398-366 Marks Musou (1)

"Wa-ha-ha! Fragile, fragile!

 The road to our destination was, to put it simply, "Marks-san's Warriors".

 Of course, we'd play an active role in watching over them when they slept, transferring them, healing them, and so on, but when enemies appeared, Marks threw away his pack, drew his sword, and plunged in.

 Our original plan was to do most of the transferring and rest to recover our magic, but then Marks said, "I want to fight! I'm sure you've got a magic bag, right? I'll give you all the materials from the enemies we've defeated along the way," and Natsuki said, "It might be a good way to learn how others fight.

 As a result, we've had quite a few battles, but Marks has been so exasperated that he's probably killed half of the enemies that have appeared in the game by himself.

 And now, the one that is being destroyed is the Iron Golem.

 Yes, that hard and troublesome thing.
 The one he is using is not a war hammer, but the sword he brought with him.

 It's about two times larger than Mary's bastard sword, and I would have a hard time even wielding it.

 He masterfully manipulated it and dismantled the Iron Golem without even allowing it to counterattack.

 Then, when the Iron Golem was in pieces and no longer moving, Marks-san stopped moving and wiped the sweat from his forehead with a very nice smile.

"Hmm. I guess I need to move my body once in a while!
That's great .......

 You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of these.

 I'm sure using an impact hammer to crush the demon stone would be a smarter way to kill it, but killing it without using a special weapon is still amazing.

 If he had used the steel axe that Toya had prepared to fight Elder Trent, he might have been able to do something similar, but Marks-san was using a sword.

 In addition, he can collect the golem's magic stone if he kills it that way.
 I'm not sure if it's worth the effort, and I don't think I'll be copying him.

It's a lot stronger than Toya's brother.
"Ugh, ...... is true, but... It's true, but we have different weapons.

 I'm not going to try to imitate him.

I'm not sure what to say. What's that weapon? I'm not saying it's ...... easy to kill an Iron Golem, but it's been killed without destroying the weapon.

"Oh, this? It's my most valuable asset! It's a mithril sword!

"Oh? Seriously? I've never seen that before!

 I've never seen it before!" Toya grinned happily at Marks, who held out his sword and tapped it with his eyes.

 I don't know what it is, but it sure looks like it's shining a little differently.
 In other words, if you don't tell me, a layman like me wouldn't be able to tell.

 No, it's definitely not an ordinary sword when it attacked the Iron Golem so hard and didn't spill its blade, but you can't buy a Mithril sword even if you wanted to.

 You can't buy a mithril sword even if you want to. The former rank of eight is not an exaggeration.

I like it. ...... I want one too.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

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

 A sword of pure mithril, even at the size of a dagger, is not something that can be bought by an individual, even if the national budget level ...... is an exaggeration.

 The little ring I gave to Haruka.

 Half of it is made of mithril, but even that little bit of mithril was very expensive.

 But even mithril alloy swords are relatively common, and not something that can be easily bought with money.

 In particular, ordinary sized swords like the one Toya is using are hard to come by because they are popular among knights and nobles.

 If you can find a weapon of a less popular type, you can get it cheaper than a sword, but since they are less popular, there are fewer of them being made, and it is completely a matter of luck whether you can find one.

 If it's a special kind of bow that Gantz showed me before, it's even cheaper, but a special kind of bow is a special kind of bow. If you have no use for it, it is meaningless.

 The only realistic way to get it would be to spend some time buying mithril shards, and then take them to a blacksmith.

Isn't that awesome? I got this a few years before I retired. My buddies told me to stop wasting money on it. ...... A mithril sword is a swordsman's dream!

That's right! I guess I'll just have to save my money. I need to save up for my wedding.

Toya, if you're going to buy something, do it before you get married. Once you're married, your wife will tell you to stop wasting money, okay?

Whoa, Mr. Marx, is that from experience?

"Well, yeah. I can't tell you how many times I've been told to sell this sword! "You'll never get a chance to use it. You don't believe me, do you?

That's terrible! After all the trouble we went through to get it!

 Toya and Mr. Marks are having a good time together.
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.

What do you think of ...... as Haruka?

I'm not sure. I'm not sure if I can understand how your wife feels. If you're retired and don't use it, money is more useful.

Okay. ......

 The sword that Mr. Marks has is too martial to be considered a work of art, and a weapon that has no use is a complete hobby .

 It's a good idea to have a good weapon, and it's not easy to sell a weapon that you've worked so hard to get.

 As if sensing my feelings, Haruka smiled at me.

But if you're going to use it once in a while like this, I don't think you need to sell it unless you're having a hard time making ends meet.

"I see. That's right, yeah.

 That's a relief.
 I don't have much of a hobby, but...

"Nao, I'm sure Mr. Marks' wife didn't say that before they got married.

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

"...... Natsuki?

 Haruka calls her name in a low voice.

"What are you trying to say?

I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but I'm just trying to show you a possibility. ...... Yes, a possibility.

Yeah, yeah, it's a possibility. But when it comes to deciding on something, if you're going to have a majority vote, don't you think it's better to have ...... more than two people? Hey, Nao?

 Natsuki and Yuki seemed to have hit it off.

I'm not sure. I'm not sure what the point of a majority vote would be if it's just the two of us, right?

 If we don't disagree, then we don't need to vote, and if we disagree, then we need to vote fifty-fifty. Two people can't decide anything.

 We have to decide in a way other than majority rule. .......

"Yeah, yeah, right? After all, the more allies we have in the household, the better, right?
"Yes, I know. I think I'm an understanding person, don't you?
I don't know. ......
Hey, hey, hey, guys!

 While we were talking, behind us...

"What, do they have that kind of relationship?

"That's what it looks like.

"Yeah. Well, when you're making as much money as you are, it's possible. But what about that one?

I think it's just going to be an overwhelming majority, I guess.

(I think it would just be the overwhelming majority. I don't have to think about who I'm taking sides with, women or men.

"Of course.

"Some things you learn after marriage. Welcome to our side, I guess.

 (Welcome to our side, right?)" The conversation between the two men whispering in the background was not heard by me.