I, Illume, left the village where Kamiko-sama was. The village where Kamiko-sama and Alice lived was in a state of a wake. There were insect infestations, and the current situation was far from the rumors that the land where the godson lived would prosper and the land where he was loved would prosper.
Seeing this, I knew that the Divine Child was Alice's sister. That's why I wanted to go into the forest. In truth. But I was opposed to that. The maidservant, the female priestess, and the knight were also against it, so I couldn't force my way through. So, I decided to try to get to the other side of the forest, assuming that the godson had entered the forest. Then, I wanted to go into the forest when I saw an opening. The area of the forest is large and it would be difficult to reach the other side. However, I decided to just go for it.
A vast, untouched forest.
I wondered what kind of life the Divine Child lived there. I'm sure the Great Temple and the Kingdom of Fairytorff would like to welcome you to the Great Temple, but that's not the case for me. Your will comes first, and it is best for me to be close to you.
I still want to see you, Kamiko-sama. I want to see you and hear your will. It may be a roundabout way to go to the other side of the forest to do so, but I'm going to tell the members about it and head there.
...... I'm sure the others think I'm going into the forest alone. They are all watching me closely, watching what I do and say. To be honest, it is difficult for me to go into the forest alone in such a situation. I think I'll show them that I don't want to go chasing after Kamiko-sama in the forest alone, and jump in when they let their guard down.
As such, we are aiming for a small confederacy of nations to the east of the Kingdom of Fairytlov, across the river from it. It would be dangerous to enter there due to the civil strife, but we thought it would be better to go to the other side of the forest. It would be troublesome if the Migga Kingdom were to find out that the Priestess of the Kingdom of Fairytlov might not be a real Priestess.
Nevertheless... as I travel, I can't help but frown at the inexplicable behavior of the maidservant and the female priestess. They are trying to get close to me. I frown at them for being women of their age, but I wish they would stop wearing such revealing clothing. If I had any trouble controlling myself, I'd be in a lot of trouble.
When I told this to the mage, she gave me an indescribable look, but I wondered why. Only the mage woman was different from the rest of the members in every way. Perhaps it is because she is not a member of the temple but is employed by the temple, or perhaps it is because she thinks differently from those of us who belong to the Great Temple.
The knights, maidservants, and female priests who officially belong to the temple seem to have a strong desire to welcome the Divine Child into the High Temple. ...... This is an issue that has been bothering me because I have a different way of thinking about it and how it should be handled. I don't think it's possible, but I'm wondering if there's a possibility that he'll ignore her thoughts and act to take her out.
With these thoughts in mind, we boarded the carriage and crossed the huge bridge over the river.
Once we reached the other side of the river, we were no longer in the territory of the Kingdom of Fairytlov. The female priestess said that the divine child might be in the United States, but if so, it would affect the internal conflict within the United States in some way.
If that were the case, I think it would have some effect on the internal conflicts within the Confederacy, so they are probably not in the Confederacy. Somehow, we need to change the mindset of the members. And get us all into the forest. That's my first goal, but if it's too difficult, I'd like to jump into the forest by myself, through the eyes of the members, while aiming for the other side. Perhaps the godson I saw in the oracle is in the forest, I thought.
As I crossed the bridge, I thought that if I were to respect the will of the Divine Child, I would never be able to return to the Great Hall.
That would mean leaving all my friends and family behind.
But... even if it means that I cannot return to the Grand Shrine, I want to be a person who can take action for the precious being that is you, Kamiko-sama. I want to take action for you, and if I meet you, I want to serve you.
---That's why I left my country.
---- Priestess Leaves Country.
I'm sure you'll be able to understand why.