Shinmai Boukensha – 64

Day 64: A Slightly Sad End
Holy Era 6102, Month of the Water Serpent, 16th day.
Weather: Rain

After arriving in the town of Ruffa, we headed straight to the guild.
I made my report to the usual lady who was there, and also converted the gathered items into money.
However, as they had to do a detailed appraisal of the Golem, I would not be rewarded for that until tomorrow…
Well, as long as I could get money for the gathered items today, I would be fine.

When I exited the guild, I temporarily parted ways with Rai and the others.
We planned to celebrate tonight, but I had to prepare and take a bath first…
Well, see you later then.
…Hmph. Little Rai glared at me before leaving.
He had stayed like this the whole time since yesterday… It’s like he has gone back to the original Rai.
And so close to separating for good…

In the evening, I saw that Rai and the others were already at the guild bar… Isn’t it quite early!?
Mr. Sebas had already ordered some food, so we made a toast!!
Ah, of course, Rai was given juice!

So, a fun feast…did not begin.
The reason was that Rai…was in a terrible mood.
Because of this, things were just not fun… And even the food did not taste good.
Surely I should say something. But as I was about to, young Rai burst into tears.
Wh-what is this now!? I didn’t even say anything yet!?

As I was confused over this sudden outburst, I heard young Rai muttering quietly.
I don’t want to leave, I want to continue adventuring…I want to be together…
I stood up from my seat and hugged him without thinking.
So, that was what he was troubled over during these past two days…
Still, the way he had been acting was so hard to read… He really was an awkward child.

After a while, Rai slowly calmed down again.
However, he would not cheer up.
…I had meant to give it to him before parting, but it could not be helped now.
And so I smiled and handed him a small box.
Rai didn’t know what it was and looked at me with a puzzled expression… Just open it.

Curious, he opened the box and pulled out the short sword with the red blade that I had been using.
That is my present for you.
Upon hearing those words, Rai’s eyes blinked.

Yes, this day may be when we say goodbye.
However, I am an Adventurer. And if your goal is to become an Adventurer too, then we might meet again some day.
And so learn to use this, and become a great Adventurer.
Next time, we can form a proper party and adventure together, alright? It’s a promise.

I said with a laugh, and then Rai wiped away his tears and laughed back.
Hehe. He finally smiled again.

After that, dinner continued amidst a cheerful mood, and then we disbanded when it was quite late into the night.
We were now outside of the guild. Rai was sleeping gently on Mr. Sebas’s back.
I looked at his face and patted him gently on the head… I’ll be waiting. As long as it takes.

After saying goodbye to them, I watched their backs until they disappeared into the shadows.

…And like that, what had been a depressing job for me, ended with a slight feeling of loneliness.

Today’s earnings and expenses:
Bronze: +30 (Mana crystal(Small) x1(Broken))
-2 (Public bath x2)
Silver +2 (Various ore)
-3 (Celebratory dinner)
-1 (Inn x2) (Bed: A+, Food: A+)
Balance: 45 silver, 99 bronze
Being appraised: 1 Golem

“(/へ\*)”)) Uuuu, sniff. I-I’m not crying!!

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

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