Volume 3 Chapter 7

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Volume 3 Chapter 7

The next day.

I passed the night safely inside the ‘Dimension Home’, and then I started moving again. It was a little past noon when the walls of Renauph came to sight.

For the meantime I’ll head over to Pioro’s store, but before that, I better wash myself with the cleaner slimes inside the ‘Dimension Home’. It’s not really appropriate to visit someone while being this sweaty and dirty.

After the cleaner slime shower ended, I went out of the ‘Dimension Home’ and walked towards the town’s gate. Showing the guard my guild card from the adventurer’s guild, I was able to pass by easily. Incidentally, I took the chance and asked the guard about the location of the Saionji Firm. The guard told me to walk straight until I reach a dead end, and then turn right, after which I should see the firm.

I thanked the man, and then went as he taught me. Walking through the wide road, a building surrounded by robust walls eventually came to sight. There was a great number of people carrying things in and out of that building. I don’t know what this building is, but this is probably the end of the street.

Going right from there, I found sign with the words ‘Saionji Firm’ written on it.

“It’s big…” [Ryouma]

Lined up were an astounding number of stores, selling different things. There were meat, fishes, dried greens, preserved food, seasonings, and more. There was even a small store in a corner selling side dishes. It seems that all of these together make up the Saionji firm.

“I wonder where I should enter…” [Ryouma]

For the meantime let’s try entering the spice store, and ask someone there. Why the spice store? Well, I figured it’d be best to go to a store where there aren’t a lot of customers, so as not to get in the way. And spices are expensive, so there won’t be a lot of people. In fact, there isn’t even a single customer.

“Ex–“ [Ryouma]
“Welcome.” [Somebody]

When I entered the store, a voice called out to me. While I was wondering where the voice came from, a girl came out from behind the counter. She’s most likely around mine and Elia’s age. The girl had flowing, blonde hair, a fair complexion, and… fox ears?

The girl appears to have been working on something as her hair was disheveled, and she was lightly fixing herself, when she came out of the counter.

“What business do you have with us today?” [Girl]
“My apologies, however I’m not a customer. I’ve been entrusted with a parcel from the merchant guild of Gimuru for Pioro Saionji-sama.” [Ryouma]
“Oh? So ya came with a parcel for dad? Thanks a lot.” [Girl]

Dad? This girl… she’s Pioro-san’s daughter!?

“Excuse me, but would you happen to be Pioro-san’s daughter?” [Ryouma]
“You know my dad?” [Girl]
“Yes. We’ve been acquainted recently.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, I see. Sorry for the late introduction, I’m the daughter of Pioro Saionji, Miyabi Saionji. A pleasure to meet ya.” [Miyabi]
“Ryouma Takebayashi, a pleasure to meet you as well.” [Ryouma]
“Ryouma… Where have I heard that name before? In any case, come inside.” [Miyabi]

Being guided by Miyabi-san, we passed through the deeper corridors of the store into the reception room. Then after a minute, Miyabi-san came back with Pioro-san. Fast! She told me to wait a bit when she went out, but… I didn’t have to wait at all!

“Ryouma, it’s been two months! Looks like you’ve finally dropped by Renauph.” [Pioro]
“Long time no see, Pioro-san. I just arrived actually. And I came here to set up a branch store.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, so you’re putting up a branch store here? Then in that case, lemme give ya a tour of this town’s merchant guild.” [Pioro]
“But before that, the parcel…” [Ryouma]

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