The Saint of the Labyrinth Is Adored by Monsters~ Though I Was Exiled and Left to Die in the Forest of Abyss, I Offered Prayers to God and Before I Knew It, It Became a Sanctuary – Chapter 30

𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐬

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟎: 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐃𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐬

《Kyrie Side》

At the church in the old paradise.

I was frolicking with Kumakichi, Sura-chan, and Guu-chan.

Suddenly, something seemed off with Kumakichi-kun and the others.

They started to growl.

“What’s wrong?”

『『『Humans!』』』

Humans. . . . . .?

As I wondered, there was a knock at the church’s door.

“Excuse me.”

“Chatura. . . . . .and, eh, wha-what? You, Priest Ion-sama?”

Priest Ion, who had taken care of me in the royal capital, had come here for some unknown reason.

This is strange; he’s supposed to be in the royal capital. . . . . .

No, that’s not the only strange thing.

He’s leaning on Miss Anila (in human form).

“W, What happened?”

“We were attacked by bandits on the way, and it seems I’ve been poisoned.”

“Poison! That’s terrible. . . . . .I’ll treat it right away.”

Just when I was about to pray to the gods.

“No. . . . . .I’m fine now. Thank you, Lady Anila.”

“Huh? Are you okay?”

“Yes.”

Priest Ion-sama stood on his own feet and deeply bowed to Miss Anila.

“What about the poison?”

“It’s already cured.”

“Cured. . . . . .?”

“Yes. Thanks to Saint Kyrie.”

What does this mean. . . . . .?

I haven’t done anything yet.

“Well, that’s a trivial matter. Saint Kyrie. . . . . .I’m glad you’re safe.”

Priest Ion-sama approaches me.

But Kumakichi-kun and the others block his way.

『Don’t get close to Big Sister!』『You’re planning something awful!』『Go away!』

Kumakichi-kun and the others growl.

“It’s okay, this person isn’t bad.”

『『『Then we forgive you!』』』

It seems they trust me easily.

That’s good.

“Saint Kyrie. . . . . .You can speak again.”

Priest Ion-sama knows that I couldn’t speak due to the shock of an accident.

“Yes, thanks to you.”

“That’s really good to hear. . . . . .You were slandered because of it. I’m truly glad you’re cured. . . . . ..”

Why is he tearing up?

Was it that pitiful?

He cared about my feelings.

Such a kind person.

“Also, I’m really glad you’re safe. When I heard you were abandoned in the Abyss Forest, I was beside myself with worry.”

“Well, I’m sorry to have worried you.”

He cared about his subordinate’s safety.

Such a kind person.

Then Kumakichi-kun glared at Priest Ion-sama.

『You. . . . . .you have feelings for Big Sister!』『You do!』『What?!』

Oh dear.

“What are you talking about? That’s not true.”

『But you worried and chased after her, right? Like you do with someone you love!』『That’s right, that’s right!』『You must be head over heels!』

No way, right. . . . . .?

Then Priest Ion-sama turned away, blushing, and said, “Ah, ah. . . . . .of course.”

What’s with this awkward reaction. . . . . .?

Surely what these kids are saying isn’t true, right. . . . . .?

I don’t think so.

“Anyway, Saint Kyrie, you’ve increased your magical power, haven’t you?”

『What’s that, magical power?』

“It’s the power of a saint, little bear.”

. . . . . .Huh? He’s talking to them normally?

Then Mr. Chatura puffed out his chest proudly.

“Of course. Kyrie-sama inherited the soul of the first Holy Demon King, and with the power of the sacred relic, her strength is world-class! Its influence not only affects her subordinates but extends to the entire forest!”

Not only the subordinates, but the entire forest. . . . . .?

“Mr. Chatura, what does that mean?”

“In other words, due to the increased power of the saint, telepathy abilities that Kyrie-sama used to have were granted to the monster subordinates, and this entire forest became a power spot. . . . . .it’s like, it was turned into a sanctuary!”

Mr. Chatura wags his tail with a flourish.

A sanctuary. . . . . .?

“Hey mutt, what’s this about a sanctuary?”

“It’s a natural phenomenon occasionally caused by high-ranking healing magicians. By being in a certain place, the holy power is conferred to the land, and just being there enhances the natural healing power.”

“So just by Kyrie being there, she makes the monsters lively! Amazing!”

Priest Ion-sama groans.

“Certainly, I have heard that sanctuaries existed when the gods were still on Earth. There are none now.”

『So Big Sister is a legendary existence! Amazing!』『Amazing!』『As expected―』

I’m troubled. . . . . .

“What’s the matter, Saint Kyrie?”

“Oh, nothing. . . . . .I just feel sorry that God has done such an incredible thing just for me.”

I do pray for everyone’s happiness every morning.

But I never expected him to make a sanctuary.

I know that God is busy, so I feel somewhat guilty. . . . . .

“What’s wrong, Priest Ion-sama?”

“Nothing. . . . . .I was just thinking that you are as usual.”

“Sigh. . . . . .”

What does ‘as usual’ mean?

Did he appreciate me for being a devout servant of God?

That would be the best!

“By the way. . . . . .human.”

Mr. Chatura glares at Priest Ion-sama.

“Why have you come to Kyrie-sama? Surely. . . . . .you all don’t intend to take her back, do you?”

“You all. . . . . .?”

“I wonder if there were others as well?”

Kumakichi-kun and the others growl.

Miss Anila’s anger is palpably transmitted.

But even receiving that, Priest Ion-sama wears a calm expression and shakes his head.

“I won’t do such a thing. I just came to check on Saint Kyrie’s safety.”

『『『Oh, thank goodness!』』』

Kumakichi-kun, Miss Anila, and other monsters cling to me.

They hug me tightly.

『Big Sister, if you were gone, I’d be so lonely I’d die!』

“I feel the same! If Kyrie wasn’t here, I would have destroyed the country!”

That’s an exaggeration.

“Saint Kyrie, you are already living happily in a new place with new friends.”

“Yes, thanks to Lord God Noir.”

God is watching what I do.

The peace and safety in Abyss Forest are because of God’s blessings.

“Then, I won’t do anything.”

Priest Ion-sama smiles and turns away.

“Saint Kyrie, please be happy.”

“Thank you, Priest. I will.”

He smiles a bit sadly and leaves.

“Mr. Chatura, can you escort him to the town?”

“. . . . . .If it’s Holy Demon King-sama’s order.”

He seems very reluctant but agrees to take him.

Thank you.

“Then, Saint Kyrie, I’ll take my leave.”

He begins to leave.

It would be rude to let him go so far without doing anything.

That’s right.

“Priest Ion-sama.”

I join my hands and close my eyes.

“May God’s blessings be upon you.”

I didn’t know if prayers were needed for Priest Ion-sama, who is already a servant of God.

But I prayed, wishing for a safe return.

“?! This, this is. . . . . .”

When I opened my eyes, Priest Ion-sama was. . . . . .eh, eh?!

Is, is he crying. . . . . .?

“What, what’s wrong. . . . . .? Why are you shedding tears. . . . . .?”

Then, Priest Ion-sama turned to me, clasped his hands, and bowed his head.

“So that’s what it was. . . . . .as I thought. . . . . .”

“A, As you thought?”

“I understand everything now. Saint Kyrie. . . . . .no, Kyrie-sama.”

What’s going on all of a sudden?

Addressing me with such formality. . . . . .

“You, it seems, are not meant to be confined to a narrow place like the church, but to guide many beings in this vast forest. That’s your mission.”

“Ah, ah. . . . . .”

That’s been my intention all along, but what’s gotten into him so suddenly, acting so formal?

“Thank you, Kyrie-sama. Meeting you at the end, and being your superior even for a short time, I will live with it as a lifetime’s pride.”

T, That’s quite an exaggeration.

What on earth could have happened?

“Well then.”

Saying that, the priest-sama went home this time.

Hmm. . . . . .what’s gotten into him all of a sudden?

『Big Sister’s feathers are really beautiful, huh』『angel』『woosh! god!』

Feathers. . . . . .?

Somehow, it feels like I’ve been told something like that before by the monsters. . . . . .

Even though I don’t have any feathers, right?


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