I’ll be a little unreasonable.
“Huh, you’re alone?”
By the time I arrived at the rendezvous point, Weiss was already there.
“Yeah, due to a number of reasons. She might come later perhaps, but she probably won’t make it in time.”
As far as it goes, I left a memo with the location before I left the house, but she might not notice it.
“Weiss, do you know anything about ogres?”
“Well, only the general information.”
“Then it would help if you tell me about them.”
Since it was this kind of situation, anyone was fine as long as they were more informed than me.
It was originally planned for Weiss to come too, so it should be fine.
“Then let’s hurry up and head there.
We quickly left the town, and headed to where the ogre was. I was already wearing the black cloak just in case.
“What’s that for?”
Weiss asks, as if seeing something strange. Come to think of it, I still haven’t explained about [this].
“I told you before about not wanting everyone to know about my recovery magic, right? And so, I fought a monster troop while wearing this to prevent my face from being exposed. And before I knew it, I ended up being called the [Jet-black Saviour], you see……”
“……Ain’t that cool?”
“As if it isn’t lame!?
Even I know that. I thought it was a pathetic name when I coincidently overheard it, and when I learnt that it actually referred to me, sheesh……!!
However, it’s not like I can do anything about that now.
Moreover, somehow the townspeople don’t think the [Jet-black Saviour] moniker was out of place at all, and even consider it stylish which is terrible.
Even though they should know what a cruel name it was if they thought about it normally…..
While hearing about the ogres in advance, we arrived at the intended location.
The astonishing thing I learnt was that [Ogres] were apparently humanoid monsters. Of course, they couldn’t fly either.
I learnt that they had no relation to large moths at all, but why then would they call them [Ogres], I wonder……
Another piece of intelligence I should keep in mind, would be the ogres’ overwhelming physical strength.
It seems they would even surpass dragons, if it’s just regarding the ogres’ physical strength. If I take them on directly, I would be helpless.
“Sigh, I’m starting to get nervous now.”
Nothing ogre-like has entered my field of vision yet, but I dare say it’ll approach that point soon.
Thinking back, the goblins weren’t much of an opponent, and the dragon was scary but I was able to flee from it.
But this time is different.
I already know that it’s [strong]. I also know that I might die if I’m careless.
And also the fact that this a battle where I absolutely can’t [run away]――
“I’ll be counting on you if someone comes, Weiss.”
Right now the townspeople are oblivious to the fact that ogres are coming.
If anyone leaves town and comes here where we are fighting, I won’t be able to concentrate on the battle.
If a townsperson comes, Weiss will inform them of the dangerous monsters, and also ask them to keep it a secret.
I also told him to ask for instructions if a girl named ‘Aura’ comes.
Within my vision, an indistinct figure could be seen.
When I strain my eyes, I see [that].
The figure was unmistakably gradually growing larger, and I could see that it was gigantic even from a distance.
“……Ah, come to think of it, I didn’t end up releasing Aura and the others from their slave contracts.”
“……? You had slaves, Nestcchi?”
“Yeah, the one who I planned to come with is one of them, but when I said that I wanted to release them from slavery in case something happened to me, she ran somewhere……”
I was still pondering it a little but I still don’t know why she cried.
“Err.. So that was the girl called Aura, right. Did that Aura girl really want to be released from slavery? I dunno what her relationship with you is like but if she ran away after you said that then that’s what I think it means.”
……Was such a thing really a possibility, I wonder.
Does a slave who doesn’t want to be released from slavery really exist?
I expect I would want to be freed immediately.
It would certainly be hard to tell if the master was very good natured, but Aura’s master is me.
I did say not to hold back to a certain extent, but that’s all I did in reality.
Every day, I make them stroll around town with me, and cook with me.
I wonder if it’s possible to not want to be released despite having such a master……
This kind of thing, I won’t know unless I ask Aura directly.
However, I do want to release them from slavery. I came to think this way since the incident at the checking station when we went to the capital.
…………Well, in order to have a proper chat with Aura, I have to defeat this ogre in front of me first.
By the time I noticed, the figure I could only discern as ‘ogre-ish’ could now clearly be seen as an [Ogre].
“Then you should move away soon, Weiss.”
“Understood. Please be careful.”
“Yeah. I’ll do my best.”
This time what I was entrusted to stop was a separate ogre, but I don’t think it will be done in so quickly.
In that case, I might have to stab it until it stops.
It’s not good to worry Asha-san that much either, but today I’ll be a little unreasonable.
To protect the town――
To protect everyone in town――
And in order to have a proper chat with Aura――
I began to run towards the approaching ogre in front of me.