I saw that Leader had started to move, so I quickly left the base.
Some of the aristocrats bunch were making fun of us adventurers.
It’s better to not get involved.
“So fast? You’re back already?”
I turned towards that voice; turns out it’s Saizerg and the others.
I was puzzled when I saw that Gilmas wasn’t there.
I thought I contacted him already; did something happen?
“He should come here soon bringing a couple of teams.”
Leader is inside the base.
We’d better stay out.”
“So, it means there are foolish aristocrats there? It’s hard being Leader.
What about Vice Leader?”
“He’s gathering manpower at the guardroom.
Yeah, he’s going to bring the interns here as well.”
Saizerg pondered for a moment and then nodded.
“For now, how about we search for a spot we can use?”
We looked around to find empty house or something like that.
A huge number of people are going to be coming here.
I want to prepare a slightly decent place, because we’re going to examine all of them.
If I’m the one who will do the task, any kind of place is fine, but Ivy is still a child.
Even if Sora’s the one making judgement, Ivy still has to do the communicating.
That task is quite tiring.
It will be better if we can find a place where they can sit down doing the task.
Even worse, the organization might attack us during that.
We must find a place where we can assure the children’s safety.
“What’s that building on the corner used for?”
I can see a small building on the bend near the base.
It gives a different vibe from a residential building.
Judging from how it looks, a warehouse?
Nope, it looks more lavish than a warehouse.
As I walked closer to the building, I saw a signboard that says ‘assembly hall’ at the entrance.
“It says this is an assembly hall.”
“Isn’t it a little small for an assembly hall?”
Cival and Nouga agreed with Saizerg.
Marleek and Loucreek seemed to have stepped out to check out the surroundings.
Rickbelt reached towards building’s front door.
That front door opened noisily.
Apparently, it was unlocked.
“We found no problem in the vicinity.”
Marleek and Loucreek returned.
“This building has a backdoor.
We can use the backdoor to separate entrance and exit, so it’s easier to lead those people.”
“The door isn’t too big, so it’s easier to protect Ivy and the others.”
Cival and Saizerg are carefully checking the entrances and exits.
They are thinking about whether we are able to protect the people inside in case of a surprise attack.
They are also discussing about how to deal with the enemies if they come in droves.
While listening to them, I also started to do my own research.
According to what I grasped from their discussion, I think they also put Ivy and the others’ safety as their priority.
“You see, is this really an assembly hall? I think this is too small to be one.
I’d say this is a warehouse, but there’s a kitchen here.”
This building looks simple on the outside, but the inside is lavish to the point of unsuitable.
The building consists of a kitchen you can see as soon as you open the front door, and there’s another room further down.
Cival opened the door of the room further down to check the inside.
Saizerg, who is standing beside him also looked inside and sighed deeply for some reason.
I looked curiously, then he made gesture to peek inside.
I looked inside the room; there are overly gaudy chairs inside, and on those chairs, there are several decoration bags.
“…I’ll report this to Leader.”
I heard Saizerg’s disgusted voice.
The others responded by raising their hands lightly, their faces all wry.
Leader came a few moments later; he looked disgusted as well.
He looked at those things and took a deep sigh.
How are things over there?”
One of them is related to royal family and a well-known one.”
It seems we’ve caught pretty big fish.
Will they be alright?
“No need to worry.
I have been a leader for fairly long time.
I will ask some of my connections in aristocrat circles to help.
Ah, you contacted Lord Volonda already? Thank you.
I think he knows someone in the royal family, so I will ask him to help as well.”
“Is that so? I had no idea about that, though.”
Lord Volonda is quite a mysterious one.
“I’ll bring these things.
You didn’t touch them?”
“Yeah, we just looked.”
Saizerg looked really disgusted.
“I want to use this place, you see.
What should we do?”
“We need to ask the vigilante to give us permission.
I’ll prepare the paperwork, you just need to sign it later.”
Leader took away those things and headed to the base.
I saw the townspeople were beginning to gather outside, their faces stiff.
“Let’s speed up.
We have chairs and tables.
Let’s just use them.
Please get Ivy to sit next to me.”
Saizerg and the others began to set up the room as per my instruction.
Have Ivy and the others arrived?
I wonder if something happened to them.
I got an order from Vice Leader to look for Borolda-san.”
I heard a voice came from outside the building.
I saw Maarleek headed off that way to handle the matter, so I looked towards the sweet shop’s direction.
“Huh, so it is just around here?”
Ivy and Rattlua, then Kalua and Makasha?
I have no idea why Makasha is with them, but he’s peeking inside the base.
And is that Gilmas over there?
Ah, they saw the captured aristocrats.
Ivy saw me and looked visibly relieved.
I lightly raise my hand to the four people approaching.
I was shocked to see Kalua glared at me viciously for whatever reason.
Rattlua gave me a wry smile then looked at Ivy.
What’s going on here?
Is she mad because I let a kid in this operation?
Ah~ well, that makes sense.
Thank you for your understanding.”
I feel sorry for letting a kid participate in this operation.
But if I say that this operation is Ivy’s idea…she’s gonna be even more enraged.
I’m glad to know that she’s thinking of Ivy’s wellbeing, though.
Just then, I saw Lord Volonda’s horse carriage stopped in front of the base.
Immediately, 5 people guided by vigilantes were shoved inside the carriage and they drove away with Lord Volonda.
Ivy was watching them drove off with concern.
“We can leave the matter of the aristocrats to him.”
Ivy’s words brought a smile to my face.
Lord Volonda wouldn’t visit the base if not for this kid’s words.
I think aristocrats would never take part in this kind of ridiculous thing.
Ivy looked up at me concernedly as I patted their head.
What a strange kid, I wonder if they actually know what they’re doing or not?
Perhaps quelled her rage already, Kalua headed to the base to join in the criminal annihilation team.
I try to ask about the point that sparked my curiosity about Sora’s reaction as we headed to the room together with Ivy.
“Can you do something to make Sora react in the opposite way?”
“Huh? What do you mean by that?”
“We need to examine quite a number of people.
If Sora reacts at every unproblematic people, will it be tired?”
“Ah, so that’s what you mean!”
Ivy hurriedly looked inside the bag, and gave instruction to react the opposite way when examining people.
“Sora, no need to react if the person is unproblematic, do you understand? Just wobble when the person is problematic.”
Does it understand what I mean?
Let’s give it a try first.
“How about we check on Rattlua?”
Rattlua, who was listening to our conversation recited his name, but it seems that Sora was staying still without reaction in the bag.
Uh, I wonder if it is really fine?
“Sorry to interrupt you guys.
Are we good to go now? The line’s getting longer.”
Ivy nodded at Maarleek’s words.
We have no other choice but trust Sora…
If you get tired we can slip some break time in.”
Ivy checked into the bag and nodded.
We’ll do our best!”
“Alright, enter the room in order and recite your name.
If there’s no problem then it will be over in no time.
We’ll know right away if you step away from your line.”
After Maarleek instructed them, soon people began to enter the room.
The first ones are vigilante interns, it seems.
I saw Vice Leader stood at the entrance.
I’m gripping magic item under the table.
“The name’s Tabarida.”
I feel something tug on my shirt.
I was so shocked I let out a scream.
If I get a tug means the person is problematic, isn’t it?
Isn’t it too soon?
…Let’s trust Sora.
“You’re a traitor.”
Tabarida turned pale and tried to flee, but soon caught by Vice Leader.
“I can’t believe you’re with the organization.
I need you to come with me.
Rose is coming in a bit, I think.
Thank you for your hard work.
I’ll leave the rest to you.”
Vice Leader dragged the intern away, leaving the building.
Did we find the traitor already?”
“Hmm? Well, yes.
I’m shocked, I can’t believe we got him at the first take.”
I pat Ivy’s head as she sits next to me.
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