Chapter 3-32 : Chloe And Jasmine’s Reunion (part 2)

 

「Ahh… Jasmine onee-sama… I’m happy to see you again…」(Chloe)

「Me too, Chloe… Seems like you’ve been doing well living in this city.」(Jasmine)

Chloe stepped back and looked at Jasmine’s face.

Because Titania had cut Jasmine’s long bangs, Chloe could now see her eyes.

Chloe noticed something when Jasmine looked straight back at her eyes.

「Onee-sama… Are you… able to see clearly now…?」(Chloe)

Seeing Chloe’s surprised face, Jasmine glanced at Mylia for a second, returned her gaze to Chloe, and smiled.

「I knew you would notice it. Mylia went to get a precious item called, umm… World Tree Morning Dew. She used it to fix my eyes. If it wasn’t for her, I would never have known how beautiful the world is.」(Jasmine)

「I see. I’m glad for you, Onee-sama!」(Chloe)

After smiling at Jasmine, Chloe then turned to Mylia and raised her thumb up.

「Good job, Mylia!」(Chloe)

「Hehe~」(Mylia)

Mylia then raised her thumb up as well and smiled back at her.

As Chloe returned her gaze to Jasmine, Jasmine put her hands on Chloe’s cheeks and stared at her face closely.

「Jasmine onee-sama…?」(Chloe)

「Chloe, everyone said that you are pretty… Seems like they told the truth. You’re prettier than I thought. Your black hair looks beautiful too.」(Jasmine)

「Thank you. You too, Onee-sama. Your eyes are beautiful. This is the first time I’ve seen them closely.」(Chloe)

「Is that so?」(Jasmine)

「Yeah, your long bangs were in the way, so I couldn’t see them clearly.」(Chloe)

「Fufu. I see… Oh, no… My sight is becoming blurry again…」(Jasmine)

Jasmine’s eyes started to fill up with tears. She was so happy to be able to see Chloe’s face.

(Jasmine onee-sama… She seems to have wanted to get along with Chloe onee-chan for a long time…)

Mylia was watching over the two from the side.

「A-Are you okay…?」(Chloe)

「Don’t worry. I just can’t hold back my tears… By the way, Chloe, it’s been a very long time since the last time we talked like this.」(Jasmine)

「Now that you mention it…」(Chloe)

「Actually… There’s something I want to tell you…」(Jasmine)

Suddenly, Jasmine made an apologetic expression. She then gently grabbed Chloe’s hand and sat on the sofa, prompting Chloe to sit next to her.

「Chloe, I’ve always been jealous of you…」(Jasmine)

「Eh…?」(Chloe)

「Even though you are three years younger than me, you had the courage to escape from Father’s mansion… When you managed to leave the Atwood Territory, I was so proud of you. I wish I was as brave as you back then…」(Jasmine)

「Jasmine onee-sama…」(Chloe)

Back when they lived in the Atwood’s mansion, Jasmine rarely talked to Chloe because she realized that Robin didn’t like it when they talked with each other.

Robin probably thought that they were talking behind her back when she saw them talking with each other.

Jasmine didn’t want Robin to bully Chloe, so she always tried not to talk with her when Robin was around.

「Well, it doesn’t matter now. Thanks to both of you, I can get out of that mansion. I’m so happy to see you again. Chloe, from now on, we can talk about a lot of things without worrying.」(Jasmine)

As Jasmine said that, a teardrop ran down her cheek.

Seeing Jasmine start to cry, Chloe bit her lower lip and looked down.

「Jasmine onee-sama, I also have something to tell you… I… I have to apologize to you…」(Chloe)

「Apologize…?」(Jasmine)

「Yes… I’m sorry for keeping everything a secret from you… Our plan to escape the mansion… The fact that Mylia can use magic… Everything… I hid it from you because I thought Robin would interrogate you and you would reveal it to her… If only… If only I trusted you back then… I’m so sorry, Onee-sama…」(Chloe)

Saying that, Chloe squeezed Jasmine’s hand that was holding hers.

「I tried to find a way for the three of us to escape from that mansion together, but… I couldn’t think of anything… I believed that the Adrashelm Royal Girls Academy was the only way. However, I didn’t think you would be able to pass the test with your poor eyesight… I’m sorry for leaving without you… I’m sorry for leaving you alone for a long time… Forgive me, Onee-sama…」(Chloe)

Seeing her little sister apologizing while biting her lip, Jasmine stroked Chloe’s head with her free hand.

「Chloe, it’s okay. I don’t blame you. Even if you told me about the plan, I don’t think I could help you… I’m… powerless after all…」(Jasmine)

Jasmine took her hands off Chloe’s head and hand, and looked down sadly.

「After Mylia fixed my eyes, I said to her that I would repay her kindness. I said I would be useful to both of you someday… But… I’m not smart like you, and I can’t use magic like Mylia. I’m a useless older sister… So, Chloe, you don’t need to apologize to me. But… Thank you for worrying about me.」(Jasmine)

After saying that Jasmine took out a handkerchief from her pocket and wiped her tears.

She was happy that Mylia fixed her eyes but she wondered how she could repay her. She had been thinking about it since they left Titania’s house.

The only thing she was good at was embroidery. An old lady from the village taught her that a long time ago.

She found it extremely hard at first but she repeated the task so many times that her body began to memorize it. That’s why she could do it even though she had poor eyesight.

However, she didn’t think that her needlework would be of help for Mylia and Chloe.

「Onee-sama… That’s notー」(Chloe)

When Chloe tried to say something, Mylia, who had been listening from the side, suddenly stood up and glared at Jasmine, a little angry.

「That’s not true! Jasmine onee-sama, how could you say that!? You’re not useless!」(Mylia)

Jasmine and Chloe were taken aback when Mylia shouted all of a sudden.

「You’re useful enough just by being here! I’m happy to see you again! I’m happy to have you here! I’m so happy that the three of us can be reunited! And I hope we can always be together!」(Mylia)

Jasmine and Chloe blinked several times as they listened to Mylia.

(Uwahh… I don’t know what I’m saying! They look so confused!)

Mylia never had a serious talk with family members, so she couldn’t express what she wanted to say properly.

「Wh, What I’m trying to say is, Jasmine onee-sama, your presence makes me happy, so please stop saying that you’re useless! You can stay here as long as you want. This is your home now. However, if you want to get married, then I will support you, but if you don’t want to, then I will turn down those who propose to you! A-Anyway, I’m just happy to have you around!」(Mylia)

(Ahh, I don’t know what I’m saying but I hope my feelings are conveyed.)

Seeing Mylia say all those things desperately, Chloe and Jasmine looked at each other and smiled.

「Mylia’s right. I’m also happy to have you around. We are family, so please don’t feel obliged to repay us or anything.」(Chloe)

「Mylia… Chloe… How lucky I am to have wonderful little sisters like both of you… Thank you…」(Jasmine)

The three of them then smiled happily at each other.

「Oh, right. Before I forget, Jasmine onee-sama, there’s something I need to tell you. Mylia, you should listen too.」(Chloe)

「Me too? Is it about Robin?」(Mylia)

「Not quite. Anyway, you should sit down first.」(Chloe)

「Okay~」(Mylia)

Mylia approached Jasmine and sat next to her. The two then looked at Chloe.

「Jasmine onee-sama, you still belong to the Atwood Family now, and that status is not good if you want to live here in the royal capital, but you can rest assured because we have found a solution for that.」(Chloe)

「Alright. I’m listening.」(Jasmine)

Chloe nodded and looked at Mylia.

「Mylia, as a baron, you will adopt Jasmine onee-sama and have her under your protection.」(Chloe)

「Eh…?」(Mylia)

(Wait a minute… Does that mean I will become Jasmine onee-sama’s…… Mom!? ーEEEEEHHHH!?)

 

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  1. Maybe I’m wrong, but I imagine its not quite “adopting” as we understand it where a parent brings in a child, but more like what I’ve commonly seen in novels set in modern china where someone changes their household registry to/from another character’s family. So probably less “I’m your mother now” and more “she’s a member of the viscount Atwood noble family, not the knight Atwood family.” It could possibly be a relatively common occurrence if a member of a noble family receives their own unrelated noble rank, creating a new legally distinct noble family. Just my own conjecture though, I wouldn’t be surprised if they go the “I’m your mother now” route for the laughs.

    Anyways, thanks for the translation! I can’t wait to see Robin get team rocketed 😀

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