Chapter 351 – Girl and the Kingdom of Migha – Part nine
“Some people want to stay in this country.
If it were up to me… We’d bring everyone with us to the village, but it’s not like we can force people to come with us if they don’t want to.”
Says Mister Nirushi.
We’ve been in the capital for a few days, and he met with beast people again.
Apparently some of the people who lived with him in his old village want to stay here.
And they made that decision themselves.
I’m going to meet the ones who want to come to our village with us in a few days.
“Yes, we can’t force anyone to come.
That would be no different than what the Kingdom of Migha did.
We can’t take away people’s freedom when the whole idea is to give them freedom.”
Miss Lan is right.
We want to make a place where they don’t have to go through anything like that again.
That’s why we can’t force anything.
Personally, I’d be happy to bring more people, but only if that’s what they want too.
It’s also been decided that we’re only telling the people that will be coming with us that I’m the miko.
But are they going to accept me It’s not like I was directly involved, but the miko was indirectly responsible for their village being attacked…
“Yes, we have to be careful about that…”
Says Mister Nirushi, as he looks out the window of the inn.
Lerunda, beast people are starting to make a life for themselves here in the capital, so I don’t think it will be a problem if we all go out.
How about we go out for a while I know we shouldn’t draw attention, but… If we are going to be expanding our village, it would be a good idea to get to know a country like this.
It will be a good experience for you as well.”
Miss Lan says to me all of a sudden.
After listening to Mister Hicked, we understand the situation here in the capital.
People of other races who were captured are living normally here, so Miss Lan says it’ll probably be all right if we look around the capital too.
“Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t have to be cautious.
Even if the king doesn’t want to harm us, we never know what might happen in a place with so many people.
This isn’t limited to this capital but… When you visit a place for the first time, it’s good to be alert.”
Says Miss Lan with a kind smile.
Hearing we can go out makes me excited.
Walking around the capital freely sounds really fun, and it’s a huge opportunity for me.
It might serve as a good reference for us too, as we make our village bigger.
There’s lots of things our village needs.
If a country decides to become our enemy… It would be terrible for us.
That’s why we need to keep getting our village in order, little by little.
“Yes, I want to look around, while being careful of course.
I want to know how the beast people that will be staying here live too.”
“Then let’s leave when we are all ready to go.
I want to do some information gathering in a town like this too, and buy some books.”
Says Miss Lan as her eyes shine.
She really likes reading books and learning new things, so I’m sure looking around this place is really fun for her.
She used to work in the Kingdom of Fairytrof, so it’s her first time here in the capital of Migha, and I guess that’s also helping spark her curiosity.
As we talk, Freinet and Wea come back after flying around town.
Most people can’t see spirits, so they can look around for us.
It looks like they had fun.
“It feels like a lot of things are still happening in this country.
There was that coup d’état too, but the country still feels incomplete in a lot of ways.
And also, that king has a spirit stone, and I’d really like to know where he got it.”
I didn’t notice, but apparently he has a spirit stone.
Does that mean he’s connected to spirits too somehow
“I’ve never been in such a big town before, but it’s fun.
I have some questions for that king too.
I feel like he would tell us a lot of things if I showed myself when he’s alone, but it’d be hard for you to be alone with him somewhere, right Lerunda”
Freinet also had fun looking around.
But wouldn’t Mister Hicked be scared if Freinet suddenly appeared in front of him
We keep talking, until Miss Lan says everything is ready for us to go have a look around.
I’ll be going in a group of six that also includes Gaius and Miss Lan.
And the spirits too.
—Girl and the Kingdom of Migha – Part nine
(The miko is excited to hear she can go have a look around town.)