Study Magic in My Free Time - Chapter 40: Fairy’s Honey
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“Err… you will be Natasha. And you… Nia.”
Clutching my head in search of good names, I continued naming the pixies one after another while casting [Familia] to make contracts with them.
Just like the first one, they became incredibly beautiful.
Truly an unbelievable sight.
“When you said Elf… it’s those “Elves”, right?”
(Are there any other Elves?)
Ladon replied with another question.
The race who secluded themselves from humans by living inside the forest.
They look almost the same as humans and their language and ecology are also closely similar.
Some people call them [Demi-humans].
If there’s a glaring difference between an elf and a human, it’s their lifespan.
In just a few years, their body can grow looking like a 10-year-old human and will stay young for a few hundred years.
They will keep their youthful appearance even as they age but their bodies will deteriorate over time until they ultimately die.
Aside from youth, elves are also known for their exquisite beauty.
Also, since they hid from people, humans see them as a myth and an object of adoration.
I also see them as such because up until now, I only heard about them in folklore or fairy tales.
“Thank you, Lord human!”
“I like you so much! Lord Dragon-God User!”
They keep on showering me with praise, showing their favor towards me.
Being liked by a girl is something to be happy about, and even more so if the opposite side is an elf.
I evolved the pixies into elves one after another.
“Even so, what’s this got to do with giving names?”
(Naming is an Origin Magic every human can do.)
(No matter the size, humans will live according to their names. Because of the parents’ affection, the name is imbued by blessings than can affect them. It’s the same as the baptismal names given by a priest.)
“Ooh… I see. So, this is like having a blessing from a saint, huh?”
(That’s why the act of naming naturally contains magic powers, and with contract magic, giving names to those who don’t have one will resonate the magical powers, producing extraordinary results.)
“Is that so…”
(From now on, you should bestow a name when contracting with someone that doesn’t have one outside their race. Although… there’s a risk of exhausting your magic powers.)
There’s no need for further questions as I personally witnessed how the pixies transformed into elves one after another.
Since I’d come to understand the reason behind it, there’s no reason to hesitate. I have to name them even if it needs extra magic powers.
“Err… you are… hmm… Theresa! Ah, no, wait, I’ve used it just now… then… Tessa!”
I think I have a more serious problem than my magic powers… I’m running out of names.
“Thanks for your hard work, Envoy-sama!”
After evolving all the pixies in this place, a lone elf approached me as I was resting.
“Thank you too… err, Reina, right?”
It’s weird being unsure of the names I’ve given myself but I managed to remember that she was the first one to receive a name.
“Yes, It’s Reina.”
“Erm, what should we do from now on?”
It’s a sudden question so I ended up just staring at her.
Then I realized that it’s not only her but all of them, are focusing their gazes at me with the same question written on their face.
“What do you mean by that?”
“As envoy-sama’s familiars, we are asking you what we should do from now on.”
“Hmm, so that’s what you mean…”
I don’t really have anything specific in mind because I only came here on Ladon’s request.
“Hmm… since all of you have evolved into elves, I want you to make a village for you to live in.”
“Let’s make houses!”
“I wonder if we should make it like human’s houses.”
As soon I ordered them to, the elves quickly conducted a meeting about building their houses.
Although it was called a meeting, it was so unorganized to an annoying degree.
Hmm… alright, let’s do it this way…
“Reina, I choose you as the Village Head.”
“It’s messy without someone to implement orders. Since you talked to me first, you somehow became the representative of everyone here, right?”
“Then be the Village Head.”
“Understood! We will build a village envoy-sama will definitely love!”
Maybe she’s the head of the pixies even before evolving… she quickly got them in order, and the elves quickly went to work.
I’m just observing while they run here and there building houses.
Probably because I named and contracted a number of them in one swoop, I don’t really feel like moving right now.
While dazing off, a feeling came to me.
Because my mind’s empty, I felt it.
I could feel a high concentration of magic power from the depths of the forest.
I got up and headed to where it was coming…
Then I saw its source… it was something that’s hanging on a tree.
I said ‘something’ because it doesn’t look like something that’s supposed to grow from a tree.
At a glance, it looks like fruit but looking closely, its color and appearance don’t look like fruit at all.
Even more so because I feel a very high concentration of magic power from it.
“What’s wrong envoy-sama?”
“Reina, what is that?”
“That? Aah… that’s something that we’ve gathered for a long time.”
“Yes. As a pixie, we have a habit of bringing a bit of magic power floating in the air to gather in one place.”
“…it’s the same as the honey being gathered by honeybees, huh?”
Though thinking back at the pixie’s appearance, it doesn’t come as a surprise.
(You can eat it.)
Ladon suddenly told me.
“You say eat… you mean that thing?”
“Haa… hey, that, can I eat it?”
“Yes. If it’s for envoy-sama, you can have as many as you like because what’s ours also belongs to you.”
She gave her approval enthusiastically.
Perhaps they only gathered it because of their habit without thinking about its effects.
Or maybe it was because they’ve already evolved into elves that they are no longer interested in it?
Either way, since she said it’s okay, let’s eat it.
I took it and cautiously ate it.
After eating everything, the magic power flowed into my body instantly.
It didn’t only replenish my magic power but it also increased my magic capacity!
Don’t tell me…
I gathered my magic power and shot [Magic Missiles] towards the sky chantlessly.
The numbers of shots had broken through my current limit. It’s 19 shots!
Skipping through 17, 19 shots of [Magic Missiles] went off to the sky.
My limit… have gone up a stage.
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