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Yes, she loves me. Everything okay, Diora? Marriage life is... Maybe that's why you're in such a hurry to start brewing?

Haha! Ha, Haruka-san. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's a fan of your work.

I'm not going to do that at all. I'm not sure what to say. But be careful. I've heard that no scammer has a bad face. I think the more money and interests you have, the more you need to be a good judge of character.

"That's true. The more money you make, the more money you make for yourself.

Yeah, yeah. Very good man. Until the moment you realize you've been deceived.

The three of you are going to get the better of me? If you say that to me, I can't marry someone even if he's nice to me!

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.

 It's true that if someone says something like this to you, you will be wary even if a kind person approaches you.

"After all, a really good person is someone who supports you even when you don't have money and even when you're going through hard times.

People who say, "I'll marry you because you have money," are no good. It's not about money, it's about love!

 Hmm? I remember Yuki saying to me once that she'd rather have a stable life even if it means losing some of her love.

 I'm not going to mention it here, although I have the discretion to do so.

I'm sure you'll be able to understand what I mean.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I think money is very important. I think money is very important. If you have a hard life, ...... it's very hard.

But it takes a lot of intuition to sniff out a good man who will 'heal' you!

 It's a real feeling.
 Yeah, if you can't afford it, your marriage might not work, right?
 But that doesn't matter at all when it comes to Diora.
 Ms. Diora is the vice president of the guild. She's probably got some money.
 And don't tell me, Mitya.
 If Diora had such a sense of smell, she'd be married already.

"Ugh. ...... I'm not experienced enough anyway. That's enough. Come on, hurry up and get your guild card. I'll go up in rank!

 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.

Yes, indeed. I'll go get it then. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it.

That's good enough for me. We're still only as good as Haruka and the others.

Don't worry. Mary and the others are the type of adventurers who will succeed because they have acquired solid skills. As the vice president of the guild, I can vouch for them. I have a good eye for adventurers. --Even if you don't have an eye for men.

 Diora smiled and stood up with her guild card in her hand.

 We silently watched her back with a slightly melancholy look on our faces.

    I'm not sure what to say.

"...... was that too much to ask?
Yes. For an unmarried woman of that age, Haruka's words were lethal. You should be sorry!

You've been riding well.
I'm fine. I don't have a boyfriend yet. You know what, Nao?
"...... no comment.

 After that, while Diora was renewing her guild card, we were selling the Iron Golem at the warehouse.

 After completing that process and receiving the updated card, we left the guild.

 Partly because our business was generally over, and partly because we didn't feel like we needed to talk again.

 Diora-san, who handed me my guild card, was smiling, but she was carrying a subtle darkness behind her. I wondered if she was worried about it.

Well, I felt a little sorry for him, too.

I mean, wouldn't you hate to see Diora get cheated on by some strange man?

Yes. I don't think there are any good men who approach you because you have money.

If the liquor business goes well, Diora will stand out, so she has to be careful!

Hmm, I don't know how you feel about that. ...... What do you think of Mary and the others?

I'm ...... not too sure about that. I don't really know. The people around me, the older sisters in the neighborhood, they were married to whoever their parents decided to marry. ......

"Oh, I see. So that's the norm.

"My dad said, 'Get someone who can provide for you. Sometimes it's by force!

Aggressive? Mary, is that so?

"Well, I didn't hear him say that, but perhaps he thought it would be difficult for his parents to put together a marriage. ....... We're beasts.

"Is it so difficult to find one's own kind?

 Even if you are not discriminated against, there will always be differences in lifestyle and habits.
 If you want to marry someone, it is inevitable that you should first look for someone of your own race.
 In this respect, she cannot be placed in the same category as Diora.

 Haruka and the others probably have no intention of interfering with Diora's marriage, and I can understand their concern.

 Even though he is an aristocrat, he has a low title, not a lot of assets, and troublesome family relationships.

 It seems that she has been shunned because of these things, but when assets and rights are added to the mix, Diora's value suddenly rises.

 In the first place, Diora's pretty appearance makes her look younger than she really is, and she has a connection with the Viscountess Nenus.

 Considering these factors, she is essentially a very good property.
 Even if she had been intercepted by her family, it is hard to believe that nothing had ever happened to her before.

 In spite of this, the fact that she is still single suggests that she has a good eye for selection, doesn't it?

 First of all, Diora-san is a much older sister than us, so there's no need for us to worry about her.

 I've been trying to tell Haruka and the others about this: .......

I know, I know, I know. But I want you to marry a good man, Diora.

"You are very capable, but you also seem to be clumsy. I'm kind of worried about him. ......

I don't want to give it to a strange man. I don't want to give him to some strange man!

No, Mr. Diora is not Haruka's property.

 I don't want to give it to a strange man!

No, Diora is my wife, our wife! I'm not sure what to say.
I'm not sure what you mean by "wife.

 That's not what "wife" means.

And we don't want any crazy people getting involved in our seemingly successful alcohol business.

I agree with that, but ...... that's only after the candidate appears, right? If we worry about it now, it's just groundless, right?

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm not sure what you mean by "groundless fears." ...... Nao is a terrible person to say that to. The odds of Diora-san getting married are earth-shattering.

"It's a metaphor, a metaphor! I don't think the odds are that low.

I'm kidding. But you're right. If such a person does appear, we'll find out for sure. For Diora's sake!


Yes, of course. Give it everything you've got.

 I wondered if that wasn't meddling or onlooker's guts.
 I wondered if it wasn't meddling or onlooker's spirit. But there is no point in trying to reason with women who are in love.

 Knowing this, I didn't say anything more, but stepped away from the women who were talking about useless things such as 'what kind of man would be suitable for Diora', and went to the jewelry store in silence with Toya.