Plumbum dungeon, inside the spirit room.
When I entered through the transportation room, Eri, who had been clinging to me until then, separated from me.
“… (Smiles)” (Eri)
Eri didn’t speak as usual, but I felt like she was saying “do your best”.
“What should I do my best for” (Ryouta)
“What do you want it to be” (Plumbum)
The owner of the room, the spirit Plumbum, responded to me.
“Ah no, I just thought that Eri responded to me.” (Ryouta)
I wonder if your hearts are in touch.” (Plumbum)
“I hope so” (Ryouta)
Until Eri’s broken heart is completely healed, she wouldn’t let go.
“Even so, she’s like a different person than when I first came.
I was relieved to see that her facial expression has changed since then.” (Plumbum)
“I’m relieved because spirits are all friends, but I’m scared at the same time that she associates the spirit room with bad memories …” (Ryouta)
“I see.” (Plumbum)
Plumbum understands Eri’s circumstances because we come here every day to talk to her.
“Today’s another step forward.” (Plumbum)
“Yeah, we’re improving little by little.” (Ryouta)
“Now you live in Eri-ronium.” (Plumbum)
“Yeah, she even remodeled the dungeon.” (Ryouta)
“It’s not uncommon for people to live in dungeons, but it’s the first time they’ve converted it to a home.” (Plumbum)
“Did anyone live in Plumbum” (Ryouta)
Like Aurum, Plumbum wasn’t very familiar with anything other than her own dungeon.
Except for the story she’s heard, it was almost zero experience.
I’ve heard before.
Adventurers are different from others, and they’re really into it.” (Plumbum)
“When they’re into it” (Ryouta)
“As in they’re so into working that they stayed in the dungeon” (Plumbum)
“What does that mean” (Plumbum)
“Did you not ask why” (Ryouta)
“I want to hear your interpretation” (Plumbum)
Plumbum smiled sweetly.
She is a first-class sweetheart.
No matter how boring the story, even stories that she’s heard before.
Even when it has come from me before.
She wants to hear from my mouth, once again, twice, three times——All wanting to hear from my mouth.
After knowing that I was enjoying that kind of play, I decided to talk about anything in front of her.
“Adventurers earn with one arm, and the more they defeat monsters, the more income they earn.
Especially if they do it individually.” (Ryouta)
“I see” (Plumbum)
Even on the premise that she’s heard before, Plumbum looks like she heard it for the first time with a gentle smile.
“If you do your best, you will definitely get more rewards, and humans can do their best.
And some people can do their best beyond their limits.” (Ryouta)
“Even when it’s over their limits” (Plumbum)
“Yeah, the limits of others” (Ryouta)
“They do not limit themselves, but they go the extra miles for ordinary people ….
That was the case with our president.” (Ryouta)
“I heard before of the organization you were in.” (Plumbum)
Unlike those days, I was able to see with a calm eye at a distance.
“In retrospect, it’s a black company, and the middle management was all crap, but only the president worked harder than us.
He would always push us, saying that he can do it, so why can’t we ” (Ryouta)
“Even if Godzilla says,’If you inhale and exhale, it will become a radiant heat ray, right’, But humans are like,’No, that’s impossible.'” (Ryouta)
“That’s what it is.” (Plumbum)
In my parable, we compliment each other so that it flows without plunging.
She’s a pretty good listener, and I talked a lot with her.
It had been several hours before I knew it.
“… (Pulls)” (Eri)
Eri came by and pulled my sleeve.
“What happened” (Ryouta)
Eri silently points to the transfer gate.
“Do you want to go home” (Ryouta)
“… (Nod)” (Eri)
“Ah, my bad Plumbum, I’ll wrap it up for today.” (Ryouta)
“It’s my pleasure” (Plumbum)
“See you tomorrow.
Let’s go Eri” (Ryouta)
I pulled Eri’s hand and stood up.
Plumbum, who had just said goodbye, spoke to me.
“What happened” (Ryouta)
“Eri was an abbreviation for Erythronium right” (Plumbum)
“Oh, that’s right” (Ryouta)
“I’ve heard the child’s story.
That she was treated as a fake.” (Plumbum)
“Then, didn’t you think of giving her a different name” (Plumbum)
“A different name Not like taking Eri from Erythronium, which is a completely different name” (Ryouta)
“I see” (Ryouta)
There is a reason for what Plumbum says.
However, Eri didn’t ask for it.
“… (Grabs!)” (Eri)
The hem was grasped quite strongly.
When I looked at Eri, I saw that she was looking at me with eyes that were extremely strong appealed to something.
“Do you not want it to be Eri” (Ryouta)
“… (Shake shake)” (Eri)
“I see……” (Ryouta)
A name that is not Erythronium.
A name, not a nickname.
Can I be the one to name her