At the Slave Merchant’s
I want to talk about what happened after that.
When I returned with the cockatrice’s head as the proof of subjugation, there was a tremendous uproar at the Adventurer’s Guild.
This was a story that could be understand afterwards, but it seemed like the cockatrice I defeated was a female near her breeding season.
The evidence for that was the large egg in her nest.
I was a bit surprised that the cockatrice was aroused by Aphrodite, but if I think about it now I understand.
It had probably left the monsters that had become bait hanging in the branches in preparation for raising young.
Because it seemed that I would be able to sell the defeated cockatrice’s scales for a large sum, I passed the materials I stripped off to Sheryl.
Because she helped out with the commission this time too, it’s appropriate to prepare proper compensation.
Several days after subduing the cockatrice.
Having received the promised 3 million col from the Adventurers’ Guild, I went to the Bakuraja Company to pay off Sheryl’s debt.
“It’s no good. This small amount is definitely not sufficient, y’know?”
After taking the bag with precisely 300 gold coins from me, the debt collector gave off a mean smile.
“…What are you talking about?”
“Rich adventurer-san~. Do you know what interest is? You can’t maintain an old debt for a long time at the same amount.”
“I see. I know what interest is. By the way, about how much is remaining after that amount?”
“Hmm. Wait a bit. I’ll calculate it now.”
The Mohican man looked over the documents in his hands while making an expression like he was stifling a yawn.
“Well, about 3 million col. If you can prepare just that amount, this talk of becoming a slave can be forgotten.”
I was sure listening up to there.
This man wasn’t planning to accept the repayment of the debt from the beginning.
Because I prepared such a large sum as 3 million col in a short time, the other side misunderstood that I was the young master of some nice place or something like that.
At any rate, he was definitely planning to wring out from me what he could.
“How about it? That’s right. There are the results this time, so how about next I give you two weeks?”
“Don’t joke around. Such a request…”
The one who unexpectedly interrupted me was Sheryl, who had accompanied me there.
Sheryl put a bag with money on the table with a loud thump.
“With this I’m free! I humbly apologize for all the trouble until today.”
“Y-you!? How did you get this much money!?”
Without paying attention to the flustered Mohican, Sheryl rose soundly from her seat.
“Souta-san. Let’s go.”
With a refreshing smile as if a demon just fell, Sheryl pulled my sleeve and we left the store.
Nevertheless, a big sum like 3 million col…just how did she prepare that?
I heard that the scales from the cockatrice only sold for about 300,000 col.
“Wait up. Just now I was wrong! It was a joke! I corrected the calculation and the interest is 5 million col! Therefore, with just this amount, let’s restart the conversation about selling you as a slave!”
The debt collector rushed to stand in front of the door and blocked our escape.
This bastard…how much of a brute is he!?
He got 3 million each from me and Sheryl, for a total of 6 million col, so wouldn’t it be fine if he just withdrew obediently?
He doesn’t seem to know when to give up….
No, that’s wrong.
When looking at his impatience, it’s what you would see if he had already completed the negotiations for Sheryl earlier.
If I assume that he’s in a situation where he can’t cancel the contract no matter how much money he gathers, then I can somewhat understand him.
“It’s alright. Because I’m very strong. Don’t worry.”
To Sheryl who looked at me uneasily and tugged my sleeve, I spoke encouragingly.
Different from earlier, this time I was probably able to clearly comfort her.
Sheryl silently nodded.
“Step back! Brute!”
“…Hah! I’m not an idiot who withdraws when I’m told to withdraw! You should just shut up and prepare money for me!”
The debt collector pulled a dagger out from his breast and threatened us.
It’d be pointless to talk anymore.
There is a perfect monster to punish this man.
With all its might, the werewolf I summoned from inside the ball knocked the man standing in front of the door off his feet.
The man who let out a bitter groan flew five meters. Blood was pouring from his face and his body was convulsing.
“I’ll warn you. Don’t appear in front of us again a second time. Next time we meet I’ll definitely crush your head, alright?”
With blood frothing out of his mouth, he became teary-eyed and nodded.
In this situation…his long-awaited money will probably disappear into the doctor’s bill.
With this, after much trouble—.
I was able to resolve the problems surrounding Sheryl and the girls.
Having been able to stop his subordinate’s violent acts, the werewolf (previously Bakuraja-san) was certainly crying in joy.