Chapter 113 – You’re not alone
TLN Note: Ah, what a fun week/year this has been~ Hope I could do more specials next time(If I have the time).
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At night in the cities of Shikuro.
The bar • Villa De Edge.
It was a famous store with various types of beers from around the globe’s dungeons, changing their beers every day.
Once work during the daytime was over, Emily and I both came over here for a drink.
[It’s been awhile since Yoda-san and I are both alone nanodesu.] (Emily)
[Now that you mention, it has been a long while. Well, our members did increase, so it was rather difficult for us to be alone most of the time.] (Ryouta)
I chugged the beer in one gulped, and ordered another one from the waitress. Since there were 10 types displayed tonight, I could drink all 10 of them in order and savour each taste.
[Eve is all about carrots as usual, and Alice isn’t the type to drink so there wasn’t a reason to invite her, then how about Celeste?] (Ryouta)
[Celeste-san is currently resting at home nanodesu. She mentioned that her head was throbbing in pain desu.] (Emily)
[Her head? Is she alright?] (Ryouta)
[She doesn’t seem to be having a fever so I think she’s fine, but I told her to contact us if anything were to happen desu.] (Emily)
[I see.] (Ryouta)
The 130cm girl who was sitting across was slowly sipping away the same beer that I’d just drank.
Looking at her, she really displayed her adult side, taking care of things at home and all.
She is clearly the perfect person to be a mother in charge of a house, it was hard seeing somebody being sick if they were being taken cared by her.
[What’s wrong?] (Ryouta)
[Yoda-san, have you realized desu?] (Emily)
[Realized what?] (Ryouta)
[Since just awhile ago, everyone was looking at Yoda-san nodesu.] (Emily)
[Looking at me?] (Ryouta)
Placing the mug down, I turned my head and scanned the entire bar.
Now that she said, I noticed that there were people staring at me.
Both men and women——For some reason when I laid eyes with the women, they immediately looked away. Though just as Emily said, almost half of the customers were looking at me.
[Yoda-san has already become a full-fledge celebrity nanodesu.] (Emily)
A celebrity huh.] (Ryouta)
[Being with Yoda-san makes me really proud nanodesu.] (Emily)
[Maybe Emily is unaware, but some of them might be looking at you too. Hasn’t your Emily Hammer increased in sales over the past week? When I went in to Arsenic, occasionally I would see nearly 90% of adventurers using the Emily Hammer.] (Ryouta)
[Th, that’s because the hammer is good to use nanodesu~] (Emily)
Emily’s cheeks were blushing as she cast her eyes downwards.
Even though I wasn’t used to being this popular, Emily was way embarrassed and wasn’t immune to being called a celebrity herself.
Seeing an embarrassed and adorable Emily made me want to tease her just a little.
[Don’t be so modest, because you’re still Ryouta Family’s Number Two.] (Ryouta)
With that sort of phrase, plus purposefully saying it out loud for everyone in the bar to listen.
In that instance, the bar was bustling with noise, and gazes were all focused on Emily.
[That kid is the Number 2? She doesn’t seem like it though.]
[You idiot, it’s not that kid, it’s that person! Emily • Brown, also known as [The Little Giant] or [Our Lady of Strong Arms].]
[She’s that amazing. Can’t judge a person by their looks…..Placing her as Number 2 in Ryouta • Satou’s eyes, is no sense…..]
Though some were talking about me, but the majority of the gossips were about Emily.
Emily has gotten even more embarrassed, and not just her face, but her arms and feets were bright red.
That was incredibly adorable in my opinion.
I thought of wanting to know more about [The Greatness of Emily].
After Emily was praised to death in the bar, the two of us finished up and was now on the way back.
The night life of Shikuro, because the dungeon has a 24-hour of monsters appearing, the adventurers were bustling around in the streets, turning it into a nighttime castle.
Even the road that we’re taking, adventurers were walking around, making the nightlife similar to that of Japan where everything was brightly lit and busy.
Being a world that drops everything from dungeons, it could be said that if there is a dungeon, the place around the dungeon would always be lively.
[What’s wrong desu?] (Emily)
I who stopped halfway, was stared by Emily while I was making a strange look
My eyes were glued towards a particular street vendor.
To be exact it was a store with items, decorated mirrors.
[What’s wrong with that mirror desu?] (Emily)
[Emily can’t see it, I knew it.] (Ryouta)
[What can’t I see desu?] (Emily)
I nodded, went towards the street vendor and squatted down.
I stared at the mirror for a while, it wasn’t mistaken.
A person was sitting straightly(seiza) in front of the mirror.
It was a small girl who was wearing a kimono outfit.
It was the same girl that I met during the fight with Nihonium Dungeon Master, the woman in sleeves.
This material was undoubtedly related to Nihonium.
No, there was also the example back in Aurum.
I wondered and came up with a conclusion that she might be a person who was Nihonium herself.
What’s more, she had a worried look on her face.
While sitting straightly(seiza) in front of the mirror, she had a really worrisome look on her face.
[Dear customer, are you interested in buying that?]
I had no idea why, but I got a feeling that I needed this mirror no matter what. (TLN: Because plot-sama says so)
[How much is it?] (Ryouta)
[It’s 15 Million Piro.]
[…….Huh? (Nani the fiak).] (Ryouta)
I doubted my ears for a moment.
[15 Million Piro?] (Ryouta)
[That’s right, this was taken from an aristocratic mansion, it is a venerable item.] (Venerable: accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.)
[So basically an antique item huh.] (Ryouta)
[That’s what it is.]
But to be worth 15 Million Piros.
Well it’s also true that an antique coming from an aristocratic mansion would be worth this much.
An antique worth 15 Million Yen would give an image that seemed like something to be given away from a rich people as a welcome gift.
[Okay, I’ll buy it.] (Ryouta)
[Please come again.]
[But please give me a days worth of time, I’ll come by here again at this hour to pay you the amount.] (Ryouta)
I currently have more than 10 Million Piro in my savings account, and with the help of my new magic skill Repetition, I could get 5 Million Piro in just half a day.
Though I don’t have the money right now, but I would be able to have the time to earn it by then.
[That’s fine by me. Though I’ll be leaving this city tomorrow, so I’ll only wait until tomorrow night.]
[I got it, no problem.] (Ryouta)
[Then we’ll meet again tomorrow.]
After saying that, I once again looked at the woman with sleeves.
The woman had a relieved look on her face, and she waved me goodbye.
With that kind of response, all the more for me to obtain this item., was what I thought.
Early morning, I went out the first thing after waking up.
The weather this morning was great as always, and Emily who kept the house was cozy and warm as ever.
With my condition right now, I could use Repetition twice as much to earn that 5 Million.
I wanted to quickly head down to have Emily’s homemade breakfast, and start working in the dungeon.
Was what I thought as I left my room and head down to the second floor living room.
I could see Celeste being really exhausted and out of energy, laying down on the table.
[Morning, what’s wrong Celeste?] (Ryouta)
[Aah…..Good morning Ryouta-san..] (Celeste)
[Are you sure you’re alright? Your facial expression tells me you’re not.] (Ryouta)
[I’m alright, the same as usual.] (Celeste)
[Is that so? Well, if you’re not feeling well don’t push yourself alright? We’re friends so if anything happens we’ll follow through together.] (Ryouta)
[Thank you….as expected, Ryouta-san is kind….but I’m fine, it’s just the Magic Storm.] (Celeste)
[Aah, is that the reason why you’re not feeling well and you’re having a headache?] (Ryouta)
[Un, so it’s all good.] (Celeste)
[If you say so.] (Ryouta)
After hearing that I was sort of relieved.
The Magic Storm, would make a magician like Celeste unable to use magic, and would worsen your physical condition.
It might be something like a low pressure in the present day.
If that’s the case then there’s no helping it, I’ll take the words of Celeste to just rest and it’ll be fine.
[Wh, what’s wrong Ryouta-san, suddenly shouting.] (Celeste)
[The Magic Storm….] (Ryouta)
Today’s the Magic Storm!?
The first floor, where the Swallow’s Repayment has opened a branch here, I was facing Elza.
[It seems like the Magic Storm would continue throughout the day.] (Elza)
Because she was directly connected with the amount of purchase per person, the employee of the trading shop——would keep track of the scale and length of the weather, the Magic Storm.
After asking her, a desperate answer came back.
[How could this happen…….] (Ryouta)
[What seems to be troubling you Ryouta-san.] (Elza)
[To be honest, I need to make at least 5 Million Piro by tonight.] (Ryouta)
[The Ryouta-san would be able to easily do that though!] (Elza)
[…..That is if there isn’t any Magic Storm right now.] (Ryouta)
Elza was stunned, and finally got it.
Yes, I could earn 5 Million Piro in half a day, that is if I use Repetition to instantly kill the monsters on the first floor, but how do I use Repetition, good question, of course by using magic.
Usually I would be able to earn around 2 Million if I were to use my guns and my CQC techniques, and if I’m on a fever to showcase my good quality to someone, then it would be 3 Million.
But during the Magic Storm, I can’t reach 5 Million.
[Th, that is indeed bad.] (Elza)
[……I guess I should do what I can for now. I’ll pass heading to Nihonium right now, and head straight to Teruru.] (Ryouta)
[I understand. I’ll support you to the best of my abilities too!] (Elza)
[I’ll count on you!] (Ryouta)
After heading inside Teruru, I hunted my first monster using my hands.
Since there’s the Magic Storm and all, the amount of adventurers roaming around the dungeon has been reduced by quite a sum, so hunting was easy and there were more monsters for me to hunt.
For now I’ll do the best I can, concentrating when using the Infinite Lightning Bullet, and even using the Homing Bullets when necessary.
I’ve also used my pouch to suck up all the drops, and when the Magic Cart was full I immediately pushed the button to sent the items to my home.
Furthermore, remembering the spots where the monsters would appear, I timed their appearance. Moreover, thinking of mapping the best route to efficiently hunt the monsters.
From the first floor to the second floor, and onwards to the third floor, I went down all the way to the seventh floor before going up and repeat the cycle.
For now I kept on hunting.
After that—–It was afternoon.
[This whole morning was 2 Million and 3 thousand Piro…..] (Elza)
On the way I went back to ask how much I earned from Elza, but she answered with an apologetic tone.
2 Million…..which means it wasn’t enough.
Even though I’ve used my entire strength to plow through the dungeon this entire morning, it was only 2 Million.
So this was my limit.
Without using magic, half a day was 2 Million.
With my current equipment, knowledge, and abilities.
Using all of them to the best of my abilities, I could only earn 2 Million in half days time.
Normally it wouldn’t be a problem, rather I would’ve said [Wow I’ve earned 4 Million a day!].
Though it was still not enough, I would need to earn 5 Million before the sun sets…it’s not enough.
[Yo, you don’t seem so good Ryouta-san.] (Elza)
[Aah I’m fine, I’m just a little tired that’s all. I’m just exhausted from using my full speed to hunt.] (Ryouta)
[That’s a relief….but, as for noon….] (Elza)
I can’t answer her.
If I’m exhausted after hunting all morning, I’m sure the earnings would lessen for noon’s hunting.
…..What should I do.
[Uhmm….If you’re alright—-] (Elza)
Just as Elza was trying to suggest something, behind her, there were two girls coming out from the entrance of the dungeon.
It was the two girls from Ryouta Family, Emily and Alice.
[Emily, and also Alice. What’s wrong?] (Ryouta)
[We’ve come to help Yoda-san desu!] (Emily)
[Since we’re here, there’s nothing to worry about~] (Alice)
[The two of you…..?] (Ryouta)
What’s happening, as I was anxiously thinking, Emily who had her rucksack carrying behind her, placed that giant rucksack down the ground.
She picked up various things from inside there in a handy fashion and started setting up in the dungeon.
A table and a sofa, and various ingredients.
After looking at it, it has completely became a resting place in the corner of the dungeon.
What’s more, it was set up exactly the same as Emily’s unique and warmth house.
[Sorry for the wait desu. You can rest here for awhile nodesu.] (Emily)
[Please rest for a bit, at least you’ll be able to store some energy and run through the dungeon with all your might till the end nodesu.] (Emily)
Jiiin, it appeared.
[During this time, leave it to me!] (Alice)
[Alice would?] (Ryouta)
[Un! If I’m here, I can tell you where the monster is to battle with them~] (Alice)
[Oh right, since you have that skill because you were born in the dungeon.] (Ryouta)
[Yes, wouldn’t it be perfect for Ryouta~] (Alice)
[Yeah, it will.] (Ryouta)
Though I’ve memorized the places where the monsters would likely spawn, but in the end it’s all from my experience.
Though, Alice’s special skill would allow her to know where the monsters are like a radar.
If she were to support me, my efficiency would most likely increase.
[Emily, Alice…..] (Ryouta)
[It’s good to be grateful, but for now, please rest.] (Alice)
[And hunt the monsters nodesu!] (Emily)
That’s right, this is not the time to be grateful yet.
First I’ll rest up, and after regaining my full strength I’ll continue hunting.
I sat on the sofa, and rest my body while being taken care of by Emily and Alice.
[Thank you.] was what I said. (Ryouta)
With this, I’ve gained the support of both Emily and Alice.
During the entirety of noon, I was able to barely earn 3 Million Piro.
Without any problems, I was able to made it in time to buy the 15 Million Piro mirror from the vendor.
TLN Note: So, it has already been 1 year, time really flies when you’re busy/having fun! Well, I hope that 2018 would be an awesome year and wish all my readers a wonderful New Year~ (Though it’s only 31st of December).