How to Protect the Lord God Fowl
Shia explained it carefully.
The blood of the God Fowl was most holy.
A vampire sucking its blood was like defiling the blood of a god.
And so it was blasphemous, which caused them to fill with curses.
“Taking in something holy fills them with curses…?”
Luchila and Gerberga were in a state of shock.
Shia saw this and added,
“Drinking human blood results in more curses than rat blood. Similarly, killing humans is more effective than killing rats.”
“That’s true. I understand that.”
Serulis said as she nodded.
“Then surely you can see how sucking the blood of a god, or killing a god would be more effective than doing the same to a human?”
“Indeed… I see it now.”
Serulis was satisfied.
So were Luchila and Gerberga.
“It is because he is holy and dignified that the dark ones are after him.”
“Yes, Lord Gerberga is sacred and inviolable.”
Luchila muttered with a serious expression.
I turned to Goran.
“Knowing all of that, I am even less inclined to take him with us.”
“Of course. I won’t argue with that.”
“And so I want to cast a barrier around the mansion.”
“That would be great, but…”
Goran thought a little.
Everything under a barrier would be under the control of the Sorcerer who cast it.
In a way, it would become their domain.
So his own mansion would be under someone else’s control.
It was not a particularly pleasant feeling.
“Or would you prefer not to?”
“No, I have no issue with the barrier being created. Hell, I would want it even without the God Fowl here.”
Goran had tremendous trust in me.
And I was thankful for that.
“I’m thinking about leaving soon and finding my own house.”
For some reason, Goran looked shocked.
It should have been obvious that I would not be staying here forever.
On top of that, Goran’s wife would be returning eventually.
It was one thing to live with a good friend, and quite another to live with their wife and daughter.
It was only normal to leave.
“It would be for the best in protecting the God Fowl as well. However, we must hurry now and deal with the Vampire High Lords.”
“Wait a minute.”
“And… What is it, Goran?”
There was no time to acquire a new house now.
And so I wanted Gerberga to be protected in Goran’s mansion until we finished killing the vampires.
I was about to say this, but Goran stopped me.
“Wh-why are you leaving? Was the food so terrible? Is your room too small?”
“No, the food couldn’t be better, and the room couldn’t be more comfortable.”
“I-is Serulis bothering you?”
“I’m not bothering…him…that much…I think…”
Serulis said with an apologetic expression.
I wouldn’t say that she hadn’t bothered me at all, but it was nothing noteworthy.
“I’m fine. No one is bothering me.”
“Then why are you saying such things?”
“No, it’s just that I can’t stay here forever.”
“But you can stay here forever?”
“I wouldn’t want to be a burden on you.”
“But you’re not a burden.”