Chapter 52 – Girl and future – Part two
Where are we going What are we going to see
I don’t know the future, but I can say that now that the village where we lived has been destroyed and we ran away from the people after us, we lost the place where we can be at peace.
We’re managing because the gryphons and Scifo are watching out for us, but at night, I can hear noises the monsters make, and a lot of other things that make me anxious.
The gryphons and Scifo are friendly with me, and we formed a contract, but it’s near impossible to make friends with all monsters.
In the same way that there are a lot of different people and I can’t be friends with all of them, there are a lot of different monsters.
Now that I’ve decided on a goal, I’m going to work towards achieving it.
Once we find a new place to stay, we’re going to be able to relax more, but we haven’t yet.
“What’s… Going to happen to us”
Says Shinomi with a worried tone.
“I don’t know, but…”
I continue looking at Shinomi.
It will, work out somehow.”
That’s what I think.
It will be alright as long as everyone is here.
When I was abandoned by my parents and left alone, things worked out too, and I got to meet everyone.
I feel like I can do anything, as long as they’re with me.
“You’re all, here, so it’s alright.”
I say with confidence.
“…I will, protect you, too.”
“Yes… My goal is to, protect, everyone.”
“Can I be strong enough to protect people too…”
“Yes, if you, work hard.”
I answer Shinomi, who says she wants to protect too.
I think she can, if she really tries.
I believe, no, I want to believe.
We can do it.
It’s my goal, so I want to believe we can do it.
How long has it been since we ran away I’ve lost track of the days.
I ask miss Lan, and she says it’s been three weeks.
It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long.
We’ve been moving for three weeks straight, and miss Lan says we should see the end of the forest soon.
The end of the forest.
Yes, it looks like the forest is endless, but it’s not.
My world is pretty much just the village and the forest, but a new place might be added to it soon.
I get a little excited thinking about this.
I’m worried about what is going to happen to us from now on, but I’m a little excited about reaching a place I’ve never seen before, with everyone here.
What’s in store for us What awaits us when the forest stops No one knows, but I think everything will be fine as long as everyone is here.
“We may find a place to build a new village.”
“If we can find a calm place, our lives may not even change that much.”
Says miss Lan as she holds my hand.
Apparently, the adults say we’ll settle down if we can find a place that’s even just a little calm, and think about what to do next once we’re settled and everyone’s had a chance to rest.
Once we settle down, everyone’s anxiety will lessen a little too.
Can they smile more too I hope so.
I like when it’s warm and everyone is smiling, and I wish it could always be like that.
I want everyone to smile, even just a little, and I want to stay with them.
I’m going to work hard for that.
I hope we can all relax again once we find a new place.
We keep moving forward until we find a big lake.
Miss Lan said we should be near the end of the forest, but instead of the forest stopping, we find a space in the middle of it with a huge lake.
I’ve never seen something like this, and it’s decided that we will be staying here for a while.
We’ve been walking all this time, and everyone is very tired and needs to rest, so we will be settling here right away.
There is fish in the lake, so it’s easy to get food too.
Some of the adults go out to explore the area around us with some of the gryphons, while everyone else is busy preparing a place where we can sleep.
I do my best to help, and physical strengthening magic really comes in handy at a time like this.
I’m happy I get to help.
We prepare a place to sleep, our meal, and start our lives here.
And then, we meet another species.
—Girl and future – Part two
(The girl that is probably the miko starts her new life by the lake with beast people.)