Mile Chapter 148: Elf

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Mile Chapter 148: Elf

 

「So… what… do you need?」(Mile)

 

Even though Mile was talking normally with Doctor Kulereia, somehow she got nervous when talking with the male elf.
However, Rena knew that feeling well.
Because the girls had thought Doctor Kulereia was an ordinary human, because at that time her ears were hidden with hair, and they even mistook her as the daughter of Guild Master. So even after they know more about her, they still didn’t change their attitude.
However no matter with this man, his appearance was an elf from head to toe.

「What!? Young ladies, do you know young lady Kulereia…!?」(Elf)

(T.N: This Part look like Mile’s POV because this part call the elf = elf ojii-san)

[ The elf gramp asked in a surpise… no, we don’t even know if he is an old man yet. It would be bad to call him 『gramp』right away. But he is an elf, I can’t grasp his real age …]

 

「Where and when did you see her? Was she doing fine?」(Elf)

「Ah, yes, she was full of energy, we saw her…」(Mile)

 

Rena grabbed the shoulder of Mile, who tried to answer.

 

「What are you doing, talking about other woman’s information without permission to a man that we don’t even know his identity!」(Rena)

「Ah……」(Mile)

 

Yes, it’s strict about personal information in this world.
Originally, Hunter hated other people asking about his past and abilities, so troubles frequently occurred due to it. And as time pass by, it became an unspeakable rule that 『Interrogation about Hunter’s personal information must have involved person’s permission』

And, if they refused to be investigated, other hunters must refrain from investigating, unless it was necessary.
Of course, it’s always necessary to confirm the credibility of the other party such as employment and contract.

But this is different, it was about 『unnecessary information irrelevant to hunter work』

And humans are not very familiar with the depths of the hidden elf society. Of course, 『Red oath』was also the same.
Why is Doctor Kulereia living with a human and working as scholar even though elves don’t live with humans?
Why did she leave the elven settlement?
Was that because of her relationship with family and relatives?
Or was there a hostile person?
Even though Mile didn’t know anything about them at all, what would she do if she told others about Doctor’s information without permission?
That act may possibly teach the stalker the current address of the victim who tried to escape.
Mile herself had stalker trouble several times in the previous life, her bad memories were revived, and she reflexively casted magical spells.

 

「Hot water and ice shackles, restraint …『TEI(Rena)』…」(Mile) (T.N: I put Rena dialog inside Mile’s dialog because Rena chop Mile when Mile is still talking, just like the raw)

 

Rena interrrupted by giving a chop hand on Mile’s head.

 

「Wait, wait! I’m not a suspicious person!」(Elf)

「Suspicious person always says that!」(Pauline)

「Well, how do I say!」(Elf)

「Is he a suspicious person?」(Hunter X)

「「「「!!!???」」」」(Red Oath)

 

Everyone took a look over and noticed, the hunters in the guild already put their hands on the handle of the sword and staff. The girls and the elf were surrounded by hunters.
Because Mile was chanting attack magic in the middle of the hunter guild, and about to fight with the elf, that’s why this has happened.

 

「Sorry, it was nothing! We just have a light joke with an acquaintance, I’m just playing around! Right, uncle?」(Mile)

「Eh … oh, oh, yeah, well, oh yeah, it’s a(n American) joke!」(Elf)

 

In a moment of panic, the elf was surprised with Mile’s words, but quickly understood and talked with the girls. As expected of the long aged person.

 

Ku~
Pu~
Kusu~ kusu (Giggle and laugh SFX*)

 

Everyone lowers their guard, takes their hands off their weapon, laughed and scattered to the place where they original were.
Hunters weren’t allow to cause a commotion in the guild, normally they would get yelled at. But in this case, one side is an elf uncle or even a gramp and the other side was cute little girls, other hunters couldn’t bring themselves to yell at elder or cute young girls. In other words, they showed their kindness as senior hunters by laughing to discard the tensed air.
Besides, some people already saw the behavior of the 4 girls, the 4 girls was just being caution with unfamiliar people from the beginning, so they understood the situation.
In fact, they should scold the girls as an educational guidance, but it seemed unnecessary.

 

「Mile! You! What were you thinking? Using attack magic in the guild!
You can’t complain even if you get attacked by other hunters without asking questions! …」(Rena)

Behind Mile, Rena’s face turned red from angry.

After receiving a lot of scolding from to Rena, Mile stopped the shipping request for the time being and the 『Red oath』moved to the drinking corner of the guild with the elf uncle.

 

「So, what do you want?」(Mile)

 

Mile was lowering her guard against an elf uncle and asked.

 

「Ah, I’m sorry.
Actually, I heard that you planned to ship something with the guild carriage to the Tyrus Kingdom, so I want to ask you if you could hitchhike my delivery together…」(Elf)

「Ah!」(Mile)

 

Hitchhiking.
If it is a small document, letter etc, the fee will not change if it is to a certain size and weight. So, if you put everything together in one package, it will cost only one charge.
After that, the person who first received the package, would deliver the hitchhiked items by himself or herself after opening it, or sent it again with a little extra charge.

If the 2nd deliver is in another town or another country, the extra will be almost the same with the first charge.

However, if this delivery is at the same city, it is a profitable job of children who are under the age of 10 that are often waiting at guild for job with a few small silver coins cost. That’s why if someone happens to find a person who is shipping to the same town, they will ask for hitchhike delivery to lower the fee.

 

「Well, can you accept it?」(Elf)

「As long as you accept to paying half of shipping fee …」(Mile)

 

For Mile, there was no disadvantage.
Since the first destination was Mile’s destination, there was no risk, if the shipping fee was divided to half, there should be no complain.

 

「Oh, I’m thankful! Because most of us live with our own self-sufficiency, we don’t have much currency that human beings use. Especially weak people and old people rarely come out of the village.
Now I can buy souvenirs with the left over money and return home」(Elf)

 

Mile also smiled at the uncle elf who looks happy.

 

「… And about young lady Kulereia …」(Elf)

 

The elf uncle handed over an enclosed letter to Mile. As Mile opened the parcel and started writing to inform about hitchhiking delivery to her receiver, the elf uncle asked.

 

「You don’t have to tell me where she lives, but at least let me know if she is still healthy. If she is still doing fine, then it’s all good」(Elf)

「What is your relationship with Doctor?」(Rena)

 

Even Rena who seems to be rude, the Elf uncle, … his name seems to be Elsatok …, calmly answered.

 

「I’m just a senior citizen who interacts with her family.
Young lady Kulereia is a popular person among adults in the whole clan. Everyone wants their own children to grow up like that young lady, and they are decorating her dolls in every children’s room …」(Elf)

「「「「Ehhh…」」」」(Red Oath)

 

Everyone, including Mile who was writing, was surprised.

No, Doctor Kulereia was cute, but as a beautiful elf, she wasn’t an outstanding beauty. She was even leaving the elven village and living with humans. Her personality is not really special. And to be called doctor, she should have a reasonable age. But, the girls couldn’t understand why she is so popular.
The Elf uncle explained what everyone was wondering.

「Elf is a long-lived race, and elf children generally become less dependent on their parents when they are around 40 to 50 years old. And they began to be independent from their parents, gradually disliked parents’ involve and left the house」(Elf)

((((… Slow! Too late to leave the parents!)))) (Red Oath)

「Nevertheless, Lady Kulereia stuck with her father no matter how many years, everyone was envious and jealous of her father…」(Elf)
「「「「Ah … ….」」」」(Red Oath)

 

Everyone remembered when they rescued her from the excavation site and ran away.
When Mile misunderstood as her the guild master’s daughter said 『Your father was the one asking us to help you』, her over-reaction at that time and her blushed cheeks, the eyes felt a bit…

 

「She must love her estemeed father …」(Maevis)

「well, anyone can see that she loves her father」(Pauline)

 

When Maevis and Pauline were wondering. Mile cried out words that didn’t exist in this world yet.

 

「FATHER-CON (COMPLEX)!」(Mile)


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  1. Father-con.
    That father should go explode on behalf of those fathers whose laundry was segregated, don’t hug me, have to meet the bastard in law and got a I hate you declaration etc etc.

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  2. The genius elf is a father-con
    And a whole clan idolize her for that…
    Could it be all adult elf are doting parents that can’t leave their child?

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  3. Suggestion:
    Because the girls had thought Doctor Kulereia was an ordinary human, {her the ears}->{because at that time her hair} were hidden with hair, and {}->{they} even mistook {she was}->{her as} the daughter of Guild Master. So even after they {realized it}->{know more about her}, they still didn’t change their attitude.
    However no matter with this man, {he}->{his appearance} was an elf from head to toe.

    「What{!}->{!?} Young ladies, {}->{do} you know young lady Kulereia…!?」(Elf)

    [ The elf gramp asked in a surpise… no, we don’t even {}->{know} if he is an old man yet. It would be bad to call him 『{granp}->{gramp}』right away. But he is an elf, I can’t grasp his real age … ]

    Originally, Hunter hated other people asking {by}->{about} his past and abilities, so troubles frequently occurred due to it. And {by time it}->{as time pass by, it} became an {understanding matter}->{unspeakable rule} that 『Interrogation about Hunter’s personal information must have {the}->{involved person’s} permission』

    And, if they refused to {investigate}->{be investigated}, other hunters must refrain from investigating, unless it was necessary.

    And humans are not very familiar with the depths of the {secretive}->{hidden} elf society.

    「Hot water and ice shackles, restraint …{『TEI(Rena)』…}->{!!??}」(Mile){}->{,「TEI」(Rena)}

    Rena {gave}->{interrrupted by giving} a chop {}->{hand} on Mile’s head.

    The girls and the elf were surrounded by hunters.
    {Mile was already}->{because Mile was} chanting attack magic in the middle of the hunter guild, and about to fight with the elf {that}->{,that is} why it was quite natural that this {}->{has} happened.

    In a moment of panic, the elf was surprised with Mile’s {word}->{words},
    but quickly {recognized}->{understood} and talked with the girls. As expected of {old}->{the long} aged {}->{person}.

    Besides, some people already saw the behavior of the 4 girls, {was just caution with }->{the 4 girls was just being caution with} unfamiliar people from the beginning, so they understood the situation.
    In fact, they should scold the girls {for}->{as an/as the} educational guidance, but it seemed unnecessary.

    「Mile{}->{!}, you! What {are}->{were} you thinking? Using attack magic in the guild!
    You can’t complain even if you get attacked by other hunters without asking questions! …」(Rena)

    the 『Red oath』{who}->{} moved to the drinking corner of the guild with the elf uncle.

    so I want to ask you if you could {give me one piggyback}->{hitchhike my delivery together}…」(Elf)

    {Piggybacking.}->{Hitchhiking}
    If it is a small document, letter etc, the fee will not change if it is to a certain size and weight.

    After that, the person who first received the package, would deliver the {piggyback}->{hitchhiked} items by himself or herself after opening it, or sent it again with a little extra charge.

    If the 2nd deliver is {other}->{in another} town or {other}->{another} country, the extra will be almost the same with the first charge.

    However, {this is deliver in}->{if this delivery is at/if it is deliver in} the same city, it is a profitable job of children who are under the age of 10 that

    person who is shipping to the same town, they will ask for {piggyback}->{hitchhike delivery} to lower the fee.

    「Well, can {not you}->{you not} accept it?」(Elf)

    「As long as you accept {}->{to} paying half of shipping fee …」(Mile)

    Since the first destination was Mile’s destination, there was no risk, if the shipping fee was {devided}->{divided} to half, there {was}->{should be} no complain.

    Mile also smiled at {a man of}->{the uncle} elf who looks happy.

    The elf uncle handed over a {writing enclosed}->{enclosed} letter to Mile. As Mile opened the parcel and started writing to inform about {piggybacking}->{hitchhiking delivery} to her receiver, the elf uncle asked.

    No, Doctor Kulereia was cute, but as a beautiful {elven,}->{elf,but} she wasn’t an outstanding beauty.

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    • Actually, piggybacking is a much better choice than hitchhiking. I understand why you were thinking hitchhiking would be better, but piggybacking refers to being on the back of something whether that something is stationary or moving. Hitchhiking can only be done by an intelligent being who is the one both looking for and then taking the ride. You don’t hitchhike for somebody else, but not only could you climb into the piggybacking position, but you could be picked up and placed in the piggybacking position by the person carrying you or by somebody else. Therefore, hitchhiking is a very awkward term for this context, especially considering that hitchhikers expect to get a ride for free. Hitchhiking seems closer to the idea of getting a ride somewhere, but actually has far more restrictions and it’s metaphorical use because of it. It’s very specific.

      I suppose you could say something like, “Could your letter give my letter a ride to the capitol?” But that’s really hard to use as an idiom.

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    • The hitchhiking thing was at least arguable, but with all due respect for your ongoing efforts, GUEST_EDIT, you make a lot of mistakes almost every time I see you comment.

      I’m a former tech writer and editor who had to quit working because I became severely ill. I am also a native speaker of American English. After writing some other things on this site today, I don’t have the energy to edit a lot. I can make this comment because I can use the dictation utility on my phone.

      Just skimming your comment above, I see times where the original words were grammatically correct or appropriate and your changes were not. Often, including in this comment above, you have some accurate corrections mixed in. But it’s really common for around half of your suggested corrections to be wrong or to be not the best decision. I hate to see you spend so much energy editing when you continue to make so many mistakes. Maybe you should make fewer edits and research those edits to make sure they’re correct before you post them. I do such research myself if I’m even the slightest bit uncertain about something, and then I’ll often post my research with my edits.

      I’m sorry I don’t have the energy to edit your edits and explain some of the things you’re getting wrong. I might be able to do that in the future, but I don’t know for sure. I just felt like somebody should tell you.

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  4. If Mile tell the uncle about where Dr. Kulereia whereabout. I think it is not the uncle elf who stalk Dr. Kulereia, instead Dr. Kulereia will ask the uncle elf where he meet the Red Oath. And chase after Mile as fast as she can (stalking Mile)

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