Why Ignorant Harems Are Dangerous - Chapter 15
Why Ignorant Harems Are Dangerous chapter 15
15 – #04. Eyeless Pilgrim (2)
Not having a job was a bit of a headache.
It’s not that I don’t have money saved up, but the cabin I finally built over the course of about two years has completely collapsed.
It’s now, Me-a-ga, she says that money is no big deal to her and saves her a lodging.
“Ah, are you here?”
As I walked back to her quarters with her limp steps, Lenny must have noticed the footsteps. As soon as I opened the door, she cautiously raised her head to greet me.
“You are a little early today.”
“There was nothing in particular.”
She pretended to be as calm as possible, but if this situation continued for a long time, she could be a little dangerous.
That doesn’t mean she doesn’t mind leaving this little girl to anything dangerous.
War is a matter of course, and killing monsters was a job that often left even skilled adventurers dead. She had taken on such a job a few times before, but who would take care of this child if I was wrong?
‘Take responsibility for what you did.’
Mea said so.
If she would succeed me and become Lenny’s guardian, she would be more than happy, but in her honest words, Mea had no reason to go that far.
“Then a little more today, that…… I think you should rest.”
“Is that so?”
She nodded at the pure kindness.
Come to think of it, when was the last time she went out to the city with Lenny?
She could not ask her disabled child to accompany her on foot for several hours, and although she often traveled in her carriage, even that was physically demanding for this child.
Unwillingly, but since she is staying in the city, wouldn’t it be nice for her to show her around the streets in earnest?
She almost laughed a little when she thought about that.
I just didn’t want to be alone.
Because when I’m alone, I keep getting depressed thoughts. It reminds me of Neira’s face, which still lingers in my eyes, but I also didn’t want to go to places where many people gathered.
Several thoughts raced through her head, but she tried to erase them, took a step towards Lenny, pulled out a chair directly across from her, and sat down.
“So, if it’s okay with you, I thought maybe we could go out together.”
“Ah, if you need anything….”
“No. I just want to go out with you.”
So Lenny shut her mouth for a moment.
I don’t even know what he’s thinking because he has bandages around his eyes. Still, he knew that he liked going out, so he erased any anxiety and held out her hand.
“Uh, I…… Mister?”
“How is it? Won’t you go out with me?”
“Thank you, mister.”
To be honest, I felt a little uncomfortable with this kind of pure gratitude because I was halfway greedy to change my mood, but I was sincere in wanting to let Lenny experience more things.
A town destroyed by an epidemic.
In fact, a child who was almost abandoned met me. Even I felt that it was no accident that the child had lost her eyesight and could not see my face.
“Then, where are you going today?”
To be honest, I didn’t have anything in mind.
I’ve been living in this city for 2 to 3 years, but I haven’t really visited anything except for the adventurer’s association or where I needed to make a living.
“The places I went to are basically boring places.”
When I brought Lenny in the past, it was about eating or lightly eating while shopping for her, but I had never brought her out for play.
Going out is good, but what should I do?
“Then, I have a place I want to visit.”
“Huh? Where are you?”
“Can I see where you work?”
There? Adventurer Guild?
To be honest, I don’t really recommend it.
Well, it’s not like there were particularly bad people, but it was kind of like a service job, so it was very noisy because there were a lot of people working while using their bodies.
Besides, there were a few, if not too many, rough people.
Wouldn’t it be at least unsuitable for taking a girl? There are quite a few people who drink alcohol during the day, so it wouldn’t be a very good place for children’s emotions.
“…… Could it have been a nuisance?”
“Oh, no? Is it possible There is nothing wrong with that.”
How can you say no when you say it in such a voice?
It seemed that she was slightly nervous, but her trembling voice made it possible to guess the girl’s reaction even if she couldn’t see her expression.
It’s a bit cumbersome, but it’s not a place you can’t take with you.
The guide over there is quite kind, so she’ll treat you well even if you meet Lenny. Other than that, I know very few people, so there’s no one to interfere.
“Anyway, my job would be the adventurer’s guild, so why did I want to go there?”
At her question, Lenny wiggled her own thumb.
“I wanted to feel how the man is working outside. Please.”
“…… It won’t be much fun. Besides, there is no work.”
“I just want to see the environment.”
I don’t think it’ll be that much fun.
She still doesn’t want to stop her from wanting to see her, and she didn’t think that she was doing something illegal that she couldn’t show at all.
She can’t take you outside of the Guild anyway.
“Okay, let’s go.”
Lenny needed to be very careful with her because she was blind.
She has a cane that she gave to the girl, but she couldn’t do it on her own to get around so many people.
First she gently took her tiny hand and led it slowly.
Even when she was in the cabin, when she went out for a walk, she held the girl’s hand and led her slowly, so it took her a long time to move even close enough.
Slowly descend the stairs of the inn and move.
When she walked so slowly, people around her would look at her with strange eyes, but since she wasn’t talking to her, she ignored it and moved slowly.
A man with a mask over her face and a girl with bandages covering her eyes.
It was a strange combination to anyone’s eyes, but we were getting to know each other bit by bit by making up for each other’s weaknesses and living together, albeit with difficulty.
As she walked slowly, Lenny reached out and grabbed her hand and the hem of her dress inside her.
“It’s hard to say.”
“What is it?”
“…… Are you feeling a little better?”
A question without a subject.
However, I could roughly understand what it meant.
Lenny said she wasn’t there, and she had no connection to my past, so I don’t know the specifics of the incident, but she knew that I had a hard time with it.
She didn’t divulge the details, and she didn’t ask the girl either.
That’s why the girl can only ask simple questions.
Are you okay?
“To be honest, I think it is still difficult.”
“I don’t know what happened. Still, I thought it would be nice if the old man smiled brightly as always……. Of course, this may be presumptuous.”
“You are presumptuous. Thank you for your words.”
There’s no way I’ll ever forget Neira until the very end.
She became another scar engraved on me and the driving force of her life.
She affirms me even at the moment she is dying, and her words that told me to live while looking to the future become another curse and remain with me.
Curse of positivity.
I’d rather have someone criticize me.
Neira affirmed that I was happy even if it was because of her ability to charm, but I also felt sad and sad because I felt like the words of a woman who was toyed with by her charm.
A bond that cannot be erased for the rest of one’s life.
It was a shackle with no way to get better.
“I’m sorry the only thing I can do is cheer for you. You saved my life, but there’s not much I can do in return.”
“That’s what I wanted. I don’t want anything in return.”
And maybe this girl could have been my salvation.
She can’t see my face because she’s blind. That’s why a woman who can talk comfortably even with her face exposed, and who won’t be fooled by her ability to charm.
If I think about what I hoped for, wouldn’t the relationship be reversed?
Of course, I didn’t bother to say this.
This is the same as my lowly desire.
Lenny recognized that she was the one who saved him, but I was only impulsively reaping because the girl was blind.
If you walk a little further, you will arrive at the Adventurer’s Guild.
We had no choice but to walk slowly, and even though it was a short distance, we arrived after quite some time.
But that was fine too.
I walked hand in hand with the girl and talked about this and that, and it felt like part of the process of understanding and getting to know each other.
After looking around the union like that, I was greeted by the guide, who was usually friendly to me, and talked to the girl.
Sometimes I worked hard, and other times I even did trivial things.
She once told a story about how a nobleman who went on a tour to such a remote area struggled to find his lost pet, and the girl laughed as she heard it.
The girl sat quietly in her chair and listened to the story for a while.
I thought it was not very interesting, but at some point, I started to open up about my adventurer life.
“So, do you know what the inspiration said then?”
“I don’t know. What did you say?”
“They said they had no money. So what should I do? Because they threatened to take anything that could be of money there, they called us robbers again.”
“…… That’s a bit of a bad person. Really.”
“Isn’t it? Because that hurts so much.”
Passing time with trivial stories.
In addition, during the adventurer’s guidance, the guide stopped here and talked about various things to Lenny, so the time passed really quickly.
Adventurer’s Guild is usually the most crowded in the morning, but it was also very busy in the evening due to adventurers returning from work.
Besides, at the pub we run together, there are people who come in for a drink soon after dinner, so it was sure to get noisy after a while, so I decided to take the girl back to the dorm.
On the way back, the sun definitely went down little by little, leaving a calm sunset in the background.
However, as a result, when I thought about it, we visited the union and just talked about my trivial work.
“Is that okay?”
“Yes? What are you talking about?”
“No, thinking about it, he only talked about me.”
Actually, finding a noble’s cat was no big deal, and I couldn’t say that the time I spent trying to fight monsters was not very useful.
I came out to let Lenny come into contact with more various things, but it seems like I was just talking alone, so I wonder if it went against the purpose.
“Is it okay if I don’t stop somewhere else?”
“Yes, I am fine.”
It would be fortunate if the person himself was satisfied, but as a result, I was a little worried because he seemed to be talking about small talk.
Next time, if there is anything related to music, should I bring it?
I heard that bards often performed on the streets, and sometimes they held large-scale concerts by renting a podium in the central square.
If that’s the case, even Lenny, who has lost her eyesight, will enjoy it.
With that thought in her mind, she held her girl’s tiny hand and moved her steps slowly.
Slowly like that.
Two unusual people who didn’t melt into the people around them were moving slowly but surely one step at a time, and it felt like a relationship between the girl and me.
It’s a slow pace, but it’s definitely moving forward.
Feeling that kind of realization, it was around the time I gently held the girl’s hand and guided her.
“It is a very affectionate relationship.”
When I heard the voice next to me, I turned my head and saw the group of pilgrims I had seen this morning approaching this way.
An eyeless pilgrim with long gray hair.
The old man had the feeling that he was clearly looking this way, even though her eyes were empty where they should be.
“You mean us?”
“If there are two people who are the most affectionate on this street, they will be the only ones. If you’ll excuse me for a moment, could you talk to this old man?”
She hesitated for a moment, but seeing Lenny nod her head, I nodded her head at Pilgrim’s words.