Chapter 511 – award
I left Neptune and returned to Vanadium from Tellurium.
“I’m back.” (Ryouta)
“…… (smiling).” (Vanadium)
Hearing my voice, Vanadium came running in a flurry, grabbed my hem and smiled happily.
I pat Vanadium on the head and ask her.
“Are Elza and Ena home” (Ryouta)
“…… (shakes head).” (Vanadium)
I was just wondering if they were back, given the circumstances.” (Ryouta)
I thought for a minute and said to Vanadium.
“I’m going to go to Cell for a bit.
Can you tell Elza when she gets back” (Ryouta)
“…… (nods).” (Vanadium)
“…… (smiling).” (Vanadium)
Vanadium doesn’t talk, but her expression of emotion (in terms of appearance) is much richer than that of a child of her age.
This is why she is loved like a mascot in the family, and some people even love her as a cat.
I said goodbye to Vanadium and walked out of the front door.
From the grounds of the mansion, we went out to the city of Shikuro, and aimed for the Dungeon Association.
“Hey, did you hear that”
“Yeah, now it’s Neon, right”
“It’s unheard of for this to happen to more than one spirit at a time, man.”
“What’s going to happen to …… if it gets any bigger”
The city was suddenly buzzing.
It seems that the rumour of Neon is already spreading.
…… Well, there you have it.
I’m talking about Rebecca Neon, the world’s number one taxpayer.
In any industry, the top always gets the most attention, and when something happens, word spreads faster than light.
Rebecca’s, and Neon’s, must be the reason.
I walked quickly and hurriedly to the Dungeon Association.
When I entered, the receptionist said, “We’ve been waiting for you,” and ushered me into the back.
Inside the office of the Association President, Cell was waiting for me.
“Thank you for coming.” (Cell)
“So it’s true, then.” (Ryouta)
Cell has a serious look on his face.
I sat down opposite him, listening back.
“Yes, in that Rebecca Neon has stopped dropping.
It’s already been three days.” (Cell)
“You’ve been covering up ……” (Ryouta)
Cell nodded deeply.
“I suppose they wanted to think there was some mistake, or some other factor.
But they couldn’t hide it.
You could say that because it was neon, they were able to hide it for three days.” (Cell)
“…… Ah.” (Ryouta)
I remembered something.
That is what Rebecca once told me herself when she first visited me.
Rebecca Neon, the neon dungeon will only drop to her if the neon spirit likes her.
If the rest of us don’t drop at all, it’s no wonder we don’t know right away.
…… When it comes to this, it was a fragile relationship to begin with, wasn’t it” (Ryouta)
“Well, you see, the way you depend on one person, you’re bound to fail sooner or later.” (Cell)
“I’ll have to be careful too.” (Ryouta)
“You will be alright, Satou-sama.
I think so.” (Cell)
“You’ve said it.” (Ryouta)
“Isn’t that what you did most recently If I’d known it was for the best, I’d have left Callifornium to Killing Rabbit.” (Cell)
That’s what I said.
“The great thing about you, Satou-sama, is that you look for every possible way to do things, and you don’t mind doing them yourself if you know that the best thing to do is something else.” (Cell)
“Isn’t it natural to follow the best if there is a best” (Ryouta)
“It’s human nature not to follow reason honestly.” (Cell)
“…… I see.” (Ryouta)
I could only laugh bitterly.
“Now that I think about it, I can’t help but admire your wisdom, Satou-sama.” (Cell)
“Erythronium – Vanadium.
I’ve never had it put in me, and I hear Cliff and Margaret have never had it put in them either.” (Cell)
“…… Ah.” (Ryouta)
He chuckled again.
“And why did you rent the dungeon even if you had to pay for it yourself.” (Cell)
Cell was right.
He was right about not letting Cliff and the others in Vanadium dungeon, and he was right about renting the dungeon.
It’s all for Vanadium.
The spirits had feelings too.
“Satou-sama, I have a favour to ask you.” (Cell)
“What is it How can I help” (Ryouta)
“I would like to commend you, Satou-sama.” (Cell)
“An award What Why” (Ryouta)
I didn’t know why we were talking about it, and I was greatly surprised.
“Aurum, Plumbum, Vanadium and Carbon.
We would like to announce the relationship between these spirits and Satou-sama and give him a big award.
We want to check other spirits with them.” (Cell)
“Ah, …….” (Ryouta)
You want to put it in the air that what I’m doing is an example, and that the rest of us with spirits should do the same.
“If that’s the case, I have no objection.” (Ryouta)
I replied immediately.
“But keep it to the essentials.” (Ryouta)
“As in” (Cell)
“I’m doing it because the spirit wants to do it.
Emphasize that.” (Ryouta)
“…… As expected, Satou-sama.
Then let’s do as you say.” (Cell)
While the strike of the spirits was spreading, I was commended to the whole world.