The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 52: Employment (1/3)

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 51: Store Opening (2/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 52: Employment (2/3)

I asked the last two candidates.

“Since you stayed behind, I take it you’re alright with slimes? Everyone else is gone.” [Ryouma]

The two quietly nodded.

“Then could you tell me your name? Also, if there are any conditions you would like to have, please feel free to speak up. The man can start.” [Ryouma]

I first called out to the middle-aged man. These people are quite interesting. First of all, the clothes they were are very different from the clothes the people in town wear. They look just like those Chinese actors in Kung Fu movies, so I noticed them as soon as I entered the room. Not to mention that rod the man is carrying and the woman’s hair ornament…

While thinking that to myself as I observed them, the man spoke.

“My name is Fei. This here my daughter, Leerin [1]. It would be great if you can hire us both.” [Fei]

He talks just like one! And it seems he’s the dad of the woman.

“So you’re father and daughter.” [Ryouma]

“She takes after her mother, so she does not look like me. Also, there’s something I need to tell you.” [Fei]

When Fei said that, he showed me his right leg. A splint could be seen attached to it.

“I’m actually merchant from a country called Zilmar, but it was getting dangerous because of war, so I left. Unfortunately, I lost all my money when I came to this country. Now all we have left are my stuff and my daughter.

At first, we had no money at all, but by working at the mines, we slowly saved up money. Too bad the cave collapsed and now my leg is broken. We don’t have enough money to ask healer to treat me, so it will be a while before I can recover. Is this problem?” [Fei]

A broken bone, huh?

If I recall correctly, a medium heal should be able to take care of it. If not, then the advanced Mega Heal should. I can’t use either, but my heal slimes can. And even if Fei can’t be treated, I can just put him in as a receptionist.

“You can just work as a receptionist until you recover. It won’t be an issue.” [Ryouma]

“Really?” [Fei]

“Yes. Being a receptionist is a great job too. There won’t be any problems as long as you can deal with the customers properly. Do you have any particular requests regarding the salary?” [Ryouma]

“None. As long as we can live, it’s good enough.” [Fei]

“I see. Then let’s move on to daughter next… Leerin-san, right? Do you have any special requests?” [Ryouma]

“As long as you hire us both and give us enough to live, I have no complaints. Housing too would be nice, or maybe introduction to cheap place. We currently live in guild temporary housing. Once finds job we have to leave.” [Leerin]

“Because of leg no one want hire me. Right now we somehow getting by thanks to daughter doing odd jobs. We don’t have much money anymore. If you can find us cheap lodging, we won’t complain.” [2]

If they want lodging, then there’s the lodging I built with my store. It’s vacant right now, so they could just use that. They also don’t seem to be looking for particularly high wages, so the wages we planned should be enough. And although they’re foreigners, we’re able to understand each other, so that’s good.

Besides, although these people seem to be hiding something, they’re quite strong. They’re like Jeff-san and the others. I can’t see any opening. In fact, they’re way stronger than any bandit I’ve fought yet. I can probably leave the store’s security to them if I hire them.

“We have lodging for employees. You can stay there.” [Ryouma]

“Really!? That’s great, ne!” [Fei]

Everyone else went home already and I don’t think there’s any problem with their abilities, but… There’s one thing I need to confirm.

“There’s just one thing I want to ask. Before that, guild master.” [Ryouma]

“What is it?” [Grisera]

“I’m truly sorry about this, but could I ask you to give us some privacy? It’s about the store.” [Ryouma]

I said it like that, but I really want her to leave.

These two probably aren’t from an honest trade.

It’s not too strange for people in this world to kill in self-defense. I’ve personally killed around 30 bandits myself, but that’s nothing before these two.

It’s my first time feeling like this. is this what they mean when they say ‘the smell of death?’ It’s not just Japan. It’s my first time feeling this even in this world.

Just in case, it might be better for the guild master to leave. It won’t be easy fighting if I have to protect her too.

I’m sure I made it clear I want her to leave, but…

“What are you chasing me out for? If there’s something wrong, then tell me.” [Grisiera]

Unfortunately, that had the opposite effect, and now she wants to hear my reason.

“It’s regarding the store’s secret.” [Ryouma]

Still, I want her to leave. I implied that while keeping my on the two.

It was then that Fei made his move.

“Guild master, it’s enough, yo. He’s already found us out, ne.” [Fei]

Hmm? This is a bit different from what I expected.

“Boss, I wonder just who you are, ne? We may be former killers, but we have no intention of picking a fighting with you, yo. The guild master too, ne.” [Fei]

True, I don’t really feel any hostilities coming from him.

“Guild master, you knew?” [Ryouma

[1] RAW says リーリン, which is literally Leerin. If you have any better interpretations of the name, just leave it in the comments.

[2] I’ll cut the accent here and use the other style, where I just add the Japanese accents at the end in romaji, just like I do for Raypin, Asagi, and the others. Let me know which one you prefer in the comments. It’s also possible to just kill their character and just make them talk like everyone else. Let me know if you prefer that. Or if you have any other ideas just say it.

Tl Note: I’ve already received the recent pdfs and epubs. I’ll upload them tomorrow.

Tl Note 2: Post should be visible again. Sorry about that.

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 51: Store Opening (2/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 52: Employment (2/3)
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27 thoughts on “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 52: Employment (1/3)

  1. hb98rml says:

    Thank you for the update. A few small errors: “First of all, the clothes they were are very different from the clothes the people in town wear.” Were ➡️ Wear
    “Once finds job we have to leave.” Once we find a job…?
    “I implied that while keeping my on the two.“ forgot an “eye”

    • DRAGO says:

      I think that second one was deliberate. They’re supposed to be foreigners who don’t speak the language well.

  2. DRAGO says:

    I’m fine with either, but adding the “yo/ne” at the end would probably be the best, since it may be hard for some to understand the broken English (Japanese).
    Also, a fix:
    “First of all, the clothes they were” were->wore/wear

  3. cris says:

    i honestly admire your work progress and hope you can reach the after store ark. thank you very much for the continued translation.

  4. Ethereal Rainbow Canvas says:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    For people reading automatic translation of this page, as I’ve seen for others (think of those who comment in a foreign language for ex), it might be easier to read non broken English translated. Add to that the many non native or non fluent English readers. & those like me who get distracted by “wrong” English sometimes.

  5. raycantwo says:

    for some reason there is just the name of the chapter fallowed buy the previous chapter button twice then the comments section.

  6. Eisblume says:

    Same as the last two who posted, I can go back to the previous or advance to the other chapters, but this chapter is blank.

  7. ironyisnotdead says:

    If the author has given side character’s personality quirks it better to keep the atmosphere of the the story.
    I had forgotten these two till the man said the girl was his daughter. Then I remembered. A lot, no spoilers, lol.
    Thanks for the chapter

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