“I won’t yield to you, whoever you may be.”
The beauty saying that looked pale, and was barely standing. She collapsed as she finished saying it.
“Hey, are you alright!?”
“Please don’t come any closer….”
But to abandon her now would leave a bad aftertaste. Being in a nook of the castle means she’s probably a servant who wouldn’t be able to pay for medical treatment, huh.
“…..Let’s see.. Heal.”
The fact that we met means we probably have some affinity so I cast recovery magic on the girl.
Her complexion slowly improves and her health seems to have returned as the beauty quietly stands up.
“Y-you.. Did you do this…..?”
“Hm? I was the one who healed you but…. Ah, I don’t need any payment, okay?”
It’ll be dangerous if I stay here too long and the guards come, so I should take my leave soon.
“Th-then, I’ll be going now….”
“P-please wait!! Um.. If it’s possible, can you heal my mother as well…..?”
It seems both parent and child contracted the disease and the mother was currently sleeping in a bed inside.
I was lead to where her mother was residing and cast another recovery spell. Her complexion improved and her ragged breathing also evened out.
“U-um! Take this….”
When I decided to leave for sure, the beauty handed me some kind of object. Looking at it closely, it seemed she gave me one of the earrings she was wearing.
“Yes, this is something that’s been passed down in our family for generations. I’m giving it to you because I hope we’ll meet again. If it can act as payment for the treatment….”
“I see.. In that case, I should accept it. Then I really will be going now.”
At any rate, this is a beautiful earring. Why would a servant be holding this, I wonder….
I exit the room and search for the Saint’s room once again. However, I didn’t end up finding it no matter how much I searched and the guards gradually increased so with no other choice, I decided to return to the inn.
“Sigh, I went so far as to cross-dress and sneak in but only managed to heal two servants in the end….”
With heavy footsteps, I returned to the inn.