“Hm… Hm… Hm…”
We slowly walked down the street. The smell of old books, a smell peculiar to a library, was drifting in the air.
The Continental Library. It was the largest library and was under the management of the elves. A race with a long lifespan. This place had a vast book collection and the books were written in many different languages.
We had finally arrived at this place in just 10 minutes. I had been carrying Alaine and flew at a speed beyond the speed of an airplane to get here.
“……… I can’t read it at all. From this point on.”
This library also dealt with ancient books. I could somehow manage if it was letters from the last hundred years ago or so but …. If the letter was older than that, it would be hard for me to read it. I had never seen these letters before. I guess I needed to study them first.
“This one…. This one too…”
Having found the suitable books, I returned to where Alaine was.
“Hm? How is it? Did you find something?”
Alaine was waiting for me at a coffee shop located at the entrance of the library while maintaining her sword.
“It’s complicated. I can’t read the letters. I need to study about it first.”
I told Alaine.
“Hm. I see. Good luck.”
I spread the book open on top of the table to start deciphering the letter.
….Hm. The letters have a pretty similar root so it’s still easy for me to decipher it.
Alaine continued to stare at me as I was focusing on deciphering the letters. It wasn’t the first time Alaine stared at me like this so I didn’t pay any attention to it.
“………. You’re reading something pretty old, huh.”
While I was doing so, the female elf who managed this library approached me. She was working as a waitress in this coffee shop and was bringing the coffee I had ordered.
“There are only a few of us, elves, who can read something from that period but I see you’re able to read it well.”
“Hm? I can’t read it yet. I’m deciphering them now.”
The elf woman showed a dumbfounded expression at my answer.
“Oh, yeah. That’s the kind of work I do. A certain amount of deciphering is enough to get it done.”
“I-I see. That’s amazing.”
“My only redeeming feature is my skill at deciphering after all.”
I told the elf woman a believable lie. If she went to investigate me, she’d be able to find out the truth immediately but an elusive race like elf wouldn’t do something like that.
“Then, I hope you will enjoy your time here.”
“Yes. Thank you.”
Me and that elf woman exchanged smiles before the elf woman left and I also returned my gaze to my book.
“Talking with another woman…..”
I accidentally let out a strange voice.
T/N: Alaine is a yandere so it can’t be helped~