Shinmai Boukensha – 3

Day 3: Damn Nameku!!

Holy Era 6102, Month of the Moon Rabbit, 16th day.
Weather: Cloudy

Somehow, somehow, I survived until the morning, and was able to return to town.
…I really wondered what would happen to me when I was surrounded by a pack of wild dogs before dawn. But humans can do great things when they try.
Also, it was a good thing that they weren’t wolves. If they were wolves, I think, um…this diary would be in their stomachs.
(But if they were wolves, I could have sold the materials…hmm.)

I headed to the guild in order to make a report, and the reception lady was terribly worried about me.
Apparently, I was the first ever Adventurer to go out gathering herbs and not return on the same day.
I’m so sorry to cause you to worry, but please stop looking at me with such a pitying gaze. It’s not like I planned on spending the night outside.

And then, a most unexpected tragedy befell me.
Among the sacks of momija grass I had gathered, one had been invaded by nameku(They eat momija grass. They live in damp areas. They are slimy and gross), and so it was ruined…
Damn nameku!!
Because of this, one of my quests was filed as a failure, and I had to pay a penalty for breach of contract… It’s terrible.
Ultimately, I did not make much money in spite of taking two days.

As it was still midday, and since I needed to make money, I tried to accept a new quest. But the lady at the guild stopped me gently.
Why! Why must you stop me! I will be fine this time!! I intend to bring some proper camping gear with me!
Ah, that’s not what you mean…I’m sorry.
Since it cannot be helped, I will just rest for today. She smiled when I said that.
What a cowardly tactic, that smile… And so I took the day off from quests.

Right now, I am staying in a very cheap inn and writing in this diary.
While I don’t have much money to spare, I wanted to sleep in a bed.
The room is very dusty and smells of mold, but it’s better than sleeping outside two nights in a row.
Besides, sleeping outside in the town, that would just make me look like a delinquent!!
Ah, it seems like it’s time to eat. This place costs 7 bronze, which is quite cheap, but they still serve you dinner. That is something I can appreciate.
And so I will put down my pen here and go and eat.

…Hmph. I shall not stay here ever again.
The bread was like rock and the soup was so salty. Was that meat or just tendon…
My jaw is exhausted. I’ve never collapsed after a meal in my life.
I do wish to eat proper bread, soup and meat tomorrow. Ah, but my money…this is a cruel world.

I want to at least eat something good in my dreams, so I will sleep early tonight. Tomorrow, I will have to work harder in order to make up for today.
Still, there is something about this bed that makes me feel itchy… I cannot sleep…

Today’s earnings and expenses:
Bronze: +5(Quest completion)
+2(Sold 1 sack of momija grass)
-3(Quest failure penalty)
Balance: 2 silver, 12 bronze

( ̄へ ̄|||) Once again, my money decreased a little… Who was it? The person who said that being an Adventurer paid better than ordinary jobs!! It is a lie!!

Next Chapter

Senpai boukenshasan ga tasukete kureru no de kitto daijoubu nano desu! Shinmai boukensha no nikki-chou

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