I Was a Small Fish When I Reincarnated, but It Seems That I Can Become a Dragon, so I Will Do My Best - Chapter 153
(Rose POV? In raw its using 3rd pov but mixed with 1st pov from Rose perspective in the first half of the chapter, I’ll try using full 1st pov)
Chapter 3-68. First Time Going Out for an Errand
There were three people walking down the street, doing their best to ignore the occasional calls of catches.
The place where these three were walking now was a shopping street with many stores, from shabby stores, to many stores that were having trouble increasing their sales.
They were walking to their destination, a blacksmith shop, feeling dreary from the catch.
“… That looks heavy, Alena. …… Why don’t you lighten it up?”
“Ha-. Now that you mentioned it…….”
Alena immediately applied her skills to the Red Boar fur she was holding in her hand, reducing its weight to almost not weight anything.
Now even Alena can hold it in one hand, and with it under her right arm, she moves forward to the destination with light steps.
I think my ability is quite extraordinary to make me used to it, but now I realized the members of their party were all nuts.
Even me, who had been an adventurer for a long time, had never seen or heard of such a skill to manipulate weight.
It was understandable that she was surprised, but she was also worried about what other people would think if they saw this skill.
With Alena’s rare and powerful skills, hunting monsters would be more than convenient, and the safety of the party would change.
Adventurers are fortunate to have their lives, and it is not uncommon for them to find themselves in a battle over someone with a superior skill base.
I was walking along the road thinking about what excuse I would give to Ouren if Alena were to be taken out, but that would never happen as long as Reizen was there.
If Alena was out of the norm, Reizen was even more out of the norm.
I thought it was insane that he could catch Yurie’s slash with his body, but he actually did it, and I was really surprised at that.
I wondered how he could possess such an extraordinary defense, but I couldn’t figure it out even after thinking about it, and he didn’t tell me even after I asked him about it, so I’ve stopped talking about it.
On the other hand, I feel sorry for the adventurers who tried to get involved with these two.
I was hoping that no one will try to run at me, but I was freaked out by the occasional catch that came my way.
It was really hard on my heart, and on the contrary, tht was so bad that I didn’t feel like living.
“Reizen. Can I go sell these furs?”
“Oh, are you sure you’re okay by yourself?”
I don’t want to let Alena walk around this town alone.
If a child went to sell such a high quality fur, she would surely be ripped off, and there was a good chance that it would be stolen.
It would have been unacceptable to let Alena go alone, even if she had been with Reizen.
“What’s wrong? Rose.”
“No, no, no, …… I don’t think it’s a good idea to let a child go alone. ……”
“I’m fine! I can go by myself!”
“No, you are not….”
“Alena will be fine! You know!”
“No, please listen to me…”
“The blacksmith store is right over there!”
“Wait a sec!”
Huh, that’s strange, these people don’t even stop.
I reached out to grab Alena, but was stopped by Reizen.
“Well, let’s wait somewhere until Alena gets back.”
Watching Alena getting further and further away from us, Rose finally gave in and followed Reizen’s lead.
“Ouren-san, …… If anything happens, it’s not my fault…..”
I was tilting my head.
I should have been heading for the blacksmith store as Reizen had told me, but thinking back, I wondered where exactly [There] was that Reizen had referred to.
I turned a corner and ran, and then I lost track of where I was.
I tried to go back, but I didn’t remember the road I had just taken, so even though I thought I had gone back the way I came, I ended up on a road I didn’t know at all.
After repeating this several times. I was completely lost.
“W-what should I do…”
I don’t really know what to do in a situation like this.
If Ouren or Reizen had been there, I probably wouldn’t have even gotten lost in the first place, but I shouldn’t blame those who aren’t there.
For now, let’s calm down and think about what I have to do now.
First, I have to go sell the …… fur of that I have in my hand right now to the blacksmith.
This is priority one, and I have asked Reizezn to leave it to me.
Next, after selling this fur, I had to meet up with Reizen and Rose.
I have no idea where they are now because I am lost, but I still have to meet up with them somehow.
But it doesn’t matter if we meet up with them later!
First thing I have to do is to go sell this fur to the blacksmith.
If I do that, when they find it later, they might praise me for successfully selling it.
“All right! Let’s go with this plan! Um, where’s the blacksmith store?”
If I look around, I can see that the place is lined with all kinds of stores.
I have no idea what kind of shop that is, but I know it is not a blacksmith shop.
The first thing I had to do was to find a blacksmith store, but …… didn’t seem to be one in the area.
I remembered that Reizen had told me that I could easily recognize it because the landmark sign would have a sword and shield painted on it, so I walked around the area while looking up.
However, I walked and walked, but I could not see the sign with the sword and shield painted on it.
I had walked so far that I thought there should be at least one, but there wasn’t one at all.
Still, as I wandered around looking for a sign that would serve as a landmark, a voice called out to me from behind.
I turned and looked at the person who had called out to me, and saw several boys who looked like adventurers, about a little taller than me, standing behind me in an imposing position.
They were obviously kids who had just become adventurers, I thought, but then I remembered that I had also just become an adventurer, so I decided to answer them without being rude.
I waited for the boys’ reaction, not at all concerned that I had become more spiteful than I thought I would be.
“Hey, that’s Red Boar fur, isn’t it? How’d you get it?”
“This? This is a Red Boar tanned by Reizen from the one Ouren hunted, so what?”
“It’s not yours, is it?”
I wonder what these kids are trying to say.
If they have something to say, they should say it clearly.
I mean, is this called Red Boar fur? ……
But since it was Ouren who hunted the Red Boar, Uchikage who dismantled it, and Reizen who tanned the skin, who owns this? If you ask me, it belongs to Ouren who hunted it.
It is certain that it is not mine, but I was the one who was asked by Ouren and Reien to go and sell it.
Therefore, it should be treated as the party’s property, not mine or Ouren’s property.
These boys probably want to hear that, so I decided to answer that way.
“This isn’t mine, but it’s from my party, you knw?”
“Bullshit! A girl like you couldn’t possibly own such an expensive fur coat! And you can’t hunt Red Boar! Even if it’s called a party, it’s supposed to be boy adventurers like us.”
“But I have it because we were able to hunt it. I’m the only child in the party. The rest are adults.”
“You must have stolen it from somewhere!”
“That’s right, that’s right! No adult would let a child like you into the party! You’re a liar, aren’t you?”
Strange …… I’m sure I’m telling the truth about all of this, but they don’t believe me at all.
I wonder what on earth should I do in a situation like this?
Hmmm…I’ve been thinking about it…… and I can’t think of any other option in my mind other than pulling out my sword.
But the other person is a human being, and …… I haven’t even pulled out my sword, and …… no, I’m not about to pull it out, but I’m in a good position to do so.
Ah! Come to think of it, we could just copy what Reizen and Yurie-Onee-chan did!
But if I suddenly pull out my sword, they’ll be surprised, so let’s take the …… something in that direction.
” Well, …… then how can I make you believe all of this? Do you want to have a mock fight?”
“You don’t have to do that, all you have to do is give us the fur! Just give us the pelt and we’ll find out who owns it!
“I told you, ……, it belongs to my party.”
“I don’t believe you!”
“Sigh,…… you’re not making any sense…….”
Why is it that they seem to be older than me, but I can’t seem to get through to them?
I was getting a little frustrated, but I knew that if I made the first move, I might become the bad guy, so I held on and waited until the other person made a move.
“Hey, it seems like she doesn’t want to give it to you?”
“Well… what are you going to do?”
“Why don’t you just take it? It’s not her thing anyway.”
“That’s right. There are definitely people who are in trouble without that fur.”
They were discussing something in a whisper, but unfortunately I couldn’t hear them, so I tried to guess what they were talking about based on the atmosphere.
I could tell that they were about to come and take it away from me.
But …… before I knew it, the crowd was growing.
The boys shouted so loudly that the people around us became interested in us.
From the boys’ point of view, they probably think they are heroes who are punishing the bad guys.
It was annoying for me, but if I ran away, I might be accused of something again, so I decided to go along with them until they were satisfied with their behavior.
“All right! You can either give me that fur right now or you won’t get hurt!”
“I don’t have to choose, I told you, it’s ours.”
When I objected to this, the boys drew their swords.
They all seemed to be in the vanguard position, some with shields, others with two swords that looked like they were only trying to look good.
But this makes it easier for me!
“Selling stolen goods is not the way to go as an adventurer! I’ll have them back!”
“I’m telling you, it’s o-u-r-s!”
One of them shouted a signal, and the boys who had been waiting behind him charged toward me.
I was far enough away, and with this, there was no need to avoid them.
“ 【 Heavy Weight】 ”
The boys seemed to have caught a bite of my skills, and all of them plopped down on the spot.
“Ehh…. so weak…..”
I think these boys are weaker than monsters.
I began to worry about whether they could become adventurers if they were weaker than monsters, but I decided to look at them with pity instead of worry, because I thought that people who do not listen to others would not be good adventurers.
The boys who had plunged down seemed to be unable to bear the force of the weight and were crying and begging for their lives.
Nevertheless, since this skill cannot be deactivated unless the other party faints or I move a certain distance away, I quickly decided to leave the place.
“Oh, yeah. Where’s the blacksmith store?”
“Iiiiiiiiiiits the next street! I gave you the directions! Take this off!”
I went to the next street as I had been told and soon found a blacksmith store, feeling sorry that I had overdone it a bit.
As soon as Rose saw me, she fell to her knees, and Reizen ran up to me and was extremely worried about me.
I apologized to them for causing her so much worry, and sold the furs in my hand.
Wait a minute…. Could it be that I… was just wandering around the next street?
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