5th day of the monster subjugation and 1st day of the store construction.
“Ryouma, help me, nyaa…” [Miya]
During lunch break, while I was resting after eating, Miya-san and the others came. Behind them were Jeff-san, Asagi-san, and Raypin-san. Everyone was drenched in blood.
“Can you get rid of all this blood? It stinks and I can’t stand it.” [Mizelia]
“Did you happen upon goblins again? You sure did things gaudily.” [Ryouma]
As I said that, I ordered the cleaner slime to clean all 7 of them.
“Wow, it’s all so clean now… Ryouma-kun, your cleaner slimes really are convenient.” [Mizelia]
“Thank you, de gozaru. Lunch would have been difficult in that state.” [Asagi]
“Good grief, if only Jeff didn’t work so sloppily, de aru.” [Raypin]
“I apologized already, didn’t I?” [Jeff]
I heard them out while they ate, and apparently, they found a new goblin nest and crushed it. From the looks of thins, they were probably Survivors of the goblin village we destroyed just recently. The problem started after the battle when they were about to dispose the corpses, as Jeff-san suddenly had a stroke of genius to penetrate the dead goblins with his spear and throw them to one corner.
“It was great and all that he was able to get rid of the corpses quickly, but we were worried that the pile of corpses might tumble over, so we came back to check on it. Unfortunately, just as we were talking to ourselves, the whole thing suddenly fell, de gozaru.” [Asagi]
Even if they could dodge the corpses, they couldn’t dodge the blood. In the end, Raypin-san received a direct blow from the goblin corpses.
“Must have been tough…” [Ryouma]
“Indeed. If not for you, we would have had to eat while reeking of goblin blood.” [Gordon]
“It’s really amazing that your slimes could get rid of goblin filth so efficiently.” [Syria]
“Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]
It was then that it occurred to me that I haven’t told them about the laundromat yet.
“Speaking of which, do you remember that laundromat we talked about 3 days ago?” [Ryouma]
“Yeah, what about it?” [Jeff]
“I decided to go through with it.” [Ryouma]
“Seriously? When are you opening?” [Jeff]
“I still have to prepare the store, so it’ll still be some time in the future. The price will be 1 medium copper coin just as we talked about before.” [Ryouma]
“Store? You’re going to have your own place, de aru?” [Asagi]
“Yes, a merchant I’m acquainted with advised me to get my own store. I’ve already registered at the guild and bought the land with the bounty from a bandit I killed some time back. I’ll be getting employees from the guild and the merchant who advised me will also be helping me, so I’ll still continue working as an adventurer.” [Ryouma]
“I see. I’m surprised to hear that you’ll be having a store at your age, but when you think about it, it only makes sense. We’ll be enlisting your services, of course, but I’m sure the other adventurers who know how amazing your cleaner slimes are will also enlist your services. The odds of word spreading about a stranger store are also pretty high. Once word catches on, you’ll probably have a hard time managing the store if you were just by yourself, de aru.” [Asagi]
“I don’t think it’s completely impossible to handle alone, but it will definitely prevent you from working as an adventurer.” [Syria]
“Indeed. Everything ended up a lot bigger than I was expecting, but it’s good that I’ll still be able to continue working as an adventurer. I’ll inform you when the store will be opening, so please drop by. My store will also be providing discounts for bigger groups.” [Ryouma]
“Nyaa!? Before I knew it Ryouma-kun’s already turned into a merchant, nyaa!” [Miya]
“He has always spoken politely, so it doesn’t feel out of place, de gozaru.” [Raypin]
We talked like that over meal, then we did in the remaining hours of the day.