My Daughter Grew Up to “Rank S” Adventurer - Chapter 57.4
When he listened carefully, he noticed that there was a lot of noise out front.
He peeked out and saw Angeline standing there with a tired look on her face, talking to Anessa and the others. She was accompanied by a woman with reddish brown hair and a thin man sporting a mountain cap.
Angeline languidly raised her hand and said, “Oh.”
“I’m tired… But we’re safely back home…”
“Haha, you must have been tired. Good work, Gil-san.”
“I’m not tired at all, you know.”
“Hey, Angie, I’ve got some really big news…”
“Not now… I want to go home and sleep after I report it…”
“No, no, no, you’re really going to be surprised!”
“Yes, sister! You’re going to be so surprised!”
“Okay, okay, I’ll see you later, okay…”
“Well, I’m glad you made it, anyway. Welcome back, Angie.”
“Thanks, Anne… But I’d rather have my father say welcome home…”
Belgrief slunk out the front door.
“Yeah? Welcome home, Angie.”
“Yeah, I’m home, Dad… Dad?”
Angeline looked up, her eyes wide, and Belgrief chuckled.
Belgrief chuckled, “Yeah, how was Estogar? I can’t believe you got a medal…”
Angeline jumped at Belgrief like a rabbit, Belgrief stomped his foot and held Angeline in his arms.
“Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!”
“Haha, what the heck, you’re a needy child…”
“Dad, Dad, Dad!”
“Okay, okay, okay.”
“Dad… So you’re Belgrief-san?”
“Yes, I am, but… Who are you?”
Dad, dad, dad, dad!
“My name is Gilmenya. I’m very happy to have your daughter in my care…”
“Oh, you are? Well, thank you for looking after my daughter. I’m sorry for all the trouble she must have caused you…”
“Dad, dad, dad, dad!”
“… Angie, you need to calm down.”
Angeline planted her face into Belgrief’s chest and giggled. It was as if she needed to do that or her face would just move on its own.
Belgrief chuckled and patted Angeline.
“Really now… You’re overreacting, Angie.”
“Because I thought I could go home, but I couldn’t, and I thought I couldn’t see you, but now I could, so I really can’t help it!”
“You’re like a dog that’s been let off the leash.”
Byaku said with a light grin.
Belgrief scratched his head.
“… Can’t help it.”
Angeline clung to Belgrief and nuzzled his face for a while, but then she looked up.
“Why? Why are you here in Orphen, father!”
“Hmm… I thought it would be nice to go see Angie from my side.”
“I’m glad…! Hehe, it’s daddy, it’s daddy! Bonfires and straw… I can smell Tornella!”
Angeline rubbed her cheek against Belgrief’s chest, and her face lit up as she remembered.
“You know what? I met an old friend of father’s in Estogar!”
“He said he wanted to see his father, so I came with him to Orphen to go with him to Tornella in the spring! Well…”
Angeline scanned the area and tilted her head. Gilmenya pointed at her with a grin. Ahead of her, crouched in a concealed position, was a man in a mountain-high hat, curled up with his head held down.
Angeline grabbed the man by the shoulders.
“What are you doing…”
“Because… You didn’t tell me he was in Orphen… I’m not ready to…”
“Oh man! What are you talking about now?”
Angeline forced the man with the tall hat to stand and pushed him in front of Belgrief.
Belgrief squinted his eyes and looked the man squarely in the face.
Qasim scratched his head raggedly. His eyes were moist, and his shoulders were tense. His mouth was trembling slightly, but he didn’t know what to say. Eventually, however, he made small talk.
“… Your beard, it’s grown so long, Belle.”
“Haha… You too.”
Belgrief smiled in resignation.