Mile Chapter 293: Elves’ Escorts 10
The breakfast is last night’s reheated soup, hard bread, and fruits.
It’s already luxurious to have warm soup and fruits available.
As people normally are in a rush to depart in the morning, they don’t start a fire to cook. It may be easy if there are strong magicians accompanying.
However Blue Meteor’s magician, Mareiwen isn’t a strong magician.
He can’t afford a『luxury』using his magical power before leaving.
His life may depend on it in a fight so he won’t waste it for a drink in the morning.
『Red Oath』having three magicians rich in magical power is unusual.
It was just that.
『Okay, we will return to the departure point from here.
At noon we will arrive at the meeting place and wait for the carriage while eating a simple meal for lunch.
The route will be slightly different, so we will harvest on the way back.
Please don’t overlook things and survey properties.
Everyone begins to advance with Etoul’s dignified command.
『Kesbart-san, 1 o’clock and a half, 5 meters.
Clark-san, 11 o’clock, 7 meters!』(Mile)
『It’s convenient …』(Kesbart? Graf?)
『Mile-chan, as I asked before, I’m fine even with you being a temporarily hired…』(Etoul)
Mile did her detection job like before, but now she reported to Blue Meteor as well. The employers understood Mile’s storage capacity from previous experience, so they asked her to take all the roots without destroying the ecological environment.
Although their purpose indeed was to gain academic research and fame, they didn’t care about money.
They didn’t ask Mile to pick up every valuable thing on the ground.
But even if they aren’t greedy, when they see the gem (Mile) rolling in the ground, they can’t help but want her.
『But, is it always that dangerous? I mean researching and all…』(Mile)
Suddenly, Mile asked the elves about her concerns.
Even though they’re hiring the escort, they were still young… in the elf’s common sense.
… If the two female elves often go to such a dangerous place, they may die soon even though their life span is long.
Mile thought so and was a little bothered.
『Hmm, it’s a place where human species (humans, elves, dwarves) rarely enter.
I don’t know much about the situation and I can’t judge the risk correctly.
But usually, there are only about 10 goblins and orcs at a time.
If we hire about 10 escorts, there will be no danger.
We can also use attack magic and support magic from the rear.
Well, if there were around 10 monster groups and one group was killed occasionally.
It wasn’t strange for some monsters to merge with other groups to go out hunting together.
Even if they are just Orcs, they aren’t that stupid.
Until now, this kind of thing has never happened.
This is bad, isn’t it?
From now on, we must increase the number of escorts when we go surveying…』(Etoul)
『I see …』(Mile)
『More like… it was my misjudgment』(Graf)
『『Eh?』』(Mile + Etoul)
While Etoul is still explaining to Mile, Graf cuts in…
『Oh, it’s my mistake.
If it was just those Orcs, with all of our abilities, we could have dealt with them without suffering any serious injuries.
First of all, it was my mistake to choose my party as the Vanguards while making all of Red Oath stay to guard the employers and attack from the rear.
As a result, the Vanguards lacked attack power, and the magic support was ineffective from afar.
The employers can also use attack magic, so we only need to leave Pauline, who is good at healing magic and support magic, and Mile to defend those three.
Maevis and Rena can push forward to help us.
Rena can use single target or precision attack magic and Mareiwen can use support magic while the rest of vanguard protect those two.
I didn’t count our clients as our battle strength but as subjects to be protected which further decreased our firepower
Even though I have seen Maevis’ sword technique back at the guild, I still considered her a 『Dojo’s sword princess』
I thought it’s dangerous to let her fight in the actual battle.
It was my misjudgment. I’m sorry…』(Graf)
Red Oath raised their surprised voice.
『What happened to you? Did you eat something bad?』(Rena)
『 Didn’t we only eat what you gave us last night?!』(Graf)
Rena’s comment is certainly rude, but it’s not unreasonable.
Graf’s analysis was really good and humble so it was so unimaginable from their attitude on the first day.
Yesterday, Blue Meteor’s impression was improved, but this analysis was too unexpected.
(Speaking of which, the uncle in charge of buying the guild’s materials said
『The Male Hunters might take the Women Hunters lightly and force the chores on them.
But when there is an emergency, they still try to protect the women with their life…』Besides, Graf-san’s 『misjudgement』is all right.
『Normally, the male soldiers won’t put the female soldiers on the frontline to save their own skin』
Because the men instinctively try to protect the women.
They overemphasize the safety of female soldiers and risk themselves.
This time as well, they put too much burden on themselves in order to keep us safe.
As a result, Blue Meteor can’t stop the Orcs…) (Mile)
The Receptionist must have chosen this party with consideration.
She couldn’t choose 『Evil God Utopia』and 『Flame’s Friendship』over and over again.
… Well, let’s leave the taste and purpose of 『Evil God Utopia』aside.
This party, Blue Meteor, is a typical example of a C-ranked hunter party of a typical local city… no, they might be slightly above that.
For Red Oath, who had only met with relatively good parties up until now, this joint request with typical hunters gave them many things to learn.
Crisis due to looking down on the orcs as easy prey.
Even if you go against a weak enemy, it’s a suicide to jump right in.
And the difficulty when cooperating with other parties who can’t grasp their abilities…
((((We are still lacking…)))) (Red Oath)
Not only Rena but the other members of 『Red Oath』are also relatively humble.
The girls thought they had already acquired B rank or so ability.
What they lacked are just the minimum number of years as a C-ranked hunter to raise their thank.
Although they have the fighting power that exceeds B-rankers, their cooperation is far below B-rankers.
The girls thought so; even Rena also had a troubled look.
『I am indebted to you this time.
Especially Ratol-dono; without his help, I wouldn’t have stayed alive.
You have my gratitude from the bottom of my heart.』(Maevis)
Unlike Rena who is bashful, Maevis, who aims to be a knight, can speak words of gratitude and praise for the other party without holding back.
Mile is also straightforward.
Pauline can also say her words freely, but not exactly what’s on her mind though.
Everyone arrived at the meeting place with the carriage and Mile took out the Sandwich from the storage.
She explains that she got up really early and made it while everyone else was still sleeping.
After finishing a simple meal with soup warmed up by fireball, Mile took out the fruits.
Maevis once again stated a formal word of appreciation for Blue Meteor.
By the way, when Etoul and Shararil saw Rena and not Mile cooking with Fireballs, they had a dry laugh.
『No, the same goes for us.
You had to go and help us because my judgment was wrong.
That crisis was our fault; it’s only natural that we had to protect you』(Ratol)
『Or rather, if a rumor spreads that a girl got injured during a joint request with us, we would be troubled later…』(Graf)
That’s why Graf and Ratol were hesitated to receive thanks from Maevis.
Then Mile and Pauline joined the conversation.
『No no, it’s usually impossible to stand up before an Orc to protect a girl! It’s amazing!』(Mile)
『If you save a girl like that, she will fall in love with that one shot!』(Pauline)
『Hey… Mile, Pauline!』(Maevis)
… It is overkill.
Or, obviously, they are playing with Maevis.
However, five people of Blue Meteor were relieved, they thought they finally got on the good side of Red Oath.
And, the party leader Graf took the lead.
『I know that you girls, Red Oath, are in the middle of a training journey, and you will eventually return to your homeland.
So, we, Blue Meteor will accompany you on your journey in the future.
We are all free hunters, there’s no problem with travel to another country and work there』(Graf)
『If you go alone, there won’t be enough vanguards.
If we are together, I think it will be a well-balanced and safe party…』(Ratol)
『Yeah, it’s a good idea!』(Kesbert)
Following Graf, Ratol and Kesbert also desperately try to persuade. And of course, the reply is…
『『『『We refuse!』』』』(Red Oath)
It was an immediate answer.
『Why… why? Did you just raise (praise) us high just to shoot (refuse) us down like that?』(Graf)
And Mile replied with a Doya face.
『You are the blue meteors (No cap because it’s not a name)
No matter how bright you shine, it’s your destiny to fall…』(Mile)
『『『『『What’s with that~~~~~~at!!』』』』』(Blue Meteor)
The Blue Meteor was shot down perfectly.
The winning word is “R.I.P” Blue Meteor