The Struggle of a Weak Aristocrat in a Different World C14: Moment of decision
The discussion with the girl had been parallel, but the time for a decision was approaching. I could hear the sound of oil popping and smell the aroma of fried food.
At that moment, the girl and I looked at each other, and we both knew that we had to make a decision soon. Yes, to eat freshly fried food!
“Little girl. We’ll never get anywhere with this.”
“Who’s a little girl!?”
“I can’t eat fried food like this. So let’s play a quick game to decide.”
“Oh. It’s called rock-paper-scissors!”
I explained the rules of rock-paper-scissors.
“I see. Well, that’s certainly simple and fair! Good! Let’s get on with it.”
The girl nodded her head, then leaned forward and said.
“Let’s get started! Rock, paper, scissors…”
“Wait a minute!”
I was about to start a game of rock-paper-scissors when the girl with a grinning face stopped me.
“I’ll take par!”
The girl huffed proudly. She must have come up with something but she was just a girl who had just learned to play rock-paper-scissors. At this moment, I was convinced that I had won.
“All right! Let’s go! Rock-paper-scissors.”
I used rock and the girl scissors, I knew she was an idiot.
“The fried food is mine! Hahahaha!”
The girl snorted and glared at me with tears in her eyes but I still didn’t care, and she ran off.
“Fried food’s ready! Huh? Where is the regular customer?”
“She was so frustrated that she couldn’t eat the fried chicken, so she ran away.”
When I pointed my finger, the old man suddenly turned pale.
“Boy, you better go after her! There’s a bunch of bad guys over there! Come on!”
I followed the old man as he hurried me into the alley. The alley was dark, there was trash scattered around, and I couldn’t feel any sign of people. Where did she go? As I walked deeper into the alley, I heard a girl’s voice coming from inside a building.
I kicked down the door of the building where I heard the screams and went inside. Inside the room, I found three men, one short, one fat, and one skinny, and a girl with her hands and feet bound with rope.
“Who the hell are you?”
The men were taken aback by the suddenness of the event, but soon smiled foolishly.
“What’s a kid doing here?”
“Head. If you look carefully, this kid’s not bad-looking. He’s going to be a big seller.”
“It’s our lucky day, we’ve got two of the best!”
Apparently, they’re trying to sell us into slavery. Maybe I shouldn’t have gone in there so carelessly. At the very least, I should have taken advantage of the opportunity.
I chuckled to myself at my own simple actions.
“Hey! You guys have my money! Can you please forgive me and the girl?”
“A kid like you wouldn’t have that much money.”
I showed him a bag of gold coins from my pocket. I had brought a large sum of money for my return trip and for my entertainment after the party.
The men sneakily talked to each other, then smiled and beckoned.
“Oh. All right! I’ll let you go with that money. Bring the money to me.”
I walk up to the fat man and hand him the gold.
“That should do it. Just let us go.”
“Yeah. I got it, but I can’t let you leave!”
A skinny guy was coming at me from behind, trying to pin me down. I bent down and backed away, elbowing the guy in the side of the head. Then I dodged the little guy’s big hook and hooked him in the jaw. Finally, I hit the stunned fat man in the face with a high kick, subduing all three of them.
I mean, they’re all one shot. I feel like an idiot for even flinching a little.
After dealing with them I untied the girl’s rope.
“Are you hurt?”
“I’m fine…….Thank you.”
The girl replied with red eyes and an upturned gaze, she was really scared. If I look closely, I could see that she has a well-defined face with silky blond hair, long eyelashes, a clear nose, and red, well-shaped lips. It’s frustrating, but she’s so cute.
“I’m glad you’re okay. Let’s go home.”
The girl said with a sigh.
“You didn’t get to eat the fried chicken because you came right away?”
“Don’t worry about it. We can go back to the old man’s place and eat.”
“But it won’t taste good cold…….”
I tell the depressed girl with a smug look on my face.
“Don’t you know? Twice-fried fried chicken is delicious!”
Support me on Ko-fi for extra chapters.