Translator(s): D0dz Editor(s): M_T Proofreader(s): Nixie Nyx TLC(s): Yomigaeru
Escape from the royal capital using ancient magic
By the time I woke up, my surroundings were still dark.
There was no… clock.
Sleeping on a straw bed.
Beside me, there’s Cecyl, wearing a collar.
Ok, this is still that other world.
…Somehow, it’s noisy.
Maybe that’s the reason I awoke…
Sound insulation doesn’t work very well in a fantasy world’s lodging.
For the first time, I noticed it.
The walls are made from bricks, but the floor is made from hardwood.
I can hear dangerous voices like 「Charge in all at once when the door breaks」,「The other party has cheat skills」,「It’s alright since he is still sleeping」,「Back up」,「Just to be safe, bind him with『Contract』」and so on.
「Cecyl, Wake up!」(Nagi)
*gaba* Cecyl wakes up and kneels on the ground before me.
「I’m sorry! To sleep in the same bed with my master and to even have him wake me up!?」(Cecyl)
「It’s no big deal. Go and pack up your belongings. We’re getting out of here!」(Nagi)
Cecyl immediately stands up. Those long ears look dejected.
Then Cecyl also notices that the voices on the other side of the door belong to the slave merchant and the clerk of the skill shop.
The luggage from yesterday was prepared immediately. At any rate, we should escape from the royal capital as soon as possible.
「Alright, this way.」(Nagi)
Anyway, instead of using a rod, I used a chair to barricade the door and both of us approach the wall.
The window near the ceiling is small.
Cecyl can probably go through the window opening, but it would be impossible for me.
「…Tsk, it won’t open! They noticed us!」
*gatagata* The door shook.
「Shit. Perhaps they are in the midst of enjoying themselves? Did your master make you into his woman, Cecyl!?」
「…Is it not the right time? Nagi-sama.」(Cecyl)
「What the heck is with『Not the right time』!?」(Nagi)
Why are your eyes sparkling? It’s not what you think it is! Surely, not at this moment!
While retorting, I inspect the walls.
It is a thin brick wall. This room is at the corner, so there aren’t any other rooms on the other side of the wall. I examined the Inn’s condition before booking a room here.
There should be roadside trees in this directionー
「Excuse me, customer.」
The door has been smashed through.
The slave merchant and the guy (who was wearing glasses) from the skill shop entered the room.
And then, there entered a big man holding an equally big club.
「I’m sorry for intruding so early in the morning. I’m just curious about the rare skills you possess. If possible, I would like to buy another rare skill. Hey, don’t make things worse. If you want to start doing business with me, we can proceed to do 『Contract agreement』ーhey, hear me out!」
「I don’t want to. You seem quite scary.」(Nagi)
Alright, let’s go.
I face the wall and invoke my skill.
A hole appeared in the brick wall.
「Let’s escape, Cecyl!」(Cecyl)
We go through the hole.
I grab a nearby tree branchーwoah, scary! It looks like it will break.
No, it snaps. This is bad, bad, bad!
「Nagi-sama, I’ll catch you!」(Cecyl)
Cecyl who landed first spreads out her arms.
Eh? I let go of the tree branch. And fell several meters. I landed *jin* and my legs became numb. But I manage to stand up.
From the hole in the wall, I can see both the slave merchant and the shop clerk. They might do the same thing. But, it is impossible for those two to fit through together.
「Fuh. If you want to die, then just do it. You’ll probably be littered with holes after all is said and done!」(Nagi)
「That’s really cool, Nagi-sama!」(Cecyl)
No, It’s impossible, but..
『Building Strike LV 1』: Inflicts powerful damage to the walls and interior of the room.
Destruction specialty 『Bricks』『Wooden wall』
Like that, my own destructive power is actually zero.
「Let’s go, Cecyl!」(Nagi)
By now, it had become dawn. I pulled Cecyl’s hand and started running into town.
「Shit, tenacious! 」(Nagi)
I’m not yet familiar with the town’s geography.
I was just summoned here yesterday, and Cecyl had been in the slave shop the whole time. Our pursuers are the residents of this town. They have full knowledge of the main streets and alleys.
I thought we wouldn’t be discovered if we escape through the narrow streets, but conversely, they launched a pincer attack.
「There are 2 people on the left and right, huh?」(Nagi)
The surroundings are residential areas made from bricks. There are one, two houses with doors open. There is no point in running. If you were cornered, then it’s the end for you.
『Building Strike LV 1』Inflicts damage to the wall, but it can’t damage the human body… wait, wha?
「Cecyl, come here for a moment.」(Nagi)
I pulled Cecyl’s hand and ran into a nearby building.
I invoked the skill. Quick analysis is a skill that analyses the surrounding quickly. Even if the range is small, I can still search for those guys giving chase to us. I opened the window and aligned it with the brick wall.
『Big man 1』and 『Big man 2』ー I can grasp that much. As one would expect, it is impossible to see the enemies’ status. But, since I opened the window, the enemies’ location became clear.
Ah, here they come. They’re by the opposite wall. The timing is goodーOne, two, go!
There is now a big hole in the brick wall. The blown bricks knocked down the men. Then, those guys stopped moving.
「Didn’t I warn you not to follow us?」(Nagi)
I smile daringly in that direction, trying to intimidate.
「Alright. This way, Cecyl.」(Nagi)
We escape the alley while the men are stunned. We start running towards the main road.
「Nagi-sama, you were hiding your power after all! You mowed down those people using the building!」(Cecyl)
「I didn’t knock them down, the building did .」(Nagi)
『Building Strike』can’t give damage to human beings. It only blows off the walls and furniture. I’m glad that it blew off the walls towards those guys; that has nothing to do with how the skill works.
「I only destroyed the wall. It was just a coincidence that there were people on the other side.」(Nagi)
「…How about using my magic?」(Cecyl)
「That’s a no. I don’t want to stand out.」(Nagi)
「I think Nagi-sama has stood out already.」(Cecyl)
We left the main road. It’s not safe to walk along main roads. They chased after us. They are really persistent. Seriously… I don’t want to have to work so hard.
I rejected the king’s invitation because I want to live an easy life.
「…It can’t be helped. Cecyl.」(Nagi)
「Alright, let’s use magic! However, the chant cannot be powerful, the chant should be fast and the spell should be weak. 」(Nagi)
「How about light magic?」(Cecyl)
It’s still dark out. How about I blind the other party for a moment so we have time to hide? And then, we’ll wait for dawn.
Alright, then let’s go.
「I understand. I want you to get the enemies with 『Light』, Cecyl.」(Nagi)
Then, Cecyl starts chanting.
「『I call the past foundation of this world, origin. Thou hast created every existence, thou hast guided every existence. Drive away the night, consume the darkness, cultivate the plants, the hope of all creaturesー』」(Cecyl)
「『Thou art I, I am thou. That which illuminated the world out of chaos in the beginning. Ripple, ripple, ripple. The wave that nurtures all life yet cannot be touched. Herald the dawn, shine down from the heavenly bodies above. Shine down from the innumerable stars in the sky. I praise thee. All of life praises thee–! Thee that supports every existenceー』」(Cecyl)
「The chant becomes longer and longer? Well, that’s 『Light』isn’t it? Didn’t she say that spell is the weakest magic?」(Nagi)
ーperhaps Cecyl is using『Ancient Chanting』?
That can’t be true.
Is the chant really that long?
The slave merchant and the clerk of the skill shop appeared from the alley. I ran while pulling Cecyl’s hand but they eventually caught up with us. This is badーwe really need a distraction right nowー
「『Here and now, may the element of the sun heed my call! Light』!!」(Cecyl)
That moment when Cecyl finished chanting.
The sun appeared in the royal capital.
Screams were raised. The pursuers writhed on the ground while covering their eyesー I think. All of them were swallowed by the light so I couldn’t grasp what happened to them. A huge light sphere wrapped up the shops surrounding the main street.
Of course, the thing right here is not the sun itself. It is only a sun-like light. If it was the sun, then the town would have been incinerated instantaneously.
Cecyl and I weren’t affected by the spell. I knew there was a light but it didn’t feel bright. It seems to protect the magic user and its master. However, what is this?
Is it 『Light』right? It’s not a powerful magic, is it? They screamed like someone who just woke up from a terrible nightmare.
A dog is barking.
An excited horse springs out from its restraints and runs around the street.
「…Ancient language magic is scary.」(Nagi)
I understood the reason why the demon race was destroyed. Ancient language magic causes high power inflation.
「I did it! I used the number one weakest magic!」(Cecyl)
「Yeah…that’s really amazing, Cecyl.」(Nagi)
I pat her head and ‘ehehe’ she becomes delighted. Sorry. I’ve made you into a cheat character.
「By the way, what is the normal chant for the『Light』magic? 」(Nagi)
「『Spirit, shine before me. Light.』! 」(Cecyl)
On Cecyl’s finger, a small sphere of light with a diameter of approximately 1 meter is created.
「…Wouldn’t that have been enough?」(Nagi)
「Since Nagi-sama went to all the trouble to create a new power for me, I wanted to try it out.」 (Cecyl)
Cecyl holds both of her hand together, praying and looking at me.
It’s the eye of a lost puppy who just found its new master.
「…Did I do something bad?」(Cecyl)
「It is not bad, but…」(Nagi)
「Yesterday, when Nagi-sama came into me for the first time, it felt like I was filled with pleasure…」(Cecyl)
Her tone is like she was dreaming and Cecyl says it.
「Nagi-sama touched the deepest part of me, I didn’t know when I woke up… It was embarrassing but… I was happy. I become connected with Nagi-sama. Unlike yesterday, when I didn’t know anything, I knew I couldn’t go back… that’s what I thought. My body was tingling, whenever Nagi-sama moved, it seemed like there was lightning running through me, I don’t even know how to describe it… I want more… I feel that… I want to do it with Nagi-sama again…」(Cecyl)
「You’re still talking about skill adjustment right!?」(Nagi)
What are you talking about in the middle of the road!? I could hear the people open their windows here and there.
The 『Light』created by Cecyl using the cheat ability has almost disappeared… this is bad.
「Let’s run for it. Cecyl!」(Nagi)
「Yes. Together with Nagi-sama, to the ends of the earth.」(Cecyl)
We start running.
Everyone was distracted by the overpowered 『Light』spell, so nobody noticed us leaving. Then, let’s hide somewhere out of the way until the castle’s gate opens.
We escaped from the royal capital.