Kasyo no Yume -- Toei
Copyright Fuyumi Ono, Koudansya, 2001
= z Hakuyou =
Leaving Gyousou, Taiki trudged back to the inner garden where Seirai was waiting. Recognizing Taiki, Seirai approached him, and immediately cocked his head in suspicion.
gOh, the cat was finally let out of the bag.h
Saying that, Seirai peered at Taikifs face.
Taiki shook his head strongly. He didnft dislike it at all, and he didnft want to make the impression that he disliked it.
gThen are you unnerved?h
gThat is a big responsibility, but Gyousou is not with you.h
g... Rei is very far away, so it should take some time to make the round trip, shouldnft it?h
gYeah. Even if you use kijyuu and take shortcuts, it would take around half a month for one way. Even if you hurry through the trip, you probably would still miss the New Year ceremony.h
gIs it alright that I am not present?h
gIn fact, the emperor and the kirin should
both be here for the ceremony. However, even your majesty believes that
this is exactly the right timing for you to be the ambassador. Around
this time in preparation for the New Year ceremony, there would in fact
be fewer important matters to deal with. --Also, if you donft go at this
time, the other side will also be troubled.h
gMaybe you feel lonely without Gyousou at your side?h