The next day, instead of heading out to the dungeon, I was waiting in the salon for Elza and Ena to return.
“Sorry for the wait.” (Elza)
“Sorry we took too long.” (Ena)
“How was it” (Ryouta)
“Yes, we were able to quit our jobs.” (Elza)
“Well, if he didn’t allow us to choose our jobs, I’m sure Master knows the terrifying curse that Ryouta-san would inflict on their business.” (Ena)
Ena lightly teased me.
“Mouu, you can’t call Ryouta a curse okay, Ena.” (Elza)
“Ahaha, got it got it.” (Ena)
A typical exchange between two good friends.
Elza and Ena are going to be independent.
In order to do that, they would first have to quit their previous job, The Swallow’s Repayment.
At the same time, they’ll be stopping their work in our family as well.
I’ve confirmed it with my friends, and they say they’re not against Elza and Ena in making their own shop.
Though that would mean terminating our own branch in the mansion.
So we might need to look for another shop again… Well, even as we speak, everyone seems to be planning to buy a new shop for Elza and Ena.
Partly because of that, she was reluctant to retire, but unexpectedly it went quite smoothly.
“Shall we move on to our next plan.” (Ryouta)
“Where are we going exactly” (Elza)
“To Hasemi.” (Ryouta)
We then move to the Transportation Room.
Hasemi Dungeon Association, inside the chairman’s office.
We visited the chairman, Aaron.
“Because of that, the girls decided to make their own shop in this city.
How about it” (Ryouta)
“Huh….That is…” (Aaron)
“Must it only be Randle the one’s handling it” (Ryouta)
“No, that’s not it.
In fact, I trust the people that you’ve introduced even more.
“Stop spinning your words and tell us what’s the problem.” (Ena)
Ena cut in and rebutted.
“It’s….whether you’re reliable.” (Aaron)
“As in” (Ena)
“I trust in the shop you’re handling, but I don’t know about the two of you.” (Aaron)
“How can I guarantee that they’re useful.
Can’t I be the guarantor for them” (Ryouta)
“That is…..” (Aaron)
Aaron was troubled again.
“Satou-sama is a brilliant adventurer, but not a merchant.
Without the credibility of a merchant, or some collateral, it would be difficult to convince the other adventurers.” (Aaron)
“That’s just…” (Ena)
To suddenly barge into his office and telling him to trust some other seller is truly a problem.
I can’t be the only guarantor as my field of expertise is an adventurer and not a merchant.
“What sort of guarantor would you need” (Ena)
Ena asked in a straightforward manner.
“Someone with a huge backing, and funding your shop is easy.
That’s the best guarantee.” (Aaron)
“Someone who has an absurd amount of money…” (Ryouta)
I thought for a moment.
“Then let’s go to Rai stones and ask…” (Ryouta)
“What did you just say” (Aaron)
Aaron immediately replied when I was mumbling.
“I’ll bring you a guarantor.” (Ryouta)
“Eh Is it something you can just bring around” (Aaron)
Aaron was confused.
“Yeah, just wait for a bit.
Elza and Ena can wait here as well.” (Ryouta)
“Leave it to me.” (Ena)
They nodded, and I exited Aaron’s office.
I returned after sunset.
I had no choice but to come at this time because the person can’t get out until around this time.
“This person is…” (Aaron)
Aaron was troubled as she looked at the girl who I brought.
“Let me introduce.
This girl is Aurum.” (Ryouta)
“Nice to meet you.” (Aurum)
Yes, the girl I brought wears a devilish horn on her head, and a gothic lolita dress.
Aaron couldn’t understand the situation.
Can’t help it, normally other people will never be able to meet with a spirit dungeon in their entire life.
That’s why, I answered him as straightforward as I can.
“It’s as I said, she’s Aurum of the dungeon spirit.” (Ryouta)
And now he finally gets it.
“You mean, THAT spirit” (Aaron)
It’s the one and only Aurum.” (Ryouta)
“Eh But But….How….Huh….” (Aaron)
On one hand, Aaron was extremely confused and conflicted, and on the other, Elza and Ena just normally greet Aurum.
“Uhm, Ryouta-san, why did you bring her here” (Elza)
“Is she going to be our guarantor” (Ena)
Aurum, can you do what I requested” (Ryouta)
“My pleasure! Now look here.” (Aurum)
Aurum nodded in full spirits and held her hands up high.
Then, a golden statue appeared in the chairman’s office.
A golden statue that looks exactly like Aurum.
“Hmm, looks refreshing.” (Ena)
Aaron was surprised, but Elza and Ena was unfazed.
I then said.
“This will be our collateral.” (Ryouta)
“It’s pure gold so it’s expensive.
But that’s not all, this golden statue is directly given by Aurum, the spirit of the Golden Dungeon.” (Ryouta)
As expected of a dungeon association chairman, he quickly understood what I meant.
Yes, if it were just gold, then they’re just assets.
It would be the same as if I put all my assets there.
However, this golden staute is given by Aurum herself, and that makes it different.
It becomes a sort of ‘trust’.
The dungeon spirit of Aurum has given her credibility to them.
“How about it” (Ryouta)
“Yes! There’s no problem whatsoever.” (Aaron)
Aaron said as I smiled at my friends.