“It is deplorable that such a person is to be the next chief. You two, you are the ones who should apologize, Sauro and Saikania.”
“I was wrong to be in such a rush.”
“I wouldn’t have been as rough as my brother over here.”
“I am sorry.”
They didn’t seem sincere one bit. Oh, dear. Maki asked them a question.
“Were you really going to take Chiharu and fly over the sea?”
“Yes. Though, carrying someone that far is really hard. I would have probably dropped her along the way.”
This guy. Chiharu was burning with rage as Maki calmly continued.
“It would be painful to be carried the whole way. I would like to ride in a basket.”
“A basket?” “A basket?”
Sauro and Saikania said in unison.
“You know what I mean, Chiharu? Like in those cartoons. You tie a bunch of string to a basked and the crows take you away.”
“There is no such cartoon.”
Chiharu said flatly. She didn’t want to agree with her.
“That is true. I had thought to carry you myself, but it would be much easier to do so as a team, if we are going long distance. We are forbidden from anything related to airships as the pull of levistones makes them unstable, but perhaps we could balance it out with three people?”
“Then you will be able to put multiple people inside, and tourists to the beast lands will increase!”
“Us dwarves are glad to help with any interesting enterprises, you know?”
See? I knew that this would happen! Though, the king was still massaging his temples.
Yes, it does seem interesting. It is interesting. If this had been suggested in the beginning, I would have been excited, I would have wanted the bird people to carry us. I would have lined up for hours and paid to buy tickets.
But that was scary. It was scary.
“Sorry, Chiharu. I know you were scared. I should have thought about that.”
Maki tried to take out a handkerchief, but she didn’t even have one. And so Aeris softly wiped away her tears.
“Is she crying?”
“I am crying.”
The bird siblings rushed over to Chiharu and raised her high into the air. Ah, it was the same thing that Zynis did with Maki. No one was fast enough to stop it. These guys were so fast. Damn it.
Clink. Oh, my million.
“AH!!” “AH!!” “AH!!” “AH!!”
I’ve had enough of these bird people!
And yet, it was only the third day.