Saikyou Juzoku Tensei ~Cheat Majutsushi no Slow Life~ - 83
Me and Gaston walked back to the Adventurer’s Support Center, side by side with the two of us.
In the corner of the hall where the receptionist’s office was located, Mea was being entangled by Gaston’s cronies.
“Kikhihihihi, that kid is going to die, huh? There’s no one in this town who’s ever been safe from challenging Brother Gaston after all.”
“Oh, I wish you hadn’t been so cunning in the first place. If you’d gotten down on our knees right then and there, it wouldn’t have gotten as bad as this. This is what happens when a kid has the witlessness to do something stupid. Kahhaha! There’s nothing like watching a guy who’s on top of his game go down!”
“Hihihi, girl, looking at you closely you’re pretty good looking. If you become my girl, I don’t mind asking Brother Gaston to spare his life, if that’s all right with you. Hihi……”
He is ranting one-sidedly against Mea, who is too scared to argue properly.
Mea half cried out in a whisper, “A, Abel, Is so strong…… it’s true……”
Everyone else just watched from a distance. They must be afraid of Gaston.
I went alone to keep the conversation from sulking, but I guess it was a bad idea to leave Mea behind.
“Hey, hey you guys…”
Before I could run up to him, Gaston staggered up to me with a large gait.
His face was bright red and his eyes were filled with rage.
“You guyssss! What the hell are you doing!”
“Ah, Brother Gaston, you’re back. Kihihi, how’s that kid-…… huh, he looks okay?”
Gaston grabs his crony, a tall, skinny, skinny man’s chest and lifts him up, pushing him against the wall.
“Gagh! Gaga-, brother Gaston!”
“You guys, aren’t you be ashamed of yourselves for wasting your time on people’s accomplishments!”
Gaston puts his face close to the man and opens his big mouth to yell at him.
” ” “Eeeehhhhhhh!?” ” “
Three of Gaston’s cronies shouted at the same time.
“Hey, wait, brother Gaston! What happened? Really, what happened?”
“There’s nothing to it!”
“There is! What you’re saying has changed a hundred and eighty degrees!”
“Ah? You’re going to stand up against me!”
“You-, you’re wrong! You’re wrong, but! But, because……”
“But and because, don’t talk back to me, it’s irritating.”
It was a clean back-slap.
I think he was afraid that he was going to violate his contract with me.
Maybe he was pissed off because he felt like he’d been undermined by a promotion that he’d finally been able to seize.
It was not only his followers that questioned Gaston’s sudden change of heart.
There are a number of onlookers who are also wondering about Gaston’s change.
“H, hey, what happened?”
“I, I don’t know, maybe got bought by money, right?”
“That little boy is really crafty. The “Head-eating black-fiend” must have a hidden agenda too…”
It doesn’t feel very good, but I guess I can’t blame them for sounding a little like this.
I’m going to be out of the spotlight sooner or later anyway, so let them say it.
…… I was thinking about that, but Gaston didn’t seem to be so sure.
His eyes bloodshot and draws near towards the direction of the onlookers who had been gossiping.
“What are you guys whispering about? What, if you have something to say, say it out loud! I’ll listen to you!”
Newly, the area went quiet.
Gaston walked briskly and approached one of the men.
“What have you got behind this? Huh?”
“It’s you, you! What are keeping quiet about, tell me! Don’t you dare pretend that you don’t know!”
The designated man ran out of the Adventurer’s Support Center.
“Next time anyone says anything unnecessary, I’m going to beat you! I hate people the most who feel like they’re great by yapping from a safe zone! Whoever has a problem with that, talk! I’ll listen to you!”
No one appeared to answer that.
It’s great to be a gadfly after all.
They’re extremely irritating when you turn it into an enemy, but as long as our goals are aligned, they’re extremely useful.
It makes up for it nicely what I lack in intimidation.
It might have been a better pick-up than I thought.
“A, Abel…… what happened?”
Mea asked me that as she watched Gaston change.
“I’m sorry I left you behind. Are you okay?”
“It was a bit scary, but I’m okay…”
“I’ll explain about Gaston slowly later. For now, let’s move on.”
After taking Mea to rest, he explained the whole exchange he had with Gaston.
“………… that’s how it is, next time Gaston will exchange the prey that we got to money.”
“I, I see…… It’s true that if we make a mess like this every time, your body won’t be able to take it. But…… For Abel, um, is this okay?”
“I don’t even care about the rank that much after all.”
The idea of making Mr.Mountain the world’s most famous sorcerer is said as a joke, but of course, the stability of everyday life and paying off the debt is the top priority.
I don’t need to weigh in.
“But now, I can’t write a report anymore. I even wanted to write about how cool Abel was……”
I suppose you’re free to write differently…… but I know the feeling when you don’t have a place to present it in a big way.
“…… Ah, that’s right. That’s the thing, though, Gaston can’t seem to write. Since the one who will fight is us, I thought it would be safer if we also prepare the report, since it would be less suspicious of the contents, and I took it on, but…… do you want to write the report?”
“The star of the show is…… um, that big guy, right?”
“N, no, I’ll write it for you if you don’t want to, but…”
I suggested it, and I’m sorry to say it, but if Mea write the Gaston’s Adventure, horrible things might happen.
It’s easy to imagine Gaston, red in the face, throwing the report around.
“I, I’ll do it! Mea will write it! Mea decided that Mea will help Abel even a little bit of his work! I’ll look into how swordsmen fight and try to make it as unbroken as possible! Please leave it to me!
“R-Really? No, you don’t have to push yourself so hard…”
Having said that much, I recall Gaston’s words.
“You’re planning to make me the laughing stock for not being able to read!”
Yes, Gaston not only can’t write, he also can’t read.
If that’s the case, it’s alright no matter what we write.
It’s not easy for you to mimic a person to check.
The Adventurer’s Support Center also is not free of time to ask for a resubmission.
There are many uneducated adventurers from the start. It’s unlikely that they’ll be bothered by a single sentence format.
If you understand some of the content, that should be enough.
Mea seems to be struggling lately because there’s nothing she can do, and she’s willing to be counted on.
“Okay, I’m sorry, but I’ll leave it to Mea.”
“Yes! Yes! I’m going to write a report that makes people at the facility sweating their hands and making the paper swell up!”
I’m worried about being overly enthusiastic, but… well, what happens, happens.
If you think it’s bad, as expected, you can just interfere from the side.