I returned by time machine from a hundred years in the future and left the town the next day.
Then now, being in the forest near the port town where I was invited by the Sage, the collection of goods entrusted to the spirits is being carried out.
Thus, the whole parade of gold, silver, treasure, and precious stones continued without stopping.
There was also a large quantity of raw diamonds that would have plummeted in price if they had been sold in the Japanese market.
I couldn’t stop laughing.
No, I got serious.
“…… This is an unexpected amount of diamonds!”
“If it’s father’s request, it’s nothing! For details, we have followed the instructions to collect basic metals and basic gems that have no affinity with magic!”
The Earth Spirit who was the representative ended the report with a solemn salute.
At first, I was hoping to gather as much as possible, but the spirits were even better than expected, to the extent that they made me feel terrified instead.
Although I pretended to be a big man because I couldn’t let them see how uncool I’m, if the other party had been someone who was equal, I might have been rubbing my head against the floor to show my gratitude.
Oh my, it’s great that they’re like my subordinates.
“Hmm, let’s take a look at it for now. Also, since we can’t let the resources of this world run out, we need to pause the collection of the treasure here for a while. If there’s anything else, I’m counting on you, thanks for your hard work.”
The earth spirits were just ordered by me, but they left with a happy smile on their faces.
I’m not sure why they were so happy, but it must have been something similar to being happy to receive praise from your parents.
Although it’s great to store the treasure in app dimension, but taking away the mountain of treasure at once would definitely be a problem even if I convince the Onmyouji family to become a backer.
Let’s just put only the amount needed for the acquisition on the market and leave the rest for a rainy day.
Our company is large enough to be listed on the stock exchange, and the insiders rarely hold shares, so the acquisition itself should go well with the help of my connections as long as I can pay for it.
The problem is how to run the company after that, and I’ll ask the Onmyouji family for help in that area as well.
Changing the president is necessary, but I don’t want to go through the trouble of becoming the president myself and taking over the power.
After all, the goal is to free myself from being a corporate sl*ve, not to get promoted.
I’m going to find a suitable person to be the first one to be elected, and then I’m going to hire a good secretary to be his advisor.
After that, I plan to enjoy the slow life while loosely plugging away at the company’s business.
It’s good to be a ghost employee, isn’t it?
“Okay, so let’s go back to Japan first. How about you, Momiji, do you want to wait at Temple of God Creation? If so, you’ll have to save your onigiri.”
“Don’t wanna. I’ll go with you. I’m afraid of Onmyouji in Japan, and I’m afraid to be discover by my mother, but there’s no substitute for onigiri.”
So that’s how it was, although she’s afraid of Onmyouji and her Mother, but hated even more living a life of saving rice balls by herself.
Because she had been pushed to the point where she was going to starve to death, it seemed like she wouldn’t be able to stand hunger for a while.
Of course, I didn’t intend for her to live that miserable life, but the thought of this wild youkai’s appetite does leave unease.
I have no choice, so I’ll just take her with me.
If she’s to be found out by some Onmyoji who are going to exterminate, then I can just persuade them directly.
If I can’t convince them, it will turn into a battle, but if I rely on the occupational corrections I exercised in the replay mode, I should not lose on the parameters.
If the opponent is on the level of Togami Genzo’s Old Man, it would be a quite troublesome, but I don’t think that old man is the type who doesn’t listen to what you have to say and wields his power in a short-sighted way, so this is a relief in a different way.
“In that case, I’ll take you with me, but you should hide so as not to cause any unnecessary confusion. Is that okay?”
“Alright, let’s go then.”
After storing Momiji in dimensional storage in my phone, I logged out and took her out at home.
Sure enough, in this world, only a few days have passed since my last trip to another world. Although we have been there for about a month.
The 10 times time difference theory seems to be correct.
However, when I thought about going to work after a long absence, my heart became heavy.
I wonder if Miyagawa, my game partner and subordinate, is also working hard now.
Even though I had took a paid leave beforehand, I still felt like I had pitched him.
Well, if the acquisition is successful, I’ll give him a promotion, so let’s call it even.
“Well, before that, I have to visit the Onmyouji clan first.”
I took a glance at Momiji, but she wasn’t particularly scared, was she confident about hiding?
It’s just that after returning to Japan, I wonder if she felt the power of her sisters and Mother, and her ears occasionally sprouted twitches, is that a reaction?
In that case, let’s make a phone call first.
It’s rude to go to Togami’s mansion all of a sudden, even if we’re acquaintances, so I called the number on the business card I’d received.
“Ah, hello, this is Saito speaking. It’s Saito. Is this the Togami residence?”
“Ah, Saito-sama! I’ve been waiting for you for a long time, and I’d like to entrust you with a job related to youkai, can you please come over?”
When I made a call, Kuroko-sama came to greet me. But unpredictable is the commission related to youkai.
It’s a pretty good job and I’m not hesitant to accept it, but I have other things to do right now.
Of course, I won’t say I’m not going to accept it.
“Ah, then I’ll also visit you in your home about that matter. I would also like to ask you for a favor, can you listen to me?”
“Of course, of course! Thank you, Saito-sama. If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know! Well, I’ll sending a car over right now!”
Oh, it’s quite enthusiastic.
It’s a happy atmosphere from a different direction than the spirits.
Is it so much fun to talk to an old man like me on the phone?
It’s a complete mystery.
However, it does not seem to have left a bad impression, so we can proceed with the negotiation without any worries.
Anyway, this time, I should ask for the sale of the treasure that was obtained by an unknown method, and to arrange for the competent secretary to enter the acquired company.
That’s about it.
As I thought about it, I waited to be greeted by someone, and relaxed at home watching TV for the first time in a long time.