est to keep her company by staying up late.
Luna thinks of her(Shisuha) as a nuisance, but I’ll stay hopeful her efforts aren’t fruitless.

[Okura-sama, it has been a while.
How can I help you?]

[It sure has been a while.
Erm, I’m thinking of putting up a request.]

[A request from Okura-sama? Requests are handled at the counter over there, though may I inquire what kind of request it is?]

Through the doors of the guild to the main counter, I was greeted by Mana-san.
The last time I saw her was the day we departed for the capital, so it has indeed been some time since then.
After exchanging greetings I spoke of my request, her reaction suggested that I was doing something uncommon, she then directed me to the counter for making requests.
Maybe it’s unusual for adventurers to make requests for other adventurers?
I was about to make my way to the other counter when she asked what my request was, so I stayed to chat.

[I’m thinking of looking for someone who can hunt Black Orcs with my party for a day.]

[Hunt Black Orcs? If that’s the case, Grin-san has been going around joining other adventurer parties to hunt goblins and orcs recently, he might be interested in accepting the request.]

Ohh! Just the person I was looking for!
…but, wait.
He’s been joining other parties to hunt? That means it’s possible there will be others besides Grin-san… Well, whatever.

[I will inform Grin-san of your request when he returns then.]

[Thank you.]

Mana-san will help us inform Grin-san of our hunting request, problem solved.
I expected this to take more time, but it got settled kinda effortlessly… Oh, right.
I should let them have a look at this, since I’m already here.

[Also can you confirm the proof of subjugation for this monster?]

[This… What kind of monster did this belong to? I have never seen this before…]

[Eーrm, it was a black quadruped monster that was about the size of a cyclops.
Oh, and a goblin rides on its back as well.
It also dropped its horns and hide…]

[I’ll take this to the back office and look it up further.
Please wait a moment.]

When I showed Mana-san the fangs of the Behemoth that we defeated in the Labyrinth, she picked them up and observed them.
She was unable to identify it after her short observation, she then brought the fangs in for further investigation.
Does the guild have a tool of sorts that they use for this kinda stuff?
I already know the monster was a Behemoth, not stating that was probably the right move.
It was a monster that appeared at the end of a Labyrinth, I wouldn’t know if this type of monster has been sighted yet in this world.
Seeing that Mana-san didn’t know, maybe it’s a monster that isn’t widely known.

[Onii-san, what kind of monster was that?]

[It’s the big guy that appeared at the end of the Goblin Labyrinth.
Well… it was quite the thing to encounter.]

[Ara, could it have been the same monster we faced on our side? We’ve also collected the horns and stuff, I’ll hand them over to Onii-san later.]

[Ooh, I see.
Did you girls have trouble fighting it?]

I sniped the goblin up top and it ended there.]

That’s Estel alright… She’s so reliable.
If our party wasn’t separated, we’d have zero problems rolling over it.
Thankfully that Behemoth was linked to the Goblin riding it so it counts as defeated when the Goblin gets roasted, things would have been spicy if it was just the Behemoth by itself.

[Sorry for the wait, but our guild has no information regarding this monster.
Perhaps you could find out more from the guild in Suting, I highly suggest you bring the materials to them.
Additionally I’d advise against selling the materials and have them properly appraised first.]

[I see… got it.
I’ll bring them to the capital then.
I’m leaving the request regarding Grin-san to you, thanks for the help.]

Mana-san returned after a while, unfortunately the guild had no info on the monster.

It was something on the level that you needed to “see it to believe it”, I’ll give up on cashing in the proofs here for now… Here’s hoping the capital has credible info on the Behemoth.
So there are places to appraise such materials.
I’m sure the horns are some of the highest quality materials I have obtained so far, so even if we can’t get a subjugation reward, it should still sell for a lot of money.

[Alright! Luck is on our side to have gotten ahold of Grin-san for our thing.]

Our errands were done so we left the guild.
Wellー, I certainly wasn’t expecting things to go so smoothly.
I’m slightly worried as we’ll be getting the company of other people, but it shouldn’t be too bad with Grin-san as the liaison.

[I’ve only met him once before, but are you on good terms with that Oji-san(Grin), Onii-san?]

[He’s the first actual person I made contact with here when there was only Noru with me.
I wouldn’t know what Grin-san thinks about me, but I find him to be very relatable… He has that image of “safety” and “stability”.]

[Speaking of “safe”, does Onii-san feel the same about Dhius and his party?]

[Ahー, well, that guy is…]

Despite me having only worked on a single request alongside Grin-san before, he has a special place in my heart as he was the first person from this world that I met.
That gets me wondering if that merchant Raoul is still getting by… maybe I’ll ask Grin-san when we meet again.

Though I do feel some semblance of familiarity with Dhius now, he didn’t give the greatest of first impressions.
I do think that it’s abit of a shame, as we could have had better relations from the start if we had met differently.
If and when we figure out this manastone party thingamajig, I’d want to get Dhius and his party to “lend a hand” too but… It might be troublesome to pull off.
I really need answers on how the party system thingie works.
Uーmu, I’m getting nowhere by thinking about this myself.

[So anyway Estel, we’re already out here and all that, do you have anywhere you wanna go to?]

[Ara, you’re letting me choose?]

[Yeah, anywhere’s fine.
Though there’s not much to see here compared to the capital, we can even go to the capital now if you want to.]

[I prefer quiet places like Brunne on occasion, so here’s fine.
I’ll be satisfied no matter where I am, so long as I’m together with Onii-san.]

Since the errand was concluded as early as it did, I thought of strolling around the shops with Estel.
She’s the one who decided to tag along with me, so I should let her enjoy herself too.
There wasn’t much to see in Brunne, so I was ready to go to the capital via Beacon if needed.
Then Estel says she’ll be satisfied wherever as long as she’s with me, with that smile of hers.

[…I, I see.
W, well then.
Let’s go.]

[Ah, wait for me, Onii-san.]

I bricked for a moment from Estel’s reply, but I quickly recovered and started walking.
I could feel my face heating up from the embarrassment.

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