“Have you calmed down?”
“Have you thought about what you’ve done?”
“I just lost it for a moment. I’m sorry.”
Lize was on her knees and apologized to Kyle, who was sitting right in front of him.
Lize almost strangled Kyle. It was a while before she calmed down; the sun was about to go down.
“Well. As long as you know that it was a misunderstanding. But why did you lose everything all of a sudden?”
Lize tends to overthink things, and sometimes she goes nuts, but today was especially bad.
A teary eyed Lize responded to Kyle.
“B..beacuse….Kyle…you can’t do anything without me…and all of a sudden..you being with someone is….just mortifying.”
Her voice became smaller and smaller, and the latter half of her response was drowned out.
(Was she this jealous? Maybe I never noticed it)
“It’s okay. I’m not angry anymore. Can you please cheer up.”
Kyle patted her head lightly to comfort her, and she turned red.
“Yeah, come to think of it, you don’t have the balls to do something like that. Had I stayed calm, I would’ve totally realized that. I’m really sorry.”
“You hurt me as you’re apologizing.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Nothing. It’s done…I’m going to train a little more so just go home first. I need to focus.”
“Fine. I’ll make some food and wait for you.”
“Alright. Make sure you tell the two sitting over there.”
Kyle glared at Seran and Leila who were still looking this way.
A short while after Lize went to where the two were, Seran gave a big wave and left.
Kyle was slightly irritated at that, but he took a deep breath, and went back to training.
That night’s supper was luxurious, partly because Lize wanted to show her remorse.
“Mhmm, you came home at a great timing.”
“Why are you two here?”
Kyle complains to Leila and Seran. He wanted to talk about what happened during the day.
“Why not? That rabbit you see there, that’s the one I caught.”
“I wanted to eat something tasty since it’s been a while. As if I would eat face to face with this loser after my journey.”
“Kyle-chan, the food will be tastier if you eat it with more people.”
Kyle sighed, but agreed. Over the past year, he hasn’t had much opportunity to eat with many people.
After a hearty meal, Kyle became formal and asked everyone a question.
“Mom and Shishō, I wanted to ask you two something.”
“Mom, quit talking with your mouth full. I’ll ask you later.”
Once again, Kyle warned his mother.
“I don’t feel fully comfortable, but I don’t have anyone else I can ask, so I’ll ask you four.”
“That’s not how you ask for favors, but since the food’s bomb, I’ll let you go on this one. Ask away.”
Seran sounded pretentious.
“Who is someone that can say something and affect multiple countries?”
Today, Kyle was stronger than ever before, but he also realized his limitations.
No matter how strong he becomes, that alone cannot change the fate of the human race.
If he were to change it on his own, he would need the strength to destroy an entire army by himself, but that seemed highly unlikely.
So in figurative terms, he needed the countries to unite and prepare against an invasion, so that they can go on the offensive when duty calls.
This is the most rational way to keep the humans alive, but to achieve this, he needed to group the people together.
“Someone who can move the country eh?”
Leila folded her arms and thought about it.
“If it were simply affecting other countries, then it would probably be the emperor of the kingdom.”
According to Seraiya, that would be the emperor of the Garugan Empire.
The Garugan Empire was a militarist country that was continuing its expansion.
Kyle thought about the young emperor who died to preserve his dignity and pride.
“You sound as if you’ve met him or something.”
“I only know rumors….anyone else come to mind?”
“Well, the highest priest of the Church of the Earth Goddess also has significant influence over many people.”
Leila gave the name of the most respected and most revered being.
“What about Randolph-sama?”
Lize chimed in with the name of a hero who defeated the demon king who was the ruler during the war 300 years ago.
“Aah..you’re right. Even the elves and dwarves listened to him..”
“Hmph…A hero you say.”
In all honesty, the title ‘hero’ itself had the power to attract many people.
On the other hand, with only three years left, there’s no chance that he would be appointed emperor or priest.
There was only one path left.
“Then….there’s no chance but to become a hero.”
He wasn’t a hero because he saved the world; he was becoming a hero to save the world.
The order is reversed, but that can’t be helped.
“I will be a hero. That’s the only option.”
Kyle suddenly stood up—and began to refill his bowl.
Kyle’s back seemed to be emitting a powerful aura, and the four began whispering to each other.
“Hey, like I said, I think something went wrong while I was away.”
In response to Leila, Lize shook her head.
“But nothing comes to mind. We took him to a healer and even cast a healing spell on him, and they said nothing was wrong with him.”
“Well…a few years ago, Kyle-chan and Seran-chan were talking about how they were the ‘chosen ones’ and that they were the special warriors. Maybe it’s a relapse.”
Lize and Leila scoffed at Seraiya’s story.
“Yeah. I remember. We did say that. In fact, we were ostracized by our friends for saying it. What a terrible memory.”
“It was right around that time when your sword skills began improving. You guys claimed that we came up with our own magic spells and moves….After around 10 beatings from Seraiya and myself, you guys calmed down.”
“Don’t remind me. If this is a relapse…I would like to respect him. He’s probably gonna regret it later anyways.”
Seran defended Kyle in a strange way.
“Definitely. At least he’s still positive about it.”
“If it’s Kyle-chan, he’ll be fine.”
“When Seraiya says something is ‘going to be fine,’ it’s never backed up with any proof…but that can’t be helped. Let’s just watch over and pray for him. “
The four decided to warmly watch over Kyle as he refilled his bowl.