|Author: Kaburagi Haruka||Original Source: Syosetu|
|Translator: Yuki||English Source: Re:Library|
One of the ultimate techniques I have learnt in this body, that is to face Lyell with upturned eyes.
Lyell looked down at me with a troubled expression.
“That request … I cannot fulfil it.” (Lyell)
“Why? Why won’t Papa listen to my request?” (Nicole)
I raised my body into a sitting position, while Lyell rests a firm palm on my head.
Its hardness is also a proof of constant daily training.
“Nicole is still small, and do not have physical strength. Furthermore your body is still weak, it is difficult to learn swords in such a condition.”
It is as Lyell said, my body is weak, without sufficient stamina or strength.
Thus Lyell hesitates to teach me swordsmanship.
Needless to say, that concern is valid.
It is not possible for this body to even lift a sword. Even if I lifted it, I cannot hold it steady.
In other words, I was not even qualified to stand at the entrance to the art of swordsmanship.
“No matter what?” (Nicole)
“U…gah! I can’t teach you to wield a sword with your body like this. But, once you are five years old, your hands will be bigger and you’ll be taller. Then, you might be able to wield a sword. ” (Lyell)
“Two more years…… I understand!” (Nicole)
As fast as I wanted to learn the sword, but if I rush and break my body I have neither the origin nor the result.
Just as Lyell says, I should build up my strentgh.
“Later, Mama is going to lecture you about the reckless thing that you did. She is scary when she is angry.” (Lyell)
“Mama is angry?” (Nicole)
“She already is. There’ll probably be thunder and lightning not too far in the future.” (Lyell)
Lyell tells me so with a frown.
Maria’s smile when she is angry gives off many chills, and of this, I am familiar with it in my previous life.
It was when I peeped into the women’s bath with Lyell, her anger transcended a whole new level.
Incidentally, the mission failed due to the defense of Cortina’s steel wall.
That cat-eared guard…… just you wait, I’ll definitely break through your guard someday.
“I will go check on Michelle-chan’s condition now, I will be back later.” (Lyell)
“Nicole risked her life to save that girl. Although it is no good to be unreasonable, I will praise you only for saving that girl.” (Lyell)
By the way, I have not even introduced myself to that girl.
Did you say her name is Michelle-chan?
“What about… the scars?” (Nicole)
“In no way would Maria do a bad job, leaving scars on Nicole.” (Lyell)
“Not me, Michelle-chan.” (Nicole)
“Oh, there’s no problem with that. Maria, you can come in now.” (Lyell)
That child is still a girl. It will be sad to leave scars at this age.
If it can be cured by Maria’s healing magic, there is nothing better than this.
When I breathed a sigh of relief, the door of the room was knocked conservatively.
Maria looks in from the narrow opening.
“Oh, Nicole has already woken up.” (Maria)
“Yeah. Thanks for healing my wounds.” (Nicole)
“You are welcome. How are you doing?” (Maria)
“All okay, there is no pain left, none at all.” (Nicole)
I lifted both hands and showed a gut pose.
My left arm, which had been bitten, moves without problems. It is thanks to the sacred magic of Maria.
“Okay, now I can preach to you without hesitation.” (Maria)
Maria said so with a bright smile. Words cannot describe it, but there is most certainly pressure in the atmosphere.
I can only reply with a nod.
A few days later. Both I and Michelle-chan were recovering without any problem.
We introduced each other and shook hands. She became my first friend ever since I was reborn in this body.
But I did not get to play with her.
We are already 3 years old. In other words, it was time for the ceremony of baptism.
It is a ritual for the village children. No special preparations are necessary.
Still, there was a custom of dressing up for presentation.
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“So, I think that this dress will suit Nicole.” (Maria)
“No, Maria, her injuries were only recently healed, I think a toga-style dress, which wouldn’t put a burden on her will–” (Lyell)
“That’s no good, her chest will be seen if she raises her hands.” (Maria)
“Surely people wouldn’t care as they are still children?” (Lyell)
“Ah, I usually wear a shirt and pants…” (Nicole)
“No, you can’t!” (Maria/Lyell)
Costume matching was done almost every day.
I think that it is stressful for kids to be unable to play, but I couldn’t stop my parents’ enthusiasm.
Even though I wanted to train my body as soon as possible, it has to be restricted.
This continued for several days, and then the time for the baptism ceremony arrived.