He’s Usually A Good Kid
I used Legs of the Forest Wolf, and Daniela used wind magic as we slowly descended to the ground in front of the guild. The spectators gasped at our sudden aerial arrival, but our business was with Penrose alone. We wouldn’t be dealing with anyone else.
“Kept you waiting, huh?”
Penrose looked at me and then at my new companion and took a step back.
“I never did introduce myself. I’m Asagi Kamiyashiro. A ‘C’ Rank Adventurer. They call me Silvergreen.”
“And I am Daniela Villesilf. I am Asagi’s partner and a ‘B’ Rank Adventurer, also known as Lightwind. I heard that you did Asagi quite the favor. I have come to thank you, little boy.”
“What, you…you have an alias…? And…you are…the…Silvergreen…!? And…Lightwind…!”
I don’t know if I was ‘the’ Silvergreen, but how many could there be? No one else would want such an embarrassing name, surely. Honestly, I didn’t even want such a title, but here it was actually useful for once. I imagined Bordow’s laugh as I cursed him and thrust my greatsword, Schwarz Tempest into the ground.
“This is the last greatsword crafted by a blacksmith with blue magic and was made by the bones of the legendary monster, the tempest whale. There is nothing else like it in this world.”
“My rapier is made from the core of the tree of life and death and has been passed on by the light elves. There is nothing else like it in this world.”
She pulled the sword out of its sheath and brandished it like a knight.
“Would you like to hear about my armor as well?”
Penrose finally fell to his knees. I had won…! I pulled out my sheath from the hollow bag and placed the sword inside before returning it to the bag. Daniela also resheathed her sword and folded her arms in front of her.
“The one who killed a wyvern solo in spite of still being a D Rank Adventurer?”
“I heard that Lightwind and Silvergreen suppressed a stampede.”
“But… This seems a little immature?”
“He is an impressive Adventurer if you look at the results, but…”
“But Penrose has been a pain in the ass. I am honestly grateful…”
There seemed to be a mixed reaction, but I ignored them. Knocking Penrose down a peg like this was bound to make everyone happy.
“Do you get it now? Don’t judge people based on appearances.”
“Indeed, it’s important to respect excellent Adventurers. However, that does not mean you should look down on those who are not. There are many who deserve respect who are not Adventurers, and there are many that you owe debts, even if you don’t realize it. You’ll never be much of an adult if you continue to bite in every direction.”
“Ugh… So…I was…wrong…”
Penrose had a look of intense regret.
Then I walked up to him and looked him in the eyes.
“However, it’s a mistake that can be fixed.”
“Just do better from now on.”
“Yeah. Well, I wasn’t being very mature either. Sorry.”
I grabbed his hand and made him stand up. The other Adventurers nodded with warm looks of approval.
“Penrose! Let’s go hunt goblins together when your rank goes up!”
“I’ll go too!”
“So will I!”
“I don’t have an alias, but I’m no slouch either!”
Penrose looked surprised as he turned to see the other adults around him. They were all smiling. I could see that his eyes were slowly filling with tears.
“See, they say that they’ll go with you. Don’t you have something to say?”
We stepped aside to allow him to pass. Penrose wiped at his eyes with his sleeve and stood in front of the Adventurers. He looked at each face before lowering his head.