Chapter 4 – Encounter With the Elves

The silver-haired Elf thanked me

“……….“ (Wazu)

Huh? I wonder why, my voice doesn’t come out. Moreover, I think my cheeks became somewhat hot. I will be suspicious if not give a reply soon!!

Umm….. umm….. what should I say in this kind of situation? Anything is good, I just need to say something….. something…..

Look, she is waiting for my reply, please don’t stare me with such eyes….. What now!? I can’t think of anything!!

Damn, why can’t I speak well at the crucial time? My long-awaited conversation after 2 years, it feels getting away. Elf-san too, what it is? Huh? Is there something on my face? Looking at me with such a face.

Cute….

*sigh!!*

No, not that!! The child is also turning her eyes towards me with worry, shit!!!

This is putting more pressure on me. Calm down me, I just need to say something. Let’s take a deep breath, surely there must be something I can say!

Something….. something….. something…..

“Okay, I’ve decided it ~ ~ ~ ! ! ! ! !” (Wazu)

Noo…. What the heck is that!?

My head instantly went cold. I messed up big time. I know it. Yeah, I understand it clearly. But, it just happened like that I didn’t believe it. What did I just say? Everything can’t be taken back anymore. I accept it, I will accept anything she’ll say.

Please do not escape, my body! Calm down, my legs! Together, let’s accept the disgrace. I have fortified my resolution.

“H-Hey!”

““Ha-Ha Ha-Ha.””

Two laughs resounded into my consciousness. The man’s voice gave an amazed feeling while the woman voice, it sounded as if she was having fun. Two people who just finished the scars-man walked slowly towards my place.

“Man, what the hell are you talking about all of sudden?”

“Isn’t it good? I think he is a funny guy. You also think so, too….. right, Sarona?”

“You two! He just saved Siena, shouldn’t you thank him first?” (Sarona)

Sarona…. I think it’s a beautiful name.

“Yeah sorry, thank you very much.”

“I know, I know! Thank you for helping Siena.”

“Ah, no. Sorry for suddenly said something strange.” (Wazu)

I slightly lowered my head. I took a glance at Sarona-san while at it. She is showing a big smile on her face.

“Onii-chan, thank you for helping me.” (Siena)

Siena also thanked me.

When she called me Onii-chan, I remembered my little sister who I left in the Imperial capital. My hand moved on its own to stroke Siena’s head gently.

(I wonder if she’s doing fine.)

“Well, it’s not like we are doubting you. But, why are You alone in this kind of place?” (Sarona)

I just noticed I haven’t introduced myself when Sarona-san referred me with ‘You’.

“Umm….. where should I start? Oh right, my name is Wazu. I was living on that ‘mountain’ until just recently. I left that place because of various things ha. I happened to pass the area around here, but I suddenly heard a cry so I rushed here…..” (Wazu)

While explaining, I pointed the “mountain” I’ve been living for the past 2 years.

“Wait a second! The mountain you were talking about a little while ago, did you mean that “mountain”? Is that some kind of joke?”

“Yeah, really. We don’t know how we should react to that joke. For elves that life in this forest, that mountain is not something that can be laughed off “

“ ?? “ (Wazu)

Joke? Laugh? I’m just telling the truth about myself, though. But for some reason my words were taken as joke. I’m a little confused.

Well, it’s better not to mind it. Instead, I just want to know the location of nearest town.

“Let’s see….. I will tell you that later, but first, why don’t you come to our village? We are indebted to you for helping Siena. Let us give you something in return.“ (Sarona)

“That’s right. If it’s just simple dinner, I can make it.”

“Huh? It’s rare for you to be like that. Maybe, there will be horde of monsters attacking tomorrow?”

“Say what?”

Sarona-san seems to be having fun looking at the two, tease each other. Meanwhile, I stroke Siena’s head while watching the three of them from the side. It’s sure has been long time.

I accepted their invitation of going to the elven village.

Sarona-san is walking in the front as a guide, while the remaining two people are talking to me profusely.

It seems to be unusual for them to be so friendly with the people they have just met. I know their name from the conversation. The man is called Yuyuna and the women is called Ruruna. The two of them are twins.

Yuyuna’s body is quite tall with pair of droopy eyes. Ruruna’s body is little plump with pair of gentle-looking eyes.

We exchanged fun conversation while heading to the elven village. I wanted to talk with Sarona-san, but words couldn’t come out well.

We finally reached elven village inside the forest. Bunch of elves were standing in front of the village. One woman from their group came running towards this place. When she saw her, Siena also moved away from me and ran. they both hugged each other while crying.

(That’s her mother, I guess…..)

The other elves said “thank you” or “well done” to the Sarona-san’s group. I separated myself from the three to watch from the side

Hmmm…. I noticed someone from the crowd that’s directing some kind of malicious feeling towards Sarona-san’s group.

 

 

 

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