“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 8
Chapter 8 – I Have Decided
“Aa, if that’s the request, I don’t mind. What are you going there for?”
“We’re going to investigate the irregularity happening in the deepest part of the forest.”
As soon as I heard Erza’s words, I stood up, left the room, and headed toward the entrance.
“I’m going home, I wish you had a nice evening.”
“Don’t go back! You gave me the okay once, so don’t go home!”
As expected of a skilled swordsman, Erza was able to catch up to me quickly. Then, she clings to me, pressing her chest against my arm.
I think she is fit to be called what people say, a beautiful woman with character defects. I was a little nervous at the soft touch I felt, but I was strangely able to maintain my rationality, perhaps because she was a weird girl on the inside.
Promising to listen to what she had to say, I once again sat down. And before I knew it, Erza had sat back on the chair across from me and had returned to her dignified demeanor as a female knight.
Even if she does that, what she did earlier cannot be undone, though… Wait, if I look closely, her cheeks are a little red. Looks like she can properly feel embarrassed.
“So, can you answer me? That’s a 『Storage Bag』, right?”
Since she is pretty sure about it, I don’t think there’s much point in denying it.
Still, how did they find out about it? I think I was careful enough to make it look like a backpack no matter how anyone saw it…
“It’s because of the weight and the sound.”
“… The weight and the sound?”
“Un, Taira-san often deliver orc meat to the butcher, right? When I saw Taira-san at the butcher a while ago, the way you move didn’t like someone who is carrying something heavy. I felt something wrong with it, so I took a closer look and found that the backpack didn’t press your robe at all, and I couldn’t hear anything rubbing against each other inside the backpack. That’s how I found out.”
It was Ryza, the scout, who found out the true nature of this backpack. She gathered a lot of information and came up with the correct answer. Still, the weight and the sound… what a blind spot.
Sure, I was carrying the backpack, but I never pretended it was heavy. And honestly, there’s nothing I can do if she found out about it by the sound. I feel like it’s only a matter of time before the others notice.
“I’m confident in my eyes and ears, so I don’t think anyone else will find out.”
“Of course, we’re not going to say anything, either. But, if Taira-san doesn’t accept the request, we might just slip up, though.”
Erza said with a smug face. Are you going to threaten me…?
— Unfortunately for you, it doesn’t work! (Strongest invincible)
Honestly, I’m already starting to think it’s okay to accept their request. No matter how dangerous the monsters are in the depths of Garu Forest, I can just teleport if things get dangerous.
Besides, they are people who are trying to threaten me, I won’t have to worry about my conscience even if I leave them behind. Also, I can eliminate all the people who know the true identity of my 『Storage Bag』, so I can kill two birds with one stone.
“Ah, that’s right. This is a 『Storage Bag』. The capacity is… Well, enough for one large house.”
Hearing my words, a high-pitched cheer erupted from the girls. Looks like saying a smaller capacity was the correct decision.
It seems that the 『Storage Bag』 is quite valuable in the current Disgrad. If they know that the capacity of this 『Storage Bag』 is unlimited, I will have to face the royal family. So even if my mouth is torn, I can’t tell the truth.
“You are bringing me as a porter, right?”
“Ee, even though you’re a magician, we’re not going to ask much from you, as you are still a silver-ranked adventurer. As a luggage carrier, it would be enough if you could put our supplies in that 『Storage Bag』. Of course, the reward will be paid in proportion to the number of people. We also plan to pay a separate request fee and risk compensation.”
“What a lavish hospitality.”
“It means you’re worth it.”
If I only listen to the words, I might misunderstand. What she meant by ‘you’ is ‘your tools’. Well, I guess they’re better since they negotiate peacefully without trying to attack me and steal it by force.
However, I’ve heard that even Mithril rank can’t reach the deepest part of Garu Forest… Why do they risk their lives just to go deeper?
In the first place, I’ve heard that people still don’t know how deep the forest is because it hasn’t been explored properly yet. I wonder how long it would take to enter such a place… Ah, I see.
So they have been eyeing my 『Storage Bag』 that can hold many things to increase their chances of survival, even just a little. However, if we go to the deepest part of the forest, they won’t be able to protect me.
When I die, they could receive it as my legacy… Perhaps, they have some faint hope for that to happen.
… Alright, I’ve decided.
If something were to happen, I would just have to escape by teleport. In the worst-case scenario, even if I leave the country, I can still work in Disgrad.
Thus, I decided to accompany 『Valkyria』 to the deepest part of Garu Forest as a temporary porter–
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