Arnest is very tsundere, all these double negatives.
Name change: Asher -> Asha (because Asher sounds like a male’s name)
For those who think that the story is poorly written, take note that it’s pretty much at the 「First draft」stage and I’m sure Author-san will go back and edit all the chapters later.
I had been severely scolded by the innkeeper, but now I was full of anticipation.
Why? That’s obvious. It’s because I can meet ‘Saint-sama’. It seems her medical treatment is available to the public so it’s easy to see her.
What’s important is the extent of recovery magic that ‘Saint-sama’ can use.
And what’s even more important is how beautiful ‘Saint-sama’ is. How beautiful the Saint is!!
The town was full of energy. There were many people opening stands on the street. It’s like a mini-festival already.
“Hey, did you hear? Apparently Saint-sama is coming to town!”
“Oh, you’re quick! When will the medical treatment start?”
“It seems Saint-sama will start right after having a short rest.”
I kept my ears open and gathered information. Heh, it’s not like I don’t have any friends because I only recently came to this town!
I head there early to take a position as far forward as possible so I would be able to see. Luckily there were only a few people so I could take up a position easily.
It appears there’s still some time before it starts. I made a mistake, I could have bought something suitable to eat. I haven’t even eaten breakfast so I’m hungry…..
“Er.. Nest-kun? G-good morning.”
“Ah!? Wh-who are hyu?”
I couldn’t not bite my tongue! Because in front of my eyes was a woman with an hourglass figure!?
“It’s me, Asha.”
I-I never thought it’d be Asha-san…..
“Ah, good morning. I didn’t recognise you without your uniform.”
Because I’ve never seen Asha-san in plain clothes before….. Or rather, she really is a beauty!
“Er.. so what are you doing here, Asha-san? Did you come to see Saint-sama too?”
“Y-yeah. There’s that too but I thought I might run into you so……”
“Eh, what was that?”
Her voice lowered half way through the sentence so I couldn’t hear it.
“Come to think of it, have you eaten? It’s fine if you haven’t but to be honest, I made a lunchbox… How about it?”
B-by ‘how about it’, is she talking about eating together?
I thank Asha-san and feast on the lunchbox.
What the heck, it’s super tasty!! So Asha-san was good at cooking….. And she’s a beauty! A major beauty!! If she was my wife……
Nevertheless, I can only dream. No matter how hard I try, I won’t be a good match for Asha-san. It’s too bad I wasn’t born handsome but I can continue living with just this lunchbox!
“This really is delicious, it’s already at a level you can’t buy. I envy the one who will become your husband!”
If I was handsome, I would probably be able to eat this cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner but it’s too bad……
Asha-san’s face suddenly turns red. She’s become flustered for some reason.
“Th-then Nest-kun will accept (me)?”
“Eh, of course I’ll accept (the lunchbox)!”
What’s the matter, Asha-san? I wonder if I did something bad.
“So.. I can’t have the lunchbox?”
Asha-san questions, suddenly freezing. She has already become ghastly.
“Y-you weren’t talking about the lunchbox…..? To accept or not…..”
When I said that, Asha-san turned bright red with an inaudible *poof* and ran away. Wh-what should I do with this lunchbox….. Would it be alright to eat it….?
People have gradually assembled by the time I finished the lunchbox. Obviously, there were a great number of injured people.
From what I hear around me, it seems it’ll start soon.
People in the vicinity cheer loudly. It looks like the Saint-sama I’ve been eagerly waiting for has appeared. Come, beauty!!
Saint-sama appeared before us. She’s covered by a thick hood.
A commotion gradually spread through the area, like the others also thought it was strange.
“Good morning everyone.”
A single statement, spoken in a clear voice. It wasn’t said very loudly but it resounded in the vicinity. Even the commotion settled down because of it.
“Now then, I will start the medical treatment.”
As expected of the Saint, she heals injuries in a twinkle. However, they were all just grazes and such, so the amazing magic I was looking forward to was not seen.
I could only strengthen my resolve and then approached the Saint as a patient. As one would expect, I covered myself with a hood so I wouldn’t stand out in the future.
“Hello, what would you like me to heal?”
Hearing it from up close, she has an even prettier voice. And then I took a fleeting peek into Saint-sama’s hood to see her face. I could tell she was a beauty even with the small glimpse.
“Um.. I want to have you heal my arm but….”
“? Your arm doesn’t look like it’s injured though….”
“Ah, I’ll do it now, so please.”
And then I cut off an arm.
“!? What are you doing!? I’ll heal you now so please stand still.”
S-Saint-sama got mad at me….. Certainly, I might have overdone it. A large quantity of blood flowed out from the base of my arm even now.
Oh, so this is Saint-sama’s magic.. Ah…..?
“Um.. Are you…finished?”
The blood has stopped. But that’s all, the arm hasn’t healed.
“You! Why did you do such a stupid thing!! To cut off an arm!! Honestly, you won’t be able to use it again, you know!?”
“Huh? Wasn’t Saint-sama able to heal an arm…..?”
The people in the vicinity watched with bated breath.
“Are you an idiot!? There’s no way I can recover it!? I don’t mean to boast but I know more than anyone else in terms of recovery magic. Even so, I’ve never heard of a spell that can regrown a severed arm.”
I stood there in shock. Eh, then what about my Heal? Who am I going to learn recovery magic from…..?
“That kind of… I’m sorry.”
I made a brief statement to the surrounding people, picked up my arm and returned to the inn in a daze.
In that case, what the hell is my recovery magic….? I can easily do something that even Saint-sama can’t manage.
“Sigh…. This can’t be anything but monstrous then…..”
I mutter to myself mockingly while healing my arm. I finally understood how strange it was for me to regrow my arm by simply casting Heal.
From here on, I shouldn’t use such excessive recovery magic as much as possible.
I etched that into my mind.