Well, I am a little more late than what I had planned, anyhow the chapters are really big the next ones…So they will be in parts…let it be bonus chapter (parts) or the daily chapters (parts) till the time I don’t get chapters like Chapter 14 or like them the small chapters.. I mean
Chapter 16 – Determination and Ridicule and Tears Part 1
It was 3 months ago when Elk Caucus first met them.
Beginning of things was because of a weapon Elk found in a weapon shop she passed by, due to pure luck.
For some reason, Elk decided to buy that weapon, but the price of the weapon which was decorated as a showcase was not something any novice adventurer get take out of their pockets.
There was someone who supported Elk’s shoulders at the time she was in a frantic to buy the weapon.
……Thinking it now,it was completely obvious.
Why didn’t I think it was really unnatural, Elk though as such within the past 3 months.
That man introduced himself as someone affiliated with the organization which supported novice adventurers who have promising futures.
Even the shopkeeper introduced him, saying he was a man you put trust in.
Furthermore, the organization in which the man was affiliated, was even a major dealer in this『Volka』, this alone let Elk trust him.
Elk took the man’s word seriously and finally took a loan.
……The place she took the money from was the so-called『Illegal Loan』and the shopkeeper who guaranteed the trust was also an accomplice of them. It was only the following week that Elk noticed the truth, when a bill of many folds more amount than the principal reached the inn.
The most troublesome thing was that the contract was virtually completed without any problems.
The problem was just personal problems, but no problems legally.
If there was no legal problem, then army and guards like police organizations won’t also move.
Was there no illegal point in the contract or was there any gaps in the contract.
Elk thinking that, desperately read the contract many times -She skimmed reading the contract 1 time- to find any gaps in it regarding money problems.
A month and a little had passed, Elk who was diligent and had higher learning ability too, went to a specialist who deals with such matters.
But, the conclusion derived after going there was『Nothing can be done』.The heartless words.
Different from Minato’s previous life, in this world there was no interest rate set on the illegal loans and so only the rate with the mutual agreement was taken as the rate.
If the signature and seal were real and legal, then there was no place to run.
Elk who understood that was puzzled.
From then till the present day, Elk was desperately trying to raise her money by going in dangerous areas, going in labyrinths and hunting demons.
However, though she tried her best to pay the interest, but there was no signs of her debt going down.
If she was unable to repay the debt, then she would either be degraded to a slave or either send to a brothel.
If that happened, then after that point, there was no freedom, but hell waiting.
Elk who understood that was cornered to the extreme, then some days before the men brought an offer to her.
That was helping in kidnapping, just like a devil’s deal.
The procedure was fairly simple.
One just had to pretend as victim of something or lie down on the road to trick the person who seemed kindhearted and had money to get closer to it.
And bring that person to the place where the kidnappers were waiting for ambush.
The money gotten from the goods and belongings of the prey and after selling the prey off to slave dealers, would be split in portions and that portion, amount of money, will be deducted from her debt.
No matter what, she didn’t want to drop that down as a human being and rejected the offer. But, yesterday, after seeing the large amount of money on Minato, before she even knew, she was『Guiding』Minato.
To the place where she had been informed before『We will wait here today, if you feel like it then bring us the prey, for the sake of both of us』
Most probably, Along with dozens of silver coins and the things inside the backpack along with the equipment too will be able to complete the debt, thinking that Elk’s unreliable reasoning power withdrew back.
She was making excuses to herself which don’t even pass as an excuse like. If I don’t do it, nothing will be solved.
The miscalculation was that Minato was strong.
So strong that he didn’t care about the kidnappers surprise attack.
And this time she tried to use Minato’s power to raise money through legal means while being burdened with the feelings of guilt and self-hatred for doing illegal work and getting engulfed in greed.
She thought of telling Minato about debt, but didn’t do it.
Right now she was suffering from the failure of being unable to repay the debt. The act of taking『Loan』had already become a trauma for her. In the very least, she only had evasion feeling regarding it for now.
The money she had won’t be able to repay the debt due to its increasing interest rate, this was also one of the reasons.
In reality, there were 10 gold coins in Minato’s backpack which might be able to help reduce the debt but neither did Elk knew of their existence nor she would have asked even if she knew.
And so, she tried the method in which she could also help.
But, in this process after being in contact with Minato’s child-like honesty and kindness, Elk felt her ugliness becoming distinct.
Even though, she wasn’t calm at that time, but it was her who agreed to the contract without reading the contract agreement conditions.
It was self-destruction, nothing else.
For covering it up, she involved other people, used the good intentions, trampled the trust underfoot and in the end she hated herself for again taking the money.
And she hated herself even more after being saved by Minato from the big serpent inside the『Labyrinth』
The moment, she was gazing at her ugly self in the reflection of window, a letter reached her.