Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 96
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
Now, it was the day after Crave and the others had left.
Pumpkin had been to Maunpir Village during the days when Crave and his team were en route to the site to conduct their investigation since it would be ineffective to wait about aimlessly for them to return.
His purpose was, of course, to…
Uriko called out to Pumpkin, who caught her and spun around like a giant swing as she launched at him after shaking off the Spalpkin that was with her.
So, Pumpkin’s visit to Maunpir Village was for the purpose of meeting Uriko.
“Oh, is there any change? Majik.”
“Everything is the same as usual.”
Then the Spalpkin, who was with Uriko, approached Pumpkin and gave him a greeting.
His name was Majik=Taiga, and he was Uriko’s playmate, protector, and educator, and at the same time, he was the only apprentice of Pumpkin who was familiar enough with resonance spells to be considered an apprentice of him.
And as was evident from the fact that his other name, Taiga, was attached to it, he likewise was a child who remembered his name and some of the memories of his previous life.
Even so, Majik can only really recall the name of his previous life, a special method for recovering magic power, and a hazy memory of his family and surroundings. From the fact that he remembered skills and such, it seemed that he was in a different world from Pumpkin’s previous life, so there was nothing for them to discuss about their prior lives.
He was more intelligent than other children, nevertheless, and Pumpkin decided to keep him with Uriko because of his standard way of thinking.
Incidentally, it was about a year ago that he awakened.
“Onii-chan. What are you doing today?”
“I can stay here for the whole day, so we can do whatever you want.”
“Then, play with me!”
“I’ll accompany you.”
“Okay. Then let’s all play together until nightfall.”
In line with Uriko’s wish, Pumpkin gathered the children from Maunpir Village that day and played with them. Fortunately, the harvest season had concluded and the other children were free.
….Ah yes. Pumpkin ended up being the one to assist them with other matters later on. This can’t be helped, as they could see right away that he was an adult.
“Uriko, you’re flying too fast!”
“Hmm. I guess one of us is on a different level…”
“You’ve enhanced your magic power way too much!?”
All the children in the village started playing tag when Pumpkin took over as the chaperone, but… After all, the only person with a distinct level of physical prowess was Uriko.
It was only logical that Uriko, who was only four years old, could jump nearly two meters since she had more magic power than adults, much alone children her age, and she had the capacity to wield it.
Furthermore, comparing Uriko to any of them would be pointless because Gorky and Kakeru, who had exceptional physical enhancement abilities, could jump vertically with light equipment without running gear, and even Majik could only jump one meter. Pumpkin, on the other hand, had the ability to fly.
There may be a limit to the laws of physics that can be disregarded in this fantasy world. The more magic power one carried, the more one can ignore.
“Uriko-chan, show us that thing.”
“Huh? That thing?”
“It’s easier if you look.”
Once the kids had become weary of playing tag, including Uriko, they moved to another game.
Hmm, it seems that magic power is gathering in Uriko’s palm. And there is one pebble on her palm.
When Uriko uttered that word, the pebble on her palm slowly floated in the air.
What this phenomenon demonstrated was that Uriko… can already utilize the magic, “Levitation”.
Huh, wait? I do remember teaching Uriko how to control her magic power, but I don’t recall teaching her how to use magic, though?
“I didn’t teach her either. Just a few days ago she suddenly became able to use it.”
Turning towards Majik, he awkwardly averted his eyes and muttered.
“…You really didn’t teach it to her.”
Pumpkin kept peering at Majik for a while, but it appeared that Majik really wasn’t the one who taught Uriko magic.
Either she figured it out on her own like Pumpkin’s [Gust Blow], or an unidentified sorcerer appeared without Majik’s knowledge and taught it to Uriko.
…I would like to think she did it on her own, but it is hard to say since I know of two individuals who could have gotten past Majik’s security net and contacted Uriko, both of whom could have taught Uriko magic…
I should check with Uriko properly later.
[[[Kya kya. Waiwai! Gaya gaya gaya!]]]
“What is it?”
“Uriko-chan is using psychokinesis, not levitation.”
Uriko’s floating pebble started to gently travel horizontally while Majik was saying this, and the kids started chasing it.
It was apparently a game to catch the pebble that Uriko was moving.
I mean, telekinesis instead of levitation, which is another grade up in terms of difficulty, ahahahaha.
“Is that so?”
“…You won’t dig deep into the matter, right?”
“Eh!? Wait, I did not mean that…”
“I didn’t hear a word about it, I don’t know anything about it.”
“Oh, wait! Majik!”
When Majik thought the words that Pumpkin involuntarily muttered were a pun, Pumpkin tried to clear up the misunderstanding, but before that could be done, Majik had joined the crowd of children and he was in no position to chase him around.
Grrrr. Damn you, Majik…
I don’t understand which part of it is the pun, sorry
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