Reincarnated Young Lady Aims to Be an Adventurer - Volume 9 Chapter 154
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
In commemoration of the second volume’s publication, this is a continuation of the story from Chapter 84.
It is the story of Sera, who has reunited with Lu and is working hard at her adventurer occupation in Marsh.
“…One sheet, two sheets, three sheets…”
“Emergency request – That’s not something you see every day,” I said, offering a seat from the boarding house to Yamada.
“You haven’t heard, Fio? Recently, there’s been a big uproar here in Toukun about a ghost.”
“A ghost?” Lu and I asked, cocking our heads to the side.
“Yes, in this here mansion that’s been abandoned for fifty years. They say there are suspicious voices coming from here every night. Prime minister Tabuchi was paying it absolutely no mind at first, but the people kept making a bigger and bigger deal about it. It was decided it should just be dealt with quickly.”
“Hmm, really?” I asked, and when I looked down, Lu was… trembling?
“So, I want you to go check out the site as soon as possible. I can pay you upfront, if you’d like.”
“I trust Tabuchi-san, and I can’t be sure how dangerous this mission is just yet, so we can deal with payment later.”
“Sera! You- you don’t mean to accept the mission?” asked Lu.
Oh, Lu, what’s wrong?
At 12 A.M., we got to a mansion not too far from our house. It was two stories, made of wood, and beginning to rot.
Clouds covered up the moonlight, which had been shining down around us here and there up until that point, and everything was immediately swallowed up by darkness.
“Se- Sera. I actually think I’ll wait back at your house… Yes, I think that would be best,” said Lu.
“What are you talking about? If there really is some kind of spirit here, we’re going to need you to blast them away with your holy powers, you know?”
You’re a holy beast!
“Oh, there’s no such thing as ghosts in this world! It’s just some fairytale made up by someone with some mental problems! So, I’m going home!” said Lu.
“…Hey, you’re not scared, are you?”
“I – I am one of the four heavenly beasts! O-Of course I’m never scared!”
“That’s what I thought! Now, let’s go!”
Lu was walking left left, right right. For some reason, he was walking strangely for no reason. Why?
All right, let’s enter politely through the foyer… Oh, the door’s just opened very easily.
“Se-Sera, light! Turn on a light!” said Lu.
I turned a lamp on. Everything lit up in a warm glow, and we were now able to see all around the mansion. The stairs that led up to the second floor were before us.
“Shall we start checking rooms, one by one, from upstairs?”
“What?! What if we go up the stairs, and then they’re rotten through, and we fall like bang bam crash, and we can’t get down anymore?!”
“We can just jump down. Let’s go!”
“Y-yes. I see. Wait! No, Sera, Waiiiittt!”
Lu didn’t perch on my shoulder as usual, but nestled into my shirt against my body.
“Now, I’m quite literally the closest thing to your heart… I won’t be left behind…” said Lu.
As we went up the stairs, we could feel a sort of lukewarm breeze hit our backs from behind us.
“Wha-what?! What’s all this?” asked Ly.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“It seems like a breeze is coming in from a crack, somewhere,” I said. I ignored the little trembles coming from inside my shirt, and continued down the hallway on the second floor, and started opening the doors. There was no furniture in any of the rooms. They were all empty and barren.
“I guess that should be expected. Anything that could be sold has been taken away by thieves, already… uh, hey, Lu! You’re burying your face in my clothes, and you’re not looking around at anything at all! You’re supposed to be searching for suspicious beings with me!”
“Th-that’s not true! Ahh!!! Something clingy! Something clingy is here!”
As soon as Lu had stuck his head out, his face got covered in a cobweb.
“Sera! Use a spell! Clean me! Hurry! Hurrryyy!”
I pulled out a handkerchief from my pocket, and quickly wiped Lu’s face.
“All right, we’ve finished inspecting the second floor! Let’s go to the first floor!”
“That was a hasty cleaning!”
We started making a sweep of the first floor from one end, too. When we opened up the back door in the kitchen, we saw some stepping-stones leading to the backyard. The light shined out to the yard, and… we could sense something was around.
“Lu. It seems like this is it,” I said, taking out a kunai from the holster on my thigh.
“Sera! We’ve done enough for tonight! Let’s come back here in the morning with a hundred friends! Okay? Okay?”
“We need to catch this thing in the act! Let’s go!”
“Waaahhh!” Lu cried, and disappeared into my clothes, completely.
As we got closer to the sound…
…One sheet, two sheets… It’s really not enough…
This is what we could hear a crushingly sad voice say.
“Bwahh, bwahh,” Lu was breathing heavily. His eyes were bloodshot with gear. Ah, how bothersome!
“Lu, it’s fine. Why don’t you go home and get some sleep?”
“Se-Sera, you’re going, so I have to go, you know? I-I’m too scared to sleep alone, at this point!”
You said scared, Lu… I pet Lu on his head, and then… I kicked open the door!
“Don’t move! What are you doing here on this property?!… Hey, what?”
“Sera! That was too quick! I wasn’t ready! Ugyahh! A ghost!… Hm? These guys…”
“Huh? Fio-chan?” two voices said.
“…Akimoto-san from the bookstore, and Noda-san, who’s always sketching at the park?”
Lu slowly lifted his head out of my clothes.
“A-a person? With feet? They have feet!” said Lu.
“Are you preparing for the publication of that new book you’re paying for yourself?”
“Yes. I decided I would compile all of the chapters, and it became quite popular. Every time I left it at my house, it kept getting stolen.”
“When I was working today, I realized that three sheets from my special edition Bromide was gone… I was so disappointed.”
So that voice was just you counting your sheets from Bromide!
“I thought since this place was abandoned, nobody would come here, and it wouldn’t be stolen if I kept my work here…”
“But, you’re breaking and entering, you know?”
“Yes… I’m sorry.”
“Y-you surprised me! Hmph!” said Lu.
“By the way, is Bromide such a good short story that it gets stolen? I’m interested. Let me see!”
“Whaaaat? Fio-chan, that image of you in your summer bunny-ears swimsuit… It wouldn’t be a good idea…”
“Fio-chan! It’s against the rules to show anyone who hasn’t purchased it!”
“All right, then I’ll buy it!”
“Th-they’re sold out! Sorry!”
The next day, after I gave a detailed report to Yamada, Yamada took Akimoto and Noda to Tabuchi.
For some reason, even though they caused turmoil in the area and created a need for a request for an A-rank adventurer to be hired, everyone seemed to sympathize with Akimoto and Noda, and Tabuchi let them off with a strong warning. Taking the extenuating circumstances into consideration, it seems that they were given leeway???
“Ah, I was too late to make a reservation, but I ended up getting my hands on a copy! Not only that, he’s going to get me two copies of the book! Last volume ended with Fio still on the search for the family she was separated with, and just as she finally got reunited with her older brother, it turned out that it wasn’t really him, and ended there… Ah, despite my age, I cried into my pillow… Hahaha, I’ll have to brag to Sakaki about this!”
“What? Tabuchi-san – what did you get your hands on?”
“O-Oh? Serafiona-sama – you’re still here?! Um… Oh, the mission fee, right? The mission fee, the mission fee…”
For some reason, Tabuchi was in a great mood as he handed over the mission fee! Peace was restored in Marsh.
Lu calmed down, too, and was able to sleep peacefully, and belly up.
Lu’s level went up, at once, too! Ta-da!
“It was a hard battle, wasn’t it, Sera?” said Lu.
“Ah, it’s hot! On a day like this, I just want to eat some vanilla ice cream! What, Marsh doesn’t have the ingredients to make vanilla? …Urrggghhh. Then, I’ll settle for grape. Sera, you like grape, right?”
I had been contracted together with Ly for a long time, but I was painfully reminded of the fact that holy beasts were very mysterious, and there were some things about them that humans would just never understand…[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]