Rejoice, guys. As I promise.
Once again, Mile failed to make herself average this time and we can laugh at her failure.
ED: sorry I have been slacking off lately (Lowe)
Chapter 52: Fishing
ED: Lowe & Bluegraine
The next morning, everyone, who gathered for breakfast, stared at the 『Red Oath』.
“What are you doing, what is that …?” (Brett)
Brett, the leader of 『Flame Wolf』 somehow began to breathe heavily.
The others are acting similarly.
Only the client and Bart, the leader of the 『Dragon Breath』 remained calm, it seemed they had already known.
And what they saw was…
Miles and Rena were wearing Ekland School’s uniforms.
And Pauline was also wearing Ekland school’s PE clothes.
It was Rena’s plan for thief fishing.
While Mile was still in school, she had been in her school uniform at all times except when she was in bed.
And when the uniform had become too small, she had traded it for a larger one a few times.
The last one she received was a little larger and it was the only one which would fit Rena’s body.
And Maevis-san was aware. Although she was pretending she didn’t want to wear it, Rena was actually pretty happy.
(T.N: something like “I’m the one who proposes this so It can’t be helped, I’m only wearing it because I don’t want only Mile become the bait alone”)
Only Pauline was unfortunate.
Although she was still a child, a certain part of her body was really big.
She couldn’t fit any of Mile’s uniforms, so she had to wear PE clothes, the only ones that could stretch.
Even so, when it was Pauline who wore it, it was …, it was a bit too lumpy here and there…
“Fu, fue ~e~e~e…” (Pauline)
It was the only good clothes Mile had, which could turn them into bait for luring bandits.
Rena’s cheeks were a little red and Pauline’s face was really red because of embarrassment.
Maevis was wryly looking at them, while Mile was just smiling happily.
After the meal, everyone cleaned up and prepared to depart.
Each member of 『Red Oath』 was sitting on each carriage, respectively. (To lure bandits)
“Thank you for your consideration” (Mile)
The old man, who was the owner of the leading carriage smiled at Mile and responded with laughter.
“Oh, don’t worry and thank you for the meat yesterday” (Merchant)
And while they were traveling, Mile was learning how to control the horse-drawn carriage and talked about various stories with the old man.
“No no, I have retired a long time ago.
I knew Amuros was suffering a lot from bandits and I also heard that a group of my friends was gathering carriages to help Amuros.
It is a dangerous road, I thought it would be better for an old man like me to die than the young merchant.
They are also thinking the same as me, 4 out of the 6 retired old friends of mine.
Also, my daughter and her husband are doing business with Amuros.
If they get attacked by the bandits, it would be serious.
I thought that I have lived long enough and that I have no regret in life.
And finally, we can do something worthwhile in the last days of our old lives.
The goddess is also doing something stylish.
Fu ha ha ha!” (Merchant)
“Aha ha…” (Mile)
While Mile wryly replied to the old merchant, she thought.
(Sorry, but I will not let you or anyone else die here, please look for another place to die) (Mile)
There were several reasons for why Maevis, Pauline, and Mile became interested in this request.
Of course, there was something about Rena, but it did not change everyone’s mind just for that reason.
First, the reason for why the request fee was cheap compared to the danger level was that the budget was limited, as a whole merchant group wasn’t traveling for the purpose of profit.
And many goods with low-profit margins were loaded because they only carried the most necessary items to Amuros where merchants had stopped coming.
No matter how people looked at them, as merchants, they couldn’t do things like an enterprise that risked their lives with no profit from the beginning.
Next, it was a question of whether or not to take an escort quest for the purpose of killing thieves.
The merchants’ purpose of taking escort hunters was “to kill the thieves”, not to protect the merchants or goods.
This request was deemed a recruitment for “an escort but also a request for subjugation”.
Of course, the girls were still not sure whether thieves would attack or not.
If that didn’t happen, the merchants would trade with Amuros like normally.
Thieves didn’t work every day, and the girls didn’t even know if the thieves have already moved to another country.
In the end, the probability of being attacked was slightly higher than the ordinary escort request.
It was completely depending on luck.
Regarding that point, the three people had their own thoughts, and they decided to accept the request.
Regarding the “Cute clothes strategy”, Maevis was a vanguard and a swordsman so she couldn’t fight in a skirt with no armor protection, and it also took a long time to equip armor, which meant that she couldn’t wear Mile’s clothes.
Rena and Pauline were also wearing them because they were magicians, it would not take long to wear their robe over the uniform.
It was especially not a problem for Mile, as her body was sturdier than even armor.
Rena had no right to object because she was the one who proposed this strategy.
Pauline was unable to escape, and she became a companion for the other two with full power.
And it was a catastrophe that there were only PE clothes that she was able to wear.
Maevis was pretending to be like the other hunters by herself.
So in the early morning of the second day, Rena, Pauline, and Mile were in the clothes that Mile provided.
The reason why they didn’t wear it from the first day, was that the thieves would not come out near the kingdom capital.
But of course, the main reason was that Mile doesn’t want anyone in the Kingdom to suspect her of being an Ekland student.
As they practiced quickly equipping protective gear many times beforehand, it was okay if they didn’t receive a surprise attack.
Well, originally the magician didn’t have to engage in melee battle. The leather and robe armor couldn’t block attacks from swords and spears anyway.
While Mile was talking with the merchants, there was a response from the search magic that was secretly developed.
(Well, this is … Orcs, six of them) (Mile)
Mile jumped from the coach to the top of the horse-drawn carriage and signaled to the rear carriage with a hand signal.
The following carriage slowly stopped, and Mile, after confirming it, jumped off the Carriage and ran forward.
(… there!) (Mile)
Mile hid behind the big trees and looked at the situation.
[6 orcs. If we kept traveling, we would encounter them soon. There was no choice but to fight here]
As Mile thought so, she took out the slingshot from the item box, grasped it in the left hand and took out the iron balls which looked like pachinko balls with her right-hand fingers.
(I wonder why the iron balls I ask the nano-machines to make are the same as the iron balls use in the Pachinko game … maybe because of my past life memories has some effect on my command to the nano-machines or something) (Mile)
[Well, there’s no use in thinking about something like that.
I put an iron ball in the slingshot, aka the: 『pachinko bullet shooter』
The reason I wasn’t using pebbles this time was because orcs had quite thick skin and meat, unlike small animals.
I was worried that pebbles would shatter and be dispersed in the meat because the meat was thick.
No one wanted to eat meat with sand in it, and we didn’t have a decent dentist.
I wondered if healing magic would restore teeth?
Or after the old ones were missing would the new ones grow?
In any case, I didn’t want to try it.
No, maybe a stone could be chewed?
Digested, absorbed and turned into nutrition…]
As it gradually became a scary idea, Mile quit thinking.
This time, instead of hand shooting like usual for small animals.
Her left hand extended to the front and her right hand pulling the carbon nanotubes to about two-thirds of the maximum expansion.
(Target lock …) (Mile)
Ba shun (SFX)
…Ba ~an! (SFX) (Translator’s joke: You have slain an enemy!)
Ba shun (SFX)
…Ba ~an! (SFX) (Translator’s joke: Double kill!)
Ba shun (SFX)
…Ba ~an! (SFX) (Translator’s joke: Triple kill!)
The launch sound and the hit sound echoed three times at short intervals, and Mile took out the sword and jumped out of the shade.
Suddenly the orcs saw a large hole in their fellow’s stomach and the blood was scattered. Then the head of two of his other buddies got blown away, and the remaining three orcs fell into great confusion.
Actually, Mile saw the first abdomen getting blown off and that “a considerable part of meat would become useless”.
She considered it as a failure and changed her aim to the head.
After killing 3 orcs and saw their confused state, Mile ran with fast speed towards the remaining orcs while readying her sword in an Iaido stance.
[ED: abdomen… I hope I’m not that orc]
Bushi ~yu ~ (SFX)
Dosun (Quadra kill!) Dosun (Penta kill!) Dosun (Hexa kill!) (Aced)
After Mile ran through them, the bodies of three orcs were cut cleanly into six parts and fell to the ground while the blood flowed out.
There was not a single drop of blood on Mile’s clothes.
“Oi, you …” (DB’s 3 men)
Looking to the voice that she heard from the back, the men of 『Dragon Breath』 stared at Mile and the Orcs’ corpse with their mouths half open.
“Why did you go by yourself without permission?” (Bart)
In the evening of that day, Mile was scolded by Bart at the camp.
“If you find the orcs, it’s obvious that you should report to me first! I’m sitting right next to you on the first carriage. Why did you keep silent and go alone?” (Bart)
“I’m sorry, I …” (Mile)
“I don’t say this because I want to hear your apology, I want to hear the reasons for why” (Bart)
Mile was in trouble and decided to say the truth without hiding anything.
“Uhm … If Bart-san was taking an escort request, and you realized there was a small horn rabbit in the middle of the road” (Mile)
“Aaah …” (Bart)
“What will you do at that time?” (Mile)
“Well, kick it out of the way, wait … you mean…” (Bart)
“You will not cause a fuss and invite everyone, won’t you?” (Mile)
“Are you saying, to you, 6 orcs are the same with a small horn rabbit? You are only Rank C, aren’t you?” (Bart)
And while Bart was still talking, someone tapped him on the shoulder.
“Leader, even if you want to warn her, all these orcs were hunted by this child alone, isn’t that enough to convince you of her power…” (Vera)
After Vera said so, Bart looked at the orc’s bone attached meat that had been grilled.
The others had already grilled the third one, and in a few minutes, the next one would be grilled too.
(TN: (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ Bart, How dare you scold our goddess, let her eat dinner)
“I’m sorry … I signaled the carriage behind, but I forgot to contact the carriage on which I was riding …. I’ll be careful later …” (Mile)
Bart’s sermon had finally reached its end, and it seemed Mile was reflecting on her mistake.
Bart hadn’t done this to bully Mile.
Three parties had joint duties with command and operation, and he had only warned Mile because he wanted her to be careful.
Hunters shouldn’t rush towards the enemy alone without a comrade’s help, that was common sense.
Because Mile understood it, Mile obediently apologized.
By the way, her party members didn’t protect her.
“If you understand then it’s alright, you can eat now, it was the orc that you hunted after all” (Bart)
Mile finally got permission and began eating orc’s meat.
But this time, sub-leader of 『Dragon Breath』, Karam, a swordsman the same as Bart came to ask.
“Hey, where did you learn that sword skill, how can you cut all three Orcs at the torso in half with one slash?” (Karam)
Karam kept staring at Mile waiting for her answer.
“Well, I cut the torso because I can’t reach their neck …” (Mile)
“That’s not what I mean! are you trying to avoid the question ?” (Karam)
When Mile was in trouble, Vera came out to help.
“Well well … that child is in trouble, a man who is too persistent will be HATED” (Vera)
Karam-san was depressed because of Vera-san’s words, to the point that he could not raise his head.
“I am saved … Thank you Vera-san!” (Mile)
Mile was relieved and thanked Vera for her help … but …
“Okay, don’t worry about it.
By the way, from what I saw, you grasped the sword and slashed all of them in one hit. And I have already seen the corpses of fire magic, ice magic, soil magic, wind magic before but none of them will leave a wound like that …” (Vera)
(T.N: Vera mean she already saw corpse killed by fire, ice, soil, wind magic before, and none of them was exploded like Mile Pachinko bullet)
“…Did you use a strange ranged weapon or something?“ (Vera)
“This is bad! (Mazui!)” (Mile)
When Mile retreated, her back hit something soft.
When Mile looked back while sweating, Jeanne the magician had a full smile and grasped Mile’s shoulders.
“It’s magic, isn’t it? To think you have such interesting magic.” (Jeanne)
It seemed like Mile wouldn’t get Orc meat anytime soon.
“I wonder where did I go wrong?” (Mile wondered)