24 Companies in Travel and Life
I checked every single men I sent flying.
(They're all dead... And I was just poking them lightly...)
After what happened with the boar magic beast, I tried to hold myself back here.
I got dejected by my own power's abnormality.
(That Saiya grandson did training to control his strength. I can see how hard that is now...)
I have no issue in my normal state outside Acceleration.
But once the [Switch] is on, it's like I'm being toyed around by my power instead.
(Should I stop my daily workout? Kinda afraid I'd cause an even bigger mess than this...)
"Er, um! T-thank you very much."
The girl I saved had come next to me and said her thanks before I knew it.
Her words were filled with gratitude.
I stopped pondering and checked the surroundings. To ascertain no more foes lurking.
"These guys are all dead... What now?"
"Eh...? Ah, yes... you can just leave them here. It'll be fine as long as you report to the government office later... Eh? All of them? Dead? Eh?"
What is she surprised about? Well whatever.
But I'm a bit surprised at myself. Manslaughter. Even if those men were trash not worth hurting your conscience over.
Yet it didn't really feel real to me.
Punched a chin, kicked an abdomen, a light push, a direct punch on the chest, a chop on the neck, and a high kick on the head.
Even if I didn't have killing intent and was just testing my power.
"Won't they get eaten by carnivorous animals? Is that all right?"
I spoke as if I wasn't the one who did all that.
"Ah, if that's the case, please feel free to take all these bandits' belongings. Go ahead."
"Ah, really? So you can do that. Right, glad to see you're unhurt."
She noticed late and changed her tone.
"Yes, you have my gratitude for saving me in my..."
"Ah, no need for formality. I mean we're probably around the same age. Just speak frankly."
Afterward, I took all valuables from the corpses. No hesitation.
These guys no longer need them anyway.
(Have I always been this cold of a human...)
'I sure took myself wrong', I thought to myself.
"I would like to express my gratitude, but I'm sorry, I don't have anything on me right now..."
"Eh? Ah, don't need it. Well then! Take care."
Not like I was expecting reward. The trouble's been taken care of anyway.
As I was about to walk away, she called out to me.
"Um! Where might you be going?"
"Commercial city though?"
"I'm sorry. I know it's impudent of me for asking after you just saved me and all, but could you let me go with you?"
I thought for a bit.
(She got attacked, saved and still got some way to go left. Guess she'd feel uneasy being left alone now. She must want a bodyguard until her destination...)
"...Sure, I don't mind."
"Thank you so much! Oh, I'm Airyl. A peddler."
(I may have saved her and all, but isn't she a bit too trusting? Well whatever.)
"Well, as they say, 'Companies in travel and life'."
"Huh? That didn't go through?"
"Err, uh, umm? That's a nice phrase?"
"Well anyway. Let's get a move on."
I thought to myself as I lifted up my loaded baggage.
Man, what should I do about lunch.
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After walking for about one kilometer. I've already regretted my decision.
(She's slow. I'd have gotten there by now if I ran.)
Naturally she wouldn't have been able to catch up with me running in [Acceleration] state.
"Um, would you like to have lunch together?"
I affirmed her and the two of us walked under a tree.
That was the first exchange we did until this point. I wasn't going to make small talks.
"...Just who are you?"