It sounded very pleased, as if it was enjoying it.
And so Luchila stopped.
“You’re so cute, Gerbie.”
“How dare you!!”
Luchila became angry again.
However, Gerbie was clucking happily.
After that, we continued to walk back towards the capital, while being cautious of our surroundings.
Serulis had now become fond of Gerberga and continued to make comments.
Luchila would complain about this every time, but Gerberga did not seem to mind.
While we were taking a break, Serulis asked,
“This was the first time I’ve encountered a vampire… Was that a lesser one? It seemed quite strong.”
While we were fighting, I had called it a lesser vampire in order to provoke it.
I guess she had heard it.
“That wasn’t a lesser a vampire. It was likely an Arch Vampire.”
Arch Vampires were among the top ranking vampires.
They were not scrubs.
“So it was an Arch Vampire. And that means Vampire Lords are stronger than that one, right?”
“But I wasn’t able to react in time.”
“It’s difficult to react to attacks from the sky. But still, I saw that you had your sword drawn.”
“But if you hadn’t been there, Mister Locke, Luchila and Gerbie would have died.”
“It’s Lord Gerberga!”
Luchila butted in without fail.
I ignored him and said to Serulis,
“That might be true. But it was a difficult thing and could not be helped.”
“I want you to teach me to be able to move quickly.”
“It’s not something that can just be taught.”
“Maybe you’re right, but…”
“You should always be wary of danger, and eventually, you might get there.”
Serulis said with an expression that suggested she didn’t understand at all.
Getting familiar was what was important.
It wasn’t just about practicing.
After that, Serulis repeatedly went into a defensive stance as we made our way back.
I suppose it was her way of staying on edge.
I didn’t think this was going to do her any good, but it was commendable that she was putting in the effort.
We arrived in the royal capital a little while after the setting of the sun.
We finished making a report at the Adventurer’s guild and then returned to Goran’s mansion.
“Ah, Mister Locke! I was waiting for you!”
Shia had been waiting in front of Goran’s mansion.