Chapter 107 – Just a part-time job
[I, Indole?] (Cliff)
[It’s a dungeon that was born recently, and the drops are gold dust….which is perfect for you because of your mineral drop.] (Ryouta)
Cliff was amazed. What is this? Being surprised by this.
[Dungeon…….can be born?] (Cliff)
[…..Wait what?] (Ryouta)
[Well, I’ve never heard of such story before.] (Cliff)
[…..But Nihonium was born in Shikuro recently though? Plus Selenium which became part of Shikuro too.] (Ryouta)
[W, was that so?] (Cliff)
Cliff seemed to be half surprised, half embarrassed.
Does he not even know such things.
Such common sense that a dungeon is born and also information about Nihonium and Selenium.
Not being informed whatsoever and continued being exploited by that man.
My anger is slowly boiling.
[I’m just gonna say this straight, you’re more suited to hunt in Indole.] (Ryouta)
[Bu, but….] (Cliff)
[Just shut it.] (Ryouta)
Seeing as it was gonna take some time to persuade him, I pulled out my gun and without questioning, fired the Recovery Bullet—–the Sleeping bullets into Cliff.
Being shot by the special bullet, Cliff’s eyes became white and was instantly sent into the dream world.
While Cliff was sleeping I brought him to Indole.
Even though I just left Indole for a few days, Indole has become a vibrant place. The people and things were increasing, and new buildings were beginning to develop.
The villagers were also bright and cheerful, clearly showing the fruits of the gold dust that Aurum brought.
[Th, this is……] (Cliff)
[This is the place I said just now, Indole. Well seeing is believing, let’s head straight to the dungeon.] (Ryouta)
[Eh? But.] (Cliff)
[Just go already.] (Ryouta)
I pulled Cliff and went towards Aurum Dungeon.
[If you are gonna come, you should’ve informed us earlier.]
[Please go back and tell mother that benefactor-sama came back, so we can prepare a party.]
The villagers gathered one after another just outside of the dungeon and talked to me.
When I told them that I came here to attend to another business and the party was impossible, the villagers looked disappointed.
Cliff who saw what happened opened his mouth widely.
[What’s wrong?] (Ryouta)
[Is, Ryouta such an important person?] (Cliff)
[I’m just your ordinary adventurer, it’s just that I was being hired once from the association chief to help the villagers.] (Ryouta)
[The association chief?] (Cliff)
He doesn’t know that either.
That elderly man is beginning to frustrate me even more.
Well that’s the reason why I brought him to Aurum in the first place.
Adventurers and villagers were gathered outside the dungeon.
I saw Aaron, thus I approached him and started talking to him.
[Ah, benefactor-sama.] (Aaron)
[What’s happening?] (Ryouta)
[Oh this? They are waiting for their turn to head into the dungeon. This mechanism is to keep the dungeon structure from changing each time.] (Aaron)
[I see.] (Ryouta)
Since Aurum is a rogue dungeon, the structure changes every time someone enters.
So if they do this, it would make it so that people diving inside won’t experience the changes each time someone enters.
That means we’ll have to wait.
I held back from letting Cliff entering the dungeon and decided to talk to Aaron.
[How’s the situation in the village?] (Ryouta)
[Thanks to benefactor-sama, the villagers are doing great, the houses are being rebuilt and marriages that have been postponed are almost certainly resumed, which is also thanks to benefactor-sama.] (Aaron)
[I’m happy that everything is doing fine.] (Ryouta)
[Oh right benefactor-sama, I’ve raised my son’s level but his Vegetation drop has increased by a lot. I have no idea what to do about that, plus I saw his eyes being awaken to the pleasures of exploring in the dungeon.] (Aaron)
[Then he should just come to Shikuro, and I can look after him for some time.] (Ryouta)
[That’s absurd! I can’t bother benefactor-sama with such trivial matter.] (Aaron)
[Don’t worry about it, it’s better to stay in a place where you can use your powers to the best of your ability.] (Ryouta)
[Thank you so much benefactor-sama, I’ll ask him right now.] (Aaron)
After speaking with Aaron, the villagers continued to speak with me.
From the expression and tone, I could see that the villagers were full of life.
After finishing their stories, I went back to Cliff.
For some reason Cliff was daydreaming.
[What’s wrong.] (Ryouta)
[How…are you such good terms with all of them?] (Cliff)
[Isn’t being an adventurer to compete with rivals, and to only think of hunting your own prey without being opened to others besides your companion, and to also watch out for those approaching.] (Cliff)
[…..Is that what your captain said?] (Ryouta)
Cliff silently nodded.
I can’t believe he could spout such bullshit.
I heard that it would be better to cut out conversation with others to brainwash people easier, but this is on a whole different scale.
I’ve only ever seen people doing this to slaves or maybe to electronic devices.
This is really pissing me off.
Aurum Dungeon, First floor.
Finally when it came to our turn to enter the dungeon, Cliff and I were the last person to enter the dungeon.
[Wow! The surroundings changed.] (Cliff)
[It’s those rogue type dungeons, where the structure changes every time you enter.] (Ryouta)
[I, I see.] (Cliff)
[Anyways, look a monster is coming, try and defeat it.] (Ryouta)
[I, I got it.] (Cliff)
[Do be careful, those monsters are quite cumbersome. It’ll try and deceive you until you manage to defeat it.] (Ryouta)
Cliff further nodded and ran towards the little devil.
Let the battle begin.
As expected of a level 66 cap person, he was used to battling.
The battle progressed while Cliff grabbed the pace of the little devil, and after gaining the advantage he would be able to deal the final blow.
[Eh? Uhmm…] (Cliff)
Why did he call me before dealing the final blow? I shrugged my head but remembered why in a couple of seconds.
It was the same when Cliff was together with that man.
Cliff and the other colleague would combine and weakened the monster, then the elderly man would deal the final blow.
Probably the habit just came out.
[Not me, but you should defeat it.] (Ryouta)
[Just kill it.] (Ryouta)
Cliff was clearly troubled.
Even though he was fighting so smoothly, but when it comes to defeating it he can’t, and the little devil counter attacked.
[What’s wrong.] (Ryouta)
[I, I don’t think I can kill it.] (Cliff)
[……Damnit. Just do it.] (Ryouta)
[…..I can’t! I can only reduce it’s HP till the final blow.] (Cliff)
Cliff was troubled.
Seems that his body was used to just almost killing the monster and stopped attacking afterwards.
I thought for a moment, and fired a Recovery Bullet at the little devil.
The bullet hit, and the little devil was recovered.
After doing so, Cliff started moving and attacked the healed up little devil.
Afterwards, just before he could kill it, his hands stopped.
[Damnit….what should I do.] (Ryouta)
Cliff was also troubled.
As expected he won’t defeat it, but would attack it before dealing the final blow.
…….If that’s the case!
I fired another Recovery bullet at the little devil.
The recovered monster moved towards Cliff.
Sure enough, after being healed Cliff would attack three times before defeating it.
I concentrated and counted Cliff’s attack.
One, two and——third.
I interrupted by firing a normal bullet between the second and third attack.
After his third attack—–The little devil was killed.
[I…defeated it.] (Cliff)
I picked up the dropped gold dust and handed it to him who was stunned when he stared at his hands.
Indole’s village, one of The Swallow’s Repayment store.
After the construction of the shop was finished, it became a new store. I went there with Cliff.
I called for the store clerk and let him do a trading.
Afterwards, like a rehab, I supported Cliff by helping him defeat the monsters and getting the gold dust.
Because his drop was at C and the drop rate wasn’t that good, but he still earned something.
With that, I let him sell it.
[Sorry for the wait.] (Ena)
A face I know, Ena had just finished counting.
She placed some notes and coins on the tray and presented it in front of Cliff.
[With the tax reduction it is 7320 Piro.] (Ena)
[……7000 Piro, this, by me?] (Cliff)
[Aah, it’s all yours.] (Ryouta)
Various expressions floated on the face of Cliff.
Surprised, embarrassed, and gratefulness.
[I….earned so much in just a single day….] (Cliff)
He was happy with that much.
7000 Piro is a daily amount of a part-time job.
Still it was way better than that guy who only gave 30k Piro to Cliff every month.
Gradually, his mind caught up.
Cliff put on a joyful emotion and received the money.
[Thank you so much Ryouta.] Cliff said.