Chapter 2-38 : Negotiation (part 2)
After Aria and her family members left, the school director let out a long sigh for some reason.
The only people left in the courtyard were Mylia, Chloe, the school director and Professor Caroline.
「School Director, it’s time.」(Caroline)
When Professor Caroline reminded him about something, the school director approached Mylia and put his hand on her shoulder.
「Professor Caroline, Miss Mylia is a talented witch. She unraveled the mystery of Daemon’s Map and subdued the elder dragon Basilisk. Can we just let it slide?」(school director)
「No. Rules are rules.」(Caroline)
Professor Caroline replied to the school director immediately as if she wasn’t going to let it pass. She then glared at Mylia.
「She was absent from today’s classes, leaving the school grounds without permission, and sneaking to another dorm at night. Mylia de la Atwood, you will get three penalties for what you did. Do you understand?」(Caroline)
Because Mylia had already gotten one penalty because she endangered Diana at the welcome party, she now had a total of four penalties.
A star badge would be confiscated once you got a total of five penalties, so Mylia’s star badge was still safe for now but she needed to be careful not to get another penalty.
（Hiiiiiiiiyyyyy!!! I knew it! This evil witch-like teacher is scary! …I might get punished but I don’t regret what I did!）
After glaring at Mylia for a while, Professor Caroline glared at Chloe as well.
Nobody knew either she hated those girls or had a grudge against the Atwood Family.
「Miss Mylia, I’m sorry, but you don’t have to be so discouraged. You may get punishments but you will also get star badges for your achievements.」(school director)
The school director tried to console Mylia with his gentle voice.
「You solved the mystery of Daemon’s Map, subjugated Basilisk, and successfully completed the potion that can dispel petrification curse. Therefore, you will get three star badges.」(school director)
「Yes. Honestly, I wanted to give you ten if possible, but unfortunately, you can only get one for each achievement. That’s the rule. Still, congratulations, Miss Mylia.」(school director)
The school director smiled as he said that. His rabbit face looked cute in Mylia’s eyes when he smiled.
「Onee-chan, I will get three star badges!」(Mylia)
「You made me worried but I’m proud of you, Mylia! You made a big contribution to our dorm!」(Chloe)
「I can’t wait to eat sweets made by Griffon-class chef!」(Mylia)
「Fufu. You always think about food, but honestly, I want to eat them too, so let’s do our best together!」(Chloe)
Mylia and Chloe were holding hands and jumping around in joy.
With the total number of star badges Mylia and Chloe had, Aqua Sophia now had a big advantage compared to the other dormitories.
Professor Caroline, who couldn’t stand seeing Mylia and Chloe in joy, left the courtyard without saying anything.
Seeing her behavior, the school director sighed.
「Miss Mylia, Miss Chloe, I think you two should go back to your dorm for now.」(school director)
Being sent off by the school director, Mylia and Chloe walked toward Aqua Sophia tower while holding hands.
The next day, after the class was over, Mylia went to the Aqua Sophia dormitory hall to post three certificates of penalties and three certificates of gaining star badges, that she got from the school director, on the bulletin board.
Of course, no one had ever received three star badges and three penalties at the same time in this school. Mylia was the first.
It was said that there was a fine line between genius and insanity.
（Three penalties and three star badges, huh… I will stand out even more for sure…）
When Mylia approached the bulletin board and started sticking the certificates to the board with thumbtacks, the students in the dormitory hall noticed her and started gathering around her.
（Ughh… I can feel people staring at me… I wish I could bury myself somewhere for a while…）
「Three penalties!? That sucks…」
「But she also got three star badges! That’s awesome!」
「Mylia-chan, what the heck did you do this time?」(dormmates)
「W-Well… A lot of things… Haha…」(Mylia)
「We are happy that you got more star badges but please be careful not to get any more penalties.」(dormmate)
「Y-Yes, I will…」(Mylia)
「But our Dragon Slayer is truly amazing!」
「I expect nothing less from Chloe onee-sama’s younger sister!」(dormmates)
「Hehehe~ Thank you!」(Mylia)
Before she realized it, the other students surrounded her and started complimenting her.
Mylia could only reply while scratching her head with an embarrassed face.
Most of the students in Aqua Sophia dorm didn’t believe it when they heard that Mylia killed Zirnitra a while ago, but now they were convinced that Mylia was truly a powerful witch.
（I’m happy that they are complimenting me but this is a bit embarrassing…）
When Mylia was talking with the people around her, Chloe appeared from the crowd.
Her beautiful black hair and the star badges on her clothes attracted people’s attention as usual.
「Ah! It’s Chloe onee-sama!」
「She looks beautiful as always!」(dormmates)
「Excuse me, can you let me pass?」(Chloe)
Mylia waved her hand at Chloe as soon as she noticed her, but Chloe approached Mylia with a somewhat serious face.
「Mylia, I have bad news…」(Chloe)
「Eh? What’s wrong, Onee-chan?」(Mylia)
「Please listen calmly.」(Chloe)
「We both have been called by Her Majesty. There is already a carriage waiting for us at the school gate, so we better hurry.」(Chloe)
「The Queen!? But why…?」(Mylia)
「We can talk while walking. Let’s go.」(Chloe)
Mylia took Chloe’s hand, and then they both passed through the crowd and left the dormitory tower, heading for the main gate of the school.
（I wonder what Her Majesty wants this time… Uhh, I have a bad feeling about it… I want to run away with Onee-chan if possible…）
Mylia could escape anytime with teleportation but she couldn’t leave Chloe alone. Besides, she thought that it would become more troublesome if she ran away for no reason, so she gave up.
「Mylia, let me check your uniform real quick….. Alright. No wrinkles. No stains. Everything looks good. Wait, your ribbon is a little tilted.」(Chloe)
Chloe fixed Mylia’s ribbon while they were walking.
「Thank you, Onee-chan.」(Mylia)
「How do I look? Everything’s good?」(Chloe)
「Un. No problem.」(Mylia)
Chloe could feel nervous sometimes even though she always acted cool in front of people. After all, she was going to see the Queen.
（We didn’t do anything wrong, right…? Well, I left the school grounds without permission, but… I think she just wants to buy Basilisk’s corpse… I hope…）
When they got to the school gate, they saw a grand-looking carriage with a shining emblem of the kingdom.
While still holding hands, Mylia and Chloe passed through the gate and boarded the carriage.