Magic? Muscle Is Much More Important Than Such A Thing! - Chapter 27
STRANGE PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHERE ~ BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER ~
The next day, I and Firia go to the guild as usual .
However, today is somewhat different from usual . I’ve felt it since the time we were shopping yesterday, but not a few people are whispering to each other while staring at me and Firia .
My beautiful muscles and Firia’s beauty surely are standing out, but is it just my imagination that I feel like their reactions are slightly different from usual?
And so I decide to strain my ears and eavesdrop their conversation .
“Hey, aren’t they the ones from the martial arts tournament?”
“You’re right, moreover isn’t that guy the champion?”
…I see . So they’re gossiping about me winning the tournament, huh .
While having a slight uncomfortable feeling, we arrive at the guild .
I’ve confirmed that I now can take C ranking requests at the counter, but there’s no request that particularly catches my interest . The tournament was just yesterday, so I think it won’t be bad to rest our bodies for a while, but suddenly I hear a deep voice coming from behind us .
“Oioi, isn’t it the champion we have here? What’s with that displeased face of yours?”
What I ponder who it is, it turns out to be Babandongas . Looks like he isn’t together with Ortemia today .
Before I manage to say anything, Babandongas makes an expression as if understanding my thought .
“It’s that right? The gossiping people about you winning the tournament, right? But don’t worry, everything will settle itself in about three days . It’s only for now, for now . ”
Come to think of it, Babandongas was the champion of the last event, wasn’t he?
“It’s so uncomfortable, I’m even thinking about going to another town . ”
Babandongas then says as such while laughing and patting my back . Isn’t this guy acting kinda too over-familiar?
“Oioi, hold your horse a bit . There are also many good things in this town, you know? Not that I know much about it myself, though… . Ah, right! You’re free right now, aren’t you? I will take you to a fun place then . ”
“Okay, but I’ll punch you if it’s boring . ”
“I feel like you’ll send me directly to afterlife with that punch of yours so please don’t…”
I and Firia have no particular plan so we decide to follow Babandongas .
When I’m wondering about where he’s taking us to, the destination turns out to be a casino .
“You guys have never went to a casino, haven’t you? This place is quite fun, you know?”
“I’ve never participated in any kind of gambling in my entire life . ”
“Same for me, rather than doing such a thing, I’d prefer do some muscle training . ”
After murmuring ‘what a strange people’ with an astounded face, he then leads us into the casino .
Music echoes loudly, and the air is teeming with the smell of alcohol and tobacco . That gives this place a bad first impression in my book .
“The most popular here is this one! Here you spin the roulette and then predict the number between one to eight where it’d stop later . Well, experience is the best teacher they say, try it first . ”
Following Babandongas’ words, we then sit in front of the roulette .
He’s expressly invited us here, so it’d be too disrespectful to decline now .
“I’ll bet on three then . ”
“Seven for me . ”
After the dealer spun the roulette, it lands on number seven .
“Oh, not bad, Firia-chan . ”
“Thank you . ”
…I definitely can’t afford to lose here .
I don’t want to lose in gamble against her . Because otherwise, I’m sure she’ll make a fun of me later .
“Come on, come on! Three, three!”
However, the rolling ball heartlessly lands on number four .
No matter how many times I’ve tried, I’ve never won . What the hell is going on here?
When I take a glance to my side, I can see Firia, who miraculously wins about once each two spin despite the one eight winning chance, staring at me while brimming with complacent smile .
“Unfortunately you seem to have no talent in this, Yuri-san, unlike me . ”
And says so while flapping the banknotes .
… . I can’t refute her .
I don’t want to spend too much money uselessly like this, so I decide to stop gambling there .
“Sup, so, how was the casino?”
Babandongas, who just returned from playing at another game, asks so .
“It was the very great . ”
“Very bad . ”
I and Firia give him the exact opposite reactions .
Seemingly has guessed our result based on our answer, he then loudly laughs .
“Well, at least it was a good change of pace, wasn’t it?”
“Hmm, well, yeah . ”
“Isn’t that good enough then?”
However I won’t go to casino ever again . No matter how much money I have, it won’t be enough, after all .
“Ah, right, do you still have time?”
After leaving the casino, before we part, Babandongas suddenly asks so .
Seems like he still has some sort of business with us .
“Well, it isn’t like I have any plan or anything . ”
“Same for me . ”
“Good then, there’s something I want to show you by all means . ”
Hearing our answers, Babandongas happily raises the corner of his mouth and then takes something out from the dimensional bag on his waist .
What he takes out is a blue covered album . The thickness easily exceeds any ordinary dictionary .
Within that thick album which Babandongas takes out of the dimensional bag, there are numerous pictures of a quiet-looking blue haired young girl – namely his sister, Ortemia .
“How is it, cute isn’t she?”
“Do you always carry it around?”
I ask Babandongas so .
I have to admit that she’s cute indeed, but all in all, she surely doesn’t resemble him at all .
“Obviously! I always carry it whenever and wherever I go . ”
“You sure are a hardcore, huh . ”
“So unwavering . ”
“Protecting his little is big brother’s duty . And that’s exactly my raison d’etre, after all . ”
Those are cool words alright, but since he says so while slovenly staring at his little sister’s pictures, the coolness disappears by no less than half .
“Cute, isn’t she? Isn’t she? Look at this one too! Ah, and this one too! Ah, this one was taken four years, six months, fifteen days, three hours and sixteen minutes ago . How nostalgic… . ”
“I, I see . ”
“S, she’s indeed cute . ”
We’re taken aback by Babandongas’ chatters .
His memory isn’t normal… . just how much he loves his little sister, I wonder?
“Are you looking properly? Rather than from that angle, Ortemia in this picture will look way cuter if you look at it head-on . Ah, but of course, no matter from which angle you look at her, Ortemia is always cute though! Yuri, look from slightly to the left, and you Firia-chan, it’d be better if you look from slightly to the right . How is it, what do say about this cuteness! ”
This guy knows no end, huh .
In the end Babandongas’ story keeps on continuing until the sun sinks in the horizon .
After parting with Babandongas, we then head back to the inn .
“That was very impressive, wasn’t it?”
“Yeah, impressive indeed… . ”
That’s the only impression I got out of it .
I wonder what would happen if Ortemia were his lover instead? I am afraid it’d surely be very outrageous, though .
Or rather, what were we doing before Babandongas started his story again?… . Ah, right, we went to the casino .
“You aren’t going to immerse yourself in casino, are you?”
I definitely don’t want to have my partner to turn into a gambling addict .
If it’s Firia, I think she’d be fine but… .
As if to brush off my worry, Firia suddenly lets out ‘Ohohoho’ laugh .
… . . Ohohoho?
“Worry not, for I shan’t ever have such an intention . It was certainly fun, but it’s a bit too vulgar for someone of noble status such as myself… . ”
“I, I see . ”
Firia takes a pose like some sort of aristocrat girl who’s holding a fan .
Appearance-wise it really won’t be strange if she’s actually someone of such status, but for someone who know how she usually is, it sends shivers down my spine .
“Such acts even suit me well, huh… as expected of me is all I can say… As expected of the transcendental beautiful elf girl… . ”
Firia praises herself with entranced eyes .
“Well, you’re free to think yourself however you want, I think . ”
“Mu, what do you mean by that?”
What do I mean? That’s exactly what I mean, though .
Looking at Firia who’s inflating her cheeks as if being slightly angry, I seriously ponder .
“Why are there only eccentric people around me, I wonder?”
“You’re one to talk, Yuri-san . ”
We eventually arrive at the inn while having such a conversation .