The Reincarnated Person Doesn’t Want To Cheat (LN) - Volume 2 - Chapter 4
The carriage that kidnapped Mira and Filseria dashed through the Noble District as Gai was chasing after it.
「Return Mira and Princess!」(Gai)
When Mira was rudely pushed into the carriage which suddenly dashed away, his mind had been numbed. Even so, when he straightened his thoughts he remembered that his body reflexively began to chase after the carriage and he yelled at Keina and the others 「I'll leave the reporting to you!」
The people moved out from the road, avoiding the madly dashing carriage. Thanks to this, the carriage's speed gradually increased. Gai was ’’I won't let you go away’’ as he applied Physical Enhancement on his feet.
It was what Mira had devised for Gai, so he was able to do high-speed movement even though he was Fire attribute. While invoking the Fire attributes characteristic explosive-like strength the moment his feet touch the ground, he moved forward step by step. Normally, he would feel the air resistance, but this time, it was as if his back was being pushed by a tailwind.
「It's the same as the time when Swyn-san used wind magic. Is it you, Rufi?」(Gai)
Remembering Swyn-san's support Wind Magic when they were escaping the Mana Eater, Gai threw a question. Then, as if to answer him, the wind's strength increased.
It wasn't like Gai had awakened a new power when his childhood friend and the princess were kidnapped. Rufi who was flying beside him gave Gai an assist in chasing after the carriage.
Gai couldn't see or feel Rufi's presence, but because the wind behind him became stronger after he asked, he confirmed that a Spirit was backing him up. Therefore that Spirit must be none other than Mira's contracted Spirit, Rufi.
「Rufi, we will absolutely rescue those two!」(Gai)
As if to reply, the wind howled.
Gai looked at the top of the box-shaped carriage and a man came out holding something in his hand. The onlooker yelled.
「It's a bow! Run away!」(Random Guy)
The pedestrian who saw what the man held when it passed him yelled at Gai, but it was too late. The arrow shot through the air heading towards Gai's direction.
Fire Attribute Physical Enhancement enabled him to rapidly dash in a straight line, but it had a weakness where it didn't allow for one to nimbly avoid an obstacle that suddenly appeared.
He couldn't avoid the arrow.
The moment his body was frigid from the fear of being pierced by the arrow, it was smashed to smithereens. Without even grazing Gai, the splinters showered the ground behind him.
The dumbstruck Gai, turned his head to look backward. Since his body had stiffened before, his speed had decreased to some degree. Even so, his feet didn't stop moving. Then, after a second, the third arrows shot towards him. However, these too were entirely shattered.
「This is, Rufi? ...... Thanks!」(Gai)
Even if he didn't hear any reply, Gai still understood that Rufi had helped him.
Then he fiercely lessened the distance that separated him with the carriage. However, even if chase after the carriage, how would he stop it? When Gai arrived at a distance where he could see the facial features of the man who was persistently shooting arrows at him, he realized this difficulty.
「Globus IgnisFire Ball...... Not an option. Mira and Princess are still inside that carriage.」(Gai)
Gai immediately rejected this idea. He didn't possess any attack methods that could be used in this situation.
「But Keina and others, they should have reported this to the Guards. If they also contacted the Castle then the Knights might be moving out. Then, I will keep pursuing this carriage to the ends of the earth, creating a ruckus, to inform that the criminals are here!」(Gai)
Gai decided to continue chasing after the carriage. However, he then wondered why Mira didn't escape with her own power yet.
「If it's Mira, then she could easily blow the carriage up. Rufi is also with me, so in this range, she should be able to use magic.」(Gai)
In the training camp, when Mira was flying in the sky to save Gai, she was able to prepare the landing ground with Earth Magic. So that means even if she was separated from her Spirits, Mira was still able to use magic.
「Even if she is afraid of heights, she could just float a little bit. Even if she was thrown out from the carriage, then she could surely protect the Princess with ease.」(Gai)
As if to drown out his uneasiness, Gai increased his speed even more.
「Mira is...... my childhood friend is strong!」(Gai)
Mira was smaller than the children of her age. She was constantly sick and out of breath as soon as she began to run. However, Gai knew that ever since her magic talent awakened, she was stronger than anyone else.
However, what Gai didn't know was that there was a Spirit Repellent incense inside the carriage to seal her magic.
「Even so, why... Why Mira didn't use her magic to escape. Did she... Did she get hurt!?」(Gai)
Gai felt an unpleasant presentiment as he was thinking about assaulting the driver seat when he passed the carriage to forcefully make the carriage stop. Then the next moment the wind howled and the men atop the carriage were blown away.
In the training camp, when Mira was flying in the sky to save Gai, she could prepare the landing ground with Earth Magic. So that means, even if she was separated from her Spirits, Mira still able to use magic.
With a thud, the criminal fell to the ground. Gai hesitated whether or not he should arrest the criminal, so his speed dropped. But at that time, a sheltering elderly nobleman gave an order to his servants.
「All of you, seize that man!」(Noble)
Then, the elder said to Gai.
「We will hand this man to the Guards! Boy, go pursue the carriage!」(Noble)
Gai threw his hesitation away and once more ran furiously, to continue his pursuit.
On the main street southward from the front of the royal castle, Royal Magician Swyn accompanied the Captain of the Capital Guards pushing through the crowd of people. It seemed that beyond this crowd there was a graffiti made from a huge amount of mud. The problem lays in its content:
『A rampaging carriage will arrive』
Just a while ago a citizen reported this to the Guards: ’’It was as if it was words from a prophecy.’’ At that time, eyewitness reports about a high-speed carriage and a boy running through the Nobles District had been coming repeatedly.
When they received the information about the kidnapping of Princess Filseria, the Guards scrambled from their Stations. One Squad of the Guards received an order from their superior to accompany Royal Magician Swyn to investigate the graffiti.
「Bloody hell, what a bloody day it is. Even though Filseria-sama is involved in a great jeopardy, to be ordered to intercept a tumbling cargo wagon in front of the castle, and to report a graffiti on the street! Bollocks, this ain't the main problem right now!」(Sarda)
The Capital Guards Eleventh Squad Captain Sarda muttered, 「Despite the Royalty being the most important, mischief and its ilk are frivolous!」 as he brusquely walked.
「However, it is necessary for us to confirm it. If it's just a mischief then we will quickly clean it and return to our search. If it's a real prophecy then we can ambush the criminal gang.」(Swyn)
「...I see. My apologies, Magician Kalyard.」(Sarda)
Sarda was angry as he quickly judged the mud writing to be mischief, but even when he was being corrected by Swyn who was younger than him, he didn't get angry and honestly apologized.
He was not a man with bad personality. Swyn-san thought that this was because he was irritated due to his loyalty to the Royal family, so he replied with a nod and ceased his chastisement.
The group finally arrived at the head of the crowd and could see the mud writing.
When he saw that the writing was longer than what had been reported before, Sarda grimaced while Swyn was speechless.
「A rampaging carriage will arrive. Do not enter beyond this place...... Guno? This is a name signature? It's just someone who craves for attentio-......」(Sarda)
「Sarda-dono, quickly order an evacuation!」(Swyn)
「Do you believe in this graffiti words?」(Sarda)
Sarda was confused from the sudden order.
「Guno is the name of the High Rank contracted Spirits of a girl who was kidnapped with Filseria-sama!」(Swyn)
「What did you say? A High Rank contracted Spirit!?」(Sarda)
「Hurry evacuate! If this is really a warning, the kidnapper's carriage unmistakably will come! To stop the carriage, they perhaps will corner it to this wide street...」(Swyn)
「I-I understand. Hey you guys, order an eva-......」(Sarda)
Just when Sarda was going to order his subordinates to disperse the crowd to seek shelter, a fierce sound of rumbling wheels could be heard approaching.
「So, it's already here!?」(Swyn)
The moment Swyn and Sarda turned their eyes toward the street corner where the sound came, horses appeared in a mad dash.
The coachman was also surprised by the gathering crowd of people, clenching his teeth he pulled the horses to turn left. The horses raised a shrieking neigh and turned before hitting the people. However, the carriage that was connected to the horse couldn't do the same. The carriage was swung by the horse and headed towards the crowd.
「Consume my mana and become a wall!」(Swyn)
Swyn-san who sensed the danger created a wall of earth. He mustered the entirety of his mana so that he could use in a moment and build a bulwark. Even so, will this be enough to protect the people......? However, it was a needless worry.
A long bulky wall was constructed in an unbelievable speed separating the people from the carriage. The next moment, there was a loud crashing sound. The frame of the carriage fiercely collided with the wall and scraped alongside it.
After its duty finished the sturdy wall crumbled and disappear. Swyn then leaped over it and walked towards the road that the rampaging carriage had taken.
From what he saw, even with a crash that loud, the carriage was still intact and swerving in the main street. Then the carriage door was opened from the inside and two girls were ejected from it.
Swyn yelled. The name of the Spirit who should have some strength left even after he had built that wall.
The name of the Spirit who was the only person who could save the girls.
At that time, I still didn't know what Gai or Guno were doing, and just glared with the criminal inside the jolting carriage.
The carriage was creaking as it took several turns. I, who was desperately standing in a way so I wouldn't be hurled by the centrifugal force, could hear people screaming and horses neighing.
Then, a shake that was unlike what we had experienced until now assaulted us.
(We are toppling aside!?)
As expected, he couldn't oppose it and the man's balance crumbled. The blade pointing in front of us, swayed away.
I endured the sick feeling I had and activated my Physical Enhancement. I equipped my entire body in Magic Armor and then rammed the man.
The man's head and back hit the carriage's wall. The slanted cart tilted back to a level position, its wheels hitting the ground with a crash before it started running again.
「Gugh. This brat......」(Criminal)
Even if the enemy was on his knees, he didn't faint. Like I had thought, this place is too small, so the force of impact was not enough.
The risk of us toppling had passed, but the man was still holding the sword so I can't feel safe yet. I grabbed the wrist of the man who was still disorientated, and using the meager human anatomy that I remembered, I pressed his pressure point. My hand was wrapped in Physical Enhancement Glove!
Since it was so painful, the man let go of the sword. I wanted to keep the dangerous weapon away from us, but when I turned my attention away, he waved his hand and unfasten my grip.
「This guy is Earth Attribute!?」(Mira)
Since I continued to apply pressure on his pressure point, the man couldn't concentrate to apply Physical Enhancement. However, the opponent was an Earth Attribute adult man, a light weight girl like me was at the disadvantage. I could win in mana capacity by my overwhelming mana, however, not only do I need to deal with the Spirit Repellent, but the carriage's swaying until now made me sick, so this was the extent of my current power. If this keeps up then I will eventually lose.
「Princess, jump down now!」(Mira)
As per my instruction, the Princess rushed to the door and reach out for the door lock. The carriage hadn't completely stopped, but when it swung sideways back then, the speed had decreased for sure. If we wanted to escape this was our chance!
「Gugh. Like I'll let you!」(Criminal)
’’Eh?’’ Without any time for me to think, my body was flying in the air.
My back had impacted something. When I realized that I was thrown at Princess, we were already ejected from the carriage.
The criminal yelled.
Princess already opened the lock on the door. The door was opened. So that means, Princess would be completely crushed beneath me. I opened my mouth and shouted the name of the winged Spirit.
The sunlight suddenly darkened as my ear caught the calm voice that was out of place.
At the unbelievable sight in front of me, I opened my eyes wide.
With a flap, the thing behind that man folded and turned invisible. After feeling a mysterious sensation for a moment, we were already at the ground before I realized. Or more correctly, I was in someone's arms.
He brought his black cloth covered right hand forward and then more slithering black cloths stretched out from the surrounding shadows and entangled the swerving carriage that still trying to escape. My eyes blinked at this sudden event.
「Are you hurt?」(???)
I looked up at the owner of that gentle tenor voice.
The owner is such a handsome man. Eh? Did I die? Is this person, an angel? But he wears black clothes and is excessively seductive, so a Demon?
「Can you speak?」(Handsome)
His bluish-purple eyes narrowed, and as he inclined his head his jet black hair swayed. The long white finger touched my throat.
(It's warm. I am alive)
When my shoulder trembled a little, the corner of his slim lips raised a little in relief.
「I am, fine.」(Mira)
He made a single nod and kneeled to let me down from his arms. I then noticed Princess and my brain kicked the gears.
When the young man asked me again, I remembered.
「Rather than me, Princess!」(Mira)
I ran towards Princess who was sitting on the stone pavement.
「I... hit Princess...... Is it the shoulder? Or the back? Any injury!?」(Mira)
Then Princess made a smile albeit crudely.
「I am fine desuno. Please don't make such a sad face desuno.」(Filseria)
*fuaaah* I let out my breath and slumped down.
Someone called out our names and when I turned my head, there were the Guards and Swyn-san with Gai followed behind them. On the other side there was a crowd of curious onlookers. A soldier grabbed Gai's shoulder to detain him. Then half of the soldiers headed towards the carriage and the remaining soldiers pointed the spear on their hand towards the young man.
「What are you doing desuno!?」(Filseria)
「Filseria-sama, this person is a user of Shadow Magic. He might be a Demon. It's dangerous so please leave this to us.」(Sarda)
「He has black wings on his back.」(Soldier)
The soldiers surrounded the young man. Swyn-san finally arrived at our side.
「Did either of you get hurt?」(Swyn)
Even when I answered 「I'm fine」 to Swyn-san who asked with a pale face, my mind was still occupied by the young man in black clothes. Under the light and shadow, what unfolded behind him resembled dragon wings.
(If the soldiers also saw it, then it isn't just my imagination.)
Dragon ―――― something that only remains in the few legends at this time, an existence that no one ever seen. Since they can use magic, they are classified as high ranked monster.
The soldiers might doubt him as a Demon, however couldn't he be a Dragon assuming a human form? I haven't read the entire reference book but, could Dragon's use Shadow Magic?
Perhaps if he is a shadow dragon, my heart was palpitating.
If vicious dragons exist, then a gentle dragon might exist too.
(When he helped me, he was looking at me with such gentle eyes. That's why I believe he is a gentle dragon. If I ask him, maybe he'd let me see his dragon form?)
He stepped backward while facing the spears, his eyes looked coldly at the blade. The warm color that I had seen in them before was gone.
Seeing this, my eyes widened and I spontaneously release myself from Swyn-san restraint. Then I extended my hand to cover him.
「Wait! This man saved us!」(Mira)
「But the wings......」(Soldier)