Published at 1st of July 2016 07:45:29 AM

Chapter 208

208 . Magic stone shop’s incident



「Your business is doing very good, huh . 」


「Yes, it's thanks to Lela-sama . 」



 What's going on?


「Thanks to Lela-sama who discovered the tower of sunrise's fourth flour, adventurers flock towards Ikebu town, striving to be the first .

 Since there are adventurers, the monsters around the town have been wiped out,

 furthermore, it has reached the point where a great deal of magic stones has been looted by clearing the tower of sunrise .

 Thanks to it, the goods increases, the customer increases and the business flourishes . 」


「Then, are the other shops in the town flourishing as well?」

「Yes, the inn, the weapon shop, and the armor shop as well . The whole town is bustling . 」


「I see, so that's why Lela was able to go to the Shinju town with a peace of mind, huh . 」

「You're calling Lela-sama w-, without honorifics!?

 Is she by any chance your acquaintance?」


「Y-, You might say . . . . . . 」

「You're amazing, Seiji-san!」


 Well, it is I who found the tower of sunrise's fourth floor!

 I will never say it though!



「That reminds me, I have a lot of new magic stones in stock . 」

「Hou hou, what kind of magic stone?」


「It's this!」


 Kiseri-san boastfully lined up three magic stones .



 When I tried to use【Appraisal】 . . . . . .


 They were【Magic stone of night shade】,【magic stone of return】and【magic stone of monster outbreak】 . . . . . .


 This . . . . . .

 they are all just exactly the magic stones the devil-kin had!


「By any chance, these magic stones . . . . . .

 did you sell them to a suspicious person?」

「Suspicious person?

 That reminds me, a person covered with a hood bought them last time in large quantities . 」


 That's something unexpected . . . . . .



「Ah, the customer my wife is attending right now is that person . 」


 In the direction where Kiseri-san was pointing at, there was a suspicious customer who was deeply covered with a hood,

 he was trying to buy magic stones right now .



「That customer, wait a moment!」


 Since I suddenly yelled out,

 Kiseri-san's wife drew back the bag she was going to hand over .

 The suspicious customer tried to snatch the bag but caught empty air .


 When I cast【Appraisal】magic toward that customer―

 that customer jumped back and dodged the magic .


 Bingo .



「You are a devil-kin, right!?」


 I purposely shouted in a loud voice which can be heard in the entire shop .


 That customer covered with a hood took out a poisoned knife and took a fighting stance .


 After the adventurers inside the shop saw it,

 some people took up arms and assumed a fighting stance,

 while some took a distance and watched the situation .



「I leave the salesclerk to you, Mai-san .

 Hilda, protect Kiseri-san . 」

「Roger . 」「Understood . 」




 They said that they live far away in the north . . . . . 」


 Kiseri-san trembled with fear at the sudden development .



『You're a devil-kin, right?』


 This time, I tried to speak to it with devil language .


『Hornless, you bastard!』


 Yep, it's confirmed .



 I promptly sneaked around the back of that person―




 and knocked him unconscious with【Electric shock】 .


 And, when I took off the hood of that person―

 it was a female devil-kin with two grown horns .


 Indeed, the horns of the female devil-kin are smaller .

 Their mission is to break into the town, in order to not get exposed as a devil-kin, women with smaller horns are in charge .



「Seiji-san, what's the meaning of this?」

「Actually, the devil-kin is targeting the humans and demonkind towns .

 The demonkind town had already received the devil-kin's surprise attack .

 The devil-kin who attacked the demonkind town were using the magic stones that you showed me a little while ago, Kiseri-san . 」


「In other words, I . . . . . .

 does it mean that I've lent the devil-kin a hand!?」

「Probably, it seems so . 」


「That . . . . . . 」



 When I inspect the body of the female devil-kin . . . . . .

 splendid huge boo . . . that's not it!

 She had a【magic stone of temporary language acquisition】 .


「Onii-san, where did you touch her?」

「There's no helping it!」


「Well, I'll keep it a secret from Aya-kun . 」

「T-, Thank you very much . 」




 The female devil-kin have been taken by the town's soldiers .

 I could've performed a little bit more physical examination but . . . . . .



「Seiji-san, what should I do . . . . . . ?

 Because I've sold the magic stones to the devil-kin . . . . . . 」

「It's not your fault, Kiseri-san .

 Because the devil-kin are to blame .

 If it caused you to become worried, please talk with Lela next time . 」



 However, Lela-sama has gone to Shinju town .

 I have to run this shop . . . . . . 」

「I'll do something about that somehow .

 Do you have some【twin magic stones】I've got from you before?」


「【Twin magic stones】is it?

 If it's that, I have about 10 but . . . . . . 」

「Then, please give me two . 」

「Y-, Yes . 」


 I took out paper cups and sellotape from the inventory,

 I divided the【twin magic stones】up into two and attached each one of the pair at the bottom of the paper cups with sellotape .


 By the way, the other pair of【twin magic stones】is a gift to Lela .



「Kiseri-san, please press it against your ear . 」

「Y-, Yes . 」


 I speak on the string phone from a slightly remote position .


『Hello, Kiseri-san . Can you hear me?』

『Uwa, a voice!?

 I see! I need to press it against my mouth when speaking . 』



「How is it?

 You can talk to Lela who is in Shinju town with this . 」


「This is an amazing magic tool!

 Can I make and sell one the same as this?」


 Kiseri-san got a little excited .


「Kiseri-san, please calm down .

 What will happen if the devil-kin got their hands on this magic tool?」

「T-, That's right . I'm sorry . 」


「Please mind your surroundings as well when you talk with Lela .

 That's right~ .

 There's no problem even if you sell it to Lela and Lyle Gewalt . 」


「Lyle Gewalt!

 Lela-sama's otou-sama . . . . . .

 I see, the relationship of Seiji-san and Lela-sama is already like that . . . . . . 」



 What are you talking about, Kiseri-san?


「Anyway, since I will bring this to Lela,

 the rest, I'm counting on you, 'kay?」

「Okay, I understand . 」