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The Man Picked Up By the Gods (Reboot) - Volume 2 - Chapter 44.1


Published at 1st of August 2018 03:08:48 PM

Chapter 44.1

Monster Subjugation – 4th Day


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After finishing my adventurer work at the abandond mines for the day, I walked over to Serge-san’s store .

“Good evening, Serge-san . ” [Ryouma]

“I’ve been waiting Ryouma-sama . Shall we?” [Serge]

Riding on the carriage Serge prepared beforehand, we headed south of the town’s center .

Before long we reached a plain building with a sincere and vigorous aura . Dim light leaked out from its entrace . There were few people inside, but according to the employee I talked to there were indeed other people present .

I went to the receptionist desk, but the woman in charge immediately let us in and then excused herself while bowing . It seems she’s already used to Serge-san . And from the way she treats him, Serge-san seems to be quite valued .

But then again he is the president of his own company, so I guess it’s expected?

After a few minutes, a slender man and a woman that was hunched over entered the room . Serge and I tried to stand up to greet them, but the old woman just waved and smiled, indicating for us not to bother .


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The man was the first to speak .

“So, it’s you, Serge . It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I haven’t heard any rumors lately, so I was wondering what you were up too . ” [Slender Man]

This guy’s accent sort of sounds like a fake kansai dialect, but it still feels strangely nostalgic . I had a boss like this in the past too…

“Long time no see, Pioro . ” [Serge]

“What did you come for? I doubt someone like you only shows his face during meetings would drop by just to say hi . ” [Hunched Grandma]

As she said that she turned to me .

“Nice to meet you, boy . Name is Grisiera . As you can see, I’m a grandma, but I’m also the guild master of this merchants guild . ” [Grisiera]

“My name is Ryouma Takebayashi . It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance . I came here today to register myself . I know full well I’m still wet behind the ears, so please give me your guidance . ” [Ryouma]

“Oh? You know your manners, don’t you, boy? Is he one of your new servants, Serge?” [Grisiera]


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“You’re really well mannered . I’m Pioro Saionji . Happy to make your acquaintance . You don’t have to mind your manners when talking to me . ” [Pioro]

“Ryouma Takebayashi . A pleasaure to make your acquaintance . ” [Ryouma]

Saionji? Sounds Japanese . Moreover, that black hair, those black eyes, and that aura about him… Is he another otherworlder descendant?

“Ryouma, was it? I’ll remember that . So, what did you come here for, Serge?” [Pioro]

“I came here to accompany Ryouma-sama in his registration . Today, I’m but a chaperon . ” [Serge]

When the two heard that, they turned to me . The guild master took a good look at me .

“Hmm… Wait here . ” [Grisiera]

As she said that, she whipped out her rod and poked it against Serge-san’s head .

“You idiot! What do you think you’re doing making a kid panic!?” [Grisiera]


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Huh!? How did she know what I was thinking!? Does she have a skill that allows her to read minds!?

“Ryouma, right? I can’t read minds . ” [Grisiera]

You’re reading it right now!

“The years might take my strength and my youth, but my merchant’s eyes remain strong . You look like an honest boy . I just picked up on the clues and made a smart guess . ” [Grisiera]

“Scary, right~? She always says that, but I bet she can actually read minds . ” [Pioro]

“I’m more impressed than scared, actually, since I can’t read people very well . ” [Ryouma]

“It’s something you pick up over the years . As long as your environment permits it, it’s something you’ll pick up eventually . You still have many years ahead of you, boy… I don’t know what happened in the past, but you still have your future . ” [Grisiera]

“Thank you, but are you sure you really can’t read minds?” [Ryouma]

“Of course, I can’t read minds . I could tell something was weighing on your mind because of that thousand-mile look that you made as soon as you said you couoldn’t read people well . ” [Griseria]

Seriously!?

“Was I really making that sort of look?” [Ryouma]

“They were the sort of eyes an old man would make when reminiscing . ” [Grisiera]

She got it right!

“Now then, I know you’re surprised, but didn’t you come here to register? It’s getting late, so let’s get it over with . ” [Griseria]

At that, I started filling out the guild registration form .

 

Tl Note: I’m using a new machine and I’ve yet to setup the dictionary, and well… My brain tends to autocorrect everything, so without the indicators, there might be more mistakes than usual . Just point them out in the comments .

I haven’t uploaded the pdfs/ebooks yet . Umm… Tomorrow . Really . I think we have like two chapters at bay . Anyway, tomorrow .

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