+003 Shuna, Meets Magical Flame General
Watashi, Kirakuna Boukensha de Itainoni! ~Dou no tsurugi +999 no mae ni wa Densetsu no Ken mo Kanaimasen~
Illistration: Asahikawa Hyori
Translator: AYA Translation
After carrying Aisha-chan, I was squatting in a thicket a distance away from the campground.
“Shuna-chan, are you there?”
“Don’t let go of my hand.”
“I’m properly holding it.”
Aisha-chan should be resting assured, since the light from the campfire also reached the area around here. While still holding her hand, I look towards the horizon
“You, you can’t listen to it you know.”
“I’m not, I’m not.”
Even though I said that, I can still clearly hear it because of my <Unlimited Sense Expansion>. Here, let’s be generous and pretend to not hear anything for her honor’s sake.
Thereupon, I could heard some voices deep inside my ears.
「Warning from <Probe> ability. Three people approaching with weapons have been found.」
The source of the voice is one of the bronze sword abilities: <Parallel Intelligence>. What it does is manage other abilities, such as informing me about threats that have been caught by the <Probe> ability just now, or other similar things. I myself, haven’t used all of the sword’s abilities. But I think I’m getting used to it bit by bit.
“Aisha-chan, please be quiet. It seems someone is coming here.”
“Is, is it a ghost? Sto, stop it. Don’t scare…”
“Nah, it’s not a ghost…”
It’s very quiet but I could certainly hear leaves being stepped on. I could barely notice them even with the ability of the bronze sword. To be able to erase their presence to this extent, they might be a pro.
“… Aisha-chan, are you done yet?”
After confirming Aisha-chan’s situation, I call out to the invisible people who are getting closer.
“Don’t move! We already know your location. I can use magic. It will be to your disadvantage if we fight now. If you have something you want, throw your weapons away and show yourself!”
After that, I murmured the command word to make a small fire on the tip of the sword. It would be nice if it could scare them a bit but, I wonder if they will obediently come out.
There’s no indication of movement for a while, but in the end, the sound of a clicking tongue could be heard in the rustling thicket a distance away.
“Damn. When did you notice…”
I could hear such words from their hiding place, but at that moment, Aisha-chan jumped out from the thicket at full speed.
“Hyaaaaa, gho, ghooosst!!!”
“Ah, Aisha-chan! Underwear! Underwear!”
The three of them jumped out from their own thicket in a hurry for a different reason, one after the other.
Hei Aisha-chan! Because you have a skirt, it’s not fully visible, but it’s quite dangerous! After I pick the drawers (common underwear with a string tied to both the waist and thighs) up, I run towards the campfire.
While I stood protecting Aisha who is crouching, the people who were stalking us appeared before the campfire. It‘s obvious they are bandits from their appearance, ill-bred men.
“Ooou, we have no grudge against you missy, but if we take that lass, we could get a lot of money. Sorry we have to get you. Well, we also have a new job for you miss. It’s a job to make men happy,”
Uwaaa, what an easy to understand vulgar man. When I put up my sword, the men start laughing.
“Gyaahahaha! A beginner who could only buy a bronze sword wants to challenge us?”
“Hi, hi, hi, it’s 1 vs 3, think about it carefully missy. We don’t want you to become damaged goods, we can’t sell you for a lot if that happens.”
“Well well, even though she’s a bit thin, her face isn’t too bad. If it’s a personage slave dealer with various hobbies, we will surely find a buyer for missy.”
Unnn, on the contrary I was surprised how easily understood my lower status is. There is no need to have a talk with these guys right? Thanks to the bronze sword, I know they have no other friends. Let’s quickly end it with <Memory Manipulation>. While I’m thinking about that a new warning from <Parallel Intelligence> arrived.
「Warning from <Probe> ability. Another person approaching with weapons has been found.」
What does that mean? A new ally?
“Hey, you guys only have three people right? Do you have one more friend?”
“Haa? We are the Chutogachi band of thieves. All of its 30 members were caught, so we now only number three but…”
Somehow a lonesome air emerged.
“Uuu. Boss, it’s frustrating!”
“Uoo~ I… I…”
“Ei, don’t cry, don’t cry! If we can catch them, we could get money and restart our band of thieves!”
Yeah, somehow, their stupidity is transmitted.
However, if it’s not one of the thieves, then who the hell is coming closer?
「Warning. The armed person is approaching much faster than the three earlier.」
“Mira, where is it coming from?”
By the way, Mira is the nickname that I gave to the <Parallel Intelligence>. In the ancient language it means mirror. Mira answered.
Immediately I look up. At that moment, a shining bright lump of steel swung downward in the dark night.
The ground was scooped out with a terrific sound. It’s a halberd. The thing that I thought was a lump of steel turned out to be a fully armored knight.
“Now that I have come, you can rest assured lad.”
Guessing from its voice, it must be female. She’s unexpectedly quite tall. She called me lad?… Well, my body is skinny and my hair is short but…my hair, should I grow it out?
“Yo, yo, you insolent thieves! Protector of the kingdom, Magical Flame General Valencia will be your opponent!”
The person named Valencia speaks sharply to the thieves while thrusting out her halberd.
「Warning from <Probe> and <Appraisal> ability. This woman who has named herself Valencia uses equipment with <Non Charm> pattern which makes her resistant to <Memory Manipulation>」
Mira cold-heartedly informs me of that. With this it’s no longer possible to escape using <Memory Manipulation> on everyone.
Arrgh, the number of troublesome people is increasing….