It’s Sudden, but I Came to Another World! But I Hope to Live Safely! - 1.2
- It’s Sudden, but I Came to Another World! But I Hope to Live Safely!
- 1.2 - For the time being, I want to meet people (2)
The slime doesn’t react to having failed in its predation, and then it jumps again towards my direction.
Its movement continues to be slow. It feels like I’m being played with even though it has no feelings.
My body doesn’t stop trembling. The giant bear which was a threat just a moments ago, didn’t even leave the bones.
I’m beginning to acknowledge that I will meet my end here.
Swallowed in fear, my voice doesn’t come out at all. I recklessly throw stones that I grabbed from the ground.
However, as I was lacking composure, the stones didn’t hit the slime but were flying around. They flew behind the slime hitting the trunk of a tree making a pleasant echo.
And then the slime made an explosive sound.
The slime leaped towards the tree behind it.
Due to the overwhelming amount the tree collapses.
Then I saw a strange sight.
「It’s eating the tree…?」
I came to understand. This slime reacts to sound.
Perhaps, it reacts to vibrations rather than sounds.
It attacked the howling bear, then reacted to my cough and came to attack me.
And now, with a loud noise, it’s attacking a fallen tree.
I look around and start gathering stones of moderate size, then I got up.
Maybe the slime realized that there was no prey in the place where it jumped, so next, it started to move as it reacted to the sound of me standing up.
I threw the stone that I picked up to the furthest tree without making noise as much as possible. I hit the mark.
The slime reacted and jumped at full speed, and a tree fell again.
At the same time, I started running away.
「Haa… Haa… Haa…」
I looked back and forth on the road, checked if there was a chaser and for fear that something might be there I threw a stone against a tree while running.
I don’t know how much I ran.
Completely exhausted, I leaned against a tree and breathed heavily.
The sky is tinged with light, and when I realized, the fairytale-like forest changed into an ordinary forest surrounded by typical brown and green trees.
It’s wonderful to be alive.
It’s something wonderful, but why I’m in this situation?
Why was I sent to this world?
According to the popular ones that I have read, being transferred to another world is always for some reason or such is the development.
Of course, there is nothing special about this body, nor I’m a hero descendant.
If there is no particular reason why I was called, the only thing that could make sense is that the other party had an accident.
The whims and ineptitude of a god, a summoning failure and many other reasons.
Right now I don’t care if it was due to someone’s ineptitude or failure, I just wanted to see a summoner’s surprised face. There is not much road left to leave the mountain.
「Becoming a hero to defeat a demon king or being surrounded by a beautiful demi-human girl harem.
I don’t care for either, I just want to live safely, so please…」
It’s useless even if I complain since there is no one. Let’s proceed after taking a breath.
This is something I didn’t notice until I calmed down, but right now I can feel the presence of ordinary animals throughout the forest.
The chirping voice of the birds, spider nest in the crevices of trees, and not the place with transparent trees.
Perhaps, because I was in the slime habitat, no animals were living nearby. That bear wandered by chance or something like that.
However, why the bear recklessly went towards the place where the slime, high in the food chain, resides?
「Anyhow… I’m tired」
While muttering, I let my conscience enter into the dreamland.
A meeting was being held at the castle in the Kingdom of Thaiz.
Each of the people present was knight commander and was dressed in shining silver armor. Such people were heavyweights who serve the king of Thaiz.
Even the king of Thaiz, Marit Thaiz, himself was there.
Marit is a remarkable twenty-five-year-old man who succeeded the throne from the late king who was still in active duty.
Two years after becoming a king, he solved various domestic problems and gained great support from the people.
However, a problem arises and it led to the current meeting.
「Was a merchant without escorts attacked again?」
「Yes. The carriage that was guarded by us a few moments ago passed by smoothly, but those who followed were attacked and only corpses were left」
「Though they reap what they sow by being stingy with their expenses, this will scare all merchants who want to do business with our kingdom」
The neighboring country Garne changed their king a few years ago, and such was the new king’s ability that he was able to drastically decrease the crime rate around Garne.
But as a result, bandits and other crooks have flown here.
Unlike Garne, which has a wide plain, this place has many mountains and forests of which most remain unexplored so bandits choose to camp and hide in those places and attack unsuspecting merchants.
According to Marit’s judgment, he permanently stationed knights in certain castle towns and surrounding villages taking them out of harm’s way, however, it was still difficult to control the roads.
Although it’s possible to dispatch knight as escorts from the country, it would naturally cost money and labor, but there is not enough personnel to provide even for free.
In cases like this, merchants and travelers would hire adventurers, but as a result of the influence of knights of the Thaiz Kingdom being stronger, the scale of adventurers guild is small and such they lack staff.
In other countries the size of the guild may be large and have enough personnel, however, it’s not possible to force other countries to dispatch guards.
As a result, there are those who try to cross without escorts and are attacked by bandits.
「If the likes of bandits dares to attack I will purge them with my sword…」
Said one of the knight commanders, but Marit sighs.
Certainly, the knights in the Thaiz Kingdom are highly capable. Even a few of them will be able to deal with more than a hundred bandits.
However, bandits know this. When knights are escorting, they disappear completely.
It’s a battle that cannot be won by fighting honestly. Something like that it’s natural.
「In order to cut down the bandits, it’s necessary to catch hold of their whereabouts. Are there any ideas?」
But the knights don’t speak. Previously several ideas were proposed, and although many of them were adopted, they all ended up failing.
In the action range of the proud knights, the crafty bandits will slip through.
「Mountain hunting has failed three times. If we continue looking a little more, I’m sure results will come out… For the time being, I would like to choose someone who will be responsible for dealing with the bandits who are becoming more aggressive lately. Is there any candidate or a person you’d wish to nominate?」
If this were any other assignment, the knights would have taken the initiative to apply. However, several powerful knight commanders have already failed, so they understand the nuisance of this problem.
Among them, the one who raised his hand was the most veteran captain among the knights, Sir Ragdo.
「O King, There is someone who I want to recommend」
「Sir Ragdo, who are you going to nominate from the people present here?」
「No, it’s not someone here present. However, everyone knows her true ability. I would like to recommend Ilias from my unit」
When such a person is named, the face of the commander knights becomes somewhat displeased.
「Are you talking about Ilias Raztel? It’s that right?」
Marit knows Ilias very well.
If it’s about Illias’s ability, then with just the arm with which she wields the sword she would not lose even against knight commander, and her loyalty to the country is also impeccable.
However, her reputation doesn’t grow. The reason isー
「If it’s 『her』, we may get an ingenious idea from a different perspective」
「It should be okay, I will grant a period of a month. I’ll leave it to you」
Pride may be involved in not wanting to admit her true strength. Few knights think well of Ilias, being a woman. Sir Ragdo is one of the few who think highly of her, but being part of the minority he cannot solidify her position.
If Ilias succeeds in defeating the bandits, her reputation may change, but if she fails, she would likely be looked down even more.
Marit knows very well Ilias’ reputation, but he also knows that she is a proper knight. There is also some concern about whether this would work against those cunning bandits.
It would be good if this could guide her to a bright future, but what worried Marit more than anything was about the future problems she would have to face.
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