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Chapter 25 – The Journey

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Author: Kaburagi Haruka Original Source: Syosetu
Translator: Yuki English Source: Re:Library

While being shaken by our carriage, we continue our journey towards Raum. On our way, we didn’t really have to worry about any raids… more than that… uugh…

「Uhhhgg, I feel sick」
「Are you okay, Nicole-sama!? 」

Finia couldn’t hide her surprise after I became sick for the second time today. The journey itself was fine, but my physical condition was not. Knowing I would end up like this, Maria made sure to have me carry potions that would help relieve the motion sickness.
But even with that, it didn’t really help much due to my frail constitution. Seriously it’s not really working.
On the other hand, my best friend Michelle-chan couldn’t even hold her laughter while looking at my condition.

However, stopping the carriage in order to mend my physical condition would only end up delaying our journey.
Right now Finia was letting me rest on her lap and took out a potpourri from her pocket to relieve me of my dizziness.

The carriage we were using didn’t come with passenger seats but something much closer to a covered cart that could only stop wind and rain.
Although the ride we have is not the best, there are also advantages to it like being able to stretch out like this.

Placing my head on Finia’s lap, a refreshing scent was brought to my nose from the potpourri that she had taken out.
The potpourri was scented with mint and a mix of lavender, that’s why it was giving off a refreshing scent.
That refreshing scent was healing my dizziness and made me feel relaxed.

「Kukuku, right now Nicole-sama you are acting like a spoiled kitten」
「Un, Nicole-chan turned into a cat」

Michelle and Finia were teasing me at my current condition, and Michelle’s mom couldn’t help but smile at them.
Though I am like this, I am still the daughter of heroes and is considered to be a respectable noble.
Although her mom knows that, Maria wouldn’t really mind if they were only a little disrespectful, still, the thought of angering Maria is really scary.
She will also be helping us by supporting our daily life at the academy, but they still have no idea what they should do.

「Uuugh, it finally subsided a bit. This has really reflected how weak my body really is…」

I also feel kind of weird being more feminine than usual, but I have now gotten used to calling myself with a more feminine tone.

In this carriage headed towards Raum, several other merchants have joined us.
Some of them are to return to Raum after trading with the village.
There are currently three escorts and some people carrying huge amounts of money.
They are kind of a little tense due to the presence of a person that should not be in this carriage.

「That’s right, big brother Adventurer, can I ask you something?」
「Nicole-sama…… that is……」

They are also in charge of escorting us.
There’s no need for them to listen to a child’s request, but they can at least relax for a bit.
Keeping their eyes on the surroundings all the time would wear them out more than necessary.
After all, I have also experienced being an adventurer.

「It’s fine you know, there are no monsters in the surroundings at the moment」
「Eh, how do you know about that? 」
「I can somehow tell」

This is one of my skills, being able to sense the presence of life. Since this skill doesn’t require physical ability. I was able to raise it almost to the same level as I had before.
And right now, there are no strange presences or enemies within my range of preception.
If they want to keep this up, they will need to stop the carriage to take frequent breaks.
Though everyone should stay on alert, it is not good to remain tense all the time. Staying in this condition for too long, they would only end up exhausting themselves, which would make them lose focus and end up making a mistake.

「Is that……is that really true?」
「Well there are no enemies within my detection range……」

Hearing that, one of the adventurers tried asking Finia, but received a similar answer.
Well, we don’t really have to rush our trip.

「You know? I also have a good pair of ears」
「Is that so, fine then――what is it that you want to know?」

And with this, the adventurers told us stories about their adventures. It was something that a normal villager wouldn’t know of. Everyone was listening intently to their stories, other than me that is.

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From my point of view, after hearing about their adventures, I couldn’t help but think about how sloppy and careless they are as adventurers. Still, it is interesting enough as a form of entertainment on this long journey.
It is better than accumulating fatigue and staying silent throughout the journey.

「Then suddenly a troll jumps out of a shade――」
「But it wasn’t really a troll that came out right?」

A troll is a huge monster about 5 meters in height. From what they were talking about before, they said that they were inside a cavern with a ceiling of about 3 meters in height.

「Ugh……Tha, That is……」
「Geez, I’ll continue the story…… it was goblins that came out from that place」

The three adventurers were two men and one woman. The female adventurer contradicted the explanation of the man.
Well, I don’t really know how the general public would receive their stories, but since I’m also listening, I’d like them to forgive me from retorting.

Despite being cramped in a small space like this, the other passengers were laughing out loud. Though everyone wasn’t related, their bonds were becoming stronger.
From my past experiences, powerful experts tend to become a target of admiration without their notice.

While watching adventurers having fun with the passengers, the journey continued while gaining such fun memories.


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