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+001 Shuna, Leaves The Town
Watashi, Kirakuna Boukensha de Itainoni! ~Dou no tsurugi +999 no mae ni wa Densetsu no Ken mo Kanaimasen~
Illistration: Asahikawa Hyori
Translator: AYA Translation
Returning to the present.
“Hey hey, everyone, gather here please~”
There were a lot people gathered around the orphanage rubbernecking at the decisive battle between me and the great priest’s Himmers Ritter. However, my peaceful and uneventful daily life will be jeopardized if it was known that I defeated such a monster with a single attack…
I just want to protect the children of the orphanage and the sisters from the priest who wanted to sell them to the aristocrat. The sisters kindly gave me cookies when I just came to this town and collapsed because of hunger. After that I always came to this orphanage whenever I felt lonely.
“Yeah, yeah! Everyone is surely curious about the sword which defeated the Himmer Ritter right? Curious right? And you know what, I will give this sword to one of you! Attention everyone, attention everyone!”
I was standing on a high place and shouted so everyone could hear my voice.
“If I have that sword!”
“Give it to meee!!”
Everyone said such a thing while looking at my sword. And between the gap of their voice,
Cling, the sword shine.
“Eh, ah? What were we doing?”
“If I’m not wrong, didn’t the priest come to show his rare summon or something?”
“Aah, right, certainly the summon is amazing. I got goosebumps.”
“We don’t need to worry about our security if we are protected by such tremendous power.”
“I wonder if the priest is fine. Large numbers of magic stones are needed in order to call such a powerful summon right? He summoned it just to show it to us, I wonder if his pockets are alright…”
Everyone in there completely forgot about me and my sword. That’s because I used one of the powers of this +999 bronze sword, “Memory Manipulation”.
“But now I can’t stay in this town any longer… it seems the impression of me being someone incredible still remains.”
I stroke my sword while letting out a sigh.
“Well, at any rate, this will be the last time I return the favor to those who always took care of me. I’ve also been steadily saving money, so should I start a journey?”
I muttered by myself while looking at the crowd who was still noisy.
Next morning, I leave the town by riding a convenient carriage which arrived at a fixed time. Usually it was full of people but today, unexpectedly, there was only me alone.
“With this, it’s a complete farewell to Scomp Town…”
Somehow it’s very emotional.
Well, that’s because it’s the first town I’ve been indebted to since I left Padina village. Besides, leaving Scomp Town also means I left the village where I was born. Well, both of my parents were already dead even before I left the village, so at this point I no longer have any bonds to anyone. I just felt a bit sad and melancholic.
And then the coachman uncle came over to me.
“Ooii, sorry but, there is another person who wants to ride, so you have to share your seat. Do you mind?”
“Eeh, no problem.”
I accept it with a smile. Originally it would be weird if I was the only passenger right?
“Ah, huh? You…”
The one who came while carrying luggage is a girl with long black hair wearing glasses. My body is considerably thin but, this girl is thinner. Obviously this girl is just about ten years old.
Or rather, I’ve seen this girl. This girl is…
“Well then, let’s depart! Nothing was forgotten right?”
“Ye, yeah, it’s fine.”
After the coachman uncle shouted, the carriage started to move slowly.
“Hello Kurishuna-san. I decided to go together with you.”
The girl said something strange.
“Eh, eh? You, you’re the child from the orphanage right? The one who always read a precious book in the corner. Books and glasses are luxurious things so I remember you. If I’m not mistaken your name is…”
“Yea, yeah, Aisha-chan, the sisters will be worried about you, you know!? What do you mean by going together with me? Hurry up and go home…”
“It’s fine, I already wrote a letter to the sisters. I told them I’ve found a relative who will take care of me, and handed them the letter one week ago. Just now they sent me off with a great farewell at the gate.”
“Wha, what do you mean?
“There is something that’s always in my mind. It’s about you. There is something about you. At one point, everything turned around. You suddenly became prosperous and bought cookies for us almost everyday. Furthermore you really resemble the female knight in the book which I got from my father.”
“The, there is something about me? There ‘s no such thing… haha.”
In that moment, Aisha took out a beautiful pendant from her shirt.
“This, do you know what this is?”
“A pendant right?”
“Right, a ‘magic’ pendant. My family is a family of ruined aristocrats. My father and mother were executed under false allegations and all of our fortune was seized. Only these glasses and this book were left to me.”
“Ma, magic? What kind of magic is it?”
“This pendant has defence magic against memory magic and anything being hidden by magic. So no man could deceive me when I become an adult. That’s why, the time when you defeated the Himmers Ritter, I clearly remember it.”
“Wha, what are you talking about…?”
Cold sweat began flowing onto my temple.
“Really. Please! Please take me with you. Surely I will become useful. I’m good at studying. I also learned about politics and economics from my father. I want to help the female knight I adore so much!”
“If you don’t take me, I will tell everyone about that sword. I wonder what will happen if I do that. Attacked by everyone who wants that sword day after day, unable to rest your mind and always being busy. It would be good if it was only like that. But that sword is a sword that defeated the summon that could decide the result of a war with one strike. Wars will occur concerning that sword and a lot of innocent people are gonna be killed.”
“A, are you threatening me?”
“Yes, I am. So please, take me with you. If it’s only me and if you use that sword it will be easy right? Of course, if everything calms down, I will find jobs that I can do, and I will absolutely never trouble you! I can no longer return to the orphanage, there is nowhere else I can go except with you!”
I was at a loss for words.
“That’s why, please treat me well!”
Aisha-chan deeply bowed her head.
In the end, I finally gave in. In this way, the two of us started a journey.