115 Girl and Ethnic 4

 He said if I wanted Roma back in one piece, I'd have to bring me and a few others. I suppose that's true. They said that the beastmen were more physically powerful than humans and that they would be afraid of them.

 When we were talking about the members of the negotiation team.
"I want to go.
 Gaius said he wanted to go with them.

"Gaius, it might be dangerous if you follow me.
"...... It's the same with Lelunda. I don't know how much help I can be, but I want to go with you.

 Gaius said. Gaius is looking at me. I had the feeling that Gaius was going to follow me no matter what I said. I guess I wasn't the only one who felt that way, and Dong and the others must have felt the same way.

 So it was decided that Gaius would also go to the negotiation. When it came to who else to take with him, Fresne was the first to go. They can't see Fresne, so they think that Fresne's presence will help. The rest of us will take one of the elves with us. Wetani, who had been letting Ran and I live in an elven village, was going to come with us.

 I don't think they want to negotiate with us, and I don't think they want to do anything to us without question. Then we can do something about it. No, I'll figure it out. --It started when I helped them. If I hadn't helped them then, it wouldn't have been so complicated. If I hadn't told them there was a village, none of this would have happened. I brought this on myself. Something I need to deal with on my own.

Mr Ran, what should I be careful of?
"Try not to get caught, I guess. If Fresne is with you, I'm sure you'll be fine, but please be careful.
Yeah. ......
You can't know what's right or what the future holds, so you should do what you think is right. No one knows what is right or what will happen in the future. It's a responsibility that we have to accept.
You may have been the catalyst for what happened to those men. But you would have come into contact with them eventually. If they're around here. You happened to be the catalyst, and now things are happening. But anyone could have been the trigger. And I don't think you should be the only one to bear that burden. So Lelanda, do what you want. Of course, you will have to think and act, but no matter what the outcome of your choice is, we will take it. We'll scold you if you make a mistake, and you can do whatever you want.

 Mr. Ran pushes me forward. I'm filled with anxiety about going into a negotiation and having to do my best because I brought it on myself. I have a lot of worries and anxieties. But everyone pushes me forward.

"......, I'll help you, Roma.
I won't let her die.

 I don't want to lose anyone. I don't want anyone to die. I know it's hard, but...

That's my goal.

 Because that's my goal. I don't want anyone to die. I want to help. I don't want anyone to leave. That's how I feel.
 I'm scared, but I'll take responsibility for my actions. I'm going to help Roma.

 With this determination, I headed to the designated place with Gaius, Wetani and Frene.

 When we arrived at the designated place, we were confronted by a group of people who looked alert.

 It was the first time I had seen them since the first time I had saved them. There were only a few of them then, but there were many more of them here. Many of them were emaciated. They may not be eating properly. That makes me feel sorry for them. But - we should not act easily out of pity or such feelings.

 They seemed relieved that we had come in such a small group. What about you, Roma? That's what I thought, and I looked for Mr. Roma. I looked around, wondering where he was, but couldn't find him.

Lerunda, we need to negotiate first.

 Frené called out to me from the side, and I stopped looking around for a moment. Then I turned to face them. They're looking at us... well, at me most of all. Is it because I'm human? Or is it because I'm the first one to meet them? I don't know. But if they're interested in me, that makes it easier to negotiate with them. I clench my fists tightly.

 But I won't avert my gaze from them.
 I can say that this is proof of my determination to save Roma-san.

"Is Roma-san okay?

 I opened my mouth first.

"That depends on what you tell me.

 Their chief, a man with a more flamboyant face than anyone else in the room, opened his mouth.

 ---- girl and her people 4
 (The girl, who was probably a goddess, faced the tribesmen. And the negotiations began.