6-005 Arrived in the city (2)

 As the father of the stall said, "The Bear of Slumber" was located in a slightly confusing place.
 After asking for directions several times, we arrived at the restaurant, which was located in an alley off the main street, a little far from the center of town.
 Although it looked a little old, it was not dirty, and I had a good feeling about it.

Come on, let's go in. I'll take care of the negotiations this time.

 Yuu said, and we nodded in silence.
 It's a little pathetic, but common sense is important.
 Yuu was the first to open the door, followed by the rest of us.
 As soon as we entered, we saw the cafeteria with tables lined up. It may be obvious, but there doesn't seem to be a lobby like in a hotel.
 There are about ten round tables that can seat four or five people in a wide space, so it's quite spacious.
 At one end of the room is a long counter with a rather large, slightly macho bearded man standing at the counter.
 Next to him is a staircase, which is probably the guest room.

Hello, I'm staying here, do you have a room for three?
"Hello, I'm staying here. If you want to add breakfast and dinner, it's 80 rares more. Use the well in the backyard for water. If you need hot water, it's 15 rares for a tub.

 You're a brusque old man.
 I'm telling you exactly what you need to know.

"All right, sir. One night, meals included.
Seven hundred and forty rares.
Okay, that's it.

 Yu nodded without seeming to be particularly concerned, took a large silver coin out of my pocket without permission, and paid for it together with the money he had taken out of his own pocket.
 Oh, by the way, Yuu also paid the tax for the city.
 In other words, Yuu has almost nothing at the moment. That's pretty tough.

The guest room is at the far end of the stairs on the right.

 The old man handed the key to Yu in exchange for the money and said only that.
 But he's really unfriendly. But it's better than having him ask unnecessary questions.

"All right. Let's go, both of you.

 We followed Yu up the stairs and went upstairs.
 We walked down a dark corridor and entered the designated room, which was brighter than I expected.
 There were four beds, a small desk, a wooden box that looked like a closet, and a rather large window on the side facing the street.

A rather large window facing the street. It's pretty nice? It's better than some of the wooden inns in Japan, isn't it?

 Tomoya nodded his head as he checked the bed sheets and the interior of the room.
 But a boarding house in Japan?

Tomoya, have you ever stayed in a place like that?
"Yeah. Yeah. A few times, when I went on a trip. They don't have proper windows, and the futon you put down is full. ....... In that respect, this place has a better atmosphere. No air conditioning, though.

 I've never even stayed in a capsule hotel.
 I've never even stayed in a capsule hotel." Yu also looked at Tomoya with some surprise.

I've only ever stayed in inns and hotels, what are they like?
I've only stayed in inns and hotels. I've only stayed in inns and hotels. It's cheap and convenient, depending on your purpose. I wouldn't recommend it for women. ...... Well, I'm more tired than I thought I would be~

 Tomoya said, falling into bed and breathing heavily.
 His tail was wagging and ......

I'm not sure what to say, but I'm going to say it.
"Yeah, I'm not so sure about a guy touching me. ....... But as a chemist, I understand how you feel, so it's okay.
"Thank you!

 He looked a little uncomfortable, but gave me permission, so I started touching him.
 Oh! It's even fluffier than I thought it would be. I thought the hair would be a little harder than that.
 I'm going to give it a quick stroke.


 As soon as I did, Tomoya jumped up from the bed.

What the hell! What? Don't shout suddenly, Tomoya!
No, it's because you're touching me like crazy! I can't do it anymore! Don't touch me!

 Tomoya shook his head, refusing to be touched.

I don't know what's wrong with me! I don't know what it is, but I can't feel the creepy feeling of someone touching my back.
"Yeah, I guess that's a no-no.

 He may have been lost in expression, but he thought about it for a moment and made such an analogy.

 But then again, it's unlikely that the other beastmen will let you touch them anytime soon, and you'll never get the chance to touch their ears or tails again. It's a shame that we're in a different world .......
 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.
Let's take a rest today. You're both tired, aren't you? Especially mentally.

 Tomoya, who was lying on the bed again, protested, but Yu sighed and patted Tomoya on the head.

I understand how you feel, but there's no way you can afford it. Tomoya, how much money do you have?
"Let's see, ...... one, two, ......970 rare?
Yes, confiscated~!

 I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've.
 I'm not sure what to do.

I'm sure you're not the only one. We don't have the luxury of managing our own money right now.

 Since there is nothing good to be done by disobeying Yu in this state, I give him all the coins in my pocket.
 It's not like he's going to run away with it, so it's better to keep it all together.

The whole thing is ......1870 rare. Now you have to get ready to become an adventurer. What do you think?

 I don't know the exact cost of living, but at least I know I can't afford it.
 We can only stay here for two more days, so we can't spend the rest of the day in the sun.

Well, first of all, let me ask you a question, are you an adventurer by trade? It's a classic.
"It's not really a standard, but more of a 'no choice' thing.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
 If you are a woman, you can work as a waiter in a tavern, but the wages are quite low.
 If you are not lucky enough to have a live-in job, you will barely be able to pay for lodging, and if you want to save money, you will have to sell your body.
 In addition, there was an apprenticeship system for craftsmen, and those who were not introduced were not hired, and there were no introductions for soldiers, and it was difficult for them to have common sense.

That's why it's hard to choose between them.

 Yu shrugs his shoulders and sighs.
 It's true that even in Japan, if you don't have a resume, you can't even get a part-time job.
 If you think about it, the adventurer's guild, where even we can register, might be a viable option.

Do you have any other questions? Yes, Tomoya.

 Yuu pointed at Tomoya, who had raised his head while lying on the bed.

I'm not opposed to adventurers, but I've got less than 20,000 Japanese yen in my pocket right now, right? It's impossible, isn't it? You can't even buy a change of clothes for three people, can you?

 In Japan, you can buy underwear at a hundred-yen store and buy clothes at Shi-Mura.
 It's not like there are mass-produced products here, and you can't just buy clothes and be done with it.

Yes, it's very tough. We won't be working today, but at least we'll be ready to go tomorrow morning, or we'll be camping out.
I don't want to do that! --but what do we need ...... for now, let's ask Yu, who has common sense, to list them and then we can discuss them.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for. These are sundries. The rest is weapons and armor. ......
Can you afford it?
...... It's tough.

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 We will buy a change of underwear for Yuu only, and the rest will be used for Tomoya's weapons.
 The rest will be used for Tomoya's weapon. The armor, as well as mine and Yu's weapons, will be put on hold.

"Even if we reduce it to this level, we might not be able to get a decent weapon.
"That can't be helped. Even in Japan, where machines are available, a kitchen knife costs several thousand yen. Tomoya, a club in case of emergency.
Yes. You'll start out with a 'hinoki-no-bo', like an adventurer!
No, more like a brave man!
Actually, if you don't mind people looking at you, I think an iron rod will be enough. Anyway, let's go buy one.

 What a subtle start to our adventuring life.
 Yu smiled at us as we forced ourselves to get excited.

    The first stop was a general store.

 The first place we went was a general store.
 The first place we went to was a general store. When we asked the quiet old man of the inn for a recommendation, he gave us one easily, even though he was unfriendly, so we didn't get lost.
 Yu was also in charge of shopping here.
 He bargained well and got it for a few percent less than the original price.
 We were standing behind him, looking at the products. We were not involved in the negotiations.

"Hey, we're useless, aren't we?

 We don't have much to buy, so we're not even useful as baggage handlers.

...... Don't worry about it. Think of it as a way to avoid being picked up. That's how it is in Japan, isn't it? Besides, it's more likely that a beautiful woman will give you a discount if you bargain with her.

"That's, well... But with your current appearance, it might work with women, right?
I haven't improved my negotiating skills, but if you say so, why don't you try ......?

 Your appearance is getting better, right?
 I haven't been able to see it on my own face. I need a mirror.

"Instead of thinking like an idiot, think about making enough money so you don't have to discount. I'm going to the armory next. And then we have to go to the guild.

 As we were having this conversation, Yuu came back and said in a dumbfounded manner, and walked off quickly.
 We quickly followed him, but within a few minutes he had entered a store.
 It must be a weapon shop, judging from the sword and shield written on the sign.
 The man who greeted him was also an old man. He glanced at me and didn't say a word of welcome.
 I wonder if there are any cute sign girls in this world.
 Everyone I've met so far, except for the gatekeeper, has been an old man.
 The gatekeeper was a man, too, so in a way, it's realistic.
 There aren't many pretty girl soldiers.

I've got a little over 1,300 left, but I'm not sure I can handle a sword. ......

 Swords and spears are lined up on one wall, while shields, maces and other weapons are placed on the other side.
 There is no armor on display, but there is a wooden board on which the approximate price is written and posted.

Let's see, the cheapest sword starts at ......4,000?

 I picked up the cheapest one to try it out. ...... A blunt instrument in the shape of a sword?
 I'd rather use a steel rod for this, wouldn't you? You don't have to think about the edge.
 The only other cheap ones are ...... spears, wands and knives.

Yu, what do you want? You can buy a spear. You can buy a spear, just barely.
"Hmm, on second thought, we'll need a knife. For dismantling prey.

 By the way, you've got the [Dismantling] skill, right, Yuu?
 Are you going to do it? Are you going to do it?
 I don't think I can handle a mammal.
 I can handle raw fish, so I'll try my best to handle reptiles. ......?

And it looks like you'll have to pay a guild registration fee.

 Oh. More money .......
 If you ask me, anything is 900 rares for three people, ...... and you're out of options, right? I'm not sure what to do.

'Both of you, both of you! I got something good for you!

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
 It was a ...... wooden sword? It's made from a sturdy piece of wood, shaped somewhat like a sword, with a small piece of anti-slip cloth wrapped around the handle.
 It's a little more battle-ready than the wooden swords you see in souvenir shops in Kyoto.
 But wooden. Will it work?

Priced at ......150? That'll just about cover the cost of the knife. Okay, go for it, Tomoya. We have our magic. I'm sure.

 I haven't used magic yet, so it's wishful thinking.
 But you can't shake what you don't have.
 We bought only those two items and left the weapon shop quickly.
 I'm sure it was my paranoia that made me see the old man's gaze as 'Keh, he's so shy.
 I'm sure he didn't expect anything from a pre-beginner adventurer.

Well, we're going to the Adventurer's Guild, but before we go, let's choose a name. My name is Haruka, which is unusual, but I think I can handle it. Naofumi is very Japanese, so let's avoid it. Also, you don't need a last name to register.

 This seems to be another advice from the common sense of another world.
 We don't want to be famous. We don't need to stand out.

Well, the less trouble we cause, the better. I'm Nao, right?
"Yes, I think that's fine. We're used to calling each other that. How about Tomoya?
How about Toya? If you guys mispronounce it, it'll just be a mishearing. It's easier for me to react to similar names.
Yeah. Then let's call each other by our current names from now on.
Understood. Well, Naofumi has always called me Nao, and I'm the only one who doesn't.

 Well, it's a relief to know that you don't have to worry about what to call me, Tomoya.
 I won't say it, but...