Ran and the others came back.
Aside from Nilshi and the others who were beasts, Ran, who was human, was so tired that he took a bath and went home to sleep.
After Mr. Ran woke up, we decided to ask him about the ruins in detail.
Although Mr. Ran does a certain amount of physical activity in his life in this village, he basically prefers to study rather than do so.
He's been having a lot of fun at the ruins.
Is that so?
Yeah. He saw a lot of things, and he just kept going.
Nilsi's words made it easy for me to imagine what was going on.
Nilusi is a cat-beast, so he is very active even though he just came back.
I was talking to Nilsi in the square.
Mr. Ran is a man who loves to learn, so I'm sure he found a lot of things at the ruins to satisfy his thirst for knowledge.
Lelanda, when you go to the ruins, don't go out of control like Ran did.
Lelunda may not be in danger as a child, but we all worry about what might happen.
You too, Nilsi?
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.
I think ...... I might be okay no matter what happens. Somehow, I don't think they're going to hurt me. But my goal is for everyone to be at peace, not just me.
Nilusi's words made me happy, and I smiled and nodded.
So, ......, this village has changed again. What's this?
"A children's playground! We're going to have a lot more kids.
"I see. I mean, it looks like it would be fun for adults, too.
Nilusi looked at the children's playground we had built and said, "I wasn't thinking of adults using it.
I hadn't thought about adults using the playground, but I thought it would be fun for adults too.
But yes, sometimes adults want to play too, and while the main focus is on the children, it would be better to make it available to everyone except the children.
I think it would be best if it could be a place for everyone to relax and have fun.
I wonder if they will call me "big sister" as the number of children gradually increases. Just thinking about it makes me feel itchy and strange.
Although there is no blood relationship between me and the new children born in the village, I believe that we are like a real family.
I wonder what kind of children will be born in the future. I get excited just thinking about it.
I hope I can create something that they can enjoy. And then one thing struck me.
"Don't you have ...... children or something?
I'd like to see you have a baby, Nilsi. ......
I don't know what you're talking about. ....... I don't know what you're talking about. It's not like I can just pop out on my own.
If you think about it, it's only women like me who give birth to children.
I somehow know that a child can be born only when two people - a father and a mother - are together. That's what my aunt told me.
But if you think about it, it's strange.
Why can a man and a woman have a child when they are together? It's not like they're born when they're together, so there's something about them that makes them have children. ...... I don't understand.
Nilsi, how is a child born?
Nilsi-san erupted for some reason.
Why does she look so surprised and confused?
I looked up at her and wondered.
I look up at Nilsi and wonder, "Well, ...... that's the thing. Well, the kids don't need to know yet! Lerunda will know when he's a little older.
Yeah. When you're older and you feel like you want his child, you'll understand. Also, when you get to that age, you should ask Ran or Kayu. You're not ready yet, Lelanda.
Nilshi said quickly.
He told me that I would understand when I grew up, and I was looking forward to learning many things that I didn't know now when I grew up.
"I see, I understand. I'm looking forward to growing up.
"Yeah. You'd better.
But I want to see Nilsi's child. I want to hold them.
...... Well. Don't get your hopes up.
Nilsi said to me.
We talked for a while, and then Nilsi left.
When I returned home, Ran was dreaming about something, saying things like, "This is wonderful! and so on. I wiped the drool from his mouth with a handkerchief.
He must be dreaming about the time he went to the ruins. His mind must still be in the ruins.
When Mr. Ran wakes up, he is supposed to hear about the ruins in earnest. I'm looking forward to hearing what kind of place it is.
--The Girl and the Return of the Master 2
(The girl is looking forward to her sister's awakening.)