Of course, the SDF was holding back too since we were fresh recruits, but I had no problem when it came to physical strength, and what’s more is that the instructions were clear and easy to understand.
My boss at the time always gave vague orders, so unless you double checked with him and exerted effort to get more information, there was no way to know what exactly you were supposed to do.
Unfortunately, he would always get mad whenever I tried to find out what exactly he wanted to do, saying that I should know what to do without being told. Of course, if I tried to figure it out for myself and did things differently from what he had in mind, he would also get mad later. Because of that even if you did the work as he told you to, since the instructions he gave in the first place were wrong, the resulting work would also be wrong, and he would get mad.
Compared to that, instructions at the SDF were simple and clear. So long as you followed them, no one would complain. I really thought it was amazing. But at the same time, I also realized that if I got used to working there, I wouldn’t be able to work at the company anymore.
As such, after the training I wrote in the report the following: “I believe there’s no point in having employees undergo SDF training. In fact, I believe it has opposite the intended effect.’ Of course, that wasn’t because I rejected the SDF.
At the other end of the gently winding path was surprisingly a light.
In there was a ‘door’.
A ‘door’ made from lining up the branches of trees and tying them up like a bamboo screen. It’s simply made, but it’s definitely made by human hands.
“I see. So it wasn’t just a hole. This here is Niki-kun’s ‘secret base’… Yeah, at this level, it’s no wonder he can’t be found.” [Ryouma]
While I was admiring him for finding a place like this and building it up, I called out.
“It’s Ryouma! The slime onii-san from earlier! Niki-kun, you’re over there, right?” [Ryouma]
There wasn’t any response, but I heard a faint sound come from inside.
The door wasn’t locked, so I pushed on it gently.
When I did the door easily opened.
On the other end was…