|Author: Kiriya Kadzuki||Original Source: Syosetu||Word Count: 1336 characters|
|Translator: Nomad||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 500 words|
|Proofreader: Silva||Editor(s): Deximus_Maximus|
The bodies of the two children in the carriage had marks tattooed on them, and they looked frightened.
“There’s no need to be afraid. Get off the carriage and come with me.”
When Schenna reached out with her hand to them, their wariness exceeded their limits as they started crying and almost shaking.
There did not seem to be any other enemies around, but if they stayed there for too long others would notice something was off and reinforcements could arrive.
“It’s okay. I’m your friend, I’ll take you somewhere safe.”
Schenna hugged the two of them as she gently spoke to them, and slowly their lumped wariness was dissolved.
“Miss…you aren’t together with them? You aren’t trying to deceive and hit us later?”
“I promise I won’t do anything like that. Does it seem like I’m lying to you?”
“Good child. What are you called?”
“I’m Caro, this is my younger brother Mauro. What are you called, miss?”
“I’m Schenna. So Caro and Mauro, calm down and listen closely to what I say. My friends are nearby, will you come with us?”
“…Okay. But Mauro got hurt and can’t walk well.”
“I’ll carry Mauro. You hold my hand, Caro.”
Schenna had managed to convince Mauro as he climbed on her back, while Caro took her hand and they went outside the carriage.
Luthors and Grana came out running to meet up with Schenna and the children, and Schenna urged Grana to chant the teleporting spell.
“I’m sorry for going off the plan like this. Hurry and return us to the fortress city.”
“…Well, whatever. Hold on to me.”
Grana activated the spell and they returned inside the restaurant, just where they had stood before leaving.
In the end, they had been unable to gather Dark Cores, and all Schenna did was cause more trouble for Grana and Luthors.
Caro and Mauro were rid of their balls and chains, then led to a room in the second to be treated.
“Caro, Mauro, this lady that looks exactly like me will treat your wounds. Grana, can you please use your healing magic to help them?”
“Okay okay, got it. And when I’m done I’d be glad if you could bring breakfast for all of us.”
“Sure, I’ll do that.”
Schenna left Grana to treat them and went downstairs to the dining room, where she met with Luthors.
“…I guess you’re disappointed in me. I spoke so much about the slaves, but then as soon as I had a chance I ran off leaving the party in danger, and even stopped us from getting any Dark Cores.”
“I can always go gather them myself. And if you hadn’t rescued those children they might have been dead by now. I think you did what you had to do as a knight…as a human. So please stop thinking like that!”
Schenna had resigned herself to getting scolded so she just hung her head in shame.