Zero no Tsukaima:Volume17 Chapter3
Chapter 3: Meeting and Comrade
After about a week, Tristania's palace gave a reply, at the same time, the Knight Corps of The Water Spirit began to gather together. Saito’s letter "Have you seen Louise?” shocked everyone. Guiche used the dragon’s cage to fly directly fromTristania western end of the Grammont’s territory so he was not late.
In the vestibule of the palace landing, 德杰萨尔who has been promoted to captain for the whole magic guards came out to welcome Guiche.
“Grammont-sama. Great timing.”
“What happened? I heard Louise was missing or something like that……”
"I do not quite understand ... In all, you see, is she not a person related to the state secrets? So we are commanded to start secret investigations ..."
“So you are saying you haven’t found her yet?”
德杰萨尔replied with a nod.
“Speaking of which, where’s Saito”
“This, ah, you’re talking about Vice-captain Saito……He is really giving us a headache”
“What do you mean?”
“He is currently undergoing a strange ceremony in the courtyard. He, himself is muttering “worry” something about yes or no ……”
Guiche wondered. Exactly how, even Saito was not his usual self? In short, in order to be able to understand the incident in detail, Guiche rushed into the garden first.
When Guiche reached the courtyard, he saw Malicorne and Reynald. Their home was not far from here, seems like they arrived here early.
“Yo, you two. What happened to Saito?” After asking, Malicorne pointed with his finger.
On his head wrapped in a white sash, Saito was sitting in the centre of the courtyard in a straight position. Surrounding him were a few round standing stakes. A little distance away, Siesta, with a wondrous expression was also sitting.
“What is that guy doing?”
“I also don’t understand. He said it was for ‘exercising the body and mind ‘or something”
Time passed by a little. The observing Guiche and the others felt the tension in the air. The moment Guiche swallowed his saliva ……Saito’s shoulders moved a little, his right hand reaching towards the left flank of the sword.
The moment his hand touched the sword ……Saito upper body was straight, his knees touched the ground. At the same time, his right hand vanished. Whoosh! The sound of air being cut, the four round stakes around Saito trembled. Lastly, "qiang" a clear sound resounded through the surroundings. He thought he had pulled out his sword but the sword remained sheathed.
That really was fast, Guiche who was watching on the sides did not understand what happened.
“That guy took out his sword with a speed the naked eye cannot keep up with and broke the round stakes”
What was surprising is that the upper part of the round wood stakes did not fall to the ground, it was still in the lower half of the above. It is hard to tell from the upper part and the lower half that the four round stakes were severed perfectly.
"He drew his sword? But, the sword is still sheathed?"
Guiche finished with a silly voice, Reynald shook his head.
“Draw the sword out, cut off the stakes and then keep the sword in the scabbard again. It is said that this is his country's sword skills”
Seemingly in the blink of an eye, Saito completed all this. ‘So, 不愧为用剑的达人’ Guiche 感慨颇深,
“Well. It is impressive but what has that sword skill got to do with worrying over Louise’s disappearance?”
“Only God knows”
Next, Saito resumed the straight position. Siesta stood up, rushes up to Saito's side to wipe the sweat from his forehead.
It’s about time, Guiche walked over to Saito.
Saito did not take a glance at his friends nearby; he just kept staring in front in a daze.
“Yo, Saito. What happened? It is said that Louise is missing?”
“Where is the sword you usually carry? I have never seen that sword on your waist before ...”
Saito bit his lips.
“Delf he……that guy……to protect me……Damn!”
“Protect you? What happened?”
“He……in the battle absorbed too much magic……”
“I beg your pardon! How inharmonious! Exactly who attacked you!”
The boys leaned nearer to Saito.
“Don’t know. Just that they are a duo of magic users”
The boys nodded their heads at Saito’s reply.
"Well, it appears to be a hired assassin. How nerve-racking, you seem to make enemies too much recently ...”
“He is a big celebrity”
“and what has this got to do with Louise’s disappearance?” Gimli asked worriedly。
Everyone looked at Saito with a wondrous expression; Saito slams his fist into the ground. Siesta continued from where her master left off.
“No. Miss Valliere’s disappearance has nothing to do with the incident where Saito-san was attacked”
Siesta thought her words carried some anger. She stole a glance at Saito before squatting down to peep at his face.
“Hey, Saito-san. How do you feel?”
“My mind is destroyed, my worry disappearing My mind is destroyed, my worry disappearing My mind is destroyed, my worry disappearing ……”
Saito grumbled constantly with a mutter.
“Looks like the person wearing pajamas is very powerful. That lady, after all, must be full of sexiness and touching. Her chest is much, much bigger than mine and her figure must be stunning”
Siesta tighten Saito's neck.
“If you want to cheat you can always look for me! I have obviously told you that! We promised! Why does Saito-san only like noble girls! The aroma of the pitiful flowers by the roadside should also be carefully admired!”
“Speaking of which, who is the other person?” Guiche’s seems to suspiciously inquire. Siesta’s eyes turned into a one [一]sign and she started breaking out in cold sweat. If Guiche knew the truth he would most certainly faint.
The two did not answer, Guiche have no choice but to wave his hand.
“Well, whoever it is. You're a hopeless man. You should at least learn from me. At least”
Because Guiche uttered those words, Reynald叹气似的吐他槽。
“If he learns from you, Louise will definitely run away everyday”
Saito helped by Siesta, slowly stood up. Then, 他唰地greeted Guiche.
“Anyway, thanks for coming specially”
Saito expressed asmiling face that looks almost ready to cry out in pain. Making an effort to be happy——his voice revealed this kind of feeling.
“No, Well, I have nothing much to do anyway……”
“Speaking of which, Louise didn’t go over to your side?”
“That means she haven’t been found temporarily……Siesta, Tristinia’s inns have all been searched right?”
“Yes. Including monasteries, I have looked before”
These past seven days，Saito做好练习拔刀术修心的打算后, he search Tristinia’s hotels of hotels again. The team of soldiers who had nothing to do was sent out to search, but they could not even find Louise's shadow. This is obvious, after all, Louise went to Torres Thalia, a completely different direction ...
The letter, ’Have you seen Louise?’, that Saito mailed usually received replies such as ‘have not seen her’.
Cattelya’s letter has also been received. She did not intend to hide anything so she immediately said the truth. Her answer is "She did not come back.
In the letter, she said that she was worried about the safety of Louise; and had reported this matter to her parents, they said that ‘that child will be back soon’ kind of optimistic speech; However, on this matter, she does not think so, she hoped Saito can think of ways to find Louise as soon as possible...
When reading this letter, Saito cried. Nothing written on it blamed Saito.
‘The mistake I made is causing so much trouble to many people’, Saito’s state of mind weighed heavily on his shoulders.