I leave Grandpa’s shop and immediately return to the headquarters of the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky to meet with Vince-san.
“Apparently, it was a wise decision to give him time to think.”
Vince saw my face and muttered something with a smile on his face.
“Mr. Vince… No, Mr. President. I accept your offer. Please let me join the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky.
I’ll tell him that as I bow to the Chief.
Then the door opened and Selma came in.
Selma handed me a folded cloth.
I accepted it, but when I was puzzled, Selma opened her mouth.
“Spread it out.”
I’ll spread it out just like Selma said.
When I unfolded it, it was a long hooded coat in black and blue.
Although the shape is different, it looks very similar to the one worn by the members of the Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky during their quests.
The crest of <Yoten no Ginrabbit> is embroidered on the left breast.
“I made it based on the long coat Orn wore. Try the sleeves on.”
I’m going to put on a long coat.
Of course, I didn’t tell him my size. So they were too big and too small.
(I’m sorry for making this for you, but I can’t wear it to search the labyrinth…)
As I thought about that, the coat shrank and shrank until it was just the right size.
I can’t hide my bewilderment at a phenomenon I’ve never seen or heard of.
“Huh. Even you didn’t know about this, did you? This is one of our clan’s best-kept secrets. There are many more, but I’ll tell you about them later. But of course, you’ll keep this to yourself, won’t you?
“I didn’t know this technology existed.”
I’m gonna be honest with you.
I’m glad I came here just to see this.
I’ve devoured a lot of knowledge and technology in my life.
But there’s a limit to what you can learn on your own.
Just the thought of knowing something I don’t know makes me very excited.
The chief is talking to me with a serious expression on his face.
“You’ve just been betrayed by a trusted colleague. I can only imagine how deeply you’ve been hurt. That’s why we want to show you our sincerity, not just in word, but in deed. So that you yourself will think that we are worthy of your trust. <The Silver Rabbit of the Night Sky will surely win Orn Dûra’s trust.”
I’m sure being kicked out of the heroic party was more painful than I thought.
I’ve had enough of being on my own for a while now.
It was my grandpa’s words that changed my mind.
But that’s not all… that scene when they praised each other after defeating the 50th level floor boss.
It was a heartwarming scene that everyone seemed to be laughing from the bottom of their hearts.
I wish I could be a part of that circle.
I want a friend like that… someone I can laugh with from the bottom of my heart.
This is what I’ve wanted since I was a kid.
I don’t know why you think that.
… What was that? How did I forget? It’s unusual for you to forget.
“… I see. Then let me see what I can find out. Whether or not this clan is a truly trustworthy organization.”
I’d like that.
I’ve been an explorer for nine years.
I’ve been kicked out of the party by my friends who’ve been with me since the beginning, but my second life as an explorer is about to begin.