𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟓𝟓: 𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝
Three days later, I was at the circuit field in Duke Marcus’s territory with bald head Galius.
Here, in addition to weapons like magic and guns, there were also magic scooters and magic jet ski’s.
“It’s been a while, so I’m worried if I can ride properly.”
――Kyuuiiiin. . .
Wearing a simple dress with pants modified from riding attire, I rode the magic scooter and infused magic from the handle. Ah, I slightly disliked the feeling. It’s creepy how the magic is being drawn from my palm.
Cid said, “You’ll get used to it,” but I’d rather avoid it if possible.
“Hey, how long does it take to get to the capital on this?”
“. . .About two hours, I suppose.”
Galius answered with a slightly furrowed brow.
He probably guessed what I was planning and couldn’t agree with it.
“Two hours, huh? But I don’t want to keep losing magic the whole time.”
“If you have larger crystal stones, you can put them in the tank.”
He pointed to the seat I was sitting on.
The crystal stone condensed with magic played a role similar to coal or gasoline.
When you open the saddle, there is an insertion point, and if you put the crystal stone there, it automatically sucks up magic power. But. . .
“Large crystal stones are only found in the mountains.”
“Yes. You’d want them to be palm-sized. Generally, with Cid’s skills, he could fly to the capital non-stop at a speed of around 80 kilometers per hour. But with Miss, I imagine it would be around 50 kilometers per hour.”
Is it really that different?!
Once again, I realized the abnormality of the purple spinel.
To help Cid, I absolutely need the magic scooter, but I can’t fully utilize its performance. What should I do about this?
As I crossed my arms and thought seriously, Galius hesitantly asked in a low voice.
“Miss. . .um. . .”
“If you were to become pregnant, you wouldn’t be able to ride the magic scooter.”
For a moment, I didn’t understand what he was saying.
But I quickly realized what Galius was worried about and hurriedly denied it.
“What are you talking about! There’s no way I could be pregnant, right?!”
“Eh!? Is that so!? W-wait, didn’t Cid’s. . . um, his hands. . .?”
“Don’t say that so bluntly! Please!”
Galius had mistakenly believed that something had happened between me and Cid during our escape.
No, we were on the verge of it.
I thought it would be fine even if it happened.
Wait, could it be that Onii-sama and everyone else also misunderstood. . .?!
“This is. . .a serious situation!”
Seeing me holding my head and writhing in embarrassment, Galius laughed.
“Oh, but if that’s the case, I can ride this with peace of mind. That’s good, that’s good.”
“Wait, were you also worried about that?, Not that you didn’t want me to ride the magic scooter to the capital?”
“Huh? Yes, of course. Miss will go even if I try to stop her, right?”
I see. It’s not that he wanted to stop me from going, but he would have if I was pregnant.
Galius smiled as I looked dumbfounded.
“It’s okay! We’ll get on anywhere for Miss’s sake!”
“Well, that’s reassuring!”
I smiled along with him, but the problem still wasn’t solved.
“Should we somehow get the crystal stones or leave here right away and take our time. . .?”
We pondered. However, a savior appeared here.
“Everyone! Are you all doing well?!”
Running in commotion, it was the young men from our household, the strong ones who were forced by Onii-sama to undergo training in the snowy mountains.
They heard that I was here and came to see me as soon as they returned.
“Miss, you look great! That’s such a relief. . . Gah!”
Don’t cry. You were probably in more danger of losing your life than me.
“Ahh, Miss! Cid is an idiot! Miss will always be Miss!”
Huh, so they still think that something happened between me and Cid?
I’m too lazy to deny it, so let’s leave it as it is.
As I looked dumbfounded, the squad leader, Herman, reached out his hand in front of me. In the bag he held, there was something heavy.
“We wanted to give this to Miss as a present.”
“Huh, is this by any chance. . .”
What was there was a giant crystal stone. And there were fifteen of them.
“When we dug a hole to keep warm in the mountains, we happened to find them. We thought they were beautiful, so we wanted to give them to Miss.”
Overwhelmed with emotion, I tightly held Herman’s hand.
“Thank you!! This is incredibly convenient!”
“Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!”
Oops, I accidentally released magic while squeezing his hand.
I quickly let go and looked at Galius.
“With these, we can go to the capital immediately, right?!”
He nodded with a big smile.
“Also, to correct something, the original purpose of their trip to the mountains was to mine these crystal stones. Ethan-sama said, ‘If it comes to a battle, they’ll bombard with magic cannons relentlessly!’ So they went to gather the crystal stones as a power source for that.”
“Is onii-sama. . . planning to turn the capital into a wasteland?”
It wasn’t just for my convenience.
It was a manifestation of Onii-sama’s dark side.
“Well, it’s fine! I’ll make good use of the crystal stones!”
Alright, now I can go and help Cid anytime.
I happily returned to the mansion.