The Jack-of-all-trades Kicked Out of the Hero’s Party ~ The Swordsman Who Became a Support Mage Due to Party Circumstances, Becomes All Powerful – Chapter 69

CH69: What I Was Craving

“… You won?”

“Oh…! We won!”

“Yeah!”

“Haha, you finally won!”

All four of them have tears in their eyes as they express their feelings.

I’m really glad… All your hard work paid off.

I’m leaving the four of you to retrieve Schwarzhase.

I’m an outsider, and I shouldn’t be around you guys.

It’s just the four of us now.

But, there’s still a lot of room for improvement in [Sword Combination Ortration].

Too much lag in shape change. The shape is not stable. It does not have staying power. The list of problems is endless.

Well, the only way is to repeat trial and error.

After storing the Schwarzhase, crouch down on the spot and check the magic stones and drops.

It’s not as much as a whole corpse, of course, but I’ve got a tail and a leg to cut off, so I think I got a good amount.

Enough to make some weapons and armor.

What are you doing here all alone? Orn, join us!”

Suddenly Will is behind me, his arms around my neck, and he’s in a good mood.

“… I can’t. I don’t have the same passion for this fight as the four of you. It wouldn’t be right for me to be in this fight.

I really want to mix it up.

I’d like to share the joy with you guys.

But I’m not qualified to do that if I’m new and I don’t know what I did last time.

I’m afraid people will reject me.

I don’t know why.

But my mind, my emotions, they’re scared of it.

If you guys reject me now, it’s gonna hurt me.

Then don’t get any closer than you have to.

“You’re not out of place. You’re one of my best guys. Time doesn’t matter. Even if you hadn’t felt the same way for years… you’d still be fighting with us. That’s reason enough. Let’s keep working together!”

“Yeah. I kind of knew you weren’t gonna step in on us as much as you should have. But I’m gonna take this opportunity to tell you something. Don’t be scared. Whatever you are, I can take it.”

“You’re so smart, Orn. You probably think about a lot more things than I do, but in times like this, you should simply think! What do you want to do?

“I’m… I’m… I’m… I’m… I’m… I’m… At first it was because he was a former member of the heroic party… or because he was a dragon slayer. But after being involved with Orn for the past month… I know from the bottom of my heart that I want to continue partying with him regardless of those reasons. No matter what anyone says, Orn is one of our dearest friends!”

The words of the four of them are heartbreaking.

I can’t think straight.

But my heart is filled with something warm and strange.

“What the…?”

I found myself in tears.

“… I think the real Orn has finally shown his face. This is the right time to say it, isn’t it?”

“Right.” Yeah.”” Mm-hm.”

The three of them nodded at Selma’s statement.

I don’t know what you’re talking about. My head’s not working so good.

Orn, once again…

“”””Welcome to <Yoten no Ginrabbit>!!!!”” “””

They’re all giving me big smiles as they speak.

Maybe I finally found my place.

He wipes away his tears and stands up, looking at everyone.

“I’m gonna get you in trouble, okay? I don’t want you to regret joining us.”

I’m not going to regret this.

“It’s nice to have a little brother who’s too good for you, but there’s a part of you that’s lonely. You should be spoiled by your big sister!”

“I can cause as much trouble as Will and I can! We’re free people!”

I know… But I refuse to be treated like you! I’m better than you!

“Yeah, it’s the same!”

Will and Lecrae begin their usual banter.

What my dad said was true.

(Dad, I have a friend… I got a friend.)

***

“It’s finally here!”

Leclerc is in a good mood.

We’re on the ninety-third level.

The ninety-third layer is a sea of trees.

The trees cover the sky so thickly that light cannot reach some places.

And there’s a greater variety of monsters than ever before.

“There’s more vegetation than I thought. I’m afraid of a surprise attack from a hexenbiest.”

Yeah, I guess so. Well, we’ll think about that later.

Yeah, let’s get out of here today like we planned.

Today’s objective is to reach the ninety-third level.

The battle against the Black Dragon ended within the expected range, so I still have some strength left to explore the ninety-third layer, but it’s not the time to be reckless.

The four of them held up their guild cards to the crystal on the ninety-third layer before escaping from the Great Labyrinth .

“Hehehe~, the guild card says ‘ninety-three’! You really went to the ninety-third layer!”

Leclerc is in a good mood the whole time.

The other three look relieved, as if a weight has been lifted from their shoulders.

When I returned to the clan headquarters, I found some members near the gate.

It’s rare to see people here.

We don’t have gatekeepers here, so there shouldn’t be anyone here.

Welcome back! Hey, guys!

“Hey, I’m home. What are you doing here?

When Mr. Selma asks a member of the group a question, he replies with a wry smile. They replied with a wry smile.

Well, I’m curious to see how it turns out.

So, how did it go?

One of the members of the group asks me a question nervously.

“I went to the ninety-third layer.”

Rain-san’s face breaks into a smile.

Hearing this, the members’ faces lit up and they entered their respective buildings shouting.

… Maybe he was a messenger from one of the departments?

“Everyone, let’s get to the main building as soon as possible. Judging by the way they’re reacting, it’s going to get noisy. It might disturb the neighbors near the gate, so I think we should move further inside the compound.”

“Yeah. You’ve been pretty loud this morning, and we shouldn’t be making any more noise in here.”

Everyone agrees with me and we start moving into the main building.

By the time we arrived at the main building, we were surrounded by many group members as expected.

“Congratulations!”

“I knew you guys could do it!”

Everyone has something to say.

I don’t like a lot of noise, but I don’t mind this.