Chapter 1188 - Black Wing's Invasion ①
Lilia slammed her head on the table with great force, but she immediately looked up and looked at me with a shuddering expression on her face.
It’s just, well, if she’ll allow me to say my excuse…… It’s not that I’m hiding anything about this time. I just met Amel-san yesterday, and I didn’t see Lilia-san from the time I returned from the tea party until breakfast today.
Today’s breakfast was also centered on the topic of Mitsunaga-kun’s wedding, so I didn’t have the time to talk about yesterday’s tea party…… Well, that’s my reason.
[……Why is this guy always like this…… Saying he has connections with the unsociable Wingeds, as if it’s par for the course…… Moreover, the Winged’s Chief? No more, Kaito-san’s too scary.]
[I also can’t help but be surprised…… but Miyama-sama. Just simply saying you got acquainted with them isn’t enough this time. The Wingeds’ Chief certainly may be the best connection one could have, but the question is whether you’re friendly and familiar enough with them that they are willing to accept negotiations……]
[She’s for some reason calling me her sworn friend.]
[……I guess that was a foolish question huh. I made a mistake, asking such a thing to the wrong person. Even with matters that would normally be difficult, common sense does not apply to Miyama-sama. I can’t even imagine how you could have become the sworn friend of the Winged Chief just by going to a tea party……]
No, I myself don’t really know why she liked me that much, but I think we’re friendly enough that I could probably introduce them to each other without any problems.
I mean, after the tea party, I immediately received lots of hummingbird messages such as "the miracle of meeting my sworn friend" and "we are two stars shining in the night sky"…… Well, I received quite a lot of messages, and I could tell she’s somehow emotionally attached, or perhaps, holds favorable emotions for me.
[……Well, I think we’re getting along pretty well, so I’ll confirm things with her after our meal. I think introducing you to her should be okay, but I’m not sure about your dealings with her……]
[W- Well, Milady. It was certainly quite surprising, but this was something we’d really like to have under the circumstances. With the other party being the Chief, I think it would be easier to pass a deal for their specialties……]
[……My stomach hurts……]
Lilia-san looked quite dreadful, but for the time being, please forgive me because this one’s also beneficial for Lilia-san.
For now, I broke off the conversation by saying that I would try to get in touch with her right after breakfast.
After breakfast, I returned to my room and sent a hummingbird to Amel-san. What I just sent though was a preface message, stating "I have something I want to discuss with you, are you free?".
I’m proud to say that Amel-san is friendly and I get along with her reasonably well but whether or not she will sign a contract with Lilia-san to trade local products is a different story.
So, I’m going to stay by introducing Lilia-san and the others first…… but that brings about one problem. Amel-san’s tone is quite peculiar.
How should I say this…… That tone of hers isn’t a problem if you had been afflicted by the same disease, but if not, her words are quite difficult to understand.
This may just be my own imagination based on what I’ve heard…… but I think Luna-san could probably understand her, but the others wouldn’t be able to…… No, I suppose Luna-san won’t be able to understand her either. It isn’t that she had been afflicted with the same disease before and got cured, she just went through the natural phase of life and made some chuunibyou-like comments in the past.
That being the case, I guess I’d really have to act as some sort of interpreter…… However, it’s not like I can completely understand her either.
I can understand some things from the nuances and the emotions conveyed by my Sympathy Magic, but when it comes to difficult matters, I think it would be difficult. Can I even act as an interpreter for a complex conversation such as commodity transactions?
While I was thinking about this, I received a hummingbird from Amel-san containing her reply. She sure replied quite fast……
"My sworn friend, I see you require my assistance! Rest assured, my sworn friend and I have an unbreakable and undying friendship transcending generations. If you require my assistance, I will not hesitate to traverse any purgatory. You need not worry, oh my sworn friend! I shall become the black gale and surge to your side! ……I think "I’ll be there in about 5 minutes". Wait for me!"
……U- Unnn? Arehh? That’s strange…… What’s with this reply?
I’ll be there in about 5 minutes? Become the black gale and surge to your side? Is it just my imagination…… or doesn’t these sentences sound like she’s going to blast over here from her home back in Archlesia Empire……… Haha, that’s impo…… No, that guy might seriously do this.
This is bad, what should I do? Suppose she was moving fast, she might not even notice if I sent her a hummingbird.
I mean, with Amel-san’s character, it really seems like she’d come here with all her might…… so it’s highly likely she wouldn’t notice it.
……H- Hmmm…… Yep, let’s give up. I’ll just tell Illness-san that a guest is coming and have her prepare some tea.