Today Aurene said she’s going to head out to the west to plant trees.
I’m going to take a nap while burning fire in the fireplace.
Lately, I’ve been working too hard. It’s nice to relax once in a while.
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I heard footsteps, which woke me up.
I don’t think it’s Aurene. She never makes that much noise.
Maybe it was one of the humans.
“Are you certain this is the right place?”
“Yeah! We should be able to see the wooden house soon. Huh, stone wall?”
“Surrounded by a dig, too.”
“Look, there’s a big tree behind the wall. Isn’t that the wooden house we’re looking for?”
“This is it! I almost didn’t recognize the difference!”
I climbed the wall in the direction I heard the voice.
Oh, isn’t that the boys and girl I saved the other day? And Mac?
Mac is wearing a brown wig; I wonder if something happened.
“Oh, Neko-san! Thank you for your help back then!”
“Nico, why are you thanking the cat?”
“Wow, you’re plump for a cat~.”
“Do I know you from somewhere?”
Mac seemed to remember me, but the three of them didn’t seem to remember anything.
Perhaps it was because I had only met him once in the castle, and he was unconscious when I saved him.
“Then your escort ended here!
[Record the end stamp here. Fine.]”
“The guild card says the quest is complete.
Take this to the guild and you’ll get your reward.”
“Earning money from quests is such a hassle.
Wouldn’t it be more comfortable to stay in the castle and sleep?”
“Are you stupid? If you don’t become an adventurer, you’ll become a parasite in this country forever!
I’m not going to stay here forever.
I will leave, defeat the Demon Kind and then build my harem.”
“Hey, you don’t know who’s listening.
Your statement is too careless.”
“Ha! If they can stop me, they’re welcome to try.
The people in the castle and the magical bests are too weak to be worth talking about.
And the elves were nothing out of the ordinary.”
The group of three went off in the town direction.
It appears that they escorted Mac here.
“Hmm, I’m not sure what to say, but heroes are strange.”
“Those are summoned heroes from the Franbel Kingdom.”
Mac explained to me what a hero is.
They are messengers sent by God from another world, summoned to defeat the Demon King.
Each country can summon up to four heroes through a summoning ritual once every 100 years. The heroes are as powerful as the Minotaur, making them a valuable asset.
“Not that I care about it.”
Then, Mac’s eyes light up.
“Hey, is that a new kind of brush pen?! Let me see it.”
Nope, I don’t want you to look at my fake pencil like that.