300-272 To my home after a long time

 Early in the morning the day after we received the reward from Viscount Nenus, we were hurriedly preparing to go home.

 It was a request that was a little hard to refuse, so we accepted it, but even though it was a reward, it didn't mean that we would earn any cash from this job.

 As soon as we finished our preparations, we made an appointment with the butler, Mr. Biesel, through a servant, told him we were free, and left the house.

 The two people who saw us off were Mr. Biesel himself and Mr. Ilias, who came running to see us.

 To be more precise, Ilias came to see Mary and Mitya off.

 To us, he simply said, "Thank you for your kindness," but to Mary and the others, he hugged them goodbye.

"Mary, Mitya, even though we are far apart, we are still friends!
"Yes, Master Iliad. Thank you very much.
"Thank you, Master Iliad. It was a pleasure.

 This disparity.
 ...... No, I'm not looking for a hug, of course.
 I'm not asking for a hug, of course. ....... But it was still a lot of work. .......

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 The three of them seem to have eaten the sweets we gave them, and from the looks of it, I think Ilias got to touch his ears and tail without incident.

 As for me, that was a step forward in my relationship with Haruka, so if I had to choose between positive and negative, I would say positive.

 I saw a lot of things I didn't want to see, but I also got some good food and rice at Crevilly.

 All in all, I would say that there were many advantages to this request.

So, shall we get going?

"Right. Thank you for your help, Mr. Biesel.

No, we're very grateful. The lord said to call him if we had any trouble. --Well, there may be times when we need you again, and we would appreciate your help.

Yeah, we'll see you at .......

 Even though I have gained some experience, I still find it troublesome to deal with nobles.
 It's a good thing that you're not the only one.

 I gave a vague answer and left the lord's mansion with Mary and Mitya, who had finally said goodbye to the Iliad.

 After leaving the pinning, we drove to Kerg and had lunch at Yasue's restaurant, where I shared information about Satomi and Kaji with her.

 Yasue looked a little uneasy at the fact that Satomie had escaped and that the Order of Satomie Saints still had the organizational power to make her escape, but I also told her that Viscount Nenus was conducting an extensive search.

 On the other hand, Kaji's reaction was a simple, "Oh, that's so ......", but maybe that's what happens when you have nothing to do with it.

 It's like the street robbery cases you see on the TV news, you feel scared, but somehow you think it has nothing to do with you.

 In fact, Kaji is dead, so Yasue's reaction would not be so strange if she did not have feelings for him.

 After talking and eating with her, we went to the temple where Mary's and Mitya's fathers were buried and said a short prayer before leaving Kerg.

 As Mary and Mitya were growing up well, we were moving fast enough that we managed to get home before the end of the day.

    I've been working for a few days now.

 We usually take a few days off after work, but after discussing it after we got home, we decided to take only one day off this time.

 The main reason is that our cash income has been cut off for a while.

 We have some reserves, but not having any money coming in is quite frustrating. Such is the case.

 There was a discussion about having a party to celebrate the party's first anniversary, but it would still be a while before Natsuki and Yuki joined the party, and there would be financial problems.

 We decided that we would like to have a party without hesitation and that it would be better to wait until a little later.

 Natsuki said, "I'll finish the curry by then! I'll finish the curry by then!

 Well, it was a one-day holiday.

 Haruka and Natsuki went to Tommy's place to build a machine for hulling the rice they had bought, and Toya, along with Mary and Mitya, began tending to the vegetable garden at home.

 I, on the other hand, went into town to do some shopping - for some reason, with Yuki.

"Well, Yuki, why did you follow me? Why did you follow me, Yuki, and not Haruka and the others?
Well, because it looks interesting?
What do you mean, "sounds fun"? ...... We're just going shopping.

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
 I don't want you to come with me if you can help it. .......

I'm sure you'll find it interesting. You are going to buy a ring, right, Nao?

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

"How could I not know? We talked like that last night at dinner. It's obvious.

 I couldn't help but let my agitation show on my face, and Yuki responded in a rather dumbfounded manner.


 At dinner last night, I casually - and according to Yuki, it was obvious - mentioned the ring and asked about Haruka's finger size. ...Or, more accurately, I tried to find out.

 And I said something like, "What's the size of rings in this world? But unfortunately, in this world, there is no such standard as "what size".

 In the first place, ordinary people rarely bought rings, while rich people had rings custom-made to fit their fingers.

 Rich people have rings of various sizes because they also wear them over gloves.

 In addition, there is no custom like wedding rings, so there is no reason to make a standard.

 A ring is a kind of symbol of authority, and it also shows that you are in a position where you don't have to do chores by yourself.

 I think a simple ring could be popularized. ...... Well, customs are like that.

You know, Yuki and her friends don't wear a lot of jewelry.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. Unless it has a special effect like Natsuki's necklace, it would be a shame if they died because of a mere accessory.

 It's true that if the accessory is too flashy, it might get caught somewhere or make a clanging sound.

 Accessories with special effects can also be a disadvantage if they are not taken into consideration.

You mean you'd rather work and be safe than dress up?

That's what I mean. In Japan, a sushi chef with a ring on his finger would look a little like ......, right?

Yeah, it's a little unsanitary.

I wear it a little bit on holidays, but ...... it's just a little thing.

 Originally, I was in high school.

 I'm not sure if it's because I've never had anything to do with expensive accessories, but even when I came here and had more money to spare, I didn't see Haruka and her friends buying anything fancy.

 I only saw them wearing simple necklaces and bracelets once in a while.

 Well, maybe it's because they're not machine-made, or maybe it's because some of the more visible accessories are quite expensive.

But then again, Haruka always wears a pendant, right? It's a simple one. ......

......, is that right?

 No, actually, I know that.

 I know for a fact that Haruka always wears a pendant, although she keeps it discreetly and out of the way inside her clothing.

"Hmm... I see. Did Nao give that to you?

"...... Yuki, aren't you being too perceptive?

 "Yuki, you're too perceptive, aren't you?" "You guessed everything from my slight silence? Hey.

No, because... "No, because... Haruka wears it all the time, you know? I don't think she bought it by herself. Even when she was in Japan, she wasn't really the type to wear accessories, and considering when she got it, I don't think Haruka would spend a lot of money on accessories.

 Yuki nodded her head and said, "I gave that to her just before we met up with Yuki and the others.

 It wasn't that expensive - in Japan, it was cheap enough that a high school student could buy it with a little effort, but this was back when we hadn't completely separated our wallets.

 Toya and I were given some money as allowance, but Haruka was in charge of the rest of the money.

 In such a situation, it's unlikely that Haruka would ...... spend money on herself.

And now you want to give her a ring, right, Nao?
I can't deny that I'm considering ...... that.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.
 You can't deny it in this situation.

You can't deny it in this situation." "No, you don't have to say it like that. You can just say, 'We had s*x, and I want to give you an engagement ring.

Wait, wait, wait.

You don't think I know, do you?

 I tried to cover Yuki's mouth, but she grabbed my hand and smiled at me.

 I sighed at the sight of Yuki, but I tried to resist at least and pointed out her unladylike nature.

I'm sure you're not the only one." "...... Do you have any sense of delicacy that you're not saying out loud?

We're out of that stuff. I'm not sure if I should say "as soon as possible" considering that I've been here less than a year, or "finally" considering that we've been childhood friends. ......

 You can find a lot of things that you can do to make your life easier.
 I'm sure you'll agree with me.
 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

I think it's better to say, "You're in high school and it's too early to get engaged. Or should I say, "We're in high school. But if you're going to make a move on me and Natsuki, that's okay too.

I'm sorry, Yuki. I'll give you some pocket money to go buy back your delicacy. That's not something you want to say to your friend who just got back together after ten years.

"Well, we're not interrupting your honeymoon, are we? The other day, when we came back here, just the two of us, for a few days--

"Oh, I can't hear you, I can't hear you! I got it. I understand! You can follow me!

 I held my ears and shook my head, and with a sigh I raised the white flag.
 No way, Haruka. You're not going to tell them, are you?
 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. And I think you'd be better off with me around.


Do you know where I can buy a ring?

It's a metal product. You could ask Mr. Gantz.

"Metal. You're being too general!

 Yuki's strong advice made me clam up.
 But rings are made of metal, aren't they?
 Well, I was also thinking, "Maybe the weapons store is a little different... I was thinking...

I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

...... Well, can you stagger the time?

I'm sure you can find someone to introduce you to, but I think it would be Simon the carpenter. Furniture decorations are the domain of metalworkers.

Then I'll go to Simon.

No, no, no, let's just go to the store. I'll show you.

Do you know him?

I'm a girl!

 She turned over and said, "I'll take care of it! Yuki put her hand on my chest and I felt a little uneasy, but the fact was that I didn't know any of those stores.

 I hesitated, but all I could do was nod and say, "I'll leave it to you.