25-022 Where is your friend?

You're leaving town. ...... Are you serious?

 Even when Toya says, "Let's accept the request to take down the enemy," Haruka says, "No, it's too dangerous.
 She avoids danger as much as possible, and always asks us to be cautious as well as herself.
 When Haruka is finally getting used to this world, she suggests that we leave the city. ......?

It's not that I'm talking about going on a trip or anything like that. It's just that ...... I'd like to find Natsuki and the others, if possible. ......

 He added, looking at us a little awkwardly.

"Yuki and Natsuki? ......

 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 The two were particularly close friends of Haruka's, and the three of them often hung out together.
 They knew us well enough that the five of us would sometimes go out together.
 If I were to list my classmates who are close to me, these two would be the next closest after my two childhood friends.

 At first glance, Natsuki looks like a Yamato Nadeshiko, ladylike but a little harsh - and in fact she is a very harsh girl.
 However, she only says what she thinks clearly, and is not verbally abusive.

 If you get to know her as well as we do, she speaks in a very rough manner, but if you don't, she speaks in a polite and distant manner, which seems to give an impression of being difficult to get to know.
 This may be due to the fact that he has a very sharp tongue in some cases.

 There was a time when five of us were waiting for each other.
 Before Toya and I met up with the girls, we were picked up by two flirtatious guys who were confronting us.
 We rushed to help them, but something was wrong.
 The two men were half-crying.
 And then I hear Natsuki's words.

 I won't go into the details, but the attack was powerful enough to break the men's spirit to pieces.
 Or rather, overkill.
 We called out to them with a little hesitation, and they looked at us as if we had saved them in a way.
 We two men shivered as Natsuki smiled at us as if nothing had happened.

 Yuki, on the other hand, was a slightly smaller girl who was very sociable and good with people.
 She can get along with anyone in her own way, making her easier to get along with than Natsuki, but in reality, she is a bit more difficult to get along with than Natsuki.

 Well, maybe not difficult, but a little different.
 She's a little cautious and takes a while to get used to.
 In addition to that, both of them have a high level of looks, so the reason why we used to hang out with the three of them is because we were expected to act as their bodyguards to avoid any trouble.

 Thanks to this, the jealous glances of my classmates were annoying, and they were always asking me who I was dating or asking me to introduce them to someone.
 Well, I wasn't going to let that change the way I interacted with my friends, so I distanced myself from the annoying people.

I was worried about the two of them, but what about the others? Some of the girls were having dinner with them, right?
Hmmm, that one, well, ......

 I mentioned earlier that Yuki is very cautious, but in fact Haruka is a similar type.
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea for me to go to the gym, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea for me to go to the gym.

 He seems to be a caring person, and in fact he is, but he is also quite a troublesome person.
 He will take care of you to a certain extent, but he will only really take care of a few people.
 She switches between public and private life, so besides us, the only other people she has relationships with outside of school are probably Yuki and Natsuki.
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What about Nao and the others? Shouldn't we be looking for friends?
I'm not sure I'd go out of my way to look for friends ...... in a situation like this.
Oh. I don't see much reason to risk my life to join you.
"Ugh, ......, I'm sorry.

 I'm not sure why you would want to risk your life to join up.

It's not like we're in the same situation. Our friend is a man. You're supposed to take care of it yourself. Right?
"Yeah. We don't have to help you, man. We're all in the same situation.
Natsuki and Yuki are my friends, and they're women, and I want to help them if I can, just like Haruka.

 Well, I just don't have the kind of friendships that would make me want to help them in a situation like this.
 At least, not among my classmates.

"But why now?
There's a lot going on, but first of all, there's a good chance he's not here in Laffan, right?

 For the past half month or so, we've been gathering information on our classmates, getting information from Diora and searching the city in our spare time.
 We didn't go that hard because it was important to survive first, but we didn't find any information about the two of them within that range.
 Instead, I found a few people who seemed to be classmates, but since they didn't seem to be close friends, I didn't contact them to avoid trouble.

 Of course, there is a possibility that they are just misunderstood, or that they have become a completely different species and cannot be identified as classmates.
 However, if he is alive and living, it is highly unlikely that we will not be able to find out any information about him.
 It's hard to avoid using the Adventurer's Guild to make money, whether as adventurers, day laborers, or for other jobs.

Another reason is that even if you don't adapt well, there's a good chance you'll survive for a month or less.

 The other reason is that even if you don't adapt well, you are likely to survive for a month.
 There is, but ......

No, they're stronger than that, right?
I'm sure you're right. I'm not sure what to say.

 If they weren't, we would have been in even more of a hurry, not to mention Haruka.
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"Well, that's true, but... But if it's just the two of us, the problem is when something unforeseen happens.

 You don't have to do anything dangerous to live on the wages you can get from a day job.
 However, compared to men who can do hard physical labor, women do a lot of light work and the wages are inevitably lower.
 Of course, the opposite is true if they get involved in shady jobs, but I don't think they would do that, and I don't want to think they are in that situation.

If we don't have enough saved up, it'll be tough if one of us catches a cold. We can support ourselves with the other two.
Well, yeah.
To be frank, I could make enough money for you two to stay in bed. ......
That's because Toya is a beast of a man.

 If you want to convert Toya into a laborer, you need more than two people.
 It's usually impossible.

If Toya doesn't have enough money saved up, the cost of medicine will bankrupt her. That's why I want to go look for her as soon as possible.
I'm not against it, of course, but do you have any idea?
The first place we moved to was a meadow east of this city. Further east is a riverside town called Sahlstat. Maybe we were transported to that city and the surrounding area.
Is it possible that we were transported to this city and the surrounding area?
Of course it's possible. But if you compare east, west, north, south and west, east is the safest. And if we're counting on the kindness of the evil gods...
If we move to the southern forest, we'll die immediately.

 Even though we're used to it to a certain extent, we've yet to follow Diora's advice and enter the southern forest.
 If this is the first day without any preparation, the danger is even higher.
 I don't know the purpose of the evil gods, but based on my wishful thinking that they won't try to kill us immediately, Haruka's prediction is not so far off the mark.

In the event that you're not in the city at the moment and you're not in Sahlstat, your survival is at stake. ......

 His expression darkened a bit and he sighed.
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It's not that dangerous to walk the streets to Sahlstat. It shouldn't take more than half a day to get there.
Yeah. So we'll spend today preparing and resting, and leave tomorrow morning, okay?
Agreed. Especially you, Haruka. You haven't had a proper rest in days, have you?
It's Toya's fault. You've made too much dried meat. What are you going to do with it?
"Ugh, sorry.

 I pointed to the barrels stacked in the corner of the room.
 The volume of the dried meat has been reduced to a fraction of its original size, but it's still enough to fill several barrels.
 There were also two large jute bags of dried dindol.
 To be frank, it's not enough to carry around.

That's okay. I talked to my father and negotiated with him to rent the warehouse.
"Oh, that's great, Haruka!

 After getting the barrels for the salt pickling, Haruka became a little closer to her father.
 The fact that he almost never speaks hasn't changed, but I think he's gotten to the point where he's willing to give us a little extra for breakfast and dinner, and he's been a little more accommodating .......
 Specifically, they serve water instead of ale from the start and give you a small discount.
 --It's a bit subtle, isn't it?

You can also tell Diora that you'll be out of town for a while.
No need to prepare? I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea. We've come to a different world.
I agree! We've almost never been anywhere but where we need to be, right?

 I've never had the opportunity to take a leisurely tour of the city because I've been running around the city for training purposes when looking for my classmates.

I've never had a chance to look around. Fortunately, we have some money to spare, so we can do some shopping.

 Haruka's cheeks relaxed a bit at our suggestion.
 I'm sure it's not my imagination that the air around me feels a bit relieved.
 I'm not sure if it's my imagination or not, but I think it's a good thing that I'm not the only one.
 We can play for a day, right?
 Yeah, okay. No problem.

All right! Let's go, then!

 As Toya stood up, Haruka and I stood up as well.