Chapter 51 : On The Way
As the carriage traveled down the grassy road, the sounds of the hoofs and wheels were heard.
If we proceeded at this pace, it looks like we would reach the destination village before evening.
By the way, Fatia Town was one of the transit points leading to the capital, but the village was on the opposite side across the town.
The village was called “Secard Village”.
It seems it was a fairly large village.
And our mission is to install the seesaw in the square in the center of the village.
After a while of sitting in the carriage seat, I decided to take out a plain cushion I had prepared from my item box.
Celine and Gill oji-san said if you’re not used to traveling by carriage, your butt will hurt due to vibration and shock, so I bought several cushions from a second hand clothing store.
「Onii-chan, I want it too.」
After I handed Nicola the same thing, she put it on her seat, then she turned around 180 degrees toward the window and began to enjoy the scenery.
「Hooー Mark, you’re so well prepared, huh?」
Said Delica as she put her hand on her cheek and looked at me with a slightly impressed face.
Even though she has grown up a little, she’s still a leader of a group of kids.
So perhaps she thought that sitting on a carriage seat was an endurance test or something.
But let’s offer her a cushion too.
「Boss, I also bought one for you. Do you wanna use it?」
That’s a fast answer!
When I went to buy the cushion, I was wondering whether I needed to buy her one or not, but I’m glad I bought it.
Maybe she’s not used to sitting on a carriage sit too?
While controlling the horse from the front seat, Gauche oji-san looked back at us and raised his voice.
「Oi, oi. If you rely on something like that, you’ll never be able to travel without one, you know? Reducing your travel luggage as much as possible is important.」
「Mark has an item box, so it’s okay!」
「Ah, you’re right….. By the way, Mark, will you marry my Delica? I would be happy if you want to take over my construction shop and work together with Yuuri in the future.」
「Ha, HAAA!? What are you talking about!? Stupid Dad!」
「Huh? You once said that Mark is a promising guy, didn’t you?」
「But as a Wolf Team member! Besides, it’s too early for him to.. to… to get married!」
Being teased by Gauche oji-san, Delica’s face turned bright red.
It’s not because she has a feeling for me, but I guess she’s just not used to being told this kind of thing.
Her act was kinda cute actually.
『Onii-chan, in this world, you can get married from the age of twelve, you know? If you don’t get her heart early, she might be married before you turn twelve!』
While her body was still facing the window, Nicola turned her face at me and said that using telepathy.
『I’m not aiming for her! I’m not a lolicon, okay!?』
『Eeehhー If Onii-chan marries Boss early, I can become her sister-in-law, and… I can enjoy my everyday life with Boss spoiling me, ehehe~ So Onii-chan, please! Would you like to become a lolicon for me?』
『As if I would! …..But, wait… When I turn twelve, she will be sixteen, right? Does marrying a 16-years-old girl fall into a lolicon category? I’m younger than her in the first place, so…… Wait, wait, waaait! What am I thinking!? I’m still young! I still wanna enjoy my child’s life!』
『Eeehh~~~ Please become an adult quickly and provide for me.』
I decided to end this stupid telepathy conversation and let out a sigh.
Next to me, Delica was still yelling at her dad.
I feel tired… Not physically, but mentally…
I leaned deeply on my seat and looked outside through the small window.
The sky was so clear that there were no clouds at all.
As I stared at it for a while, I saw a flock of birds crossing.
I’m not sure because of the distance, but I feel like they are bigger than normal birds.
「Gauche oji-san, what kind of birds are they?」
Seeing Delica being teased by her dad, I feel sorry for her, so I tried to distract her dad.
「Mark, you can call me ‘Dad’, you know?….. Those birds, huh? Those are called ‘Piercing Birds’. They are not normal birds, they are monsters. They have long and sharp beaks that can easily make a hole in a human’s body.」
Gauche oji-san taught me while being glared at by Delica.
「Monsters!? Are they going to attack our carriage!?」
「Don’t worry. They won’t attack us as long as we don’t attack them. They usually move from mountain to mountain while hunting beasts on the way. Their beaks and feathers sell very well, so there are many hunters and adventurers hunting them.」
「I see. So there are also monsters who are not aggressive, huh?」
Monsters like goblins and kobolds would attack humans as soon as they saw them.
「Well, most of the monsters are said to be normal animals that have been transformed by the influence of mana around them. So of course there are some that don’t like attacking humans. If all the monsters are vicious, humans would be extinct, you know?」
Ahh, I see. He has a point.
「Oh, right. Speaking of monsters, you can eat monster meat in Secard Village. You can’t eat them very often in Fatia, so how about we eat them for today’s dinner?」
「Ehh!? Dad! Don’t tell me, we’re going to eat ‘that’ again!?」
「Ahahahaha! Maybe Mark and Nicola would like ‘that’, right? Who knows?」
「Well, maybe they will like it, but… I’ll never eat ‘that thing’ ever again! Aa-ahh… I got goosebumps just by remembering it.」
Said Delica while rubbing her arms.
Just what on earth will they serve us!?
But… honestly, I’m kinda curious what monster meat tastes like.
I can just give up if I think it’s impossible to eat.
「Oi, Delica. I’m sure Mark prefers a woman who has the bravery to eat ‘that’. Am I right, Mark?」
「Geez! When are you going to stop talking about this!? Stupid Dad!」
Aa-ahh… Here we go again…
While watching Delica and her dad arguing again, I decided to do daily magic practice by making stone balls.