Chapter 3-30 : Jasmine’s Eyes (part 2)
After turning back the white radish sprout on her head into her usual ‘ahoge’, Mylia took out the vial containing the World Tree Morning Dew from her magic bag.
「Jasmine onee-sama, it’s time to fix your eyes. Please look upward and open your eyes wide.」(Mylia)
「Hold on, Mylia… It’s a very precious item, right? Are you sure you want to use it on me…?」(Jasmine)
Mylia rescued Jasmine from that cursed mansion, and now she was going to fix her eyes as well.
When Jasmine thought that she couldn’t do anything in return, the feeling of not wanting to cause any more trouble to her little sister swelled in her heart.
However, Mylia smiled at her and opened the lid of the vial.
「Jasmine onee-sama, it’s indeed a precious item, but I brought it from the World Tree just for you. Besides, I can go there again anytime and take as much dew as I want, so you don’t need to worry about that.」(Mylia)
「Is that so? But…」(Jasmine)
While thinking, “Is that really okay?”Jasmine turned her face toward Titania who was sitting at the opposite side of the table.
Titania then smiled at her while eating the walnuts she took out from her magic bag.
「Jasmine, you and Mylia are sisters, so it’s natural to help each other. Even though you can’t do anything for her now, you may be able to do something for her in the future. Why not accept her kindness with that in mind?」(Titania)
Jasmine is an older sister. She felt that relying too much on her little sister was wrong. As an older sister, she wanted to do something for her little sister, not the other way around.
However, after listening to Titania, she decided to accept Mylia’s kindness and promised herself that she would be a good older sister to Mylia.
「…Alright then… Mylia, my eyes are in your hands.」(Jasmine)
「Un! You can trust me!」(Mylia)
While still sitting on a chair, Jasmine turned her face about eighty degrees upward and opened her eyes widely.
（Jasmine onee-sama’s almond eyes are beautiful… Her eyelashes are long and look pretty too…）
「Uhh… It’s a bit scary…」(Jasmine)
「Don’t worry. Just think that you will be able to see clearly soon.」(Mylia)
「Jasmine, don’t close your eyes immediately after Mylia drops the dew.」(Titania)
「Well then, here we go.」(Mylia)
Mylia raised her hand and brought the vial above Jasmine’s eyes.
She then carefully dripped two drops of the World Tree Morning Dew onto Jasmine’s left eye. After that, she did the same to her right eye.
「Onee-sama, how do you feel?」(Mylia)
「Umm… I’m not sure.」(Jasmine)
「Does it hurt?」(Mylia)
「Not at all… Should I keep my eyes open like this?」(Jasmine)
While still eating walnuts, Titania yawned once and answered Jasmine.
「Yeah. Keep them open for a few minutes. They should be glowing soon.」(Titania)
Right after Titania said that, Jasmine’s eyes started to glow faintly.
（Whoaa! Jasmine onee-sama’s eyes look even more beautiful!）
「Uhh… My eyes are starting to feel itchy somehow…」(Jasmine)
「Don’t rub your eyes. Endure it.」(Titania)
While saying that, Titania swirled her index finger and used gravity magic on Jasmine’s arms to stop her from rubbing her eyes.
「Jasmine onee-sama, hang in there! Just a little bit longer!」(Mylia)
「Alright. I’ll bear with it.」(Jasmine)
After Jasmine endured the uncomfortable feeling in her eyes while keeping them open for a few minutes, the faint light coming from her eyes started to dim and eventually disappeared.
「You did well. You can close your eyes now.」(Titania)
As she said that while chewing walnuts, Titania released Jasmine’s arms from her gravity magic.
Jasmine then immediately blinked several times and closed her eyes for a while.
「Can you see clearly now?」(Mylia)
Mylia looked a bit worried.
「Wait, it still feels a little itchy.」(Jasmine)
Jasmine blinked a few more times and opened her eyes wide.
The first thing she saw was Mylia’s face.
「I can see… your face clearly…」(Jasmine)
Jasmine slowly reached out her arms and put her hands on Mylia’s cheeks.
「Ahh… Mylia… You are cuter than I thought…」(Jasmine)
「Onee-sama… I’m glad for you…」(Mylia)
（Seems like she is able to see everything clearly now.）
Mylia grabbed Jasmine’s hands on her cheeks and smiled.
「Your smile is lovely too…」(Jasmine)
When Jasmine saw Mylia’s smile, tears started spilling from her eyes.
「Oh, no… My sight is getting blurry again… I’m so happy to be able to see your face that I can’t hold back my tears…」(Jasmine)
Seeing Jasmine start crying, Mylia realized how much pain she had endured for not being able to see like a normal person for seventeen years of her life.
「Mylia, I’m happy to have a kind and caring little sister like you… I really am… Thank you, Mylia… Thank you…」(Jasmine)
Saying that, Jasmine stood up and hugged Mylia.
Mylia then hugged back and buried her face in Jasmine’s chest.
Feeling the warmth of Jasmine’s gentle hug, Mylia couldn’t hold back her tears either.
Her tears wet Jasmine’s dress a bit as she cried.
（I couldn’t do anything for her in the past, but… I will cherish her from now on!）
In her previous life, Mylia always had to deal with her good-for-nothing father when she got home from school.
She then left her house and lived by herself in an apartment to escape from her father.
She had no friends or relatives to rely on. The only person who cared about her was her grandma, but she could rarely visit her because she was hospitalized in another town far away from her place.
She had to survive by herself and fight against loneliness every day.
However, now she has a reliable master who teaches her magic, a smart older sister who she can depend on, a trustworthy friend who supports her, and a kind older sister who cares about her.
（In this world, I’m surrounded by people who love me… I’m so happy…）
After hugging each other for a while, Jasmine and Mylia let go of each other.
They then shifted their gazes to Titania who was watching them with a smile on her face while fixing her hair.
「Master, thank you for telling me about the World Tree Morning Dew!」(Mylia)
「Titania-sama, thank you very much!」(Jasmine)
Mylia approached Titania and hugged her.
「I know I can rely on you! Master, you’re the best! I love you!」(Mylia)
「Ara~ You’re such a spoiled child.」(Titania)
She really liked the warmth and the sweet forest scent of Titania’s body when she hugged her.
She then let go of Titania and hugged Jasmine again.
「Of course, I love Jasmine onee-sama too!」(Mylia)
「Fufu. I love you too, Mylia. You’re my cute little sister.」(Jasmine)
Jasmine stroked Mylia’s head and smiled.
Her smile as she wept in joy looked so lovely in Mylia’s eyes.