Translator Note: Help, anyone know how a proud-person talk ?
Pauline use ware-ga like a dragon talking. I try to change “I” to “This one” though.◎ Talesu Town – Beckett Merchant’s Shop
Mile, Rena, and the extraordinary big cough of Maevis interrupted Pauline’s words.
Yes, this time, they decided not to name themself 『Red oath』but to make a mere 『Pauline and friends』.
They don't want to spread the fact that the『Red oath』was involved in the gray zone incident so much, because this time it is a member’s personal matter, not a party quest.
Pauline who remembered that, immediately corrected her word.
“… This one is a member of our group『Red Blood is Juctice』”
Mile and other girl are staggering as how Pauline forcibly change it.
But the audience is getting excited.
Hunter B: “You, what kind of party are you …”
Escort hunter was also wondering.
“This time, this one’s party is irrelevant. These ones aren’t party’s member but this one’s brethen who danced for this one’s personal grude, …these ones just friends of this one’s.”
Mile noticed. The way Pauline talks is a bit monotonous than usual.
The audience who are meeting her for the first time will not know, but with people stay with her all the time like『Red oath』’s girls, they realize right away.
“This one’s name is Pauline, that man is this one’s father killer, and it’s all thanks to this one’s friend that this one can stay alive, now is the time for revenge …”
Actually, what Pauline try to do isn’t to have conversation with the other person. As Pauline’s talking, her brain is assigned to something.
“Here I go!”
Pauline raised her staff, and the hunter grasped the handle to pull out the sword.
Hunter B: “It’s hurttttt!”
The gunter shouting loudly and letting go of the handle. His palm was wet with red blood.
When the hunter looks at his sword that still in the sheath, thorns grew on its handle.
Hunter B: “Wha…t …”
The Hunter seems to panic. But if he is afraid with just this degree, he can’t call himself a B rank.
Hunter B: “Damn, 『Shadow casting』! It’s a non-chant advanced technique, you chant in your head while talking about something else!”
The hunter looks at his dagger, which is his spare weapon. When he saw nothing was growing on it. He quickly grasp the handle of the dagger …
Hunter B: “It’s hotttttttt!”
And, at that moment he pulled it out, he threw the dagger away.
“Secret technique 『 Heat Sword』!”
Pauline shouting the skill name (magic name) with the cold face.
Yes, just as that Hunter said, this is a higher technique that chanting in the head secretly while pretending not using any magic by talking about other things, 『Shadow casting』.
As expected, it is difficult to talk with the other person normally, but right now, Pauline can use it because she is talking mechanically with the dialogue that was prepared in advance, but it is still a big deal.
And “Heat Sword” is magic with reference to weapons used by the gigantic golem that appeared in Mile’s Fukashi japanese story. But its way Pauline use it, the 『hot parts』 was opposite to the blade part.
Mile thought as Pauline spoken that skill name.
Hunter B: “Wow, shit! But if this distance, I can just use bare hands …”
As he talking about it, the hunter is trying to use his fist to beat Pauline, but all of sudden he’s screaming
Hunter B: “Ahhhh, this is…, what are you doing … “
The Hunter fell down on the ground as he was.
“…Actually, it isn’t only the handle of your dagger that can raise the temperature. I also raise your body temperature little by little, and you broke down quickly …”
“Aaaa! Water! Please put some water on the person’s head! or he will be dead!”
Several spectators near there caught a desperate cry of Mile and hurriedly hung the head of the hunter with water from the shop’s water tank for fire protection.
Thinking about it, it would have been better if Mile used magic, but Mile didn’t remember about it.
After a while Mile noticed, she hastily multiplied the cooling magic and healing magic. She was quite desperate because she wasn’t sure whether the anomaly of the brain will be restored to its original state with curative magic. This hunter just tried to do his escort request, he isn’t a bad person. In this case, we are more like the bad guys.
Beckett: “What, …”
The last trustworthy escort is defeated, Beckett is shivering in fear.
But luck has turned to him again.
???: “Open the road!”
A carriage arrived with a cavalry of a few horses and behind it there were figures of soldiers walking about 20 people.
Beckett: “Fuhahaha, stupid, you think you have won? As soon as soon as the soldiers arrive, you are will be killed, prepared yourself!”
(T.N: Keikaku mean plan)
???: “What is this, explain circumstances!”
Mile asked the person who came down from the carriage.
Soldier: “Rude person! This man is the lord, Boodoman-sama!”
A soldier who came down from the horse responded. And Beckett is talking to the lord.
Beckett: “Lords, these are the rogues that attack me!”
Lord: “What is it supposed to be?”
And, Mile answered quickly.
“This man is hiring bandits, killing the owner of this store, making a forged document and hijacking the shop! The official who admitted the apparent forged document is also guilty, I’d like them to be executed! What sort of officer that acknowledge such fake forged documents! You should also look for him, my lord!”
With Mile says everything out loud, the audience are all have bitter smile.
Lord: “What did you say?”
In a hurry the lord tried to silence Mile, but it was too late after all the words had already been said.
“That’s why, catch this criminal, lord!”
Rena now cries out loud as well.
Lord: “Shut up, shut up and shut up! It’s you guys who will be arrested!”
The Lord conscious of the crowd, also shouted out loudly.
“Why? isn’t it strange? How can you decide which is wrong without examining it? It was as if you knew about the official who refused to investigate forged documents. And when people raise an objection, you didn’t investigate this merchant. It is strange. Oh, maybe…”
This time Pauline is involved with a pronunciation that is irritating.
Lord: “Well, I will shut you up! Catch them quickly!”
Teresa: “That will be a problem.”
A young girl walked out of the crowd.
Lord: “Who are you!”
Teresa: “I am Teresa, a member of the Hunter Guild, Kingdom capital Branch.”
Lord: “A little girl like you is a guild’ member, what was that?”
Teresa: “Yes, because that merchant is a criminal who ordered the hired men to kill these hunter girls, these girls are the victims.
Further more, just now that merchant order the men who were rolling in the floor to kill these girl, so I can’t afford to let these girls be taken away by the lord who seems to be a friend of that merchant.”
Teresa told Beckett ignoring the lord.
Teresa: “In the Hunter Guild there is no capture right for those who aren’t guild members except for current offenses or wanted guilty offenders.
But since you have ordered the underling to kill the guild’s hunters, that it is a clear hostile action against the guild. you will not be able to request anything from the guild for your business. Because guild is an united organisation. all the guild branch in all countries will blacklist you.
Regarding the instructions for the killing of the guild’ hunter, it has already been reported to the Kingdom’ capital guards. Because it is illegal act against the citizen’s residents, that is an illegal act against the property of His Majesty the King. Even the residents of aristocratic territory are subject to the capture of the Kingdom’ capital guards.
Because the royal soldiers for captivity have left the kingdom long ago, I think they will arrive soon.
That concludes the notification from the Hunter Guild’s Kingdom branch.”
Beckett, Lord: “Nooooo…”
Both Beckett and the lord let their depair voice leaked out.
Beckett had heard about soldiers from the kingdom’ capital from Pauline earlier.
But he thought that he can still manage. Shut the mouths of these little girls, after capture all of the girls. He will hand all of them with a reason “The people who dare to deceive the citizen and rubbed off of sin”.
And as usual, the person under the lord will torture all of them. After kill them, he will spread rumor “They confessed everything, after that they a;; committed suicide.” Like what he has been doing all the time times.
And by appropriately preparing evidence and a witness, he thought that it would be impossible to capture him even the soldiers of the kingdom’s captial coming. He is the inhabitant of the aristocratic territory. In any case, there is evidence, a witness, a confession of the real culprit, and the lord certifies his innocence.
However, the guild is bad.
Fortunately, the guild has no obligation to obey the command of the royal palace. And receiving a request or not is the freedom of the guild. Even if he denies the fact that he order those men to attack the hunters. Once the guild judges that “he is an enemy,” he will no long able to request anything from the guild.
Moreover, he was told that not only his own shop but also a place to do business with his shop will be denied as well. It’s already over.
Escort for the merchant. Collection of material. Everything is require guild’ hunters. Once the guild refuse everything. It will be a fatal blow for merchants. And the only way to avoid it is really easy. All merchant must not have any deal with Beckett. With this, who will keep dealing with him?
… His life is ruined.
“Lo…ords, catch them and execute them all! Such a little girl can’t be the messenger of the guild, she just tries to deceive us!”
In order to argue with soldiers from the kingdom and insist that was a false charges. Beckett is desperate trying to catch the girls and dispose all evidence.
And the lord has the same idea.
Certainly, it is strange to leave such an important mission to a little girl between 13 and 15 years old.
Besides, it was bad for him to linger a bit more. He must catch everyone quickly and prepare to deal with the soldiers from the kingdom.
Otherwise, Beckett will be caught and brought to the Kingdom, and if he speak everything in interrogation, the lord’ crime will come to light and his position may be lost.
Until now, he have done various things for Beckett. If the Royal know everything, not only his position, he can also get death penalty.
Besides, these girls are all pretty well-rounded. Body shape … well, there are places that are somewhat unsatisfactory, but it is within the allowable range.
The lord who thought so, ordered in a faint laugh at the all his soldiers who finally arrived.
“Capture the girls, don’t scratch them too much”
No matter how good these girls as hunters. Five girls from 10 years to 17 years old can’t win against more than twenty soldiers. While pulling the sword and intimidating, several soldiers begin to approach the girls.
And they was blown away.
“Yes, with the enemy intend to attack by approaching and pulling out the sword, I got the condition for legitimate defense.
Thank for the meal! (戴きました～: itadakimashita)”
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