Chapter 4-8 : Making Fancy Clothes (part 2)
「Please be careful.」(maid)
「Un! I’ll be back soon~」(Mylia)
Mylia waved at the maid and came out of the mansion.
By the way, she didn’t go to school today but she was wearing her school uniform.
（The first store is called “Cereu”. If I’m not mistaken, it’s in the western district of the royal capital.）
Mylia closed her eyes, imagined an alley that not many people pass by on the west side of the city, and teleported there.
She then came out of the alley and walked toward the main street.
（Cereu… Cereu… Oh? The sweets sold in those stalls look delicious~ …No, no. It’s getting late. If I stopped by one stall, I might stop by the other stalls and end up taking a detour and wasting time… I should focus…）
The line of stalls selling delicious food distracted Mylia for a second, but then she shook her head and tried to focus on looking for the boutique while walking down the main street.
（Cereu… Cereu… Ah, there it is!）
After searching for a while, Mylia found the store with a gold-rimmed signboard that says【CEREU】
It was one of the most popular boutiques in the royal capital that mainly sells custom-made outfits.
（Whoa… This store looks so fancy… The goods they sell must be quite expensive…）
Mylia was standing in front of the store and peeked inside through the big glass window.
Robin and Mylia technically were no longer family, but they were still relatives. Thinking that her relative had caused trouble to this shop, Mylia felt like it was hard to get inside.
（In return for delaying the payment of their bills, I promised to visit them myself, so I have to go in. According to Chloe onee-chan, they will be happy if I, the rumored Dragon Slayer, visit their store. It seems that the store’s prestige will rise just by being visited by me… If that’s true, then I have to enter with confidence.）
With that in mind, Mylia took a deep breath and straightened her back. She then put her hand on the golden doorknob of the store and entered.
The bell on the door rang as Mylia stepped inside.
（The atmosphere here is totally different from the outside… The illuminations, the decorations, the placement of the goods, and the expensive-looking carpets are all perfect. What a fancy store…）
Not long after Mylia entered the store, a female clerk approached her and gracefully bowed.
「Welcome to Cereu, My Lady.」(clerk)
She was a young woman with a long chestnut-brown ponytail that was styled neatly. Her make-up made her look pretty and cheerful, but she had a calm atmosphere. She looked good in her neat and beautiful store uniform.
「Good afternoon! This shop is wonderful!」(Mylia)
In her previous life, Mylia always bought her clothes from the nearby shopping district. Moreover, she only bought them when they were on sale. She had never been to a luxury boutique in her previous life.
Seeing Mylia looking around with sparkling eyes, the female clerk felt disappointed a little. She thought that Mylia was a student who skipped her class just to window shop.
However, her expression changed as soon as she noticed the Dragon Slayer emblem on Mylia’s chest.
「P, Pardon me, My Lady… Are you… Baron Mylia de la Atwood?」(clerk)
「Yes, I’m Mylia.」(Mylia)
Right after Mylia answered her, the female clerk bowed deeply.
「Please forgive me for not noticing earlier, Baron Mylia de la Atwood. Let me welcome you once again.」(clerk)
Mylia was a bit panicked when the clerk suddenly became polite toward her.
「Y, You don’t need to be so polite. I’m wearing a school uniform, so you can treat me like a normal student.」(Mylia)
Mylia still wasn’t used to being treated politely by older people. However, the clerk refused to treat her normally.
「Forgive me, Baron Mylia, but I wouldn’t dare to treat an important person like you as I treat a normal student. I’m currently working as a clerk but I’m the next owner of this store. Epada, at your service.」(Epada)
「I see… Epada-san, I’m sorry but… can you at least drop the title? I’m still not used to being called ‘Baron’. Hehe…」(Mylia)
Seeing Mylia saying that while scratching her cheek with her index finger, the female clerk named Epada gave her a reassuring smile.
「Understood, Lady Mylia. Please, take a seat.」(Epada)
Mylia took a seat on the sofa in the corner of the store as prompted.
Epada then sat in front of her and clapped her hands twice.
Right after, an employee who was wearing a maid outfit came with a tea set on a tray. She then poured tea for Mylia and Epada and then left.
（Mmm~ This Darjeeling tea is not bad. It has a stronger aroma than the one at home.）
Mylia sipped the tea and compared the taste with the tea that the maid in her mansion usually made.
「First of all, Lady Mylia, thank you for coming. We have been waiting for your visit.」(Epada)
Epada, who was sitting in a polite manner with both hands on her lap, smiled brightly at Mylia.
「I’m sorry to have kept you waiting. I should have visited sooner but I’ve been busy lately.」(Mylia)
「No, it’s totally fine. Please don’t mind it.」(Epada)
「Umm… Also, I’d like to apologize for any inconvenience Robin might have caused you. I know her very well. She has a very bad personality. I bet she caused you a lot of trouble and made you quite uncomfortable…」(Mylia)
「…Robin de la Atwood…」(Epada)
As she whispered Robin’s name, Epada looked into the distance as if she was recalling how Robin treated her when she visited the store.
（Ughh… Judging from her face, somehow I can tell how bad Robin’s attitude was toward her…）
While thinking that, Mylia made an apologetic expression.
Noticing Mylia’s face, Epada smiled and shook her head.
「Lady Mylia, you don’t have to worry about it. I’ve been working here for a long time and I’ve met a lot of customers who act superior as if they were kings. Miss Robin might be the worst but I heard that you have punished her for us. Thank you, Lady Mylia.」(Epada)
「No, no. I just did it because I thought she deserved it… Anyway, let’s forget about that woman for now.」(Mylia)
「Agreed. If there’s something I can help with, please let me know.」(Epada)
「Ah, actually, there’s something I want you to do for me. Please take a look at this.」(Mylia)
As she said that, Mylia took out the notebook where she drew outfit designs from her magic bag and spread it on the table so that Epada could see the content.