By the time the ability test ended, I already knew who I would be picking.
“I’ll be in your care from now on, Lord-san.” [Ryouma]
“I will serve you with all of my heart. And, Master, please call me Ox.” [Ox Lord]
The person I chose was none other than Mr. Ox Lord.
None of the candidates could compare to his combat abilities.
He’s a little stubborn, but he’s diligent and offers a sense of security.
Reinhart-san and the others advised me too, and every one of them picked Mr. Ox Lord.
He’s a debt slave, so the only things he had with him were his two swords and some clothing.
By the time we got back from the post-match healing (magic healing), all of his luggage had already been loaded.
Apparently, I could take him back with me immediately if I paid, so I settled the bill with something akin to a check.
To be honest, there wasn’t really any need to hurry. I’m staying at the duke’s manor, after all, so I was originally planning on staying a few more days, then take him with me when it was time to leave for Gimuru, but…
“He’s a servant, so he should stay at the manor. But enough of that, let’s hurry up and go home.” [Reinhart]
Reinhart-san said that, so it was decided that we would be taking Mr. Ox Lord back with us.
When we got back to the parking area meant for carriages, everyone aside from me hurriedly got on our carriage.
Today, Fei-san and Ox-san would be riding inside too.
“Leaving so soon? And here I was thinking of taking our time drinking tea.” [Orest]
“You can just drink by yourself.” [Pioro]
“How cruel. It can’t be helped… Takebayashi-sama, should you need another slave, please feel free to drop by our Moulton Slave Company again. I’ll welcome you even if it’s just for a chat.” [Orest]
“Ha ha ha… If the opportunity presents itself, then by all means, Moulton-san.” [Ryouma]
“Oh, right! I almost forgot. Please just call me Orest. In exchange I’ll call you by your name, Ryouma-sama. Don’t you think we’ll feel a lot closer if we change the way we call each other?” [Orest]
This guy… He’s been really pushy ever since he stopped hiding his true nature. Well, whatever.
“I understand, Orest-san. If I feel like it, I’ll drop by again.” [Ryouma]
“Yes. At that time, I’ll be sure to treat you well. I’d love to explain more, but the people behind you are really scary, so please take this instead.” [Orest]
As he said that, he handed me something akin to a pamphlet.