The Eldest Daughter Walks Down The Flower Path - Chapter 76
“Then it’s already dealt with?”
The squire scratched his head.
“But it’s a sign that the monsters had begun to move, so I thought I should inform you, sir.”
“Ah, right. Well done, well done.”
Lux patted the squire on the head, then turned to Ardon and smiled.
“Did you hear that? It’s nothing.”
Ardon continued to glare at Lux with contemptuous eyes, then he turned to the other side of the hall.
“What’s the matter?”
Aron stared intently at the other side of the hall.
“I sensed someone there just now.”
“Really? I didn’t notice.”
Ardon frowned slightly.
Ardon was the captain of the Black Lion Knightage and was one of the best knights of the empire. Lux as well, even though he looked like a moron, was the captain of the marquisate’s subjugation squad and had also officially received the seal of a mage knight.
‘No matter how much you say we’re being careless, does this mean there’s someone in the marquis’ estate capable enough to slip past both me and Lux?’
“Ack, it’s so salty!”
Stroking the pouch full of money, Luke smiled despicably.
“If the land is ruined, they’ll be so scared that they’ll start paying so kindly in advance.”
Luke exclaimed to Gorz.
“I’ve distributed the shares to the members, but there’s still this much left. Let’s go for a good drink today!”
However, unlike how excited Luke was, Gorz didn’t look all too happy.
In fact, he’s been like this for days already.
Starting from not long ago, when that rude lady grabbed him like that at the auction house.
Luke tapped Gorz on the shoulder and spoke.
“Well, she was someone from under Marquis Russell, and I understand how upset you are, but what can we do? Let’s just drink up and forget about it!”
Instead of answering, Gorz spat out from his lower abdomen a huge, keuhaaaaa.
‘I almost fainted back then…!’
When he was suddenly caught by the back of his neck at the auction house without noticing.
Just recalling that low voice made his hair rise up.
The person who grabbed him by the back of the neck was clearly just a young woman who was wearing a cute dress, but he felt her aura before he even looked back. Her presence was almost comparable to that of a spider, who’d set up a trap.
“No, but, when I looked at that wench, why did I think, ‘spider’…!”
Luke also shuddered at the word ‘spider’.
As Luke trembled and shuddered, he took out a dirty snake skin from his coat pocket and put it on his forehead like a talisman.
“Why! Why! Why! Why did you have to say the word spider! Uhuuuk!”
“Uhuhuhu! Lord Kingsnake, Lord Kingsnake! Get rid of the spider please!”
As Gorz and Luke shuddered even more, their eyes met.
“Let’s go out drinking.”
“Very very venomous wretch.”
Luke groaned as he pulled out a large chest from under the bed.
And in that chest, there were huge eggs.
Luke threw the pouch of money next to the eggs and closed the chest.
Then, he went out the door with Gorz.
As their footsteps went farther away, someone who was hiding in the shadows under the stairs revealed herself. It was Radis.
“Tez was right.”
Tez, one of her comrades, had formerly lived in a village near the borders before he entered the imperial subjugation squad. His village back then was also near Monsterwood.
Tez used to speak about this bar with scorn. It’s located in the outskirts of Loire.
‘That’s the base of the Kingsnake Mercenary Guild, those bastards. They were terrible brutes, really.’
The Kingsnake Mercenary Guild lured monsters to attack small villages, and this included Tez’s former village near the border. Those mercenaries were inherently more heinous than any ferocious criminal, even with sins of high treason.
Every time Tez saw this abandoned bar, there was never a time that swears and curses were directed at those mercenaries.
Thanks to that, Radis easily recalled this place.
“As expected, those guys are really terrible brutes.”
Radis pulled open the door that Gorz and Luke had just closed.
It was locked, of course.
Pulling it with force, the doorknob was soon torn off.
After chucking the broken knob roughly, Radis opened the door and went in.
With just overhearing their movements and words earlier, Radis could guess where Luke had hidden the chest.
Sure enough, she found the hidden chest under the bed. She pulled it out and opened the lid.
There were eggs in it.
There were two that were the size of a fist, and one that was the size of a baby’s head.
These were not just ordinary eggs.
The ones that were the size of fists had purple stripes on them, and the one that was the size of a baby’s head had even weirder patterns.
There was a subtle glow emanating from it as though a candle had been lit from inside the egg.
And it’s obvious what these eggs were.
“I knew it, monster eggs!”