「Hey everyone~! Hurry it up~!」
Obtaining her father’s permission to travel, Lydia was waiting in front of our inn waving her hands with enthusiasm.
She was wearing a dress and it was apparently quite popular in this area but she soon became embarrassed and changed into her regular clothes.
It was her usual short shirt and hotpants.
honestly, isn’t this get-up way more embarrassing then the dress?
Comparing their degree of skin exposure.
「We’re still preparing right now! We’ll be done soon! 」
「Shall I give a lending hand~?」
I answered Lydia and turned towards my room where Milly and Claude was preparing for departure.
「Lydia’s waiting for us. So let’s try to finish up quickly」
「I’ve finished just now」
「W…..wait a minute! There’s still so many things I’ve yet to pack…..」
Collecting her luggage Claude was finished packing, whereas on the other side Milly was still packing various articles of clothing and some objects which could not be discerned.
Even if you were to sell some of those objects, they were things which wouldn’t amount to a huge sum of money, they were the type of bargain items you would get from a cheap item shop.
There was also some really old stuff that I gave her before tumbling out of her luggage.
It would seem that Milly had one of those personalities that found it difficult to throw stuff away.
「Geez, how long are you going to keep stuff like this around…… Isn’t fine if you just throw them away?」
By chance I helped her pick up one of her rare-junk stuff from the ground.
「Waaa no no! It’s not good to throw stuff away okay!」
Saying that Milly was throwing a tantrum.
「These things are the memories of the adventures with you guys, so I can’t throw them away……」
Although they may seem like rubbish items, to Milly I guess they were precious things?
I suppose that’s why she is unable to throw them away.
「However, it’s still not good」
「I also agree. Because the issue is different here」
Saying that I took Milly’s bag from her hand.
「This thing and this and that we don’t need them」
「My bag still has empty space in it, how about we put some in here?」
「Well my bag also doesn’t have much stuff in it. Let’s just sell it at a general store later. It’s probably only going to worth 1 rupi though. 」
「Then maybe we don’t need to throw it away…..?」
Both Claude and I instantly spoke at the same time.
「Lydia’s been waiting for us for so long, let’s hurry up and go?」
Both Claude and I opened up Milly’s bag and placed some of the goods in our bags to sort out the stuff.
Truly her bag was filled with garbage stuff.
「Uuuu….. You guys are both so meannn….」
「This is because you never clean up your things」
Claude was saying something like a mother would to her daughter.
Well as for me, even when I was living at home, my room was pretty messy as well so I can’t really speak for others.
Milly was displaying a tearful expression so I took her hands and placed them against her heart.
「From here on out, we will be making many more memories right? If every time we make a memory you need to place the object in a storage it will never be enough. Therefore, what is truly important are the things placed within here」
「Umm…… Lydia-san is still waiting for us outside guys…」
Claude was packing things up alone as she interrupted our moment, so both Milly and I also returned to work.
「You’ve taken care of us landlady」
「Thank you for taking care of us till now」
「We’ll come again okay! Landlady♪」
After giving a hearty farewell to the landlady who was the owner of this inn all three of us left this inn that we lived in for quite a long time.
Was there at least half a year that we stayed in this inn?
When I started thinking about these things I became deeply emotional.
「By the way, how are we planning on travelling all the way to the capital?」
「As expected will we be going on a ship?」
「Well I think we probably will use a ship. Though it may certainly be the fastest method, ships charge a lot of money. Claude, do we have a lot of money?」
「let’s see…. if we were to buy tickets for everyone, I think that almost all our money will be gone」
Well this is to be expected.
Well we made some money by hunting for the rare items, but going on this trip will be a considerable blow to my resources.
「Fufufu, If you are talking about money, shouldn’t you ask big sister over here? Zeph-chi」
Lydia was full of confidence as she puffed out her chest.
The person who managed our money for common use was Claude, but each of us also had money that we made ourselves.
As for Milly and I, the both of us used our money sparingly for the bare minimum equipment, but then we spent the majority of our money on the high-level mediums, Lydia on the other hand would resale old goods and also sell weapon materials to make money.
「What? Are you going to help us out?」
「Ahahah, that’s not the way to ask is it? I’m very particular when it comes to money. Even though it’s Zeph-chi I’m not planning on spoiling him」
「Does this mean that….. you have some sort of plan?」
「Well just wait and see~♪」
After saying that we followed the proud Lydia and started walking to the harbour.
「Wassup~! Uncle are you doing well~?」
「Ohhh if it isn’t Lydia-chan! I heard that you were going on a trip but for you to come and see me means that it’s for real isn’t it. I’m going to be so lonely over here」
It seems that Lydia going on a trip had already spread around.
As expected of a merchant, they have really sharp ears.
「Un! Therefore I decided to come to the best uncle to purchase the tickets!」
「I’m moved you would say such a thing, thank you Lydia-chan!」
this middle aged man was getting teary eyed as he used his thick arms to wipe away the tears.
At first glance, anyone would think that he was getting emotional due to Lydia planning on leaving, however the tension in the air was a little strained somehow.
Milly didn’t feel anything at all, but Claude also seemed to have sensed something going on.
Suddenly the look in Lydia’s face changed, as she leaned against the counter.
「………However, the thing is uncle, the ticket of the ship is too high for us and we cannot afford it. Do you think that you could give us a 50 percent discount♪?」
「Oi oi, if I were to reduce it by that much, I wouldn’t be able to make a living! Even though it’s Lydia-chan asking me, this much is too much」
「40 percent! What do you say?」
The man was resolute in his stance as he declares a lowered discount, but Lydia continued to press her body against the counter.
Oioi, Lydia’s breasts which were slowing pressing on top of the counter is being ravished by this old man’s eyes.
What an ero old man.
「20 percent, this is my limit. Although it’s bad of me, I also need to protect my family 」
Even though he had this lewd look on his face as he ogled Lydia, he still did not break and give her a bigger discount.
It seems his mentality is pretty strong.
Or more like, for someone like me if I were to get a 20 percent discount, it would already be very amazing.
「………I’m going to go meet my family」
Before anyone knew it Claude was standing beside Lydia.
Both Lydia and the ticket seller old man were very surprised at the new intruder.
「My family is very poor, because they were unable to feed everyone in the house, I was driven out when I was small. but I cannot forget about my family…….. After I’ve become this big, I want to go and meet them again」
Claude’s eyes were a little moist as she gave a puppy-eyed glance towards the man.
「but I don’t have any money…… Please! even if it’s just a little, please lend me some strength!」
Along with her words, Claude grabbed on to the old man’s hands.
Slightly giving off her tears, Claude was looking at the man with a serious and pleading gaze. Even the old man’s eyes started to get teary.
Even Lydia was impressed at Claude’s acting skills.
「…..Alright I understand, just for you guys, I will be willing to take 30 percent off, how about it?」
「I really want to pay back my family……. and give them as much money as possible so that they will be able to live a better life…….」
「Alright I understand, I will do a 50 percent discount okay?! You better treasure your family okay! damn it!」
「Thank you so much. I will forever remember this favour」
With teary eyes, the old man takes out four tickets, and after saying her thanks Claude pays the money.
Lydia seems to use her seductive techniques to obtain things whereas Claude persuades people by using her tears.
They are both indescribably reliable.
By the way the leader of our group (Milly), since Lydia started bargaining she has rested her head against my back and was already fast asleep drifting off into her merry land of dreams.