Chapter 53: Norun Dungeon Territory All Clear!│Read translated stories and daily updates at: Awebstories.com
The 60 million gold coins that were made from dragon parts were split up among the members of the party.
Douglas returns to the church as a church knight and will donate his share.
“It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be present. Don’t worry; I’ll keep an eye on them both.”
Gunter and Hilde will not be returning to their homeland. Lysette was delighted to see their cheerful expressions.
They were hesitant to accept the distribution, but Lysette forced them to by saying, “It’s a promise.”
“We constantly pray for your safety.”
“Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.”
They were back with the group of three in the blink of an eye.
“Dee, what are you going to do now?”
“I’m not sure. My fines have been paid, and I now have some money. I think I’ll take a break and get a regular job.”
“Right? You know where to go if you need a locksmith or a mercenary. So long, it’s been fun.”
With those words, Dee also departs, leaving only Lysette and Leonhardt.
They walked side by side through the busy streets without saying anything to each other.
With the dungeon gone, the town’s adventurers, as well as the merchants and craftsmen who had received the dungeon’s blessings, are fleeing.
The Adventurer’s Guild will close early if the adventurer leaves.
Sinners sentenced to the dungeon may be granted amnesty and assigned to another service.
That is how the world and times evolve.
Lysette must decide where she wants to go from here.
—How should I proceed? I can’t keep quiet any longer.
But if Lysette asks Leonhardt what he’s going to do from now on, he’ll just tell her where he’s going and they’ll part ways after.
—Then I’ll be alone once more. It’s a little lonely out here.
“Lysette. What are your plans for the future?”
When Lysette does not speak, Leonhardt interrupts her thoughts.
—In the end, we can’t keep quiet forever.
The desire to cross the ocean no longer appeals to her.
Lysette is speechless and looks up at the sky.
The blue sky is serene.
—When you have freedom, it makes you dizzy.
“Actually, I haven’t made up my mind yet.”
“How about Leon?”
She expected an answer soon, but Leonhardt muddles as well.
Leonhardt finished his coming-of-age ceremony to defeat Dragon.
He claims he has no plans to return to his homeland, but opinions can change.
Lysette can only wish him well wherever he goes.
—Perhaps not. Perhaps you should reconsider. But I’d like to ask him if he wants to accompany me. If he refuses, that’s fine.
In any case, they’ll be safer together than alone. That is the reason.
“I’m going with—”
A familiar voice calling interrupted him as he was about to finish his response.
The Duke-heir, Bernart Bern, is there, covered in dust. Maybe he was hiding somewhere during the monster stampede.
“How come you’re still here?”
“I was wrong.”
“…What exactly are you on about?”
“You’re the only one I care about. Please come back to me!”
—Did he fall and hit his head?
He called off Lysette’s engagement because he claimed he had fostered true love with Meldiana, and now he’s changed his mind once more.
The intention is obvious. He thinks that Lysette, with whom he broke off an engagement, has become a true saint, and he wants to marry her to strengthen his position.
But Lysette isn’t interested in that future.
“I already have someone I love.”
Lysette reaches out and grabs Leonhardt’s arm, who is standing next to her.
Lysette smiles at Leonhardt, who is surprised.
“Let’s go, Leon.”
“Lysette, please! I’d be ruined without you…”
Bern, the Duke-heir, gets down on his hands and knees on the ground and begs Lysette. His future was at stake, so he was desperate.
“You were the first to call it quits.”
“W-Well, that was unavoidable…”
“I love Lysette—I won’t give her to anyone. If you want to fight, I’ll fight.”
even though she knows it’s just a makeshift performance. Lysette’s cheeks heat up.
Leonhardt takes her hand in his and walks away.
If it is discovered that he broke off her engagement to the true Saint and attempted to marry the wrong Saint, he may not be the next Duke.
Lysette didn’t look around.
“Leon, thank you for pretending to be my lover.”
Lysette comes to a halt just outside Norun.
“I’ve made a decision. I’m leaving the country for now. I’ll enjoy my freedom while thinking about the rest. So could you tell me what Leon is going to do now?”
She looked up into Leonhardt’s face, meeting his emerald-green eyes with her own. This showed how determined she was.
His eyes appeared to glisten with gold.
Lysette was smitten by the mysteriously beautiful glow.
Lysette’s heartbeat quickens for some reason as she is stared at with a serious expression on his face.
“I want… I want to live with you.”
Lysette’s chest trembles with delight as she hears his response, and her cheeks flush.
Lysette tightly grips Leonhardt’s hand in both of hers.
“I’m so happy! I had the same thought!”
“I can’t believe you like my monster cuisine so much!”
“…Cuisine? Y-Yeah. That appeals to me as well, but…”
“With Leon, I think I’m going to be even better at it. If you like, will you keep eating my food?”
Then there’s a sound in the shadows of something falling down.
Dee, who was supposed to be leaving, is now lying on the ground.
“What happened to you, Dee? You slipped down there.”
“No, no, it’s fine if you want to talk about slipping…”
“What are you talking about?”
“Nothing. Seriously, though…”
He got up angrily, brushed off the dust, and sighed loudly for some reason.
As he does so, two dwarfs come rattling out of town with a cart in tow.
“Kanatsuchi-san, Kanatoko-san! I’m relieved you’re both safe!”
“I’m not sure what you mean by safe! My goddess, we have to start from scratch…”
The dwarf brothers are both wearing the same expression.
Lysette has no idea which is which.
“Where are you going?”
“Hmm. I’ve heard there’s a new dungeon west of here. We’ll go there.”
Lysette’s heart flutters at those words.
“A new dungeon, new monsters, new cuisine…”
“I have a bad feeling about this… Hey Leon, stop her.”
“I’ll do whatever Lysette wants.”
Lysette vigorously pointed to the western sky.
“Let’s go, Leon, Dee.., on a new adventure!”