Chapter 2-5 : To The Entrance Ceremony (part 2)

 

「Aa! Amnesia-san! I completely forgot about her!」(Mylia)

Mylia just remembered that she was with Amnesia.

「Ara, so you came with her?」(Chloe)

「Un. She has been helping me with the preparations since we arrived.」(Mylia)

「So not only did she help you with the exam but she also looked after you? She’s really kind… I want to thank her, but… where is she?」(Chloe)

Chloe looked around, looking for Amnesia.

She saw Amnesia was about to enter a spire.

Perhaps Amnesia noticed them. She turned around, waved her hand while smiling at Chloe and Mylia, and then entered the spire.

Amnesia went ahead without greeting Chloe and Mylia because she didn’t want to disturb their reunion.

Mylia and Chloe looked up at Amnesia’s blonde hair that disappeared as the spire door closed.

「She’s so thoughtful. What a nice person.」(Mylia)

「You know, she is a popular teacher in the Knight Department. Looks like she is busy now. Let’s thank her later when we meet her.」(Chloe)

「Un!」(Mylia)

Mylia nodded.

Amnesia was heading to the teacher’s office.

If Mylia came to the office to see Amnesia, Amnesia would definitely welcome her with joy, but she couldn’t show her affection toward Mylia too much in public since she was a teacher.

「By the way, how many academic departments does this school have?」(Mylia)

「Mylia… How did you even pass the exam if you didn’t know that…?」(Chloe)

「Ahaha… I”m sorry.」(Mylia)

「It’s okay. I will teach you everything you need to know.」(Chloe)

Chloe stroked Mylia’s head gently as she said that.

(Mmm~ Chloe onee-chan’s stroking technique hasn’t changed at all. It’s as comfortable as two years ago.)

「There are four academic departments in this school: Magic, Knight, Commercial, and Industrial. Each department has their own uniform. Look, I’m wearing a beret, and you’re wearing a robe.」(Chloe)

「Ahh, I see.」(Mylia)

「Look at that girl. She is from the Knight Department, so she has a sword, and that girl over there is from the Industrial Department, so she has a big pouch on her waist.」(Chloe)

The Magic Department’s special attribute was a robe, The Commerce Department’s was a beret, The Knight Department’s was a sword, and The Industrial Department’s was a pouch.

The students were equipped with items that symbolize their departments.

(Hee… But not only the items, their uniforms are also slightly different from each other. The girl from Knight Department wears something like a cloak on her waist, and the one from the Industrial Department wears a culotte skirt and safety shoes.)

Mylia was full of curiosity.

She became fond of observing other people since she arrived at the royal capital because there were not many things to observe when she was in the Atwood Territory.

「Attention pleaseー! The entrance ceremony is about to start! New students, please gather here and form a line!」(student)

In front of a large church-like building, a student who seemed to be from the Industrial Department was shouting, calling all the freshmen.

The building was the central hall of the Royal Girls’ Academy.

In school ghost stories, this was the place you wouldn’t normally want to enter.

「Mylia.」(Chloe)

Chloe stopped walking and put her hands on Mylia’s shoulder.

「Hm?」(Mylia)

「They are going to divide the new students into several dormitories. If possible… I hope we can be in the same dormitory.」(Chloe)

「Dormitory? But we are in different departments, right?」(Mylia)

(Hm? I don’t understand… Why can people in different departments be in the same dormitory? Moreover, Chloe onee-chan is third grade, and I’m a first grade…)

「Mylia, what color is my ribbon?」(Chloe)

「It’s light blue…」(Mylia)

「Yes. Have you seen the towers with different roof colors? There are red, golden, white, and light blue. Each color represents each dormitory and which dormitory you will live in will be decided at the entrance ceremony.」(Chloe)

「Eh? I thought each academic department had their own dormitory.」(Mylia)

「Nope. Oh right, once your dormitory is decided, it can’t be changed until graduation. So… I really hope you will be assigned to the light blueー ‘Aqua Sophia’ dormitory…」(Chloe)

Chloe’s eyes were serious.

Mylia also hoped to be in the same dormitory as Chloe.

The four-colored towers which were the dormitories were some distance apart from each other, so seeing a friend in another dormitory was a bit difficult.

Mylia could use teleportation, but someone would notice eventually if she used it too often.

「I still don’t fully understand how dormitories work, but I’ll keep that in mind.」(Mylia)

「You, freshman over there, the ceremony is about to start, please hurry!」(student)

A Commercial Department student pointed at Mylia as she said that.

When Mylia realized, there were not many students in the schoolyard anymore.

Chloe then reluctantly let go of Mylia’s hand.

「Well then, see you later, Mylia. There’s still a lot I want to ask you like… about the dragon.」(Chloe)

「Un, see you later, Onee-chan. I’ll look for you with sonar magic, so please wait for me.」(Mylia)

「Oh, right. Fufu. I almost forgot that you’re a great magician. Please find me later then.」(Chloe)

Chloe giggled. She found it was a little funny that her cute little sister was actually a powerful magician.

「Hehe~ Alright then, I’m going now.」(Mylia)

Mylia smiled embarrassedly as she scratched her head, and then rushed toward the central hall building.

「Ah, Mylia, look ahead or you will trip!」(Chloe)

「Okay~」(Mylia)

Mylia stepped into the entrance ceremony venue full of excitement.

 

 

After seeing Mylia off to the central hall, Chloe returned to the Aqua Sophia dormitory.

There was no one in her dormitory room, but there was a note on her table saying, “To Chloe: we’re in the cafe”.

Looked like her roommates were in the cafe.

After reading the message, Chloe laid down on her bed while recalling her reunion with Mylia.

(Ahh, Mylia… I’m glad you managed to get out of that hopeless family…)(Chloe)

The two years without Mylia was very long for Chloe.

She experienced many things in these two years.

She made friends and learned the wonderfulness of life. She also quarreled with her friends sometimes.

She could never experience it if she stayed in the Atwood Territory with her terrible family.

(I wonder if Mylia will be able to make friends…)(Chloe)

Mylia was an honest and cheerful girl, but Chloe was still worried about her because she kinda lacked common sense.

(I hope she won’t say anything strange to her friends…)(Chloe)

*Knock knock*

After looking up at the ceiling while thinking about her little sister for a while, Chloe heard someone knocking on her door.

「Ah, I’m comingー」(Chloe)

(I wonder who came to this room at a time like this.)(Chloe)

Chloe got out of bed, approached the door and peeked into the peephole.

She saw a woman wearing the palace official uniform and a female knight standing in front of the door. The woman seemed to be a finance minister, and the female knight acted as her guard.

Chloe then immediately opened the door.

 

「I’m sorry to disturb you. Is Miss Chloe de la Atwood in this room?」(female officer)

「…I’m Chloe de la Atwood… What can I do for you…?」(Chloe)

「I’m a royal financial officer, Kesha La Timber. I came to deliver money from Her Majesty.」(Kesha)

The female officer bowed to Chloe with a relieved expression.

(Ehh…? Money? Her Majesty…? What is she talking about…?)(Chloe)

Chloe was confused, but she bowed back to the female official.

「Her Majesty bought the corpse of the dragon that has been defeated by your sister, the Dragon Slayer Mylia de la Atwood. The recipient is you, Miss Chloe. Please sign here.」(Kesha)

「Eh? Me?」(Chloe)

Chloe was getting even more confused.

The female officer handed Chloe a magic pen and a paper without waiting for her answer.

Chloe had no choice but to sign the paper.

「Where should we put this money?」(Kesha)

「Umm… Can you please put it on my desk?」(Chloe)

「Understood.」(Kesha)

The treasurer looked at the female knight and nodded to her, and then the female knight entered the room and placed the box in her hands on Chloe’s desk.

「Thank you for your time. We are leaving now.」(Kesha)

「Th, Thank you very much… And I’m sorry for the trouble…」(Chloe)

And then the treasurer and the knight left the dormitory.

(Her Majesty bought the dragon’s corpse…? But why was the money sent to me…? I have a bad feeling about this…)(Chloe)

Chloe nervously approached her table and took a look at the letter that was attached on the box.

『ーーwe hereby send 2,000 gold coinsー』

When she saw the end of the sentence in the letter with the written seal of the Royal Family on it, Chloe felt the blood drain from her face.

「T, t, two…… TWO THOUSAND!?」(Chloe)

Chloe then quickly opened the box.

「ーー!!!」(Chloe)

There was a pile of shining gold coins inside.

The power of two thousand gold coins inside the box greatly shocked Chloe.

「AaAaAAahhー! Myliaaaaー!」(Chloe)

Chloe fell on her knees and shouted.

Her beautiful shouting voice echoed throughout the dormitory.

 

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