Chapter 14: You’re really saying that!?

Question: What’s better, a scheduled batch-release or spamming you with posts like I have been doing?
Asha-san seems less like a harem member and more like a tutorial fairy….

You’re really saying that!?

After finally managing to finish healing the subjugation members, we were drinking tea at the guild table.

“T-today there were a lot….”

Aura sounded completely exhausted, as if she was covered in wounds.
Tré also looked very pained after casting so many recovery spells and draining her mana.
Lily had reached her limit midway so she was now sleeping on my lap.
That isn’t to say I wasn’t tired. I had plenty of mana but continually using recovery magic all day is somehow… you know?

“Then shall we go home soon?”

Everyone was still exhausted but it’s not like we can stay here indefinitely.
Lily didn’t end up waking up so I piggybacked her home.

“Lolicon”
“Wai- You’re really saying that!?”
“So Master is a lolicon……?”
“No Tré, that’s wrong, okay? I’m not a lolicon, okay?”

The next day, the rumour that I was a lolicon flowed into the guild.
Hey, even though I healed you guys yesterday!!
I was ignored by Asha-san all day….

――――――[Armoured dude POV]―――――――――――――――――――――――

“So I should gather some outstanding healers, is that correct?”
“Yeah. I’m counting on you.”

I was in a hurry. My mind didn’t work well in a race against time.
Nevertheless, I still had a lot of things I need to do.
I stood up from my seat.

――――――[Arnest POV]―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――

I somehow managed to supress the suspicions of me being a lolicon and I relaxed at home the next day.
Today is the regular day off work. Thinking of sleeping until noon and then going out to play somewhere, I fell asleep once again.

 

It’s now afternoon, and I am strolling about in town by myself for once.
The people in this town are as good-natured as usual and they wave when they see me.
Seeing them waving happily, I feel glad I killed the goblins back then.

 

“Would you happen to be the recovery magic user, Arnest-sama?”

Surprised by the sudden voice, I turn around while wondering who it is. Standing behind me were several people covered in full-body armour.

“Y-yeah. I’m Arnest but… can I help you with something?”

Naturally, this guy wasn’t one of my acquaintances. Despite this, he seemed to know of me.

“By order of the king, we have come from the capital to retrieve you!! It’s a very urgent matter so please come with us.”

With that said, I found myself being escorted away by two armoured men.

“Eh, right now!? Wai.. give me a moment first!!”

If I don’t say something to Aura and the others first, there’s no telling what will happen, especially to me.

“I’m sorry but this is a race against time.”

Whoa, are you serious…. I’m gonna get lectured when I get back…..

“Huh, Nest-san?”

Passing by us unexpectedly was the inn’s postergirl-chan.

“Ah, perfect timing! If you see Aura and the others, please tell them I’ve been summoned to the capital by the king and that they don’t have to worry about me!!”

Leaving behind those words, I was taken away by those armoured bastards.

――――――[Aura POV]―――――――――――――――――――――――――――――

Currently we were having a discussion about what to do from here on.
Apparently Nest was taken away to the capital when we weren’t aware.

“Jeez, what is Nest doing….”

I unintentionally let out a sigh.

Even the ever-smiling Lily had a gloomy expression after hearing the situation.

“Is Nest.. alright?”
“I think he should be fine. I heard it was an order from the King.”

But even if I believe he’s alright, I can’t help but think that there’s a chance of something bad happening.

“Yup, it’s useless to think any more! We’re going to the capital too!!”
“Yeah!!”

With that decided, there’s nothing more to discuss. We’ve saved up money from our work every day so we should have enough.
All that’s left is how we will get there, but…..

“Asha-san. Do you know any good means to get to the capital?”

We decided to ask Asha-san in the guild.

“Ah, could this be about Nest? I would like to go too, but I can’t leave my work….. As for traveling measures, it should be fine to ask a peddler. Luckily, Tré-san can use Recovery Magic so they should easily give you a ride.”

 

“Well then, please treat us well.”

We greet the peddler who will be giving us a ride to the capital and board the wagon.

 

Everything is so we can meet Nest.