This is a room in the mansion of Branka’s Feudal Lord.
Currently in the room, there was a man, the Feudal Lord and a beautiful woman——the Adventurer’s Guild’s receptionist, Fleur.
“Zaran-sama, thank you very much for granting my wish.” (Fleur)
“What~ I just can’t say no to you. Well, I only told the bandits about some noble kids. You were clever for rewriting the address of the request.” (Zaran)
“Fufu… it’s late to ask this, but will it be all right? Those brats were of the Ducal faily~~” (Fleur)
“Those kids were just adopted. Different from blood relatives, they were just some brats born from some unknown horse, the Prime Minister had to be confused when he took them in. Rather than that…” (Zaran)
“You are going to reward me for granting your wish, no?… Fleur.” (Zaran)
“Naturally.” (Did those impudent kids became slaves about now, I wonder? That’s a punishment you get for rejecting me! Still, becoming the lover of the Feudal Lord was the right choice. As expected, I couldn’t touch the kids of the nobility on my own. But, the opponents are of the Faust family, my lover role is going to end today just in case. It’s unfortunate since our bodies have a good affinity, but I don’t want to get dragged into the mess.) Fleur
It appears that this time incident was initiated by Fleur.
The Feudal Lord Zaran laid his hands on Fleur with the intentions of removing her clothes, but he got interrupted.
“Tch… what! You are interrupting!” (Zaran)
“F, forgive me! However, you have guests!”
“Guests? So senseless coming at this time… just who is it!” (Zaran)
“I, it’s… His Majesty’s younger brother, Austin-sama!”
“What!?… Just what does the fool who left the royalty on his own want? … Understood. I will prepare so lead him to a guest room.” (Zaran)
“Geez, at a time like this… Fleur~ return for now. Let’s enjoy ourselves tomorrow.” (Zaran)
“Yes, I understand, Zaran-sama.” (Royalty? If I am not mistaken, he’s the S-ranked… I wanted to meet him, but I have to give up this time. It’s unfortunate, but there’s no tomorrow for us. Farewell, Zaran-sama) Fleur
Fleur left, Zaran dressed himself and went to the room where Austin waited.
A boy in his teens was sitting on the sofa with Austin while an attendant-like man stood behind them.
“Good to see you, Austin-sama. Is there something you need from me?” (Hmph… someone who threw away the name of royalty and an S-ranked adventurer on top of that. Should be easy to deal with, though.) Zaran
“Count Kremer, I apologize for the sudden visit. However, we need to borrow your power no matter what.” (Austin)
“My power? Just what is going on?” (Zaran)
“Actually… ah, let me introduce him to you before that.” (Austin)
“Him?” (Come to think of it, who is this youngster?) Zaran
When Zaran directed his gaze towards the youngster sitting next to Austin, Austin introduced the boy with an evil smile.
“He is Faust family’s second son, Nathan.” (Austin)
“… It’s my honor to meet you. I am Branka’s Feudal Lord, Zaran Kremer.” (W, what is the meaning of this! Why is Faust family here!) Zaran
“How do you do, I am Nathan Faust.” (As expected, he won’t show it on his face. He’s a Count even if rotten to the core… seems like it could get amusing a little.) Nathan
“I am Nathan’s escort this time.” (Whoa, that expression is the spitting image of Claude. My condolences… you reap what you sow, though.) Austin
Looking at Nathan who was watching Zaran who must have been shaken inwardly but showed no signs outwardly, Austin recalled something and shivered.
Zaran decided to contain his inward unrest and inquired cautiously.
“And so, what happened?” (Zaran)
“Actually, two children of the Faust family and their guards went missing. We are certain they were last seen in this town, but we don’t know the way around.” (Nathan)
“That’s… the Prime Minister must be very worried.” (Zaran)
“Yes, originally, Miguel was supposed to come to greet you, but although adopted, those two are very dear to Father, and he was quite pleased with the guard too… Thinking about Father’s temperament, I don’t want to even think about what he may do… that’s why Elder brother stayed with Father.” (Nathan)
“V, very dear… with circumstances like these, it cannot be helped.” (So they weren’t just adopted!? This is bad…) Zaran
“However, Elder brother treasures the two as well, so I am not sure how effective his ability to deter Father from acting is. You never know what we, the Faust family do to those who act against us, after all. Ah, of course, that includes me as well.” (Nathan)
“That’s why I was requested by Elder brother to go as well. It’s dangerous to take eyes off these guys.” (Austin)
“Eh, His Majesty is involved too!?” (Just another family’s brats, why!?) Zaran
Being watched by the smiling Nathan, Zaran had difficulty breathing.
He looked somewhat unwell but hearing Austin’s words, it immediately showed on his face.
Looking at Zaran acting like that with a cold gaze, Nathan continued talking.
“His Majesty was there too when Father sensed troubled, so. Ah, Lewis-dono was there too.” (Nathan)
“Wha? Se, sensed?” (Zarna)
“Haha… please don’t mind it. And so, I am sorry, but we would like to stay here during the search.” (Nathan)
“Eh!?… Y, yes, of course, I don’t mind! I will prepare rooms immediately, so wait just for a moment!” (Shit! I have to inform those guys!) Zaran
“One room is enough.” (Austin)
“A small fry.” (Austin)
“A small fry, indeed. I was expecting a little from him, though.” (Nathan)
“It was easy thanks to that, no?” (Austin)
“Indeed. I wonder if Elder brother is doing well?” (Nathan)
“Blake is with him, so he should be fine.” (Austin)
As Nathan nodded to Austin’s words, Zaran returned to the room and guided the two to the room he prepared for them.
On the other hand, Miguel and Blake were currently in the Adventurer’s Guild’s Guild Master’s office.
Miguel was concealing his face with a hood just in case as the Guild Master Sandro sat opposite to the two.
“Still, long time no see, Blake-dono.” (Sandro)
“Truly. I never thought you would become a Master.” (Blake)
“It doesn’t suit me anyhow! And so, what happened? Who is the hooded one?” (Sandro)
Blake nodded, so Miguel took off his hood and looked straight into Sandro’s eyes.
“My name is Miguel Faust. I want to apologize for the sudden visit.” (Miguel)
“Faust!?… I have been entrusted the position of the Branka’s Guild Master, Sandro is my name. So… umm…” (Sandro)
“I will get straight to the point. Our family members had been kidnapped.” (Miguel)
“Kidnapped?… Since you came to me, you must be speaking of Albert-sama, Felice-sama, and Gai? Do you want me to cooperate with the investigation?” (Sandro)
“It’s good that you are quick to understand, but the three had already rescued themselves.” (Miguel)
“Rescued themselves… and so, what is it then?” (Sandro)
“Sandro, this time’s kidnapping happened within the town. Moreover, the culprit were bandits who had been appearing frequently around here recently.” (Blake)
“Are you saying the truth, Blake-dono! However, why would bandits kidnap… besides, the bandits shouldn’t be able to get past the gate. Just how… surely not!” (Sandro)
“Correct. They had the cooperation of the gatekeepers. And, I dare say… the Feudal Lord.” (Blake)
“That Feudal Lord would be capable of something like that. However, why do you need my cooperation if you know so much?” (Sandro)
“We need your cooperation because of the request Al’s group accepted. Those children said that they were ambushed during a babysitting request.” (Miguel)
“Moreover, there was a party of orphan newbies who got caught before them.” (Blake)
“I see, it would be best to examine that request.” (Sandro)
“Yes, can I ask you to do it?” (Miguel)
“Of course. Those who commit a crime against the guild ought to pay the debt back properly. I will get to it immediately.” (Sandro)
“Sandro, I am sorry to you, but——” (Blake)
“I know. There might be a traitor among the staff members too, so I will leave it only to the minority I can trust.” (Sandro)
After finishing talking with Sandro, Miguel and Blake handed him a communication magic tool and moved to the next place.
By the way, Sandro who received the magic tool listened to the instructions of use with his mouth wide open, but the two did not mind it.
While Miguel and others were moving, the Fenrir Wilhelm was feeling his life at danger.
“Say Furball-kun, why are you shaking so much? Did I do something? I did not do anything, did I? I certainly think that your mofumofu fur is hateful. Ah, wouldn’t it be abominable instead? I just find it odious. But, I won’t do anything. Regardless of whether a male like you gets touched by my Feli, even if my Feli gets engrossed in a male like you, I won’t do anything at all.” (Albert)
“O, oy, lass!” (Wilhelm)
“”Lass?”” (Albert & Gai)
When Wilhelm called Felice lass in panic after hearing Albert words he spat out in a single breath, both Albert and Gai directed sharp gazes on Wilhelm.
“Hii! Y, young lady! Please get off of me!” (Wilhelm)
“… Mofumofu…” (Felice)
“No, I am no mofumofu!” (Wilhelm)
“… Furball, you better not be yelling at Feli, okay?” (Albert)
“Hii!… La, Lars-sama~” (Wilhelm)
Felice who had her head buried in Wilhelm side while her hands couldn’t stop didn’t hear his voice.
In the face of the dread that was Albert, Wilhelm looked at his Lord with teary eyes, but he could only scream after hearing Gai’s next words.
“V, I don’t want to spoil my Lord’s blissful time. There’s only one way for you to get saved.” (Gai)
“Please tell me!” (Wilhelm)
“Listen well! The only way to get yourself saved is… for you to become a female!” (Gai)
“A female, is it! Understood! I will do it immedia……… hey, as if I could do that~!!” (Wilhelm)
“… You have it hard.” (Zoe)
Zoe, who was watching the crying Wilhelm who couldn’t escape because of Felice, looked at him with sympathy, but she never tried to help.