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Chapter 13

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Filial Daughter
Even though the tower is on the verge of collapse, Tira is frantically collecting the research left by the great sage.

“I can’t return to the elf village without this……! Karuna-san you escape with Filia-chan ahead!”
“I see. All right, understood!”

While the ground was trembling, I nodded and crouched on the spot.

“…… Karuna-san……?”

There’s no time.
I wave my hand towards the floor. I use [Appraisal・Extremity] and immediately investigate about this tower. Because I touched it, I was able to analyze it in detail.
…… I see.

This tower itself is one big magic tool.
It originally has a construction that shouldn’t be theoretically possible, but it’s maintained by enormous magical power.

But, because Owen who was the source of the supply ascended, it started collapsing.
Moreover, Owen was appropriately called the great sage as his magic power was almost infinite. He was a lolicon, though.
With him out, it won’t be possible to continue maintaining this tower.
But――

(Master’s inexhaustible supply of magical power is not inferior to the great sage.)

[Magical Power Increase・Extremity]: Magical power value + 9999.
[Magical Power Recovery・Extremity]: Magical power restores by 999 every second.

My cheat skills make it possible.
I unleash the magical power.

“Wh…… what a rich magical power……”

Sensing the tremendous overflowing magic power from my body, Tira stops in place.
Furthermore, using [Magical Power Manipulation・Extremity], I pour the magical power into the tower.
An enormous magical power circulates through the path of magical power.

(This should be most likely enough to stop the collapse.)

As Naviko-san said, the shaking slowly settled.

“Fuu. Looks like it somehow worked out.”

I breathe out heavily.
I keep on releasing the magical power, but because it’s recovering at the same time, I won’t run empty in eternity.

“It’s fine now. Let’s collect the Jiisan’s research slowly.”

 

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“Tower of the Great Sage” crumbles down.
A dense cloud of dust rises, and the ground shakes.
We watch it happen from a remote place.

“…… Somehow, it feels slightly wasteful, doesn’t it?”
“I guess. It was a quite amusing dungeon. …… I wasn’t able to capture it without equipment, after all.”

As is expected, I could supply the tower with my magical power forever, so we escaped outside (I used transfer magic) and the supply was cut off at the same time. The adventurers that were inside escaped with the first shaking, so there wasn’t anyone inside.

“Besides, it was the place of our meeting. I would have liked to keep it as a memory, though.”
“…… It was a terrible meeting I wouldn’t want ever to remember, though.”

Are, that’s strange?
Tira is staring at me with chilly eyes? Did I do something wrong?

(Have you grown senile after planting such trauma in her, Master?)
“I see. We were both stark naked when we met, didn’t we?”
“Why are you making a pervert out of me as well!? You were the only one in nude!”

It’s the common pattern in shoujo manga, isn’t it?

“Papa, Papa!”
“N, what is it, Filia?”
“Piggyback, piggyback!”
“Okay, okay.”

Although that tower was Filia’s place of birth, she gained consciousness just a little while ago.
Even looking at the crumbling tower, she has no feelings towards it.
Owen Jiisan is a bit pitiful, though.

“Nevertheless, why didn’t you say anything? That you can use magic. Not just purification magic.”
“Because it seemed like I could capture it with just the sword.”
“…… Is that so. Well, that really doesn’t surprise me now……”

The muttering Tira looks like she’s somewhat losing confidence.

I would confess if I were to be questioned closely, but it may be better to keep silent after all.
As expected, not telling her that I can use Ultra and God magic too would be for the best.

“…… In other words, you could do it even without me…… rather, I was holding you back……”
“That’s not true. Tira’s existence was of great importance.”
“…… Is that the truth?”
“As a tsukkomi service.”
“Is such a role necessary in order to capture a dungeon!?”

Nice tsukkomi.
I also have a hidden tsukkomi service called Naviko-san, though.

(Because Master’s existence itself is blurry, single tsukkomi couldn’t catch up.)

However, she’s quite sharp.

“Rather than that, you are returning to the village, right?”
“Ah, yes.”

In fact, her mother is suffering from an incurable disease. Even excellent healing users gave up on her.
A cure may be found in the research the great sage has left behind (Jiisan was apparently well-versed in the art of healing).
She challenged the dungeon alone with such thoughts.

What a brave, good girl.
I want to hug her from being so deeply moved.

“W, what are you doing all of sudden?”

When I really went for a hug, she avoided.

“But, is this really alright, for me to take it first…… Even though you would become a very rich person once you return to the guild. In the first place, it’s thanks to Karuna-san that we were able to capture the dungeon.”
“Don’t worry about it.”
“There’s quite a lot, I don’t know when I will be done with it?”
“It’s fine, it’s fine.”
“…… Thank you very much.”

Tira smiles delightfully.
I thought that the price was quite low for a smile like that.

“Then, shall we go?”
“Yes.”
“Still, an elven village, huh? I’m seriously looking forward to it. It’s full of nature, as expected, the houses are built on trees, aren’t they?”
“That’s right. The surface in the forest gets flooded in the rainy seasons, so the houses are built as high as poss――――huh, eh?”

Tira looks at me doubtfully.

“N, what’s wrong?”
“Why are you trying to go along as if it was natural?”
“Eh? Shouldn’t I?”
“I, it’s not like you…… shouldn’t, but………… I’m indebted to you and……”
“We are married couple, after all.”
“Don’t speak as if it was an established fact, please!”

Does this world have marriage registration? When it comes to elves, they probably have a different custom.
While stroking Filia’s soft hair,

“Filia also wants to go to Mama’s house, don’t you?”
“Want to goo~!”
“Uu…… I told you it’s unfair to use a child like that……”

Filia-tan is invincible.

Well, I want to see the elf village myself, but more importantly, it’s naturally in order to cure Tira’s mother.

Even if there’s information about unknown advanced recovery magic, it’s a different matter whether she can actually put it into operation.
It will take time to learn, and I’m not sure whether Tira’s mother could last until then.

(When it comes to Master, the chances of curing her are extremely high.)

I have [Recovery Magic・Extremity], after all.
I will surely understand the cause of Tira’s mother’s illness when I appraise her.

“Haa, I understand…… I’m pretty much indebted to Karuna-san, so it can’t be helped. Well then, let’s go together.”

Tira has nodded in the end, but I understand where the feelings of hesitation come from.

“Of course you would be nervous. You are introducing the man you love to your parents, after all.”
“Should I not bring you along, after all?”
(Master, that’s what we call rash assumption.)

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