Strange Grief Wants to Retire ~The Weakest Hunter’s Hero Dream~ - 83.1
Chapter 83 Auction ④
It is a familiar name. I once again check the giant humanoid brought on stage.
I squint for a while and observe the giant and finally remember after looking at it for a few seconds.
It was the huge Golem that attacked us in the meadow.
I didn’t notice it because the strange mark on its head has disappeared and I only saw it at a very close distance.
But why is it being exhibit for the auction? After fighting against Liz, it should have been left in the meadow as it couldn’t be moved.
A large and heavy prey is usually carried with the magic 『Float (Floating) 』 of a Mage. In the case you can’t use this solution, it is a pity but there is no other choice than leaving it.
When a monster is defeated outside of the city, it is implicit that the material of the monsters belongs to the person who defeated. In the case where the person who defeat it doesn’t bring it back, the ownership is transferred to the next person who discovered it.
I don’t know who it is, but I wonder if it was someone who found it and brought it back to the city after Liz left it there.
But this isn’t just a doll, it is a Golem.
I was definitively attacked by it. It was the kind of thing I never want to see again. I am not going to claim ownership after all this, but I would like you crush it and destroy it, if it is possible.
Is there a lot of people who liked it? With a starting price of thirty million Gils, the bidding price raised the fastest today.
I have no idea what its value is. If I could buy just a Golem that cost so much money, then I would rather like to buy Relics.
I am disappointed when I finally decide to participate in the auction for a Relic, I got this. When all my impulse has been killed, I heard Liz talking to Sytry.
“Syt, that is…”
“… U, un.”
Sytry opens her eyes and her shoulder trembles. It is there that I start to notice that Sytry attitude is strange.
Sytry who is always calm has a particular expression when she is looking at the black Golem. She tightly grasps my hands who was on my lap.
The auction is on fire. Maybe because there was someone who wanted it at any cost, there was two bidder who are raising the price. The bidding is already over one hundred million and the auctioneer voice’s is fired up.
Sytry is an Alchemist… Which means she is an expert in Golem. Do you have any thought on it?
“You want it?”
After a brief silent, Sytry slowly shakes her head. But both bidders are rich.
The introvert Sytry doesn’t say a lot about her own opinion. Especially in the case where her opinion is opposite to mine, she always tends to step down.
Perhaps she noticed my thought with my line of sight, Sytry says in a soft voice as if to make an excuse. However, behind her words there was strong emotions hidden behind.
“Tha, that… Was… Made over many years… And the cost to make it through trial and error was enormous but… That isn’t… something that important… To me…”
Sytry desperately tries to explain with a shaky voice. I don’t understand at all, but it seems to be something amazing.
Is there anyone else who know of its true value other than Sytry, I don’t know until when the bid will rise. The auctioneer would have probably never expected that this items which has started to bid at thirty million Gils would now exceed two hundred million. And the bid is still rising.
You can only know the number of bidders, but the number of people bidding has risen by one and became a three-way bid. He must also be very rich.
“That… Is… I don’t know how the other thought about it but… I don’t know, now it has become like a memento from my coworkers…”
“… You have memorable memories of it?”
That isn’t possible. According to Liz, that Golem seems to have been created by Akasha, so Sytry is unrelated.
Sytry curls down a little bit and turn around as if to hide her face.
“… No…… It isn’t like… that. Cry-san, you… don’t need to worry, about that…”
I expire a small sigh. I reach out and hold the hand on my lap.
“Sytry, you are a liar, eh.”
My eyesight might be blind1 but unfortunately, I know a lot about my childhood friends.
No, even if she wasn’t my childhood friend, I won’t just believe in the words she is spouting while on the verge of tears.
The price has gone through the roof and has already exceed three hundred million. One person has dropped out of the auction and only two are remaining.
And one of them is… me.
Initially, it was Sytry’s money. There is no Relics on earth that would make me ignore something that my childhood friend would want to the point that she is tearing up.
I lick my lips and scold her to inspire her.
“Money is something to be used in such times.”
Coworkers mementoes. The meaning isn’t probably literal.
Akasha is a dangerous magic organization that even earn them a bounty on their head. The probability of Sytry being a fellow member of such an organization is indubitably low.
However, Sytry’s expression isn’t something normal. Normally, Sytry is a girl who can puts up with most things.
Perhaps… that Golem possesses technology that Sytry and her fellow “Alchemist (Renkinjustsu-shi)” coworkers developed. Isn’t this why she is like this?
The auctioneer calls that Golem, 『Doll』 rather than Golem.
This means that the appraiser couldn’t identify it as a Golem.
It means, yes. My assumption is like this.
The latest technology to manufacture Golem created by Sytry and her coworker was snatched by the 『Tower of Akasha』, and they made that golem with her technology.
Consequently, at the moment when Sytry saw that Golem, she was so shocked that she overwhelmed by her emotion.
Perhaps her coworkers may have really died.
Magic organization are always up to something bad. If they could obtain new technology and then for the purpose of monopolize this technology, they wouldn’t hesitate to murder one or two people to achieve their goal.
It is just my delusion but isn’t it pretty close to the truth?
Today, aren’t I… Pretty sharp?
To be honest, I don’t understand Sytry’s feeling. It is probable that even if she explained it to me in detail, I wouldn’t be able to comprehend.
But it isn’t an excuse to do nothing. Because before being “Infinite Variety”, I am the Leader of “Strange Grief (The Lamenting Ghost)”.
Ti’s behavior questions me with a look as if she was saying “Eh? Is it really fine? Are you really fine with that weird doll? Is it okay to buy this rather than the Relic?” … Yes, it is fine. All this is fine.
In the first place, it is Sytry’s money…
Sytry widely opens her eyes when she hears my words. I wonder if Sytry though that I would give priority over what I wanted rather than her tears.
You don’t believe in me too much. Sytry should show a little more of her desire.
Liz who is always showing her desire on the surface and leading a stress-free life is opening her eyes.
“Eh? Don’t tell me… Cry-chan, you good!”
“…… However, magic organization are always up to no good.”
I put some strength in Sytry’s trembling finger. She is watching at the stage as if she was going to be wolf down. Sytry’s behavior reminds me of when she wasn’t still confident in what she was doing.
Liz repositions her legs, glances over my shoulder and asks me.
“But you know, Cry-chan, is the mask fine? I can do without it though.”
“…… Aaah. It is fine, that kind of thing. It is kind of worthless compared to this.”
“Kusukusu2… Aren’t you trying to put up with it, maybe?”
This is why childhood friend is… Just as how well I know about Sytry, Liz also knows me really well.
When Liz is laughing and poking at my shoulder, I frown and turn around.
“… I am not. I certainly wanted that Relic but this one is much more important.”
“…… Th, thank you, very much. Really, I couldn’t predict this at all, Cry-san. … I will make sure to make it up for you, definitely.”
You don’t need to make it up or anything, it isn’t even my money…
“You don’t need to worry about that. And I still haven’t won, it is too soon to say thank you.”
Sytry’s voice seems to be very touched. She must be very excited. Her usual white skin is red until her ears.
She probably wouldn’t have been so excited if I had bided for the mask.
Thanks for reading!
Hahahahaha I knew it! You will bid to get Akasha now! But well even if you didn’t bid Éclair could bid up to a billion so you would have lost.
Let’s see how Cry will fare in this battle!
A huge thank you for Eric for buying me a coffee right when I started to think I should slow down my release schedule a bit (2 part release back to back and 1 day break).
So will keep releasing with tha schedule a little bit longer (hopefully until the end of the arc and then slow down my pace).
But be glad as the goal was reached, you will have a release every day until tuesday yeaaaah…
Tchao à plus!
1. He means that normally he can see what is happening around him or what the other think about something. He isn’t really blind.
2. Kusukusu: Sneaky laught.
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