Reincarnated Young Lady Aims to Be an Adventurer - Volume 9 Chapter 168
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
This is a scene that coincides with when Sera went to Galle’s Independence Day Festival.
In the middle of the night, on the eve of Galle’s Independence Day, Sera was asleep with Lu balled up at her feet, and Asu came flying by.
“Lu, do you know about Café Polupolu?” asked Asu.
“It’s a café in Judor that the students like to go to. I recommend the Lemon Mousse Cake or the ramen. Why are you asking me about Polupolu, Asu?” asked Lu.
“There’s going to be a late-night Sera-Alu meeting there, tonight,” said Asu.
“What, now?” asked Lu.
Sounds of hearty discussion buzzed throughout the room.
“Quiet down, everyone! Quiet! We’re all adults, here, now, so we can’t be acting too wild. We’ll be causing trouble for the generous owner of the Polupolu Café, who has agreed to supply us with a meeting place, tonight! Sheesh… All right, then we will now begin the 111th meeting of supporters of Serafiona and the Four Sister Knights who have given their lives to restore peace to our world!”
A round of applause broke out.
Two short bursts sounded from a whistle. “The master of ceremonies will be me, a first-grade civil official. I am Everest, a C-rank member of the Trundle Guild. Thank you. Now, as we are independent supporters of the Four Sister Knights, and the state of emergency has subsided, we will now continue our usual activities in secret. I’m sorry, but we will not be visited by Second Lieutenant Alma, Second Lieutenant Sasara, or our Holy Woman, tonight.”
“What! Sasara’s not coming?! I’m devastated…”
“Hey, Silk! How is Sasara-sama, lately?”
“Yes, she is registered in the national military, but she is almost always working in Trundle. She’s busy with the adjustments needed in Judor’s newly formed armies, she’s involved in the former governor Elza-sama’s personal guard, and I don’t get to see her often. However, I did receive a letter from the orphanage that she is doing well.”
“…Wait, what? Are you really Silk, the crybaby?”
“Your voice dropped, didn’t it? We older brothers are shocked…”
“More importantly, how the hell did that dainty little kid turn into such a muscle man…”
“Is something wrong, brothers?” asked Silk in a deep voice.
“…No, as long as Sasara-sama is doing well, everything’s fine…”
“Yes, it’s actually easier to worship them when they’re not hear themselves…”
“Hmm, yes. Silk – Thank you for reporting Sasara’s status. Now… Ah! There he is! Nick! Tell us about how Alma is doing.”
“What? Everest, you work in the royal palace, so you should probably be hearing more about how she is doing at work and whatnot. That’s what I want to hear about. That girl never lets me know about her troubles at work…”
“Whoa! Nick! Are you bragging about how she’s your girlfriend? You bastard!!”
“To think that honest, neat, lily-like Alma would ever go out with the likes of you… Waaahhh!”
“Nick, you better not be doing anything insolent towards Alma!”
“…I choose to remain silent.”
“Nick! Y-you haven’t kissed her, have you?”
“Alma-tan, no! No, Alma-tan!”
“Quiet down, you fools!”
“Kodak-sensei!!!” everyone cried out, at once.
“Alma is gritting her teeth and working very hard as the King’s assistant. She’s also the valedictorian of the 67th graduating class of the Academy of Knighthood, and she knows that if she falters, she will face criticism and blame from people like you. She doesn’t have the free time to be messing around with Nick! Isn’t that right, Nick?”
“Huh? Ah, yeah, well…” Nick trailed off, mumbling.
Everyone was in a state of silent shock.
“Uh, um, okay. Kodak-sensei, thank you for informing us of Alma’s current condition. Could you tell us a little about how Serafiona has been doing, as well?”
“Hm? Serafiona is at the Galle Independence Day Festival right now. She tells people she’s healthy, now, but when she’s alone and has her guard down, she touches the scar on her collarbone and winces from time to time. Elza-sama has decided that it would be best for her to stay in Galle for a while. In Galle, Asu… Uh, there are many very skilled medical magicians in Galle.”
“What did you sayyy!!”
“Oh, Cecil! What’s wrong? Why are you face down on the floor?”
“I thought that if I stayed in Galle, I would get to see Serafiona-sama more often. I thought she would often visit His Highness Gilan, so I decided to study abroad under Lord Gardner, but once I got there, she never showed up! Then, when summer vacation starts at my school, I quickly dashed back home, and now you tell me she’s not here…”
“What the hell! Cecil, your motivations for studying abroad were loaded with ulterior motives?”
“I thought you couldn’t betray your close associate, Lord Gardner, and that was your beautifully kind reason for going.”
“Of course, that was one reason, too! However, we at the Sera-Alu club hold Serafiona-sama and Alma-sama as a top priority, no matter what! That’s our way of showing our gratitude for being able to live in the same time and place as the two of them, right? Am I wrong?”
“…That’s right!!!” cried everyone.
“I’m sorry, Cecil. I had momentarily forgotten our calling.”
“Yeah, the fact that Cecil held Serafiona-sama as his first priority goes without saying. It’s our duty.”
“Thank you for understanding.”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
Two claps rang out. “All right. It’s good that you shook hands and came to an understanding. As for me, whenever I want to contact Serafiona-sama, I use my magic messaging to reach her and meet up with her at Trundle Guild. That way, she is sure to get my message, and even when she can’t meet, she responds with a cute little hand-written message saying, “Sorry”.
“What?!” cried everyone at once.
“Ev-Everest! You’ve been messaging Serafiona-sama directly?”
“You’ve betrayed us!”
“We can just get at her, directly, like that?”
“W-well, then I’m going to do that too! I’ll message her with my fiery passion tonight, as soon as I can!”
“Quiet down, you fools!”
“Kodak-sensei!” cried everyone, at once.
“Listen up, all right? Serafiona is extremely busy. If it’s true that Everest’s messages are even getting through to Serafiona in the first place, it’s because he has permission as his motives have been deemed useful and free of wickedness. If you send her a weird message, know that you will be facing the wrath of the Witch Queen.”
“The Witch Queen!!” everyone cried out.
“…The Witch Queen is said to be a very angry person, isn’t she?”
“Her daughter was injured and now she is in a position where she must support the kingdom that caused her daughter harm, so it’s no wonder.”
“But the Witch Queen was warm-hearted enough to allow her to dance at the graduation party, wasn’t she?”
“Yes, but after dancing with Kodak-sensei and Nick, Serafiona-sama became too tired to dance anymore… My dreams ended there.”
“Dreams should probably remain as dreams, though…”
“Well, now, don’t call them dreams. Maybe I can try sending a letter with your messages. Even though you’re a graduate of the Academy of Knighthood, being able to send magic messages is a useful skill for any career. If you want to talk about this further, please come talk to me before the meeting is over. I, Nick, and the other members of the Trundle Guild will use any magic necessary to help you all out.”
“W-what?!” cried everyone at once.
“Oh, it’s nearly midnight, and so I will ask for the final message.”
“Uh, the recent and youngest ever winner of the World Pen Club award for writing ‘The unselfish holy person Serafiona and her love and miracles’ – Murdock. You’ve done well visiting us in this country. Go ahead!”
“I’ve arrived today to attend this Sera-Alu meeting! I know just what to say! By the way, I’ve decided to use the money I’ve won from the World Pen Club award to build a ‘Prize Acceptance Commemoration Library’.”
“Ohhh!” cried everyone at once.
“I aim to create the largest collection of books in the world, and I will dedicate one room to the Four Sister Knights, and in the basement, I will make an… officially meeting place for the “Sera-Alu” club.”
“Ohhh!!!” cried everyone at once.
“However, as you all know, the only thing I am good at is writing… You are all doing great work in various fields. I was hoping you could all help me.”
“Do you intend to have us work for you for free, Murdock?”
“Kodak-sensei! In order to make a library that befits the Four Sister Knights, my prize money for my award is not quite enough… For all of you who agree to help me, I will place a nameplate with your name on a wall in the library, and gift you with 100 copies of a Four Sisters lithograph that rivals Nelson-senpai’s Four Holy Beasts work…”
“I’ll supply you with Trundle lumber at half price!”
“Hey, that’s not fair! You’re going to use your S-rank discount on this?”
“Hmm, yes. Well, then, I shall offer my services to get you through complicated government office procedures.”
“I-I’ll get you the cutting-edge books and materials from Galle. I’ll somehow get permission to get them donated!”
“I wonder if I can somehow help… Ah, well I can put defensive magic around the entire building for some time.”
“I’m from a merchant family, so I’ll get you good tables and chairs.”
“My family rules over a viscounty, and we own a shipping company, so I can transport goods for free, for a little while.”
“Waaahhh! I can’t contribute anything!”
“Me neither! But I want those Four Sister lithographs – even if I have to borrow money to buy them!”
“That’s it! I’m quitting the military to become a Construction King!”
“Me too! Murdock! Put me to work!”
“No, put me to work!”
“Hey, we have enough people, already!”
Everyone fell into a state of silent confusion.
“…Ah, let’s go home, shall we?”
“…That was a solid Sera-Alu meeting, wasn’t it. It was pleasant.”
“Lu-sama, and Asu-sama, you too! You should have told me about an event this interesting a long time ago! Hmph!”
The three holy beasts spoke amongst themselves quietly and returned to Sera’s side while she slept.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]