As I crouched down to give Olivia-san a piggyback ride, Olivia-san muttered in a trembling voice.
[Miyama Kaito-sama, this is a really serious matter…… This is an extremely discourteous act. With the era we are in, I would be executed for committing such disrespect.]
[No, no matter what era we are in, executions wont happen when Im the one who offered to carry you on my back.]
At any rate, I can see that Olivia-san is extremely horrified, but well, Ill have her give up on this matter.
Now then, the one problem here is that I have to carry Olivia-san on my back to the location of the stone monument. Olivia-san may look like, but it still takes a certain amount of physical ability for someone to carry a person on their back.
If its on flat terrain, it wouldnt have been a problem, but walking through a gentle slope with a person behind your back will be very difficult.
……is what I would normally think, but such a thought hasnt skipped my mind. In fact, during the break we had earlier, what I was drinking wasnt a sports drink just like what I gave to Olivia-san.
What I was drinking was a Fruit of the World Tree given to me by Nebula and made into a drink by Alice. The Fruit of Nebulas World Tree has the effect of increasing physical and magical abilities by 1.5 times for about an hour.
This means that my physical abilities are 1.5 times stronger than normal…… not. It should be noted here that my magical abilities have also increased by 1.5 times.
By strengthening the amount of magic power I have, the effect of Body Strengthening Magic is also increased.
With the combination of the physical enhancement due to the enhanced magic power and the increased physical abilities due to the effect of the fruit…… my physical ability has increased to “three times” what it normally is.
Fufufu, my power is frightening. Ive never played with a punching machine before, so I dont really know my punching power, but if my normal punching power is 100kh, my current punching power would be 300kg…… Its truly a killer punch.
It isnt only my attacking strength that has become more powerful, as my speed and power are orders of magnitude different than normal. I can even say now that Im at a level where I could participate in battle mangas.
……Well, incidentally, Hina-chan is good at Body Strengthening, as her Body Strengthening Magic has an enhancement rate of tens to hundreds of times higher than normal. Hina-chan, shes already crossed the speed of sound…… Isnt she on a pretty strong level even compared to those in battle mangas
As a side note, Aoi-chan, who isnt good at Body Strengthening Magic, has an enhancement rate of around 10 times…… Unnn, battles really aint my cup of tea. If anything, even Aoi-chan would be able to unleash a powerful one punch.
Well, putting battles aside, Im now fully capable of carrying Olivia-san on my back and reaching the monument.
[……Rather, umm, Olivia-san Id like it if I dont keep on crouching like this here, so please ride on my back already.]
[……Y- Yes. Understood.]
When I called out to her, as if she had made up her mind, Olivia mumbled and began climbing on my shoulder.
I felt my heart beating faster at the softly wafting pleasant scent and the soft warmth of her touch, but I concentrated on firmly supporting Olivia-sans body, and stood up with my hands on the back of her knees…… Wait, shes so light!
I think my physical capabilities may have increased a little too much…… I feel like I could have done this just fine with normal Body Strengthening Magic.
[M- Miyama Kaito-sama, a- are you alright Arent I heavy Even though Im not largely-built, the burden of carrying a person is just……]
[Youre surprisingly light. Its not a problem at all.]
[I see, Miyama Kaito-sama has a strong body huh.]
Strong Among the people I know, the only person with weaker physical strength than me is Tre-san, so I think Im rather weak……
Wryly smiling at Olivia-sans words, I started walking a little cautiously at first to gauge my sense of balance, then picked up the pace a little as I get used to it.
Unnn. Thanks to the increase in my physical ability, I have quite a bit of leeway. It looks like I can have a conversation with her and enjoy the scenery without any problem.
[I admire your steady gait, which gives me a sense of how wonderful your torso is, and your back, brimming with strength.]
[The way you handle a task as difficult as this with such ease, I could only say that its to be expected from Miyama Kaito-sama.]
[Your eyes staring firmly ahead seemed to see through it all, possessing a strong glow of wisdom. As I had expected, even without saying anything, your noble self is brimming with greatness that cant be concealed……]
The heck is with all that crazy compliments With the way shes saying it, I feel like shed start praising me just for breathing.
And if anything, she has become most talkative while like that. I could somehow guess the cause with my Sympathy Magic though.
[……Olivia-san, lets calm down for the time being, okay I understand that youre feeling a little overwhelmed so…….]
[Uuuuu, y- yes.]
Unnn, I dont know if its to be expected or not, but it seems that she was so apologetic of being carried on my back that shes at her wits end and started singing praises.
……I see, Olivia-san sings praises when shes nervous huh…… Ill keep that in mind.
[For the time being, its dangerous, so please hold on a little tighter.]
[E- Errr, how do I……]
[Like putting your hands around the front of my neck.]
[With the world we are in, wouldnt I be burned at a stake for committing such disrespect]
[Such a world doesnt exist, so dont worry.]
Well, for the time being, I guess Ill have to deal with Olivia-sans dreadful state before I can chat with her or enjoy the scenery.
Serious-senpai : [Seems like an overreaction, dont you think However, if Kaito didnt say such a thing and if you suddenly rode Kaitos back even though he didnt like it, I can think of a lot of people who would seriously try to execute you for disrespect.]
Makina : [Really]
Serious-senpai : [No, the heck are you asking that for! Youre definitely the first one whod come charging in!]