“Here, your tea.”
As if knowing that I have swallowed it, I was handed another pie with a fork, so I obediently ate it.
The testing of [Scarlet Bee’s Needle] ended when I ran into Seliana at the training ground.
Seliana went somewhere with Grandpa and the others, but since it was just noon, I was taken to the academy cafeteria.
Maybe I shouldn’t have tried to run away at that time.
I’m restrained on Elena’s lap.
It’s on the premises of the royal palace, so it can’t be helped because I shouldn’t be moving around at will.
“Oh? Does it not suit your taste?”
Elena asked probably she noticed my slow pace of eating.
“No, it’s delicious.”
It’s delicious, okay?
As expected of an academy attended by aristocrats, I think it’s delicious even for someone like me who knows the taste of Japan.
I think it’s probably a berry fruit, but the sourness of the fruit and the sweetness of the cream are well balanced with the texture of the dough, and it’s very delicious.
It goes well with tea as well.
However, for me, sweets like this are desserts.
I’m not used to having sweets as a meal.
Speaking of which, I wasn’t good with fruit sauces…
Even so… this cafeteria is quite large.
Looking around, the interior is also elaborate.
The food I’m eating right now shouldn’t be cheap.
Besides us, there are only a few other people using it, but is it okay for me to be here?
“Can I use this place?”
“Ah… this place can be used by students’ relatives as well. This seat can be used by House Müller and those related to them.”
“Even related people.”
“Yes. It is also used to interact with the people from the territory who came to the royal capital and with the houses we have relationships with. Especially from next month, foreign students will come in, so it will be lively.”
So that’s it….
When you say academy, I had an image that aside from universities, outsiders are not allowed, so it’s different in this world.
I’m a little curious about the menu but is it probably better if I don’t go near? as I was thinking that, I could hear voices getting close.
“It seems to be Ojou-sama and the others.”
To think that we could hear them when we’re sitting at the back end, they’re so loud!
Seliana sits next to me, and on the other side sits Grandpa and two of the uncles who were with me at the training ground.
I’m still on Elena’s lap.
The uncles seem to be quite famous people, and there are students looking at us from afar.
Are we going to have a discussion in this situation?
“Sera, he is Baron József Laban, the chief commander of the knights’ order, and this is Baronet Xellos Orgun, the captain of the royal guard. You’ve seen each other at the training ground, right?”
“Un… they were with Grandpa.”
…I don’t know the organization chart, so they’re probably a big shot?
No, I mean… not for their peerage rank, but for their job title.
If possible, I really don’t want to get too close to them as someone who’s guilty of this and that…
“I thought I should introduce you to them if we had the chance while we are in the royal capital, but it would seem Ojii-sama was very considerate. I’m very glad.”
Un… I can tell that you don’t think so at all.
Grandpa and the others also guessed that and their eyes were swimming around.
“Even though they have nothing to do with House Müller or the Zerkis territory, they came to see the testing of a bestowed item whose effect has not yet been determined through Ojii-sama personal connection, you know? You should thank them.”
Do you mean, say it?
I look at Grandpa and the others, but they look away…
When I look back at Elena, she nods, it’s okay, right?
“Thank you very much.”
When I look at Seliana, she smiles with a complacent smile.
“No, no, I was able to attend a rare occasion. I will definitely repay you in some way…”
“Well, how nice of you. We’re looking forward to seeing what you will give us. Isn’t that right, Sera?”
I see, so she wanted to make them owe this favor?
Considering the value of [Scarlet Bee’s Needle], she might extort quite a lot.
Is Grandpa also part of the scheme?
“Sera, you can ask Ojii-sama directly, so decide what you want.”
Grandpa… so you weren’t?
Sera – [Hideout] [Prayer] [Floating Orb] [Shadow Sword] [Scarlet Bee’s Needle] [0 Divine Coin]
Seliana – [Area Recognition] [ ] [9 Divine Coins]
Elena – [ ] [Green Fang] [0 Divine Coin]
Alex – [ ] [Red Shield] [0 Divine Coin]
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