On the way back to the adventurers’ area, I suddenly felt uncomfortable.

This time, it was stronger than the uncomfortable feeling I had when we camped at the  area during the subjugation.

As I followed to the source of that discomfort, I felt presence of several people.

I stopped for a while, but there were only a few people here.

I moved faster towards the adventurers’ area, while trying not to run.

Crowded places are no good because your attention will be scattered.

However, deserted places are also no good because you can’t ask for help in an emergency.

I chose my route while thinking about what Rattlua-san warned me before.


I bowed to the guard and entered the adventurers’ area.

They warned me to check for any presence before getting in the tent because there are cases of ambush inside tents.

Because I was scared, I checked for presence from a place a bit far from the tent.

I was glad I couldn’t find any presence.

I got in the tent, shut the opening firmly and fastened the metal lock.




I saw that my hands were trembling slightly.

That reminds me, I couldn’t identify who it was because I was too scared.

I took Sora out from my bag and hugged it tightly.

Sora let out a weak “pupu~” sound even though it never made any sound inside the tent.
It must have noticed something.

I checked for presence around the tent.

I could hear people talking somewhere a bit far from here.

I could also hear sounds of people moving about, but there was no presence heading here.


“Thank you, Sora.”


I lined up potions in front of Sora.

After I made sure Sora started eating, I tidied up the potions I picked up for Sora from the dumpster.

I put them in their designated bag, but because I picked up so man, some of them couldn’t fir in the bag.

I put them in a corner of the tent.

Meanwhile, I checked for any presence again and again.

Phew~ I can’t calm down unless I do something.

However, I don’t really want to go out of the tent.


I rummaged through the bag where I put the potions.

Then I took up a small knife.

It caught my eyes when I was picking up potions, and I picked it up without thinking twice.


I brought a small sword when I left the village.

But I dropped it when I ran around the forest, and I didn’t bring any weapon with me after that.

Because it was too big for me, and it was a nuisance when I was running away from something.

When I saw this knife, I picked it up spontaneously.

I wonder if I can do something with this knife…perhaps nothing, though.

Saizerg-san said that the organization might have a lot of members.

I can’t really do anything with a knife since I don’t have any offensive skill.

Even so, I feel a bit safe when I have a knife.


Sora was jumping around me after it finished eating.

Somehow, Sora was more energetic than usual.


“Sora, thank you.”


I thanked it and gently petted Sora.
Sora was swaying.

I’m glad Sora is here with me.


I heard some noise outside the tent.

I found familiar presence when I searched for any presence.

These were Saizerg-san and Rattlua-san.


“Ivy, are you there?”




I answered to Rattlua-san’s question.

I put Sora in the bag, and opened the tent’s opening.


I brought some dinner, let’s eat.”


“Huh? Dinner?”


When I looked around, I could see some tents with their lights on.

Night came before I realized.


This town’s specialty.
I bought them because I want you to try it.”


“I’m so happy.
Thank you.”


I got out of the tent and checked my surroundings.

Borolda-san and Rickbelt-san were lining up things they bought on a table.



I heard sound of something heavy put on the middle of the table, it was a huge bottle of alcohol.

Seems like the alcohol ban was lifted today.


“Well, let’s dig in!”


Borolda-san poured alcohol into his cup and drained it while telling us to eat.


“Ah~ It’s good to drink after a while!”


“That must be because you became the team leader.
As a result, we couldn’t drink as well.”


Rickbelt-san complained to Borolda-san.


“I have no choice, at that time there wasn’t anyone else in this town.
I wouldn’t do it if there was anyone else.”


Borolda-san and Rickbelt-san both drank vigorously.


They were drinking alcohol just like drinking water.


“You both, please drink like proper adults.”


Saizerg-san snatched the alcohol bottle as if exasperated.


“Ah~ my alcohol.”


The others laughed seeing those two reached their hands towards the snatched alcohol bottle.


“Saizerg, return it to me!”


Borolda-san filled his cup with alcohol again as soon as it was returned to him.

Saizerg-san looked exasperated.

My impression of Borolda-san changed little by little.

Truly a unique person.


“Ivy, you don’t have to worry about them.
Here, this town’s specialty.
Mou soup!”


The soup on the plate was rich and had a lot of huge chunks of mou meat in it.

I felt like I have tasted this before.

What was it…it should be my previous self who tasted it.

The word beef stew came to mind.

Apparently the taste is similar to a dish called beef stew.


“It doesn’t taste good?”




It seemed that they had a wrong idea when I was thinking hard about the taste.

Rattlua-san looked at me worriedly.


“No, it’s tasty.
I just think it tastes similar to a dish I know.”


Ah, no good.


“You have tasted this before?”


A long time ago.”


It was impossible to explain.

We only have wild mice in Latomi Village.

Furthermore, most of them are made into dried meat.

However they didn’t seem to find any issue.


“I see~ do you like it?”


I like it.”


“I’m glad.
This is my favorite food.”


“I also like this very much.”


“Hehe, that’s great then.”


Rattlua-san smiled a little awkwardly, however that smile looked a little sad.

Sometimes he made this kind of expression.

He would quickly change his expression, but it made me sad seeing him.

Adventurers must have faced all sort of things, huh.

Difficult things included.


“Ivy! You drink this too!”




Rickbelt-san, with his eyes glassy, held out a cup without hesitation.

What is it all of a sudden?

And you do realize that I’m a minor, right?


“Stop it! Geez.
Sorry, Ivy, he’s drunk.”


Saizerg-san took the cup he held out.

Rickbelt-san looked dejected.

I just saw another side of him.

However, his eyes were so glassy it was scary.


“Geez~ Rickbelt-san is on troublesome type today.”




“Yeah, he has 3 different types of drunk.
Giggly drunk, quarreling drunk and prideful drunk.
Today it’s the most troublesome one, the quarreling drunk.


Rattlua-san explained with a strained smile.


“I think we should go back to our tents after we finished eating.
He will be like that for a long time.”


I looked at Rickbelt-san, who was quarreling with Saizerg-san.


“Look, I worked real hard this time.
But who got away with my achievement~!”


Rather than quarreling, you can say he’s complaining non-stop to the person beside him.

I guess nobody wants to listen to that kind of thing, huh.

Alright, let’s clean up and return to my tent.

I quietly tidied up the dirty dishes and other things.

Then I’m going to return to my tent quietly so Rickbelt-san doesn’t find out.


“Good night.”


Saizerg-san waved his hand, noticing my whisper.

Will everyone be alright tomorrow?

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