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“Nice to meet you. Are you, Yuri-kun?” (Lily)
“Yes, I am Yuri. Lily-san.” (Yuri)
Lily-san, who I knew from Syamu, was a pretty lovely woman. Even though her appearance was only a high school student, I understood that her chest was abundant from the top of her clothes.
She was a rare kind among Shanti who often had skimpy chest.
She displayed a relaxed atmosphere around her, and her hair was tightly tied to the braid. The plain clothes she wore was a loose woolen sweater. But even from the top of the sweater, the volume of the chest couldn’t be concealed.
‘I should be careful not to look at that chest.’
“I’m sorry, I said something strange.” (Lily)
“No, I don’t mind.” (Yuri)
The place where I met Lily-san was a coffee shop in a place closer to the common people neighborhood away from the royal castle.
Lily-san wasn’t the only one who wore plain clothes, but me too. I informed her to wear something like a disguise through Syamu.
Usually, when school students met each other, they used a stylish and elegant coffee shop that was close to the academy. However, those places were swarmed with male and woman couples in uniform, so it wasn’t suitable for secret meeting.
“Yuri-kun is popular among girls and you are good friends with Her Highness, so it’s kind of troublesome to meet you alone.” (Lily)
‘So, it will be troublesome if there is a rumor, is it? Well, that’s probably she is a daughter of marriageable age.’
‘I’m still a brat in appearance, but if people look at me unreasonably, they may think that there is a relationship between man and woman. Lily-san is supposed to be eighteen this year.’
“So, what’s this meeting about? Is it about Syamu?” (Lily)
‘Heh. Do you think I’m calling you to talk about Syamu? For some reason, I feel like they have a good relationship. But, this is not about Syamu.’
“No, I heard that Lily-san is good at making things, so I thought I’d like to talk about it for a bit.” (Yuri)
“Aah, is that so? So, what do you need?” (Lily)
Lily-san asked me without hesitation, as if he was used to such consultation.
“It’s woodworking. If possible, I want to have as many thing and long stick as possible and I want something connected by threads.” (Yuri)
‘It’s true that bamboo is good, but bamboo can’t be harvested in such a northern region.’
“Woodworking, is it?” (Lily)
Lily-san had a slightly bitter face.
“I’m specialized in metalworking, but since I have the tools for woodworking, I can do it too. But, is it different if you ask a woodworking shop?” (Lily)
“The woodworkers in the capital don’t really understand what I want them to make. Since I’m still a child, they were making fun of me.” (Yuri)
I wanted a papermaking frame to make paper, but the woodworking shop didn’t understand what I wanted. If Lily-san couldn’t do it, I had to search the royal capital and looked for a woodworking shop that could do it even though it didn’t necessarily exist.
“Aah. I see. Is there such a thing?” (Lily)
Lily-san nodded by herself.
“Can you do that?” (Yuri)
“Yes, if that’s your request, Yuri-kun.” (Lily)
‘Yeay. Aah, I’m glad. If it isn’t you, I won’t be able to talk. I’m relieved.’
“Thank you very much.” (Yuri)
“However, I’m not sure if I can make it good, so if I can’t please, understand, alright.” (Lily)
“Of course. I’m the one who is being unreasonable.” (Yuri)
‘If it happens that way, it can’t be helped. By the way, it is not possible to avoid the risks no matter who I ask.’
“Well then, tell me about the design and the details.” (Lily)
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“…So, since the tool is used in water, the string connecting the wooden stick shouldn’t collapse with water.” (Yuri)
“Hmm. Well, in short, you want me to create a functionally flat draining basket?” (Lily)
“That’s right. As I expected of you.” (Yuri)
“Well, yes.” (Lily)
Lily-san was obviously happy when I praised her lightly.
“Is that the only tool?” (Lily)
“I need something like a box to hold it.” (Yuri)
“I might as well make it too. I don’t feel good if I leave it to others.” (Lily)
“That really helps.” (Yuri)
‘Haa, I’m glad. I’m not sure if it’s going to work, but anyhow, I have taken a step forward.’
When the meeting about the design was over…
“By the way, Yuri-kun. You are really Syamu’s teacher.” (Lily)
…Lily-san leisurely said that while drinking the tea that had been served.
“Well, yes.” (Yuri)
‘Is it a small talk? Well, it wouldn’t be a bad thing to have a small talk about Syamu.’
“Syamu knows so many things, but did you teach her all of that?” (Lily)
‘Uh. This is straight to the point.’
‘But, I think it’s weird. Syamu will be treated as a weird person who explains something that she should not understand by the surroundings. I was worried about that too, so I asked Carol to be her patron.’
“There’s no such a thing. No matter how you look at me, I am diligent student, so I just know what various people have said.” (Yuri)
‘I am not really a diligent student, but if I don’t say so, she won’t believe me.’
“I wonder so. I’m a little bit unconvinced by that.” (Lily)
‘If she is decent, she can’t be convinced. However, she has no choice but to believe me. There is no other way to interpret it.’
“Yeah, a little.” (Lily)
‘Lily-san doesn’t stare at me, and she doesn’t seem suspicious. She’s only displaying the air of ‘You’re hiding secrets’.’
“If you study, new knowledge is bound to spring out endlessly.” (Yuri)
“Is that so?” (Lily)
“For example…” (Yuri)
‘I don’t have to convince her, but let’s make an excuse.’
“Lily-san, you have been squinting your eyes every time you try to see my face from a while ago. Perhaps, you have very bad eyes that you can’t see my face well?” (Yuri)
“You understood well. You’re right, my eyes are bad. I’m sure my Otou-chan is the same.” (Lily)
‘Is that so? She has been squinting for a while, and it looks like a frowning face.’
“Perhaps, you don’t know what eyeglasses are.” (Yuri)
“It’s a glass tool that fixes two miniaturized lenses in front of both eyes. If you use top quality glasses, you will be able to see clearly not only my face, but also the mountains in the distance.” (Yuri)
“Are there such tools?” (Lily)
Her expression clearly changed. Lily-san seemed to be interested in glasses.
‘Of course, if you don’t have eyesight correction equipment when your eyes are bad, it will be very inconvenient in the daily life. It would be very inconvenient to look at my face, even though I am sitting not a meter away from her, but she has to squint her eyes. If there is a tool that can solve that problem, it is natural to be interested.’
“Well then, as for that tool, do you think I came up with that idea?” (Yuri)
“…Eh, is it different? I mean, there are many children with poor eyesight in the school of Liberal Arts, but there is no one wearing such a tool.” (Lily)
“Actually, there is a person using it, you know.” (Yuri)
“Is it a child of the school of Knights?” (Lily)
“No, it is the exile woman who teaches Kura language.” (Yuri)
“…Heh. I see.” (Lily)
Lily seemed to have understood the meaning of this word at once.
“Her name is Eisa Viene. In the world of the Kuran, such a thing has already been invented, and it has spread.” (Yuri)
“Really? The other side is going forward. I’m jealous.” (Lily)
“Yes. If we can make the same thing, everyone will use it, but no one will realize the value.” (Yuri)
‘It looks like an idiot, but there is such a thing.’
‘Even in countries like Japan where internationalization was underway, there were machines sold abroad that would greatly improve work efficiency if they were introduced. However, the fact that it hadn’t been introduced for many years because of disconnected information had become a common occurrence.’
“Why doesn’t that Sensei try to spread it?” (Lily)
“Eisa-sensei was a religious Kuran monk. So, she isn’t interested in such worldly money making.” (Yuri)
“Hmm, I see.” (Lily)
“Well, that’s why such unexpected progressive discoveries occur in places that can’t be seen. It is something that you don’t notice very often.” (Yuri)
“I wonder if you noticed it because you study well.” (Lily)
“That’s what I was talking about.” (Yuri)
Since there was a precedent, I managed to convince her partially.
“I feel like I’ve been dodged though.” (Lily)
“Well, eyeglasses are useful. I’m sure the world will be as vivid as it looks.” (Yuri)
I changed the topic by force.
“It is certainly interesting.” (Lily)
Even if she was being dodged, her interest seemed to be concentrated on eyeglasses.
“Eisa-sensei speaks Shan language fluently, and she is not a difficult person. So, why don’t you try to borrow it? This is just a reminder, since that tool is produced only for the person herself, I don’t think you can see well with it.” (Yuri)
“Eh, really?” (Lily)
“Yes. The degree of eyeglass curvature has to change to match the bad eyes.” (Yuri)
“There are also cases where left and right eyesight may be different… Well, I guess you can probably understand if you ask Syamu.” (Yuri)
And, the time went past while talking, and it became a time that I had to go home. Then, we left the store separately.
Half of the reason for this meeting was to see what kind of roommate Syamu had. Although she was sharp, I was glad that she was a kind person without harsh tone.
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