Chapter is edited.
Chapter 31: Go through the forest
“Arge nee-san, do you really have to go?”
“Yes, because I can not stay for long.”
Actually I’m looking for a place to live permanently, not just long-term, but this forest is somewhat not fit.
It will still be in the territory of the kingdom, and Oswald-kun is not suitable target for parasitism.
So the day after I drove away Chrome-san, I decided to leave. In order to go look for someone who will nourish me for my entire life.
I stroked the stomach of Neguseo-san who is wearing a fine saddle and reins, and calls out to him.
“You look nice, Neguseo-san” (Arge)
“Well maybe, but Argento is more beautiful.” (Neguseo)
“What happened?” (Neguseo)
“No, thank you.” (Arge)
Even if I call Neguseo-san, he does not respond. Too bad.
Saddle and reins are gifts from Oswald-kun. It seems to have belongedto the poacher who came before.
Other stuff like a stove, lantern, fireworks, maps and blankets are stored in Blood Bag.
Everything I got are the belongings of the poacher … Although they are items that you can buy, but right now I need them for traveling, so I am grateful for it.
(ED: I made the corrections on the assumption of there being more than one iteam mentioned if I turn out to be wrong leave it as it was before)
(TN: Yes, thank you, attually the machine is really hard to understand, I change it myself but my knowledge is very limit)
Because poaching is bad in the first place, even if you are killed, you can not complain. It is not something I feel bad about.
“No, everything is second-hand goods, I’m sorry Arge nee-san!” (Oswald)
“No, I’m thankful, I have been saved.” (Arge)
“Thanks !!” (Oswald)
Forest animals and demons behind Oswald-kun are also lowering their head.
They feel gratitude and come here to see me off.
Because from their perspective, I’m the one who saved the forest, it may be natural. but I think they are a bit too exaggerated.
Yesterday, animals and monsters came from the forest, worshiping me and handing things like gifts fortribute.
Maybe Oswald-kun told them. Things like fruits, tree nuts that can be eaten, medicinal herbs, etc. Were brought me.
Everything I got is stored in Blood Bag.
From the viewpoint of others, I may look empty-handed. But I am now already properly prepared for the trip.
(ED: this sound better)
(T.N: Thank you very much)
Drinking water also gets a considerate amount of spring water was gotten for drinking. At least enough until I leave the country, thanks to them all, there seems to be no need to visit some town or village.
“If I go this way, I can reach the border, right?” (Arge)
“Yes! It is true that ! If you go in that direction, following the highroad, you can get out of the country … There is a procedure for entering and departing, Arge nee-san you want to sneak out?” (Oswald)
“Yeah. I don’t want to stand out” (Arge)
“In that case, it would be nice if you cross the mountain, then you can reach a republic town named Yotsuba! Be careful with the border guard!” (Oswald)
The place Oswald-kun pointed to, there was a mountain indeed.
It is not a rocky mountain, it is a mountain where many trees grew. It is still far away, looks like a small hill, but even from here you could see the deep green color.
Based on his words, I could get out of this country and enter the other country. Let’s go take it easy as the destination is visibly long.
“Afterwards, please take this!” (Oswald)
“… Katana?” (Arge)
“Yes! Arge nee san, I thought that it would be better for you to have weapons after all, I chose a good one from the poachers’ possessions!” (Oswald)
I receive it and try sweeping.
The katana reflect sunlight and shines bluntly, certainly a weapon specific to cut. (See translator corner)
The blade is clearly sharp. I tried shaking it lightly towards one falling leaf, and it make a clean cut.
“What’s wrong?” (Oswald)
“No, I did not see it coming … just surprised.” (Arge)
I intended to shake it once, but it seems that it was really sharp. I guess it was a bad thing.
… Even another world have this unique sword, a katana.
It is an image of the weapon peculiar to Japan, but it seems to be in a different world. No, is there any possibility that a person who is incarnated besides me brought in the making method?
Tentatively I looked at it and confirmed it, I got a katana.
“Do you know what’s Contract Magic (Artifact) !?” (Arge)
” Contract Magic (Artifact), isn’t it …?” (Oswald)
It is the name that appeared yesterday, when analyzing the status of Chrom’s in Blood reading.
Oswald-kun seemed to understand, from his attitude. He explained.
“It’s a tool with special power, you can contract with it by giving your magical power. Once you have been contracted, only the contractor can use it until the contractor dies.” (Oswald)
“Hmm … Is that so … What is the special power of this katana?” (Arge)
“I do not know that … It seems that it was for sale, it’s just a katana if you do not have a contract with it, so please be assured that you can use it normally” (Oswald)
Unspecified, is it? Is not it better not to treat it normally? I would be in trouble if it was strange ability.
I did not know about the katana’s Contract Magic (Artifact) ability, so I put the katana in the Blood Bag.
Let’s put ithold on whether to use this katana for the time being. Even if I use it, I will use it as a normal katana.
Felnote-san had a skill of tool verification, so she might understand something, but I can not depend on people who are not here.
“Well then, I will keep it” (Arge)
“Arge nee-san! I will be stronger! Next time, even alone, I can still protect this forest!” (Oswald)
“Is that so … then, let me help a little, a thank you gift for the trip preparation” (Arge)
“…Contract of blood” (Arge)
I use my thumb finger nail cut on my grooming finger and let the blood flow. I put the flowing blood on the hair of Oswald-kun and speak the words.
As water stains on the ground, blood soaks into the inside of his body.
“O, Oh!?” (Oswald)
There is no change in appearance. However, Oswald-kun himself seems to understand how his body changed.
He understand that he became a lot stronger compare with how he previous was. Because we are already connected to each other.
Blood contract. Those who gave blood (me) with their skill level to improve ability of
those who receive blood (servant). Servant is not necessary become like vampires, just simply increasing their ability. And I become the master, I can make commands with enforce ability to the servant.
Of course I do not plan to use the second half of enforcement. What I am doing is a simple thanks.
… This forest is also a nice place to take a nap.
Regardless of permanent residence, I think that it is a good place to come only for a nap.
I would like you to protect this forest that is perfect for a nap. With that kind of feeling, it helped a little.
“… Arge nee-san, Thank you very much !!” (Oswald)
A word of brief thanks. It was such a connection that I could communicate with him without wasteful words. (Master to servant telepathy ability)
Lightly stroking the head of Oswald-kun, who lowered his head as if his head would be caught on the ground. I felt sorry for him and asked him to stop.
The partner who receive the blood contract does not have their mind control. Unless I give an order, his will will be respected.
Actually, a high-level blood contract can completely deprive the partner’s intention, but I do not feel like doing that.
Just a thank you, I just thought “good”.
Just that I wanted to cheer him for having his own place and he wanted to struggle to protect it.
Stroking his head all the way, and I left Oswald-kun. Oswald-kun raised his face as it seemed to have understood that it was a sign of parting.
His face was a smart smile like a mascot of a meat shop after all.
“Good luck” (Arge)
It was a long time to ride a horse, but I surprisingly was able to ride smoothly. It seems that the body remembered.
Sit properly on the saddle, gently squeeze the reins. Even without doing something like pinching the reins, he will walk if there are words, and he did so.
“Thank you, Neguseo-san” (Arge)
“-San isn’t needed, Neguse is good” (Neguseo)
“Is it good?” (Arge)
“Yes, I decided to refresh” (Neguseo)
“Well … please, Neguseo” (Arge)
“Yes, leave it to me” (Neguseo)
Neguse slowly walks. Many monsters, animals, birds’ voices from behind.
Even though I was able to say something like this, I was afraid a little bit, but I did not transfer it. (Her past life make she think low of herself)
I Close my eyes while feeling the voice going away.
“Do you sleep, Argento?” (Neguseo)
“Well, please say it when you get tired, Neguseo. We will take a break.” (Arge)
“Okay, I get it” (Negeseo)
It feels good with the footsteps of Neguseo and the shaking feeling accordingly.
While feeling the smell of the wind and the distant voice, I gradually make my consciousness darker.
I got the means of moving and it was really good. I was terrified.
While satisfied with what I gained, my consciousness went down to my dreams.
It is still far to the border.
I have plenty of time to sleep
In anime, katana always shine when draw out of sheath.