|Author: Lil Blade||Original Source: SFACG||Word Count: 1338 characters|
|Translator: imperfectluck||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 753 words|
The next morning, Kirsten secretly got out of bed. She then smiled when she saw Mirabelle’s sleeping face. She didn’t intend to wake Mirabelle up.
However, she heard some movement from inside Mirabelle’s room.
Since Mirabelle wasn’t sleeping together on the same bed as Kirsten, Mirabelle only opened her bleary eyes when Kirsten was changing her clothes.
Kirsten had originally wanted to sneak out while Mirabelle was still asleep, but Mirabelle woke up and noticed before Kirsten could leave.
“Did you intend on slipping away by yourself?”
Kirsten heard Mirabelle’s question when she was about to step out of the room.
“To be honest, your injuries haven’t healed yet, which is why I don’t want you to go out. Besides, if there’s any danger, I won’t have the strength to protect you…”
“As I said, my injuries are mostly healed. Besides, I don’t need your protection…”
Mirabelle sat up on the bed. Her bleary eyes were filled with resolution. This made Kirsten not know how to tell her otherwise. In fact, she even felt rather lonely when Mirabelle said that she didn’t need protection.
Mirabelle also noticed that Kirsten was slightly crestfallen. She hurriedly waved her hand and anxiously told Kirsten, “No no no, it’s not that I don’t like you, I just don’t want you to worry…”
Mirabelle stated her true feelings. This wasn’t just to console Kirsten. Mirabelle didn’t want to see Kirsten with such a sad expression, after all. Still, it was just a matter of convenience, not especially to console her.
“What’s the matter? Your face has become so red. Have you gotten a fever after all?”
Kirsten’s small and icy hands were already up against Mirabelle’s forehead.
“It’s nothing at all! Let’s go wash up together and then leave!”
“I really don’t know what to do with you. It’s fine if you go, but you must stay within the safe area…”
Kirsten kept explaining as she went downstairs together with Mirabelle.
“Eh? Only the safe area?”
Mirabelle had a look of disappointment.
“Don’t follow me if you won’t agree to this…”
Mirabelle had to compromise after hearing this.
“Okay, I promise you…”
(This chapter is provided to you by Re:Library)
(Please visit Re:Library to show the translators your appreciation and stop supporting the content thief!)
Mirabelle calmed down and thought about it. Perhaps it was fine to stay in the safe area. -She was only level 0, after all. Even if she went out of the safe area, her attack strength wouldn’t help at all – even she felt embarrassed about how her physical attack rating was only a 2.
The girls went outside after they finished washing up. Mirabelle raised her head and looked at the grey sky when she was outside.
14 years – she had spent 14 years before she managed to escape from the jail-like city. It was thanks to her adoptive mother, Nim, and all the other elves that Mirabelle Brillana was able to obtain freedom from that city.
-She was just like Icarus, who was arrogant enough to think that he could fly up to the sun. (Greek Mythology)
Icarus had wanted freedom too much, to the point where he used wings made from wax and feathers to fly up into the sky – however, he also paid the price by getting too close to the sun, which caused his wax wings to be melted by the sun. In the end, he fell out of the sky and paid the price of his life.
Mirabelle Brillana was similar – for the sake of mere freedom, she paid a price that was even heavier than her own life.
As for the results, Mirabelle had succeeded, while Icarus had failed. However, did Mirabelle think that she had made a mistake? The price for freedom was far higher than she had expected.
However, Mirabelle had already abandoned her doubts. She felt that she had obtained her freedom because other people had paid the price with their lives in order to give it to her. Thus, Mirabelle had to become stronger in order to repay them. She had to become stronger than Heather –
Kirsten finally called out to her after Mirabelle followed Kirsten outside the city wall.
“Eh? Are we already here?”
“Honestly, you’re really so defenseless. You even daydream when following behind me. I really can’t rest assured…”
“You can rest assured, since I’ll stay in the safe area.”
The sky was still gray and hazy, as it wasn’t quite morning yet.
“Is this the safe area?”
Mirabelle looked with surprise around her. There were green crystals on the trees here.
Support Project Gender Bender
∴ Subscribing to Patreon may result in faster updates.
For more info, please refer to this: link.