The next day.
The next day.
We left the castle early in the morning.
Yesterday, I felt a tremor because a meteorite seemed to have fallen to the ground after that.
Aleria and Aina had never experienced an earthquake in another world, or at least in this region, and they were quite scared.
Not only the two of them, but even Regulus, the former A-rank adventurer and king, was upset.
Fortunately, thanks to the distance between us, the quake was not so violent that any buildings seemed to have collapsed.
I'm relieved for the moment, but I have some worries.
'Did you get a good night's sleep last night?
I called out to the two men walking on either side of me.
Actually, I allowed them to sleep in the same bed last night specially because I was afraid of the shaking.
Well, even if I didn't give them permission, they would crawl into the bed on their own, but yesterday was special. I can't leave a scared girl alone, you know.
'It was hard for Yuki to let me sleep last night.
'No, you make it sound like I did something!
I want to assure you, for my honor. I didn't do anything. And yet I didn't!
It's just that the bed was too small for the three of us to sleep in, and it was hard to get to sleep. .......
'Yuki was too intense last night: ....... It was my first time, so you could have been a little more gentle.'
'I just patted him on the head and rubbed his back! Because it would be bad if someone unrelated to you heard you!'
I'm sorry. ...... Words are hard to come by.
It's annoying because both of you understand and are making fun of me.
If someone else hears this...
'Yoohi-sama, do you really have that kind of relationship with the two of you?
'Oh, what are you doing here at ......?
The guild's receptionist's sister.
She has a loaf of bread in her mouth and is looking at me like I'm dirty and out of breath.
I'm sure she's mistaken about something.
The guild is already open, and the receptionist must have been there every week at this time.
I chewed my bread at high speed, gulped it down, and opened my mouth.
'I overslept today! And that doesn't matter!
'It's not good!
'It's not good!
'It's not good!
The three of us hummed loudly.
There's only one receptionist at this time of night, so the guild is in trouble right now. .......
This is not the time to sit here and talk about it.
'Surely it doesn't matter. I'm sorry about that. However, you said that you were my friends and that you would take care of me, but you are still an animal, aren't you!
'Oh dear, I don't even know where to begin to explain ......'.
'Anyway, there's a deeper reason for this. See?
I gave a look to Aleria and Aina.
The message was to tell me briefly what was going on.
'I was forced to ....... ......'
'I was told that I would be sent back to the Empire if I didn't do what they said, so I had no choice but to ......'.
'Aina's was just a request to fill the bed because it was too small, and Aleria's was a flat out lie!
I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
He sighed and held his head.
However, perhaps he thought it was time to end the bad joke, and the bad joke came to an end.
'Well, that's how it is. Yuki's a hard man and a sassy one at that.'
'It would be nice if you could be a little more understanding.
'Oh, I didn't know that! I thought that Yuki-sama was having a harem party. ......'
Of course not. ......!
They don't look at me like that in the first place.
It's just a friend. They may say some risquÃ© things sometimes, but they're just messing with me.
'I'm glad to see that the misunderstanding has finally been cleared up. How late are you at ......?'
The unprofessional receptionist, who had forgotten that she was already late, opened her mouth.
'Well, that's just the way it is. If we run, we can get to the guild in about a minute? I'll carry you, you can get in.'
'What? It's going to take at least another ten minutes no matter how hard we try!
'We're trained differently.'
'But to be carried by that ...... man ...... who is also Yuki-sama...'
'What are you talking about? There's no way I'd hold her. You can choose between Aina or Arelia.
I don't want to be suspected of molestation, s*xual harassment, coercion, or anything like that.
You can't be sure that an accident won't happen, and even if nothing happens, it's bad to be treated as a pervert because 'I feel like I've been touched.
Avoid obvious landmines.
This is one way to survive in this world.
'Huh? I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.
You can find a lot of people who are interested in this kind of thing.
After that, as announced, we arrived at the guild in about a minute.
'I'm sorry I'm late!
He apologized to the adventurers who had kept him waiting, and proceeded to handle the requests one after another.
At this rate, I'm going to get angry with the head of the guild. He seems to be feeling sorry for himself, so I'll talk to him about it later.
I've finished dealing with the adventurers who are asking for help.
'By the way, Yuki-sama, are you going to continue being an adventurer now that you've become a grand duke?
'Well, it's more of a hobby. I'm curious about the natural disaster today, so I'm thinking of going to take a look at it while I'm making a request.''
'Ahh, yesterday's tremor was terrible, wasn't it? I'm afraid that it might be a sign of something bad. ...... The guild can send a request to investigate the natural disaster. ...... Would you accept it?'
'What, you can do that?
'It seems that Lord Regulus sent a request to the guild this morning to investigate the natural disaster. He wants us to ask a trusted adventurer.
Regulus is working like a king, isn't he?
Until now, I've been giving him orders, but lately, he doesn't seem to come to me for consultation or confirmation except for important matters.
'I see, if that's the case, I'll take it.
'So, about the location...'
'Northwest of the Karlon Plains. It's about three hundred kilometers from here. You'll know it when you get there.
'As expected of you, Yuki-sama. ......'
'It's hard to miss when you hear such a loud sound.
'Can you tell where it is by the sound, Yuki? ......?'
'Hmm? I can't tell the exact distance, but isn't it normal for adventurers to know the direction and distance in kilometers?''
What? Did I say something strange again ......?
After being reincarnated in another world, along with other abilities, I can hear sounds much clearer, is this perhaps not normal ......?
'That's not normal!
The receptionist and Aina are in despair.
As if to represent their feelings, Aleria made a comment in a dumbfounded voice.
So it's not ...... normal. .......