Have you ever heard of an inn called the Dragon Emperor's Wood?
It is said to be the best inn in the kingdom of Auckland and is famous for serving heavenly food.
Some say that the landlady is as beautiful as a goddess, but the innkeeper is always a well-dressed old lady.
Because she was a little thin, she might have looked like a goddess in the eyes of those who were prejudiced.
In fact, most of these stories are misunderstood.
Yes - don't you see how one woman can look very pretty in the midst of a bunch of swarthy men? It's just like that theory.
I never paid any attention to the rumors about my master.
This time, I had a chance to go to the royal capital due to a request.
The guild will arrange an inn for me since I need to stay there for a day.
At that time, I asked, "Do you have any requests about where you would like to stay? I was asked if I was going to stay at the Ryujinji no Shukuboku, so I answered "Ryujinji no Shukuboku". The staff said that the inn is so popular that I don't know if I can get a reservation, but since it seems to be a rumored inn right now, there's no way around it.
The purpose of my stay at the Ryujinji no Yado Ki is to have a meal there.
Even the royal palace of the Auchlan Kingdom, which is probably the most developed on the continent, is not allowed to eat this food, and the only guests who stay at the inn are allowed to eat the food made from an ingredient called "raisu".
It is the only food that can be eaten by guests staying at the inn, and eating it is the best way to enjoy it.
When I heard that the guild informed me that the inn's reservation was complete, my heart was racing.
I hurried on my way to the capital, suppressing my excitement and distraction.
Yes, sir. Thank you~. It's what you asked for, isn't it? We don't have a guildmaster today, so we'll have to say it again tomorrow, if that's alright?
The person who spoke to me in a light-hearted manner was the receptionist of the King's Capital Adventurer's Guild, Lilica-dono.
Lirica is a household name among adventurers.
He was a former Class A adventurer who had risen to Class A at a young age, and with his strength of over 50 levels and his good looks, he was a great influence on the adventurers of his time.
Every man has dreamed of going out with Lyrica-dono.... I'm one of those men.
When I said that if things continue as they are, the S class is just around the corner, Lirica-dono suddenly retired from adventuring, and disappeared for a few months after that. At that time, it could be said that the search net was so extensive that it could be said that all the adventurers were mobilized to look for her, but they were unable to capture her shadow or shape. As expected of the "protean (protean) Lyrica".
I've been searching for several months, but in the end, the search is meaningless and the investigation is about to be terminated, when I thought she had returned suddenly and unexpectedly, she was working for the guild.
The shock we received was immeasurable.
It's a good idea to have a guild in the capital city, but unless there's a good reason, people from local guilds like us are not allowed to enter the guild.
No, anyone can enter the guild, but.....
However, this is a good opportunity for me to make friends with Lirica-dono here, so I can brag about it to my fellow adventurers when I return home.
With a bit of ulterior motive, I spoke to Lilika-dono.
I'm not sure if that's Lirika-dono? Ex-A.....
'Oh, yes. You still have someone to remember. I thought you should have quit a long time ago. I'm a receptionist now.
No, no, you're famous. What do you think? Did you finish your chores? ...?
I was about to ask her to join me for dinner, but someone's voice stopped me. When I looked, I saw a girl of about 3 or 4 years old tromping towards me.
The girl, dressed in an adorable dress with frills, comes walking towards you with a cute smile on her face. Her cheeks seem to be soft and pliable.
(ka, cute. .........No, wait, wait, wait, I'm not a pedophile, I'm definitely not!!!!
The beautiful young woman who comes closer to me while I am conflicted by my own questions. Come to think of it, I thought I heard an unforgettable line a while ago.
Aika-chan, wait a minute~. I'll be done with my work after this uncle finishes his business. When you're done, you'll go to your sister Kara's with your mother.
All right, I'll be right back.
A beautiful little girl nodded at Lyrica-dono's words with a chuckling smile.
Yes? Um, what was it again?
I'm sorry to ask you this, but who is this girl?
"? Aika? Aika is my daughter, sir?
'Oh! I'm still talking about the inn.
What was that all about, Aika-chan?
Ummm, I don't know. Can we go to Little Miss Kara's?
Right, well, I guess I'll see you all out first.
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Apart from the man's shout, a pleasant greeting from the staff echoed through the guild.
Now, I was so surprised that I ran out of the guild.
(Impossible! Are you kidding me? You were married! I've never heard of anything like that! (I mean, do we even need a kid?!
I was able to report to my fellow adventurers in another way........
(Come to think of it, that beautiful little girl seemed to have some of Lirica-dono's face.... Who the hell messed with Lirica-dono?
I made my way to the inn with sinking thoughts and a little anger.