Chapter 4-24 : Heraldic Officers Are Coming! (part 3)
「Master, I’m back!」(Mylia)
「Welcome back~ I’ve been waiting for you.」(Titania)
「Welcome back, Mylia onee-chan.」(Leaf)
When Mylia and Chloe got to Titania’s house, Titania and Leaf were just chilling on the sofa, eating berries and drinking tea.
「Come on. The heraldic officer will arrive soon.」(Titania)
By the way, Titania took a sofa and a small table from her house so that she could watch the ‘movie’ while enjoying the fresh air of the forest.
「Fufu. Master, you look like an office lady who just got home and was about to watch a Korean drama. 」(Mylia)
「Korean drama? I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I can’t miss this fascinatingー I mean, important event!」(Titania)
Titania was sitting cross-legged while leaning her back against the sofa in a comfortable position.
Meanwhile, Leaf was sitting on the other side of the sofa while basking in the afternoon sun.
Speaking of Leaf, she has been staying in Titania’s house lately because she likes the atmosphere there.
（These two really have a lot in common.）
After seeing Titania and Leaf’s lazy faces, Mylia somehow felt relieved.
It seemed that she was a bit nervous because she knew what would happen with the Atwood Family soon.
「Come. You can sit here.」(Titania)
While saying that, Titania swirled her index finger. Soon after, some plates of cookies and barries came out of her house, flew toward them, and landed on the small table.
「Thank you, Master!」(Mylia)
「Thank you, Titania-sama.」(Chloe)
Mylia and Chloe then sat next to Titania on the sofa.
The sofa was quite long, so it could occupy four people.
「Mylia, can you share your vision like last night?」(Chloe)
Mylia made a floating screen so that Chloe could see what Mylia would see with Clairvoyance through the screen just like when they spied on Bonnie from the sky last night.
Next to them, Titania and Leaf were looking at the floating screen in front of Chloe with interest.
「What is that? A new spell?」(Titania)
「Yup. I made this screen with Hologram Magic. It will show the image I see with Clairvoyance so that Chloe onee-chan, who can’t use Clairvoyance, can see what will happen in the mansion too.」(Mylia)
「I see. What a fascinating spell. You never stop surprising me.」(Titania)
「Whoaa… A new spell…」(Leaf)
While Titania and Leaf were curiously looking at the screen, Mylia used Clairvoyance and sent her sight to the heraldic officers who were about to reach the entrance to the village.
「Onee-chan, can you see them?」(Mylia)
「Yes, I can see them clearly. Thank you, Mylia.」(Chloe)
Looking at the heraldic officers who were reflected on the screen, Chloe nodded.
「Hee~ I think I will just watch it on this thing. Using Clairvoyance is kinda tiring after all.」(Titania)
「Ahaha! I’ll be the cameraman then!」(Mylia)
「Cameraman? You’re using a foreign word again.」(Titania)
「Haha… Wait a sec. I will make the screen bigger.」(Mylia)
Mylia sent a bit more of her magical power to the thirty-inch floating screen and turned it into a seventy-inch big screen.
「This is great! Now I don’t have to search my food with my hands while watching~」(Titania)
Titania stretched her feet forward, leaned even more against the sofa, and kept eating berries while looking at the screen.
There was a group of five men wearing the attributes of the kingdom heading toward the village with horses.
The group consisted of one middle-aged man who seemed to be the leader, two young men who were carrying flags, one young man in the middle, and another middle-aged man in the rear.
（Oh, that man seems to be a magician…）
Mylia felt a slight aura of magical power from the middle-aged man in the rear.
She could see that he was carrying a wand that had been enchanted with magical power in his waist belt.
Queen Kushana said that they would arrive in two months, but they were able to reach the Atwood Territory a bit earlier, probably thanks to the magician.
「Oh, they’re entering the village now!」(Mylia)
As soon as the officers entered the village, a villager carrying a bucket of water was shocked by their appearance. He immediately threw the bucket on the ground and tried to run.
The Atwood Territory rarely has visitors. The villagers believed that the visitors who came to the Atwood Territory only brought bad news, so they didn’t want to see them nor be found by them.
However, before he could run away, a heraldic officer noticed him and stopped him.
『Hey you, the farmer over there!』(officer)
『Y, Yes…? C, Can I help you… sir…?』(villager)
『Where is the Atwood Family’s mansion?』(officer)
『I, It’s the old building over there…』(villager)
『Pardon me, Sir… M, May I know what your business here…?』(villager)
Even though he was scared, the villager dared to ask the officer.
The young man who was holding a flag then solemnly answered him.
『We are heraldic officers who were sent by Her Majesty Queen Kushana. We came to talk with the lord the Atwood Family.』(officer)
『He, heraldic officers!?』(villager)
Learning who they were, the villager was so shocked that he dropped to the ground.
The heraldic officers ignored the villager who looked frightened and continued heading to the Atwood’s mansion.
After the officers passed him, the villager immediately ran.
「Aa-ahh, he will tell the other villagers for sure.」(Mylia)
「Most likely. That’s why rumors quickly spread in the Atwood Territory.」(Chloe)
「Khu khu~ It’s getting more interesting~!」(Titania)
Titania clapped her hands while eating nuts.
About a minute later, the heraldic officers finally arrived at the entrance of the Atwood Family’s mansion.
At that time, Aaron, Robin, Ella, Alex, and Bonnie just finished their lunch.
They were unaware that Mylia and the others were watching them.
While Ella and Bonnie were washing dishes, Aaron, Robin, and Alex were chilling in the living room.
Suddenly, they heard the sound of horses neighing and the sound of people chattering outside the mansion.
「Tsk. Why so noisy all of a sudden?」(Aaron)
「Dunno~ Don’t care~」(Robin)
「Oi, Alex, go see what’s happening.」(Aaron)
When Alex was about to stand up from his seat, a man’s loud voice was heard.
「Aaron de la Atwood! Get out and show me your face!」(officer)
Aaron, Robin, and Alex stiffened when they heard that voice, while Ella and Bonnie rushed into the living room.
「Wh, What is happening?」(Ella)
「Like hell I know! You go see them!」(Aaron)
Ella frowned at Aaron, wiped her wet hands with her dress, and hurriedly went to the entrance.
Her face turned pale when she saw a group of men wearing the attributes of the kingdom standing in front of the mansion.
「Is this the Atwood Family’s mansion?」(officer)
「Y, yes, it is… I’m Ella de la Atwood… P, Please come in.」(Ella)
Overwhelmed by the officers’ presence, Ella spontaneously let them in and guided them to the living room.
Aaron, Robin, and Alex quickly stood up from their seats as soon as the officers came in.
They were dumbfounded when they realized that the officers were wearing the attributes of the kingdom.
They were taken aback, unable to grasp what was happening.
Bonnie was the only one who didn’t look surprised at all because she already heard about the arrival of the heraldic officers from Mylia last night.
「P, Please take a seat.」(Ella)
Ella bowed and offered them seats, but the middle-aged man who seemed to be the leader declined and glared at the muscular man he thought to be the head of the family.
「You. Are you Aaron de la Atwood?」(officer)
「I am. Who are you? And what’s your business here?」(Aaron)
「My name is Parites La Degreine. Her Majesty Queen Kushana sent me here. I’m a heraldic officer of the Kingdom of Adrashelm.」(Parites)
「He… heraldic officer!?」(Aaron)
Aaron’s face turned pale after the heraldic officer named Parites introduced himself.
Not just Aaron, but Robin and Alex were shocked too. They couldn’t say anything.
Meanwhile, Ella dropped to her knees and started shivering.
「Aaron de la Atwood, I need you to come with me to the church now.」(Parites)
Right after saying that, the heraldic officer, Parites, turned around and glanced at Aaron, telling him to follow him.
「Sir, let me show you where the church is.」(Bonnie)
Bonnie, the only person who was staying calm, offered her help and walked next to the officer.
She wanted to get out of the mansion as soon as possible.
Aaron was flabbergasted. He could only stare blankly at the officer’s and Bonnie’s backs.