“Well, he must have said something that made me think I had to… Oh, well.”
Reporting, contacting, and consultation. As a member of society, these things were important. And that’s what we Adventurers were. The guild was a company and we were employees. It was definitely a lot wilder than in modern Japan, but the pay was good.
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I showed the gatekeeper my status card and was let inside. As I was in a hurry, I used Legs of the God Wolf to jump over buildings and dash past the castle and noble district in order to reach the guild. I had no time to push my way through the crowds.
I arrived at the guild and opened the doors. As I didn’t really bother to kill my momentum, I pretty much crashed through while making a lot of noise. Obviously, this caused a lot of heads to turn in my direction. But this was no time to feel self-conscious. I headed straight for the ‘Questions & Other’ counter.
“Hey, what’s wrong with you? You trying to cause a scene!?”
“Sorry, I’m in a hurry.”
Some big guy was trying to start something as he stormed towards me, and so I knocked his feet out from under him. Jack of all Trades, Master of None really helped me out during minor scuffles like this.
The fallen man moaned, perhaps having hit his head, but it wasn’t my concern. I needed to be back on the frontlines as soon as possible.
In spite of the interruption, I was able to reach the counter safely. The guild worker on the other side was trembling a little. I wished they’d calm down, I wasn’t the bad guy here. And so I gently put down my status card.
“Excuse me. My name is Asagi Kamiyashiro. I’m participating in the Namila Village liberation quest, and have returned to make a report on our progress.”
The guild worker snatched the card off of the counter and scurried off to the back.
I waited for several minutes. The guild worker returned, looking quite frantic.
“Ah, Mister Asagi. Please follow me to the drawing-room…”
“I’m really sorry, but I don’t have much time. I would like to just tell you here.”
“Ha…! I-I must regretfully inform you that the Guild Master insists…”
Well, I guess I should have expected this. I didn’t want to waste time here, but it was no use. This would definitely become troublesome.
Oh, well. I forgot to hide the annoyance from showing on my face, and the guild worker looked more intimidated than ever. I suddenly felt a little bad.
“Thank you! Well, I must…”
“Could you take me to the room?”
The joy of being released was so evident on the guild worker’s face, but it went away in an instant. I wasn’t going to be the only person to be inconvenienced today. Well, at least until we reached the room.