Angel Element After a Week
I already went to Kant-san’s, so I just returned to the guild.
Haaah, my regular duties are attacking me.
… Oh, right. I haven’t reported about Angel-chan to the guild head. Sounds troublesome… tomorrow’s fine for that.
Handling my regular duties, Angel-chan with her carry-on came along.
… Moreover, there’s a new woman. With her collar, she’s a slave… it’s not a young girl…!?
Ah, so that was it. He doesn’t just want small bodies but wants to try out adult bodies too!? She’s large in several areas, so bouncy.
Rather, Angel-chan is together with him so that means she wasn’t used as a trade-in. Unfortunate.
“… Oh, you sure didn’t take your time buying one. Moreover, a human, and big…”
Wait, what… I remember this person… Sorin-san, I think?
Right, I probably remember her because she was an adventurer with a strong habit? She loved eating above all else, and back then despite being D-Rank she had went through a large amount of F-Rank boar exterminations solo. The reward was that she could keep all of the boars’ noses, they are really delicious. I also wanted to eat them.
After reaching C-Rank, I’d heard talk about her getting into heavy debt and her falling into slavery, but—to be purchased by Scrap-san, she’s unlucky…
Nn? Wait a second.
That means that this Scrap-san was able to buy a slave that was originally a C-Rank adventurer.
A C-Rank adventurer, moreover a debt slave. Being a debt slave means that their debt is included in their price… that is, a debt that was large enough that a C-Rank couldn’t pay back was added to her price.
Excuse me? Wouldn’t even ten gold coins be too little?
“Along with reporting that we completed the commission, this one… Ichika, please register her to the guild.”
Wait, but it’s Sorin-san you know? Why’d her name turn into Ichika?
I thought that using the slave’s original name as their slave name so long as there weren’t any particular reasons to change it was the usual? Beastkin slaves usually work happier when going with that method.
Scrap-san probably stripped her name away by force. Rather, what is ‘Ichika’? Wait, perhapds it came from the god of food, Ichidaka? Naming a girl like he wants her to get fat, does he want to harass her?
“Another name with no sense to it. Well then, I’ll interview her for now… come this way.”
While passing the him twenty copper reward from the designated commission, interviewed Sorin… no, Ichika-san. It is very regrettable, but I have to apply her new name properly since she’s become a slave.
I performed the interview in front of Scrap-san as he was the owner. Starting up the lie detecting magic tool, I started questioning her.
“Where is your home?”
“It’s Pavuera. Ya can tell by my accent right? It’s on the other side of that Tsuia Mountain over there, the fish are sooo good. ‘Specially the octopus there! Well there’s still a lot of guys that throw ’em away even in my home town, but they’re really really really good…”
“Ah, on to the next question.”
This person could energetically keep talking on and on forever about food. Her alias as a C-Rank adventurer being [Demonic Gourmand] wasn’t just for show.
“Your strong points?”
“Tastin’ stuff! Ah, of course I’m good at tastin’ for poison and rot too… Wait, as an adventurer, ya mean? Haha, shoulda jus’ said so, un, scoutin’! I’m also good at securin’ food anywhere I guess?”
She is an excellent scout. From what I’ve heard there’s no reason to worry about starving with Ichika-san there. She would handle food like running a monopoly though. Ignoring the scrap, please make sure to share with Angel-chan alright?
“Your reason for applying?”
“Goshujin-sama~, he said he’d give me lots of super delicious stuff to eat♪ Fufufu, I can eat good from now on~♪”
I understand, when he said that he tricked you, he’ll feed you his *beeeep* or something. The fiend!
“Let’s see, last, is there anything you need to tell the guild? You are a former adventurer.”
“Oh? You knew somethin’ like that? Lessee, I was a former C-Rank adventurer that became a slave. Well, now I have a new name and it’s Ichika, so I’m havin’ a fresh start. Pleased to meet ya!”
Hearing Ichika, Scrap-san said something stupid from behind, ‘Eh? A former adventurer?”
No no no, you bought a slave without getting an explanation!?
Did you not ask!? Did you just see her boobs and buy her!?
Uaaah, no way. She wasn’t cheap you know? You bought a human you know? Such a negligent shopper. As expected of the worst Scrap-san.
It looked like she hadn’t lied so there’s no problem giving her a guild card. As a former adventurer G-Rank should be fine as an exception… Ah, right.
“… By the way, how much was she?”
“I drove the price down nicely. Fifty silver coins.”
Fifty silver…? For a human and a former C-Rank adventurer debt slave that price was clearly strange, what in the world kind of trickery did he use to make her that cheap!?
‘Drove the price down nicely,’ what kind of threat did you use against that Grapher-san!?
Wha—, n-no way, he lent him Angel-chan…!?
Kuh, what heresy… Scrap-san isn’t worthy of Angel-chan after all!
A guild receptionist’s morning starts early.
If the guild isn’t opened early in the morning, adventurers are unable to secure their employment and that day’s business halts. The guild is a system that function from early morning until midnight, leaving its doors open to adventurers twenty-one hours a day, leaving someone in waiting for the extra three hours just in case something happens.
As the guild head’s grandchild, as well as a guild receptionist, I must work unashamed.
Despite that, I was called early in the morning today by the guild head to receive a scolding.
“Why didn’t you immediately report to me that those adventurers returned?”
“Eh? I did report. Through Anon-chan.”
Anon-chan is my coworker. She looked at me with cold eyes yesterday… even though I was just going to observe my adventurers’ work.
“Anon certainly did report to me yesterday. However, it seems like she wasn’t asked to tell me anything in particular?”
“Eh, even though I asked her to tell you that the adventurers I’m in charge of came!?”
“Idiot! I told you to report to me directly without using anyone as a go-between for that hero matter in the first place!”
“I forgot, it’s been a week since then! I’m sorry!”
The guild head sighed. I’m the one that really wants to sigh. But well right now’s the morning adventurer rush, this break from work feels great… rather, it’s painful to not work, yeah! Ohoho.
Just then, the door to the guild head’s room was knocked on.
“Excuse me, guild master. The adventurers that Silia is in charge of have come… They are saying bye to leave.”
“… It can’t be helped, get going, Silia.”
Nice timing! Scolding evaded!
“We will continue after today’s work ends, alright?”
Uuu, I wasn’t able to avoid it.
At any rate, I went to where Angel-chan was.
Ah, the accessory’s here too. Sorin-san… not that, Ichika-san’s here as well.
“Ah, yeah, good morning… but why you specifically?”
Oh, come to think of it I haven’t told him about being his exclusive receptionist huh… I definitely haven’t. He disappeared for a week before I said it, so I completely forgot yesterday.
“I am assigned to you, I look forward to working with you from here on.”
A stupid response huh. Well it’s fine, so I quickly told him about the work exclusive receptionists do.
Ah, right right, come to think of he’s leaving town huh. Is it his high point that he’d come to report that?
“I’ll be training in the mountains for a bit. I’ve been thinking about setting my sights on the [White Labyrinth] sooner or later.”
Training… if something happens to him and Angel-chan survives she’ll be my thing legally…!
Nn? [Ordinary Cave]? Well, it’s an empty dungeon but Scrap-san with his empty head is no match for a dungeon. For now I showed him the general area on the map and took the chance to say that the dungeon core shouldn’t be destroyed.
… Come to think of it, that A-Rank adventurer declared she’d come and assassinate anyone that tried destroying that dungeon core huh. Let’s make sure to tell him that. As his exclusive receptionist, I don’t want to be assassinated as well for not saying it.
“Another designated commission came in for you. I’m told that Kehma-sama’s delivery of meat for producing meat skewers were, rather than being of low quality, were delicious and popular… they sold very well, and sold out in the afternoon. He boasted, saying that from now on he would purchase up to six per day at the max of twelve coppers. If possible, he’d like you to tell him the secret.”
“Hooh! Tasty meat skewers!? You won’t overlook that right? Right? Goshujin-sama!?”
[Demonic Gourmand] snapped at him.
Let’s recommend goblin and boar subjugations.
They are F-Rank commissions, so it’s just right. Goblins become fertilizer for the fields and boars are just tasty to begin with, so I’m sure [Demonic Gourmand] will certainly be excited about it.
“Because of that, in conclusion, Angel-chan is the best. I want her in my family, no, I want to have her to myself.”
After business was over, I was called by the guild head once again and reported on Angel-chan’s excellence to him. Angel-chan is wonderful no matter how many times I say it. The cleanliness of the restrooms cleaned by Angel-chan leaving behind some of her purity are too much.
“Alright, putting the angel aside, what about Kehma-dono?”
“Eh? He was sleeping in the park. He’s no good, playing hooky. Seriously.”
Fufun, I said it this time! Playing hooky is no good you know~
“It’s natural for the master to rest while their slave works.”
Eh, no punishment even though he skipped out? That’s discrimination!
“Well, I also have some thoughts about how to perform that commission… That way isn’t strange for something like restroom cleaning. It’s not always true that two people inside of a small restroom would be able to move that well, so isn’t that actually the perfect way to finish the commission? If you’re working properly, it can’t be called playing hooky.”
The guild head said that like he read my thoughts. Ugugu, that’s a sound argument.
“… However, thinking about the way he uses his slave, Kehma-dono likely is not a hero after all. I thought there may be a chance for it, but I heard talks that heroes don’t like slavery as the land they come from does not allow slavery.”
“Ah, speaking of slaves it appears he bought another one yesterday. That slave was registered as an adventurer yesterday as well. A former C-Rank adventurer… get this, the person whose alias was [Demonic Gourmand].”
“What? … Wait, a former adventurer that possessed an alias? Even at the cheapest, wouldn’t they cost eight gold coins?”
“Moreover, a debt slave!”
“Then that would be fifteen gold coins! Strange, does he have a money source somewhere? Maybe he’s a hero after all…”
“However, it seems he bought her for fifty silver.”
“… Wait wait, that’s strange. Fifty silver for a C-Rank adventurer? What in the world kind of hand did he play for it to turn into something like that?”
Right!? I don’t get it either. But there were no reactions from the lie detecting magic tool that I’d happened to start up either, so it’s true he bought her for fifty silver.
“… For a new F-Rank adventurer to already have fifty silver, no that’d be fifty-five including the adventurer registration… Just that much is plenty abnormal. He’s definitely concealing something.”
Angel-chan is surely still earning him money, so he didn’t want to release her.
“Was there anything else strange?”
“There was something weird when I went to Kant-san’s place, as I understand it, there’s something like wooden nails… Kant-san was excited about it.”
“Hoh, a hero’s knowledge… Uumu, the chances of him being a hero is even higher now, huh?”
“No, I get the feeling that Kehma-sama just said something offhanded to Kant-san and he understood it as a new idea.”
“Mm? That so… well it’s fine. Anything else?”
Was there anything else… let’s see, nn…
“Ah, he said something about wanting to go to [White Labyrinth]. And he’s secluding himself in the mountain to train or something.”
“Ooh. Then for the time being he’s aiming for C-Rank, is he… Hmm, the dungeon huh. Silia, collect information about that dungeon and memorize it. It might be useful.”
“Eeh… Yes, understood, guild head. I’ll make sure to memorize it.”
Learn it before he returns in a week, he means…
Uuu, my work increased. Aah mou, I don’t wanna!
I’ll work hard for Angel-chan though alright!?
“There should be an [Introduction to the Study of Dungeons] in the warehouse, look for it. Sell it to him cheaply to get his gratitude.”
“Uwaah, that cluttered room…? Getting things out of there sucks though.”
The adventurer guild warehouse. When something is placed there, it doesn’t come out. There’s probably lots of ghost-type monsters lost in there. They probably like the gloom.
Eh, wait. Come to think of it, Angel-chan isn’t going to come for a week. Meanwhile, I’m going to be studying dungeon stuff while doing my normal work, as well as having to search the warehouse!?
Wai—, please, someone save meeee!