Chapter 54 – Girl and elves – part one
I don’t know a lot about the race known as elves, all I know is what people told me.
It’s said that elves are good at using magic.
I’m only looking at them, so I don’t know how true that is, but they look thinner than beast people.
Beast people have meatier bodies, completely different from elves.
I keep looking at their pointy ears too because they feel odd.
Humans don’t have pointy ears, and beast people have animal ears.
The elves are facing mister Dongu and the others, and Gaius and I get close to hear what they say.
The elves are looking at us as if they’re asking why us kids are here.
It’s a little scary, but I want to hear the conversation, so I stay here.
The other kids are scared, so they’re staying with the other adults.
“…We were driven away from our home.”
Mister Dongu starts explaining, while picking his words carefully.
Most of the elves have green eyes.
Is golden hair normal It’s really pretty.
Their thin, green eyes are cold, but if we really think about it, from the elves’ point of view, some people that they don’t really understand, suddenly showed up in the place where they live.
Maybe it’s only natural that they react this way.
When new people showed up in the place where I lived, I was surprised too.
Maybe that’s why their eyes are cold, and maybe it’s up to us to turn them into kind, warm eyes.
I hope we can get along.
I think being friends is a lot better than not being friends.
“We ran away until we reached this lake, and settled here since it seemed like a good place to live.”
An elf nods as he hears mister Dongu.
I thought that maybe they wouldn’t be so wary of us once they learned why we’re here, but I’m feeling a little uneasy, because they are still looking at us with cold eyes.
I wonder what the elves are thinking.
Why are they still looking at us with those scary faces How do we make them smile
“If that’s the case, do you want to come to our village”
Said an elf, after silently thinking for a bit.
We can go to an elven village.
I think that’s great, but I’m surprised to learn that there is an elven village so close.
The adults explored the area around us, and while they did find some traces of people living nearby, they didn’t find any villages.
It’s a little strange, because a village isn’t something that’s easy to miss.
Mister Dongu and the others are silent for a bit.
What are they thinking about I think going to the elves’ village is good, but it looks like they have something on their minds.
Is it because the elves are still looking at us with cold eyes Why are they inviting us to their village Is it to live with them But, when I really think about it, they didn’t say that.
…Mister Dongu nods, and it’s decided that we’re going there tomorrow.
He looks very serious, but says it’s the best possible choice.
After the elves are gone, some people ask if it really is a good idea to go to their village, but most say we should go.
Honestly, Gaius and I don’t know enough to have an opinion.
I say I want to be friends with them, but Gaius says that we don’t know if that’s what they want.
The elves invited us to their village, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they want to be friends.
I really want us to get along, so I don’t really want to think about that, but I can tell the people that are reluctant to share their opinions are thinking just that.
I want us to get along, but maybe we can’t.
“…I want to be friends.”
“Then let’s make it so that’s possible.”
We’ll do what we can, even though it might not be possible.
I wonder what their village is like.
Will anything change when we get there
“Beast people, are physically strong, and elves are good at magic, so if we could get along… And walk together, that would be great.”
After meeting elves, I start to think about how nice it would be if elves and beast people joined forces, considering their characteristics.
“That really would be great.”
“Yes, I want to be friends.”
I would love for us to be friends.
That’s all I can think about, as I wait to go to their village tomorrow.
—Girl and elves – part one
(The girl that is probably the miko wishes for beast people and elves to join forces.)