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Just another Isekai Lover~

4-4 Her and Their Mission

The simple hall was filled with a mixture of high and low pitched cheers. For the inhabitants of Raphia, the colorful table, which they hadn’t had a chance to see for a long time, was the realization that their arduous journey had come to an end. It was not surprising, since they had been living a simple life in isolation since the boundary line was broken.

“You’re an excellent cook, aren’t you, Marie-chan? ……”

Chris let out a sigh of deep admiration. It was a good thing that we went into the kitchen with a lot of enthusiasm, but we were pressured by Marie, who seemed to think that cooking was all about finesse and I ended up working in the kitchen.

“It’s not uncommon to camp out over there and when you do, the only thing you can look forward to is eating. This is the first time I’ve ever had the pleasure of cooking for this many people……”

She untied her long hair and shook her head about two or three times in a row. Chris was glancing at the hall as she finished clearing up the side of the shed.

“Chris, please go on ahead. I’ll stay a little longer.”

“No, I’ll wait for you.”

“Chris, go ahead. This may be the last time we can share a meal together.”

Marie raised the corner of her mouth softly and Chris looked away from her as if to hide her embarrassment.

“I think you’re spoiling me too much. Same with Sage-sama ……”

“What older people say is what they hear. Now, let’s get this over with before it gets cold.”

“Eh? What do you mean, “older”?”

Chris walked out of the kitchen with the momentum of being pushed back, leaving behind an unanswered question.

“This is the last ……”

In the empty space, Marie’s soliloquy could be heard.

This might really be the last time. Not only in terms of the journey, but also if they ever reach the border…

“!!”

Her shoulders slumped and her body cowered. Marie’s slit eyes sharpened and her whole body was filled with the spirit of a wild animal. After a brief pause, she kicked open the door on the opposite side of the room from Chris and ran out.

“…… Marie-chan, haven’t you….?”

After a pause, Chris came to check on her and her voice echoed vainly in the empty kitchen.

……

…………

………………

The sweat that emerged, soaked into my eyes and I felt a stinging pain. In other words, this isn’t a bad dream.

I didn’t need to take another look at his entire body. It was definitely that dragon that I was supposed to have defeated.

I stifle my tongue in the back of my throat so that no one can see what I’m thinking. It was my fault for equating the definition of “incapacitated” with a mere creature.

“…Sage?”

The dragon who opened his mouth, uttered with a sullen voice. If he had been a few seconds later, I would have thrown some kind of magic in his mouth.

“……. what.”

“Is there anyone else in the land of humans who is stronger than you?”

“I don’t know. What does it matter?”

I brushed it off.

The magic power is too stagnant and I don’t understand anything. Because I usually read the magic power of my opponent and go around it. But I can’t help but think that the magical creatures called dragons are creepy. I don’t know if I can even tell if one is dead or alive if they are just standing there silently like Lute is right now.

“It looks like you’re on alert, but even if we were to seriously attack you, we wouldn’t stand a chance.”

“I don’t care about winning or losing. Just tell me what you want first.”

“No, I really just wanted to talk to you. ……”

The dragon spread out his limbs and laid down as if everything was alright. He could flutter his body, probably because he had a problem with his posture, but his limbs which were too short for his torso just scratched the sky.

“…………”

The scene in front of me was so carefree that it brought back memories of my first meeting with Lute. At the same time, I remembered the time when I met Chris as the Demon King and I felt a strange sense of guilt.

—Chris was also afraid of me, the unknown person, so she thrust her sword at me.

When I think about it, dragons might be quite unhappy creatures. I stopped using my magic power to restrain them for the time being and expressed my intention to call a truce.

“Okay, I’ll listen to you, but I need to know your purpose.”

“Purpose?”

The dragon and Lute slowly looked at each other and nodded.

“I understand. Allow me to tell you. I was hoping that the girl would be present too… but…”

Suddenly, the words were abandoned. An earth-shaking bass that filled the gaps in the conversation approached in small increments, increasing in volume.

“Footsteps……?”

As if following Lute’s voice, Sage rushed to raise his right hand. Before the magic in his throat became words, the clear, crackling treble of the glass broke out. The shattered fragments of protective magic flashed their last light in the sky above, then melted into the black night background and disappeared.

“Sage!”

Marie jumped out of the stairs as if she had to protect me who had hung down my still glowing hand.

“Marie, you…..”

“Please step back. You don’t have much magic left in you.”

The protective magic seems to be gone because Marie had destroyed it.

“It’s not necessary. They’re not the enemy.”

I grabbed Marie’s arm and pulled her up, adding in a whisper, “Just in case”. A red drop is dripping from her clenched little fist, but she is glaring at the dragon like a parent who protects her child.

“You’re really reckless sometimes, you know that?”

“Your protective magic is broken. ……”

Lute said in a soliloquy-like impression. His face, which is often expressionless has a stunned confused and indescribable look.

“She’s an exception to the rule. Don’t expect it to crack with force.”

I held my hand over Marie’s arm, which was still in my grasp and used water magic to wash away the blood. When I applied an unfamiliar healing magic to the exposed wound, the light lit wound regained its original skin color.

“Thank you…….”

Perhaps it was the blood that had risen to her head that had subsided, or perhaps it was the time that had passed, but Marie had regained her composure. When she looked up at the dragon again, she bowed gently and apologized.

“May I continue?”

From Lute’s point of view, me and Marie interrupted the conversation with our hostility in quick succession. I’ve heard that dragons don’t have the same emotional temperance swings, but I guess that’s not the same thing as being uncomfortable.

“Sorry. Go on.”

“Yes. Well, I think we should start with our purpose ……, no, I think we should start with the dragon.”

“Yes, we should. Well, I suppose your knowledge of us is limited to that of a creature of lore.”

“…… I’m sorry, should I leave you guys alone?”

Marie, who had been looking at the wound, turned on her heel, perhaps embarrassed by her misunderstanding.

“No, please be present. It’s something I want you and Sage-san to hear.”

“Eh? If that’s the case…….”

There was no way I could think of anything that only Marie and I would want to hear.

Lute slowly began to speak, aside from those of us who just looked at each other and tilted our head.4-4 Her and Their Mission

The simple hall was filled with a mixture of high and low pitched cheers. For the inhabitants of Raphia, the colorful table, which they hadn’t had a chance to see for a long time, was the realization that their arduous journey had come to an end. It was not surprising, since they had been living a simple life in isolation since the boundary line was broken.

“You’re an excellent cook, aren’t you, Marie-chan? ……”

Chris let out a sigh of deep admiration. It was a good thing that we went into the kitchen with a lot of enthusiasm, but we were pressured by Marie, who seemed to think that cooking was all about finesse and I ended up working in the kitchen.

“It’s not uncommon to camp out over there and when you do, the only thing you can look forward to is eating. This is the first time I’ve ever had the pleasure of cooking for this many people……”

She untied her long hair and shook her head about two or three times in a row. Chris was glancing at the hall as she finished clearing up the side of the shed.

“Chris, please go on ahead. I’ll stay a little longer.”

“No, I’ll wait for you.”

“Chris, go ahead. This may be the last time we can share a meal together.”

Marie raised the corner of her mouth softly and Chris looked away from her as if to hide her embarrassment.

“I think you’re spoiling me too much. Same with Sage-sama ……”

“What older people say is what they hear. Now, let’s get this over with before it gets cold.”

“Eh? What do you mean, “older”?”

Chris walked out of the kitchen with the momentum of being pushed back, leaving behind an unanswered question.

“This is the last ……”

In the empty space, Marie’s soliloquy could be heard.

This might really be the last time. Not only in terms of the journey, but also if they ever reach the border…

“!!”

Her shoulders slumped and her body cowered. Marie’s slit eyes sharpened and her whole body was filled with the spirit of a wild animal. After a brief pause, she kicked open the door on the opposite side of the room from Chris and ran out.

“…… Marie-chan, haven’t you….?”

After a pause, Chris came to check on her and her voice echoed vainly in the empty kitchen.

……

…………

………………

The sweat that emerged, soaked into my eyes and I felt a stinging pain. In other words, this isn’t a bad dream.

I didn’t need to take another look at his entire body. It was definitely that dragon that I was supposed to have defeated.

I stifle my tongue in the back of my throat so that no one can see what I’m thinking. It was my fault for equating the definition of “incapacitated” with a mere creature.

“…Sage?”

The dragon who opened his mouth, uttered with a sullen voice. If he had been a few seconds later, I would have thrown some kind of magic in his mouth.

“……. what.”

“Is there anyone else in the land of humans who is stronger than you?”

“I don’t know. What does it matter?”

I brushed it off.

The magic power is too stagnant and I don’t understand anything. Because I usually read the magic power of my opponent and go around it. But I can’t help but think that the magical creatures called dragons are creepy. I don’t know if I can even tell if one is dead or alive if they are just standing there silently like Lute is right now.

“It looks like you’re on alert, but even if we were to seriously attack you, we wouldn’t stand a chance.”

“I don’t care about winning or losing. Just tell me what you want first.”

“No, I really just wanted to talk to you. ……”

The dragon spread out his limbs and laid down as if everything was alright. He could flutter his body, probably because he had a problem with his posture, but his limbs which were too short for his torso just scratched the sky.

“…………”

The scene in front of me was so carefree that it brought back memories of my first meeting with Lute. At the same time, I remembered the time when I met Chris as the Demon King and I felt a strange sense of guilt.

—Chris was also afraid of me, the unknown person, so she thrust her sword at me.

When I think about it, dragons might be quite unhappy creatures. I stopped using my magic power to restrain them for the time being and expressed my intention to call a truce.

“Okay, I’ll listen to you, but I need to know your purpose.”

“Purpose?”

The dragon and Lute slowly looked at each other and nodded.

“I understand. Allow me to tell you. I was hoping that the girl would be present too… but…”

Suddenly, the words were abandoned. An earth-shaking bass that filled the gaps in the conversation approached in small increments, increasing in volume.

“Footsteps……?”

As if following Lute’s voice, Sage rushed to raise his right hand. Before the magic in his throat became words, the clear, crackling treble of the glass broke out. The shattered fragments of protective magic flashed their last light in the sky above, then melted into the black night background and disappeared.

“Sage!”

Marie jumped out of the stairs as if she had to protect me who had hung down my still glowing hand.

“Marie, you…..”

“Please step back. You don’t have much magic left in you.”

The protective magic seems to be gone because Marie had destroyed it.

“It’s not necessary. They’re not the enemy.”

I grabbed Marie’s arm and pulled her up, adding in a whisper, “Just in case”. A red drop is dripping from her clenched little fist, but she is glaring at the dragon like a parent who protects her child.

“You’re really reckless sometimes, you know that?”

“Your protective magic is broken. ……”

Lute said in a soliloquy-like impression. His face, which is often expressionless has a stunned confused and indescribable look.

“She’s an exception to the rule. Don’t expect it to crack with force.”

I held my hand over Marie’s arm, which was still in my grasp and used water magic to wash away the blood. When I applied an unfamiliar healing magic to the exposed wound, the light lit wound regained its original skin color.

“Thank you…….”

Perhaps it was the blood that had risen to her head that had subsided, or perhaps it was the time that had passed, but Marie had regained her composure. When she looked up at the dragon again, she bowed gently and apologized.

“May I continue?”

From Lute’s point of view, me and Marie interrupted the conversation with our hostility in quick succession. I’ve heard that dragons don’t have the same emotional temperance swings, but I guess that’s not the same thing as being uncomfortable.

“Sorry. Go on.”

“Yes. Well, I think we should start with our purpose ……, no, I think we should start with the dragon.”

“Yes, we should. Well, I suppose your knowledge of us is limited to that of a creature of lore.”

“…… I’m sorry, should I leave you guys alone?”

Marie, who had been looking at the wound, turned on her heel, perhaps embarrassed by her misunderstanding.

“No, please be present. It’s something I want you and Sage-san to hear.”

“Eh? If that’s the case…….”

There was no way I could think of anything that only Marie and I would want to hear.

Lute slowly began to speak, aside from those of us who just looked at each other and tilted our head.

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