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Half a month passed since we arrived in the winged people village.
I was quite busy every day. Other than learning the way of lives of people in this area, I trained myself while training Karen. I also opened a cooking class for the winged people and Dragonkin who wanted to learn.
Even today, I brought Emilia with me and we were teaching the winged people and the Dragonkin who were in their human form.
At first, it was only the Tonkotsu Ramen, but now, including croquette, I also taught dishes that could be made in this village.
“In this way, you can pack the meat by using left and right hands.” (Emilia)
“If you neglect doing this when preparing hamburger, the inside air will not come out, and it will not grill deliciously. Based on her example, try it over and over again and learn it with your body.” (Sirius)
“Hmmm… this is difficult with our strength.” (Dragonkin)
“This preparation is the stage for us, the winged people. Should the Dragonkin focus on adjusting the fire and the pot?” (Winged Person)
“But, they shouldn’t depend on you guys. Anyway, you can get used to this by doing it many times.” (Sirius)
With the strength of Dragonkin, it seemed that the preparation of removing the air within the hamburger patties were difficult. If the strength was too strong, the patty would be completely crushed when they caught it with the opposite hand.
Even so, I quietly nodded when looking at the Dragonkin who attempted it and the winged people who made adjustment according to my instructions.
“If you can do until that level, you’ll be fine even if I’m not here.” (Emilia)
“Yes. I can’t do it like Sirius-kun, but I managed somehow.” (Winged Person)
“If you can make it until that point, the Chief will not complaint. He will be grateful, you know.” (Sirius)
When I started teaching cooking, I was nervous and had a stiff look, but now, I could show a natural smile.
I didn’t worry too much because the winged people resembled human, but the scenes where the Dragonkin with the characteristics of a dragon bobbled the meat and removing the lye from the pot were surreal.
After the cooking class for today ended, I returned to Karen’s house. She was training while being watched by the disciples and Frenda.
“Yahh! Haah!” (Karen)
“That’s good, Karen. Don’t stop, alright.” (Emilia)
“Good luck, Karen-chan!” (Reese)
“Karen, just a bit more!” (Frenda)
Thanks to the training which was repeated every morning since that day, Karen finally was able to use [Air Step].
However, since Karen’s internal mana reserve wasn’t that much, the limit at present time was several steps.
Not only the movement was awkward, she was about to lost balance many times, but after firmly kicking the air for five steps, she leaped into the bosom of Frenda who was standing there.
Since she was leaping forward without killing the momentum, Frenda wouldn’t be able to support herself and she seemed going to fall from the back, but Hokuto pushed out his paw became a cushion, so it didn’t become a major incident. As always, he did a good job.
“Hah… haa… did you see that, Okaa-san?” (Karen)
“Yes, that was amazing, Karen. You have achieved five steps today!” (Frenda)
Not only Karen, who had her head stroked while being hugged, Frenda also was happily laughing.
When I saw Frenda praised Karen every time she succeeded, it made me think that they were truly a pair of mother and daughter. I didn’t see the praises was done in excess, but Frenda filled the role of the father, and perhaps she was a cute daughter.
When I closely looked at them, Karen noticed that I had returned and she ran to me.
“You see, did Onii-san see that?” (Karen)
“Yes, I saw it for sure. You got better, Karen.” (Sirius)
When I stroked Karen as she got close to me, she was happily laughing while flapping her wings.
While feeling nostalgic when looking at the appearance that closely resembled the siblings in the past, I confirmed her physical condition, and there was a sign of mana exhaustion for a bit.
“But, you better get rest. Since I’m done with my work, why don’t we take a break together?” (Sirius)
“Yeah! So…” (Karen)
“Aah, it’s alright, of course. I’ll wait here.” (Sirius)
“Wait for me!” (Karen)
Although Karen should be tired, she ran fast and brought back with her a book. I had a nearby tree as a backrest, and then, she got on my lap.
The recent Karen liked to read books in this way, and that was the reason she brought back a book.
“Uhm, are there plenty of fish in this big lake?” (Karen)
“Not just a lot, there were also many wonderful fishes. There was a fish whose whole body was soft and it had eight legs. There was also a fish bigger than Hokuto.” (sirius)
“Bigger than Hokuto!? Let alone As-jii, I also feel hungry!” (Karen)
On the page Karen opened, it was written about the Lake Deine. It was a huge lake that sustained the towns of Romanio and Parade where we went there before coming here.
This book was written by Karen’s father, Beat. There were also other things written, such as mysterious events and rumors he experienced during the journey around the world and also the impression remained.
When I first read Karen’s treasured books for the first time, which belonged to her father, it was obvious to notice that he liked to travel around since the author himself was very curious.
Karen’s curiosity was strong surely because she was influenced by these books. This girl seemed to inherit the father’s blood strongly.
There were several books left to be read. Although I didn’t know most of its contents, I noticed that some of the places mentioned from the books I read were actually places that we had been.
So, when I told her that, Karen asked in detail about those places with shining eyes.
Since then, the situation where we read the book together multiplied, and we were supposed to do it between breaks, just like now.
“So, have you seen this?” (Karen)
“Sorry, I haven’t.” (Sirius)
“I know that. This is a place when I have been before I met Sirius. Would you like to hear?” (Fia)
“Aah, here is the place I’ve heard from Kaa-sama. I want to go there even once.” (Sirius)
“Me too!” (Karen)
Karen seemed to enjoy acquiring new knowledge and imagining the stories heard from us.
That was why I also had fun teaching her, but… there was one thing I’d in mind.
“Karen. Your wings… just a bit… alright.” (Sirius)
“Uhm, what is this?” (Karen)
…She didn’t listen.
Karen naturally flapped her wings when she got excited, and the wings hit my face many times since just now. The wings were so soft, so it didn’t hurt, but my nose couldn’t help with it.
However, since reminding it would be like pouring cold water, I had to be patient while reading it to her and Reus was nodding with a smile.
“Aniki is like Karen’s Tou-chan.” (Reus)
“Stop it, Reus.” (Reese)
“Aah… sorry.” (Reus)
Such a topic should be avoided in front of Karen who lost her father before she was born.
Reus, who was pointed from Reese, soon closed his mouth. Fortunately, it seemed that Karen didn’t realize it because she was absorbed with the book.
While everyone’s let out a breath of relieve, I turned around and stroked Karen’s head with a carefree smile.
After Karen’s training was over, I came to the cave where I met Asrad for the first time.
Originally, it was a place that I couldn’t enter unless I came together with Zenodora or the representative of the Dragonkin, but there was no problem since I had the permission from Asrad, who was the chief of the Dragonkin.
As I going into the cave that was lit by shining ores for a while, I could see Asrad in his dragon form and he was scraping rocks in the hall.
[Hmm, is that you? I heard today is the last day of the cooking, so how are they?] (Asrad)
“They are good. They understood the basics well enough. After this, it is all depend on their hard work. Leaving that matter aside, do you mind if I ask you today too?” (Sirius)
[Hmm, I want to say that you are asking the usual thing, but… that’s rather unusual. So, are you alone today?] (Asrad)
“I do have a reason. That is…” (Sirius)
Since I saved Karen and bringing new ingredients and dishes to the village, he would divide the ore and gems that came out when he dug the cave as a thank you.
It was fascinating because there were quite big gems too, but the thing that I was most happy was there were also manastones.
Even if it was just a single piece, it was worth several gold coins. These stones served no great value for the Dragonkin because they didn’t need to use it, so there was a considerable amount remained in the cave.
Since I got the permission that I could it as much as I liked, I used it for experiments and to create new magic tools.
If always, I would return immediately as soon as I packed manastones in the bag I brought, but there was something else I wanted, so I was talking to Asrad.
“Asrad-sama. Today, I have also received some of these gems.” (Sirius)
[Hmm, why are you so suddenly? Aren’t you interested with what you have so far?] (Asrad)
“Actually, I have something I want to make with these.” (Sirius)
[Hou, what do you want to make?] (Asrad)
Asrad didn’t stop digging rocks until now, but he stopped his hands as he listened to me.
Asrad was probably doing this because of his hobby. I meant with all stone statues and accessories in this cave.
He brought his face closer as if to say he was curious, and when I confirmed that nobody was around, I told him the reason.
[…I see. That’s why you came alone.] (Asrad)
“Well, I’ve got a few gems here–…” (Sirius)
[No! I can’t give that easily when I knew it!] (Asrad)
“…I think this place is a good setting to give it comfortably, right?” (Sirius)
[That may be true, but when I think about the result, there is no way I can give in easily. If you want it, get it with your strength!] (Asrad)
“It’s troubling when you are this childish!” (Sirius)
After that, I left the cave and had a fist fight with Asrad who changed to his human form.
I confirmed this later, it seemed that Asrad wanted to fight me once because I fought Mejia and he was somehow jealous with me.
That was why it wasn’t serious and half of the fight filled with jests. However, even if this was a joke, the opponent was the chief of the Dragonkin, so it became an uproar which gathered the Dragonkin and winged people who lived in the village.
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As a result, the victory was decided with right upper cut on Asrad, and I acquired the desired gems a few days later.
Finally, I was able to make things that I wanted to make. On the night of the same day, I invited Emilia, Reese and Fia for a night walk.
“Haa… the stars are beautiful, isn’t it?” (Emilia)
“Yes, it feels like the sky is very close.” (Reese)
“Although I have gone to various places, this area is particularly beautiful, right?” (Fia)
“The air is fresh since we are at the higher altitude. It would be a great place to see stars.” (Sirius)
Under the stars on the whole sky, I aimlessly walked in the village together with the ladies who seemed delighted.
Then, when we came to a small hill a bit away from the village, Fia, who was walking in front, turned around with a gentle look.
“So, what’s going on? I’m glad that you invited us for night walk, but do you have something to talk with us?” (Fia)
“As I expected, you noticed that, huh?” (Sirius)
“Yes. If you take a walk, Rues and Hokuto will also come along, but we’re the only ones here.” (Fia)
“Could it be that you are worried about something?” (Emilia)
If this was a normal walk, Hokuto might not be silent, but it wasn’t like I was trying to push him away.
I explained to Reus and Hokuto in advance, and I told them to wait in Karen’s house.
They looked worried because they misunderstood that it was something serious, but I laughed saying that they got it wrong.
“It is… not about that. I have something I would like to discuss from now on.” (Sirius)
“If you are discussing with everyone together–… aah, is this related to Reus?” (Reese)
“Did that boy do something again?” (Fia)
“First, I want you all to listen to me, including the circumstances around us.” (Sirius)
Accordingly, I came in front of them, and started talking after looking at Karen’s house.
“Actually, I’m thinking to leave this village soon.” (Sirius)
“Is it… the time?” (Emilia)
The cooking class was already enough, and Frenda’s physical condition was also healthy.
Since Karen was taught about the foundation of magic, if she continued training in the future by her own discretion, she would achieve the top class strength among the winged people.
I had already known enough the way of living here, and to be honest, we almost had no meaning staying here…
“I wonder… if it’s alright to stay a bit longer.” (Fia)
“I would like to do so, but it seems that the intercontinental meeting, ‘Legendia’ is about to come. It’s not that we don’t have extra time, but I want to head there early to prepare for any unexpected events.” (Sirius)
The ‘Legendia’, which would be held in Sandor Country in a few months, would gather kings and leaders of major cities on each continent. It was like a world conference where they exchanged information to each other.
It seemed to be troublesome if we went there at such a time, but since Sandor country was a place which was said to be the largest country in this world, I’d wanted to go there at last once.
Besides, if we went there at the same time with the ‘Legendia’, Reese could see her family for the first time in a while because Elysion’s Princess Lifell and King Cardeas were coming.
It looked like they were convinced with my words, but as I expected, they became concern about something.
“Could this be a farewell to Karen-chan?” (Emilia)
“Even though it was hard to gain a cute younger sister…” (Sirius)
“Aah yes. Karen was interested with the outside world, right? Why don’t we try to invite her on our trip?” (Fia)
I thought Fia was joking, but if I nodded, she seemed going to invite her for real.
Whether it was because we traveled together once, everyone seemed to be attached to Karen. She had distinctive personalities, but she had the charm that one couldn’t see anywhere.
To be honest, there was also the matter of being non attribute. I also had a lot more to teach her, but there was no other choice.
“It’s not that I don’t understand your feelings, but I can’t bring myself to separate Karen from her mother.” (Sirius)
“Yes. After all, children are best to stay with their parents.” (Emilia)
“Yes. I know, but it is somehow complicated.” (Reese)
It would be sad to separate from Karen, but Reese, who might meet with her family at the ‘Legendia’, showed a bitter expression.
When I lightly stroked her head to comfort her, the expression got a bit better, but it was still harsh.
“Can I… say farewell with a smile?” (Reese)
“It hurts me when she cried.” (Emilia)
“I agree, but it is necessary for us adults to have patience. Let’s not forget to smile at least.” (Fia)
“Fia is right. If we have that in mind, we will come here again. So, at least let’s smile before we leave.” (Sirius)
I’d already explained this situation to Reus and Hokuto and they consented.
Even if we had regret, we were all agreed. Tomorrow, I would talk about this to Frenda and Asrad.
“Actually, I have one more thing to say. This is still about the talk earlier. After the ‘Legendia’ in Sandor… I am planning to return to the Melifest Continent at once.” (Sirius)
“That’s fine. I can meet Onee-chan and others for the first time in a while.” (Emilia)
“A year has passed since last time, and they are supposed to have second child, right?” (Reese)
“Oh my. I guess we can see a baby. I have never met them before, so I have to go and say hello.” (Fia)
Although it might change depending on the future situation, it seemed that there was no objection to go back to the Melifest Continent.
However, what really matters were from here on.
I slowly turned around while bracing myself. Then, I was face to face with the ladies.
“We will be going back to the Melifest continent, and then, we will meet with Noel. After visiting Kaa-san’s grave… I am thinking about having wedding at Elysion.” (Sirius)
“That is… could it be…” (Fia)
“Wedding…? Eh, uhmmm… but Nee-sama and Melt-san haven’t…” (Reese)
“It’s our wedding.” (Sirius)
Our relationship as lovers… it was a relationship that I promised in the future, but because of the circumstances of traveling, I didn’t say much about marriage.
For people in this world, a wedding wasn’t a necessity because they thought of it as one of the political instruments of nobles to get connection rather than making it widely known.
Actually, I was envious when I was invited to the wedding of Reus’ friend in the past, and the ladies also said that they wanted to have it. I was satisfied just being together with each other, and I would like to have a child with Fia first.
From other people’s view, we were already like couples, so it would be rude to them if I didn’t do anything.
I was already at age that I could get married, and for this occasion, I would like to gather acquaintances and had a grand wedding because I had decided to be known as married couples.
“Emilia. Reese. Fia. Can you… give me your left hand?” (Sirius)
In front of them who were stunned when heard about marriage, I took out rings made in the past few days from the pocket.
And then, I put the rings with silver, blue and green jewels on their ring fingers, and I clearly said this while looking at them one by one.
“Emilia. I really appreciate because you always support me.” (Sirius)
“And I also want you to support me from now on. Not as an attendant, but as my wife.” (Sirius)
Emilia, who listened to my proposal, started crying as though she was overcome with emotions, but I probably wouldn’t hear the reply.
Even if the tears overflowed, she was smiling happily.
“Are-are you sure? I… oh yes! I can eat a lot, right!? Besides, I’m not good at fighting unlike Sirius-san and everyone else, so I may be a bother…” (Reese)
“I also like to see Reese eating a lot, and I know enough that you aren’t good at fighting. I also like the part where you are not good at, and I still want to be with you.” (Sirius)
“I am also… the same. I also like the part where Sirius-san always watching over us gently.” (Reese)
“Thank you. Reese, would you marry me?” (Sirius)
“…Yes, gladly.” (Reese)
Reese had her faced dyed in red, but she firmly nodded while caressing the ring she got from me.
Next was Fia only, but although it was only a bit, she was smiling bitterly. Well, that was probably obvious.
“I never imagine that you propose everyone altogether.” (Fia)
“I’m sorry. Truthfully, I would like to invite one by one, but…” (Sirius)
However, I felt like I was giving special attention to order of the ladies, so I didn’t like it. Oh well, if I didn’t know the merits of the ladies, I wouldn’t propose like this.
That was why I felt a bit guilty, but Fia, who had a bitter smile, laughed while narrowing her eyes.
“I don’t need you to say more than that. We properly understand your feelings.” (Fia)
“…Thank you. It was a bad after a while, but let me say it again. Fia… please become my wife.” (Sirius)
“Yes, I have been waiting those words forever. Please take care of me from now on, Sirius.” (Fia)
Fia nodded while her eyes were a bit moist. She hugged my arm and looked into my eyes while said something more.
“We are somehow concerned, but it’s alright because we are satisfied. But please love us equally, and respond to us properly.” (Fia)
“I am the same as Fia-san. Rather than as a lover or attendant, there is no more happiness being loved as a wife!” (Emilia)
“In this way, we will become a real family!” (Reese)
As soon as the proposal to everyone was over, Emilia and Reese also jumped into my chest. While being closely hugged like being wrapped up, I vowed this not to the ladies, but to myself.
“There will be a considerable hardship during traveling, but from now on, I will keep protecting you all. So, please stay forever with me.” (Sirius)
“Come on… there were certainly troublesome matters, but I didn’t remember regretting to be together with you. Just be yourself.” (Fia)
“Yeah. We have no intention to be… wives that need to be protected!” (Reese)
“From here on, we will always support Sirius-sama.” (Emilia)
Truthfully, the encouraging words came along from the lovers… no, I meant from my wives.
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The next day after nervously proposing and confirming each others’ feelings… I was at Karen’s house, facing Frenda across the table.
The disciples were watching Karen’s training outside, and since Debra had to leave because of some errands, it was only me and Frenda at home right now.
“Sirius-kun. I heard you have something to say. What about it?” (Frenda)
“Actually, I’m thinking of going back to traveling soon.” (Sirius)
“I see… the time has come.” (Frenda)
I guessed she was expecting this somehow. Frenda let a breath out as if she had regrets while looking at the window.
I was also influenced and turned around. Outside of the window, I could see Karen who was training with the disciples. Frenda was attentively watching her daughter who was having hard time but had a fulfilling expression at the same time.
“In your opinion, what do you think about Karen’s magic talent?” (Frenda)
“To be honest, I’m looking forward to the future of that girl. She’s hardworking person, and maybe because of strong curiosity, she is good at imagining. Plus, her talent in magic is very high.” (Sirius)
“Ehehe… I’m glad.” (Frenda)
Before Frenda met us, she thought that Karen had no talent in magic because she didn’t know that her aptitude attribute was non attribute. But, she looked really happy now.
“I have taught almost all magic the current Karen can use. She understood the know-how of magic, so I think that she will become stronger.” (Sirius)
“There are still magic to be taught yet?” (Frenda)
“Yes, but it’s too early for Karen to learn it. Since I am traveling, I consider those magic are strong magic that can’t be use carelessly.” (Sirius)
I didn’t teach Karen the kind of magic that use the imagination of arms of the previous life. These magic could easily take people’s lives.
By the way, the [Magnum] I shot at Mejia was seen by Karen as a powerful [Impact] because of the distance.
However, no matter what kind of magic it was, it would eventually depend on the user.
Besides, it also served as a powerful self-defense measure against monsters. Even if I left memo only about [Magnum], I was planning to ask Zenodora to hand it to Karen when she had grown up.
“…Thank you. You are considering that matter up to that extent.” (Frenda)
“It is because Karen is a child who is truly worth teaching. That girl asked for it, so I responded… that was it.” (Sirius)
Although it was a coincidence meeting, I just came to do what I wanted to do.
More than that, I thought that Frenda, who raised Karen well even though she lost her husband, was a splendid person.
Frenda smiled at my words, but eventually, she looked at me with a serious expression.
“Say, Sirius-kun. You are not only saving our lives, you have done a lot of things for my daughter as well, and I really appreciate that.” (Frenda)
“Please don’t worry about it. We are also grateful because you allow us to live in this house.” (Sirius)
“That kind of thing is definitely not enough. I don’t know how to return the favor anymore, but… I have something I would like to ask you, Sirius-kun.” (Frenda)
“…Tell me.” (Sirius)
It was a very short relationship, but Frenda was sincere. I understood that she didn’t feel comfortable because she couldn’t return the favor.
However, to request for something earnestly, it must be something important.
Her words stopped for a moment. After confirming that I nodded, she told me with a determined expression.
“My daughter… Karen… I would like you to bring her together in your journey.” (Frenda)
Extra/Bonus – Kabedon (TLN: I think watching this video first will help a lot for those who don’t know about it)
“Although everyone didn’t mind, I wanted him to call us one by one and proposed to us.” (Fia)
“I probably… fine with this. It’s just that, if it’s only me and him, I’ll be embarrassed and probably can’t say anything…” (Reese)
“Yes, that would be difficult.” (Emilia)
“Say… Nee-chan. Why do I have to be here?” (Reus)
“You are not used to women yet. Listen to our talks and study even just a bit.” (Emilia)
“Ouh, got it. By the way, I heard from Aniki’s Shishou that women will fall in love easily if a ‘Kabedon’ is done to them.” (Reus)
“‘Kabe’… is it about a wall?” (Reese)
“And the part of the ‘Don’ is… it that? I mean to show women the ability to destroy a stone wall?” (Fia)
“You got it wrong, Nee-chan. When it is about Aniki, the ‘Don’ is… decided with cooking, right?” (Reus)
“Aah!? It’s similar to the Katsudon, isn’t it?” (Emilia)
“I see. So, ‘Donburi’ will make women fall in love easily… is that i?” (Reese) (TLN: Donburi is rice bowl dishes.)
“That is something that can’t be overlooked.” (Fia)
“By the way, Aniki. I want Kabedon!” (Reus)
Hokuto Saw You
In a dark room, there were five men sitting at a round table which was put with only a lamp.
“Well, let’s start the meeting.” (??)
In a rigid atmosphere, the first voice that came out was from Cardeas, the king of Elysion country.
The king, who had a serious look, chaired the meeting while looking over the people who sat at the table.
“If there is no objection, I will be the chairman… is that alright?” (Cardeas)
“I don’t have problem with that, but…” (??)
“Aah. What is this meeting all about?” (??)
When the Silver Wolfkin siblings’ Ojii-san, and the Elf-neechan’s father asked questions while tilting their heads, the Elysion Kin answered while hitting the table with a fist.
“Of course, this is about my daughter! She has decided to be with that man!” (Cardeas)
“He took away my cute granddaughter. There is no way I can forgive him!” (Lior)
“Yeah! That idiot!” (Grant)
“No, Emilia is my granddaughter though…” (Garve)
Although there was no blood relationship, the Strongest Sword fell head over heels in love with Emilia, and the old blacksmith of Elysion joined it, but it didn’t really matter.
Of course, Hokuto was also not related, but… that didn’t matter.
The Elysion King explained to the Elf father, and the siblings’ Ojii-san who didn’t comprehend the situation.
“To sum up, it is necessary to confirm if that man is worth for my daughter, you know.” (Cardeas)
“I don’t really mind if it is him.” (Garve)
“Yes. Besides, I want to respect my daughter’s will.” (Fia’s Father)
“Don’t you think that you are too easygoing in this matter? Your daughter and your granddaughter are also belonged to that man!” (Cardeas)
“Yes, that’s right! Emilia is my granddaughter!” (Lior)
“That’s not an argument, you idiot!” (Garve)
“I told you, Emilia is my granddaughter…” (Garve)
“So, from now on, we will push that man to the lowest! Everyone, we’ll continue this meeting later!” (Cardeas)
“You idiottt!” (Grant)
– The preview of the next installment –
The old men (two of them got caught up) were getting closer to Sirius.
The unreasonable desire of the fathers, who had the thought of monopolizing their daughter and grandchild, was absurd. As expected, Sirius wouldn’t be able to escape from them easily.
Later… this was secretly informed by a certain white wolf, and the old men knelt before their daughter and granddaughter… Please look forward to it!
※Nope, it didn’t happen. (Author)
As a side story…
The words spoken by Hokuto on the last scene…
‘I’ll be… the police officer for these guys.’
- The scene of the Dragonkin making hamburger can be seen at this video.
- Click here to learn more about Kabedon.
- Click here to learn more about Donburi.
- I’m getting hungry while trying to find all these information and videos. 🙁