Chapter 283 : Until We Meet Again
While thinking about how to use the money I just got, our carriage stopped in front of a large building with a double swing door.
This must be the inn we are going to stay at tonight.
「Alright. We’re here guys.」(Kazuul)
「Ahh~ It’s been a while since the last time I stayed in this place. The good thing about this inn is that at night, the dining room will turn into a bar where you can drink to your heart’s content!」(Celine)
Saying that, Celine got off the carriage with a big smile on her face.
Ester and Nicola immediately followed her, but I stayed for a minute to take out Kazuul-san’s goods from my Item Box.
After we all got out of the carriage, Kazuul-san glanced at us from the driver’s seat and raised his hand.
「Well then, I’m taking a different path from here.」(Kazuul)
Kazuul-san said he was going to stay in this village for a while to sell his goods. He’s going to stay at the village chief’s house. They seem to be close friends.
「Thank you for taking us here~」(Celine)
「Kazuul-san, thank you!」(Ester)
「Thank you, Kazuul ojii-chan!」(Nicola)
The girls exchanged farewells with Kazuul-san.
I was about to say goodbye as well, but Kazuul-san talked to me first.
「Mark, I saw a lot of fascinating things thanks to you. One of the many reasons I continue to work as a peddler is because I want to experience many things outside the village and meet unique people like you. I really enjoyed our time together. Thank you.」(Kazuul)
「I had fun too. Thank you, Kazuul-san.」(Mark)
He was the one who let us ride his carriage. I didn’t expect he would thank me first.
I heard a lot of stories from him while traveling to this village and I really enjoyed them.
I also enjoyed riding his fast carriage. He really gave me a valuable experience.
「I don’t know if I’ll go to Fatia in the future, but if I do, I’ll make sure I stop by your parents’ inn. Until we meet again, you guys.」(Kazuul)
After saying his goodbye, Kazuul-san started his carriage and headed toward the center of the village, leaving the four of us in front of the inn.
「Well then, let’s go inside~」(Celine)
Being prompted by Celine, we went inside the inn.
There are four villages in this region, and this village, Lev Village, seems to be the largest one and has the largest inn.
Certainly, this inn is much bigger than my parents’ inn and has a large dining hall that doubles as a bar at night.
There was a man with a thick beard walking toward us from the counter. He seemed to be the owner of this place.
「Welcome~ How can I help you?」(man)
「I want to rent a room for four people. Is there an available one?」(Celine)
「Of course. There aren’t many travelers this time of year so we have plenty of empty rooms here. One room for four people costs eight silver coins per night. Meals are not included.」(man)
「Fair price, I guess.」(Celine)
Celine took out the money from her pocket and handed it to the man. The man then handed the key in return.
「Thank you. Your room is on the second floor, but please wait a moment. We will clean the room first.」(man)
The man pointed to the second floor and entered the back room through the door behind the counter.
Soon after, a middle-aged woman holding a broom, cloth, and a bucket of water came out of the back room and went upstairs.
She seems to be the worker who is going to clean our room.
While waiting, we took a seat at an empty table in the dining hall.
「By the way, the last time I came here was around summer. It was the busiest time of the year, so there were many people in this dining hall. It’s almost empty now because there are not many people traveling in the winter.」(Celine)
When Celine started a conversation, for some reason, Ester glanced at Celine with an apologetic look.
Noticing her gaze, Celine asked Ester.
「Ester, what’s wrong?」(Celine)
「Umm… Celine, I think I should pay for the room too. It’s a shared room, right? I feel bad if you’re the only one pay for it.」(Ester)
Responding to what Ester said, Celine smiled and patted Ester’s head gently.
「Fufu. You don’t need to worry about it. I’m the adult here, so it’s only natural that I should be the one to pay for the accommodation.」(Celine)
「If you say so… Thank you, Celine.」(Ester)
Ester looked happy when Celine patted her head.
It’s a natural thing for the adult to pay for the accommodation, but I understand Ester’s feelings.
I should thank Celine too, at least.
「You have my gratitude too, Celine. Thank you.」(Mark)
「Thank you, Celine onee-chan!」(Nicola)
Nicola seemed to have the same thought. She also thanked Celine.
「Geez, not you too. You make me feel embarrassed. Anyway, as a C-ranked adventurer, I have quite a lot of money, so you guys don’t have to worry about accommodation and other stuff.」(Celine)
Celine’s face turned a little red. She seemed to genuinely feel embarrassed.
「By the way, I’m going to sleep until the evening. What are you guys going to do?」(Celine)
「I’m going to take a nap too~!」(Nicola)
Nicola clung to Celine’s waist as she answered.
「I see. Let’s sleep together then.」(Celine)
「Mark, Ester, what about you two?」(Celine)
「Umm… I think I’ll go for a walk around this village.」(Mark)
The carriage to the town of Torfe will be available tomorrow in the morning. In other words, we will be leaving this village tomorrow morning, so today is my only chance to walk around this village.
「I see. Enjoy your time then~ This village is safe, and I don’t think you will get into trouble, but still, be careful, okay?」(Celine)
「Got it. I’ll be back before the sun sets.」(Mark)
「Umm, Mark, can I come with you?」(Ester)
Ester looked somewhat excited.
This is her first time being in a village other than Schultria, so I can understand her feelings.
「Of course. Let’s go together then!」(Mark)
Ester and I then got off our seats and ran outside through the big double swing door of the inn.