141 A girl and a spirit tree

 The Spirit Tree.

 A tree called the Spirit Tree is planted in the center of this village. I've been putting magic power into the tree ever since the village was established. By doing so, the spirits resting in the tree will recover as quickly as possible and the tree will grow.

 The tree has recovered to the point where it's taller than I am.

It's slowly filling up with magic.

 Fresne, standing next to me, murmurs in satisfaction.
 When I look at the tree with magic power in my eyes, I can see the movement of the magic power. I can only hope that the spirits that Sireva and the others care for will recover soon so that they can be around everyone.

 There is something comforting about being near a spirit tree. The spirit tree is being restored by the magical power I put into it. I'm glad that I have the power to heal the tree. It seems that Fresne, the gryphons, Sipho, and Gaius, as well as those who are connected to me, are comfortable around the spirit tree, which is filled with my magical power. Gryphons and Sifo often rest by the tree.
 Today, Lema and Luma's gryphon siblings are relaxing at the foot of the tree. Seeing them, the beastmen are praising them.

Both Lema and Luma are cute.

 I reach out my hand and enjoy their fluffy fur as they relax. I'm always brushing them, so they are very comfortable to touch. They are bigger than they were when I first met them, but they still look the same as they did when I first met them. I feel at peace when I interact with the gryphons.

"Guru, guru, guru~ (It feels good to be petted!)
"Guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru, guru.
 "The tree is getting bigger!

 I'm glad that they're also happy that the tree is getting bigger little by little.

"Yeah. It's getting bigger.

 The Spirit Tree had a mysterious glow when I first saw it. It had grown much larger than the spirit tree in front of me. The plant's power had been drained by the demon that had sucked it dry, but it was still mysterious.
 I hope you will recover more like the tree I saw at that time.

Thank you, Lelunda.
Frené, what's wrong?
Lelunda was the reason I got better. And because of Lelunda, I was able to move the tree. So I wanted to thank you again.
"No need to thank me. I'm happy to have made a contract with Fresne too. If I hadn't made a deal with Fresne, I wouldn't have been able to deal with that demon.

 It's strange to be thanked. You say you were able to recover because of me, but if I hadn't met Freneh, I wouldn't have been able to defeat that demon. If I hadn't met Frené, I wouldn't have known how to deal with the spirit tree, and I wouldn't have been able to move the tree to this place.

 When I think about it, I realize that meeting someone is a kind of miracle.
 Meeting someone is a miracle, and it is because of that meeting that things began. It is because of many encounters that my steps have led me to this place.

I'm comfortable with Frenet by my side. I'm glad that Fresne made a contract with me. So, thank you for being me.

 Meeting people is amazing and I wanted to say thank you to Frené. So I said it, and Fresne smiled.

 I'm glad Fresne smiled at me. I hope the spirits resting in the spirit tree will recover like Freneh. I dream of a future where we can talk together and laugh together. I have no idea if everything will work out like that, but I hope it does. I don't even know how long it will take, but I know that I can put my magic into it and it will heal.

"Spirits, when you're all recovered, will you all chat?
"Yes. I'd be happy to. Because I'm sure they're all grateful to Lerunda. If Lerunda wants to talk to you, he'll talk to you all the time.
That would be great.

 We'll talk someday. Someday we'll talk. Someday we'll laugh together. That's what I always think about the spirits.
 While I was sitting in front of the spirit tree with Fresne, Lema and Luma, Dong called me.

Lelunda, we're going to the girl's place now.
"Phyto's place?

 He said we can go to that hostage girl, Fito. Let's talk to her and see what we can find out about her. And find out more about who she is. That's what I want to do when I meet Fito-chan.

Fresne, let's go.

 I called out to Fresne and headed to Dong's side.
 And so we left the Spirit Tree and headed to Fito's.

 ---- girl and the spirit tree
 (The girl who is a godchild is in front of the spirit tree, thinking about the spirits)