Chapter 22 – The True Identity of Sly Fox
Some days after the day of big-serpent’s death,
We were invited to come to the building of the『Malras Association』.
As though, she took our circumstances into consideration, Okami-san, no I mean Noel-san, prepared a carriage for us.
Seeing it standing outside the inn, it seemed more flashy than anything, but all doubts about getting in, disappeared, when I found out that the carriage is fast and nobody would stop it.
Inside the carriage, I had free time, so I tried to talk to Elk about something that I suddenly remembered.
「Now that I think about it, I forgot to ask you」
「Elk, why did you have the debt for? You are economist and won’t do something harsh as that, or so I heard from Tanya-chan」
I only asked her due to my curiousity, if she had doesn’t want to say, I won’t ask.
Then, Elk after hesitating a bit……
「……I will tell. It’s not something that needs to be kept as secret……」
I have already heard, Elk’s mom, was an adventurer in past.
Even though, she was only a normal adventurer, not like some legendary hero or something like that which only happens in Web Novels.
And her mom, was the so-called single mother.
Elk doesn’t know why she didn’t have her father.
[ET: Father got his energy sucked by Minato’s mom.(lol)]
[AK: that is a little too sneaky, isn’t it]
After giving birth to Elk, her mom retired from being an adventurer and raised her by being a staff member at the guild.
In the case of an somewhat famous adventurer changing jobs to Staff member of the Guild, then they can keep on getting the benefits of the Guild Card. Elk’s mom chose this route.
Like that, the mom and daughter lived a modest yet happy life.
However, some years ago, her mom left the world because of a disease.
Recovering from grief, Elk was using the knowledge and skills needed for adventurers and so decided to become an adventurer herself.
But, during the time she lived with her mom, there was a time when their livelihood was in danger, at that time her mom sold her favorite high-class equipment she used in her adventurer days, and somehow pulled through the dilemma.
Its name is『Crystal Dagger』. It’s an dagger, with its blade made of hard crystal.
Elk, found it some days ago in the shop.
It’s quality had fallen quite a bit, but its price was not that high too, even though, that price was something Elk, a rookie adventurer, can never get easily.
Even so, she wanted to get back the only memento of her mother, she desperately tried everything, like paying in installments or bargaining.
Her desperation was quite showing, and it attracted them to her.
After getting the memento of her mother she felt relief, but now she fell in a situation she would lose everything, not only the dagger.
Agitated, she took a loan, without even checking the contract, and successfully fell in the trap of the shopkeeper and the moneylender.
「Geez, saying it’s for mom and what not, even mom might be laughing at that」
While speaking in a masochistic tone, Elk takes out something from her bag.
In her hand, is the dagger which just came up in the talk before.
It’s haft and scabbard are of old metal, it gives out the complete feel of an old-fashioned thing.
Elk, while looking at it with distant eyes filled with nostalgia,
「I just wanted to get this dagger which mom used back in her younger days. It’s not like mom is going to come back or anything is going to change……I can’t explain it clearly. It’s result, this, isn’t it laughable」
「Right now, even the price upon this dagger seems suspicious to me. That shop seemed like it deals with stolen goods too. I’m really an idiot」
Told me that in a strange way.
……Err, Can I ask you to stop for a bit?
That dagger, kind of is piquing my interest.
「? What, Minato?」
「Can you show me that? Especially the blade part」
「? I don’t really mind……but why?」
Elk gives me the dagger while having a『?』floating above her head.
After taking it, I took out the blade from scabbard.
The thing that appeared, is an opaque crystal blade with little shine.
Indeed, like this it’s not strange for it to be of low price.
At the very least, on its appearance, it won’t look something valuable.
……That’s why they didn’t knew it.
Neither the corrupt merchant, neither the shopkeeper and nor Elk.
They didn’t knew that it’s not only some normal crystal dagger.
「Elk, how much did you pay for it?」
「……I don’t want to recall, but 1 gold coin. Thinking on it now, it was a rip-off」
I see, 1 gold coin. So it means 1 million Japanese Yen.
「You did some good shopping there, Elk」
「……It’s the first time you said something sarcastic. But you don’t have the right to complain」
「No, I’m not being sarcastic. Or rather, was your mom, during her adventurer days, a really famous adventurer?」
「? What do you mean?」
I see, You don’t know about it.
You don’t know what this……crystal dagger is.
But, I know.
That this ain’t some damned normal dagger, it’s the『Magic Item』which mom told me about before.
Moreover……it’s one of the weapons that mom classified as『Rarely found in dungeons only』. It’s appearance and real matter don’t match up, it’s a f*cking great thing.
The moment I thought to tell her, the carriage stopped with a shake.
A second later, a voice comes from outside.
「Thank you for coming. You’re Minato-sama and Elk-sama, right? I have been informed by Irene-sama already, please head this way」
Outside the carriage, a butler-like-middle-aged-man said as such while bowing.
Oh……I’ll tell her later, for the time being let’s get out.
「Sorry for the wait. Thank you for coming here today, Elk-han and Minato-han please have fun」
Noel-san, came into the drawing room, bows, and sits on the sofa in the position as though she is interviewing us.
She is holding various documents for today’s agenda in her hands, which is the reason for our visit, the『Procedures』.
However, when I thought it will just end like this, at that exact moment, a person came inside from the door, that I was thought to be closed.
He is a man who has the atmosphere different from that of an merchant, wearing some sort of uniform-like clothes.
Although he is thin, but has solid body build and has a saber hanging from his waist.
His grizzled hair and moustache bringing out a dandyism feeling, a perfect match.
「You’re Elk Caucus-dono and Minato Quadrille-dono, right. I’m Lando, the secretary of the garrison headquarters in Volka. I’m the Vice-Captain’s Assistant」
He too, tried to sit on the sofa like Noel-san quickly, but only after introducing himself to us.
Hearing the words Garrison Headquarters -The lower branch of Army, something like Police in this world- , Elk got startled, but soon enough straighten her back and face Lando-san by herself.
The scene easily tells her resolution.
As though she confirmed it, Noel-san opens her mouth.
「Well, let’s get started. Lando-han, I leave the records and documents to you.」
Briefly put, the reason Elk has come here today is to complete the detailed procedures so as to not have future troubles with the debt incurred due to those damned moneylenders and to tell everything she knows about the kidnappers.
As for former, it looks like she learnt from her mistakes. She read the documents prepared by Noel-san from top to bottom without leaving any word. Honestly, it took a lot of time.
But when we started our work after that, it got faster. Elk and Noel-san signed and stamped on many documents, and Noel-san put them in an envelope after checking them.
According to Elk, from hereon there won’t be any troubles related to this anymore. I see, though I didn’t understand a bit, but it looks like the procedures are all complete without any problems.
Next, the 2nd work, the information.
Lando-san, the so-called『Secretary』has come here to clearly record the information.
He keeps on writing Elk’s each and every word, without any mistakes.
After writing everything, he groaned for a bit『Erm』, but it ended up with nothing, just like what happened with Noel-san a few days ago.
Though they would use her testimony, but due to lack of evidence it ended up as being non-prosecuted.
It’s not decided right here and now, but it’s the most reasonable thing that might happen. Just like Noel-san said, due to their work being busy, they won’t cut up personnel and time for just『Attempted Crimes』.
The moment the conclusion was made, Lando-san left.
With this, finally, this time truly, this uproar is dealt with.
However, both me and Elk are waiting without going back.
It’s because the thing Noel-san said before『Some Personal Business』, I don’t even know the contents of it.
She isn’t showing any hostility, so it’s not like there is a trap or something dangerous, but it isn’t good to be not on guard.
After all, the time we first met……I was in my combat stance, with even more enhanced sensing abilities than normal, but let alone her approach, I couldn’t even sense her spectating us from far.
「Well then, now is the talk with Minato-han」
「Sigh. What might the business be? Isn’t that time our first meeting? If I’m called for something else, then I can’t seem to find anything.」
「Yeah, don’t worry, it’s nothing troublesome. Just, I have something to talk about and hand over something to you」
Saying that Noel-san puts her hand inside the sleeve of kimono, and moves as though she is searching something
And, the thing in her hand which came out some seconds after was,
「Yes, take it as a sign of friendship. Take it?」
(……Commuter Pass Case)
……something like that I know.
It’s something like the commuter case container that is used in automatic turnstiles of a station, or rather it is something that really looks like it.
It’s painted in black and silver, though it’s thin and small, but it looks sturdy and profound.
But, even so, I can’t come up for what am I going to use it in this world with no magnetic cards or automatic turnstiles ……Hm? Card?
「Is it something, you put the guild card inside?」
「Good Insight~. However, not any card can be put in it. This case itself has lot of special privileges, so you won’t have to take out the card at guild every time.」
Elk and mine voices resounded in harmony.
At that, as though she was waiting for it a long time, Noel-san starts her explanation.
「Right. You get discounts at inns, weapon shops and shopping with just like the guild card, right? Showing the guild card inside this case, you’ll get more discounts in shops, you can get in VIP areas, and can purchase the commodities from secret lists, that are not used publicly」
But of course, it only works on legal commodities, hearing all that, I feel impressed. Just by having this, I can have less burden on my wallet, and expand my shopping area.
But at the same time, this is quite damned suspicious.
「Err, Why would you give me, someone who you just met recently, something that good? From what I have heard, it seems like a quite good, no, extremely good item」
In my previous world, it would be something like membership privileges only for celebrities.
On the civilization levels, this extraordinary thing (It might have an unexpected twist, like it can used on some shops only), can’t be easily given to just anyone.
Upon looking sideways, Elk also has the same opinion. Charming, no more than that, it’s feels like her glare is getting sharp and the air around her getting vigilant. Lovely.
The air inside the drawing room, has shifted from gaining and not gaining something to what is she planning behind it.
「Well, it’s only natural to be vigilant. In truth, this can’t be bought with even 100 gold coins」
「With that my vigilance levels are already 100 times more powerful」
100 Gold Coins!
Almost 100 million Yen!? Ah, No, it won’t suffice with that, huh
There ain’t no damn f*cking way I get that for free. There definitely some ulterior motives. It would be strange if there are no ulterior motives.
Or rather, f*ck all that, In the first place, this isn’t something you give to someone.
But, what did I do to demand that, I, a rookie adventurer, get this superb thing? No fricking clue at all.
Maybe hiring me as bodyguard……no, can’t see that happen. It’s only recently that i met her. It’s dangerous to hire some guy with unknown birth.
In that case, she wants something of my belonging?
These gauntlets or shin guards? Or this scarf? Belt?
The thing, which seems most likely to be her im is『Necromicon』,maybe? It’s a magical grimoire smelling dangerous! all the time, the contents written are also quite advanced.
When I think that,
Noel-san suddenly laughs Kukuku for some reason.
「Ah, Sorry. Your face looked same as that person」
「Yeah, to your mother’s. Her face when thinking, perfectly matches yours」
「!? You know my mom!?」
That freaked me out. Totally unexpected words. She knows about my mom too.
Can she be aquaintance of mom? Friend? And so, she is giving me this good item as a present, because I’m her friend’s son.
No, she might have something to do with mom.
She has many awesome things after all. The money is a given, but the pet she has, and many magic items which seem like a joke and much more she has.
And, the next words fired at me and Elk who too is getting nervous, are……
「No, nothing like acquaintance or anything. She too, is my mom」
[AK: first sister found…]
Earth-shattering unexpected freaking truths.
I shout out forgetting my position and politeness. But It can’t be helped, I think.
The bombshell announcement she just made, is a bomb which is not a bomb.
……calm down, I’m not making any sense.
Err, Just what did this person say!?
Let’s see……『She too is my mom』must mean, that she too is born from her, right?
I-In other words, this Noel-san and my relation is, ……
「I have made you wait a long time, once again I will do self-introduction. I’m Noel Co Malras. This is my father side surname, the mother side surname would be Quadrille. I’m the fourth-born daughter of Lilyn Quadrille, inevitably, I’m your elder sister, my lil brother♪」
No, Well, I did know?
I did know that I have some elder brothers and sisters whose name and face I don’t even know about?
Even so, preparing the heart is needed before meeting them, right?
However, there’s no helping now, so let’s sort the situation.
Looks like……the fact that this person Noel Co Malras is really my mom’s daughter and my elder sister.
No, I did not believe her at first, but she had predicted it, so she asked for a quiz with questions related to mom which only people closely related to her would know, and she answered all correctly which cleared my doubts.
The thing that convinced me more was, one letter she took out.
And, the golden shining wings enclosed in the letter sealed with magic beeswax.
The moment I saw, it I perceived the familiar smell of magical power and the wings appearance.
After taking in my hands, I was convinced.
This was the wings of『Stork』……the bird with golden wings bought by mom as a pet.
In the house of mm, there were many pets.
One of them is『Stork』. A giant golden bird of 2 metres width when wings spread out. It is near to Phoenix.
He had completely golden feathers and beak, and was the head of all pets who destroyed the insides of house while using it as a pasture land.
Moreover naturally, he was not only just some bird, but a great demon……The details about it and other pets, let’s leave them for a later date.
Anyhow……judging from the scent of magical power and it’s appearance, no doubt, it’s his.
I can smell the scent of Stork and Mom both. So she enclosed this feather as a proof of evidence at required times.
Incidentally, there can’t be a case that she picked them up somewhere while he was flapping his wings.
I don’t know what the reason for this is, but unless the person himself(bird himself), Stork, takes out the wings, they would turn into beds of golden light and disappear.
And, inside the letter enclosed in the envelope,
『This fox-eared girl here is, you’re older-sister, 4th from above you. Get along with her』
was that written in mom’s handwriting.
Aside from the sentence being somewhat childish, this too made me convinced.
Looks like Noel-san really is my sister.
And this letter was delivered by Stork some days before, mom asked her to help me, who would soon be reaching the city -while not being overprotective- in another letter, and told in that to use this letter for the proof.
……So in other words, Noel-san, no, Noel-neesan prepared this more than 100 gold coins worth of thing, for encouraging her brother.
No, still I can’t believe it. Even if she is a relative, I can trust without batting an eye.
「You’re sharp. Even I won’t give something more than 100 gold coins for no reason to my own brother, it takes 1 month to be made. I didn’t had any pre-made ones too.」
「Eh? Then, this is……」
1 month ago means, me still remaining in that house.
So, this is not a pass made specially for me……
「Frankly put. This was ordered by that idiot who got thrown in the prison some days ago. He must’ve thought of using this for shady business. It’s good that he got arrested quickly.」
That idiot, you say……Ah, that guy who threw ELk in debt cycle.
Right now, he is waiting for trial while healing his snapped muscles body, resulted by me, but it would most likely be death penalty, or so the human rumours reception antenna, Tanya-chan was saying.
He was doing slave trading and illegal dealings, so it’s the perfect reward for him.
Furthermore, the trials come faster in this world.
[ET: Why isn’t that possible in this world?]
At the fastest, it would be 1 day later for judgement, moreover, depending on charges the privilege of appealing to higher courts can be retained. As expected of Swords & Magic Filled World.
Most probably, by the start of next month, most of his subordinates wouldn’t be present in this world.
I indirectly drove them away, in other words killed them……this strange ethical values, have already been reformed during the time I lived with mom in Western-Style house. I have did the dealing of life against thieves as opponents, many times.
Still, I most of times, hold back my power and make others faint, and let them be judged by law, maybe the traces of previous life’s ethics are still remaining.
……The talk got derailed.
This pass ordered by that mom for unknown reasons reached here, the orderer, is persistent but most probably will be saying goodbye~ to this world next month. So it’s unnecessary,huh.
Even so,due to this pass’s importance and rarity, it is prohibited for it to be stored in the『Inventory』. If there is no one to buy it, then it would be disposed of.
At that point, I -A relative, she could trust due to Mom’s certified documents- appeared, so she thought to give it to me, as a present for me becoming an adventurer.
……Though she explained it, but it still feels too simple.
「Umm, will it be alright? If a rookie adventurer like me get something like this」
「It’s fine, It’s fine? I have gotten written proof that I can『Trust you』and……」
Noel-san, makes a fleeting glance towards Elk, sitting besides me.
「It will also be as an apology towards Elk-chan, who is getting intimate with Minato-han. Just take it from a stupid Sister. But if it’s used for evil purposes, I’m gonna take it back」
「Sigh……Then, I’ll take up that offer」
And well, that’s how, I got a ultra-high class item of more than 100 gold coins, called as『Black Pass』.
Having my area of activities expanded, and getting various special privileges, my purse has gotten healthier.
And……I once again gained one more『Black』thing. Is this some sort of karma or fate?
She said that by putting the guild card inside the case, the『Owner Authentication』would be complete, so I did as she said.
When I did, the pass twice as big as guild card, shrank in size like the vacuum futon storage pack while having the designs it became the same size as that of card.
Rather than saying it looked like a card inserted in case, it became like a card decorated with seals and stickers. But, there isn’t any roughness on the surface neither did it create any difference in weight.
There isn’t any problem in the information browsing area too. Just like Noel-san said, it can be used normally.
I already get an awesome item, after becoming an adventurer just some days before, Yeah I’m just a great existence.
「Don’t worry about it much. In the first place, this『Pass Case』, does has trouble getting it requested, but with some money no obstacles will come. Many nobles of big persons have them made for their families with the abuse of their authorities.」
「Eh? Is that so?」
「Yeah. Don’t be conceited, but take it without any problem. Well the things those people took was mostly silver or gold only」
「Based on Pass’s design and color, the serviec you get changes. Gold is above Silver, and Platinum is above Gold like that. Just like that the expiration date too is increased.」
I see, easy to understand.
So, this pass got an expiration date.
Well there ain’t something like a commuter pass that works for eternity, so it’s only normal and appropriate.
Huh? This is『Black』……what would this mean?
「The person with『Black Pass』get’s indefinite service. Feel free to use till the day you die.」
「……It would be better to not show it off, right?」
「Well, yeah right」
What the freaking shit you giving me for your ex-post-facto approval.
「Iya~, you really saved me. I can’t keep up with the safeguarding of this thing. Before it got authenticated, many people tried to buy it saying『Sell it to me』and some even tried to steal. It’s good that you are taking it away from me」
Her real intentions are gushing out, should I retort here?
No, well, it’s a fact that I would take many favors from her in future, so let’s bear with it.
The beautiful fox girl with cream coloured hair and fox ears -She only looks somewhat older than me, but what is her real age?- reveals a smile while her two canines peek out of her mouth. Well, it’s cute, let’s see it.
After that, I took a small explanation on how to use the『Pass』, and then she would have to take a leave by saying that her work was calling.
Even though she looks like a little girl, she is at the top of a big association, no wonder she is busy.
When we were returning, Noel-san called out as though she remembered something.
「Ah Minato, everything today ended in a haste, but normally I’m doing the work of the association perfectly, so do come when you need something? I can do anything from wholesale of medicines to the making of custom-made equipments」
Maybe she understood our mutual relation of siblings, she has changed calling me『Minato-han』to『Minato』and told me that.
I see so that’s how it is? Then I will take favors from you in future.
After all, the association was certified by mom, and the manager is my sister(I just knew it today). I had thought of finding a new weapon shop that I become a regular at, but unexpectedly there was a godsend for me.
Or rather, I have something I am thinking about right now, maybe, I need to take favors from her pretty soon.
This and, this, and that too……I will come after I have them all.
「If you’re going to live as an adventurer, then you will travel various places around the world. Maybe you will meet other brothers and sisters of yours at those places. At that time, rely on me without any hesitation! Though there are siblings with bad and good personalities, but in the end they’re all siblings」
When she said something filled with warmth, I suddenly noticed it,
……Now that I think about it,
「I have one thing to ask, Noel-neesan」
「I had thinking of asking from a long time before, but……Just how many brothers and sisters do I have above me?」
Mom only told I had many siblings during the time at home, nothing more.
I don’t think it’s something you can forget. But what if she gave birth to many that she can’t count now……Yea~h……
But, I recall Noel-neesan introducing herself as『4th daughter』some minutes ago.
And she just said that『Maybe you will meet other brothers and sisters of yours at those places』.
I can somewhat guess, that there are many brothers and sisters I have.
In that case, is it something like large family of 5 men and 6 girls? Yeah, it’s my mom were talking about, nothing’s’ impossible.
「Ah, didn’t mom told you? If I am not mistaken, including you, it would be err……」
No, it’s not really bad to have a family that can make a complete baseball team……let’s be prepared.
She is a『Succubus』after all, so it’s natural for that field of work to be more, so how many brother and sisters above me do I have……
「11 man and 15 woman, in total 26 siblings. Minato, you should be the youngest」
I was naive.
I was naive to the point, of a dinner dish made with sugar and brown sugar put in it thinking they were salt and pepper.
Let alone a single soccer team, with this number there can be two teams with 2 substitutes for every player, truly unexpected…….
The black colored carriage, once again travelled through the road taking Minato and Elk back to inn.
Noel waved her hands humbly while seeing off the carriage. The moment carriage disappeared in the corner of road, she ran quickly back to her room.
And, the moment she closed the door behind her with a slam,
From her face……the smile vanished.
Though it didn’t change her cute facial looks. However from her face, was coming a really sharp feeling of intimidation, rather than the gentle feelings from some time before.
It’s not that she narrowed her eyes, neither did she frown, but the glint in her eye was enough to even make an amateur realize that she’s not an ordinary person.
Then, she issued an order to her secretary, who had been waiting for long.
With a short『Yes』the secretary responded, walked into the next room, and came back soon enough.
The secretary was holding a big transparent tablet made of crystal.
If Minato could see this scene, he would’ve gotten the impression of the terminal screen of an HDTV taken out.
After putting the tablet on the large table in the centre of the room, Noel walks up to it, mumbles a few words, and puts a『Card』on it.
This『Card』was something……she retrieved before coming here.
When she does, some scribbling……some sort of information appears on it as though it were an LCD.
Noel kept silent seeing it, after a while, she opened her mouth little by little.
「……Geez, it’s nothing new that mom has no integrity. But this time she has made something really great」
「Is it about Minato-dono?」
「That’s right. When I got the letter from mom recently……2 months ago, I couldn’t think what it meant, but after seeing it with my eyes, I can now truly understand. What is that monster」
Remembering, the face of youngest brother she was dealing with a smile, she faintly smiles and says as such.
The thing that appeared on the crystal tablet was, the simplified yet detailed observation details of Minato’s internal and external magical power.
The one who changed that observation into data was, the observation and receiver device placed beforehand, in the room next to this one. The thing that was needed to read the information, was the『Card』from before.
The『Card』makes it possible to carry the collected information, and is used as an intermediary for reading the information through the crystal tablet.
She had inserted a magic item for gaining even more detailed information, into the『Black Pass』she gave to Minato before.
Noel who had gained simplified information through those two steps from before and was astonished at the information shown on the tablet.
She had given him the『Pass』with the intention of『Observation』……correction『Surveillance』.
Naturally, this pass wasn’t ordered by the fraud criminal, but Noel herself ordered it, as it was written it the letter which also had the fees for it, 300 gold.
Including the line that she got the letter from Lilyn some days ago, it’s all a big big lie.
It wasn’t a normal pass……it has the device for observing the magical power, and many other devices inserted into it. There are not more than 2 of its kind in this world, a specially custom-made product. That was, the『Pass』from before.
The secretary who was standing besides her calls out to Noel who was looking at the information gathered through it with a serious face.
「How was he? How did Minato-dono seem to you Noel-sama?」
「……I had seen him during the fight before……he is good enough in regards to battle powers to get passing marks for that.
He wouldn’t lose even if the people were ten times more, it won’t change anything to him. The so-called big-serpent he killed, was also most probably done in easily, completely different from the rumours.」
Her face changes to somewhat unpleasant expression,
「The evaluation for his fighting style and personality is put on hold for a while」
「Any, lot of problems. Ah, right now that was not a joke?」
「I know, the, the problem might be? Is it the fighting skills and magic he use?
May i know, what the problem might be?」
「……No, there isn’t any problem in that place. His magic and skills are both first class products……but, before that, his『Stance』in itself is kinda……」
Noel heaves a sigh*haa*, takes her eyes off the crystal tablet and sits on sofa besides her.
There isn’t any frown on her brows, but a shadow is descending/ casted on them.
「Simply, he has lot of self-confidence in the strength of his body. He doesn’t dodge the attacks of enemies, and take them head on, he has showed that『performance』in fights. That and, he did something similar in the『Labyrinth』too」
「I see……that is a problem. Agility and Certainty is need when fighting the demons. Sometimes, it’s need to be fighting with cold-heart without playing. If someone were to neglect that and take their strength for granted……」
「Hm? Ah, no, I didn’t mean it like that」
To Noel’s intervention the secretary replied with curious look. As though saying, where did I get wrong, that.
「He’s not taking his strength for granted, and neither making mistakes in his judgement? Well, it’s not he is always on guard, he infers the magical power of opponent and magic too, then only does he do his work like this, he adapts as necessary」
「Is that so?」
「Or rather, if he wins in the end, there isn’t anyone to complain his way of fighting. Let it be he fights while waiting, or he fights while holding back, or while looking away, or while thinking, or while talking in middle, or while muttering or even while taking others attacks……if he completes his goal in end, a complaint by an outsider would be rude」
『If he makes a mistakes, it’s his own fault』, Noel clearly says that.
To the secretary making a face saying, Then what is the problem, Noel replies with『But』and continues while making her eyes narrow.
「……It’s no problem if he chose to fight like that. I too, don’t have any reason to complain. However……the problem is that if he didn’t choose it」
「If he didn’t choose it?」
「That’s right. ……It won’t be good if he becomes just like mom in her younger days, a『Daydreamer』. Certainly, he is an idiot guy who is always being looked after by somewhere, someone.」
Saying that, Noel takes the card put on the crystal tablet off, and puts it into her bosom.
Soon after, the information from above the crystal tablet disappears and returns to being colorless and transparent.
Noel, walks up to her desk, and puts the card inside the drawer.
And recalled, the fight of Minato she was seeing yesterday while hiding in shadows.
In that there were too many things that attracted her.
The body which doesn’t get burned even with fire, legs that can electrify, the mysterious magic to enhance someone else, etc……
However, the things that she concerned about most is, those『Eyes』.
Not having fun with fighting, violence.
Still, not isn’t being disappointed.
Not having resolution, nor hesitation.
His eyes are objective to a tremendous extent.
As if the fight was, a scene on a theatre play or drawing made on the page.
His eyes are like that of a theatre play actor, who knows he would have to fight here.
Fortunately, he doesn’t think he is a chosen one. But, that in turn accelerates another problem.
It had close resemblance to her mom’s heroic saga……『Daydreamer』 she told once, thinking that Noel frowned.
(But, Minato’s eyes just now were somewhat better……did he get some trigger for it? To want to face the world seriously……)
Noel, who doesn’t even know what happened yesterday’s night, won’t be able to get a clue, but soon enough she stopped thinking.
The thing known as『Daydreamer』is not a easy, and a weak thing, that she would feel relief with his eyes changed a bit only.
It was precisely because her mom knew that, that she requested the『Surveillance』and『Teaching』of her youngest brother.
Different from what Minato recognises and has heard about『Daydreamer』, Noel knows the『Real meaning』of that word, the danger of that thing, and so she frowns.
「For the time being just wait-and-see. I cannot guess how he would grow from now on」
「Understood. Then, as you wish」
After bowing saying that, secretary left the room.
For becoming a help for its master who has taken a troublesome job once again.
……However, that secretary has not realized it.
The contents Noel talked about were all truth. It’s true that there is a problem with his『Stance』, his future might change on the way he is guided from now on.
However, that is all about his way of thinking or personality, the things that occur on the『Interior』.
Strong persisting interacting is needed,
……but, in that case, why is the observation of『Magical Power』needed?
The『Pass』she handed, and the『Card』she put in drawer, are in no way related to personality, rather they are used to measure the quantity and attribute of『Magical Power』. No matter how much information she needed, this was way too out of line.
The reason……Only her mom who wrote the letter, and Noel who is following her mother’s orders, know about.
Noel, confirmed that after seeing the information on the crystal tablet……right now, in the room she was alone and,
「Really, what does this mean, mom……?」
She heaved a sigh while remembering a certain information on the crystal tablet.