Botsuraku Youtei Nanode, Kajishokunin Wo Mezasu / Expecting to Fall into Ruin, I Aim to Become a Blacksmith Chapter 86

Botsuraku Youtei

Chapter 86 – Side Story – Maria’s winter vacation

It seems that the castle is quite noisy these days. I wonder if they are holding some kind of a festival without me, Maria Kudan?

Even Rahsa or Supatifila who always look out for me are nowhere to be seen.

Hmm? It looks like it is snowing quite a lot today. It has piled up quite a lot.

…..It is about time for the annual traditional event, the snow festival, huh? I will eat all I can from the food carts this year as well. Fufufu, the snow is piling up nicely.

Ah, right. Those kids better not be preparing for the snow festival without me.

If so, I can’t be meekly waiting here.

I should better head out to the courtyard and make a snowman as an initiative as well. The size should be… as big as I can make it.

“Pr-princess?! What are you doing here, at the courtyard?”

Ah… got spotted by a young guard.

“The stuff you see here, it will be our little secret, got it?”

When I say this with a wink, usually most guards don’t say anything. It is an underhanded trick I was taught by another country’s princess. It would be annoying later if she were to tell Rahsa about it, after all. ‘Why are you like this even at this age?!’ he would say with an astonished expression.

Fufufu, it is exactly because I am Maria Kudan that I can always keep on doing this. Do you understand, Rahsa?

The snowball was slowly getting bigger and bigger. Faster and faster.

Ahh, it is already tall enough to reach my chest. And quite heavy too. It was such a cute ball the size of my palm at first.

Alright, this should be enough. It is plenty for the initiative.

I wonder if there is anything else interesting..

Ah, looks like there is a cute girl over at the edge of the courtyard. I guess I will try talking to her. She might want to make a snowman with me.

“You there! What are you doing?”

“Eh-eeek! Sorry! I am not doing anything wrong!”

She started apologizing for some reason. It’s not like I am angry or anything… Maybe she got surprised because I called out loudly.

“So, what are you doing?”

“Umm, I was on break from work so I thought of taking a walk in the courtyard but this…”

In that cute girl’s arms was a cute, small bird.

So-so cute…. Especially its big eyes.

“….What do you plan on doing? Follow nature’s law and eat it, perhaps?”

“I won’t eat it! Ehh?! I didn’t even think of doing something of the kind!”

“Right. I wouldn’t recommend eating it. It doesn’t look like it has much meat either.”

“Is that the problem?!”

“That is the problem. Even if it’s cute, it would have been bad if it was well-fleshed. What is your name, by the way? You’re cute so I shall remember it.”

“…….I-I am not well-fleshed, you know…?”

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