Blacksmith V3 C12
“Crossy is a man . ” (Kururi)
I corrected Rail, but I am curious about what he said about Cross not being able to come back . But, for now, let’s correct our future doctor .
Tlnote: never mind going back to Crossy
“No, Crossy is a girl, and she is also a princess . ” (Rail)
What the hell is this guy saying?
“A princess?” (Kururi)
“Yes, she is a princess of a small country, but still a fine princess . She was temporarily exiled to our country due some sort of internal strife… . What? You guys were together for so long but did not know?” (Rail)
My mouth was agape, and my lower jaw looked like it would hit the floor .
“It’s true . ” (Rail)
I looked at Vain, who was also surprised .
He seemed to be trying to say something, but no sound came out .
But I can read lips . I think he was saying,
“What the HELL!!!!!!!!” (Vain)
Crossy is a girl . I mean we did so many things together .
I touched her here and there so many times . Was that alright?
But before any of that, she is a princess!!!?
I knew that she did a lot of things very elegantly and had a regal aura… but, seriously .
Man, this just blew my mind!!!!
“What are you guys going to do?” (Rail)
“What do you mean by ‘what am I going to do?’” (Kururi)
I don’t understand the meaning of your question .
“Well, I did say she returned home, back to her country . You guys won’t be able to see her unless you go guys go there yourselves . ” (Rail)
“Is that right?” (Kururi)
“Of course . She is a princess, and she can’t exactly go to school anymore either . ” (Rail)
“But, you know, today is a school day . ” (Kururi)
“Just skip . ” (Rail)
Oh yeah, there was that option .
Man, when did I become such a prude that skipping school didn’t cross my mind?
“What should we do Vain, eh?” (Kururi)
I asked even though I knew the answer .
“Let’s go, Kururi . ” (Vain)
Alright let’s go!!
As soon as I returned to school, I promptly left .
The days of being in a carriage with Vain continued .
I was glad to be with Vain but for some reason, Rail came too .
Somehow, three guys in a carriage was not a good feeling .
I wonder how Crossy was when she was with us; how she felt and how she was doing .
There was no use thinking about it now, but this was the only thing I could think about in the carriage .
I had fun when the 3 of us trained . I wonder if she had fun .
Vain did not talk much, but I knew he was thinking about this too .
“Kururi, what will you tell her when you get there?” (Rail)
“Well, I do not know . ” (Kururi)
I could talk to her normally before, but after considering her position and her secret, I just lose all thoughts entirely .
It took two weeks to get to the country where Crossy lives .
It was very rural, but the area near the capital was quite lively .
I heard the main thing in this country is fishing .
There are not that many things here, but the people seem to be happy, from what I see .
When we got to the castle, we were let in immediately .
Rail seemed to have pulled some strings and got us inside .
I intended to just burst in and appear like a savior, but, after reconsidering, I think that would be too reckless .
We were led to a guest room and given snacks and books to keep us entertained, but I could not calm down .
The door opened and Crossy appeared . She was wearing a beautiful dress, and the make-up on her face suited her perfectly .
“Master! And Vain! Who is the person next you though?” (Crossy)
She did not know about Rail, but Rail knew about her and her secret .
Man, he is really scary!!
“Oh, don’t worry about him, but I was surprised by you . ” (Kururi)
“Yes, I am sorry about that . It was a complicated situation . ” (Crossy)
“Oh, that is alright . I am just glad that you are safe . ” (Kururi)
“ Yes, the situation has changed, and I had to come back . I quit school already during the summer, but I felt regretful that I could not say goodbye to you guys . I am thankful that you came to visit . ” (Crossy)
Crossy lifted her dress and bowed like a princess .
Like a princess– I guess she really is a princess .
Somehow, at this moment I became convinced and saddened by the fact that I won’t be able to see her anymore .
“Um . Master is Vain angry?” (Crossy)
Crossy whispered to me asking why Vain has yet to come close and talk .
When I looked backwards, Vain was looking out the window at the distant sun .
Come closer Vain . Don’t you want to meet Crossy?
“Vain . ” (Kururi)
I called him, but he did not turn around .
“I am fine”
Somehow, it became the Vain when he talks to strangers:
Hilarious and without affection towards the person .
“Vain are you sure? This may be the last time we can see her . ” (Kururi)
Vain did not saying anything, but his shoulders drooped .
I could tell he had a lot of things he wanted to say, so what was holding him back?
Tlnote: love, Love is holding him down
“Master, I am sorry, but I do not have that much time right now . ” (Crossy)
“Are you going already?” (Kururi)
“I am sorry, but there are a lot of things left over from the internal strife from before . Thus, I have business to attend to . But please enjoy your stay . I will not able to join you, but I will definitely say goodbye to you when you leave . ” (Crossy)
“That’s right . Crossy has it hard as well . I wanted to talk a lot more” (Kururi)
“Yes, I also wanted to talk… . ” (Crossy)
Vain, the one she was the closest to did not say a word, leaving her with a heavy heart .
In the end, Vain did not talk to her at all .
We were left with feelings of helplessness and uselessness that day, and we decided that, after tonight, we would go back to Kudan .
I thought of various things that night .
Not being able to see Crossy anymore made me really sad .
I am sure Vain feels the same, but why did he not say anything . If it were him, he may be able to persuade her .
“Can you not sleep?” (Rail)
It seems that Rail is also awake .
Vain already left for a walk .
Both of us were unable to sleep .
“Yup, can’t sleep . ” (Kururi)
“Shall I sing you a lullaby?” (Rail)
“No, thanks . ” (Kururi)
“A hug?” (Rail)
“No, thank you . ” (Kururi)
“Want to use my arm as a pillow . ” (Rail)
“Good night, Rail” (Kururi)
Tlnote: I love characters like Rail so mature and aware of what people needs .
I ignored Rail’s stupidity and went to sleep . Thankfully those thoughts disappeared .
“Hey, do you have someone you like?” (Rail)
Rail keeps talking
I threw a pillow at his face, and he became quiet .
It was a really bad night .