Mile Chapter 124: Clothes that we saw before
「Come out obediently! If you don’t come out quickly …」 (Bandit leader)
No matter how much the bandit leader threatened, the passengers didn’t come out from the carriage at all.
The bandit leader was getting more and more impatient, and then he signaled one of his men.
And that bandit approached the horse-drawn carriage. But when he tried to climb on the carriage…
「Gya~!」 (Bandit A)
The bandit felt down from the carriage.
「Gya…, my eyes! my eyes!」 (Bandit A)
When he fell, his body hits the ground strongly, it must have been painful on his body as well. Regardless, that bandit held his eyes with his hands.
「What the hell are you doing!」 (Bandit Leader)
Actually, the bandit leader doesn’t really need to ask because he could see it well.
That bandit was attacked at his eyes. It was just that.
Because using hands isn’t enough, he thrust his head into the canopy.
(T.N: I think he was hit by a firebolt in his face or something. If he has water he can wash his eyes and his face, but right now he can only use a canopy like a towel)
Taking down a bandit that completely let his guard down at his weak point is something that even a child can do.
The bandits didn’t know the strength of the passenger’s side but for now, they are falling back a little.
In order to help the fallen bandit, other bandits drag him back a little while keeping watch on the carriage.
「Damn it!」 (Bandit leader)
The bandits are angry now but unless they can attach a simple staircase they can’t attack the carriage.
In order to get into the carriage, they must climb it by both hands, and they can’t counter an attack from inside the cabin.
And if they use fire, both the passengers and goods will be ruined. However, they still have one last choice
「Cut out the hood! It doesn’t matter even if those guys get injured!」 (Bandit leader)
At the time the bandit leader gives order and the minions tries to swing the swords and spears at the carriage.
Four hunter girls appeared from behind them.
They are surprised and somewhat feel fear for a moment even if they are thieves.
But when they look carefully, the hunters that appeared are only 2 girls aged from 12 to 13 and 2 girls aged from 16 to 17.
[ A veteran C rank hunter can fight with two bandits alone, but with 4 young girls like this, can they even fight one of us? Besides, the four of them gathered in one place, it will be quite easy to catch them all. Such foolish girls ] (Bandit leader’s inner thought)
The bandit leader shouts without hesitation.
「Stop attacks on the carriage, change of plan, (gotta) catch ’em all (alive)!
Try not to injure them as much as possible or their selling value will fall!」 (Bandit leader) (T.N: this time is a meme, please don’t fix ’em to them)
「… They dare to say such a thing?」 (Mile)
「Okay everyone, (gotta) catch ’em all.
Try not to kill them as much as possible.
You can injure them because we can apply healing magic later,
their value when the guild sell them as criminal slaves will not go down」 (Rena)
Even everyone already knew about it because that’s what Red Oath usually do, but Rena still shouts it out loud. (T.N: to provoke the bandits, I guess)
「It’s not like all of us need to do it. So who will do it this time?」 (Mile)
「To avoid hurting them as much as possible, but enough for them to reflect on their deeds …, Pauline, you will do」 (Rena)
Pauline nodded at Rena.
Mile was prepared just in case the bandits tried to take passengers hostage. Well, even if a hostage is taken, Mile can deal with the bandit easily without harm to the hostage.
Pauline doesn’t speak at all because she casts spells in her head.
The Bandits don’t think that such a small girl can use attack magic without chanting and they believe that they can attack even before the chant begins, it will not be a problem for them.
Besides, if this small girl can use attack magic, its power and speed are about as much as a dull fireball and can be easily avoided.
The two other little girls aren’t any problem, but the most worrisome must be the swordsman girl.
「… Ku~?」 (Bandit Leader)
「Ka~haa!」 (Bandit B)
「Ku~hiiii!!」 (Bandit C, D, E)
Suddenly 5 bandits holding their face with both hands in agony.
Their eyes, nose, mouth, and throat are hot like burning.
It was an intolerable and intense pain.
And the pain also spreads on the exposed cheeks, around the neck, arms, and legs…
「A~hi, A~hi, Hi~iiii!」 (Bandits)
「Gya~hi! Evil, it’s An Evil magic!」(Bandit Leader) (this time is Evil = Akuma, not Ma = devil race)
Five bandits rolled on the ground.
Only the bandit that was already rolling in the ground was spared because he was already harmless.
「… Magical power in the air, disassemble, let this power be extinguished!」 (Pauline)
Pauline casts another magic to neutralize the spicy ingredients drifting in the air.
「Passengers, we are the Hunter party「Red Oath 」! We already defeated the bandits! You are safe now!」 (Mile)
As Miles cried out, the passengers heard it and felt a little relieved.
One of them looked out from where they hid.
「U~wo, it’s true! Everyone, it’s true, the bandits have been defeated by the hunter girls!」
When they heard the merchant’s shout, they all came out from hiding.
「Oooooh, we are saved!」 (???)
Passengers shout out their relief and joy one by one.
And Pauline murmured as a riddle.
「… Somehow, it’s hard to demand a rescue fee when they are like this …」 (Pauline)
Mile and Maevis are in charge of capturing the violently rolling bandits, Of course, the rope is from Mile’s storage.
This time it’s a very ordinary rope. It’s not necessary to use something with 「technology far beyond the times」with some bandits. [ED: when the word very ordinary I thought it was a carbon nanotube rope again]
Pauline went to call the merchant, Rena is talking with the passengers.
Although the girls aren’t planning to make money with such a thing, however, they can’t afford to work for free.
It’s not because the girls want money, but if they do not ask for the money, it will be troublesome to other hunters. So at least they can help keep the amount cheap, and they can tell the guild about the fact that they got 「rewarded」
First of all, for safety confirmation, the young hunter got down and confirmed the surroundings, followed by other passengers coming down one after another.
The middle-aged man who seems to be a merchant, an elder man with gray hair, a young couple with a little girl who seems like their daughter, and lastly a young girl about 10 years old who seems to be traveling alone.
Rena who saw the young girl, surprised and raised her voice.
Heard Rena’s voice, Mile finished the capturing and looked towards the carriage, raising her astonishment voice as well.
This young girl had returned to her parents’ home on a long-term vacation, she wasn’t wearing normal clothes, but was wearing a school uniform.
Actually, it wasn’t because this young girl’s family didn’t have money to buy private clothes, but in this country, entering the school in the Kingdom’s capital is a considerable status.
And her parents told her「Absolutely wear your uniform whenever you go outside!」and that young girl had been doing that all the time.
And Rena was familiar with that uniform. Of course, the same with Mile.
Mile fearfully asked the young girl.
「Ah, excuse me, what was the name of this country …?」 (Mile)
And the young girl answered with a blank face.
「Well, this is Brandel kingdom, don’t you know it?
Ah, you came from Tirus Kingdom side, right?
When you crossed the borderline, you were already in Brandel Kingdom」 (Loli)
「? 」 (Loli)
「Aaaaaa ~~ !!」 (Mile