Ch. 58: The Ambushed Sister
I questioned the servant while we ran.
Werner: “Where is my sister now?” “Her excellency is right outside the gate.”
Werner: “Why hasn’t she been brought into the mansion?” “Her excellency is currently hiding inside a barrier.”
After being ambushed, my sister must have activated the barrier generator.
Werner: “Is my sister okay?”
“There is no doubt that she has been severely injured.”
Werner: “What?! What about a Healer?”
“We have already called one. They should be heading here right now.” Werner: “What about the attacker?”
“After the barrier appeared, the attacker disappeared. We believe that they may still be nearby.”
So that’s why she’s unable to deactivate the barrier.
Werner: “I understand the overall situation now.” As we left the gate of the Marquis’ mansion, there was an activated barrier.
From the outside, you cannot see in.
But from the inside, you can see outside.
That’s how I was able to identify who was approaching my research lab.
Werner: “Hati, please patrol the area.”
Werner: “Sister, could you please disengage the barrier?” After I spoke, the barrier was deactivated.
Inside, I saw my sister and her butler with her.
Bridget: “Your barrier saved me, Werner.” And my sister laughed.
There was a wound on her stomach and blood was running down.
The butler was doing his best to stop the bleeding.
“I used a Potion, but the blood isn’t stopping. Is there a Healer?”
“Yes, I just arrived!”
A Healer ran and approached us quickly, and as soon as he got here, he began the examination and treatment.
He plans to stop the bleeding before we take her into the mansion.
As the treatment beganーー
Hati: “My Lord!”
I hear Hati’s voice boom as several dozen Magic spears appear above and rain down.
I create a Magic barrier to block it.
The spears collide with my barrier and a harsh explosion echoes everywhere.
The Healer held his head and curled onto the ground.
I tried smiling to help calm the Healer.
Werner: “Please do not worry. I will protect you, Doctor, so please continue my sister’s treatment.”
“YーYes….” Werner: “Please reactivate the barrier. Once the treatment is finished, head into the mansion.” “As you command.” As I give order to the butler, my sister, her butler, and the Healer are all enveloped by the barrier once more.
They will be safe for now.
Werner: “Now then, stop hiding and come out.”
“...............” There is no reply, but they haven’t run away either.
They killed their sense of presence and are observing my next moves.
I’m certain that they plan to attack once the barrier is deactivated again.
And the next attack will be far stronger than the one before.
Werner: “If that’s how you want to play…….” I created a small Magic round and sent it flying to their hiding spot close to the speed of sound.
I heard a murmur of pain.
I called to Hati as I ran to the spot.
Hati: “Leave it to Hati!”
And Hati also followed after at high speeds.
It’s very difficult to dodge a fast attack when you are hiding your presence.
And if you’re hiding your presence, you’ll also have any Magic defenses and barriers down.
A quick and small attack is sufficient in this case.
I arrived at the spot where the enemy was hiding, but there was only a trace of blood.
Werner: “.......looks like they ran.” They were wounded, so they decided that fighting further was not an option.
That was a fast and accurate decision.
I took a bottle out and stored some of the blood from the attacker’s trail.
Hati: “Hati will search the surroundings.” Werner: “Thank you. Whether you find anything or are empty handed, come back no matter what in 30 minutes.”
And I resumed protecting the area where my sister held her barrier.
After about 5 minutes, the Doctor finished the emergency treatment, and the barrier was deactivated.
Werner: “Carry her to the mansion quickly.” Butler: “As you command.”
Werner: “Doctor, thank you so much. Please follow the butler and my sister back to the mansion.”
“YーYes…” The Healer had sweat beading from their face and looked nervously around.
He’s probably afraid of being attacked again.
Werner: “Please rest assured. I will not let anything happen to you.”
“Yes…….thank you….” The servants brought a stretcher and carried my sister back inside the mansion.
I followed the stretcher with the Doctor and ran back to the mansion.
Werner: “Good, no further attacks.” The attacker may have acted alone and not as a group.
Once we carry my sister back to her room, the actual treatment begins.
The Healer must have felt safer inside the mansion and began delivering orders to the servants.
Two more Healers arrived, and the three of them began treating my sister.
Healing Magic is also called Holy Magic, and is considered an act of God.
Because they are performing God’s miracle on this earth, the Healers will consume a lot of Magic.
Thus, for severe wounds and injuries, multiple Healers are required.
There are fewer Healers, and many more people who are injured and sick.
Hence, the price to hire a Healer becomes incredibly expensive.
It is because we are part of the Marquis family that we have the luxury of having 3 Healers with us today.
As I watched the Healers perform their work, Hati came back.
Hati: “My Lord～”
Werner: “How did it go?”
Hati: “Hati could not locate the attacker.”
Werner: “I see. That can’t be helped. They must have been a highly skilled assassin.”
I was finally able to relax at that point.
I let out a long and slow breath of relief.
Hati: “What will you do now, My Lord?” Werner: “.........it depends on my sister’s condition. They should have already taken urgent messages to the Palace and to the family. Is that right?” I turned to speak to a butler who was nearby.
“You are correct, sir. Sir Werner, what shall we do now?” Werner: “.......for now, I need to relocate Lotte who is in the Research Lab to here.”
“I believe that would be best as well.” And I left Hati to guard my sister’s side as I went back to the Research Lab.
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A Non-Combat Magecraft Artifact Researcher ー actually was an extraordinary S-Rank Mage～ Though he worked overtime without compensation and contributed greatly, he was labeled as incompetent and was fired
Written by: Ezo Gingitsune
Illustrations by Tomozero
Translated by: ChonkyTL
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