Rejoice, guys. As I promise.
Once again, Mile fail to make herself average this time and we can laugh at her failure.
Chapter 52: Fishing
The next morning, everyone gathered for breakfast stared at the 『Red Oath』.Bart + Maevis + Mile + Rena + Pauline
“What are you doing, what is it …?” (Brett)
Only the client and Bart, the leader of the『Dragon Breath』remain calm, it seems they have known.
And what they saw …
Miles and Rena are wearing Ekland School’s uniform
It was a plan of Rena for thieves fishing.
And Maevis-san was aware. Although she was pretending like she don’t want to but Rena actually pretty happy. (T.N: something like “I’m the one who propose this so It can’t be help, I’m only wear it because I don’t want only Mile become the bait alone”)
And only Pauline was unfortunate.
Even so, Pauline who was wearing it was …, it was a bit too lumpy here and there …
“Fu, fue ~e~e~e…” (Pauline)
It’s the only good clothes that Mile has, that can make them a bait to lure bandits.
Rena’s cheek is a little red and Pauline’s face is really red as she’s embarrassed. And Maevis is wry looking at them. Mile is just smiling happy.
“Thank you for your consideration” (Mile)
“Oh, don’t worry and thank you for the meat yesterday” (Merchant)
“No no, I was retiring long time ago. I knew Amuros is suffer a lot from bandits and I also heard that a group of my friends are gathering carriages to help Amuros. It is a dangerous road, I thought it would be better if for an old man like me die than the young merchant.
Also, my daughter and her husband are doing business with Amuros. If they get attacked by the bandits, it will be serious.
“A ha ha…” (Mile)
(Sorry, but I will not let you or anyone to die here, please look for another place to die)
There were several reasons why Maevis, Pauline, and Mile became interested in this request. Of course there is something about Rena, but it did not change everyone’s mind just for that reason.
This is because the budget was limited as a whole merchant group aren’t travel for the profit purpose. And many goods with low profit margins were loaded, they only carry the most necessary items to Amuros where merchants have stopped.
No matter how we look at them, they can’t do things like that as merchants, business that risked their life with no profit from the beginning.
Next, it is a question of whether to take escort for the purpose of killing thieves.
The merchants’s purpose to take escort hunters are “to kill the thieves”, not to protect the merchants or goods. This request is deemed to recuit “an escort but also a request for subjugation”.
Of course, we are still not sure whether thieves will attack or not. If that happen the merchants will trade with Amuros like normal, and thieves aren’t working every day. Also, we don’t even know the thieves have already moved to another country. In the end, the probability of being attacked is slightly higher than the ordinary escort request. It was completely depend on luck. Regarding that point, the three people have their own thoughts, and they decided to accept the request.
Regarding “Cute clothes strategy”, Maevis who is vanguard and a swordsman so she can’t fight in a skirt with no armor protection, it also take a lof time to wear armor, excluded the fact that Mile’s clothes can’t be worn.
Rena and Pauline are also wearing because they are magician, it isn’t take long to wear their robe over the uniform. Especially Mile, her body is sturdy than even armore.
Rena has no right to deny because she is the one who propose this strategy.
And Pauline was unable to escape, she became a companion for the other two with full power. And it was a catastrophe that there was only exercise clothes that she is able to wear.
So in the early moring of second day, Rena, Pauline and Mile are clothes that Mile provide.
As they practiced fast wearing protective gear many times beforehand, and it was okay if they didn’t receive a surprise attack. Well, originally the magician doesn’t have melee battle and the leather or robe armor can’t block attacks from swords and spears anyway.
While Mile is talking with the merchants, there’s a response to the search magic that was secretly developed.
Mile jumped from the coach to the top of the horse-drawn carriage and signaled to the rear carriage with a hand signal.
The following carriage slowly stopped, Mile, after confirmed it, jump off to the Carriage and ran forward.
As expected, 6 orcs. If we keep traveling as we are, we will encounter them soon. There is no choice but to fight here.
(I wonder why the iron balls I ask nano-machine making is same with the Iron balls use in Pachinko game … maybe because of my past life memory have some affect on my command to nano-machine or something)
The reason I’m not using pebble this time is because orc have quite thick skin and meat, unlike small animals. I’m worried that pebbles will be crumbled and dispersed in the meat because the meat was thick. No one want to eat meat with sand on them, and we don’t have a decent dentist. I wonder if healing magic will restore teeth? Or after the old ones are missing and the new ones will grow? In any case, Mile doesn’t want to try it.
As it gradually became a scary idea, Mile quit thinking.
This time, instead of hand shootings like usual for small animals. Her left hand extended to the front and her right hand pulling the carbon nanotubes expanding to about two-thirds of the maximum.
Ba shun (SFX)
Ba shun (SFX)
Ba shun (SFX)
…Ba ~an! (SFX) (Translator’s joke: Triple kill!)
The launch sound and the hit sound echoed three times at short intervals, and Mile took out the sword and jumped out of the shade.
After killing 3 orcs and saw their confused state, Mile run with fast speed towards the remain orcs while readying her sword in an Iaido stance.
Bushi ~yu ~ (SFX)
Dosun (Quadra kill!) Dosun (Penta kill!) Dosun (Hexa kill!) (Aced)
After Mile ran through them, the body of three orcs was clean cut into six parts and fell to the ground while blood flowing out. There is no drop of blood on Mile’s clothes.
“Oi, you …” (DB’s 3 men)
Looking to the voice that she heard from the back. the men of 『Dragon Breath』with their mouth half-open and stared at Mile and the Orcs’s corpse.
“Why did you go by yourself without permission?” (Bart)
“If you find the orcs, it’s obvious that you should report to me first! I’m sitting right next to you on the first carriage. Why did you keep silent and go alone?” (Bart)
“I don’t say this because I want to hear your apology, I want to hear the reasons” (Bart)
Mile is trouble and decided to say the truth without hiding.
“Uhm … If Bart-san is taking an escort request, and you realize there was a small horn rabbit in the middle of the road” (Mile)
“What will you do at that time?” (Mile)
“You will not cause a fuss and invite everyone, won’t you?” (Mile)
And when Bart is still talking, someone tap on his shoulder.
“Leader, even if you want to warn her but all the orcs was hunted by this child alone, isn’t that enough to convince you about her power…” (Vera)
After Vera said so, Bart looks at his left, the orc’s bone attached meat that was grilled. Other people already the third one, and in a fews minute, next one will be grilled soon. (TN: (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ Bart, How dare you scold our goddess, let her eat dinner)
“I’m sorry … I signaled the carriage behind, but I forgot to contact the carriage on which I was riding …. I’ll be careful later …” (Mile)
Bart doesn’t do this to bully Mile. Three parties have joint duties are with command and operation, he warn Mile only because he want she to be careful. Hunter shouldn’t rush in the enemy alone withour comrade’s help, that was common sense. Because Mile understand it, Mile obediently apologize. By the way, her party members didn’t protect her.
“If you understand then it’s alright, you can eat now, it was the orc that you hunted after all” (Bart)
Mile finally got permission and began eating orc meat. But this time, sub leader of 『Dragon Breath』, Karam, a swordsman the same as Bart come to ask.
Karam keep staring at Mile waiting for her answer.
“That’s no what I mean! are you trying to avoid the question ?” (Karam)
“Well well … that child is in trouble, man who is too persistent will be HATE” (Vera)
Karam-san is depressed to Vera-san’s word, to the point he could not raise his head.
“I am saved … Thank you Vera-san!” (Mile)
“Okay, don’t worry about it.
Did you use a strange remote weapons or something?“ (Vera)
When Mile retreats, her back hits something soft.
“It’s magic, isn’t it? To think you have such interesting magic.” (Jeanne)
It seems like Mile won’t get orc meat anytime soon.
“I wonder where did I go wrong” Mile wonder.