Chapter 1-9 : Elementary Magic Vol.14 [Revised Edition] (part 2)
「This is it. “Elementary Magic vol. 14 Revised Edition”. The one in the reading room was volume 8, so there may be information I don’t know in this one.」(Chloe)
Chloe started reading and turning pages.
Her deep purple eyes were moving at a quick pace.
「Hee… so there are illustrations in this one, huh…?」(Chloe)
「Why did Father put this book here instead of the reading room?」(Mylia)
「Maybe he just wanted to look at the illustrations since he can’t read the letters. Looks like he still admires magic.」(Chloe)
「Is that so?」(Mylia)
「Yeah. Magicians hunt monsters instead of wild animals. Maybe he wants to defeat monsters and expand his territory.」(Chloe)
「Why is he being adamant about expanding his territory?」(Mylia)
Chloe stopped as she was about to turn a page and answered Mylia’s question.
「It’s our ancestor’s dearest wish.」(Chloe)
「So it’s a wish?」(Mylia)
「Yeah. It’s been 150 years since the Atwood family was knighted by the king of the Kingdom of Adrashelm. It seems that the first lord was a great man. He expanded the human territory by taking it from monsters until it was as wide as now. His wish was “to make people in his territory able to move freely and safely to all places in the north, south, east and west.”」(Chloe)
「Unfortunately, for these past 150 years, the human territory of the Atwood Family has never expanded.」(Chloe)
（Monsters and humans… It really is a fantasy world! Let’s ask Chloe onee-chan more in detail later.）
After listening to what Chloe said about monster territory and human territory, Mylia thought it might be important to learn the state of this world.
Chloe continued reading the book.
「You want to know about magic, right?」(Chloe)
「Magic is something that you can only do by harnessing magical power. You know that, right?」(Chloe)
「Yes, I know.」(Mylia)
Thanks to her memories as Mylia, she had basic knowledge of magic.
Magic is an act of interfering with the nature of the world using magical power contained in your body.
「The crystal in the magic aptitude test can determine the presence or absence of magical power in your body. Look, there’s the information about that here.」(Chloe)
Chloe pointed her finger at the illustration of a crystal drawn in the middle of a page.
There were details of how it glowed in response to magical power.
（Hooー As expected of a fantasy world!）
Basically, if it shines, you have magical power in your body, if it doesn’t, you don’t.
However, if the light is strong, that means you have a lot of magical power.
In the past, the wizard who laid the foundation of the kingdom was said to have magical power that was strong enough to break the crystal.
And if it glows in a particular color, that means you have a talent in a particular type of magic according to the color.
If it was red, you’re good at fire magic.
If it was blue, water magic.
If it was brown, earth magic, ect.
However, it was also written that the magic you’re good at couldn’t be simply determined by the color.
The color was nothing more than an indicator.
（I see… If it’s glowing red, you can either be good at fire magic or blood magic, or any other magic that is identical to red color. In principle, magic can be freely used, but it’s also inconvenient at the same time because there are many unclear things. It’s also said that it’s better for a magician to specialize in one type of magic. Hmm…? I still don’t understand…）
「Mylia, is it too difficult for you?」(Chloe)
「Umm… A little.」(Mylia)
「I see. Can I flip the page now?」(Chloe)
「Un. Go ahead.」(Mylia)
「I’m sorry, but I don’t want you to get under-eye bags on your cute face because we read slowly and you won’t have enough time to sleep, so I’ll read it fast, memorize it, and I’ll tell you later.」(Chloe)
「Eh? Onee-chan, you can do that?」(Mylia)
「Yup. Leave it to me.」(Chloe)
「Really? You can memorize it just by reading it once?」(Mylia)
「Hm? It’s normal, isn’t it?」(Chloe)
Chloe tilted her head.
（She’s not aware that she’s a genius, huh…?）
Watching Chloe flipping through the pages while moving her eyes quickly, Mylia was scared a little.
She couldn’t believe that a high-spec 10-year-old child like Chloe existed in this world.
「Hmm… There’s no mention of the phenomenon where the body gets hot after touching the crystal written here…」(Chloe)
「It seems that there are no other magic-related books here.」(Chloe)
Chloe closed the “Elementary Magic Vol 14 Revised Edition” and looked at the bookshelves.
「Mylia, you have never tried practicing magic before, right?」(Chloe)
「Magic practice? Can I do that?」(Mylia)
「You know? Everyone will definitely do it even if they know they can’t use magic. You can try it in the reading room when Robin onee-sama isn’t around. Actually, I also tried it, but of course… I couldn’t use any spells…」(Chloe)
Everyone yearned to be a magician.
Therefore, magic training is a common thing to do even though you know you don’t have magic talent.
Chloe actually wanted to deny that Mylia could never use magic.
She has the habit of believing in possibilities no matter how unlikely they are.
There’s no danger in magic practice anyway, so she advised Mylia to do it.
「But, how can I practice my magic?」(Mylia)
「The method is described on page 61 of “Elementary Magic vol 8” in the reading room. I’ve taught you letters, so you can read them yourself, right?」(Chloe)
Chloe smiled at Mylia and stroked her head.
（I have the memories of being taught by Chloe onee-chan, so there are no letters I can’t read now.）
「I’ll try it secretly tomorrow.」(Mylia)
「Let’s try various things until we can find out why you got a fever after touching the magic crystal. By the way, Mylia, do you remember what page to read?」(Chloe)
「Un, correct. I’m glad that my cute Mylia is so smart.」(Chloe)
Smiling under the moonlight, Chloe looked like a goddess in Mylia’s eyes.