[Next]Before reading this arc, I must warn you.
This is aSERIES of CLIFFHANGERS.
Read it at your own risk.
Reminder, this is Mile’s Novel, there’s no death.
Unlike Kaoru or Mitsuha.
There are only painful experiences.Mile Chapter 193: Mysterious Kidnapper 1
One day, the 《Red oath》finished their work and returned to the inn.
『I’m back, Faril-chan … eh?』(Mile)
There was no figure of Faril-chan, who is always at the reception desk.
『Is she in the bathroom?』(Mile)
Well, there is a time like that. Because it’s Beastkin (Human) necessity things. Mile thought.
『… Oh, it’s just you girls…』(Innkeeper)
Somehow, the complexion of the Innkeeper, who is coming out of the kitchen isn’t very good.
As Mile asked, the Innkeeper replied with an anxious face.
『Ah, Faril still hasn’t come home yet …
Usually, she should have come back long ago.
Well, she is playing with her friends, maybe she just forgets the time.
Her friend, unlike Faril, she still hasn’t helped her family business yet.
So, she might play until before dinner when she has to return』(Innkeeper)
Even so, he seemed worried.
Well, Faril-chan is a small girl, it’s reasonable to worry.
She might just play with her friend, but he is still worried.
When letting a child going out, parents often tell their child what she should do: wearing a hood, be careful when walking, don’t get caught up in playing and get an injury. etc
But Faril-chan is a beastkin child.
There are demi-human like elves, dwarves, and beastkins in the human city even just a few.
Therefore there is no discrimination or persecution.
But unlike the elves and dwarves which are friendship races, there are some people discriminate against beastkins, but of course, they can’t do it daylight.
The upper part of the country and each territory also want to avoid full conflict with the beastkins, so they don’t agree with beastkin discrimination.
If anyone dares to harm the beastkins with seriously injured or affected their lives, they will are caught as a criminal.
Beastkins often live in the forest.
A war with the beastkins isn’t a front confrontation between the military but a 《hit and kill anyone who entered into the forest》,
so to speak, it looks like a guerrilla war.
The hunters (animal hunting/woodcutter) will not be able to enter the forest anymore, the human economy will get affected as well.
And the routes that go through and near the forest will become a dangerous route as well, the merchants will not be able to pass through and must choose another way, which is longer.
The traveling and escort expenses will rise, the good’s price will rise as well, and if you do something wrong, the merchants will not go to your territory anymore. And your territories will get goods shortage.
Therefore, no-one would want to hostile against the beastkins.
Yes, if it’s《normal》.
There are idiots and perverts in any world, and there may be people who want to encourage the war between humans and beastkins.
Yes, weapon traders, mercenaries, agents of other countries…
『Shall I pick her up? In which area does she usually play …』(Mile)
When Mile said that, the door was forcibly pushed open.
And a man around 30 years old holding the hand of a loli from 5 to 6 years old with his right hand rushed in.
When the Innkeeper is still wondering, Dafrel-san cried out with a sorrowful voice while lowering his head.
『I’m sorry! Faril-chan has been kidnapped!』(Dafrel)
『『『『『Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek~~!!』』』』』(Red Oath + Innkeeper)
『A little while ago, my daughter ran back and cried
When I asked what happened, she kept say sorry and telling me that Faril-chan was forcibly taken away by strange men!』
The loli just keeps crying as she is telling everyone about what happened.
A few men suddenly appeared at the place where they were playing together, saying 《This is the one!》and forced her to take her away.
『Uu, Faril-chan bit …on the finger of one man,… desperately resisted,
But… they pushed cloth into her mouth, …tied her up and …took her away…
I also tried to help.
But, I was pushed away by them…
I’m sorry, I’m sorry …』(Meselia)
Meselichan started crying again after saying that.
『Wha… what should I do …』(Innkeeper)
The innkeeper was confusing, he couldn’t respond.
(Oh ho, the Innkeeper already broke! Then, we should …) (Rena)
Rena thought and when she tried to speak…
『IS~ THAT~ SO~』(Mile)
『『『『『『『Hii~i!』』』』』』』((Meselia + Defrel + Innkeeper + Red Oath Trio)
The innkeeper and his wife who just came out, Dafrel-san, Meselichan, and the remaining three of the 《Red oath》
All seven people raised voice in fear.
『IS~ THAT~ SO~』(Mile)
That was the voice of Mile as if coming from the bottom of hell.
Mile is shivering in anger …
Mile’s anger had several definite stages.
Swollen with a pout: This is a bit of a self-hatred feeling, it’s just a little dreary, nothing serious.
Become expressionless: this is clearly angry.
Become cold and cool: will take severely countermeasures against the other party. This is like when she was coping with stalkers in the previous life and when opposed to bandits in this world.
And lastly: expression in anger: that is when her friends or important persons get hurt.
Yes, just like the time she became furious with the Ancient Dragon …
『Young lady, Will you show me where Faril-chan was kidnapped?
Will you show me …』(Mile) (T.N: Mile repeat it again)
Kokukoku kokukoku koku (SFX)
Meselichan desperately keeps shaking her neck vertically.
『Well then, shall we go …』(Mile)
(Scary! I am so scared!) (Meselia’s inner thought)
Rena, who isn’t the leader of the 《red oath》…
but she is truly the responsible person with the longest hunter history, there was something she has to do.
『Innkeeper, go to the guild with Pauline and ask for an emergency request.
And Pauline, you will accept the request right there!』(Rena)
『『『Huh?』』』(Innkeeper + Wife + Dafrel)
The innkeeper, his wife, and Dafrel-san raised their voice in surprise.
『Well, now it is not the time to do such a thing!
If it is money, I will pay as much as I can later!
Therefore, please find Faryl immediately!
With everyone’s power, please help me looking for Faryl!』(Innkeeper)
Rena explained to the innkeeper who was screaming desperately.
『Calm down! We will certainly do it with full power even go to the end of this world.
But that’s why we need this procedure.
If we went to search Faril-chan, this is just a personal action.
Even if we find Faril-chan and fight against the kidnappers, it is just a private fighting treatment.
However if the other party was hired by aristocrats, rich people etc. We will get stuck.
If that happens, we will not be able to take back Faril-chan』(Rena)
Surprised by Rena’s explanation, the innkeeper is overwhelming.
『And if you make this urgent request to the guild.
Announce the kidnapping incident extensively in the guild,
Ask the guild to arrange hunters to rescue Farrill and the captive of the criminal.
If Pauline accepts it, this case will become a formal request through the guild.
Those who dare disturb us will become opposing the guild.
And, you know what happens to someone who dares to make the hunter guilds their enemies, right?』(Rena)
Yes, just like the case of Paulin’s parents’ house. We need it to deal with great power like the church owner or the lord.
Of course, not only Rena but the other three also know about it, so they aren’t surprised by Rena’s words.
About this thing, it’s quite basic that was taught at a hunter training school.
The learning time at the training school isn’t just for show.
『In addition, even if we get stuck.
The guild will do a thorough backup if we get the work of the guild.
If it is the formal request of the guild, it won’t be a matter if our opponent is a nobility or a large merchant …』(Rena)
Rena continued talking to the Innkeeper who is still confused.
『For the peoples who dare lay their hands on Faril-chan
We will do it seriously and thoroughly until they think that death is the better option.
We will show them will happen when they mess up with the 《Red oath》?
Those kidnappers will soon know that …』(Rena)
And Rena declared.
『Contents of the request, rescuing Farril and caught by the criminals, or annihilation!
If there was a black curtain, eradicate it all! 《Red oath》sortie!』(Rena)
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