Atelier Tanaka Volume 4 Chapter 6 part7
When everything had calmed down, we were finally able to question the meat toilet. As a soldier of the Pussy Republic, she had entered the dungeon in order to protect the people of Paipan.
This much seemed natural, but at some point, she and the rest of her party were ambushed by that Roper. The other soldiers panicked and fled, leaving the meat toilet alone to be played with and humiliated by the Roper.
None of that seems suspicious.
I recall the first time we met, her Master was doing something similar to her.
“You’re safe now, and the passage behind us is clear. The best thing for us to do is to see you safely back to town.”
A great suggestion from the slutty witch.
Just as I’d expect from her.
“B-But, it’s my duty as a soldier….”
“You can’t possibly fight effectively in the condition you’re in. You should return to the safety of the town until you’ve recovered. I’m sure you’re worried about the rest of your allies, but I propose you worry more about yourself rather than those that abandoned you.”
The dejected meat toilet looked to me for help.
Even if she looks at me like that, there’s nothing I can do. Please, stop.
Maybe if she gave me a blowjob.
“So, will we be going back for today?”
“Yes, we should.”
After all the prisoners came to an agreement, we made our way back to town.
None of them opposed the idea. We had killed dozens of monsters up to this point, and the reward would already be quite substantial.
The only one that looked disappointed was the meat toilet as she looked at the corpse of the Roper.
This was the beginning of a recurring event. Every time we’d venture into the dungeon, at some point along the way, we’d encounter the meat toilet being violated by different Ropers, slimes, or other monsters.
***[Sophia-chan’s point of view]
It took longer than I originally thought to gather my gold.
I sent a messenger ahead of us from Dragon City in order to ensure that all of my gold was ready to be cashed out by the time I arrived in the capital. Travelling alone and on a fast horse, this messenger would be able to reach the capital within three days.
Drill-sama allowed me to use her name, so all of the preparations went smoothly. Despite her being from a different country, her name still carries a lot of weight.
This all would’ve been impossible on my own. It would’ve taken me days to find a carriage ride to the capital and I’d need to find an escort as well if I wanted to stay safe on the trip. The entire trip may have taken a month without Drill-sama’s help.
Thanks to her and everyone else, It only took just over a week for me to return safely to Dragon City with my gold.
I went straight to the slaver the day I arrived.
Unlike my previous visit here, I passed through the reception area completely unopposed and entered the showroom. I took a seat on a sofa with Drill-sama beside me as the slave trader bowed before us and apologized.
“I’m deeply sorry, but I’ve already agreed to sell them to another customer….”
“Eh? S-Someone else wants to buy them?”
“Yes, I’m sorry that you’ve wasted your time, but this customer expressed their immense desire to purchase these particular slaves.”
The slaver continued apologizing.
“I would never consider going back on any agreement I’ve made, but this particular noble has been a friend since we first met and has invested substantially in my business. This is the end of the negotiations and I humbly beg for your forgiveness, Sophia-san….”
I was already thinking about what I’d do once I bought them. I wanted to take them straight to their new home but maybe we could stop on our way home and buy clothes.
Drill-sama attempted to object.
“Hmm? Did we not come to a verbal agreement previously?”
“I-I know, and as I said before, I’d normally stay true to my word, but this noble belongs to a powerful faction that could easily see the end of both me and my business if I upset him. If you’re in need of quality merchandise, I would be more than happy to help you find something to fit your needs.”
“Are you blind? Am I not a noble from a powerful faction as well? In the first place, should a merchant like you so freely reveal information about one of your clients. I’m not sure if I can trust a man like you to handle my business.”
“Eh? U-Uh, that’s right! It’s exactly as you said! However, your companion appears to be a commoner. I wasn’t sure if she’d be able to afford my products and even if she could, I don’t know what rumours would begin to spread if word got out that a commoner could afford my merchandise. It’s truly unfortunate, but I assure you this won’t ever happen again….”
“Hou~, is that your excuse? Was this girl not shopping with me? Would it not be safe to assume that she was acting on my behalf? Surely you can understand that much.”
The slaver’s face started to turn blue.
He must have assumed Drill-sama wasn’t here for business. I didn’t either. Maybe she predicted this would happen and accompanied me just in case.
“O-O-Of course! It’s just as you say!”
The slaver was being crushed by the overwhelming presence of Drill-sama.
The slaver has been put in a very difficult position. He’s a commoner merchant that’s been placed between two nobles. I have experience with that first hand. There was a curio shop across the street from my family’s restaurant. When the owner was put into a similar position as the slaver, he ended up losing everything and his wife and daughter were enslaved.
“By the way, u-umm, would you do me the pleasure of telling me your name…?”
“Mine? You want to know who I am?”
“T-That’s right. If you’d be so kind.”
“My name is Doris of Ahan. I am a viscount of the Pussy Republic!”
It’s rare for Drill-sama to give her name to a commoner. This makes it easier for her to play with them. But for her to so freely reveal it today…maybe she actually cares about me.
She reminds me of Ester-sama a little bit.
“Y-You’re a member of Duke Ahan’s family!?”
“That’s right. Are you familiar with the Duke of Ahan?”
“Yes, the Duke is considered to be one of the most accomplished people in the Republic.”
“If you know that much, don’t you have something to say to this girl?”
“O-of course! I still have the product on hand. I first came to an agreement with you, so y-you are of course the only person I would dream of selling them to.”
“Was that so hard?”
Sweat was pouring down the slaver’s head.
He seemed to be struggling for an answer.
“Before we agree to the sale, there is one thing I think you should know….”
Y-Yes! What is it?”
“I could show you some of my merchandise that is in better condition than the two you’ve picked out. They’re even in the same price range. The two that you’ve picked out come with certain defects and I can’t guarantee their quality or that they’ll retain their value once you’ve purchased them.”
I wasn’t expecting that.
Are they injured or sick? Tanaka-san could heal them if that’s the case. He was even able to cure the Princess’ illness that even Fahren-sama couldn’t heal.
“Umm, t-thank you, but I’ll still take the girls.”
I’ve already come so far for them and I’m not going to change my mind now.
But Drill-sama wouldn’t let me be.
“Aren’t you at least curious to see the other slaves?”
“I’m very sorry for the trouble, but I really only want those two!”
I gave Drill-sama a deep bow.
I can’t deny that the slaver’s offer isn’t attractive. I’d happily take a good-looking, muscular slave. In fact, that was one of the first things I considered buying when I received my reward. Somehow, I ended up buying two young girls.
There’s no chance that I’ll ever have this amount of gold again. I’m sure that I’ll regret this decision for the rest of my life. Still, I’ve already made up my mind. I’ll buy them in order to give them a chance at a better life.
Goodbye my gorgeous man slave.
“Umm, is that possible?”
The slaver’s expression changed to something I wasn’t expecting.
He was still sweating, but the fear that was in his eyes caused by Drill-sama was now entirely gone. In place of it, there was an indescribable sadness. I think of most slave traders as scary or intimidating, but it turns out they’re capable of making expressions like this too.
“…I see. So this is how it will be.”
What is that supposed to mean? Did I maybe misunderstand something?
He spoke once more with a softer tone.
“I can’t make any promises now, but if this is what you want, then I will do everything I can to make it happen.I’m very sorry, but I’ll just need a couple of days to get everything in order.”
“Thank you for your understanding.”
The slaver bowed his head gracefully.
He might be a better person than I originally thought.
After we had finished, I left the showroom with Drill-sama. I could hear the slave trader mumble something under his breath as we were leaving.
“I hope they’ll be able to find happiness under their new master, Sophia-san.”
“Eh? W-What did he say?”
Something about their new master.
I’m not sure.
Well, he’s probably just worried about them.