Chapter 4-31 : Engagement Crisis Once Again (part 2)

 

「Well then, let’s proceed with the next plan, shall we?」(Chloe)

「Un!」(Mylia)

「First of all, we need a mansion to live in. Mylia, where do you want our mansion to be built?」(Chloe)

「Hmm… I want our mansion to be around here.」(Mylia)

Mylia pointed her index finger at the topmost portion of the rough map that Chloe had drawn.

「At the northernmost part of the town?」(Chloe)

「Yup, because it’s close to Master’s house in the northern forest.」(Mylia)

「Ah, I see. If that’s the case, perhaps we will be able to have a sleepover party at Titania-sama’s house.」(Chloe)

(Sleepover party at Master’s house!? Does that mean, the three of us will be sleeping together on the same bed!? ーWait, if Leaf and Aria-san joined, then it would be the five of us! I think I’ll buy a large bed in the royal capital later and put it in my magic bag just in case.)

「Sleepover party! I think that’s a great idea!」(Mylia)

「Fufu. I knew you would say that.」(Chloe)

「Speaking of a mansion, Jasmine onee-sama said that she will move here after she marries Gilbert-san, so let’s build her a mansion too!」(Mylia)

「Ah, now that you mention it. Of course, we will build a big mansion for her. Let’s build it here. It’s not too far from our mansion.」(Chloe)

「Un! We’ll be able to visit Jasmine onee-sama anytime!」(Mylia)

「Alright, the next thing we need to build is the church. Cardinal Copel said that he wanted to build a big church in our future town, right?」(Chloe)

「Yeah, he did say that.」(Mylia)

「Then… I think we should build it on top of the hill around the center of this village.」(Chloe)

「That’s a good idea! That hill is quite high, so everyone would be able to see the church from the main street. It will be a great view!」(Mylia)

「You’re right. I can already imagine this place turns into a beautiful town.」(Chloe)

「A town with beautiful views and delicious food!」(Mylia)

「Fufu. Exactly.」(Chloe)

While talking with Mylia, Chloe continued drawing the rough map.

After she drew the main street, the mansions, the church, and the other buildings and streets, she completed the rough map of Lavender Town.

Chloe looked at the map she had finished drawing and smiled with satisfaction.

「Nice! It’s looking great if I say so myself. Mylia, let’s take a break and have lunch, shall we?」(Chloe)

「Okay~!」(Mylia)

Now that the map had been completed, the two decided to take a break.

However, they needed to delay their lunch because they had guests.

A middle-aged man and a young man who seemed to be father and son came to the village square and approached Mylia and Chloe’s table.

「Lady Mylia, Lady Chloe, I’m sorry for interrupting. It’s been a while.」(middle-aged man)

(Hm? Do I know them?)

Mylia looked at their faces and squinted, trying to remember.

As soon as she recollected who they were, Mylia frowned.

(Geh! I remember! They are the merchant and his son from that time!)

They were the father and son who lived a little away from the village.

Aaron once welcomed them to his mansion quite a while ago. Back then, Aaron thought that the useless, absent-minded Mylia was just a family burden, so he wanted her to disappear from his mansion by marrying her with the son of the merchant.

However, Aaron changed his mind after Mylia showed him two big chunks of rock salt. Aaron thought of using Mylia to get more rock salt, so he canceled the marriage between Mylia and the son of the merchant. (Chapter 1-17 part 2&3)

By the way, the merchant and his son were hated by the villagers because they sometimes played tricks on them by taking advantage of their weaknesses.

(Ugh… I also remember my first impression of them. I don’t like their eyes…)

They were neatly dressed since they were merchants.

However, both of them had malicious-looking eyes and suspicious smiles.

「You may have already known who we are since this is not the first time we have met, but let us introduce ourselves again. I’m Jalda and this is my son, Jabel.」(Jalda)

「Good day, my beautiful ladies.」(Jabel)

Jalda and Jabel bowed to Mylia and Chloe at the same time.

「Lady Mylia, Would you spare a little bit of your time for us?」(Jalda)

「No. Baron Mylia is busy at the moment.」(Chloe)

Jalda asked Mylia, but the one who answered was Chloe.

Chloe knew about the plan of marrying Mylia to the son of the merchant because they visited the Atwood’s mansion before she left for the Royal Girls’ Academy.

She answered Jalda in a displeased manner with scornful eyes as if she wanted to chase them away.

However, Jalda ignored Chloe, looking away from her, and smiled awkwardly at Mylia.

「I-It won’t take long. Lady Mylia, I just want to have a little chat with you. You must remember that you and my son were planning to get married a while ago, don’t you?」(Jalda)

「Nope. Not at all.」(Mylia)

As Mylia answered Jalda’s question, Jabel, who was standing next to his father, stared at Mylia’s face.

Being stared at by a fat, ugly young man, Mylia felt uncomfortable. She averted her eyes from him and tried not to look at his eyes.

「Lady Mylia, please don’t be mean. Back then, my son was terribly hurt because your father unilaterally canceled the marriage.」(Jalda)

「That’s right. I felt like my heart was broken into pieces back then.」(Jabel)

「Umm… So…?」(Mylia)

「Lady Mylia, marrying you with my son was your father’s idea, but he arbitrarily canceled it without our agreement, making it like it never happened! We will never accept his unreasonable decision!」(Jalda)

「So… What do you want from me?」(Mylia)

「As your father’s successor who took over his position as the lord of this territory, I want you to take responsibility.」(Jalda)

「Responsibility? What do you mean?」(Mylia)

「For the time being, I want you to at least be engaged to my son, Jabel, then we can talk about your marriage with him in the near future.」(Jalda)

「Huuhh…?」(Mylia)

Mylia and Chloe were left speechless after listening to Jalda’s ridiculous reasoning.

They still didn’t understand why Mylia had to take responsibility by marrying his son.

The surrounding villagers who happened to listen to them were wondering if those men were serious.

「Oi, oi. They must be joking, right?」
「How could he think that Mylia-sama would marry his ugly son?」
「They’re not even worthy to be Mylia-sama’s relatives.」(villagers)

The surrounding villagers were whispering to each other while looking at the two men disdainfully.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Uh-oh please author whatever you do please for all things cute and huggable don’t go the Ugly B***ard route!!!!

  2. This is probably where the fake arranged marriage contract from Aria’s brother is about to come in. If these two idiots have even a single braincell left, they should know that interfering in something like that is not very good for their ability to continue living.

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