Episode 31: The Iron Knights
After loading food and other supplies related to the magicrafts into the ride carrier, we set off for Kirks.
A large living room of about 20 tatami mats was used as a meeting room…….Everyone on board this ride carrier gathered and was discussing some of the first issues that needed to be decided.
“First things first, the name of the mercenary group.”
You certainly can’t make a name for yourself without a name.
“I like Flowers and Birds.”
“Rejected, it doesn’t sound strong enough.”
Jean dismissed Nanami’s idea without a second thought.
“Well, what do you propose, Jean?”
“How about the Reaper Guards? Sounds strong.”
“No, it’s not cute.”
“A mercenary group doesn’t need a pretty name!”
You’re right, but I’m not so sure about Jean’s Reaper Corps either.
“I’d prefer a noble name, like Elegant Hunters or…….”
“That’s my girl Alana! That’s great!”
Liza praised Alana’s idea without question…… I have a feeling that no matter what Alana says, she’s going to say the same line.
“How about the Dragon, Tiger and Phoenix Brigade?”
It was Farma who suggested a stern name that didn’t fit her character…….It sounds a bit good, but…..when I think about it, it doesn’t make sense.
“So, Yuta, what do you have in mind?”
When Alana asked I thought about it…….I’m not one to have a naming sense, but……I just said what came to my mind.
“What about the Iron Knights?”
Well, I was expecting it to be rejected, everyone’s reaction wasn’t bad, except……
“It’s nice. It sounds strong.”
“Yeah, it sounds like we’ve got class.”
“It’s not very pretty, but if Yuta says so……”
“It’s very good. I agree with Yuta’s idea…….”
“No way, I think Master Alana’s is the best……”
Only one person was against it, but a quick glance from Alana turned her in favor of it, and it was unanimously decided to be the Iron Knights.
“The next step is to choose a room, which is important because this ride carrier will be the center of our lives from now on.”
“I already have a room of my own, so I’ll take that one.”
“Don’t be so selfish. That’s the biggest room in the back. I want to stay there.”
“The ride carrier is mine. I have the right to choose my own room.”
“That’s right, you funny head, shut up!”
Liza tangled with Jean to defend Alana.
“Who’s a funny head? This is the new hairstyle in Kalurn, in the north!”
“We’re in the west of the continent! We don’t want any fads from the north!”
“Shut up! I don’t know if you’re male or female.”
“You must be blind if you can’t tell the difference between men and women!”
Even Jean, unexpectedly, is a little overwhelmed by Liza, perhaps because he’s not good at arguing with women.
“Well, it’s not like we’re going to get into a fight over this, so let’s just have a fair ‘random draw’ to decide.”
When I suggested this, everyone seemed to be confused and didn’t seem to understand what I meant…….Well, there is no such thing as “lottery ” in this world…….Anyway, as I explained, I wrote down the numbers on the paper.
“Wow, that’s interesting…….Earth culture has had a huge influence on Falva, but……this thing is going to be popular too.”
As Alana said, there are a few similar cultural aspects with Earth…….For example, in the cuisine, there is a Japanese menu.
On the paper I wrote, there were numbers from 1 to 6, and it was decided that the rooms would be decided in the order of these numbers…….And the result of the lottery was……
“See, God is watching. Of course I’m going to choose that back room.”
“Damn it! There’s something wrong with this lottery!”
“Don’t complain, you’re the last one, so be quiet.”
“……Hmm, come on, Yuta, pick one.”
“Well……I don’t care where I go, but I think I’d like the front room with the best view.”
“Damn……I was aiming for that room too…….If you don’t care where, give it up, Yuta!”
“No, Yuta, you can’t do what Jean wants.”
It’s true that if I give Jean the room the lottery will be meaningless.
“Jean, I’m sorry, but this is non-negotiable.”
“Farma’s next. Where do you want to stay?”
“……in the room to the right of Yuta……”
She said modestly.
“Next, it’s Nanami, right? Nanami is……uh…..fine in the room with Yuta.”
When Alana heard this, she complained.
“You can’t do that, Nanami. If that’s the case, then I will too!”
“Yeah~ I want to sleep with Yuta as usual, but……then the room to the left of Yuta is fine.”
When she was told no, Nanami said she had no choice but to do so. Liza chose the room next to Alana’s and Jean chose the largest room of the remaining rooms.
This is the first time I’ve slept in my own room since I came to this world. It’s not that I don’t like sleeping with Nanami, but it’s nice to be able to sleep alone.