After Alto-san returned to the capital, called Aisha and Sylphy to the reception room, and began speaking.
「……I have something to talk the two of you」
I think it’s because I am nervous and making a serious face.
The both of them waited for my next words with a serious expression.
「I am thinking of telling the both of you about my Skills」
They probably didn’t expect it.
Both of them suddenly stopped moving.
After that was a moment of silence.
I and the girls continued to not speak.
The first one to break the silence was Sylphy.
「……Is that really okay?」
I nodded silently at that question.
Aisha still couldn’t hide her shocked expression, she moved her mouth to say something but immediately shut it, as she couldn’t find any words.
She repeated that motion.
「The secret Danna-sama can’t tell not just us, but anyone about.
After Aniue just went back, talking to us means that you trust us, is that okay?」
Sylphy asked me once more who gave a sidelong glance at the stiff Aisha.
Even at that question, I returned a nod silently.
Sylphy placed her put her right index finger on her nicely shaped lips, and pondered on something.
Silence then once again flowed between us.
Un, that’s understandable.
I suddenly said that I will talk about the secret which I had kept even when I was erased from the guild.
Their reactions are understandable.
「……There’s something I would like you to confirm one thing before listening about that」
Sylphy had probably collected her thoughts, as she confirmed with me again.
Naturally, my reply was 「Un」.
However, I wonder what she wants to confirm??
「Is it true that the thing Danna-sama is keeping a secret will become something bad if people know about it?」
Un? Why is such a confirmation necessary…… But, since she told me to answer, I have to.
「……Un, that’s right」
「……I understand. In that case, Danna-sama, won’t you wait for a while longer before telling us about it?」
「I think it’s natural that Danna-sama has doubts.
Just now, Danna-sama said that you wanted to talk about it because you trust us.
However, putting Aisha aside, I don’t think there has been any actual results for trusting me.
From now on, we will be starting activities as a Clan.
……Actually, Chichiue said that he wants to make a request once the Clan is officially formed.
What do you think, won’t you be able to at least make sure of me and Aisha while receiving the request?」
……Her proposal was too unexpected.
When we met at first, she came to ask me about my Skills.
I never thought that she would reply like this.
However, I realised after Sylphy said that.
……I was surely too impatient.
I have been alone ever since Otou-san and Okaa-san left me.
I had my meals alone, and even if I said “I’m back”, nobody will reply.
I thought that such a life was natural.
……However, things have changed.
Aisha and Sylphy are here.
I’ve gotten a family.
……That is why, I thought that I want to quickly open up about my secret and become a real family with them.
I thought that I would become at ease once I told them about it.
We will certainly be living together from now on, so I have to tell them about it one day.
However, that’s not how you become a real family, is it.
It’s not only a pretense, a family is trusting each other from the bottom of the heart, like how I did with Otou-san and Okaa-san.
Confidence is to believe in someone and make use of them.
Trust is to believe in someone and rely on them. (TLN)
I think, if a family doesn’t have trust, then that isn’t good.
Trust is as Sylphy said, takes time and is slowly built.
「……I understand, is Aisha also okay with that?」
She seemed to have calmed down completely, and Aisha also approved of Sylphy’s proposal.
「It’s okay not to rush it, just take it slowly, okay?」
「Just knowing Danna-sama’s feelings in wanting to talk to us about it is enough for now」
The mood calmed down all of a sudden.
My nervousness was definitely at fault, huh.
Un, it’s surely okay with this.
「By the way, Sylphy, did you hear from Aisha? About the Labyrinth of Strength」
Aisha seemed to have talk about the general details, ……Well, of course, they were together yesterday night, after all.
If she’s already heard about it, that will make things quick.
「Here, Sylphy’s souvenir」
As I said that, I took out the Troll Gazer’s drop, “Linus Sword” from the storage bag.
I feel hat she will definitely be able to use it well since she has 【One-handed sword・Extreme】.
「……This, this is amazing…… is it okay for me to have this? I haven’t done anything, though……」
「Un, of course. It’s useless for me and Aisha to have it, after all」
Looking at Sylphy’s delighted expression, I reflexively broke into a smile.
Un un, this is good.
Then, I took out “Speed Shoes” and “Ciel Soulier”.
It’s a movement speed increasing pair of shoes. I have no need for it since I have 【Swift Feet (Small)】.
The problem is who “Ciel Soulier” should be handed to.
Dropped items are basically attached with a magic which will automatically alter it according to the size of the person equipping it, so any one of us can use it.
By the way, the equipments sold at stores have to be properly chosen so that it fits.
If I think about who will be fighting ahead, then would Sylphy be the better choice?
If someone can walk on air, there will be more freedom in attacking…… though practice will be necessary.
「Well, this will be Sylphy’s and this will be Aisha’s」
By the way, “Speed shoes” are shoes with a simple pattern, black cloth with white lines on it.
“Ciel Soulier” also has a similar pattern, but it has a smarter feel, it is white.
Since I’ve heard that Sylphy puts on a pure white surcoat when fighting, its colour might also fit her.
「Is Aisha’s…… Speed Shoes?
My white one…… looks quite similar, but it’s a little different, huh.
It seems like it’ll match with my surcoat」
She seems to know about “Speed Shoes”.
Well, Cass-san was aiming for it, so it should be quite famous.
Probably since “Ciel Soulier” is a rare drop from a rare monster, nobody knows about it.
That’s good, Aisha and Sylphy both seem to like them.
Now then, after this…… I’ll need to hear about the things at the capital from Sylphy.
Thank you very much for reading as always.
Please take care of me from here on as well.