Heibon 11. The Teachers Had Arrived

Heibon 10. Trials Comes One After Another
Heibon 12. Various Confirmations

RAW: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n8321co/11/

Translating on a whim again. I didn’t edit this so there may be a lot of mistakes here.

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Enjoy chapter 11


Two figures emerged from the magic formation.

「Rio, what were you doing for the past 2 weeks?」

『What… I was living here normally. 』

「If you really “living normally”, why did you wait 2 whole weeks to activate the transference magic?」

『Ah… that is…』

I turned my eyes away from Rei-sama towards Alf, who was standing behind me.
I noticed for the first time that Alf’s eyes turned blue.

『Eh? Alf, your eyes…』

As I murmured, the spirits flew around me.
Reading from their gestures, I guess they are agitated from his eye-color as well.

I don’t know why, but it seemed that he wanted to hide the color of his eyes to these 2 people.

「And that person is?」

Rey-sama asked suspiciously while inspecting Alf.

『Ah, he is… etto…』

I couldn’t find words to introduce him.
I don’t even know anything about him in the first place.
How should I introduce him… A fuck buddy?

「I’m Alphard. 」
(TL: Since writing his name as A-fart is too cruel, I decided to change it into Alphard. Yes, I know it’s a Toyota car)

「「……」」

『Umm… etto… he helped me when I was attacked by monsters on the very first day. Since then, he kept coming to see the situation 』

「「「………」」」

『…』

I beg you guys, please don’t stay quiet. I don’t like when 3 men staring at each other.
I don’t want to caught in-between.
The spirits also flew around in worry and the monsters were watching from outside the window.

「And your wound?」

「Eh?」

The question startled me.

「You said that monsters attacked you on the first day. So how is your injury?」

『Ah, yes. I’m fine since Alf healed me. 』

He found it agreeable and nodded.
Rey-sama, who was watching our conversation, finally came closer and sigh.

「Well, I have many things that I wanted to hear, but since Rio is fine, that alone is enough. Good work for these past 2 weeks. 」

For the first time, I finally noticed.

Ah, I see…
They… they are so kind.
They are really kind.
Even when they said harsh things, even when they made me do difficult things, they are really kind.
Even though I fell, they waited until I got up.
They never offered their hands, but they never ditch me in the mud.
Even when they told me that I’m reckless, they still believed in me.
As clumsy as I am, they are still kind.

I finally noticed this happiness after I left them.

『Living in this place is not so bad. 』

After coming into this world, it’s the first time I said those words sincerely with a smile.

Rey-sama and Tonic-san were shocked hearing my words, but still, I couldn’t stop smiling in happiness.

***

「Now you think of it, I remembered that there was a document about monsters liking sweet things…」

「You really tried it and succeed, you really did an amazing feat. 」

Rey-sama and Tonic-san decided that living together with monsters were not that dangerous and started to relax. I explained why the monsters didn’t attack me and they were quite stunned when they know the reason.

『Most forest monsters nearby seemed to be the less ferocious ones, so I guess Alf did a good job. 』

「Are you familiar with monsters?」

「I don’t have any detailed information. Well… I guess I have some knowledge about them 」

「Where do you live?」

「I live in a small village near here. I only visit every now and then to get food. 」

「So you just happened to stumble across Rio? 」

「Yeah. I thought about abandoning her at first, but she still has a will to stay alive. So I guess it couldn’t be helped. 」

「Well, this girl certainly has a pointless amount of persistence. 」

「She can’t just give up and let it go. 」

「I agree. 」

『Nee, are you praising me or insulting me?』

For the first time, the 4-person table was filled.
It’s a nonchalant afternoon, but if you look at the members, they were completely outrageous.

One is the strongest magician in the kingdom.
One is a vice-captain of the army.
A powerful person who can see spirits.
And a visitor from another world.
All of them were surrounded by monsters and spirits.

I wonder if we can take the country with these people…

「Rio, are you listening?」

As I was daydreaming, Rey-sama unexpectedly turned his face and asked me.

『Eh? etto……』

「You’re not listening?」

『I am terribly sorry… 』

He told me to focus and continued his talk.

「A month from now, the Demon Lord Subjugation Corps would be formed with the goddess as the lead. Both Tonic and I were selected as the member. 」

「That’s why from this day onwards, for the whole month, we will give you your last lessons. 」

『The last…』

「Even if both Tonic and I are strong, our strength has limit. 」

「Both Rey and I rejected all invitation, but in the end that girl Himeri, the so called Goddess-sama, decides the last members. Well, it’s no doubt that Rey and I would be selected as a member. But among them, there are one of the top magician, Harwyn Lycrawl, and the head of the King’s royal guard, Lurunas Islean. If the commander is done, then the battle is lost. 」

「No matter what, there’s a hope that Clyhart-sama would take command. But this subjugation would fail either way. 」

『You know it and still going?』

「We are also people of this country. Even though we’re not loyal to the king, I don’t want to see it destroyed. At least, there are some people who I don’t want to die. 」

「That is correct. By the way, you are one of them too. 」

『Eh?』

「Of course she is. That’s why I shove all my work to my men and came here. Even if we are gone, at least Rio can live. 」

『……』

I pushed back the emotion that bounced up my throat.

I wonder if I can ever return their kindness.
Why can’t I do anything for them?
They taught me to fight.
They taught me everything to live in this world.
But I can’t give anything

I’m powerless.
I’m too weak to do anything for them.
I am so weak that my teachers have to die to protect me.

But that’s why I will learn everything they have.
Learning everything in this 1 month, so they can focus protecting themselves and not worrying about me while in battle.

That is the only thing I can do.

Heibon 10. Trials Comes One After Another
Heibon 12. Various Confirmations

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