Chapter 3-2 : To The City
Mylia, Chloe and Aria left the mansion and went to the city.
Adrashelm Boulevard was always crowded with people. There were many fancy shops lined up on the side of the road.
There were many ladies with gorgeous dresses and merchants in expensive-looking suits talking with each other by the shops.
All the carriages passing by looked splendid, unlike the carriages in the village in the Atwood Territory that were covered with dirt.
（The carriages in the Atwood Territory look like mud balls but these carriages look like a lump of gold… Speaking of lumps of gold, it reminds me of chicken nugget…）
No matter what she thought at first, she would end up thinking about food as usual.
Actually, Mylia had been in the city several times. She teleported from the dormitory when she had the opportunity.
However, she had never been on Adrashelm Boulevard because she always went downtown every time she teleported to the city to look for unusual food and ingredients. Besides, she had been busy with the Daemon’s Map, so she didn’t have time to explore the city.
「Mylia, let’s hold hands. It’ll be bad if you get lost.」(Chloe)
Mylia was so happy because it was her first time strolling around the city with her beloved older sister. She grabbed Chloe’s hand and squeezed it lightly.
Aria, who was walking next to Mylia, couldn’t help but smile seeing the happy siblings.
By the way, the three of them were not wearing uniforms. They were wearing casual dresses.
Mylia was wearing the short dark blue robe she got from Titania. Other than that, she was also wearing a white blouse, a plaid pleated skirt, a red ribbon, a pair of white knee socks, and a pair of kids-size leather shoes.
Chloe was wearing a high-waisted flared skirt that she got from a rich second-grader who was a member of her fan club, and Aria was wearing a white one-piece dress with an elegant-looking bolero.
（Chloe onee-chan and Aria-san look so pretty today! Even though our purpose is to do an investigation, I’m glad I can walk around the city with them!）
Because Myla was slightly shorter than Chloe and Aria, she looked like a younger sister who was taken for a walk by her two older sisters.
Their cuteness made some passers-by turn their faces to look at them.
「Chloe onee-sama, which store do you think we should go to first?」(Aria)
Aria asked Chloe while gracefully walking down the brick-paved road.
「Hmm… First, I think we should go to the store where that woman bought the most expensive item.」(Chloe)
「Then, shall we go to Mulestina Jewelry? That store is right over there. You can see it from here.」(Aria)
While saying that, Aria elegantly pointed her hand at a jewelry store not far from there.
There were two handsome men wearing butler uniforms with swords on their waist standing by the entrance to the store.
（Ughh… I don’t know why but I feel like this kind of fancy store is difficult to enter…）
Mylia was kind of nervous.
Because she had lived a poor life, she had never been in a fancy store like this.
Aria, who was accustomed to entering fancy stores, guided Mylia and Chloe to enter the store and approached the receptionist in a maid uniform.
「Welcome to our store, Miss. Is there anything I can do to help?」(receptionist)
「My name is Aria de la Ruzé Griffith, the third daughter of Duke Griffith. Can I see the manager?」(Aria)
「Very well. Please follow me.」(receptionist)
After Aria stated her name, the receptionist guided the three of them to a fancy room with a big, fluffy sofa.
There was a man, who seemed to be the manager, sitting at a table on the other side of the room.
（Ahhh~ This is so comfortable… I want one of these in my dormitory room if possible…）
Mylia, who was sitting between Chloe and Aria, leaned all her body weight on the sofa, enjoying its fluffiness.
While the receptionist in maid uniform preparing tea for them, the man stood up and introduced himself
「Ladies, welcome to Mulestina Jewelry. My name is Ghedel, the manager of this store.」(Ghedel)
Mylia and Chloe replied to him with a nod.
Ghedel then turned his gaze toward Aria and smiled.
「Lady Aria, it’s been a long time since the last time I saw you. You have grown into a beautiful lady.」(Ghedel)
Apparently, the manager was an acquaintance of Aria’s father.
「Thank you for coming to my store. Are you looking for new jewelry?」(Ghedel)
Ghedel knew that the economic condition of the Griffith Family wasn’t that good currently, but he didn’t want to treat Aria like a penniless customer.
Because he had a long relationship with the Griffith Family, he would always respect them no matter what condition they were in.
「No. The one who has business here is actually this lady. I was just guiding her here.」(Aria)
While Aria was talking with Ghedel, Mylia was enjoying the tea prepared by the receptionist.
（Aahh~ This tea is delicious… It makes me want to eat cookies…）
「I see. So this little ladyーー」(Ghedel)
「ーーAhem. Ghedel-san, she is Baron Mylia de la Atwood, so you better show her some respect.」(Aria)
「Ba, Baron…? She’s a baron…? Are you not mistaking her for a baron’s daughter?」(Ghedel)
「No. She is a legitimate baron.」(Aria)
Ghedel looked at Mylia with a surprised face.
「Actually, I just became a baron recently, ehehe…」(Mylia)
「P-Please forgive my rudeness!」(Ghedel)
Realizing that he just called a baron “little lady”, Ghedel immediately bowed and apologized.
「No, no. It’s okay! I-I came here to talk about an invoice sent from this store. Wait a sec. Umm….. Ah, I think it’s this one.」(Mylia)
Mylia hurriedly put down the cup of tea in her hand, took out the bundle of invoices from her magic bag, and searched for the one that came from that store.
She then put it on the table so that Ghedel could see it.
For some reason, Chloe, who was sitting next to Mylia, put her palm on her forehead and sighed when Mylia took out the bundle of invoices.
「Certainly, this is an invoice from my store… I see. Lady Mylia, so you are the rumored Dragon Slayer…」(Ghedel)
Ghedel looked at Mylia with an expression as if he couldn’t believe that the young lady in front of him had the power to kill dragons.