Atelier Tanaka Volume 4 Chapter 6 part8
My days of dungeoneering in the city of Paipan passed quickly.
I’d wake up early in the morning and head straight to the dungeon where I’d kill monsters with the prisoner party until sunset. This typical fantasy rpg life lasted for a few days before I had finally achieved my goal. All the gold I needed was lined up on a table.
I’ve earned the promised amount for Oman.
“Thank you, everyone, for helping me reach my goal.”
I was seated at one of the tables in the Adventurers Guild.
Every other seat at the table was occupied by one of the escaped prisoners. Every day since I arrived they’ve been accompanying me into the dungeon. We just finished our latest venture into the crater and just arrived back at the Guild.
“I’m just glad everyone made it out safely.”
The slutty witch showed me a gentle smile.
Even though we spent hours in that dungeon every day, I wasn’t able to see her pee even once. If there was one regret I have over the past few days, it would be that. Every other aspect of conquering the dungeon went smoothly.
“Are you really okay with this? I’ll be taking half of the gold.”
“We wouldn’t have even been able to make the half we’re getting if we didn’t have you. You deserve that much.”
“Still, I’d like to say that I’m grateful.”
It was an offer I’d happily accept.
I did feel some guilt taken half of the gold for myself, but I wasn’t going to reject it. I put my share of the gold into a leather bag as it was too much to fit into my usual pouch and slung it over my shoulder. It was heavier than I expected.
This is the weight of an untainted hymen.
“Are you going to return to Dragon City now?”
“Yes, that was my plan. Unless there was some other business you might need me for.”
We talked about various things as we explored the dungeon together and one of those things was the existence of Dragon City. However, I didn’t tell them the whole truth. Instead, I said I became indebted to the Baron of the city and was now living there while working to repay that debt.
“No, there was nothing like that. We were planning on leaving as well. It’s just that we don’t plan on returning for a while and when I think about saying goodbye, I feel a little lonely.”
“I see. Well, I can certainly understand that feeling.”
They must have enough to cover their travel expenses by now. They probably only stayed as long as they did for my own sake. That’s why they so willingly gave me half of the reward. They had no reason to stay other than to essentially keep me company.
Despite being viewed by the Penny Empire as a bunch of escaped criminals, they’re actually good people.
“Well, maybe we’ll meet again.”
After remaining silent until now, the Great Thief muttered this.
Perhaps he’s bad at saying goodbye.
“It would be nice if we could meet somewhere better than jail or a dungeon.”
“Haha, sounds good.”
I don’t think their situation is anything to laugh about, but with the gold they now have they should be fine. They have great teamwork and I’m sure they’ll be able to find a better life.
I wonder where they’re going.
I’m a little worried.
But it wouldn’t be cool if I showed them I’m worried about them so I’ll remain quiet for now.
“…hm? Is something wrong?”
“No, it’s nothing.”
After making some more small talk, I stood from the table and got ready to leave.
I can’t spend anymore time talking. If Oman leaves while I’m away, all of my efforts will be wasted. I doubt he’d leave without trying to get in contact with me first, but he’s also a businessman and his time is valuable.
“I’m sorry, but I really need to get going.”
Then the escaped prisoners said their goodbyes.
“I’m sure we’ll meet again, someday.”
“Be seeing you.”
It was more emotional than I expected considering we had only been together a few short days.
“Yeah, thank you for everything up until now.”
I was the first to leave the Guild and immediately took to the air as I emerged through the doors.
It took me an hour to reach my destination from the city of Paipan.
The moment has finally arrived.
I strode through the front door to Oman’s shop, filled with unbridled confidence. One of the employees guided me to the reception area where Oman was waiting on a sofa. He motioned for me to take a seat across from me and had this to say,
“The customer that I spoke to previously about selling the slaves to turned out to be a powerful noble from the Pussy Republic. I’m very sorry, but I first agreed to sell them to this noble and it would be difficult to take back my promise now.”
The sequel to the story that I never wanted.
Oman told me that a powerful noble from the Pussy Republic desired to purchase my loli meat toilet slaves and this person has even agreed to pay a higher price.
As a businessman, he should obviously take the greater amount. And my rival is a powerful noble. Even if he’s from a different country, he still holds more power than a new baron like me. I understand the difficulties he’s facing.
“I see. So that’s how things turned out.”
I wasn’t prepared for this at all.
I was ready to take home my two virgins. The only thing I was thinking about was which one I’d be with first. My knees were starting to tremble with excitement.
But all of this stopped when I heard his words.
“I know I owe you a great deal, Baron Tanaka, and I would like to continue our mutually beneficial relationship. This is why I’d like to offer you a higher quality of slave at the same price. How does that sound?”
That doesn’t help me.
It just ruins the excuse I came up with to buy those two.
I’m only buying them because I’m a good person. I had no impure thoughts at all. I just wanted to help two innocent girls. I didn’t want to put my penis anywhere near them. I never had thoughts of licking any part of them. I just wanted to protect those two young girls from the perverted nobility of the Pussy Republic.
I mean, our relationship may have eventually ended up in a threesome but that’s just the natural progression of things. It’s just like visiting a soapland. You go there specifically to take a bath and one thing leads to another and magic happens.
“I’m sorry, but it has to be them.”
“Is there anything else you would consider?”
“Yes, that is the only option.”
Oman looked troubled.
I’m sorry for putting him in such a difficult position and seeing his face like this makes me feel bad, but there’s absolutely nothing that can replace my first night with those blonde loli meat toilet slaves.
“I understand. I suppose I can try to renegotiate the price to see if they’ll back down.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yes, but I’ll need your assistance.”
“Whatever I can do to help.”
“This means that the price will increase for you as well. I’ll do whatever I can to make the negotiations unpleasant for the other party, however, I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to sell them to you. I just want to make sure you’re aware of this possibility.”
“I’m sorry for causing so much trouble, but thank you for doing this.”
“Concerning the price. I believe this amount should suffice….”
Oman took a notebook out of his pocket and began scribbling down some numbers. There are no computers in this world so this is how he keeps a record of all of his transactions.
The price went up considerably.
It’s nearly doubled.
But no price is too high to pay for such a prize.
Not when the slaves still have their hymens.
“I understand. I will definitely bring that gold.”
“T-Thank you. I will require the payment as soon as we open two days from now. That is all the time I believe I can buy you before I will be forced to sell the merchandise to the other party.”
“All right. Two days it is.”
A seemingly impossible task.
In two days I need to earn the same amount of gold it took me nearly four to make previously. Common sense would say that’s impossible. Maybe that’s what Oman is expecting, but I won’t give up. If I throw in the towel now, my virgin status will never be cleared.
“Thank you, Baron Tanaka.”
“Of course. I’ll be back in two days.”
The discussion ended with a mutual bow.
I immediately made my way out of Oman’s shop. Every second is precious. I took to the skies once more with only one place on my mind.
The recently discovered dungeon in Paipan.
I’ll spend the next two days slaughtering everything that comes my way in the dungeon.
This is the last boss.