Chapter 4-31 : Engagement Crisis Once Again (part 3)
「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.
Ignoring the villagers’ gazes, Jalda continued talking.
「Lady Mylia, before you refuse, I’d like you to listen to my explanation. I can guarantee you that you won’t regret marrying my son. First of all, we are the only merchants in this territory. We have a deep understanding of how the distribution of goods works in this village. Besides, my son is an excellent merchant. He will be able to improve the economy of your territory.」(Jalda)
Jabel looked at Mylia and smirked while his father was talking about how great he was.
His father said he was an excellent merchant, but in Mylia’s eyes, he didn’t look like it at all.
「Lady Mylia, what you need to develop your territory is capable and knowledgeable people like my son. If you leave the commercial management of this territory to him, I will promise you prosperity.」(Jalda)
Jalda bowed and glanced up at Mylia with a smirk on his face as he stopped talking.
He looked confident. Judging from a proud look on his face, he didn’t seem to think that Mylia would turn him down at all.
He was underestimating Mylia and Chloe, thinking that they were just inexperienced, young girls.
Seeing the father and son’s smirking faces pissed Mylia and Chloe off.
Chloe stepped forward. She looked angry.
She was about to say something back to the men, but Mylia put her hand on her shoulder and shook her head, trying to stop her sister, and then whispered to her.
「Onee-chan, let me handle it.」(Mylia)
Chloe nodded at Mylia and then stepped back.
（These sly men… Honestly, I don’t want to use ‘it’, but I think this is a good opportunity to make use of ‘it’…）
Mylia let out a sigh and then took out the fake engagement letter she got from Chris.
「I’m sorry, but I already have a fiance.」(Mylia)
Since Mylia was a famous person, it was not surprising that many men had proposed to her, but Jalda and Jabel were still flabbergasted.
They were just too confident.
「Here’s the proof. You can read it.」(Mylia)
Mylia handed the fake engagement letter to Jalda and continued talking.
「My fiance is Chris-sama from the Griffith Family. He is a famous person, so you might have heard about him. He is the second son of Her Majesty’s most trusted man, Duke Griffith.」(Mylia)
Jalda and Jabel looked at Mylia’s face and the engagement letter alternately.
They never thought that their opponents were such great people.
「By the way, I have a picture of Chris-sama if you want to see his face.」(Mylia)
Mylia took out a picture of Chris from her magic bag and handed it to the two men.
She took a picture of Chris with her Camera Magic a while ago, thinking that it could be useful someday.
Jabel frowned as soon as he saw what Chris looked like.
His confident-looking face turned pale. He didn’t think he would ever be able to beat Chris in terms of looks.
Meanwhile, Jalda clicked his tongue as he looked at the dazzling appearance of Chris in his glittering knight uniform in the photo.
He thought that his son, Jabel, was a good-looking man, but he no longer thought so after seeing Chris’ picture.
Seeing their confident looks disappearing from their faces, Mylia smiled.
（Great. I’m glad Chris-san’s engagement letter and photo are effective against them. Khu khu! ）
「Are you satisfied now? Can I have my engagement letter and the picture of my precious fiance back?」(Mylia)
Jalda handed them back to Mylia with his hands trembling.
He then gritted his teeth. He didn’t have a choice but to give up on marrying his son to Mylia.
「Oh, right. You said that I should leave the commercial management to your son, but, no. I plan to leave it to Chloe onee-chaー onee-sama.」(Mylia)
「To Lady Chloe…? But, are you sure? My son isー」(Jalda)
「ーYour son may be an experienced merchant, but Chloe onee-sama is the best student in the commerce department of the Royal Girls’ Academy. Queen Kushana even ennobled her because of her proficiency. Can you still say that your son will be able to manage this territory better than her?」(Mylia)
Jalda, who had completely lost his confidence, could only look down at the ground.
Jabel, his son, was also doing the same thing. He felt powerless in front of Chloe.
Meanwhile, Chloe was smiling at Mylia, she was happy that Mylia thought highly of her.
She stepped forward with a proud look on her face and talked to Jalda.
「Jalda, I understand that you are proud of your son, but Mylia is a noble. If you want to marry your son, who is a commoner, with Mylia, first, he has to make big achievements and contributions to this kingdom and become a great man. Or, are you saying that your son you are proud of is better than Chris-sama even though he never made any achievements?」(Chloe)
Jalda was lost for words, and so was his son.
「In the first place, don’t you think it’s disrespectful to a lady to persistently persuade her to marry your son? I think you and your son need to learn some common sense before showing your faces in front of us again.」(Chloe)
「Yeah, that’s right!」
「Get out of our village!」
「We don’t need sly merchants like you here!」
「Yeah, go home already!」
「Go home! Go home! Go home!」(villagers)
The surrounding villagers agreed with Chloe. They were booing the father and son.
Jalda and Jabel’s faces turned bright red out of anger and embarrassment.
After glaring at Mylia for a second, they turned around and left the village square while looking down.
「Phew. They’re finally gone…」(Mylia)
「I’m sure there will be more people like them in the future. Mylia, don’t let your guard down.」(Chloe)
「Un. But don’t worry, Onee-chan. As long as I have the trump card I got from Chris-san, I’ll be able to handle those kinds of people.」(Mylia)
「Fufu. But please rely on me too, okay?」(Chloe)
Mylia smiled at Chloe as she replied. She then clapped her hands once as she just remembered something.
「Oh, right! I almost forgot about the Griffon Village! I need to tell the village chief that I’ve become the feudal lord.」(Mylia)
「Now that you mention it. We have to prepare an empty area near this village for them.」(Chloe)
「Mylia, before you go, shall we eat lunch together?」(Chloe)
The two of them decided to have lunch with the villagers in the square. After that, Mylia went to the Griffon Village by herself using Teleportation Magic.