Translator’s Note: After a quite a long peacetime, we will be back into some actions in the next chapter.
It’s quite a cliffhanger so prepare yourself, reader-sama-tachi (readers).
Chapter 99: Girl’s free preparing time
ED: Lowe, eteruna
“By the way, what is Richelle-san’s hometown?” (Arge)
It was around the sunset.
I asked Richelle-san about the question I came up with.
I just happened to have some time after taking a nap and was waiting for dinner.
As I am the only person can talk to Richelle-san,
I thought that it would be good to be her “killing time” partner and decided to speak with her.
Richelle-san who was sitting in the corner of the carriage seemed surprised that she was talked to abruptly, as she moved her ears a lot.
“Most living beings are part of a sub-race … Also called as Demi Human. The size of the continent here is smaller than the Central Continent, and those with power compete for territory that we can keep and we compete on a daily basis.” (Richelle)
“Hmm … security seems to be bad” (Arge)
“Yes, shamefully, my territory has been attacked again and again … But all of my people are powerful dark elves, so I think it’s okay …” (Richelle)
I hope they will be okay, but they must be weakened because Richelle-san isn’t there.
She was caught by a slave merchant at the Demon Continent, and she was brought here to the Central Continent.
But because her family is the one that governs the territory, she wants to return as soon as possible.
“… Um, my territory is rich in nature, the sun and the wind are good, and we also have the blessings of the earth, so it’s a nice place to collect a lot of fruits.” (Richelle)
“Is that so? I am looking forward to going there.” (Arge)
“Yes, Arge-sama is my benefactor, so I will do my best to welcome you.” (Richelle)
I don’t think she needs to over-do it.
It will be a while before we can reach there, but I hope we can arrive early.
“What is Arge-sama’s hometown like?” (Richelle)
I was a bit lost on how to respond to the question she was asking in return.
Even if she was asking about my hometown, there are two kinds of hometowns.
My hometown as a Kuon Ginji before I was reincarnated.
And my hometown as Argento Vampear after my reincarnation.
Because I have two hometowns, I didn’t know which one to say.
However, now that I am living as Argento Vampear. The latter will be the correct answer.
“The place where I was born is in the Kingdom, but it is only a ruin now.
I heard that it was destroyed by a battle or a war.” (Arge)
“Is that so? … Because vampires are a presence with a high concentration of magical powers,
the magical power lingering from the battle was strong and you were born from it?” (Richelle)
“Yes, although the place I was born is a little sad, the kingdom itself is a nice place.” (Arge)
I recall the port city, Arlesha, where I dropped by in the kingdom.
There was a good wind blowing on the street there, the odor of the tide was warm, the sun was comfortable, and the fish was delicious.
Arlesha was also the center of distribution, so we could buy a lot of things.
I know that not all of the kingdom is like that, though.
Kuzuha-chan’s mother was killed by a noble from the kingdom, and the forest where Neguseo used to live was targeted by poachers.
Still, there are lots of memories to remember.
The people I met, and the scenery I saw, I felt it.
The words that summarize all of them were “nice places”
“… That’s right, so if you are smiling like that, surely it’s a nice place.” (Richelle)
“… Was I smiling?” (Arge)
“Yes, it was very beautiful, like a blooming flower.” (Richelle)
“Well … is that so?” (Arge)
It seems that my cheeks were loose before I noticed it.
It is nice to feel that I was in such a good place, but it is also embarrassing to point out at the same time.
While I’m looking around in the carriage, my eyes met with Kuzuha-chan.
Kuzuha-chan has finished eating at noon and right now she is taking a rest. She shakes her fox ears and smiles at me.
“What were you talking about, Arge-san?” (Kuzuha)
“We are talking about the demon continent for a moment” (Arge)
“I want to hear about that, what I know is only from what my mother told me, but I don’t know what it really is.” (Kuzuha)
“Where Richelle lives, it seems that the nature is rich and good place.” (Arge)
“Really, I’m looking forward to … (it) !” (Kuzuha) (her dialog is cut off halfway)
A talk become tense in a moment.
Kuzuha-chan’s fox ears and her triplet tails are stood up, it was a sign of vigilance that I saw many times while traveling together.
Kuzuha-chan raise her nose to pick up scents.
Then she turns her face toward a direction and said. Her word is somewhat predictable. It was a word indicating an enemy attack.
“It is a smell of blood-starving beasts, it seems they caught the smell of our dinner.” (Kuzuha)
Such things happens a lot when traveling and I have gotten used to it because I’ve traveled several times, but it does not change my troubles.
Are they demons or a wild beasts?
Either way is seriously trouble, we will be late for dinner.
Perhaps, Felnote-san and Zeno-kun who are preparing dinner outside haven’t noticed yet.
Only beastkin like Kuzaha-chan who has the most sensitive ear and nose here can. Apart from being naive, or easy to trick.
I can say that she is the best for her awareness.
If she says that the enemy is coming, they will definitely come.
Haa~, it is troublesome.
“Either way, they will cause trouble for our dinner, shall I go for a look?” (Arge)
“That’s right. Let’s hunt quickly and add more food!” (Kuzuha)
“Richelle-san, Kuzuha-chan said there is a smell of a beast, so I’m going to see outside a little.” (Arge)
“Arge-sama, if it is that kind of thing, then I will come along” (Richelle)
As she heard my words, Richelle-san ask to come with us.
… This person can fight, can’t she?
I heard that the dark elves have strong magical power, and it seems that war is occurring on a daily basis on the devil continent where Richelle’s family governed.
Then it is reasonable to think that she can fight. It may be not a direct battle because she has the position of a lord (lady), so maybe she is good at tactics or command.
[T.N: Arge-chan you forget about Demi, they choose their leaders based on strengths]
Well, there’s no harm in getting more helping hands, so let’s take her along.
“Well then, can we ask you to fight with us, Richelle-san?” (Arge)
“Yes, please leave it to me, I feel sorry for only eating” (Richelle)
Oh, she was consciously aware of it properly.
While I’m surprised with that fact, I decided to get off the carriage with the two of them.
TN: A wild X appears!