30-S003 Yuki and Natsuki 03

Well, it turns out that Yuki's earth magic is more useful than I thought.
"Surprising is terrible! It'll come in handy once you get used to it, I'm sure!
"Yes, yes, let's hope for the future. But more importantly, Yuki, you don't have any skills related to close combat, do you?
Huh? Yes.

 To be honest, I thought I could get by with just copying sword fighting and the like.
 But the reality was not so easy.

To be frank, I'm worried about starting to act like this. I don't know the level of security in this city, but we're two women. We don't have the ability to resist. ......
"Oh, yeah, that's right. It's dangerous.

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 On the other hand, Natsuki has [Spear Lv.4] and [Body Lv.3].
 An ordinary adventurer would be no match for her.

 I guess I'll have to ask her to protect me. As a princess.
 I'm scared! I'm afraid of you.

So I'm going to ask Yuki to learn some body techniques.
It's ......, right? You've got the skill copy, right?
I don't know how much training you need, but this will make it easier for me to teach you.
"Okay. Okay, I'll give it a try. [Body Art Lv.3] [Skill Copy]

 I don't think I need to say it out loud, but I'll try to make it easy to understand.
 I don't see any change, but ...... has been added to my status.

[Body Art Lv.1] It's been added to your status. The text is grayed out, though.

 The normal status display appears to my eyes as white text on a black translucent window, but the text for [Body Art Lv.1] is gray.
 I don't know if this means it's sealed or not.

So copying is no problem. I'm going to teach you the basics, so please check back often and see when it becomes effective.
"Yes, sir.

 Then, for about ten minutes?
 As I was moving my body as Natsuki told me to, the text on the status changed to white.
 No, to be precise, I should say that my body suddenly started to move smoothly, and when I checked the status, that's what I saw.
 It wasn't like I had gotten the hang of it or anything, so it was a little scary.

In less than 10 minutes? It's only level 1, but if you have a teacher, [Skill Copy] might be quite useful.
That's right! I didn't fail, did I?

If you can learn more than 20 of them, you'll be in the black. By the way, there are only three or four more that I can teach for sure.

 Most of the skills that have a level are 5 points at level 1, so Natsuki is not wrong.
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I'm not sure if it's a bad idea. ......
I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

"Natsuki stabbed me in the back, you know?
I didn't mean to, but ......
Yeah, okay, I switched! You'll be able to learn five things each from Yu and the other three, and you'll be in the black for now!

 If it comes to it, I will practice earth magic and make a name for myself as a skilled earth wizard.

And there's no time to be discouraged, is there? We're short on funds, and if we don't think things through and act quickly, we'll be in trouble!
That's right. According to what Yuki told me earlier, the first thing we should do is register with the adventurer's guild and get a job.

 We only have about 2,000 Reais.
 The more time we waste, the worse our financial situation becomes.

But first, we need to come up with a cover story.
Cover story?

Yes. It's a little suspicious that two young women like us are here with nothing but our clothes on. We'll need to make up a story about why we're here, decide on our immediate goals and where we want to go, and possibly shop accordingly.

I see, even if you're looking for a job, it will change what kind of job you choose and how you explain it to others.

 As expected of Natsuki, she is very dependable.
 If you haven't decided what you want to do, you won't be able to answer even if you go to the adventurer's guild and they ask you what kind of job you want.

 After a brief discussion with Natsuki, we decided that we had come to the city with our friends, but they had left temporarily for other reasons and were waiting for us to return.
 It's generally unnatural for two girls who don't seem to be very strong to be traveling alone.

The next step is to find a job, but there are two possible directions.
Either a part-time job in the city or a job outside the city, right?

"Yes. It's still dangerous to go outside the city, Natsuki, but can you fight?
It depends on the degree of danger. We don't know what kind of enemies will appear. If I can get a spear, I think I can handle it in terms of skill level, but I'm more worried about Yuki.
That's right.

 I've got the [body art] skill thanks to Natsuki, but it's only level 1.
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'd like to know what you think.

 I'm especially afraid of bandits.
 Two girls alone is a sucker, no matter how you look at it.
 Natsuki's [Spear Technique] may be able to defeat a few bandits, but it's too bad to throw them into a killing contest with humans when they just came here.
 At the very least, I should be able to fight reasonably well.

I guess I'll be working in the city for a while. ......
That's right. I don't know if I can afford to buy weapons with the money I have now.
If we're going to go outside the city, we should both have weapons and armor, right?
Yes. As far as Yuki is concerned, being unarmed is too dangerous.
Then let's go to the adventurer's guild to look for a job.

 In this world, the adventurer's guild is also a human resource agency, like an old-fashioned recruiter, so if you're looking for a part-time job, it's efficient to go there.
 It's not common to find a part-time job in a part-time information magazine or on a sign in a store.
 Many people can't read.

No, let's do some shopping first. It's not natural to carry no luggage at all.

 If you look at me favorably, you might decide to leave your luggage at the inn. I'd like you to recommend a good place to stay.

I'd like to get a recommendation on a good place to stay. "Also, I think it's better to have a weapon so you won't be underestimated. I can handle a spear reasonably well. We're two girls, so we should be careful.
"All right. Okay, let's start there!

 We went to the weapon shop first, and Natsuki bought a spear that she thought was a good compromise.
 The price was 800 rares.
 It was almost half of what we had in our possession, but it was a very cheap spear, and it was sold in a variety of ways.
 Natsuki did her best to pick one out, but there was no way she could conveniently find a bargain, and she ended up choosing a slightly better spear.

 The next stop was a general store.
 We couldn't afford to buy a bag, so we bought a cheap backpack.
 There is no way to fool people if you are empty-handed, but if you pack something in the bag, they will think you have everything you need for the trip. You can't see what's inside.

But with all this, there's only a little over 1,000 Reais left. ...... That's not good.
Yes. Even if I choose the day job, I won't be able to work until tomorrow, and then I'll need money for lodging today.
I'd like to get 500 rares for the two of us, so that's only 500 rares I can use?

 Honestly, it's not much.
 Prices are pretty high in this city.
 But I can't afford not to. After discussing with Natsuki, I bought only replacement underwear and a cloth to use as a towel, and packed them in my backpack.
 They were cheap, but I had no choice.

But you don't have a change of clothes, do you?
"Yes. They cost a lot of money even at the thrift store. It's not an industrial product, so I guess it's ...... tough.
It's a good thing that these clothes seem to be durable, even though they're simple.

 I'm not sure what to make of this.
 The fabric is strong and the sewing is beautiful.
 I thought that if I sold these clothes, I could buy some old clothes instead, but I decided against it. The level of vintage clothing is a little high.
 They were quite dirty and many of them looked like they would tear after a few washes, so the difference between them and ...... these clothes was too great.

Now then, let's go look for a job!
Yes. It's time to get down to business.
I've been looking for a job that will allow me to make ends meet until my friends get back.

    I've been to the city.

 The adventurer's guild I visited after asking the townspeople was a very cozy building that I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't been told about it.
 Inside, it was deserted, with only an old lady sitting at the counter.
 --It's not what I expected. It's too different from what I imagined.

Hello, sir.
Welcome. What can I do for you?
I'm looking for a job. Are there any jobs for adventurers here?
Oh, not much here. Here.

 I looked in the direction he pointed and saw an empty bulletin board.

I go to the city of Laffan for that kind of work. Those jobs go to the city of Laffan, so it's rare.

 Are you serious?
 Are you saying that if I want to work as an adventurer, I have to move to this city called Raffan?

What about the ...... recruitment agency?
Not much there either. It's a small town. Well, there are a few. What kind of work do you want? We're not looking for hookers.
No, I'm not looking for that!
"Well, you could make a lot of money that way, you two.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one.
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea. --No, if it's Natsuki, she won't change her expression at all if it's necessary. Even if he's mad inside.

 In the first place, the Adventurer's Guild is here to help you find a legitimate job.
 If you're looking for that kind of work, you shouldn't be here.

I'm going to wait for my friends in this town for a while, and I want to earn some money to live on in the meantime. Accommodation is not cheap.
"Hmmm, yeah, you guys might be just the thing. There's an inn that's looking for live-in waiters for the dining hall. The wages are low, though.
"...... live-in?

 When I asked for details, the wage was only 100 Reais a day, but lodging and meals were guaranteed.
 I was shown some other jobs, but the wages were just barely enough to stay and eat, considering the average rent in this city.
 There are only a few jobs available, so I guess they can attract people even with low wages.

 Hmmm, not bad conditions, huh?
 When I looked at Natsuki, she nodded with an expression of helplessness.

I understand. Then please take this.
"Hmm, take out your guild card.

 Oh, shit! I thought we had a guild registration!
 Should I tell them I lost it? --No, there's no point in fooling around, is there? Maybe?

"......, please register as a new member.
"Hmm? Yeah, okay. Six hundred rare.
"Ugh. ...... Yes.

 Natsuki's gaze pierced me!
 I just barely had enough, but I was really out of cash!
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
 As soon as I left the guild, Natsuki, who had been silent for a long time, opened her mouth.

"Yuki? I didn't hear about the registration fee.
Sorry! I forgot!

 When I explained about the Adventurer's Guild, I forgot to mention that it costs money to register.
 I had budgeted without taking that into account, so it was just luck that I had 600 rares left.

"I managed to get enough, but if I hadn't, I wouldn't have been able to register, right?
Yes, that's right.
I trusted you because you have the common sense of another world. ......
I'm very sorry.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it'll be fine.
 It's my fault for forgetting about it.
I'm not going to say any more about it, because everyone makes mistakes, but please take care of me.
"Yes! I'm at your service.

 It wasn't fatal, so he got rid of it relatively quickly, but Natsuki, who spoke so matter-of-factly, scared me~.