Chapter 79 : The World Tree and Fountain of Life
「Fufufufu… Good morning, Tama~. ♡」
When Tama opened his eyes the next morning, he was already sandwiched between Aria’s melons again.
Last night, after escaping from an extremely aroused Stella, Tama managed to slip in his master’s cleavage without being noticed by the dragonewt.
Naturally, Stella didn’t dare go after Tama while he trembled in fear in between Aria’s breasts.
「Muu… My 〝Throbbing〟has yet to subside…」
Stella looked at Tama, whose head brushed gently over Aria’s skin, while holding on to her lower abdomen.
It seemed she was still excited even after resting for a night. Her cheeks were dyed a light pink color and her breathing was slightly ragged.
「Goodmorni~ng! Cu~te Tama~!」
Meanwhile, Vulcan, Lily, and Faeri woke up.
Vulcan stretched herself after getting up.
Lily was flapping her wings as she rested on Stella’s breast along with Faeri, who had a lovestruck expression after seeing Tama’s half-asleep face.
(It’s just my usual peaceful day. I hope this day will continue on…）
Tama suddenly had that kind of hope as he saw everyone’s peaceful smile.
「I have a wish, Aria-san~.」
「… Is something wrong, Faeri-chan?」
After having her fill of enjoying Tama’s face, Faeri suddenly called out to Aria.
「I want a tree in this house’s garden~! Those of the Fairy race will feel at ease if they’re surrounded by plants~!」
「Ah, me too! I feel restless unless I’m around trees!」
Lily leaped up as she agreed to Faeri’s words.
The Fairy race normally lived deep inside forests, surrounded by many plants. These two seemed to be accumulating stress since they’re currently living in the middle of a town.
「I don’t mind. But still, planting a tree is an extremely heavy type of labor…」
Aria had no problem with planting a tree in the house’s garden for the two adorable fairies.
Rather, she was supportive of that idea since she grew in the Elven Village, a place surrounded by greeneries.
Their problem lay in how to prepare those trees.
Planting trees was quite a heavy job duty.
「No problem~, I can grow the tree myself~!」
「EH? Can you really do that, Faeri-chan?!」
「Faeri isn’t your usual Dryad, she is a 〝High Dryad〟! She can grow a tree! By the way, I’m also a High Pixie, look?」
Lily explained to Aria, who was still dumbfounded by Faeri’s words.
「NYA?! HIGH DRYAD AND HIGH PIXIE?! Aren’t you girls basically from extremely rare species?」
Now it was Vulcan who got shocked by Faeri and Lily’s words.
Both of those races were basically never seen before.
Even if they were discovered, it was almost impossible to distinguish them from normal Fairy race members, since their appearance closely resembled the normal fairies.
(If they really are High Pixie and High Dryad…）
Tama’s head kept turning around while he squinted his eyes, enjoying Aria’s melon sandwich.
If they really were as they said, something unbelievable was bound to happen sooner or later.
「Since I received your permission, I’ll go grow the tree in the garden immediately~!」
Faeri trotted happily toward the garden to grow the tree. Lily tagged along, staying on top of Faeri’s head.
「QUICKLY CHASE AFTER THEM, ARIA-CHAN! SOMETHING REALLY BAD MIGHT HAPPEN IF YOU LEAVE THEM TO THEIR OWN DEVICES, NYA!」
「EH?! What do you mean, Vulcan-san?!」
「JUST CHASE AFTER THEM, NYA!」
Vulcan hurriedly chased after the two fairies with Aria and Tama.
They were followed by Stella, who muttered lowly.
「It seems things will get more interesting!」
「First is this area~!」
「Yaay, it’s surely more reassuring if we have some trees!」
Lily and Faeri arrived in the middle of the garden.
Faeri placed her hand on the ground as she spoke. The ground released pale blue light along with a small protuberance.
A bud then appeared from the middle of the protuberance. The sprout became bigger and bigger until it became the size of a small tree.
Its color should have been similar to the trees around it, but the leaves were a bluish-white.
Some might even notice that the leaves were releasing a minuscule amount of light.
「N-NYAAAAA! THEY REALLY DID IT, NYAAA! YOU GIRLS STOP IT RIGHT NOW!」
Vulcan finally caught up to them and shouted at them to stop when the tree’s height surpassed Faeri’s.
Faeri and Lily, who got interrupted in the middle of their work, showed confused expressions on their faces.
「Leaves that cast pale blue light… So it really is the 〝World Tree〟, nyaa.」
Aria was speechless, eyes wide open as soon as she heard Vulcan’s words.
(Haa… They’ve really done it now.）
Tama muttered to himself, seeing what he feared the most realized right before him.
The World Tree.
That was the name of an extremely rare tree, so rare that it only existed in legends.
One might say that the area in which the World Tree grew its roots would become an extremely rich land filled with all kinds of plants.
Legends spoke of rare metals that were created in the underground of that rich soil.
To be exact, rare metals like mithril, orichalcum, adamantite, and even the lost phantom metals, Vibram.
Only High Dryads were capable of raising the World Tree.
Tama and Vulcan, who were aware of that fact, had expected this development as soon as they heard about Faeri’s true identity.
「This is bad! We have to hide this tree immediately! Faeri-chan, can you grow normal trees too?!」
「Eh?! Y-Yes, I can~….」
「Then please grow other trees to surround the World Tree! We need to conceal it from prying eyes!」
Faeria turned around to grow other trees after she saw the change in Vulcan’s expression. A few minutes later, the World Tree was fully covered by several bigger trees that grew around it.
「Thank God it’s still early in the mornya… We would be been pretty much screwed if other people accidentally saw this.」
「I see… So this is what you meant by something really bad…」
Vulcan nodded while wiping the cold sweat on her forehead.
The World Tree was said to bless its owner.
It was something that every single human wanted to have since it would give its owner an unbelievable amount of wealth.
Once those greedy people knew that a World Tree was planted in this house…
World Tree aside, the people who were aiming for Faeri, the High Dryad, would appear too.
That was why Vulcan asked Faeri to hide that tree immediately to prevent any tragedy.
「Ya~y! Thanks to the world tree, the earth pulse in this place became even better! Now I can make a little 〝Fountain of Life〟!」
Aria and the others didn’t even have enough time to sigh in relief for evading trouble before Lily spoke from behind them all.
When they turned around, they saw a small pool casting a faint bluish light had been created. Lily, Faeri, and Stella were frolicking in the water.
「NYAAAAA?! I GOT DISTRACTED BY THE WORLD TREE!!!」
「F-Fountain of Life… Don’t tell me!」
Vulcan’s shock was followed by Aria’s.
Tama, busy enjoying Aria’s melon sandwich, was also astonished.
The Fountain of Life.
It was also only spoken of in legends, just like the World Tree.
The water from Fountain of Life could heal any wound or illness. Its moniker was… 〝Elixir〟.
According to the legend, a High Pixie always existed in the land where the Fountain of Life could be found. And true enough, Lily — a High Pixie — made a small Fountain of Life by utilizing the earth pulse that was improved by the presence of the World Tree.
「WOOOW! Somehow, I feel more energetic just by bathing in this water!」
Stella exclaimed while bathing in the pool that appeared on the ground.
Her reaction was natural because the water she was bathing in was the water of the Fountain of Life ―― the Elixir.
「Well, whatever. There’s no harm in using it legally and effectively as an adventurer as long as no one knows about it…」
「Yeah, but… A Fountain of Life after the World Tree… Lately, amazing things keep happening one after another…」
Vulcan, Aria, and Tama sighed heavily as they watched over the dragon girl and fairies frolicking around as they bathed in the Fountain of Life.