“Come to think of it, I was a magician.” ~I Realized I Was Reincarnated After Becoming an Adult, So I Started Living The Life of an Adventurer Leisurely, Going Back and Forth Between Another World and Earth~ - Chapter 7
Chapter 7 – Simple Question
Just in case, I have prepared myself when I came here. I’m negotiating with people who know my secret, after all. If you think about it calmly, there’s no way this kind of situation would lead to a peaceful talk.
First of all, there is no doubt that there will be an armed conflict, and if that happens, I can’t hide my power. No matter what the outcome is, I will have to use my power, and it will be difficult for me to live the life I used to in this town after that…
With that in mind, I quietly put on some rings I don’t normally wear because I don’t want to attract attention. Now, I’m fully prepared for battle.
But the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. The situation was completely beyond my imagination.
“Erza-san, that please!”
“Don’t ‘that’ me.”
“Erza, another helping please.”
“Please do something like that by yourself.”
“… (Munch, munch, munch)”
Let’s talk about what’s happening right now.
Even though I came here prepared for battle, before I knew it, I was surrounded by girls at a dinner party.
… Eh, why? (simple question)
After taking a deep breath and regaining my composure, I looked at the 『Valkyria』 who were having fun in front of me.
Their party consists of five people. Their leader was Erza, who invited me here, and the one making the most noise earlier was Ryza.
The last three are a girl wearing a three-cornered hat that makes her look like a magician, a tall girl with a great sword, and a semi-long-haired girl with a bow on her back who is glaring at me.
Honestly, when five girls gathered, the energy was amazing. This uncle is completely overwhelmed… Wait, this isn’t the time to use Oji-san’s sentence.
What am I doing here? If I remember correctly, I feel like I came here to discuss something…?
“A-ano, sorry, Taira-san. Everyone at our house is quite noisy… They will calm down a little after they eat, so…”
I nodded at the words of the magician-like girl who had sat next to me before I knew it. Still, I’m kind of tired because of all the unexpected events that happening.
If we’re this peaceful, surely there won’t be any battle. Thus, after taking off the rings to not look awkward, I drink the glass of water in front of me.
“Erza, I can eat this food too, right?”
“Yes, of course. These girls made them by hand, so they’re all delicious.”
“In that case, allow me to.”
Many dishes were steaming in front of me. It’s buffet style, with serving plates and tongs placed nearby so I can take what I want. And since they’ve permitted me to eat, I don’t hold back and start eating.
It is no wonder she is that confident, these dishes are delicious. The seasoning is also different from the dishes I’m used to eating at the guild bar, which just throws a lot of salt it with, 『As long as it has a strong flavor, it is enough』, as the reason.
The egg dishes and soups are similar to Western food, but the seasoning is as delicate as Japanese food. Thanks to the light seasoning, they can easily enter my mouth. Before I knew it, I found myself asking for a second helping, just like the girl who used the great sword.
After the meal was finished, dessert came out. It was Jelly that was popular among the women in Ira. When I ate it, it tasted like fruit agar, and honestly quite delicious.
“Hehe, you’re such a good eater. My name is Widow1, nice to meet you. If possible, I’d like to have you as my eating buddy!”
“Eating buddy… At any rate, nice to meet you. I’m Taira.”
Widow smiled and extended her hand. After hesitating a little, I shook her hand, and I could feel her hard, sturdy palm, characteristic of someone who has held a sword for a long time.
“Taira, your hand is like that of a girl’s.”
“Perhaps your hands just look like that of men’s?”
“Ahahaha, you’re right!”
Perhaps thinking it was funny, she laughed while shaking her hand up and down.
Wait, you… The shake is too strong!
My shoulder almost came off from the handshake… what a strength.
“I’m Iris, good at wind magic. If you try anything weird, I’ll cut you to pieces.”
A girl with a short stature with a bow on her back was glaring at me as if she was going to shoot me dead. She is the only one who remained ready for battle since I came in so that she can take her bow on her back if something happens.
This is just my guess, but the rumor that 『Valkyria』 hates men probably came from her. Because the other girls are quite frank.
“I-I’m Lulu, a magician, just like Taira-san.”
The one bowing her head was a girl who, for some reason, kept wearing a three-cornered hat that looked like something a witch would wear inside the house. Her blond hair, blue eyes, and lovely face give me the impression of a doll.
I feel like I’ve seen this face somewhere… Nah, it’s probably just my imagination. I’m not bragging, but my friendships in this town are frighteningly small (I’m not bragging).
After we finished eating and introduced ourselves, thinking now was the perfect time, Erza finally told me the purpose of bringing me here.
And when I heard her words… I couldn’t help but feel my cheeks relaxed.
“Taira, could you join us on our exploration of Garu Forest? That backpack of yours… It’s probably a 『Storage Bag』, right?”
Turns out, the secret was not about me, but this 『Storage Bag』.
— I’m saved!
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