These days, Kaan had a lot of fun every day.
It is because there has been a change in daily life that was only repeated. People from outside her mountains gave her her vigor.
Everyone else had left, and now there was only one left, but Kaan enjoyed her company. She talks about the outside world, learns swordsmanship, or goes hunting together.
Ben, who was drinking tea at the table, sniffed at her as she entered the cabin, then asked.
“Did you grill the meat outside?”
“Uh. I ate with Del.”
“But he didn’t bring anything to his father, tsk.”
“If you want to eat, don’t you just want your father to come out? It’s a bit lacking for the three of us to eat.”
Caan sat down on the other side of Ben and poured tea into her cup.
After drinking tea in silence for a while, Ben asked her in a casual manner.
“Daughter, do you want to go out of the mountains?”
Kaan tilted her head at the sudden question.
“What are you even talking about, father?”
“The woman named Dell asked me, what do you think about going out?”
“Um… so what did you say?”
“It doesn’t matter to me. The important thing is not your will.”
Kaan looked at him and asked.
“You really don’t care?”
“Yes. Then, how long did you intend to live only in the mountains? When it’s time to go out, go out.”
Kaan was a little silly.
It was because he had quietly avoided talking about the outside world until now.
But now you’re here and out of the blue, you’re talking about how long you plan to live in the mountains.
“Well, anyway, do as you please. You can go to the academy and make friends your own age, or you can go on an adventure while wandering the world. I’ve taught you things, so you won’t die of starvation from lack of talent anywhere. If you don’t act reckless. “
Kaan asked, stroking the handle of the cup with her finger.
“I don’t usually think deeply about it, but when you talk about the outside, there’s one thing that suddenly makes me curious.”
“Why can’t I remember my childhood? How did my father and I end up living here?”
At that, Ben was silent for a moment, then answered briefly while looking at the distant mountain.
“Originally, everyone has no memory when they were young.”
“I’m not asking about when I was a baby. I don’t even remember when I was five or six years old.”
“Okay. Then when did you get a serious head injury?”
“Does that make sense? Don’t talk like that.”
“Daughter, don’t bother people with unnecessary things. Didn’t I tell you that when you were little, it wasn’t much?
“On this mountain full of monsters and no people?”
“······ The air is clear and nice, isn’t it? I also had a little bit of my personal taste.”
Kaan was taken aback and stopped asking further questions.
Ben deftly brought the subject back.
“Anyway, do whatever your heart desires. If I care, you don’t have to.”
“It’s not because my father is particularly concerned about it.”
“Tsk, Goyan. Just drink it all quickly and get up. Let yourself think about it.”
Kaan snorted, drank the rest of the tea, and stood up.
The day passed and it became night.
Lying on the bed, Kaan stared blankly at the ceiling, lost in thought.
‘The outside world…’
out of the mountains meet new people experience new things
It was definitely a fascinating story.
But on the other side of her heart, there was something irritating that made her hesitate.
It wasn’t just because of anxiety or fear about leaving the place where I’ve lived my whole life away from my familiar daily life.
She didn’t even know exactly what that feeling was.
But more than that, it was also true that I was drawn to the stories Dell told me.
It was almost the first person I’d ever met from the outside world. She could also tell that Dell was a good person.
If you miss the opportunity because of this intrusiveness, you will surely regret it later.
Kaan, who had been awake and blinked for a long time, got out of bed and went out of the cabin.
It was a moonlit night. She looked up at the full moon in the sky and took her steps across her yard.
When I reached the place where I could see the fire in the distance, I saw Aindel sitting in front of the bonfire.
Aindel asked her.
“What’s up tonight?”
“Can I sit down?”
“As much as you like. Would you like a ride in the car?”
As Kaan sat across from her, Aindel took out a cup and poured tea leaves and water into it.
There was no need to heat it up over a fire. The tea water in the cup boiled and steamed in her hand.
Kaan took a sip of her tea and opened her mouth.
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“Dell wants me to go outside the mountains and go to that academy?”
Aindel looked at her with a slightly surprised face.
“Come to think of it, I haven’t asked you until now, why?”
“That’s because… your talent is a waste.”
Aindel hesitated a little before continuing.
“The quality you have is worthy of being called a genius in the world. If you see it rotting only in the mountains, anyone will regret it.”
“Hmm… is that really all there is to it?”
“Dell seems to have a more serious reason than that. Isn’t he trying to pass down Del’s sword to me when I get stronger?”
She was taken aback for a moment, then understood Kaan’s words and let out a small sigh.
Come to think of it, I used that excuse to explain why I had him hold the holy sword. This sword is a famous sword that hides its owner.
It was Kaan who unintentionally said something that got right to the point.
“Well, but anything is fine. I don’t really care about my talent or that. It’s just…”
Kaan hesitated, then seemed determined.
“I think you’re right about wanting to go outside, Dell.”
After returning to the mountain range over several days, he saw the heir and the hero in the distance.
“Let’s go down, Tiyong.”
I got down in front of the two and got down on Tiyong’s back.
The heir wielded a sword and the hero stood beside him, apparently teaching swordsmanship.
The heir who lowered the sword looked at me with surprised eyes.
“You’re back? I thought you left.”
I didn’t know what to say, so I raised my hand once and said hello.
When I moved my gaze to the hero, she opened her mouth.
“Did you finish your work well and come back?”
“Can you explain what happened?”
It was difficult to explain in front of the heir, so he glanced at her, and said as if he remembered her.
“Oh, Dad’s supposed to be preparing a meal, so I’ll go and make it for four. I’ll go back to the cabin first, so you two come slowly. Let’s eat first, then teach me, Del.”
Having said that, I ran towards the hut.
I looked at his back, then looked at the warrior again and asked.
“Ah, that’s how I revealed my name to her.”
It means that he gave me a pseudonym instead of his real name. Is her original name Aindel or Del?
I was going to ask if there had been any progress, wondering if I had become quite close with the heir, but I answered her question first.
“Kashol invaded the territory of Earth Hill and came to stop it.”
I slowly explained the situation to the startled hero. From work at the Neutral Nations Conference to the involvement of the Black Sea Empress.
After hearing all the explanations, she only let out a drool.
It seemed like he was blaming himself for not recognizing that something like that had happened and letting go of it.
“That’s what happened. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping the war, Seven Lords.”
“I just did what I had to do.”
The hero looked at me with a slightly new look and said.
“If you bumped into the same monarch, wouldn’t you have to bear a great burden?”
“Nothing to worry about. Speaking of the successor, has there been any progress?”
I changed the subject to the successor.
I asked without expecting much, but the warrior gave an unexpected answer after wondering if he was taking a break.
“Kaan has made up his mind. To go out of the mountains.”
“······What? Persuasion succeeded?”
“I don’t know if I should say I succeeded in persuasion. She just suddenly changed her mind.”
I was so surprised that I couldn’t speak for a while.
If he had succeeded in persuading the successor, he would have overcome the first big hurdle.
“What about her father’s side?”
“It wasn’t negative. She said she’d let her do as she pleased.”
I asked after a moment of silence.
“So, then, are you really going to do what I said the other day? I’m going to enroll you in the academy.”
“I already told her that, but…”
The hero paused and nodded.
“I guess so. I’ve been thinking about it while you’ve been away, but nothing else comes to mind.”
I let out a small sigh. I was wondering if this is really true.
“However, if she enters the academy, you will need to keep an eye on her from nearby.”
“That’s right. I can’t just let go of my hand after being admitted.”
“I’ve been thinking about that too.”
“I either enter as a student with her, or become a member of the academy as a teaching staff member. Then I can watch from the immediate vicinity without much trouble.”
“What? That’s possible… ah.”
I realized while talking.
With the holy sword’s polymorph ability, there shouldn’t be much difficulty in doing what you just said.
‘······uh? wait for a sec.’
A thought suddenly flashed into my mind.
I was lost in thought for a while, then asked the warrior.
“Could that holy sword’s polymorph ability be possible for others?”
“It’s possible. Why?”
The warrior looked at me with a puzzled expression.
······Coming to think of it, this might be a good opportunity.
I soon organized my thoughts and told the hero.
“If you’re going to enroll the heir into the academy, why don’t you join me as a guardian instead of you?”
Inheritance of the Holy Sword. four conditions for him.
death of a loved one. betrayal. human ugliness. skepticism about justice.
A hero is a person who cannot be harsh on his successor in order to fulfill that condition, and he will never allow it. She herself said so.
In a word, if the issue of succession was entrusted to the hero… I honestly couldn’t expect any progress.
But I’m different.
Knowing the future better than anyone else, I was determined to somehow succeed in the succession of the holy sword.
Of course, I can’t do anything that doesn’t cover any means and methods only for the achievement of the purpose.
However, if necessary, there was a mind to construct an artificial situation to some extent.
‘For example, after becoming as close as possible to the heir, deliberately faking my death.’
That much could be done for the succession of the holy sword.
No, if you can’t do that much, it’s right to just give up on succession.
Thinking that far, I came to the conclusion that the academy was a suitable stage in many ways.
What if I enter the academy with my heir?
I can take the initiative in the situation while blocking the warrior’s view and interference.
It would be much easier and more natural to approach the heir as a friend.
“You instead of me? Why…”
I answered the questioning hero.
“Because you can’t afford to do that. You have to find the demon seeds, keep the original demons in check, and solve the problems that occurred while you were hiding. There must be a lot of things to do. Isn’t it?”
“No matter how important the issue of succession is, it is impossible to let go of all of them.”
she didn’t deny it.
He only let out a faint drool and said.
“But I can’t leave everything to you irresponsibly.
I shook my head.
“You may think so, but the reality is different. What I have left is time. Even if I am away, the monarchy will take care of itself, and unless it is ordered by the overlord, there is no particular responsibility to take care of it.”
When I said it, it was something that felt very pathetic, but it was all true.
The hero looked at me with an ambiguous gaze.
“Yes. So why don’t you leave the succession to me? Anyway, it’s a task that either you or I have to take on. I can’t tell anyone about the succession of the holy sword.”
The warrior did not have an easy answer.
I guessed her feelings and continued.
“Even though it’s a cooperative relationship, there hasn’t been enough trust between us yet.”
“It’s not like that. I don’t doubt you, 7 lords. Just…”
“No, I understand how you feel. So, I promise to swear right here.”
I met the hero’s eyes and said.
“I will always put the safety of the successor first. I will do my best to inherit the Holy Sword, but I have no intention of doing anything to trample on or manipulate the will and personality of the successor at will.”
The hero sighed with a complicated expression and answered.
“Again, I don’t doubt you anymore. So for now… I get it.”
“Will you follow my suggestion?”
“Okay. Once admission is decided, I will follow your wishes. Let’s talk about the details at that time.”
OK, successfully persuaded.
I nodded and asked.
“By the way, if you want to enter the school, how are you going to do it? Is there a way?”
I didn’t know much about that side.
Even in the game, the Elpon Academy was of little importance, so I hadn’t even looked closely at the setting. Do I have to take an entrance exam or something?
the warrior replied.
“I have an acquaintance at the academy.
“I see. Are you a dignitary?”
“I am the principal of the academy.”
It was also unexpected, so I wondered what kind of connection it was.
The hero might have noticed my suspicious look and continued with a slightly bitter face.
“He was a colleague who went through life and death in the war against the demons. Now he’s retired and is working on nurturing talented people.”