April showers bring May flowers. (4月の雨は5月の花を咲かす。4 gatsu no ame wa 5 gatsu no hana o sakasu.): is the 1st chapter of the manga written by Kore Yamazaki.
Chise Hatori is bought by Elias Ainsworth and becomes his magic student, and she his human teacher. She's lured by the Jade Ariel to the gateway that leads to "their land" but Chise refuses to go and returns home with Elias.
Chise is an unwanted child who is passed from home to home. Since childhood, she has been able to see creatures others could not, and because of these powers, was seen as strange. A man confronts her, giving her a chance to be taken in by someone who would want her. Though it is unknown why anyone would want her, she is sold off for 5000 pounds to a sorcerer named Elias Ainsworth.
He teleports her, in a flurry of thorns, to Britain where he offers a comfortable life. Gifting her a cursed stone, he decides to take her on as a magical apprentice, and just as abruptly, his wife.
After explaining what magic is and sends her to bed. Against a window, a faerie she had met briefly leads her on a walk in the mountains and attempts to take her to her land. Chise declines the offer, choosing to stay with Elias, the first person who called her family.