In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 303
Arc 27: The Reverse World
Chapter 303: The Princess Knight’s Feelings, Love(恋), and Affection(愛).
「Then, the damage from behemoth
was decreased by a l
, wasn’t’ it?」
Comparatively, the number of times they are seen has decreased.
being extended outside
, though at slow pace
room at the temple in the central part of
are facing each other.
It looks like s
a lot of
「Both the Paluf Kingdom and the Elfrau Kingdom are buying behemoth materials from us,
we’ve started to import
from the sale
. A proposition to build a port town near southern capital is also
in the works
, you see.」
After all, t
s no place on this island where a ship can make a proper port stop」
It was an isolated island before. Ships were hardly need
. Even these days, ships from Paluf and other countries still anchor in the open sea and land with rowboats, it seems. A proper port town is necessary.
As they are rare on the continent, fruits and crops that can only be harvested on this island are holding significant value for the foreign markets. In addition, this island’s craftsmen are skillful, they take pride in creating wonderful handicrafts.
Handicraft is usually associated with Dwarves, however, a lot of them live in the Lail Kingdom in the south. In the eyes of Paluf,
sland is much closer
than from the Lail Kingdom
「I was anxious
what might happen
, but it seems it was a needless worry. Our lives under the fear of
. Along w
expansion of the
residential area beyond the capital’s barrier, this island will surely become more prosperous
. We’re greatly indebted to
ajesty the Sovereign King. Thank you very much.」
「Not at all. We also had training with the frame gears against
, so we took advantage of the situation as well. We
position regarding this matter
Smiling at each other, we decide to talk about our future diplomatic relations and
participation in the world alliance.
back from Palerius
sland, I give the guild master of the adventurer’s guild, Rerisha-san
of the call
is to report that I’ve received permission to establish
a branch of the
adventurers guild in Palerius
entor Central. With this, the
people in that island
should be able to
the frazes even if they appear there too
And because Palerius
has a lot of magic reservoirs in different places, it’s a breeding ground for
many strong magic beasts. Even if they don’t turn into behemoths, the number of large-sized species is
For veteran adventurers, it could be
a gold mine
the dungeon in our country, so people will likely gather th
Hanging the phone up, I aimlessly wander through
since I have nothing
else to do
he rest of the
The main street
full of vigor. Several capsule machines are lined up in front of Alba-san’s Strand
. In front of those are
their pocket money
on those machines
and turn the handle with
similar to the front of a small candy store,
causing me to
almost laugh unintentionally.
Fumu, maybe I should
also set up a
small candy store in here
has a lot of branches
within Brunhild (I believe, there are three of them). This
s like spinning tops, hula hoops, and basically other items of similar cost, it’s like a hobby shop
sell that magic train model here
No, how about I start selling small magic car models and
a race here? People would be able to
a lot of
spare parts by themselves
set up the course accordingly…
I look towards
the place the
which has interrupt
my thoughts, I notice Hilda standing there
earing the light armor
of the knights
the crystal sword I
‘ve made hang
on her waist.
She’s not wearing her
, which are now
hanging on her waist in
a similar fashion as her
「Huh? Why you are in a place like this?」
「The three of us, Yae-san, Elzie-san and myself
at the dungeon and just c
me back. We
separated as they went to the port on the island to buy a fish when we were returning, however」
So they went to the dungeon again? Oh well, they only dive for about half day, so they won’t
the lowest floor yet.
They’ve been patrolling on the relatively safe floors to check if there’s trouble or not, but it
ungeon precisely because
can happen there. I don’t want them to relax their guards. Honestly, I don’t want them to go there so often.
should we go back
While showing a smile, Hilda start
she’s trying to snuggle up to my left side.
say something to me
while she’s restlessly moving her hand
she isn’t saying anything
What is it?
ou want to hold hands?」
come from the dungeon,
Though she says so with
a burning red
face, I grasp her right hand without minding
her face reddens even more.
「I don’t mind
something like this
. Hilda tends to be reserved
than everyone else, don’t you? I think it
be fine if you became more selfish though」
「Uaa, y-y-yes. Umm, it’s the knight’s teaching to forbid yourself, to abide
「It’s fine to forget them when you are with me, you know?
what I need isn’t Hilda the knight, but
the way she really is
Her face turns beet
According to what I heard from her elder brother, the Knights King of Restia, Hilda was born as a princess, she
the sword since she was small
following the traditions of the knight kingdom
. As such,
the faith called knighthood
hammered into her.
“Protect the citizens, become the shield and the sword for the weak,
and possess a
virtuous mind as well.” –
These have been ingrained into her since her childhood.
I thought “Has she really never been treated as an ordinary girl?”. Though I ended up pitying Hilda a little, it would still be impolite towards her.
Karen-neesan said so, I am her first love, which I believe is a great deal.
While having a silly talk, we walk the hill
the castle. Though it would’ve been fine to use “Gate” to go back,
moments like this i
t bad either.
s something I want to ask to Touya-sama, but
「Hmm? About what?」
「T-that… R-regarding myself, do you love… me…?」
I unintentionally fr
on the spot
In response t
o me who stopped walking, Hilda
shows a slightly heartbroken expression
while forcing a smile and
her hands in panic.
「Aa-ah, P-please forget it! I
m sorry for asking
「…Why did you ask
and can’t do anything besides fighting…Even
engagement was because of what happened in Restia, and as such……I ended up thinking about things
from time to time…」
So she was
having thoughts like this, huh
Ah~… Though I think it’s too late now,
what something means
won’t be transmitted if it isn’t clearly stated. I
m fed up with my own stupidity at this point.
I properly face Hilda and firmly grasp both of her hands. It’s my negligence that caused her to worry this much. I should convey it to her properly.
「I said it a little while ago, it’s not the princess of Restia that I need
the real you who I need
. I want to cherish you
I want to protect you. I want to make you happy
「I love you. This is not a lie
don’t think like that」
I firmly pull Hilda who grimaced and started to
a lot and hug her.
Pathetic. Making a girl I like cry
hat a fiance I am.
, I would cause her troubles from now on too.
「It is a chance ~nanoyo. Nao, kiss ~nanoyo!」
Before I noticed
, the voice of Karen-neesan creeped out from behind, so I look back unintentionally while still holding Hilda.
Her appearance is as sudden as ever!
「You scared me! I told you before, stop doing this!
In the first place, w
hy are you
「Onee-chan’s love radar told me 『Touya-kun is flirting with a girl』 ~noyo. I can’t overlook important event
What an unpleasant radar!
warmly watch over
like usual in cases like this
won’t read the mood
no matter what
even though she’s the love goddess…!
「U-umm…, Touya-sama, it
「Eh? Aah, sorry!」
just now that
I’ve been hugging Hilda tightly for some time
, so I quickly let her go
I didn’t hate it」
With a beet-red face, Hilda makes a small nod. I feel that my face is becoming hot too for some reason after
realizing the situation we’re in
s hot, so hot ~nanoyo. Oh dear
. Heart throbbing moments like this can only be enjoyed during times like this, so
make sure to fully enjoy it ~noyo」
「What do you mean by “only
be enjoyed during
times like this”?」
I have a feeling that I
somehow, so I
I feel as if she’s saying
that our feeling
will cool down sooner or later or something like that.
「Love (恋) and Affection(愛) are different things ~na no yo. Love (恋) will sprout without doing anything specific, while affection(愛) won’t grow unless effort is made. Both are wonderful
inseparable, but they are different from each other」
Mumuu… It’s not like I
t understand what she wants to say, but I
convinced when she’s the one who
「You don’t need to understand
now ~noyo. You
when you become an adult ~noyo」
I’m a child after all. …Oops
. I guess s
ulking is probably childish
Touya and the
? What are you doing?」
Elzie and Yae come to the hill where we
re. Both of them are holding a bucket with fish in
Are they returning from the port?
「Hilda-dono as well. ……
ren’t you?」 (Yae)
「Wait a minute
Touya!? What did you do to Hilda!?」
The two pressure me after noticing Hilda’s tears.
between those three are especially good, so it’s not like I don’t understand their feelings.
「I didn’t do anything!
「Y-yes. There is absolutely nothing for the two of you to worry about…!」
Toward the two, Hilda
says something that’s like an excuse
. However, that made their eyes become even more scornful.
I didn’t particularly do anything I could feel guilty about, and though I
don’t need to be that flustered, I feel strangely ashamed. In a sense,
her cry. It’s embarrassing though.
I feel suspicious
「Touya-kun and Hilda-chan were flirting earnestly until a while ago ~noyo. Passionately in love ~noyo」
「Uoooi! What are you saying, Onee-samaaa!?」
My foolish elder sister said something unnecessary without hesitation.
your objective all
Elzie and Yae firmly secure both my arms and
me toward the castle.
Ouch ouch ouch! My arms! They’re not supposed to bend that way!
「U-umm, Karen-oneesama!? Touya-sama is……」
「It’s not good if Touya-kun doesn’t nurture love with everyone else equally, right ~noyo? If you’ve already received it, then you should believe and watch over him. That’s also love ~noyo」
「Y-yes. That’s right!」
get deceived! That fellow is only enjoying herself! Look
he’s smirking even now!
「I want to hear what happened in front of everyone」(Yae)
「That’s right~. Well, if we ask Hilda, she may tell us immediately though. We decided not
This is the first time I’ve heard about that
Won’t this mean that what I’ll be doing and with whom I’ll be doing it with will
be totally exposed?
No, I am not particularly guilty of anything
ut what’s this
A man is powerless i
n front of a maiden in love.
──── A man is a creature that endures.
That night, it was decided that I would have to confess to each one of my fiancees how much I loved them, to the point where I could blush and roll o
Actually, I had been rolling ever since I returned to my own room!
Kohaku and the
looked at me strangely
! Uwaaaaaa, I’m sure
was even recorded by Rin with her smartphone! Even having to say such lines to Suu…Uaaaaa!
The words I
said were my true feelings without any lies, but feeling embarrassed was a different matter altogether.
like rolling again after
recalling what happened
should sleep already!
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