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Chapter 121.2: Escape From Creia
「It seems the diversion work very well. To think that we can leave the mansion so easily…………」
Christina is scanning the surroundings in admiration while putting on the hood of her robe.
Whether it is the garden of the mansion or the vicinities, it’s virtually almost empty and can’t even be compared to a few minutes ago.
Thanks to that even Christina-tachi who is basically a noob in spying can easily escape from the mansion.
Seeing that they can easily sneak out of the mansion, the degree of damage they’ll cause to count Claire’s house will vastly decrease even if they were captured later by coincidence.
And since they already changed their hair color with magic tools, it’ll greatly diminish the chance of them being discovered in case the soldiers question them in the city.
Though Christina has only half-expectation on the plan that is suddenly raised by Rio, her hope burst up more than her expectation.
「Haruto will definitely do this kind of work. Let’s go to the south gate」
「………….. You sure have faith in his ability don’t you」
Christina was looking curiously at Celia who put her trust in Rio.
「Because there’s no reason for him to can’t do such things」
Celia is smiling awkwardly and yet have a apologetic expression on her face.
To be exact she become even more confident due to Rio and Aisia’s cooperation but Christina-tachi has no way of knowing about Aisia.
「I see……………… Then, let’s be on our way so that we won’t let the opportunity created by him slip by」
Though she is worrying about many things, it can’t be helped since they have no leeway for such thought.
If the soldiers who are concentrating in the northern block return after some time has elapsed, the defense of the city might be increased.
Though the gate is already open in the morning in normal situations, with such a situation that just happened, it’s easy to understand if the soldiers severely limit the traffic of the gate since morning.
Naturally it doesn’t mean that there’s no option in waiting in the rampart of Creia till the situation cooled down but the search personnel will drastically increase after this.
Now with the possibilities that Christina is escaping from the city from the north gate, they might have to consider that the search party will reach outside of the city.
Solidifying the vigilance of the surrounding area while hiding in the capital territory at carefree just forestalls the method.
Therefore they can escape from the city as long as they aren’t found out by their opponent in the current situation.
So Christina-tachi decided to hasten their pace.
Thus, a few minutes after their escape.
Since most of the soldiers inside of the rampart is currently mobilized toward the northern block, they at most can’t find any soldier in southern block.
On the other hand, there’s many civilians since the pleasure block is located in the southern block too.
In addition, it’s more noisy than usual due to the sphere of light that exploded a few minutes ago but then, Christina-tachi who have no knowledge of the normal situation of this block didn’t know about such things.
They were not in a hurry to go to the south gate but walking at reasonable pace and then, their movement ceased.
「As expected, the gatekeeper is there. Next is what shall we do to escape from this gate……………….」
Vanessa who hides behind the cover is glaring at the southern gate with a sullen look.
The height of the rampart which surrounding the city easily surpassed dozens of metres―― Not a height which one can easily jumped over them with hyper physical ability magic.
They have no choice but to open the gate if they want to leave the city.
Fortunately it’s thanks to the diversion in the nothern side, the defense of the south gate is severely lacking.
And then Vanessa noticed that they can easily leave the gate.
Suddenly they heard a voice from behind.
Christina-tachi is trembled due to surprise. WHen they turned around to see the owner of that voice, Rio was standing there with a black robe wrapping around his body.
「Geez, that surprised me. That’s splendid footwork isn’t it. Even Vanessa failed to notice it」
Christina said so in admiration. Thereupon, Vanessa showed a slightly vexed expression.
「It seems you’re extremely surprised by that. My deepest apology for such a action」
Rio is apologizing awkwardly with a wry smile on his face.
「Don’t worry, it’s reassuring instead. Though I’m sorry for asking this when you just came, do you have any method to pass that gate? 」
「Let’s break from the front gate. Since I made a mess of the northern gate, this gate should be left almost empty」
Christina was blinking in surprise in hearing such a simple answer from Rio.
「It seems you really caused a commotion at the northern gate didn’t you」
「I should have said it before during our strategic meeting right? Because distributing of their combat potential by making a mess of several gates is a necessary condition」
「It’s certainly as you say but, it didn’t mean that the concrete method is taught right?」
Christina is showing a slightly surprised face in hearing Rio say so with a wry smile on his face.
The current Christina has no power unless she reaches 『Restoration』. That is something that even her pursuer knows very well about.
And then, the shortest route they have to take from the capital of Creia to 『Restoration』 is by using the highway which is heading toward the northeast.
As long as the fact that she left from north gate remained, Christina’s pursuers won’t doubt that she escaped to north.
Naturally, they might be heading toward any one of four directions if they take a detour after leaving from the north gate but, that will also be suspected as a diversion.
「Since we have no leeway for me to explain the situation. Let’s open the gate immediately」
After saying those words in a tone as if he is simply go for a walk, Rio went toward the south gate.
「Haruto will be okay」
Christina missed her chance to stop him due to Rio’s extremely lofty behavior. She decided to quietly watch the situation after Celia convinced her.
「Oi, stop right there! No one is allowed to pass the gate at night. Take your hood off and show me your face」
One of the two gatekeeper’s who noticed Rio is calling to him.
「I have to go outside no matter what. Can you let me to pass? 」
「No. Night traffic is banned by command of the territory! 」
Though Rio looked like he is trying to negotiate with them, when his distance became closer to them, he closed the distance between him and the gatekeeper in an instant and nailed a knee strike to the abdomen of one of the gatekeepers.
The body of the gatekeeper who received his knee strike is sent to the air and then fell onto the ground like a sack of potatoes.
The other gatekeeper was looking at that scene with a dumbfounded face.
「WHA……….. B-BAST-…………….GEH! 」
Rio already an inch away from the bosom of the gatekeeper the moment the gatekeeper tried to say something. The gatekeeper is blown away after a hit from his elbow landed on the gatekeeper chest.
He continued to enter the guardroom without confirming whether there’s any soldier left or not inside, and it turned out that he didn’t find anyone inside. Maybe the stationed soldier also rushed toward the north block.
After confirming that fact, Rio is coming out from the guardroom and then signaled to Christina-tachi to come.
「I’ll open the gate. Please make use of this timing to strengthen your physical ability with magic tool or magic」
Christina-tachi is nodding at him with a tensed expression when Rio reminded them about their plan.
「You two, take this sword. When the situation turned for the worse, please protect yourself with that sword」
Rio picked up the sword from the sword belt of the gatekeeper and gave them to the two black haired youths.
「Y-Yea ……… 」
Though the two of them kept their silence so far with a strained expression on their face, it became even more strained after they received those swords.
「Well then, I’ll open the gate」
Rio is entering the guardroom for the second time and tinkering with the necessary mechanism to open the gate. Thereupon, the loud reverberating sound is resounding in the surrounding.
「THE GATE IS OPEN! 」
「WHY IS THE GATEKEEPER BELOW OPENING THE GATE? 」
The gatekeeper who is currently on watching duty on top of the rampart is making a ruckus when they noticed that the gate is open.
Christina-tachi went at full speed after hearing Rio’s signal. Rio also followed after them from behind, the footsteps of the six of them is reverberating in the downtown in the middle of the night.
They might be strengthening their physical ability but it doesn’t mean that they can slow down since they only gained trifling distance from their pursuer.
Thus they keep running with everything they got till the scenery of the city ceased.
It seems that their timing is just too poor since it’s just before the sunrise. The eastern sky started to become brighter.