Sorry for the break! Was down with a cold but has since recovered. Enjoy!
(382) Interlude – Unexpected reunion
An old woman – Miremia, appeared before Jofre and Elize and said that she was the former owner of Centaur.
Jofre and Elize looked at each other and nodded.
“That’s a lie.”
“That’s a lie.”
The two of them concluded that Miremia was lying.
After hearing that, Miremia didn’t look confused and asked with a smile.
“Why do you think that?”
The two of them answered her question happily as though they were explaining a mystery.
“No, Elize and I don’t know if Obaa-chan is originally Centaur’s owner but – – But it’s a lie that you have been locked here all this time, right?”
“After all, Obaa-chan, you were behind us just now. Although I don’t know how you overtook us.”
When Jofre and Elize said that, Miremia looked at them with widened shocked eyes.
“Of course. In the first place, it would be strange if we didn’t notice so many people’s movements.”
“Didn’t you say ‘Thank you.’ when I opened the door?”
“You heard that? – – I see, so the mysterious conversation along the way was all an act.”
Jofre and Elize tilted their heads.
The two of them realized that they were being followed but they didn’t recall acting in particular.
They passed time like they usually did.
“But would you believe me? I am truly this child’s former owner and I have truly been locked in here. All this time – – was the only lie.”
“Oh, so that’s the case. But we are now Centaur’s owners.”
“Yup. He’s a famous horse we purchased from Garison.”
As Jofre and Elize insisted to be Centaur’s owners, several hooded people who were following Jofre and Elize entered from where they came in from.
“Are you going to forcibly take us away?”
Jofre smiled fearlessly as he drew his sword and Elize prepared her whip.
“No, you are mistaken. They are here to rescue the innocent devil race who have been imprisoned.”
Miremia commented as they easily opened the door to the prison and scattered throughout the underground prison.
Only one person remained with Miremia.
“Sigh … with this, I can be considered one of the jailbreak accomplices …”
Jofre and Elize were even more shocked than before when they heard that voice.
Since that was a voice they were familiar with.
“Hey you – – are you?”
When Jofre asked, the man who remained behind took off his hood and showed his face.
“Yo, it’s been a long time. Jofre, Elize.”
Standing there in front of them was the ranch owner – Garison who once partied with them.
“Why are you here?”
“Were you fired from the ranch?”
“It is my ranch! There’s no way I can get fired!”
Garison shouted but,
“Quiet down the three of you – don’t forget that this is enemy territory.”
Miremia warned them and he scratched his head apologetically.
“Ah, a lot of things happened and my employer told me to help the devil race so I used a secret transfer circle in a dungeon in the Western Continent and came here. But we were stumped by that troublesome door made by the demon lord which you guys somehow opened – after that we tailed you and arrived here. We didn’t know your goal for coming here.”
“I see. Then, we can adventure together once again.”
“We aim to become a Hero and Monster Master! We will quickly return to what we were once and continue to get stronger from then on.”
“Ah, I see. You guys misunderstood that you became a Hero and Monster Master and thought that you lost it and returned to what you were before, but even so, your levels increased and you became stronger. You guys have been working hard.”
Garison replied exasperatedly.
And his reply was spot on. After all, he had formed a party with them for the longest time.
During that time, the others who dispersed returned with the devil races.
The devil races couldn’t understand the situation but since they were prepared to face the death penalty at that rate, they obediently followed and escaped using the secret path.
“Jofre, Elize. You guys come too.”
“To whose place?”
“To a real Hero – Alesio’s place.”
Jofre and Elize looked at each other and nodded without thinking.
“What are you guys doing there!”
At that moment, they were noticed by the guards. Although the guard could see Jofre and Elize’s faces completely, they were overjoyed with the notion of meeting the hero whom they had not met for a long time and returned through the secret passage.