PF: AK | ET
Heya~, I’m back! *claps to myself*. My exams are over now, my health is restored (drank potions, bitter ones), and so I will be back on posting MnD per day. Here is my rant, oh my~, it’s big.
I’ve re-joined my part-time job, and I also have other work (not including anime watching and all that stuff), so I will try to get some time from my schedule to give you people chapters in whole, not parts, everyday. If I can’t give then, simple, I couldn’t get much free time. As for the Sponsored Chapters (previously known as bonus chapters), I would change my schedule, why? Cuz, the reader gave money! He/She ain’t doing charity job. I too am in a quite pinch for this month (salary comes per month), so I would love if readers give money~. Sponsored Chapters may get postponed, but that is only for the time when I’m posting KnM too. Oh yeah, I finally found, what other translators mean by ‘Slave Day’, basically, that’s something I would also get into when there are too many donors. And with this
Maken no Daydreamer Chapter 24 Part 2
She is the great adventurer, who once in past, bellowed her name through the whole continent, after retiring, she got recommended by majority of people, became the Guild Master of guild, and is right now at this place.
As per rumors, her strength is still present, among the adventurers; her name is known as a Living Legend.
That『Living Legend』is right now in front of my eyes, while sitting on a sofa in really relaxing manner, and a smile is floating on her face.
No matter how you look at it, she doesn’t look that much older than us, but though she looks like human, she is surprisingly different; her true age is over 400 years, really scary.
She has already has been doing her job as『Guild Master』for over 150 years, well, this is a true legend. People are more than meets the eye.
Incidentally, the data about her which I just rambled about is what Elk told me.
The expression she showed before –When we entered the room only to find Barracks-san—was because she knew Guild Master is a girl.
It means she was bewildered on『Why man? 』and not on『He’s got great intimidating pressure!』
If I only had heard this all talk, though it was from Elk, I wouldn’t have believed it, but I have seen the glimpse of that power with my eyes.
The『Girl in Guild Member uniform』to deceive our eyes was Irene-san’s illusion magic.
I have learnt the basics to see through illusions, but I wasn’t even able to sense anything let alone see through it.
Not even a single gap, I can’t help but say it’s a perfectly mastered technique. My instincts after seeing that, removed each and every suspicions about her personal history.
More than anything, the aura she is clad in.
It is only fluttering like wind, is imposing yet calm, it certainly feels like full of self-confidence. To speak in words, yeah, it’s like the atmosphere that shows the『Expert』of some sort.
There is only one other person I knows of, who can be clad in this sort of aura.
Most probably, nope, no doubt about it, this person is the same as mom.
「Well, don’t be so stiff and relax. It’s not like I called you here for some formal business」
「Eh, is that so? 」
「Yeah, I just wanted to talk with the supernova-kun whose been in rumors now-a-days」
Irene-san is like this from before.
However, on the contrary to her frank behavior, I and Elk, both are feeling tension.「It’s strange to not talk about something after calling you her, for starters, I give my gratitude to you, regarding the case this time」
「Case this time? 」
「It’s not you don’t know, right? It’s about the『Naga』. Thanks to you both, the casualties were prevented to the people using the beginner dungeon」
「No, well, I’m grateful for your praise, but just like we reported, there was a large part of luck」
I had thought to faultlessly evade her questions, but
Irene-san’s corners of mouth curved, she broadly grinned.
Then, she sips the tea from her teacup, while smiling,–
「You don’t have to fabricate it here. All because I know, it was 100% your power that defeated it」
–Counterattacks with an unexpected reply as though it is natural.
Unknowingly, both me, and Elk who was quiet from before, trembled our body a little bit.
The reply was just too sudden, for a second I thought it might be on her guesses, but the eyes of Irene-san didn’t had anything like that. Rather than imploring gaze, it was filled with conviction.
「Well, it really is trouble to stand out all of a sudden. It’s quite a good decision. In truth, people without discerning eyes are beautifully getting tricked by your outer appearance」
「Err, no, that……」
「But, I have read your report, it’s quite unbelievable story? I was there at the time of inspection of snake’s corpse. Those scales can’t be burned by the heat of torch. The big lethal scar and other small scars are too much pinpointed for rocks in a cave-in. It was obviously damage inflicted by a blunt weapon or something corresponding to it」
……She knows it. She completely knows it!
From her tone of voice it doesn’t seem like she intends to condemn us for that, but it’s easy to understand her saying『Don’t dodge when I know everything』
She ain’t bluffing. From her whistling yet strong voice, and her gaze which sees through everything, a rookie adventurer can never turn away. It took me too much to realize that.
Irene-san continued her words facing me, who is having trouble in replying,「But well, rest assured. Though I said that, those people from Inspection group are quite busy and didn’t do a close inspection. So publicly, your fabricated story is running.」
「Eh, is that so? 」
Phew safe. I was troubled if the top brass of guild somehow know about our fabricated report.
Well, in that case, we would be summoned more officially.
But, if accepting Irene-san’s words, we succeeded in deceiving them. For the time being, it’s good to be safe.
Well, it seems like we weren’t able to deceive her eyes though……
「No, in truth, it’s not like that」
「Eh? But before, you were there during inspection, you said……」
「Well that’s how it is? But I knew from even before that. That something like that with just big body-frame won’t be even worth mentioning for your power」「What!? Do you mean by that……? 」
「It’s nothing that complicated. I heard it beforehand. From her」
「……From her? You heard it?」
「Your mother……Lilyn, I mean」
Eh!? What the hell do you mean by that!? Just frigging tell me!?
My personal information……oh fuck with it for now. Just tell me what she mean by that!?
Irene-san, you were mom’s acquaintance!?
「No, more precisely I’m not an acquaintance. After all, we were fellow adventurers who lived together during our active periods. Of course, we were in a team」
Fellow adventurer, in other words, her friends from her younger days means. 200 years ago.
Such a big person was a friend with that ‘The Epitome of Freedom’ mother. Truly, that person is not normal in many meanings.
Let it be with Noel-neesan the other day, let it be this time, just how much well-know is she?
One is the head of great association; one is the head of guild……people she knows are all not normal.
[ET: Check yourself once, you’ll understand it]
Then, from the current information, another unexpected reaction came flying from truly unexpected place.
「……!? Wha, Please wait a moment, um, err, I-Irene-sama!」
Elk, who turned into a statue who can only consent to words, suddenly revived and shouted. What happened to her?
「Hey, put down the『-sama』suffix. It’s something else if this was a public place, though」
「I-I’m sorry. Err……Guild Master! Um, the party you said you were in your adventurer days, I can only think of one, don’t tell me……」
「Uh, yeah, you’re not wrong. It’s the one you’re thinking」
「B-But, that party is already……what does it mean that Minato’s mom was one member of it, and also you met her recently……?」
「……? Umm, what might you two be talking about……」
I still don’t get the contents of the aim for this talk.
Most probably it’s that. My nemesis, adventurer’s fundamental knowledge, definitely it’s involved in the contents of this talk.
There, mom too is somehow involved.
「I see. Seems like Lilyn hasn’t told anything about herself to you at all. In other words, Minato-kun, you don’t even know about『Wasp Spiders’』too?」
What is it, never heard of it.
At this moment, a glare saying『For real』from Elk came flying at me. What, is it a really famous story? Like I said before, I don’t have common sense.
[ET: I take this sentence in all meanings.]
「You see,『Wasp Spiders’』was the name of the party I was in when I was an adventurer. Of course, Lilyn too was affiliated to them」
「Mom was? 」
「Yeah that’s right……Minato-kun, it seems like you really don’t know anything, this is one good opportunity. How about hearing an old-tale?」
Saying that, Irene-san drinks the whole tea from cup and wets her throat.
I somehow knew, the words that’s going to come out of her mouth from now, will let me move closer to the mom I don’t know yet.