“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.