Female Warrior Prologue V2C3: Number, 3, The Third One

Female Warrior Prologue Volume 2: The Number is Twelve

Original novel in Chinese by: 御 我 (Yu Wo)


Chapter 3: Number, 3, The Third One – translated by Doza

Carol returned to her room in the inn, closed the door, and turned around just in time to see Silvie hurriedly covering something on the bed with a blanket… With such a huge lump on the bed, just who does he think he can conceal it from?

Suddenly, Carol really wanted to crack open Silvie’s head and check what the heck was inside. It wasn’t impossible that she might find another slime inside.

Flustered, Silvie said, “C-Carol! Why are you back so early?”

Early? She got in a large fight, took a mission, and in order to purchase the map required for the mission, had had to haggle at the Adventurer’s Guild. She had been occupied from the afternoon until quite late at night and had only just returned. Would this still be considered early?

“What’s underneath the blanket?” Carol couldn’t be bothered to answer Silvie.

“Luggage!”

Carol raised an eyebrow, lifted her fist, and assumed the stance of someone about to throw some punches towards the blanket.

Silvie was so terrified that his face turned pale, and he hastily confessed, “Don’t hit him, it’s not luggage, this was picked up by me…” The last few words were so soft she couldn’t hear them clearly at all.

He picked up another stray animal? Carol grumpily said, “Isn’t one Ohmygod enough already?”

She walked over, pushed Silvie aside in a single sweep, and lifted up the blanket, saying, “Something so large, could it be a dog? Since you hid a dog on the bed, how will you sleep at night…?”

“It’s not a dog!” Silvie said hurriedly.

… Indeed it is not a dog. Carol wordlessly looked at the thing on the bed.

Silvie said apprehensively, “Th-this is Cale…”

He already chose a name? Carol continued to be silent.

The thing on the bed was a badly wounded, skinny, unconscious… and naked man.

Silvie said anxiously, “Cale’s clothes were torn and covered in blood, so I removed them to wipe him down and apply some medicine to him. However, you just happened to enter the room, so I could only use the blanket to cover him to prevent you from seeing a man’s naked body.”

So, the reason he hid the man was not to prevent me from discovering him. Wait, then he didn’t have to lie that it was luggage earlier… Even so, none of that is the main issue!

Carol spun around and growled, “Where did he come from?”

“Hm?” Silvie worriedly said, “I don’t know where he comes from either?”

“I’m not asking about where he was born; it’s where you picked this thing up!”

“A small alley by the road!” Silvie said as if it were obvious, “When I woke up, you were already gone. I thought that it seemed like we only had a little bit of money left, so I took my harp to go find a tavern where I could sing and earn money. Halfway there, I heard strange noises coming from an alley, so I walked over to see, and then I saw Cale lying on the ground! It was really exhausting for me to bring him back!”

“Who allowed you to bring him back?” Carol was agitated and angry. “What do you think we are? A shelter for stray animals?”

Nervous, Silvie said, “B-but Cale was wounded very seriously and was even unconscious!”

“You brought an unfamiliar stranger…” As Carol roared these words, she suddenly felt that something didn’t quite fit. Frowning, she asked, “He was unconscious? Then how could you know his name?”

It can’t possibly be that Silvie had actually picked the name himself, intending to keep ‘Cale’ and Ohmygod together as pets?

If so, she would beat him to a pulp!

“Previously, when I had been captured, I got acquainted with him during the auction where I nearly became a slave! At that time, Cale had also been captured, and it was he who led us out to escape!”

Carol was stunned and wrinkled her brow.

Silvie said nervously, “Carol, can I apply medicine to him now?”

Carol waved her hand, letting him do whatever he wanted, while she sat on the edge of the table, frowning as she watched the person on the bed.

“Carol!” Silvie said sternly and prudishly, “Shouldn’t you at least look away? He is naked!”

“…”

She shifted position to have her back facing the person on the bed, on the one hand listening to the intermittent sounds behind her, on the other hand thinking about how to take care of the person on the bed. But however much she pondered, there were only three steps.

Treat his wounds, help him recover, and abandon when healed.

“Phew! I’ve finally finished applying the medicine. Cale is pretty severely injured indeed.” Silvie walked over to Carol and sat down beside her, deeply worried as he said, “And many of his wounds are past injuries. Furthermore, they don’t look like wounds caused by accidents!”

Carol frowned as she looked at Silvie, asking, “You’ve studied a lot about wounds?”

Silvie laughed, “It’s because I often get hurt!”

That is true.

Carol stood up and walked to the bedside. The other person was already wearing shorts and a shirt, and although the exposed arms and legs were swathed in bandages, she could still faintly see some old scars. Barely giving the wounds a second glance, she indifferently gave a verdict, “Majority of the scars are from whipping and clubbing, he was formerly tortured or mistreated by someone, and the duration was at least several months.”

Silvie’s eyes widened.

Cale groaned and rather unwillingly opened his eyes.

During his escape, he finally could not hang on any longer and passed out, so he was now most likely in the dungeons right? Listening, he seemed to already be able to hear the bellowing frequently heard in dungeons…

“No keeping!”

“B-but he’s so pitiful!”

“There are numerous pitiful people in the world; don’t tell me you’re going to pick up every one of them and look after them?”

“Of course I won’t! I’ll only pick up those that I know!”

“…What’s your definition of people that you know?”

“That is… people I’ve met, talked to, and whose names I know!”

“After picking someone up, how would you not have met, talked to them, and know their names?”

“Eh? When you put it that way, that’s also true!”

… This sounded very different from conversations that would normally be going on in a prison cell. Cale forcefully opened his eyes, twisted his head to look, and realized that these people were not strangers. Astonished, he blurted out, “Silvester?”

Startled, Silvie turned to look at him, even walking to the bed, and asked concernedly, “You’re awake! Are you hurting anywhere? I was very worried that you might have broken bones!”

Carol walked to the bedside, reaching out a hand to touch the person on the bed. Cale froze, but he recognized the other’s face. He had previously seen Carol using only two fists to dispose of several dozen dagger and sword wielding guards, so he did not have the slightest intention to resist that person at all, not even if Carol wanted to snap all the bones in his entire body from head to toe.

Silvie hastily said, “Relax, relax, Carol is helping me check if you have any broken bones and isn’t sexually harassing you!”

… He had not even thought of this point. Cale did not consider his looks to be good enough to cause a man to think of sexually harassing him. Makes more sense if Silvester was the one who was sexually harassed!

When Carol touched a rib, Cale was in so much pain that he wheezed out a deep breath. Calmly, she said, “It’s not broken, but it could be a fracture.”

Silvie started panicking, “Th-then what should we do?”

“Stay put and don’t move.”

It will heal just by not moving? Only then did Silvie calm down. Since Carol said that Cale would heal if he did not move, then it was definitely not that serious. He had a lot of trust in her conclusions about the conditions of injuries… Every time he was injured, Carol just had to casually touch it to determine whether the bone was broken or not!

“No way! There are people chasing me. I have to leave this city as soon as possible!” Cale struggled to get up and admonished, “If it’s discovered that you sheltered me, there won’t be a good end for the both of you too! So hurry up and let me gooomph!

Cale groaned, lay back on the bed, and slipped into unconsciousness again, while Carol slowly withdrew her fist.

Silvie cried out in a small voice and exclaimed in alarm, “How could you hit Cale! He’s suffering from wounds!”

“The wounded need to recuperate, and sleep is the best for recuperation.”

“Oh, I see!” Silvie relaxed, smiling as he said, “I knew that Carol is a good person!”

Bang—!

Singlehandedly, Carol threw the considerably injured man onto the ground. Silvie was so alarmed he hurried forward to support Cale, then raised his head and threw a puzzled look at Carol.

Carol looked down at Silvie and coldly said, “This bed is mine. Do you have any objections?”

“No…”

Comments (43)

  1. 12:27 am, October 20, 2013Sahm Seera  / Reply

    It is getting more and more interesting…..
    elf leaf….
    is cale earth?????

    • 2:50 am, October 20, 2013Adrimiz7  / Reply

      @Sahm Seera
      With his sharp tongue, I highly doubt it.

      • 7:10 am, October 20, 2013qing  / Reply

        @Adrimiz7
        sharp tongue it be metal then

      • 7:49 am, October 20, 2013MneilG  / Reply

        @Adrimiz7
        then, he is metal?

        • 2:08 am, October 21, 2013Chicaalterego  / Reply

          @MneilG
          Actually, I think it might be Blaze… unless Silvester’s stupidity drives him to become more friends whith “Judgement/Hell” who I think Carol would be. I think Earth still is an option if Cale’s gratefullness makes him want to be BFF with Silvester :P

    • 2:33 pm, October 20, 2013claire  / Reply

      @Sahm Seera
      na i would guess earth knight, sun’s friend

    • 3:12 pm, October 20, 2013zerorita  / Reply

      @Sahm Seera
      Well, he led the slaves to their freedom (more or less), and at the character section image of him, he’s winking :)

      • 4:44 pm, October 21, 2013AnnieTi  / Reply

        @zerorita
        Though he isn’t the one with blue hair…

    • 3:05 pm, October 21, 2013kanukka  / Reply

      @Sahm Seera
      I’ve always thought he’d be earth. After all Sun did saved him, so they could be friends. And we still actually did’nt have a chance to see him in front of women (at least him knowing it is a woman).

  2. 12:51 am, October 20, 2013Yeenie  / Reply

    @Sahm Seera: That is something that I’ve been wondering for a long while. :x
    But according to the picture that PR used for List of FW charcters…. looks more like someone from the Cruel fractions. D:

  3. 1:39 am, October 20, 2013lulumoon  / Reply

    I thought Ohmygod could heal injuries? Or is he/it stuck waiting in a forest again when last chapter it was eating with them? Either way, poor Cale. Rescued and bandaged, just to get punched and dumped on the floor.

  4. 2:07 am, October 20, 2013AnnieTi  / Reply

    Yahoo!!! A new chapter! Thank you PR!!!
    Carol’s so kind and cruel at the same time… Judgement Knight indeed ^_^

  5. 2:38 am, October 20, 2013EliSan  / Reply

    Cale wil most likely be one of the 12 knights… Weight…. Don’t tell me that all 12 knights will bee Silvies “pets”??? O.o

    • 10:37 am, October 20, 2013Yeenie  / Reply

      @EliSan
      Oh oh! All picked up by Silvie and turned into pets!?!? Hahaha!

    • 3:12 pm, October 20, 2013KuranNita  / Reply

      @EliSan
      Well, Carol won’t.. Moreover, I think there will be ones that follow them out of admiration, either toward Carol or others, but interesting idea.. :D

      Thanks for the chapter, PR!

    • 8:45 pm, October 20, 2013Adrimiz7  / Reply

      @EliSan
      If anything, Silvy would be Carol’s pet../

    • 3:01 pm, October 21, 2013kanukka  / Reply

      @EliSan
      That would be too gorgeous xD But still, how did Silvie persuade them all to pray to Ohmygod :)

    • 3:55 pm, October 21, 2013Sandal Hat  / Reply

      @EliSan
      It’d be funny if that turned out true, the ‘good’ faction are Silvie’s pets and the ‘cruel’ faction are Carol’s

  6. 3:25 am, October 20, 2013DellyYuki  / Reply

    LOL….. Waiting for the next
    Thanks for the translation

  7. 6:27 am, October 20, 2013taninha9  / Reply

    @EliSan: Silvie’s pets!!! Hahahaha! So funny!
    That’s a possibility, but considering that there are 9 remaining knights, for all of them turning out be be picked up, what kind of fortune/bad luck they have to end up like that! But if it is just a few more, i won’t deny the possibility.

    thanks so much for the release!
    The chapters are always funny, it looks like a comedy act with Silvester behaving like a “boke” and Carol giving a reality check.
    I kind of pity Cale being in the middle of a fool and a spartan!

  8. 7:45 am, October 20, 2013Randomix  / Reply

    Cale is most likely going to be Metal knight…..

  9. 7:50 am, October 20, 2013MneilG  / Reply

    Carol has a side to her that is similar to Prince, that is, feng lan…

  10. 9:33 am, October 20, 2013RandomS  / Reply

    It’s so weird half of this chapter is from the previous chapter is t just a mistake or is it supposed to be this way?

    • 6:34 pm, October 20, 2013[PR]lucathia  / Reply

      What do you mean?

    • 11:58 pm, October 20, 2013kayue  / Reply

      @RandomS
      If you use a reader (like I did) they sort of blend into each other.

  11. 9:37 am, October 20, 2013Karen  / Reply

    Isn’t it “It makes more sense if Silvester was the one who was sexually harassed!” If it’s just “Makes more sense if Silvester was the one who was sexually harassed!” it would feel more like Cale’s thoughts.

  12. 12:44 pm, October 20, 2013Xeraphina  / Reply

    O_O
    I wonder if Cale is one of the 12 knights… And I’m liking Carol more and more with every new chapter XD

  13. 1:55 pm, October 20, 2013Minignouf  / Reply

    Thanks for the chapter !
    I think that Cale is Metal Knight because it is said that “speaking with Metal Knight will make your life shorter”
    That’s exactly what Cale is saying : “If it’s discovered that you sheltered me, there won’t be a good end for the both of you too!”

  14. 4:47 pm, October 20, 2013Mizu  / Reply

    Cale can’t be Earth. He doesn’t stammer. And he’s a thief. lol. I hope you weren’t analyzing it based from “The 38th Earth Knight”‘s personality.

    He’d obviously be from the Cruel Cold-Hearted Faction.

    Deduction wise, he can’t be Moon (doesn’t have his chin high), can’t be Stone (he isn’t so stubborn), can’t be Ice (he isn’t expressionless). He has a sharp tongue. That’s about it. :3

  15. 6:15 pm, October 20, 2013shinikage  / Reply

    on the characters page cale hairs look kinda bluish…..storm maybe?

    • 11:26 pm, October 20, 2013amberwing  / Reply

      @shinikage
      Where can I see those drawings? Is it uploaded here?
      I want to make a guess too! :D

    • 5:49 pm, October 21, 2013Charbz  / Reply

      @shinikage
      I also think he’s Storm, especially because of the wink and the bluish hair from the pic of him.
      Also, if he is a thief, then he would be pretty fast, so he could turn out to be the fastest of the 12 like Storm.

    • 1:08 pm, October 23, 2013~RenTheWitch ~  / Reply

      @shinikage
      He is STorm no doubt; being a slave is the best way for someone to hate slavery and promote freedom everywhere

  16. 12:01 am, October 21, 2013kayue  / Reply

    I’m lost as to who Cale might be. Have to for the next chapter. Thx PR.

  17. 6:12 am, October 21, 2013MPToki  / Reply

    Yay new chapter!!!
    Thank You PR =D
    I wonder which Knight Cale will be, maybe Storm?
    Um, I found this ” She got in a large fight, took a mission, and in order to purchase the map required for the mission, had had to haggle at the Adventurer’s Guild.”
    Um, should there be one “had” instead of two?

  18. 6:16 am, October 21, 2013Q1NN14  / Reply

    Ok, I just looked at the character page, and Cale has bluish hair and is winking… Definitely Storm Knight. Keep up the good work, PR!

  19. 8:47 am, October 21, 2013Ley  / Reply

    I knew it. Carol’s a yandere. (-_-)

  20. 1:58 pm, October 21, 2013Shyde  / Reply

    I think that it’s possible that Cale is storm (leading people to freedom, freeing himself, winking, etc.), but I also wonder if he isn’t maybe Hell. I know that it was believed that Hell was a facet of the Sun Knight used to carry out secret missions, but looking at Silvester, I sincerely doubt that. So it’s possible that Cale is Hell. Just throwing it out there ^u^

  21. 2:56 pm, October 21, 2013kanukka  / Reply

    I was sure that Cale is going to be one of the Knights. But if Silvie is going to pick up nine more people, Carol’ll get a serious headache. And then they’ll… it’s to scary to even think >.
    Thanks PR! Love you guys

  22. 3:14 pm, October 29, 2013Maddy  / Reply

    Cale is definitely Storm

  23. 11:57 pm, October 29, 2013mneilg  / Reply

    I kinda find the idea of Sylvie nursing a naked Cale more disturbing than Carol actually seeing him in the nude….

    yikes.. need to clean my brain… -_-lll

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