A Luxury Inn
The food stall man cum innkeeper led us through the main street and turned into a quiet alley. There were not many Adventurers here. I had assumed that there would be other traveling Adventurers at this inn and was a little disappointed.
“And here we are.”
The building we stopped at was, well, impressive. It was large and had fancy engravings from corner to corner. It looked expensive.
“It is a beautiful building.”
“Thank you, uh…”
“Ah, I am Daniela. This is Asagi.”
“Name’s Veiken. Nice to meet you!”
We walked through the opened door and were greeted by an entrance that was unusually illuminated by indirect lighting devices. There was a counter to the left where a man was scribbling something before he looked up to see us.
“Welcome. Are you looking for a room?”
“Ah, Vegun. I brought customers! Treat them well!”
“Father…get out of my way. You are hurting the business…”
The man named Vegun sighed as he looked at his father. Veiken shrugged and looked away. He had said that his son took over the business, but it looked like he still had some concerns.
“My name’s Asagi, and this is Daniela. We came at Veiken’s recommendation.”
“I am terribly sorry about him…”
“Oh, no. We were in trouble, as we could not find an inn. He was a great help. We will likely be staying for a while, if you can accommodate us.”
“Yes, it can be difficult to find an inn in this town… Thank you. Rooms…ah… There is only one room available, would that be alright?”
Veiken had not been wrong about there being one room. Well, it wasn’t really a problem for me and Daniela.
“Yes, that’s fine. And…would it be possible to stay for at least two weeks?”
“Certainly. That will be two gold pieces and twenty silvers. Your room is on the third floor, the furthest in the back. Here is your key. Welcome to the Lamb’s Hoof. I hope that you enjoy your stay.”
I pulled out my wallet from the hollow bag and counted the money carefully before lining them on the counter. Vegun counted them again before pulling a key off of the wall and handing it to us. The key had a ‘310’ marked on it. I suppose there were ten rooms per floor. That was quite a lot… It didn’t seem that big from the outside. I thought to myself as we turned to thank Veiken, who was folding his arms as he scrutinized his son at work.
“Veiken, you really saved us. Thank you.”
“Bah, I’m sure you’ll return the favor. But it’s nothing!”
“I shall eat at your stall again.”
“Aye, Miss Daniela. I will be waiting!”
He was a nice guy. And I had Daniela’s sense of smell to thank. You never knew where it would lead you, so it was not to be underestimated.
We left the counter behind us and crossed the carpeted floor to the stairs. Even the stairs here were carpeted. It was comfortable and added a sense of luxury.
We walked up the stairs to the third floor together and reached the room that was the furthest in the back. The windows in the hallway showed that night had completely fallen now, and lantern lights were flickering all over town. It was the beginning of a Replant night. It would likely be very fun to go out there during this hour, once we grew a little more familiar with the place.
“Here we are.”
“I do wonder what it will look like.”
“Yeah. …Okay, now to open it.”
I push in the key, open the lock and turn the knob. I always felt excitement when opening the door of an inn in a new town. I slowly opened the door and we peered inside.
“This is quite…”
The interior could best be described as that of a luxury hotel. First, it was very big. As was the bed. It was big, but not overwhelming. Because the room was big enough to match it. With a bed this big, sleeping alongside Daniela would not be a problem. Yes, no matter how much she flailed around in her sleep, I will have plenty of room to escape.
Beyond the bed was what appeared to be a glass table with a metal frame. I did not like how fragile it looked… The chairs were made of wood but were padded with soft cushions. They had nice armrests as well, promising a high level of comfort.
“Asagi, there is a door here.”
I looked around as Daniela called to me. Indeed, there was a door in the wall that connected the entrance to the room. Daniela cautiously opened it.
“Well, that is a…”
“…This is too good to be true.”
It was a bathing room. There was a huge bathtub waiting for us. The floor was made of polished marble, and the whole room looked very clean. There was even soap. Had I gone back to Japan?
I left the bathing room and looked at the bedroom again. There was a large window that directly faced the entrance, and you could see the rest of the city from it. The view really was nice from the third floor…