Chapter 174

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Lilianne of the Dance
Entering into the 9th Month, Mother’s――Claire’s birthday came immediately.
This is just information I heard on the surface, but many of the nobles who seek connections with the Christophe House will be requesting their participation this year.

Well, even without the birthday, Claire is a Royal Sorceress, Alek is the Vice-Commander of the 2nd Knights Order, and Annela Obaasama and Roland Ojiisama are the Heroes of the Ovent Kingdom, so the nobles would seek connections with them no matter what.

The Christophe House who possesses great magic tools made by one of the few 1st-grade sorcerers in the Ovent Kingdom is prominent both in terms of business and strength.
Not trying to ally them and be hostile to them instead is nonsensical.

 

Although there is no need to completely hide the information about me anymore, Obaasama and others still gave permission to participate at the birthday party only to those who passed a thorough background investigation.
Although the birthday party with the people from outside will be the main event, we will be surely celebrating as a family after that.
The entire family except Claire handling the decorations of the hall is something warm.

It seems that the prestige of the nobles invited to the birthday party in the luxurious Christophe House would thoroughly spread, but it might be said that this is a scene that I am already used to.

As for the nobles invited to the birthday party, they only greeted us for a little and congratulated Claire on her birthday.
Fundamentally, the nobles don’t approach the children for a long time.
Rather, they might have had to swear not to get too close to us. Practically, not a single person had the leisure to talk with Theo and Ellie, much less me.

 

However, this is where we show up.
Obaasama brought the stuff according to our request, no, she brought much more than requested.
Although the magic stones in monsters are supposed to be a hit or miss, the amount and quality of the magic stones exceeded Eliott’s expectations by ten times. Just how many monsters did she have to defeat to obtain this many magic stones?
But, with this, we were able to practice thoroughly. As I thought, thanks to Theo and Ellie’s natural motor nerves, they got accustomed to the moves in no time, so quite a lot of magic stones was left over. Let’s use the remaining stones later.

 

Finishing the last rehearsal, we moved to a room we decorated by ourselves.
Of course, I couldn’t see the paper that had no magical power, so I did it a little by little while receiving help from everyone.

 

“Yes, we are done once you finish this one. Now then, Lily.”

“Yess~”

“Do your best, Lily. Right, that’s it!”

“Nsho~”

“Well done. You are admirable, Lily.”

“Thank you very much for your efforts, Lily. You have worked hard.”

 

Receiving appreciation from Theo and Ellie on both my sides, I finished the last set of the paper decorations.
With this, the preparations for our venue are perfect. All that’s left is to wait for the nobles to leave, so the real birthday party could start.

 

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“”Happy Birthday, Okaasama!””

“Happy Birthday~”

“Fufu… thank you, my cutie pies.”

 

Claire whom I thought would be tired from keeping the bothersome nobles company showed a brilliant smile when she returned to our hall.
Even though we had not done anything yet, Claire turned into a manifestation of magical power. The magical power shared its relief and happiness with anyone it touched.

 

“Okaasama! Will you accept our present?”

“Yes, of course!”

 

Claire replied to our representative Ellie with a smile and her overflowing magical power shot up.
Now, this is where the real thing starts. Let’s show the fruits of our practice.

 

“We will go prepare then!”

“Yes, I am looking forward to it.”

“We are going, Okaasama!”

“Going~”

“Fufu… do your best~”

 

Claire who was sitting on the special seat for the birthday person saw us off while waving her hand a little.
Since Claire was not finding it strange that we had to go prepare, she might already know the contents of our present.
Well, Obaasama was absent from the house for a few days, she might also know that we asked Eliott to produce magic tools for us, or she might have overhead someone.
Nevertheless, I can tell just how much she was looking for it simply from the flow of her magical power.

 

“Well then, let’s do our best, Theo, Lily.”

“Yeah, we practiced a lot. Let’s enjoy it! Let’s make sure Okaasama enjoys it as well!”

“Enjoy~”

“Indeed, let’s have fun! Lily.”

“Lily.”

“Ai.”

 

Finishing preparations for the stage, I joined hands with Theo and Ellie and we went onto the stage.
The moment we entered the stage that should have been brightly illuminated, applause soared from all over the place as the servants crowded our the stage with expectations and high-pitched shrieks.
Claire was sending encouragement by waving her hand greatly from the birthday seat as if not wanting to lose.

Now then, let’s begin.
At Ellie’s signal, the magic tools activated and the song started playing.
And at the same time, the two pairs of four wings on the back of my siblings flapped and lifted their bodies into the air.
They let go of my hands they were holding, and the two took their respective places.

The music changed and after the excitement rose a little, Ellie and Theo flapped their wings and started elegantly and magnificently moving.
Their movements were smooth and brilliant.
They were flowing elegantly like dancing fairies, each and every action of theirs was tempting with fascination, making me think that their performance was enough to earn high points at the dance performance at the Magic Battle.

At times, they barely missed each other, their moves on the edge of the stage were perfectly synchronized.
Following the two’s perfect mid-air dance, I matched the two and descended in the middle of the center, grasping my fluffy skirt with both of my hands in what should have been the spotlight–or at least that should have been the case–and I did a pretty courtesy.
Then, similar wings like those which Theo and Ellie had on their backs that were concealed with the magic tool until now appeared on my back.
I could tell that everyone’s attention that was on Theo and Ellie’s elegant dance was now on me.
I spread my wings and released the concealment on another magic tool that was concealed.

Then, wolf ears and tail appeared on my body.
It’s Wolfmimio Mk.14.

Simultaneously, high-pitched shrieks were raised. The venue was already filled with a whirlpool of wild enthusiasm.
However, that was only the beginning.

The BGM changed and the spotlights on my increased-or at least, they should have–I curled my small dance, stuck up my butt lightly and started the puppy dance in the puppy pose.

Using the first-grade sorcery “Telepathic Waves” I matched the movements of the tail with my buttocks and sent out some wolf punches matched with the movement of the ears.
The hall that fell into silence for a moment exploded and got filled with wild enthusiasm so large, it was easy to understand how bigger it was than before.

Each time the tail matched the movements of my butt, high-pitched screams piled up over each other.
When my ears matched the wolf punch, high-pitched screams overlapped again, and high-pitched screams would already follow after anything I did.

 

By the way, the creator of the puppy dance was naturally Ellie.

During the practice, she had several nosebleeds, and she showed a melting smile due to happiness.
Theo couldn’t control his nosebleeds and ended up receiving medical treatment a few times.

 

But, it’s almost the time, you two.

 

When I sent a glance towards the two, they who have been enduring nosebleeds started the preparations.

The music changed and the next moment, my two siblings nearly grazed the stage and approached me at a high-speed. I gently floated to match them.
The moment they were about to pass by me, they landed, took my hands, and raised into the air while rotating with me in the center.
I raised further into the air while holding the hands of my siblings, and when the song reached its climax, I undid the hair clasp hiding on the back of my head.

The next moment, the spotlight on me shined in increased radiance–or at least, it should have–and at the same time, the two pairs of four wings increased to three pairs of six wings, and particles of magical power fell on the stage as if dancing.
My hair also released the magical power particles and naturally fluttered and gently swayed even though there was no wind in the hall.

The magic stone embedded in the hair clasp served as a trigger.
The sorcery sealed within the hair clasp was “Falling Stars Ubiquity”.

One of the servants who saw the fantastic scene of particles falling off my three pairs of six wings joined their hands and prayed while crying.

Our Mother—Claire, was the same.
The wonderful smile and the explosion of magical power from her body could be considered her record high.
And, that smile of hers was like a smile of a Goddess from a masterpiece of a drawing.

 

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The song slowly ended and a storm of a standing ovation blew up throughout the hall as we descended on the stage.
The applause and the cheering were so great the entire hall vibrated.

And, among all that, Alek together with Claire ran over.
After stepping onto the stage with wind sorcery, Claire ran and gathered all three of us in her arms.

 

“That was incredible, you three! It was so wonderful I was overcome with emotions! It was so splendid you would surely win a dance performance. Thank you for the best present ever. My adorable children…”


Theo and Ellie who received praises from Claire who was smiling gently with excitement had also smiles on their whole faces.
I can tell that my face also moved after a long time.

 

“Fufu… Lily-chan is smiling for me. Thank you, it’s my first time being this happy on my birthday.”

“Lily… how wonderful… smile one more time please!”

“An angel… there’s an angel here!? Lily is an angel!”

“Are you saying that Lily smiled!? Wha, show it to me as well!”

 

Ojiisama and Obaasama participated too after the four who raised up a clamor just because I smiled a little and the stage gradually became more chaotic.
Ena and my personal maids who heard that I smiled joined us up on the stage and we got surrounded by the servants after that… because the situation was gradually getting out of hand—

 

“Kya… fufu… how splendid~ Lily-chan.”

“Byu~n.”

 

There was still some magical power remaining in the magic tool, so I flapped my three pairs of six wings, enveloped Claire with the zero-gravity and flew back to the birthday seat.
When the chaotic stage noticed that I flew away, it gradually settled.

When Claire addressed everyone from the birthday seat, the birthday party quietly resumed.
Although they were temporarily disordered, they were the servants of the Christophe Household in the after all. They immediately recovered.

 

“Thank you, Lily-chan. That was the best present ever.”

 

While everyone was returning to normal, I who moved on Claire’s lap after removing the magic tool from my back was spoken to by the smiling Goddess-sama herself and I watched as her warm magical power filled the hall yet again.

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