A Man Should Be Quiet And Wield A Greatsword
“Ah, you’re here.”
This time he greeted me behind the counter, instead of fainting.
“I’m sorry to have taken up so much of your time yesterday. Is your companion still in a bad mood?”
“Yeah. We’ll be acting separately today.”
“Hahaha! Some people don’t understand this passion for swords!”
“It’s practically a male instinct.”
We had a good laugh over that. I’m sure someone was rolling their eyes somewhere. It couldn’t be helped. A weapon was like a man’s soul. The material, shape, price. Everything tickled your fancy. Just like the Glampanzer that now hung on my belt.
“But with all of that said, we’ll wrap this up today, so you do not anger her any further. Here are the short swords that you were considering yesterday.”
“Hmm…it really is a difficult decision…”
Kasil had laid out four short swords in total.
They were light and durable. One was a Mithril Shortsword, made of that rare metal.
Then there was the Ruby class Serpent Bite, made from the fang of a saber serpent.
Next, the Linia Blade, a magical shortsword made from thunder ore that had an AGI boost enchantment cast on it.
And then the Ashikirimaru, a short sword of unknown origins that he had found at a market.
I looked at these four swords and nodded. I honestly wanted them all. But I didn’t have enough money for that. Or, I suppose I did. But I couldn’t spare to use it all. Hunting another wyvern would solve this dilemma, but that wasn’t going to happen. I don’t think so.
“So, what will you choose?”
“I like them all.”
“Glad to hear it. You can take them all if you have the coin!”
I gritted my teeth over my financial woes, but I really did need to make a decision here, or Daniela would not be amused. She may not even be at the inn when I return.
“The one that interests me the most, is this resold one.”
“Don’t call it that. Indeed, It was something that I purchased a long time ago, but it is a good blade. But I will give you a discount, as it is not new.”
“The Ashikirimaru, huh.”
The name sounded Japanese, and it even resembled a Japanese shortsword. Who was this peddler who had sold it? They were all calling to me, but this one called the loudest. The others had appealing materials, but this one had a name and shape that drew me in a way that was hard to describe. The voice in my head was screaming at me to choose it.
“I’ve decided. Give me the Ashikirimaru!”
“Alright, that’s ten gold pieces!”
“Isn’t this an old resold thing? I want fifty percent off.”
“Not today. This is a business. Still, you did help me yesterday… You can have it for six gold pieces!”
Heh. The mysterious sword was mine for a good price. Not that six pieces of gold was cheap, but it somehow felt cheap for this sword. I couldn’t help but feel that this was that important.
I paid the money and then equipped the sword to my belt in the back. And with this, I have regained everything I had lost because of that assault kobold!
“Is that all you are buying?”
“Yes, thank you. It was nice doing business with you.”
“Heh, I’m glad to have finally had a customer who understands things!”
We shake hands. It was a friendship between men who were passionate about swords.
“I’ve gotten everything back. But now I think I want something entirely new…”
“You’re still buying? Well, fine. What did you have in mind?”
He folded his arms behind the counters and gave me a wicked grin.
“I want a greatsword.”