111-101 How do we live?

Well, from what I hear, it's not safe to go any further, so what do we do?

We'll go. We haven't done any fighting today, so we're not in bad shape, right?

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what to do.

This is not just about whether we go now, but also about what we do in the future. Over the past few months, we've been able to save up a fair amount of money, haven't we?

 Haruka said with a serious face, and we both thought about it.

 This time, with half of the money pooled as party funds, the amount distributed to individuals was more than three million Japanese yen.
 This is the result of working for about three months after purchasing a house separately.

 Even if you take into account that the period of time you can work as an adventurer is limited, you should be able to save enough money to live on for the rest of your life if you continue to fulfill the same level of requests as before.

 If all you want is to live safely, you may not need to take any more risks.

 Hmmm ...... is this a turning point in your life?

You can make a good amount of money at your current level. If you're going to live a moderate life in this city, I don't think you need to push yourself any harder. If you're not extravagant, you can save up for retirement.

 There was a slight risk to his life, but he would have no trouble hunting orcs now, not to mention vipu bears and task boars.

 We can harvest the fruits of the dindle.

 I haven't done any spring or summer work yet, but I'm sure I'll have some source of income.

 You can also catch fish and crabs if you travel a little further.

 If the social situation does not change, it is almost certain that we will be able to live a fairly secure life.

 Everyone seemed to understand this, and there was silence for quite a while.

 Yuki was the first one to speak up.

I want to ...... still work hard? What is my limit at this age? A point of arrival? I think it's too early to decide. Of course, if you're asking me if I want to bet my life on it, I'm a little torn.

 It was Toya who spoke up next.

I feel the same way. I want to be better so that my wife and I can have a good life together. I just don't know if I should let you guys go along with it, and I don't think I can get by without leaving the party. ......

 To put it crudely, Yuki is too young to retire, and Toya wants more money.

 He's also aware of the dangers, so he's hesitant at the same time. .......

What about you, Natsuki?
I think we all need goals in life.
I think you can have goals like getting a bride with beast ears like Toya, but I don't have any goals like that.

 No, that's something you don't need to learn from.
 If Natsuki were to say, "I'm going to get a cool groom! I'm going to be sick.

"What should I do? What should I do?" When you think about it, the first thing that comes to mind is to become a prominent figure in your profession. And now I am an adventurer.

 "What should I do?

 I hadn't thought about what kind of job I would have in the future, but getting a job isn't the goal, it's the start, if you think about it.

 If you think about it... "I'm going to be a ____ in the future! is nothing but a child's dream.

 It's how you set your goals after you become one.

 I'm sure Natsuki never imagined that she would become an adventurer when she was in Japan, but I guess her stance is to work as hard as she can now that she has become one.

 On the other hand, what about me?

 I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I'm going to do my best.

I'm sure you'll be happy with the results, but we've only just begun.

I'm not sure what to make of that. ...... Serious. I think it's okay to be more appropriate.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

It's not a bad idea to live in that house with Nao-kun all the time and relax.
"What, me?

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

"Yes. If you keep doing the same thing you've been doing, you'll never have a chance to meet young girls, right? Have you met anyone in the last few months?

Let's see, .......

 Young girls themselves, I hardly ever see them. .......

 There are no young, beautiful receptionists in the adventurer's guild, and I don't see any adventurer's groups with pretty girls.

 There are no young beautiful receptionists in the adventurer's guild, and you don't see groups of pretty girls adventuring.

...... Oh, I met Aella.

What? I'm sure she's a lot older than you. I'm sure she's quite a bit older than you. She's trained at other stores and has saved up enough money to build that store.

 For a moment, Natsuki looked at him as if to say, "There it is! I'm sure you're not the only one.

That's true.

 In general, the wages paid to apprentices are not very high.

 I wondered how many years of apprenticeship it took for him to accumulate enough money to build such a large store.

Right? See, see, you have no choice. Or are you not satisfied with me?
No, I'm not unhappy with you. ......

 Does living together mean marriage?

 It's true that if you're going to do the same thing every year from now on, you're not going to have many opportunities to meet girls.

 But that doesn't mean that you have to go out and pick up girls on the street or desperately look for a marriage partner.

 If you think about it, Natsuki is ideal because she is friendly and has Japanese values. ......?

We're already living together in a new house. This is already practically--


 Haruka interrupted me and whispered something like that to Natsuki.

"Don't ignore me and Yuki!

 At Haruka's protest, Yuki looked behind her and said, "Me too? What?

It's okay. There are no young girls, but there are plenty of young men at the Adventurer's Guild. Haruka and Yuki should be easy to find.

"You know what? Out of the question!

That's right! You're the one who has to go to the guild and ask for help.

I'll pass. I don't think I'd fit in.

Then don't suggest it to me either!

 The women are screaming at each other while I'm ignored.

 --Yeah, ......, you're good.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.
 When I turned my head towards him, he grinned and said something stupid.

"Nao, you're popular, aren't you?
No, it's a process of elimination. There's no one else.

 Adventurers are basically dirty.

 If you're a high rank adventurer, it might be different, but if you're a low rank adventurer with no money and no access to Purify, there's not much you can do to keep your body clean.

 Their hair and beards grow long.
 Even Tokuoka and the other adventurers I met the other day were like that.
 The other adventurers are no exception.

 It must be uncomfortable for the women who like to keep clean to even come near him.

 Other artisans, such as Ganz and Simon, are relatively clean, but they are married and their ages do not match.

 Furthermore, Haruka and the others seem to feel that the men who approach them are troublesome because they were often picked up in Japan.

 They would not be looking for a son-in-law on their own.
 And Toya has clearly declared, "I'm getting a bride with beast ears! You're not serious.

"You're not serious, you're not even twenty yet.
I don't think so. ......

 In the meantime, Haruka and her friends, who have lowered their voices a little, are saying things like, "The early bird gets the worm," "This isn't Japan," and "Life is long.

"Hey, guys! Hey, you guys! Discuss and decide these things in private! Now is the time to decide whether to proceed or not. What about Haruka and Nao?

"I was going to go along with everyone else, so either way is fine. I was going to go along with everyone else.

 I've been trying to fit in with everyone else, so I'm fine with either.

I'd like to live a long and prosperous life if possible. I'm not opposed to it either, as long as we proceed with caution as before. With Haruka and Natsuki around, you won't have to worry too much.

 When I said that, Yuki rolled her eyes and pointed at herself.

"What about me?
Yuki is classified as a Toya in my mind. I'm sorry.
Oh, no!

 Yuki stumbles back with her hand over her mouth, somewhat deliberately.

I'm the one who's upset! I'm not that unthinking, am I?
In the beginning, you wanted to make a request.
"I don't remember .......

 When I pointed this out, Toya quickly looked away and said something like that.

 But I remember it well.
 When I was earning money gathering herbs and hunting boars, Toya wanted to take down goblins.

 But Haruka stopped him and he gave up.
 I'm a man myself, so I can understand how you feel.

    I'm not sure what to say.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. Especially you, Toya and Nao, focus on spotting. Try to avoid all but single enemies. But if it looks like an ogre, leave immediately.

That means we'll be avoiding all but the Bind Viper, right?
Yeah, something like that. If I'm lucky enough to find one of those scarp-apes, I'd like to fight it.
"As expected of Haruka. Always the cautious one.

"I'm the type of person who kills bosses by hitting the 'fight' command repeatedly. I would have been killing goblins for months if I could have gotten a solid level.

 "Level up and hit them physically".

 In a way, it's the safest. If the enemy is stronger than you expect, you have insurance in the form of magic, items, and skills.

I'm the type of person who levels up a fair amount and ends up keeping all the disposable attack items and high quality healing potions like elixirs.

Oh, I'm the same as Yuki.

I'm the kind of person who just goes in, and if I lose, I think of a new tactic, and if that doesn't work, I level up.

Ugh, I can't keep up with the conversation. ......

I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.

 Natsuki, who was left alone in the conversation, complained with a slightly annoyed expression, to which Yuki nodded her head.

 Haruka and Yuki would sometimes play RPGs if we suggested it, while Natsuki would only occasionally play games with us.

 We didn't have a game console, and it was a little difficult for us to recommend Natsuki to play. After all, she was a young lady. We know her family isn't that strict, but it's not something we'd dare recommend.

I don't know if we've really improved our physical strength. I think our endurance has improved. ...... Toya, can I stab you?

What the hell?

No, I just want to make sure the knife won't stick.

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'll be able to do it.

You and I are on the same level, right? Even with the increased strength, it'll probably still sting!
I'm not sure what to do. Then we'll have to get a civilian to stab you.
What kind of kill order is that?

 I call out to people on the street and say, "Could you stab this person for me? I'll give you a knife. ...... Yeah, that's something to report.

I'm not sure what to make of that. ...... Okay.

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

 I'm sure it's not the same thing.

I'm sure there's a difference, right? Here.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I think it's a good idea.
 We all look at it.

 ...... It's a little red, but there's no injury or peeling of the skin on the hand.

 The tree trunk is quite uneven, and he hit it with such force that it is in this condition.

By the way, you don't have any scars on your hands anymore. ......

Oh, that's me too. In the beginning, if I forgot to wear gloves, before I knew it, I'd have a scratch or two on my hands.

I don't get blisters on my hands anymore.

 "I don't get blisters anymore," she said, showing me her beautiful palms. He showed me his palm, which was beautiful and soft, without any blisters.

"Um, Nao-kun, .......
"Oh, I'm sorry.
No, no. ......

 I'm not sure what to do.
 You can find a lot of people who are looking for the best way to get the best results.

It's definitely a beautiful thing.

"Yes. As a woman, it's nice to know that your defenses and muscle strength are not reflected in your appearance.

That's true. I would have quit being an adventurer if I was told that my appearance would be based on my strength.

I can't say that when it's life or death, but as a woman, I can't help it.

 I also don't want to see muscular Natsuki and his friends.
 I'm not sure if I'd be able to do that if I had to.

I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one. We don't have much time if we're going to report on the orc extermination today, right?

"Yeah, I guess so. Are you sure you want to go north for now?

I think that's a good idea. The further northwest we go, the stronger the enemy will be.

 The forest around this area extends from the northwest of Rafan to the east along the mountain range, and continues towards Sarstat.

 The demons are weakest along the road to the east of Rafan, where we first entered the forest, and the strength of the demons varies in concentric circles from there.

 In other words, the danger level is higher along the forest to the north of Rafan than in the slightly deeper part of the eastern forest.

Okay, Toya, take the lead.
Okay, Nao, you take the search.

 We regrouped and started walking north.