214 And they go back to normal.

 The words were shocking enough, even if there was a part of me that wondered if that was true.

Is that why you asked me to rescue you?
That's right.

 If he knew that Helen had been captured, it was unnatural for a mercenary, not a knight even though he was an ace, to carry out a rescue mission just because one of them had been captured, but now we have the final explanation.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.
"Right after he was born. As soon as he was born. He couldn't leave him there.
What about the mother?
She died right after Helen was born. Neither of her parents are related.
Well, Helen knows that from .......
She doesn't know. Don't tell her, okay?
I won't.

 I shrugged and said. You may need to know the truth sooner or later, but even I can see that now is not the time.
 If she is the daughter of an old man who is the picture of free and open-mindedness, her character is understandable. The fact that she went out of her way to let him help her, and that she is sensitive like Helen, is more and more like a father and daughter.
 I wonder if her talent for swords is also inherited from her parents. The Marquis must have been pleased to see his daughter's success. It is hard to dislike that he is so lenient for a nobleman.

So, if the Marquis gets into trouble in the capital because of this, there is a possibility that he might get caught up in it.
I'm sorry.

 "I'm sorry," Camilo said, sounding truly sorry. He was trying to keep me out of this area, so it must have been a struggle for him to tell me something that would involve me.
 As for me, I feel grateful that he told me about his family, but I don't resent him for getting involved.

Don't worry about it. If something happens and you need help, we'll help each other.
Thank you, Eizo.

 There was something about Camilo's attitude that bothered me, but I was afraid to ask too many questions, so I lightly patted him on the shoulder and left the room.


 When I went outside, Krull, who had already finished preparing to leave, was hurrying me, asking if I was ready yet. He really likes to be pulled.

I'll be right there.

 When I got into the back of the truck, all the necessary supplies and my family were on board.

I'll get them out.

 Rique lightly manipulated the reins, and with a single "Clu", Krull began to run.
 The town was just as busy as when they arrived. Helen is looking at it blankly.

If you want to go back to being a mercenary, you can do so whenever you want.

 I said to Helen. But Helen shook her head.

I'm not ready for that right now.
"I see. Then stay here as long as you like. Don't be shy.

 I said, and Helen nodded obediently. I leaned back in my seat, closed my eyes and let my thoughts wander.
 What should I make now? First, Helen's shortsword. Then the bow, since Helen would be out hunting.
 In between, I need to make sure I don't forget to ship the goods to Camilo... I have a lot to do.
 But there's no need to rush through it all. Just take your time.
 I have time now, and I've been working too hard lately. My goal is to live a slow life.

 When I open my eyes, I see that everyone is talking to each other. Helen was talking with Deanna.
 Samija is talking with Liddy. They are talking about the elven way of shooting a bow, since they are making a bowing motion.
 Rique is also controlling Krull, and it seems as if they are talking over the reins.
 A leisurely moment enveloped us.

 And so we were finally able to return to "normal.