Kaoru Chapter 19: An Angel
He was Cedric’s bodyguard, at the same time was his sword training partner, and even like a brother.
One day, Cedric selfishly decided to go for an unreasonable hunting and was attacked by a gray bear, in the end, Calvin used his body to protect Cedric and got injured.
With that injury, Calvin can no longer move as usual. He can’t barely stand let along protect anyone. Calvin was a swordsman, when he can no longer fight, there was almost no job left with such a disabled leg.
Calvin who lost his future due to Cedric foolish act. Thus, Cedric is always living in regret. And he decided to continue to hire Calvin as his servant even if Calvin can barely stand.
Calvin had no grudge against Cedric, if there was anything, it was regret that he can no longer protect Cedric. But even if his body is like that, the least he can do is become a meat shield to protect Cedric again. Thinking like that and he decided to work as a servant for Cedric.
Even so, for Cedric, Calvin is a symbol of self-hatred and guilt. And now this girl wants to call him in this place.
Cedric’s face is distorted.
「Can you call Calvin, you say …?」 (Cedric)
「Yes, please」 (Kaoru)
Did this girl know about my anguish? Her eyes are serious and she keeps staring at me without a blink.
The venue is quiet and there is no one to utter a voice.
Even Baron Lyotal remains silent.
「Calvin, come here please!」 (Cedric)
And as Cedric calls, one servant dragging his left leg comes near Cedric.
「Everyone at the venue!」 (Kaoru)
And the voice of the Kaoru re-sounded at the party hall.
「This is Calvin-san, the one who was standing before the Gray Bear to protect Cedric」 (Kaoru)
From the venue, the voice of admiration raise.
There are no noble in this country don’t know about Roland, the king’s brother who protected the king with his body.
And when there is someone similar to the King’s Brother, it was natural to be praised.
「But he couldn’t fight anymore because of the injury at that time」 (Kaoru)
Cedric’s face distorted by agony. But Calvin does not mind.
And then Kaoru picked up an unused wine glass from the table.
(T.N: I can’t find a suitable picture so please combine 2 pictures below and get the imaging yourself)
「 A man with loyalty who didn’t mind sacrificing himself to protect the son of the Lord.
And even now, he still keeps his loyalty to the son of the Lord.
Everyone, if you think this man is worthy of receiving the blessing of the goddess, please raise your right hand!」 (Kaoru)
After everyone heard that, No one can refuse to raise their hands without reading the situation here.
「And turn your palm toward this glass!」 (Kaoru)
Kaoru sticks out her right hand with a glass of wine.
「Everyone, Please wish
For the blessing of the goddess!」 (Kaoru)
Visitors are being drunk by the mood created in the place and do as they are told.
And at that time, a red fog appears several centimeters above the wine glasses which Kaoru presented.
As guests were amazed looking at it, the fog gradually became red water droplets and fell into the glass of wine.
In the venue, there’s only Kaoru’s voice, there’s no voice of fear or surprise.
「Now, Calvin-san」 (Kaoru)
Kaoru presented the wine glass to Calvin but he can’t move easily.
「Ugu … u …」 (Calvin)
Kaoru steady walks to Calvin. As she helps him stand firm, she hands over the wine glass to him.
「Now! Drink!」 (Kaoru)
Calvin brings the glass to his mouth with a trembling hand and drinks the red liquid.
After a while …
「I can move …, my left leg can stand firm and properly bend …」 (Calvin)
Calvin who is afraid at the beginning, but he starts bending and stretching his legs.
And lastly, he tries to jump off.
After confirming his body movement, he faced towards Cedric.
「Hahaha… I can move … Now, I can tag along with Cedric, to the mountain, to the field, and sword training.
And I can also protect you …」 (Calvin)
After witnessing that, the venue was raging with voice.
Cedric rushed over and hugged Calvin. Tears start running down in his cheeks.
「Calvin, Calvin, Calvin !!」 (Cedric)
Some people at the venue are also shed little tears from such moving scene.
They are able to see the miracle of the goddess with the admire-able master and servant.
The prayer continues praising the goddess’ mercy and the angel girl who brought the goddess’ miracle that appeared after several decades.
But when people turn their eyes to find her.
The figure of that black haired girl can’t be seen anywhere already.
(Well, I saw a terrifying event … ) (Johann)
[ Even I already witness it once when my daughter get helped and I see the effect of the medicine with my eyes.
However, even now, I am still surprised.
Besides, as a merchant, I can judge the value of those jewels. Not even I can prepare such things in a short time …
Just who am I, dare compare myself with that girl? She is the angel of the goddess,…] (Johann’s inner thought)
Meanwhile, Acyl is slowly moving towards the door so that nobody notices him.
[ Now that Kaoru had disappeared unnoticed, there’s no doubt that I will be subject to question. And there’s nothing I can answer.
I have to run away! I have to run away! Without anyone noticing
Just a little more to the door… ] (Acyl’s inner thought)
At that time, Kaoru already got out of the baron residence safely, she took the carriage waiting and headed for Abiri Merchant Company.
The coachman is also prepared by Johann, he will never leak information.
In preparation for getting tailed, Kaoru went in a different direction at first.
In case of people pursuing, there were several children who were waiting to interfere. But there were no pursuers so Kaoru returns safely.
Lucky for Kaoru, there was no-one that witness the miracle occurred in the royal palace a few months ago, came to Lyotal’s party. If there was, he would have noticed it immediately.
But those who were present at the king’s audience at the royal palace were really high ranked like ministers and senior nobles. They will not join the party of a mere Baron. Also, they were mostly elder that was the age of father or grandfather of those children searching for marriage.
Moreover, the royal and aristocrats were keeping the info about goddess hidden. That’s why only the King himself, his brother Roland, the earl Adan, the knight Francette, ministers and senior nobles know about「The tears of the goddess」
However, it was just a matter of time that this case will be transmitted to the royal palace and the temple, and to all the aristocrats and the commoners.
Acyl also succeeded in escaping from his house. Because everyone only tried to find Kaoru.
If he stays at the mansion, there’s no doubt that he will be questioned by his father and his older brothers.
[ I had no choice but to escape to the workshop from here.
Because I went home without using a carriage, it took quite a late time to get back to the workshop.
Kaoru had shown her strange power in front of a lot of people.
Will she disappear as it is? I wonder if we ever meet again.
Because I asked for impossible …
I haven’t had the courage to officially apply for an engagement to Kaoru who is still a child.
That’s why I want to become her fiancée only for a single day and introduce it to my father.
I thought that I wouldn’t pester anymore if I told my father that I already have Kaoru at the party and say 「I’m thinking about the future」later.
Nevertheless, Kaoru was lined up in 「the ceremony of applying for companion」to my older brother.
And, she also showed the power as an angel of the goddess in front of a lot of people.
Did she feel compassion when listening about Calvin from me?
Or is it because she liked my older brother?
However, Kaoru will not return to here anymore.
I wonder if it would be better if I didn’t ask her that time ] (Acyl’s inner thought)
The heart of Acyl was painted in regret and he couldn’t get asleep easily.
There was a glass bottle in Kaoru’s item box. A unique bottle that Kaoru thought of.
「Her hair decorative type jewelry」 was actually part of the lid.
「Her necklace type jewelry」 was actually part of the bottle body」
She made them by「The ability to create any kind of potion and the potion container will appear however Kaoru want」