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Chapter 128 – Return To The Elven Village
When the Black Forest came into view, we began to discuss the matter. The question was, where should we go down?
“Why don’t we just go down to the village?”
“Unlike the previous forts, there’s a high possibility that the Elven village hasn’t been informed that Grande and I have become friends. In other words, if we do that…”
“There’s a possibility that we’ll be attacked by the Elven spirit archers. Worst case scenario, the attack might be followed by the spirit stone disintegration event.”
“I’m scared of that.”
Grande was taken aback by Sylphy’s speculation. Even if they do not use the spirit stone, the spirit magic of the elders is on the level of a natural catastrophe… no matter how strong Grande is, she will suffer considerable damage if she is hit by it. And if I get caught up in it, I will be dead. No, I may not die, but it’s very dangerous. Although I’m sure Sylphy can do something about it.
“The first idea, go down outside the forest.”
“It’s safer. Although we have to walk a bit, it’s the least dangerous. Grande can go home after dropping us off.”
Sylphy nodded at my idea. Both Sylphy and I had already heard from Grande that her homeland was located deep in the Black Forest.
“The second idea is to go down to the open space in front of the Elven village.”
“Ah, come to think of it, we did carve out a pretty big space to prevent Gizma. The Elven village may have sent out manpower to restore it, but… well, we’ll know when we see it. We can go down to the village at a distance and introduce Grande. That might be a good idea.”
“By the way, the third idea was to descend into the forest that is relatively close to the Elven village.”
“It’s a compromise between the first and second ideas. However, let’s go with the second idea this time. If the grounds have been restored, we’ll go with the third idea.”
“All right. Grande, first of all, fly to the place where we can see the Elven village. There should be a large space outside the wall, and I want you to land there. If there is no more space, land in the forest near the Elven village.”
“Yes, I understand. But if we get attacked, I will fly away immediately. I don’t want to get hurt.”
“Yes, that’s fine.”
Once the Black Forest came into view, it took us no more than a few minutes to reach the Elven village. If I had walked from the village to the forest border, it would have taken me two hours, but that was because I was walking through the forest? I guess it’s not that big of a distance when you look at it from above.
“Kosuke, there seems to be a spot available in front of the wall of the Elven village.”
“Then go down there. Sylphy, the place is clear.”
“Right. Then we should be able to tell them that we are together as soon as we get down there.”
Sylphy began to loosen the belt that held her body in place. No, it’s dangerous, right? Oh, you can usually hold on without a belt. It’s just like… I’m used to being on Grande’s back.
I still can’t get used to Grande’s rapid descent, but Sylphy seems to be able to have enough time to even smile thinly at me. She’s really fast to adapt.
The feeling of falling is instantaneous as if your stomach is churning, and now it feels as if you are being pressed against Grande’s body. Apparently, she moved her wings and slowed her falling speed drastically.
“I’m going ahead of you.”
“Oh ― Eeehhhhh!?”
Sylphy took off the belt that was holding her body in place and jumped in the air. Hey, it’s still pretty high!
But it seems that it was not so high for Sylphy. No, maybe she used her wind spirit magic. By the time Grande landed, Sylphy had already advanced quite far forward and was raising her hand to call out to the guards of the Elven village.
“Oh… this is indeed a Grand Dragon.”
“Isn’t it small? Isn’t it still a child?”
“It’s indeed a little small, but it’s in the range of a full-grown dragon. Young dragons have fewer spines.”
“And yet you can tame a dragon. As expected of Husband-dono.”
“Are you properly planting the seeds? It seems that little Sylphy-chan’s belly is still not swollen yet.”
“I can’t wait to see my grandchild’s face. Hmm?”
When the situation was explained, the people of the Elven village all came to see Grande. Most of the Elves watched Grande from a short distance away, but only the Elders had a strange sense of distance. Some of them went up to Grande’s feet and petted her scales, while others even rode in the saddle on Grande’s back. I wonder what kind of power these elders have.
By the way, Grande is eating the honey wine and fruits that were given to her by the Elven village and is doing whatever the Elders do to her. She looks a little annoyed, but it’s okay because there’s honey wine and fruit. Isn’t this girl getting too caught up in the food?
“That’s a gift, you know.”
“Well, it looks like you two are getting along quite well, so it shouldn’t take more than three years.”
“We Elves are notoriously difficult to conceive. Husband-dono will have to be very careful with his seed.”
“But Husband-dono… you’re not only doing it with Sylphy-chan, are you?”
“There are numerous… Are you surprisingly a sex maniac?”
“Hey, that’s enough.”
With blue streaks on her forehead, Sylphy intimidated the elders who had surrounded me and were yelling at them.
“Sylphy-chan is angry!”
“This is not good. She meant it.”
The elders were moving away with an agility that was unimaginable from their appearance. Yeah, It’s kind of amazing that the elders who look like a loli but are really old and skinny are running away at a speed that would make a sprinter cry. What’s going on with these people?
“Good grief… is Grande going to go deep into the forest after this?”
“I’ll ask her. Grande.”
When I called out to her, Grande bent her head wide and stretched her face out in front of me. She smelled slightly of alcohol.
“Are you going back to your homeland deep in the forest after this?”
“‘Yes, I will. The Elves will be annoyed if I stay here.”
“What will you have for breakfast tomorrow?”
“It’s fine; it’s been a long time since I’ve been home. But I’ll be here once in the afternoon or evening, and you’ll have to feed me Hamburger.”
“All right. Would you like to bring some booze as a souvenir to your homeland?”
“Oh, you don’t mind? I’ll take it without reservation!”
Grande was turning around in circles with happiness. The Elves seem to be buzzing about the situation.
“Well then, two large barrels of honey wine. You can manage to fly with two of them, right?”
“Yes, that’s fine.”
“Give my regards to your parents. Also, if it’s possible, I’d like to see Grande’s homeland, so ask them if it’s okay if I go there.”
“All right. I’ll see you tomorrow.”
After slurping down the last remaining honey wine and carefully placing it on the offering table, Grande flew away. With two large barrels of honey wine in her arms.
“What happens now? I see that she has left.”
“Grande said she’s going home today and will come back tomorrow afternoon or evening. And, as you may have heard, I asked her if I could visit her homeland.”
“Well, you won’t be bored while you’re here, will you?”
“If I didn’t have to go out, I’d probably stay all day indoors and make out with Sylphy. We should make it a point to get out and about, though.
“T-that is… Sure. We need to put a stop to that.”
Sylphy blushed and nodded several times. If it’s just the two of us, it’s going to be hard to stop. If we find ourselves in a situation like this, we might as well break up the vacation week and spend the month flirting with each other.
“All right, let’s go to my house. We should do some light cleaning and then go to the elders. Although I don’t feel like it.”
“Yes, let’s do that. It’s best to get things done quickly.”
You can’t really enjoy your vacation if you have some matters to attend to.
We entered the grounds of the Elven village through the brick wall that I had built after coming to this world. The magical field that looks like a multi-level parking lot seems to have shrunk in size, and there are fewer of them than there were when we left the Elven village.
At that time, they were feeding about three hundred refugees from the Merinard Kingdom who had taken refuge in the Elven village, and now that they are gone, continuing to operate the same size magical field will only result in a surplus of food. Perhaps the people who used to work in the magical field are now working on other tasks.
“This wall feels nostalgic.”
“This wall is the reason I was able to prove my abilities, right? I’m deeply moved when I think about it.”
The wall seems to be packed with Elven warriors with bows and arrows. I’ve heard that there are a good number of monsters in the Black Forest, and I suppose guards are essential in case of an attack at any time.
One of the Elven warriors guarding the wall gave me a sharp look for a moment, but I quickly looked away. As I recall, he had taken me out in front of a crowd of refugees, and had messed with Sylphy and gotten himself knocked out… What was the name of that guy again? Anyway, that’s him.
“Yeah, I’m coming.”
I didn’t bother to tell Sylphy, and he didn’t try to do anything to me either. I put him out of my mind and followed after Sylphy, who had started walking ahead of me.
“Welcome back, Sylphiel.”
“You made it back safely.”
“Yes, thank you.”
As we walked through the village, the Elves called out to us.
“It’s been a long time! Do you have any more goods?”
“Do you have any more of those? Mithril is fine, you know…?”
“OK, OK, calm down, Brother. I’ll deliver it to you tomorrow, and you can look forward to it.”
I got a lot of glares from the craftsmen. It’s horrifying. The magic sparkling stone is a bit sensitive, so it would only be mithril even if I were to deliver something. I’ve got a lot of raw gemstones, so let’s focus on those.
That is how we interacted with the Elves, and we finally arrived at our destination.
“Welcome back, huh?”
“Yes, that’s right. It’s been a long time.”
When we arrived in front of Sylphy’s house, we looked up at her house in front of the entrance. It’s a very elvish dwelling that looks like a giant tree turned into a house. Even though it must have been abandoned for many months, there is no sign of disrepair. I wondered if the house itself was still alive.
“Come on, let’s go inside. Let’s clean up first.”
“Yeah, let’s do that.”
That’s how we arrived back at the house we hadn’t been to in months.