I was sold at the lowest price C419: Preparations for the Banquet
Me, dad, and Kiyone were to go shopping for alcohol, while Jean, Linnecarlo, and some of the Epsilon core members were to go shopping for clothes and household items.
Nagisa and Mayu, plus Emitz and Mirti will be in charge of Mayu’s personal items and other things we may need. Feri would stay behind to look after Mirai.
The town we stopped at was a small town with an unfamiliar name, but it had a certain amount of activity and a market, albeit a small one.
It is a small market, so I wandered around for a bit and quickly found a store that sold liquor. It seemed to be a proper liquor store, and according to the old man, the selection was not bad.
“I’ll take that shelf from end to end.”
The old man boldly buys about ten bottles at once. Kiyone, seeing this, as usual, hurls a few words of criticism at him.
“Since you drink expensive liquor like water anyway, why don’t you buy the cheap stuff?”
“You’re so rude. It looks like I’m drinking it like water, but I’m tasting it.”
“I don’t think so. When we ran out of your favorite local sake, I served you a different one without father’s knowledge, but you didn’t even notice it.”
“What? You were doing that?”
“I was doing that. So, please, put that bottle back on the shelf and have this one.”
“Damn……you really are starting to look more and more like your mother aren’t you?”
Even the mighty Sword Saint seemed no match for his daughter, Kiyone, and reluctantly put the sake back on the shelf.
“Don’t put that sake back. It’s my special treat today. It’s been a long time since you had a drink, right? You can choose whatever you want to drink.”
“Are you sure about this, Yuta?”
Hearing this, the old man’s face lit up. I don’t have anything in particular that I want, and most of my living expenses come from the Iron Knights, so I actually have a good amount of money saved up since I don’t have to spend most of my paycheck.
“You spoil him like that again……”
“Kiyone, if you want some alcohol I can buy you some.”
Although it is not so obvious compared to father’s love of alcohol, I know that Kiyone also likes to drink.
“It’s a present from my brother.”
Kiyone seemed to have been just restraining herself from giving her father a hard time when she said this, and had already made up her mind about the sake she wanted to drink. She quickly selected a few bottles of sake without even thinking about it.
“Yuta……can I pick just one more bottle?”
Kiyone unusually sweetly asks me that. I was completely satisfied just by seeing her expression, which I usually don’t get to see.
It makes me happy just to see the two of them choosing drinks in such a friendly manner. When I realize that I am being filial to my family, I think of my newly born younger sister. I also think of my childhood friend who has been like family to me since I was a child.
Yes, I should buy something for those two…….
As I was casually pondering what to buy, the two hardened drinkers were coming back to me with a little more booze than I expected.
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