1.1 Because I had too Much Strength, I became an Adventurer’s Bag Carrier
“I love you. I want to stay with you forever.”
It was the first confession of love I had ever received in my entire life.
I imagined that when I was finally confessed to, it would happen in a romantic place with a stunning night scenery.
I wouldn’t only be wearing a beautiful dress, but also the most beautiful smile in the world as my eyes grew tearful. Then, it would conclude with me leaping into the man’s embrace.
—Now that I thought about it, my delusion years ago sure was ridiculous.
In reality, even though I was clad in beautiful clothing, instead of doing anything, I could only stand there. My mouth went agape as a stupid goofy smile spread across my face.
In front of me was a beautiful face with bright, flushed, cheeks.
Glittering golden eyes and beautiful blue eyes. His height was two heads taller than me whom was shorter than average. His body, albeit slender, was actually amazing when unclothed.
In addition, he was smart, and what was more, he was also brave, kind, and caring.
The owner of such a perfect appearance and personality was none other than the prince of my kingdom, the future king—and also the hero chosen by the Goddess.
He had just saved the world the other day.
Indeed, he was known by many titles.
He straightforwardly told me so.
His gaze burnt with passion as he stared straight at me. Slight trembling could be seen from his clenched fist—therefore, I knew he was nervous.
Therefore, I knew it wasn’t a joke or some kind of dare, but an actual confession.
It was so obvious—it was an undeniable fact.
However, I must say that. I must definitely ask—
“—are you mistaking me for someone?”
Why am I the one being confessed to?
I found it truly incomprehensible.
The me who was in such a great turmoil was part of the Hero Party.
However, I was neither a transcendental beautiful girl, a beautiful knight with a fascinating chest, nor a sexy, queenly, mage.
I was merely their bag carrier. Other than that, I was merely an ordinary country girl.
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The reason why a mere country girl could join such a heroic party could only be said to have been as a result of a consequence.
I was but a country girl born in a rural village.
My mother was a poster girl for an inn in a rural town while my father was a former adventurer whom fell in love with her at first sight. In that world, they were a very common couple.
Born between those two people, in that rural town, I was said to be pretty. However, once I came to a full-fledged city, a mediocre girl like me would only fade into the background in no time.
The only thing that set me apart from others was my extraordinary, ‘Superhuman Strength.’
Ever since I was a kid, I had been very strong and powerful. Having said that, I had neither sword nor martial arts skills, so it was merely just extraordinary strength. A strong and proud village girl—such was me.
If I was a man, there would have been a place where I could use my power and play an active role.
Nevertheless, because I was a woman, that strength of mine wasn’t only useless, but also a hindrance. Because of my power, I wasn’t considered a cute girl.
Especially in the past when I still wasn’t good at controlling my strength. Housework was a hellish chore.
If I wasn’t careful, the chopping board would be split in half. Chopping vegetables was difficult. The finished product wasn’t bad—no, it actually tasted great. When I was doing the laundry, if I wasn’t careful, both the clothes and the washing board would be torn apart. As for sewing, don’t even mention the thread or the clothes, many needles were snapped.
On the contrary, I was good at tasks which required strength—such as chopping wood. I was considered the best in the village, but since it wasn’t a woman’s job in the first place, even my family had a delicate impression about me doing it.
As a matter of course, I wasn’t popular in the village at all.
“Only her face is cute.” Such was the common impression of the boys regarding me. The most popular girl was instead that girl whom was good at sewing. Honestly, she was a bit plain-looking, but that was just me being jealous.
Despite so, spring had finally arrived for me as well.
I got engaged with my childhood friend who had been with me for a long time.
He was a bully when he was little and I beat him down several times, but that was all in the past.
When the talk about marriage came, he was the one who rushed into my mind.
In fact, he was probably the village’s first choice. He had a cool face and was the most popular amongst girls. I was so excited at being able to marry him.
I was hoping to improve my overall skills as I underwent bride training. Not only to excelling in cooking, I also naively planned to sew my own bridal gown even though my sewing skills were barely there. The entire time, I kept looking forward to the day where I’d finally get married.
Unfortunately, that story was over before it could even begin.
Shortly after, he started saying how he’d marry another girl.
Not only was that girl the cutest, she was also the most delicate and feminine girl in the village.
It seemed that his child was already inside her belly so I had no choice but to give up.
He, that other girl, and also his parents, bowed before me. It was for the sake of the baby. He had no choice but to call his marriage with me off. After all, we couldn’t risk a child’s happiness.
Despite being disappointed, I was more overwhelmed with apprehending my parents whom were furious.
As I was taking a walk in the village for a change of pace, I encountered a scene where he and his friend were talking.
I hid myself awkwardly as I instinctively listened to the conversation between him and his friend.
“You, are you truly alright?”
“Yes, although my Dad is disappointed.”
“That inn brings in a lot of cash, right? That’s why he wants you to marry her.”
“Certainly, if I marry into her family, not only would we be able to repay our debt, eating wouldn’t be a problem.”
I truly thought he and his partner was concerned about their child. I truly believed no one was in the wrong. Thus, I was going to just leave right then and there, when—
“—but, I just can’t imagine a life after marrying her. I mean, who would marry such a monstrous woman? She is stronger than any man, what if she kills me? It may sound farfetched, but who knows? Especially after I dabbled with another woman just so I could call off the marriage.”
He’s the worst.
However, despite thinking that, I somehow could understand his fear.
I laughed and silently turned on my heels.
Hearing his true intentions, I wasn’t even in the mood to think that I was some kind of a tragic heroine. I didn’t even cry.
Instead, anger coursed throughout my entire body, turning it bright red.
“If you don’t want to get married with me, then say so from the very beginning…!”
If he disliked me, then he should’ve turned me down from the beginning.
I never forced him. In fact, he was the one who proposed to me. When we met, he told me, ‘Let’s be happy together.’ That was why I accepted the proposal.
No matter how much he hated me, to betray me like that during the last minute?
Dozens of trees broke after being pummeled by my angry fists. Due to that, part of the mountain that had been loosened by rain would collapse, but that was unbeknownst to me.
The crumbled earth, mixed with sand, plunged into and ransacked the field of a certain villager, but that was also unbeknownst to me.
That field happened to belong to that very childhood friend of mine, but I wasn’t supposed to know that.
That was an alimony! Don’t hesitate to take it!
But, well, if the damage was too severe, I’d compensate it later!
***T/N: Lol that scumbag deserves to be buried under, too.