Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard (Light Novel) Vol. 2 by Mikawa Souhei

Magic User: Reborn in Another World as a Max Level Wizard (Light Novel) Vol. 2 by Mikawa Souhei

Author:Mikawa Souhei [Souhei, Mikawa]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Seven Seas
Published: 2020-06-30T16:00:00+00:00

Chapter 11

WITH THEIR BANNER snapping proudly in the wind, the warriors withdrew from the castle, Warlord Canberils leading the way.

After watching them disappear into the woodland, I returned to the castle. The ten warriors and my new nursemaid Lade followed close behind.

My first step was to try and reassure everyone—they looked completely dumbfounded by what had just happened. Next, I made a point of apologizing to the dwarves. Finally, we gave the warriors a spot in the courtyard to set up camp.

Once everything seemed to be somewhat in order, I gathered my friends in my quarters. “I’m truly sorry to have put you through so much worry. But please listen carefully to what I’m about to tell you.”

I looked around at the faces of Clara, Sedam, and Reyha. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t be reuniting with Ild anytime soon. Their expressions all showed concern, and I think they were more worried about me than themselves.

I had to tell them about the deal I’d made with the warrior clan. I also had to tell them about what I’d kept from the warriors: the connection between my Gate of Magic and the Epicenters. I took a few minutes and told them everything.

“…And so,” I concluded, “They’re returning to their ‘castrum’ to ask for the judgment of their oracle and Council of Elders.”

I still didn’t really get why the warriors used such an exotic term for their base. Canberils said that it would take a month or two just to make the round trip there and back, so we had some time. Naturally, he didn’t give so much as a hint as to where their base was actually located.

“Epicenters… Prophecies… Have to admit, it’s pretty worrying,” said Sedam.

“What completely intolerable people,” Clara spat out.

Reyha was as silent as ever. When I looked over for her input, she spoke with perfect calm. “I can eliminate them anytime you wish. You need but give the order.”

Thanks, but that’s not the kind of support I was looking for…

“I’m sorry,” I told them. “I should have mentioned the connection between the Gate of Magic and the daemon nest sooner. According to the warriors, there’s a chance I could be the trigger for the next brood event… So…”

What I wanted to say was, “If anyone wants to leave, I understand,” but I choked those words back. I’m the worst kind of coward—I knew they wouldn’t leave even if I told them to. And I also knew that I would take full advantage of their goodwill.

If I presented them with a clear-cut choice to stay or leave, then I was just making excuses for myself in advance. If they ever got hurt down the line, then all I had to do was quietly console myself with the thought, It was their choice to stay. I’d almost tried to manipulate them without even thinking about it.

The daemon threat wasn’t just a problem for Sedia. I had made it my own personal business. And that meant that no matter what happened, I was responsible for the consequences.


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