The next day.
“U, uu… My head… It hurts…” [Reinhart]
I dropped by the Jamil family’s room to meet the ojousama, whom I couldn’t meet last night, but when I got there, I saw Reinhart-san with a terrible hangover.
“Oh, Ryouma-kun, good morning.” [Elize]
“Good morning, everyone.” [Ryouma]
“You seem to be in pain. Would you like me to make you a medicine?” [Ryouma]
“…Well, you’re here now, so might as well, I suppose. Could you make me some?” [Reinhart]
I warped into town and got some medicinal ingredients that would work well for hangovers, as well as some fruits that could be taken with it without any problems, then I went back to the inn.
“Here, please drink this. After this you should make sure to drink a lot of water.” [Ryouma]
It would’ve been great if some kaki were available. That or clam miso soup. This world is know to have had a lot of otherworlders, so I wonder if I could get some somewhere? I should look for them next time.
“T.. Thanks… I’ll drink it…” [Reinhart]
“It would be best if you avoid drinking too much.” [Ryouma]
“My bad… Yesterday was… Uu… It hurts…” [Reinhart]
Reinhart-san tried to say something despite all the pain, but all that came out was a drunkard’s grumbles. The people of the government office wanted to curry favor from Reinbach-sama and Reinhart-san, so they kept offering them liquor and extravagant food. The ojousama and the madam too, of course.
The madam was alright, but apparently, because the ojousama didn’t have a lot of experience with that sort of stuff, Reinhart-san ended up drinking a lot in her place.
When I heard that I couldn’t help but become worried. Ojousama, will you be alright? When you become an adult you’ll be exposed to more and more of this stuff. I have Tekun-sama’s divine protection, so my situation is much better since I can’t get hangovers, though I’m not exactly sure myself how much I can drink with this body. I also have my experiences from my past life.
Maybe I should check once just how much I can drink.
While thinking like that to myself, Reinhart-san drank the medicine and the juice, then I left the inn.
It’s a bit late already, but I still decided to go to the store. After checking on the store a little, I left.
Everything seems to be going well, so that’s good.
Next stop is the abandoned mines. There’s something I want to try out, so I should catch some slimes along the way.
Also, since I’m going anyway, I might as well do a herb collection request.
“Good day, Maelyn-san.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, if it isn’t Ryouma-kun. Are you here for work?” [Maelyn]
“Yes. The employees can manage the store by themselves now, so…” [Ryouma]
“Having your own store with hired employees is a great achievement at your age, you know.” [Maelyn]
“I was lucky.” [Ryouma]
“I wonder. Ah, speaking of which, I’ve heard something good recently. It’s not a job, but it might be useful for you.” [Maelyn]
“There’s a party of 5 adventurers that came from another town. That party brought an advanced slime variant with them.” [Maelyn]
“Can you tell me more?” [Ryouma]
“Catching a rare monster or just spotting one can fetch one a good price at the tamers guild. Well, as it turns out, that party of adventurers managed to find an advanced slime variant by accident, but when they tried to sell it, they were refused.
If it were a slime like your heal slime that could use some kind of magic, then it would’ve probably sold for a lot since it would’ve been quite useful, but clearly, that wasn’t the case for them. Those 5 adventurers are still young, so they probably made a mistake when gathering information. ‘Couldn’t a slime also sell for a lot if it’s an advanced variant?’ they said. They seemed pretty down.” [Maelyn]
“So you’re saying that that rare slime could be purchased as long as one has the money?” [Ryouma]
“Exactly. Want it?” [Maelyn]
“Yes. Very much. Would you happen to know where they’re staying?” [Ryouma]
“They’re staying at the badger pavilion east of town. The party’s name is Wharf of Shikumu. You’ll probably find them.” [Maelyn]
“Thank you. I’ll go now.” [Ryouma]
I immediately left the guild and hurriedly made my way for the badger pavilion.
My plans? We’re changing them! All of them!
“Is this it?” [Ryouma]
I easily found the badger pavilion, but it looked really worn out. What is this? An abandoned building?
For the mean time, I tried entering the store. When I did I noticed an old man by the counter.
“Welcome. Are you a customer?” [Old Man]
“I have business with the Wharf of Shikumu, which should be staying here. Are they here?” [Ryouma]
“Yep.” [Old Man]
As he said that he pointed toward the door to the right.
“Beyond that is a cafeteria that also serves as a bar. They’re eating there right now. One of them has been drinking and grumbling since morning, so be careful.” [Old Man]
Curt, but he seems like a good guy.
I opened the gate and went into the cafeteria. When I did, I immediately found the party of 5 that I was looking for. I immediately recognized them. They all seemed to be in the latter half of their tens.
“Excuse me, are you guys the members of the Wharf of Shikumu?” [Ryouma]
When I called out to them, they all turned to me.