After a long walk in the large garden that lasted for about an hour, we took a break in a salon-like area in the middle.
I’m grateful to miss Krone for asking for tea and snacks to be brought.
“Well then, did you have fun? ”
“Yes. Thank you very much for the amazing experience.”
“It’s fine, I too am honored to have the chance to take my time to talk with Olivia-sama.”
“Oh my…… if you’re okay with it being me, then anytime you want to talk is fine.”
……It’s great since mother seems to have been able to relax properly.
I rather feel glad I didn’t have to participate in a party like that.
Because of that, I was able to meet such a beautiful girl like miss Krone, I’m seriously on the winning side.
“Come to think of it, I wonder if Ain-kun knows? The origin of the name of the Bluefire Rose.”
“No, not really, I never heard of it, but isn’t it because it glows like a blue fire? ”
“Fufu…… It’s a bit different. You remember I said it had a poison, right? ”
“Yeah, I remember, but what does the poison has to do with the name? ”
“That poison, you see…… It gives a burning pain. A pain like your whole body is on fire, making you want to die.”
What the heck! That’s scary.
Quite dangerous, this Bluefire Rose……
“That is…… a magnificent naming sense.”
“Fufu. I know, right? More often than not, it’s the most beautiful things that have the most painful thorns.”
“My, my, Krone-sama? There’s also one more thing, right? ”
“As expected of Olivia-sama.”
“One more thing? ”
What? There are still more reasons for the origin of that name?
The two of them are smiling beautifully, it makes me a bit scared……
“It’s called Star Crystal.”
“That…… Does that have something to do with the Bluefire Rose? ”
“Yes, indeed, Ain. What do you think it is? ”
“Uhmm…… Is it a special artificial flower made using the Bluefire Rose?”
However, I feel like it would get a name like Star Crystal just for that alone.
From its name, I can tell it’s an incredibly luxurious item.
“Close, but not quite.”
“Fufu, the correct answer, Ain-kun, is…… If you remove the poison from the base to the top, the flower part becomes a jewel.”
“Eh? The flower is a jewel…? ”
“The toxins of the Bluefire Rose have the property of crystalizing substances. If you remove the poison, it feels a sense of crisis and begins crystallizing starting around the part where the seeds are made. From what I heard, it’s a defense mechanism. Eventually, the top part solidifies and becomes what’s called a Star Crystal.”
A toxin that crystallizes?
I’ve heard that snake’s venom hardens the blood, turning it into a jelly-like substance…… but to think such a thing existed.
Wait, toxin……? A toxin, huh?
“What is the crystal like? ”
“You see it’s shimmering and glowing in a faint blue, right? It shines just like now…… but it also has particles that shine like a starry sky! ”
“That’s why it’s called Star Crystal, you see. I’d love to show one to Ain……”
“That would be difficult, Olivia-sama……”
“But it’s just removing the poison, right? ”
It might take a lot of magic to remove the poison, but in the end it’s just that, isn’t it?
“I understand why Ain might think that way, however…… It will die out if the poison isn’t removed quickly. That’s why it’s difficult to do it with magic…… There seems to be people who can do it, but after asking father, it seems they live very far away.”
“The other option is, using money for it.”
They say money talk, I guess that’s true no matter the world.
That might be a crude way of saying it…… still, is it really that amazing?
“Mother? How much would that take then?”
“I think it would be around the annual income of the Roundhart territory for three years.”
“Eh……? EHH! ? ”
“I said it would take money, but that is for medicine to remove the poison. ……A very high-grade antidote is poured like hot water in order to detox it.”
“What a crazy way to do it……”
A high-grade antidote……
As a man, I can’t see this way to make jewelry as anything other than a complete waste.
……Detox it? I feel like I’m forgetting something.
Ahh, that’s right, I can break down toxins. Since it’s EX, I should be able to do it, it’s what God said.
When it comes to the EX, no matter the poison, no matter the bacteria, it’s not effective at all. If I remember correctly, this is what God said.
“From the base…… Detox it.”
“Ain-kun? What’s wrong? ”
“Hey Ain, it’s dangerous to get too close.”
I want to believe there are things I can do.
Even if it’s for something like making a jewel, at least these two would be pleased.
“AIN! ? ”
“AIN-KUN, YOU CAN’T TOUCH IT! ! ”
Yeah, sorry for suddenly plucking it out.
But…… Ahh, so this is what toxins are…… After touching it I felt like I was connected to the Bluefire Rose.
But it’s not scary nor disgusting, I just accepted it as it was…… assimilating it, neutralizing it, breaking it down.
Poisons are scary and dangerous…… but it’s okay, I’ll just accept it.
Rather, I was raised to be a good boy, I’m even nice to the poison.
“A-Ain, that is…… don’t tell me, you…”
“Yes, Krone-sama. I’m grateful to you for guiding me today. I’m sorry for plucking out one without permission, but I couldn’t be any happier if you could please accept this along my gratitude.”
“A S-Star Crystal! ? W-Why…… Ain-kun, how? ! ”
“Yeah, Ain…… Your skill. So, you could use it for something like this.”
“That’s right, mother. Don’t you think it’s a slightly useful ability at least? ”
“Fufufu. That’s right, it’s amazing…… mom is so happy to have such an incredible child.”
Before starting, I was a bit scared.
But once I touched it…… I somehow knew I would be okay.
I mean, I got the feeling that these flowers were happy to blend with me.
“Ahh, Krone-sama? May I please have another one? I’d like to give one to my mother.”
“……Sure. Why not? ”
Pulling out another flower from right next to miss Krone, who was still a bit stiff, I produced another Star Crystal.
Yeah, I kind of feel like I got the hang on it the second time since it went smoother than before.
“Here, Mother. Please accept my feelings for you.” ”
“My, my…… there aren’t many times to see such a wonderful proposal. ”
“I’m glad that you received it. More than anything.”
“Fufufu. Thank you, Ain.”
“Wait, Ain! How did you make a Star Crystal!? ”
“Ahh, you’re back to being yourself at last.”
“Anyone would be this astonished! After all, there are only two in this country! ”
I see, so there are only two!? I’m kind of amazing, aren’t I?
“You might be thinking I’m talking about these two, but that’s not it! ”
Miss Krone raised her voice at the time her beautiful light-blue hair fluttered in the wind. You’re a young lady, please calm down.
“Both of them are in possession of the Royal Family…… The Queen is wearing one of them, and the other is embedded in the royal sword.”
“Ahh, is that so?”
“That’s not it…… How did you make this!? ”
“It’s my skill. Have you heard of it? Of my Toxin Decomposition?”
“That’s…… I heard the eldest son of the Roundhart family had the skill of Toxin Decomposition, but even then……”
Ahh, I knew it, that information has been leaking after all.
Well, it makes sense, that makes for a great gossip.
“Well, my Toxin Decomposition is not the normal kind, but EX…… in other words, it basically can completely break down any toxin or bacteria.”
“I’ve never heard of something like that existing……”
In any case, miss Krone, isn’t your face getting redder and redder? Is there something wrong?
You should calm down a little, getting so worked up might be tiring.
“……Are you sure you want to give me this? ”
“Yes, I prepared it especially for you, I’d be troubled if you don’t accept it. ”
“……Yes, I’ll accept it gladly.”
“Oh my, oh my, Ain, to propose not once, but twice, mom is glad to have raised you to become such a great man.”
Wait a moment, my angel of mother…… a proposal? Is this some sort of joke?
What does that mean?
“Mother? What do you mean?”
“It’s considered a proposal to gift a Star Crystal to a woman. It is said that a woman who received a Star Crystal will certainly live a happy married life with that man.”
“……I never heard of this.”
“I guess you haven’t. However…… Krone-sama certainly knew that, and she still accepted it.”
Please mother, tell me that was a typo.
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