I’m a humiliated, incompetent person, but I alone can talk to dragons, so I can choose all the SSS skills and loophole items I want to. I’m going to become famous and respected, so, to the people who humiliated me – Go die in a ditch - Chapter 2
- All Mangas
- I’m a humiliated, incompetent person, but I alone can talk to dragons, so I can choose all the SSS skills and loophole items I want to. I’m going to become famous and respected, so, to the people who humiliated me – Go die in a ditch
- Chapter 2 - Finding the Right One in the Right Place
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
The next day, I went back to the government office building. I looked over the requests posted on the bulletin board in the lobby.
Working for a paycheck so that I could support myself was important, but I knew that I needed to find a job that I could look towards the future with, soon.
As I was thinking this, I noticed that there was a pair beside me, also looking over the board.
“Hey, look. This one pays pretty well, doesn’t it?”
“Let me see… Look closer, dumbass. You have to pay for the dragon yourself on this job.”
“Ah, you’re right…”
After talking it over, the two of them lost interest in that particular job request.
I grew curious as to what exactly that posting was, and so I took a look at the posting they were talking about. It was a request to deliver a letter.
Ninety percent of the jobs posted at the government office were labeled “transport”, and the rest of them were usually “subjugation”.
Strictly speaking, there were jobs posted that would fall under “other”, but these jobs were rare, and they didn’t even make up ten percent of the postings.
They were probably about one in a hundred.
This particular request was to deliver a letter, which would fall under “transport”.
Just as the pair had said, the pay was good.
However, it had a catch. It mentioned upfront that the employer would not cover the cost of any dragons involved.
It was common for freelance dragon knights to be without a dragon of their own. That was the situation I was in, and it was probably true of the two dragon knights beside me, as well.
In these cases, the job had to be done with a rental dragon, but this posting made it clear that the employer would not be paying for that.
With this part of the deal considered, it was no wonder the pair dismissed the job outright. It certainly made the gig a lot less appealing.
“…I guess I could give it a try,” I said to myself.
The name of the employer making the request had caught my attention.
Same as yesterday, I found myself at a manor in the upper-class part of town.
This manor was even larger than Patrick’s.
The property was so large that while I walked around the premises just once around, the tea that I had brought got cold.
I was met with a lady waiting for me in the lobby of this mansion.
Her hair was gold, and curled into ringlets… This hairstyle accompanied nine out of ten “ladies” that I had met. I wasn’t sure if it was a trend of the times or traditional, but I knew that it was extremely common.
I sat before her, and though she was shorter than me, she held an air of superiority, and it was as if she was literally looking down on me the whole time.
The lady seemed to be one that had been spoiled by her social status and the political power she had. This character trait of hers was so strong that she appeared to be aware of it, herself.
“I see it’s a young person, this time. Are you right for this job?” she asked.
“I believe I am,” I responded.
“Can you control dragons?”
“I have my limits.”
The lady (named Katrina), kept shooting me questions, and I answered them as I saw fit.
“Hmm, all right. It’s not like you’re the only one I’m going to be asking to help me.”
“I see,” I said, nodding slightly.
When it came to the delivery of letters, when the letter was exceptionally important, it was a common practice to send off multiple copies of the letter along multiple routes.
It was a fact that successfully mailing something to the city center was a difficult task, and there was no guarantee that it would reach its intended address. Thinking about it that way, it was completely understandable to be taking precautions.
The payment for this job, apparently, was low because many dragon knights were working the same job, simultaneously.
Just as I suspected when I read the name on the request, I saw now that she was part of a large organization.
Taking that into consideration, I was hoping that this interview would help me in finding and keeping a job that would act as a step towards furthering my career.
“Well, then, I guess I’ll ask. What kind of letter is this?” I asked the lady.
“What’s this? You’re going to pry into my affairs?” asked the lady.
“The letter will be easier to deliver if I know the contents. It may even make the delivery quicker. What’s more, if this is a secret letter, I should know that, so that I’d be quicker to destroy it if I need to.
“Hmm, so it’s like that, huh?”
Katrina seemed slightly impressed and satisfied with my answer.
“Fine. It’s a love letter,” she said.
“A love letter,” I said.
“It’s a response to the love letter that Baron Bouquet sent me.”
“He’s in Ribot. How long would it take?”
I referenced the map that I kept in my mind.
The destination was Ribot, and we were currently in the city of Boisroussel.
I calculated the distance of a direct trip from here to there in my mind.
“It depends on the dragon, but about one day,” I said.
“Wow, that’s fast. All of the others said three days,” she replied.
“Well, that’s fine. As long as you can deliver it. Okay, I’ll leave it up to you, then.”
Lady Katrina rang the bell that she had beside her.
Suddenly, a lone servant came in and handed Lady Katrina a letter on a tray.
Lady Katrina took the letter and handed it over to me.
“Get a receipt of your successful delivery, and when you bring that back and hand it over to me, I’ll give you the money, all right?” she asked.
“All right, I understand,” I said, nodding, and left the manor.
With that, I made my way over to the East side of the city of Boisrussel.
This area was far away from the commercial district, but there were a few places that loaned dragons.
I went into a dragon rental center with the intention of renting a dragon.
I was still thinking about how the mission that I was just given was quite unexpected.
When I saw the request notice, I had assumed that a lady of the Moriniere house had posted it.
I knew that if this mission went well, I could see myself with a future career with the Moriniere family.
Of course, it was possible that the job wouldn’t lead to anything.
However, in situations like these, one had to take as many opportunities as possible.
I believed that in order to succeed at something, one had to keep trying things that had even a slight chance of success, and from there, have faith that something would eventually work out.
This was truly outside of the realm of what I expected, though.
Not only did I have a shot at making connections with the Moriniere house with this job, the recipient of the letter I was delivering was a Baron, and there were possibilities there, too.
I may have been dealing with very small chances, but they were chances nonetheless.
I thought to myself that I would give this job my all.
With these thoughts going through my mind, I entered the dragon rental center named “Overseed”.
There was a counter, and behind it was a man with glasses that seemed to be in the prime of his life.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
He was looking down at something in his hands and apparently, reading, but when I entered, he saw that I, a customer, had arrived, and he glanced up at me.
“Welcome, come in,” he said, “What kind of dragon are you looking for, sir?
I looked across the shop to the back.
Dragon rental centers usually had their goods in the back, and the front of the shop was just simple decorations.
The most important part of the shop was actually in the back. There, in the yard, the dragons were kept.
That’s where I was looking.
“Do you have any Wyvern-types?” I asked an employee, “I need a fast one. I don’t have any cargo, it’s just me.”
To be precise, I did have a letter as cargo, but a letter didn’t have to be considered when it came to choosing a dragon, so I simply told them I didn’t have any.
“We have three Wyvern-types. Please, come with me.”
I was led to the yard in the back.
There were many dragons there. Some of them noticed that I had come in and raised their heads to look at me, and others kept their heads down and gave me a quick glance, but nothing more.
Every dragon had its own unique personality, and of course, at times like these, they had different reactions.
“They’re over there,” said the employee.
“I’ll take a look, myself,” I said.
The employee stopped there and didn’t accompany me any further.
I’m sure this was just another day for the employee, and he was used to it.
Most dragon knights couldn’t converse with dragons. Everyone had their own way of picking out a dragon that they liked, but the most common thing to do was to find one that seemed to have a mutual understanding with the dragon knight and choose a dragon that appeared easy to control.
Each dragon knight’s method of choosing the right dragon for a job was their own secret, and it was vital to ensuring good job performance, and thus, good payment.
There were many dragon knights that didn’t want their method to be seen, and many also insisted that no one outside a shop employee be present when they chose a dragon.
The employee at this rental center had seen many people act this way, so they were used to it.
I got closer to the three Wyvern-types.
“Here’s one, here’s one.”
“It’s a human!”
“He looks even dumber than the last one.”
The three Wyvern-types were chained together, and they all seemed to have good personalities.
“It’s not very nice to call me dumb,” I said.
“It’s not my fault you have a dumb face!”
“Huh? Human, you can understand what we’re saying?”
“What, were you found by dragons and raised by them?”
This scenario of being found by dragons and raised by them was something I had heard many times from dragons.
Of course, that hadn’t happened to me.
“But, hey, listen. I want to work with one of you. I want to deliver a letter – very quickly, if possible. Which one of you is the fastest?” I asked.
“If we’re talking speed, I’m your guy.”
“Wait, a letter? What kind of letter? A love letter? Is it a love letter?”
“Uh, yeah,” I said, a little shocked.
The Wyvern-types suddenly perked up and got very excited.
“Which one is sending it to which one? The man or the woman?”
“A woman is sending it to a man, but…”
“Then, I’ll go. But I want to hold the letter in my mouth.”
“What? No, that’s not…”
Carry it in its mouth? I was bewildered, at this point.
“Here we go, again. This pervert!”
“What could he possibly see in a human female, anyways?”
“Well, but then again, he is really fast.”
“…Oh?” I was extremely confused, but I stopped at this last piece of information. “You’re fast in a situation like this?”
“Of course I am.”
“…All right. Then, I’ll be glad to work with you.”
I only had to think about it for a moment. I chose this “pervert” dragon as the one that would help me on the mission. There really were dragons with all kinds of personalities.
Just like humans, certain personalities were best for certain situations, and sometimes, there were dragons that would bring out a performance that was better than usual, in certain scenarios.
Apparently, this “pervert” was one of those dragons.
This way of choosing dragons was only available to me. I turned around and returned to where the employee was waiting.
“I’d like to rent out that one on the right side,” I said.
“Really? The fastest one’s in the middle,” he replied.
“Nah, it’s fine. I want that one.”
“All right,” said the employee, tilting his head a bit.
He had advised me that the center dragon was the fastest, and yet, I didn’t even take his advice into consideration.
I left the rental center with this Wyvern-type and got on his back.
“The letter. Give me the letter.”
“All right, all right,” I said.
As he rushed me, I handed over the letter Lady Katrina had given me.
“Ah, ha! It smells like a beautiful woman. It’s handwritten. Handwritten! Oh my god, it’s handwritten!”
In just a moment, this dragon had become extremely excited. I wondered if this was really going to be okay.
Then, suddenly, I was high in the air, soaring.
Wyvern-types were, even within the small-type class, very small. They also had great aviation skills.
To get from one point to another, it was quickest to travel in a straight line. Of course, flying was the best way to travel in a straight line.
I intended to travel straight to the destination from the beginning, and so I estimated that it would take about a day, and this is what I had told Lady Katrina.
The “pervert” really was incredibly fast.
Just as he had promised, after I gave him the letter to hold, he exceeded my expectations by far and sped towards Ribot at an alarming rate.
Ultimately, it only took half a day to get there.
We got there in just half a day, delivered the letter, got the receipt, and returned in half a day.
Incidentally, we delivered the letter itself, but we kept the tube that it was originally in, and I gave this tube to the “pervert”.
Because of this, we were able to get back in just half a day, too.
Since we got back in half the time that I had told Lady Alice it would take, she was overjoyed.
“You’re something else, aren’t you?” she said, “I’ll ask for you again, next time.”
“Yes, ma’am,” I said.
“Oh yes, tell me your name.”
“It’s Cyril Larose.”
“Cyril. All right, I’ll remember that.”
Upon hearing those words, I struck a victory pose inside my mind.
This ended up even better than I expected.
It appeared I had succeeded in making a connection with Lady Katrina and probably her house as a whole. Today’s mission was a complete success, and I couldn’t complain one bit.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]