Chapter 225 Queen Luna(2)
"How is everyone doing" Khrome asked once the team gathered for the 3nd time after 4 hours.
"I'm feeling fine." Lydia said.
"As much as I hate to say this, I've been on mana core gathering duty since Leon deals with the monsters before I can even cast a single spell. This reminds me of my old days as a slave, where I would do nothing but collect mana cores." Trent spoke with a bittersweet smile on his face.
Leo chuckled, "At least we won't have to worry about having our mana cores stolen by the others now."
"What about you You've been shooting the magic rifle nonstop. Don't push yourself." Khrome said to Lia, who was calmly standing beside Leo with only a few drops of sweat on her face.
"I'm fine," she spoke in a low voice.
"Anyways, the monsters in this area are pretty much all cleared out. Let's move to a new area after a short break." Khrome said a moment later.
"Sounds good." Leo nodded.
"By the way, are you really going to continue ignoring her" Lydia suddenly asked Leo while glancing at Luna, who was still nearby and focused on him.
And she continued, "In the first place, I can't believe you're actually ignoring her. Do you even know who she is That's Luna Flores, one of the most popular journalists at this moment! If you upset her, you'll have to face the wrath of her millions of fans!"
"Most people would kill to receive her attention, you know" Khrome said.
"Yes, I have no interest in her occupation, nor do I want to be part of it. I prefer staying lowkey… at least for now." Leo said.
"You're going to attract countless attention from this regardless if you ignore or cooperate with her, so why not just cooperate with her This way, you'll at least receive some benefits. Who knows, you might even be promoted to A-Rank afterward." Trent said.
"I am well aware that I will be in the spotlight regardless of my decision and that I might receive a faster promotion if I cooperate with her, but I don't like the sound of it. If I am going to receive a promotion or whatever, I want to earn it through my own effort like I always have. Also, I'm in no rush to reach A-Rank or S-Rank." Leo shrugged at the end of his sentence.
"Are you sure You'll make a lot of enemies if you keep ignoring her." Khrome said with a worried look on his face.
A mysterious smile appeared on Leo's face as he responded, "That's nothing new."
Sometime later, Leo and his team left the battlefield to set up their camping site so that they could get some rest before they returned to the raid.
They stopped half a mile away from the Skeleton Graveyard.
Naturally, Luna and her cameraman followed them.
After setting down their camps, Khrome approached Luna and said to her with an apologetic look on his face, "Sorry, but he's not very good with cameras, and he's anti-social."
He decided to make up an excuse for Leo hoping that it would be enough to calm some of the flames.
"I understand. I won't force him to cooperate with me if he doesn't feel comfortable." Luna smiled, and she continued, "Then if you don't mind, can I ask you a few questions about him, Sword King Khrome"
"You know of me I'm flattered." Khrome began scratching his head in a somewhat bashful manner. Even someone like him felt weak before Luna's deadly charms and peerless face.
"Of course I know you. You're top 100 amongst all A-Rank Adventurers."
"I see… Then what kind of questions do you have I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge and ability."
"That young man… who is he" Luna asked before pushing her microphone towards Khrome.
"His name is Leon, and he's currently a B-Rank Adventurer. Although that might not sound impressive, he was only an F-Rank Adventurer half a year ago. Furthermore, his sponsor is Camille Light."
"Camille Light… As in the Saintess What's his relationship with Camille Light" Luna was surprised to hear this information, and her viewers were also quite baffled.
"Beats me." Khrome shrugged. "I only know that she's his sponsor."
"Then can you give me a little more information about his background What kind of life is he living right now What made him become an Adventurer"
"Sorry, but I really don't know much about him."
"What's your relationship with him Are you acquaintances or something else"
"I was his master for a moment, and I taught him how to use the sword."
"A sword, huh I didn't see anything like that during today's raid."
"Anyways, according to Leon himself, he was homeless before meeting the Saintess. I guess that's how they met. She's probably like a foster mother or something like that to him."
"Oh my…" Luna covered her mouth in a surprised manner.
It was at this moment Lydia approached them and said, "Miss Luna! I'm a huge fan of yours!"
"Thank you." Luna smiled at her.
"How close are you to Leon" She then asked.
"We met for the first time not long ago— a few days before the raid began."
"Then what are some of your impressions of him"
"Impressions, huh Well, first and foremost, he's a ridiculously talented fellow— so much so that I feel ashamed to be in the same team as him." Lydia chuckled.
"I can tell. No ordinary person would be able to Silent Cast Tier 5 magic, after all."
Meanwhile, inside his tent, Leo watched Khrome and Lydia speak with Luna through the tent.
"Why is she so persistent" Leo sighed out loud.
"Do you want me to get rid of her for you" Lia asked in a calm and serious tone.
"It's fine… She's not harming me or anything. It's just a little bothersome, that's all."
It was at this moment that Lilith spoke, "Even if she wanted to kill her, I doubt she has the capabilities."
Leo looked at her with raised eyebrows.
Lilith showed a mysterious smile and said, "There's more to that Luna girl than meets the eyes. Of course, I might be wrong about this, but if I am not… This is going to be interesting."-