Chapter 156 : Celine’s Secret Child

 

「Me too?」(Mark)

I asked Celine who was touching and observing the wall around the entrance as if she was investigating something.

「Yeah. You want to save Luck and Jack, right? Besides, this is your chance to forge your skills.」(Celine)

She may be right. In the first place, I went to this town with her so that I could learn something and hone my skills.

Honestly, I’m a bit scared, but there’s no reason for me not to go. Besides, I want to save Luck and Jack who are probably in danger.

「Okay, I’ll go with you.」(Mark)

「That’s the Mark I know! Don’t worry, I’ll protect you if the situation goes bad.」(Celine)

Celine patted my head while saying that.

『Onii-chan, I’ll go too.』(Nicola)

『Are you sure?』(Mark)

『I told you I’m here to support you. If not, I would have taken a nap by now.』(Nicola)

『Alright.』(Mark)

Nicola hugged Celine’s waist and asked her.

「Celine onee-chan, can I go with you too?」(Nicola)

「But it’s dangerouー No, we’ll probably need Nicola-chan’s power… Alright, but promise me to stay close to me.」(Celine)

「Un! I promise!」(Nicola)

Saying that, Nicola hugged Celine’s waist even more tightly.

「Celine-san, can I go as well?」(Delica)

「Me too!」(Nei)

「Umm… I’m sorry, but if both of you go too, I may not be able to protect all of you. Besides, Delica-chan, you have an important role.」(Celine)

While saying that, Celine took a small leather bag out of her cleavage and handed it to Delica. There seemed to be something important inside.

I’ve been wondering for quite a while… Is Celine’s cleavage actually an Item Box or something…? Looks like she stores a lot of stuff there…

「Can you keep this for me? There’s something very important inside.」(Celine)

「…Alright…」(Delica)

Delica held the leather bag with a face as if she wanted to say something, but she refrained.

I bet she’s eager to go with us and fight some monsters. Well, I can understand her feelings.

「Un. You’re truly a good girl. Nei-chan, can you protect Delica-chan while we’re gone?」(Celine)

「Hahh… Can’t be helped. We’ll be waiting here then.」(Nei)

「Thank you.」(Celine)

Celine crouched and stroked their heads. She then turned her gaze toward Weikel and his three party members.

「Alright, now we need someone to guide us.」(Celine)

「I guess that’s my job.」(Jimza)

A middle-aged miner who has a muscular body stood up from his chair and volunteered himself. He is Jimza, the leader of the miner in this town and the one who guided Weikel and his party members earlier.

However, Weikel stood up and stopped him.

「No, Jimza-san. Let us do it. This is our mission in the first place. Boys, let’s do it!」(Weikel)

「「Weeeiiiー!」」(party members)

Weikel and his party members stood up and started walking toward the entrance.

Now that I can look at them closely, they have injuries all over their bodies. I can tell that they had a really hard fight against those monsters.

「Hold on, we only need one person. Before we go, Mark, can you heal them?」(Celine)

「Of course.」(Mark)

First, I approached Weikel, stretched my arms toward him and activated healing magic.

He had a bite mark on his arm and a cut on his thigh that was visible from his torn trousers. The cut was swollen red and black. It seems so painful.

By the way, I feel that I’ve been using healing magic all the time since I entered this town. First, I healed Nei’s hand, and then Bian’s leg, and now these adventurers’ wounds.

I feel bad for them but I’m also grateful to them at the same time for giving me opportunities to practice healing magic.

「Whoaa…! Not only can he kill a Stone Lizard in one blow but he can also use healing magic… Celine-san, who is this boy exactly?」(Weikel)

「Remember the reason why you went to Fatia?」(Celine)

「Of course. We came to catch a bandit group but we were too late. I heard the one who got the bounty was a… child… Don’t tell me…」(Weikel)

「Yup. It was him.」(Celine)

Weikel and his party members started making noises. They then stared at me with their mouths open wide.

「Seriously? I thought that it was just a rumor because there’s no way a child can defeat a group of bandits, but… I see… I’m convinced now… Boy, you’re amazing!」(Weikel)

「Ahaha… Thank you.」(Mark)

「Oi, Celine-san… He is not your secret child, riー」(Weikel)

ーPokan!

Celine hit Weikel’s head before he finished talking.

「ーHow old do you think I am for having a child this age? Mark, Nicola-chan, let’s go~」(Celine)

「Alright.」(Mark)

「Okay~!」(Nicola)

Celine, Nicola, and I started walking toward the entrance. Weikel followed us from behind while holding his head.

I feel relieved that Nicola doesn’t seem tired. I have to thank Nei later for the loli rideー I mean, for the piggyback.

「Mark, Nicola, Celine-san, be careful not to get hurt!」(Delica)

「Good luck, guys!」(Nei)

Delica and Nei waved their hands at us.

We waved back at them and entered the mine.

「Wait a sec, I’ll light a lantern. The inside is dark after all.」(Weikel)

While saying that, Weikel put down his bag and took out a lantern, but then Celine stopped him.

「No, you don’t need to. Mark.」(Celine)

「Roger.」(Mark)

I activated light magic and made three light balls that were floating in the air and following us around as our lighting.

「He can also use light magic!?」(Weikel)

Weikel observed the light ball near him with an impressed face.

「Celine-san, are you sure he is not your child?」(Weikel)

「Do you want me to make another bump on your head?」(Celine)

「No, no, no! It’s just… he really impressed me!」(Weikel)

「He is the most genius child in the town of Fatia after all~ Alright, enough talking and let’s keep walking.」(Celine)

 

ーーーーー

 

We haven’t walked for long but the light from the entrance no longer reaches the area where we are currently at.

We’re now depending only on the light balls I made to see the surroundings.

The alley was wide enough for five to six adult men to walk side by side, and there were wooden frames that reinforced the walls all over the alley.

I was a little relieved because I thought it was smaller. I think this much space is enough to fight monsters.

After walking for a few minutes, we found a branch that led to two different paths.

「The path on the right leads to the magic stone mine. I’m pretty sure Jack and Luck ran this way. Let’s go.」(Weikel)

We turned right and kept following Weikel who was leading the way.

 

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2 Comments

  1. *Ping* Rescue Quest accepted.
    Actually, I’m actually glad that the there’s no system menu. Though Nicola is sort of a help menu.

    Thanks for the chapter.

    1. Never really thought about it, but Nicola is indeed his help menu huh? From the start she’s the one that’s been supplementing his knowledge of the world

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