The bright arrowhead pointed at me.
The one drawing the bow is a beautiful girl of about 17 years old.
"I warn you once again. This is a forbidden place for you. Go home now."
The girl begins to radiate murderous intent.
Refuse the warning and I will kill you, passing on the silent words.
"Alusha! Wait, don't attack!"
"Are you the fairy Frau, why are you with the human?"
Frau steps between me and the elf.
Apparently they know each other.
All right, let's leave this to her.
"You see, Frau is now his slave."
"What!!? Impossible! They aren't satisfied enough with kidnapping elves and enslaving them, so they also capture beautiful and tender fairies, this is unforgivable!"
"It's embarrassing that you call me cute and cuddly!"
Yup……… Apparently Frau isn't going to make this girl stop.
I don't get the feeling that this misunderstanding will be resolved.
She is quite angry.
The elf's eyes radiated murderous rage.
"I'll kill you!"
The elf shot her arrow.
However, Kaede, who was standing in front of me, immediately knocked it down with her iron fan.
Alusha's face twisted and she clicked her tongue.
"How dare you use a slave beast to counter my attack! You coward! Take this arrow of Alusha with dignity and die!
"I'm surprised you can't see the difference in strength."
"I will kill anyone who mocks me. You and your master will die together."
I am sure she is a high ranking archer, and will shoot arrows one after another.
Her extraordinary dexterity and precise aim attacked Kaede at intervals that left her breathless.
"I don't need to use magic."
Two iron fans waved as if dancing, and all the arrows were shot down.
After blocking the thirtieth arrow, the opponent's arrows were exhausted, and Kaede twirled her skirt and held her iron fan magnificently.
Alusha breaks out in a cold sweat and kneels.
"I can't believe it...... you blocked all my arrows."
"Don't act so surprised. You'll pay for aiming those arrows at my master."
I placed my hand on Kaede's shoulder and stopped her.
"Alusha, we have no intention of fighting."
"Don't think you've won just because my bow has failed. Elves have spirit magic. You'll be sorry you came to this land."
"Listen to me!"
The wind began to shift around Alusha.
It is the use of magic by spirits, so it doesn't require chanting or magical power.
I have heard that only a limited number of elves can use it, but she was able to use spirit magic as well as the bow....
"Spirit of the wind, pierce this man!"
I immediately used the "dragon's eye".
I could clearly see things in my vision that I couldn't see before.
A translucent bird was floating next to Alusha.
Its eyes caught me clearly and it flapped its wings on the spot to use its magic.
Normally physical attacks do not work on ghosts and spirits.
But now that I have clear vision with my "dragon's eye", I should be able to stop it.
I instantly ran towards it and struck the wind spirit with the handle of my sword.
The spirit flies into the sky and disappears.
I silently returned the sword to my back.
"Come on, Spirit of the Wind! Spirit of the Wind! Spirit of the wind..."
Alusha does not know that the spirit has disappeared and has given orders many times.
And she hasn't noticed that I'm behind her either.
"The spirit is gone."
"Aaaaah! How long have you been there?"
She rolls backwards and falls to the ground on her butt.
When her back hit the tree, she began to sweat profusely, pale-faced.
The proud, self-confident elf disappeared.
"It can't be... The magic is gone."
"The magic is gone?"
"I'm asking you to listen to me."
Her expression changes and she looks like she is about to cry.
I begin to feel sorry for her.
Should I stop sightseeing and go home?
"You are credulous, Alusha. Frau's Lord is strong, handsome and the best. Now apologize to him and let him into your village."
"Come now. The visit to your village will be under the name of the Fairy Chief's granddaughter. Everything that happens in the Elf Village will be the responsibility of the Fairy Village."
"Ku, I can't refuse if it's a formal visit."
Alusha stood up and returned to the depths of the forest, saying, "I'll talk to the chief."
If you had said that from the beginning, none of this would have happened.
It is not easy to assume full responsibility.
If a problem occurs, the fairy chief will be blamed.
It might have been a mistake to come here.
Although if we can get in, I'll leave as soon as I can see the tower.
Frau's offer was accepted and we were invited to the village.
However, the murderous looks fly from all directions, it is very uncomfortable.
The elves who cross our gaze make a face of displeasure.
On the other hand, the elven village was wonderful.
Large stone buildings are lined up and a bridge is built between the houses, probably because they live in the ruins.
The branches of large, abundant trees covered the top of the city and sunlight shone through the trees.
The city itself creates an atmosphere that makes you want to stay forever.
"If they do anything strange, you will be killed immediately. Elves hate humans."
"I know. I'll be back as soon as I see the tower."
Alusha, who is in the lead, warns us repeatedly.
It has been 100 years since humans were accepted into the elven village.
It seems that last time it was a group of heroes, and they also had a lot of problems then.
I'm sorry I've come to such a troublesome spot.
A hard object hit my head.
When I looked at the ground, there were stones on the ground.
"Go home, human!"
Children throw stones one after another.
It doesn't hurt when I get hit, but it hurts my heart.
It is well known that the relationship between elves and humans is not good, but it still saddens me.
"It's all right. Let them do what they want."
" Very well......"
As a former human, I should take this punishment in stride.
If I had done anything differently, I could have had an elven slave.
That's why elves are such a fascinating race.
Frau stomped on the ground and shook it with an impact.
The noise from the elves disappeared.
"You plan to start a war with the fairies by attacking the Lord of one? You took on this responsibility, so if you don't cease this insolence, you will have to face the consequences... You haven't forgotten that it was the fairies who defeated you, have you?"
Huh, are fairies that strong?
No, the flight speed and the turns they make in the air are certainly considerable.
I have heard that fairies have a strong resistance to magic.
They are small, and it is difficult to hit them with an arrow.
For elves, it may be a race that they don't want to have as enemies.
"Frau, don't threaten the villagers too much."
"But Alusha, I can't forgive this! They threw stones at Frau's Lord."
"That's right, Toru-Sama, the people of my village have been very rude to you, and I will do my best to show you warm hospitality later on to apologize."
"It's not necessary."
"You are too good to be a human."
Alusha smiled for the first time.
Now I can understand why humans are obsessed with elves.
It's like a flower swaying in the wind that I want to look at forever.
Although she can't surpass Kaede's beauty and cuteness.
"Welcome to my village. I am the chief of this place."
A very handsome young man smiles on the couch in front of me.
He looks like a 20-year-old.
However, since elves are a long-lived race, their age cannot be determined by their appearance.
"Excuse me if I'm rude, but how old are you?"
"I am 320 years old. I'm quite old."
I have no idea how much 320 Elven years are in human years.
He looks younger than me on the outside.
"I was wondering if I could get a closer look at the tower."
"May I ask what you want?"
"It's simply curiosity. It's natural to want to see a structure like that up close."
"I see. Certainly, it's an amazing place."
The chief continues, "But there are conditions."
"The tower is a symbol of this town, and outsiders should not be allowed near it. However, if you agree to our conditions, you may see the outside and inside as much as you like. In fact, you can even stay in this place as guests without having to have an agreement with the fairies..."
He smiled, then there was a pause.
"We haven't seen the inside of the tower ourselves, either. If you are able to open it, I invite you to do so."