Chapter 47.3 : Ariadya For Those Who Becoming Rich
Her chest was so bountiful.
Although the girl asked the man to release her, he acted as if he didn’t hear her. That was just how beautiful she was, to the point that the man refused to let her go.
No one in the area tried to save her. They just stood there and watched, those useless bystanders.
To them, those men must look very strong. Maybe they wouldn’t try to save the girl because they were afraid of becoming targets too.
I suppose that was my cue to act.
It was my duty, as the Hero of Fire, to help those in distress. And who knows? I might even get something in return for saving her.
Just imagining how I could be rewarded made me smile, so I stepped forward.
「That’s enough, old man! Release her!!」
「Wazzap, you bastard!! Did ya have any business with this Godan, the Hero of Earth?」
「Hero, my ass! Don’t act so despicable!! If you really are a hero, let go of that woman!!」
I sneered at the self-proclaimed Hero.
I’ll show him the true power of a Hero!
「Ha! What are you talking about? We’re just kindly offering this lady some help to find her friend!」
「Huhm, is that so? I bet you were thinking of pretending to help while leading her to a deserted place, right? Your face is revealing your filthy desires.」
「WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU BASTARD!!」
One of the men standing around shouted at me but didn’t get any closer. I prayed in silence for a moment and, suddenly, a fire appeared out of thin air.
The man was so startled by the flame that appeared in front of him that he fell on his ass.
「What the heck?!!」
The fire gently coiled around me, wanting to protect me.
「A Battle Mage…」
「Who the hell is he…」
「He told you just now, you idiot. He’s the Hero of Fire.」
「I’ve heard about this guy before. The Hero of Fire, Novis, who can manipulate fire at will.」
The chatter made me look around. The bystanders were all talking about me. Hehehe. I must have become quite famous.
The ability to manipulate fire at will was what gave me the moniker of Hero of Fire. Of course, just being able to create fire wasn’t enough to make me a Hero.
Whether swordplay or close quarter combat, I’m a cut above the rest.
I watched as the supposed Hero of Earth charged at me with a war cry. He seemed pretty confident about his brute strength. However, it was meaningless if it didn’t touch me.
His attack left a big gap that I slipped through, landing a blow on his flank. Using a bit of my magical power, I created a small shockwave when my attack landed.
After that attack, he would faint in agony.
But for some reason, once I looked at him, he showed no change in his expression. It was as if my attack hadn’t even landed.
Suddenly, I felt a powerful impact hitting my side. The force of it blew me away, and I rolled on the ground.
Godan laughed at me.
「My bad, Hero of Fire. This Godan, the Hero of Earth, is a tough one.」
I tried standing up while holding my injured side.
I was careless.
Turns out he did have the qualifications to call himself a Hero.
The Hero of Earth set his stance again.
「Well? Do you feel like continuing?」
I put up my stance as well but didn’t unsheathe my sword. While in the city, using weapons was forbidden.
Above all things, a Hero must uphold the law.
The problem was… I didn’t think I could win against that Hero of Earth. I had no other choice but to overwhelm him with numerous Burst Impacts.
I tried raising my magical power for the technique, but the pain on my flank prevented me from attacking.
The reason for the entire situation suddenly released herself from the man’s grip and tried to stop Godan.
「Please, stop this! This isn’t a match anymore!!」
「Huhm, he’s the one who picked a fight with me. You should step back, Missy. Things are just gonna get more dangerous.」
The Hero of Earth swept his hand behind him, trying to push the girl back. Only… His hand grabbed her breast.
My mind supplemented the situation with an imaginary sound.
The girl pushed back the man’s hand as she let out a loud scream. The Hero, having lost his balance after grabbing the softness of the girl’s chest, was pushed back in my direction.
「Eh, wait a m———GUBWOO!!!」
Unfortunately, I was blown back along with him. We continued moving backward until a wall forcibly stopped us. Then I heard a cracking noise.
… Maybe one of my bones was broken.
As blood spilled from my mouth, both I and the Hero of Earth slid down to the ground pitifully.
I could hear those damned bystanders whispering again.
「… Such power.」
「Woow… She sent both Heroes flying…」
「Such terrifying power with such a cute face…」
「That Godan was blown away so easily.」
The girl approached us in a hurry, crying loudly.
「SOW~YYYYYYY!!! ARE YOU OKA~Y!! 」
Her words were the last I heard before falling unconscious…
「I’m going to use my healing magic right away, don’t worry…」
◆ Black Haired Sage, Chiyuki
After we left the conference with General Clasus, we regrouped with Sahoko and co. According to Rino, while Reiji and I were conversing with the General, she and Sahoko went to the public bathhouse.
Ariadya’s giant public bathhouse that was dedicated to the goddess Faeria had become an extremely huge bathing palace.
It had a giant bathtub surrounded by 50 bathtubs of various sizes, a massage center, and a cafe. The building was more like a recreational facility than a bathhouse.
Such a huge bathhouse didn’t exist in other countries. The fuel cost to warm up all that water was nothing to scoff at.
The giant bathtub was a masterpiece crafted by dwarven artisans. It was heated by a magically fueled kiln, thus it boiled water without using fossil fuel, wood or charcoal.
I was even more surprised when I heard the residual heat was channeled to a communal bread workshop.
Such an incredible item like that magic-fueled kiln didn’t exist in our original world. With the existence of magic, it was difficult to grasp the level of civilization in that world.
Honestly, I didn’t think it was very high. In fact, it felt far lower than the civilization level of our homeworld.
A good example was the magical kiln.
It was a tool created by dwarves. If magical abilities were widely spread, then as long as humans studied it, they would be able to create similar objects.
But humans didn’t have that ability. Even if they used the same materials, the magical kiln couldn’t be created by a human.
Naturally, it required the dwarven know-how.
People who didn’t have magical power couldn’t use magic, even if they received lessons on it. The same applied to those crafting magical tools. Without magic, even if they knew how to craft a magical tool, they wouldn’t be able to do it.
Hence why comparing how advanced each civilization was ended up so complicated.
We came to a very interesting world.
I had to visit that public bathhouse later. For the moment, I had a more interesting event to focus on that happened before we regrouped.
After all, it had been quite a while since someone tried to woo Sahoko.
No men ever tried to woo any of us anymore, whether in Holy Republic Lenaria or its surrounding countries. Part of the reason was Reiji, whom they were scared of. Another part was their fear of being injured by our resistance.
However, very few people in Ariadya knew about us. Hence why it wasn’t so strange to have some men trying to woo us.
Moreover, Sahoko was the kind of beauty that instigated a man’s protective instinct. Whenever she was alone, many men were bound to try to woo her. It was the main reason for all that trouble.
「Sahoko-san, you shouldn’t act so nice. Stop healing them.」
「That’s right, Sahoko-san. You shouldn’t treat them so kindly.」
「Hold on, Rino-san, Nao-san. If you had saved me as soon as you found me…」
Sahoko’s eyes were full of tears at the injustice. Although both Rino-san and Nao-san found Sahoko right after she lost her way, they maintained their distance from her.
They had wanted to see the continuation of that interesting event.
「Nonono, this is a trial for you.」
「Yeah, she’s right.」
Rino and Nao wore equally impish smiles on their faces.
「Good grief, what are you guys doing…」
I held my forehead after hearing their conversation.
Somehow, Sahoko got involved in a brawl. The Hero of Earth touched her chest, and she pushed him away. Somehow, the Hero of Fire was pushed away too and both men were injured.
A headache suddenly appeared just from imagining the situation.
Sahoko needed to learn from Rino how to handle such situations. It would have been better if she had treated those men a bit more carefully…
The day’s event ended without casualties. Thankfully, Sahoko couldn’t use attack magic like Kyouka. Otherwise, I shudder just from imagining the destruction radius.
「Hmph, how dare they touch my woman with those filthy hands. If I meet them in the future, I’ll kill them.」
Reiji was getting angry. He easily lost his composure when it came to Sahoko. He might really kill those two heroes.
Aside from a woman’s life, Reiji regarded everything else as below him. He wouldn’t hesitate to kill someone he didn’t like.
Sahoko profusely apologized to Reiji.
「Don’t worry, Rei-kun. It was all my fault… Everything happened because I’m unskilled at controlling my power…」