Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～ - 132
Chapter 132 Magali, Birth
With that event as a start, Magali, who was originally fond of Alistar, came to visit him more frequently.
Furthermore, it was quite a bad influence. She isn’t helping out the villagers as much as she used to. No, she was helping every day from morning to evening, so it is obviously overworked considering that she’s a child.
That’s why there is no problem at all that it decreased a little… Honestly, it was nothing more than “an innocent girl influenced by a bad man”.
And the other problem is…
「Alistar! Where are you going? Take me with you.」
Magali rushed over.
It’s like a puppy that is fond of its owner. And, of course, it was Alistar that was ahead. He frankly didn’t like it and distorted his face, but Magali didn’t care about that.
「No, it’s not a big deal… You see, I’m going to take a nap on the usual hill…」
「Then, I will go too!」
Today too Alistar was planning to take a nap to avoid farm work.
To such him, Magali declared so in high spirits.
「…You, what about work?」
「……? I can get food without much effort though?」
Alistar’s bad influence was steadily permeating. He didn’t think that Magali was such a type that she was so easily accepted a man’s influence.
「Also, it’s not that you have to come every morning, you know? To be honest, I want to sleep more peacefully…」
「Alistar will keep slacking off if I’m not here! So I’ll manage it properly!」
To Magali who declares so with a smile, Alistar freezes up.
Every time he tries to escape from Magali and go out for a nap, she almost always appears before that. Just what is she?
Alistar, who was thinking about such things, and Magali, who was happily following him like a duckling, went through that cozy forest to the hill.
「Haa… this place is good after all…」
Sitting down, Alistar peeks at the villagers working below while feeling the wind.
Hiee, that seems difficult. Do your best ♡
「That’s right. Just like what Alistar said, this is pleasant skipping out when other people are working. I think I’m getting understand it a bit.」
「……I think it’s better for you not to understand it.」
To Magali’s words, ‘is this my influence?’ Alistar seriously worried about it. The girl that was kind like a saint is now tainted, he feels sorry.
「Well, whatever. I’m going to sleep, so go home and help with the work.」
Alistar lies down on the soft grass. He’s ready to waste his time indulging in an idle slumber. Since he tasted that pleasure, there nothing this kid can do.
「… Hey, Alistar.」
Magali looked into Alistar’s face for a while and then bashfully shook her body. It looks lovely and cute, but unfortunately, Alistar couldn’t see it because he closed his eyes.
To such him, Magali gulped her saliva and mustered her courage to open her mouth.
「W-well, is there a person you like?」
She has a self-awareness that her heart is beating fast that it might explode. It is the first time in life for Magari to speak out with such courage.
Alistar, who didn’t really understand the words of her biggest decision in life, was looking at the sky while lying down.
「A person I like?」
Magali blushed and waited for Alistar’s words.
If… if he says that he doesn’t have a person he likes…
I will tell him this feeling.
It’s pure and beautiful, a childish cute thing that can’t be compared to that of an adult. That’s something an adult can’t say, it’s a feeling that can emit beautiful light.
「…No, I don’t have. I don’t care about anyone other than me. I do understand the feeling about hate, but I don’t really understand the feeling about like.」
「I-is that so! You see, Alistar. I――――」
Alistar’s words were rather terrible, but Magali’s face brightens knowing that there’s no one he likes.
Then, let’s tell him. Even if he doesn’t accept it, I want him to know about how I think of him.
However, when she tries to talk about the important part of that feeling…
「Well, I’ve decided that I’ll parasitize a woman who’s convenient in the future, so I don’t think I’ll have any romance. There might be a woman who fusses over a man’s virginity, so I can’t do that.」
She was shot down by Alistar’s trash words.
Magali stiffens with her mouth open.
「I think the most plausible is to make a daughter of a wealthy family or wealthy merchant fall for me and then marry her. Being surrounded by noble’s daughters is also good, but that’s a bit unrealistic. There’s no way a noble will come to such a place after all.」
Alistar proudly said so.
If he had grown up for several years, he would not have talked his opinion to others like this.
However, he was still a kid. The feeling of wanting to brag about his thoughts, although it was smaller than the other same age kids, it certainly existed.
And talking with Magali, who had spent some time with him, made him relaxed his guard, so he kept talking unnecessary things. Alistar will regret this time for the rest of his life, but there’s no way for him at this time to know about it.
On the other hand, Magali was quiet as if she had died.
「Well, there you have it. There’s nothing sort of ‘like’ feeling. I worked hard to catch a convenient woman, so something like romance is unreasonable. ……What’s wrong?」
At this point, Alistar finally notices Magali’s strange condition.
She’s always lively, loud and noisy. She’s quiet only when she’s eating and sleeping.
When he thought so and tried to peep into her face that was looking down…
「……No, it’s nothing.」
「I-is that so. ……Hm? Was your way of talking like a grown-up like that?」
Magali quickly raised her face.
However, her expression was not the smiling face like before, but it was changed to an absolute zero that freezes those who approach. Also, her words and tone have changed too.
Alistar tilted his head on what was happened.
「I … I’m also going to catch a convenient man…!」
「O-oh, do your best?」
To Magali who glared at him with cold eyes, Alistar didn’t really understand but cheering for her for the time being.
At this time, Alistar himself created the biggest and worst rival that will fight him in the future, but it was later when he knows about that.