Chapter 49.1 : Goddess Faith Starting From Seven
I was waiting for Shinji’s arrival in the class the next morning. Naturally in seiza position.
Well then, I wonder how long it’ll take for today’s scolding. I should go in with the assumption that he knew about what I did last night. Though by the time I took a peek at the BBS this morning, my feet had already turned into Namahage legend.
But I have no regret. I couldn’t feel more satisfied unless I delivered a suitable divine punishment to those bastards. But it doesn’t mean that a man who had also committed crimes, like myself, can judge them. Well it really can’t be helped since I made my move due to my own personal grudge. Uhm, did he come already?
「Oh, morning Sou. Eh, what the hell are you doing right now? 」
Don’t “What” me, it’s seiza, Shinji-san. Well then, I made my resolution, end this in an instant please.
「Well, I’ve heard and understood about that matter from Fuyukawa-san and Midori, so let’s leave that matter for now. As expected, it’s hard to say anything about this kind of matter inside the class in the morning」
I see, Midori understood the situation too huh? In that case, what do you think about changing our place and time of gathering too? Roger that Shinji, I won’t run nor will I hide. Let me take the sword of judgement fair and square.
I was released from the judgement I had been expecting. To be honest I felt relieved. Though I prepared myself for the worst, I was shocked to find out that deep down I’m actually scared of Shinji and Midori-san.
Though I was waiting obediently for their execution, those words lifted a huge weight off my shoulders.
Beside, I was sure that they won’t finish me off. After gathering information about the ogre-like monster in the Nagasaki area, it seems that there’s still the misconception that the one who appeared was a monster instead of a player. Honestly such occurrence is beyond my expectation, but I can feel relieved due to such unexpected blunder. With this I managed to avoid the fate of hearing sermons three days in row while doing seiza.
Well then, lets get go―― What’s the matter Shinji? Eh, the matter of me making Yukihime-san crying in tears with those wriggling things? No, wait a second, though it does have something to do with me―― Eh, what’s matter, Midori-san? Eh, shut up? Seiza? I see, as I thought, today too huh.
Aah, why isn’t Aoi-san here at times like this.
Until I managed to resolve their misunderstanding, both of them already wrung me dry.
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「Let’s go, Sou-kun, Luu-chan, our next stop is Sasebo」
Yukihime-san’s lively voice is resounding in the plain field at night.
「Yup, this way of talking suits you the most, Yukihime-san」
It’s as if Yukihime-san has let go off the matter from yesterday. Though I don’t know whether there’s a real change in the person herself, I was glad when I noticed that she has become a bit closer to us.
「Ee~h, that way of talking sounds frivolous though」
She said it eventually.
「At least I love the way you’re talking normally to me though」
「E-Eh, is that so? Well if Sou-kun is okay with this way of speech…………. I’m going to speak with you two in this way more then」
It seems she has dual personality. She might get angry if I point that out though.
Thus we walked north toward the Shimabara city with the Sasebo city as our next goal. I heard that Sasebo is quite far, arriving at our destination this night might be difficult. Thus we were aiming for the rest point in the middle for today. As long as we start from the relay point next time we login, we’re going to arrive in Sasebo city the day after tomorrow by my estimation. That’s under the assumption that we don’t rest more than necessary due to monster attacks, however
「They appeared immediately huh?」
Three monsters appeared before us. I think anyone would understand as long as I described it as a bipedal monster with the height of an elementary school student, eyes and mouth carved on their green skin.
「It’s a………….. Goblin, right? 」
「Yes, though they don’t appear in the Okinawa area, it seems that they’re the staple monster in Nagasaki」
「This is their common variant. There are many goblin variants, but the general variant is the easiest one to beat since they’re equipped with nothing but a club」
Surely, though I think that being unprepared is the greatest enemy, their equipment is at best just meager – barely acceptable – equipment. When I heard that their movement is also poor, I really wanted to say to Yukihime-san that this fight is going to be just a breeze.
「Be careful though, don’t let your guard down. Since we don’t know what accident could happen」
「That’s right. Well then, shall we go with me as the vanguard, Sou-kun as middle guard, and Luu-chan as support? 」
Thus each one of us moved with that answer as our cue. The one who is going to draw the hate of those goblins from the very beginning will be Yukihime-san with a sword in her hands. The goblins were swarming around Yukihime-san while raising their club.