serious, I wonder what it is about…

And Rattlua-san looked somewhat sullen.

Borolda-san also had an indescribable expression on his face.

Rickbelt-san was looking down so I couldn’t see his expression.







“You can refuse if you can’t do it.
But please listen to my explanation first.
We would like to ask for your help to capture the organization…by acting as a lure.”


“…That’s all right.”


I can’t keep running away.

That’s why I keep thinking of what to do.

Thinking about my current situation, the word ‘lure’ came to mind.

Honestly, I’m scared, but I think this is the best way to solve the current problem.


“Ivy, you can’t! Don’t agree so easily!”


Rattlua-san grabbed my shoulders looking about to cry.

I feel guilty to see his expression.

But if there’s any other way, Saizerg-san would never suggest this way.

There’s probably no other way.


“I was actually going to ask for your help as well.
I can’t do anything at this rate.
That’s why I need your help.”




Everyone looked surprised.


“And then…”


My heart was beating so loudly.

If I say this, they might not want to help me anymore.

However, I must say it.


“Meira-san and the others from Verdant Wind might be part of the organization.”


I made eye contact with Rattlua-san, but I looked downward in the end.

They might not believe me.

They might think I’m a liar.

I’m scared.

But I can’t keep this from them anymore.


“…I know you had suspicions.
And…we just found out yesterday that Meira is a traitor.”




I looked up when I heard Rattlua-san’s sad voice.

He had an indescribable look on his face.


“You tried hard to hide something when we were staying in the adventurers’ area with the subjugation team, right? I didn’t realize at first.
But I noticed later, that you were scared of Meira.”


Since the subjugation, that long?

But what happened yesterday?


“When Rattlua invited us to have dinner together, I more or less heard the reason.
But I didn’t believe it at that time because Meira was our comrade.
However, we realized who the traitor was when we saw Meira and the others yesterday.”


I had some questions about what Borolda-san said.

When did this dinner together happen?

Then, they knew that there was a traitor among them?


“I was so shocked.
When we returned to the adventurers’ area after the subjugation, Rattlua suddenly bowed down.”


Borolda-san said that in a cheerful tone, perhaps to change the atmosphere that’s getting too grim.

Saizerg-san and Rattlua-san also laughed.


Dinner during subjugation period…ah, was it the day Rattlua-san took a leave?

That day Meira-san invited me to have dinner together, and when I was at a loss, Rattlua-san said that we already agreed to have dinner together with Leader…or I might be wrong.

I see, so he noticed my uneasiness and helped me.


“Rattlua-san, thank you.”


“Nah, I didn’t believe you 100% at that time.
But after I talked a lot with you, I believe you are not trying to fool us.”


I bowed deeply.

Honestly, I didn’t expect them to believe me.

Meira-san and the others were their comrades who stick together through thick and thin until now.

And yet, even though they didn’t fully believe me, they always protect me.

My tears spilled.

He patted my head gently.


I should have talked about it earlier.
But…I wanted to trust Meira.”


I shook my head.

That’s a given, since they were comrades.

That thought made me cried harder.

I somehow managed to stop the tears by taking a deep breath.

As I looked up, Borolda-san gently wiped my face with a towel.

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