It seems like it is better if I perform the ultimate magic faster. That’s ‘cause the damage to the land decreases the faster I do it. Now that the ultimate magic is completed, there is no need to hesitate.
I was ready all along but Old Moran and the others wanted to take more time. I also somewhat understand the reason behind doing so. Or rather, it can be only one thing.
It was decided that we’d execute the plan 1 week from now.
When I think about the people of Helan living a hard life after abandoning their own land, I feel the urge to execute the plan right away. I am also worried about my parents taking shelter at the capital.
Glad I sent Rahsa back to the capital. I wonder if prince Arch is bothering Iris… And if Rail is enjoying it, watching from afar…
And if Toto is doing well, growing his precious herbs at the school? Well, if it’s him, he’s probably making a bad face even if he’s alright.
Vain, who had travelled to a far away country must have completed his mission by now. I can almost imagine him awkwardly protecting the people close to him. And also Crossy trying to build up the ruined country while being protected by him.
I am reminded of the friends I met at the academy. It was a short while but I had the pleasure of making some really good memories.
I don’t think I will have the chance of going back there again. Not only did my land fall into ruin, I don’t even have a fragment of the honor I had before. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I am in situation worse than a ruined noble. There’s no way someone with that social status can carelessly go about pursuing higher studies. First, I must do what I have to do.
I will rebuild this land. I want to make it even better than the Helan territory which prospered because of the hot springs. I wonder what kind of a land I should turn it into…
The Land of Occupations–doesn’t sound too bad. I will spread my skills as a blacksmith. And not only that, I will train people of many different occupations here. I want to make this into a land which will be overflowing with the best workers in the country in the future.
What started as a light hearted plan for the future, made me think up of more and more ideas as I lied down pondering. I can still contribute more and more to the Helan territory… or that’s how it’s supposed to be.
But I am well aware that that is now a dream which can’t be fulfilled. And I came to terms with it.
Just like the first generation Helan territory’s landlord, Helan, stopped the curse by using the ultimate magic, I am probably supposed to do the same and follow him.
That’s right, I will die.
The collateral damage would naturally be big as I am going to be overcoming such a big curse. No, it might actually be a small price to pay if the land can be revived by just one life. Yep, it’s a small price. Too small.
That’s right, my job is not rebuilding the Helan territory. It is to revive the dead Helan territory. It is my mission to revive the land to the state when beautiful flowers bloomed all around.
And beyond that would be… Someone else’s job. It would be great if Lotson-san, who helped me the most, takes the initiative but… it is not good to expect too much either. That person is extremely talented. And so he doesn’t have the need to go out of his way to rebuild Helan territory from such a state. That talent would surely be accepted widely in a blessed land.
If so, to whom shall I entrust the land? There’s no doubt that it will be a tough job. There might be many obstacles and hindrances. Who would even do that willingly? It might not be something for me to worry about but if I am going away, I might as well make that part clear before I go.
While I was worrying, time went by real fast.
I was struck by the feeling that time went even faster as the fated day drew near.
After three more days, I was called by Old Moran and Petal-san.
They had a gloomy expression so I somewhat understood what they were going to say.
“Young master Kururi, I am sorry.”
Such words came out from Old Moran.
“About what? I don’t anything but gratitude towards you guys, Old Moran. There’s not a single thing you need to apologize about.”