The three who were eating Gai’s homemade lunchbox were talking about their afternoon plans.
“We have formed a party, but we had accepted E-rank requests, so it should be fine to work separately today, no?” (Felice)
“The babysitting is tomorrow, how about we go help at the farm?” (Albert)
“Yeah. I am fine with that. What are you going to do, Gai?” (Felice)
“I became B-rank, I wonder if I can accept an S-rank request~” (Gai)
“Were there any S-ranks request?” (Albert)
“Ah~ I will take on A-rank one if there aren’t any.” (Gai)
“Just be careful, Gai.” (Felice)
“Yeah, you two also take care.” (Gai)
Albert and Felice parted ways and went towards the farm.
The farm was in the outskirts of the town, and the two were able to find it without getting lost.
When they knocked on the door and called, a grandpa with a gentle smile came out.
“”Hello~ we came to complete a request~”” (Albert & Felice)
“Yes, yes. Thank you for coming.” (Grandpa)
When the grandpa guided Albert and Felice to the back of the house, a field of vegetables spread before their eyes.
“Wow~ Grandpa, all this… pardon me. Err, I am called Felice.”
“I am Albert.”
“I’m Norman. I won’t mind if you keep calling me Grandpa.”
“Nono! Do you grow all these vegetables yourself, Norman-san?” (Felice)
“Well~ my sons also work here, but they went to the neighboring town and have yet to return.” (Norman)
“How come?” (Felice)
“Bandits appeared nearby and so they weren’t permitted the passage because of danger.” (Norman)
“”Bandits?”” (Albert & Felice)
“It’s something I heard from soldiers and adventurers, but they weren’t apparently able to find their hideout, so it’s not possible to subjugate them.” (Norman)
“So that’s why you put up the request, huh.” (Felice)
“My crops would get spoiled at this rate, after all~ Sorry, but would you help me out?” (Norman)
“”Yes.”” (Albert & Felice)
This was their first time harvesting crops, so they were taught by Norman for a little, but because they quickly got used to it, they split up with Norman to work on their own.
While harvesting without problems, a loud sound resounded slightly further from the field, so Albert quickly transferred to Felice.
“Feli! Are you all right?” (Albert)
“I’m fine, but what was that sound?” (Felice)
“Ah~ looks like it came again~” (Norman)
Albert asked Norman who was slowly coming their way.
“What do you mean? What came?” (Albert)
“A wild boar. It’s not a monster so it’s simple to eliminate, but I am unable to do it on my own.” (Norman)
“… Boar meat hot pot is yummy~” (Felice)
“You want to eat it, Feli? I will get it then.” (Albert)
“It’s large, it’s out of the question for you.” (Norman)
“It’s fine, it’s fine! I’m going~” (Albert)
“Al~ you can’t use fireball, alright?” (Felice)
Albert ran towards the place where the sounds were coming from, and when he arrived, he came across a two meters large, three-headed boar that destroyed a wooden fence and was currently devouring the vegetables.
“Hmm~… since I can’t use fireball, I shouldn’t be using any fire magic. Besides, if I don’t drain the blood first, it will smell bad after cooking, right? Well, draining the blood should be fine after taking it back. Beam.”
The beam of light Albert projected from his index finger pierced one of the wild boar heads.
After quickly piercing the other two heads, he stored the corpse in his item ring and returned to Felice and Norman.
“I got it~” (Albert)
“Welcome back~” (Felice)
“You don’t seem injured, but where’s the wild boar?” (Norman)
“I put it in my item ri, item box. Want it?” (Albert)
“No, that is yours. You really helped me out by catching it.” (Norman)
“Don’t mind it. Rather than that, I am sure another one will break through that wooden fence.” (Albert)
“Unfortunately, that’s all we can do.” (Norman)
“We will make it for you then.” (Albert)
“However, I can’t ask for that much from you…” (Norman)
“The request was to help you on the farm, no? This can be also considered helping you.” (Albert)
“That’s right.” (Felice)
“In that case, I will leave it to you.” (Norman)
For now, Felice and Albert left the harvesting to Norman while they decided to work on the fence.
“Do you want to make it out of wood and a magic stone?” Albert)
“Hmm, if we use it, we better use it somewhere it can’t be seen, it might be too conspicuous otherwise.” (Felice)
“True. Let’s bury it in the ground then. As for the bestowal, would “Detection” and “Hardening” be good?” (Albert)
“Yeah. When “Detecting” malicious intent, it will “Harden” the logs, yes? Ah, should we use “Lightning” too? A weaker one.” (Felice)
“We might as well change the power depending on the target, no?” (Albert)
“Indeed. Why don’t we use “Automatic Repair” too? I will do the bestowal, why don’t you prepare the wood, Al?” (Felice)
“Leave it to me.” (Albert)
Felice took out a magic stone from her item ring, while Albert retrieved logs he had stored in his item ring for some reason, each then started working respectively.
Their work increased since they decided to surround the entire field, but still, their work ended in about ten minutes, and after burying the magic stone into the ground, they were done.
It wouldn’t be good if Norman got injured, so Al went to get him, just in case.
In the meantime, Felice removed the leftover fence, lifted the fence surrounding the field whole and stabbed it into the ground, erecting about a two-meter tall fence.
“It’s done~” (Felice)
“That’s amazing~” (Norman)
“There’s a proper entrance too, so you don’t have to worry.” (Albert)
“I really need to thank you guys.” (Norman)
The three returned to harvesting crops in a harmonious mood.
Norman didn’t know.
That the fence that surrounds his own field has become a highly efficient magic tool.
And, Felice and Albert didn’t know.
That not only the wild boars that will come to storm the fields in the future but also the monsters will fall prey to the “Lightning” and will stand out way too much.
Finishing the request, the two who received several vegetables as thanks for the fence returned to the guild.
When they returned to the guild, they couldn’t pass through the crowd, so they inquired from the nearby adventurers about what’s going on.
“Excuse me. Did something happen?” (Felice)
“We have not heard the details either, but a newly promoted B-ranker has apparently taken down a big game.” (Female adventurer)
“A B-ranker?” (Felice)
“Big game… Gai, huh. Anyhow, let’s get going, Feli.” (Albert)
“Yeah. Thank you very much~” (Felice)
The two thanked the adventurer who spoke to them and they entered the guild while avoiding the people.
They did not see Gai inside, so they went to the reception desk to report their request completion to Dirk.
“Dirk-san, we are done.” (Felice)
“You were helping Norman, I see. The reward is 5 copper coins.” (Dirk)
“Thank you very much.” (Felice)
“Thanks. Hey, do you know where Gai is?” (Albert)
“That fellow was called to Guild Master’s office.” (Dirk)
“He got called?” (Felice)
“Why again?” (Albert)
“Because he defeated something outrageous.” (Dirk)
“”???”” (Albert & Felice)
“Shall I tell you?” (Woman)
While asking Dirk, Albert was all of sudden hugged from behind.
“Ah, the receptionist’s.” (Felice)
“It’s our first time talking, yeah? I am Fleur. Best regards… Ojousama.” (Fleur)
“!? … I’m Felice. Nice to meet you.” (Felice)
Felice somehow managed to reply to Fleur who was smiling but looking at her with cold eyes, but Albert had no reaction.
“What a great social status you have~ Waited upon by two men, moreover one who has a good face and strength and one that has a great promise. How envious~ Hey, give one of them to me.” (Fleur)
“Waited upon… umm, please let go of Al.” (Felice)
“Oh my, isn’t this just fine? You mustn’t monopolize him.” (Fleur)
Dirk who was frowning when Fleur came looked at Albert’s face and told Fleur to let go of him.
“Fleur, what are you doing? Let go of that child.” (Dirk)
“My, why should I?” (Fleur)
“You idiot! I am——” (Dirk)
“…… Hey, let go of me.” (Albert)
“Fufu, are you being shy? Well, I do understand. You are being embraced by such a beautiful human as me.” (Fleur)
Fleur who did not notice Albert’s freezing voice was full of her own face, but she froze in place with Albert’s next words.
“I am telling you to let go of me. You are gross.” (Albert)
“Only those whom I gave permission can touch me. I don’t recall ever giving you permission.” (Albert)
Ignoring Fleur’s dull reaction, Albert slipped out of her arms and moved away from her.
“Ahh~ the smell… Clean.” (Albert)
“Al, are you okay?” (Felice)
“I’m fine.” (Albert)
“There’s really no need for you to apologize, Dirk, right?” (Albert)
“What are you guys doing?” (Gai)
When the three spoke while ignoring Fleur, Gai called out to them.
“We should be asking that, Gai.” (Albert)
“N? I subjugated a monster while on a request. When I reported about it, I was summoned by the Guild Master.” (Gai)
“What monster was it?” (Felice)
“A Chimera.” (Gai)
“”Hee~”” (Albert & Felice)
“Hee~… you guys, it’s a Chimera you know? A Chimera! A-rank monster, you know!” (Dirk)
“””Yeah?””” (Albert, Felice & Gai)
“… Never mind.” (Dirk)
“What a weird guy. Are you two going home for today?” (Gai)
“Probably. Are you fine with that, Al?” (Felice)
“I’m good~” (Albert)
Dirk let out a deep, deep sigh while watching Fleur who was glaring at the three who left the guild.
On the other hand, after Felice, Albert, and Gai transferred back to the mansion, they talked about their experiences from today to Claude and others who were waiting for them and they had dinner, including the vegetables Albert and Felice got from Norman.
That night, Claude, Evan, Lewis, Austin, Meison, and Blake had a conversation with alcohol in one hand in Claude’s office.
“Time passes so fast, huh. Those two had already become adventurers.” (Claude)
“You were so worried you were loitering about, after all~” (Evan)
“It was the right call to take a day off from work.” (Lewis)
“Yeah, I am grateful to you guys. Thank you.” (Claude)
“However, it was the correct choice to have Gai register beforehand. It’s clear it would cause a ruckus if we escorted them ourselves.” (Austin)
“Indeed. However, Gai has become a B-ranker, right? He caused plenty of ruckus himself, no?” (Meison)
“He did not say anything, so everything probably went fine?” (Blake)
“You are naive~ Blake. You guys too.” (Evan)
“What is it, Evan? You grinning like that leaves a bad taste.” (Lewis)
“Bad taste!?” (Evan)
“Quiet down. And so, what did you want to say?” (Claude)
“Shit~… listen here, alright? First of all, Albert and Gai have a different definition for the word ruckus.” (Evan)
“As for Felice, she does not want to make us worry so she probably just decided not to tell us.” (Evan)
“You guys too, were too merry about your pupil’s growth, right?” (Evan)
“… Let’s ask Gai properly later.” (Claude)
“I will go confirm with Sandro too.” (Lewis)
“Alright! Let’s leave it at that and let’s drink!” (Evan)
The five of the six men continued drinking all night and went to sleep early in the morning.
However, one hour later, they were forcefully woken up by someone.
The moment the hungover five woke up, they silently kneeled on the floor, disregarding their drunkness.
“Have you woken up?” (Samantha)
“It seems that you had quite a lot of fun. (Andria)
“Drinking too much is not good for the body.” (Angela)
The five were woken up by Samantha, Andria, and Angela who had dazzling smiles on their faces.
That day, the King and Prime Minister worked in the royal castle on unsteady legs, but the men from the S-rank party could be seen just as unsteady in the Adventurer’s Guild.