43. I Don’t Care, So Let Me Go Home!
“There she is! Over there!”
Running around the forest, it’s Rururia!
“Don’t run away, little girl! I’m only going to cut you a little.”
“Oh, yeah. The tendons in your feet! Just a little bit.”
“This is why I’m telling you to stop!!!”
I turned and let out a shout as I saw the tip of the blade approach.
I rolled forward as far as I could and avoided it while I kept running.
‘You’re such a sight to see, young lady. Stop running!‘
“Damn it! I can’t get rid of this guy.”
“What the hell! Isn’t she like the daughter of a noble family?!”
A bunch of ragheads was talking rudely to each other.
No, I’m a genuine daughter of a noble family.
However! I’ve trained like hell with the Commander, so I’m not just some poor noblewoman.
Thank you so much, Commander of the Order!
I boasted without looking back at the rascals.
“You wouldn’t be able to take her on. With a single twig, she would beat you all up!”
“What the hell, how much can they adapt to stuff…”
“We’re in some trouble, aren’t we?”
That’s right! That little sword of yours is no better than a twig!
I never thought I’d be this afraid of a twig in my life.
I jumped over a fallen tree that appeared in front of me with my hands and rolled to keep my momentum going. Afterward, I grabbed some dirt, got up, and threw it in their direction behind me.
I hope it hits them.
“Ahhh! My eyes, my eyes!”
Alright! I hit someone in the face! I might be a genius in throwing.
No, no. That’s all because of the Commander’s training.
‘Anyway, just throw something. Even if it doesn’t hit, just throw it.’ That’s what he used to say.
In the small amount of time that my pursuers were blinded, I finally gained enough distance to use my mended magic circle.
I hastily deploy the formation and flew upwards before they caught up.
“Wait, wait! You damn bitch!”
I’m a lady, not a bitch!!!
But still, it looks like this was an unexpected outcome.
I wonder if they’ll be able to catch up to me…
There was a hole in a tree where I could fit in, so I took a break there.
Well, the plan is working, I guess…
While I was having some peace of mind, I took the moment to look back a little.
For the past few days, we’ve been operating under the assumption that I’d be caught as the bait.
I, the Dragon Knight’s Whisper and the Saving Country’s ‘Whisper’ visited towns and villages on the outskirts of the Royal Capital as a reward for their services.
We spent some time there, wandering around with a small escort.
While there, we also enjoyed the local specialties that were being served.
But all in due professionalism, I wasn’t just playing around, alright?
In my spare time, I’ve been undergoing hellish training with the Knight Commander.
First, the Knight Commander pulled out a mock sword, which I did my best to reject.
Because that’s the one that cut off the mage leader’s robe at the martial arts tournament. I was afraid it would split me in half!
In response to my refusal, the Knight Commander took out a lot of stuff for me and then left.
A wooden sword, small sword, knife, paper-knife, butter knife… Finally, the Knight Commander picked it up with a sigh.
A small twig.
It’s safe. It’s just a twig, after all. It’s a twig that even I could snap.
“It doesn’t look like it would hurt that much if it hits me, so please take do take that one!” I said, but unfortunately…
The Knight Commander picked it up.
Yes, I forgot! It was the most important part that I shouldn’t have forgotten.
After that, it was time to run away from the twig.
I was given a lot of trouble, being taught how to avoid them all.
Seeing us like that, the Knights were impressed, ‘The Commander is taking it easy on us!‘
And so, in between training and taking Soran’s special energizing medicine, we arrived at the town of Moario. It was the first of several places we’d be visiting as decoys.
Finally they came… The guys who we were talking previously.
I’m glad, at least, that I wasn’t on the verge of eating the famous apple pie.
It was all good until they kidnapped me, and I was going to be taken away, as planned.
But those ruffians said something scary about cutting my ankle tendons, so I ran away as fast as I could.
Well, it’s been a while, where did they go?
Hmmm, I wonder how much longer I can keep running away…
I don’t know when to stop or when I should let myself get caught.
Well, somehow, I’ve managed to escape.
“Maybe it’s this way! Come on, let’s find her!”
They’re passing by… Are his eyes still hurting? I must have thrown a lot of sand…
They were strangely clever when they kidnapped me… But a weak girl like me kept running away.
Are they coming to capture me?
I have to be the decoy, what should I do…
I never wanted to do this in the first place…
“Don’t be fooled by her little girl looks!”
Someone muttered behind me.
Gyaaa! I didn’t see you there at all!
Who the hell are you!? When did you…
Before I could escape, he poked me on the forehead which made my consciousness fade away.
Oh, this guy… From the Empire… He looks scary.
What an unimportant discovery…
I fell to the ground.
Hopefully… The tendons in my legs… And feet won’t…
I fell into a deep sleep.