144 Episode 143 ~ Crow's Friend ~.txt

He's a funny guy for a human. He wanted to know all the details. He wanted to know everything. You look like you're in a hurry to get out of here.

I smile thinly and narrow my eyes at such a crow.
I don't mean to be in a hurry to live.

'I know. You don't mean to do that, do you? But that's how it looked to me. He absorbed knowledge that wasn't even necessary to live, and he became known as "the wise man. He was a man who saw things the same way I did, but he seemed to be looking farther away. But he died a while ago, probably in a hurry to get back to life. I didn't think I'd be able to take care of my friend's death, let alone my sister's.

From the way he talks, it seems that Crowe was not able to be present at the man's deathbed.
The idea of Crowe being a friend was somewhat disconcerting.
Maybe I'm prejudiced, but I didn't want to be in a crowd and I didn't think there was anyone I could call a friend.
I guess I did have friends.

As I prepared tea for myself, I suddenly asked him what was on my mind.
I was told that he looked like me and I was curious about what he was like.

'What's the man's name?'

Crowe thought for a moment and replied.
'How is it that you can't remember your friend's name?

'I think his name was ...... Saran Misrae, I think. I haven't seen him in a while, so I'd forgotten all about him.'

A polo cup of hot water fell from my hand and rolled under the table.
The sound of the fall wasn't very loud, but it woke Amelia, who had been asleep in my arms, awake.
But now my mind was too confused to focus on anything else.

'What now?'

'So, it's Saran Misrai. He's blond, disgustingly well-groomed, with a disgusting blond face and a habit of chuckling like an old man, but somewhat sharp in his habit of being a light magician. ...... what is it, do you know him?

I asked him if I heard the name I knew so well, if I misheard it, and he told me the same name.
All of the characteristics raised further applied to the Commander Saran I knew.

'No, wait? How do you know about Saran? Where did you meet?

I was almost convinced that we knew each other, so it's logical that we were similar, and Crow looked at me suspiciously.
Well, if someone who hadn't been summoned to this world for a short period of time knew someone they knew, they would be suspicious.

It's not just a matter of time before you get to the point where you'll be able to get your hands on a new one. I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to make it work. I didn't think he was the kind of person who would take a disciple. It's possible that it could be the same name, and I decided to wait and see because Akira looked weird when he said it, but I didn't think he knew Crow: ......

You've heard the story, Amelia said, and looked at Crow.
Crowe silently cowered his shoulders.

'...... The characteristics of the Saran Commander that Crow is talking about and the Saran Commander I know match up perfectly. There aren't many light mages, are there? Then it's the same person, right?

But does not settling down make you that famous?

Let's get our stories straight for a minute.

Crowe offers me a fresh cup of tea, as if to tell me to calm down.
I sipped at it for a bit.
I wasn't a big fan of tea, but maybe it was relaxing, and I got into a position to listen, although my mind was confused.

I don't know where he is, but he's been unsure of his whereabouts for decades now. You said you were 'Commander' Saran?"

I nodded.

'Aye. I was a Knight Commander of the Leytis Nation.

You're Jirubou's boss. Well, I haven't been in contact with Jirubou for a long time, so I guess it can't be helped. I'm sure you'll be able to find out more about it. ...... It doesn't look good on you.

And," said Crow, leaning his elbows on the table and looking at me.

'What do you know about that guy?'

What are you talking about?

I sipped my tea again, a little more.
Apparently, I don't like the taste.

"Maybe you haven't noticed, but every time I mention Saran's name, I can feel it killing you. Is there something about that guy's death?

As usual, this man is sharp.
No, I guess I'm easy to understand.

'Something's happened, or maybe it's ...... my fault that he died.

It feels like it's been a long time since I've been working with Crowe, but this is the first time I've talked to him about what I've been doing since I was summoned.
Amelia, who I'd heard about once in the Cantinen Labyrinth, was also listening to me as she relaxed between my legs.
I told her about the king and princesses of Leitis, how I met Leah in front of the Kantinen Labyrinth, and the end of Commander Saran.
I don't know if I can call it the last, because I didn't witness the moment he died either.

'I see. I'm not sure that's what happened in Leatis. ...... The royal family's assassination squad, the Night Crows."

Crow muttered and pondered, wondering if he had any thoughts.