Chapter 135 : Continuing The Trip
Nicola picked up a stone, took a position and threw the stone at the eldest bandit.
「I did it! Onii-chan, I hit him!」(Nicola)
「Well done. Celine, Delica, do you want to try it?」(Mark)
「Of course. It looks fun~」(Celine)
「Umm… I’ll try it once then.」(Delica)
Celine and Delica took stones from the ground and threw them at the trapped bandits as well.
By the way, Delica was aiming for the one who stared at her with lustful eyes earlier.
「Oi, stop it! We’re not your toys!」(man A)
Celine picked up another stone and threw it at the eldest man. The stone hit his forehead so hard that he began to bleed.
After a while of playing stone-throwing with the trapped bandits as our target, we decided to start preparing to continue our trip.
「Ahh, that was so fun~」(Celine)
「Glad you had fun. By the way, what you usually do when you encounter bandits?」(Mark)
「It depends. If they are from a big bandit group and have a high bounty, I usually send them to the guild after beating them. If they don’t have high bounty, I will just burn them alive because sending them to the guild won’t be worth the money.」(Celine)
Uwahh… She really has no mercy…
「Just like when you created spears and spinning discs when you fought the lord of the lake, the way you fight with magic is quite unique. I’ve never had an idea of trapping bandits and using them as play things like this. But, Mark, you should have told us when you used light magic earlier. Nicola-chan and I managed to close our eyes in time but Delica-chanー」
「ーNo, I’m okay, Celine-san.」(Delica)
「Aa… I’m sorry, Delica…」(Mark)
「I said I’m okay. I was far back there and the light only flashed for a second, so I’m fine.」(Delica)
Delica waved her hand violently, trying to convince me that she was fine.
「Still, let me apologize. I will be careful if we happen to fight bandits again.」(Mark)
「Geez. I told you that I’m fine! You don’t need to worry about it!」(Delica)
Delica looked away as she said that. Her face looked a bit red somehow. She then went to prepare the carriage.
Meanwhile, after confirming that no one wanted to use the toilet anymore, I turned the toilet back into soil. As for the hole, I covered it with sand and make sure that the ‘things’ we dumped into it were not exposed to the air.
After I was done with the toilet, I turned the dome house and the fences back into soil as well.
I started thinking that Celine was right. Earth magic is very useful when you go on a trip because you can build buildings anywhere you want.
After preparing for about fifteen minutes, we were finally ready to continue our trip.
「Alright. Are you guys ready to leave?」(Celine)
「Ah, Celine, wait a minute.」(Mark)
I approached the small dome where I trapped the bandits and used earth magic to write something on the wall. I wrote, “We are bandits. We are evil and dangerous. Please arrest us.”
「This should be good enough. Celine, how should I report them?」(Mark)
「Hmm… I don’t think there are guards in the mining town we are going to, but you can ask a miner there to go to the nearest town and tell the guards in that town about the bandits, but of course, you have to give up your reward money to that miner.」(Celine)
「I see. Well, I don’t care about the reward money. Besides, the miners are in trouble financially because they can’t mine for a few days, right? Then I will gladly give my reward money to them.」(Mark)
「You’re such a good boy. Alright, shall we go now?」(Celine)
As soon as I got into the carriage, Delica pulled the reins and then our carriage started moving, leaving the unconscious bandits whose faces were covered with bruises and blood.
A couple of hours later, the green scenery of the grassland changed into brown wilderness.
By the way, Nicola is now sleeping on Celine’s lap. It looked like she wasn’t able to sleep well last night.
Was it because she was jealous of me because I was sleeping with my head buried in Celine’s breasts?
「Celine, those bandits said that there were monsters in the mining site, right? Does something like that happen frequently?」(Mark)
I was a bit curious about what those bandits said, so I asked Celine.
Celine then answered while stroking Nicola’s head.
「It does happen sometimes, but not so often.」(Celine)
「What people usually do at times like that?」(Mark)
「Of course, asking the Adventurer Guild to deal with the monsters. Perhaps someone from that mining town is heading for the guild as we speak now.」(Celine)
「Eh? Then the guild will know the situation of that town without needing to hear from us, right? 」(Mark)
「Don’t worry. Certainly reporting the situation of that town is a part of our job, but our client also asked us to check on his merchant friend in that town, so we still need to go there.」(Celine)
This time, Celine replied to me while poking Nicola’s cheek.
I don’t care about the quest reward money as long as I have a fun trip, but Celine definitely doesn’t want to work for free, so I’m relieved that we still have a reason to continue our trip.
「By the way, how much longer until we reach the mining town?」(Mark)
「Umm… Several hours, maybe? We will probably arrive in that town in the evening. We are going to stay at an inn tonight and look for the merchant tomorrow.」(Celine)
It’s been three days since we left Fatia Town and we’re finally going to do our job soon.
After traveling in the wilderness for several hours, we could hear monster-like cries from the nearby mountains.
It seems that we have entered an unsafe area.
「Yeah, I can feel some monsters approaching us. It looks like monsters around here are active at this hour. That’s probably why the bandits here usually do their job early in the morning. Anyway, the monsters seem to be weak, so I don’t think they will be a problem for us.」(Celine)
While saying that, Celine shot a fire arrow at a giant hornworm monster that was wandering nearby.
「Mark and I will protect this carriage, so Delica-chan, you don’t have to worry about the monsters.」(Celine)
Celine and I kept shooting at monsters who tried to approach our carriage. They were weak, so it wasn’t a problem at all.
And after about an hour, we could finally see our destination, the mining town, Sadola.