The Classless Transferee's Skill Copy - Chapter 40
Chapter 40: A Girl’s Determination
Following Magius and Elle, we arrived at the village where Elle lived.
The villagers all looked at us.
It seemed as though it had been a long time since any outsiders came.
We entered Elle’s house.
We saw an awfully thin man who seemed to be her father, lying on a bed, and a woman who appeared to be her mother.
“I’m back, mom.”
When Elle’s mother heard her, her eyes welled up.
“Jeez, you left the village again, didn’t you? Please stop worrying us.”
She lightly scolded Elle and hugged her.
…What a good mother.
“B-but how about father?!”
Elle looked at her father, who was lying down on the bed.
Her father was asleep, but he seemed to be in pain.
“…what kind of disease is this?”
I held my condition bracelet towards the father to see what kind of disease he had.
“It’s a disease that gradually weakens and rots the body.”
“Is it a rare disease?”
“Yes. Only one in ten thousand people have it. If left unchecked, it’s very dangerous.”
Listening to Meryl and Eim, I looked at her father again.
“Um… who are you?”
Having taken notice of us, the mother asked.
Magius answered her.
“They saved Elle in the forest.”
As Magius explained to them, they exclaimed in realization.
“Thank you so much! If there’s anything we can give you…”
“Don’t mind it. By the way, why was Elle in that forest?”
When asked why she went into the forest despite knowing that it was dangerous, Elle said softly, “There’s a cave deep in the woods.”
“Deep in the woods…? You mean Fille Cave!”
“Elle, are you perhaps…”
When Magius and Elle’s mother realized why she was out in the woods, they were surprised.
“Yes… in the cave, there’s a flower that can be used as a cure. If I used that, I could cure my father’s illness…
Through my condition brace, I learned of the flowers Elle was talking about.
They were indeed able to cure the illness.
“That’s right. I did something foolish for father’s sake…”
Elle looked down while her eyes welled up with tears.
Seeing this, Magius pat Elle’s head.
“You’re strong, Elle. You went out into the forest for your father’s sake. Alright, I’ll go get that flower. Your courage has moved me! I’ll definitely come back with them.”
Hearing what Magius said, Elle softly expressed her thanks.
I was also moved by her determination.
I grabbed Magius’ shoulder.
“I’ll help out too, Magius.”
Magius and Elle looked at me.
“This isn’t a situation I can overlook. Besides, two heads are better than one.”
“…Thanks. That’s encouraging!”
Magius and I bumped fists and laughed.
Then, Eim walked forward.
“I’ll come too. I want to be of service to someone else.”
Of course, having more people wouldn’t hurt.
“I don’t mind. Let’s go together! Meryl, make sure to cast Heal regularly.”
I pat Elle’s head as I left, then went into the forest with Magius and the rest.
As soon as we entered the forest, we were beset by a pack of Fang Wolves.
The three of us began to fight these wolves.
Seeing Eim mow down the wolves with her chainsaw, Magius stopped, with a look of curiosity on his face.
“What’s up, Magius? Your hand stopped!”
I called out to Magius, his hand frozen in place, and used my revolver to knock down the Fang Wolf in front of him.
“That ‘Eim’ kid… she’s a Sally Doll, isn’t she?”
“Hm? Ah, but…”
Looking at Eim, who was still fighting, I continued talking.
“She has a heart. A kind heart that looks out for others.”
“I understand that too. That’s why you can rely on her.”
Looking at Eim, Magius smiled, and I giggled.
“That’s right. I don’t rely on just Eim, though. I rely on Meryl too.”
“You really place a lot of trust in your friends, huh?”
“More or less.”
“You two, stop slacking off and fight.”
Eim noticed us smiling at each other and raised her voice.
“Ah, my bad!”
Returning to the fight, we defeated the Fang Wolves and pressed onward.
Then, we arrived at the cave’s entrance.
“So this is the entrance to Fille Cave…”
“Moment of truth! Let’s go!”
Nodding at Magius’ words, we entered the cave…
Once again, Yuugiri Kiriya and Anatos were watching us.
“So this time they’re accompanied by the oni… at least they like getting into trouble.”
“It’d be better to wait a little bit before intervening.”
“Well, I’m fine whenever. But it smells disgusting… I don’t like this bad scent.”
With a grim expression, Yuugiri Kiriya snickered…