Translator : Ellionora
Editor : Fade
Chapter 15 Kidnapped (6)
<Poisona>! (TN: Final Fantasy reference)
Shit!! The wound was shallow so it’s immediately healed, but why has the poison not gone? I think it’s because I don’t have any knowledge about medical treatment, even the magic phenomenon that I have used up until now is still unclear to me. But as long as I have a clear image it should be invoked like I want it to, so why…..
Just around 10 minutes ago, I leave the house and meet Lein-niisama with raised hands like Lein-niisama asked me. Without concern about my bloodstained attire he hugged me and said “… I’m really glad you are safe”. I was really relieved when the knights began to move to save Haru and the other kids as per my wish but…
At the same time as Lein-niisama shouted, my body was rotated 180 degree. There, I see a knight going to restrain the boss (temporary) whom I defeated a while ago, who has lifted the upper-half of his body and started grinning widely when he heard Lein-niisama’s groan.
I somehow support nii-sama as he falls to his knee, and slowly put him on the ground, then Lein-niisama said “Emil… it was poisoned so, don’t touch… the, knife” before he lost consciousness.
I grip the knife’s handle with a handkerchief and pull it out of Lein-niisama’s body. The blood slowly flowing out.
The wound closed when I use <Heal>, then I use <Scan> after use detoxification(Antidote) magic to check the result, but the poison is still there. Though it was a magic that frequently used in the game, it’s not working so I tried to chant <Detoxification> directly with the image like how it works in the game, but it’s was a failure too.
I had no other choice, because I can’t use recovery magic from the Light Element, I can only use that magic.
A magic that rewind a bodies time. Just in case, I muttered the Rollback part in low voice. A showy effect of a gear like magic circle started to appear from Lein-niisama’s body, and the magic begin to rewind his condition to right before he was afflicted by the poison. It’s not like I was worried someone would see it! Lein-niisama’s body twitched when I check his body with <Scan> after the effect disappeared, and the poison was completely gone.
I entrust Lein-niisama to a nearby knight and went to the boss. A knight gives me a warning when I get close to the boss, but I ignore it. Like I’m going to worry about that! I will return double for what he’s done!
Because I had torn his legs, he was like some captured alien when the knights held his both hands and carry him under their shoulder.
“It would be better if you just sleep quietly you know.”
“Ojou-chan, it’s dangerous so stay back!”
I stand before the boss and talk to him with wide smile on my face. The knights butt in from both side when I was talking to him. I’m not really sure, is it because they worried for me or am I a hindrance to them? Let’s ignore them.
“At that time, it should have been better if you had killed me sooner. What a great mistake.”
“Ojou-chan stay back!!!”
“……… You monster……”
“Nn? Monster? What an exaggerated words. Just what are you seeing now I wonder? Are you perhaps have some kind of special ability to see-through anything? Maa it doesn’t matter now. It’s not going to change the fact that you have failed.”
I shake off the hand of a knight who wants to separate me from the boss, and put my hand in front of the boss.
“Let this pain gnaw at thee, thou not allowed to go mad nor die from this pain, thy sole and only moment of mercy will be granted when thee speaketh the truth. Known this pain for eternity. <Pain>!”
After I put a curse magic for everlasting pain on him, he started to scream like a madman and breaks loose from the knights’ restrain when he begin to act violently.
“Serves you right.”
Kukuku, I can’t hold my laugh but I was muttering so they shouldn’t be able to hear what I said. After that, I pass an important note to the knights who was already several steps away from the boss.
“Eto, I just put magic on that man that causes lasting pain. If he answers a question honestly it will lessen his pain temporarily, please make sure he won’t escape. Though I said that, with his legs like that I don’t think he will be able to run.”
“E, a. Ah…”
I bow my head after saying that and the knights with quite a complicated expression reply to me.
When I returned to where Lein-niisama is, he has already regained his consciousness and was hugged by Haru who was crying on his arm. Is this what they say “A deeply moving reunion” thing? I already did it first with Lein-niisama so it’s not like I find it very vexing okay!?
“Ah, Emil! You healed my wound right? Thank you!! I thought I was going to die there. And now you were able to use magic too.”
“No, I just did what I could.”
Lein-niisama greet me with smile while hugging Haru. Haru was looking at me with a tinge of fright in her eyes. Th-that’s right, it must be because her big sister is a murderer and was coming closer with bloodstained attire, it’s not a level of “want to stay away” anymore but “don’t want to get close at all”. I understand that.
After that the other kidnapped kids and I were got brought to the lodging house of the Edibara’s order of knights for protection. Even if I say for protection it’s more like confinement, though it’s only me who got confined! The soft and fragile me is not a bad guy okay!
Seems like it’s questioning time now, and here I thought I was finally free. In front of me is the knight’s captain, beside him is the vice-captain and behind me is a secretary and a knight who was monitoring me.
“There are 7 children who were kidnapped including you. As for the criminals, there are 7 deaths, 4 mortal wounds and 4 minor wounds. Does this match?”
“Yes, there are 5 children I saw back there when I was looking for Haru. But about the criminals, there are some of them which I killed but for the exact number, I don’t remember it.”
“How did you fight against the criminals?”
“With magic. Is there anything strange about it?”
“It’s not strange anymore but ridiculous. The magic sealing room 2 floors underground was completely tattered, a magician who was on the wanted list was completely exhausted of magic power and trapped in a cage, though they are hooligans more than 10 of the named criminals were completely beaten. It’s too one-sided.”
“Is that so? I think as long as magic is used, for something to that level anyone can do it. Though I’m very sorry about killing some of them because I didn’t hold back when I used magic, life is a thing that can’t be bought. Surely you’re not going to tell me to hold back in that kind of situation are you?”
“Well, it’s true but….”
I don’t get what the captain was doubting at all. Shouldn’t they be giving me better treatment in this kind of situation?
Or maybe he thought that I was pretending to be kidnapped? No no, that’s impossible. Even if I did that, there are no gains for me at all.
“Nn. That’s it! Have you heard about those criminals’ boss?”
“That’s right. It’s a pain that only be lessen if one speaks the truth! If that’s the case why was I brought here and am being questioned? If it about verification then I don’t know more than this.”
“Is that so… sorry for taking your time. Let’s end the questioning with this, allow me to make preparations to accompany you to your mansion.”
“Thank you very much. Well then, excuse me.”
I had a feeling like I just heard the captain deeply sigh after I bow and was going to leave the room. In the end, I still don’t get what the captain wanted to hear from me. Does he want to hear about how I fought those criminals alone? If you can’t even hunt a bandit group, then don’t hope to catch up with the tiny breasted mahou shoujo who loves novels okay?
And after this and that I was finally returned safely to the mansion, though at that time we were doing some end-of-the-year shopping, we returned when it’s already new year. What a long shopping day… I didn’t buy anything though!