That old man is a quite an actor or rather that was his business tone.
Last time, from google translate I almost skip what he said, but turn out he is quite a lawer defendant.
Mile Chapter 90: Request Completed!
The village elder had contacted the lord and guild around before noon.
The evening of the next day, the transport team organized by the guild branch arrived at the village at the request of the lord.
They will depart for the capital early in the morning of the next day.
All the members of the transport team were hunters, and the leader was a guild senior officer. It seems like he was a former B rank Hunter.
And maybe the lord isn’t as bad as the girls thought, because he didn’t use his own army nor doing thing such as 『Steal credit!』And the『Red oath』girls were a little relieved.
On the contrary, because the other party are also hunters and guild officials, it will be easier for the girls to deal with them. The hunters who had their friends injured and killed by the Wyvern are somewhat frustrated but they are thankful to the girls.
“…Some parties were crushed by this Wyvern and it will be dangerous if more stupid parties come for revenge, thank you for capturing it.” (Guild Officer)
The guild Officer that’s also the commander of the transport team said so, he lowered his head and signed the request completion certificate.
Because the girls handed the wyvern over to the guild, the request is now complete. It was somewhat better for『Red oath』compared to receiving an extra request like『You will need to deliver the wyvern as it is if you want alive completion certificate』
The responsibility will now be on the guilds side.
Thus, 『Red oath』has completed the request and achieving a A evaluation of『delivery of the wyvern alive』 without taking care of transportation …
“So this person is?” (Guild Officer)
The commander of the transport team asked as he sees the bound man next to the wyvern.
“I am Boon Clift (ブーン クリフト: Būn kurifuto), I used to work in the royal palace as a court magician before.” (Clift)
“Eh? Uhm, you mean that Boon Clift the court magician, do you?” (Guild Officer)
The commander of the transport team asked with a surprised voice.
“To think there’s someone who still remembers my name” (Clift)
He spoke with humble word but his expression completely betrayed it. It is the so-called 『doya face』
“Actually, I was living in the mountains and studied the wyvern. Like how to make him understand what people say, or asking him not to attack people.
If I finished my research with that result, the villagers in the territory of wyvern won’t be attacked anymore.
Unfortunately, it seems that the Wyvern have caused some casualties by counterattacking against those who are trying to kill the Wyvern …
I would like to make use of the research results for this territory and kingdom …” (Clift)
Actually, that man, Boon Clift was pleading to Mile and other girls.
He want to tell the truth to the transportation people, so please don’t stop him halfway. He promises he will not tell a lie. The girls can point out if there is a lie after he is done talking. Also, after that, he want the girls to testify only the objective facts they actually heard, not their own speculation.
Indeed, the majority of the information the girls got is from this man talked unilaterally.
It was fair and convincing to talk about only the facts that the girls actually heard.
And until this moment, there’s still nothing to point out that he’s telling a lie.
“… and, when the results have been improved to some extent.
The Wyvern was caught by these girls there and was about to be killed.
I tried to buy it with money, but they gave priority to the requests they received.
Our Negotiation has not been established, when being told that it will be killed…
So I tried to save him.
No, that’s not it, I am sorry! So, I’m trying to trick the girls and planning with this Wyvern to defeat the girls to escape.
If anything, I think I will take this Wyvern to serve for the lord to make up for everything he has done…” (Clift)
…Certainly, there is no lie. At this point…
“That’s it” (Clift)
“…Huh?” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
The『Red oath』is surprised with the too simple explanation.
Indeed, there’s no lie. But … something was off.
“…” (Mile + Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
Guild officer and hunters were also looking complicated.
Even there’re some hunters who died or got injured and were forced to retire from Hunter career but now that they heard everything, they can’t just simply kill the Wyvern.
“… is that true?” (Guild Officer)
The guild officer asked the girls about it and『Red oath』can’t do anything else but confirm it.
“Well, even everything he said is true … but there’s something I do not understand …” (Rena)
Rena answers with uncertainty.
Because everything they heard from him: is he want to get Mile’s body for his pet dog and the story about how he got『Low Breath』as friend. But even if the girls tell the hunters about it, he will likely to argue as it was for buying time to free 『Low Breath』. And the girls don’t even know if his story was the truth.
Beside he acknowledge the attacks himself and even apologizing …
Of course, it is an illegal act to attack Hunters of the guild. But if it is only that extent, usually the Hunter parties or the Hunter Guild only talk about compensation and punishment.
However, because the perpetrator side is not a hunter this time, The Guild don’t have the authority to give punishment, and can only leave him to the hands of the lord or the country. But he already promise to serve the lord to make up for their sin, it seemed they won’t get heavy punishment.
After a while, eventually, that old man, the court magician Boon Clift, was decided to accompany the transportation team as a third party with good faith, not as captured criminal.
He claimed that he attacked Mile’s party in order to aid 『Low Breath』 and he only tried to threaten but didn’t plan to kill or cause injury
Well let alone『Low Breath』, Boon Clift only released water magic to restrain the girl without excessive injury … maybe he wasn’t so bad as a person.
Just because he had no common sense. And three girls: Rena, Maevis and Pauline were familiar with a certain person like that. Therefore, they show some sympathy to him.
Only Mile thought that he wanted to hurt her body, but she never said that.
In the first place, these Hunters are merely transportation party, they don’t have great authority. No matter how much the girls explain to them, it makes no big difference.
It was also doubtful whether or not, the story he told the girls are enough to serve as an evident. So, at the most, it’s only to change the hunters’s treatment with him during escort. So Mile decided not to explain the details to the transport team. Originally, All of information the girls had, was heard from Boon Clift, if he denies it, that everything he is talking about are only to help the Wyvern there’s nothing they can do.
More importantly, Both Mile and『Red oath』 didn’t want to deal with Boon Clift any longer.
The next morning, the 『Red oath』 left the village earlier than the transportation team and aimed for Hermolt Town. They don’t want to leave the same time with the transport team nor feel like going out later than them and overtake from behind.
So, The girls had no choice but to go ahead.
And the way to the capital, the four girls were talking about things that interested them before that they finally remembered.
“That’s right, The Devil … I wonder, what they are doing in that place before…?” (Maevis)
“Well … I wonder if they were planning something …” (Rena)
“Now, I’m curious …” (Pauline)
Not only Maevis who had some knowledge about the Devil but Rena and Pauline also felt something suspicious about them.
“Well, we don’t even know if he is telling the truth.
It has nothing to do with the request, so I can’t confirm it nor we can help it.” (Mile)
Three girls were amazed at Mile’s lazy words, but they were right so they can’t say anything back.
“Well, that’s true, the request was completed with an A evaluation and additional rewards.
It was a great success, so let’s go out and have some fun!” (Rena)
Rena also agreed with Mile.
That old man, Boon Clift, they don’t know anything about him nor they want to deal with him any longer, so it can’t be helped.
After all, regardless of what, 『Red oath』 has no power to decide it.
They report everything to the guild, and then it depends on the lord. Certainly, there’s no point in thinking. That old man will be punished by the law of this territory. That’s it.
Although it’s a law, so it’s likely to be operated flexibly according to the circumstances of powerful persons, that is unavoidable.
Before noon of the day, the 『Red oath』arrived at Hermolt Town and was processed at the guild branch there. The details were reported direct to the guild master.
And, the girls received a reward with the additional fee from the lord.
The lord who is usually stringy for paying money also showed a good spirit this time.
The guild officials and hunters of transport team arrived later, fell asleep as they were tired after eating until full at the inn.
And the next day, they went back to the kingdom’s capital.
“Well, it’s been a while, will you tell us some『Japan Fukashi talk』again?” (Rena)
Although everyone were asking for a change of pace, Mile can’t come up with a good story does.
(Uhm … are there … anything good …
Low Breath, Urashima Taro, 『Ura』the back,『Shima Darou 』is it a stripe? No … No.
Low Breath, Urashima Taro, 『Ura』the back, gami Mitaro … , no no no!
Let’s get away from Low Breath!
Sales girl princess 『売り子姫: Uriko hime』 …,Comiket 『コミケットか: komiketto ka!』
Woman without buying 『買わず女房: Kawazu nyōbō』 …, Hankura bride!『ハンクラ嫁かっ: Hankura yome ka~tsu!』
A hardened old man … Do you have a “soft old man” or something?
Torotoro’s old man and …) (Mile’s inner thought) (Sorry I can’t get the puns well)
“Not yet?” (Rena)
“Please start aready!” (Pauline)
The girls begin to demand, Mile getting more and more impatient.
It was a slump (スランプであった: Suranpu de atta). Pathetic(哀れ: Aware), Mile.
(Dr. Slump『Dr.Suranpu 』, Pathetic-chan? (哀れちゃん: Aware-chan), no no no no no no!) (Mile’s inner thought)
Five days to the Kingdom.
I wonder if Reni-chan is safely operating the bath. Would she become a black company that handles orphans?
For the moment of peace of midday waiting in the kingdom, the four go forward.
Leaving behind the vast mountainous area behind it …
“Are you still thinking?” (Rena + Pauline + Maevis)
“Well, please wait a little more!” (Mile)
I hate puns.
I’m bad with both English and Japanese.