37-032 Return (1)

 When we returned to the inn, Toya was outside doing his daily exercises.

"Toya, I'm home. Any problems?
Oh, welcome back. Nothing in particular. Well, he's not going to tell the clients until today, so I guess it's okay.

 I guess I'm being unfair, but he's just a customer at my part-time job.
 There's no need to cause unnecessary trouble by greeting them poorly.

"Hmm. Oh, here's your lunch.

 He took out a couple of hamburgers that he had just made for Toya, or maybe sandwiches since they weren't hamburgers. I take out a couple of them and give them to him.

"Oh, nice! I don't want to eat those anymore.

 Toya takes them happily and immediately bites into them.

"Mm-hmm. The bread is okay. I guess I can live with it until I get home. It's a little bland, though.

 The bread was a little bland," he said, "but it's hard to eat if it's just grilled meat in between.
 The lack of vegetables is still not enough.

Should I have bought some pickles?
"I don't think ...... pickles are bad, do you?
I don't know about that ....... Our image of a pickle is a vegetable pickled in vinegar, but it is essentially a lactic acid fermented product, so it can be a bit peculiar.
Fermented foods. ......

 Fermented foods from all over the world, it is well known that many of them are basically not to everyone's taste.
 Even old Japanese pickles are not to everyone's taste.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that you like.

As for me, I'd like to have Haruka make me some pickled vegetables.
I agree. You can't go wrong with that.
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

 I'm not sure if it's vinegar and white wine or what. I'm sure Haruka will be able to make it look good.
 I have faith in her.

 In the end, the trouble we were worried about didn't occur and we were able to leave the city of Sarstad early the next morning.

 We ate only sandwiches for lunch, dinner, and breakfast, and I was both happy and sad to see that Natsuki and the others had unexpectedly given us high marks: .......

 I couldn't help but feel like saying, "I'll get you something good to eat soon, old man! I felt like saying, "I'll have something delicious for you soon!
 Haruka will do the cooking, but I'll hunt some birds or something for lunch.

What about the return trip? Do you want to run?

 Haruka shook her head at Toya's words.

There's no need to run so fast. Yuki and the others hadn't left the city, had they?
No, we couldn't get our gear ready.

 Yuki and Natsuki were dressed in ordinary cloth clothes.
 In an RPG, this is the initial equipment.
 The only weapon is Natsuki's spear.

I'd be surprised if he had all of them at that wage.

 The spear was also bought at the beginning, apparently to camouflage the fact that it would be too suspicious for an adventurer to be completely unarmed.
 But Natsuki's [Spear Technique] level 4 is higher than mine. .......
 Should I give him my spear here?

I'm not sure. I think you can use it better than me.

 You can use it better than me." Natsuki looked surprised at my offer, but immediately shook her head.

I'm sure you're right. I'm not going to use such an expensive spear when I haven't contributed at all yet. And besides, as they say, you can't choose the right brush for the right job.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.
Oh, no! Oh, no! You can't say something you can't deny!
Haruka! I'm not thinking that way at all, Nao-kun!

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.
 I know it's a joke, so it's not like I'm damaged.

But the fact is, the strongest among us in melee combat is Natsuki. But in fact, Natsuki is the strongest among us in melee combat, with a spear talent of Lv.4, and even a physical skill Lv.3.

 That's right.
 If you only look at the skills, Natsuki is very strong.

 Her other skill sets include high resistance, healing, and scouting skills.
 She seems to be the most adaptable.

 If you don't improve your space-time magic, you'll end up with a worse version of Natsuki.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one. I'm not sure how I feel about that. How were Haruka and the others?

 When he said that, the three of us looked at each other and remembered the first battle.
 The first one was Task Boar, right?

 It was Toya who faced him head-on, and Haruka and I were his backup. .......

I'm sure you'll be able to understand why. I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

I'm sure it's a little different for me because I use a bow and magic, but considering the cost of lodging and what I'll need to pay in the future, I can live with that. It's a lot of money to be able to hunt.

"Wow, you're so practical, Haruka.

"In a way, a boar is like money running to you. I just couldn't get used to the dismantling part.

 Now I can dismantle it easily, but in the beginning, it was quite hard to skin the fur and cut off the head.
 It's okay once it's a carcass to some extent, but the parts that make you feel the rawness.

Dismemberment. We'll have to get used to it. Yuki, let's do our best.
"Oh, I have to do it too. I'm not very good at it. ......

 Yuki smiles a little bit, but it seems that she is going to do it.
 Well, she's not the type to say, "I can never do it.
 I'm not the type to say, "I can never do it.

You'll get used to it. I'm sure you'll be able to get better than us if you copy Haruka's skills.

"If you don't get used to it, you won't be able to fight. If you're scared of blood and organs, you'll die.

 You're right. If someone says, "Oh my God, that's scary!" or "That's disgusting!" during a battle, I'm pretty sure I'll break up the party right then.

You're having a hard time, aren't you? It's not surprising that you're coming to the city of Sarstad in such a short period of time.

I really wanted to get there sooner, but I wasn't sure that Natsuki and the others would be in Sarlstad, and it wouldn't have mattered if we hadn't been able to get there safely ourselves.

"No, you're amazing compared to us! No, you're great compared to us! I'm partly to blame, but in the end, we never left the city.

Yes, we did. I was expecting you, but to be honest, I'm glad you came. I was about to quit my job at the inn, even if I had to.

"Oh, with that kind of salary, I don't have much of a future.

 A true black job.

In this world, a job that can be done by anyone seems to be like that. ......

 "In this world, the jobs that anyone can do seem to be like that.
 It's a tough world.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

 When Haruka said this, Yuki raised her voice with a surprised look.

What? I don't have a weapon. I'm not sure what to do.
I don't have any weapon skills!
Don't be absurd to an amateur! I've only learned it from Natsuki, I've never used it before!

 I've never used it before!" Haruka puts her hand on her chin, tilts her head and says it cutely, but it's absurd.
 I've never used it before.

What can you do, Yuki?
"Toya, you ask that? I'm not sure. I've got a copy of ....... "Sandblast.

 I'm sure you'll understand. I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

"Blinding. It doesn't have any offensive power, but if you use it well, it might be effective.

 Hmmm, ...... a little subtle.
 It's not as easy to understand as the Fire Arrow.

"What else?
"...... Ground Control.
It's about digging holes and making little overhangs.
Hey, Natsuki! Come on, Natsuki, explain it to me in a cooler way. You're making me look so useless!

 Yuki protested, and Natsuki thought for a moment before following up.

I don't think you're wrong. ....... I don't mean 'useless', I mean my explanation.
"Don't rephrase it! Don't rephrase it, it makes it sound like you have an ulterior motive!

 He didn't like it.
 He didn't like it. He stuck out his hand and shook his head.
 But it's more useful than anything other than fire magic, isn't it?

"Ground Control: ...... Snare.
A snare.
What? What's a "snare"?

 Oh, Yuki and Natsuki don't know?
 It's an obvious topic for those who understand.

It's kind of a classic fantasy novel. "The meaning of 'snare' is something like 'trap,' right?
Basically, it's just a way to block the enemy's actions, but if you use it well, it can be quite effective.

 It's not flashy, but it's easy to use.

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.

I'm not sure. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it. If you use it at the right time...
You can do it! I can do it! Yes, you can!

 Will it work?
 It's hard to hit a fast-moving enemy with the Fire Arrow, but it's pretty hard to punch a hole at the right time.
 If you're too fast, they'll avoid you.
 Even if you time it right, if your stride doesn't match the enemy's, they'll usually go over.
 It's easier to get caught by a protrusion, but it's easier to get sprained or broken by a hole.
 If you use it well, it can be quite evil. .......

So, when we find Task Boar, let's call him in and have Yuki stand in front of him.
"Oh, that's really ...... bad, isn't it?

 I'm sure you're not the only one.
 That's true. I'm against it too.
 On the other hand, Yuki, who has never heard of Task Boar, twisted her head and asked me.

"What's a task boar? Is that a boar by any chance?
"A boar with magnificent tusks, yes. Most of them weigh over a hundred kilos.

 As soon as I told him, Yuki turned pale and shook her head.

I can't! You'll die!
If you fail, you die! If you're that tense, you'll be able to do your best, won't you?
"You're too spartan, Haruka! Where did that kind Haruka go?
That Haruka is dead. I'm the new Haruka.

 Yeah, I'm dead too.
 Then I'm the new Nao too.

I am! But you're dead! But that's not it!
Then let's be nice and put Natsuki next to you.
What, me? If you want me to do it, I'll do it. ......

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's a little confused by the sudden change of subject, but I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who's a little confused by the sudden change of subject.

It's dangerous even if you succeed. Even if you roll well, you'll be hit by a 100 kilogram or more chunk of meat. Yuki would be crushed.

Toya is right. If we're going to put him there, it should be Toya who can catch him.
Of course I'm joking, half the time.

 Of course I'm kidding, half the time." Haruka shrugs her shoulders, but half the time she means it.

If we're being serious, we should have Toya next to Yuki, Natsuki in front of her as the main attacker, me as the support, and Nao as the catcher.

 Hmmm, if Natsuki and Yuki are practicing, is that a reasonable arrangement?
 I thought so, but then Natsuki looked at me worriedly and opened her mouth.

But Natsuki looked at me with concern and said, "Isn't that dangerous for Nao-kun?
No, the boar will be fine. No, I've killed a lot of boars. I've only killed a few boars.

 It's not an exaggeration to say that our life in the other world has been with boars.
 As long as it's not a long distance on a straight line on level ground, you can probably escape unharmed.
 Except for non-dangerous animals like birds and rabbits, we've only killed a vipu bear once and a goblin twice.
 Our flesh and equipment is made of boar and dindle.

You haven't killed many demons, have you? So your character level hasn't risen that much?