I went to the guild after a long time and was surprised.
The rank written on my adventurer's card is "SS".
At first I thought the "S" I saw was me looking at it wrong, but no matter how many times I rubbed my eyes, the letters were the same.
My rank was there, really.
I thought the SS rank was a myth.
"Master, my rank is S as well."
"We can no longer display our cards so carelessly."
At the counter, a guild employee smiles.
Next to them, the guild master, the chief executive, is also there, smiling.
"We are very happy that you have come to our guild. And don't worry, we won't divulge your secret to the rest of the adventurers. We will never say that you are the Manyu Brigade, the party that defeated the Demon King."
"May I shake your hand?"
I shook hands with the girl behind the counter.
The guild adventurers were listening to find out what was going on here.
A while ago they were drinking noisily, but now they don't move a muscle, remaining as still as stone statues.
If we don't get out of here fast, we could get caught in the middle of the crowd.
I don't like to stand out at all.
"The Manyu Brigade? Really?"
"He was the one who defeated the demon king and even captured the false hero?"
"Someone should use their appraisal skills to look at all their stats."
"Wow, they're even sexier than I imagined."
"I hope we can be friends..."
One of them stands up cautiously.
This is not good.
Everyone is coming this way.
We quickly went out and changed our appearance with the camouflage rings.
*Tap tap tap tap*
A group of adventurers from the guild come running out to look for us.
I didn't know The Manyu Brigade's name had become so famous.
"Hmph. Frau and her friends are getting famous."
"What are you talking about? Don't get carried away with being famous. You're too conceited Panda. Now that I'm a legendary fairy, it's only natural for you to look up to me."
"Kyu Kyu Kyu!"
"It is clear that I am destined to go down in history as one of the Lord's slaves, Panda, but enough is enough. You had the nerve to say otherwise, now I will give you your comeuppance."
Frau and Panda start fighting.
Thanks to the rings, no one can see them, so their conflict goes unnoticed by the human eye.
''By the way, Master, since the weather is so nice, why don't we go down to the sea for a swim?''
"You're right. I was thinking it would be a good idea to go swimming since we have the ocean nearby. Besides, I also wanted to go to the beach where my mother had washed up."
"Then it's settled, we'll go to the beach."
Kaede notices my bad mood and wraps her arms around me.
I think I will enjoy the beach.
The blue sky, white clouds, and shining sun.
The sea stretches into the distance.
Frau and Panta immediately fly out to sea.
By the way, Frau was in her human size and wearing a bathing suit.
"Master, I borrowed an umbrella."
"You didn't have to."
"It's okay, I'm a slave after all."
Kaede in a bathing suit is as beautiful a sight as ever.
On this beach, her style stands out and instantly captivates any viewer.
Her long white hair, reflecting the dazzling sunlight, greatly stand out, increasing her beauty every time it flutters in the wind.
Her pale breasts swaying every time she walked was quite a treat for the men.
Her large, clear, golden eyes were like jewels sparkling under the sun.
Kaede walked over and placed the umbrella in the sand.
"Kaede～, Let's go swimming."
"Here I come～."
Kaede ran out at the same time grabbing my hand and pulling me towards the sea.
"Master, the water is cold."
"So this is the ocean..."
I squatted down and with my hands grabbed some water and sipped it.
Ew, it's so salty.
It is true what they say, seawater is salty.
Kaede hugs my arm with joy.
I couldn't help but feel a thrill at the soft sensation of her breasts pressing against me.
"My lord, you should also think of Frau."
Frau grabbed my other arm.
Like Kaede, she attracted the stares of everyone on the beach, men and women alike.
Kaede splashes Frau with water.
"How dare you! You asked for it!"
They amused themselves by splashing each other with water.
As I watched them in the distance, I was playing with SharkBoy.
"Wow, Rosuke. So you can dive, too?".
For a brief time, Rosuke dives into the water.
I didn't think he was a beast that took well to water, but he isn't doing badly at all.
"What is it?"
"Um, my bathing suit..."
Kaede is in the water up to her neck and looks embarrassed.
What is this?
Something like a rope was tangled around my leg, so I grabbed it and pulled it up.
It's Kaede's swimsuit. Specifically, the top half that covers her breasts.
"Um, Master, if you don't mind, could you give me that?"
Kaede, who was hiding her chest with both hands, blushed and spoke while looking down.
"Ha~... That was fun."
Frau stretches out her limbs and lies down on top of the sand.
Kaede and I were already lying down as well, the umbrella covering us and the cool breeze blowing.
From time to time, out of the corner of my eye, I see Panda and Rosuke flying around.
Looks like those two haven't had enough fun yet.
Sharkboy is also in the water and it looks like he won't be back for a while.
"Master, what will we do next?"
"Keios is taking care of everything, and the ship will be ready to sail shortly. It looks like we were included in a plan that was almost finished."
They said this offshore study was already scheduled.
And then we showed up at just the right time, so they had to make some rushed adjustments.
That said, there was one thing I found curious.
How come we didn't know about the other continents?
I opened the fold-up map to check, but the map was cut off a few dozen kilometers from land.
There was an invisible wall that prevented me from going any further.
But this is not because there is a physical wall; it is the limit of the scroll's capacity.
We still don't know how big the world really is.
It is exciting to think that there is a whole new world beyond the sea.
It can be said that the Manyu Brigade's new journey begins here.
I got up.
The white sandy beach, when I think that this is where my mother washed up, I have a strange feeling that I can't put into words.
Kaede and Frau also get up and look at the same landscape.
"Master's mother is a foreigner just like me, right?"
"Does the fact that the Lord is a dragonoid mean that his parents were also dragons?"
"My mother... A dragonoid? No no, I don't think so."
"But if you think about it, rebuilding your body is nothing more than using what's already within you as material to empower yourself, and I think the fact that the Lord was able to become a dragonoid means that he originally possessed that element."
Uncharacteristically, Frau makes a strong point.
In those days I was thinking about my getting stronger and my body transforming
In other words, what happened to me at that moment was all in order to make my body more efficient.
I transformed into a state where I was more useful to myself.
If that is the case, then surely it is strange to gain such a powerful quality that was not there at all.
It is reasonable to think that it was there originally.
Now I am a dragonoid, but perhaps I had inherited dragon-blood from birth.
I feel things are starting to make sense.
"Thank you, Frau. Now I know what I have to do."
"Hehe, compliments are always well received."
While stroking her head, Frau shakes her pigtails while smiling.
Maybe my mother was a half-dragon of sorts.
I'll have to look for a dragonoid to find out for sure what I am.
I guess that's what it means to find your roots.
I looked back when I heard my name.
Keios was on the road near the beach.
"We have a problem. And I could really use your help."
"Okay. What do you need me to do?"
"A strange ship has docked in port."