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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Afterword ~

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Afterword

Okay, now I’m truly done with this book. Thank you all for coming on this journey with me! There’s actually a short skit about John and Riz in here too.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Character Page ~

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Character Page

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Epilogue ~

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Epilogue: Desired Days

Riz and John gathered their luggage and headed to the highland town.

Upon reaching it, they went to the trade union and arranged for a carriage.

However, because it was in the night, it took some time to prepare. During this time, Riz and the others waited inside the trade union’s lounge. Incidentally, John’s wings were washed at a well.

Julius, who had come with them up to here, received the wine they ordered from an employee of the trade union.

“Please have some, you two.”

“Thank you.”

Riz accepted one, took a drink, and looked at him.

“By the way, Mr. Julius, how do you feel about drawing paintings at my art gallery?”

His talent was still a bud and whether it can bloom or not was unknowable at this stage. But Riz thought about it again. Perhaps it could improve dramatically.

Julis fell silent with a complicated look. Riz waited patiently for his answer and John also didn’t open his mouth.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Chapter Five ~

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Chapter Five: The Hollow Saint

Over the next few days, Riz and John checked the paintings and statues in the painting studio and church.

However, they couldn’t find a single suspicious distorted painting. The demon who killed Petron also hadn’t been seen ever since that night.

Riz and John were on their way back after sneaking into the storage building beside the studio at midnight to check the paintings stored there. John muttered with a complicated look, “Should we return to the capital for the time being?”.

“We can’t go back yet. We haven’t found anything, not the distorted painting, the demon, or the contractor.”

Riz looked at John, who was leading her by the hand, and shook her head.

“However, it will be difficult to stay here any longer. Because we have the backing of the Milton family no one is saying anything on the surface, but even the priests are beginning to suspect whether or not we came here for a different purpose.”

“That’s… true.”

She hadn’t thought it would be this difficult.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Chapter Four ~

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Chapter Four: The Upset Demon

Emotionally, she was planning on challenging the 16 paintings through the night, but she was stopped by John in less than an hour.

“No, it is cold here. We should return to our rooms now.”

Saying that, he forcibly took Riz out of the Room of Peace.

“Wait, I heard that believers come to worship in the morning. If that’s the case, then we can only check these at night.”

“If you collapse then everything will come to nothing.”

“I won’t die from just collapsing once.”

It wasn’t expressed on her face but Riz was impatient. She wanted to find the demon who killed Petron as soon as possible.

“If this continues you’ll end up being falsely charged.”

She appealed to a stubborn John as they exited the narrow corridor they passed through in the day and walked past the columns built in the center of the cathedral.

“Just give me fifteen more minutes.”

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Chapter Three ~

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Chapter Three: The Phony Angel

Two days later, thin clouds spread through the sky like a veil covering the face of a maiden.

John visited the mansion before noon and, as promised, negotiated with Virma and snatched away the permission for Riz to go outside. Even though he was poor at talking, when the time came for it, he was strong at negotiations. Riz wondered what his secret was.

In the afternoon of that day, she hurriedly left the mansion together with John before Virma could change her mind. That said, it was only John who ran around in order to prepare their luggage.

For Riz, she was quickly assigned to “be good and drink tea” by John and was chased out of her room without being given any time to object.

Riz’s older sister, Grace, appeared when Riz was drinking tea in the lounge and reflecting on her loneliness. Grace quickly went on and on about how a lady shouldn’t be going on a trip for a week and what would she do if she were attacked by burglars, but what it all came down to was her contrary sister seeming to be concerned about Riz’s health.

When Riz pointed this out, and thanked Grace, she was yelled at. Her sister’s moods were extreme.

The person who came next after Grace was her eldest brother with wanderlust, Daniel.

It was said that he suddenly returned to the mansion. Because Riz took her breakfast in her room, she hadn’t noticed her brother’s arrival.

Daniel, upon seeing Riz, lit up and broke into a smile. Riz thought he was like a sunflower.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Chapter Two ~

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Chapter Two: The Midnight Clandestine Meeting

After dinner the maids prepared Riz’s bed and left the room.

The time was around nine at night. It was later than the time she usually slept.

A yawn leaked out but her mind was clear. Riz rolled over on top of her bed and lay face down.

The full-blown social season was about to begin. For the majority of aristocrats who were busy playing at love it was the time for victory or defeat; however, it had no relation to Riz who would grow dizzy with just one dance.

She was exploring solutions here and there to save John when a small clunk echoed.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Chapter One ~

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Chapter One: The Insatiable Corridor

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That event could be traced back to a few days ago.

The location was the art gallery of the Houro district, which was set in the southern part of the royal capital Sprarugle.

Today Riz was also staring passionately at a book of paintings, staying inside a storehouse overflowing with art panels, painting materials, and reference books. She was sprawled out on a chaise lounge with a thin blanket over her knees.

Riz was presently the owner of this art gallery, although it was only for the period until her uncle Hine, who left for another country, returned. She could immerse herself in the world of art to her heart’s content.

She was relishing in her joy when the door to the art studio was opened from the corridor.

A man in austere clothing, sort of like a butler, entered and directly approached Riz.

“My lady, letters have arrived.”

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon 2 ~ Prologue ~

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Prologue: A Counterfeit Chair

It was an event in the “Holy Fig Tree Room”.

“John, are you unhurt?”

Riz Milton asked this in a stiff voice.

She clasped her hands tightly in front of her abdomen so as not to lose to the terror gnawing at her heart.

“I am unharmed.”

John Smith answered without hesitation.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon ~ Character Page ~

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Character Page

The usual warning applies to not look at this unless you want your mental image irrevocably changed about some characters LOL although Riz and John look just like they do in the cover.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon ~ Afterword ~

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Afterword

I can’t tell if this was a shorter book than Light Beyond or what, but considering I seem to have zoomed through the first volume in just three months… I guess so?? Haha, anyway, please enjoy the afterword.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon ~ Epilogue ~

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Epilogue: The Fish of Dawn

It was a night full of stars, as if a silver fish was swimming.

Riz came to a place called “Dawn’s Hill” together with John.

This place was outside the royal capital in the eastern district. It was called that because the sunrise colored the entire gentle swell of the hill with light. It was also called the Lovers’ Hill because people could enjoy an entire night sky of stars. Riz and John weren’t lovers and it was more correct to call their relationship a master and servant, but— this was a secret time that wouldn’t be written down in the diary she touched every evening.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon ~ Chapter Five ~

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Chapter Five: The Sound of a Look

The next day a letter of polite apology arrived from Emil.

Riz immediately replied with the following contents: that she didn’t mind and he didn’t need to apologize and that she’d like to go and see the painting of the holy mother they spoke about before.

Emil didn’t seem enthusiastic, but he appeared to feel guilt for involving Riz in his own love affairs. And so there was a reply that if she still wished to then she could come five days later.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon ~ Chapter Four ~

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Chapter Four: A Sincere Purple

It had been a week since she began going to and from the art gallery.

On the first day, when Riz had collapsed, John seemed to understand something and became a very naggy demon.

The run-down carriage used for picking her up and dropping her off also changed overnight. Its outward appearance was still old, but its insides were brand new; there were plentiful cushions and it was even equipped with a blanket. Tonics were also present.

John’s attendant act didn’t stop with just that.

From the carriage to the mansion or the short distance to the art gallery, she was lifted up and carried the entire way. There was no sweet atmosphere at all; it was all done indifferently, as if it were obligatory.

Riz felt like dying the moment Virma saw her like that.

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Miss Appraiser and the Gallery Demon ~ Chapter Three ~

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Chapter Three: The Forest of Colors

Several days passed without anything in particular happening.

During that time, Riz came down with a fever, was restless, received visits from Hine, and other small events happened; however, she didn’t have any dreams of John anymore. When she asked Hine, he told her that John was diligently working at the art gallery. It was somewhat anticlimactic.

Riz returned to her normal life after her body recovered.

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