Chapter 231 : Princess Carry
「Oi, Kid, I’ll never forgive you if you drop my future bride!」(Deel)
Deel looked so jealous of me, who was hugged by Celine. He shouted at me while pointing at my face.
「Huh? Your future bride? Keep on dreaming, you green disgusting creature!」(Celine)
「Wh, What did you say!? How could you say that to your future husband!?」(Deel)
And Celine just made it worse…
「Hmph! Mark may still be a child, but he’s a gentleman who will never drop a woman in his arms. Right, Mark~?」(Celine)
「Uhh… I’ll do my best…」(Mark)
Celine has a slim body, so carrying her won’t be difficult for an adult.
However, my physique is that of an average eight-year-old boy.
As a matter of course, carrying an adult woman will be very difficult for an eight-year-old boy.
When I thought that it was nearly impossible, Celine whispered to me.
「Don’t worry, I have wrapped my body with wind-attributed mana when he looked away.」(Celine)
「Ah, I see.」(Mark)
It seems that Celine has secretly wrapped her body with wind-attributed mana to make it lighter so that I can easily carry her.
「So… can you carry me like a princess~?」(Celine)
「Eh? I think it’ll make Deel even madder.」(Mark)
「Fufu. That’s the point.」(Celine)
「Uhh… I see…」(Mark)
「Hey, what are you two whispering about? Hmph. Kid, you must be thinking that it’ll be impossible, aren’t you? Stop being stubborn and leave Celine to me!」(Deel)
「Don’t listen to him, Mark. You can do it~!」(Celine)
「Alright… Here we go!」(Mark)
I held Celine’s back with my right arm and held her thighs with my left arm, and then lifted her up, carrying her in my arms like a princess.
Thanks to her wind-attributed mana, I’m able to do it without a problem. I can still feel her weight but I don’t think she’s so heavy that I won’t be able to carry her across this river.
After gaining confidence, I wrapped myself with wind-attributed mana and started floating in the air.
Deel was surprised to see me carrying Celine while floating as if it was nothing.
「Well done, Mark! Now let’s cross this river~」(Celine)
As I recalled the feeling from before, I controlled my body while floating and moved forward, crossing the river.
Deel dropped to his knees, stretched his right arm forward, and cried while watching Celine and me crossing the river.
『Phu phu! This guy looks like a husband who witnesses his wife being NTR-ed by an unknown Russian dude.』(Nicola)
I don’t know what kind of doujin manga Nicola read and I don’t want to know.
I ignored her telepathy and kept concentrating on flying.
While recalling the feeling over and over again, I kept slowly moving forward until we reached the other side of the river.
I put my feet firmly on the ground and gently lowered Celine.
「Thank you, Mark. I knew you could do it!」(Celine)
「Thanks to your wind-attributed mana.」(Mark)
「Fufu. Actually, I was lying about wrapping my body with wind-attributed mana.」(Celine)
「I was afraid you didn’t want to carry me if I wasn’t lying, so…」(Celine)
「Hold on… Does that mean… I was carrying you with my own strength?」(Mark)
「Unbelievable… I thought it wouldn’t be possible…」(Mark)
After I said that, Celine suddenly flicked my forehead.
「What do you mean by that, huh? Anyway, the Ether you have gained from killing strong monsters during this journey didn’t only affect your magical power, but also your physical power.」(Celine)
「Is that so?」(Mark)
「Each monster has its own unique Ether and most of them affect your athletic ability. You might not feel it since you’re just living your daily life as usual, but I think you’re now as strong as a teenager even though you’re still eight years old.」(Celine)
Certainly, I wouldn’t have noticed it if I didn’t carry Celine across the river.
Perhaps Celine asked me to carry her not only because she didn’t want to touch Deel but also because she wanted to tell me about this.
「Are you angry because I lied to you?」(Celine)
「Is that so? Fufu. Well then. Now I think you should go back and pick up Nicola-chan. You don’t want that green creature to touch your precious little sister, right?」(Celine)
Honestly, I don’t care.
But… I don’t want Nicola to be mad at me, so I guess I have no choice.
「Nicola-chaa~n! Your onii-chan will go back to pick you up, so wait there for a momentー!」(Celine)
After Celine shouted, telling Nicola to wait for me, I wrapped my body with wind-attributed mana and started floating again.
However, when I was about to move forward, Deel got up and waved his hands.
「Fu, Fwahahaha! Kid, you don’t have to come here! I will escort your little sister safely to you! You can leave her to me!」(Deel)
After saying that, Deel turned to Nicola and spread his arms.
「Come, Kid’s little sister! Come into my arms! This Deel the Great will carry you across this river! Fwahaha!」(Deel)
Nicola made a vomiting voice with telepathy, but she looked at Deel while trying her best to keep her angelic smile.
「No. I will cross this river myself~!」(Nicola)
Saying that, Nicola wrapped her feet with water-attributed mana and jumped into the river.
However, she didn’t sink. She was hopping on the water as if she was jumping on a trampoline.
Deel shouted in surprise but Nicola ignored him and continued hopping like a rabbit toward this way.
Pyon~ Pyon~ Pyon~
As soon as she landed on the river bank, she put her hands on her waist and made a smug face.
「Ara~ Nicola-chan, I’ve never seen you use magic like that! Incredible! You’re such a cute and talented girl~!」(Celine)
As Celine stroked Nicola’s head, as usual, Nicola clung to Celine, hugging her waist.
Honestly, I’m impressed.
She doesn’t stop surprising me with her creative way of using magic.
「Fuha! Fwahaha! It seems like my existence has triggered those children’s talents to bloom. Not only am I good at teaching, but I’m also able to drive out others’ talents. What an amazing hidden ability if I say so myself.」(Deel)
『Uwahh….. Even being positive has a limit, but this guy doesn’t seem to know how to stop being positive…』(Nicola)
Being positive is not a bad thing, but it can be annoying to others sometimes.
「Celine, you should be grateful to me for driving out those children’s talents! I bet you fall in love with me even more after witnessing this amazing ability of mine, don’t you? Fwahaha!」(Deel)
「Huh? Don’t be stupid and come quickly, or we’ll leave you behind.」(Celine)
Celine answered Deel with a disgusted face as usual and turned around.
「Fwahaha! You don’t need to be shy! What a cute woman! Wait for me! I’m coming for you~!」(Deel)
Deel began to float in the air and crossed the river.
Seeing his glimmering eyes that were full of self-confidence made me think that he was truly a weird person.