Arc 1 Admission to Royal Magic Academy
The elf girl
Gasping for breath, the girl slumped against a tree.
Her expression was one of anguish.
(Why would a high orc come out out of blue……!)
In front of her eyes, a group of high orcs gathered around the girl.
She was desperately trying to run away, but stumbled along the way and now was cornered like this.
She tried to stand up, but it seemed that her ankle was twisted when stumbled……and swelled up so much that she could not stand up.
(Alas……, if it’s going to be like this, I should have paid the peddler to take me on a carriage!)
The entrance exam for the Royal Magic Academy was held the other day.
It’s a good thing that the exam ended up being a success for her, but it’s a long way to get to the elven territory where her home is.
If she was to travel that distance in a carriage, the cost would be unbelievable for a commoner.
That’s exactly how much a commoner would have to work for a month to earn.
Even if it’s just to enter the Royal Magic Academy, it had already taken incredible costsーーーーso, it’s only natural that she doesn’t want to spend any more money.
Therefore, this girl decided to return home on foot.
She thought that she could get by with a few encampments and cheap accommodation in town.
……. This time, such thought was paid off.
The high orc’s tongue lolling and laughter frightened the elf girl.
It was partly because of her injured ankle, but she couldn’t even move well because she got cold feet.
ーーーーIf she was a student who wanted to enter the Royal Magic Academy, she would be able to use her magic here to resist.
However, fear inhibited that idea.
“Nooo……, someone please help me……!”
She closed her eyes and cowered, trying to escape from reality.
It is lazy to ask for help from others instead of trying to overcome the situation by herself.
In the first place, the reality that she brought about because she lowered the value of her own life and was reluctant to pay for carriage, is her own fault.
Suddenly, she hears the raw sound of such flesh being crushed.
The girl became curious, and when she opened her eyesーーーー
“Wh, what in the world……?”
What she saw in her vision was large beast-like maws spread over the heads of a group of high orcs.
Black, terrifying, and their form and shape were diverse and undefined.
But judging from the large fangs and shape, they were definitely mouth.
Those were the mouth that devoured the skull of the high orcs without resistance.
…and after devouring the skull, torso, lower body, and finally all that was left was the blood of the orcs scattered randomly.
The girl was bewildered.
She couldn’t understand what had just happened in the very before her eyes, and she was even more terrified by them than the high orcs.
She doesn’t know where they appeared from.
But wasn’t she the next one after the high orcs?
(Th, there’s no way I can beat those things……)
In the face of such disaster, liquid leaked from the lower half of her body unconsciously.
She wasーーーーterrified, couldn’t even speak.
And when the black maws finished devouring all the orcsーーーー
“Maan, orcs are surprisingly delicious. It tasted just like mutton, you know?”
“You know what it tastes like?”
“Of course I do, because this is the sorcery to satisfy my ravenous appetite. What’s the point of eating if you can’t taste it?”
“Heee! Julis’ sorcery is indeed amazing, yes!”
“‘Attaboy’ is more correct to say, you know!”
ーーーーA boy and a girl suddenly appeared in front of her.
A gray-haired boy with light clothing that seemed easy to move around in, and a blonde-haired girl with monk’s uniform peculiar to the clergy.
They were a bizarre combination. The suddenness of the situation left the girl with no choice but to open her mouth.
Then, they slowly approached her.
“Are you alright?…… Don’t worry anymore, Julis has taken care of everything.”
“Well, from what I can see from up there, there don’t seem to be any other high orcs, so you save now, I think? ……You have done a good job.”
The two of them then give her a gentle smile.
As if to reassure her, they told her that she was safe now.
(Aaaa…… these people have saved meーーーー)
When she realized this, the girl’s consciousness ceased there.
“An elf in such a place…… Hey? Elf territory will be further west, right.”
Julis looked at the unconscious girl and wondered.
Her long blonde hair and pointed ears are peculiar to the elf. She has a cute and well-organized face that makes her look something different from humans.
And her wonderful neckline can be clearly seen from the light green-based leisure clothing.
“You’re right……. And it’s too dangerous to be alone.”
Cecilia spoke her doubts while healing the leg of the elf girl in front of her.
Elf territory is a territory recognized by a country that has no noble landlord.
Originally, humans and elves were at odds with each other, and when they made peace, the king gave the territory to the elves.
The king gave the elves a territory when he made peace with them, and the elves lived there with condition ofーーーーpaying no taxes to the country and having no influence on the hierarchical society of the nobility.
However, the elven territory is quite a distance away.
Even more than the remote territory of Anderberg.
“I’ll have to preach to her later.”
“That’s a saintess for ya, very kind.”
“This is a natural thing for a human being to do!”
It seemed that the sermon was confirmed before the elf girl knew it.
“Rather, what to do with this unconscious fellow. I’d like to decide before Cecilia opens her mouth.”
“Why before I open my mouth!?”
Cecilia, who had finished her healing, approached Julis.
The elf girl’s red swelled ankle was receding beautifullyーーーーas expected, she was a saintess who had received a blessing directly from the goddess.
“Because, if I ask Cecilia for her opinion, she’ll say something like, “I can’t just abandon this person like this……. Can’t you help her?” I’m, not going to go that farーーーー”
“I can’t just abandon this person like this……. Can’t you help her?”
“Hey, did you hear what I said?”
Julis’ cheeks twitched as he realized that she had said every word correctly.
It was not like Julis is a perfect good guy.
Not like Cecilia, he couldn’t be kind to everyone.
Cecilia bowed her head as hard as she could.
It’s not supposed to be about her, but she’s trying as hard as she can.
(……Haa, that’s unfair.)
He couldn’t refuse if she was shown such a figure, Julis complained in his head.
“…… I’ll take a break somewhere today. And after that, I’ll take care of her and carry her to a safe townーーーーis that enough?”
“……Waaa! Thank you, Julis!”
Cecilia expressed her happiness and gratitude with a big smile on her face.
It might be inevitable that the smile on her face made his heart was beating uncontrollably.
(Holy crap, I may never be able to beat Cecilia for the rest of my life…)
For some reason, he felt like he couldn’t oppose Cecilia’s smile.
That was what Julis thought.
[To be Continued]
Ugh, I had made a bad move by updating my chr*me, it was very
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