Volume 4: The Shining Land of Hope
Early Afternoon Scenery
by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa
Randy- Zephel! Marcel!
Dia- What in the world happened, Randy?
Randy- Oh, Dia-sama.
Randy- Zephel said since he found something interesting in the basement of the mansion,
he would show us...
Zephel- It suddenly started moving.
Ouch. This junk-heap was broken after all.
Marcel- Stupid, stupid Zephel!
I thought I might die! *My nose got banged!*
Zephel- Oh, shut up! It was mostly because you were clinging that it was hard to control!!
Randy- Stop it, both of you!
Dia- Are you alright, Marcel, Zephel?
Marcel- Oh, Dia-sama.
Dia- Come over here, I'll treat you.
Marcel- *sticking out tongue*
Dia- Zephel, you too.
Zephel- I don't need it.
Dia- And Randy.
Randy- Huh? I'm not hurt anywhere.
Dia- Your sleeve is frayed.
Dia- Alright, this should be fine.
Randy- Thank you.
Randy- Um... Dia-sama, you're kind of like a mother... I'm so glad.
Dia- A mother?
Dia- Not an older sister?
Randy- Wah, ah! I mean!
Marcel- That idiot Randy...
Zephel- ... He really is careless.
*How can Dia kid him.*
Zephel- Hey, Dia-sama...
Zephel- Why are you the Queen's Aide?
Zephel- I wanted to try to ask one time.
Different from a Guardian, a Queen's Aide can refuse that position by her own will, can't she?
Why did you choose to stay in the Sanctuary as Aide?
Dia- That's right. It was because I felt I needed to... maybe.
Dia- Her Majesty and I have been friends since when we were in school.
Dia- Oh, you're surprised.
*It's a secret.*
Marcel- Dia-sama, that's amazing!
Randy- I... I ended up hearing something I shouldn't have.
*It's Her Majesty's personal life.*
Zephel- Wait. So then you were both friends competing for the Queen's throne?
Dia- It wasn't a competition.
Dia- Because I knew that she was more fit than anyone to be Queen.
So when Her Majesty ascended the Queen's throne,
I decided I would help her as Aide.
You're saying you gave up your parents and the place you were born and raised and became Aide?
I'm very proud that I can exert myself for a dear friend.
Dia- Zephel, you too.
Dia- Don't you also have dear friends by your side?
That's stupid! They're not so great!!
Randy- What did you say, Zephel!
Randy- Hey, wait! Zephel!
Marcel- I'm sorry, Dia-sama, excuse me.
*Wait! Zephel, Randy!*
There is one other reason.
If I hadn't become Aide,
I couldn't have met with the Guardians, could I?
Dia- It's rather... a duty I wouldn't want to throw away, isn't it?
Though I can't say it very loud.
[Early Afternoon Scenery/End]
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