003 Encounter with the Great Witch
Author: Kaeruda Ameko (蛙田あめこ)
Translator: AYA Translation
Guuuu~, the stomach painfully crying.
Emilia, who was exiled from the monastery, was curled up on the side of the road.
Hungry, starving, and sleepy. Not even she can move one step.
“I wonder if those kids happily eat the bread.”
At once, Elimia also had some hard bread baked at the monastery to eat during her journey.
But now she had no food. The cause was, she just passed a poor house near the main road. It was fine to just pass, but then she saw a little girl who kept sucking her finger sitting in front of the house. Beside that girl, a little older girl that seemed to be the girl’s sister bowed her head towards Emilia.
“That robe, that’s the appearance of the Tenka religion’s apprentice saint-sama. If you don’t mind, could you give us a little blessing? We’ve only been drinking water for days.”
“I’ll give, I’ll give it to you! Bread, umm, and the cheese too! I’ll give you everything.”
I have to help them, with only that thing in her heart, she gave everything she had to the kids. And because of that Emilia had no more food with her. The kids were happily crying… but Emilia food was gone.
“Uuu… I’m starving…”
There’s a road from the forest where Serenade monastery is located to the nearby town, Emilia was crying on the side of that road. There was a shadow approaching such pitiful “Saint Apprentice”.
“Hei, it’s been awhile since you fell, are you fine?”
“Wa, wa, wa, I’m sorry!”
“Nah, you don’t have to apologize.”
Standing in front of Emilia was a very beautiful woman. Her shining blonde hair stretches to the waist and slender limbs were long and firm. It’s cool. A hat with a big brim she wore was a perfect fit on her.
In the monastery where Emilia gew up, everyone wore the same frugal robes and also had the same poor diet. Everyone was too thin, especially Emilia who had poor growth. For someone who met Emilia for the first time, they might have thought that Emilia was only 12 or 13 years old, but the fact is she became 18 years old this year.
In other words. It was the first time Emilia saw a woman with very cool style directly in front of her.
“Why are you looking at people like that?”
“Ah, no, I just thought you are very very cool…”
“…Flattery will get you nowhere. From what I see you’re the “Saint Apprentice” of Tanka religion right?”
“Yes! I am “Saint Apprentice” Emilia Mercurio from the Tenka religion Serenade monastery! If you have any problem, I will absolutely help you!”
“Well, no matter how you see it, you’re the one in the trouble.”
“Uuu, you might be right.”
“Well, that’s fine. My name is Abigail, just Abigail is fine.”
The stomach was crying. The cry of the stomach bug cut off the conversation.
“Ah! I’m sorry.”
“Are you hungry?”
“Hmm… you seem to be very thin… and have bad complexion. And that bad eye bag.”
“Eh, is that so? I thought it was normal….”
“There is an inn with a dining room I know nearby. Let’s stay there tonight, the sun is almost set already.”
“But, the money…”
A bright voice came out from Emilia’s mouth.
Even though she thought it was shameful, she couldn’t help but be excited when she heard the word dining room. Because she was hungry.
“You gave your bread and cheese a while ago right? Haven’t you thought about leaving some for yourself?”
“Wa!? You saw that?”
“Haah, you really are a terribly very good person.”
Abigail shrugged her shoulder while kept walking. Behind her, Emilia obediently followed her with a small luggage.
“… you said your name Emilia? Have you heard about my name or face?”
“Eh? I’m, I’m sorry. Have we met somewhere…?”
“No, nothing. It’s better like that.”
Abigail with a brim hat.
Emilia who grew up in a monastery had never known that the one with a brim hat named Abigail was someone very famous with the “Almighty Great Witch” title. A young genius who was one of the kingdom’s three fingers. She was a great witch who was recently exiled from the court magician division of the Astra Kingdom because she was too excellent and too devoted to research.