Chapter 1-14 : Cookies
Chloe, who was crouching down, raised her face and stood up after hearing a scream from the forest.
Then, she saw Mylia flying toward her.
「Eeeeehhh!? Mylia is flyingー!?」(Chloe)
Mylia, who was flying like a cannonball, suddenly stopped in front of Chloe and landed slowly.
Immediately, Chloe hugged her little sister.
「Mylia! I’m glad you’re safe! Are you hurt? Did you get injured?」(Chloe)
「Don’t worry, I’m fine. Well, that was scary, though…」(Mylia)
Mylia’s legs were shaking.
Chloe put Mylia’s arm around her shoulders and supported her while walking back home.
「Why were you flying like that?」(Chloe)
「Master sent me flying to you with magic.」(Mylia)
A question mark popped out above Chloe’s head.
The two walked back to their village through a place where there were a lot of flowers so that they could make an excuse that they went to pick flowers to the villagers who might question them.
After they reached the lavender field, they sat down on a rock.
When Mylia looked up at the sky, the sun had begun to set.
（Looks like it’s around 3pm.）
While resting, Mylia told Chloe what happened in the forest.
About Titania, the elf who lives in the forest.
About the pendant was actually created by her.
About her making a promise with Galaxy Atwood to make his descendant who brings her the pendant her disciple.
「Chloe onee-chan, look!」(Mylia)
With a big smile, Mylia took out a cloth wrapping from her pocket.
「What is this?」(Chloe)
Chloe tilted her head.
「Master give it to me! She said “Eat it with your sister”!」(Mylia)
「So this is food?」(Chloe)
「Un! I’ll open it! Three… Two… One…! Tadaー」(Mylia)
When Mylia opened the cloth, ten brown cookies were lined up neatly.
Chloe stiffened after seeing the delicious cookies in front of her.
「Coo, Coo… Cookies!?……….Mylia, these are cookies, right!?」(Chloe)
In her entire life, Chloe had only eaten a cookie once.
Moreover, its size was only about as small as her thumb nail.
Sugar is a luxury item in this world.
The Atwood family only used it to make high-quality lavender jam.
Three years ago, Aaron accidentally found a weakened monster in a forest and killed it.
He earned money from it, and for some reason, he bought cookies from Baron Hansen’s caravan.
Perhaps, he just wanted to show his pride as a father in front of his daughters by buying cookies.
He bought only seven cookies, but the price was extremely expensive because of the transportation cost.
Aaron, Ella, Bonnie, Alex, and Robin got one cookie each.
The remaining two were divided into four for Jasmine, Penelope, Chloe, and Mylia.
And of course it wasn’t divided equally.
Chloe and Mylia got the smallest pieces.
Even so, Chloe couldn’t forget the delicious taste of that small piece of cookie.
And now, there were ten precious cookies in front of her eyes.
「Ten… cookies… There are ten of them!! Mylia!」(Chloe)
「Un! We have a lot of cookies!」(Mylia)
Mylia didn’t expect that Chloe would be this happy.
She thought she would give all of them to Chloe since she had often eaten cookies in Japan.
Besides, she has eaten several of them in Titania’s house.
「I ate some of them in Master’s house, so you can have all of these!」(Mylia)
Saying that, Mylia handed Chloe all the cookies on the cloth.
However, after staring at the cookies, Mylia swallowed her saliva.
She actually still wanted to eat them.
With her face turned red, she looked up at Chloe.
「Umm….. Actually…… can I have one…? Hehe…」(Mylia)
Chloe was moved by her little sister’s cuteness who modestly asked for just one cookie after she kindly gave her all of them.
Chloe then looked up at the sky, put her hand on her chest and swore to the sky, the sea, the earth, and the Goddess Celis to take good care of her cute little sister.
「Geez! Mylia, why are you so cute!? Of course you can have them! Let’s eat together!」(Chloe)
Chloe hugged Mylia and stroked her head gently like always.
After that, they argued over how many they would eat.
「If you just eat one, I’ll only eat one too.」(Chloe)
「Eh? But….. Are we going to store the remaining eight?」(Mylia)
「Hmm….. Come to think of it, Robin onee-sama might find the cookies if we store them in our house… Well then, let’s eat all of them here!」(Chloe)
In the end, they both ate five cookies each.
While enjoying the cookies, Mylia and Chloe looked at each other.
「Fufu. Mylia, you look like a squirrel.」(Chloe)
「Chloe onee-chan too!」(Mylia)
The way they ate was similar to each other.
Well, they were sisters after all.
While the birds were flying in the blue sky, the sound of two girls eating cookies echoed for a while.
-In the forest house-
Titania, who just woke from 150 years of slumber, rested her head on her hand while thinking about the girl who appeared with the silver pendant.
「Mylia… That child will be a talented witch in the future…」
She raised her head and looked at the entrance.
「She has a huge amount of magical power after all. If she didn’t have any, there would have been nothing I could have done about it.」
Titania laughed a little.
Somehow, she remembered about her youth.
「I wonder if she’s eating cookies with her sister now…」
Because she was curious, she used clairvoyant magic to see what Mylia was doing.
She flew her vision and saw a light purple-haired girl and a black-haired girl happily eating cookies together in the middle of a lavender field.
「Ahh~… They are so cute~…」
They sat side by side on a rock and ate the cookies like a squirrel.
Sometimes they looked at each other’s faces and smiled when their eyes met.
Titania felt warm in her heart knowing that her cookies could make those girls really happy.
「Mylia, I’ll make you a full-fledged witch!」
Mylia didn’t know that her Master was watching while making such a determination.