Chapter 108 – Family and Family (Christmas Special Day 1)
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TLN Note: Time to add (Margaret) with colour~ She will be in plum as….her name sounds like a plum colour XD
Update note(From the future): This marks the first chapter out of 5 chapters of today’s Christmas special!!!!!
The next day, Aurum dungeon first floor.
I was watching over Cliff hunting monsters.
It was still slightly awkward, but he was starting to get used to it.
Given enough time, he would be able to hunt for himself.
To be able to rescue someone who was caught in a Black company, I was relieved and satisfied.
We are done with Cliff’s business, thus we should head back to Shikuro after coming out the dungeon.
I thought that the time has come.
Inside the dungeon, a bell was ringing.
It was a clear tone, and it sounded like the bell was specifically made out of gold.
A gold bell that was made from the gold that was dropped by Aurum dungeon.
The bell was a mechanism to notify when adventurers have used up their time and should leave the dungeon.
Cliff who heard it had just defeated the monster, picked the gold dust and returned to my side.
[Good work out there, how was it?] (Ryouta)
[Better than yesterday….] (Cliff)
While saying that, Cliff showed me the gold dust on the palm of his hand.
As he had said so, the amount had exceeded compared to yesterday’s drops.
Being at maxed level and Mineral at C, plus Aurum had double the drop rate after defeating the hidden boss.
It can be said that it was normal in a certain sense.
[That’s good then.] (Ryouta)
[It really is thanks to Ryouta.] (Cliff)
[Don’t worry about it.] (Ryouta)
Because I was once in a Black company, I can’t just overlook someone suffering from it too.
The scenery around us continuously changed while taking about such things.
Each time making Cliff surprised.
[Well, rogue dungeons are a troublesome thing, as the whereabouts would change every time an adventurer comes in.] (Ryouta)
[I, I guess it’s that kind of thing.] (Cliff)
[It’ll be convenient once you start getting used to it, look.] (Ryouta)
The moment I finished saying, we were sent to the entrance of the dungeon and we could see new adventurers lining up for their turn to enter the dungeon.
[If your timing is good then it is possible to leave without doing anything.] (Ryouta)
[It’s so convenient.] (Cliff)
Suddenly I heard my name being called, and at the same time someone hugged me.
Furthermore, the scenery around me changed and I was flown into somewhere unknown.
I didn’t know who was cuddling me so I calmly judged the situation and saw the one hugging me so suddenly.
[It has been awhile since we last met.] (Margaret)
It was that Margaret, the Princess of the Air.
As usual, the atmosphere around her was fluffy with her elegant, and beautifully dressed Princess dress.
[Likewise, so what’s wrong?] (Ryouta)
[I’ve heard rumours of a new dungeon and I’m glad that I came as I could meet with Ryouta, because I have something to show to Ryouta.] (Margaret)
[What do you wanna show?] (Ryouta)
Margaret then went around searching for something, and when she saw the K-I-A board, she immediately went towards it.
After operating it, I went close to her.
The status board was displayed, and she looked at me with her fluffy smile.
[It was thanks to Ryouta that I’m finally like this!] (Margaret)
What was displayed was what I’d expected, when her level is capped at 99 her Drop would all be A.
The status was exactly the same type as mine right after I came to this world.
Aurum Dungeon, First Floor.
I was watching the battle of Margaret.
They were the 4 men that was always with her.
The four of them made me see Margaret as a Princess because they resembled that of knights supporting her.
The four of them attacked the little devil, showing their outstanding combination by chasing the little devil and weakening it.
One of the four turned back and called out for Margaret.
Margaret nodded, dragged the same heavy sword when I first met and head towards the little devil that was being restrained like a naughty toddler by the four men.
The gold dust was dropped briskly because of her A Drop.
The Margaret Family.
That phrase naturally emerged in my head.
Being an All F for battling, but having All A for Drops, Margaret’s tactic was different as she needed her knights to weakened and give her the finishing blow.
That was the status of Margaret and her appearance.
It was a totally different battle tactic compared to the Neptune and our Ryouta family, but I was convinced just by looking at her for a while.
Margaret then went towards the next monster.
Suddenly, I looked at Cliff seemingly staring at Margaret without mentioning anything from a little while ago.
[What’s wrong, your expression looks sharp.] (Ryouta)
[That…..is that fine?] (Cliff)
[Isn’t that, making it look exactly like how I fight….] (Cliff)
I see so that’s what he meant.
The men around her was weakening the monster and letting her deal the final blow.
Certainly, it may be the same as Cliff’s way of doing things.
Cliff’s facial expression was not excellent as he remembered his past self from watching it.
I thought that I had to say something.
After defeating the next little devil, Margaret picked up the dropped gold dust, and went to her knights.
[Yes, Rat, Social, Play, Builder.] (Margaret) (TLN: I assume their names=their roles)
After calling their names, she presented the gold dust quarterly to the four of them.
[ [ [ [ Thank you for giving us such happiness] ] ] ]
Whether the four of them were genuine knights, but the four of them kneeled together and took the gold dust from Margaret.
It reminded me of a scene where the knights had no complains and gladly accepted whatever the Princess offers.
Cliff was puzzled by it.
[She…gives it to them.] (Cliff)
[Margaret treats her men differently from how your Captain treats you.] (Ryouta)
[Th, that’s true. But why…..] (Cliff)
While Cliff was puzzled, Margaret who handed the gold dust to the knights came over to me and hugged me again.
She clung to my waist as if to tackle me, and looked up to me, showing her bosom.
[Did you watch my battle just now?] (Margaret)
[Yeah, I see that you can do it.] (Ryouta)
[It’s all thanks to Ryouta~] (Margaret)
[How about them?] (Ryouta)
[They are from my Family. When I told them about my status they gladly helped me in fighting.] (Margaret)
[So they came from there.] (Ryouta)
[And the action of giving the drops?] (Ryouta)
[I was imitating Ryouta~] (Margaret)
While I titled my head, at the same time Cliff heard that and was surprised that he raised his voice.
[It is all thanks to Ryouta that I managed to get to what I am right now. Ryouta who generously helped me, I’m merely imitating it.] (Margaret)
[I have not done anything that great….] (Ryouta)
[That is wrong!] (Margaret)
She stopped hugging me and took a step while looking up at me with a strong figure.
Her elegant face was filled with her elegance aura——her atmosphere was drifting.
[It’s thanks to Ryouta, not matter who they are——even if is Ryouta who said so, I will continue to say that I’m indebted to Ryouta.] (Margaret)
[…..I see, then thank you too.] (Ryouta)
[I want to add Ryouta’s family into my family.] (Margaret)
[My family?] (Ryouta)
Was she saying that as a subsidiary, or as a subordinate?
[Unfortunately, i cannot fight alone. If I do not have them I would not be able to do anything by myself. Thus, please let me add this family to Ryouta’s family.] (Margaret)
[I see. If that’s the case—–I welcome you.] (Ryouta)
[Thank you so much! Being under the wing of Ryouta family, The Margaret Family once again thank you and wish to do our best in the future.] (Margaret)
Margaret was delighted and strongly hugged me.
We were at the plaza after leaving the dungeon in the afternoon.
The plaza was also added as a result of earning lots of money.
Aurum Dungeon was originally in the middle of private houses, so the remnants of those private houses were removed, and a fountain was created in the middle followed by constructions of shops related to dungeon was built.
Indole was also changing to suit the dungeon, which was a good change.
Thus, I was looking at Cliff face-to-face.
[Than this is goodbye, I will return to Shikuro. If you have anything please contact me anytime.] (Ryouta)
I guess I have finished helping Cliff for now.
With the misunderstanding of Margaret, because she was listening from the side when she confessed to me, he understood that his former captain——they were different from that elderly man.
[Ryouta…..No, Ryouta-san.] (Cliff)
[-san? Why so formal all of a sudden?] (Ryouta)
[I…..please let us be under Ryouta-san’s wings too! Perhaps another two more person…..but please….] (Cliff)
Cliff’s friend, which was another colleague who has survived together with that man.
It was a declaration to save that person.
[I got it, good luck.] (Ryouta)
[Yes! Thank you so much!] (Cliff)
Cliff started using honorific words to me completely.
He probably saw what I could do from Margaret.
Cliff felt confident that he would be able to help his companion.
TLN Note: MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!! I hope you would have a great day ahead of you, I know I would!
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