One Thing After Another


But Theo eventually smiled childishly.

“Nina, it is the same name as a dear friend of mine.
I bet you’re a nice guy too.”


“Thank you for your help.
You saved my life.”

These words warmed my heart slowly.
I liked this kind of honesty in Theo.

And more than anything, I was happy that he still thought of me as a dear friend.
I clasped my hands tightly to endure the temptation to introduce myself as the real Nina.

“No, you’re welcome.
I’m glad I could be of some help.”

Although it was unexpected, I was glad I was able to save them and talk to Theo like this.

I bowed my head slightly, praying that they would both continue to be safe.

“Thank you for going out of your way to thank me─”

“I have a favor to ask.”

Theo suddenly took on a serious expression, and I had a bad feeling.

“Would you teach Erica about holy magic? I know holy magic has a certain sensation that only someone who can use holy magic can understand.”


“Right now, she doesn’t know how to use magic at all, but since she was chosen as a saintess, she should be able to handle it once she gets a feel for it.”


“And it’s not like Erica hasn’t been working hard either.
I know she practices all the time by herself.
She just needs a little help.

At Theo’s words, Erica-san bit her lip and lowered her long eyelashes.
I was puzzled, but Theo continued.

There was a prophecy that an evil dragon would appear in five months.”


“If things continue as they are, we will never be able to defeat it.”

The Evil Dragon was a demon that could only be defeated by holy magic, and in “Adolescence of Swords and Magic 2,” it was supposed to appear near the end.

Although I wondered how it happened so quickly, not everything went according to the game scenario even in my time.
I remember there were so many times that the order was switched.

“I, um….”

Just like Theo said, no matter how I looked at it, Erica-san won’t be able to defeat the Evil Dragon at this point.
In that case, I didn’t know what would happen to her or this world.
The risk of me teaching magic while hiding my true identity should be incomparable.

Frankly speaking, I could defeat the Evil Dragon, but this was a story in which Erica-san was the heroine.

I didn’t know what would happen if Erica-san didn’t get the ending with her own hands.
Even if she reached the ending safely, she might die a terrible death, like me.

Still unable to make a decision immediately, Erica-san bowed deeply to me.

“Please, Nina-san! I love this world and the people in it.
I will do my best, so please teach me how to use holy magic….!”

I understood her feelings.
I, too, loved this world and the people in it.
I could understand her feeling of wanting to do her best for them.

Eventually, I said, “Please look up,” and quietly took Erica-san’s hand.

I understand.
I don’t know if I can teach you well, but I’ll give it a try.”

“T-Thank you very much….!”

Until Erica-san got the hang of it, I just had to teach her magic while hiding the fact that I was a former saintess.
Of course, in the meantime, I intended to steadily prepare for a slow life.

Theo smiled happily and patted me on the shoulder.

“Thank you! I’ll pay you as much as you want.”

“No, I can’t accept your money.”

Of course, I wanted money, but I didn’t want to receive it from my friend Theo, nor did I want to receive money for teaching magic to Erica-san.

Theo reacted as if he was troubled, but then, as if he had come up with something, he opened his mouth, “Ah, that’s right.”

“Then how about I introduce you to a nice guy?”


“There’s this guy named Dirk, he’s the duke’s son, a knight commander, and also good-looking, but he lost his heart to my friend Nina, and he’s been unable to marry for a long time.”


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