Volume 5: The Stone Which Forms Dreams
To the Land Dreamed of Once
by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa
I don't have a very good impression of the word "dreams".
Since I came to the Sanctuary, I've been having only unpleasant dreams.
What are "dreams"?
Maybe... dreams are what you wish would come true?
A gray man-made planet.
Artificial sky, artificial earth.
I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it either.
Someday, I would go to the outside world.
I always thought outside, a much different world awaited me.
But that definitely can't be here.
Robot- YOU HAVE GUESTS.
I'LL SHOW THEM IN.
Ange- It's kind of an interesting house.
It's completely different from the other Guardians.
Rosa- Don't look around so much.
Rosa- I'll be going after all.
Ange- Wha? No, no, if you don't reconcile here, afterwards it'll become awkward, Rosalia.
Rosa- I didn't particularly have a fight with Zephel-sama.
Ange- Zephel-sama is a little bit scary. I feel helpless alone.
*Usually Marcel-sama is with me.*
Zephel- What's with you two? What do you want?
Ange- H, hello, Zephel-sama.
Sorry for interrupting you, but I'm taking advantage of your offer.
*Kyaa, maybe he heard.*
Ange- Our date... it's today, isn't it?
Zephel- Is it?
Oh, I remember. On an impulse, being annoyed by that jerk Randy...
Ange- *"An impulse"...*
Zephel- Why is that Queen Candidate with you too?
Zephel- Weren't you not interested?
Rosa- I... I...
Ange- Oh, I brought her against her will.
*Maybe he is scary after all.*
Ange- It doesn't matter... does it?
Zephel- I don't really mind.
*Realizing the reality with a start.*
Zephel- ... Wait! Wait here a bit!!
Zephel- Don't come in.
*bang, slide, clatter*
Robot- THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING YOU, QUEEN CANDIDATES.
PLEASED TO MEET YOU.
Zephel- All right, come in.
Robot- FEW ROOMS IN THIS MANSION ARE BEING USED.
*SO IT'S FULL OF DUST EVERYWHERE.*
BOYS HAVE LOTS OF USELESS THINGS HIDDEN AROUND TOO.
*REALLY, IF HE HAD SAID BEFOREHAND I WOULD HAVE CLEANED UP NEAT AND TIDY.
HE'S AN INCORRIGABLE MASTER.*
Zephel- You shut up!
*WHAT A VIOLENT MASTER.
AND NOTHING IS IN ORDER AT ALL. GRR.*
Zephel- Sit over there anywhere.
Ange- Oh, um, I came with confections I made with Rosalia.
Won't you have one?
Zephel- D, don't bring those kinds of sugary objects into my room!!
Ange- Kyaa, I'm sorry!
Ange- But, but... we also prepared cookies with plenty of spice for you.
Ange- Please... try some.
Zephel- It's delicious...
Ange- I'm glad. It was Rosalia's idea.
I'll try one too.
Rosa- It's that I had already checked the Guardians' preferences.
Rosa- Oh, for heaven's sake, how foolish, Angelique.
*It's deluxe, deluxe!!*
Ange- It's spicy!
Zephel- Hey, bring in some tea.
Robot- UNABLE TO EXECUTE. I'M NOT PROGRAMMED FOR THAT.
Robot- MASTER, YOU HAVE TEA EVERY TIME YOU MEET WITH THE OLD GUYS.
YOU SAID YOU DIDN'T WANT TO DRINK TEA AT HOME, DIDN'T YOU?
Robot- THAT'S IT.
Zephel- Oh, hey!
Servant- Make yourselves at home.
Ange- Y, yes.
Ange- Is that person a robot too?
*Or a cyborg...*
Rosa- Don't make rude remarks.
Robot- EVEN IN THIS MANSION, THERE ARE PEOPLE.
*MINERAL WATER FOR THE MASTER.*
Zephel- Being fussed over by other people here and there is annoying.
It's not like me to employ servants, and
it's best if there are the minimum number of people necessary.
Ange- Oh, what's that?
Robot- THEY'RE REPORTS ON THE EFFECT OF THE POWER OF STEEL ON PLANETS AND
NEWLY DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGY.
Rosa- You're doing work on your day off? Zephel-sama?
Ange- *Wow, I can't understand it.*
But it's not work ar anything like that.
How very unexecpected...
Zephel- In the outside world, technology is rapidly being developed and
there are lots of things I'm not familiar with.
Even though I'm the one who sends the igenuity,
that I can't keep up is annoying.
Being locked up in a place like the Sanctuary.
Zephel- So, wanting to touch them directly and try them out...
Robot- *I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE DOES AFTER THAT, HOWEVER,*
Robot- HE OFTEN SNEAKS OUT OF THE SANCTUARY.
Zephel- You really are annoying! I don't remember programming you like this!
*Using such absurd words!*
Robot- WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I'M THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY, AREN'T I!!
*TREAT ME WITH CARE!*
Robot- HELP ME, QUEEN CANDIDATES!
Zephel- H, he...
Rosa- *stifled laugh*
Ange- Oh Zephel-sama.
Zephel- I'm kind of thrown off.
This must be my room.
Just with them being here, the atmosphere is completely different.
I'm kind of nervous.
Zephel- You probably came to see Mecha-Chupi.
*Let's go outside.*
Zephel- I ended up saying it myself!! *Mecha-Chupi...*
I'm suddenly thrown off.
Ange- Wow, amazing!
Zephel- Are you going to try?
Ange- Is it alright?
Zephel- Wow, nice work.
Ange- Here, Rosalia, you're next.
Rosa- Huh? Me?
Rosa- Wa... wait.
*This is too sudden.*
Ange- Oh, it's stalling. Hurry, hurry.
Ange- Rosalia, it's falling!
Rosa- I can't! I...
Rosa- I'll go find it!
Ange- Wait, Rosalia. I'll help too.
Zephel- Hey, you, today's dinner.
Robot- EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY.
Robot- OUR GUESTS AND THEIR DINNER.
*Zephel-sama, Mecha-Chupi is fine.*
I was thinking I always want to run away from here.
My whereabouts are in a different place.
That I'll someday obtain the real me that didn't become a Guardian.
Robot- *SINCE IT'S THE FIRST TIME FOR OUR GUESTS, PLEASE MAKE AN IMPRESSION.*
Chef- *Deluxe chicken curry!!*
recently I haven't had those unpleasant dreams.
[To the Land Dreamed of Once/End]
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