Shinmai Boukensha – 73

Day 73: Turbulent Current Beneath the Cliffs
Holy Era 6102, Month of the Water Serpent, 25th day.
Weather: Rain

This morning, when I woke up, my brother was not there.
…Really, I wonder what happened… He has been acting strangely since yesterday.
Feeling worried, I went outside of the tent, and was suddenly hugged…
The audacity to ambush me like that! I was stupid for worrying!!
Ms. Noa, don’t just laugh. Help me! Huh? You’re busy preparing breakfast!? No!!

After discussing it over breakfast, we decided to descend the mountain for now.
Because it would be too dangerous to continue the search in this weather.
However, why did my brother take on this gathering quest to begin with?
If he just wanted to meet me, then he could have chosen an easier one.
Besides, he just acts playfully, and hasn’t brought up anything serious…
I really do not understand his intent…

I thought of such things while organizing my belongings. And then we started to descend the mountain before the rain became stronger.
The path we are currently walking on is one of the most challenging spots in this mountainous region.
The paths on the cliff were so narrow that one person could barely get across. And right below you, was a sudden current.
And so each step had to be made carefully so that you didn’t fall…

However, as I was thinking this, my foot slipped on a rock that was wet from the rain.
Ah! Before I knew it, my body slowly started to tip.
Ms. Noa and my brother realized what was happening and extended their arms, but it was too late.
My body followed the laws of gravity and fell down the side of the cliff.

As the rain poured, I saw the violent river ahead of me… I was not going to survive this.
But just as I had given up, something caught me in the air.
It was my older brother… He embraced me as if protecting me and whispered in my ear, ‘It’s okay, you’ll be fine.’
Did he really jump off the cliff in order to protect me!? How reckless!!
It was so reckless that I was going to shout at him, but the current suddenly swallowed us up.

When I came to, I found myself collapsed on a rocky riverbank… Did I survive?
My only injuries were scrapes… It was a miracle.
That’s right, my brother. Where is he… And then I heard a groan from behind a boulder!!
I frantically rushed towards him. He was unconscious, with half of his body submerged in the water.
I quickly pulled him out, but he was cold and shivering… This was bad.

But one must not panic in such situations. It was during times like these, that you had to act quickly but calmly.
First, I had to find a place where we could rest.
And then, I found a small cave that would keep us out of the rain!
Alright, I will carry him over there… Gah! He’s quite heavy in spite of being thin!!

Still, I managed to carry him on my back…
Next, a fire. Thankfully, I had my camping set in the rabbit sack, so it was not difficult.
Then I just had to take off the wet clothes… Ugh. I did not want to… But it was necessary!!
Once that was done, I put him next to the fire and tried him with a cloth.
I read in a book that this should help him regain his body heat!!

Eventually, he stopped shivering, and his breathing became calm… He should be fine now.
I then covered him with a blanket from the rabbit sack.
Now, I have to change my clothes as well… I am also quite cold.

…Ms. Noa… I wonder what she is doing… I worry about her as well.

Today’s earnings and expenses:
Balance: 59 silver, 45 bronze
30 cat coins

(ノ_・、) Sniff. This is the worst.

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Senpai boukenshasan ga tasukete kureru no de kitto daijoubu nano desu! Shinmai boukensha no nikki-chou

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