You're just in time. I'm sure you'll recover safely.
Thank you! Thank you so much! If it weren't for Natsuki, ......
After Haruka and the others had safely brought back the Obunia, I left it in Toya's hands and led Haruka and the others back to Kerg, but Haruka and the others were tired and it was almost midnight when we arrived back.
What awaited us there was the aforementioned situation.
Yasue's eyes were red and swollen, and she was holding Natsuki's hand and thanking him.
On the bed, Al, with a peaceful expression on his face, was sleeping peacefully.
"Natsuki, have you slept yet?
Yes, I've just given him his medicine. If it had been a little later, it would have been a little dangerous physically. The Recovery Slumber has kept the wear and tear at bay, I guess.
"Well, that's good. It was worth the effort.
Thank you, Haruka and the others! It's thanks to all of you that Al was able to survive!
Yasue grabbed our hands one by one and thanked us with tears welling up in her eyes.
The last one, Mitya, was so overcome with emotion that she hugged us tightly and spun us around.
"Oh, my God!
Thank you so much! Natsuki is also making a difficult face, and if she doesn't come back today, I don't know what I'll do. ......
That's a credit to Toya and Nao. If they weren't there, it would have been tomorrow morning at the earliest when they came home. ...... Why were you there? I didn't know you were coming through, did I?
"That's the result of my gray brain cells glowing and roaring. We heard from Diora, too, and we made it as far as Sahlstat.
But, well, it was raining and the ferry was closed, and we didn't know if we'd be able to find it if we went after it, so we waited by the detour we heard about in Sahlstadt.
"Well, you're right. If you wait for the ferry to reopen--
No, there's no problem with that, because you can use teleportation to get across.
That's right! There it is.
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You forgot? This is unusual for the calm Haruka.
"Wow, I can be impatient too. ......
I'm sure you're not the only one.
I'm not sure what to say.
"Is this the time to say unnecessary things?
Ouch, ouch, ouch. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Yuki pinched her mouth and apologized hurriedly.
Haruka sighs and pulls his hand away.
Yuki strokes the slightly reddened area and opens her mouth again.
But you know what, Nao? I'm not sure what you mean by that.
"We did consider that possibility. I'm not sure what to do.
If they were to return from Sarlstad, they would take the normal route, so it would be less dangerous and there would be no point in us accompanying them.
However, if we were to take a circuitous route, the story would be different.
Unlike the roads leading from Sarstad to Rafan and Kergu, the one we were on was too small for a carriage to pass.
Rather than a road, it was more like an interstreet.
The probability that Haruka and the others, who were passing through such a small and confusing road for the first time, would be able to reach Kerug quickly without getting lost, and the probability that they would get lost and take a long time.
If you weigh them both and put Al's life on the scale, there is no reason not to go get him.
So we waited there, where there would be no misunderstandings.
You're right. Thanks to Toya's running, we were able to deliver it quickly.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're going to be doing in the future.
I think we were supposed to continue camping for a while, but that's all.
It's not a big deal if we can eliminate one possibility of trouble and help save Al's life.
I'm not going to say anything about Haruka, because I didn't know about teleportation when I crossed the Petras River. Yuki and the others didn't notice it either, did they?
When I asked Yuki and Mary, they laughed and shook their heads, but one of them, Mitya, raised her hand.
"Mee! I was aware of it.
"You did? So why didn't you tell me?
If so, why didn't you tell me?" Mary asked curiously, and Mitya explained the reason with a bit of pride.
Ovnia told me not to put it in the magic bag. Transfers are space-time magic, just like magic bags. That's why I thought I shouldn't use it.
"Oh, I see. Is that possible?
That's a more solid reason than I thought.
We heard it from Diora too, Natsuki, is it true?
"No, no, I don't know. No, I don't know. It's not in the book, and it's not in my knowledge. ....... I think it's more the domain of Nao and her friends who use space-time magic.
"No, I don't know. No, I don't know. But I can't say it doesn't exist either. I can make it, but I don't know the details.
The magic bag has an effect of repelling creatures above a certain level, and there is no possibility that such a function will have some kind of effect on plants, which are a kind of living thing.
That's why I didn't use the magic bag. I didn't use the magic bag for that reason, because after I brought it back, I couldn't get it back if I said, 'Actually, it affected the plant.
"Thank you so much for your help!
I'm really sorry for the trouble I've caused you!" Yuki waved her hand at Yasue, who bowed deeply once again.
You can't help it, you're sick. You can't help it, you're sick. But when you think about it, it's a good thing you didn't use teleportation. But if I had known that at the time, I could have used it to cross the bridge instead of using the suspension bridge. ......
"No, I think it was a good decision not to use it. I'm not sure if the bridge was broken or not.
If you use a transfer point, you can almost certainly transfer right above the target point, but if you use a visual transfer point, the target point may be slightly off.
I have eagle eyes, so it is a little better, but it is quite difficult to grasp a point tens of meters away with certainty.
On level ground, a slight deviation would not be a big problem, but in the case of the place where the suspension bridge was located, the forest was close to the bridge, so if it was too short, I would fall into the river, and if it was too long, I would run into the forest.
If it was too short, it would fall into the river, and if it was too long, it would plunge into the forest. A fall into the river would be a disaster, and a plunge into the forest would cause injury.
Since there is a bridge, there is no reason not to cross it.
I thought so, but Natsuki smiled and glanced at Yuki.
I thought so, but Yuki smiled and glanced at me. I thought that's why you didn't want to cross it.
"Hmm? Is that so?
Yes, that's right. Yuki was reluctant, so I took some time. --For Yuki's honor, I'm not going to say anything else. I am.
Thank you very much! Master Haruka! I'll keep my mouth shut from now on!
I will refrain from talking about it in the future!" Yuki saluted him, and Haruka smiled and stood up, saying, "Well.
I'm sure Yasue is tired. Yasue must be tired. Yasue must be tired. You must have slept very little.
"Well, yeah. I was so worried I couldn't sleep. --I forced Chester to sleep. But I've got work tomorrow.
Oh, I see. So that's why Chester's not here.
In a world where there are basically no holidays, if you're always closed, you'll lose customers.
To put it critically, it's more important for Chester to keep the cafeteria open and make money, since he's not much use to us even if he's around.
Right? Yasue, you'd better get some sleep.
Thank you. But Al's going to wake me up soon anyway. Hahaha ......
While thanking Haruka, Yasue let out a dry laugh.
"More often than I thought. The baby cries?
I've never seen a baby cry like that before," Natsuki replied, nodding to Yuki.
Yasue also let out a sigh of relief.
I'm sure you're right. ....... I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this. ....... I'm not convinced that Natsuki, who should not be sleeping any more than I am, hasn't changed color?
I'm working out.
I've been working out." Natsuki replied, but from my point of view, her face showed a bit of fatigue.
If you've been awake most of the time for more than two whole days and have been using magic, it's not surprising.
In addition to the physical strength that has been improved through training, the fact that you can't tell at first glance is probably due to the influence of [Robustness Lv.5].
You should be prepared for this, Haruka and the others. It's harder than you think. --But if you guys are going to keep living together, you can spread out the burden of raising the kids. That's the advantage of a big family. That's the advantage of a big family.
We don't have a day care center.
Yeah, yeah. Especially in your case, you don't have in-laws, right? You don't have anyone to talk to when you're pregnant because ...... you're still worried.
Maybe we should ask Yasue at ...... for help.
"Me? I'll give you some advice, but I can't go to Laffan, okay? ...... No, I'll consider it if you come and pick me up, depending on how old Al is.
No, I don't want you to go that far. If you need advice, we'll be here.
"Really? If you lived closer, I could help you as a nanny, but it's a bit far. --Are you guys planning to move your base to Kerg?
Not at the moment. We built a house.
Hard to do when you have a house. But it might be convenient for you to have your babies at the same time, so you can feed them in shifts.
I don't know about that. It's a gift. ......
It's not just our problem, you know?
I have a feeling this is going in a disturbing direction.
I'm not sure what to do with it.
I'm not sure what to do. It's already midnight. It's already midnight. Yasue is tired and sleepy, right?
I'm not sleepy, but I'm sure ...... tired.
"Hmm, yes. Yasue, let's talk about it over a girls' night out when we get the chance.
That's right. Let's leave the guys out of it and just have us girls.
Please do that.
I don't want to be a part of that even if you ask me.
It would be uncomfortable.
I pushed Haruka out of the room, urged the girls to laugh, and left Yasue's house.