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    In front of a situation similar to a dead having started to move, Njal raises her voice into a scream and Pheres isn’t able to move either as she has become stiff.

    However, repelling the stretched out hand of Phegor by kicking it from the side, it doesn’t reach Njal.

    "The barrier was finally broken, huh?" (Hifumi)

    Hifumi, who was the one kicking, looked down on Phegor who feebly collapsed.

    "H-Human?"

    "You were alive…"

    Without listening to the girls, Hifumi grabbed the hilt of the katana which was stuck in Phegor’s chest and pulled it out in one go.

    "Uaaa…" (Phegor)

    Does he still feel pain? Holding down the wound from the extraction of the katana, Phegor groaned deeply.

    "Well, it’s great that you survived. I’m able to finish you with my own hands after all." (Hifumi)

    Hifumi swings down the katana, he had raised overhead with the force of pulling it out, with his right hand.

    As he had apparently already lost a lot of blood, not much of blood flowed even when the head was cut off.

    Phegor’s freshly severed head rolled up to the feet of Njal and she sat down while unable to stand up out of fear due to his extremely gruesome expression that gives one an impression of his feelings of resentment.

    Being hit by her knee when she did so, Phegor’s head rolled in the direction of the day after tomorrow.

    Once Njal raised her eyes, there was the figure of Hifumi who is cleaning the katana with a paper.

    "T-Than-n…" (Njal)

    At the moment Njal, who thought that she had been saved, tried to somehow muster her voice to thank him, the katana was thrust before her eyes.

    Remembering the katana, which had a beautiful lustre as if just having been washed, easily beheading Phegor before, Njal gulped down her spit while trembling.

    "So, you are the next opponent?" (Hifumi)

    She thought that she had been rescued, but it seems to be somehow different.

    Even Pheres who is next to Njal and can’t do anything but watch the situation unable to say anything, this late in the game regretted while thinking it would have been alright even if we had simply ignored the dispatch order by Bennia. After the battle the other day the slums, which is the beastmen part of Swordland, mostly regained their stability.

    Without any particular problems occurring even when a considerable number of humans influxed, it increased the exchange between the races, albeit slowly. Since people can’t survive if they don’t eat, bartering and business transactions develop into agreements.

    Those like the carpenters, who interacted with the beastmen from the start, and also the humans, who were vigilant towards the beastmen in the beginning, got naturally used to them.

    "Reni!" (Helen)

    One day Helen rushed like a storm towards the location of Reni who was dozing off after lunch.

    "Uhyaa!" (Reni)

    Jumping up to her feet due to the loud voice, Reni falls over backwards, alongside the chair, having been overenthusiastic.

    Sitting down on the floor after making one revolution, she wiped off the dust on her loose hair with a *pon pon*.

    "Oouuch… What’s wrong that you are in such a hurry?" (Reni)

    "T-The elves came!" (Helen)

    "Elves?" (Reni)

    Helen drops her fist on the head of Reni who’s still half-asleep.

    "Ouch!" (Reni)

    "Did you snap out of it? A group of elves has arrived at the entrance to the city." (Helen)

    "If that’s the case, how about we have them stay at the recently completed building for the time being?" (Reni)

    Once Reni replied while rubbing her head and eyes, Helen shook her head.

    "It’s not the slums’ entrance but the city’s! It looks like they have been confronted by the humans at the city’s entrance! Gengu-san is gathering everyone to prepare for battle, but he wants us to decide what we will do, Reni." (Helen)

    "What we will do, you say…" (Reni)

    "As I said!" (Helen)

    Reni is astonished because Helen grasps her shoulders and shakes them, but Helen, whose body is trembling, doesn’t have any composure.

    "Shall we drive away the humans and receive the elves, do we ignore them for the sake of safety or shall we join up with the humans and drive away the elves?" (Helen)

    "Yee~a… There’s that as well, but it will become problematic if the humans and elf-san’s get along well and become our enemies, right?" (Reni)

    "Ah…" (Helen)

    Helen, who for some reason considered it to be natural for humans and elves to be antagonistic towards each other, dropped her rabbit ears and had her face flush bright red due to Reni pointing it out.

    "For the time being, let’s have a look. Hifumi-san also said to judge after hearing and seeing what kind of person the other party is." (Reni)

    "Won’t we get attacked by both sides if we turn up there just like that?" (Helen)

    "I see… ah!" (Reni)

    Helen hides her anxiety after seeing Reni smiling broadly who has been struck with some kind of idea.

    "What are you planning?" (Helen)

    "Let’s try imitating what Hifumi-san did." (Reni)

    (That definitely won’t be anything decent, will it?) (Helen)

    While Helen is hesitating whether she should stop her, Reni rushed out of the house.

    ☺☻☺

    "Hello~" (Reni)

    The elves and the group of the 3 beastmen around Malfas have assembled on the wastelands’ side. And the human soldiers have lined up at the city’s entrance with their swords prepared.

    Since it’s not like they want to wage a war at all, they simply continue the stand-off without setting up an encampment and without either side sending a messenger in a partially strained atmosphere. Suddenly the voice of Reni, who appeared, resounded.

    Reni, who came out of the hole that connects the slums with the outside and which hadn’t been blocked in the end, took along several beastmen like Helen and Gengu and casually walked over in a trot while carrying a large basket in both hands.

    The human soldiers put themselves on guard and show nervousness due to the appearance of the beastmen, but ignoring that, Reni approaches the elven group defencelessly.

    "Oh my! Isn’t that a lovely sheepgirl-san?" (Zanga)

    Zanga, who was at the head of the elves, calmed down the elves who were showing signs of tension when she saw that figure coming closer and welcomed her with a friendly smile.

    "Hello, sheepgirl-san. Oh, something smells nice." (Zanga)

    "It’s refreshments. How about tasting it?" (Reni)

    Muffin-sized baked sweets were carelessly put all over into the basket held by Reni. Especially the children of the elves are getting fidgety with the faintly appetising aroma drifting around.

    Even Reni, who is holding the basket, has a bit drool leaking from her mouth.

    "Well, then let’s enjoy it without holding back." (Zanga)

    Once Zanga picked up the backed sweets which was placed topmost, she bit a mouthful off it without hesitation. Chewing it in her mouth while being moved to tears, a refreshing sweetness spreads out.

    "That’s indeed delicious. It’s been several decades since I last ate such delicious and tasty sweets, I think. VRMMO: Passing of the Sword Hey! Although you brought it to us at great pains, it’s no good if you make such a face, sheep-san. Do you want to eat together with us?" (Zanga)

    "Yes. Thank you." (Reni)

    "Ah, I will take some as well!" (Helen)

    Once Helen, who stretched out her hand unable to control herself, grasped the biggest sweets, Reni put down the basket and started to eat as well.

    "Is it alright for me to join as well?" (Zanga)

    "Yea. Everyone, please eat as there are plenty!" (Reni)

    Even the elves, who observed the situation while being cautious, stretch out their hands into the basket one after the other after being relieved seeing Zanga’s state.

    Though sugar was rare and couldn’t be obtained in Swordland, the healthy ones among the beastmen were able to gather fruits in the wastelands. The female beastmen group, which heard about a simple sweets recipe from Hifumi, created a paste similar to jam, which doesn’t use sugar, and learned to use fruits instead of sugar by mixing the paste into batter made out of flour.

    The elves were able to eat fruits in the elven forest as well, but they haven’t been able to often encounter such elaborately baked sweets.

    Smiles spread among the elves who ate the baked sweets.

    "It’s delicious." (Malfas)

    "Yea.
    The Beast It’s tasty." (Riedel)

    Malfas, Riedel and also the beastgirl called Olra are stuffing their cheeks with baked sweets and are smiling.

    Being treated with tea the other beastmen brought as well, a tea party began in the wastelands in the blink of an eye.

    "Hey, delicious sweets will make everyone smile and it becomes possible to get along with each other. Just like Hifumi-san did." (Reni)

    "Well, that’s true I guess." (Helen)

    Due to Reni bragging proudly with a smile, Helen thought thanks to that Hifumi Swordland was divided to a degree that it’s impossible to mend though, but she hesitates to mention that in the current atmosphere.

    "Oh, sheep-san knows Hifumi-san as well?" (Zanga)

    "Is he an acquaintance of you, too, elf-obaachan? We were taught various things by Hifumi-san and created a city for beastmen and humans." (Reni)

    "Reni-san brings together the beastmen, who were oppressed like me, and is presently acting as representative of the city. Helen-san over there also assists in mediating between humans and us beastmen as assistant representative." (Gengu)

    Helen stops him by saying "stop, that’s embarrassing", however Reni explained the current situation while smiling bashfully.

    "The humans, who are gathered in front of the gate, look like they hate beastmen although it’s regretful… But, there are plenty of human-san’s in our city who are good friends with beastmen." (Reni)

    "I see, I see." (Zanga)

    "Although you are young, you have it difficult", Zanga nodded several times over, but once she finished to eat baked sweets, she called over Malfas’ group.

    "The city you were looking for was the one here. How nice, eh? If it’s sheep-san’s city, you will definitely be able to live there safely. By chance your father might be there as well." (Zanga)

    Zanga roughly stroke Malfas’ head with her bony fingers.

    "Huh? The elves won’t come in?" (Reni)

    "Oh, does the city of sheep-san accept elves as well?" (Zanga)

    "Of course!" (Reni)

    Reni hit her chest with a thump.

    "We want to create a city where any kind of person can live happily. Although our fellow beastmen in the wastelands are still continuing to be hostile towards us, our city is something great where everyone’s cooperating. In the beginning we received various help from Hifumi-san, but… even so, we want to live by relying on our own strength from now on." (Reni)

    "I see. It might be fun to help with that too." (Zanga)

    "Puuse-onee-chan, let’s go together! Puuse-onee-chan’s magic is amazing. She heals wounds in the blink of an eye!" (Riedel)