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Published at 2nd of March 2017 01:55:44 PM

Chapter 12

ーーI’ll be sending a girl called Ruri over to you in the near future . Please take care of her while she’s there . ーー


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A sentence that screams minimalism was sent to Klaus through the aqua mirror a few days before Ruri’s arrival to the capital .

It was a message from his mother who left the house for her children to inherit while she herself made the forest her new residence place for living out her old age life .
It’s a known fact that the dragon race takes up the ideology of liberal upbringing . However, although Chelsea’s sons have all managed to land a job in the castle, they were still feeling uncertain about themselves . They had stated their will on wanting their mother to stay with them until they become fine adults .

However, Chelsea just said this to them .

“You guys are the offspring of me and that person . I know you guys will do just fine!” -Chelsea

They couldn’t offer any refute to that truth .
From the words alone, they knew that the motherly love she had for them was as real as life itself .

Chelsea had always been an odd one since long before . And with her promising that she would contact him regularly, he gave up on stopping her from leaving the house .

From this mother of his, came a delivery he did not expect .

Klaus went through his memory of the past, but he had no recollection of the person called Ruri .
It stands to reason that she was someone his mother met after she started her life in the forest . Although he thought that it was unusual for his mother to ask a favor from him, he didn’t think much about it .

It was a few days after that when he encountered the white furred cat and the accompanying fairy outside his residence just as he was about to leave for the royal castle .
Not stopping after the initial surprise with the rare cat + fairy combination, the surprise just kept on coming .

From the letter, he assumed that the aforementioned ‘Ruri’ was human . However, what appeared in front of him was in fact, a cat . And with another layer of authorization of the fact with the letter handed to him, the cat in front of him was without a doubt an assistance of his mother .
Even more alarming, was a sentence… no, make that ‘warning’ that was written in it .

ーーThe assistant I’ve sent you is a Cherished One . You better not even make a scratch on her! Ruri does not know that she’s a Cherished One and anything about this world . So please teach her the common sense of this world . ーー

Cherished One…

Klaus trembled upon the mention of that word .
That said, there was only one fairy present in front of him .
It wouldn’t be weird for 2 or even 3 fairies to surround an individual that is loved by the fairies . Having the only one fairy doesn’t exactly make a strong case for her being the Cherished One .

However, after asking for confirmation, Klaus was surrounded by an absurd amount of fairies, a scene that he had never witness before ever in his life .

‘I can’t believe she would push someone like this onto me . ’

Klaus was expressing his discontent towards his mother in his head .

Quickly determining that the situation was way over his head, Klaus took the next step without hesitation .
He forbids anybody that is currently staying in his resident to enter the room Ruri was at and headed towards the royal castle in record speed .

Klaus opened the door to the oval office with a huge bang in panic .
Not expecting such action from the usually calmed and composed Klaus, the Dragon King and the officers beside him can’t help but stop what they were doing .

“I would like to have a private audience with your majesty . ” -Klaus

The Dragon King frowns his eyebrows after hearing those words that Klaus said abruptly the moment he entered . However, the Dragon King wasted no time at all to ask for everybody except few of his very trusted aids to vacate the room .

The few present was the Dragon King, Klaus, Agete, Finn, and the chancellor, Euclase .

“What is the matter, Klaus? This isn’t like you . ” -Dragon King

“The Cherished One has appeared . ” -Klaus

At first, the word went past them . But a second after that, everybody went wide eyes .


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“W-What did you just say?…” -Dragon King

“Is that true?!” -Agete

The Dragon King was trying to keep his cool, but he was audible taken by surprise .
Beside him, Agete was in an ecstasy state, not unlike one would experience upon finding out he/she had won the jackpot . He looked as if he might just go hug and climb onto anybody he could lay sight on to express his excitement .

The difference in attitude is like day and night, but it was obvious both of them were absolutely astonished by the news . Goes without saying so does the other .

Cherished One . An individual that is loved by the fairies .

It is said that the first king of the Dragon Kingdom was a Cherished One .

Appearing once in a blue moon, the Cherished One had brought both blessings and destruction to this world .

It’s the unspoken law of this world to want to be loved and protected by the fairies .
Fairies would gather around the Cherished One, and indirectly make the land rich and fertile .
In order to have the Cherished One for themselves, Countries had waged wars against each other time after time in the past .
Past incident of fairies punishing the country that harmed the Cherished One was recorded as well .

After the repetition of wars, under the unanimous vote of the 4 power alliance, it was agreed upon that the Cherished One belongs to no particular country . The Cherished One is free to choose whatever country or place he/she wants to go or be in . Other smaller countries followed suit with the decision made by the major countries .
That said, it’s not like the desire to want the power of the Cherished One for themselves has disappeared .

It is common knowledge to put the Cherished One under the protection of their own country before other countries have the chance to .

“Your Majesty! We should make haste to bring the Cherished One into the care of the royal castle . And what of the race?!” -Agete

“… It’s a cat” -Klaus

“Cat-people you say . ” -Agete

Within the ranks of demi-humans, cat-people do not have that high of a magic power . Coupled with the fact that there was only a very few example of cat-people being the Cherished One, Agete became slightly depressed .

That’s because the ability among Cherished Ones is not equal .
Depending on how much the magic power of the Cherished One is loved by the fairies, the level of cooperation the fairies are willing to give is affected as well .

That said, strong magic can’t be used if the wielder doesn’t have a strong magic capacity .
Agete was feeling discouraged because he thought that the cat-people, with their weak magic power, will not be able to utilize the power of the fairies .
However, he cheered up again after he considered that the very action of having a Cherished One in their country alone would bring prosperity to their land .

Klaus reluctantly corrected Agete on the matter .

“Uh… That is not entirely correct… She is just a normal cat, not a cat-people . ” -Klaus

“… a cat? Not ‘cat-people’ cat, but a normal cat?” -Agete

“Yes . ” -Klaus

“Are you certain of that?” -Dragon King

Klaus nodded in response to the inquiry of the Dragon King who spoke out in Agete’s stead seeing as Agete was currently lost for words .

“Yes . I’m certain because she only has one tail . ” -Klaus

The difference between a cat and cat-people was their tail .
Unlike a cat with only one, cat-people usually have 2 or more tails .


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“However, it would be incorrect to say that she’s just a cat . Her name is Ruri, and I fear that her magic power is at the same level as your majesty…” -Klaus

Upon hearing that, chancellor Euclase, who had only been listening in to the conversation so far blurted out his refutation .

“A cat with magic power equally powerful as the king of the Dragon King? Blasphemy! You’re definitely mistaken!” -Euclase

“At first, I thought that the magic power I felt came from the fairy beside her . But there was no mistake about it .
Plus, she could use telepathy to converse with me, and seems to be very intelligent . ” -Klaus

“Cat using telepathy?!” -Euclase

Klaus retells the story of his day from the moment he received the letter written by Chelsea up until right now .

“Damn Chelsea… ” -Agete

With the way Agete cursed Chelsea’s name, he was probably having the same feeling Klaus had before this .

” I’m not sure how Chelsea came upon a Cherished One, but my guess is that the cat is some sort of magical beast . It is said that once in a while, a beast with high intelligence will be born within the midst of the magical beasts . ” -Dragon King

Klaus displayed his agreement to the words of the Dragon King .

“That is true . I once heard from my mother that magical beast with strong magic power lurks in the forest . I’m sure she’s that magical beast my mother was talking about . ” -Klaus

Not realizing that they had made a huge misunderstanding, everybody nodded in agreement . The conversation continues to the matter of the future of the Cherished One .

“It’s really great that we could understand her . So, how is she doing?” -Dragon King

“She’s currently at my place . I’ve given strict orders to the people staying at my place to not approach her . If anything, I would like to prevent anything from happening to her that would anger the fairies . ” -Klaus

“That’s a wise decision . Let’s have her come to the castle to be taken care of . ” -Dragon King

Klaus relaxed upon hearing that .

“That would be of great help . My mother said that this Cherished One does not know the common sense of this world and wants me to teach it to her . ” -Klaus

“Understood . I’ll make a decision after meeting her . ” -Dragon King

“If she’s oblivious to this world, It would be easy to control her wouldn’t it?” -Agete

Agete said that while laughing .
It was then that a current of cold air came blowing from out of nowhere which prompted the Dragon King and the rest to take a vigilance stance .
While being wary of their surrounding, they saw multiple fairies floating in the air at the window nearby .

“Fairies…?”

『We’ve come to give you a warning . 』

『Warning, warning . 』

The fairies were repeating the word ‘warning’ multiple times in unison .
There has never been a recorded case of fairies doing what they are doing now . The Dragon King and his aids unconsciously tensed up .

『Warning number one!』

『Number One~』

It was obvious the fairies were showing some level of hostility, but because of their mannerism, It was hard to take them seriously .

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Even though they knew that they shouldn’t relax, they can’t help but be distracted by it .

『You must not hurt Ruri in any way!』

『Those who hurt her will be given a painful death~』

With the mention of the name ‘Ruri’, everybody there instantly knew who the fairies were walking about .

『Warning number two!』

『Number Two~』

『You must not ignore the will of Ruri!』

『We will all pass judgment to those who do~』

Euclase squeezed in a question .

“So it’s fine if we persuaded her and let her come to an agreement by herself, is that correct?” -Euclase

The fairies gathered together closely and started mumbling towards each other .
Upon reaching a consensus, they returned to their previous position .

『If Ruri says it’s ok, It’s ok . But unwillingly forcing her is not allowed . 』

『What we’re trying to say is that using her obliviousness for your own convenience is a big no no . 』

『Next, warning number Three~』

『If you make Ruri sad…』

『We’ll attack with Fire~』
『We’ll attack with Water~』

Both water fairy and the fire fairy spoke at once . They started an impromptu debate on which of them should do the attack .

For the Dragon King and his aids, the country would face a devastating level of destruction no matter the choice . However, the fairy was chatting about such horrifying matter like they were deciding on whether to have cereal or toast for their breakfast .

『Why not do both?』

When one random fairy gave the following idea, the fairies made a face like it was the greatest idea .

『Yeah! After burning everything with fire, we’ll flush everything away with water . 』

『Let’s call the fairies from outside the capital over as well!』

『Yeah~!!』

The fairies held their fist high up in the air . Euclase who was turning pale desperately shouted to the fairies that were looking like they were actually preparing to fly away and do the deed .

“Please hold on a minute! We haven’t done anything to the girl!” -Euclase

『Ah』

Hearing Euclase’s word, the fairies that have totally forgotten the purpose of their visit turned shy .

『Ehehe, that’s true . 』

『Oops, our mistake~』

If it wasn’t for Euclase, the fairies might actually have started an all out destruction frenzy towards this country all because of a whim . Realizing that, a chill ran down the spine of everyone present .

『Anyway, protecting her takes priority over anything else . 』

『Just remember that we will never forgive you guys if you bully Ruri . Well then, goodbye~ 』

Everybody in the room went into deep thought the moment the fairies left the room . The silence continued for some time .
The Dragon King was the first to break the silence .

“Klaus, can the Cherished One control her emotions?
If she’s as unpredictable and selfish like a baby, things won’t look good for us in the future . ” -Dragon King

That was a very good point .
If Ruri wills it, the country may be over for .
It wouldn’t be a joke if she were to complain about something really trivial and caused the fairy to commence their attacks .
The damage would be enormous if she has the temper and patience of a child, or rather the lack of .

“Yes, From what I could ascertain, I believe so . When I was conversing with her, she was calm and polite the whole time . Ah, by the way, she even scolded the fairy . ” -Klaus

“And the fairy listened to her?” -Dragon King

“Yes . When she told them to quiet down, they did just that . ” -Klaus

The Dragon King gave the matter a deep thought again and came out with the same conclusion as before .

“I’ll make my decision after meeting her personally . Did the Cherished One accept your proposition of wanting her to stay in the royal castle?” -Dragon King

“She wasn’t that eager on coming…” -Klaus

This was right after they heard the warning from the fairy .
Klaus answered the Dragon King in a soft voice .

“If that is the case, go back and confirm her intention . If she doesn’t feel like it, you don’t have to force her to come .
Finn, go together with him . If the Cherished One doesn’t intend to come, stay there and be her bodyguard . ” -Dragon King

“Understood!” -Klaus

“Yes, your majesty!” -Finn

Both Klaus and Finn gave a bow and left the room for Ruri .

The Dragon King lay out a deep sigh that conveys clearly that things have escalated to something quite troublesome .

“It’s been a while since the Dragon Kingdom has a Cherished One . Is this a normal occurrence for countries with a Cherished One?” -Dragon King

The Dragon King relayed his question to the 2 remaining aid of his, Agete and Euclase . But they both shocked their heads .

“Right now, the Spirit Kingdom and the Beast Kingdom both have a Cherished One in their country . However, for the fairy to appear and give verbal warning is unheard of . ”

“My guess would be it’s due to the aptitude of the Cherished One . The fairies must really like the magic power of the one called Ruri . ”

“That means that the blessing our land is going to receive will be tremendous . In the same time, it also means that the trouble that could befall upon us will be equally huge . ”

“Good thing the Cherished One didn’t appear in Nadarsia . ”

“I can’t agree more . ”

The Dragon King gave another long sigh after reading the content of the documents he had on hand .



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