Instincts are important.
On the second day of being adventurers, Felice and the other two had gone to meet the client of the babysitting request.
At first, only Felice and Albert planned on coming, but after Claude who had a poor complexion questioned Gai at the breakfast, he told the three to act together today.
Fortunately, the request was for three people, so there wasn’t a problem.
When they arrived at the place after walking for a while, a worn-out house overgrown with weeds stood before them.
“Is this an abandoned building?” (Gai)
“Seems like it.” (Albert)
“S, stop it~” (Felice)
Just when Felice felt uncomfortable with Gai’s words, the door of the building opened and a woman with a sharp gaze came out.
“Who are you?” (Woman)
“We came to accept your request.” (Felice)
“Ah, come in.” (Woman)
Entering inside, the interior was so tattered it was hard to imagine people lived there.
(Al, Gai, don’t you feel anything?) (Felice)
(Yeah. Let’s be vigilant.) (Albert)
(Roger that. There seem to be several people inside.) (Gai)
The three were secretly talking via telepathy but followed the woman in silence until they were told to enter a room by the woman.
Inside, four children dressed as adventurers were huddled together and shaking.
There were not only humans as there was a Beastman too.
The four seemed malnourished and their clothes were dirty.
When Felice’s group entered the room, three men pointed their swords at them.
“Oy, if you don’t want to be killed, hand over your weapons.”
“Don’t be resisting now. Well, we are not concerned even if guys like you who accept E-rank requests resist.”
(What do we do?) (Albert)
(Let’s swiftly clean them up.) (Gai)
(But, we won’t know their objective and if something happens to those children…) (Felice)
(Can’t be helped then. Let’s play along for now.) (Albert)
After handing the weapons over to the grinning men, the woman then addressed Gai.
“You were B-rank, weren’t you? I will use magical power sealing handcuffs on you three just in case.” (Woman)
“… Why do you know about me?” (Gai)
“Don’t be asking too many questions now! Get the shackles on him at once! You guys put the shackles on too!”
Felice and the two were given shackles.
In the meanwhile, the men on the side checked their weapons.
“Oy, nobles really do carry good stuff on them, huh.”
“Yeah, although plain-looking, the fellow who made these must be of considerable skill.”
(Information about us has leaked.) (Felice)
(Only the guild staff should have known that we are nobility, though.) (Albert)
(No, the gatekeepers too. You had to show them your identification papers, after all.) (Gai)
(Just what is their objective, I wonder? Those children also seem to be adventurers.) (Felice)
(Let’s observe for a little longer.) (Albert)
Even though they had shackles that sealed their magical power, Felice and others talked via telepathy.
In fact, as they entered the room, they have activated their magic tools with the bestowed effects of “Abnormal Status Invalidation”.
Felice had used “Space-time Barrier” against the “Slave Collar” before, but that had a few faults, so she created a new magic tool for that reason.
The magic tool itself is under the effect of “Stealth” so it can’t be seen.
The spirits of the men who had no way of knowing that were raising.
“I wanted more people, but we got a big catch so Chief will surely forgive us.”
“Indeed. It’s the peerless Faust family we are talking about, after all. They should have quite a lot of money.”
“Well, even if those brats don’t sell for much, the B-ranker can be sold as a Battle Slave for high!”
“There’s a carriage outside, get on it at once!”
Being urged by the woman, the carriage drove away.
A short time later, they arrived at the gate and they were able to hear the gatekeeper’s voice.
“What’s your baggage?” (Gatekeeper)
“Yes. It’s vegetables and fruit.”
“I will examine it.” (Gatekeeper)
The children’s eyes showed hope when they heard the gatekeeper’s words, but they were immediately betrayed.
“Certainly, vegetables and fruit. All right, you may pass!” (Gatekeeper)
“Thank you very much for your hard work.”
The gatekeeper checked the inside and let the carriage pass as if nothing happened.
(That gatekeeper is different from the one who had interacted with us, yeah?) (Albert)
(Yeah. But, it’s positive that this person is cooperating with them.) (Felice)
(The question is whether this fellow is the only soldier cooperating with them.) (Gai)
(Still, they are big fools for making a move on us knowing that we are members of the Faust family~) (Albert)
(The entire family will come for retribution~) (Felice)
(No way~ Otousama wouldn’t let something like that happen… probably.) (Albert)
(((Ahahahaha~))) (Albert, Felice & Gai)
Even though the three laughed, they all sweated while having the same, bad feeling.
(((They are definitely going to come… we better inform them first.))) (Albert, Felice & Gai)