314-Episode 226 is well prepared, and the guests are c...

Umaro is running around.
He seems to be going around inspecting the stalls and playground equipment that have been assembled. Each group has its own leader, and he is discussing this and that with that leader.

'Hey. Where's Goozuya?
'Oh, he's repairing the waterwheel.

Delia tells me, looking at the fire on the griddle.
Wow, he's repairing the waterwheel because he wants to be with Delia, but he's going to be separated at the banquet. ...... Poor guy. Pfft...

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it'll be fine.

No, I don't feel sorry for her. I'm sure he's thinking, 'I'll make a perfect repair so that Delia will be surprised when she comes back! I'm sure they're working hard.
It's good to see people who have the disease. They can exert their power in simple things.

'Yashiro-kun, is there anything I can help you with?
'Go polish the tank.'

Masha is chubbying in the tank.
What can I do to help you?

Perhaps it's because mermaids are rare, but the kids are crowding around Masha.
At a delicate distance.
Yeah. Actually, Masha's not so kid-friendly. Maybe it's because she herself has childlike sensibilities, or maybe it's because her buddy is for adults. ...... Well, maybe Masha herself doesn't like kids that much.
Children are sensitive to such things,.................., so why do they love me?

I don't get it. I don't understand.

Mr. Yashiro. I'm sure you'll be able to find something to help you.
'Oh, that's for our use.'

Assunto came out of the church with a bamboo shoot.
That's the one I secretly added to the order book. ...... d*mn, Jeannette saw you. I should have told Assunto beforehand.

'Could it be that Yashiro-san is the cause of what the manager said was a bit much?
'What do you mean by cause? Well, you're right.

I was going to sneak it in and make another dish, but I couldn't ...... get it out of my system.
I've been trying to sneak in another dish, but I'm not feeling well. I'm not sure what to do.

'Hey, ladybug. I'd like to put the flowers together into a large decoration here ......, but I'm not sure.
'You can do whatever you want, Millie. I'll give you full authority.'
'I'm ............ a little nervous, so I'd like to hear your ...... opinion.'

It's true that it's hard to do the whole thing .............
I'll try to imagine the layout that Millie suggested in my brain.
I think it will be more interesting than having the same amount of decorations all over the place.

'Okay, go ahead with it like that. It'll work out.
'Mmm. Thanks, ladybug!

Millie ran quickly.
I was able to get a sufficient amount of flowers thanks to the generosity of the Flower Guild of District 35, which had received Lucia's order.
We also got some from the flower garden.
They will be displayed at the entrance of the venue, where they will be very visible.

And while I was having a serious meeting with him, he was saying

'Assunto, you can't do what you just did. If you're going to copy me, you have to do it right.
'Are you copying ......?
'You were imitating the manager, right?
'No, that's not copying, that's hearsay. ......'
'When you do that, you should be more like a manager. ...... 'That's a bit much.
'Is that an imitation of Ginette's?It's not so similar that it gives me goosebumps!

Delia and Assunto are playing something. Get ready, you guys.

We're late, and a bunch of people are gathering here.
The members we've prepared are all here. We're getting ready fast.

I'd like to use the kitchen too, but there's ...... Jeannette.
As I was thinking that, Ginette came out of the church.

'Mr. Yashiro, thank you for your hard work. How's the preparation here?
'Uh, yeah. Umaro is working hard, so it should be fine.

He hides the bamboo shoots behind his back.
It doesn't make any sense because he already knows, but somehow... I feel guilty. ......

I'm not sure what to say.

Or at least in plain sight. I knew at once that Jeannette's gaze had gone behind me.
...... What?

'Could it be that she knows I'm looking at her cleavage like this?
'What is it, all of a sudden?

Oh my god.
You can see so clearly when the other person moves their gaze.
I don't think I'm moving at all when I move my gaze, but I guess my eyeballs are moving more than I thought.

'I think I'm one step closer to the truth of big tits.
'Please don't get close to those things.

I turn my attention away from the bamboo shoots while talking nonsense like that.
Forget about the bamboo shoots. Forget about the bamboo shoots. ...... Come on, Assunto. Pass. Take this and go to the kitchen.

'Who's this for?
'Magda, please.

I whispered back to Assunto.
As he leaves, he says, 'Yes, sir. I'd like to thank Mr. Yashiro for his help at the koji factory,' Assunto said.
Oh my ...... are you trying to weigh such a small kindness against that great favor?
What a guy.

'Mr. Yashiro. What's that bamboo shoot for? ......'
'The bamboo you hate so much is gone. Don't worry about it anymore.'
'No, it's not that I don't like bamboo. ............ Well, I've recently developed a weakness for it. ......'

It seems that an unexpected trauma has grown in Jeannette.
'But I do like bamboo shoots,' she says, following up on a question that I don't know where she's going with this.
Anyway, forget about the bamboo shoots.

'Ah!Big brother, I found it!

With white powder on her hands and cheeks, Loretta comes out of the church and runs towards you.
...... Yeah. I have a feeling she's going to do something.

'It's the ratio of potato starch to ground pork,......, and the manager was there, too!It's nothing!

...... What a stupid girl.

'Potato starch and minced pork ......?Are you planning to make mapo eggplant?'
'No, I don't know, haha.'

Let's fake it.
If you give Jeannette too much information, she may arrive at her own solution.
Anyway, get Ginette's attention away from the food.

'Hey, Jeannette. Did you cut your hair?
'Heh!No, no. ...... Um, do you think I should cut it?
'No, no. It's .................. fine as it is, isn't it?'

Watch out!
It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your money.What kind of trap is this? What kind of trap is that? Ginette, you're a panelist. ......

'Yashiro-san. I'm sorry.

Bertina is coming over with a few kids in tow.
They seem to like her a lot, even if they've never met her before.

'Hey, you're in charge of eating.
'Mm-hmm. I'm aware of that.

I was just being a jerk, not helping out when I'm getting ready.
Well, since Bertina is taking care of all the kids, my preparations are progressing.

'If Ginette's here, does that mean you're ready to go?I think the kids are getting hungry.'
'The children, too.'
'Mm-hmm. I won't deny it.

You're using the kids as an excuse to get something to eat.

'I've finished the preparations, so all I have to do is make the food just before the start of the show. ...... But that's a long way off.

Ginette seems to have finished her preparations.
All she has to do is to finish it quickly.
However, the food will not be served until after Donnis and the others have arrived, which means it will be past noon.

...... Hmm. There's still time.

'Yes, yes!

Ever since she met Bertina, Sophie has been fidgeting and restless.
She seems to be admiring her a lot.

I find myself staring at her with a blank stare. ...... eyes like Tracy's eyes on Estella.

'Did you kids eat breakfast?
'Yes . Before you all showed up.'

We got here about nine o'clock. If they ate breakfast at the same time as District 42, they should be hungry by now.
You've been running around all day. Chasing bamboo dragonflies.

'It might be troublesome if he calls out that he's hungry in the middle of the party.

Next to me, Jeannette is smiling at me.
It's .......

'Then it would be more 'convenient' to let them have a light meal while we're at it.'
'............What do you mean?'
'No, sir. There's nothing to include.'

He said happily, a big smile on his face.
It's a picture-perfect expression of 'I told you so'. ...... Cheeky.

'Step on the green bamboo............ and make a light meal.'
I'm sure you'll be able to understand why I'm so excited.

Overreacting Ginette.
It's a hundred years too early to be making fun of me.

'Are you making something?

Sophie looks a little dubious.

'Snacking is not advisable for your health, your education, or for the economy.

You're so uptight, as usual.
Once you've made up your mind, there's no leverage.
I wish you would learn from Bertina and be flexible in your thinking.
............ You can't be as flexible as Bertina, though. Only when it comes to food.

'Bertina says she's hungry.
'What, Bertina's hungry?
'If we leave her like this, she might cry.'
'Oh no, no way. Bertina-san is at .......'
'...... mii'
'You squealed!I'm not sure what to say.

Bertina is starting to go for the fun side.
Or maybe she's thinking that if she can convince Sophie, she'll be able to eat something.

'When the sisters are too hungry, they swallow the children's cheeks.
'Are you serious?
'Yes. I did it many times when I was little.
'Oh, Jeannette. It's a family secret.

I want to be humped!
That's no longer cheek-to-cheek, you know!

''Sophie-san, you're pale and your cheeks look soft, so you might get eaten.''

Giggling, Jeannette made such a joke.
In response to such a joke, Sophie--

'I'd be happy to be eaten by Bertina-san!

--She shouted in a serious tone that was not a joke.
Yes. Tracy's course is set. I'm sorry for your loss.

'What?No, sir. I didn't mean that in a, ......, in a good way!

What do you mean you want to be eaten in a good way?
Are you the White Rabbit of Inaba?

'Isn't it nice, Sophie?

Barbara is approaching with the speed of a marionette.
If we were in a dimly lit dungeon, we would have run or intercepted her, yes.

'Today is a special day. Happy memories enrich children's minds and expand their future possibilities.
'Also, in that way, ...... Ms. Barbara spoils the children too much.'
'...... mii'.
'Let's allow it just for today!It's a special day!
'Don't spoil Bertina, Sophie.'

Isn't there anyone in this city who can take a firm stance against anyone?

What is it?Are you going to make something?I'm just getting hungry myself.
'Ah~, me too~☆ I want to eat something~'
'My ...... miri is also ...... a bit hungry .......'

I'm not sure if the girls sensed the presence of food, but they flocked to me.
...... Bertina has been infected. Forty-two districts. We're in a crisis.

'I can't help it. ......'
'Yes. It can't be helped, can it, Yashiro-san?

So why are you looking so happy?
Can you stop smiling every time I spoil someone?

No, I'm not spoiling you!

'I've been on the move since this morning and I'm hungry too.
'You should be working.
'That's terrible!I'm working hard even though I can't see Magda!

I don't care.
Hunger has nothing to do with Magda.

'Well, Jeannette.
'Yes, sir. I'll go make you something.

Jeannette is heading for the kitchen as usual.
You head for the kitchen wherever you go, don't you?
But wait a minute this time.

'Since it's a good time, let's make something at the stall.
'A food truck, huh?

Delia's got the fire going and the griddle heating up.
It'll be ready to go now.

'Ginette doesn't get a chance to go mobile, does she?'
'No, I don't. Occasionally, I go to take a peek, but I don't cook anything at that time.'

The only time Jeannette made anything with her stall was when she was playing in the river or when she went to District 35 with her stall in tow.
Basically, the stalls were left to Magda, Loretta, and the Ham kids.

'Would you like to make one?
'I'd love to!

They know I've been secretly jealous of them.
They know that I've been doing 'air stalls' in the yard when I'm closing up!

'Do you want to make okonomiyaki or takoyaki?
'Yes!Magda is the main cook for those two, so I don't actually make them very often.

She was jealous of me.
Why didn't you just say so? Let me make as many as I want. ............ No, Magda might be upset. He said I'd lose my job.

But that's okay for today.
I've got more interesting things for Magda to do.

'''' Hey, ''''!
'When did you get more!

I was a little surprised to hear more voices than I expected.
When I looked, all of them were not Hammaro.

'Why are you answering me, kids?
'I'm longing for you!
'I'm dreaming of a future!
'When I grow up, I'll be Hammaro!
'I'm going to practice now!

What's with the popularity, Hammaro?
It's like a profession, though.

'......, where's the real Hammaro?
'Oh, there you are.'

It seems that only he is unaware that he is Hammaro.

'I need you to go to Magda's place and get me some materials.
'I've got a big discount for you!

It's a bargain, apparently.
Hammaro is running up and down the street.

'I'm a little nervous because it's been a while since I've been to .......'

Stand by the stall, Jeannette is holding her chest.
She's holding her chest.

'Yashiro-san......, that's not what I was talking about earlier,......, but my gaze......'

He's holding his chest!


I'm angry.
It's not my fault.
It's not my fault that you have soft, puffy cleavage. I'd look at something like that, normally.

'Well, don't be so nervous.
'Yes, I am. I'll try to do my best as usual.
'Because everyone's watching over you.'
'What?Please don't make me nervous.

The kids were looking around the stalls like, 'What's going to happen? They crowd around the stall with faces like, 'What's going on?

'The delivery you've been waiting for!

Then Hammaro comes back.
Good. Now Jeannette won't be leaving for a while.

'Jeannette. I'm going to check on Loretta and the others for a bit, so you can cook for me.'
'Yes, sir. Pork, squid, or shrimp?
'A mix.
'''' I like it! ''''

The kids are intrigued by the whole thing.
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.
...... Someone should restrain Bertina, who is even more overflowing than the kids. I'm not sure why no one is paying attention. ...... Oh, God, if you go around the back, the oil will splash!It'll stain your white clothes!

'Sister. If you don't wait nicely over there, I won't bake you, okay?'
'............ mii'.

It seems that Ginette is the only one who can scold Bertina.
And she's learned that ...... 'mii' will get her food.
I'll be careful too. I'll have to be careful too. I'm afraid I'll feed it if it cries unexpectedly.

But that's not the point.
I looked at Jeannette who was happily cooking okonomiyaki and headed for the kitchen.

'''' Oishii! ''''

The kids and Bertina have big smiles on their faces.

When I came out of the kitchen, I found that the okonomiyaki had already been distributed to everyone, and everyone was eating, talking, and relaxing in their own places.

'Yashiro-san, Magda-san, Loretta-san.

Ginette waved at us from across the stall.
I'm facing Ginette across the stall.
I feel like a customer.

'...... Manager'.

Magda, who usually stands on the side of the stall, looks at Ginette and opens her mouth.

'...... Magda is pretty, you should give her a freebie.'
'I'll give you a freebie because you're a cute little girl.
'...... Magda usually gets freebies at places other than the Sunlit Pavilion.'

That's quite a feat.

'Manager, I'd like to try the squid balls.
'Don't you want a mix?
'No, the mix doesn't taste right. I want to eat squid balls.
'Then I'll have a mix.
'...... Then mix Magda too.
'Mwah!I don't want to be left out like that.You can't say 'then'!

It's been a long time since I've been a guest at the Sunshine Pavilion, and I'm waiting for Ginette's cooking.
I enjoy the atmosphere, which is a little different from the bribe dishes.
I wish that Ginette could experience this kind of fresh air.

'Hey, Yashiro. Why aren't there any salmon balls?'

--Sophie's ears perked up when Delia said the expected words. Sophie's ears perked up.

'...... ah'.

A small voice escaped from her thinly opened mouth.
Her eyes shook, her gaze wandered, her head turned this way and that, and her body began to move back and forth from side to side.
You seem to be very upset.
Their movements are so jerky and repetitive that you would think they were starting a robot dance.

Normally, Sophie heads for the gate as soon as she hears footsteps coming down the straight path in front of the church, but this time she stays where she is.
You can clearly see her sense of duty to go and her struggle to stay there.

It's finally here.

The one Sophie's been avoiding.
From what she's told me, it's been six years since we've met.

'Shall I go and get her?
'Ya, Yashiro-san: ......'
'Then I'll go with you. I know her pretty well.'

Estella stands next to me with sauce around her mouth.
I wonder if she's really a lord.

'Wipe your mouth and swell your tits.
'I'll get to the rest later!

I hope the ...... swell up later.

'That ...... is also .............'
'You might want to stay here and get your mind ready.'

Estella said, and Sophie looked at me apologetically.

'I think a moving reunion would be better here than in front of those lonely gates.
'Oh, yes, it would. Yeah. You said a good thing, Jashiro.

Estella pats him on the shoulder.

'...... that ......, then ............ please.'

Sophie bows her head deeply.
Bertina wasn't the only reason this guy was getting nervous.
They would meet at last.
Her own sister, who had asked her over and over again and she had turned her away.

I'm sure he'll be overjoyed, Riveka.

'Well, I'm off.

Sophie stops us as we're about to leave.
I wonder if she hasn't made up her mind yet.
I don't think she's going to ask us to turn her away, though.

'...... You two won't be able to open that iron gate, will you?
'............Yes. Yeah.

That's what I thought.

So, we decided to ask Magda to follow us, and we headed to pick up Rebeka.
Almost at the same time we arrived at the gate, the door knocker struck the iron gate.

A high-pitched clang sounded.

Magda opened the gate easily.

'Long time no see, my knight, Estella-chan!

Rebeka was standing there, her eyes red from lack of sleep, but with a smile that was brighter than the sun.