246. Country of Sakura, Cherin and Seven Holy Swords [17]


Translator: Saitama-sensei Editor:Ryunakama


246. Country of Sakura, Cherin and Seven Holy Swords [17]

Guided by the servants of the House Arcstria, we arrived at the perfect sakura blossom viewing spot that perfectly captured the Hundred Million Year Sakura tree in front of us.

「In that case, Ojou-sama, we will excuse ourselves now. If you have anything you need, please contact me through this radio.」

The old gentleman at the head of the group said, and handed a black radio to the president.

「Yes, thank you very much.」

「Don’t mention it. Please have a good time.」

They bowed deeply and walked away.

(Man, they prepared everything for us.)

On the picnic sheet, there were six big lunch boxes. Each one had three compartments stacked together and seemed quite tall.

Next to it were hand wipes, disposable chopsticks, paper plates, paper cups, and even water, tea, fruit juice, and various other beverages.

A perfect sakura blossom viewing arrangement that leaves nothing to be desired.

「Well, let’s start then!」

Under the president’s cheerful decree, we started to move.

First, we cleaned our hands with a wipe, then we poured drinks into a paper cup.

Me, Rose, and the president poured warm tea from an insulated bottle.

Ria, Lilim-senpai and Ferris-senpai each had their favorite fruit juice.

After that, we distributed disposable chopsticks and paper plates to each other, and finally opened the lunch boxes.

There was onigiri, sandwiches, bite-sized fried chicken, rolled egg, salads filled with colorful fruits, and various other dishes.

「Oh, this is wonderful!」

When I gave such an impression,

「I-It looks delicious!」

「The colors look good, too!」

Ria and Rose muttered so excitedly.

「Fufu, good workmanship, right!」

「UOOOOH! I can’t wait anymore!」

「I’m already hungry though!」

The president and senpais’ eyes sparkled with anticipation.

Then we put our hands together, and

「「「「「「Itadakimasu!」」」」」」

The sakura blossom viewing was so lively and enjoyable.

The gluttons, Ria and Lilim-senpai,

「Ah!? Hey, Lilim-senpai! That’s my meat!」

「Fufufu, naive. First come, first serve!」

「Kuh, I’m not going to lose!」

The two of them started competing, and dug into the lined up food.

Whereas Rose and Ferris-senpai – the “weak in the morning duo” – were in something like a similar wavelength.

「The sakura blossoms are beautiful.」

「I can keep watching it forever though…」

The two took a bite of their sandwiches while looking up at the sakura blossoms.

I took a sip of my warm tea while watching such a pleasant scene.

(Aa, it’s so peaceful.)

I wonder if it’s a “reward” for overcoming a tumultuous year.

For the past month or so, I have been spending very calm and quiet days.

(But man, I’m at my limit.)

I haven’t swung my sword today.

(Considering the time difference from Ringard Imperial Kingdom to Cherin, it has been more than ten hours.)

I have been holding back from swinging with my willpower.

To put it bluntly, this is an abnormal situation.

The “desire to swing” pulsed through my veins, and I might unsheathe my sword unconsciously if I lost focus for even a moment.

(But that would be bad…)

If I was the only one who was swinging while everyone else was fully enjoying the sakura blossom viewing… I will seem crazy.

“Not being able to read the mood” wouldn’t excuse me from it.

And it would even become a nuisance for other sakura blossom viewers.

(But what should I do about this?)

My body is seeking to swing.

No, maybe swinging is seeking for me.

(Fuu… Calm down, calm down… In times like this, think about something other than swinging…)

As I exhaled greatly, my eyes naturally shifted to the Hundred Million Year Sakura that stood towering over all else in front of me.

(…It’s really beautiful.)

When I looked at the bright sakura blossom petals fluttering down from the heavens, my desire to swing gradually subsided.

And as I was enjoying the sakura blossoms and took a sip of the warm tea,

「Nee, Allen-kun. Can I sit next to you?」

From my left, the president asked adorably with her head tilted.


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