Even though they had no intentions of standing out.
Felice was dumbfounded by the scene before her, while Albert was looking at Gai who opened his mouth in wonder.
“Whatever I do is not a business of yours. I have no reason to listen to instructions of cockroaches like you.” (Gai)
“Guh… w, we were… wrong… save me.” (Woman)
“Oy, stop it already!” (Man 1)
“You don’t have to go that far.” (Man 2)
“Somebody, call Guildmaster over!” (Man 3)
Even with the surroundings getting noisy, Gai did not loosen his hand.
Felice who was unable to watch anymore wanted to stop him, but Albert stopped her and spoke to Gai via telepathy.
(What are you doing? I don’t know what those guys did to you, but quickly put your hand away.) (Albert)
(Al? How rare. You worried about others?) (Gai)
(Haah? I naturally don’t give a damn about those guys. However, Feli is about to stop you! If she does that, we will stand out!) (Albert)
(Ahh, that wouldn¨t be good. Got it. Should I just go into the guild?) (Gai)
(That’s fine with me. You will have to give an explanation anyway.) (Albert)
(How bothersome.) (Gai)
When they finished speaking, Gai released his hand form the female adventurer and silently walked inside the guild.
The two also planned on going back inside, but a man who was pinning his head stood from the ground nearby.
“… Shit! Why me!” (Man)
“Umm, are you all right?” (Felice)
Felice who felt that the man was in danger on his unsteady feet reached out with her hand to help him, but the man carelessly struck her hand away.
“Shut up! Don’t touch me, brat!” (Man)
The moment Felice pulled her hand back, Dirk who came to see the situation shouted at her.
“Fueh, Missy! Stop those two!” (Dirk)
The moment Felice reacted, Albert already had a sword placed against the man’s throat, while Gai was grasping his head in a tight hold.
“Eh!? Wha——” (Felice)
“You bastard… you better be resolved to die.” (Albert)
“Of course he is. He has injured my Lor… this child, after all.” (Gai)
“I, I am not injured! I am not injured so stop it, you two! Look!” (Felice)
When Felice pulled her sleeve back and showed her hand, the two’s bloodthirst increased.
“Huh!? Why!” (Felice)
“Where are you not injured? There’s blood.” (Albert)
“Blood? … Ah, you are right. But, it’s only a scratch, so it’s nothing significant. See? It healed.” (Felice)
Gai turned towards Felice who healed her injury with magic.
“An injury is an injury. Besides, I won’t forgive even if it’s a small injury. What would you do if you got poisoned?” (Gai)
“Poison wouldn’t work so it’s fi——” (Felice)
“”That’s not the problem.”” (Albert & Gai)
“Au… I am sorry.” (Felice)
Felice tried to stop the two, but she instead felt despondent from getting scolded.
There, Dirk ran over.
“Cut it out already! Don’t cause any more problems! Oy, all of you who were involved in the accident before, go in the guild! Everyone! Be ready to get punished if you don’t go!” (Dirk)
Dirk shouted loudly to the surroundings and walked away after taking Felice’s hand.
“Hey! What are you doing! Release Feli’s hand!” (Albert)
“I will release her hand after you enter the guild.” (Dirk)
“What selfish thing are you saying… Gai, let’s go!” (Albert)
Albert put back his sword and ran after Felice. Gai kept his grip on the man’s head as he tried to drag him along, but he decided to release him because he was too noisy.
They were making sure not to stand out, but they totally did and yet, luckily or unluckily, the three did not notice.
Dirk released Felice’s hand after entering the guild and ordered all involved to move to the practice grounds.
Felice and Albert wanted to wait, but they gone together with Gai to the practice grounds after being told to do so by Dirk.
While Albert and Gai were gloomily looking at the people who were whispering about them in the distance, a man entered the practice grounds with Dirk.
“Who is it?” (Felice)
“Err~ it should be the Guild Master… Hedro.” (Albert)
“… It’s Sandro, right?” (Gai)
“Ah, was that so?” (Albert)
“You have met him before, right Al?” (Felice)
“Yeah. I had false accusations plastered all over me at that time. How nostalgic~” (Albert)
While the three carefreely talked with each other, the Guild Master Sandro inquired from Gai.
“And so, you are… Gai, was it? What is the cause of the ruckus?” (Sandro)
“Those guys were too obstinate so I only tried to chase them away.” (Gai)
“We only tried to invite him!” (Woman)
“Yeah! Yeah!” (Man)
“Invite, huh. If I a am not mistaken, you were avoiding promotion quite vehemently since becoming C-rank, yeah? Even now, you are only receiving B and A-ranked requests, right?” (Sandro)
“I have freedom over whether I choose to sit for an examination or not, no?” (Gai)
“Normally, yes. However, it would be the guild’s loss for a strong person to stay at a low rank, so Guild Masters have the right to promote ranks in cases like that. Well, it’s a different story if you have a reason, though.” (Sandro)
Sandro glanced at Felcie and Albert.
Gai replied to him after thinking for a little.
“I have originally planned to form a party with these two. I intended to not get promoted until the two become adventurers.” (Gai)
“Those two registered today, right? In that case, you should be fine with receiving a promotion. Starting today, I promote you to B-rank. If you don’t want to keep getting invited, you better quickly form a party.” (Sandro)
“Got it.” (Gai)
“Alright! This matter is over. You guys, don’t be so forceful with the inviting the next time.” (Sandro)
Sandro tried to depart after saying that, but the adventurers who tried to invite Gai weren’t satisfied and started being noisy.
“Wait a moment! They must be E-rank since they registered just today, right?” (Man 1)
“Aren’t we far better than amateurs like those two!” (Woman)
“Why those two brats!” (Man 2)
“Just what is your relationship?” (Man 3)
Because they were too noisy, Albert replied in annoyance.
“We are Gai’s siblings——” (Albert)
“It’s childhood friends, right?” (Gai)
“… We are childhood friends that were raised as siblings.” (Felice)
“Childhood friends? Is our place of birth the same?” (Albert)
“Place of birth? Why do you——” (Gai)
“We are childhood friends, so it must be the same, right!” (Felice)
“Eh?… Ahh, right, right, it was the same.” (Albert)
“”… Al.”” (Gai & Felice)
“You are all over the place. What is with that ‘It was that kind of setting?’ face of yours?” (Sandro)
Felice and Gai followed-up Albert who made an error in the settings the three had come up with, but the other adventurers were thinking the same when Sandro pointed it out.
“Ahh~… anyhow, I have no intentions of grouping up with anyone but these two.” (Gai)
“Since the person in question is saying that, this talk is finished. Disperse.” (Sandro)
“Follow me to register your party then.” (Dirk)
“”Ye~ss.”” (Albert & Felice)
Dirk urged the three to follow while the adventurers glared at Felice and Albert vexingly.
On the way, Gai spoke to Dirk, who led the group.
“Did you speak to the Guild Master about us?” (Gai)
“I went to report once I saw two’s background. Your name is quite well-known too, after all. I thought there would be a ruckus.” (Dirk)
“We are sorry for causing trouble.” (Felice)
“You don’t have to mind it. It will be noisy for a while, but adventurers recognize ability. You guys will surely shut them up before long.” (Dirk)
“You don’t think we are just nobles looking to kill time?” (Albert)
“I have been observing adventurers for a long time now. There were foolish nobles among them too, but you guys are different, right?” (Dirk)
“How can you tell?” (Felice)
“You have not used your social status among the ruckus, right? When something happens to those fools, they immediately flare their status around.” (Dirk)
“””Ahh~””” (Albert, Gai & Felice)
Recalling the foolish nobles they met up until now, they reached the receptionist counter while making faces that couldn’t disagree.
“Well then, fill the party application for me.” (Dirk)
“”Yee~s.”” (Albert & Felice)
“I will hand the card to you to safe keep, Gai. The party’s rank will get altered then.” (Dirk)
“Got it.” (Gai)
When the three looked at the form they received, they had to fill out the names, adventurer ranks, specify who is the leader, and also the name of the party.
“We are fine with Gai being the leader, right?” (Albert)
“That would be the safe choice.” (Felice)
“The problem is the party name. What should we go with?” (Albert)
“Weapons of Mass Destruction.” (Gai)
“Eh~ how about The Ultimate Weapons?” (Albert)
“We are not weapons.” (Felice)
“Isn’t that just your individual name? We could go with King of Anger then.” (Gai)
“That’s your nickname.” (Albert)
“Gee~ think about it seriously~” (Felice)
“You are saying that, but do you have an idea, Feli?” (Albert)
“Hmm~… we might as well insert our traits into the party name, no?” (Felice)
“Traits… I am Kokuryuu, so ‘Black’ and ‘Dragon’?” (Albert)
“I am Demon Lord… ‘Darkness’ and ‘Evil’?”
“From my names, we could take ‘Fortune/Happiness’ and ‘Night’, I think? It’s ‘Black’ ‘Darkness’ ‘Night’, do we put Dark in then?” (Felice)
“In that case, how about ‘Dark Fortune’?” (Gai)
“Dark Fortune, huh… sounds good to me.” (Albert)
“Yeah. I am fine with that too.” (Felice)
(It’s something I wasn’t able to feel in that place. The three of us being able to be together like this is my fortune.) (Felice)
(I did not think that I would be able to spend time with someone like this since that time. What I feel now is probably warmth…) (Albert)
(Come to think of it, that fellow’s name also meant ‘Fortune’ right? When I am with these two, I feel that I can understand the ‘Fortune’ you taught me of.) (Gai)
After filling out the party’s name, Dirk told Albert and Felice to present their cards as well, so they did as he told.
They were told to wait for a while, so they talked about their future plans in the meantime.
“What are we going to do after it’s done?” (Albert)
“I am hungry~” (Felice)
“Shall we have a lunchbox first then? I made your favorite things today.” (Gai)
“Yaa~y! The things you make are yummy, so I am really looking forward to it!” (Felice)
“How unexpected~ I did not think you would get into cooking~” (Albert)
“I fell in love with it after I was forced to cook as a punishment~” (Gai)
“The food at first looked dreadful, though.” (Felice)
“Right, right. I couldn’t tell who was being punished in the end, but the taste was good.” (Albert)
“You guys ate only after feeding it to Adam, though.” (Gai)
“I mean… right~” (Felice)
“As expected, that required courage… I thought Adam might be all right after tasting it.” (Albert)
“Only you guys would use a prince for poison tasting.” (Gai)
“Oy, it’s done.” (Dirk)
They heard Dirk calling for them, so they returned to the reception and received their cards.
On their cards, the party’s name was recorded.
“With this, the party registration is complete. I said this before, but it will get noisy for a while, so don’t do anything stupid.” (Dirk)
“That depends on the opponents, right?” (Gai)
Albert and Felice spoke to each other quietly as Dirk was stunned by Gai who showed a bloodthirsty grin.
“Look, Feli. This is the Demon Lord’s smile. It really is wicked, isn’t it~” (Albert)
“Gee~ stop it, Al.” (Felice)
“Ah, he heard me? Let’s go, Feli!” (Albert)
“Wha!? Stop pulling me~” (Felice)
“Wait! Or I won’t let you eat your favorite dish!” (Gai)
Seeing Gai chase after the escaping two, Dirk let out a sigh.
“That bloodthirst… just who is he? Moreover, the two didn’t even flinch after experiencing that bloodthirst. It seems that trouble will arise.” (Dirk)
Dirk muttered as he looked at his hands.
His hand continued trembling for a while.