12 Episode 12

"Well, that was a hell of a ride.

 When I was finally released from my cell, I took a deep breath of the Shabbat air.

 I look up at the sky and see that the sunset is fading into darkness.
 It's time to go back to the village.

 But it's almost time to go home.
 A little further away from me, a girl is protesting furiously against me.

It's not "I've had a bad time! I'm the one who's been hurt badly! You're the perpetrator!

"Well, well, well, don't be like that, Rio. Come here, come here. I'll hold you.

No one's going anywhere, you idiot! You idiot! Pedophile!

 I've been called an idiot twice and a pedophile.
 I've been called a fool twice, and even a pedophile by Rio.

No, let me make an excuse. I never had any guilty feelings. It's just that Rio's hug was too good. I can't get comfortable without Rio in my arms.

 That's right... holding Rio in my arms is just too comfortable for me.

 That's the perfect state for me.
 No, I'm convinced that it's the perfect combination of me and Rio.

 But as I was thinking about this, Meifa's eyes pierced me.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it. Iris is seriously freaking out.


 You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of them.

 In front of him, Rio turned into a cat and said, "Hush! In front of him, Rio turned like a cat and threatened me.

 This is not good.
 This means we're back to where we were when we first met.

 I'm going to miss the comfort of ...... Rio's hug, but it can't be helped.

And now that we've got that joke out of the way...

...... didn't seem like a joke to me.

 I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but I'm sure you have.

There are a few more stores I want to stop by before I head back to the village. Please come with me, all three of you.

"....... As long as my brother doesn't hug me.

 I've lost a lot of trust in you.
 I've lost a lot of trust.

 Anyway, I headed to the next store with my three students.

 We're going to a weapons store.
 They're getting ready to close up, and I walk in with the three girls.

Welcome! Brother, what are you looking for? What are you looking for, brother?" "Well, our products don't really fit the bill for a gift for your lovely sisters, so I was thinking maybe a new sword for you?

 The jovial shopkeeper, while stopping to close the store, looked at the sword I had on my hip and asked me that.

 He seems to be a pretty astute arms dealer, but...

"No, you're right, it's a gift for my lovely students. Find me one sword, one bow and arrow, and one spear, each of which is easy for a small brave to handle.

...... Amazing. I'm sure you'll have a great time. I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

Yeah, I mean...

...... No, that's not it. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. ...... This brother is just a pedophile. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on.

"Okay, Maifa, let's shut up for a minute.

 I've got her from behind and covered her mouth with my hand.
 I don't mind you doing that in general, but not in public, please.

 I was almost reported again, but somehow I managed to buy a weapon.

 I left the weapon shop and walked out to a deserted square, where I gave each of the three people one of the items I had bought.

 For Rio, a slightly shorter sword, a shortsword.

 For Iris, a short bow, about the size of her head from her waist to the top of her head, and arrows to use with it.

 For Maifa, I handed her a short spear, about the length of her body.

"Oh ......, wow, that's a real sword .......

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with that.

 In the meantime, Iris and Maifa also seemed to be checking the feel and weight of the weapon given to them.

"Hey brother, can I have this ......?

 Rio asked, his eyes shining.

"Yes. It's another gift from me. I'll give you another present, and you can forgive me for what I just did, or if you want, you can let me hold you again.

"Well, that's not what this is about, but ......, thanks. I'm so happy.

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that," he said, pulling his sword from its scabbard with a crisp sound.

 Then he held it up to the empty sky...


 He swung his sword.

 And then... Huh, Huh!
 He swung the sword, which was probably the first time he had ever held it in his hand, with an incredibly sharp gesture.

 Rio then sheathed the sword in a neat motion and turned to me.

I've never held a sword before, but this is the best way to use it. I've never held one before, but I seem to know how to use it best. ...... What's wrong with you, bro? What's wrong with you?

"......"? Oh, yeah, no, .......

 I was surprised and dumbfounded.

 I had seen that Rio's sword skill was ranked S, but I guess I didn't really understand what that meant.

 That was not the movement of a brave person who was holding a sword for the first time.
 Such a young girl, from the moment she holds the sword, she carries herself like a warrior.

 Whoa! Whoa!
 This is a foul thing to do.

 If you look at Iris and Maifa again...

 Iris had just shot a bow and arrow that hit a tree trunk about ten paces away.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

 ...... Well, I've seen these two users before, and I've got an A-rank in sword skills, so I know what I'm talking about.

 Rio's sword - it's not half bad.
 Of course, he hasn't trained with it yet, so it's only moderate.

 When he grows up, how far will he go ......?

 I gulped down my spit.
 I can't stop shaking.

 I'm going to raise this monster with my own hands?
 Haha, that's not good.
 What am I going to do with this?

"...... Rio.

What the hell, bro? I don't care how many times you say it, you can't hug me anymore!

Oh, yeah. Okay.

 After seeing this talent, I'm kind of happy when he reacts the same as before.

 Oh, I want to pet him.
 I want to pet Rio's head.

 If I approach him with all my desire, he'll threaten me like a cat.