Chapter 149: The First Day of Training is Over
“It’s getting dark, so I guess we’re done for the day.”
I’ve gained one level today alone. I didn’t kill that many monsters today, so I guess I was almost ready to raise my level when I fought the orcs. We had to call it a day and go home.
“Tomorrow, we’ll alternate between practicing spirit magic and raising levels. First, we’ll practice spirit magic tomorrow.”
Until now, we had planned to do spirit magic and leveling up in the morning and afternoon, like today. But since I’m strong for my level, I’m going to have to go to a place farther away from the elf village than today in order to defeat a stronger monster. Considering the time it would take to get there, they were going to split the day between the two.
Incidentally, today I used various skills to defeat the monsters. From the day after tomorrow, they’ll be giving me advice on how to fight during battle. In particular, they’re going to focus on teaching me how to use magic in close combat. I’m very glad to hear that, because my fighting style is almost entirely self-taught.
“Eh…? Why are you here… in the Elf Village? With the queen and the others and why are your ears…”
And on my way back, I met Elira.
“Hey! Why? Tell me now!”
While saying that, Elira walked straight towards me.
“Stop. Don’t come any closer.”
Before I could say anything else, Tiya and Judy stood in front of me as if to protect me.
“Why are you two…? Oh You’re… the Spirit King’s…”
When she saw the two of them standing in front of me as if to protect me, she seemed to have guessed that I was under contract with the Spirit King.
“I don’t believe it!”
And after saying that much, she ran off. Huh? I didn’t say a word… I thought about going after Elira, but I didn’t have anything to say in my defense. We’re not close enough to talk in detail. The only relationship between me and Elira is that we were opponents in a tournament. So, I went back to the castle. But it might have been better to chase her in order to get to know her better in the future.
After returning home, I took a bath and finished eating. I went back to my room with nothing left to do but sleep. The room was spacious and gorgeous, as evidenced by the king-sized bed. Even the furniture felt luxurious. When I asked if I could change the room, I was told that there was no room more luxurious than this one. So I changed my mind and asked them to lower the level of the room. Then I was told that this was not possible. To be honest, I don’t feel very comfortable in this room. Well…I fall asleep as soon as I get into the most comfortable bed…
“…You guys are coming with us, right?”
Of course I’m not wearing the same clothes I wore when I fought the monsters, because they’re covered in blood and I’m sure they’re already a wreck. When I woke up, I had changed into something else. She told me that she had politely disposed of my clothes. By the way, I didn’t dare ask who changed my clothes.
When I woke up, I put my hand in my pocket and found the two balls. Again today, when I forgot about them and changed into the combat clothes she had prepared for me, I found them in my pocket without my permission. It seems that the balls have found a permanent place in my pocket.
“I think I’ll go to bed.”
There was nothing to do and I was bored, so I lay down on the bed.
“Ah, Yug, Zeal, how can we feel more connected?”
It seems that I am not able to feel the connection well even though I’m under contract. Even with ordinary spirit magic, it seems that there’s a part of forcibly passing magic power. Because of that, it seems that even spirit magic consumes about quarter of my magic power.
“That’s just a matter of experience.”
Indeed, Emily and her friends have been contracting with spirits for hundreds of years. On the other hand, it’s been less than a year since I signed with Yug and Zeal. The difference in experience may come as no surprise.
“You’ll just have to feel the connection a little bit more steadily every day.”
It’s true that I don’t need to get a lot stronger right now, I just need to get a little stronger than I was yesterday. However, if I say such a generous thing, I’m afraid that a strong enemy like that monster will appear again. Well… there are three elves here who are much stronger than me, so I should be fine.
This is the first time that I haven’t seen Sophie for several days. Ever since I was reincarnated in this world, I’ve seen her face every day for 13 years. So to be in a different place, far away from her and not seeing her, is like going to forest school or a school trip. I’ve had such experiences in my past life, so I’m totally fine with it, but will Sophie be? I know she’ll be fine, since she has days when she doesn’t see any of our family except me.