Chapter 4-41 : Talent Identifying Magic (part 2)

 

「A, Ahem! …Everyone, welcome toー」(Mylia)

「ーMylia, I don’t think the people in the back row can hear you. You should speak louder.」(Chloe)

Mylia stood up and began the speech, but Chloe interrupted her.

(Now that she mentions it, those people won’t be able to hear me, but… I’m so nervous that I can’t speak out loud… I think it’s time to make a new spell called Loudspeaker Magic!)

Mylia imagined a megaphone in her head and began to circulate her magical power.

It didn’t take long for her to create a new spell. She then concentrated her magical power in her mouth to activate her Loudspeaker Magic and continued the speech.

「Everyone, welcome to Lavender Town. My name is Mylia de la Atwood, the new feudal lord of the Atwood Territory. Onee-chaー I mean, my older sister, Baronet Chloe, told me that most of you decided to move to this territory after you heard rumors about me. You might think that I was younger than you expected when you saw me, but I promise you that you will have good lives in my territory. I planned to build the best town in this kingdom, and I hope you will like living here!」(Mylia)

「Uwoooogh! Lady Mylia is the best!」
「Long live Lady Mylia!」
「I feel blessed to have a wise and cute feudal lord!」
「Yeah, she’s totally different from those old and corrupt lords.」(immigrants)

While hearing the sound of cheers and applause from the immigrants, Mylia sat back in her bizarre-looking chair and let out a long sigh.

「Ughh… My tummy…」(Mylia)

「Good job, Mylia! Look at them. They all love you!」(Chloe)

「Hehe, thank you, Onee-chan.」(Mylia)

「Now… Bonnie onee-sama, it’s your turn.」(Chloe)

「A, Alright…」(Bonnie)

Even Bonnie was nervous to speak in front of those people, but unlike Mylia, her stomach was fine.

After Mylia applied her Loudspeaker magic on her, she stepped forward and faced the immigrants.

「Everyone, thank you for coming. It’s a pleasure to have each one of you in Lavender Town. My name is Bonnie de la Atwood. I’m Baron Mylia’s older sister and the mayor of this town. If you ever have trouble while living here, you can find me in my office. I will help you as best as I can.」(Bonnie)

Bonnie ended her short speech with a deep bow and stepped back.

At the same time, the people cheered and applauded her.

After the two finished their speech, Chloe stepped forward. It was her turn to talk to the people.

「Good day, everyone. My name is Baronet Chloe de la Atwood. I’m Baron Mylia and Mayor Bonnie’s sister. As one of the top students in the commerce department at Adrashelm Royal Girls’ Academy, my job is to support the feudal lord and the mayor in all aspects of business including the development of this town. Helping my sisters build this town to be the most comfortable town for you to live in is my pleasure.」(Chloe)

After Chloe’s smooth self-introduction, the immigrants and townspeople began to applaud.

「You must be tired from the long journey. We have prepared food and drinks, so I hope you enjoy it. We will start the registration in an hour. For now, please get some rest and fill your stomachs. The church will always be open for those who want to pray.」(Chloe)

After that, the immigrants and the knights started queuing to get the stew that had been prepared and sat on the long benches to enjoy it. Some people who had eaten preferred to pray in the church.

The venue was very busy, but the townspeople who worked there seemed to be happy to serve the immigrants. They were glad that their poverty-ridden village would turn into a lively town with tons of new residents.

ーKuUuuUuu…

When Mylia saw the immigrants eating the stew deliciously with happy faces, her stomach suddenly growled.

「Mylia…」(Chloe)

「Ahaha… Onee-chan, can I have another bowl of the stew?」(Mylia)

「Hahh… I should say no to keep your dignified figure in front of these people, but…」(Chloe)

「You can’t let your precious little sister starve, can you~?」(Mylia)

「Exactly. Wait here, I’ll get it for you.」(Chloe)

「Hehe~ Thank you, Onee-chan.」(Mylia)

Chloe replied to Mylia with a smile and went to get a bowl of stew.

「Aa-ahh, Chloe spoiled Mylia too much again…」(Bonnie)

「Fufu. She really loves Lady Mylia, doesn’t she?」(Josephine)

Bonnie and Josephine who were standing behind Mylia whispered to each other.

At that moment, Mylia suddenly received a telepathic message from Leaf.

『Mylia onee-chan, you seem to be doing something fun. Can I join?』(Leaf)

『L, Leaf!? Where are you?』(Mylia)

『I’m up here.』(Leaf)

Mylia looked up and saw Leaf who was riding one of the griffons in the sky sticking out her head and looking down at Mylia.

『What are you doing there!?』(Mylia)

『Watching those people… Are those people bad guys? Can I blow them up?』(Leaf)

『No, they’re not! And you can’t blow people up so casually!』(Mylia)

『Okay.』(Leaf)

After replying to Mylia, she descended with the griffon and landed next to Mylia at the center of the venue.

The people who saw her started making noises. They were surprised to see a girl descending from the sky while riding a griffon.

「Whoa… Look!」
「She’s riding a griffon.」
「She must be Mylia-sama’s friend.」
「What’s with the leaf on her head?」
「I don’t know, but it looks cute on her.」(immigrants)

(Ughh… Leaf stands out too much! I hope no one realizes that she is a dryad…)

「Why did you come here?」(Mylia)

「I got bored. Your master is always sleeping and doesn’t want to play with me.」(Leaf)

「I see…」(Mylia)

By the way, Leaf decided to live in Titania’s house because she loved the vibe there, but she sometimes returned to the World Tree to check on her friends.

「Lady Mylia, who is this little girl?」(Josephine)

「I’m not ‘little girl’.」(Leaf)

「Ah, you haven’t met her before, have you? Her name’s Leaf. She is ‘technically’ umm… my little sister… And… She is a dryad.」(Mylia)

「Dryad!?」(Josephine)

「Psssstt!! Keep your voice down!」(Mylia)

「Woops!」(Josephine)

Josephine reflectively covered her mouth with both hands.

Luckily, no one seemed to hear what she said.

「Hee… So you’re a dryad. I thought they only existed in legends… I’m Josephine. Nice to meet you, Leaf-chan!」(Josephine)

「You can’t call me that. You have to win against me in a magic battle before you can call me by name.」(Leaf)

「Eeehhh…? I can use magic, but… I’m not really good at fighting…」(Josephine)

「What a shame.」(Leaf)

「Ahaha… Please don’t start a battle in this venue… A lot of people would get hurt…」(Mylia)

While Mylia was thinking about how she could handle Leaf, Chloe returned with a bowl of stew in her hands.

「Ara, Dryad-chan, you came. Welcome.」(Chloe)

「Un.」(Leaf)

Leaf replied to Chloe with a nod and stared at the stew. She seemed to want to try it.

ーKuUuuUuu…

Her stomach growled just like Mylia’s a minute ago.

「Uhh… I thought you only eat fruits and vegetables. This one is mine, okay?」(Mylia)

「I’m curious.」(Leaf)

「Fufu. I wonder who said that you can’t let your little sister starve~ Why don’t you share it with her?」(Chloe)

「Ugh… I did say that, but… Alright… Leaf, let’s eat together. You can have the vegetables. The meat is mine.」(Mylia)

「Okay.」(Leaf)

「Mylia…」(Chloe)

When Chloe sighed and shook her head, Mylia took out an extra spoon from her magic bag and handed it to Leaf. They started eating the stew together like sisters who got along well.

Chloe, Bonnie, and Josephine were watching them with warm gazes.

 

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