Day 27: But I Worked So Hard…
Holy Era 6102, Month of the Marsh Dragon, 10th day.
When I woke up, there was a downpour of rain outside. I wonder if Ms. Marga and Ms. El are okay?
Thanks to having a long, good sleep, I felt that I was in good condition.
My left leg and right arm still felt uncomfortable, but everything else was great. Healing magic sure was amazing.
When I looked around the room, I saw that my belongings and armor were set next to the bed.
I was quite anxious about them, and decided to take a look.
My biggest worry was for my gear.
While the leggings and gauntlets were dirty, I should be able to use them again after some polishing. It was the same with my plated headband.
The problem was my short sword and dagger… The tips were chipped a little, and the blades were bent… I will not be able to repair them myself.
It would be necessary to take them to an armor shop or blacksmith and have them repaired properly.
That won’t be cheap… How depressing.
And that wasn’t the only problem I faced.
I had taken off my breastplate when I was attacked in the dungeon, and wasn’t able to recover it… While it could not be helped, it was still quite a failure.
Having to make a new one from scratch will really hurt my wallet. Thankfully, I did still have materials saved from the soldier ant, so I should be able to manage.
…My money! Money!! What is this feeling? I came back alive, but I feel like this is a checkmate for my life… I could just laugh.
Ah, but I did get a lot of scrap mana crystals from Ms. El as a reward. Perhaps they will be able to save me!!
…Yes, there was a time when I had such naive hopes…
I was stunned when I looked into the leather bag. For some reason, there was only one third of its original amount.
Upon closer inspection, there was a hole in the right side that was the size of my thumb… That’s where they must have spilled out.
The remaining crystals would only be worth about ten silvers… Hmm, that would not be enough… And I wasn’t on friendly terms with any of the stores in this town.
Ahh… I want to return to the town of Ruffa.
Th-that’s right!! I just have to go back!!
Now that I think of it, nothing but bad things have happened to me since I came to this town… Yes, I must go back. To that nostalgic place!! I have at least enough money to do that.
Well, there’s no time like the present. I must get my things together, sell the scrap mana crystals, and since I’d rather not walk in this condition, hire a carriage and….
And it’s goodbye to this town! Wait for me! Ruffa!!
I thought of such things as I left the room, and was immediately captured by Ms. Marina… Why!? Let me go!! I am going to leave this town!!
However, she said that they wanted me to stay a little longer. Just a little longer. To be exact, until Ms. Marga and Ms. El returned.
…But how many days away was that? Hey, don’t look away from me!!
I tried to interrogate her, but she was evasive and then managed to escape…
What was I supposed to do about living expenses now…
While I was anxious, I will go and sell the scrap mana crystals.
As I was leaving, the young man at reception told me that I should rest in the infirmary for one more day. Ah, yes. Thank you so much.
In fact, it was free of charge for some reason…
Hahh… But if I have to stay that much longer in this town, then I will have a lot of things to do tomorrow… I want to go back…
Today’s earnings and expenses:
Bronze: +15(Bonus for selling scrap mana crystals in bulk)
Silver: +9(Scrap mana crystals x60)
Balance: 9 silver, 64 bronze
(ﾉ_-;)Ha… It’s a lot less than I was expecting… I worked so hard and with my life at risk. This is too cruel.