“Hang on, Lucy.”
I put my hand on Lucy, who suddenly collapsed.
(In case you forget, Lucy is the horse)
Her breath was ragged and she looked very distressed.
We left Jorgen, and after a few days we arrived at Scarlett’s mansion.
On the road, there were no Leon attacks, and we were able to arrive at our destination without delay, but things did not go so smoothly.
As soon as we arrived, Lucy collapsed to the ground like a crumpled mess.
Maybe I’ve been pushing her too hard without realizing it.
I’m so sorry.
“Hmm. I’ll have a look.”
The ribbon that binds the hair of Earlve becomes a bat and flies to Lucy.
“Hey, it’s in front of your mansion, so why don’t you come out and see it directly?”
“Then I’d be dust before I’d ever see her.”
Oh, she kind that’s vulnerable to the sun.
“‘Hmmmmmm. This is ……”
Flapping her wings, she flies around Lucy.
Then, when she had completed her observations to some extent, she returned to Earlv.
“In the meantime, you must all go inside. I’ll have my people take her to a place where she can rest.”
“Yes. That’s it in a nutshell.”
The loli young girl, who I have not seen in a long time, told me so with a difficult expression on her face.
“Are you saying that the curse has made Lucy the way she is?”
“Well, yes. It’s nothing life-threatening if you don’t do something about it right away, but seeing how weak she is, I’d like to do something about it as soon as possible.”
“Can’t you do something with your power?”
“I can’t. The curse is too strong for me to lift.”
All’s not well, is it?
Fourlock and Earlv are also deep in thought, but from their expressions, they don’t seem to have come up with any ideas.
A curse must be lifted either by killing the person who originally cast it or by using magic power that greatly exceeds the magic power of the person who cast it.
In the event that even Scarlett can’t break the spell, it must have been cast by a spellcaster of considerable skill.
“At least if we know who put this curse on ……”
That’s definitely what I was thinking.
But such a thing is like grasping at a cloud. It’s not realistic at all.
“We may be troubled, but we’re not out of options.”
Scarlett walks slowly over to me.
“What do you have in mind?”
I asked Scarlett, and the little girl slowly pointed at me.
“Your skills will allow you to break the spell.”
My …… skills?
Level resets are out of the question, Peerless is for combat, and the precociousness and super healing that are in the stats only work on me.
And then there’s random skills. ……, random skills ……?
“Right, random skills! If I can pull off a skill that can cure this ……”
“I’m afraid there is no such thing as a spell that can be lifted by a golden skill. I’m talking about the rainbow skills that you haven’t mastered yet.”
“Skills I haven’t mastered……?”
“Yes. It is a skill that cures any injury, curse, or condition abnormality in an instant. Whoever named it, the skill has the same name as the legendary miracle drug called “Elixir”. It is a skill that is sealed in Jumdaret’s Skill Crystal.”
“Jumdaret ……. Perhaps you mean the Wind Cliff City of Lawndard?”
“You know that, Earlv?”
“Yeah. I think I read in a book a long time ago that Lawndard used to be a country called Jumdaret, and it said in there that it died out about 150 years ago and is now part of the Kingdom of Asualev. ……”
“That’s right, as Nina says. Wind Cliff City of Lawndard was once the country of Jumdaret. There must be descendants of the former royal family there.”
“And I’m supposed to learn the Elixir from their Skill Crystal?”
I got the general gist of the story. Then then let’s go…….
“It’s a good news. Then we should be hurry, Earlv…. And Fourlock, what about you?”
I asked Fourlock, as Aalv looked like she was naturally going to follow.
On the way here, I’ve told Fourlock about my skills and everything that’s happened so far, except for the past between me and Earlv.
Fourlock turned his head down and showed some pretense of thinking, but he quickly looked up and answered.
“I’ll go with you. I can’t just sit around here, can I?”
“It’s settled. Well then, let’s go ……”
“Wait. Nina is staying here.”
Suddenly Scarlett says this towards Earlv.
Aalv made a bare noise and looked at Scarlett.
“I told you to stay here.”
Scarlett tells her once and for all.
Earlv looked unconvinced and walked over to Scarlett.
“Why? I’m with Rox.”
Scarlett whispers something to the Earlv who is approaching up close.
Then her complexion changed in an instant.
“What do you mean, ……?”
“What? It means what it says.”
“Really …… really?”
“I’m not lying. It’s just that it depends on your efforts.”
“It’s up to my …… efforts ……”
Earlv looks down and thinks about something.
Then she looked at me as if she had made up her mind to do something.
“I’m sorry, Rox. I’m staying here.”
I took her words and turned away.
“Are you sure? I think her magic could be quite a force to be reckoned with, don’t you?”
“It was Earlv’s decision. Besides.”
“No, it’s nothing.”
With that, I start to walk away.
Besides, Earlv looked so happy.
Just like that night, when she said, ‘I trust you.’
“Rox …… that …… I’m sorry.”
Earlv says so apologetically.
“Isn’t this about the past?”
I asked and she looked at me with her eyes wide open.
It’s like, how did you know?
I don’t know what she told her, but… I can understand why Earlv would make a face like that if I think about it for a moment.
“Then you don’t have to apologise. The skills thing is like a little errand to go on. You should focus on that ……Ni..Earlv.”
“Ni… Earlv?” (Fourlock)
I almost say Nina unintentionally out of impatience.
“Thanks Rox …….”
I can’t see her face, but I can read her expression from the tone of her voice.
I scratched my head involuntarily, feeling bad.
“Well, well, Rox. You’ve grown quite gentle.”
Scarlett looks at me with a grin.
“Shut up. I also have my own consideration.”
“Your own consideration…huh?”
Scarlet keeps looking at me while still grinning, I was a little frustrated.
I’m sure she already know what’s going on, since she such a know-it-all.
Then Earlv, who had been hugging me, quickly pulled away.
I turned and looked at her.
“Rox, do your best I’ll work hard too.”
She says and thrusts out her fist with a guffaw.
“Yeah. Leave it to me.”
I replied and put my fist against hers.
I never thought at this time.
I was fooled by Scarlet’s wording again.