After The Battle
When I went out on the surface, there were many beastkin wolves gathered around.
Altogether, there must have been one hundred of them.
Goran was talking to them about dealing with the aftermath.
The beastkin wolves had rushed here after wiping out the enemies in the area.
I had destroyed the barrier with Meteor Strike.
And then I had killed all the enemies inside with Eric and the others.
However, as it was an ambush, we had not touched the surrounding area.
“It’s their main base. So there should, of course, be dark ones in the surrounding area. And so I asked them to sweep the area.”
“How many of them were out there?”
“There were ten evil dragons and two magic machines. There was also a band of about seventy vampires led by a lord.”
“That’s…quite a lot.”
The evil dragons were especially dangerous. As were the magic machines.
And seventy vampires could raise hell.
Just then, I saw that Danton Woolcott was rushing towards me.
Danton was Shia and Nia’s father.
“Danton. Are you alright?”
“Aye, I am fine.”
“He is actually not completely healed. He shouldn’t have been out today…”
“As a father, how could I stay when my daughters were fighting so hard?”
Danton was as stubborn as ever.
I was a little worried.
“Still, you beastfolk wolves sure are strong.”
“I am happy that you think so… But we were unable to stop the evil dragons from coming here.”
It had been their role to stop any enemies who would try and return to the base.
“It cannot be helped. The dragons can fly, after all. It is enough that you stopped the machines and vampires.”
“Yes. It was a great help.”
“It is the highest honor to hear you say so, Your Majesty.”
And then Danton turned to Shia.
“I hope you were able to be useful to Mister Locke and the others?”
“That was my intention.”
“Yes, Shia was a great help. As she always is.”
“Thank you for saying so, Mister Locke. And…where is Nia?”
“Nia is helping to protect the water dragon princess.”
“What… Can she handle such an important role?”
“I returned to the settlement once during the fight. She held her own admirably.”
“What a surprise…”
“Even I hadn’t expected her to…have grown so much.”
Danton heard this and smiled happily.
As we talked, the oldest of the beastkin chiefs walked up to us.
He bowed to Eric, who stood next to me.
“Your Majesty. To destroy the enemy’s barrier with meteors… I was shaken to my core.”
“Of course, you were.”
Eric said a little happily.
“I had assumed that a sorcerer would do something about it. But I imagined it would be to force it open.”
The old chief looked around him and then stopped at Dorgo.
“Was it you who cast that magic, Your Majesty?”