A young girl in a village without protection - Chapter 44
Translator: Shaini | Editor: Darling
The basement of the great shrine had a cobblestone flooring and a simple brock wall. It was vastly different from the stained glass and marble of the upper floors.
Perhaps it was due to the fact that this was the basement but it felt like the temperature had dropped by a few degrees. It was chilly.
“It’s still autumn so the temperature outside is still good………….”
You wouldn’t generally feel cold inside a building in this weather.
Considering that this was the great shrine in the center of this world, it was quite a disappointment.
‘Well, it’s not like I expect them to spend money on such things though…………’
After Selesina walked down the straight road for about 10 minutes, she saw a door. It was wrapped in layers with heavy chains and was sealed.
Selesina certainly did not think that it was fine to open it. No one other than the heroine could seal it back so she would only look at it and return.
‘Come to think of it, the last boss’s figure isn’t clearly drawn in the game.’
She only remembered a low voice saying, ‘I’ll kill all the great trees.’ After hearing that voice, she had closed the opened door without looking inside and sealed it.
What exactly was sealed behind this door?
If she were to think of it from the point of view of a game then it would probably be the demon king. She hadn’t heard of his existence or anything but since there were monsters in this game, it wouldn’t be too surprising.
‘I mean he has enough power to destroy the great trees so………………’
There was certainly an incredible monster or something like that sealed inside here. She was suddenly frightened. She did check that it was properly sealed but in case it were to go wild, the heroine, Meria, and Soratek would certainly seal it back.
Just as Selesina was about to return-
“Who is it?”
A low voice called out.
She was startled by the sudden voice and lost her balance. She was frozen in place. She never expected to hear a voice coming from behind the door.
‘What should I do…………….’
She was sure that the owner of the voice was the last boss.
The voice was low and carried intimidation. It felt like the surrounding air had frozen.
“Well, it’s fine. It’s not like I can get out of this place or anything.”
Even if someone was there, it wasn’t like he had some bow or some weapon. His words seemed to carry that nuance. Selesina felt strange hearing words like that coming from him.
‘He is the last boss right………….?’
“Who, who are you……………?”
“I’m surprised that a woman had come here. Who? Are you going to tell me honestly?”
Last boss replied in a very normal way to Selesina’s voice.
There wasn’t any conversation with the last boss in the game that’s why Selesina’s heart was really pounding right now.
Selesina didn’t know whether she should reply or not so she kept her mouth shut.
“Well, it’s fine.”
The ‘last boss’ seemed to say.
“Since you’ve come here, is it power that you desire?”
She was frightened at those evil words full of temptation.
At the same time, she felt that he was surely the last boss. He would give power in exchange for something. It was a hand that a villain would usually use.
Well, Selesina was a villainess so it wasn’t like she was the ally of justice or anything.
Even so, her reply was decided.
“I don’t need the power of evil!”
A neat voice responded to Selesina’s cool words.
Selesina inclined her head sine the reply was not what she had expected.
Normally, the reply should be something like – ‘I’ll give you the power that you want!’
Then make some kind of contract with her and ask her to lift the seal on the door.
Or something like that.
“Aren’t you evil? Then are you a monster that can speak?”
“………You aren’t a shrine maiden of the goddess?”
“Why do you respond to a question with a question…..”
She was annoyed since she didn’t get her desired replies. But the other party was the last boss. It wouldn’t be good to provoke him too much.
“A shrine maiden of the goddess…………is someone that is blessed by a goddess right? I’m not a shrine maiden…………..”
The titles of the priests and shrine maidens change according to the God or Goddess that blesses them. If they are blessed by the spirits then they are called priests or shrine maidens. However, if they are blessed by the Sun God Saul or the Moon Goddess Marni, they are either called the shrine maiden of blessings, or a priest of blessings.
If they are blessed by a God or Goddess that only blesses 1 single person then they are either called the priest/shrine maiden of the God/Goddess.
This is the ranking system. The head is the chief of the great shrine. The ones that head the smaller shrines are known as the grand priest and shrine maiden.
The moment Selesina spoke about herself –
A cold voice called out.
She accidentally told him that she was an intruder.
This place is only known to a limited number of upper management and some people related to the great shrine so it might be a problem that she knew about it.
“……….I’m not blaming you or anything.”
Selesina was relieved. He was a good person even though he was the last boss.
“Who are you exactly………?”
There was no way that that was possible.
Why was he confined in such a place? What was the great shrine planning to do? In the first place, this was not a permissible act towards a human being.
If you were guilty, you deserved to receive a proper trial.
“………… Hey, who are you………?”
She asked once again but there was no answer. It seemed like he wasn’t going to answer this question.
‘It isn’t good for me to get too involved. That much is obvious………but’
They only had a small conversation but she couldn’t help but remember his humane words.
“I’m Selesina………….Selesina Rinklat.”
“…………..You’re the one with no blessings right?”
“Uh, yes, yes that’s right……..”
She didn’t expect him to know about her. She was a little upset.
“I know that much.”
He was so quiet about it that she was surprised that he actually told her. Selesina held back her sigh and asked Hel.
“Hey, you seem like a normal person when I speak to you………..why are you in such a place?”
“Because I’m shy.”
“That’s a lie.”
Selesina instinctively answered without thought.
If it was the truth then he was the ultimate shy. For him to be in this kind of a place where no one would come and no one would know about him.
Selesina let out an amazed sigh and Hel laughed from behind the door.
“You’re an interesting girl.”
“…………..That might be the first time someone has told me that. You’re also pretty strange though.”
“Fuu, well it’s fine…………..it will be dawn soon, someone will come here.”
She panicked as she realized that so much time had passed. She might certainly be found out by the shrine people.
But she had to confirm something before she left.
“What is it?”
“You’re confined here aren’t you? Do you wish to go out?”
Maybe he was sealed here since he had the power to destroy the great trees.
She didn’t know whether he could use the power at present but he was the last boss in the game so there was a chance that he may go out of control.
That’s why Selesina wanted to know his thoughts.
“No way. I told you right? I’m shy. It’s fine for me to be isolated here.”
“Yeah. I get my 3 meals and a nap right?”
“Fuu. Hey………don’t make me laugh……..!”
By his words, she felt that he didn’t really desire to go outside.
‘Anyway isn’t it good that he isn’t like the last boss for now………..’
Anyhow, there was no way that Selesina could take him out right now. She could certainly take him with her but they would soon be caught.
It was better to check things out for the time being and pay attention to the progression of the game.
‘But I think it would be better to interact with the temple.’
If she could get along with them then she would be informed if something were to happen.
Maybe Hel wouldn’t turn into the last boss in that case.
“Hey, if you don’t go back soon, breakfast will come.”
“…………..Understood. I’ll come back. See you Hel.”
After saying a light farewell, Selesina went back to her room.