Translated by lovelyxday and edited by rairai
The Uncle and Mademoiselle Phantom
When I came to, I was already lying down on a sickbed, completely without energy .
Although I wanted to handsomely fall onto the dirt after the battle concluded, and elegantly wipe the blood at the corner of my mouth with my sleeve, and then say I was fine, in the end I wasn’t successful . Ai, it would make my peers mock me .
With such a wretched appearance, I wasn’t able to finishing saying and fell unconscious uselessly . Boasting about protecting my companions was all just nonsense . I need to reflect, I need to very seriously reflect .
After I woke up, I saw Little Elan sleeping by my side . Tear drops hung from her long eyelashes, and her eyelids were red and swollen . She did not even dare to hug me, just carefully lying on my chest .
I lightly rubbed her head, and she opened her eyes . After looking at me for the first time, those two giant eyes immediately filled with tears . Then she hugged me while crying .
“Wuwuaaaa, sniffle, He-he ge, wuwawawawaaaa, it’s all my……”
“Idiot . ”
I embraced her . Little Elan’s body was small and still had the particular fragrance of a small child .
“I’m not finished speaking . It’s all right . From now on, I will definitely never hate Little Elan, therefore please don’t worry . As long as I live, Little Elan will be my family . ”
“Wu… . . ”
It seemed like she wanted to say something, but her face was so peaceful while she was sleeping . If she was smiling in her dreams, it should already be fine .
I didn’t know where Ka Luona went, and Little Hairball should probably be with the horses in the stable .
That said, right now there’s something I need to do .
“Although I can’t feel where you are, you still came with us . ”
I spoke to that person I couldn’t see .
Ai, I know talking out loud is kind of stupid . Since I can’t see or hear her, then how could I know what she answered?”
Fortunately, it was just me there . I made a mistake, a mistake .
“There’s no use in still hiding . RIght now, there’s no way for me to fight with you . ”
Although I didn’t know whether she could reveal herself, I immediately threw out this sentence to avoid awkwardness . Even if she couldn’t reveal herself, this way she definitely would believe that I mistakenly believed that she could say a sentence . If I hadn’t done this, it would be too awkward! (T/N: He’s just rolling with it now)
Afterwards, my field of view turned white .
That phantom, was floating very close to me . She still wore the same white cotton draw as when I first saw her .
My gaze followed the cotton dress down, and no doubt it’s a ghost . She doesn’t have feet .
Swallowing a mouthful of saliva, I prepared my heart, and my line of sight slowly moved upwards .
A super scary face immediately……ah?
“Who are you?”
I asked without shying away at all .
Her hair was combed neatly, black hair like a waterfall flowing to her waist .
Her lips were just as bright red, however if she didn’t smile her appearance changed from strange to flirtatious .
Nothing strange about her features, she was actually beautiful . She even had a pair of black framed glasses .
She was a sixteen-or-so year old maiden . She gave the people the feeling of being like Ka Luona but more mature . But she definitely didn’t look old . Rather, she had the kind of grace retained after experiencing tribulation in her years, a kind of being crushed by the world and then went through arduous training to temper herself steady aura .
That said, do phantoms have an aura?
“I am Mademoiselle Phantom . ”
A sweet smile .
I understood, she had two personalities . In my original world I saw this . For instance, a sloppy, gloomy girl that becomes extremely beautiful after cleaning up . Daizai Osamu’s novel Goodbyehad this kind of two-faced female personality, although that novel wasn’t finished . Daizai and his lover threw themselves into the river to kill themselves .
I took a deep breath .
“Also, why were you staying in that forest? Why did you come along?”
Mademoiselle Phantom sat on the bedside . I say sit, but it’s more like she just stopped there, since she doesn’t have a corporeal form .
“I was stuck there because some people did some excessive things to me, and then killed me there . I hated the place, and I hated those people . As time passed, I also started to hate the dirt, so I cursed the dirt . ”
She summarized her life experiences succinctly, and presumably experienced some over the top things . It would be best to not ask .
“The reason why I came with you is because I possessed that necklace, and Miss Investigation Official is the one who has it . ”
“Ka Luona? What does she want to do with it?”
Mademoiselle Phantom showed a smiling expression .
“She said it was to investigate, she probably wanted to find my murderer for me . She is really a gentle person . I had done those things and had planned to kill all of you… . . ”
I snorted .
“Anyway, from what you’re saying, Ka Luona is meddling in other people’s business . ”
Having said this, Mademoiselle Phantom looked somewhat lonely .
“Well, whatever it is, it is as it is . We will help you for this matter . All you need to do is travel with us . ”
“DIdn’t you want friends?”
I looked at the moonlight that was coming through the screen window while speaking .
I could faintly sense that Duofa Town wasn’t such a peaceful place .
“Master!! It’s good that you’re okay! I am extremely sorry for my actions . I can with dignity assure you that I definitely won’t forget my manners again!”
Ka Luona pushed open the door and stared for a moment, before bowing deeply .
“I’m fine, I’m fine . This is Miss……eh?”
She was nowhere to be seen .
The phantom that was just sitting down there .
“You were saying?”
“Sorry, it’s nothing . ”
I rubbed my temple .
“Right, Master! I privately did some investigating . It seems that Duofa Town has always been bullied by bandits . ”
Thinking that it was another opportunity to train Ka Luona, I opened my mouth, saying:
“In that case, as an Investigation Official, you must take the responsibility of protecting the citizens . ”
I never thought that Ka Luona wouldn’t agree, not showing off at all .
“No, I believe that this is something that even Master can’t handle . ”