Chapter 57: Ugeuge-san swings both arms
I am Tise‧Garland.
Possessing the Divine Protection of Assassin, Hero-sama’s companion.
It was currently night time.
After I had given food to the Alchemist Codwin which we had confined in the warehouse.
Our original plan was to leave Zoltan during the night but we found Hero-sama’s Onii-chan which she has been searching for in this town so the plans had changed.
Hero-sama’s wish seemed to be pointing toward staying in this town.
However, we also needed Codwin to make the medicine.
(Too many people know Codwin’s face in this town …)
We would have to prepare a workshop for the Alchemist at a distance where Hero-sama could reach from Zoltan and be able to monitor him such that he would not escape.
Those were my thoughts.
If there were more of us here, we might have been able to come up with a couple other plans but only Hero-sama and I were there.
This was the first time we have been to Zoltan so there was not anybody we could trust. There wasn’t a branch of the Assassin’s Guild either.
If I had to choose, I would say that Hero-sama’s brother, Gideon-san, should be trustworthy …
“Hero-sama, it’s still difficult.”
Hero-sama silently nodded.
“Shouldn’t we move to another town and stay there until we prepare enough of the medicine? We can return to Zoltan after that.”
I involuntarily flinched when I sensed the bad mood coming from Hero-sama.
Even though she has only been pondering while seated in a chair, her intent was terrifying.
I thought her mood would soften a little after meeting Gideon-san but that was not the case.
“Tomorrow, I have something I wish to investigate. Until then, I want you to find a hideout, it’s all right as long as it can stay hidden for a week.”
“I-if it’s something like that, I think I can manage but … what is it that you wish to investigate?”
“There is apparently an Ancient-Elf ruin in the mountain next to where we stopped the flying ship. If the facilities are functional, I was thinking of using that as a hideout.”
When did she acquire such information?
“Wood-Elves apparently live somewhere near that mountain too so I heard that useful plants grow gregariously there.”
“Ancient-Elf ruins and Wood-Elf existing in the same place?”
Unusual. That was the first time I heard of an Ancient-Elf ruin and Wood-Elf territory in the same region.
Although it might just be because we currently have no knowledge of it.
After all, Wood-Elves seem to believe in recycling nature.
The instructor in the Assassin’s Guild mentioned when he was teaching me history that Wood-Elf buildings are one with nature so once the Wood-Elves disappear, the trees would grow and the Wood-Elf ruins would disappear without a trace.
It was possible … that Wood-Elf ruins were atop other Ancient-Elf ruins but just that the traces had disappeared.
“If the Ancient-Elf ruin was functional, it would certainly function as a hideout … but, why?”
Why must we go to such lengths to stay in Zoltan?
However, after seeing Hero-sama’s serious expression, I could no longer articulate the remainder of the question.
*Tap tap* Small feet tapped my shoulder.
Ugeuge-san tilted its head.
Ugeuge-san was asking what was the matter.
Don’t think too deeply? No, maybe it meant don’t think too hard? And to look properly?
Ugeuge-san was unusually talkative as it communicated with me.
Even now it was continuously moving its two front legs to convey its thoughts to me.
I was a little uneasy.
Ugeuge-san was trying to tell me something but I could not understand.
I replied with a question to somehow understand but Ugeuge-san repeated the same image.
What does it mean? It has been a long time since I had this feeling.
… That was why my attention was drawn to Ugeuge-san and not Hero-sama.
Before I knew it, Hero-sama was in front of me.
However, Hero-sama’s gaze was not directed at the shocked and frozen me.
She was staring at my shoulder.
At Ugeuge-san who tilted its head with a blank look.
Hero-sama stretched her hand toward my shoulder.
My thoughts froze. Fear and confusion pierced my head.
Perhaps I did something to anger Hero-sama.
Without realizing, I leaped back and drew my sword in a stance.
My teeth made sounds as I gnashed them.
The fear from drawing my sword against an opponent that I had no chance of winning against burned within my head.
Hero-sama stopped moving while expressionlessly remaining in her position with a stretched out arm.
She stared straight at me.
I believe it was only a short moment but … to me, it was an extremely long duration.
” … You’re wrong.”
Hero-sama said as she looked at me.
“I know that child is your pet. I was not trying to pat your shoulder without noticing it.”
What was she saying?
I listened to her as I breathed out roughly. But I could not understand the contents.
“I have seen it move its arms and feet a lot while next to Tise. I have also seen Tise feed it some insects that you caught …”
Hero-sama talked continuously.
I trembled as I held my sword at the ready.
A small shadow leaped past me.
Ugeuge-san leaped onto the floor, raised both its arms and tried its best to make itself look large with its small body as it stood in front of me.
“Wh-what … eh? ‘Look properly’?”
What should I be looking at …
Ugeuge-san desperately moved its small body and repeatedly told me to ‘look properly’.
That was when I … finally ‘looked properly’.
“You’re wrong, I absolutely did not have such intentions.”
Who was in front of me?
Hero-sama. The owner of humanity’s strongest Divine Protection, burdened with the fate to save the world, living for the sake of justice and a person all her companions feared.
However, I saw … a young girl who angered her good friend but could not understand why she angered her and was at a loss.
I was off.
Even though I drew my sword out of fear and showed a combat posture, but to Hero-sama, she couldn’t understand and it just seemed to her that she had somehow angered me.
Hero-sama was too overwhelmingly strong and at a place too distant from us … that she could no longer empathize with the common person’s killing intent and hostile intentions.
That might be similar to how adults just laugh wryly even though a young child was seriously angry.
That mistake finally made me understand, to ‘look properly’ at Hero-sama, that Hero-sama had always been alone.
That was right, I could now see my past memories properly.
When we were discussing on the flying ship, Hero-sama’s occasional change in expression when she looked at me was similar to how I smiled when I looked at Ugeuge-san and she also smiled when she looked at Ugeuge-san.
That night, when she was looking for something, she was also looking for a small bed for Ugeuge-san. That was all there was to it. (TLN: Chapter 48 last part)
In the end, Hero-sama could not think of what best to say …
“Sorry, I don’t know why I angered you. But I hope you can forgive me … sorry.”
She just apologized.
The clang of metal resounded as I let the sword fall to the ground.
I was asking myself why I had never realized it.
And I succumbed to the feeling of guilt.
When I crouched down, Ugeuge-san jumped to the back of my hand.
Ugeuge-san told me.
Yup, that’s right.
I stepped toward Hero-sama, toward Ruti-san.
Ruti-san was surprised … and her shoulders shuddered a little.
I took a breath to say the words.
“I should be the one apologizing. I misunderstood you. I am really sorry.”
“Really? … You’re not angry?”
“No, I am not angry. Is Ruti-san not angry?”
She seemed to be a little surprised that I called her Ruti-san but I felt that her lips loosened a little. I believe she didn’t hate it.
“I’m not angry.”
“That’s great. But … I would prefer if you told me that you would like to touch my pet before you touch it.”
I extended the back of my hand where Ugeuge-san was standing toward Ruti-san.
Ruti-san also extended her left hand.
Ugeuge-san lightly leaped from my hand onto Ruti-san’s hand.
Then, it waved to Ruti-san with its right arm.
” … Name.”
“Ugeuge-san, its name is until the ‘san'”
Ruti-san gave a blank look and then looked toward Ugeuge-san.
“Ugeuge-san, I am Ruti. Pleasure working with you.”
Ruti-san narrowed her eyes and smiled gently.
I am Tise‧Garland.
Possessing the Divine Protection of Assassin, currently Hero Ruti-san’s friend.
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Glad she got a friend now
Lol that was an interesting turn of events. This trip might just be what the hero really needed to actually have a real team of companions.
Thanks for the new chapter!
Aww rutis first friend? No longer just a companion.
Thanks for the chapter
Here comes the death flag
Unfortunately Ugeuge-san just proved itself wiser then Ares….
So he has to kill it due to his need to be the smart one.
You just made Ares look so pitiful that it made me shudder.
That moment you realize all Jumping Spiders in the world are at least as smart as you, and that the cuteness could all be a facade for world domination . . . . .
I wouldn’t mind having a world leader that looked super cute with a drop of dew for a hat.
aww. also thanks for the chapter
thanks for the chapter
now we know tise full name,
and, great job ugeuge-san
I drew my sword out of dear > out of fear ?
Am I UnDead Yet?
It’s hard to think when she’s peeing her pants like that.
Tise, the other human to realise, other than the Hero’s brother, that the Hero is just a girl.
This is due to the medicine, which is why I think that there is something wrong with divine protection system.
Don’t forget the spider, the spider totally helped there.
Thanks for the chapter.
At least Ugeuge-san’s not in danger, right?
Aw.. The Hero finally got a friend.
Seriously, for all of Red’s mindfulness, it’s weird that he held himself so low. And leaving his little sister like that even though she’s the kind who couldn’t make friends easily, what was he thinking? It’s so obvious that none of the people in Ruti’s original party were close enough to her to be a friend, and so he was the only emotional support she ever had. And he left, just because some a-hole said he was unneccessary with some half-baken logic. Really, I blame him entirely, not only for Ruti’s harship but also for never trying to help her get a real friend.
Well I don’t blame Red that badly, just his circumstances. Given that he experienced his companions catch up to him and then surpass him by far throughout the years, until he himself could sense that he could no longer keep up with them and had to resort to supporting them with other aspects like negotiations and such, that would deal a heavy blow to his self-esteem and ultimately narrow his mindfulness. And well there’s only that much you can help others to get friends (he already helped to do so by forming a hero party with her as the core, they could have just went on the journey with just the two of them), all that remained was Ruti to form the friendships herself.
Also it might be his divine protection that made him leave as well because he finished guiding the hero and her companion
I think you overestimate Gideon’s level of awareness in regards to Ruti’s problems. To him she was always his cute little sister that had a somewhat hard to read face – and that’s it. He was never intimidated by her and never realized how intimidating she was to everyone else. He acknowledged that she had a bit of an intense atmosphere and could be somewhat scary for new acquaintances but it’s clear that he never understood that the whole party was scared of rather than in love with his cute sis. It’s like with an owner of a big dog – they’ve known “Fluffy” since a pup and just can’t get it into their head that this huge beast is outright terrifying.
When you need a whole chapter to become friends with the hero. Sounds more epic when said(typed) like this. Well, at least Ruti got closer now to Tise and Ugeuge-san. Very important to mention Ugeuge-san, cuz he/she/it is the pet, and pet is the most important part.
Thanks for the chapter!
Thank you Tseirp!!!
Thanks 4 the chapter!
Itsy bitsy spider…
Thanks for the chapter!
Ugeuge-san so cute~!
Thank you very much for the chapter!
Thanks for the chappu~
And imouto-chan just got new frieeeeend~
She just got her first few true companions. Thanks for the chapter
Not really criticizing but it’s funny how people here say that a spider is cute but in reality, spiders aren’t that cute.
Ugeuge-san is still adorable though.
I’m still creeped out with spiders, but these novels say otherwise…
You probably haven’t read Kumo desu ka nani ga
Thanks for the chapter
I wonder… does the author came up with ugeuge-san’s name from the conversatiom between gideon and lit in the bath? They both said “ugeh”.. so… ugeuge….san
Anyway thanks for the chapter ya~
Oh man, Ugeuge-san is the real hero here.
Hopefully having the Assassin protection doesn’t go against having friends
Thanks for the chapter desu
She has become hero’s first friend and second true ally of the hero (the first true ally can be no other than her onii-chan). I hope they will become closer and become best friend soon
The spider is Shiro’s clone. She send clone to many different world in order to escape from D.