129 The Divine Minister and the Guidance

 I, Illume, am wandering in the forest with Sheehan, a mage. This forest is a dangerous place full of demons. If I had gone into such a place alone, I would have been in serious trouble. I was glad that Mr. Sheehan was there.

"Thank God you're here, Mr. Sheehan.
"...... I see.

 For some reason, Mr. Shehan turned away when I thanked him. I asked him if I had said something that made him uncomfortable, but he did not tell me why he turned away.
 I've gone deep into the forest in search of you, Godson. I don't know if she is really here, but I have a feeling that she is in this forest. It's not that I'm sure, I just feel it somehow.

 If you are not here, I don't mind. I just want to know what will happen if I follow my premonition. And I think this premonition is a kind of guidance. In the first place, everything I do and say, and everything that happens as a result, seems to be guided by God. So I don't care what kind of future awaits me if I follow my premonition. If it's possible, I want to meet you, Kamiko-sama. I want to meet you and fulfill your will that you hold dear. That's what I think as a priest in the service of God.

"A divine child or a beloved of God? Is there really such a thing?
Yes, there is. You don't believe in them, do you, Mr. Sheehan?
Well, I don't believe in such things. I don't know if I should be telling you this as a priest, but I don't believe in God. I only believe in my own power.

 That's what Mr. Shehan said. You don't believe in God. He only believes in his own power.

"I see.

 I don't blame him for that. I don't blame you for that, because I understand that there are many people who have different ideas about God. And I'm not trying to impose my beliefs on you.
 I will always believe what I believe. I'll always keep that in mind.
 Mr. Sheehan believes only in his own power. Because that's a form of belief too.

"You're looking for the godson the kingdom is protecting because he's a fake, right?
Yes, that's right. We made a mistake and took the wrong child into custody. Even though all the oracle recipients, including me, were unconscious, it should not have happened.

 Receiving an oracle was a very difficult task. Since it was so difficult for so many priests to challenge it, I think once again that a being who had the power to receive the oracle by himself was a truly precious and amazing being.

 I wonder if one day, while I am still alive, I will be able to become a person who can receive the oracle alone. That's what I think and hope to become.

 Still, if I had even a little bit of consciousness left, I would have been able to properly tell her about the existence of Kamiko-sama. I could have told her my age and where I was, but I didn't think that she was a twin and that her parents would hide her from me. Through a combination of coincidence and coincidence, the existence of the divine child was never protected by the kingdom. But then again... maybe it was divine guidance. Maybe it was meant to be.

 Everything that happens is connected, every single thing we do is connected. The fact that Kamiko-sama ended up wandering without protection in the kingdom, the fact that I was ordered to look for her, and the fact that I ended up wandering in the forest with a magical swordswoman---everything is connected. If I don't meet the Divine Child, it's only because I was destined to do so, and if I miraculously meet the Divine Child, it means I was destined to meet the Divine Child.

 Mr. Sheehan and I continued to walk through the forest. Seeking the presence of the Divine Child, who may or may not be in this forest.

 And then I saw something strange.

 I saw a girl. A girl with green hair and a mysterious atmosphere. A girl alone in a place like this? That made me feel strange.
 The moment her eyes met mine, she looked surprised and disappeared.

 I told Mr. Shehan about the girl. Mr. Sheehan was looking in my direction, so he must have seen the girl properly. But Mr. Shehan said, "What are you talking about? He said.

"Wasn't there something in front of you?
"No, there was nothing.

 When I heard that, I wondered for a moment if I was looking at the wrong thing. But I quickly shook that thought off. But I quickly shook off that thought, because I did see it with my own eyes. I thought that maybe I was the only one who could see it.
 And I rejoiced in the thought that this presence might be connected to the existence of the Divine Child.

 ---- Priests and Guidance
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