Hi everyone Hajiko here
after some thought I will now split the next chapters in parts and relase them. Since it is faster then translating the whole chapter and uploding it then. Enjoy.
Xant: And so it begins. I caught up, finally.
Xant edit: Sorry for the double sentences. I clearly had a brain fart and forgot to remove em >_>
Chapter 2 – My Friend Is A Witch [Part 1]
After walking for a long while and not being sure of the destination, Kosuke started to feel uneasy. Horun noticed his restlessness and showed her concern, Kosuke managed to calm down with the knowledge that he wasn’t alone.
Kosuke wanted to protect his honor and didn’t want to be seen as useless.
But his uneasiness had been seen through already, so hiding it at this point was a useless endeavor.
[If I had a younger brother it would probably feel like this.]
While seeing Kosuke who was trying hard, Horun laughed when that thought crossed her mind.
After walking for a while, they felt hungry.
Horun went and searched for fruits in the forest, and to show Kosuke that they were safe to eat she would take a bite first.
Since there were no animals to eat anything in the forest, a lot of the food was rotting away.
When they were thirsty they went and looked for a stream, and Kosuke couldn’t help but be impressed about the purity of the water.
To Horun it was natural, so she couldn’t understand him.
When they were tired they took a break and if they met trouble on the way Horun dealt with it.
Just like that, 7 hours passed since they departed and they discovered a village at the foot of a mountain.
Kosuke finally eased up a little and went in the direction of the village to ask for shelter for the night, but he was stopped by Horun.
Kosuke looked back and saw a troubled expression on Horun for the first time.
Horun pulled on Kosuke’s sleeve, indicating they should pass around the village. He obediently followed her.
One could vaguely figure out that she didn’t want to go to the village. The two of them continued to walk.
After walking a long distance the mountain behind them looked really small, and the sun had set.
Tonight the moon was shining brightly in the night sky.
If they had been moving on the plains instead of in a forest they would have been able to see quite well, that’s how bright the moonlight was.
Horun was concerned about the lack of light in the forest so she used illumination magic, which spawned small light particles that floated around them and lit their path.
After seeing Kosuke’s reaction to magic Horun couldn’t help but laugh quietly, since she didn’t think that he would be so happy to see magic.
Seeing Kosuke trying to poke the light particles, Horun relaxed.
Even though she had an obligation to protect him, seeing his childlike excitement gave her the feeling of wanting to protecting him of her own will.
After walking a while they found a small spring and Horun decided to camp there.
They both collected dry branches.
Horun placed down the branches, and Kosuke followed suit.
‘Just like a child imitating their parent’, Horun couldn’t help but to laugh quietly again.
Using the leaves that were on the dry branches as kindling to light a fire, they added the branches on top to create a bonfire.
This was the first time that Horun had to sleep outside overnight so she wasn’t sure what to do, but she knew that lighting a fire was appropriate so she did it.
She wasn’t aware that wild animals avoid the fire or that the temperature drops at night in the forest, she merely lit the fire to feel at ease.
Dinner was the fruits which were picked from the forest.
Although it didn’t taste good, it filled their stomach.
After finishing their meal, Horun stood up. She wanted to clean off the sweat and dirt that got on her body, but since she couldn’t have a proper bath she wanted to at least wipe herself off.
Horun saw Kosuke’s glance, wondering what she wanted to do.
Horun tried to tell him that she wanted to wipe her body by moving her hand like she was using a sponge.
Even if the other person was her savior, she would be embarrassed if her naked body were seen, so she indicated with her hand that Kosuke should stay here.
Not being able to communicate and seeing Horun’s expression, Kosuke thought that he did something bad so he revealed a worried expression.
Knowing that she had been misunderstood, Horun went over to Kosuke. Since she couldn’t explain properly, she could only pat his head or smile to ease his concern.
At the same time she felt that not being able to communicate with each other is really inconvenient.
[Bringing him to the spring and doing the motion of cleaning myself should probably get him to understand what I want to do?]
So Horun took his hand and went to the spring.
She soaked her handkerchief and wiped her arm.
Then in front of Kosuke she imitated the movement of undressing, showing that she want to wipe herself.
Seeing Kosuke tilt his head, Horun let out a defeated sigh, not knowing what to do after understanding that her plan failed.
But then suddenly Kosuke’s face got bright red and he turned around and walked away. Seeing that, Horun was relieved.
After wiping off the sweat and dirt, Horun went back to the campfire feeling refreshed. Kosuke made a unclear gesture nervously while blushing.
Kosuke was trying to apologize, but this time it was Horun’s turn of not being able to understand him, so it took her a while to figure out what he meant.
The time just passed by quietly with neither party having anything to do.
If they could understand each other then they would have chatted the whole time.
Since they had a mountain of questions to ask each other.
If it wasn’t for the fact that they couldn’t understand each other, they would have talked through the night.
Since that wasn’t possible they could only remain silent.
Horun listened to the crackle of the campfire and the sound of insects, while her eyelids slowly got heavier and heavier.
She had already been lacking on sleep before this, and combining that with her use of anti-fatigue magic she was spent both physically and mentally.
If not for that magic, Horun wouldn’t have been able to walk that distance with her stamina.
Kosuke, on the other hand, thought she was a very energetic girl, seeing her walk the whole way without complaining.