Chapter 2 – A-Class Malik
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, what the hell is this?”
“What’s the deal with these guilds that only want to exploit us adventurers?”
As soon as I got to the reception desk, I heard a number of angry voices.
There was a group of men who looked like ruffians and had a sneaky look about them.
“E-even if you tell us that……”
The one with the frightened look on the other side of the conversation is the plain receptionist with black hair and glasses – Paula.
“Why is the reward for that quest only this much!”
“T-this is the condition that was offered from the beginning, and I’m sure you accepted it.”
Despite her trembling, Paula explained exactly what was going on.
“In our guild, we always explain the terms and conditions of the quest and make sure that they are understood before they are being accepted. All rewards, except for brokerage fees, are given to the adventuring party that completes the task, and we’ve never exploited anyone ─”
“I don’t need your bullshit!”
But the other party didn’t seem to have the ears to listen to such an explanation. If you are reading this message, you are reading from an unauthorized aggregate site. Read at my WordPress to support me and my translations.
“We risked our lives to protect the village by defeating the demons, as you have asked.”
“We deserve a little extra, don’t we?”
“How about you pay us with your body?”
“Come on. Even with such a plain-looking woman like you should be thankful!”
Also, that last bit was particularly annoying.
“Miss Paula, are you okay?”
“I ran up to the reception desk.
“Ah, Mr. Lian!”
And the woman’s face immediately lit up.
“This guy’s rumored to have risen to Class C in just two weeks…”
The adventurers all looked at me at once.
I glared at them.
“Don’t threaten Miss Paula.”
“I’m not threatening her! We’re just negotiating!”
“And where is the negotiating?”
“This has nothing to do with you! And stay out of it, brat……”
The tall man who seemed to be hotheaded raised his arm that was as big as a log.
Then, as if cutting off the wind, the man’s fist swung down.
“……if you don’t want to get blown away!”
After that instant, the man was left stunned, still in a pose with his fist swung down.
I said with a sigh behind the man, then activated my [Acceleration] and spun around at super speed.
I’ve always wanted to do this, the kind of thing you see in battle manga, where you get behind your opponent. I thought that if I showed them the difference in power, they might change their attitude.
“What the hell was that move?”
“It was too fast for me to see it……”
As expected, the men’s attitude changed, and they backed away as if they were frightened.
“Oh, come on, I told you not to cause a scene in the branch. We’re supposed to be a party with pride and class, remember?”
A cool voice sounded, but it wasn’t me.
The wild men stood upright at once and stiffened as if they suddenly became gymnasts.
The man who appeared was a beautiful blond-haired, blue-eyed man.
The clothes he wore were glittering like he’s a member of the aristocracy.
Hanging from his waist was a sword decorated with luxurious goldwork, reminiscent of a work of art.
“I heard that you were not satisfied with the reward for the recent quest, so I was worried that you guys might take some rough steps.”
“So I came here, and it was as I expected. Miss Paula, I’m really sorry for my men being so rough with you. Please accept my apology.”
He bowed deeply to Miss Paula.
“Thank you for your generosity.”
Malik slowly raised his head at Paula’s words.
Then he looks at me and raises one eyebrow.
“Oh, are you the Lian Tiarade I’m hearing so much about?”
“You know me?”
“You know me? You are reputed to be a golden rookie who rose to C-Class in just two weeks! No, it’s an honor to meet you.”
Malik greeted happily.
Well, I won’t feel bad if you say it like that.
“Well then, I don’t mean to be rude, but we’re still in the process of talking to her. The rowdy attitude is out of the question, but the negotiations themselves are still going on.” This chapter translation is made possible by stabbing with a syringe translations. check up-to-date translations only at this site.
But then he returned with a serious look on his face.
“In the end, you are still an outsider. Could you not get in the way?”
“You aren’t done talking?”
I stared back at Malik.
“They looked like they were threatening her.”
“And I think they’ve learned their lesson. I promise you that from now on that they will continue to negotiate in a gentlemanly manner.”
“……Oh, with those guys? I really hope you can uphold those words.”
I look again at the other adventurers.
Aside from Malik, I have a feeling the rest of them are going to continue to lash out at Paula soon as I look away.
“On the other hand, I take that back. I don’t trust them.”
“Hey, hey, do you know who you’re talking to, ah?”
“No, I don’t.”
“This is our leader, Malik Shahzad! Ranked 17th in A-Class, he’s an elite who’s sure to end up in S-Class!”
“He’s also very popular with the girls because of his looks!”
“In addition to being an adventurer, he’s also a popular theater actor, so he’s got multiple talents!”
“His copies are selling like hotcakes in the royal city of Gloria!”
The men praised Malik one after another, like idol celebrities in modern Japan.
The men seem to be……fascinated by Malik? Well, for sure, this guy has charisma. I just hope it is charisma.
“If a C-Class like you goes against him, you’ll be wiped off the face of the earth in an instant, ah?”
“Haha, I’m not that savage,” Malik said, raising a single hand.
“You just can’t trust us. You have that look in your eyes.”
Malik’s gaze caught mine. But his gaze grew sharper.
“I’m sure you’re still suspicious of us, but now that we have met a promising rookie, I cannot just let this pass through. Can you bless this one with a match? I’m sure the people here have a lot of questions regarding our abilities.”
“Yes, a match. It would be fun to settle this with our arms like adventurers, wouldn’t it? If we win, you’ll leave quietly. If you win, we’ll withdraw from this matter.”
What the heck, is this guy as competitive as Claudia?
Well, he had me in saying that he’ll back off if I win, so let’s make this quick and easy.