Meat’s Misguided Common Sense

 

“Come to think of it, even though we’re getting new clothes, what about Kehma?”
“I’ll be leaving the slaves’ work to Rokuko to handle. I’ll be going with the setting that a lazy adventurer reserved a room with gold to sleep in.”
“Uwaah, that sounds like a failure of a person somehow… isn’t it better to have a slave do it?”

Yep, even I think I’m a failed case. I’m not denying it, it’s a fact.

“So long as I can sleep, I don’t care about my reputation. Isn’t my reputation bad in Sia too? That I leave Meat to clean the restrooms alone in the restroom cleaning commissions.”
“I don’t think it could be that bad, seein’ how that’s usually a slave’s job… But for Meat-senpai to clean restrooms alone huh… It’s pretty rough, but well, I think that’s obvious for a slave.”
“Well, since I’m actually cleaning it in one go with [Cleanup], Meat doesn’t really resent me… that way, I can sleep comfortably. It’s perfect.”
“I-I would never resent Goshujin-sama!”

Fufufu, that’s right. I wouldn’t be able to have my way and sleep if I had to pay attention to my hug pillow having a grudge with me would I?
I patted Meat’s head. Her tail wagged adorably.

“I don’t think Goshujin-sama’s peaceful sleep has anythin’ to do with it… does Meat-senpai really just stand and hold the cleaning tools for the restroom? Sounds like a pretty easy job.”
“Right, she holds the tools.”

… Huh? Come to think of it, I don’t have any cleaning tools.

“… Meat, did someone come while you were waiting and ask if you had tools to clean with?”
“Yes, someone did.”
“How did you answer?”
“I answered saying that I properly cleaned with my hands, feet, and mouth!”

Meat responded, full of self confidence. Hooold up.

“Hold up, that’s a pretty intense response. Why did you say that?”
“Fueh? W-was that no good? I’m so sorry—“

When Meat’s face started turning blue as she was getting flustered, Ichika seemed to think of something.

“Aaah, Goshujin-sama, can I butt in a sec? … Perhaps, could Meat-senpai’ve been… sold by the dark slums’ slave dealer?”
“… … Yeah, I got her from a bandit that bought her from there.”
“So that’s it…”

Ichika was the only one to understand, her expression seemed a little sad. After that, she stood in front of Meat.

“Meat-senpai! … Normally, brushes’re used to clean restrooms! It’s fine to fetch water from a well too! Ya don’t need to use your own body to clean with!”
“” Eh—!? “”

What Ichika said with deadly seriousness surprised me. However, as for Meat, she seriously seemed to not know that. Double the surprise! That slum slave dealer, what a cruel person!

“Un, you’re safe and sound and have beautiful clothes now. The way slum slave dealers treats their slaves are the worst… if a young beastkin becomes a slave, it’s the worst of the worst. Most die before they’re sold. Of course they wouldn’t have somethin’ like common sense with lives like that… Meat-senpai, ya really did yer best…”

Ichika stroked Meat’s head while tightly embracing her.
… Having your face buried in that chest seems like it’d be kinda painful.

“The number of slaves that die from illness destroyin’ their health by doin’ things like restroom cleaning ain’t few. Even though they’re children, they’re beastkin so their vitality gets taken advantage of… it’s also natural for them to be hit or kicked to kill time. They get targeted by skills, cryin’ endlessly as their limbs or ears get chopped off. A beastkin kid is just a few copper coins, nothin’ more than playthin’s for ’em… Even if they luckily survived, there’s no such thing as an upright owner that would buy ’em in the slums, there’d only be hell left for ’em in the world.”

I don’t get it but I think I just heard something pretty incredible.

“… Meat, you’ve had an even worse time than me.”
“R-Rokuko-sama?”

From the opposite side as Ichika, Rokuko also embraced Meat.

“Even though I’m a dunce among dungeon cores, even though I’ve been bullied, it wasn’t that bad because I had Haku Ane-sama. Un, I’ll treat you more kindly from now on!”
“Rokuko-sama…”
“I-I’ll even give you some of my melon roll. A mouthful!”

… That somehow feels like a huge show of affection, coming from Rokuko.

 

 

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63 thoughts on “Lazy Dungeon Master — Chapter 45

            1. First? Second? We’re commenters our first and foremost goal is to say whatever we want!
              For example:
              Tpo is something that can be done regardless if have they bad grammerings.

        1. All the reasons why it’s eerie how emotionally attached she is.
          What is she, a world traveler herself? Kami’s vanguard? Is that why she has OP skills?

  1. For her, I guess melon roll is justice.

    He really just wants to sleep comfortably, huh? I forget sometimes how much of that one desire does comprise his motivation.

  2. A mouthful, that’s about .07 of a DP. Roku is really splurging. Could have bought a goblin ear with that amount.

    Actually… The MC could do that with DP, find ways to make items and such on the cheap, then trade them for DP or something? This world is confusing. Mc is japanese AND lazy… Kami-san, what have you done?!

  3. Rokuko looks like she’s starting to act like a big sister for meat, to think two naive children will comfort one another, I feel like they’re going to lose even more of their common sense if Ichika doesn’t step in to teach them properly.

  4. Ah, now a part of the side stories I partially read the raw for via Google Translate makes much more sense. Poor poor Meat. Hopefully they eventually go and kill that slave dealer and take his slaves for free (cute) labor.

  5. Uwah, another dark side of this light hearted story. I don’t know if Kehma will actually bother with the slave slum seeing how he always avoid standing out, but I really hope he considers doing something to help those poor kids.

  6. It is not a bad idea to kill off the dark slave dealer and “steal” the loot. Free personels for the dungeon and the inn.

    And no, releasing them right away is a bad idea because they dont have job to support themselves. Work there for a time until they find new jobs elsewhere.

  7. “A beastkin kid is just a few copper coins”. ahuehuehue, let’s go bu…, i mean let’s go save dem cute lolis.

  8. thanks for the chapter~
    the way to judge their sincerity
    Keima: sacrificed sleep time
    Rokuko: sacrificed melon roll
    Ichika: sacrificed food

  9. Why are beast slaves so cheap? I mean there are maintenance cost like food for the slaves. Also the transport cost until the slave dealer and the money for the slave hunters. Its not like the beastkids are just hanging in the trees ready to be collected and if they are treated this badly they won’t create new slaves from offspring since the newborn and the mothers won’t survive. Also from where do the new beast slaves come? Is the Kingdom making a genocide war with the beast kin, since their treatment is worse than a concentration camp?

    1. I think it’s because the beastkin that are sold are on death’s door to begin with, only sold after they’ve been thoroughly abused and made use of for money (ie. restroom cleaning and the like)

  10. Thanks for the chapter!

    Also it may have been there for a while but Ziru you may want to change the “Author” to “Translator: Ziru” on the home page, so that people don’t get the wrong idea. Just in case the worst case scenario happens [dmca] they could claim it was because you were taking credit for the actual authors works.

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