Reincarnated Witch’s Carefree Gourmet Journey – Chapter 141

𝐘𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞, 𝐈 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝

𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐞, 𝐈 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝

Marie restored the rampaging mud giant back to its original form.

Afterwards, Marie used Restoration Magic to repair the damaged buildings.

“Martha, how are things on your end?”

Martha had been tasked with dealing with the demonic insects outside the walls of the Capital City.

『I’m just about to wipe them out!』

Snap. 

BOOOOOM!

Thanks to Marie’s activation of high-level multi-target magic, the demonic insects outside were instantly reduced to ashes.

“If you could wipe them out so easily, you should have done it sooner!”

“Quiet.”

If she wanted to, Marie could have easily wiped out the minor pests outside. However, she had been focusing on the mud giant and therefore hadn’t had the chance.

『Hey, Witch-sama.』

“Ose.”

Unnoticed, the black cat named Ose had jumped onto Marie’s shoulder.

“How are the people in the Capital City?”

『Don’t worry. Everyone is safe.』

“Oh, good.”

The magical creatures outside have been defeated, and the Capital City has been restored.

『No casualties. A few of the Capital City’s residents got some minor injuries due to the panic, but it’s just a scratch. To contain such a crisis with such minimal damage, you’re amazing, Witch-sama.』

By the way, the people who were absorbed by the mud were safely ejected when Marie lifted the curse. Everyone is fine.

“This was easy.”

『Then what will you do with that woman?』

Griselda is sleeping in Marie’s arms.

All that’s left is to decide what to do with her.

“There she is! Marie-sama! No, the great Witch-sama!”

Looking down, Crown Prince Rugnis and his soldiers had gathered below Marie and her companions.

“Perfect timing. Kaito, descend to the ground.”

Kaito, in his Fenrir form, nods and slowly descends to the ground.

When Marie steps off Kaito, Rugnis approaches her with a gleeful expression, rubbing his hands together.

“Wow! As expected of the great Witch-sama! I always knew of your hidden potential!”

『This guy’s so full of it. . . . . .』

Marie was once ridiculed as incompetent by Rugnis, and yet he says this now.

Marie responds without showing particular concern.

“You’re welcome.”

“Hmm. . . . . . Wait! Isn’t that the wicked Griselda?!”

Only Ose noticed a slight twitch in Marie’s temple.

“You’ve captured the criminal! Thank you! Now hand over that foolish woman. . . . . . ahhhhhhhh!”

Marie casts a spell to unleash a gust of wind.

Rugnis is blown away, letting out a pathetic scream.

“W, What are you doing. . . . . .?”

“Criminal? Don’t misunderstand. This girl hasn’t done anything.”

“But she pretended to be the Great Saint with no power of her own, got you banished, and she’s the one who caused all the commotion in the Capital City!”

The identity of the mud giant being Griselda was witnessed by the guards near the prison cells.

“You’re misunderstanding two things.”

“M, Misunderstanding? Two?”

Marie raises a finger.

“Firstly, Griselda became arrogant because I cast Enhancement Magic on her. She wasn’t lying; she just didn’t know.”

Along the way, thanks to Marie’s enhancement, she realized that she had become stronger. . . . . .

But at the beginning, Griselda was not aware of Marie’s enhancement magic.

“I didn’t tell her that I was the one enhancing her. So it’s only natural that she didn’t realize it.”

“So, you’re saying. . . . . . Griselda is not to blame for pretending to be stronger than she actually was?”

“Exactly.”

Rugnis was confused. It was a fact that Griselda had done terrible things to Marie. Since Griselda was the reason Marie had her engagement broken off and was banished, it was only natural.

The surrounding people were also confused by Marie’s defense of Griselda.

Only Ose alone seemed to understand, thinking 『Ah, so that’s what it was』.

“Next, about the mud giant.”

“R, Right! That giant was Griselda! So, Griselda is to blame!”

“Regarding that. . . . . .”

Marie snaps her fingers.

Magic activates, and next to Marie, the Witch of Jealousy, Martha, is summoned.

“Wh, wh, what’s going on?!”

“The culprit is this one.”

“Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!”

Marie points at Martha and says,

“This foolish woman cast a spell on Griselda. As a result, Griselda became a giant against her will, went berserk, and caused trouble.”

In other words, Marie says,

“The cause of the turmoil in the Capital City is because of this so-called Witch of Jealousy, this foolish woman. . . . . . Griselda was just caught up in it.”

“T, That’s true. . . . . .”

Therefore, Marie concludes,

“Griselda is not a criminal, right?”

The crowd murmurs. . . . . . Rugnis, having heard all of this, struggled to find a reply.

Marie adds the final blow,

“If you agree not to hold Griselda accountable, then. . . . . . sure, I’ll also let go of the fact that I was banished and had my engagement broken off.”

“!”

Yes. . . . . . Rugnis had one fear.

Retribution against the kingdom for doing something terrible to Marie.

But if they forgave Griselda, that too would be forgiven.

“Why. . . . . . why would you go to such lengths to defend your sister?”

A puzzled Rugnis asks.

Marie snorts.

“Defend? What misunderstanding do you have?”

Marie sweeps her black hair back and says,

“Please don’t misunderstand. It’s not for Griselda’s sake, you know.”

As usual, Marie says this.

It’s not a misunderstanding. It’s not the usual.

It was the real. . . . . . tsundere.

“Anyway, I only acted for my own sake. I wanted to clear up any misunderstandings to avoid any unnecessary complaints later. As for Martha, I’ll leave her situation up to you. And Griselda too.”

Marie sets Griselda down on the ground. Then, Marie realizes something.

“I’m sorry. . . . . . Onee-sama. . . . . .”

Griselda was crying. She must have woken up at some point.

Marie takes a small breath. . . . . .

She whispers, in a voice so soft that nobody could hear.

“. . . . . .Don’t get the wrong idea. I did this for the family.”

With a flick of her finger to her forehead, Marie mounts Kaito and gallantly departs.

After a while, Ose, who was riding on her shoulder, speaks.

『Well, well, turns out you’re just a tsundere after all. Not being straightforward, huh, big sis?』

Marie just snorts in response to Ose’s teasing grin, without offering any retort.

Why Marie came here, why she quelled a situation that had nothing to do with her,

The answer is. . . . . . well, that’s just how it is.

Thus, the commotion stirred up by the Witch of Jealousy had come to a complete end.


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