6-06 Request completion report

 I had come to the Adventurer's Guild to report the completion of today's order.
 On the way, some men in light armor were chasing me, but they were creepy, so I scattered them.
 Thanks to them, it took me a while to get there.
 It was already getting dark.

"Oh... Noor. I was worried about you. Are you okay?

 When I entered the guild, an old man called out to me.

"What's going on?
Didn't you notice the commotion? It seems that a demon from the depths has sprung up near the entrance to the labyrinth. You don't see that sort of thing around here. There's a big commotion. I heard it was near the construction site you were sent to, so I was worried.
"Demon ......? No, there was no one that looked like that.

 The only thing I saw was a cow.
 I didn't think there was anything like that in the city.

Yeah. Well, you're in luck. The story goes that the Minotaur was defeated by an unknown entity, but it's a monster that even a party of S-level adventurers would have trouble with.
Such a terrifying creature can be found in the city at ......?

 I can't believe that happened while I was fighting a cow.

Lucky for you. The whole city could've been destroyed. You should be thanking that man in the street.
Oh, there are some amazing people out there.

 After all, I'm still weak.
 I have to be aware of that.

"...... alone against a monster that even a party of S-class adventurers would struggle against? Who is this person?
I don't know. ...... If he's that good, he should be well known, but I don't know him either. Well, I've heard that the Guards are doing all they can to find out, so we'll find out soon enough.
"I see.

 The old man chatted with me like this, quickly completed the request, and handed me a leather bag with the request fee.

"Here, take it. That's for your work. You've earned it.
"Yeah, I did. Thank you.

So, Noor. Are you ready to get a real job?

"What do you mean, a decent job? I'm already working as an adventurer, aren't I?

"Huh, I've told you that before. You're on the margin, you know. If the guild hadn't been involved, you'd be making 30 percent more than you are today.
Yeah, I know, I know.

That's what the foreman's father said. The foreman's dad said he'd love to have him. He's got several other offers. You're in high demand. Don't think this happy situation will last forever. While you're at it, find a good place and get ready to have a stable family...

 The uncle's usual long sermon began.
 I don't know how many times I've heard this.
 Recently, he even went out of his way to tell me that he had a good job offer and to introduce me to a place of employment. I've refused many times, saying I don't need such a job. ....... My uncle and I don't agree with each other at all, but strangely I don't feel bad about it.
 I can tell that he is thinking of me.
 Well, I'm not going to give up on my adventuring career, and in the end I'll refuse everything.

 As I listened to my uncle's words with a smile, I suddenly heard a voice behind me.

I suddenly heard a voice behind me saying, "I've finally found .......

 I turned around and saw a small, female-looking person in a robe.
 When she removed the hood of her robe, the face of a familiar girl appeared.
 I think...

"You're not the ...... one who came in here wearing that, are you?

"...... Yes, I did. I didn't mean to be rude, but I had to see you.

 This is the girl who was attacked by the cow.

 But how did she know where I was?
 I thought I had dispersed the suspicious men who followed me.
 I didn't notice any sign of this girl.
 I thought my [shinobiashi] skills had improved to the point where I could hunt wild animals like rabbits and wolves in mountain forests without being noticed at all, but I guess I'm not ready for ...... noticing a kid like this... ....
 No, no . This kid probably has skills .

"Oh, yeah, [skills]. So you figured it out, huh?

"Yes. I was trained as a thief in a training school. I'm sorry, but I used my remote detection skills to find you. It was quicker that way. ......

 It's amazing.

 I never thought I'd be able to acquire such a useful skill at my age.

So you're a thief, right?

...... No, my specialty is essentially magicians. ...... I have skills in all six systems, I guess.

I'm not sure what to say. That's amazing.

It's a family policy, a kind of tradition. Our family policy is to learn everything we can. ...... But all of them are like extra skills. I'm embarrassed to say this in front of someone like you. ......

No, no, no, it's great enough.

 I'm not sure how many [skills] I have at my age.
 I'm sure she's not that much older than I was when I got off the mountain, by the looks of it.
 Even after all this time, I can't help but feel inferior to her.

"Um... why don't we talk outside, since we'll be seen?

 Unsure of what to do, I looked at the guild's uncle.
 The man looked a little reluctant.

"...... Hey, Noor. What the hell did you do to ...... me?
No, I didn't do anything you can blame me for.

It's okay. ...... There's no one around now, and I'll use soundproofing and concealment to make sure nothing gets out.

 That's [skill] too.
 That's amazing.
 It's hard to believe that such a thing is an extra skill.
 But why would he do such a thing?

"Go ahead, ......, but you're dealing with an opponent. Take care of yourself.
"......? Yeah, okay.

 Don't be rude. ......?
 What the hell does that mean?

 I'm not sure, but I did as I was told and went outside.