“You look fine. However, please tidy your hair.”
“Then, could you prepare the article?”
While roughly combing his hair with his fingers, Phil took out something from the small box he had brought with him.
“What do you think?”
Their conversion was full of suspense.
What on earth is it?
When I showed a strange expression, Phil spoke in a somewhat bashful tone.
“I’m sorry, but can you turn to the side and look down a little?”
I did as I told, and readjusted my position. I lowered my head a little.
Then, Phil leaned in and stretched his arms.
“Excuse me.” He muttered as he wrapped something around my neck.
Phil was right in front of me.
That day’s Phil didn’t smell at all. Be it of earth, sweat, dust, or even the smell of blood post-hunting, none of that could be smelled from him.
He had a soft and sweet scent, just like the gentle scent of a flower being carried by a breeze.
For some reason, I had an urge to avert my gaze.
At that moment, the coldness of metal touched my skin. As I trembled slightly, Phil shut the clasp.
“What do you think?”
“The perfection far exceeds my expectations.”
Phil and Tiana, who sat on the seats the opposite of mine, nodded with satisfaction.
But I didn’t know what they were talking about.
I gently touched my neck. I sensed something hard. It appeared to be a necklace.
By that time, I had already become accustomed to the temperature of the metal. As far as I could see, the chain was made of gold. I wasn’t sure because I couldn’t see it, but it was heavy. It must be a pretty luxurious necklace.
“Phil, this is…”
“Tiana told me that your neck looked lonely. I was also told that something a little more familiar would be better than a new one, so I brought the one that my mother used to wear when she was young. I’ve also brought the earrings. Try them on.”
“But, aren’t they expensive…”
“That’s… indeed, I’ll be honest, because I can’t lie to you. Regardless of whether or not it’s expensive, it looks good on you. It shows that you’re a woman who is suitable to wearing such a fine ornament. …I want to clue that shitty bastard in on that.”
He then offered me the earrings.
I was a little lost. However, if it was necessary for the battle, I had to be enthusiastic. When I put on the earrings, Tiana immediately prepared her hand mirror.
The necklace wasn’t as flashy as I thought.
The large pearls and blue jewels were large and firmly etched, but it was surprisingly refreshing. Probably because they didn’t use many glittering jewels. The two teardrop earrings also made my black hair, which tended to look heavy, appear glossy.
Their design resembled the necklace I was trying to prepare for my wedding. It was because I liked that kind of design, and also because I didn’t want anything too expensive.
However, the necklace and earrings didn’t look cheap because the gems were of high quality. Regardless, it wasn’t too flashy.
It was even more beautiful than the ideal ornament I had secretly envisioned.
“If you like it, I’ll give it to you?”
Phil casually said that, as if he was giving away an apple.
Of course, it wasn’t actually an apple.
An ornament of that quality would blow away a significant proportion of the Ragulen household’s income.
I shook my head in a hurry and stared at Phil.
“You can’t just hand away such an expensive item!”
“…But, well, alright. For the time being, I’ll just loan it to you. I’ll immerse myself in the joy of decorating you as I see fit.”
Phil withdrew with a grin.
Tiana stared at him in fright.
After a while, I looked outside the window. Alves was still following us.
The moment he saw my new accessories, his eyes went wide. Then, he just stared at Phil without saying anything. After lightly waving towards us, he left.
The young knight who was leading a horse by its reins also followed after him.
They’d be heading for the government office.
Do your best, older brother!
I’d also be taking part in a big, once-in-a-lifetime, battle!
E/N: I get the feeling someone is going to try and steal the necklace.
“…But, well, alright. For the time being, I’ll just loan it to you. I’ll immerse myself in the joy of decorating you as I see fit.”Something tells me, i’d be simping.
AHHHH GET MARRIED ALREADY YOU TWOOO I WILL KEEP ALVES AT BAYYYY
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