Chapter 1-18 : Magical Bag
Mylia went to the lavender field to help Chloe with her work.
Now that they were alone, Mylia told Chloe what happened yesterday.
「…I’m sorry, Mylia. I didn’t think they would betroth you to the merchant’s son this early… I thought it would be after Robin onee-sama got a new husband…」(Chloe)
「Chloe onee-chan, please don’t worry about it. You’re not at fault. Could you please lend me your wisdom again?」(Mylia)
「Yes, of course! If it’s for my cute Mylia, I wouldn’t mind even if my brain burns out!」(Chloe)
Saying that, Chloe hugged Mylia and stroked her head gently.
「I’m happy, but please don’t push yourself too much.」(Mylia)
The villagers who passed by said, “They’re really close” and “They’re so cute”, with smiles on their faces.
While still hugging Mylia, Chloe smiled at the villagers, and they replied to her with smiles, too.
Then, the villagers continued walking toward the east side of the village.
「I wonder if Father rushed your engagement because of the village meeting.」(Chloe)
Chloe released Mylia from her arms and continued to pick lavender.
「It’s a meeting between important people in this village to talk about what to buy from the caravan that comes twice a year, or whatever problem happened in this village.」(Chloe)
「I see. So that’s why they mentioned that yesterday.」(Mylia)
Yesterday, after Mylia showed two chunks of rock salt she took from her pocket, Jalda desperately said, “Aaron-sama, can you please reconsider not canceling the engagement? It’s your suggestion in the first place, right? Are you going to break your promise? I won’t help you in the village meeting, then!”
Jalda is one of the most influential people in this village. Still, Aaron shook his head because he couldn’t resist the charm of the precious rock salt.
「Mylia, did Robin onee-sama bully you again after that?」(Chloe)
「Un. She pinched my cheeks and told me to bring her rock salt if I found any.」(Mylia)
「…..This is not something you say to your older sister, but… that woman’s personality is twisted…」(Chloe)
「Agreed… She’s like a demon queen…」(Mylia)
「Demon queen, huh… that’s fit her very well, fufu.」(Chloe)
「Right? Ah! Chloe onee-chan, there’s a good lavender flower over there.」(Mylia)
「Oh, thank you, Mylia. You are really good at finding things.」(Chloe)
They smiled at each other.
It was difficult to find high quality lavender in this large lavender field, but Mylia could find them easily thanks to her sonar magic.
（Umm… so we got about a bundle every ten meters radius. That’s good enough, I think.）
Chloe’s work became so much lighter thanks to Mylia.
She picked the lavender Mylia pointed at and put it in the basket.
If Chloe could keep up this pace, she would be able to reach the target amount three times faster than usual.
「Let’s finish the work as soon as possible so that we have a lot of time to talk!」(Mylia)
「Ufufu, you’re right.」(Chloe)
Actually, they talked to each other as they worked, but Mylia wanted to take her time talking with Chloe because Chloe will go to the Royal Girls’ Academy in spring.
（I’m going to miss her…）
Without Chloe, Mylia would be really lonely.
Titania basically sleeps all day, so she can’t be Mylia’s talking partner.
「Oh, that’s right! Onee-chan, congratulations on successfully paying the exam fee!」(Mylia)
「Thank you, Mylia… It took me three years.」(Chloe)
Chloe smiled brightly at Mylia.
（Ahh, I really want to go with her to the royal capital, but…）
The lord of an aristocratic family could request help from the knights of the kingdom to search for their missing (or escaping) family members.
If Aaron asked the knights to search for Mylia, it would cause Chloe so much trouble.
（…it would be a bad idea to escape on my own…）
Titania also didn’t recommend that Mylia attempt to escape.
She said, “Humans love troublesome things such as procedures. So I think you should get out of this territory with a formal procedure.”
（Thinking of her personality, she surprisingly has some common sense.）
「Onee-chan, there’s another good lavender flower over there.」(Mylia)
Mylia told Chloe the location of high quality lavender flowers, and Chloe would pick them.
As they continued working like that, Chloe asked Mylia a question.
「Mylia, did Father tell you to bring him rock salt?」(Chloe)
「Un. He told me to find at least one chunk a week.」(Mylia)
「One chunk a week!? That’s so unreasonable… Does he believe in the superstition that it’s easy to be found by children?」(Chloe)
「But thanks to that, I was able to avoid the engagement. Also, our meals have become more delicious because Mother cooks them with the rock salt.」(Mylia)
「Fufu. You’re right. Yesterday’s meat was really delicious.」(Chloe)
「But our meal portions were small as usual even though you were the one who found the rock salt…」(Chloe)
「I know… But we also always secretly eat Master’s delicious snacks without them knowing.」(Mylia)
「No. This and that are different matters. You fail as a leader if you don’t give rewards to the people who work for you. Mylia, if you become a leader someday, please remember this.」(Chloe)
（Well, I don’t think I will become a leader in the future, though.）
Mylia thought like that, but she didn’t know what she would become in the future.
「Onee-chan, I’ll be out for a sec.」(Mylia)
Mylia spread her magical power in a wide area and searched for a certain person.
However, she couldn’t find that person in the village, so she spread her sonar magic until it reached the forest.
（Found him… that disgusting person… Alex… Looks like he’s still in the woods.）
Mylia let out a sigh of relief.
Bonnie’s husband, the lolicon adopted son, has been trying to get close to Chloe lately.
He often stared at Chloe’s chest. He was so disgusting.
（…Clairvoyance!….. There he is… Alright, let’s make him a comedian…. Slip magic!）
Mylia remotely shot her magical power toward his boots through clairvoyance.
And then, Alex who was walking in the woods suddenly slipped embarrassingly and hit his head on the ground.
Seeing him slip like that, Aaron, who was walking behind him, yelled angrily at him.
（Serves you right!）
Actually, Alex looked down lately, and it was because Mylia has been pranking him without him knowing.
「….lya? …..Mylia? …..Earth to Mylia… Please come back!」(Chloe)
After Chloe shook Mylia’s shoulder, Mylia’s sight returned to the lavender fields.
「Did you use clairvoyance?」(Chloe)
「Un. I can see everything in this territory with that.」(Mylia)
「That’s one convenient spell. I’m impressed. But, what did you just do with that?」(Chloe)
「U, Umm… It’s nothing important, really…」(Mylia)
If Chloe knew what Mylia was doing with it, she would probably tell her to stop.
「More importantly, look! I made this with Master.」(Mylia)
「What is this?」(Chloe)
「This is a magical bag.」(Mylia)
Mylia took out a pouch made of black velvet fabric with a bead-like stone on it from her pocket.
「I can store a lot of things in here. Watch…」(Mylia)
Mylia turned the magical bag upside down, and then, a lot of rock salt chunks fell from the bag and hit the ground with a loud sound.
「I made this bag to store rock salt chunks just in case. I can take them out anytime. I can get a lot of money if I sell them, and I can eat delicious food with this salt!……Eh? Chloe onee-chan, what’s wrong?」(Mylia)
Chloe dumbfoundedly looked at the large amount of rock salt chunks on the ground.
She breathed deeply to calm herself, and turned her eyes away from the rock salt.
「….My, Mylia…. Can you tell me something…?」(Chloe)
「Hm? What is it?」(Mylia)
「Where did you find this many rock salt chunks? Did your master give you these?」(Chloe)
「Nope. I looked for them with sonar magic and remotely transferred them into this bag. This is all I got from Atwood territory.」(Mylia)
「A, All of them…?」(Chloe)
Chloe was confused.
Rock salt is a natural seasoning that is formed underground over time.
No one knew how it was formed.
It was a specialty product of the western part of the Kingdom of Adrashlem.
（A strange storage bag called a magical bag… A large amount of rock salt… Perhaps, my cute little sister will really become an extraordinary magician…?）(Chloe)
Chloe was a little worried.
「Why did you take all of them?」(Chloe)
「It’s for the sake of all-you-can-eat yakiniku!」(Mylia)
「Ahh… the ‘all-you-can-eat meat’ you talked about several times, huh?」(Chloe)
「Yes! Let’s eat together someday! I will practice more magic and become a rich woman!」(Mylia)
Saying that, Mylia made a cute little fist and put it in front of her chest, while her lavender-colored hair swayed in the wind.
Mylia didn’t know that one chunk of rock salt is worth a gold coin.
The amount she has now is already worth a fortune.
Chloe stroked Mylia’s head and smiled at her.
「Don’t show the rock salt or your bag to someone else, okay? And I think you only need to give Father one chunk every one or two months. One chunk a week is just so unreasonable. I don’t think he will be mad.」(Chloe)
「Is that so? Alright, then… Ah, I should put them back.」(Mylia)
When Mylia poured her magical power into the magical bag, it sucked the chunks of rock salt in like a vacuum cleaner.
Chole once again was amazed by how convenient the bag was.