7-07 The Central Square of the Royal Capital

 We walked to the central square of King's Landing.
 There was no sign of people around.
 Occasionally, we saw guards looking for something, but they didn't seem to notice us.
 So this is the power of her skill.
 It's amazing.

 Once the guards had left and we were alone, she began to talk to me.

...... First of all, let me apologize. First of all, let me apologize for the way I followed my benefactor. But I really wanted to see you again.

 She bowed deeply.

I also must apologize for what happened in the guild. I was just talking to the guild leader (guildmaster) and suddenly asked him to go outside. In my position, it is not advisable for me to appear like this in front of the public, and since you also seem to have some sort of situation...

No, I don't mind.

 No, I don't mind.

So, what do you want from me?

 Why did you come after me?
 I don't know.
 Did I unwittingly do something wrong?

I have one thing to do. I want to thank you. Thank you for saving my life... thank you so much.

 The long-haired girl bowed her head again.

The girl with long hair bowed again. I thought you already thanked me earlier.

No, that was not a thank you. You have saved not only my life, but the lives of many of the royal people as well.

 You're exaggerating just because you restrained a rampaging bull.
 It's true that I felt sorry for those guards, but if I had made a mistake, I would have been like them.
 Now that I think about it, I was reckless without any skills.

 Besides, she has excellent [skills]. It's possible that she could have done it on her own without my help.

 That's right.

 I don't know why I didn't notice.
 I knew it was strange that she was sitting on the ground forever.
 It's not that she didn't run. She didn't need to run.

"No, I don't mean that in a caring way. I may have done something completely unnecessary. I'm sorry I've been so rude to you.

No, you're not! I'm just so grateful. I don't know what would have happened to me if you hadn't rushed over to ......!

 Apparently, she's a very loyal girl.
 Not bad for a girl her age.

"I see. In that case, I'll just accept your kindness.

I'd like to give you as much credit as I can for what you've done for me. ...... Please feel free to ask. My father is also very grateful to you. I'd like to give you a heartfelt thank you for mobilizing the family fortune.


 Mobilize the family fortune?
 What the hell are you talking about?

No, no, no, what you just said is enough. I really don't need more than that.

No, I want to thank you for what you did. My father and brother would very much like to meet you and thank you for what you've done for them.

No thank you is necessary. I really don't want to thank you.

No, I can't do that! I'm a man of position. I'm a man of my position. I owe him my life. I can't just sit here and do nothing. ......!
No, I don't want that.

 I'm not sure what her position is, but my position is that I don't want to be given something I don't need.

...... No, that's not a good look for me either! By all means, give me a house-wide gratuity ......!
No thanks.

So, is there anything you need help with? The whole house will support you in any way we can. ...... If you want, I'm sure your father will be able to help you with your territory.
I don't want that either.

 Why are we talking about territories and such?
 I've got a house and a farm in the mountains.
 I don't want it.

But ......!

 I noticed that she looked like she was about to cry.
 I'm just saying the words are enough.

I'm sorry, but you really don't have to thank me.
"...... No, sir. You owe me a thank you. ......!

 ...... Obligation?
 I don't think a thank you should come with such a thing. .......

...... Whatever you say, you don't want what you don't want, okay?

I won't move here until I hear back from ......, where I'll accept your thanks.

 No matter what I say, he won't back down.
 He's serious.
 I'm already half-crying.

 You're a kid. .......
 No, a kid.
 She's got a stubborn streak too.
 Reminds me of myself back in the day.
 A decade or so ago, I visited a [monk] training center, and even though I was turned away at the door, I was stubborn and said, "I'm not leaving until I'm trained.

 She seems to be serious, too.
 I don't want her to wait three days and three nights without eating or drinking like I did.

 I can't help it.
 I guess I should at least accept her sentiment.

"...... Okay. If it's just to meet your father and brother.
...... Are you sure?

 I don't need a big thank you.
 I just fought off a rampaging bull in the city.
 I didn't expect city cows to be so ferocious.
 I didn't think cows in the city were that ferocious, but I guess this kind of thing is common in King's Landing.
 I'm not familiar with the culture of the capital, but maybe there is a custom that says, "If you're attacked by a cow and you're rescued, do your best to be hospitable.

 It can't be helped.
 I guess it's called "follow your hometown.

But you really don't need to make such a big deal out of it.
Yes! Let's get going. Would you mind following me? I don't want to be seen too much, so I'm going to use a number of things like [Concealment] and [Detection Blocking] to hide myself.

 After saying that, she began to walk quickly.
 Her face, which had looked like it was about to cry, turned into a clear smile.
 I wondered if she had been crying falsely.
 She may be a child, but she may be a schemer.

 I had no choice but to follow the light-footed girl as she walked through the city at night.