79.) We meet again
When he ran off from the factory area and put only a step at the town's stone paving street, he understood that the atmosphere around the place has changed.
The unrest from before was changed suddenly with a calm atmosphere.
Unintentionally, silva stopped his running and put a full stop.
(Now that I think about it,, it felt exactly like that day….. The day when young master Slow saves lil' Charlotte)
The town was so quiet, the only sound he could hear was only the sound of running feet hitting the surface of the water.
The moonlight was illuminating Silva's steps.
When he saw the scene at the road ahead, only scenes of tragedy could be seen.
The street that the nobles put their money so it could look good, now was only rubble.
[This looks really bad. There will be no way a noble will live in this place anymore]
Prepared for the worst, Silva hardened his resolve and go towards the high-class residential area entrance.
But the scene he saw was nothing close to what he has imagined.
——-there was no one there that looks like someone grieving nor sad.
[ALL HAIL DARIS!]
Everyone was watching towards the sky.
Even though there was no one there, only the already crumbled remains of a building could be seen there.
[I can hear the voice of the great light spirits!]
[Me too! the voice from the great light spirit could be heard clearly! ]
Each and every person there was looking up to the sky, they even spread their arms wide open.
Following their example, Silva too looked up to the sky and finally realize.
Mixed together with the rain, crystals were falling from the sky.
Pure white crystals are falling from the sky.
Those falling crystals looks just like snow flakes.
Silva streatch his hand trying to catch the small crystal on to his hand.
Once those crystals touch his body it soon disappears, following its disappearance, a sudden unexpected effect could be felt.
All the fatigue on his body got lifted, and warm feelings penetrated his heart.
It was a really comfortable feeling that words couldn't describe.
But Silva knows what kind of magic this is.
[….Water magic, 'Heal' is it? No, it was much more powerful….]
[It was cured! Every single injured person are cured! It was a miracle!]
[As soon as the crystals melt, let those who injured drink it! These crystals were awesome!]
No matter who it is, those people are look up to the sky and pray towards the great light spirits who gives Daris protection.
It was a wonder, why did Silva just stopped right at the center of people that were cried out of joy.
Those crystals were so white it was looked just like the real snow, but something far more important than that could be found here.
Just one street away from where Silva was, there was some ruble that looked like some kind of a small shop before, he saw a figure he knows well, and once he saw that figures the time itself seems just stopped.
A young male student who wears an oversized school uniform was standing there.
He was hiding inside the darkness of night while only the moonlight quietly illuminates him.
As if the light itself has a mind on its own, it follows wherever that young man goes.
[….Finally, you are here, young master.]
It was almost 5, 6 years since the day Silva left the Duke Denning household.
But, it seems there still some belief left inside him.
That figure there was a bit bigger than what was on his mind, but he can't be wrong, not about this.
An iron-colored hair, it was the wind prodigy born at the Duke Denning household.
He saw him.
The moment he saw him, Silva even forget how to breathe.
He throws away all the chaotic thought he had at that moment and just keeps staring at that young man.
[Hm? Aaah….Yo, Silva]
Words failed to escaped Silva's mouth.
It has been years since the last time they met, but he greets him like it was the most natural thing to do.
The young man felt the already dumbfounded Silva's gaze and look at him, the familiar voice was coming from where that young man standing.
[Oh, did you had a haircut? ……Yeah, that was a joke, I was doing Yamsan style greetings there. Anyway, it seems you have grown your hair there,]
As if there was nothing happening up until now.
Slow Denning just casually greets Silva as if they just met yesterday.
Right then, Silva's chest was so full it could burst.
There was soo much emotion he felt, he can't decide which word he should let out.
Finally, after a while, Silva could let out something from his mouth.
[Young master Slow……There are a lot and a lot of things I want to tell you, but first, let me tell you something……You are just to thin. The last time I saw you weren't you so fat you're just basically a pig?….]
His appearance was much too different than the past.
He was just too far different than then rumored piggy duke in the past.
Those oversized uniform that was swayed each time winds blew and that good looking face of his was to contrast with each other.
[I was doing a proper diet. Like having a marathon or sprinting].
[….There is no way in hell those kinds of diet would be this effective, young master—–]
A sudden shock made him stop the things he wanted to said after that.
Just behind Slow, a girl was lying on top of the rubble.
She was the princess od Daris
The girl was this country princess, Karina Little Daris.
After realizing where Silva looked at, Slow said this following words.
[Aah, no need to panic. The really bad injury has been healed. The rest should be healed by this snow…..Well I guess everything will turn out allright]
80.) What Happen to Kurushu Magic Academy?
It was back at Yolem, in the high-class residential area used by the nobles.
Inside a room of an inn at the commercial area beside it.
[It was not a matter of whether it was the truth or not!]
These people thought were once again accelerated.
After delegating some people to watch over princess Karina that was currently sleeping peacefully then, Cardinal Maldini was trying to look over his personnel around him.
Besides himself, there are several veterans from the Royal Knights, a person from the Denning family, a person from the city supervision soldier, and finally the feudal lord himself and some influential nobles.
These powerful individual were together in a room.
After princess Karina was lively talking in her room, soon she fell into a peaceful sleep.
[The matter about Kurushu Magic Academy was being attacked was true…..Then-cardinal. How about we dispatch the royal knights?]
The feudal lord and some of the noble there were requesting a rescue squad towards the academy.
The person from the Denning household haven't spout any words since his arrival, it seems his thought still thinking about the most influential person that was still bedridden and haven't woken up till now in the next room.
[Yeah, about that….]
Cardinal Maldini was the only one who holds the authority to move the royal knights.
The royalty they were supposed to save was miraculously asleep right now, the only one who could command the royal knights was only the Cardinal himself.
But even if princess Karina was awake now, it was questionable whether she could make the right call or not.
[We can't determine whether the black dragon will return or not. That is why for now I can't grant each of your request to dispatch even a single royal knight personnel there]
The feudal lord and all nobles there are fueled with rage after hearing that.
Then what will happen to those people on the academy?
But the only thing cardinal Maldini did was to sooth these people with words.
In the first place, the royal knights only job was to protect Daris's royalties.
[it will take us too long if we are trying to send this town soldier there! The best thing we can do was select a few strong individuals and send them to cross the highway! And those people that could that was no other than the royal knights!]
But all cardinal Maldini did was to move his head vertically.
The fear from the black dragon was still etched deeply to his mind, especially the moment when Princess Karina disappear.
People keep saying it was the blessing from the great light spirits don't come in time she will be dead for sure.
[Then you will only watch them die there!?]
Cardinal Maldini groans hearing it.
[That is not what I said. Several people have been badly injured because since the black dragon's attack last time, I will send some people there once they have recovered]
Even when their injury was magically healed.
Their body is not yet fully recovered.
[Moreover, that person, Morozov, was there, inside the academy. That person was a magic user from the great magic country Minerva, he also one of the people who was granted the title of the great sorcerer. He has been protecting the academy just like an iron wall for a long time ago. There is no way just mere monsters could breach his barrier.]
[Well, now that you mention it….]
Cardinal Maldini didin't dare to even mention it.
He didn't mention about if a black dragon was included in those monsters.
Then there was a man that eavesdropping their conversation from the outside.
He was asked by a nearby soldier, and after telling him about a request from cardinal Maldini, that soldier just leaves without even leaving a sound.
He was the remaining candidate to be a Guardian, a commoner, and also the man who carried princess Karina into the town's number one hotel to rest.
[……This isn't looking good young master.]
As soon as he got outside the inn, Silva runs as fast as he could.
His goal was to reach the highway entrance connecting this city with the academy.
Slow, the wind prodigy was there, eagerly waiting for Silva's report.