Fake Holy Sword Story ～I Was Taken Along When I Sold My Childhood Friend～ - 78
Chapter 78 Do something!
On that day, Elizabeth was really able to enjoy herself from the bottom of her heart for the first time in a while. The two went around the city under the name of guiding Alistar. After all, this is a town where many Angel faith believers live, so she can’t show her rough nature. However, even if she was acting, it was a lot of fun to go around the town with Alistar. You can declare that her smile or laughter is not acting.
「Ah, it was fun!」
「(Of course it would be fun if you were neglecting your job. Stop joking around.)」
There are fewer people now. There is no sign of people around in the evening, so Elizabeth unconsciously shows her true nature. However, there’s no other person looking at it. Behind her, Alistar is following her while giving her a gentle smile.
「It was good for stress relief. Now I can hold my acting for a while.」
Being asked for salvation by adult people who gather in the church, it is quite stressful for a child like her. Moreover, it is not possible to seriously give salvation to each person in response to that request. She can only give simple magic to many people at the same time.
Because the magic is applied evenly, the effect on each person is insignificant. However, the believers were still overjoyed. The donate money more and more.
She usually feels unpleasant and gets irritated, and then the stress is piled up, but…
She slaps Alistar’s arm. Because it is a child’s power, it won’t cause much pain.
Elizabeth laughs again when she sees Alistar’s exaggerated reaction. She feels that if she is with him, all her unpleasant feelings and thoughts will disappear.
「This is the inn where you stay, right? That’s all for today. I’ll show you around again tomorrow.」
「(I don’t need it.)」
Elizabeth says so with an arrogant attitude to hide the fact that she wants to go out with Alistar again. It was better if she could say it cutely with upturned eyes… but she couldn’t.
Being stopped, Elizabeth looks at Alistar suspiciously.
Perhaps, Alistar still wants to stay together?
「It’s already dark. It might be dangerous, so I’ll send you off.」
「Eh? I-it’s okay. This is the city of Angel faith, you know? There’s no way the saint, me, will meet danger…」
Yes, that’s right. The feeling of worship toward Saint Elizabeth is abnormal, and most of the people living in this city have such feelings. Aside from direct appeal, no one would be willing to do any harm.
「That might be true, but let me do it. If I don’t escort a cute girl back home, I won’t have a peace of mind.」
「… What the hell is that.」
However, because Alistar said it while smiling gently, Elizabeth’s lovely cheeks dyed in red. Anyone will feel embarrassed if being told kind words by a handsome man like him.
「(Oi Scrap-metal, are you satisfied with this?)」
『Yup. It ’s obvious, isn’t it?』
But, it was the cursed sword who made him said so. There’s no way Alistar has the kind of worthiness that he would send a woman off voluntarily.
It was when Elizabeth about to go with him to the church where she lives.
When Elizabeth walked while facing down due to her embarrassment, she felt a shock to her face and then stopped. When she looks up, Alistar who was walking in front of her is stopped.
「Oi! Why did you suddenly stop!」
Since she hit her nose strongly, she shouted at Alistar with teary eyes because of the pain. However, when she realized that the air had changed from usual, she secretly peeks ahead from his back.
「W-what the hell are these guys…?」
What Elizabeth’s eyes caught are humans in black attires that blend in the darkness at dusk. It was obvious that they are not ordinary people, and she could not feel a friendly atmosphere at all.
「Hello, Nice to meet you, Hero. We are the Inquisitions belonging to the Angelic faith. Today, we came here to eliminate you.」
The person who takes the lead bows lightly. From the voice sound, that person is a man.
However, what was more shocking to Elizabeth was what he said.
「(Hiee… That blackie said something about removing me. Look… a damn development will happen if we come to a place like this after all. I knew it already. I’m smart after all.)」
It seems that it was also shocking for Alistar.
「Oi! What do you mean by that!? You guys are Angel faith believers, right!?」
The Inquisitions open their eyes to Elizabeth’s rough words.
「…It’s like what Rubon-sama said, the hero seems to give a bad influence to Saint-sama.」
「Haa!? You came by that damn old man’s order? Tch…! I think that he knew it, my personality is like this from the start. It’s not that I received influence from Alistar. You guys are believers, right? Then, I’ll ask you as a saint, go home immediately.」
Despite feeling angry with her father, Elizabeth says so and tries to drive away the Inquisition.
Unfortunately, they didn’t obey it. Elizabeth is certainly a Saint and gives salvation to believers, but she’s more like a symbolic meaning. It is because Rubon was the one who held the experiment and operated the religion until now, and the Inquisition is an organization directly under Rubon. That’s why Elizabeth didn’t even know about that organization…
「I refuse. We have already been ordered to eliminate the heresy. The Hero will be eliminated here.」
While Elizabeth was astonished, the Inquisitions attacked Alistar in unison at the command of the leader.
「(Uhiiiiiiiiii!? Cursed Sword, do something!)」
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