62-62 Loro Training

"[Arrow Storm]

 The small girl facing me held a bow and countless arrows shot out all at once.  
 I looked up at the sky, keeping the girl's figure in sight.

I looked up at the sky, keeping the girl in sight. "──── around there, I think.

 And then I opened my eyes to see the countless arrows floating above me.
 I catch all the arrows in sight and read their trajectories.
 As you watch the arrows rain down like a storm, you move your feet and decide what you are going to do.

 ──── There it is.

 You can see an area where the density of arrows is a little lower.
 I'm not sure what to do.

"Physical Enhancement.

 Using the basic skills I just learned, I strengthen my legs as hard as I can, crawl along the ground, and run into the oncoming storm of arrows.
 No matter how hard you try to avoid them, the barrage of arrows will not stop.
 You have to find a gap, duck through it, close the distance to your target, and hit it with the wooden dagger you have in your hand.

──── I'm done.

 I put my training dagger to the neck of the girl who fired the arrow and heard her give up for the tenth time today.
 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your vacation.

"Hey, doesn't that ...... hurt? It's really stinging.
Yeah, it hurts.

 I replied as I pulled out the two arrows in my back, three in my arms and one in my leg.

How can you be so calm about that, ......? That's crazy, I swear.
"Is ...... it?
Yes. I'm taking it easy on you because it's the commander's order, but if you hit the wrong guy, you could die, you know? I think you should have a little more fear.
It's okay. ...... I'm paying attention and avoiding it.
 Uh, ──── simo ......?

It's Cyrene. You're gonna have to learn that.
 I know I'm small, but I'm much older than you, okay?
 You have to respect me.

...... Yes, I understand. ...... Well, can you try again, Sirene?

...... Are you serious? You've had no break so far.
 Really, you're out of your mind if you're avoiding most of ...... my stuff.
 I mean, you should ask Marie for help before you do that.
 There's a medical officer here to help you.

Oh, yeah. Uh, ...... I think it's Marie ......?

「あの子の名前はマリーベール. ちゃんと覚えなさい」


 あ、あのぉ……ロロさんは、なんで、そんなに平然としてられるんですかぁ……? 身体に矢が刺さっても当然のように動けるなんて、な、なんでそんなことができるんですかあ……?」


「……あと、マリーさんのおかげだと思う. 安心してケガできるから」 

 ギルバートさんもそう言って毎日、内臓と骨をぐちゃぐちょにして私に向かって平然と歩いてくるんですぅ……!! 勘弁して欲しいのですうぅ……!!





「……本当に? 一応、休憩は挟んでもいいんだけど.

「あのぅ、あの人たちって、ま、まさか、【才姫】リンネブルグ様と【神盾】の騎士様ですかぁ……? ロ、ロロさん、そんなところを目指してるのです……? わ、わたし、あそこまで人外の方々のサポートとなると、ちょっと無理ですぅ……!!」


「そうね. 他人の目標にとやかくは言わないけれど……アンタがいくら異常なぐらいすばしっこくても、ちょっと無謀すぎじゃないかしら. あの人たちに近づこうなんて……【六兵団】副団長クラスの私たちから見ても雲の上の存在よ?」


You're a little out of your league. In a lot of ways.
Is that so?
Can I go back to ...... that ...... thing again? As long as I have time, I want to be doing something.
I'd like to do something for as long as I have time. ──── Well, even though it's an order, you've really put me in charge of a hell of a lot of people.  I wonder if all ............ demons are like this ......?

 And so we took our places again.
 The distance between me and her was just a thousand paces.
 I've marked the distance so that my voice can barely reach her.
 She has two ears on top of her head, and she can hear me very well even in a low voice.

──── is always good.
──── This time, you never know.

 Then Sirène took up her bow, and once again, a great number of arrows were flying.

──── There.

 It's a good idea to keep your eyes peeled for the latest news on the web.
 Of course, I can't dodge them all, and I can't shoot them.
 I'll get a few arrows in parts of my body.  
 But that's okay.
 I can't dodge them all, of course.

 ──── Because that's all I can do.
 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do it, but I'm going to have to.

 I'm not sure what to do.
 I keep my strengthening to a minimum, focusing on the parts of my body that need to be strengthened just to gain speed.
 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your time with your family and friends.

 I found out that if you do that, you can get surprisingly fast.
 The other day, Karou of the Hidden Sage taught me this trick.
 I'm small, so it's a good thing.

 Also, Mr. Dundargu of the [Shield Saint] taught me how to endure pain.
 I had always thought that I was able to endure a certain amount of pain, but I found out that I could suppress the pain to a great extent by simply adjusting my breathing and my mental attitude.
 So now, the arrows that pierce my body don't feel so painful.

 In this way, I suppress my own voice as much as possible, and instead concentrate on listening to the voice of my opponent's mind - and the voice of the thing that is coming at me. I'll be able to see the trajectory of the attack and dodge it, and use my dagger to play with what my eyesight can catch and do as little damage as possible.

 You should focus on that from now on, the [Sword Saint] Sig taught me.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

 ──── I can't swing a sword.

 I can't swing a sword, or rather, I can't hurt my opponent.
 I can't help but hesitate to inflict pain on my opponent.
 So, don't think about cutting.
 I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it, but I'll be able to do it.

 And so ──── I approach her in the shortest distance.

"Got it.

 I place the wooden dagger against her neck and say the word to signal her.

 I am only using this dagger as a signal.
 Even if it becomes a real battle, you can't cut her.
 Even so, it was Mianne who suggested this training, saying that we needed to step forward.

──── I'm in.

 Sirene said, signaling the end of the exercise, and I reached my goal for the eleventh time today.
 I think I'm gradually getting the hang of how to move my body.

 But it's still not enough.
 If I don't do this, I'll be left behind by her.
 If I continue like this, I'll only be a drag on him.

"Well, ......, can you do it again?

 When I asked her to continue the training, Sirene shook her head in disgust.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to do it. Marie, heal me.
"Oh, ......! I can't take much more of this, my mind can't handle it. ......! I'm not sure if it's okay for me to leave ......? I don't want to see any more ugly arrows sticking into Rollo-san. ......!
...... I don't mind if you stay.

You're pretty reckless, aren't you ......? Do you know what you look like now? Why don't you at least pull out the stinger? It's quite a sight.
...... Do you think so?
No, I don't think so.
Oh, my God. ......! It's gross. ......!
............ I'm sorry, ............ I'll try to be less gross next time.
"No, that's not the point. ......! Oh, and I want you to pull it out as soon as possible, but I don't want to see you pull it out either. ......!

 As I was wondering if I should pull out the arrow that was stuck in my body or not, I heard a familiar voice behind me.

It's getting late. I'm sorry I'm late. I had to take care of the kids.

 It's Mianne.
 After she instructed us to train, she left the training center, saying she had something to do.
 Specifically, she had two kids to take care of, and she had to make dinner.

So. "So... did she really want to die?
 You didn't tamper with her, did you, Cyrene?

 Sirène straightened her back, held up her ears and tail, and made a gesture of salute to Mianne. On the other hand, Mianne, who is also of animal descent, waved her tail leisurely.

Yes, sir. I'm serious as ordered ────.
I'm serious, as ordered. I don't think you've got enough sticks for that.
...... What?
Did you ──── really mean it?

 The expression on Sirene's face hardened.
 It's a good idea to take a look at the website and see if you can find anything you like.

 ──── fast.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 You didn't cut corners out of pity, did you?
No, that's not possible. ......!

 This is a great way to make sure you are getting the most out of your investment.

I can smell the ...... slight scent of heat. Is that what it is?

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

'...... Okay. Rollo.
 I'll take over from here.
 Since I'm going to do it, I'm going to ...... do it, okay?
 Expect to get stabbed ten times harder than Cyrene.
 We'll get started as soon as that wound is healed.

"...... Yeah, okay.

 I pulled out all the arrows in my body, hearing Mariebert's screams behind me.