The dark elf Ultina.
She is a solo adventurer, and her nickname is "The Fallen Princess".
Her weapons are two one-handed axes and she specializes in melee combat, but she also uses summoning magic.
"Dark elves are not as good at spirit magic as elves. We can make contracts, but we're not as good at drawing out their powers. Instead, we're good at summoning magic."
"What do you mean by summoning?"
"Well, something like this Bubit."
Ultina stroked the black orb.
We are currently in a tavern, listening to Ultina's stories.
But there are a lot of people napping in the bar. In fact, it didn't even look like a tavern, more like a break room.
"I knew summoning magic existed, but this is the first time I've seen it."
"Summoning magic consumes a lot of magic power, and even this, which is at the bottom of the list of summoned creatures with low magic power, is good if it can last for just a day."
"Can I touch it?"
"Sure, I've only ordered it to attack when I'm asleep."
Kaede carefully touches the black sphere.
The sphere, called a Bubit, is a beautiful smooth sphere with little sheen.
I can imagine how slippery it must be by looking at it.
Summoning magic is a special magic that summons powerful beings from another world.
The summoned beings are divided into ranks, and the higher its rank, the more magical power you consume.
There were also users on the island, but they were very few, and as Ultina said, due to the large amount of magic power consumed, it was recognized as a useless form of magic.
However, there is no doubt that it is a very powerful magic if you manage to master it.
"It has a strange feeling. It's like iron, but warm like a living creature."
"Yes, creatures from other worlds are strange."
"What, you don't want me to touch that thing? It's not every day you get a chance to touch a summoned beast from another world. And it's not like it's dirty."
Panda hides from the Bubit behind me and cries.
Perhaps they are incompatible beasts.
"Then why don't you hire me to show you around, whether it's a dungeon or a city?"
"Dungeon? Is there a dungeon around here?"
"You came to this place not knowing what you'll find?"
Kaede and Frau nodded silently.
There seemed to be no one who disagreed.
I am ignorant of dark elves. So I'd be very grateful to have a guide.
"Fine, then I'll hire you."
Ultina smiled after hearing those words.
Kaede and Frau are doing laundry in the backyard of the inn.
I watched them with only their pants on.
"Wow, that's really dirty."
"I haven't washed Master's clothes in a while."
"Why don't you buy some new clothes, Master?"
"I have a certain emotional attachment to that outfit."
I always buy clothes for Kaede and Frau, but I'm actually content with just one garment for myself.
When I had just become an adventurer, Sain advised me that an adventurer should have good clothes, so I bought these clothes for myself.
Sain and I chose and bought these clothes together.
He was a son of a bitch in the end.... But he was still a childhood friend that I'll never forget.
I have some bad memories, but also a lot of good ones.
A lot of people will forget him.
But I'm the only one who has to remember him as a former best friend.
The same goes for Lisa. I will never forget her.
That's the last thing I will do for them as a former best friend and lover.
"Are you trying to cheer me up?"
Panda rubs up against my cheek.
I'm so glad he's here. If I had been on my own, I would never have made it this far.
I hold Panda in my arms and pet him.
"Yes, I'll take care of you too."
Panda, even though you're a little selfish and don't listen to me, I know you're trying hard to be helpful.
The wind blew strongly. Something flew into my face and covered my eyes.
This... What is it?
"Waaah! It's my underwear!"
Kaede grew teary eyed from embarrassment.
"Are you getting used to the city?"
I answered Ultina's question.
Today we started with sightseeing.
I received a quest from the guild, but I'm not in a hurry, so I plan to take it easy.
"I recommend going to the orchard. You can eat as much as you want, and the grapes are delicious this time of year."
"All you can eat?! That sounds great!"
"Master, let's go eat lots of grapes!"
Kaede, Frau and Panda were excited.
Come to think of it, we don't really eat sweets that often.
I guess some grapes are good for a change.
"Wow, what is this!?"
Frau's eyes sparkle and she twirls in the air.
The fruits hanging from the tree tops and the sweet aroma would lure you in even if you aren't an insect.
It's a luxury to be able to eat as much as you want.
The dark elf caretaker, with sleepy eyes, receives the fee for the number of people entering and leaves.
"Why does everyone look so sleepy?"
"I just told you, dark elves are nocturnal. Some of them, like me, lead normal lives."
"What do they do at night?"
"Work. It's much easier to do things that way."
They work at night? That's strange.
But I don't think it's just that.
I feel like they have a strong obsession with sleeping.
I think I should take advantage of this time to eat.
Although there's an all-you-can-eat pass, there's a time limit.
"Master, these grapes look delicious."
"Yes, they really do..."
As I tried to pluck the grapes, Kaede's hands and mine touched.
She hastily withdrew her hand and lowered her face in embarrassment.
Conversely, her tail wagged and I could see that she was somewhat happy.
I plucked a grape and offered it to her.
"Here, eat first."
"But I am a slave. The master must eat first."
"That's an order. Eat."
For some reason, Kaede is happy.
However, sometimes I can't understand what makes her happy.
Is she happy that I'm ordering her?
She took the grape with her slender, white fingers and gently put it in her mouth.
"See what a good idea it was to come here? I come here regularly for these fruits."
"You don't live here, Ultina-San?"
"No, I was born in a small village far away from here. I just came on an errand."
While Kaede and Ultina were talking, I ate some grapes.
Wow, how delicious.
The taste is good and the aftertaste is refreshing. It's also filled with lots of juice.
"What are you doing, Frau found this first!"
"Kyui! kyu,kyu kyui!"
"What? Did you lick it before Frau? Aaahhhh! How dare you eat it all!"
Frau and Panda start fighting again.
I don't understand why they have to fight over everything.
There are plenty of grapes to go around. There's no need to fight over something like this.
While Panda was running for his life, he crashed into Ultina's face.
A dry sound suddenly rang out.
The next moment, Ultina had disappeared from the spot.
"I forgot to tell you that a mole dug a guge hole in the hat area..."
When the caretaker returned, he saw the hole with the wooden lid removed and fell silent.
I heard Ultina's voice crying from the bottom.