Volume 5: The Stone Which Forms Dreams

The Seventeenth Chapter

by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa

[70]
Rosa- Where...

It's so very cold.

If I don't walk, I'll freeze.

*creaking*

It's so hard...

*exhale*

to breathe.

Where am I?

[71]
What is this room?

No...

It hurts.

Who are all of you!?

It's like I'm going to be crushed...!!

[72]
Clan pride
and honor,
you are made to bear the burden of it all.

You must become Queen...

Rosa- Uh... nn.

*lightly*

Rosalia...
you poor thing.
No one sees the real you.
There's no one who shows an interest in you as anything but a Queen Candidate.

[73]
Yes... even Luva-sama gave me the pendant to encourage me as a Queen Candidate.

Even father, and mother,
......... And nurse...?

I don't understand... I'm not considered as anything but a Queen Candidate.

Even I don't understand me!!

I understand.
Better than anyone,

I understand you...

*slipping*

[74]
Lumiale- Rosalia is acting strange?

Ange- Yes.

Ange- I talk to her but she doesn't pay attention and
that usual...

*hohohoho*
Ange- I'm the perfect Queen Candidate.

*chuckle*

Ange- ... line that's arrogant enough to be disagreeable, not hearing it is throwing me off.

Ange- It seems... like she's avoiding me.

A first for this kind of thing...

[75]
Lumiale- Angelique, would you please lift your head a little more.

Ange- Oh, yes, sorry.

Ange- Have I been the model?

Lumiale- Don't look so worried. I'll be mindful of Rosalia too.

Ange- Lumiale-sama...

*flutter*

Ange- Huh?

Lumiale- Just like that... don't move.

Oh.

[76]
Oscar- The cultivation is going well... it seems.

Pastha- Yes, since electing a priest, the development is remarkable.
If it continues this way, it might soon reach the center island, the central point of the
continents.

[77]
Oscar- And the Queen Examination will end.
It will be the birth of a new Queen... won't it?

Pastha- Yes.

Oscar- Pastha, what do you think?
Which Queen Candidate will become Queen?

Pastha- I cannot answer that.
It is possible to make an estimate from the accumulation of data so far, but
the element that must gauge the future is within those girls.

*whistling*
Oscar- What an unexpected opinion.
Those don't seem like the words of the rigid person in charge of the Royal Research Institute.

Oscar- Well then, how would she answer? That passionate, golden-eyed fortune-teller.

[78]
Oscar- I was thinking I'd like to have a leisurely chat with that attractive woman.
*She's my favorite type. No, speaking of favorite, all women are my favorite...*

Pastha- Oscar-sama......

*shocked*

Oscar- I... I'm joking. Don't look so grim.

*turning*

*nervous*

Oscar- Sorry to have bothered you.
*Geez, that guy can't take a joke.*

The end of the Queen Examination.
Is that to be the farewell to those missies...

*heh*

Oscar- *I give up.*
I've gotten to thinking... I'm just a little lonely.

[79]
Rosalia.

Oscar- Hey, missy.
Did you come to see the continent.

*gasp*

Rosa- Hello... Oscar-sama.

Oscar- What's the matter, are you not feeling well?
You usually act defiant.

Rosa- I'm telling you to please stop calling me missy.

Oscar- It's not worth the trouble.

Rosa- That's...

Oscar- Did something happen on the continent?

[80]
The continent...

Angelique's Elysion...
In just a short time, it has made so much development that it's unrecognizable.

I'm sure it's in no way inferior to my Felicia!

I had hoped that girl, as a similar Queen Candidate, could fight on equal terms.

But now,
how can I feel so impatient...!?

[81]
*pat*

Oscar- Hey, missy.

Oscar- Could you not space-out right in front of me?

*turning*

Rosa- Oscar-sama?

Oscar- Besides, I don't like talking without making eye contact.

*smile*

Oscar- Because most women, when their eyes meet mine, instantly fall in love.
*I'm the only man who has roses flying in his background.*

*blushing*

*suddenly*

Rosa- As usual, you're being self-confident.
*D, disgraceful person.*

[82]
*hahaha*
Oscar- That's the perfect Queen Candidate missy.

*in a huff*

Rosa- .........
Does Oscar-sama

Rosa- really think so?

The perfect Queen Candidate...

Oscar- Is something troubling you?
If you'd like, I'll give you advice, but

Oscar- ... When you're in doubt, you should meet with Julious-sama.

*veneration*

Oscar- Just as the power he presides over, he will set forth a guide.
Like detecting a lighthouse in the dark night...

*clenching fist*

[83]
Oscar- In the point of pride, I think Julious-sama and you are very similar.

Rosa- Julious-sama...

The head of the Guardians, the Guardian of Light.

I've heard he comes from high nobility on the main planet,
and for that dignity and bearing,
I've had a secret respect and feeling of intimacy.

Julious- Rosalia, you are doing very well as a Queen Candidate.
Felicia is a beautiful continent.

Rosa- Thank you.

[84]
Rosa- Since I was young, in case something happened, I was raised so that I should become
the next Queen.
It's natural.

The lineages that have turned out Queens and Guardians in the past leave behind their names
as distinguished families.
As a daughter of greater nobility which shows that nature, Queen training was a natural
accomplishment.

Julious- I was also young when I became a Guardian.
That is why I think being brought up strictly in order to fulfill the obligation of guiding
the cosmos is necessary.

Rosa- Yes! I think so too.

Julious-sama understands me.

Because of that impression, then I...

Rosa- Julious-sama, I heard that you come from nobility on the main planet.
If you please, won't you tell me your family name?

[85]
Julious- Rosalia.

*shocked*

Rosa- Yes.

Julious- The roots of the Guardians are officially kept secret.
We have different family membership than the outside world.

Rosa- Oh...

Julious- More than taking pride in your family name,
taking pride in your nature as a chosen Queen Candidate,
you too should keep that in mind.

Rosa- Yes... I apologize.

I'm so embarrassed...

Austere and upright,
he is a person who will not allow dependance.
Those eyes see through everything.

[86]
I can't...!
I'm scared...

Right now I don't have the confidence to meet him.

Rosa- No, as for Julious-sama... I,

Oscar- ? What's the matter?

Rosa- Excuse me, Oscar-sama.

Oscar- Hey, missy.

Why am I so afraid of Julious-sama?

I'm scared...!!

[87]
Oscar- Just what was the matter?

Lumiale- Oscar.

*startled*

Oscar- Lumiale.

Oscar- What's with you? Don't startle me.
*Don't come up from behind me.*

Lumiale- *Read at least the signs.*
Rosalia's behavior... what do you think about it?

Oscar- What?... I think she's not like the usual Rosalia...
Why?

[88]
Lumiale- Since Angelique was worried, I'm concerned.

Oscar- How kind of you.
From what I saw, Rosalia seems to be losing some considerable confidence.

Oscar- Are you trying to enter through a space in the maiden's heart with your specialty the harp?
It seems you did to the golden-haired missy.

Lumiale- ... That's an impolite manner of speaking.

Oscar- I don't like your method.

[89]
Oscar- The missies, like sweet candy, love a gentle man.
Because they feel secure that if he stays with them, they won't be hurt.

Oscar- But didn't I tell you before that they can't grow with that alone?

Lumiale- A tired heart needs healing.

Lumiale- Not everyone is strong like you.
Can't I be nice to a bewildered girl in an unfamiliar environment?

Lumiale-sama.

Oscar- Is that all it is?
*hmm*

Lumiale- What does that mean?

[90]
Oscar- You're also a man, aren't you?
I don't think you aren't conscious of her as one girl.

Oscar- Even the boys are beginning to falter.

Oscar- You're very friendly with Angelique.
What do you think of that missy?

Lumiale- I consider her... dear.
As a Guardian,
she being a Queen Candidate, I want to support her.

[91]
*ha*

*ahahaha*

Lumiale- Oscar.

Oscar- It's the usual glossing over.

Oscar- That's just like you, Lumiale.
You don't think at all beyond the standpoint of Guardian and Queen Candidate.
Even though your true intention is different.

Lumiale- A... aren't you... being rude?
Just what are you trying to say!!

[92]
Oscar- That you and I have different ways of thinking.

Oscar- If I were serious, it wouldn't matter whether she were a Queen Candidate or Her Majesty.
With my own hands I would steal her away and, even if it destroys the cosmos,
love her to the fullest!

Sign- Fanciful vision II.

Oscar- Hypothetically... that is.

*flapping*

[93]
*hahaha...*

Oscar, you're...

Lumiale- Rosalia, what's the matter? You seem distracted.
*Is it alright if I sit next to you?*

Rosa- Lumiale-sama.

[94]
Lumiale- Angelique was worried.
She said you're not in your usual spirits.

Rosa- Angelique?

Rosa- Is that... so? Is Angelique truly worried about me?

Lumiale- Of course, Rosalia.

Rosa- But... we're rivals, aren't we?

Rosa- Aren't we? Lumiale-sama...

[95]
...!?

Lumiale- Rosa... lia?

[96]
Ange- Hello, Lumiale-sama.

*knock knock*

Lumiale- Angelique.

Ange- Since I baked some muffins well, I thought I'd have to offer you some.

Lumiale- ... I apologize, Angelique. Today is not convenient.

Lumiale- Would you give me the next opportunity... another time?

Ange- Oh... yes.

Ange- I came without making a date. It's my fault. I'm sorry, Lumiale-sama.

[97]
Ange- I'm going back.
Goodbye, Lumiale-sama.

Oh.
I should have at least given him the confections.

Randy- Oh,
why if it isn't Angelique. Today's Sunday, but what's the matter?

Ange- Randy-sama.

[98]
Rosa- Is it alright, Lumiale-sama?

Lumiale- Yes. I made date with you today, did't I?

Rosa- I'm so happy...

[Sixteenth Chapter/End]

 

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