Episode 88 Hiding
“Yuta, you’ve strayed quite far from the ride carrier.”
“Is everything okay out there?”
“Yeah, everybody’s okay.”
“That’s good, now we just need to meet up and plan what to do next.”
Nanami and I fled into the deep forest. There were many tall trees in this forest, and even with the magicrafts, we were able to hide well enough to escape our pursuers.
We decided to contact the ride carrier to discuss the rendezvous point and other matters. Since there is no Horcrux in Viktor, we communicated from Nanami’s Vajra.
“Jean, is everyone okay?”
“Yeah, we’re fine. How are you?”
“We’re fine, the enemy is gone.”
“Maybe we don’t have to join you right away.”
“It’s safer to stay put today and meet up tomorrow than to make a wrong move and have them figure out where we are.”
“All right, what’s the rendezvous point?”
“We’ll go to the Duke of Caron’s residence. Linnecarlo says that the Duke of Caron……the former Duke of Caron will be able to help us.”
“Okay, I’ll head to the Duke of Caron’s residence tomorrow then.”
We decided on the rendezvous point for tomorrow, and when we were done talking, I cut the communication.
“Yuta, I’m hungry.”
“I’m hungry, too. I didn’t think about food and we can’t go to the city…….Okay, let’s find something to eat.”
“Is there anything to eat?”
“With all this wilderness, I’m sure there’s something.”
I searched for food while also looking for a place to hide and found a small spring that gushed out between the rocks.
“It’s like spring water. It’s drinkable.“
Fearlessly, she scooped the water into her hands and brought it to her mouth……. It may have been the thirst, but it was cold and quite tasty. Nanami plunged her face into the spring and gulped it down.
“Pfft! I’m alive again!”
“Don’t drink too much at once or you’ll get an upset stomach.”
“Don’t worry, Nanami’s stomach is strong.”
Nanami insisted proudly.
“The water is clean, but there don’t seem to be any fish.”
“Yes, it would be nice if there were fish.”
Mushrooms grew around the spring, but I was too afraid of the poison to eat them. I don’t have any knowledge of edible wildflowers, and I don’t know what to do…….
“Wait a minute, Nanami, do you hear something?”
“What? I don’t hear anything…….”
“No……that’s the sound of water flowing. Maybe there’s a river nearby.”
“A river would have fish!”
“Yeah, that’s a possibility.”
We looked around and found a river with clean water flowing in abundance.
“Whoa, I think I see fish here.”
“I’m sure there are, Nanami. I can’t wait to eat some fish.”
“Okay, let’s go get them.”
“But how are we going to catch them?”
“We don’t have traps or fishing rods……”
As I was thinking about how to catch the fish, I casually looked at Viktor and had an idea.
“I’ve got an idea, Nanami.”
“What are you going to do?”
As I said this, I got on Viktor, lifted a large stone from the riverside and threw it at a large rock in the middle of the river. A dull thud sounded, and the stone I threw shattered.
“What are you doing, Yuta, breaking rocks?”
After a while, fishes started to float around the rock I hit.
“If you don’t catch them quickly, they will drift away.”
Nanami hurriedly caught the fish that came to the surface. I also scooped up the fish with Viktor’s large hands.
“I’m amazed you came up with that.”
“It’s an old fishing method in my country. I think it’s called [slingshot fishing].”
“Yuta knows a lot. Nanami doesn’t know anything…….”
Nanami just didn’t have the opportunity to learn…….I still want to give Nanami the chance for a proper education…….
“…… Don’t worry, Nanami. You’ll learn a lot.”
“Yes, you’re right, Nanami will be a smart girl.”
We were having this conversation as I pinned a large number of fish I had caught on a tree branch and roasted them over a bonfire that Nanami and I had struggled to build.
“Look, Nanami, I think you can eat this now.”
Nanami took a big bite out of the back of the fish.
“All right, I’ll try some too.”
It was a little salty, but it was definitely fatty and quite tasty. We must have caught quite a few, but Nanami and I ate them up in no time.
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