Volume 9: Rondo of Fire and Love
The Thirty-first Chapter
by Yura Kairi
Translation by Marfisa
All women are a source of vitality to me. If they are spirited and cheerful, I am content.
So if they cry, I want to comfort them. If they brood enough to forget their smile, I want to
relieve that heart.
Is that unfaithfulness?
Marcel- Oh, Oscar-sama, good morning!
Oscar- Marcel, what's up? Why are you dressed like that?
Marcel- Julious-sama is teaching me horseback riding.
Oscar- Julious-sama is?
Julious- He never learned formally.
Oscar- You can ride a horse, Marcel?
Marcel- Sort of...
Marcel- Since my family ran a farm, there were lots of horses.
When I was little it was so sad hitting a horse with a whip and putting on a bit so I didn't like
Marcel- But now I know that, riding properly, communicating the rider's will is a good thing.
That way the horse's ability is drawn out.
*Pleased to meet you.*
Julious- That's right, you can sympathize with the feelings of animals.
In accord with the horse, you'll be able to become a good rider.
Marcel- Yes, I'll do my best!
Marcel- I want to see Souleiado soon.
Julious- It's the foal born in Arcadia.
Julious- If their compatibility is good, I think I'll give it to Marcel.
*Hmm, he has pretty good talent.*
Oscar- The foal from Arcadia, to Marcel!?
Julious- Don't shout, you'll startle the horses.
Oscar- I'm sorry. I was surprised. ... Since I have yet to be given even one.
Julious- You have many horses, don't you?
*Or did you want a stallion?*
*That's not what I meant....*
Ange- Why did I OK it?
Let's go on a date, missy.
Ange- But... I don't hate Oscar-sama.
His teasing at first was on purpose to stir up my competitive spirit...
I know that now...
Ange- But that attitude towards women is also genuine...
Ange- It's not like I have any particular feelings.
I can't be strangely shunning a Guardian!!
Ange- That's right, I'm a Queen Candidate!!
... Though I'm choosing clothes perfectly seriously.
Ange- ... Somehow, maybe they're all childish after all.
Maybe I'll be teased again?
*ribbons and frills*
Could I borrow a dress and high heels from Rosalia?
Ange- No good. ... It wouldn't fit me.
Ange- Look at the time!
Ange -I'm going to be late!
Oscar- Hey, missy.
Ange- I'm sorry to keep you waiting.
Oscar- Don't worry about it. I was looking forward to how you would make your appearance.
Oscar- Your clothes other than your uniform are cute too.
It's so like you and it suits you well.
Ange- *I tried simple clothes.*
Ange- Oscar-sama is completely different than usual.
*And he doesn't have his cape.*
Oscar- Ah, you don't like being called "missy", do you?
Oscar- Then, Angelique?
Ange- No, it's alright. Missy is fine!!
The same as usual.
Oscar- That's right.
Oscar- Well then, shall we go, missy?
Oscar- First, it's the beginner's course park date.
Ange- The cafe terrace...
Oscar- You ran all out and you must be thirsty, right?
Waitress- Oscar-sama, are you on a daytime park date?
Waitress- Welcome. Today you're with a lovely young lady.
Oscar- Is that strange?
Waitress- No, it suits you.
Ange- ... Oscar-sama, is she a "friend" of yours?
Oscar- Hey, don't look at me like that.
Oscar- The cappuccinos here are the best.
Come to think of it, I don't use them much on dates.
Oscar- Because if you aren't careful of the way you drink it,
Oscar- It ends up making a white moustache like this.
Ange- Oh, Oscar-sama.
Oscar- I don't show my face like this to other ladies.
Oscar- You finally laughed, missy.
I'm having fun too.
Oscar-sama is strange.
I'm nervous, but a little... relieved.
Ange- Oscar-sama, don't you have a specific girlfriend?
Oscar- Women are all attractive. I can't decide on one.
Oscar- ... Maybe I'm looking for the one woman of my destiny. There are times I think so.
Woman of his destiny...?
Ange- Is that...
Ange- Perhaps Her Majesty?
Oscar- Her Majesty...?
Her Majesty is a splendid being like no other in the cosmos.
Unfortunately, I have never met her.
But still, as a Guardian, and above all as a knight, she is a woman I love and respect from the
bottom of my heart.
Oscar- Not just me, I think all of the Guardians feel that way.
Her Majesty is a wonderful person, after all.
I've ended up feeling... a little envious of Her Majesty.
Oscar- Now, you here before me may perhaps become Queen. It feels a little strange thinking
Oscar- Anyway, missy, where were you running from?
Oscar- You have a tree leaf stuck in your curls.
Woman1- Oscar-sama touched that girl's hair.
Woman2- He touched her hair.
Woman3- He touched it.
Ange- ... Is it always like this?
Oscar- W... well.
*That's why I don't go on very many daytime park dates.*
Oscar- They won't calm down after all, will they...?
Woman- They're drawing close.
Oscar- Shall we go, missy?
Ange- It's too late for sunglasses now...
Oscar- Run, missy.
Waitress- *Oh my.*
Woman1- Is he here?
Woman2- I lost sight of him.
Woman3- Ahh, Oscar-sama, where did you go!?
Oscar- Oh boy, this has turned into a terrible date.
Oscar- What's the matter, missy?
Ange- It's gotten kind of funny.
Ange- Oscar-sama, are you always doing things like this on dates?
Ange- It's not very cool.
Oscar- It's not that funny.
Woman- There was a voice over here!
Oscar- Get down, missy.
Oscar- Until they settle down, shall we talk here?
Ange- ... Yes.
Oscar- I've had dates with those I call "missy",
but to be honest, it's been a long time since I've had such an innocent date.
Oscar- "Talking in the park" seems like a date Randy would have.
Oscar- You've been always going on this kind of date with him, haven't you?
Ange- They're not dates or anything like that.
Randy-sama gives me advice about things like cultivation...
Ange- *I said something weird after all.*
Oscar- I feel sorry for Randy.
Oscar- Though I think that's completely what he intended.
Oscar- He's pretty interested in you.
Oscar- I have a younger brother and younger sister.
We were close siblings.
Ange- *Um... uh...*
Oscar- But I'll never see them again.
Oscar- Honestly, there are times I think of Randy as that younger brother.
Randy- I'm coming.
Oscar- Shall we go now, missy?
We have to get back before it gets dark.
Oscar- Have this in memory of today.
Oscar- When you're a little older, let's go on another date.
Oscar- Then, let me escort you on a little more adult course.
Ange- Oscar-sama, thank you for today.
Oscar- Same here, it was fun.
Oscar- Did you understand me a little?
Ange- ... Yes.
I feel I understand Oscar-sama just a little.
Randy-sama is here.
Ange- Randy-sama, welcome back.
Randy- I'm really sorry about today.
Oh no, my face has ended up turning red.
It's because of that thing Oscar-sama said!!
He's pretty interested in you.
Randy- Angelique? What's the matter, your face is red.
Randy- Oh, sorry.
Randy- What is it?
Ange- I'm sorry, Randy-sama. Good night!
Oscar-sama, you idiot!
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