Chapter 4-33 : Cardinal’s Granddaughter (part 1)
The relocation of the Griffon Village went smoothly. The villagers were excited to start their new life in the new place far away from Baron Hansen.
They were surprised when they saw the beautiful lavender fields in the village.
Meanwhile, Robin, who was working in the lavender fields, grinned when she noticed there were so many handsome young men among the villagers. She seemed to plan on hunting some men later.
It’s been a week since Mylia became the lord of the Atwood Territory.
The development of the village had been going so smoothly under Chloe and Bonnie’s direction.
（Now that we have secured employees to help Chloe onee-chan and Bonnie onee-sama develop this village, I guess I can leave this place for a while. I’m kinda worried about Aria-san… I want to see her face…）
「Say, Mylia, I think you should check on Aria. Let me and Bonnie onee-sama handle this place for you.」(Chloe)
「Oh? What a coincidence. I just thought of visiting Aria-san.」(Mylia)
「Fufu. Is that so? You may go then. Say hello to her for me.」(Chloe)
Mylia waved her hand at Chloe and then teleported to Aria’s mansion in the royal capital.
The two hugged each other as soon as they saw each other’s faces.
After exchanging a warm hug for a while, Aria gently pushed Mylia’s shoulders away and looked at her with a troubled face.
「Hm? What’s wrong, Aria-san?」(Mylia)
「Mylia-san… Umm… I’m sorry. I couldn’t stop them…」(Aria)
「What do you mean? What happened?」(Mylia)
「The rumor about you becoming the new lord of the Atwood Territory and the rumor that the Church of Celis will build a big cathedral in your territory has spread not only in the royal capital but also in some nearby regions. As a result, the number of people wishing to immigrate to the Atwood Territory increased drastically…」(Aria)
「I, I see… How many immigrants have been registered so far?」(Mylia)
「About… fifteen thousand people…」(Aria)
「Fi… FIFTEEN THOUSAND!?」(Mylia)
Hearing the unexpected number, Mylia trembled.
（Holy moly! So… There will be fifteen thousand people living in my territory? No way…）
「Most of them have already left their home for the Atwood Territory. Even a huge number of knights had been deployed to escort the immigrants.」(Aria)
「Oh, no… This is bad… We don’t know when the meteor will fall…」(Mylia)
「I’m sorry, Mylia-san… This is my fault… I couldn’t stop them. I’m so sorry…」(Aria)
「N, No, no! I’m not blaming you! It’s not your fault! Anyway, we should think of a way to buy some time.」(Mylia)
「You’re right… Umm…」(Aria)
Judging from Aria’s face, Mylia realized that Aria still had something she wanted to say.
「Aria-san, if there’s something else you want to tell me, you can just say it.」(Mylia)
「A, alright… Actually, Her Majesty Queen Kushana said she would visit your territory in the next six months.」(Aria)
Queen Kushana never jokes, so Mylia was sure that she would definitely come to visit.
（Ugh… So I have to turn that village into a big prosperous town in six months…? Sounds like an impossible task, but… Queen Kushana is kinda scary. She has intimidating and sharp eyes… I don’t want to make her angry… I guess I have no choice but to hasten the progress a little bit…）
Mylia felt a chill in the back when she remembered Queen Kushana’s face.
Mylia originally planned to take her time, slowly developing the village while promoting Japanese food culture to the villagers.
However, now that she learned that the queen would come to visit in the next six months, she had no choice but to hurry.
Actually, Mylia didn’t have to worry too much.
Queen Kushana likes Mylia. She had Mylia’s name on top of the list of her favorite people. She just wanted to check on Mylia and help her if needed.
「Oh, yeah. The cardinal wanted to see you. He said he had something important to tell you. I think you should go see him in the cathedral for now.」(Aria)
「I see. Now that you mention it, I remember he said that he would introduce his granddaughter to me. I guess I’ll go see him now then.」(Mylia)
「Okay. I’ll be here if you need me.」(Aria)
「Un. I’ll be back in a moment~」(Mylia)
Mylia let out a sigh and teleported to Celis Cathedral in the center of the royal capital.
As soon as Mylia entered the cathedral, she was greeted by the nun she met the last time she came there.
「Lady Mylia de la Atwood, is it? It’s nice to see you again.」(nun)
「Ah, you remember me.」(Mylia)
「Of course. Cardinal Copel has been waiting for you. Please follow me.」(nun)
The nun guided Mylia inside the cathedral where there was a big statue of Goddess Celis just like the last time she came.
「Please wait a moment. I will go tell the Cardinal that you are here.」(nun)
The nun went to the back room, leaving Mylia alone in front of the statue of Goddess Celis.
（I wonder what kind of person Cardinal Copel’s granddaughter is… I hope she is cute… Nevertheless, since the one he will introduce to me is his granddaughter, not his grandson, I don’t think I have to worry about being forced into marriage.）
While wondering, Mylia looked at the surroundings.
The carvings and the stained glass art on the walls and the ceiling were as beautiful as always.
（The interior of this cathedral really is stunning… Oh, right. I should take pictures with my Camera Magic and use the pictures as references for building the new cathedral in my territory.）
With that in mind, Mylia made a square shape with thumbs and index fingers of both hands and then started taking photos.
After taking pictures for a while, Mylia’s stomach growled.
The quietness of the place made Mylia feel a little anxious, so she took out a bite-sized piece of the royal capital’s popular chewy rice cake from her magic bag and put it into her mouth.
（Mmm~ It’s soft and sweet. Delicious~）
After waiting while eating and taking photos for about five minutes, Cardinal Copel entered the room with a girl wearing rounded glasses.