Chapter 30: Move? No, Escort 03
The three of us secretly signalled each other with our eyes.
What should we do?
What should we do?
Leave it to me.
Lek, who had that look on his face at the end, spoke to the carriage guard when we got off the carriage at the next stop.
A glittering light immediately danced around.
“Excuse me. I’ve been thinking for a while, but you don’t look very well, and we’re worried about you. How about it? Do you want to swap positions with the guard in the carriage? I’m sure you’ll feel much better if you ride in the carriage.
He smiled. Sparkling, sparkling~.
A good amount of glittering light enveloped Lek and the guard.
The guard, who looked dejected, suddenly said in surprise even though he was watching us in suspicion, “Ah, yes… Maybe you’re right. I’ll talk to the other guard.”
Wow… This ‘charm’ skill is amazing.
An adult man was blushing at Lek. I’ve seen something rare. Wow.
But is it alright for him to use such a flashy power in public? I thought, so I asked, “Say… Doesn’t the glitter stand out too much? Why isn’t anyone surprised?”
“You have to have a lot of magic in order to see that. The only people who can see those sparkles are probably only you and I,” Priest Austin said.
I see… That skill is getting more and more shady… I thought secretly.
When our break finished, we heard the two guards arguing. “We’ll be swapping guards from now,” the guard who was ‘charmed’ by Lek earlier said before he got into the carriage.
“Oh, please look after us. I’m glad you were able to swap!”
Of course, we welcomed him with smiles. The new guard still seemed to be under the influence of ‘charm’ even as he sat in the carriage. When he took his place next me, he glanced at Lek with a passionate gaze, but Lek continued to act indifferent.
Well, of course. I don’t want to see the two of them staring at each other.
And then he looked at me as if to say, “Hurry up and use your magic.”
Of course, there was only one thing to do once the carriage started running.
Oh, it’s working well. You must have been really tired.
Then, Lek switched seats with me again like a gentleman, “Tsk. He’s leaning against Anise. Don’t just sit there quietly when a man leans against you. Let’s switch.”
Oh my, how nice! I might have accidentally fallen in love with him, had it not been for that smug wink he sent me.
… Sorry, I lied.
It’s really a shame since he’s a really handsome man with smooth black hair and cool eyes when he’s sharp.
But he was the most likely candidate for a man to lean against him out of the three of us since he’s a soldier and has a good body, and he seems to be pushing the man back without mercy. I can’t really push the man back and I didn’t want to be in close contact with a filthy man.
Then we went back to talking in secret.
I was starting to enjoy this.
Lek’s a quick thinking and good talker, and Father Austin is experienced. Over the past few days, they’ve come up with various ideas that I wouldn’t have been able to come up with on my own. I even got a little excited since it seems like we’ll have good teamwork going on between us.
Yes, we’ll be able to escape even if the enemy is the castle with these two.
I even began feeling that way.
The guards have been sleeping while we talk, but this new guard would occasionally snore, and every time he did, Lek would start poking him.
I was becoming more familiar with these actions.
It’s a sleep attack that is silently carried out on his mind and body.
“If you want, I can tie him up so he can’t move? I just happen to get a hold of a convenient piece of rope.”
“Why do you have rope in your pocket? When did you put it there? Isn’t that rope something that can become a dangerous weapon? Are the guards blind? But you can’t tie him up since it’ll be troublesome if they notice, so stop being so excited, Father.”
“Enough about the rope. We need to get the you-know-what. We have to hurry.”
“Ah, I’ve already got it? I just got it for cheap before~. Fufufu.”
“I knew you could do it, Father! Honestly, when did you get these things?”
It turned out to be a pleasant journey.
The new guard slept well which was a great help.
In the meantime, the carriage entered the capital.
Ah, we’ve finally arrived…