miss Mylia. As you know, Miss Mylia, my family’s financial situation is not good currently. It will take me a long time but I will definitely fulfill my promise someday. I will also pay back the two thousand gold coins that you lent to Aria.」(Wolff)
「B-But, I can’t take money from my friend’s father, so…」(Mylia)
Saying that, Mylia waved her hands and shook her head violently.
（Ten thousand gold coins!? Are you kidding me!? Moreover, the one who will give it is the father of my precious friend! …I thought I was finally able to get rid of that freaking two thousand gold coins I got from the queen, but… Ughh…! My stomach…! Onee-chan, please help me!）
Mylia glanced at Chloe, asking for help.
Normally, Chloe would faint knowing that Mylia would receive such a fantastic amount of money, but she was strangely calm now.
「I’ve been waiting for him to say that…」(Chloe)
After murmuring to herself like that, Chloe stepped forward and approached Duke Griffith.