I actually may have an editor now, so possibly, my Engrish would be fixed up a bit. The edited one would be having a text “Edited by…”, if chance no edited by in the header (unedited), I hope you guys could wait up until it stamped with it, I will try to contact him/her soon to plan about pre-posting edit
Translated by MadoSpiy
Edited by DarkFlameMaster
Episode 4 Escort Request
On the Joey ‘Escort’ proposal, the girl pointed towards a straight path with a clear wheel track which remained.
“Well thank you but, I am not some child, I believe I wouldn’t get lost”
“I don’t mean it like that… Or rather, no matter how I look, aren’t you a child? You’re still around 11 years old”
By that word for some reason the girl expressing a complicated bitter smile.
“….I am more or less 13 years old, you see”
“―Eh, is that so? My, my bad”
Girls around this age have various rate of growth, so it’s very hard to judge at this point of time. For example, a girl that is presently 15 years old would be mad when she was mistaken for a 13 years old.
Grasping the meaning of the girl’s expression like that, Joey meekly bows his head to apologize.
Even a man themselves want to overreach around that age. Not to mention how a girl who’s 13 years old, in the village where Joey was born, they already married and had a kid or so…
The moment when he thought so, his chest is throbbing fast.
(That’s right, she not a kid anymore, then she’s around the age where she could marry)
Instantly he’s conscious of it, the girl charming lips, her modest breasts, her slender legs; so he undoes his locked gaze in a big hurry. Joey then tries to warn her in an easy way.
“You see, I know you’re obviously some kind of rich young lady, but if you’re really walking alone like this, what kind of guys will get yourself involved with, and then you like…meeting some unpleasant things. That’s why I will escort you til the town”
“Aah, Indeed. The like who would kidnap me, kill me, and bury me, those kinds of guys right?”
The girl seems to easily understand the meaning of Joey’s cloudy words, and then she looks at Joey’s face with curious-like expression.
“But, is that fine? Judging from your appearance you are still empty handed, aren’t you in the middle of a job?”
“….Its fine. After all, the wild dog extermination plan is completely out of place, I didn’t consider that there were 2 of them so I didn’t make any necessary preparation.―In the first place, it feels uneasy leaving you out here!”
Hearing the word that he shouted while turning his face away to hide his embarrassment, the girl was astonished for a moment, then she smiles delightfully.
“You―are Joey-kun right? What a good fellow you are”
“―Wh, what are you talking about! Aren’t you just making fun of me?!”
“I don’t have any intention to do so, but I apologize if I was hurting you…However, I would feel bad if I just took advantage of your good will. ―Hmmmm, in that case as a job, can’t I ask you to escort me to the town and show me around? If possible, I want to see the adventurer’s guild”
“A job, huh…”
“Eh? By any chance, is a direct work request like this a ‘NG’?”
“Well, although it wasn’t reflected on guild point, there was no any particular rule that prohibits it. But in case of situation like this, it’s usually done with payment in advance, moreover it normally has an extra charge in comparison with usual requests…”
This is natural, considering Joey just only became an F rank who graduated from G rank when he still an apprentice, he doesn’t know the usual reward rate for an escort request nor does he know the extra charge rate, so he can’t decide how much of a reward he would take.
But on the girl’s side Joey’s indecisive attitude was that he must be worrying about ‘Could she really pay?’.
There’s a rustling sound from her waist at the back (it wasn’t her big ribbon decoration, instead it seems it’s a pouch), she was taking out several coins.
“Then how about this?”
He was being handed over a thin silver object (it’s big with the size 3 times than that of a normal silver coin), he take a look on it properly and it shine in a rainbow color, it doesn’t even look like money.
“A mere rainbow coin won’t do it, huhー. Then, I wonder if this type of gold coin is fine”
Said so, she placed 10 gold coins on the top of Joey palm.
“…I never saw a gold coin. Can it be used?”
Even though Joey gripping on the gold coin, usually he only received silver and cooper coins from the person at guild counter, so he only can observe it with his best ability while sighing.
“I wonder? At worst, perhaps you have to sell it out by melting it down into precious metal. In case you need money at that time, I guess you could sell this ingot?
Saying so, she picking something up again with her hand, from there she shown drawing a gold bar with about the size of an adult man’s upper hand.
Seeing that, the boy made a complex face.
“―Wa, wait a minute! That, could it be, a magic item that doesn’t change its weight and size even you put something in!?”
“That’s right. ―Aah I see, you can have this too”
“Hey, that’s a fortune! That alone could be used to purchase the best residence in town!”
“Hee, it’s surprisingly an expensive object huh. ―Well but yeah, this was quite a lot of money to have”
“That’s right. Don’t simply show it in public. Good grief, you’re really dangerous if you’re not being watched. Truly some kind of princess you are.
To be called with ‘Princess’, somehow she smiles like mocking herself, while on it,
“―Aah, come to think of it, I haven’t given any self-introduction yet. My name is ‘Hiyuki’, so please take care of me, Joey-kun”
The girl hold the hem of her skirt with both hand, and performs a light courtesy (a greeting that is performed by pulling a knee behind and shortly bend the other knee).
Inside of Joey heart went throbbing hard because of her elegant manner, he changes his body’s direction at once so his red face couldn’t be seen, he start to walk straight into a big tree about 500 m away.
“Hiyuki huh. Aah, I feel funny when being called ‘Joey-kun’ so Joey is fine. ―Well Hiyuki, I have tied my emu on that tree so let’s walk there a bit”
Hiyuki who doesn’t know the word titled her head in confusion; she comes to follow Joey in a halfhearted resistance,
“…well, you will understand when you see it”
Being told so, she begins to takes a pace in her steps.
『Princess, even if you don’t hire that kind of rude youngster, wouldn’t I be enough to keep a single injury from your precious body?』
At that moment besides me, him ―Of course not, Ten’gai was making his annoyed voice from inside of me.
During a fight, by combining with a body of pet, one would be granted with the pet’s status and attributes, so called the ‘Pet Unison’ feature.
However, previously the status bonus at best is only up to 3 percent, if I am not wrong, but currently my status is,
Race: Vampire Princess (God Ancestor)
Title: Tenjoutenga (Elegant Miss of the Sky)
Is this some kind of Zimbabwe dollar? It was inflated so much! (ed: LOL)
How should I put it, with this, have I not been completely overwritten by Golden Dragon (Naga Raja) status?
Such thing of my status, it’s far from fragile like a paper and even more like that of a tissue, but whenever I combine or not, I feel indifferent about it, you see!?”
I mean, since I already know about this feature, the status difference with its original is too much, now it’s scary that I can’t even shoot magic.
At this level, if I use a fire ball from the basic offensive flame magic skill tree, it becomes a level that is exceedingly dangerous, let alone ‘That now wasn’t a Kafrizzle, it’s just a frizz’, right now is ‘That now wasn’t a hydrogen bomb, it’s just a grenade’.
That’s why as much as possible, I don’t want to use my ability (Although so, traveling together with Ten’gai in this reconnaissance is the worst thing ever) so that I can finish this matter as peacefully as much as possible, however I unexpectedly get in touch with Joey who I just happen to see. I guess Ten’gai was sulking because it’s like I didn’t place trust in his own strength.
If after he sulks something like, ‘Look on my ability in action here!’, happens and then he does as he pleases, this region will be perish in one night! If I just follow along, soon I am going to run down from the hill and perhaps will, on its way, go to the path of the demon king at full speed.
This is where no matter what it takes, I have to not hurt Ten’gai’s pride, I can’t plainly settle it.
『Of course, Ten’Gai, I fully have faith in your ability and loyalty. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t gain benefits if I didn’t associate with people. Although this is selfish of me, wouldn’t you get on with it?』
『…I had said something imprudent. My apologies, Princess. The like of me wouldn’t able to conjure Princess’ farsighted and deeply-laid out plan, first of all, I am apologizing to the utmost limit for my dis-respectfulness. ―In brief, it wasn’t to employ that youngster as an escort, it’s just simply…』
Somehow able to understand it, Ten’gai’s voice regains its composure.
『Yea. It’s my own personal reason――』
『An emergency feeder (food), eh』
『Which reminds me, Princess still hasn’t taken a meal (sucking blood) from the time when you had woke up. Me of all people had forgotten about it. How could I be forgiven for it?
…Well he indeed is a seedy-looking feeder (food) but, he seems a virgin and hence he would be a rare, tantalizing food.
However, if you’re able to wait for it a bit, he will not be such seedy-looking youngster anymore with his virgin blood ready with an excellent taste, is it not?』
Feeder… Blood… Virgin…. Boy…
Those words were assembled inside my head one by one.
O, oh yeah, wasn’t I a vampire princess!?
Talking about it, today, like the moment when I secretly flutter as I talking with Joey, to tell you the truth, when I was saw his healthy limbs my heart was throbbing hard. I thought that feeling is because I became a girl but it turned out I was wrong, is it just a mere lust for food?!
I never thought something like that when I made my request for Joey’s escort job, however being together like this is perhaps surely bad.
S, somehow I am now conscious of it, Joey’s healthy nape, and the blood vessels in his limbs. I forcibly remove my fixed gaze that’s directed on it.
By the way, the reason why Hiyuki said the item was expensive, since she was considering its value as a gatcha fashion item, the value of it as a magic item from what Joey guessed is nonexistence.
Because in the first place, someone would normally get that kind of item in the tutorial~.
- its far fragile from a paper and even more like that of a tissue :Actually, its far fragile from sashimi garnish and even more like that of a dandelion. Sashimi garnish is consider something frail, but dandelion is on another level (actually, even the author had even write up what the meaning of his joke in this part) so I chance it to be more understanding into a paper and tissue.
- ‘That now wasn’t a Kafrizzle, it just a frizz’ : Refer to Dragon Quest reference, actually its Mezza! but in english version of the game, its Frizz! Kafrizzle/Merazoma is like a huge explosion one, of course a hydrogen bomb its larger scale than this
- ‘NG’ = not good or damedamedamedamedame
- About author note if you not familiar with online gaming : Sometimes, an item with a basic function (at worst: def 1 mdef 1) will be sold at IM, what so good about them? Normally visual, and other, you will be like different from other. In case of Hiyuki, its her wallet shaped like big ribbon.