Mile Chapter 117: Reunion
The small merchant group and 『Red Oath』have arrived safely without any problems.
Red Oath completed the escort request procedure at the guild and received their reward, and then afterwards the girls also reported the request at Helmolt town.
Because they already received the reward, this time they only needed to do reporting and documentation.
The girls already obtained the certificate for completing the Helmolt guild branch request, so reporting it went smoothly.
「 It seems you girls are able to properly handle requests with are class Red in difficulty every time …」 (Leria)
Receptionist Leria had an expression on her face as if she 「had already given up」while she processed the documents.
「 Okay, with this, the procedure is completed.
Please present yourselves to the guild master before you leave」 (Leria)
「 Ye~s!」 (Red Oath)
When the girls went to the guild master’s room, he greeted everyone with a smile …
… That smile is a little disgu…, no, no, it’s rather eerie.
「 You girls did great work!
Just like last time, you cleared up the difficult request and it is really awesome!
You didn’t just help clear that request but also brought honor to「 the Capital Branch」and other parties will also be inspired, as they can’t accept being defeated by rookies.
Well, I’m really thankful, I really am!
Besides I also received the gratitude of the Royal Palace, his Majesty is happy that we have peacefully solved the incident that could have ended up in a dispute with the beastkins if something went wrong!
To think our branch has the gratitude of the Majesty himself …」 (Guild Master)
Apparently, both the royal palace and the guild are up to date on the latest information.
Chelsie who rode on Low Breath must have already arrived earlier and reported about this.
Speaking of which, the girls can’t find Low Breath, Chelsie, and Dr. Kulereia anywhere, they should be in the capital.
「 We are back」 (Red Oath)
「 Ah, welcome back big sisters, have you been well?」 (Reni)
After returning to the inn, the girls open the door as usual and while calling out to the reception counter, Reni comes running toward the girls while speaking loudly.
「 Please don’t make me worry like that! Because you didn’t come back when you said you would, I got so worried!」 (Reni)
After a while, Mile and other girls managed to calm Reni that was speaking with teary eyes.
「 Oh, I have to tell everyone!」 (Reni)
Reni said so and returned to the counter, took out an old wooden sign and hung it outside the entrance.
A Hunter who does dangerous jobs doesn’t know when he will die or go missing.
Regardless of whether a party is A rank or C rank, they can suddenly disappear someday. And the ones who care most about missing hunters are either their family or their friends.
While thinking that Reni was worried too much, the girls smiled wryly.
Then the 『Red Oath』girls read the letters written on that hanging sign.
「 Today, all bathrooms are open, no restrictions on hot water use. 3 small silver coins each 」(Notice)
「………… 」(Red Oath)
The four girls drop their shoulders and sigh.
Reni-chan is still Reni-chan after all.
That evening the girls paid for their meals and inn fee by creating hot water many times instead of using money.
As a result, even if Reni lost some income the inn can get offset that with the bathing fee, while also attracting more customers. However …
「 Onee-chan, even if your meals are free, you are eating too much!」 (Reni)
Rena and Mile are seriously eating so much that Reni-chan is about to cry.
The next day『Red Oath』headed to the guild at a later hour.
They wanted to check the request board because they just completed a long-term request.
Yesterday, they came only to talk with the guild master about processing the request completion.
Right now, they came to gather information such as the current request situation or any other information or news they missed during their journey.
For that reason, hunters who have been absent for a long time or hunters who are taking a rest sometimes come to guilds just to get updated on information even if they aren’t working.
「 Ah, here they come!」 (Kulereia)
When the girls entered the guild, there was a familiar voice from the back.
「 Dr. Kulereia?」 (Mile)
Yes, that was Dr. Kulereia that returned to the Capital by riding Low Breath from the excavation site.
And behind her is the appearance of some familiar people.
Yes, they are the hunters who were caught by the beastkins, including the research team, heading to the Capital for reporting.
「 Why, why are you here in the Capital?」 (Mile)
「 After reporting to the lord, I rode on Low Breath with Chelsie and came to the Capital for reporting.
We met and joined in with others when we were on the way to the Capital.
After that we headed for the Capital and reported to both the guild and the Royal Palace.
After dropping me near the Capital, Low Breath and Chelsie went back to Helmolt town」 (Kulereia)
As expected it’s impossible to ride on Low Breath and fly to the Kingdom. It would be a wise judgment of the Lord.
And now the girls already know the reason why the Royal Palace and the Guild had accurately grasped the latest information.
Although that information was adjusted slightly by Mile.
However, since it wasn’t a lie, there should be no problem.
「 Ah, uhm, I heard from the Dr. that our weapons were collected …」 (Hunter Leader)
Someone speaking from the back of Dr. Kulereia.
It was the party leader who was responsible for escorting the survey team, he spoke on behalf of everyone.
It is an issue of life and death for them, but they won’t do an unreasonable thing like interrupt the conversation.
「 Yes, After resolving the mis-understanding, they gave everything back to us!」 (Mile)
Weapons and armors appeared from the air and lay spread out all over the floor.
Regarding Mile’s insane storage, she had shown it plenty when everyone retreated.
Thus no-one was surprised anymore, including other hunters that were watching from far away.
「 Oh, my beloved sword!」 (Hunter A)
「 My senior’s memento, chest armor … 」 (Hunter B)
Everyone got their respective equipment back and they all seemed really happy.
「 Thank you very much.
If everyone in our party needed to buy weapons and armor again it would have been a huge deal.
Some of us don’t even have enough money to buy anything.
You also rescued us, so we really appreciate that」 (Hunter Leader)
As the escort leader said so, the others bowed at the same time.
「 So, about the money for returning our lost equipment …」 (Hunter Leader)
The market price is usually between 20% and 50% of the total price of the equipment, taking into account their returned condition.
If the returned equipment was too damaged, its selling price in the market will drop, and the return money would also drop.
Of course, we also need to count the danger factor of the place where the hunters lost their equipment.
In this case, according to the report, Mile got the equipment back through diplomacy. However, to step into a settlement involving dozens of beastkins is really dangerous. The return price must be at least 40 to 50%.
「 We do not need it」 (Rena)
「 Huh? 」 (Hunters)
All the hunters in the area are surprised with Rena’s reply.
No-one expected that Red Oath would refuse the return money which is completely in their rights as hunters.
「 Apart from the investigation party that received some money from completing the investigation request, the other parties didn’t earn any money in the forest. Also, we already earned enough money so it’s fine to return your equipments as it is 」 (Rena)
「 Is that fine, are you really okay with it?」 (Hunter Leader)
As soon as the escort leader asked, other hunters from the back were also looking at Red Oath.
The party that received the escort request was originally quite steady and they also would have some money stored in the guild. So, they have enough to pay the return money.
However, the other parties that got caught don’t seem to have enough.
If Red Oath insists that the hunters should pay money, they will have to find some way to do it.
In truth, for the pride of a mid-sized hunter party, they can hardly accept such generosity from a newbie girl hunter party.
However, if they pay the money, other hunters who seem to be in financial difficulty will fall into trouble.
「 Uhm … sorry but …」 (Hunter Leader)
Rena suggested to the leader that was unwillingly to accept Rena’s reply.
「 Then, instead of paying us the return money, if you ever meet any troubled hunter parties in the future, please help them at once without receiving the requested money」 (Rena)
There is no guarantee whether or not these hunters will meet any troubled hunter party or these hunters will keep their promise to help other hunters.
But Rena has a feeling that these hunters would certainly keep their promises.
Other hunters and guild staff that were listening to Rena’s suggestion were in total admiration.
Because the girls are doing fine, they selflessly had concern for the other hunters.
Some people may ridicule the girls thinking, 「 to abandon their own right to the return money, that’s a foolish thing to do」 , but from everyone in this place, no one thought so.
If they would ever find themselves in that position… If they got into trouble and received help with such warm words. There’s no way they would think the girls foolish then.
A new hunter party that’s made up of pretty girls, who had made their initial name in the Hunter training school’s graduation test.
In addition to their high fighting ability, they always keep their promises, and the request completion rate is 100%. They are also kind and had concern for other hunters.
Their reputation now increased more and more.
Everyone in the guild was smiling happily as they are looked at the girls. Both Hunters and guild officials.
Pauline has a bitter face, she must be sad that she missed her profit chance.
Rena is praised by a lot of people and humbly replied many times.
Except for Mile, somehow she has a face that looks like「 Preparations are completed!」…
FUNA sensei’s Note:
About TSUTAYA’s book store benefits, it is news.
TSUTAYA received this request and seems to have granted privilege to those who have passed more than 10 days after purchase.
Apparently, as of September 6, it seems I got it handed over.
Please visit again if you are eligible.
Details are in the activity report. (^ ^) /
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Who want to be with Mile, please raise your hand.
It’s decided, Mile’s escape will end of failure this time.