When I saw the rimel birds flying, I was speechless.
Beyond the trees, with the red mountain as their backdrop, the rimel birds spread their seemingly transparent blue wings as they fluttered and turned their green tails. The sight of rimel birds descending was a beauty my vocabulary alone could not express.
There seems to be more of them now than a while ago, but it doesn’t seem as a if they’ve brought reinforcements with them or anything, for very soon they started feeding on the grell frogs.
In any case, it doesn’t seem like there’s any danger, though there’s one guy from the flock that’s been staring at me all this time. It’s that advanced variant from before. Ever since it landed, it hasn’t touched the grell frogs and is just staring at me without even blinking once. Is it on guard because of what happened before?
The ojousama had already gotten her instrument from Sebasu and was getting ready to play, but…
“Should I leave for a moment? That advanced variant from before has been staring at me all this time. Maybe it’s still on guard because of what happened before, so I might just get in the way if I stay here…” [Ryouma]
“It’s okay. I don’t mind.” [Elia]
Elia herself rejected my idea.
“The contract is between me and the monster, so I won’t make excuses saying that the only reason it failed was because of you, Ryouma-san.” [Elia]
The ojousama unusually had a cold air about her as she said that.
“Besides, I would prefer it if you watched me. So, please, stay here. I feel stronger when you’re around.” [Elia]
The ojousama said with a smile.
If she’s going that far, then I can’t exactly leave, can I?
“Alright. I understand. Good luck.” [Ryouma]
After encouraging her, I stepped back.
The ojousama took a deep breath, then she started her performance.
She played a relaxing tune just like she did before. At first, the sound was soft, gradually growing ever quiet, then the sound started growing louder and louder. The ojousama’s tune was like that of the sea waves, ever changing, sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller.
But be it small or big, the sounds of her performance resounded throughout the marsh.
The rimel birds also acted different from before, as they seemed to be swaying to the tune of her music.
After a while, the ojousama’s performance concluded.
As the ojousama nervously looked at the rimel birds, they suddenly all started chirping simultaneously.
Their chirping now wasn’t annoying like that time when they were mocking the men. Instead, their chirping sounded like a pleasant tune similar to that of a harp or a piano. The sounds weren’t a disorderly noise either. It like a musical performance, having order to it.
That performance lasted for about a minute until the most dazzling bird from the flock flew toward Elia with 8 others and gathered by her feet.
It’s a success!
But just when I thought she was going to form a contract with them…
“Ojousama, the contract! The monster contract!” [Ryouma]
“Oh, right!” [Elia]
Did she forget out of sheer joy?
For some reason, the ojousama had stiffened up and replied absentmindedly as she performed the contract in a daze.
I watched her form the contracts one after another, and it seems she really has succeeded.
When Elia finally formed a contract with the last but most beautiful rimel bird, she finally cheered.
“I did it!!” [Elia]
“Good job!!” [Reinhart]
“A good job indeed!” [Reinbach]
“Isn’t that great, Elia?” [Elize]
“Congratulations, Ojousama.” [Ryouma]
The ojousama had succeeded in forming a contract with 9 rimel birds all in all. Forming a contract with just one was so hard already, so I never thought she’d be able to form a contract with so many.
“Look how many beautiful children there are!” [Elia]
Surrounded by the rimel birds, the ojousama patted them and played with them.
It seems they’ve taken to her already, as they’ve started riding her shoulders and her thighs.
It’s kind of sad that I can’t help but be reminded of a scene where I tried to open a bag of bird feeds only to be swarmed and forced to drop the feed as a result. Seriously, why do I have to remember that sort of stuff when such a touching sight is before me.
You could turn this scene into a painting and title it ‘a beautiful girl playing with birds’ and it wouldn’t feel strange one bit.
But there’s no point in thinking stuff like that. Since she managed to do it, then I might as well give it at try!
Let’s do this!
Tl Note: Still haven’t uploaded the PDFs and ePUBS. Tomorrow I’ll be sure to upload them.