Chapter 16: The secret of Lucy
Lucy begins to speak with a grim face.
“Yeah, that’s right…” (Lucy)
“You are an elf, right?” (Makoto)
“My mother is an elf. But my father isn’t. My mother married a demon somewhere, and I am the child.” (Lucy)
A mix of elf and demon, huh.
No wonder she is strong.
“According to my mother, my father is a demon that had his whole body covered in fire. I inherited that blood of his, and it made my fire magic powerful.” (Lucy)
“Fire on his whole body, you say. How did they even make a baby?” (Makoto)
“That’s not the issue here!” (Lucy)
She got angry.
I think it is the natural question though.
“Thanks to my fire mana, I can use powerful magic, and have strong fire resistance, but I can’t use weak fire magic. I am bad at controlling it, and it ends up going out of control quickly. Also, the reason my body temperature is abnormally high is because of this.” (Lucy)
“Aah, so that’s why you wear so thinly.” (Makoto)
The mystery has been solved.
“The reason why your whole body was burned in your synchronization was most likely because it was me. It shouldn’t happen if you do it with others…” (Lucy)
Looks like Lucy is feeling pretty down from this.
“If you had those circumstances, it can’t be helped. Next time, let’s go with some other method.” (Makoto)
Lucy had a dumbfounded expression as she raised her head.
“Makoto, you are going to continue partying with me?” (Lucy)
“Why do you think I wouldn’t?” (Makoto)
“Because I didn’t help out this time at all! I pulled the monsters. On top of that, I injured you!” (Lucy)
She shouts with tears in her eyes.
“You did help out”, I got burned for that though.
“You were seriously injured!” (Lucy)
“Don’t mind it that much. Everyone fails every now and then.” (Makoto)
“But! Our training lately hasn’t made any progress. I don’t know what I should do…” (Lucy)
Hmm, she is quite down.
How do I console her?
“Hey, don’t you think I am a pain? Are you…continuing this out of obligation because Lucas-san and Mary-san told you?” (Lucy)
She is running into negative thoughts.
I don’t really think of it as a pain.
I am actually having fun thinking about how to use the powerful magic of Lucy which feels kinda like I’m solving a puzzle.
But I feel like if I tell her it is as fun as playing puzzle games, she would get angry.
Hmm, how troubling.
I held the hand she was using to grab me.
“I need you, Lucy. Let’s do our best together.” (Makoto)
I say this seriously while looking at her eyes.
I am looking at it with [RPG Player] from the side.
Uwaa, I am saying quite the embarrassing thing.
“E-Eh?! U-Uhm, I got it, I will do my best!” (Lucy)
Lucy had a beet red face and was going ‘awawa’.
Did I exaggerate it too much there?
It should be okay.
I heard the sigh of the Goddess.
Was that no good?
A while after that, I concentrated on the treatment of my burns.
Or so I say, but I am simply doing nothing at the resting area of the guild.
Lucy was doing her best in increasing her fire proficiency.
I had Lucy teach me about the new skill that I got, [Spirit User].
“Spirits cannot be seen.” (Lucy)
“How do you control them if you can’t see them?” (Makoto)
“It is the same as normal magic. Chanting. You have to use Spirit Language though.” (Lucy)
Another language again, huh.
Learning it will be tough.
“No choice but to begin learning from the easy stuff. I should go to a secondhand bookstore later.” (Makoto)
“There’s no spirit magic books in Makkaren, you know.” (Lucy)
“Eh? Why?” (Makoto)
“There’s no humans who are Spirit Users.” (Lucy)
Aah, right. 𝑏𝘦𝘥𝑛𝘰𝘷𝑒𝘭.𝑐𝘰𝑚
I did learn that in the temple.
“Then how am I going to learn it?” (Makoto)
“Hmm, this is a problem.” (Lucy)
“Haah, I want to go hunt goblins quickly.” (Makoto)
“No you can’t. You have to rest for 1 week more!” (Emily)
Emily, who was passing by, warned me.
“Yo, Jean.” (Makoto)
“Hey, Makoto.” (Jean)
I raise a hand and greet Jean.
He is apparently in the middle of training so that he can hunt Rampaging Bisons alone.
“Being in the guild the whole time yet being unable to go adventuring is torture.” (Makoto)
I made 7 water balls float and juggle with them.
I have been training like this the whole time lately.
“You say that, yet you are doing something complicated there… Hey, Makoto…” (Lucy)
Lucy makes a serious face.
“Uhm, Makoto, you are always sleeping in the resting area of the guild, right?” (Lucy)
“Yeah, paying for an inn would be a waste. Or more like, I don’t have the money.” (Makoto)
What I earn from goblin hunting is practically insignificant.
Moreover, I can’t go earn money, so I am slowly losing weight.
I should be fine for around 1 week though…
Life in an Isekai isn’t easy.
“My grandfather works as the village chief of the elves. That’s why I get quite a lot of money sent to me, and I have a contract to stay for a long period of time in an inn.” (Lucy)
“Yeah, I did hear that before.” (Makoto)
A high class lady. I am jealous.
“T-That’s why…u-uhm…you see…” (Lucy)
“Wouldn’t it be better if you stay in a proper room, Makoto? If it is okay with you, you could…my room—” (Lucy)
Just before Lucy could finish saying her words that were already fading and hard to pick, someone cuts in.
“Makoto-kun! Have your injuries healed?” (Mary)
Mary-san hugged me from behind.
It is rare to see her not drunk.
It is still daytime after all.
“Mary-san, you are being too rough with an injured person.” (Makoto)
“Wait, Mary! I am having an important talk here!” (Lucy)
Lucy raises her voice on the verge of snapping.
“Hmhmm, are you sure you should be treating me this badly?” (Mary)
Mary grins as she gives me a book.
“Wait, eh?! This is [Spirit Language for Dummies]?” (Makoto)
Wasn’t Makkaren supposed to not have this?
“I heard that you learned a new skill, Makoto-kun. I ordered it from the Spring Log Guild.” (Mary)
‘It was hard, you know~’, says Mary-san.
“The Adventurer Guild of the Wood Country… There are a lot of elves and dwarves there, so it is possible…’, says Lucy.
“Mary-san, thank you very much!” (Makoto)
“Nufufu, it is okay, it is okay. Do your best, Makoto-kun.” (Mary)
She petted my head.
Lucy is sulking at my side.,
Right, we were in the middle of our talk.
“Lucy, you were about to say something, right?” (Makoto)
Lucy isn’t looking my way.
“Not really.” (Lucy)
Eh? What happened?
“Uhm, Mary-san, what’s the price of this book?” (Makoto)
“I don’t need the money. But it is guild property, so you have to return it, okay? I am simply lending it to you.” (Mary)
“Understood. Thanks.” (Makoto)
What a relief.
I don’t have much at hand.
Mary-san goes ‘bye~’ and returns to work.
“Aah, that really helps. With this, I can train with Spirit Magic.” (Makoto)
What should I do about Lucy who is for some reason in a bad mood?
“Oi, Lucy-san?” (Makoto)
“…Hey, Makoto…” (Lucy)
She ran off.
It was really hard to console Lucy that day at dinner, or more like, in her heavy drinking.