The woman was still asleep in bed.
Given the circumstances, I think it’s safe to say she’s from distant lands.
She is also an elf.
We are still waiting for her to wake up.
“I see you’re awake.”
“Where am I?”
“In the infirmary.”
The woman woke up with a start.
She seemed to be looking around, trying to assess the situation.
By the way, she is currently wearing a T-shirt and some short pants.
She was soaking wet, so Kaede and Frau had to change her clothes.
She immediately noticed that something was different, touched her body and learned that she did not have her equipment.
“Don’t worry, your equipment and clothes are being washed, they should be dry within a few hours. You should drink some water. The doctors were worried that you were dehydrated.”
I grabbed a pitcher of water and poured it into a glass.
“Here, drink some.”
She took it with trepidation, looked at the water in the glass, watched it for a while and then drank it in one gulp.
Then, as if finally remembering her dehydration, she began to drink several glasses of water.
I wonder how long she must have been drifting, I’m sure it was no more than two days.
“Fuh, I feel satisfied.”
The woman then attempted to remove her clothes.
“Hey, wait a minute, what are you trying to do!?”
“I’m thanking you for what you did.”
“Please keep your clothes on!”
She was still determined to take off her clothes, so I grabbed her and pulled her to stop her.
“Let me go, I have to make it up to you for what you’ve done to me!”
“A simple thank you is enough! You don’t need to do that!”
“It’s not enough! It’s a tradition of my clan to do this! So don’t reject me!
What’s wrong with this woman!?
“Master, lunch is ready…”
Kaede enters the room at an inopportune moment.
She looked at us and then grew teary eyed.
“Master, if you wanted to do that, you could have just said so. I would be pleased to do anything for you….”
“Kaede, it’s not what you think, this girl is crazy, she doesn’t listen to me and wants to take her clothes off.”
I explained the situation to Kaede while holding the woman’s clothes in place.
I was able to convince her and she helped me control the woman who wanted to take off her clothes.
“Excuse me, I was surprised that some people were not happy with our clan’s tradition.”
“What kind of tradition is that?”
“I kneel naked before my savior.”
“I see… There’s no need to do that.”
There is something more important I need to ask her.
We sat in chairs and listened to the story of how she ended up adrift in the sea.
“I am Monica, daughter of the Marquis de Birfleur, Lord of Sinus. Please feel free to call me Monica in a friendly manner.”
“So…why were you lost at sea, Monica?”
“The ship I was on was attacked by a Kraken while searching for some underwater ruins. We are far away from any safe areas, and I ended up in the middle of nowhere in the wreckage of the ship.”
Kaede and I exchanged glances.
I knew it was someone from the outside world.
Considering the geographical position we were in, his story could be true.
“Were there any other survivors besides me…?”
“I’m sorry. We’re still trying to find out if there are any other sailors on board.”
“So they died…”
Thinking we should leave her alone for now, we left the room.
“It ‘s a shame.”
“There’s nothing we could have done. Unfortunately, we didn’t find anyone else.”
As I walked down the hallway, I exchanged words with Kaede.
I talked to her to make sure she was okay, and she doesn’t seem like a bad person.
If it turned out to be a problem, we planned to put her in a cell.
But that won’t be necessary.
“Do you like this?”
“Huh? If you dislike it so much, wash yourself.”
“Shut up and keep quiet! I’ll blow you away.”
I heard shouting on deck.
Frau was washing Panda in a bathtub.
Near her in another tub were Chupi and Kuratan were bathing. Suddenly, I felt another presence and turned my eyes.
“Luvue-Sama, you must talk to me quickly. Our time is limited.”
“Another time. Waaah! The fairy that accompanies Toru-Dono is so cute! And the animals with her, they’re also very cute. I’ll try to make friends with her, I must write that in the research journal. “
“As I have already repeated many times, please write your personal matters in your own diary. This data is unnecessary in the research journal.”
From behind the turret, Luvue and the vice-captain were watching Frau and the beasts in the distance.
I guess they have nothing else to do.
For now your work is stopped because there is not much to do on the ship, so until we get to dry land, there is nothing more to do.
Luvue approaches Frau.
“You’re the girl who does research?”
“Yes. I’m Luvue, and Frau is a fairy, right?”
“I see you are very observant.”
“Um, yeah, that… Do you want to be my friend?”
She seems very uncomfortable.
She is also in a way as if she was going to pounce on Frau at any moment.
“Then help me wash these kids.”
“Yes, come here.”
The moment Luvue touches Panda, her body trembles.
“Unbelievable! I’ve finally touched one of Toru-Dono’s beasts! Vice-capitan, look at me! From now on I am also one of Toru-Dono’s beasts.”
“Luvue-Sama, please calm down and think carefully about the things you are saying.
“EH!… I was so excited that I expressed my darkest wish.”
Frau froze as she watched Luvue.
Kaede and I returned to the interior of the ship.
“She’s a very strange girl.”
“I don’t think she’s a bad girl, she could be worse, like some deranged person who wants to take over the ship or something.”
We headed to the cafeteria for lunch.
“Is this sashimi?”
The cod I caught was very well processed and served on a plate.
In the cafeteria, other sailors were also eating, and the atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable.
“Now that I notice, some of the people here look extremely dizzy even as they eat their meals. They even have pale faces and do not move at all.”
“Of course. Most of them are members of the research team.”
They have the air of being living zombies.
I felt so sorry for them that I couldn’t even look at them.
“Oh, this is good.”
I added a pinch of salt to the sashimi.
It is slightly salty and crunchy.
It was fresh and not bad to eat raw.
When I finished eating, a broadcast echoed through the cafeteria.
“Master Toru, please report to the control room immediately.”
That is the voice of the captain.
I wonder if something is wrong.
“I saw a huge monster a few miles ahead.”
The captain’s report made me nervous.
Apparently, through sight and detectors, they found something in our way.
“Can’t we avoid it?”
“I’ve changed course twice, but every time I do, it still appears on our radar, I think it’s following us.”
“What is it exactly?”
A soft-bodied sea monster.
Perhaps it was the same Kraken that attacked Monica’s boat.
“Prepare to attack.”
“Roger that! Get your weapons ready!”
The control room becomes hectic.
The gun ports on the deck are activated and locked into combat position.
I took out my binoculars and looked at the horizon from the control room.
“Brace for impact!”
Suddenly, the surface of the sea burst into a column of water.
The huge mouth of the Kraken appeared in front of us.
Suddenly, something came out from behind the Kraken. A thick, sturdy body with blue scales covering the entire body.
It was a water dragon.
I don’t know its size, but it seems that the head alone must measure more than 10 meters.
I have never seen anything like this.
The dragon pounces on the Kraken and swallows it in one bite.
After such a feat, it turned its gaze to the ship.
The look on its face was enough to make my hair stand on end.
It emanated a murderous intent.