Bonus chapter today thanks to the Patrons, enjoy~
I had plans to meet with Klua-san today. There were a few things I wanted to discuss with her. And after waiting for about five minutes since I arrived at the appointed place, Klua-san came over to me.
“It’s been a while, Relius-san.”
“Yeah, it’s been a while, Klua-san.”
She smiled at me when I called out to her. Maybe it was after her work. She was dressed in tight clothes.
Her clothes suited the tightly fitted Klua-san well, and she was attracting the attention of those around her today as well. Then the gazes who looked after Klua-san turned to me and glared at me. They must be jealous of me. It’s not that we have a relationship between a man and a woman anyway…
We move to the restaurant, and then we just order our food and wait for it to be brought to us. Let’s talk things over while we’re at it.
“Klua-san, may we move on to the contents of this discussion right away?”
“Yes, that’s fine.”
Klua-san smiled and tightened her expression a little.
“Alright, let’s start with the first one. Last time, I was asked to make some weapons for the adventurers who had formed a party together with me. There’s also a money transfer that occurs there, but should I go through Klua-san for that?”
The first discussion was in regards to the request for weapons I received from Thief-san and Warrior-san. I’ve made weapons for Linear-san before, but no money was exchanged at the time.
Well, maybe it was better to consult with her about that one as well, but I thought it was just fine at that time. But this time, there’s a clear exchange of money.
“There was a request to make a weapon?”
“That’s great! Relius-san’s dream is about to begin!”
Klua-san was happy as if it was her own. I was honestly happy, but that wasn’t the main point at the moment. Klua-san seemed to understand and quickly nodded.
“As long as it’s a personal exchange, there’s no problem, right?”
“Oh, I see. Then you won’t mind if I make one?”
“Yes. If you want to send a lot of products, I’ll step in between. In that case, I’d appreciate it if you could split the fee as usual.”
I see. Having a merchant’s backing would be more useful in large transactions. Klua-san then makes a thoughtful expression and opens her mouth.
“By the way, I’ve heard about that and also about weapons and so on, but I haven’t heard about the requests here yet. Relius-san, how did you make a sale?”
“I didn’t really do much of a sales thing. In my case, I just had a party with them, and they asked me after they saw me using it.”
“I see. That’s a fine business. That’s great.”
I was a little embarrassed by Klua-san’s words, and she quickly bowed her head.
“Thank you for discussing this with me. Relius-san, you’re a serious person, aren’t you?”
“I didn’t really know what the right thing to do was. Come to think of it, Klua-san, you wanted to discuss something with me too, didn’t you?”
She looked slightly uncomfortable to say it.
“Well, do you know that right now in the mycos region, there’s a monster called the horned dragon and a large number of monsters joined together in ravaging that area?”
“Oh, that’s the one I saw in the guild.”
I was a little curious about it too, but I didn’t expect to hear about it from Klua-san.
“I did. It was just an urgent request, so I don’t really know the details.”
“I haven’t heard any information about the monsters either, but as a merchant, I was hoping to be able to carry something, such as food, and I wanted to ask Relius-san to deliver it to them.”
“Oh, I see.”
It’s true that with my abilities, those problems can be taken care of. If I distribute too much, it would be noticeable, but I’ll leave that part to Klua-san. Besides, if it’s good for someone else, I don’t feel bad about it.
“I understand. It’s just that I’ve been thinking about accepting that urgent request as well.”
“Yes. I thought it would be a good opportunity to aim for a D-rank since it would give me quite a few points.”
“I was going to go down there myself. Then why don’t we go together? With Relius-san there, we can carry the goods much better than expected.”
Well, I can just create it on the spot. Klua-san is thinking about this and that.
“That’s excellent, Klua-san.”
“Eh? What do you mean?”
“That you’re willing to work that hard for someone in need.”
“I was… in the past. My master helped me when I was in a similar kind of trouble. I started as a merchant because I wanted to help someone else in times of need like this.”
That was her reason.
“Let’s do our best, shall we?”
“…Thank you very much. With Relius-san around, I think we can do anything.”
I would like to be relied upon. And it’s not a mistake that I can do everything to some extent. When I looked closely, I saw Klua-san’s ears were red.
“S-so, that thing just now doesn’t mean anything strange!”
While watching her like that with a panicked look, I think about my shift. The inn will be fine for a while. There shouldn’t be any problems since a new person has also joined.
Now I just need to know how long it will take for us to get back. It would be better if we could return quickly, but it will depend on the situation over there. Especially as long as the horned dragon and the other monsters still aren’t defeated, the refugees won’t be able to return to their normal lives.
I hope they are defeated as soon as possible.