Spoiler: There’s a hint in this picture for what will happen.
Translator’s note: In case you don’t know
Imouto: little sister.
Chichiue: esteemed father (the most respectful way to call “father” of noble)
Nii-san: big brother.
Mile Chapter 63: Raid
[ED: Cyan, Lowe]
“… Well, that’s the reason.” (Yuan)
Yuan managed to finish the explanation with his heart beating like crazy.
He is lucky that Mile and Maevis managed to calm down Rena and Pauline.
Even so, they still gave him a menacing glare.
(I Think Yuan is avoiding looking at Rena and Pauline’ eyes)
To put it simply, there seem to be several nobles, who have noticed Maevis when they watched the graduation test, and they contacted her father.
The Austin family finally became frustrated because there’s no reply no matter how many times they sent letters to Maevis via the Hunter Guild.
They finally decided to send someone.
And it was Yuan, the family’s third son.
He was chosen because the team he belonged to was easy to have a leave of absence approved as he just returned from a long expedition.
“I definitely must bring Maevis home, and if I don’t …” (Yuan)
“If you don’t?” (Maevis)
“Chichiue and both of Nii-san will kill me!” (Yuan)
“Ah …” (Mile + Rena + Pauline)
“Anyway, I will not return!” (Maevis)
“Inevitably, you must return! In the first place, things like hunters … , no, nothing…” (Yuan)
In halfway speaking, Yuan noticed Rena’ stare again and his words become muddled.
As a knight, he is a little miserable.
Yuan-san is Maevis’ brother but he has an unusual way of speaking.
His tone is less manly and more girlish.
And it seems a little uncomfortable for everyone in the 『Red Oath』
“What if you get hurt and get scratched or a scar!” (Yuan)
“Pauline will cure me so there’s no problem.” (Maevis)
“What if you are attacked by bandits …” (Yuan)
“We just beat about 40 people the other day, in fact, they were soldiers, not bandits…” (Maevis)
Yuan was frozen.
Maevis didn’t say that there were other parties, but she didn’t tell a lie either.
“Well…, then…, the story about a small number of hunters that caught an imperial platoon…” (Yuan)
“Oh, … So you also know that?” (Maevis)
A story he heard from Amuros when his troops returned from the expedition training.
Like a group of hunters have captured a group of bandits that several times their number.
And among them, the rumor that people talking about the most is the female hunter party composed of four girls.
One can use 『Fire bomb』 which is the powerful flame magic that can pass through the defense magic (Rena)
A healing magic user that was called the『Evil Healing Maiden』(Pauline)
And a 『little devil』 that can use nasty magic… (Mile)
When Yuan’s looking at 『Red Oath』again…
“The one who use 『Fire bomb』 must be this red hair girl, who almost burned me a while ago.
Something seems to be missing.
I knew about the silver hair angel that can heal your heart just from seeing her from the graduation test.
But where is the rumor 『little devil』 coming from?
And the last one seems like the black-hearted, big breast girl.
There’s some noble family told them that 『Watch out for the girl with big breasts』
So, is 『god speed』 swordsman Maevis?” (Yuan’ inner thought)
The information about the 『Red Oath』 was leaked to the royal palace and the military. Even though the hunters promised to keep it a secret there’s a lot of prisoners witness.
Yuan was impatient.
If that rumor contains more than a quarter of the truth, he can’t win against the girls at the same time.
Unlike his elder brothers, he can only win against 4 to 5 soldiers.
Four girls who can win unscathed against soldiers with 10 times their number and can even capture them.
There was no way he could win.
Yuan didn’t underestimate his opponent by age or gender.
No, He never intends to hurt his Kawaii Imouto or her friends in the first place.
But right now, he feels uneasy.
“Maevis, just show your face to our family once, please!
At least, please meet Chichiue, eldest Nii-san and second Nii-san to reassure them.
Or I will really be killed” (Yuan)
“And are you planning to keep her in the house after that?” (Pauline)
Yuan glares at Pauline.
“This must a devil!
Because of this big breasts devil girl” (Yuan’ inner thought)
The cat seems to have gotten Yuan’s tongue.
After that, the discussion continued, but Yuan just repeats what he already said.
Today’s story ceased after the girls were asked to supply hot water for the bath.
Yuan claimed to have booked a double room in this inn and wanted to sleep with Maevis, but of course, it was dismissed.
After that, there was a problem where Yuan attempted to accompany Maevis to the bath, but everyone dragged him off.
In the bath, there are no windows besides the ceiling.
And the bamboo walls will cover everything so peeping is impossible.
But for him trying to enter from the entrance with dignified manner.
This person was really unexpected.
And Yuan said that all of the brothers took baths with Maevis all the time.
Maevis panicky denied that what’s Yuan declared was what happens from when she is still small up to 13 years old.
“Up to 13?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline)
“Oh, something strange?” (Maevis)
“…” (Mile + Rena + Pauline)
The girls went for breakfast, they didn’t see Yuan.
Everyone didn’t particularly care whether he had already finished eating or if he was late.
However, Reni-chan tells the girls when they’re about to head to the guild.
“Ah, if you are looking for onii-san, he went out early in the morning” (Reni-chan)
“Huh…!?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
Normally, they will just walk to the guild to find work.
But in this situation, the girl decided to go out quickly, before Yuan comes back.
“I can’t find any good quests…” (either one of four girls)
There weren’t any good quests on the guild’ request board.
There are a number of quests, but conditions were not satisfactory.
Now that Yuan is coming for Maevis, the girls want a request for a stay away from the capital.
However, there’s none.
“It can not be helped.
Shall we go with a request for material collection…?” (either one of four girls)
Where they chose is a Rank C hunting ground.
Orcs and ogres are also coming out here so hunters Rank E or below will not come here.
Sometimes people with rank D will come, but usually, this is a forest for Rank B or C.
As soon as they got to the forest of the hunting ground, Mile used detection magic.
If she always use detection magic in town, she will get too many detection targets and it is annoying.
So Mile doesn’t usually use it.
And even if Mile found prey at the hunting ground, Mile will not tell it to other party members.
If they rely on Mile too much, they will not be useful when the party is broken up or when Mile is doing something else.
Mile wants to support the party only with the storage of goods and only when it was really dangerous.
“What’s wrong ?” (Rena)
“Ah, no, nothing …” (Mile)
Rena was talking to Mile who seems to be behaving strangely.
There is a human reaction nearby… yet they have no voice and no sound?
Mile was thinking for a while…
This is a hunting ground.
There is nothing wrong if there are other hunters.
Maybe they are just quiet, or they are having a break or are sneaking up to prey.
Or rather, it was funny to make a noise while hunting.
Thinking so, Mile went back to the girls and continued to hunt.
Although she kept the detection magic running, as it is for safety
Mile didn’t plan to hunt using it.
Except for when there’s no prey at all.
“Again …” (Mile’ inner thought)
Mile has noticed from the reaction.
Those humans just keep a certain distance from them.
No matter how you look at it.
This was a pattern of “keep track of these people, without letting them notice”.
As expected, this is a problem.
Mile gave a hand signal to the other girls to stop.
“What’s wrong?” (Rena)
“We have been followed…” (Mile)
Mile replied to Rena with a low voice.
“Around five people have been following us for a while and they are keeping a constant distance from us” (Mile)
“Well, let’s look for a nice place” (Maevis and Pauline)
Maevis and Pauline also silently nodded.
Ten minutes later.
The girls are resting under a big tree.
Five men appeared and surrounded them.
Rena and Pauline are in the rear while Mile and Maevis are in the front.
The men revealed themselves.
They think this is the best opportunity because the girls are resting at A place where they couldn’t escape from behind.
But of course, the tree prevents them from attacking from behind.
“Huh? What is with you guys. Do you need something from us?” (Pauline)
Pauline gave a perplexing voice that seemed a bit frightened to the men, who are approaching while smiling loudly.
Actually, It was an act.
“E~ he~ he~ he, what do you think we want to do with you guys” (Man A)
A sort of so-called leader that says so while floating a nasty smile.
“Don’t hate us for this.
We’re just doing the request we received
It’s just a job” (Man A)
Rena asks those men’ leader and he turned from light laughter to grinning laughter.
“Oh yeah, it’s a request from your family, the『Biggest』girl over there.
They want us to mess up the other girls in your party so that they will not be able to continue as hunters anymore.
Just give up being a hunter and go back to your family.
I guess you have a nice family, hahaha!” (Man A)
“Huh…!?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
To those words, the girls seem to be shocked.
“Okay, then you guys.
You have some delicious girls here.
Don’t hurt them, just do them like other women!” (Man A)
“Huh…?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
Mile’s group froze to the words of those men’ leader.
“Well, that kind of … ” (Mile)
The face of Maevis becomes pale.
Her family should be proud nobles.
“Chichiue was supposed to cherish the pride as a knight above all.
No, I don’t want to believe it…” (Maevis)
Mile supported the panic Maevis.
That man continued his speaking
“Well, just leave the 『Biggest』 girl with brown hair alone.
Choose whoever you want!” (Bandit)
The four people in the 『Red Oath』heard it and cried out loudly.
“Of all things, the 『Biggest』you said is the『Biggest』chest!” (Mile + Rena + Maevis + Pauline)