The next day, for almost two whole days, Haruka and I experienced a cramming education.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.
...... Yes, it's a pain in the ass.
It's a little hard for me as a high school student to understand that you should use honorific language for older people.
But, as I have said many times, there is a girl under 10 years old working hard in front of you.
In a way, this is the biggest pressure.
And I'm sure Haruka isn't used to it either, but once she's told to do something, she does it perfectly, which is Haruka quality.
Well, you know.
I guess there's a difference in attitude between me, who felt like a mere classroom observer, and Haruka, who even took notes and studied seriously.
While I was struggling like this, Toya and the rest of the party members were enjoying their holidays as usual.
Natsuki and the others, who didn't come out of bed until late on the first day, woke up the next day at the usual time, left us to go to the morning market, and had a nice lunch somewhere.
Our lunch, on the other hand, was a little simple, brought by Ketra.
It tasted a little low compared to the Otarka we had eaten the other day, but since Ilias had eaten the same food, I couldn't complain.
All I can do is believe Natsuki and the others when they say, "We've bought all kinds of ingredients, so please look forward to it.
I'm sure they'll feed me curry when I get home. I'm sure.
I believe in you, Natsuki and Yuki.
It's been almost a year.
After almost a year of "forced study", we were finally ready for the wedding.
I had studied magic seriously, but that was because I had a sense of urgency that I might die if I couldn't do it, and a practical purpose that I needed it for tomorrow's meal.
In contrast, I feel that this study was a bit inefficient in learning, but Arline managed to give me a good score, so I'm sure I'll be able to get through ......, right?
The formal wear I had expressly made for me was properly delivered last night.
I tried it on and found it more comfortable than I expected, and Ketra, who helped me put it on, said it looked good on me, so it's probably not bad.
By the way, I haven't seen Haruka's dress yet. ...... I wonder what kind of dress she chose?
To be honest, I'm a little excited.
"Nao, are you ready?
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
The material is probably silk.
It was a light blue, shiny fabric.
I don't know much about it because I don't know much about it, but it's the kind of dress I imagine when I hear the word "dress" - Haruka told me later that it's the A-line type - and it has the same decorative fabric around the waist as mine. The same decorative fabric was wrapped around her waist and the skirt extended to her ankles.
Around the hem of the dress, there is detailed embroidery that is not too flashy, and the shadows that appear in the light accentuate the simple dress.
Her shoulders were uncovered, her sleeves were quarter-sleeved, and she had a V-neck with an expensive looking necklace shining on it.
"What's that necklace?
"Oh, this? I borrowed it. I borrowed it because I'm not supposed to wear no jewelry.
You're right, it's a bit sad to have nothing around your neck. It seems to be embroidered, but how did you have time for that? ......
It's impossible to sew a dress from scratch in two days. You can't sew a dress from scratch in two days, so you basically sew together the parts you already have. The hem of the skirt doesn't need much adjustment, does it?
While the upper part of the body needs to be fine-tuned to fit the body shape, the skirt part does not need such fine adjustments.
Therefore, the embroidered parts are reserved in advance in case the dress is needed in a hurry.
Of course, if the dress is a really high-class dress, the embroidery is done after it is properly tailored, but it is impossible to do that in a short time.
"So, what do you think? What do you have to say?
"Oh, yeah. Yeah, it looks good on you. You look beautiful.
I'm not used to this kind of compliment, but I managed to say it to Haruka.
--No, it's really embarrassing to call my childhood friend beautiful.
I'm not sure what to say. Oh, thank you .......
I'm not sure if it's because I said that the dress not only looked good on her, but also that it was beautiful, or if Haruka was embarrassed, but she dyed her cheeks in confusion and looked away.
But in fact, Haruka looked beautiful in her dress.
I'm not sure if I'm a fan of this kind of thing or not, but I think it's a great idea.
That's an elf.
I want to take a picture of her and put it on a frame.
As if embarrassed by my gaze, Haruka turned her face away and turned the conversation away.
There was actually talk of changing the color of the dress to match the decorative fabric, but we didn't have time, and it's a pretty close to white blue, so it wouldn't look too crazy, right?
"Oh, yeah, yeah, I guess so. It's not bad.
It's not a bad idea." The accent color on the dress is the same color as the accent color on Haruka's dress, but as Haruka said, the dress itself is light in color, so the darker blue accent color is striking enough.
I'm not sure what to say, but I think it's a good idea. There is no way that any nobleman would call out to you when you two are standing side by side.
Ilias-sama, a much younger child, smiled at us, and we looked at each other and smiled.
Ilias-sama is also very pretty. The dress looks great on you.
"Thank you. I think a more mature dress would be fine for me. ......
Ilias-sama seemed to be a little unhappy with Haruka's words, but the dress definitely suited Ilias-sama.
It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your time with your family.
It may not be as mature as Halka's dress, but considering Ilias's age, I think this dress would make a better impression than a more mature look.
"Well, everyone, are you ready? The carriage is ready.
"Oh, yes. We're all right.
It was Ketola who came to call us.
Today, Ilias-sama, myself and Haruka will be entering the venue, but Arlin-san and Ketola-san will be waiting near the venue, while Eckart and some of the guards will be accompanying us to manage the carriage.
I didn't think it would be too hard to stand there guarding the carriage for hours, but when I thought about it, I realized that we would have to be on our feet the whole time, and we would have to deal with the troublesome nobles.
There may be good food and drinks around, but I don't think we can relax and enjoy them, we're just killing ourselves.
Yeah, we're more pitiful than you are.
When we got ready to leave the Iliad's room, we found Natsuki and the others all there.
No, not really.
They must have come to see the dress, because the ladies were happily talking about it.
"Wow, ...... sorry, honestly more than I expected. You're so precious!
Yes. Haruka, it looks great on you. You too, Nao.
Yuki was speechless for a moment when she saw Haruka appear, and then she squealed with emotion.
Natsuki also complimented Haruka with a smile and then complimented me as well.
"You look like a princess, Haruka!
Yes, you're so beautiful!
The youngsters seemed to like her appearance, but Ilias, who came out with her, looked a little unhappy about it.
"Mitya, Mary, what about me?
"You're pretty too, Ilias-sama.
Yes. It suits you very well, Master Ilias.
Thank you. I'm glad.
It was a bit like I made him say it, but he was still satisfied and smiling.
And she's cute, so it's not a problem.
"You look like a nobleman when you dress like that, Nao. Just stand there and be quiet.
"Toya, are you saying I'm a bad talker?
When I snapped back at him, his reply was simple and to the point.
No, behavior? You're not very attentive at all. I'm sure you're not the only one.
I can't deny it at all.
You've only improved your appearance, but your inside has not changed at all.
"Oh, you're escorting me?
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
If you don't understand something, just ask.
It's a good thing that you're not the only one.
In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.
"Is this how it's going to be?
...... Oh, it's frustrating, but it looks really good on you.
"Externally, it looks like it would make a good painting. That's what elves are for.
Yuki nodded her head as she stood beside me and placed her hand on my arm, while Natsuki nodded her head in agreement with Toya's statement.
Of course, I know what I'm doing, so I just keep my mouth shut.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea. ...... By the way, Arin, how much is this?
"Well, it's about the same for both of you. We had to rush it.
Yuki and the others were blown away by the amount of money Arin-san had just indicated with his finger.
The amount of money was enough to build a normal house.
Only Haruka and Natsuki were unconcerned, while Mary and Mitya quickly distanced themselves from us.
I guess they were afraid that I might get it dirty, but I was even more afraid of wearing it.
What's more, we were going to have a buffet party afterwards.
Even if I don't eat, I have to pick up the food and drinks.
Hahahaha ....... Yeah, it's good until you need it, right?
"That's probably better. It's useless if you change your size and can't wear it anymore.
Yuki shakes her head with a tight smile, and Arline nods in agreement.
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm going to be able to do it.
And Arlin, who has been given the authority to spend that much money, is actually quite amazing, isn't he?
From my point of view, it seems a bit too large an amount to spend just to save some face. ...... I guess that's what the situation calls for.
And we're expected to work for that amount.
Yeah, it's probably better that I don't know.
It makes me nervous.
"Well, well, well, Nao, good luck. I don't know if you can take it easy at .......
Yuki encouraged me with a wry smile, pulling back her hand that was about to clap me on the shoulder.
The trick is to move slowly and keep your chest up. The trick is to move slowly and speak slowly. The trick is to move slowly and speak slowly.
Go eat something good!
Toya, that's a joke to make me feel less nervous, right?
And thanks, Natsuki, for the practical advice.
I let out a deep breath to relieve the tension in my body, and walked to the carriage where Eckart was waiting for me, smirking at me.