Arriving in Usk
Interestingly, bird-type monsters were quite rare. This was because there were not many large birds that lived on flatlands. And smaller birds usually did not turn into monsters. In general, it was just the larger creatures that changed.
So in other words, running through the sky meant that I was rarely attacked. Though, it would probably be more likely if I was near highlands, the sea, or the mountains. That is, unless some stray wyvern popped out of nowhere…
And so we looked at the open sky as we rushed through the air. I could occasionally see Grass Wolves and goblins below, but there was no reason to pay them any mind.
We arrived in the trading city of Usk before sundown.
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Usk was a town where all of the buildings were made with white bricks. It was like some kind of European seaside town that I’ve never been to… That was how I felt. Of course, it was just an illusion.
“We are finally here. Not that it took too long.”
“I may be faster than a carriage, but my damn legs…”
I massaged my sore thighs and calves. After all, I was essentially running the whole time. So it was no wonder that my legs were sore. I was able to do this thanks to the status boosts, but the old me would have collapsed.
“First, we must find an inn.”
“We should go shopping too.”
It was a trading city. There would be so much to buy. And so we decided to go to the inn. We already knew which one. It was the Babbling Brook, which we had stayed at before. It was run by a beautiful innkeeper called Karamus. The woman that Bacon was in love with.
“However, there is something you must do when first entering a city. Isn’t there?”
“That’s true… Huh?”
I had agreed and then realized that it wasn’t Daniela who was talking. Tap. Tap. I felt something on my shoulder and I turned around.
“Ohh, it’s you. Bacon.”
“I told you, it’s Yacon!”
Bacon hadn’t changed at all, and he grabbed my shoulders with an angry expression.
“How long will it take you to remember it… Damn you. Oh. So, why are you here?”
And so Daniela and I took out our status cards and explained it to him.
“We want a boat. So we can go downriver.”
“A boat, huh… Well, this town is overflowing with things. So, I’m sure you will find one.”
“Do you have any recommendations for places to go?”
Bacon handed the status cards to a guard who was behind him. Then he folded his arms and thought about it.
“It can be a small one. And we’re willing to pay a decent amount for it.”
“Hmm… In that case, ah… Yes, I know where.”
Apparently, he had a store in mind. That was a good sign!
“I’ll take you to it.”
“However, it must be tomorrow.”
Well, I suppose it was to be expected. The sun was coming down. And we wanted to go to the inn as well.
“We’re planning on staying at the Babbling Brook. You can come and meet us in the morning.”
“Aren’t you supposed to say that you’ll come and meet me at the guardhouse…? Ah, well. Fine then. It’s peaceful and I’m bored.”
Yes, yes. Peace was good.
Besides, Bacon was enamored with Miss Karamus. I wonder what happened after that?
“So, how are you and Miss Karamus doing?”
As I was thinking about it, Daniela suddenly brought it up.
“Wh-what does that mean…!?”
“It was just yesterday. She rejected me again.”
Well, that was no surprise.