After giving them a tour, I asked them what they thought of the place.
“So, how is it? I made sure to prepare as much facilities as I could, but I’m not sure if these will be enough.” [Ryouma]
“It’s more than enough. In fact, it’s a lot more than what we were expecting.” [Mafral]
“From what I’ve seen of the medicine storage room, all the basic medicines and herbs seem to have already been prepared. There were even some rare herbs.” [Hector]
“With this much, I think we’ll be able to treat anyone so long as they’re not afflicted with some strange disease!” [Clarissa]
“The only things lacking are the medical instruments, and how many people do we have?” [Isabel]
“It will also depend on how many patients come and how many we’ll be accepting.” [Tint]
“Your main job will basically be to patch up the guards that get hurt during training or during official duties, as well as to give them health-related counseling when needed. The only patients who’ll be hospitalized are those who’ve suffered grave wounds, so there shouldn’t be many in-patients. There are sickrooms, but let’s hope they never get used.
At first, we’ll just see how things go, if we have people and time to spare, we can explain that we’re doctors-in-trainings and that we have a proper doctor in Mafral-san leading us. If they agree, we can consider accepting them as outpatients. I believe this method will be the most conducive to a good study environment. But if it becomes too busy, it won’t be possible to heal the patients properly, and that would be counterproductive, so I’ll just leave it to Mafral-san to decide when to accept patients.” [Ryouma]
“Thank you so much for providing us such a wonderful place to study at.” [Mafral]
“There’s an application form for when you’re lacking hands or materials, so just let me know whenever. By the way, we also have plans to improve the hospital environment, and are currently hiring—” [Ryouma]
“I’m sorry to interject, but…” [Rurunez]
Oh? Rurunez-san, who had erased her presence all this time, suddenly interjected.
“Ryouma-sama. It’s almost time…” [Rurunez]
“Time? Ah.” [Ryouma]
“I’m sorry, everyone, I just remembered that I had an appointment to interview the new hires.” [Ryouma]
I apologized to them, and they laughed, saying that they just happened to arrive too early.
Speaking of which, the reason why they arrived earlier than schedule was because Mr. Mafral possessed the Weather Forecast skill and realized that it would rain soon, so they hurried their carriage.
Ryouma left the five doctors to Rurunez-san, and hurried to the lower house of the parliament building, the center of the security company’s activities. It is where the new hires would be expected to wait and also where they would be training. Today, the interview of the people that they spent a week gathering would be performed today.
“But before that— Oh, my bad, sorry to keep you waiting!” [Ryouma]
“Ah, Ryouma, you’re here.” [Hyuzu]
“Don’t sweat it. We’ve been told already.” [Jill]
I entered the room while apologizing, and Hyuzu-san and Jill-san greeted me. Fei-san and Leelin were also there. They came from the Bamboo Forest to support me. I’ve also hired some adventurers I could trust to help me with the education of the new hires.
“We’re already more or less done with the interviews…” [Roche]
“It’s a good opportunity, though, so why don’t you leave them some encouraging words?” [Howard]
The ones who said that were Roche-san and Howard-san.
They participated as instructors in the beginner training of the adventurers guild. As adventurers, they’re both half-retired and have taken on a supporting role to instruct the new adventurers. They’re both members of the adventurer party, ‘Guiding Light’.
The three beside them are also members of the same party. They are Lucas-san, Lucy-san, and Mimil-san.
“Umm, I just got here, but I do have some words to leave you. First of all, thank you for cooperating with my security company project.” [Ryouma]
“Hey, you’re being too formal, and you’re too standoffish. They’re people from this town too, so it’s only natural that they’d want to cooperate when asked.” [Jeff]
The one who said that was Jeff-san. He was a B Rank adventurer who grew up in the slums of Gimuru.
“Indeed. It is an adventurer’s duty to help the town that’s taken care of him. It is also a kind of training.” [Asagi]
“There are also less monsters because of the winter. It’s a good opportunity to wrap up my research and analyze it, but that’s only when the town is peaceful.” [Raypin]
The A Rank samurai adventurer, Asagi-san, and the monster researcher and mage, Raypin-san, were the ones who said that.
“As far as we’re concerned, it’s a huge help to have a job like this during this season.” [Wereanna]
“It’s not as though we don’t have any work nowadays, but there are definitely less jobs than usual. It’s cold too.” [Mizelia]
“The weather is unpredictable too. It’s likely for the ground to be unstable, so it’s dangerous.” [Syria]
“We’re not so lacking in funds that we have to keep working without rest, but it’s still best to be able to move your body, nyaa. This is a great job to pass the winter, nyaa!” [Miya]
Wereanna-san, Mizelia-san, Syria-san, and Miya-san. The adventurer party of four beast girls were here too.
“Well, that’s how it is. No one was forced to come here, so don’t even think about thanking them.” [Gordon]
“Everyone came here after hearing out your request, Ryouma-kun.” [Cher]
The dwarf, Gordon-san, and the young but well-renowned Cher-kun.
…They are the people whom I’ve come to be acquainted with during my stay here. Today, they are my reliable allies who are lending me their aid.
“Looking back to the time when I first came here, I would never have thought that a time like this would come. Ah, of course, it’s not good that the town is in such dire straits.” [Ryouma]
I took some time and put together what I wanted to say.
“I’m sure you all know this by now, but until just spring of this year, I’ve been living alone in the forest. It was only because I met the duke that I was able to leave the forest and come to this town. A lot of things happened since then, and I ended up settling down in this town, but even when I put up my laundromat, I still thought I would just close the store and go back to the forest if things were ever to take a sour turn. I was a challenger, but I didn’t have any attachments to this town.
But after becoming an adventurer and participating in many events in this town… After getting to know a lot of people from this town… Before I knew it, I’ve come to love this town, and now, it’s a precious place to me.” [Ryouma]
At the very least, it makes me unhappy to see it in such poor shape. It makes me so unhappy in fact that I’ve even worried some people.
“But there’s only so much I can do alone.” [Ryouma]
Even the preparations until now wouldn’t have been possible with just me. Even if I tried to force my way through with money and authority, it’s unlikely that things would have progressed this fast. The only reason I was able to get this far so quickly was because of everyone’s cooperation.
“I have too much to thank everyone for, and I’ll just end up repeating what happened earlier if I tried, so I’ll just say this… Everyone, let’s bring Gimuru back together. With our own hands!” [Ryouma]
“Yeah!!!!” [Everyone Else]
It was at this point of time, when various people of various positions, raised their voices as my comrade that