Chapter 4-33 : Cardinal’s Granddaughter (part 3)
「By the way, Lady Mylia, have you done anything as a precaution against the meteor?」(Cardinal Copel)
「Yeah. I’ve prepared a big barrier covering the Atwood Territory. It will protect the territory from the meteor.」(Mylia)
「That’s incredible. I expect nothing less from you. How about Aaron?」(Cardinal Copel)
「For now, I made a barrier around the village to trap him inside. He has been quiet ever since he was stripped of his nobility.」(Mylia)
Mylia said that Aaron has been quiet, but Mylia didn’t know that Aaron had been waiting for Mylia to leave the village.
Now that Mylia, the only person who could stop him, was away from the village, Aaron thought of taking Chloe hostage.
At the same moment as Mylia was talking with Cardinal Copel, Aaron was trying to capture Chloe.
However, he didn’t know that Chloe had a strong bodyguard, Hypnus.
As a result of angering the strongest griffon in the southern region, Aaron was blown away by a powerful wind spell and got several injuries.
「I see. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not, but please don’t let your guard down.」(Cardinal Copel
「Oh, yeah. Josephine is a skillful witch. You can borrow her power in case of an emergency. I’m sure she will be a reliable force.」(Cardinal Copel)
「Alright. My barrier will definitely protect the village from the meteor, so I think everything will be fine, but I will borrow her power in case something goes wrong.」(Mylia)
「Please do. She will be happy to help you.」(Cardinal Copel)
（Cardinal Copel’s right. I can’t let my guard down. Perhaps I should ask Master and Leaf to keep an eye on the situation as well.）
「But… A barrier that can withstand the power of a meteor, huh…? You never stop to impress me. Not many magicians can make barriers, let alone a barrier that can withstand the destructive power of a meteor.」(Cardinal Copel)
Mylia made the barrier with the help of Titania and Leaf, but she couldn’t say that an elf and a dryad helped her, so she decided to hide it.
「If possible, I would like you to cast that powerful barrier on this cathedral as well so that people can pray without worry here.」(Cardinal Copel)
「Umm, this kind of barrier is actually hard to make and it takes time, so… I will do it when I have free time.」(Mylia)
「Thank you, Lady Mylia. This cathedral is a symbol of the royal capital, so it should be protected from any danger, don’t you agree?」(Cardinal Copel)
「Y, Yeah, I agree.」(Mylia)
After talking with Cardinal Copel a little longer, Mylia decided to return to the village.
「Josephine-san, it’s time to go. Are you ready?」(Mylia)
「Yes, I’m ready. I’ve packed my belongings in my magic bag.」(Josephine)
Josephine stood up and put the blueprint she spread on the floor into her magic bag.
「Alright. Now grab my hand.」(Mylia)
Saying that, Mylia stuck out her hand toward Josephine.
However, Josephine was staring at it with a puzzled face.
「Grab… Your hand…? Are we going to walk while holding hands…?」(Josephine)
「Fufu. Nope. I’m going to use Teleportation Magic to teleport us to the Atwood Territory.」(Mylia)
「「Teleportation Magic!?」」(Cardinal Copel & Josephine)
Cardinal Copel and Josephine were surprised.
Mylia forgot that Chloe told her to hide the fact that she could use Teleportation Magic from anyone, especially the queen if possible.
Magicians who can use Teleportation Magic are rare after all.
Chloe was afraid that the queen would use Mylia’s ability for military purposes.
「Umm… Cardinal Copel, can you keep it a secret from the queen? Well, I think she will find out about it someday, though…」(Mylia)
「Don’t worry, Lady Mylia. I understand. I won’t tell her. You have my word.」(Cardinal Copel)
「Thank you. Well then, Josephine-san, please grab my hand.」(Mylia)
After Josephine grabbed Mylia’s hand, Mylia turned to Cardinal Copel and said her goodbye.
「Cardinal Copel, I will come again. You can leave your granddaughter to me.」(Mylia)
「Thank you, Lady Mylia. I will always be waiting for your next visit.」(Cardinal Copel)
Mylia then used Teleportation Magic and disappeared from Cardinal Copel’s sight.
「Hm? UwaAaaaAaaAAaa!! I’m falling! I’m falliiiiing!!」(Josephine)
Mylia and Josephine teleported into the sky about five hundred meters above the royal capital.
Josephine was surprised when she realized she was in the sky.
「Josephine-san, please calm down! It’s okay, you’re not falling!」(Mylia)
「Hmm, it’s better not to stay here any longer. Alright, we’re going to teleport a few times until we reach the Atwood Territory. You may be surprised by the sudden change of scenery, but bear with it, okay?」(Mylia)
「Here we goー」(Mylia)
Thanks to the increase of Mylia’s magic efficiency, the distance she could travel in one teleportation had increased.
Now she only needed to use Teleportation Magic six times to reach the Atwood Territory from the royal capital.
It only took a few seconds for them to reach their destination.
「Josephine-san, welcome to the Atwood Territory!」(Mylia)
「Whoaaa!! There are so many lavender fields!」(Josephine)
Josephine looked down at the lavender fields while they were floating in the air above the village.
After they teleported once again to the ground, Mylia looked at Josephine a bit worriedly.
「Josephine-san, are you okay?」(Mylia)
「Un! Teleportation Magic is amazing! I’m a witch myself, but I don’t think I’ll be able to use it. As expected from a Dragon Slayer! Lady Mylia, you’re amazing!」(Josephine)
While Josephine was looking at Mylia in awe with her cute red eyes, Chloe, who was riding on Hypnus’ back, approached the two from the sky.
「Mylia, welcome home!」(Chloe)
「Ah, Onee-chan! I’m home!」(Mylia)
After Chloe got off Hypnus’ back and landed on the ground, she turned her gaze toward the girl with glasses and a priest robe next to Mylia.
「Mylia, who is she?」(Chloe)
「Ah, she isー」(Mylia)
「ーG-g-g-griffon!? There’s a griffon here!? This is the first time I’ve seen one!」(Josephine)
Josephine shouted before Mylia could introduce her. She was surprised to see a griffon, but Mylia ignored her and continued talking.
「She is Cardinal Copel’s granddaughter.」(Mylia)
「The cardinal’s granddaughter?」(Chloe)
「Aa! I’m sorry. I should have introduced myself sooner. My name is Josephine. It’s an honor to see you, Lady Chloe.」(Josephine)
Josephine bowed gracefully as she introduced herself.
「It’s nice to see you too. I’m Chloe.」(Chloe)
「Lady Chloe, I’ve heard a lot about you. But… I didn’t know that you had a griffon as a pet.」(Josephine)
「Ah, you mean Hypnus? He’s not my pet.」(Chloe)
「Josephine-san, Chloe onee-chan is the leader of the griffons in this region!」(Mylia)
「The leader of the griffons!? That’s so cool! …The little sister is an amazing Dragon Slayer, and the older sister is the leader of the griffons! What extraordinary siblings! I can’t wait to work with both of you!」(Josephine)
「So, the cardinal sent you to help us? That’s great!」(Chloe)
「Onee-chan, she is actually here to teach me about the customs in the Church of Celis, but I discovered her talent and decided to hire her as a construction engineer.」(Mylia)
「Wait… A construction engineer?」(Chloe)
「Un. She actually knows a lot about buildings and construction. She even made a design for the cathedral that will be built here. Josephine-san, can you show her the blueprint?」(Mylia)
Josephine took out the blueprint of the cathedral she made and spread it on the table.
She then began to explain about her plan to build the cathedral.
「Aa-ahh, it’s gonna be a long explanation…」(Mylia)
「Fufu. What an energetic person.」(Chloe)
「I think so too.」(Mylia)
While Josephine was explaining, Chloe and Mylia whispered to each other, talking about Josephine.