Volume 1: The Two Queen Candidates
The Fifth Chapter
by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa
Ange- Oh, Luva-sama, hello!
Luva- Oh, Angelique.
Luva- You look well, Angelique. Are you going to cultivate today?
Ange- Yes, I want Zephel-sama to send his power of Steel.
Luva- Oh yes, I heard. It seems you reincarnated the lost soul in Elysion.
Ange- But I didn't do anything significant. I have Julious-sama and Clavis-sama's power
Luva- Getting those two to cooperate isn't an easy thing to do. I think that alone is
Luva- Oh, no no, it's nothing. Oh, Zephel has confined himself in his room for the last few
Ange- Yes. I'll go and...
Luva- Aaaah, Zephel!?
Luva- Zephel, are you alright?
Luva- Just what have you done this time?
Zephel- It's nothing. I just made a mistake calculating the amount of gunpowder.
Luva- Gunpowder!? Y, you, you aren't making something dangerous again, are you?
Zephel- What do you want?
Ange- Um... Zephel-sama, I'd like to cultivate......
Zephel- Huh? I can't hear you.
*because the explosion irritated his ears*
Ange- P, please. Zephel-sama, they need the technology to build big houses and bridges
to increase the population! Please send the power of Steel to Elysion!!
Zephel- Idiot! I could hear you without using such a loud voice!
Zephel- I understand. I'll remember.
Luva- Ah, Zephel... Is that all you're going to eat again?
Luva- You must have a proper meal.
Zephel- Don't bother me, what I eat is my own business!
Luva- Ah, look, while you're growing, you should have a balanced intake of good nutrition.
And moderate exercise outdoors...
Zephel- Argh, I've already had enough lectures.
Zephel- Unless you also have business, get out!!
Luva- Ah, that child is short-tempered, I wonder if he's not getting enough calcium...
Luva- No... It's my fault after all... isn't it.
Luva- Ah, Zephel's displeasure isn't your fault.
No matter how hard I try, I'm poor at communicating words well. I always get Zephel mad.
Ange- That... isn't your fault.
Luva- Thank you, Angelique.
... Still, I think it's Zephel-sama's fault.
Ange- Short like that, according to what Luva-sama said, he's not getting enough calcium.
I've got a good idea, if I do say so myself!
Ange- I'll go consult with Dia-sama.
Servant- Please wait here.
Uwaa, what a pretty music box.
Ange- ... Huh? It doesn't play.
Dia- Sorry to keep you waiting, Angelique.
Ange- Y y y yes!
Ange- I'm sorry, Dia-sama. The music box is broken...
What will I do, it still doesn't play.
Dia- You shouldn't cry, Angelique.
This music box has been broken since long ago, it doesn't play.
Ange- ... But, it was placed like it was valuable. Is it something important? Dia-sama.
Dia- Yes... it is.
A music box for which time has stopped.
Ange- That's it, Dia-sama, what if you ask Zephel-sama to fix it!?
Certainly you can have the Guardian of Ingenuity-bringing Steel fix it, can't you!?
Dia- ... Perhaps.
Ange- If you like, I can take it to Zephel and ask.
Angelique, perhaps you...
Dia- Yes, thank you Angelique. Then I entrust this to you.
Dia- That reminds me, what business did you have with me?
Ange- Oh, that's right.
Ange- The truth is, I have a request...
A sooty industrial planet.
This is my home.
Efficiency for everything.
Utility for everything.
More Sacrea of Steel.
Zephel- Is this your desire!? You really want such a thing!
Stop!! You want more than this...
It's your fault.
You took my Sacrea and the things your power brought about rapidly increased.
It's all your...
Zephel- Don't say such depressing things. Disappear.
I'll give as much Sacrea as I want.
So leave me alone.
Rosalia De Catargena
with that smiling face.
You don't know the true fear of using a Guardian's power.
Luva- Oh, why if it isn't Angelique.
Ange- Luva-sama, hello.
Ange- Luva-sama, are you going fishing?
Luva- Yes, it's one of my hobbies.
Luva- Ah, though for me, it is to indulge in deeper meditation.
Always I notice only the bait gets taken.
Ange- Oh no, Luva-sama.
Luva- Ah, by the way, you? Where are you going today...
Ange- The truth is I thought I'd give Zephel-sama something nutritious to eat...
Ange- Dia-sama taught me to cook.
Luva- *oh my*
Luva- Ah, Dia did. Oh?
This music box.
Ange- Oh, it's broken and doesn't play. Dia-sama entrusted me with asking Zephel-sama to fix it.
Luva- Dia gave it to you to give to Zephel?
Luva- Oh. This music box...
Ange- Luva-sama, what is this music box?
Luva- It is something the Guardian of Steel before Zephel made......
Yes, I suppose perhaps only Zephel can fix it.
Dia-sama and Luva-sama, it's a little strange.
Ange- Zephel-sama, hello.
Zephel- What do you want?
Today's my day off.
Ange- Zephel-sama, I heard that you hadn't left the mansion even on your day off.
Zephel- What's that?
Ange- It's a picnic lunch. Dia-sama taught me how to make it.
Zephel- What's this?
Ange- Oh, it's a broken music box.
Ange- I was wondering if you wouldn't fix it...
Ange- He's already in a trance.
Ange- Can it be fixed? Zephel-sama.
Zephel- Back off. You're getting in the way, so don't stand so close!
Ange- I'm sorry.
Ange- This was made by the Guardian of Steel before you.
Zephel- ... He did a pretty good job.
Ange- You're a true Ingenuity-bringing Guardian of Steel.
Zephel- Did Luva tell you to come here?
Zephel- Or are you trying to score points as a Queen Candidate by winning over the uncooperative
Ange- Oh, no...
Zephel- Do you know what you want to become Queen for?
Don't feel you can bring your problems here as you please.
Zephel- You smile so frivolously not even knowing what kind of thing the power of Steel is!
Don't come in here rude as you please!!
What made Zephel-sama suddenly so mad!?
Zephel- Get out!
Zephel- Were you planning to butter me up with this?
Ange- I wasn't trying to butter you up, I only thought I would offer you something delicious
Ange- And to ask if you would fix Dia-sama's music box...
Ange- I may not seem like a Queen Candidate, but I wasn't doing anything else...
Ange- I'm sorry if I've been forward!
Zephel- Oh, hey!
Girls think they should cry at anything!
Dia-sama taught me.
Her hands were all injured.
That clumsy person overdoing it.
Zephel- ... Tasty.
I... I think the people of the continent should live in bright spirits!
Come to think of it, she...
Judging by that awkward handiwork, she wasn't very clever.
I didn't mean to say such things.
Only, I'm always too forward with my words and end up hurting my companions.
I wonder if you did that too.
Guardian of Steel.
Marcel- Hey, Ange, cheer up. Don't pay it any mind. Zephel always has a sharp tongue.
Marcel- But there's no malice in it. It's just that he's not obedient.
Zephel- What about me?
Zephel- It wasn't bad, thanks.
Marcel- Oh, there's a music box inside.
Zephel- Oh, incidentally, I fixed it.
Zephel- ... You're nothing like a Queen Candidate and your cultivation is full of holes, but.
I recognize your determination, so keep trying your best.
Ange- Thank you, Zephel-sama!
Dia- ... I could hear these tones again. Thanks to Angelique.
Dia- The trouble of the Alternation Ceremony of the Guardian of Steel has been weighing on me
greatly, I hadn't done anything until now.
Luva- Ah, it's the same with me. Since even though we adults say something, Zephel only rebels...
Thank you, Angelique.
Dia- Angelique and Rosalia.
Their presence certainly has been having an effect on the Guardians.
Unconsciously, they have brought a pleasant change.
This could be what is called the Queen's Sacrea.
Ripples beautiful on the water's surface.
Their rings joined...
Luva- Ah, I look forward to it.
Dia- Receiving Angelique's power, I wonder how our world will change after this.
Along with gentle music,
Moving stopped time,
On angel's wings.
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