The next day.
Today we rode the carriage to the abandoned mine. The road became worse as we traveled along, but the weather was great.
After 3 hours of traveling, I thought we’d finally reached our destination, but…
For some reason, the ojousama was acting weird beside me.
She didn’t say much during breakfast either. I wonder if there’s something on her mind.
“Ojousama? Are you alright?”
“Yes, I’m fine.” [Elialia]
Well, at least she doesn’t seem to be sick. Maybe she’s nervous?
“Is this your first time hunting monsters?” [Ryouma]
“Not at all. I may not have a lot of experience, but…” [Elialia]
“Relax a bit more, Elia.” [Reinbach]
“You won’t be convincing anyone like that.” [Elize]
“Mother too…” [Elialia]
“Ha ha ha, well at least you seem to be thinking straight today. We’ll be arriving soon, so let’s review our objectives.” [Reinhart]
Thinking it better than doing nothing, Reinhart-san started a topic to divert Elialia’s attention.
“The place we’re headed to is Gimuru’s Northern Mine. As the name implies, it’s located to the north. It’s already been declared abandoned, so why is that we’re going there?” [Reinhart]
“We need to investigate the mine before we can send a request to the adventurers guild to clean up the monsters that have taken root in the mines. We have to go anyway, so we’re taking this opportunity to let me gain some experience.” [Elialia]
“Exactly. Normally, we’d just refer to the regular reports given to the management, but after the investigation on the recent incident, it’s looking likely that the government office might have messed with the management of the northern mines too.
So we’re personally going to check the mines out and gather information on the beasts lurking in it. The request to the adventurers guild will depend on the contents of our investigation today.” [Reinhart]
It’s still unknown how many monsters are lurking within the mines, but it’s already been assumed that it would take at least several days to wipe everything out, so today we’re really just going to investigate the mine and train at the same time.
The reports of the government office aren’t exactly credible, but according to them, there haven’t been any sightings of high-ranked monsters, so it should the northern mines should be safe enough for a child to train at.
As the nervous ojousama watched the blue skies through the windows, I leisurely allowed myself to sway with the rocking of the carriage.
Short part. There’s another one. Not very long either, but if you add this part and that part it’s about the usual size.