I was sold at the lowest price C189: Tears of Reunion / Yuki
I spoke over the external output sound to the battered green enemy machine.
“You have a golden magicraft in your crew, where is it now!”
After all, it was unlikely that I could forgive the golden magic machine for killing Emina. I asked in a strong tone of voice, perhaps because I wanted to avenge her right now. There was no response from the green magicraft so I questioned it more strongly.
“Answer me! Iron Knights!”
Instead of answering, the hatch of the battered magicraft slowly opens. When I saw the rider who appeared from there, I was rendered speechless. No way……Emina!?
Tears welled up in my eyes…….My body trembles with joy that Emina is alive, and fear for my actions that almost killed her. Forgetting that I was in the middle of a battle, I opened the hatch and rushed to Emina’s side.
I said and hugged her. She hugged me back.
“Why, why didn’t you tell me that it was you right away? I almost killed you!”
“I’m sorry, Yuki……but you’re one of those who’re trying to break the seal on the giant beasts, and I’m one of those who’re guarding it……and because of the magnitude of our goals, I thought it would be hard on both of us if we had to prioritize this battle over our personal feelings and couldn’t avoid fighting…….”
“Idiot! I wouldn’t choose to fight you for any reason! Besides, I don’t really want to help you break the seal on the giant beasts.”
“Wait a minute. Isn’t it the Elysian Empire’s intention to unseal the giant beasts?”
“No, it’s a plot by the Messiah family and the Great Sage Rafishal.”
“Rafishal……Yuki, that’s not the real Rafishal.”
I was surprised by Emina’s words.
“What do you mean?”
When I asked Emina back, a tremendous roar echoed around me. It was so powerful that the underground space seemed to be collapsing, and it interrupted the battle.
“There’s something wrong…….Emina, come with me on Elvira and let’s go back to the Elysian Empire.”
“I’m sorry, Yuki, but I have no intention of returning to the Elysian Empire. My place now is with the Iron Knights, the reason I opened the hatch and showed myself to you was to clear up a misunderstanding because I knew you had a grudge against the Iron Knights after what happened to me.”
“Emina, what exactly are the Iron Knights……?”
“They saved my life and are like family to me now. It’s a place with a warm feeling that the Elysian Empire doesn’t have…….Yuki, would you like to join the Iron Knights? I’m sure they’ll welcome you with open arms.”
Looking at Emina’s cheerful expression, it might really be such a place. But I’m not sure I want to leave Mary alone with the Messiah clan and Rafishal, and there’s also the matter of Valiente’s self-destruction. Furthermore, I have to go back to the Elysian Empire and tell the emperor about Rafishal and the Messiah clan…….
“Emina, I’m sorry……I can’t right now, but, but someday, we’ll be together again…….”
As I was telling her this, an even louder roar echoed, and this time the ground began to shake. This was no longer a normal occurrence.
“I’m going back to my ride carrier. Yuki, you should get on Elvira as soon as possible.”
“Yeah, okay. Emina…..be careful.”
“You too…Oh yeah, the leader of the Knights is from Earth, just like you, and I can’t wait for you to meet him.”
Emina said as she returned to her magicraft. It’s not that unusual for a lot of earthlings to be summoned to……this world, but it strangely bothered me about it so I asked Emina about him.
“Emina! What’s the name of the leader of the Iron Knights?”
The distance between us was a little too great for me to shout. Somehow Emina seemed to get the message and she answered, but her words were drowned out by an even louder roar.
The ground shook even more, and the underground space began to look strange. As soon as I returned to Elvira, I immediately checked the situation through communications.
“What the hell is going on?”
“I don’t know, but it’s too dangerous to fight.”
Agreeing with Mary’s words, I decided to head for the ride carrier. Valiente, who was in the middle of a battle with an enemy that used lightning strikes, had also interrupted the battle in this situation. Valiente’s opponent also left to help Emina, perhaps having received a message from her. Seeing this, I was relieved from the bottom of my heart.
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