“Hmm… What is this ‘job’ here referring to? Isn’t the job merchant?” [Ryouma]
“Write there what business you want to do. For example, if you want to sell weapons, then write ‘arms dealer’. Feel free to write as much as you want. You can also add more later if you want, so you don’t have to think too hard about it now. There’s a list of the basic jobs on the back of the paper, so refer to that.” [Pioro]
I hear some adventurers work as peddlers… Hmm… Anyway, let’s go with that and shopkeeper.
…Huh? A troubadour? Is that supposed to be a merchant too?
I filled up the form while thinking that to myself. When I submitted it, the guild master glanced at it, and then said this.
“Oh? You’re an adventurer? You better take care then. If you die, you’ll lose even your capital.
I see you want your own store too.” [Grishera]
“I have an odd business in my mind. Initially, I was just planning on making just enough to live off of, but Serge-san advised me to register to the guild and go all out.” [Ryouma]
“Serge did?” [Pioro]
“Well ain’t that interesting? What kind of business is it?” [Grishera]
“A laundromat.” [Ryouma]
“A laundromat? You mean the one where you get paid to wash other people’s laundry?
…Serge, what’s the point in making the boy register for that? It’s true registering doesn’t hurt, but with a small business like that, registering or not won’t make a difference.” [Grishera]
“That’s what I thought too at first. But after listening to Ryouma, I found myself thinking, ‘This could work!’ And then I realized it would be problematic if Ryouma made too much money while being unregistered.” [Ryouma]
“…You think it’s that profitable?” [Pioro]
“If it’s so profitable that you might end up getting the guild’s attention, then you have my interest too. Mind letting this grandma know what you’re up to, boy?” [Grishera]
Serge-san smiled at me and winked.
It seems it’ll be okay if it’s these two.
To make sure I don’t say anything wrong, I let Serge do most of the talking. As we explained my plans to them, the merchant guild master and Pioro gradually became more and more shocked, until eventually, they were groaning. By the time we finished, they were laughing.
“Hee Hee Hee! Living a long life, sometimes you get strange things like this. That’s why life is so interesting. Who would’ve thought a new slime variant would turn out like this? You’re luck is pretty good, boy.” [Grishera]
“After hearing that, it certainly does seem like this laundromat might just make a killing. If you were unregistered then, it would certainly cause a ruckus in the guild. It’s pretty impressive that you already have such good material for business despite your age. Let me worship you a little.” [Pioro]
Suddenly, Pioro-san starting praying to me.
What is he doing?
“It’s better not to think too deeply on his actions. He does that whenever he thinks up a good way to make profit or talks to someone with one.” [Grishera]
“Only God can manipulate luck, so isn’t it only human to want to share in a lucky person’s luck?” [Pioro]
Well, it’s not like I can’t understand.
“Still, today sure was surprising. This is probably the most I’ve been surprised in the past 8 years. Unfortunately, that sorta business is impossible for me. The methods aside, without those slimes it’s just not possible to turn over a profit. But you can make it work.
Puff out your chest and do some good business, alright?” [Pioro]
“I like you, boy. I didn’t think something so trivial would surprise me at this age. You have a good future ahead of you, so show your face here from time to time. I’ll give you some tea and sweets, and I’ll hear out whatever concerns you have.” [Grishera]
“Thank you very much. I’ll do my best.” [Ryouma]
Short chapter part because I got stuck several times and lost a lot of time. Grishera is a little hard to understand. And that whole prayer thing sent me on a loop.