42 Increase the number of employees. Episode 6

--In the case of the daughter of the hostess of the greatest inn in the land.

You're next.
Yes, sir.

 I open the door and enter Kara's room. This is the first time I've been in the room, although I consider myself to be quite close to Kara-san.
 There might be some secret to her popularity here. I'll have to take a closer look.

'Yes, I'm fine with the rejection.

 At the opening, Kara said something like that.

'Yeah~! Wait a minute! Please test me properly!

 I was bitten by the quicksand. It would be too unreasonable to be rejected out of the blue!

But you can't hire Anna to work for us. You want to go home, too, don't you? I'm going to choose someone who's going to spend the rest of his or her life at our inn, so Anna, it's going to be tough for you, okay?
Yes, I'm here to help you, my dear.
So you're not going to pass, Anna?
'Wait!' Kara, you're just awful! You can tell me a little bit about the inn! You didn't tell me at all, so this is how I came to work directly with you, and you can't even tell me that!

 I was not going to back out so easily, as I intended to leave after learning a bit about the inn. Carla made a very attractive suggestion to me, with an air of slight annoyance.

'If you want to know about the inn, just come over and I'll tell you the normal way, okay? I used to be young, and I used to think 'I'll monopolize the technology on my own', but that's not the case now, and it's not like that. Besides, I want Anna to have a proper lodging at home with me, so I'll just reject her if she comes, right? Well, I think you and Anna are good friends, and I'd like to keep in touch, so come visit me again, okay?
'What? Are you sure? I've got my word on that! If you lie, you'll get a "Keatigo" (a nut-shaped monster that looks very similar to a raspberry. If you mistake it for a raspberry, it will explode in your esophagus and attack you with countless needles in your throat. It is a life-threatening force, but it can be a pain in the ass to eat for two weeks afterwards. I'll have you drink (which is often used to harass you)!
''Well that's scary. But don't worry, I'll teach you properly, even if I can't go deep enough.

 Isn't this proposal a pretty good deal? Just by going out to play, they can tell me a lot about the inn. Besides, it's not often that you get to learn for free what you've been hearing about for years, so it's not often that you get such good terms.
 I came to a conclusion in my head in a flash and spoke to Kara-san.

 Still, I was glad that Kara-san thought I was a good friend too.

'Then you have to promise me. I don't care if I'm rejected, so the next time you come to visit me, please make sure you tell me about the inn? Besides, I want to be good friends with Kara and I think we're good friends too. I hope you'll keep up the good work, won't you?
Yeah, it's nice to meet you.
'Well then, I'm sorry to have interrupted you today. Good luck with the rest of your exams. Now, excuse me.
Yes, thank you for your time.

 I told Kara-san how I felt and left the room quickly. I'm sure you'll be able to get a good idea of what to expect when you go out.

 -- I'm sure I'm smiling very well right now.


--In the case of Mia, an active Grade A adventurer.

 Today is the day of destiny.

 Oh, I'm late to introduce myself, I'm an adventurer, my name is Mia Exiles. Today, I'm here to take the employee recruitment test at this 'Dragon Emperor's Inn Tree'.
 I actually know the owner of the inn, Kara-san, and I know each other. --How did we get to know each other? All right, I'll tell you a little bit about it.

 That was about four years ago already........


 At the time, I was a fledgling adventurer.

'I wonder if there's any good requests today.

 I had just finally become a D-level adventurer, and I spent every day with simple collection requests and so on. The reason is simple: with an adventurer of my level, there's a good chance I would be easily beaten by demons. Unless you can form a party, but unfortunately, not many adventurers are willing to team up with a low-level adventurer.
 Most female adventurers are supposed to work with a strong male adventurer to complete their requests, but unfortunately, I was not good with men, so I didn't have anyone to work with.

 Most of those women adventurers will hunt in relatively safe areas and complete harvesting requests to gain experience and improve their levels until they are able to do so.

 That day was no exception, and I was in Bayer's Plain, a little northeast of the King's Capital, when I received a request to collect the Sleeping Beauty Weed, which is the raw material for a sleeping potion.
 It's a pretty tasty request for 30 copper coins just to collect one bottle, and considering that the sleeping potion itself is sold for 50 copper coins, I think you'll understand that it's a pretty tasty request.
 With such a tasty request, one might think there is a conspiracy, but since the demons in Bayer's Plain are weak, the Sleeping Beauty grows in clusters, and the owner of the client's tool shop is a good person, we figured there was little danger.

 I went on with my work. Just as I was about to finish up and head back to the neighboring village, "it" appeared.

 I turned my head at the wet sound of stomping on the grass and saw a boar-like creature called an Inosi.
 I despaired as I looked at the huge, muscular, massive body covered in black fur all over.

 It's a good thing that you're not the only one who encounters these demons, because you're the only one who encounters them in this plain, where there is no shield to hide behind.


 Huh, I've gone a little overboard with the story.

You're up next.

 Oops, I think I've been called away.

Excuse me!

 I reached for the door.


 When the monster attacked me, I used every bit of skill I had to dodge its attacks. The Inoshi's attacks were fast and agile, and they were 4 meters long and weighed several hundred kilograms, so I could avoid them if I could move my body out of the line of fire.
 However, the fear that even a single blow would result in instant death, and the intimidating presence of the demon made me unable to move my body as I would have liked, and I gradually grew fatigued, until the demon finally caught me.

 Because I couldn't avoid a body strike, my left arm slightly touched the huge body of my opponent. Although I was only touched by only a few centimeters, or perhaps a few millimeters, my body was blown wide open and my left arm was completely broken and useless.
 With the intense pain running through my left arm and the bruises all over my body from being blown away, I was on the verge of death, and I was prepared to [die] from the huge body that was approaching. At that time, I was on the verge of death, and I was ready to die from the huge body approaching me.

"Oh my goodness, this isn't good.

 I heard a voice that was absent-minded and totally unlike the situation I was in.

 I opened my eyes to see a sign of [death] that never came, and there it was........

 There was a goddess who was looking at me and holding up a huge black lump with one arm.

Oh, we're going to fix that, aren't we? Yes [Recovery (heel)]

 Confused by the situation, the Goddess used her other hand to cast a spell on me. Instantly a warm wave of light enveloped me. My injuries were healed in an instant, with all my lost strength. I later realized that it was something called "recovery magic" that I had heard so much about recently. And the freakiness of it.

 But at that time, I didn't have the time to worry about such things at all.

'What? What?!
'I've healed your injuries, so good luck with your request. Then I'll be on my way.

 With those words, the goddess left, lightly cajoling the black lump with a gait that didn't feel heavy at all. I couldn't help but call out to her.

''Ah, um! Goddess!
BAM! What's that nickname? I'm 'Kara'.
So, Miss Carla.
Yes, what is it?
Um.... well...

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 This is how I called it off, and that's how Kara and I began our relationship. After that, Kara-san and I formed a party and had a little adventure.
 I never thought that she would try to make me, who was only level 20 or so, fight a dragon, one of the strongest species, but.... Thanks to that, I was able to reach A-class adventurers in a short period of time, which was good.
 After that, we interacted with each other for a short period of time until Kara-san retired. Well, when my friend Luka, a junior adventurer, became acquainted with Kara-san, I thought to myself, 'How small the world is!

 Well, this is how I'm close with Kara-san.

 So, do you wish with all your heart that you can be at work with the Goddess and get through today's exam?

 Please wait and see. My Goddess!

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--In the case of a man in the highest office in a certain country...

You're next.
Excuse me.

 I walked into the room as I was called in.

'Oh, I'm afraid you're rejected?'
Why not?
No....I think we're the ones who should say why.... But this is not a place for people of your high status.
Come on, it's not funny. You're racist, Kara!

 Isn't that a bit unreasonable? I'm here to take my exams and you're trying to turn me away.

"Yes, yes, yes. I understand the Emperor's frolics, and I suggest you leave now.
That's horrible, you're arrogant. I want to work with Kara too. If you're going to send me away now, I want you to be my secretary.
"Yes, yes, yes, I'm very aware of the Emperor's flirtations, so please go away for the day.
"No, so if you're going to send me away, my secretary n "Yes, yes, yes, I'm very aware of the Emperor's playfulness, so please go away today..."...
I'll send him back to you. "Yes, yes, yes, I'm very aware of the Emperor's playfulness, so please go away today."... sorry.

 I cried, too, when he repeated the same line over and over again with a face that showed no emotion.

I'm sure you've done a great job. I hope His Majesty is thinking of the empire and working hard on his political affairs, right?
Hmm, he's not as open as he used to be. Well, I just thought I'd drop by to check in on you. You are welcome to marry my sons at any time. You're more than welcome, Carla.
"Yes, yes, Your Majesty, Your Majesty, "it's all right!  I'm sure we'll be back to visit again, so I hope you'll take care of it then?
Well, you can come back anytime you want. Now, I'll leave you to it. Later.

(Phew, I guess I wasn't telling the truth about Kara's search for a mate. That's good. (Now if only my monks could get their wives...)

 I walked through the door with that thought in mind. 

 There was a Hannya at the door.