Chapter 382 – Girl and magic energy vortexes – Part one
I’m in the ruins where I met Wea.
I send a prayer to a vortex of magic energy.
I don’t know how many times I’ve done it, but I still don’t really see results.
Wea says this place is slowly being purified, but it still doesn’t really feel like it to me.
It gets me worried, thinking about just when is this place going to be perfectly purified so people can start developing it.
I couldn’t come here to purify this place a lot, because I was busy with things like going to the Kingdom of Migha.
Also, this is still dangerous, so I’m not here alone.
Some people came with me, but there are still lots of dangerous places.
“Wea, is it really being slowly purified”
“Yes, of course.
But these magic energy vortexes are very stubborn if even the miko’s prayers take so long.”
“When is it going to be completely purified…”
“I think it will still take a while.
But this isn’t a place where people can live in the first place, so I think it’s incredible how thanks to you, there is even the possibility that it can be inhabited again.”
Well, if you really pushed yourself, you could probably purify it in one go… But then you would collapse, so I don’t recommend it.”
I don’t really want to collapse.”
Remember, we are not in a hurry.”
Forcing myself so hard that I pass out feels wrong.
It would be one thing if the situation was desperate, like if someone was dying… But that’s not the case, so I don’t feel like I should do that.
But still, I don’t want to not be able to do anything if something unforeseen happens.
There’s a lot a miko can do just because she’s a miko, but it’s not like I can do everything, and I have to think about when to use this power.
“Magic vortexes are dangerous…”
Freinet is here too, and she is very interested in the vortexes.
She’s seen a few, but apparently they’re still strange to her.
There are several magic energy vortexes, and I’ve been slowly purifying each one, because it’d be a problem if only one was purified all of a sudden.
“The population of the village is increasing, so maybe people are going to come live here too.”
Our ties are expanding to all sorts of different people, so the population of the village is probably going to continue to grow.
It’d be nice if this place was ready to receive people when there were lots of people in the village.
I’d like it if one day, the village and these ruins were part of a big country.
If it becomes a big country like that, we’ll be close to our goal of having a country no one can mess with and where we don’t have to lose anyone.
Some people went to the Kingdom of Lunid.
I haven’t been there yet, but I would go too if I was allowed to… I feel a little sad about it, but I’ll go there one day.
I’m sure I’ll go one day, because I thought I would never be able to set foot in Migha, and ended up going there.
And I talked to Alice there too, even though I thought I would never see her again.
And one day, this land will be able to be developed too.
We’ve been able to open up the forest a little, but these ruins are still no good.
It’d be one thing if other people could also purify magic energy vortexes but… Apparently not even ‘knights of the miko’ can do it well.
“Other people can’t do it…”
“They can’t, but the effect would be bigger if Phyto danced.”
“Ah, that’s right… It’d be nice if Phyto was here.”
Phyto’s dance has that ability, so she’d probably boost my purification power.
Why didn’t I think of that… It makes me a little sad that I didn’t.
But Phyto would get tired if she danced all the time, so it’d be best if she only did it from time to time… Hm… It’s complicated.
As I think about this, I leave the magic energy vortex and go back to Miss Lan and Mister Nirushi.
Miss Lan is still terribly excited.
She really enjoys investigating these ruins a lot.
It’s just like her.
Meanwhile, Mister Nirushi and the others are trying to stop her from straying too far.
“Miss Lan, try not to get too excited.”
“Of course! But good job praying, Lerunda.
How was it”
“Hm… I think there’s still a long way to go.
But people will be able to live here eventually.”
I can’t really do anything, but I’m rooting for you.”
“Yes, thank you.”
I nod strongly.
I have to keep working hard on purifying this place!
—Girl and magic energy vortexes – Part one
(The miko continues purifying magic energy vortexes.)