I don't think he can see clearly at this age, but he looks at me closely with his round eyes.
He wriggled his hands and feet, and then closed his mouth with a grunt.
Right after that...
She starts crying.
"Oh, oh. It's okay, okay?
Al's arms and legs were flailing in frustration, and I was flabbergasted.
I patted him on the back and rocked him gently, but to no avail.
Haruka and the others laughed at my panic, but I had no choice, right?
I've never had the chance to take care of a baby before.
"Hmm... Give me, give me.
I'm not sure if they know the mother, but Al immediately stops crying and has a calm expression on his face.
What is it? The way she held him? A smell? A sixth sense?
If this happened to my own child, I'd be very upset. .......
"Nao, don't worry about it, my husband cried too.
Seriously? Poor Chester.
I wonder if it would help if I talked to him while he was still in my belly?
You guys are leaving soon, aren't you? Leave the area for a while?
Oh. Your delivery went well. We'll be leaving in a few days.
I see. Well, stop by again when you get back. I want to see how Al's doing.
"Right. I'm sure you'll be back within a year ...... when things cool down, right?
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
I'm sure. I've asked him to take care of the house, but I don't want to leave it too long.
I've asked them to take care of the house, but I don't want to neglect it too much. I'm also curious about Al's progress, so I'll stop by when I can.
Yeah, I'll be waiting. Thank you so much for this time.
Yasue thanked him again and smiled gently.
I'll be back.
It was three days later, on the day we left Kerg, that things took a turn for the worse.
On the morning of that day, after we had finished our preparations to leave the city, including greeting Silas and the others, we had eaten breakfast and were talking about how we should get going when...
Boom, boom, boom!
A heavy banging on the door.
I had a feeling of déjà vu, or was it déjà vu?
For a moment, I was thinking fluently.
The lock, which had been locked properly, though it was not very strong because it was not a high class inn, popped open and the door opened with a bang.
We immediately reached for our weapons, but the person standing on the other side of the door was Yasue, whose face had turned pale.
After confirming this, we took our hands off our weapons, but what came next was confusion and doubt.
But before we could say anything, Yasue shouted in a trembling voice.
Oh, my God, Al! Oh, please! Help me!
Is he sick? Is he sick? Is he injured?
The one who reacted immediately was Natsuki.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
I think he said he was sick ......, maybe. I don't know! But!
I'll be right there. Mary and Mitya, you stay here.
I don't want you two to get infected.
Yeah. Extend the stay, will you?
Then I toss my wallet to Mary.
We have at least [Robust Lv.3], but the two of you don't have that skill.
We haven't gotten sick since we met, so we're probably strong, but there's no point in taking unnecessary risks.
Me, we'll wait for you, okay?
"Uh, yeah. ......
I ran out of the inn, leaving them in the room with worried expressions on their faces.
We were about to run, but Yasue's legs got tangled and she almost fell, so I quickly offered my hand.
I managed to support her, but Haruka saw this and made a quick decision.
"Toya, carry Yasue!
"Oh. Just be patient, okay?
You're in a hurry. Keep your mouth shut and carry him so he doesn't bite your tongue.
Yasue is a little stronger than the average person, but she's not that well-trained. And that's just after running all the way here.
Needless to say, the speed at which we run is completely different from those of us who are adventurers and have been training every day.
The difference between an Olympian and an ordinary person is incomparable.
In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, there are a few things you can do.
I'm in a hurry!
Only if she had time to respond.
We drove through the city at a slightly annoying speed and ran into Yasue's house.
And when Yasue instructed me to go to the room, I found Al alone on the bed, breathing hard. There was no sign of Chester and the others.
"Where's Chester and Auntie?
They don't know if they'll find them, but they're going to look for medicine.
"I don't know if they'll be able to find them, but they're going to look for medicine," Yasue replies, rushing to the bed with a worried look on her face.
You know the name of the disease?
My mother-in-law called it gresco fever, but she also said it wasn't something you get right after you're born. ......
I remember seeing Gresco fever .......
As soon as he said that, Natsuki took out a book from his backpack and started flipping through it at great speed.
It was a book on pharmacology, I think.
We didn't really need it, so we didn't get to use it much, but Natsuki was studying it diligently.
There it is! The symptoms are consistent with ...... a red rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, and fever.
Natsuki nodded as she placed her hand on Al's forehead and checked his limbs.
I don't know if that's enough to make a judgment, but there are definitely some red rashes on his hands and feet.
But it says here that it occurs between one and three years of age.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what's going on in your life.
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do that. I'm sure you'll be able to fix it with magic.
I think it can be cured, but I'm not sure if it should be cured: ......
"Why? Money? You need money? If so, I'll work hard to pay you back!
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but it's a good idea.
I don't think so. Please calm down. This disease is like the mumps, to put it simply.
Does that mean I should have this disease as a child?
I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
That's what I'm talking about. Gresco fever is a disease that affects almost 100 percent of children. If left untreated, nearly 80% of children will recover spontaneously and never get it again.
That means that the other 20 percent of children will get it from ......
It's probably because they don't want to talk about it directly.
Yasue gasped, her face drained of blood, as Natsuki remained silent.
But in fact, in this world where the mortality rate in infancy is high, it's not considered such a scary disease.
From our point of view, a disease with a 20% mortality rate is quite scary, but from the point of view of people here, "If you can save 80% of your life just by resting and not seeing a doctor, ....... If you die from it, that's your fate too.
It may be a resignation that comes from being close to death and God, but for me, and if it were my child, it would be unacceptable.
"Of course, there is a way to cure it with magic.
But then you won't be immune to it, and you'll almost certainly get it again. And we won't always be there when that happens.
Yasue must have understood that it was impossible to ask us to stay forever. He bites his lip in frustration and lowers his eyes.
You don't have to worry so much, if you take proper care of him, the chances of him surviving will increase. However, as Nao-kun said earlier, the disease usually occurs when the child is a little older. ......
Does that mean you're worried about her physical strength?
Yes, it does. I can help you a little with magic, but the cause is ......".
Natsuki pondered again, looked at Yasue and Al, and continued to speak.
"Yasue, you took the [Robust] skill, right?
I'm sorry. Yes. Level 1.
"Maybe that's the reason.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.