304 Girls and Days Without Ms. 4

 We're going up a steep slope.
 --This is the second time I've been to Mr. Douroian's place. It feels like a long time ago, even though it was just a few days ago.

 Mr. Biller is with me this time too.

 And we've reached Mr. Drouin's place again.

"Mr. Doroian, long time no see.
Lerunda, you've come to see me again. I don't think it's been long enough. ......
It's been a long time. It's been almost a year.

 It's been almost a year." Even if I say so, it doesn't seem like a long time to Mr. Douroian.
 I wonder if it is because he has been living in a time that I cannot imagine. Maybe it's because he's been living for so long that it's hard to imagine.

Well, it's nice to meet you.
...... Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you.
I'm Raymer.

 Gaius and the others also greeted each other.

 Gaius' legs were still shaking, but he managed to stay to greet Mr. Douroian.
 Mr. Villar is kneeling, saying something like, "God, I'm sorry for making such a racket.

 As for Doornea, she seemed to have memories of Mr. Drownean, and seemed to miss this place.

Elves, beastmen, and gryphons. They are different from the ones who came here last time, aren't they? Lelunda has formed a good bond with you. So what do you want from me?
"I wanted to take Doonair to see Mr. D'Aulën. Mr. D'Aulën is like a father to Doonaea. That's why I wanted her to meet him. Also, I want to get to know you better.
You named her Doonair. That's a good name. It's not often I get visitors other than these guys, but they're welcome. But if you do something I don't like, I won't tolerate it.

 Mr. Douroian looks at Mr. Biller while saying "these guys". Mr. Villar only glanced at me, but he was moved to tears. Mr. Biller is still very fond of Mr. Douroian and Doonea.
 And the latter part of his words seems to be directed at Gaius and the others.

 I was the only one who talked to him the other day, and it was the first time for Mr. Douroian to meet all of us, so he might have a lot of things on his mind.

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why. ...... something, Shinomi is standing still, though she is trembling. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. He seems to be more interested in Mr. Douroian than scared.

"There's such a big creature. ...... is amazing.
"It's amazing.
"Sinomi, are you okay? How can you stand?

 "I'm not saying I'm not scared, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to stand up.

I'm not saying I'm not scared, but you're Lelunda's friend, right? I thought it would be okay.

 I'm not saying I'm not scared, but you're Lelanda's friend.

I am Doonaea! I am Doonaea!
"You call me father, ......, is this the influence of Lelunda? And what's with the pompous tone? Did Lerunda teach you that?
I thought Mr. D'Aulën was like a father to Doonair. But he's been talking like this since he was born.

 Mr. D'Aulën's tone of voice was unexpected for him too, and he had an indescribable expression on his face.

 I've gotten used to it now, but at first I was surprised to hear her talk like this. It may take some time for Mr. Doroian to get used to it.

"Since birth? ....... I didn't know my alter ego talked like this. ......
"What's that look you're giving me, father?
I'm just flabbergasted that this is my alter ego. You can call me father, but if you're going to call me father, you might as well respect me.
"What do you mean? I'm honoring my father. He's so huge and awesome.
"Is it just the size of the body? ....... What a shame.
"What a disappointing way to look at things.

 The big dragon, Douroian, and the little dragon, Doonaea, are having a conversation.

 I feel relieved that they seem to be getting along well. I was wondering what it would be like to be born from Mr. D'Aulëan and have his memories but be a different creature, so I was glad to hear that.

 Mr. Biller stayed on his knees for a long time, and I wondered if it was hard for him to stay in that position. So I decided to call out to Mr. Biller.

"Mr. Biller, come here, let's talk together.
I'm not talking to God.
I don't care if you come.
"Pikey, pikey, pikey, pikey. You may come.

 Mr. Villar turned pale at my words, but he approached me fearfully as if he had given up at the words of Mr. Douroian and Doaneer.

 Doanea had once said, "It's better not to be left out," and she seemed to have remembered that and was saying such words.
 It made me happy to think that Doanea was a good girl, even though her tone was pompous.

 --The Girl and the Days Without a Master 4
 (The girl, a child of the gods, goes to see the dragon on the mountain and has a conversation with him.