3 days later.
After traveling peacefully these past few days, we finally arrived at the Town of Gaunago, where the residence of the duke’s family was.
But as soon as we arrived, a new problem visited us at the gate.
“I’ll ask one more time. You are Fei-dono and Ryouma-kun. What is your objective for coming to Gimuru?” [Guard]
“I own a store, so I came here to have an audience with the duke.” [Ryouma]
“And I am his guard.” [Fei]
“But you didn’t go through the road from Kereban and instead went into the depths of the Forest of Gana, where you happened into 15 bandits, which you then killed. Is that correct?” [Guard]
“Perfectly correct.” [Ryouma]
“Normally, you would go through the main road. Why would you go out of your way to go into a forest where it’s hard to walk?” [Guard]
“I once lived at that forest for some time. We just dropped by to see it since it’s a nostalgic place for me. I’m also an adventurer, so I’m used to walking through forests. It’s a lot faster than having to go around.” [Ryouma]
“I see… But Fei-dono, I see that you’re not an adventurer.” [Guard]
“I have experience working as a soldier at my homeland. I gained my skill as an escort and how to walk through forests from there.” [Fei]
“A soldier from Zilmar.” [Guard]
“Former soldier.” [Fei]
“I see, I see…” [Guard]
…It’s been like this the whole time since I was moved to a room at the office of the guards. He’s been repeating the same thing over and over.
Although his demeanor is soft, he’s completely taken us in for questioning.
As someone who’s received this sort of treatment a lot in my past life, I can tell that he’s suspicious of us.
Still, isn’t it about time he let us go already?
This is way too long just to confirm the veracity of my claims for the bandit reward.
Is it really so suspicious to find a kid who lived at a forest for three years accompanied by a former soldier from another country?
Tl Note: This just counts as one release along with the previous chapter. That one wasn’t long enough, so this is just here to make up for the length.