I was sold at the lowest price C148: Hurrying East
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We managed to clear out the enemy reinforcements. It was a complete victory with no damage to Ranelle and the rest of the Emou army.
The battle was over, and I checked my current position in order to join the main force.
“If we go straight, we’ll be right in the middle of the enemy’s main force. It’s fine if it’s just us, but it’s hard to have Ranelle and the others fight a lot.”
“Yes and the main force will probably be larger than the reinforcements, so it’s dangerous.”
Emina and I agreed and decided to go around and meet up with our main force. As a result of our discussion, we chose a route around the eastern mountains that would be easy for the ride hover and damaged magicrafts to follow.
Since we were moving along with Temira’s damaged magicrafts, it took us some time, but we made steady progress without encountering any enemies.
However, since it seemed impossible to meet up with the main force today due to time constraints and everyone was tired from the battle with the reinforcements, we decided to hide ourselves in a large cave we found while moving and take a rest.
“That’s a lot of meat. What’s wrong with it?”
The ceiling inside the cave was high, there was air flowing deep into the cave, and no smoke leaked out, so they built a fire and cooked a big chunk of meat.
“The Emou people caught it in the forest,” Emina told us.
“We Emou people are hunters by nature, so this is no problem for us. Please don’t hesitate to eat a lot, Yuta-san.”
I thanked him and took a bite of the meat he shared with me.
The Emoans also offered me alcohol, but I politely declined. Emoans usually drink alcohol even on the battlefield, and they drink so much that I wondered what they would do if the enemy attacked. On the other hand, the people of Temira were the complete opposite, refusing to drink at all because they were on duty. I was impressed by the cultural differences between these two nearby countries.
“Does Ranelle drink alcohol?”
I was curious about the Amurian people, so I asked Ranelle.
“Well, uh……I usually drink a little, but not now that I’m on the battlefield……when this battle is over……well……I’m hoping to be able to celebrate with Yuta-san…….”
I wanted to say that I don’t like to drink, but I guess she meant that we should work hard together to win this battle, regardless of whether we drink or not.
“Yes, let’s celebrate together.”
When I said that, Ranelle somehow turned red and looked down.
That big chunk of meat was all eaten, thanks to the efforts of Nanami, who loves meat. Now that my stomach is full, I’m going to take a little nap to rest my body…
After sleeping for a long time, I felt a strange presence and jumped up. When I looked, Ranelle was standing there looking at me.
“Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to wake you…….”
“No, no, it’s okay. I have to get up. What’s going on?”
“I got a call from my sister on the Balha Plateau, and she wanted me to contact the Emou military as soon as possible.”
I can tell from Ranelle’s impatient expression that she is in a hurry.
“All right, I’ll use my Arleo to communicate.”
After boarding Arleo, I communicated with Fugaku.
“This is Yuta, Jean, are you there?”
“Oh, Yuta, thank you for your help with the reinforcements.”
“That’s fine, but Ranelle wants to talk to you.”
“This is Ranelle from Amuria. I’m sorry, what is the status of the Emou army’s war situation?…..Actually, the battle on the Balha plateau is quite dangerous, and we would like to ask for help if possible…….”
“I see, we have the upper hand, and I think we’ll wrap things up by the end of the day. I understand your request for help, but it will take time to send the entire Emou army, so if you are in a hurry, let Yuta go first.”
Jean makes the decision easily, without my permission. If it’s an emergency, it’s definitely faster for me to go ahead by myself, so I agree.
“Yes, I understand. I’m going to head to the Balha plateau first, since there seems to be no place for me to be active back there.”
“Yuta-san you can’t go alone, I’ll come with you.”
“No, since we’re in a hurry, it’ll be faster if I go alone. Ranelle, you come with Emina and the Emou army.”
“I’ll take care of it. I just need to get there and help Ranelle’s people.”
I persuaded Ranelle, who for some reason wanted to go with me, that there was a three-fold difference in movement speed between me alone and others, and we quickly prepared to head for the Balha Plateau.
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