Dia: “Wow… this is big. It is bigger than my home.”
Me: “Yeah, how big is this place?”
Kician: “Ehhh, sorry I don’t remember. Though thank you again for coming with me. My mother keep pressing on with our matter.”
Me: “I did promise to help and go to your house right? I intend to keep my promise…”
My promise to Kician… When I think about it, could he be proposing to me? I really hope that is not the case. I don’t want my man pride to take another hit. I should have realize Yuuki won’t just give us a simple gift that has no real purpose..
Me: “AHHHH!!! WHAT IS THIS!!”
Dia jumps off her bed and rush over
Dia: “What? What is going on!?”
Me: “The bracelet was… an analyzer.”
Dia: “Oh it show up on yours as well? I got level 3, you?”
Me: “My… Level… 8”
Me: “Level 8…”
Dia: “I… lost by so much.”
Then I close my eye to see if it shows up on my stats and I see…
Lv8 Girl Power: You are a very charming girl. Even the smallest movement can capture a man’s sight. You are one who can be considered as an everyone’s idol.
I want to kill myself. While feeling depressed, Miyu opens the door and enters while showing her bracelet. When I take a look, it has a number 5 on it.
Dia: “I… lost to Miyu. No way, am I that bad?”
Miyu: “You are a good person, but not very girly.”
Dia then turn to me for my answer. Let’s see, girls parts of Dia. She has a pretty nice body… but she is a bit of a muscle head… She does take care of her hair quite a bit… but don’t use conditioner often. Wait a second, there has to be something girly about her. Does being neat count? Ehh…
Me: “I… think you are girly in your own way.”
Dia: “Haha… I see…”
Okay just one second, this is just getting depressing when I think about it.
Kician: “We are here.”
Kician then gets off first and offer his hand to me. I don’t really need help but there is several butlers and maids standing side by side watching us. I should just go with the flow.
I take his hand and get off the carriage but for some reason, he only help me and left Dia and Miyu alone. I look at Kician trying hint him to help those two without saying anything but he just gives me a face of confusion. Seriously, this is just wrong. Even if I am the main guest, you should still show some basic etiquette to the other girl.
Butler: “Welcome back young master. Is this lady the one you mentioned?”
Kician: “Yes, you know what to do.”
Butlet: “Of course.”
The butler then waves his hand several maids come over. Then one of the maid whos uniform is slightly different speaks up. I guess she is like the head maid or something.
Head Maid: “This way please, we need to get you ready. For your companion, please follow butler Morse.”
I don’t understand why I need to get ready. More like, what should I get ready for? I don’t want to go in anymore but it’s not like I can just run away now… What should I do?
As I am thinking all that, the head maids seems to get a little impatient.She signal two maids beside her and pull me by my arm and lead me in. I’m scared… I’m not sure why but I’m really scared right now.
Head Maid: “My, you look amazing. I’m sure madam Trikrag would be pleased as well.”
The maids dressed me up like a dress up doll into a really fancy dress. The form of this dress is almost like a wedding dress or something one would wear for traditional party.
This one I’m wearing is current a blue dress with several butterfly imprinted on the skit. This dress would’ve been really nice if it wasn’t a bit bulky. Because of it, this dress is kind of hard to move in. If not for the etiquette skill, I probably would have hard time standing up from a chair or walk properly with heels.
Me: “Do I have to wear this?”
Head Maid: “I know this is uncomfortable for you but your clothes earlier does not have enough elegance. If you were wearing something with higher standard then it would’ve been fine.”
Me: “I see…”
Then someone knocks on the door. Then the one who speaks is Kician.
Kician: “May I enter?”
Head Maid: “Yes, we just finished.”
As Kician walk in and looks at me, he opens his mouth surprised. I don’t want a guy to look at me like that but it is kind of funny to see such reaction.
Several seconds had passed and he is still frozen there in awe.
Me: “You alright?”
Kician: “Huh? Oh, yeah… It’s just you look extremely beautiful with the dress.”
Me: “Oh uhmm… Thank you.”
Kician then extend his hand to me. It looks like he will escort me to meet his… mother I guess? I am getting scared now since even this dress looks a bit like a wedding dress. While thinking that, I still take his hand and let him lead me.
Why does it take 5 minute walk to get to the meeting place? I knew this place is big but this is unnecessary huge.
Head Maid: “Madam is already waiting inside. Please enter.”
The butler who is at the door opens it and we walks in. A woman who looks is in her early 30 is sitting down on a sofa with a fan covering half of her face.
Madam Trikrag: “Is she the one?”
Kician: “Yes mother, this is Naomi Hajiura.”
After saying that, Kician lead me to the opposite side of sofa to sit down. Every since I came to this world, all the chairs I sit in is hard. The feeling of myself sinking into the sofa is surprisingly comfortable.
Me: “Hello Madam Trikrag, I am Naomi Hajiura.”
Then I lower my head as part of the greeting since I haven’t greet her at all. I feel like the etiquette skill is doing it’s work but greeting someone with higher position than me like this shouldn’t be good. However, I feel like this is fine.
Madam Trikrag: “Good good, when I heard you are a commoner, I thought you may act like a barbarian. My apology to you. As for me, I am Priska Trikrag, feel free to call me Priska.”
Me: “It’s alright and I don’t dare to call you on such friendly bases. As you said, I am only a commoner myself who happens to gain some etiquette skill through chance. If is not for the skill, I may have displeased madam Trikrag the moment I enter.”
I lower my head once more. Well, my family is slightly on the higher end of middle class but that is it. The person in front of me holds the title of an earl. Which means she is a mid-class noble.
If I remember correctly, mid-class nobles are Marquis, Earl, and Viscount. Higher nobles are Archduke, duke, and viceroy. Then the lower nobles are Baron, Baronet, and Chevalier. For someone who holds a position right in the middle of all ranks, I must be very careful on what I say.
Priska: “As for someone who could enter this family, you don’t need to hold back. However, I do have a few questions, may I ask?”
Me: “Go ahead.”
I don’t know why but did she just talk about me marrying into her family? If that were to happen… that means I will have to marry Kician. When that thought comes to my mind, I couldn’t help but take a glance at Kician who is sitting next to me with the corner of my eyes. He notice that and smiles at me, I don’t want to get married with him so I just simply turn my focus to Priska.
Priska: “First I will have to apologize to you once more. I used the analyze magic on you when you enter and that is some impressive stats and skills. As for the first question, why do you not use your original name? Could the reason be because you are a dimension traveler?”
Me: “Ah… well that is…”
I pause for a bit since that really surprised me. How am I supposed to answer that? Just simply be honest and tell her I was originally a boy? I don’t want people to think of me as some weird transvestite though. I’ll just tell her half the to story… yeah, I’ll do that.
Priska: “I see, so you feel like with your new body. That name is more appropriate. I don’t know your culture very well but that is reasonable. As for the second question, what is that girl power skill in your special section?”
Wait… WHAT??? She can read through everything? Great, now she knows I’m filled with combat skills for sure. I show a surprised face but noticing it is improper, I recover from it quickly.
Me: “It is from a magic item which my friend made. It analyze your activities and rate it base on how feminine those activities are. I don’t know the detail but it may be an item which will circulate through the market soon. If you are interested, I may be able to obtain a few for you.”
Priska: “Oh? So it is a magic item that will register the evaluation into your stats? That sounds quite useful. Tell your friend I am willing to invest into that item production. Then let’s move onto the last question. How do you feel about my second son here?”
She ask at the moment when I was drinking the tea that head maid brew. It has a nice aroma so I can’t help but enjoy it. Though that timing makes me choke on it for a little. I think I manage to hide the fact I choked but I can feel my face turning red because of it.
Me: “Ah… I”
Priska: “I see, if you turn red like that from a single question like that, your feeling must be strong.”
Me: “Ah wait I”
Priska: “Don’t worry, since you put me into a good mood. I’ll try to convince Hamish when he gets back.”
Priska then stands up and start walking away. This is my last chance but just as I am about to speak up, Kician shouted happily.
Kician: “Thank you mother!! I knew you would like her!”
Priska then nod near the door and left… My only hope is his father to reject it, but I heard most of the power in the Trikrag family is hold by the female head. This is not good isn’t it…
Me: “Are we actually going to get married?”
Kician: “Since mother agreed, I don’t think my father will have any objection. Mother is the one managing everything in the house and the financial welfare of this city.”
This city, Krakon, has population around 120,000 people. This is quite a bit to manage from one person. She probably has some people helping her or else I can’t imagine the amount of paper work she needs to do.
Me: “Wow, she is amazing if she does everything by herself.”
Kician: “Yeah, I really respect mother.”
The door opens again and Dia and Miyu enters. Though Dia has a big grind on her face.
Dia: “I guess everything went well. Madam Trikrag seems happy.”
Kician: “Yeah, I don’t think father will object too. Anyways, we can rest here tonight. It is getting late so why don’t we have dinner together?”
Miyu nod immediate when she heard the word ‘dinner’. Is she that hungry? We did travel quite far with this carriage but it is still within around 1 day walking distance. It’s true we didn’t have decent meals on the way but we did eat lunch.
Me: “Is it okay? I don’t know if that is really alright. You are a mid-class noble so those food must be expensive. I don’t think I should do that…”
Kician: “Hahaha don’t worry, our meals isn’t that different. I can’t let my wife staying out of the house either way.”
Gah!!! He already consider me as his wife… Should I just run away and use a hidden identity? Hmmm no, if anyone analyze me with that magic, it’s useless even if I use a fake name and age. I doubt the skill to block analyze magic will be easy to learn too… Am I out of options? My stomach growls as I try to think but with a empty stomach, all ideas seems to be in vain. I guess I’ll just accept this for now and play along.