Volume 1: The Two Queen Candidates
The Third Chapter
by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa
Sara- It's time. Dia-sama is waiting.
Pastha- Ah, I'll go soon.
Researcher- Is it planet Epsilon-Alpha? How is the condition of the Queen Examination?
Pastha- No one should know of the enactment of the Queen Examination except for the people of
one section. Don't speak so carelessly.
Researcher- Y... yes, I'm sorry.
Sara- You shouldn't get so angry.
Pastha- I am not angry. I was being cautious however.
Pastha- That was because your brow is creased.
Don't make that face in front of me.
Pastha- ... I'm sorry.
Sara- It certainly seems you were a little irritated.
Is it the cultivation of the new planet?
Pastha- As I have been commanded by Her Majesty, I have watched over the growth
of various planets.
Plainly speaking, I am apprehensive about the Queen Candidates manner of doing things.
Pastha- I am uneasy as to whether girls like that should be entrusted with not only the fate
of the planet but also the fate of the cosmos.
Sara- Pastha, they won't be perfect people from the beginning.
Sara- The Queen Candidates are trying their best. I'm sure soon it will become a
Sara- It's your bad habit. You think too seriously about things.
Pastha- And you are too optimistic about everything.
Sara- Oh, did you forget?
The words I speak always come true.
A beautiful planet.
Rich green land.
Light reflects off the water's surface.
Birds sing, flowers bloom.
This is my continent.
It's just like paradise.
Ange- I'm sorry, Lumiale-sama. I fell asleep.
Lumiale- The tone of the harp gave you a nice feeling and you unintentionally...
Lumiale- It's alright. Since the song just now was a lullaby from my home.
Lumiale- Have you not been getting much sleep?
I heard that the light in your room was on until late last night.
Ange- It's okay. Since I didn't receive special training like Rosalia,
there is a lot I have to study.
Lumiale- ...... You're working hard.
Ange- Oh, but on the continent finally green buds have sprung up and established
a little forest.
Ange- The sea has become calm and there are a lot fewer earthquakes than before.
Little by little it's becoming stable.
Lumiale- That continent is like a newborn infant. If you've already gone to sleep
it cries in a loud voice. I suppose it's full of a life force.
Lumiale- Please be very careful.
Ange- Oh, yes...
Lumiale- Did you go to see its condition yesterday?
Ange- ... No. The truth is I... can't ride that transportation device very well.
Even though only the mind flies to the planet from the Royal Research Institute.
Ange- All of a sudden, I'm thrown out into the sky...
and I think I'm going to fall.
Ange- *No, mommy, I'm gonna die*
Lumiale- ... On that device, even if by any chance you did fall, you certainly wouldn't die.
Ange- But, to my mind it's unstable and dangerous and it makes Pastha-san angry.
Ange- Ever since then I've been kind of scared...
Lumiale- It's important to see the continent you are cultivating with your own eyes.
Lumiale- Today rest at ease and tomorrow pluck up your courage... alright?
Ange- Yes, Lumiale-sama.
Marcel- Oh, Angelique, here you are.
Marcel- Since I heard the sound of Lumiale's harp, I thought you might be here.
Marcel- You said you wanted flowers in your room, right?
So I thought I'd give this to you.
Ange- Uwaa, thank you, Marcel-sama.
Lumiale- Marcel, what kind of flower will bloom?
Marcel- Ehehe, that's secret. Look forward to it until it blooms.
Marcel- But, since plants are straightforward, if you pay important attention to it,
a beautiful flower will bloom.
Marcel- I always talk to the flowers.
Marcel- Afterwards I do stuff like let them listen to beautiful music.
Lumiale- Then, for the sake of the beautiful flower bud.
Ange- I promised Lumiale-sama, but I'm still depressed.
Rosa- Oh my, Angelique?
Rosa- It's been a while since you've been here.
Rosa- I just came from seeing the continent, it's certainly doing well.
Ange- How depressing.
Rosa- Incidentally, I also took a glance at your continent, however.
Just a glance.
Rosa- The cultivation is going slower than I thought.
Rosa- Well, as the perfect Queen Candidate, it's only natural that there should
be this much difference between us.
Even shepherd's purse won't grow, I feel sorry for your continent.
Ange- That's not true. There are a few plants and animals.
Rosa- Oh excuse me, they were so insignificant I failed to notice them.
It's my fault that she talks about my continent that way.
If I just check the researchers' data, I don't know the real condition of the continent.
I don't confirm it with my own eyes!
Lumiale- Angelique, what's the matter?
Ange- Lumiale-sama, please tell me, I... What should I do?
Ange- I have to go to the continent.
But, I can't. No matter what, I'm afraid. I couldn't ride the transportation device
Ange- Rosalia's continent is developing rapidly. Like this, my continent is getting worse.
Ange- Why can't I be the same kind of Queen Candidate as Rosalia...?
Lumiale- Being afraid, you can't move forward.
Lumiale- Angelique, there is nothing you can do about not thinking like Rosalia.
You must build your own continent.
Lumiale- For that purpose, you see continent with your own eyes and you request what is necessary.
Lumiale- If you really think that continent is important, then no matter how painful it is
you must overcome it, right?
Ange- ... Yes.
Olivie- You've abandoned your usual style of speaking, haven't you? Lumiale.
Olivie- I thought you pamper and comfort.
Lumiale- It was only this, Angelique must overcome things herself.
Lumiale- It is because she is a Queen Candidate.
Olivie- My my, what a grim look...
Olivie- *I got to see something interesting*
Ange- I... wonder what I wanted Lumiale-sama to say to me.
Ange- You're out of water...
Ange- I'm sorry, I forgot to water you this morning.
I have to go to the continent, after all.
I have to pay attention to it!
Ange- It's alright, it's alright.
I loved roller coasters.
Ange- Pa Pastha-san.
Pastha- The golden haired Queen Candidate...
Pastha- What have you been doing these last few days!!
Ange- I I'm sorry!
Pastha- A terrible thing is happening on your continent.
Ange- Huh? What is it?
Pastha- You should go and confirm it with your own eyes.
Something has happened on my continent?
Pastha- Focus your mind and resolve the place you want to go to.
It's alright, I won't fall.
I'll just stand up steady and open my eyes.
An erupting volcano... over there...!!
Ange- How awful.
What will I do...
Somebody help me!
Ange- Lumiale-sama, help me! You're Guardian of Water, aren't you?
Ange- A volcano... a volcano has erupted and burned the forest!
Like this, the plants that finally grew will die!
Lumiale- Angelique, please calm down.
I can't do anything.
I certainly am the Guardian of Water, but it is not a power that can do things that can be
seen like making it rain and controlling floods.
Lumiale- You understand that, don't you, Angelique?
Ange- Then what is Sacrea for?
You can't even save the life in front of your eyes now...
Lumiale- That is true, at a time like this, I have no way.
Only to protect the Sanctuary.
Lumiale- Sacrea fills me, I am aware of it's existence, but I can't use it for my own purposes.
I accept Her Majesty's will and for the first time it is a power that affects the world.
Lumiale- I can't use any power for you now. Forgive me, Angelique.
Lumiale-sama, what a sorrowful look.
Ange- I'm sorry, Lumiale-sama. What I said was mean. I'm sorry.
Lumiale- It's fine, Angelique.
Are you alright now?
Ange- ... Yes...
Lumiale- Well, if the volcano is to be controlled, ask Pastha and go look at the condition
of the continent. Then, let's think of what should be done after that together.
Lumiale- If you wish, my Sacrea can heal the wounded continent with the gentleness of water.
Ange- ... I'm sorry.
It was because I didn't have courage.
Ange- I'm sorry...
I only thought about how to cultivate, I never really saw you.
I have to protect this land.
Lumiale- That continent is like a newborn infant.
Marcel- I talk to them.
Pastha- A name?
Ange- Yes, I want to name that continent.
Pastha- It's not that you can't but, just what is the name?
So it will become a beautiful land like a heavenly flower garden.
Rosa- You really are a boring girl. You'll be amazed at the charm of my concept.
Rosa- Let's see, if it were me, Felicia.
I'll name it Felicia. It means a magnificent land full of happiness.
Ange- Don't imitate me, Rosalia.
Rosa- It's not imitation. By all means it is a fitting name.
Rosa- *It's not my fault you regret giving it such a self-conceited name as Elysion.*
Ange- *It's none of your business!*
Pastha- I've never heard of a continent under cultivation being named, but...
Pastha- Perhaps Sara's prediction will come true.
Felicia and Elysion.
Clavis- Lumiale, why are you smiling?
Lumiale- No, it's nothing, Clavis-sama.
It is important to wish for yourself.
We will lend you our power according to your wishes.
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