"Oh, no. You really saved my life! Thanks to Zeke's victory, I didn't have to eat the haze! I can't sleep on my feet!
Spinoza has a big smile on his face and hugs the leather bag of coins in his hand. He rubbed it affectionately on his cheek.
He's a good guy.
After winning the poker game with Feather and getting a million gil, I gave Spinoza some color to the amount he had lost.
Even if I had the money, I wouldn't spend it much.
It's a small price to pay if it makes Spinoza listen to me more honestly.
But that's a lot of luck. You got a royal flush in one shot! You should have played in the casino more often.
"That's probably beginner's luck. It's probably just beginner's luck. If you get a taste for it, you'll end up in a gambling quagmire.
Hmm. Well, whatever. Anyway, thanks. I'm going to go get a drink with the money you gave me.
Don't drink too much.
As I watched Spinoza's back waving to me as he walked away, I knew he would drink too much.
There was still some time before nightfall.
Let's wander around the city again for a while.
Leaving the central streets, I came to the outskirts.
This area was deserted compared to the streets.
I was about to turn a corner. A girl came around the corner just at the same time and bumped into me.
Because of the difference in size, she was knocked off and fell on her butt.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
Don't worry about it. Are you hurt?
No, no. It's just a little bruise on my butt. ......
The girl said, and got up slowly.
"Um... Are you okay?
Another woman's voice rang out.
"I'm sorry! I wasn't looking properly. ......! Are you hurt?
The woman rushed over to me.
The woman in the bikini armor was Seira.
I'm not sure what to say. Zeke?
The other side also noticed me and gave me a puzzled look.
I'm not sure. I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've. "You actually have a child. I didn't know that.
"No, no, no! They are not my children! They're being raised in a church here in town.
So they're orphans.
Yes. The sisters took them in, but they were short on staff. I help out sometimes.
"I see. ......
I saw that the girl was hiding behind Sayla's back. She had looked anxious earlier, but when Seira arrived, she looked relieved.
He seems to have grown quite fond of you.
If you don't mind, why don't you drop by the church, Zeke? I'd like to introduce you to the sisters.
I don't have any plans. I think I'll do that.
There's no point in strolling around like this.
I walked with Seira, who took the girl's hand. When we reached a large area on the outskirts of town, we saw a stone church standing alone in front of us.
As we passed through the gate, we saw a garden.
There were young women and children in monastic clothes.
"Sister. I've just returned.
"Oh. Who are you?
This is Mr. Zeke. My colleague.
Are you Zeke?
Sister clasped her hands together happily.
Do you know me?
I've heard a lot about you from Miss Seira. I've heard that you're a very strong and honest man, who takes pride in his guards.
That's too much praise.
Hmm. She seems to be very happy when she talks about you. She's as proud of you as if you were her own.
"Oh, Sister. That's good. It's okay.
She looks embarrassed, her voice rising.
The children who were watching her said.
"Is this your boyfriend, Seira?
"Have you kissed me yet? Hey, did you kiss me?
No, I didn't! We haven't even kissed!
Seira was turning red and arguing with him.
Seirah seems to be well liked by the children.
"She is a frequent visitor to this church. She often visits our church, plays with the children and donates money.
The church is not in a good condition. The church is not exactly well off, so your donations have been a big help.
The Guard is poorly paid. Can you afford it?
I questioned, and Seira, who had been playing with her children, turned around.
I'm living in the barracks now, so I don't have to pay for rent or food. It's not a problem.
But then you won't have any money left over for leisure.
But then you wouldn't have any money left for leisure.
Seira smiled as she said this.
"It's a small price to pay to help others by donating. The smiles on the faces of the church members make me happy.
"Mr. Zeke, what's wrong? You're covering your eyes.
No, I thought it was too bright," I said.
It's not about you. It's about the world.
It's not that she's forcing herself to do it, it's that she's doing it so naturally that it looks like a halo to me.
Could she be the reincarnation of a goddess?
"Seira, I drew a picture. Look at it!
"You're going to play hide and seek with me, Seira.
The children's unclouded eyes see straight through people's likes and dislikes. They adore her, and she must be a very pure woman.
"Sister. You can use this to help pay for the operation.
I held out the leather bag in my hand to her. When she saw the contents of the bag, she rolled her eyes in surprise.
I'm not sure what to do. So much ....... Are you sure you want to do this?
I'm sorry. It's just some loose change I got at the casino. Rather than me having no use for it, it's better to use it for the children's growth.
The future of King's Landing is in the hands of the children.
If that's the case, it would be better for the city to invest in the children for the future, instead of using it to satisfy my personal greed.
Thank you very much ......! I'll take good care of it. ......!
The sisters bowed deeply to me.
"Thank you, big brother!
The children followed her and thanked her, though they didn't understand. I smiled and responded by raising my hand.
"Have a nice meal.
"Mr. Zeke. Are you sure you want to do this? Did you really want to spend that much money on ......?
I don't care. I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I live in the barracks too, so I won't have to worry about food and shelter. Besides.
I'm trying to learn a thing or two from you.
You want me?
"Yeah. Seira seems to have told the sisters that I'm strong, but I think you're much stronger than I am.
"Oh no. ...... I'm not. ......
Seira's cheeks flushed with embarrassment. She was flinching, but then a soft smile spread across her neat face.
But it's nice to hear you say that.