Kaoru Chapter 20: Lyotal family
*** next morning ***
Acyl usually takes a nap in the laboratory but his sleeping pose make his body hurts a little bit.
And just like usual, a voice calling out to him when he is waking up.
「Ah, Acyl-san, you woke up.
Well, what did I tell you about fixing your sleeping pose, you will hurt your body when you sleep like that」 (Kaoru)
Did I have a hallucination because I stayed in the laboratory. Kaoru shouldn’t be here to call out for me, was she?
「You don’t have to look so surprised …
I will prepare breakfast now.
Because I thought that Acyl would stay at your parents house, I didn’t buy foods for breakfast.
I only just found you sleeping here!」(Kaoru)
It’s really Kaoru standing there like usual.
What about my regret and despair yesterday?
Kaoru brings the breakfast to the table and calling out to me
Oh well, that’s right.
For the time being, I should eat breakfast and listen to her story about yesterday.
If I act rough towards Kaoru like pulling her hands, Alban and Brian will be angry and that will be scary.
No, believe me, I will not do anything! Just talk!
According to Kaoru.
Yesterday, she went to her acquaintance’s place on a carriage, changed clothes, and then she came back to the workshop.
Because Kaoru spent some time in the house of the acquaintance. That why in the end I came back before her. And when she came back, most of people were already in bed.
No, no, what I want to hear isn’t that!
「Well, Kaoru, that one from yesterday …」(Acyl)
「Ah, an acquaintance of mine has prepared the dress for me…」 (Kaoru)
「No, not that! I mean… the power that cured Calvin’s injury …」 (Acyl)
「Oh, are you talking about the gift from the goddess?」 (Kaoru)
Huh, just like that …
Acyl is on his knees with both hands on the ground (T.N: orz)
After some time, the story that I heard from Kaoru was as follows.
Kaoru is from a distant country, one day, goddess Celestine took a liking to her and became her friend. The goddess also gave her some special power.
However for some reason, Kaoru couldn’t stay in her country anymore.
She came to this country and lived a normal life while hiding her power.
But after some time, she thought it would be wrong not to use the power that the goddess gave her to save those who are unhappy.
But Kaoru says「If someone knows about this power of mine, I will be aimed again. However, if everyone knows at once, no one will be able to monopolize me」
No one would allow such hostile actions that try to monopolize Kaoru.
So last night, she got a good place in front of a lot of aristocrats and she did it quickly before getting away un-noticed.
「Well then, are you interested in Cedric-nii-san and lined up in the row of 「The ceremony of applying for companion」…?」 (Acyl)
「「The ceremony of applying for companion」? What is it?」 (Kaoru) (Translate joke: Is it delicious ?)
「Hahaha … No, nothing, hahaha …」 (Acyl)
Acyl has a dry laughter.
「No, not that.
What am I going to do now?
You did something like that at the party!
What am I going to say to my father and explain
No, more than that, what about the safety of Kaoru …」 (Acyl)
Kaoru calmly answers to the impatient Acyl
「Well, even if people from the party last night spread the news.
Other people will not easily believe the rumor at the beginning, so it will not happen any time soon. But well, since there were quite a number of people there, rumor about me will have its credibility.
I think it will take a few days.
And when the rumors are spreading well enough that some powerful people heard about it, I wonder if I will get invited anytime soon …」 (Kaoru)
「Yes, the royal palace, or something」 (Kaoru)
「Ah, that’s right Acyl-san.
Please tell your father that「You had helped a noble daughter of another country that was about to become a tool of politics」and「You are the only noble in this country that she can trust」
And, no one would think that I am serving as a helper in this place so I will not be found until then」 (Kaoru)
「Kaoru, who in the world are you …」 (Acyl)
「Father, did you call for me?」 (Acyl)
「Stop pretending! I need you to explain!
Tell me all about that little girl, right now!」 (Lyotal)
When I returned to Lyotal’s baron family which is my home, I was greeted by my father with anger.
We are talking in the the office of the Baron house.My older brother Cedric is also there.
「I told you about what had happened last night!
Fortunately, because the 「The ceremony of applying for companion」to Cedric was done, I could keep the appearance.
But people made a fuss since then, I was being showered with questions!!」 (Lyotal)
Acyl is frightened by the anger of his gentle father.
what kind of daughter is she?
what kind of relationship she had with Achille?
why did she line up in Cedric’s 「The ceremony of applying for companion」
What is that power?
Is that girl an angel of the goddess Celestine ?
The relationship between that girl and the Baron Lyotal’s family is…
But I don’t know anything. What can I answer!
But do you think those excited people will be satisfied with that kind of answer?
Acyl, why did you run away by yourself?!」 (Lyotal)
No, well, I ran away because I couldn’t answer it myself too, Father.
After that, Acyl explained to his father with what he was told by Kaoru.
Lyotal now knew that only the son got the trust of that girl was both pleased and worried.
[ A girl who received power from the goddess’s love, an angel. If Lyotal’s family can have her as friend. And if my son can have her…
But, is it possible for such an angel to join my Lyotal family which is quite low rank?
There are Viscounts, Earls, Marquess and even duke or the royal family. Everyone will search for her.
If we get caught up in a dispute, we may be crushed.
However, what happened from last night had already spread for a long time already.
She is on good terms with Acyl.
And she was lined up for Cedric’s 「Ceremony of applying for companion」, she also used her power of miracle for Cedric and Calvin. Isn’t this a good story … ?] (Lyotal’s inner thought)
「Okay, Acyl, do you know where she is?」 (Lyotal)
「Yes, but I don’t think I can tell more, I can’t risk losing her trust」 (Acyl)
「Well, only obey the imperial command from the royal palace and act as an intermediary, ignoring all inquiries and pressures from other aristocrats, etc.
Defend her and cooperate until then.
Watch out for the trail when you go to meet her!」 (Lyotal)
「I understand…」 (Acyl)
「Acyl, I’d like you to help me send her a message」 (Cedric)
Cedric, who had been listening to the story until then, spoke to Acyl suddenly.
「Please tell her that I will gladly accept her application of companion」 (Cedric)
Ah, that’s why my older brother Cedric stays here.
「Brother, Kaoru didn’t know that that was an application for companion.
All she wanted was just giving Calvin the goddess blessing. And saying her greeting to brother and father.
She wasn’t interested in anything. Noble or Royal.
「With her, the only one she can trust in this country’s aristocracy is me only!」 (Acyl)
My older brother Cedric is stunned.
Although he isn’t a bad person, but my father had always prioritized my brother and everyone loves him more than me. No-one really prioritized me more than my brother before. But now I’m somewhat relieved because of Kaoru.
For now, I should go back to the workshop in a hurry before my brother resurrected and said something.
It was a while later that the messenger from the royal palace arrived at the Lyotal house.
Not even Kaoru could predict what her three potions she gave out in the past while played as a goddess, were used and how these potions affected on this country.
The main figures of the royal palace had witnessed the 「Miracles of Goddess」a few months ago. So the king was instantly moved at the moment when he heard about the event last night …