The Strange Adventure of a Broke Mercenary
Author :Mine
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Chapter 27

Chapter 27
Although they didn x2019;t know who or what she was, there was no reason for them to stay in the forest tending to the young girl .
Loren thought that someone who knew the girl might be in the area, so he left her with Lapis and looked around, but he couldn x2019;t find a trace of anyone . They couldn x2019;t just leave her in the forest alone, so they decided to take her back to the city .
x201C;I don x2019;t really want to do this . x201D;
x201C;Then should we leave her? x201D;
x201C;That x2019;s even worse . x201D;
Even though the girl was around ten years old, she was a bit too big for Lapis to carry, so Loren let her carry his sack of herbs and decided to carry the girl on his back .
He was surprised at how light the unconscious girl was when he picked her up .
x201C;She x2019;s light, right? It x2019;s not like she x2019;s thin . She x2019;s actually pretty healthy . She x2019;s probably from a wealthy family . x201D;
Lapis walked up next to Loren and touched the girl x2019;s foot .
Although she was found in the forest, she was barefoot .
x201C;She doesn x2019;t have much muscle, and the flesh on her hands and feet aren x2019;t hard . Either she didn x2019;t walk around much, or was taken care of very well . x201D;
x201C;Rather than that, she must be insane to be barefoot inside a forest . x201D;
x201C;That x2019;s true . Usually your feet would get cut up really bad . x201D;
Even if you were careful, if you walked around barefoot you would get cuts and sc . r . a . pes .
But the girl x2019;s feet were smooth and clean with no cuts whatsoever .
Loren was curious about her feet, but what was really on his mind was the white dress she was wearing .
The dress was pure white, with no stains on it at all .
If didn x2019;t make any sense if she had wandered in the forest .
x201C;Well, I guess we can ask her when she wakes up . x201D;
x201C;I x2019;m kind of worried that people would think we kidnapped her . x201D;
x201C;Well, two rough looking people are carrying around a helpless girl, so . x201D;
x201C;Can you not naturally include me like that? x201D;
They continued to talk the whole way back, and when they reached the city, Lapis suggested they take the girl to the adventurer x2019;s guild .
They looked like they would be stopped at the gate, but the soldiers in Kauffa didn x2019;t stop people much .
x201C;Apparently, they x2019;re pretty lax about it, unless you obviously look like a criminal . x201D;
x201C;Well, even if they did mistake us for kidnappers, we don x2019;t really have a way to talk out of it . x201D;
x201C;I don x2019;t think there are people who would attempt kidnapping with a priest in their party . x201D;
x201C;Priests are pretty amazing, huh . x201D;
x201C;Nothing beats priests when it comes to social trustworthiness . x201D;
Although Lapis puffed out her chest and bragged, it wasn x2019;t like priests did amazing things, but instead their trust came from the fact that they served the G . o . ds .
When they reached the guild, everyone x2019;s gazes were on Loren, who had two girls with him . But Loren stopped feeling the gazes soon enough and tilted his head .
While he was thinking that it wouldn x2019;t be weird if adventurers like the ones in the morning showed up, Lapis reached the front desk and explained their situation, and came back with the receptionist .

x201C;We x2019;ll take her from here . Is that okay? x201D;
x201C;Yeah . I can x2019;t keep her here on my back forever . x201D;
Loren gently let the girl down from his back and laid her on the stretcher .
As the employees stood up and picked up the stretcher, Loren saw their surprised faces .
As he was thinking that they were surprised at how light the girl was as well, the receptionist called him over and asked him to follow her past the receptionists x2019; desk .
x201C;I x2019;m just saying, I didn x2019;t kidnap her . x201D;
x201C;I x2019;m sure that a kidnapper wouldn x2019;t hand over the person he kidnapped to the adventurer x2019;s guild . It x2019;s nothing like that, but I x2019;d like to talk to you about something . x201D;
x201C;It x2019;s okay if it x2019;s the two of us, right? x201D;
x201C;Yes, with the priestess please . x201D;
Loren felt that they weren x2019;t going to be questioned and looked towards Lapis for her opinion .
She noticed Loren x2019;s gaze and nodded, so Loren decided that there was no problem and followed the receptionist into a drawing room .
x201C;Let me get straight to the point . I x2019;d like to put a restriction on your actions . x201D;
The receptionist told them that as soon as they entered the room and sat down .
It was so sudden that Loren couldn x2019;t understand what she was talking about, so instead Lapis started talking to her .
x201C;What do you mean? Is there some sort of problem with us? x201D;
x201C;No, it x2019;s nothing like that . The guild is going to investigate the girl, and until we are finished, we don x2019;t want you to move around too much . x201D;
x201C;Do you mean that there x2019;s something with the girl? x201D;
x201C;Currently, there is nothing we can tell you about that . x201D;
As he watched Lapis and the employee talk, Loren couldn x2019;t help but think they were being quite unreasonable . But an authority wielding organization like the guild often did unreasonable things, so he wasn x2019;t angry .
Thinking that it was nothing compared to what leaders of mercenary groups did, and Loren asked the employee something important the popped up in his mind .
x201C;How long is it going to last, and how much are we going to be restricted . x201D;
x201C;I x2019;m not sure about the exact period, but I believe it x2019;s going to be a few days . For the restriction, we don x2019;t want you to leave the city, and if possible, stay at the inn that we tell you to . x201D;
x201C;That sounds pretty serious . x201D;
The restrictions were loose, but it was pretty much the same thing as being contained and arrested .
It wasn x2019;t something he could just agree to .
No matter how much authority the guild had, Loren wasn x2019;t going to do something that he didn x2019;t want to and showed his irritation . The employee tensed as she felt pressure coming from him, but wasn x2019;t going to back off . She clenched her teeth and continued slowly, trying not to let her voice tremble .

x201C;Wouldn x2019;t it be more humane to act as if you didn x2019;t notice that? x201D;
x201C;You x2019;re the last person I want to listen to talking about how to be human x2026; x201D;
x201C;I x2019;d like to firmly protest about how you x2019;re treating me . x201D;
Loren raised his hand and stopped Lapis, who was about to argue with a sullen expression, and asked another question to the employee, being careful not to raise his voice .
x201C;Anyways, about the girl that we brought here . What is there to her . ? x201D;
x201C;That x2019;s what we x2019;re going to investigate . x201D;
The employee didn x2019;t give him an exact answer, and from that Loren understood that he didn x2019;t turn the conversation the right way .
Loren was thinking that being loyal to your job was indeed a virtue, but he didn x2019;t like the fact that they were keeping things from him . Lapis started to talk this time instead of him .
x201C;You do realize that we x2019;re not satisfied with that answer, right? x201D;
x201C;That x2019;s x2026; x201D;
x201C;Just tell us this then . What do you think the chances are that this will work against us? x201D;
Lapis looked straight at the employee, and she silently looked away from her, eyes wandering .
Lapis didn x2019;t seem like she was going to go on and silently waited for the employee to answer .
After thinking for a long time, the employee sighed, knowing that Loren and Lapis wouldn x2019;t accept the guild x2019;s suggestion at this rate . She looked at them and opened her mouth .
x201C;I believe that there x2019;s very little chance of that . A few people in the guild have seen the girl before, but the only way we can make sure who she really is, is either when she wakes up or after a few days of investigation . x201D;
x201C;Loren, this means that the girl is from a faraway city, and high status as well . x201D;

The employee didn x2019;t even bother saying if Lapis was correct or not .
Instead, she smiled at them, but it looked forced and unnatural, so Loren guessed that Lapis was right .
x201C;I see . So until you find out who she really is and make sure we x2019;re unrelated to her, you want us where you can see us . x201D;
x201C;I can x2019;t confirm . x201D;
x201C;Loren, I think it x2019;s fine to accept their offer . Once they find out that we had nothing to do with the girl being in the forest we x2019;re free to go . For the next few days we can live and have fun off of the guild x2019;s money . x201D;
The employee was at a loss of words at Lapis x2019; easy going manner, her smile twitching .
While hoping that the she wouldn x2019;t be too stressed out, Loren told her that he accepted the guild x2019;s offer .
x201C;So, you x2019;re going to prepare the rooms and the money, right? x201D;
x201C;I x2019;ll arrange it immediately . A room for x2026; two is okay, right? x201D;
For some reason she looked like she wanted to get a blow in somehow .
x201C;I don x2019;t mind . x201D;
x201C;Hey, miss priestess, watch what you x2019;re saying . We x2019;ll be getting two separate rooms, of course . If you can x2019;t accept that, the none of this ever happened, got it? x201D;
Loren x2019;s words rang out clearly as he looked at both of them with a serious face .
Although for different reasons, both Lapis and the employee sighed .

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