Suspicious Commission 3
Aaron, who left the Adventurer’s Guild to come to the lodging place to talk with me, and as soon as he entered the room, he immediately started asking questions.
Aaron had been asked for clarification several times by the dwarf uncle and the elf lady before arriving here, but all of them had been brushed off with a single word, “I found a clue”.
It seemed that this man was the type who would self-terminate things in his mind because of his own sharp mind, and demanded the same from others.
However, precisely because of his unfathomable ability, the two partners seem to have some kind of trust in him, and understanding of the situation aside, there is no doubt at all on the point of “clue”.
From this point of view, his personality is completely not bluffing, not making unnecessary concerns, and saying what must be say.
“So kid… no, did you say Kenji? How do you know that this fire dragon’s commission was from the demon race, explain it in a way that my two companions can also understand.”
“No, no, wait a minute. What’s going on here? Suddenly back at the inn with two young children, do you want to kidnap them? I mean, information about demon race shouldn’t be leaked to these clueless children, right?”
Since there was an agreement between the other party and me, we started talking from that premise. But for this elf lady, it’s as if she doesn’t know what’s going on.
Go back to the inn all of a sudden, and having two children with them, even extremely confidential information about the demons started to circulate without any explanation.
Even if I were in the same position, I would have reacted in the same way.
The dwarf uncle was silent, but judging from the way he stroked his smug pretty beard in contemplation, he seemed unable to understand the current situation.
“Alright, just shut up. Bella Sathira. The clue is his very identity, so cooperate with me now.”
“……If you say so, I’ll leave it to you, but you better explain it to me later.”
“Don’t worry, it’ll all sort itself out once we find out who this kid is.”
Did he just call her Sathira?
Speaking of Sathira, it reminds me of that 『Lara Sathira』 who first evolved into a superior species among humans.
She is now quite famous as the High Elf of Living Legend, so there shouldn’t be anyone carelessly referred to themselves by her last name …
Except, could it be that she is the daughter of Lara or something?
The only difference between the characteristics of a high elf and an elf was the difference in ear length, so it was difficult to judge at first glance.
She actually became a high level species, bu there is no guarantee that her descendants are also a high level species, so after all this time, I don’t know what this lady race is.
Well, never mind.
Either one is fine.
Since the conversation isn’t going anywhere, I’ll answer the question first.
“About why I know that it was a commission from the demon race, it’s because that commissioner named Adora recruited on the premise that the fire dragon materials would be used for the ritual. A normal person might not know that if you use a dragon for the wrong ritual, it will create a miasma. If you know that miasma is the origin of the demon race, it will be hard not to suspect that it is related to the demon race.”
“What are you saying?”
Probably because what I said was so shocking, Bella stood up and stared at me.
From the way they were surprised, it seems that they didn’t learn about the origins of their client from the ritual.
If even they didn’t know about it, perhaps the demonized ritual was an area where even those who became quite upper class wouldn’t know about it, and the unknown parts were numerous.
However, considering the suspicious comission about the fire dragon, It seemed like they had been tracking the demon’s trail for a while, and in the middle of that tracking Adora’s commission came before them.
But on the other hand, Aaron seemed to be somewhat convinced of the content, constantly muttering meaningful things like “I see… ” and “That’s why…”
Well, that’s why I called him “self-terminate things in his mind”.
Don’t you want to share a little more information?
“I see. I don’t know who you are, but I roughly understand your reason for responding to the fire dragon’s comission. Then, what do you want from us?”
He is really fast thinking, isn’t he?
He judged that he already knew everything he needed to know about the demon race, and that he was looking for something from me who had given him valuable information.
I’m glad that he was able to understand so quickly in this situation.
“Well, I’m actually looking for a companion because I’m not strong enough to fight against the demons. I’m confident that I can fight one on one, but if the opponent is a plurality of demons, I’m at a disadvantage. So, if possible, I would like to go with the three of you…”
“All right, you can join.”
“That so fast!”
Even though I haven’t finished talking yet, he gave me permission as if he overshadow my words.
No, it’s true that we don’t have enough power to fight, so I’m grateful that they are willing to work with us.
But if like this, what can I say?
Isn’t there a little more conflict or something? ‘
“Hey, you can’t just decide on your own! There’s no way I can take a young non-combatant around!”
“You still don’t get it? Try to find out the magic power of this kid, it’s not something that a 10 year old kid can have in him. If you are deceived by his appearance, you will be at a disadvantage. And I’m afraid that this kid’s beastman companion is also a Celestial Beastman… There is no doubt about his fighting ability, right?”
Although Bella retorted fiercely, she couldn’t find any counter-argument to the reply, so she could only keep her mouth shut.
Well, even though what he said was actually correct, I was a bit hurt when he said, “Even though it’s obvious that he’s a suspicious guy, he seems to be strong, so let him join”.
I’m just trying to solve a problem and achieve something, but I’m being criticized.
“Yeah, I agree. After listening for a while, I agree. It’s true that we don’t have enough power on our side, but even kids who are wrapped up in a lot of mysteries and have a lot of incomprehensible things are welcome to join our team.”
“Wait a minute, Dadan you!”
The dwarf uncle who had remained silent so far, correction, was Dadan who seemed to be in favor of this course.
Well, that’s right, no matter how skilled the three of them are, the other side was still a demon race.
There’s no doubt that the more combat power the better.
“Then it’s decided. I ‘ll think about who you are later, and nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you too, Aaron.”
“Huh, …… Aaron? No, that’s okay.”
No, no, you just thought it wasn’t your name, right?
If you are not comfortable with that, just state your real name already.
Afrer all, there was no reason to hide your real name in the first place.
“Mmmm, nice to meet, Aaron. I ‘m confident in running away and hiding, so you can count on me.”
“Huh? Running and hiding? It’s an ability that can be used for sneaking around and spying. Very good.”
It seems that he understood Momoji’s characteristics in a split second, and could see how to use it effectively.
You’re pretty good, scruffy beard.
Well, then, I guess I’ll say hello to the elf lady who is still in daze and unconvinced by the situation.
“Then, nice to meet you, Bella Shatira-san.”
“Uh-huh. Nice to meet you……. Alas. Well, it can’t be helped at this point. Although my mother did tell me that the smarter the human race is, the weirder they are, that’s really true.”
I don’t know if she gave up or was dismayed, but she sighed and seemed to show some understanding.
From the perspective of someone who has been observing humans since primordial era, Lara Sathira is someone who has an attachment to the human species, what is she doing now?
I’m a bit curious.
I’ll have to venture out and ask her later.