Chapter 36 Shopping Challenge
La Veil’s PoV
I pulled Arena away from the plaza, we are now checking around the merchant stalls. Because we carried a large cloth bag, it is fine if we buying in large amounts.
「La Veil~ We didn’t join~?」
「Master told me to stay away, and didn’t she left a task for us to do?」
You are really showing your support for her. Master also left 300 gold coins for our shopping. It is such a precious thing seeing their relationship of relying with each other. It is kind of enviable to ancient ones like me who have been alone for a long time.
「Well then, first on the list are vegetables. Let’s go Arena」
After finding the shop, I was looking at the vegetables arranged in front of the shop. The shopkeeper sure has a big body. I recommend that you should get some exercise.
「Oh. Welcome to my shop. Is there anything that you would like? 」
「Well, Owner. I desire vegetables that are on this list」
「Okay, let me see… is what written here seriously what you want? Is it even possible for you to carry all these? 」
「No Problem, As long as I put it all inside this cloth bag」
A total of 35 silver and 13 copper coins were paid for the large amount of vegetables. It seems that more of these should be good for Arena. I picked up the bunch of vegetables placing them all on inside the cloth bag and ending the vegetable shopping a little early.
「And done, Owner. We will be taking our leave」
「… … …」
The shopkeeper was so shocked that his eyeballs would almost pop out at any moment while holding the bag filled with cash. There will always be very surprising events if you have lived for a long time, Owner-san. Don’t mind it.
「Next is weapons huh. We need to choose properly as told by master. Is there any weapon you are hood at Arena? 」
「Nn~… Nn~… Nn~…?」
「I guess you don’t know. It’s fine. Let’s properly choose one later. Let’s check that weapon shop there」
After passing by a few alleys, we found a shop that has a good amount of weapons displayed. I placed our baggage in front of the store and secured it with draconic magic then entered the shop, but I wasn’t able to find the shopkeeper.
「Oi, Customer, Are you trying to destroy the shop? Or are you aiming for the shopkeeper? 」
「What the heck are you blurting out just as they entered!!??」
After I enter, I was greeted by a clerk that seemed uneasy, and a big man with an un-kept beard. I wondered if something like this happened before. How pitiful. Well, not like I’d care, anyway let’s proceed with shopping.
「What I am looking for is a long type weapon, because I haven’t decided on what it will be, can you recommend some for the time being.」
「…Ah, Long Type is it, then you can probably find them over here, so what kind of long weaponry would you prefer?」
I wonder if I could be considered to be too tall? Well if compared to Arena then I am really tall.
「I want it to be heavy as much as possible. As long as it is sturdy, it would be good.」
「How about something like this then, If it doesn’t suit you then we can find something else」
What was offered was a big battle axe. It is indeed long and has big blades on its side but it is probably not good for piercing. I lifted it… Well, it is indeed long but it is also too light. It will probably break if I swing it normally.
「Something like this is useless for me, something more heavier is what I need 」
「Eh? Are you seriously a woman? Well then… How about something like this? 」
What was presented next was a Halberd with a really large blade. Using this for striking would probably be good, the craftsmanship is also good. It is also much heavier than the one from before. I tried lifting it with one hand and swing it a bit. It’s good that it didn’t break.
「You sure have ridiculous amount of strength lifting that with only one hand…」
「Don’t mind it, this is quite well made, Shopkeeper, I like this one」
「Ah… Fine, I get it… What is that other person doing? 」
「Mu? Arena, where did she go? 」
It seems like Arena’s been checking weapons on a corner of the shop guided by the clerk we met earlier. She came over carrying daggers. They look simple and the materials used seem to be good. Looking at its blade, there were characters engraved on them.
「The jou-chan there also seems to have found some good stuff. That one is engraved with magical runes for MATK. There’s only a few of them I have at the moment. Are you a magic user jou-chan? 」
「Having 2 of that would be enough to improve their power better. Though using more than two of that is kind of hard. 」
The shopkeeper chose 2 that is in best condition out of the bunch of daggers that were presented. Good for you Arena. I will also devote myself for further improvement and research.
「So, is this all?」
「Ah no, I need to pick up something for one person」
「Hou. If that’s alright, then go ahead. Anyway, are you sure that it’s fine to decide something like that on your own? 」
「Yes, I have been given permission to do so. By the way Owner, do you have any weapons that could damage or cut Orihalcum」
「Hey, something like that won’t be found here!!」
The shop keeper grumbled and went back inside the shop. Then carrying a single sword placed it on the table. Oh, this one sure is giving off quite a dignified presence if compared to anything else here.
「This one here is an incredibly sturdy yet really heavy type of magic sword. It’s something that was sold by a veteran adventurer from long ago and was only accumulating dust in my storage since that time」
Fumufumu… It is indeed 3 times heavier than the weapon I’ve chosen. In order to use this you would need at least 4000ATK. Well, if the one using this is master, it will be fine.
「This one is good, how much is it?」
「You seriously want it… That thing, just take it as a freeby. The price of the others should be good enough. 3 gold coins for each weapon but I’ll give a discount so 5 gold coin for the pair should be enough 」
「Ai~ Here it is~」
I placed gold coins one by one from the bag that contains our funds. A total of 8 gold coins were placed. The Owner nodded in confirmation and smiled.
「Alright then. Owner. It was a good deal, thanks and farewell」
「Ou, I got to see something good too, be careful out there」
We continued to wave with the people from the shop until they are out of sight. Well, it sure is a surprise that there are a lot of good people out there.
「Arena. I can’t seem understand what living as a human would be like」
「Is that so~?」
「That is so. Now then, after that errand we now have free time. Is there any place you wanted to see Arena?」
「Looking at accessories!!」
「I see, then let’s go」
Accessories huh. Well every girl certainly desires them. There were a lot of stalls for that on the streets.
We went back to the main street and after walking for a bit, we found a stall selling accessories. The products were made from processed metal. Previously, I remember seeing wooden ones and silver ones, but most of them were processed from gold.
「Ooohhh… What impressive luggage you have, welcome robed people, please enjoy checking out our craft」
We were surprised by the words told by shopkeeper who was startled a bit then we continue checking out the products on display. Most of them resembled flowers. Checking out the customers, I noticed that there were hardly any men found. I can understand that because this place was probably aimed for girls.
Though I’m not really into this kinds of things…
「La Veil~, La Veil~」
「Yes yes, did you find something you like?」
She showed me three brooches in her palm. This is… Fairy. They are in the form of a fairy carrying a blue, red and pink jewel. They are also making something like this huh.
「Proof of Party~!!」
「I see, you want to make this a symbol for 『Fairy’s Banquet』」
She nodded with a big smile. How lovely…
「We want to purchase this. By the way Shopkeeper, do you have boxes to store them? 」
「If it’s given as a gift then there are some. It will be priced though? 」
「That is fine, we don’t mind」
We brought the three brooches for 30 silver coin and a box for 1 silver coin. The wooden box was then wrapped up in white cloth. Arena is now having a face full of joy. Now then, shopping should be done with this. I should bring this baggage back to the Inn first, or else people would look at us strangely.
「Arena, let’s bring all of this to the Inn first, we can then continue looking around after that」
For a while now we have been wandering the streets. Well most of it turned into eating out, after a while Arena started to become drowsy so we returned to the Inn. I placed Arena on the bed and sat on the other side. It’s almost Dusk already.
「I wonder how long will it be till Master return? Should I check out the situation for a bit out of my own selfishness…? 」
Everyone was singing and dancing and the crown seems to be swinging something that glows. Is this the instinct that is unique to Master as a Fairy? It looks like everyone is enjoying. But did she really have to go that far taking off her hood? But you know, I thought it wasn’t really necessary take it off.
And besides. I have been enjoying this more than I expected, than when I haven’t formed this contract. I also knew that my own conciousness would be pulled along with my contracted partner, but right now it is very pleasant having a contract with that Fairy.
In the past, All humans have been afraid of me. From fear they held weapons in their hands and a storm of abusive languages in their mouths. Even if not all humans were that extremely warlike, but their mentality was really horrible. Well, After several hundreds of years, they even have thought of us to be on the same level as monsters so matters went from bad to worse.
And after all those times, I have now found a Master that is fun to be with. There are also a lot of good people that surrounds her.
My only wish is for you to give me an enjoyable time you know? My Master…
「Now then, everyone, I’m still keeping this up!!」
「Hey, when is this going to end…」
「Probably… Until the Red Dragon materials sold out, it would probably stop at that time」
After that, the concert went on without stopping, and it continued until midnight.