Chapter 68:

There's Someone In The Back Of The Car

Wolf Bloodline

Soon after, we were far away from the castle in a horse-drawn carriage. The castle had also disappeared from our view. Hiroshi turned to Babu and said,Bookmark here

"Hey, Panda, will you tell us what happened there now?"Bookmark here

"Oh! I'm really sorry."Bookmark here

Babu sighed deeply and began to describe all the events that had gone through their heads. After telling us what had happened for a long time, he looked at us and said,Bookmark here

"That's why we have to help her."Bookmark here

Hiroshi said,Bookmark here

"We will not be able to convince the King easily."Bookmark here

"But Hiroshi-San, We have to help her!"Bookmark here

"That's not what I said. We just can't convince the king right now. Especially at a time like this."Bookmark here

Then he said,Bookmark here

"If we succeed in the mission, I am sure we will gain his trust. That's when we can get him to reconsider our offer."Bookmark here

"But it is obvious that this will not be easy. Because before we came to the castle, we met an elite soldier. Although he said he was the fifth elite soldier, he was quite strong. And if the fifth is this powerful, it's unclear what kind of powers the others have."Bookmark here

I turned my head to him and said,Bookmark here

"Our goal right now is to stop them from taking the water, and if we can do that, we can again recruit people to get stronger again."Bookmark here

Babu said,Bookmark here

"Speaking of recruiting people, did you look at the map for the next person?"Bookmark here

"No. Unfortunately, it hasn't been signaling or shining for a long time."Bookmark here

"Actually, it's shining now."Bookmark here

I immediately pulled my map out of my pocket, and as he really said, my map was glowing. When I opened my map, it oddly showed that the next person was with us, he was in the supply box next to us. I showed it to the others and we tried to figure out what was going on.Bookmark here

Babu scratching his head,Bookmark here

"Maybe your map is broken or something."Bookmark here

"Unfortunately, Ryuu-San's map is a very rare item, and it is impossible for it to deteriorate or work incorrectly."Bookmark here

Hiroshi opened the supply box and looked inside,Bookmark here

He sighed and said,Bookmark here

"Hey Panda, I think your friend is following you."Bookmark here

And then eyes appeared from inside the box, eyes looking at us. The person inside the box, speaking in a thin and frightened tone of voice,Bookmark here

"Hello, guys..."Bookmark here

Babu got surprised and said,Bookmark here

"Mila, what are you doing here?"Bookmark here

Mila smiled and said,Bookmark here

"I escaped from the castle to help you."Bookmark here

Hiroshi, after Mila's word, lit his cigar again and said,Bookmark here

"I think we can forget the King's trust now."Bookmark here

Mila said,Bookmark here

"Oh, come on! Don't get me wrong, please! My father is not like that. As you said, when we succeed in the mission, I am sure that his trust in you guys will increase."Bookmark here

Hiroshi said,Bookmark here

"When we succeed?"Bookmark here

"The reason I snuck into the car was that I wanted to help you."Bookmark here

Then she turned to us and said,Bookmark here

"So I think we'll be together along the way."Bookmark here

Babu looked at her and said,Bookmark here

"It's too dangerous, if you come with us, something could happen to you, Mila-San! If anything happens to you, it'll be impossible for us to explain it to your father."Bookmark here

Lezlie looked at Babu and said,Bookmark here

"But we are halfway there. If Mila-San goes back, it will be very dangerous, and how is she going to explain it to the King? And as Ryuu-San's map says, Mila-San looks like the new person we're looking for."Bookmark here

Hiroshi said,Bookmark here

"Let the Kid decide, we will act according to his plans."Bookmark here

Then he turned to me and said,Bookmark here

"Kid, what do you say? Do you have any ideas in mind?"Bookmark here

"Lezlie is right, it may be too late to return, so we have to move on."Bookmark here

"As you say, Kid."Bookmark here

Mila turned to Lezlie and said,Bookmark here

"I don't understand anything you say. Map? The chosen person? What do they mean?"Bookmark here

Babu turned to Mila and said,Bookmark here

"Our goal is to build a team that will oppose elite soldiers and epics and brings justice and peace back to the kingdoms. Thanks to the map that Ryuu-Kun has, it shows people that we can take into the team and trust."Bookmark here

She got very surprised and said,Bookmark here

"Is this the map that-?"Bookmark here

Babu smiled and said, "Yes, the map itself described in the Legends."Bookmark here

"Wow. I thought that was just only a myth."Bookmark here

"Actually, we thought so too, but looks like it wasn't."Bookmark here

Mila turned to me and said,Bookmark here

"Is that what you want, Ryuu-Kun, to end elite soldiers and epics and restore peace in the world?"Bookmark here

"Yes, that's all I want."Bookmark here

"If you don't mind, I'd really like to know why you want to do this."Bookmark here

"There are many reasons why I do this, but the main reason is to earn people's respect. For some, it may be stupid or absurd, but for me, respect is more hard-earned than anything in this world. If I can earn people's respect, I can make my family, which I've never seen, proud of me. And there's nothing more enjoyable and valuable to me than helping someone who needs help for free. As long as they lead a peaceful life and I know that they respect me, I have achieved my goal. Respect is worth a lot to me."Bookmark here

"You know, you sound like my mother. She always told me about respect, how important it was pr how much it was needed between humans. As always, she was right though. Listen, I don't know if you will earn the respect you said, but I can help you guys. And in return, I just want a favor from you."Bookmark here

"What is it?"Bookmark here

"For the sake of my people and all others in the second Kingdom, let us put an end to the rule of The Second Epic. If we can do that, I'll be happy to join you on your adventure."Bookmark here

I smiled and said, "That is already our goal."Bookmark here

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