Katariona Gives a Gift to Her BFF. Her BFF Loves the Fluffy God!
Chris and I left the tea party on the pretext of taking a look at a botanical book and headed for my room.
“This is my room. Come in.”
I invited Chris into my room and found Leon lying down on the sofa. I had asked Leon to stay in my room because I wasn’t expecting to meet the Crown Prince for a long time today. So, I didn’t need him to vanish and follow me.
” Kya! What? Who’s this cute little fluffy thing?
Chris dashed toward Leon, picked him up, and started fluffing him. Leon woke up with a start and whimpered for me to help him. Give up, Leon. Chris is an absolute animal lover.
“He’s a holy beast I rescued in my territory. His name is Leon. Leon, this is Princess Christina, she’s my friend. My friend.”
“Nice to meet you. He’s so cute and fluffy! Ah. It’s so soothing.”
Yup. It’s really soothing.
“So, the mysterious magical power I felt from Rio belongs to this kid.
“Mm! You have detection skills?”
Ah. Leon talked. He looked surprised, but it’s too late now.
“Oh! You can speak the human language? This Fluffy-kun, you’re getting cuter and cuter!”
Chris squeezed him even tighter.
“You’re hugging me too tightly. Won’t you let me go, little girl?”
“It’s not “girl”. It’s Chris. I won’t let go of you until you call my name. In any case, I don’t want to let go.”
After a lot of bantering, Leon ended up being held in Chris’s arms. Chris had a big smile on her face, whereas Leon was pouting with a frown on his face.
“By the way, Fluffy-kun. What is the ‘detecting’ skill?”
“I’d like to hear that too.”
“It’s not Fluffy-kun. It’s Leon! Aren’t you aware of it? It’s a skill that enhances the body, the same as your brother’s “Appraisal Eye”. The latter captures a person’s magical power by sight, while “Detection” captures it by touch.”
“You’re right. But the “Appraisal Eye” is more useful in terms of knowing the magic power information. No? And how does Fluffy-kun know that my brother has the ‘Appraisal Eye’?
Point well taken. You’ve dug your own grave, Leon.
“Well, that is because I am a holy beast. I also have the Appraisal Eye. When the Crown Prince’s kid visited us before, I secretly appraised him. And, again, it’s Leon, not Fluffy-kun.”
“So, some holy beasts have the Appraisal Eye, too. There are so many mysteries about holy beasts, aren’t there.”
Chris seemed to agree with Leon’s bitter excuse for the time being.
There was a knock at the door. Marie, who had brought us tea, came in and arranged the table.
“Chris, she was the one who was responsible for the First Flush. Marie, say hello.”
Marie quickly stood up and curtseyed.
‘I’m Marie, Lady Katariona’s personal maid of honor. Her Royal Highness Princess Christina.”
“You were in charge of the tea, weren’t you? It’s hard to keep tea leaves, especially First Flush tea, fresh when they’re first picked.”
Marie’s cheeks flushed with happiness.
“I’m flattered. It is a great honor to be complimented by Her Royal Highness.”
“Marie was also the one who invented the rose soap.”
She covered her mouth with her hand in admiration while her other hand still held Leon.
“Marie is such an excellent maid of honor. Does Marie also know that Fluffy-kun can speak in the human language?”
“Yes. I know. When Leon-sama was alone, he often muttered to himself, so I happened to overhear him. He’s a bit careless, isn’t he?”
Marie smiles at Leon, her fingers fidgeting a little. She wants to fluff him, doesn’t she?
“Chris. I haven’t told anyone but Marie that Leon can speak the human language. I will tell everybody eventually, but until then, can you please keep it secret?”
“Of course! You can bring him with you when you come to the palace.”
I was surprised by Chris’s unexpected offer.
“But I thought it was forbidden to bring beasts, regardless of whether they are holy beasts or not?”
“I’ll ask Father to issue you a permit. Such an intelligent holy beast wouldn’t be naughty, would it?”
In truth, he is a god. The only thing I’m afraid of is that he might do something mischievous to His Royal Highness, the Crown Prince.
“Hmm. That’s a good point. The Princess little girl is quite a character. I will permit you to fluff.”
Even though she’s already fluffed you a lot.
“It’s not the Princess little girl, it’s Chris.”
She made a beeline for Leon’s cheeks. Chris is the kind of person who would do the same thing even if she knew Leon was a god.
“Yes, yes. You wrote me a letter, didn’t you? I’ll take it.”
“Yes, I did. I’ll be right back.”
I went into my bedroom, which was connected to the living room, to get the letter and gift I had written to Chris yesterday. They were on the desk next to my bed, so I picked them up and went back to the living room.
“Sorry to keep you waiting. Here you go.”
I handed Chris the gift and the letter, which I had wrapped in a cute way using the wrapping technique I had learned from Laura.
“Thank you. What’s in it?”
“I’d tell you to open it, but… to tell you the truth, it’s a set of soaps we’ve just developed.”
Laura, Marie, and I have developed a new set of soap for washing your hair, a scented oil to apply to your hair after washing, and a soap for washing your body. We made it into a liquid form that was easier to use and put it in a bottle with an “antiseptic” label that we bought on the way to the royal capital. I plan to buy more for my research on the way back.
“Oh, my word! Do you mind if I open it?”
“Here you go. I hope you like the smell…”
Chris opened the package and opened the lid of the bottle to smell it.
“Wow! It smells so good. It smells like a combination of fruits and flowers. What are the ingredients you use?”
“It’s a blend of flowers and fruit juices that have been extracted and purified. The fruits are peaches, and the flowers are roses and some other flowers.”
Before I came to the capital, I had studied various blends of flowers, fruits, and herbs. Some of them smelled amazing, and some of them smelled perfectly normal. I had a set of soaps that I liked the best, and thankfully I had brought another spare set.
“I made sure that the soap for washing hair and the scented oil for hair smelled the same. You don’t want to get the smells mixed up, right?”
“Yes. You don’t want them to mix.”
“I have tested it on my hair, so don’t worry about using it. Also, the bottle contains an antiseptic enchantment, so I think it will last a long time.”
Chris stood up with Leon in her arms and came up behind me. Is there something wrong? I was about to ask her if something was wrong, but she scooped up a tuft of my hair in her hand and sniffed it.
“It smells good,” she said. “Rio’s hair is silvery-white, so when you see it in the sunlight, it shines and looks beautiful. It’s also soft to the touch, shiny and smooth, which is wonderful.”
“Chris’s blond hair is beautiful, too. If you use the soap, it will be even more beautiful. And I have one more gift for you. Marie, can you bring me some of that?”
The perceptive Marie exited the room with “Ah, that…” and quickly returned with a brush.
“If you want, you can try combing your hair with this brush. The brush will make your hair softer.”
The brush is simply a brand-new brush with ‘purification magic’ added to it, though.
“That’s the brush that the Marchioness of Grandeur gave to my mother. She bragged about how it made her hair shine, so I always wanted one.”
Mother, when did you find out about this? Speaking of which, I recall my mother taking a few brushes with her during the social season. I thought you were gifting them to your friends, but I see that you were also offering them to the queen.
It was fun to have a tea party with just the two of us, but I had to get back soon, so I left my room. Chris looked at Leon with regret as she left the room. Just before closing the door, I saw out of the corner of my eye that Leon had a relieved expression on his face.
I think he was tired after being fluffed up by Chris for so long. I thought I’d refrain from fluffing him today, but one fluff a day is essential.
“So, Rio, how are you planning to spend your time in the royal capital?”
“I’d like to go to the Royal Library. But I’m not sure what to do since my parents are probably going to visit their friends before they leave the capital, and my brother and I are too young to enter without a guardian.”
“I know the perfect guardian for you. I want to go too, so let’s go together. How about the day after tomorrow?”
“What? Are you sure? I’ll take your word for it and go with you.”
I decided to accept Chris’s invitation, which I had never thought of. Now I can go to the Royal Library! Anyway, who would be the perfect guardian? It can’t be His Majesty, the King, or Her Royal Highness, can it?
TL Comments: Hey guys, I hope you enjoy the chapter~ (^o^) Also, I’ll be a little late linking this chapter up with the previous one and updating the TOC.