As I sat down on the terrace with Rosemary-san, Illness-san came at that moment, pushing a cart with tea.
[I haaaaave brought you teaaaaaa.]
And the moment Illness-san appeared, Rosemary-san looked as if she became a stone statue…… She must be flustered by the appearance of someone shes never met before, because I can feel her flusteredness through my Sympathy Magic.
For the time being, Ill tell Illness-san that Ill receive Rosemary-sans tea. Shell probably scare her off by approaching……
Illness-san placed two cups in front of me, just as I had her to do. She also asked me what I wanted to eat along with tea, but I told her that we would eat the cookies Rosemary-san had given me.
I did ask Rosemary-san her thoughts but…… Unnn, trying to talk with her doesnt seem to work. Perhaps, as long as Illness-san is here, it will be impossible to have a personal conversation with her.
Well, she did say earlier that she basically doesnt eat, so I think it should be fine. If needs be, I also have a variety of food in my magic box, so I can just serve them.
As I was thinking about this, Illness-san, who had finished preparing our tea, placed a ceramic container with a slightly fashionable lid on the table.
[These are sugaaaaar that Nebula made recentlyyyyy.]
[Its made by Nebula]
[Yeeeees. Theyre very beautiful and taste very goooooood, so please try theeeeeem.]
Saying that, Illness-san positioned the cart with the pot containing refill of our tea beside our table, bowed her head before leaving.
As soon as Illness-san was out of sight, Rosemary-san, who had been rigid earlier, started moving, looking rather relieved.
[……I- Im sorry, Kaito-kun.]
[No, I know that Rosemary-san is anxious around people you dont know, so its alright.]
[I- Its just, people I first meet feel scary…… I- I- I couldnt understand how the others can just talk to strangers so easily.]
Well, I could understand what it feels like being nervous talking to someone I met for the first time. Although Im not as shy as Rosemary-san, I too get nervous when I meet someone new.
With this in mind, I put Rosemary-sans tea in front of her and the container of sugar that Nebula made in front of Rosemary-san, in a spot where she can easily pick it up.
[She said these sugar are beautiful and taste good, but how exactly is that…… Ohhh.]
[Wow, theyre beautiful. All of these are sugar]
When I opened the lid, I found colorful flower-shaped sugar inside. I guess these were just sugar cubes with a different shape, but it was really beautiful and quite intricate that it was fun just looking at them.
[S- Should I put them in like normal…… Ahh.]
[Eh Its floating on top of the tea———– Ooohhhh, the flower petals……]
When Rosemary-san picked up one of the sugar flowers and put it in her tea, the sugar floated on top of the tea. It looks beautiful, as if its a real flower swaying on the surface of water, but of course, its still sugar, so it dissolves…… However, it seemed like the flower had an ingenious way of dissolving.
I dont know how Nebula made this, but the center of the flower dissolves first, and then, the petals scattered across the cup before dissolving.
[T- T- Thats amazing. Just its appearance is beautiful…… but the grains melting into glittering pieces are also beautiful. T- T- These are original-made sugar, arent they]
[Looks like it. Nebula is a pretty amazing child, and just like with the garden, shes quite meticulous, so Im sure she put a lot of work into it……]
[Theyre amazing, enough for me to want to buy them.]
[Ill ask Nebula about it, and if she agrees, Ill give them to you. Ahh, of course, you dont have to buy them……]
[T- That makes me feel bad. I- I was originally here to thank you…… Ahh, t- t- thats right, Ill give you this first.]
Rosemary-san took out a stylish parcel…… from its size and shape, I suppose its a bottle.
[You see, its as thanks for the Eternal Flower…… Ahh, o- o- of course, I dont think this is enough of an item in exchange for it.]
[No, thank you for going to all that trouble. Errr, can I open it]
[U- Unnn, I hope you like it.]
When I opened the parcel, I found a long, slim bottle containing brightly colored roses and briars with thorns that had been removed, creating an artistic twining design.
Ahh, I know this. If I remember correctly, if you apply a special oil on it, it could be made into an underwater flower, and you can enjoy it as an ornament for a long time without wilting…… Errr……
[Its very beautiful. I forgot what its called, but its some kind of interior decoration flower, right]
[U- Unnn. Its a herbarium. I- Its made of warm-colored roses and thornless briars…… I- I- I made it with Kaito-kuns image in mind. Theyre made with roses because, well, Im a Rose Spirit after all.]
Thats right, its called herbarium. Im not sure if its herbariums in itself being very stylish, or Rosemary-san just had great taste, but its very artistic and my poor vocabulary can only describe it as amazing.
[I- I- I thought that if its that size, you can put it on your desk or something like that……]
[Ive been wanting an interior ornament to put on my desk for a while now. Im really happy with it, thank you very much.]
[T- Thank goodness. Im so glad you like it.]
In fact, Ive been wanting to have some decorations on the table where I write things. I had thought of displaying the Eternal Flower there as well, so I am quite happy with this gift.
When I told her honestly how I felt, Rosemary-sans cheeks turned slightly red and she gave me a small, bashful smile.
Serious-senpai : [……Her heroine powers so damn high…… I feel like running away already.]
: [Isnt it just the usual]
Serious-senpai : [……Moreover, after this would be a date, right I really wanna run away.]
: [If you run away, Ill send Makina to chase after you.]
Serious-senpai : [Youre a devil, Im telling you……]