Otome Game no Heroine de Saikyou Survival [WN] - Chapter 118.2
“Viro, what we need to do is to protect Her Highness the Princess, you take care of her, and I will go to the rescue of the Crown Prince.”
“Oh come on, you’re going alone?”
Viro looked stunned at my words. It was true that if I was going to rescue the Crown Prince, it would be much more advantageous compared to Viro, who had experience in the field.
But as I just said, Elena was still not completely safe. Even if we could save the Crown Prince, it would be meaningless if she was harmed.
“If it’s just me, I can use the mountain road and save a lot of time compared to using horses. I could move faster than Viro.”
“You’re telling your Master this, you cheeky apprentice. Fine, I’ll leave it to you. I’ll take care of this place.”
Viro, with a toothy grin, tossed me a potion he brought with him in preparation.
“A potion to restore magic power? I have one too.”
“Yours is an intermediate level one that you made yourself, right? This is a high-grade potion that costs eight silver coins. I heard that technique of yours can’t be used while using the potion, but you should be able to recover while moving, right?”
Using a potion that restores magic for a sustained period of time would make it difficult to control [Iron Rose], so it could not be used during battle.
Viro was trying to see if he could acquire the new [Combat Skill], [Iron Rose], but he couldn’t do it because he couldn’t visualize magic elements. Still, he must have studied its characteristics in his own way.
I gratefully accepted Viro’s kindness, my scout master, and then Elena approached me and wiped the blood on my cheek with a handkerchief.
“I apologize for putting you alone in danger. But I trust Aria the most.”
“You can count on me.”
Nodding at Elena’s words, I slit my skirt, which was full of holes from dispelling arrows to move, the slit was cut around my right leg.
For some reason, the knights all looked away from me as I moved my leg, which was now free to move and wrapped in transparently thin tights.
“Please order a few spare uniforms for me.”
At my request, Elena lets out a laugh as if she were looking at her troubled sister.
“Then I’m leaving.”
Elena nodded silently at my words, and Viro gave me a thumbs up and saw me off.
I gulp down the magic recovery potion in one gulp, and first run through the forest with my normal physical strengthening until my reduced magic power recovers.
The Crown Prince was in the meadow by the sea, where the Second Knights were conducting their training exercises. But I did not know who the assassin was, and he would probably not attack in a place where there were many knights in the open.
If they were to attack, it would be somewhere on the road on the way there. I could calculate the location to some extent from the distance the carriage traveled and the route it took along the way, but so could the assassin. So, I decided to head directly to the point where I thought he would be most likely to attack.
But it was around 100 kilometers away even if I was moving in a straight line, and I was uncertain if I could make it in time before the Crown Prince arrived at the estimated location.
As I was flying from tree to tree and rock to rock through the roadless forest, I noticed a black beast running alongside me before I knew it.
Nero points to his back, using his whip-thin tentacles as freely as tentacles.
“Can you give me a ride?”
I grab the outstretched tentacle and jump onto its back, and we run through the forest faster than I could move on my own. We were still feeling slower compared to when I was using [Iron Rose], so as a test, I tried to channel my magic into Nero’s tentacles, which I hold on to as reins.
“Stay calm for a bit.”
Theoretically, I should be able to use this technique. I lightly stroked Nero’s neck, who was complaining about the flow of magic power, to calm him down, and while sending magic power to Nero with the sensation of channeling magic power into a pendulum, the moment I matched the flow of magic power to Nero’s physical reinforcement, I muttered quietly.
Nero roared at the out-of-control magic power flowing in, and I, with my hair dyed grayish-iron, pulled back the tentacles and regained control of his body, which was about to hit a tree. Nero, who had gradually become accustomed to the magical power as I did, seemed to like his doubled physical ability and increased his speed even more as we made our way through the forest.
“Come on, let’s hurry.”
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