Volume 3: The Boy of the Green Hill

The Ninth Chapter

by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa

[110]
My Sacrea.

The gentleness-bringing
power of clear water.

Filling that land,
Bring healing and tenderness to the people.

[111]
Lumiale- This single drop of water
will fill the people's parched hearts with gentleness.

[112]
*suddenly*
Lumiale- As Angelique wishes,
I water the land of Elysion.

[113]
Lumiale- How is the condition of Elysion, Angelique?

Ange- Yes.

Ange- I think due to your power, mutual consideration is returning to the people of Elysion
little by little.

Lumiale- Really?

Lumiale- The Sacrea of Water will gently spread even to the earth and the plants.

[114]
Ange- Thank you, Lumiale-sama.

Lumiale- I'm happy to be of help to you.

Ange- ... Lumiale-sama...... um...

Ange- Lumiale-sama, what do you think of Clavis-sama?

Lumiale- Of Clavis-sama...?

[115]
Ange- Yes.
Um... the impression I get from the Guardians is that they resemble the power they preside over.

Ange- From you, it's the gentleness of water.

Ange- From Julious-sama, it's pride.
From Luva-sama, it's the prudence of one who presides over wisdom.
But, as for Clavis-sama...
I get the feeling of frightfulness more than peace...

Oh!

[116]
Ange- I'm sorry.
That was rude...

Ange- Since you and Clavis-sama seem close,
I wanted to try asking you.

Lumiale- Are you thinking of wanting to send the power of Dark to Elysion?

Ange- Yes.

Death and destruction are my domain.

Ange- But, I haven't visited his room since then.

[117]
Lumiale- I see.

Lumiale- To be sure, in Clavis-sama there is something shadowy keeping people away.
That's probably why he reflects something difficult for you to approach.

Lumiale- Even I don't know what that shadow is.

[118]
Lumiale- However, the real Clavis-sama isn't as frightening a person as you think.

Lumiale- I'll tell you secretly.

Lumiale- In this Flying City
mansions were built for the Guardians to rest.

Lumiale- Surrounded by a peaceful forest, around Clavis-sama's mansion,
naturally birds and animals gather.
Everyone goes to rest themselves as they please.

[119]
Lumiale- Even Clavis-sama only gazes quietly at such a state.

Lumiale- At times like that, his eyes fill with very gentle peace.
*smile*
Though he says it's noisy.

That Clavis-sama with birds and animals...
I don't believe it.

Lumiale- Sometimes, even Zephel and Olivie come to visit.
It seems their goals are various.

Ange- Huh?

[120]
Lumiale- Therefore, Angelique,
if a person doesn't try to make deep connection with him, they won't know his true form.
I think the power of Dark is the same.

Lumiale- Do you understand?

Ange- Yes.

Lumiale- Angelique.
... Next time, may I invite you to my mansion?

Lumiale- There is a beautiful fountain.
Won't you sketch with me?

Ange- Really?

[121]
Ange- I'd be delighted.
I look forward to it, Lumiale-sama.

Kyaa! I got an invitation from Lumiale-sama!

That's it. Since he's close to Lumiale-sama who's so gentle,
Clavis-sama isn't as scary a person as he looks.

[122]
That time, Clavis-sama took a stern attitude for the sake of Elysion,
And he was going to receive the Sacrea to protect Marcel-sama and Lumiale-sama.

I'm sure that actually he's bound to be a gentle person!

Ange- ... But I'm still a little unsure.

Luva- Oh, Angelique.

Ange- Oh, Luva-sama.

[123]
Luva- I thought those were spirited footsteps, and sure enough it was you.

Ange- Oh, sorry, I was running through the corridor.

Luva- *That's all right.*
Besides, won't you come to my office for a moment?

Ange- Yes.

Luva- There is something I would like to show you briefly.
*Are you busy?*

Ange- *No.*

Ange- What is it, Luva-sama?

Luva- Look, this is it.

Ange- Wow. Is that real amber?

[124]
Ange- And lots of other stones I've never seen.

Luva- They are rather splendid specimens, aren't they?
*smiling*

Luva- I wanted to show them to you,
so I brought several from the Sanctuary.

For me?

Ange- Thank you, Luva-sama.

Ange- What's in this box?
These are interestingly shaped stones.

Luva- Ah, those aren't minerals.

[125]
Luva- Those are the bones of an ancient person.

Human bone specimens!!

*crash*

*clattering*

Oh.

Ange- I, I'm sorry, Luva-sama.

Luva- Ah, i, it's alright.

*scattered*

Luva- Ah, there are various planets in the cosmos.
Those planets have individual histories and the knowledge is dormant.
You could even call these stones important books where that history is recorded.

[126]
Luva- No... maybe a key to open the door of the unknown.

Ange- A key to open the door of the unknown,
Is this it?

*A bone from before.*

Luva- Oh, I got the joke.

Luva- I give it a 70.

*Darn.*

Slowly crossing time,
Taking many years to be formed......
Soon, memories too,
Secretly crystallize.

[127]
Luva- .........
Somehow, it's a pleasure for me.
I wonder what kind of history that new planet you are raising will carve on the earth.

Luva- I hope it becomes the kind of planet where future generations are told of the happy people
who lived on these continents.

Ange- Yes.

Luva- Felicia and Elysion, like you, have completely different personalities,
I'm sure it will require research.

Wha!

Ange- Saying that kind of puts pressure on me, Luva-sama.

[128]
Luva- Ah, haha... your continent will be fine.
Angelique.

Ange- But...

Luva- You're guiding the people of the continent splendidly.

Luva- You clearly expressed your will to answer the boy of Elysion.
Your integrity surprised me.
You became a real angel to the people of Elysion.

[129]
Luva- Ah, it's kind of like the usual sermon.
To restore the mood, will you try looking at this?

*sparkling*

*Kyaa!*
Ange- Nothing but incredibly beautiful stones.
*Wow.*
*No way.*

Luva- I tried to choose the beautiful ones from the natural stones of each place...
*Oh...*
*She is a girl after all.*

Luva- Though these are the rough stones of precious stones.
Don't you think they have a separate charm?

[130]
Ange- Oh, maybe.
In the same way, they have more personality than the polished ones.

Luva- That's right, they probably have "faces".
I'm pleased to hear you say so.

!

What a strange coloring...

Ange- Luva-sama, what's this?

It has all the colors like they're melted into one,
A delicate mosaic...

*shut*

Luva- Huh? Ah, that's called an aurora stone or an iridescent cloud stone.

[131]
Luva- Due to the unique play of color, the colors roll ripple-like.
Isn't it fascinating?

Ange- I've never seen colors like this until now.

Ange- It seems just like the Guardians.

Luva- Huh?

[132]
Ange- The various colors in light are mixed,
and yet, they dance without fading into each other.
Each one's individuality shines,
like they're in harmony while maintaining their existence.

Luva- Is that the way it seems to you?

Ange- Uh... yes, is it strange?

Luva- No no, there's nothing strange about it.
*Although we don't dance.*

[133]
Luva- But, you're the first to look at this stone and say something like that.

Luva- Do you like that stone?

Ange- Yes.

Luva- Then, I'll give it to you.

!!

Luva- Yes, making it into a pendant or such...

*Wow.*

Ange- Luva-sama, this is......

*smile*
Luva- Along with Rosalia.

Ange- Huh...

[134]
Luva- A present from me to the two Queen Candidates who are trying their best.

*gasp*

Luva-sama.

Luva- Please accept it, Angelique.

Ange- Yes!
With pleasure, Luva-sama!

Ange- Along with Rosalia...?
*I misunderstood.*
*ehe*
*I think I'll close it.*
*clop*

[135]
Ange- But is it really alright?
*I've already accepted...*

Luva- It's fine, for that one. Olivie left with 2 or 3 more valuable stones.........

Olivie- But, I gave him a present in return. Books are catnip to Luva.

[136]
*pages flipping*

Luva- Ah, as Queen Candidate Angelique wishes,
I send the wisdom of Earth to Elysion.

Luva- Now, it's still just a little... I believe.

[137]
The people of Elysion learn from hardship,
Walking the path to tomorrow,
The past forms the steps to the future.

Luva- Well... then.
*shut*

Luva- Lately, I'm a bit busy.
*tap tap*

[138]
Luva- Ah, Zephel, what are you doing here?

Zephel- Luva.

Luva- Do you also have business with Julious?

Zephel- None at all.

[139]
Luva- Oh, Randy too.

Zephel- It's Marcel.

Zephel- He wanted to apologize or something to Julious about what happened lately.
He should leave it alone.

Luva- Then, you and Randy were worried and you're seeing how he is... is that what it means?

Zephel- I, I'm not worried about him!

[140]
Luva- Really? So it's Marcel.
*Mm-hmm Mm-hmm*
Ah, then being here is enough.

Zephel- Hey, do you even listen to what people are saying?

Luva- Oh, it seems he's come out.

Randy- Are you alright, Marcel? Did he say something harsh?
*He's dazed...*

*rapid movement*

Marcel- ... Yeah, oh, no, I'm fine...

Marcel- But, I was ready for him to be really angry.

[141]
Luva- What did Julious say, Marcel?

Marcel- Luva-sama.

Marcel- Um...

Marcel- Julious-sama said that I should grow steadily as a Guardian,
if I gained something from what happened lately, then it's fine.

Marcel- He said there are 9 of us Guardians in order to balance each other.

Marcel- Hearing that made me really happy.
Until now I thought I was good for nothing.

Marcel- I had wondered whether Julious-sama recognized me as a real Guardian.

[142]
Marcel- Luva-sama, I'm going to keep trying!
With all my effort to become an excellent Guardian!!

Randy- *You're blazing, Marcel.*

Luva- Ah, really?
*Please stay so tireless, alright?*

Luva- Well then, won't you share that determination with the person there too?

*startled*

Marcel- Huh? Is someone there?

Luva- Come out, Zephel.

*tch..*

Zephel- .........

[143]
Marcel- Zephel...

Zephel.

Zephel- I... I wasn't particularly worried about you or anything.
It wasn't anything like that.

Marcel- Thank you, Zephel!

Zephel- What are you thanking me for!

*hahaha*
Randy- You're blushing, Zephel.

Zephel- I said it wasn't anything like that!

[144]
Luva- Ah, I'm letting myself in, Julious.

*knock knock*

Julious- Luva?

Luva- Ah, Marcel was enthusiastic.
He said he would become an excellent Guardian.

Julious- Oh?

*rustle*

Luva- Just as I would expect, Julious, you're not just strict,
you knew what kind of words a child like Marcel needed.

Julious- I think Marcel's danger was that he had not received precise guidance until now.
From now on, I think I will take care of him personally.

Luva- Huh? Yes...
*That's... serious.*

[145]
Julious- By the way, do you have some business, Luva?

Luva- Ah, right, right.

Luva- I was wondering, once in a while how about some chess?

Julious-.........
*But I'm working now...*

Luva- Ah, let's see, please wait, Julious.

Luva- What should I do in this case?
*pages flipping*

Julious- Luva, what is the real matter of business?

[146]
Luva- Huh?

Luva- Ah, you're impatient.

Julious- I dislike beating around the bush.
Don't you have something you wanted to say to me?

Luva- But that saves me. I had wondered how to broach the subject...

Luva- It's...
About the people of Angelique's continent.

[147]
Julious- There is a boy in Elysion who can see Angelique!?
I don't believe it...!

Luva- I was surprised at first too.

Luva- But,
suddenly I remembered the facts.

Luva- Shortly after beginning the Queen Examination,
There was a life Angelique, filled with yours and Clavis' power, planted in Elysion.

[148]
Julious- You're saying that boy is the lost child from that time?

Luva- Yes. The life was drawn so strongly to Angelique.
It's not strange if he kept the power to make a strong appeal to her again now.

Julious- But...

Luva- Ah!
*shut*

Julious- *Wh, what?*

Luva- I finally understand!

Luva- If I move this like this.

[149]
Luva- Checkmate!!

Julious- *gasp*

Luva- I believe.
*smiling*

Julious- ............

Julious- *ahem*

Julious- Then, Luva, what do you think?

Julious- Knowing you, you arrived having some conclusion, didn't you?

[150]
Luva- I was pondering various ideas,
and after due consideration.

Julious- After drawing a conclusion, you came to visit me.

Julious- Is that right?

Luva- Yes...

Julious- I think your behavior is overcautious, but
that is also why I rely on you.
Tell me.

Luva- Oh, ah, being asked so formally is kind of making me feel awkward.

[151]
Luva- I have one suggestion.

Luva- A very important one for the Queen Examination to proceed... I believe.

[152]
[Ninth Chapter/End]

 

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