The next morning, when I rolled over, I woke up to a strange voice saying "Ugyu".
"...... why are you here?"
It was Frau, the fairy I brought to our house yesterday.
She was limping, maybe she was a little sore due to a blow.
I can hear her heart beating, so I guess he's okay.
After dressing, I went downstairs with Frau walking around.
In the kitchen, Kaede was preparing breakfast.
"Good morning, Master."
"Good morning. Hey, I'd like to know why Frau was in my bedroom. Do you know anything about that?"
"I can see you had no idea."
When we took our seats, Kaede served us bread and tea.
Lately Kaede is taking care of all the chores, it makes me feel both happy and guilty.
Kaede sits in the seat opposite to mine.
"How long will we stay in the royal capital?"
"Hmm, maybe one more week."
I take a bite of the bread and think about my future plans.
I don't have a destination in mind, but that doesn't mean I can't go anywhere. If possible, I would like to go somewhere where I can see something unusual.
Said Frau, who suddenly stood up, behaving unusually. When she saw my face, she was instantly relieved.
"Oh, yes, the Lord rescued Frau."
"Hey, can you drop that tone of voice? I don't like honorifics."
"But the beast girl uses honorifics on you."
"Kaede I allow, since she's a slave. But you're not, so you can talk to me however you want."
Frau was under the table, red-faced and squirming.
"Understood... I am ashamed before the Lord."
"Yes, yes, that's fine. I'd like you to stop calling me [Lord]."
"That's not right! It's outrageous to call the Lord of the great race by name! If I did, my father, mother and brother would spit on me!"
What kind of family is that?
The fairy race is a strange one.
"Here you go, Frau-San."
"Thank you, Kaede."
I have long thought that Kaede is quick to open up to others.
It's probably because she's cute and polite. That gives a big vote of confidence.
It's good to have someone who can get along with others.
"But where should we go after leaving the royal capital?"
"In that case, I recommend that we go to the hidden fairy village. I would like the Lord to visit us."
The hidden village of fairies. That sounds interesting.
Kaede's ears perked up at this, as if her curiosity had been piqued.
"My people live in a forest in the neighboring country Grigit. There are always flowers blooming and many fairies that live there. There are also ruins and relics that the Lord would like, so I'm sure he'll have fun there."
"Ruins…. And the food?"
"Of course, there are delicacies that can only be eaten in the village. I especially recommend the fairies' secret honey saké. It's delicious."
"All right, let's go!"
When I heard the saké, I immediately made up my mind.
Rare gourmet food and delicious saké.
There are also ruins, and I have the impression that there will be no shortage of sightseeing.
I guess we have no choice but to go there.
"Before we head to the village, I must warn you: fairies hate humans. They might attack you, but Frau will be vigilant to make sure that happens as little as possible."
"I don't care if they attack me."
"Yes, of course. I'm sure it won't work on us."
"What are you saying!? Don't underestimate them just because they are fairies! The village warriors are much stronger than Frau!"
We nodded silently as she spoke at the top of her lungs.
Nothing may happen to us, but it never hurts to be warned.
I have the skills to endure it all. Although as Frau said, it's best not to let your guard down.
"What do you want to do today? Do you want to take a job in the guild?"
"No, I don't want to do that kind of thing."
Kaede laughs and says; "Could it be because of 'that'?"
The other day I introduced myself to the guild and got a big welcome.
Even the guild master came up to me to greet us in person saying; "And to think that the 'Manyu brigade' was B rank, but it's actually an S rank party!".
The guild adventurers also shouted the name of the Mangyu Brigade over and over again.
I have been asked to shake hands with a lot of strangers and even sign my name, which I have never done before.
Yes, that's the reason why I don't feel like approaching the guild in the royal capital at the moment.
I've said it many times before, but I don't like to stand out.
For the first time in history, a party receives a hero title and we are now the center of attention.
If I do something strange here and stand out again, I won't be able to leave the country.
I took a sip of my tea.
We arrived at a meadow a few kilometers from the royal capital.
I decided to practice my magic to make effective use of my time.
I have magic power, but so far I have not been able to train.
A line of water stretches up to the sky and disappears.
A pillar of stone rises rapidly and disappears into the sky.
A gust of wind picked up, whipping the sand.
Kaede's skirt was lifted as well.
Her skirt was lifted again.
Although I couldn't see her panties as I would like to. Let's try again.
Ugh, time to try something different.
Please don't look at me like that.
I tried some spells, but they were all too linear and I couldn't control them well.
I can't use this in a battle.
"Master's magic is quite bad. Even when he tries to condition it with spells, I can't believe it's all so direct, but with higher degree of strength. I've never seen anything like it."
"But I can repeat the attacks, and the power is perfect."
"It pains me to say this as a slave, but Master's magic is too dangerous. It is not useful at all."
"I guess so."
The power is too strong, the hit percentage is bad and it is all straightforward.
On the other hand, there are some positive points.
I can shoot anything I want with inexhaustible magic power, and if I use four attributes, everything is done instantly.
Like, if I want, I can burn anything. Hmmm... No, this is stupid, Kaede is right, this is useless.
"Panda is so fluffy."
Frau lies on Panda's stomach.
They have already become good friends.
"What do you think of a sword surrounded with flames?"
"How do you do that?"
"I don't know."
No one agrees with me.
There is nothing to worry about, a man's desires should only matter to the man.
From this day forward, I vow to control my power someday, and create my flame sword.
Suddenly, a text appears in my field of vision.
《Notice: The level 3 dungeon you created has been upgraded to level 5》
《Notice: The number of levels has increased to 50.》
《Notice: "my room" has been created inside the dungeon.》
Why is it upgrading?
What the hell happened after leaving the dungeon unattended?
"What is it, Master?"
"The dungeon has leveled up..."
"Ah, maybe it's that rumor!"
Kaede seems convinced of something as she slams her fist into the palm of her hand.
What is this rumor?
I am curious and would like an explanation.
"I have heard a rumor that a dungeon of high difficulty level has appeared near the royal capital. Dropped items are very rare and adventurers from all over are going there."
"Maybe that's why the level went up..."
"It's probably because there are so many adventurers dying there."
That can't be happening!
But I'm also an adventurer, so I understand that it would be cool to have a dungeon near where I live.
I'll pretend I didn't hear what Kaede just said.
"By the way, do you know which room is mine?"
A text appears in my field of vision.
《Select: Do you wish to move into "my room"? YES/NO》
Oh, can I go there from here?
I'm curious, so here we go.
I gathered my belongings and grabbed Kaede and Frau's hands.
Panda was sitting on my head.
"Take me to my room!"