Volume 6: The Sound of Running Water in the Frozen Night

The Twenty-third Chapter

by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa

[140]
Servant- Please go back. Clavis-sama will not meet with anyone.

Randy- Um.

*door shutting*

Randy- Umm...

Randy- Alright...

[141]
*clatter*

Randy- Uwa!

*silence*

Clavis- What are you doing?

Randy- Hello, Clavis-sama.
My foot slipped a little...

Randy- May I come in?
*This is really hard.*
*Aha*

Clavis- .........

[142]
Clavis- You might fall that way.

*suddenly*

Randy- Oh, thank you!

Randy- Um... you didn't come out to work today either
*Wow, the room is so dark.*

Clavis- Keep walking straight to the door.
You should go back quickly.

Clavis- I don't intend to speak with anyone.

The crystal ball...

Randy- Oh!! You're trying to solve the mystery using the crystal ball!!

*sharp glance*

Clavis- ... Don't shout, it resounds in my head...

*Wah!*
Randy- Sorry.

[143]
Randy- Maybe Clavis-sama hasn't slept this whole time...

Randy- Then, have you found some clue?

Clavis- ......

Randy- Maybe there's no result...?

Randy- Um... Clavis-sama.

Randy- If there's anything I can do, please tell me!!

*clench*

Randy- I want to help too.

Clavis- ... Go back for today.

Randy- Right! Well then, I'll gather helpful information and come tomorrow!

[144]
*click*

Randy- *Well then,*
Excuse me.

Randy- Oh, Clavis-sama.

Randy- Once in a while, you should open the curtain and let sunlight in.
I think it will clear your head and change your mood.

Randy- I'll see you again tomorrow!!

*slam*

Even Clavis-sama who always indifferent to his surroundings is trying his best like that.

Servant- Huh?

Randy- Hey!

I'm sure there must be something I can do.

[145]
Julious- This wine just arrived from the Sanctuary a little while ago.
You came at a good time, Oscar.

Oscar- Yes.

Oscar- Come to think of it, it seems there was a pony born to Arcadia who you left in the
Sanctuary.

Julious- Yes, a beautiful, pure white stallion.
The caretaker says even now it seems it is so high-spirited as if it would gain wings
and soar through the sky.

Julious- I want to see it with my own eyes as soon as possible, but...

*tap*

Julious- Oscar.
What has since become of the matter of Rosalia and Felicia?

[146]
Oscar- ... About that...

Julious- Rosalia is possessed by a "Nightmare", is she not?

Oscar- Julious-sama!

Julious- If you consider it that way, you can understand that way she changed.
Lumiale who is a Guardian easily fell into the demon's hands even.
Probably by means of the aurora stone or something.

Oscar- Your insight amazes me.
Even I was careless.
I was unable to notice the wavering of Rosalia's heart.

[147]
Julious- Everyone has darkness in their hearts.
Slipping in through that opening and taking advantage is evil's trick.

Julious- We cannot leave things like this! Rosalia must be freed from the Nightmare...
The Nightmare's objective is probably to plant the seed of evil in this new cosmos.

Julious- If, this way, the Nightmare cannot be separated from Rosalia,
then...

Julious- The Nightmare together with Rosalia must be sealed.

[148]
Oscar- To hear that you think that...

Julious- For the future of Her Majesty and the cosmos, we cannot invite disaster into
the new cosmos.

Julious- At that time, with this hand I will apply the seal.
Taking all the responsibility...

Julious-sama...!!
How much contemplation led to that conclusion...?

Oscar- I'll keep you from doing such a thing.

[149]
Oscar- Please leave it to me.
By this sword, I will rescue Rosalia.

[150]
*water running*

*sigh*

Olivie- Hi, Angelique, good morning!

Ange- Olivie-sama.

Olivie- Oh? You seem kind of depressed.

Olivie- The dress designs I made for you and Rosalia flashed across my mind.
I wanted to show you right away so I brought them.
Is Rosalia here too?

Ange- Rosalia... went out, it seems...

[151]
Olivie- ... Which could mean she's on a date with Oscar.

Ange- Huh?

Olivie- Hmm, as expected, he's quick to act.
That fool seriously intends to do it.

Olivie- Though he won't make the same mistake as Lumiale...
*muttering*

Ange- Olivie-sama?

Ange- What are you... talking about?

Olivie- Huh? Oh, it's nothing.

Ange- ... Something's strange.

Olivie- Huh? What's the matter? Ange-chan?

[152]
Ange- Luva-sama and everyone are hiding something.
About Lumiale-sama.
... And about the pendants...

Ange- Recently, even I've noticed that something is strange.
But no one will tell me the truth.

Ange- Please tell me, Olivie-sama.

Olivie- Angelique.

Ange- Now, is something happening in the Flying City?

Ange- That I should only cultivate without knowing anything...
I won't do it.

[153]
Ange- I want to help everyone even a little...
Is that presumptuous?

Olivie- Angelique......
I'm sorry... that you've thought that.

Olivie- ... Certainly, now, a troublesome incident has arisen, and...
There's a bit of a dangerous atmosphere.
So, all that you can do is to please stay in a safe place...

Ange- Olivie-sama...

Olivie- Everyone is concerned about you.
Please, don't think that way.

[154]
Olivie- ... Maybe you won't accept that...

Olivie- Alright! Come on!!
But, I never move arbitrarily.

Olivie- Your reply?

Ange- Y, yes!

*smile*

Olivie- Uh-huh, I'll protect you.

Olivie-sama...?

Ange- Uh... um...
*Huh?*
Where are we going?

Olivie- To comb the spots Oscar uses for dates.
*Don't underestimate my information network.*

Ange- Huh!?

Olivie- In short, voyeurs.

Ange- Huh...?

[155]
Nightmare- YOU FAILED WITH THE GUARDIAN OF GREEN...

*rustle*

Rosa- ... I didn't think that there was such strong power concealed in that boy.

Nightmare- THAT IS PROBABLY THE EMBODIMENT OF UNAWAKENED SACREA OF GREEN.
AFTER ALL, THE GUARDIANS' POWER IS TRICKY.

Rosa- Be quiet!

*whoosh*

Rosa- Next time, I'll succeed.
The Guardian of Fire is a frivolous person where women are concerned.

Rosa- There will be plenty of opportunities.

[156]
Oscar- I've caught you, missy.

Rosa- !!

Oscar- You're really full of chances.
If you're not careful,
a gentle wolf like me will target you......

Rosa- L... let go!

*thud*

Rosa- No!

Rosa- When did you...

Oscar- That's cruel, missy.
Aren't I right on time?

[157]
Oscar- But I feel like being alone with you missy.

Rosa- Don't come any closer!

Oscar- ... Those are cold words.

Oscar- That such words fly from those lovely lips. It's a shock.

Rosa- Oh...

Rosa- I'm sorry.
I was startled.

Oscar- I want to warm those lips with my fire.

Oscar- And your frozen heart with my chest.

[158]
Rosa- ... It's strange.

Rosa- That your cold ice-blue eyes feel so warm...

Oscar- It's the same as you. Contrary to your lips that spin such cold words,

Oscar- You desire warm love.

Rosa- Oscar-sama,
do you love me?

[159]
Oscar- From my heart...
I'm proud to be the lover of the women of the entire cosmos.

Rosa- ... I am only one.
Would you become mine alone?
What I want are the words of an "oath".

Oscar- If you want words, I'll offer as many as you like.
But if you want to hear my truth,
you show me your true form too.

Rosa- !?

[160]
Rosa- ... Yes.
I understand... all of it.

Rosa- You want Rosalia back?

Oscar- Yes.

Oscar- How about it? Won't you free Rosalia in exchange for me?

[161]
Rosa- ... Heh, she's an important Queen Candidate.

Rosa- Then please give me an "oath".

DON'T GAZE AT ME WITH SUCH EYES.
I WON'T BE TRICKED.

Rosa- Make a vow to me!

I WON'T BE TRICKED ANYMORE...

Rosa- If you do, I'll give Rosalia back.

Oscar- ... Fine.

[162]
*wham*

Oscar- By my sword.

*footsteps*

Olivie- Oscar!?

*gasp*

[163]
*grab*

Rosa- Wha?

*glow*

Rosa- Kyaaa!

Ange- Rosalia!?

Olivie- That's...

[164]
Oscar- A sword given Sacrea of Light by Julious-sama.

Oscar- Through Rosalia, your true form is reflected in the shadow, missy.

Oscar- It's a little roughly, but I'll take Rosalia back.

*Ah*

Rosa- IT'S HOT.

*Ahhh*

Rosa- IT... HURTS.

*Ahh*

Ange- Rosalia!

Olivie- Stop! Angelique.

Ange- But, Olivie-sama...

[165]
*sliding*

Huh!?

Ange- What's that?

*sliding*

A shadow is separating from Rosalia...

[166]
*stagger*

*thud*

Olivie- Oscar.

Ange- Rosalia!

[167]
Who's that?

Olivie- That's the Nightmare's true form...

*squeeze*

Oscar- I'm sorry, missy.
My vow has already been exchanged under holy wings.

[168]
*glide*

Nightmare (male)- PULL AWAY YOUR SWORD!
DON'T TOUCH HER!

*airy*

Oscar- ... She was with a man?
*How boring.*

Olivie- *Even at this stage, you're!*

[169]
Nightmare (male)- INDEED, THE POWER OF THE GUARDIANS IS FORMIDABLE.
AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD GO SMOOTHLY.

Nightmare (male)- BUT ROSALIA'S HEART IS STILL WANDERING IN A DREAM.
COME FIND HER.

Nightmare (male)- TODAY THE ODDS ARE A LITTLE AGAINST ME.
EXCUSE ME.

Oscar- Wait!

[170]
Olivie- Oscar!

Olivie- Oh no, the space is closing.

Ange- Huh?
*gasp*

Ange- Oscar-sama.

[171]
Ange- Oscar-sama!

*puff*

[Twenty-third Chapter/End]

 

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