27-024 Encount - Wild Mines Have Appeared!

 --General Store

 Haruka's Hope again.
 In addition to household goods, the store also sells accessories for the common man.
 If we were smart men, we would buy Haruka at least one accessory here, but Haruka holds our wallets, and Toya and I are on an allowance system.

 Well, since we don't use it, we still have about 10,000 Reais.
 That money could buy a lot of things. .......
 Yes, you're right.
 You've been good to me, and I think it would be nice to give you something.
 Haruka is looking for something at ......1.
 I approach Toya.

(Hey, I'm thinking of getting Haruka some accessories. She's been good to me, right?

 I whispered, and Toya's eyes widened in astonishment.

((That's a good idea for Nao.))
"No, I'm not that surprised.
"You've never given Haruka a gift except for her birthday, have you?
(That's true, but it's not like ......, is it?
(I know you've taken care of her before, but ......, okay. I'll give you the money, so you can choose your own gift.
"Oh, you're not going to help me?
(I'm counting on your taste. Good luck!

 That, in my opinion, is the worst thing to expect.
 I'm not confident at all.
 Despite my feelings, Toya gave me a thumbs up and quickly moved away from me with a swoosh.

 If I were to chase after him and argue with him, Haruka would notice, so I sighed and went to look at the accessories alone.
 It's a good idea to take a look at a few of the more common accessories that are available in the market.
 The price range is affordable enough.

 You don't have a ring ......, do you? It looks too heavy.
 Earrings: ...... Oh, aren't these nice?
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
 The size is small and won't get in the way.
 All right.

I think these earrings would look good on Haruka.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 I'm not sure what's wrong with ......?

I'm not sure what to say. I'm sure you know that, right?

 I'm sure you're not the only one. He looked up at me.


 No, I'm out!
 Now I realize that Toya was covering her face behind me the moment I called out to Haruka.
 If you knew what I was talking about, just tell me!
 I think it might have been my fault for not asking for advice after I made my choice.

Well, it doesn't matter anyway, because we're different bodies. What? You're buying it for me?

 Haruka sighed and looked at me with a mischievous smile on her face.

No, well, yeah. I've been taking care of you, haven't I?

 d*mn, I shouldn't have done something I'm not used to.
 I'm so embarrassed!

"And, T--

 I was about to say, "You too," when I noticed that Toya was gesturing again, "You too! And?

"Can't we buy a few things before we go to the next town?

 I rephrase, and Toya nods behind me, saying, "Good job.
 It's true that I'm responsible for the wrong choice, but you agreed to give it to him, didn't you?

Hmm. I'll let you choose something then. I want something I can wear on a daily basis, so maybe a necklace?
How about a hair clip?

 At the moment, Haruka's beautiful blonde hair is lightly braided and tied with a leather cord so as not to get in the way of combat.
 It's a good idea to have a little something more decorative.

I was thinking of something a little more decorative, but then I thought, "Would that get in the way of the fight? If it's just a ribbon, I don't want it to ...... get caught, so I guess no. When I get some more time off, I can buy something for my off days.

 It's true that we don't have enough money in our lives to adorn ourselves.
 We have some money now, but the gift of accessories might have been a bit of a mistake.
 However, Haruka seems to be happy, so there's no need to take it back.
 I listened to Haruka's opinion and ended up giving her a necklace with a pendant top made of the same stone as the earrings I had chosen.

 He secretly gave me half the money afterwards, you know?
 I asked if I should tell her that it was from the two of us, but she said I didn't need to say anything else, so I didn't tell Haruka.

 --Coffee Shop

 This is where I want to ......, or rather, all of us?
 This is the place that Diora told me about when I asked her if she knew of any good restaurants.
 The prices are high, but in addition to food, they serve sweet pastries, which are rare in this world, and I've been talking about going there sometime.

 In addition to the inside of the restaurant, there are also tables set up in the garden terrace, which is not so fancy as to be called a garden terrace, but is rather spacious.
 There are no flowers, just lawn-like grass and a few shrubs, but even so, it is distinctly different from other restaurants that just have tables in front of the restaurant.

 However, the prices are also distinctly different, and the food alone is almost three times more expensive than at the Bear of Slumber, our regular lodging.
 The food is delicious, but I'm not sure if it's worth the price difference.
 However, if anything, the level of "The Bear of Slumber" is higher than the others, so I am not particularly dissatisfied with it.

It was surprisingly good.
"Yes, it was. It was a little expensive.
It was a little expensive, but considering the location and all, I guess it was worth it. I don't think I'll be back every day.

 If "The Bear of Slumber" is a set meal restaurant that I would like to go to every day, this is a restaurant that I would like to come to once in a while.
 Not only in terms of price, but also in terms of taste, this is a restaurant that I would like to visit once in a while.

 The meal was over, and we were relaxing with a cup of tea while eating the extra sweets we had ordered (enough for two regular meals).
 The sweets would have been worth a fortune in the original world, but in this world they are precious, so we ate them little by little and drank tea.
 In a normal cafeteria, I would have been urged to hurry up and eat, but it was too expensive for that to happen.
 As we were regaining our energy, we suddenly heard a voice shouting in our ears.

"Ahh! You're Nagai, aren't you! And the elves over here are Kamiya and Azuma?

 I turned my gaze in the direction of the voice and saw a human woman there.
 I'm sure you've heard of them.
 I think I've seen her before. .......

Is that you, Mr. Umezono?

 Yes, I'm sure I had a classmate.
 I didn't recognize him until Haruka told me. I didn't have any contact with him, so I only knew his name, and his face was a little vague.

"Long time no see. Do you work here?
"Yeah, yeah. I have a day job at .......
Really? Oh, yeah. So you're making ends meet.
"Just barely!

 While I'm talking to Mr. Umezono, Toya and Haruka are whispering to each other and nodding lightly.

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I'd like to know what skills you guys got. Tell me.
"What, all of a sudden?
Come on, we're classmates! We're classmates and we might be able to help each other out in some way!

 No, but why would you suddenly ask me about my skills?
 Don't you usually talk about what you've been up to?
 I'm not a great communicator, but I don't think that's a good idea.

Well, I could teach you, but what about you, Mr. Umezono?

 What? You're going to teach me?
 You can teach me, but what about you, Umezon-san?

I'm a blacksmith. I'm a blacksmith, an appraiser... I was going to try to make a living by blacksmithing or appraising or something, but I don't have the space.

 Mr. Umezono exhales, shrugs his shoulders and shakes his head.
 He seems to be overacting like a Westerner.
 I don't know him well, but I wonder if he is like this.

"Hmmm. My skills are--

 Then he tells us his skills, and encourages us to teach ours.
 Well, if Haruka says so, I'll follow.
 As soon as I told him what my skill was, he smirked and looked at us as if we were idiots.

"Hahahaha, you guys are too dumb, aren't you? Are you stupid enough to teach us your skills so easily? Well, now I don't have to work in a dull place like this! I'll be grateful for that!

 As soon as she said that, she threw the tray she was holding onto the table beside her and ran out of the store.
 I was taken aback by his quick change, and Haruka sighed in disgust.

What was that?
What's that?" "It's what I expected, but you should at least finish your work and get out of here.
I don't know much about Umezono, but is he like that?
I don't know him well, but is he like that?
I mean, as soon as he hears about our skills, he starts running. ......
She has a copy of our skills.
She has no other skills.
"...... Oh, I see.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.
 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why I'm here.

But why did he only [copy skills]? If you don't have enough points, don't you usually take [Robbery of Skills]?

 You can't copy a skill if you don't know the other person's skill, so it's risky to just take the "skill copy" option.
 I'm not sure how well she knows the game, but I don't think she doesn't understand it, since it was written in the first explanation.

I'm just guessing, but comparing the point requirements and limitations of robbery and copying, she might have thought there were some pitfalls in robbery. Robbery is clearly too much of an advantage.
That seems likely. If you don't have a supplementary explanation, you won't take a copy unless you're someone who feels bad about robbing.

It's possible that Umezono thought so, but looking at his behavior, it's unlikely.

 If that's the case, he should have just told us what was going on and asked us to do it, but not at the time of that throwaway line.

I'm not sure what to do.
That means she can't remember any of the skills we have.
Haruka, you're a demon.
I don't know what to say. You asked me to teach her, so I did, isn't that kind of me? I don't know what the result will be.

 Haruka, you have a very nice smile.
 If she can't get all the skills we have, she's going to have a hard time.
 Even if we can't get magic anyway, all the major weapons will be wiped out.
 The disadvantage of this is that our opponents will know our skills, but it's not a ...... game, so it's not a problem. If we can't get the skills easily, it's useless to think about the combination of skills that can compete with us.

If you work hard, you can get by without skills. I don't know if she'll work seriously if she suddenly abandons her job.
"But what was with that attitude? Why didn't you just talk to her?
Yeah. I don't understand why you're getting upset. I don't understand why you're getting upset.

 I'm not sure if you've ever heard of it, but I'm sure you've heard of it.

I'm not sure if it's because of me. I'm not sure what to make of it.

 Although the content of the comment was muddled, it was most likely jealousy of Haruka.
 The general evaluation of Haruka is that she is cute, has a good personality, can study well, and is popular.
 I don't mean to say anything about that evaluation, but conversely, there was a ground for jealousy.

"In another world, there's a chance I could beat Haruka, and she's acting like that?
I don't know. I feel like she got along well with both men and women.
I'd like to think they don't hate me, but I don't know what's in their ...... hearts.

 I'm not going to go out of my way to help anyone but Yuki and Natsuki," she said.
 Yeah, don't worry about that.
 I'm not going to help any of the boys.

But wouldn't it be troublesome if they resented you?
"Can we get enough information to resent? Do you think she'll ask us? "Why can't I use the skill I copied without permission? Why?
I can't do that!
No one with half a brain would ask that.
Right? Then someone has to tell me what the mines are, but who in this town knows about them?
I'm sure you'll be able to find someone in this town who knows about it.
I'm not sure what to make of that. It's hard to meet someone, and it's impossible for that person to meet the requirements of ......, isn't it?

 In the past, I've found a few classmates with indeterminate names, but even they may not be in this city forever.
 Once they leave the city, it's almost impossible to find their classmates.

You're screwed, Umien. Poor thing. ......

 I clasp my hands together and say, "Nameless, nameless.
 I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Do you really think so?
No, not really. To be honest, your attitude pissed me off. --Speaking of which, you didn't say "help" earlier, did you?

 I noticed that Haruka didn't say it, so I kept it a secret too, but...

Yeah. You don't need to give information unnecessarily, right? You can't copy a skill without a level anyway.

 As expected of Haruka, she is meticulous.

The main reason why I took that action was to reduce the strength of the potential enemy.
It's not an enemy to try to trick you out of the blue. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.

 It's just as well that Haruka is so meticulous and relentless.

I'm not sure what to make of that. You know?
Yeah. But even if he's weak, I wouldn't want to meet that type of guy.
I agree. If she comes back, we'll be in trouble. Let's get out of here.

 We drank all the tea we had left and left the store early.