Commission’s Investigation 1
A short while after Momiji and I joined the High-Ranking Adventurers, we temporarily disbanded that day.
Since each of us had just arrived in this town chasing after the demon, we weren’t even properly prepared for battle.
It was decided that the commission’s investigation would take place tomorrow, and until then it would be free time.
In the meantime, I also decided to stay at an inn for the time being in order to make preparations, and I will return to Japan after giving them my contact information.
I didn’t have any weapons or tools except for the remaining onigiri and an LED flashlight.
I have cold medicine that is absolutely unnecessary in commission, and a machete that I bought at hardware store that is now underpowered, so I was helplessly lacking in tools.
Japanese tools somehow seem to have special power in different world, so I plan to buy band-aids, wet cloths, and ointments for recovery from injuries.
I don’t know to what extent these items can be strengthened over here, but the cold medicine bought from the pharmacy is obviously very unusually effective.
I’m sure it’ll help this time as well.
Of course, I have recovery magic, so I can rely on it in case of an emergency. However, there is a big difference between me having a means of recovery and having a means of recovery that other people can use as well.
That’s the good thing about it.
It’s effective because anyone can use it, and that’s important.
“I’m going shopping for a while, so you can spend your time as you like, Momiji.”
“Hmph. So, do you have any onigiri?”
“Oh, I’ll leave a dozen of onigiri with tuna mayonnaise first.”
Since I’m just going shopping, I thought I’d come back soon, but since time runs differently on Earth and in the other world, I’ll leave two days’ worth of food in case I can’t come back soon.
Momiji’s eyes sparkled as she looked at the dozen of tuna mayonnaise onigiri… but I hope she didn’t to eat them all in one day….
Well, she wasn’t that stupid, although she was cowardly.
Although I was somewhat uneasy, but since I had already conveyed what I wanted to convey, there was nothing I could do about it, so I was temporarily logging out.
“…… Well, I’m back.”
Unlike when the character incapacitated from combat, you will regain consciousness as soon as you log out through the official procedure.
I was ready to go to the pharmacy.
I went to a few convenience stores in the middle of the day because I wanted to increase my stock of onigiri, and I bought the occasional snack or carbonated drink because I thought Momiji would be happy.
After all, that youkai is a child in spirit, and her taste buds must be appropriate.
After that, I wandered around the town looking for all kinds of things to buy, and when I arrived at the pharmacy, it was already an hour later.
One hour on this side of the world is 10 hours in that side of the world.
I was worried about whether or not Momiji was eating properly, so if I didn’t go back soon, she might be in trouble.
As I was leaving the convenience store on my way home, I was stopped by someone who looked familiar.
As usual, it was Kuroko Togami, a beautiful dark-haired girl, with black-clothes bodyguards.
But what’s different from the usual is that a brown-haired girl wearing the same uniform is standing beside her.
This girl was also a beauty, but unlike Kuroko-san, she gave the impression of having a tough personality.
“Wait, you stop for a moment. We need to talk about something.”
“Oh my God, that’s disrespectful to Saito-san with such an attitude, Saionji-san. We’re not enemies, so I don’t think it’s right to make it sound as if we’re arresting a criminal red-handed.”
The tough girl with the headstrong personality, Saionji seems to have something to say.
But then again, this young lady has a friend who seems to be quite troublesome.
After all, she is a friend of an Onmyouji, is she also a high school student who knows how to use jutsu and shikigami?
Well, I’m in a hurry right now, so I honestly don’t care.
“No, I’m in a bit of a hurry right now, so can you make this quick, please? I’ll listen to what you have to say.”
“Hmm, interesting. You’re quite a skilled practicer, there’s such calmness even in front of a young lady like this. I don’t know how good you are, but I buy that fight.”
No, I didn’t ask for a fight.
I just wanted to end the conversation briefly and avoid a fight, so why don’t you understand?
I feel a bit like the atmosphere of the boss throwing a temper tantrum.
Damn, my old wounds from my days as a corporate-sl*ve hurt so much!
“Wait, wait, Saionji-san! Why are you fighting all of a sudden? Didn’t you promise not to do that this time?”
“Oooooh… … Yeah, yeah, that’s true. Well, you’re a lifesaver, aren’t you?”
I’m not quite sure, but she seems to have saved my life.
I don’t really understand it.
A high school girl’s world is full of mysteries.
“So, what can I do for you?”
“Well, I actually had a gift for Saito-sama. Before I came after you, I haven’t been able to spot you for the past few days, and although I thought it would be a problem for you, but ……”
“Oh, do you mean that?”
I think I understand.
The last time we talked, she had a lot of ideas about the remuneration, so she must have prepared some kind of gift as a shortfall of compensation below the market rate.
Geez, what an outstanding lady.
Compared to those newcomers who have just stepped into the society, she’s already more like social people. This is a perfect follow-up for subcontractors.
“That’s right! Here’s the gift, can you please accept this Mini Kuroko? I did my best to make it!”
“Hahahahaha, this is really something. Yeah, Mini Kuroko, eh?”
Wait. I don’t know what you’re talking about, young lady.
However, the lady who claimed to have worked hard to make it handed me a doll with a smug look on her face, so how could I, a small subcontractor, refuse?
I smiled and used my socialite skills to the limit without letting her realize my confusion in the slightest, and I decided to appraise the doll called Mini Kuroko for the time being.
[Substitute Item: Mini Kuroko]
You can block a lethal blow.
The maker’s love is so heavy that if you throw it up, you’ll be cursed.
The only way to escape is now, or never.
The only way to escape is now.
I’ve already taken it. So the way to escape has blocked, right?
If I throw it away, I’ll be cursed… That’s too bad, isn’t it? Although the effect is also excellent, but why did you give me such a bad doll?
Incidentally, the doll itself is quite well made, it captures its own characteristics perfectly.
“Ah, thank you very much, Kuroko-san. I’ll treasure it.”
“I glad you like it.”
“Yeah, I like her very much. She’s very cute little doll……. But I have something that needs to be resolved right now, so I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to excuse myself here for now. I will take good care of this doll.”
I would be cursed if I forced to do anything more, so I slipped away for whatever reason.
Fortunately, it was true that I was in a hurry, so I’m sure my words would have been more convincing.
In the end, I left behind Kuroko-san who, although a bit reluctantly, muttered “I know” with a slight wave of her hand.
By the way, what does that JK called Saionji want?