Mile Chapter 276: The Village’s Tribute
『Well then, shall we return?』(Rena)
It was all finished, Rena tried to return proudly.
『No, I’m sorry
But I want to destroy the dwelling place of the special Orcs, too.
Even though we might be able to do it alone,
I don’t want to miss the opportunity to destroy the Orc’s nest without injury.
So, please help us!』(Captain)
As the captain of the village’s soldiers, it’s a natural request.
And, of course, it’s also within the scope of the contract.
…When the raid unit destroyed the Ogres’ nest, they also asked to destroy the Orcs’ nest as well.
Even though《Red Oath》accepted it, Rena accidentally forgot.
『…Ahaha. We really agreed to help with that. Sorry. It seems like I was a little forgetful!』(Rena)
Rena admitted her mistakes and was somewhat apologetic in… a Tsundere’s manner?
Then, with the guidance of the dwarves, the girls went to the Orcs’ nest.
… Time attack.
No, Pauline cast a《slightly weak red breeze》at the Orcs and then Mile blew it away with a strong wind. After that, the dwarves rushed in immediately.
《Red Oath》 didn’t join in but watched over the entire battlefield in order to protect the dwarves when they are in danger.
The last raid is the strategy to give credit to the dwarves.
If the girls don’t do this much, the dwarves won’t regain some confidence.
And to make the dwarves really did defeat many special monster species to protect their family and the loved ones.
But that wouldn’t mean they should be overconfident with their power.
Well, they should understand that well. After all, they have learned it the hard way.
…Yes, each of《Red Oath》also understood the concept of service to others.
『… Mile, what is the result of search magic?』(Rena)
『It’s okay. There were neither the special Ogres nor Orcs’ reactions.
There were some reactions from the normal ones from far away, but it would be okay for the dwarves to handle them.
After all, they have been living here for hundreds of years…』(Mile)
Rena silently confirmed with Mile in a low voice that the dwarves could not hear.
Although it’s not《Red Oath》’s business and the dwarves should handle their own work.
However, it won’t be pleasant to hear the news《Dwarves have died when fighting monsters》
However, Rena isn’t going to tell the dwarves that the Mutants have been wiped out
Because she thinks that would be better for their future
And apparently, Mile also agreed.
…and they returned triumphantly.
It’s a complete victory for defeating powerful hordes of demons without death or serious injuries.
The village was blessed with the news, and preparations for the banquet began immediately.
『 You didn’t betray my trust! Everyone, you have done well!』(Mayor)
The mayor and villagers came and praised the raid unit.
From the perspective of《Red Oath》, women who look like little girls are also gathered in the crowd.
Youngsters of the raid unit, especially those who are still single, are *Tere~ tere~* (on cloud nine) because they have become popular.
… However, even if they are young, they still have the bearded-old-man face.
The sight of bearded old men blushing in front of little girls is somewhat disturbing.
『…Hey, that girl…』(Mile)
When Mile looked at the girl’s crowd, there was also the figure of the dwarf girl she first met when they arrived in the village.
And she is talking with a dwarf old man with a sloppy face…
『…hey, that girl, is she really 10 years old as she looks? How can that old man lay his hand on her like that?』(Mile)
The captain tapped on Mile’s shoulder when she shouted so.
『I don’t know how humans like you look at it.
But he is only five years older than his childhood friend,
He is 15 years old.
Please be kind…』(Captain)
(T.N: I wonder if anyone recognizes this ^_^)
Mile’s Quartet froze…
After a while, the mayor came to《Red Oath》
『Thank you for your help with the raid.
I have heard of your activity from everyone.
You are a great help.
Tonight, please enjoy the feast with everyone.
Of course, those hunters who remained to protect the village and the merchants, too』(Mayor)
『Yes, thank you very much』(Maevis)
Maevis thanked the Mayor on behalf of the everyone and the others also lowered their head accordingly.
『Ou. Good work. So, how’s that…
Well, but I think there’s no need to ask』(Wolff)
『Well, both the Orcs and Ogres have been eradicated. And there is no one injured』(Maevis)
Although it’s a bit different, Vegas, the leader of Flame’s Friendship also came to talk.
『I’m sorry. We were only staying in the village. But we still received the request fee.
Other than talking with the villagers, we haven’t done anything…』(Vegas)
『No no. It’s because you protected the village that we could take a large number of combatant villagers and we could fight without worrying about the village!』(Maevis)
As expected of Maevis, she is talking nice.
…No, for Maevis, it isn’t lip-service, she really thinks so.
And it was received. The hunters who remained in the village also became happy from their heart.
At the evening, the banquet is celebrated at the village square …
No, a 『festival』from the villagers.
After all, the danger involved in the survival of the village has been resolved, the same kind of monsters won’t appear again.
The villagers can’t be helped but be relieved.
Luckily, they can afford food and drink.
If they don’t celebrate now, then when?
The food was made by each family and brought out, only the meat was grilled right in the square.
They also brought out Liquor and Ale made in the village to the festival.
That Ale was usually sold at a high price, but it’s free today.
…And of course, no matter how big the celebration, no one took the Distilled Liquor they bought from Mile here.
That’s the only thing they need to drink with care.
They couldn’t afford to bring it to this place or it would be consumed instantly by others. Definitely.
No matter the amount, with such high-quality Liquor, the dwarves will chuck it down right away.
『Oh, you don’t drink it?』(Captain)
『Oh, Mr. Captain …』(Mile)
『 We don’t drink!』(Rena)
After the captain had eaten and drank to a certain extent, he came to talk with《Red Oath》
And just as Rena said, Mile’s group was only eating and made sure not drinking any alcohol.
『I can’t drink the strong Liquor like this, it’s uncomfortable!』(Mile)
Yes, Mile and Rena, in particular, still don’t feel so good about drinking. Even if they drink, they will feel sick and vomit later.
That’s why they are only drinking a little bit of sweet, weak alcoholic fruit liquor.
There’s no such thing as 《enjoying alcohol》 or 《enjoying being drunk》
Therefore, the Liquor here, which has strong alcohol and heavy smell, didn’t fit the taste of《Red Oath》
The reason is that this village doesn’t have the concept of keeping the produced Liquor for a long time without drinking it.
『Oh, that’s right!』(Mile)
Although he came to《Red Oath》’s area, he has talked plenty with the girls on the way back so he didn’t have anything to talk again.
The dwarves have shown their gratitude, so he has no intention of repeating it again.
But Mile remembered something she wanted to hear.
『Well, can you tell me the myths of the dwarves?』(Mile)