Chapter 86 – The girl heads south
We decide to go south.
I wonder what’s there.
Is anything going to change as we move
I don’t know how things are going to turn out, but I’m sure it will be fine as long as I’m with everyone here.
I’m really happy that they accept me and let me stay with them.
My feelings of anxiety aren’t as strong as the thoughts of creating a place for us together.
We pack our things in the elven village and start making our way south.
Unlike last time, we’re not running away, so we really don’t need to advance as quickly as possible.
We can move at our own pace and search for a place where we want to stay.
That’s going to be our goal.
“I hope we can, find a nice place, soon…”
“Me too Lerunda.”
Miss Lan answers with a smile.
The dream that Gaius and I have is now everyone’s dream too, and something we’re going to accomplish together.
Our move to the south is the first step towards making that dream come true.
Because of this, even though we’re moving again, I feel completely different than how I did when mister Athos was killed and we had to abandon the village I loved so much.
We slowly make our way south.
Now that I’ve told everyone that I’m probably the miko, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
I’ve been happy, and smiling a lot.
As we move forward, we eventually find a river.
Since this place is unexplored, there is no bridge.
The river is pretty wide, and it looks fairly deep too.
The gryphons and Scifo have to carry everyone little by little.
Freinet uses her wind magic to carry people across too, but it’s not very stable, and the people she’s carrying look a little worried.
Since I formed a contract with Freinet, does that mean I’m compatible with wind spirits Can I fly too If I could fly, I’m sure I would be able to do a lot more.
Now that I think about it, I really want to fly.
I’m going to ask Freinet about it and keep working hard to be able to use more magic.
I look over at Gaius… And it looks like he has a lot on his mind.
Gaius has been like that a lot lately.
I want to know what he’s thinking and talk to him about it, but I think it’s better if I wait for him to come to me.
We cross the river, and take a break.
The gryphons and Scifo are resting.
Freinet is a spirit, so she doesn’t really need to rest like others, but she’s resting with me.
I can see and hear Freinet normally, but she’s actually using magic energy in order to be seen and heard.
People that can sense spirits can hear and see them even if they don’t do anything.
“Freinet, teach me, wind magic.”
“Can I use, other types of magic”
Wind magic is probably the most compatible with you, but I think you can use more.
You are very compatible with spirits.”
“…I see, that’s good.
Can I be friends with other, spirits too”
“I think so, if you want.”
I’m very happy that I’m compatible with spirits, and I hope I can be friends with more.
I think it would be fun if I could be friends with more spirits and we could all live together.
“Freinet, teach me lots, of magic.”
“I can teach you wind magic, but I don’t know about other kinds.”
Then teach me lots, about spirits.”
Freinet and I are laying next to each other, talking.
The gryphons and Scifo are around us too.
Relaxing like this while looking at the blue sky and feeling the warmth of the sun is nice.
I end up falling asleep, and when I wake up, I see people talking about something.
I get up and approach them, and then…
“Happy birthday Lerunda.”
Ah, that’s right, my birthday.
I completely forgot.
It’s been one year since that fun day, when my birthday was celebrated for the first time.
Mister Athos passed away, we had to run away, met the elves, defeated the monster… So much has been happening, that I never stopped to think about what day it is.
But they remember my birthday, and make sure to celebrate it.
I’m really happy, and my heart is full of warmth.
“Since we’re moving, we can’t celebrate it like last time, but we’ll celebrate it nonetheless.”
Says miss Lan with a kind smile.
—The girl heads south
(The girl that is probably the miko and her friends head south, and it’s her birthday once again.)