Inside the salon at night.
Approaching Elza and Ena, I started speaking.
Free to talk right now” (Ryouta)
“Yeah, what do you need” (Elza)
“Perhaps you inviting us on a date” (Ena)
Elza replied normally, but Ena had to reply jokingly.
It truly shows the difference in their personality.
Even their clothing are different.
Elza is wearing a neat and tidy loungewear, whereas Ena is wearing a thin garment close to a negligee.
“There’s something I want to discuss with the two of you.” (Ryouta)
“You sound too serious.” (Ena)
Elza and Ena both nodded.
“Ah, don’t be mistaken, it’s not that big of a deal, just your usual conversation.” (Ryouta)
“You want to know about Hasemi right” (Elza)
Ela answered precisely what I wanted to say.
I can’t really trust the sellers that are residing in Hasemi right now, and I’m here to ask whether you can take over their business.” (Ryouta)
“I see, I understand.
I’ll ask our boss about it.” (Elza)
“We’ll do just—–Wait” (Ena)
Elza stands and rushes out of the salon.
“Ah, I’m not in a hurry to….Ah she left.” (Ryouta)
“Ahaha, ain’t she motivated.” (Ena)
Ena laughs joyfully.
“Knowing that girl, she’ll return shortly, so hang out with me for the time being.” (Ena)
Saying that, she brought out some glass cups.
“You planning to drink now” (Ryouta)
“You think I’ll pass the chance of getting to drink some good sake over here” (Ena)
I wondered as I tilt my head, but Ena hands the glass cup over to me, and I drank.
‘Aah, you’re talking about Bodley.” (Ryouta)
It’s a special product that can be obtained from Flint.
It’s a product which I personally breed.
“Since Ryouta-san is the owner of the drink, I can get it for employee price.” (Ena)
“If you wanna drink some, I can just give you.” (Ryouta)
With the implication of branding and added scarcity value, Bodley is focusing on production shipping under the policy of Mao Mi, the chairman of Flint’s Dungeon Association.
And since using my name for the product, I obviously can get it for free.
Usually, I don’t do it, but there are times when you just want to sit down and have some wine, so I can do that anytime I want.
“Thanks, but it’s alright.” (Ena)
“I see.” (Ryouta)
We continued drinking together.
She had already started drinking before me, and soon she was leaning close to me.
With her clothes and all, the mood just reminds me of a cabaret club.
“Hey, what do you think of that girl” (Ena)
“By the girl, you mean Elza” (Ryouta)
“Who else” (Ena)
“What do I think…” (Ryouta)
The subject came out of nowhere, so I don’t know how to answer her.
“Still thick-headed as usual—” (Ena)
“I have returned!” (Elza)
Before Ena could finish her sentence, Elza returned to the salon.
“Eh, wh- what happened while I was gone” (Elza)
Ena sighs heavily, and Elza was confused.
Anyways, how did it go” (Ena)
That is…” (Elza)
Elza looks troubled for some reason.
“What happened” (Ryouta)
“After asking Master about it, he said that he’ll not open a branch in Hasemi.” (Elza)
“He says that right now it’s impossible.” (Elza)
“He’s pretty busy recently, and there’s been a surplus of employees applying.
So, now’s not the time to be expanding into a new town.” (Elza)
“He was grateful for you….but right now…it’s…” (Elza)
Elza was desperately explaining with a depressed look.
“Don’t mind it.
What should I do now, maybe I can ask Cell about it.” (Ryouta)
“How about..” (Ena)
While I was thinking of my next plan, Ena had an idea.
“How about letting Elza handle it” (Ena)
“Eh But Master has said that it’s impossible.” (Elza)
“That’s not what I mean Elza.” (Ena)
Ena waved her hands, signalling her to come closer.
She didn’t look like the playful girl that was getting close to me while drinking, her face was serious as she was speaking to Elza.
“How about doing it independently” (Ena)
“………EEEEEH! T-That’s impossible for me.” (Elza)
I hit my palm with my fist.
“Even Ryouta-san is agreeing.” (Elza)
“No but still, isn’t that good But what I was thinking was what Ena was saying just now, about what I thought of Elza.” (Ryouta)
“Excuse me” (Elza)
Even though I thought I know what she was trying to tell, but for some reason, Ena was furrowing her eyebrows.
Not knowing what’s happening, I continued.
“I always thought that Elza is someone amazing.
Before Ena moved in, you were handling all of our items every single day.
Unlike a salaryman, you can work as a business owner.” (Ryouta)
“I-Is that so…” (Elza)
Elza smiles, but then she tilts her head down.
“Still, it’s impossible for me.” (Elza)
“Why not” (Ryouta)
“That’s because, if I want to be independent, I need a sum of money, and..” (Elza)
“I can sponsor you.” (Ryouta)
“I have some balance left in my account.
And Elza knows as well.
So, it’s enough to give you independence right” (Ryouta)
“T-That is enough…” (Elza)
“Then it’s all good.
If there’s anything else you need——Aaah.” (Ryouta)
Suddenly, I remembered something important.
“What do you think, Elza If it’s feasible, would you like to try it” (Ryouta)
Elza stared at me for some time.
She was shy and a little discouraged.
Then, some time passed.
“I’ll do it.” (Elza)
“But, I want Ena to follow me as well. Same with the time at Indole, if Ena wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have known what to do.” (Elza)
“Can’t help it huh~” (Ena)
Ena shrugs her shoulders, but she didn’t seem to mind it.
It was a surprising development.
Thus, we decided to proceed with the independence of Elza, and at the same time moving forward with Hasemi.