Teruru Dungeon, basement first floor.
It has been some time since I returned to this dungeon.
While bringing Eri with me, we circled around the dungeon to earn money.
Encountering a Slime, I guide it and shoot it on top of the magic cart.
The dropped sprouts enter the cart as they are, so far I am used to it, but there’s something different.
“Oops, the cart is full again.
Eri, press the switch thanks.” (Ryouta)
Eri, who was following the magic cart, pushed the switch and sent the contents of the cart to “The Money Tree” at Elza.
Eri then pushed the magic cart with her small body.
Walking next to her, I kill the attacking monster with a flowing motion, and throw the dropped item into the cart.
It is like a parent and child shopping at a supermarket.
“Thank you, Eri” (Ryouta)
“… (Smile)” (Eri)
While patting her head, Eri smiled happily.
She started to help because she only clung to me.
I do want her to do things on her own in the future.
Until then, another breath—
“No no no, let’s go carefully.
If we do things too quickly, she’ll revert back to herself again.” (Ryouta)
“Eri should be careful as well.
It would be dangerous if a monster attacked you.” (Ryouta)
Moving away from the topic, Eri put a small guts pose and was excited.
She did not show frightening or trauma about being attacked by monsters.
Rather, we have to take a positive approach.
I was once again convinced that it was a human who killed the former Eri——–Erythronium.
“Okay, let’s go another round and then go home.” (Ryouta)
“… (Nod)” (Eri)
I went down to the second floor with Eri pushing the cart.
We earned a full cart of carrots from the Drowsy slime on the second floor and moved on to the next floor.
―― We earn a full cart on the 3rd floor and take it to the 4th floor.
Repeating that, we went around and then returned to the mansion using the transfer gate.
In a new mansion, the erythronium dungeon.
――When I come back there.
Eri suddenly threw the cart and clung to me.
“What happened” (Ryouta)
“… (Rub rub)” (Eri)
Eri who buried her face in my pants and shook her head.
What on earth.
“Yoda-san, welcome back nanodesu, everyone is waiting outside desu.” (Emily)
“Carbon, Aldehyde, Arenes, and many other people from the association are here desu.” (Emily)
“I feel like I’ve heard of that name…” (Ryouta)
It’s not an element name, but is it a city name
“Yes desu, they were here last year desu.” (Emily)
“Last year” (Ryouta)
“The request for Yoda-san to move to their cit desu.” (Emily)
I finally remembered.
Approximately last year around this time, people from various dungeon associations came to greet us, such as coming in directly or via “The Swallows Repayment”.
They’re talking about my tax revenue, and it’s about moving.
They weren’t particularly in trouble, so I got them back after they passed the general social order.
“So they’re here again… so that’s why Eri’s scared.” (Ryouta)
Eri was holding on to me and glancing at the outside direction through the wall.
“Yes desu, only Eri-chan’s authorized people can enter here, so everyone is waiting in the mansion over there desu.” (Emily)
“So that’s it” (Ryouta)
“But I’m glad desu, if it was before we moved, then I won’t be able to enter too desu . (Emily)“
“Hmm Ah, there are more than those names mentioned.” (Ryouta)
There are 13 who came in total desu.” (Emily)
“13! Why so much” (Ryouta)
“Eh Yoda-san doesn’t know why desu” (Emily)
“This year’s annual purchase ranking was announced, Yoda-san is ranked first desu.” (Emily)
I clapped my hands together.
Speaking of which, I wonder if there was such a story.
Finally, at night, we sent all the guests back and returned to the salon in Erythronium.
“I’m home~” (Alice)
When everyone entered the relaxing salon, Eri tackled and clung to me, mixed with Alice’s cheerful voice.
It’s fine already, everyone has left.” (Alice)
Eri was clinging to me while nodding.
After all, humans are scary…
I took Eri to the usual seat and she sat on my lap.
“Good work nanodesu.” (Emily)
“Thank you Emily.
But wow, it’s so tough.” (Ryouta)
“Even though it’s just refusing” (Alice)
Alice strangely asked.
I had to use advanced technique to refuse without raising any suspicion.” (Alice)
I didn’t like it when I was in the other world.
“Isn’t it helpful if everyone was in trouble because of this” (Alice)
“Yeah, that’s still easier.
I just have to do it.” (Ryouta)
“It’s better not to say that outside, the number of people who take advantage of it will increase.” (Celeste)
“You’re right.” (Ryouta)
“Low level, Bunny suffered from carrot deficiency rabbit hypofunction syndrome, carrot—–” (Eve)
I took out the carrot stored in the pouch and gave it to Eve.
Eve got a bite on it immediately, and has a happy face.
“You’re immediately eating huh.” (Ryouta)
“I can’t help it, right Ryota’s carrot, Eve-chan, is addictive.” (Alice)
“Eh Is that why I sometimes tremble desu!” (Emily)
“What is that seriously!” (Ryouta)
I retorted into Emily’s words.
We ended our day at the salon.
Steadily, the stiffness gradually disappeared from Eri’s body.
“Oh, that’s right Ryouta-san” (Elza)
“What is it, Elza” (Ryouta)
“Ryota-san won first place.
Can I use it for my advertisement” (Elza)
“Would that………be a good advertisement” (Ryouta)
“Yes! It would be excellent if we can say that our shop is being used by the world’s number 1.” (Elza)
“I’ve already asked the other three people, the only thing left is Ryota-san.” (Elza)
Ena said, and I tilted my head.
“The other three” (Ryouta)
“I didn’t know this either.
Alice was 10th, Emily was 9th, and Celeste was 6th.” (Ena)
Surprisingly, I turned around to the three people.
Emily and Celeste look embarrassed, and Alice makes a V sign with a proud face.
“Is it true” (Ryouta)
“Of course” (Ena)
“The amazing one is Emily.
She didn’t neglect her housework and still got 9th place.
I wonder what happens if she’s released from that” (Ena)
“No, that’s not true desu.” (Emily)
“Wow, that’s amazing.
Everyone’s in the top 10.” (Ryouta)
“Yes, that’s why we were invited, though not as much as Ryouta-san.” (Celeste)
I was glad.
The success of my colleagues was more than just good for me.
“I think it will be even better next year.” (Ena)
“What does that mean” (Ryouta)
“For the past week, people’s earnings have increased by 30% since the food has changed.” (Ena)
I clap my hands.
Approximately one week after the rice cooked by Emily changed to Eri’s water.
“Did it really increase by 30%” (Ryouta)
“Yeah, it looks like this.” (Ena)
Ena took the paper on the table and gave it to me.
It is a graph of the income of Emily and others.
Looking at it, it has certainly risen for the past week.
Then it’ll surely go higher up in the future.” (Ryouta)
“My expectation is that the three will compete for the two spots.” (Ena)
“Three people in two slots” (Ryouta)
“2nd, 3rd and 1st will not change.” (Ena)
Ena who sends a wink to me saying that.
“Next year huh…” (Ryouta)
“…..(Tilt head)” (Eri)
Eri who grabs my clothes tightly and tilts her neck to look up.
“I’m just thinking about eating Emily’s delicious rice and trying hard for another year.” (Ryouta)
“… (Nod nod)” (Eri)
Listening to Emily’s rice, Eri brightened her eyes.
I hope this time next year, she’ll have a better smile.
I secretly wanted to.