The Strongest Gatekeeper - The Expelled Warrior With 9999 Defense Is Unmatched As The Gatekeeper Of The Royal Capital - 9
At lunchtime, I ate lunch in the barracks cafeteria.
I was served a simple meal of bean soup, bread, and dried meat.
“This kind of food doesn’t really motivate you,” one of the guards muttered.
“The nobles and knights eat better food than this. In addition to our low salary, we have meals that can’t even fill our stomachs.”
It seemed that he was dissatisfied with this treatment.
With that trigger, everyone else began to complain.
“Those knights only know how to boss people around, yet they don’t even work half as hard as us. The only thing going for them is their inflated pride.”
“The higher-ups take all the food, leaving us with only so little. It’s always us, the common people, who get the short end of the stick.”
“The thought of protecting them with our lives makes me feel miserable. I’d rather go find a different job at another city.”
“If I could, I would have done it already. We’re all here because we can’t make it in other cities.”
Once the dam broke, the flow won’t stop.
It seems that they have a lot pent up in their stomachs.
……When I’m here, I can feel the negativity hit me. I quickly finished eating and decided to go for a walk outside.
I took the empty dishes to the return slot.
“Than you for the food.”
“No, no. I’m glad you liked it.”
The cafeteria lady smiled at me.
“You’re so polite.”
“No. This is just the way I am.”
“This auntie likes people like you. Fufufu. Next time, I’ll put more sidedishes on your plate than others.”
I nodded and tried to leave the cafeteria.
Then one of the guards saw me and called out to me.
“Newcomer, where are you going?”
“I’m going for a walk outside.”
“Young people are so free these days. When we were young, we couldn’t leave our seats when we finished eating.
I brushed aside the guards’ complaints and walked out of the barracks.
It seems that this organization has lots of troubles. It was the first experience for me who was always an adventurer until now.
After walking for a while, I reached the city square.
There was a fountain in the center, and cobblestones were paved on the ground.
Children were running around the square.
I sat down on a bench and gazed at the scene in a daze.
That said, it was a beautiful day.
I looked up and stared at the cloudless blue sky.
“Excuse me. Are you Mr.Sieg?”
A voice suddenly called out to me.
I looked up and saw a beautiful woman standing there.
Her shiny hair reached her waist. She had a neat face with a hint of softness.
“Yes. I am, but…”
“I knew it! I’ve heard rumors about you for a while. I heard that you defeated Chief Bolton in single combat.”
“I don’t think he went all out.”
“Even so, that is still amazing. Among the group, no one could defeat Chief Bolton. You are quite strong Mr.Sieg. I wish to follow you as an example!”
“Umm… You are…….?”
“……I-I’m sorry! I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Sera Tiana. I’m a guard just like sir Sieg.”
I see. She was a female colleague.
……Then, huh? Am I seeing things?
I rubbed my eyes, wondering if I was dreaming, but no matter how many times I rubbed my eyes or pinched my cheeks, the scene in front of me remained the same.
“Um. Ms. Sera. Do you have a hobby of sunbathing during your lunch break?”
“No, I don’t.”
“Well…..do you dress like that all the time when you work?”
“Yes! That’s right!”
Sera nodded with a full smile.
She was….. to my surprise…… dressed in bikini armor.
The only parts of her body that was protected were her private parts, and most of her skin was exposed to the open air.
Her chest, hips, buttocks, and thighs were all bare. It was an outfit that was quite stimulating.
“……Mr. Sera, don’t tell me that you have a habit of exposing yourself?”
“No, I don’t! I don’t have such a slutty habit! I’m only wearing this armor simply because it’s easy to move around in!”
I can’t say that I understand it.
It’s true that bikini armor is much lighter than normal armor, and you can move faster wearing it.
“But, aren’t you worried about your defensive capabilities?”
At any rate, her appearance was close to being practically naked.
If she receives the enemy’s attack on her bare skin, the damage would continuously accumulate.
“It’s okay! I won’t get hit! If I don’t get hit, then the damage is zero! Then there is no problem!”
…… No, I’m sure there are many. For one, I’m troubled at where to look.
“That, are you not worried about how people see you?”
“I was embarrassed at first, but once you get used to it, it’s not so bad,” she said as if she was used to people asking that question.
“More than that, Mr. Sieg, you don’t have to use honorifics against me. You look older than me after all.”
“How old is Sera?”
“I’m 20 this year.”
“I see. Then, I will do so.”
“Yes! I look forward to working with you!”
It was then that it happened.
A boy who was playing in the square stumbled on the cobblestone. He didn’t fall, but he let go of the balloon string he was holding in his hand.
“Ahh! The balloon!”
He hurriedly tried to reach for it, but he couldn’t reach it.
The boy looked like he was about to cry.
The next thing I knew, Sera, who was standing next to me, ran forward.
She kicked the cobblestone ground, leaped high, and grabbed the string of the rising balloon. Then she lightly landed on the ground like a bird.
“Okay. Here you go.”
Sera handed the balloon to the boy with a smile.
“Don’t let go of the string anymore.”
“B-big sis. Thank you……”
“Fufu. You’re welcome.”
Sera waved her hand and came back to me.
“With this outfit, I can immediately run to the people of the city who are in trouble. That’s why I’m fine with this.”
She was good, but the boy who received the balloon was blushing. She was not aware that she had distorted the naive boy’s sexuality.
“Oh, It’s Ms.Sera.”
“Give it your best again today.”
When the people of the city passed by and noticed Sera, they would call out to her. Sera would respond politely to each of these calls.
She seemed to be quite popular with the people in the city.
“Sera, what circumstances made you join the guards?”
“What do you mean by circumstances?”
“Many of the people who became guards in this city are those that couldn’t make a living in other cities. That’s why they ended up here with this job.”
This included me.
“None. I don’t have such a circumstance. It’s just that I want to be of service to everyone. Besides, there is a very important treasure in this country.”
“You mean the Orb of Light?”
“It is the treasure that the heroes will use to defeat the Demon King. We must protect it until the time the Demon King revives. We can’t let it just fall into the hands of the demons. I volunteered to be a guard to protect the people of the world.”
“? Mr. Sieg? Is there something wrong?”
“No. I just thought that you were amazing. I thought that the guards of this city were all worn-out people. I was dazzled by Sera’s high aspirations.”
“I’m not good enough for it. I don’t have the strength to match my ambitions. For that, I need to acquire strength like Mr. Sieg!”
Sera enthusiastically stuck out her chest.
“By the way, Mr. Sieg is being mentored by Mr. Lambda, right?”
“Yeah. That’s right.”
“……. Um, please be careful. There are some bad rumors about him.”
“He’s made a lot of recruits quit as far as I know.”
“Is Chief Bolton aware of that?”
“Mr.Lambda doesn’t show his true colors in front of his superiors. Moreover, it’s not unusual for recruits to just quit this job.”
“I see. Thanks for the advice.”
“If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to find me. I will help you, so let’s do our best together to protect this city!”
Sera held my hands and said in a strong tone.