303-275 Class at orphanage (1)

I don't think I have to be your age, do I? I'm sure you'll be able to find something to suit your needs.

 As she said this, I looked in the direction Haruka pointed and saw Remy running towards me.

 He stops in front of me, catches his breath, and opens his mouth.

"Hello, Nao-chan!
"Hi, Remy. Hi Remy. How are you?

 I crouched down and asked her back, and she nodded loudly.

"Yes! I'm eating a lot!
That's good. I've brought you some meat today.
"Meat? Yay! Garlic~!

 When I said that while patting her head, Remy raised her hands and jumped up and down, then straightened her posture as if in a panic.

...Oh! Thank you very much!

 She added those words as if she remembered, and bowed her head.

 No, well, I put money in the temple every time I visit, and I donate something to the orphanage every time I visit, but ...... if you thank me politely every time, it makes me feel uncomfortable. In my case.

 d*mn, this is what Mr. Ishka wants! I guess not.

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

 The more mature children seem to adore me along with Haruka, but most of the orphans are rather active.

 Toya, Yuki, and Mary and Mitya, who must have visited the school far less often than me, are more popular.

 Is it because they are close in age?
 Even now, I'm surrounded by children, smiling and talking to them.

Me is also a dungeon dweller!

"Oh, my God! I like being an adventurer.
I want to be an adventurer too!
"If even a little girl like me can be one, then ......

 The orphans, who looked only a little older than Mitya, were jealous of her boastfulness, especially the boys.

 The only one who discourages them is Mary, who is the oldest of them all.

We can't do it alone. We can't do it alone. We can't do it alone. Don't try to copy them.

That's right! It's not just me! But I'm training hard, too!

What do you mean, you're training? You're such a little thing!

 I'm not sure if it was the boy that Remy called brother Jay or the boy that pushed Mitya's shoulder while saying that, but Mitya didn't stumble, and Jay did. But Mitya didn't stumble.

"Hmmm! I'm working out!

 Jay compares his hand to Mitya's in disbelief, while Mitya puffs out her chest with a smug look on her face.

 I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not.

"Seriously? That's awesome! Let's have a little power competition!
I can't lose!

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

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

 Mary is watching over these children as a big sister. ...... Before you know it, Toya is teaching the boys how to use swords, and Yuki and Natsuki are being dragged along by the children.

 No, there are a few others around me and Haruka, besides Remy, right?
 But please don't climb up my body silently. I'm afraid of falling.

 As I was sitting there and helping Haruka with the children who were clinging to her, Ishka came over.

Nao-san, Haruka-san, I apologize for keeping you waiting.
"No, I didn't promise anything, so please don't worry about it.

 I'm not sure if she was working on something or not, but she appeared a little slower than usual, but she didn't make a big deal out of it.

 We're good patrons.
 --No, we don't pay him enough to be patrons.

And thank you for the other day. Thank you for the job.
It was a big help to us, too. Hey, Nao.
Yeah. We're away from home a lot, and we'd like to have another chance.

 The orphans are a reasonable workforce if you compare the amount of work they do with the amount of money they are paid.
 The orphanage has no reason not to ask for cash if it is profitable.

"I'd love to. So, how was your day?

 Ishka smiled and nodded her head.

I've got some meat to share. It's cheap meat that doesn't sell for a lot.

"Well, thank you very much. We don't get to eat meat very often, so we are very grateful.

 In our case, we don't have to buy meat, so the grains and vegetables that we need to buy at the market are a little more valuable, but meat is much more expensive to buy.

 That's why Remy was jumping for joy, but I'm sorry to say that the meat is not that good.

 Well, I can't help it, since Ishka asked me not to buy anything too expensive.

So, let's go to the warehouse.

 As Ishka was leading us to the warehouse, she looked at Allen, a quiet boy of about three or four years old, who was still clinging to my head, and said something like that. I don't know what he liked about it, but he grabbed my hair and wouldn't let go.

He grabbed my hair and wouldn't let go. It's not very heavy. Allen, hold on to it, okay?

 I felt Allen's nodding response, and I stood up with my hands lightly on his body.

"Excuse me. Sorry, Nao-san.

No, no, no. He's one of the few kids who really likes me.
I'm sure you'll agree.

 Haruka chuckles at this, but as ...... mentioned earlier, I'm not the most popular person in the world.

 I'm not sure if it's a good look to have a sword, but when we visit the orphanage, most of the boys go to Toya's side.

 Natsuki is the most popular among girls.
 Half of the girls like Natsuki, and a quarter of the girls like Yuki.
 The rest of the girls and Allen are the only ones who stick with me and Haruka.
 I understand how they feel, so I'm not complaining, but it's a little lonely.
 Well, since there are only a few of us, we're not in the way.
 With these kids in tow, we went to the storage room in the basement of the orphanage.

 The orphanage doesn't have a refrigerator, but it's cool enough that the meat will last for a few days.

 In that period of time, 10 kilos should be enough for about 30 people to eat.

"By the way, Ishka, do you make salted meat?

 I was thinking about this, when Haruka asked Ishka about it.

I don't have enough meat on hand, so I won't be making it.
I see. Well, we have about 40 kilos of it here for you to try.

 Haruka said, and laid out the chunks of meat on the shelf.

"Are you sure you want to use ......?
"Yes. You'll be able to get a lot more than that.

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

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

That's right. I'll take it with gratitude. Are you going to go home now?
"Hmm, what should I do, Nao?

 I hadn't made a decision beforehand, so Haruka gave me a curious look.
 I know I'm going back to the dungeon tomorrow, but there's nothing special I need to do today.
 But there's no reason to stay at the orphanage either.

"Nao, are you going home?

 As I pondered, Remy grabbed my pants and looked up at me sadly.

 Allen, on top of my head, is also pulling his hair and saying something like, "Mmm~" in frustration.

I don't have any business here anyway, so why don't you stay a little longer?
As for me, I don't see why I should dare disagree. ...... What are you doing?
I don't know. ......

 The kids that follow us around are all relatively laid back and quiet, so we can just relax in the shade like we always do. .......

 It's a bit of a waste of time, isn't it?