Reborn As A Cripple - Chapter 10
When I returned to the Adventurer’s Guild, I found that the request had already been accomplished.
I’m quite sure Laguna, who struck me once and left quickly took care of it. I got 10 000 jols as a reward for my achievement and a letter of recommendation in the handwriting of the head of the adventurer’s guild, which I needed in order to take the entrance exam for the [Hero Academy], which was my goal, and headed back to the inn.
Come to think of it, I’ve been casually letting it slide, but the price for a quest to eradicate an orc settlement is usually around 12 000 jols.
So, it seems that Laguna was disciplined enough to distribute the reward according to the number of orcs killed.
…I would have been happy to split the money with her. Well, chasing after her now and returning the money to Laguna would lead to even more embarrassment for her, and I’d like to return it without her noticing it when I get the chance.
And so, I arrived at the inn run by the adventurer’s guild.
If an adventurer stayed at C-rank, they could stay for less than half the regular price, which was very reasonable. It’s 30 jols per night including dinner and breakfast, which was alarmingly cheap compared to Japan.
In case you’re wondering, the exchange rate for converting real money into the [JRO] currency, Jols, is roughly around 100 yen = 10 000 Jols.
However, I think that 1 Jol is around 100 yen.
With these thoughts in mind, I finished my dinner, which was pretty good, took a quick shower, and laid down on my bed.
In this world, the standard of living was quite high, whether it’s thanks to magic, [Alchemist], etc, or because [JRO] was a game created by Japanese people.
I was impressed by the beauty of the [JRO] world and calmly thought about the future.
My ultimate goal was to become the strongest in the world, but first I needed to get my engagement with Reyna back on track.
In order to do this, I needed to enroll in the [Hero Academy], where Reyna would be enrolled this year, and think about specific measures.
…To do this, I need to pass the exam first.
At any rate, I have a letter of recommendation from the branch manager that I got today, so I don’t think I’d be rejected based on the paperwork. I also knew all the strategy information of [JRO], so I think I could get at least 90% of the answers right on the exam.
However, from what I’ve heard, the [Hero Academy] had a system of classifying students according to their performance in the entrance exam.
And as a princess, the brilliant Reyna would surely be placed in the highest class.
I wanted to be in the same class as Reyna anyway.
Then I’d have the work hard to get into a higher class too!
I have to work hard, but the entrance exam would be next month, and there’s not much I could do about it now.
I’d at least read over the strategy information of [JRO] that I used to write down so I wouldn’t forget.
…However, I couldn’t sleep at all.
What came to mind was what happened today. The red kitten, Laguna, that blushed and showed me her panties.
I’m fully devoted to Reyna, but I’m a boy at that age. If she showed me something like that, I wouldn’t be able to forget it for a while and it might not go away.
I felt refreshed and then went to sleep. I wasn’t cheating on Reyna cause this was a perfectly normal physiological behavior.
“I can’t get married because of you! Take responsibility!”
In the morning, as I walked out of the inn after having a reasonably good breakfast, Laguna pointed her index finger at me and said so.
Red twin tails swaying in full view and golden eyes.
However, I was still thinking about yesterday’s freshly taken off underwear.
…That was too much stimulation for a virgin like me.
I felt more embarrassed now than at the time when I was first shown that.
“…I’m being told to take responsibility. I, I have a… fiancé though?”
“You do? But that doesn’t matter!”
“It isn’t irrelevant…”
I mean, take responsibility, was that what she said?
As of yesterday, I thought surely that she hated me…
“I mean, Laguna, I’m…
“In the beast tribe, the strongest males are usually…
There was a pause for a while when we talked over ourselves. So, I let Laguna say what she has to say.
“Well, in the beast tribe, the strongest males usually have the most females in their service! If you’re as strong as you are, you’d be worthy of having me and your fiancé as your attendants.”
“I’m not saying it’s worth it, but there’s a chance that Reyna… my fiancé won’t like it in the first place.”
“But from the way you said it earlier, you’re not exactly engaged, are you?”
“That’s, well… true. But the engagement is only temporarily broken now, and we plan to get back together later, so we’re practically fiancé-like… right?”
There was something about the way I said it that made it feel a little creepy combined with my slurred speech, but Laguna just nodded her head and listened.
“So, you’re not engaged now, but you want to marry this Reyna person someday. I think I can help you with that.”
“…And in return, I’m supposed to marry both of you?”
“That’s right. You saw my crotch… or are you unhappy that I’m going to be your wife?”
“No, I’m not unhappy or anything…”
But the crotch huh? My ignorance is to blame for the cause of that matter, and I couldn’t refuse Laguna so strongly because I felt responsible for it.
No, it’s wrong. To tell the truth, I was a little shaken when she showed me her panties.
Besides, Laguna’s a beautiful girl to look at… Her personality’s a bit harsh, but I’m starting to see a bit of a dere in her.
…I was also a bit fascinated by the idea of a harem.
Maybe it’s because my heart was weak against the desire that I couldn’t refuse Laguna. If I was stronger in resisting temptation, I wouldn’t have been so obsessed with [JRO] in my previous life and played it till I died.
“Well, not really… uhm, your name. What is it?”
“…Didn’t you say something yesterday about not needing to know? …It, it’s a lie! H, Heid. My name’s Heid.”
And don’t just suddenly take off your panties!
I thought that showing off your underwear was the most reprehensible thing a beast woman could do?
“I see… Heid huh”
Don’t look a little disappointed. Cause I was a little disappointed too.
“Well, if Heid doesn’t agree with it, that’s fine. I’m just going to stay by your side as a wife anyway.”
“Well, that’s… but I’m not so easily dominated, am I?”
“Hmm, why don’t we test it?”
Laguna laughed provocatively.
“So, what was it that Heid was telling me earlier?”
“No, I mean… does Laguna like me?”
“Who knows? What do you think? But what I can say is that I like strong males.”
She said that I’m a strong male earlier. Isn’t that practically saying that she likes me?
However, I didn’t dislike the slightly dishonest way she said it, which was very Laguna-like, but cute.
Reyna, I’m sorry. I couldn’t shake off Laguna. I’ve never had anyone that showed me any goodwill in my previous life, so I didn’t know how to refuse it.
…No, that’s just an excuse.
Still, for the time being, I swore upon myself.
I would not lay a finger on Reyna until my engagement to her is back. Even if I’m tempted, I’ll manage to endure it with my own power.
For my first time at least, it would be with Reyna.
I know that I’m being insincere, but I’m going to follow through with this rule, even if it’s dishonest, just so that I don’t hate myself.
TN: Dere refers to being lovestruck.
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