Suddenly, I woke up from my sleep.

Yawning a little, I checked the tent entrance and…laughed a bit.

I’ve finally felt at home after a few days.

It’s not a bad thing, so I’ll keep this going.
A lot of things happened and I learned a lot from them.


“Fuu~ Good morning.”


I got up and called out to Sora, who was sleeping beside me.

Sora looked at me and stretched out to the max.

It must have been uncomfortable, staying inside the bag all day long.

After that chaotic day, from today, I don’t have to worry about being targeted anymore.

All of my worries disappeared along with that day.

Of course, I need to be vigilant as long as I’m on my journey, but at least I want to spend today leisurely.

That’s what I thought, but I could hear vague sound from outside.


“I’m being too vigilant, huh…”


Sora bounced and landed on my lap.

Then it wobbled happily.

This rhythmical wobbling means it is demanding food.

I have come to be able to differentiate the ways Sora wobbles a little.

But the differences are minimal so it’s kinda difficult to tell them apart.


“Wait a bit, Sora.”


I picked up the bag containing Sora’s potions and peeked inside.


How come I only have a few…oh, right.

To reward Sora who had worked so hard, I gave it all the potions except the portion for this morning.

I have to go to the dumpster today to pick up more potions.


“Sora, how about we go get some potions later? I’m worried about Adandara, too.”


I’ve been worried about it for a long time.

I haven’t seen it at all since I stayed with Saizerg-san and the others.

According to the book, Adandara is a very strong creature, so I’m not worried about that aspect.

But it also possesses a spoiled nature, hmm…

Sora paused eating and bounced around lightly.

It seems that Sora also wants to see Adandara.


“Adandara is our precious friend, indeed.
Right, I want to give it a name, but I wonder if it will cause any problem?”


If you can tame it then you can give it a name.

That’s what I learned as a tamer.

But because I don’t have enough magic power, I couldn’t tame Adandara.

Can I give a name to a creature I haven’t tamed yet?

I can ask someone, but then they will be suspicious.

But I think having a name is important.

Yeah, I will ask directly if we meet today.


“Ivy, are you awake?”


I heard Rattlua-san’s voice from outside the tent.


“Yes, please wait a minute.
I’m going out soon.”


I hurriedly adjusted my clothes.

I made sure that Sora has finished its meal before leaving the tent.

They don’t know that Sora eats defective potions, including the bottles.

I’m sure they would be surprised if they know.

Because Sora can digest organic and inorganic things at the same time.

But I think, if its Rattlua-san and the others, they would just be surprised and nothing more.


“Good morning.
I apologize for the tardiness.”


Saizerg-san’s group and Borolda-san’s group were already there when I got out of the tent.

Even though they drank tons of alcohol last night to celebrate our successful mission.

Maarleek-san and Saizerg-san are clutching their heads, perhaps having hangover, but the others are doing fine.

Even Cival-san, who drank the most, is eating last night’s leftover meat nonchalantly early in the morning.

Well, Nouga-san eats even more compared to him.


“Good morning.
Are you still tired from yesterday’s happening?”


“I’m fine.
What about you and the others?”


“We’re good.
Except for those 2.”


Cival-san seems like he had finished eating; wiped his mouth with a cloth; then beckoned to me.

When I walked towards his spot, he placed a chair for me beside him.

I sat there, then Rattlua-san gave me some soup and bread.

The bread was the soft ones, they must have bought it this morning.


“Thank you.”


Rattlua-san somehow seems to be in a cheerful mood.

Did something nice happened or what?


“Ivy, I have a message for you from Leader.”


“From Leader?”


Last night, Leader looked distressed when he saw the large amount of documents transported into the base.

Poring over all those things is a tough task.

However, the final check must be done by him no matter what, so I could only cheer for him.

That Leader sent a message for me?


“What’s the message?”


“No need to be so formal.
Just a small request from Leader, you can do it after you finished eating.”


“Okay, I understand.”


As I began to eat, Nouga-san pulled out a basket out of nowhere and put it in front of me.

I looked at him curiously.


“This is from my acquaintance, to express his thanks to you.”


“For me?”


I swallowed the bread in my mouth before I spoke.

This soft bread is really delicious.


“Yeah, one of the victims.
He lost his family to the organization.
He’s an ex-adventurer and a mentor figure to me and Cival.
Then, because you stick together with us, he thought you must somehow be involved in the operation.
I was tricked to spill the beans.
I thought to dodge his question, but apparently I couldn’t hide it from him.
That basket is the outcome.”


“I’m sorry, Ivy.
He found out about you.
He’s retired, but still retains his sharp senses.”


This is the man who is like a mentor to Nouga-san and Cival-san.

I can only imagine that he’s a very unique person.


“If he’s your mentor then I have no problem.”


“Thank you.”


Cival-san looked elated.

Nouga-san also looked somewhat happy.

I wonder what’s in the basket.

I stop eating and reached a hand to the basket.

Sweet aroma wafted out when I checked inside.


“Is this dessert?”


“Looks like so.
Man, for that person to buy dessert…this is too frightening.”


Cival-san’s expression was incomprehensible.

Nouga-san also made the same expression.

I wonder what kind of person is he?

Just by buying desserts, persons around him went baffled.

I finished the meal they prepared for me, then cleaned up.

I prepared tea for everyone, then we’ll spend relaxing time.

I guess Saizerg-san’s group is also spending today leisurely.


“Then, what did Leader say?”


Borolda-san looked confused when I asked him.


I thought he said that Leader sent a message for me.


“Ah, that’s right.


Perhaps he was still tired from all the things happened that he forgot about the message.


“Leader said that you need to wait for your reward money, expect around 2 weeks.
They have a lot of documents they have to check this time.
Seems like all the vigilante members are tackling it together, but it will take time to finish.”


Reward money?

What is this reward money they’re talking about.


“What do you mean? Is it related to the organization?”


“Hm~ as I expected, you haven’t thought about it, huh…”


Borolda-san smiled helplessly.

Rattlua-san for some reason offered a kind smile.

What’s with this vague atmosphere?


“It’s related to the organization.
Reward for helping us planning the operation and providing information.”




I certainly had a part in building the plan, but more like pushing everyone forward.

Providing information is only natural since I’m the one targeted.

Should I receive the reward?


“No need to hold back, you deserve the reward.
You played the biggest part in this operation.
Including Sora, too.”


Rattlua-san happily patted my head lightly.

Oh, I see.

We could devise an operation like this because of Sora’s ability to examine people.

Then, it’s reward money for Sora, rather than me.


“I understand about that part of reward, but what is this reward for providing information?”


“We prepared reward for people providing information about the organization.
It’s not much but that keeps information coming.
That said, information about Count Faltoria, and Meira’s group.”


I see, so they prepared reward money for information on Meira-san.

Do they mean that I also provided information on Count Faltoria?

But that one is done by Sora, so I guess it should go towards thank-you money.


“No need to think so hard about it.
Rules for the rewards this time are indeed complicated.”


“Do you think so?”


I tilted my head.

What do you mean by complicated?


“Usually, after we received the information, vigilante group will reconfirm it and only after that we take action.
This time, the order of receiving information and taking action are jumbled.
It’s not the usual thing.”


“Yeah, moreover, adventurer guilds in other towns and cities are also paying out rewards as well.”


Borolda-san, as if remembered something, mentioned other rewards.


“That’s for information on wanted criminals, right? I think I don’t contribute anything towards that one?”


Vigilante group did all that work.

I would understand if the reward is given to adventurers who are members of annihilation force, though.


“Well, technically, that’s indeed the case.
That reward includes the strategy to capture them, you know.
So, you deserve the reward as well.”


So that’s what they mean?


“You can never have too much money.
Just accept the reward.”


Indeed, just like what Cival-san said.

Winter is coming after summer is over.

Perhaps I can consider it as getting money for lodging during winter.



“That’s right.
I’ll accept it.”


“Good for you~ now you can afford a slave.”


“Huh? Eh, what are you talking about?”


“Hm? Your reward money.
I think you will get quite a lot of money.
Such amount that could get you an expensive slave.”


Huh…such a scary amount.

I personally thought the amount would be around my cost of lodging.

T/N: OMG sorry for going MIA for weeks, I just moved into a new place *finally rented an apartment unit* and there’s still a ton of things I need to do haha, you know how tiring moving is sobs.

Thank you to rielly for the coffee!! I know this is hard time to all of us, so please prioritize your needs first! ^^

I’m not going to put this behind paywall so don’t worry ^^

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