“Uh, uh, uh!”
Earlv gives me an accusing look as she shouts at me.
“Oh, that’s terrible, Rox!”
“I don’t care. You’re the one who sowed the seeds.”
She complains “huu, huu” with tears in her eyes, but I don’t care of her anymore.
Of course, if this guild master comes to attack her, that’s a different story, but until then, she has to deal with this herself.
As for the guildmaster, he hears my words and gazes at Earlv’s face.
Earlv, who was being watched, was sweating panicky and looking away.
“Oh, I knew it. I have a suspicion that you are indeed her.”
I look at the guildmaster, my eyes darting around. Did he notice that?
“You’re Nina, aren’t you? You’ve grown up. You’re just like Olivia used to be.”
“Mother … you know my mother!”
Earlv put her hand on the desk and leaned forward to confront the Guildmaster.
“Yeah. I’ve known your mother, Olivia, for a long time. I met her when I was very young, but I’ve met you too. Don’t you remember?”
“Well, that’s too bad. But I’m glad you’re really Nina-chan.”
When Earlv replied, the Guildmaster hugged her, his eyes moistening slightly.
“I was worried when I heard that Capital had fallen. So, where’s Olivia.”
Earlv didn’t answer, but looked down, biting her lower lip.
As if sensing something with that, the Guildmaster pulls her into a hug again.
“Well, all right. You don’t have to say anything else.”
He said, patting Earlv on the head.
After a few moments, the Guildmaster breaks the embrace and shifts his attention to me.
“Would you mind if I asked you a few questions about yourself?”
I replied shortly. I don’t have a taste for blabbing about my past to strangers.
“Come to think of it, I’ve never heard of Rox either.” (Nina)
“You didn’t ask me.”
“‘So you’ll tell me if I ask?”
“I don’t like that about Rox.”
“I don’t like your reckless sense of justice, though.”
“Hey, you two. It’s fine to flirt, but haven’t you forgotten about me?”
As we were exchanging words, the Guildmaster interrupted us with a troubled look on his face
“It’s not like we’re flirting or anything!”
The guildmaster rebuked Earlv’s red-faced protest, and then turned her attention to me again.
“If you don’t want to talk about it, I won’t force you to.”
“I’d appreciate it if you would.”
Earlv puffs out her cheeks as if she’s not convinced.
I’m unwilling to do this, but it’s going to be a long relationship, and it’s probably a good idea to talk to this girl at some point.
“Let’s move on to the next story, shall we?”
“Is it still there?”
“Yes. It’s a letter from the chief of Arni.”
Saying that, the Guildmaster takes out an envelope from his pocket.
I took it and pulled out the letter inside.
I was just about to read it when Earlv leaned in closer to me.
“You’re too close.”
“I can’t see it unless I do this.”
Well, that’s might be true, then I dropped my eyes on the letter.
The content was pretty normal, just a thank you for saving the village.
“So, what’s this all about?”
I look through everything and ask the guild master.
“Have you ever heard of the big boar whose name is written there?”
When he said that, I looked down at the letter again.
Name of the Big Boar, Name of the Big Boar …….
“There it is. What the hell is ……?”
Thank you for defeating the big boar. This boar has long been called “Erymant” and is feared–.
As I read that out, Earlv’s complexion grew paler and paler.
“Don’t tell me you’re talking about the Divine Beast Erymantia Boa. ……” (Nina)
Huh, sighed the Guildmaster.
What’s that, divine beast?
“Rox, you look like you don’t know. A divine beast is a kind of land god that protects the land. It is said that when this divine beast is gone, the land withers and goes into decline.”
That big boar, was it such a big creature? It must be absurdly strong.
“So you’re not supposed to mess with the Divine Beast. Well, I understand the logic, but this time it can’t be helped. They were attacking people.”
But Earlv, who received my words, shook her head.
“It’s said that divine beasts live in seclusion and rarely attack people.”
“It’s rarely …….?”
The villagers would have had a hand in it.
“It’s our fault for recklessly sending it out as a quest without confirming the fact. But I thought I’d at least explain it to you guys.”
The Guildmaster held his head.
“From this letter it seems that the people of Arni village did not know.”
“So I can’t blame the people of Arni village. It would have been better if we had only defeated one of them, but now that we have defeated both of them, there is no Divone Beast left in the area to protect the land.”
Hmm? There’s no one left?
“What have we done…….!!”
Earlv holding her head with Guildmaster.
No, no, wait!
Earlv and the guildmaster look at me with their voices in unison. What the hell is this girl talking about with her face. I can understand the une, but it would be strange if Earlv forgot.
“Isn’t he in your item box? That Divine Beast-sama.”
When I said that, “Ah,” Earlv raised her voice briefly and started fishing through the item box.
Then she takes out a fucking boar. It was sleeping with his nose lantern puffed up.
Eventually, the lantern pops with a crack, and his eyes slowly open sleepily.
The three of us peeked at him, and the guy squealed, his eyes often blinking to see what was going on.