I, the Sacrifice, Somehow Killed the Evil God (WN) - 72
Alicia: 「So, we’re finally in the Lost Forest.」
Alicia clutched her staff anxiously and looked into the forest.
I stored the Ethereal Carriage despite Alicia‘s appearance.
Just as when it came out, light covered it, becoming particles that were sucked into the ring.
Even though they were magical creatures, I had grown attached to the horses that had accompanied me along the way so far.
Elt: 「Good work, guys. I’ll ask your help again.」
I speak to them while stroking the ring.
I looked up at Alice when she laughed. She seemed to be getting to know the bloodless magical creature.
Elt: 「Is that weird?」
It’s an artifact that was created a long time ago, so of course it doesn’t have a will. It must have seemed strange to the royals to be working with such a being.
Elt: 「Maybe it’s because we’ve been through so much together that I don’t feel like they’re just a tool.」
When I said that, Alice….
Alice: 「It’s fine. I like that about you, Elt.」
She patted me on the shoulder, not in her usual teasing way, and left.
「What was that about?」
I could only tilt my head thinking about what she liked about me.
Alicia: 「Hey, Elt. Are you sure it’s okay?」
Alicia looked around as we walked through the forest.
I didn’t know this until I left here, but the Lost Forest of the Erivan Kingdom is famous for its inability to return safely to those who enter.
She felt uneasy because she had stepped into such a place.
Marie: 「It’s fine. Leave it to Marie.」
Marie joined me as my companion after we entered the Lost Forest. She’s a spirit that I’ve made a contract with, and she’s the spirit queen who leads the wind spirits.
She uses the wind spirits all over the forest and perfectly locates the monsters.
Serena: 「In fact, thanks to Marie, we were never caught by surprise.」
Perhaps to reassure Alicia, Serena was talking about the time we left the Lost Forest.
Alicia: 「I, is that so…. Marie, you’re awesome.」
Marie: 「Ahem. If you have Marie, you will never get hurt. ……Auch!」
As she was saying this, she caught her foot on a tree root and fell down. It seems that she was in a good mood and she wasn’t paying attention to her surroundings.
Serena: 「Not at all. You’re a helpless child…」
When Serena saw her, she reached out to Marie….
Marie: 「Uuuuuu. Thank you.」
Marie grabbed her hand, brushing off the mud.
Serena: 「I mean, shouldn’t Marie just fly?」
Serena pouted at the fact that Marie, who could fly, was walking with her…….
Marie: 「Uuuu, it’s been a long time since I’ve been summoned, so I want to be as close to master as possible.」
If she flies in the air, she has to move away from the wind as it rolls in. She seemed to think that if she did that, she wouldn’t be able to be near me. I can’t leave her alone if she said that much.
Marie: 「I guess I was too cautious of my surroundings to pay attention to my feet.」
I approached Marie and took her hand.
Elt: 「Marie’s searching ability is essential in the Lost Forest. If we walk hand in hand like this, you’ll be fine.」
Marie: 「Ma, ster….」
She looked impressed as she shook her bunny ears.
Alicia: 「Goodness, you’re so easygoing.」
Serena: 「Uuuu, I envy you.」
Alice: 「So that’s how you’ve been getting girl after girl.」
The three of them look at me in disgust.
Marie:「Ehehe. I love you, Master.」
But when I saw Marie’s happy face, I couldn’t let go of her hand.