Several relics were lined up in a row.
These are all items we obtained in the Dark Passage.
After we brought Luna to the surface, Kaede and Frau returned and gathered everything in the Magic Storage.
We rented a room in General Gio's house and they went through the relics one by one to make a list.
"This is the list of all the relics we got. Please look through it."
I grabbed the list and will only check off the things I need.
The general will buy everything else.
I was very happy as we got a lot of money for our trip unexpectedly.
- High-grade paralyzing potion x 3
- High-grade Potion x4
- Elixir x1
- Hand mirror x 1
- High-grade lamp x 2
- Translation scroll x10
I already have one Elixir, so that makes two.
I'm thankful I was able to retrieve some high-grade potions, as I had already used many in the village where the Mist Maker that possessed people was.
Among the relics, there was a hand mirror with an elegant design, but Kaede wanted it, so I included it in the list of things I'll keep.
A high-grade lamp, as the word suggests, is a lamp with a strong light output. It uses stored magical power, so it is very useful.
The translation scroll allows you to communicate with a person who doesn't speak your language for a certain amount of time.
It will come in handy, as there are still many places to explore.
When I started packing away the relics that I wanted in my magic storage, the smiling general tapped me on the shoulder.
"Can you sell me that high-grade lamp?"
"Sure, I have no problem with that."
My guess is he'll be needing it for the Dark Passage. The lamp is not as powerful as Frau's magic, but it will surely serve him well in such a dark place.
I had chosen it with the intention of using it in times when we have to camp, but I think I should sell it to him as he will surely use it a lot in the future.
Most of the relics we were able to acquire this time were pots, paintings and ornaments.
The second most common items are armor. And items of practical use account for 10 to 20% of the total.
Suddenly, a cart loaded with platinum coins enters the room.
The amount to be received is 350 million.
I guess it's less than I thought it would be, or maybe I've gotten too ambitious.
"Can't it fit anymore?"
"I guess not. Maybe we've reached the storage limit."
"I don't remember what stuff is in there. 100 items is quite a bit of space."
The magic storage stopped accepting items when there were fifty platinum coins left.
It's my fault for continuing to travel without first stopping to empty it a bit.
I can't even get back to the dungeon where my room is, so maybe it's time to look for new magic storage.
We stood watching the two monsters running down the road.
The closer we got, the bigger they became.
They were both behemoths, running furiously.
On top of them were Luvue and the vice-captain.
"To-Toru-Kun, what are those scary creatures, and why are they coming this way!?"
"It's okay, it's okay, those are my pets."
"Your pets?! I don't think that thing is a pet."
"Don't waste your time, Luna. My Lord has been very strange since we got here. When he met them, it was like he saw some cute dogs."
"Some dogs!!?? You've got to be kidding!"
"Looks like Ichiro and Bechjiro have come looking for you. How cute."
Luna is making a lot of noise, but I'm sure she'll change her mind once she sees the behemoths up close.
They've been lonely, they must want me to spoil them.
I'm going to give them some of the meat I've prepared. I'm sure they will love it.
By the way, Ultina is not here. She's finished her job as a guide, so she's probably drinking alcohol with her share of the job's reward.
The behemoths slow down in front of me.
"It's been a long time, Toru-Dono. I didn't expect you to send me a message. So the day I received your letter I couldn't help but write in the research journal; 'Toru-Dono has proposed to me today'."
"Luvue-Sama, that message was not a proposal, and it's not appropriate to write something like that in the research journal. You're going to have to erase it later."
Luvue-Sama and the vice-captain got off the behemoths.
It's been a long time since I left the base, and I'm very glad to see that they're okay. A few days ago, I used a message scroll to ask Luvue and the vice-captain to come and get Luna.
They came faster than I thought they would.
Ichiro licks Luna. They seem to be trying to get along right from the start.
"If they can make it to the base in time, there's still a chance you can make it back to the island. I wish I could accompany you, but given the circumstances, I want to prioritize finding the girls."
"I'm sorry I got carried away when everyone else was having trouble."
Luna apologizes for some reason.
"When I ran into you again in that passage, I thought it was a miracle, as I was almost on the verge of death. I was so happy when you came to save me, but I'm not the only one who was in trouble, the other girls must be going through the same thing too. I'm so sorry."
"When I get back home, I'm going to ask my father for help assembling a search team as quickly as possible. I'll do everything I can to help you find the others."
Tears began to slip down her face.
She thinks she was being selfish.
That's not true. You don't have to blame yourself like that.
You were stuck in a cold, dark room for days, it's normal to want someone else's warmth and to feel protected.
I hugged Luna and stroked her head.
"Luna, you didn't do anything wrong."
"But if one of them were to die because..."
"I'm going to find them all, and they'll be fine. You just have to trust me."
Luna got on the Behemoth.
I looked at Luvue and said; "I'm counting on you."
The two Behemoths set off again towards the base.
"Did you see the look in Toru-Dono's eyes as he looked at me just now? It's like he was saying; 'I love you.' I'll have to note this day in the journal with a heart."
"Luvue-Sama, he was only asking you to be Luna-Sama's escort. And I've told you on many occasions to write down that kind of thing in your personal diary."
"Haha, they are very lively people. The trip back looks like fun too."
I could hear the voices of Luvue and the vice-captain. Luna had turned around and was waving her hand.
"I don't see them anymore."
"I hope they make it back safely."
"Don't worry, Master, I'm sure they'll be fine. What happened to the message?"
"It didn't work, they're out of my range."
"But isn't it supposed to be able to reach everywhere?"
I used the message scroll to contact the girls to confirm their safety and current location.
But it didn't reach anyone except Luna.
I didn't know there was a distance limit for messages until I got here.
I wish I could somehow confirm their safety. I kept wondering if they were still alive.
"We'll find them. I'm sure they're alive."
"Yes, I hope so."
"I don't think they'll die that easily. Women are much more resilient than men, it's possible we'll outlive Master."
"I don't like the sound of that."
Although, I would feel much better if that were true.