Two as One Princesses
what I’m planning, so nope.
So I just made do with my imagination, but that red-jeweled necklace over there, that blue gem earring, that green hair ornament, and even that silver bracelet, I can’t imagine any of these not suiting Ciel.
Still, wearing all of those at once would be so cluttered, wouldn’t it?
Moderation is key in everything.
So, I have to choose just one.
Ciel is a Dance Princess.
So, something that looks good while she’s dancing would be great.
In that case, it isn’t exactly an accessory, but how about a stole?
The fluttering of cloth would absolutely accentuate her dances well.
On the opposite end, a ring might not stand out enough.
Then how about accessorizing Ciel’s beautiful long hair?
I think even just a hint of color mixed in her pure white hair is enough of a highlight.
But, right, Ciel already has a hair pin constantly on her, so I’ll have to think of something that’d go well with it.
Let’s stop there.
I shouldn’t do something that’s way above my ability.
In that case……
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Just as I was lost in my thoughts, a single necklace caught my eye.
From its thin chain… is that a black pearl? Some sort of black jewel decorated it.
There are other different accessories but, for some reason, this got my interest.
Its simplicity should fit Ciel perfectly too.
『These will be good! 』
I heard Ciel’s voice, so I paused the thought for a moment.
『Have you decided yet?』 Calling to her, Ciel then delightedly showed me a ring and a hair ornament.
The ring had a brilliant gem with the same sky blue of Ciel’s eyes and the hair ornament was a shell with a pure white pearl with it.
A white hair ornament wouldn’t be conspicuous on Ciel, so it’s obviously just for me.
Come to think of it, we do keep the spirit’s rest stop on even when my hair is black, so I wonder how it looks then?
Since it seems considerably adaptable, I’ll try having it match with this hair ornament Ciel chose.
All this aside.
『So it isn’t just one thing.』
『I wanted Ain to wear my colors, you see…… would that be bad?』
Answering Ciel’s slightly uneasy voice, I replied 『Not at all.』
Did it sound a bit too mean? I didn’t intend it to be that way, though.
『Those are what you for me, so I’m happy with both of them.
After all, it isn’t like I don’t understand how you feel, either.』
『I see! Then I’m glad to hear that!』
About wanting me to wear her colors, I’m sure that I also thought the same thing.
That must have been the subconscious thought that attracted me to that black pearl necklace as well.
And as I was conflicted on whether I should tell her or not, 『Ain, is there something wrong?』Ciel spoke to me.
『Ciel, while you were choosing accessories, I was also looking an accessory that would look good on you.』
『Really!? Where is it? Which is it!』
Ciel’s eyes sparkled as her gaze scoured the shop interior.
She’s quite curious about which accessory but there’s no need for her to be so restless, as I immediately pointed to the black pearl necklace.
It really helps having a humanoid form in these sorts of situations even without tangibility.
『A necklace with a black stone.
Fufu, that’s Ain’s color, isn’t it?』
『It wasn’t really a conscious choice on my part, but perhaps we just think in similar ways.』
『Then let’s buy them all.
And then I’ll wear this necklace.
It’s what Ain chose for me, after all.』
With a broad smile, Ciel picked up the necklace.
How do I say this? While I did choose it, and we practically have shared assets when it comes to money, like…… this situation where Ciel is buying it in my stead feels awkward.
Though, if we reversed roles, Ciel would probably think the same way, so I guess it’s fine.
No matter how uninterested Ciel is in speaking to people, it’s quite easy to buy in this sort of shop.
You just need to show what you want to buy and simply pay for it, so it’s not really complicated.
And Ciel knows how to calculate too.
Or rather, I occasionally teach her how.
The way Ciel’s brain just easily absorbs everything makes shudder though.
After exiting the shop, Ciel put on the necklace.
『How is it? How do I look!』
『It looks great on you.』
『Ain chose it, after all.
There’s no way that it wouldn’t look good on me! And besides, it’s Ain’s color, after all!』
I anticipated this sequence.
Still, I don’t have any intention of avoiding it, so I silently accept Ciel’s praise.
Inside my head though, I had a reply.
Rather than the gift giver, it’s the beauty of the wearer that’s more important.
⌈ Index ⌋
Heya~! Shopping, gift buying, oh how surprisingly wonderful and heartwarming it is! Today’s menu, the chef is serving a healthy amount of AinCiel fluff, and there’s nothing more I could ask from it!
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In this chapter, we have an excited and cheery Ciel, which is always a pleasant read.
However, financially speaking, it “shopping for Ain” and “excited Ciel” is not the most reassuring thing to hear, in my opinion, lol.
Moreover, even Ain thought of just buying everything.
Good thing they barely use money outside of necessary expenses.
Anyhow, back to the topic.
As usual, whenever there are opportunity for Ciel to make decisions for herself, even in just the little things, it’s really nice to see.
I’ve always repeated this, and I think we all agree on this, but Ain is overprotective to a fault for understandable reasons.
It’s only because she has good sense to let Ciel do what she likes when there’s no imminent complications that she doesn’t end up a redeemable Disney (or just plain fairy tale) Villain/step-sister/mother type of character, as they do have the makings of an obsessive witch and her step daughter type of story.
I’m off topic, but anyhow.
It’s cute how both of them had the same mindset “Ain/Ciel looks good in every of these, let’s just buy it all” and “I want her to wear my colour”, though it was not so conscious of a decision for Ain.
Also, just the part where Ain convinced Ciel to just keep it to one thing, that was funny to me for some reason.
It’s exactly how parents try to convince their child to choose only one toy, only for the child to come back with two and the parents just softly accepts it.
But it makes sense since Ciel “has” sky blue and white, which I think is a hard combination to find.
And both of them going “You’re beautiful” “No, you’re beautiful” reminds me of both the spiderman and the Keanu Reeves memes.
Also, I like the tiny world building aspect of the plant and wood accessories.
While using plant fibers and wood itself isn’t that “fantasy”-ish, it’s funny to think that those really ornate elvish plant-vine/flower hair accessories can just be bought at a specialty shop.
Maybe even right next to the dwarven specialty beard bands and combs.
And maybe it’s not just elvish, since they do seem to have a good enough market to warrant a whole space in the shop.
Another one is how Ciel, even in the raws, *specifically* identified the pearl as a “stone”, since she likely never saw pearls (or maybe she doesn’t even know what a pearl is yet) up until now.
Both because they live inland and because this is their first time actually having the leeway (and interest) to look at jewelries and other luxuries.
Now then, I hope you enjoyed this chapter.
Please feel free to comment.
Stay clean, stay safe, and have a nice day~!
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