I'm presently waiting for someone while sipping my tea. Sinking down further in a high class sofa.
This is the place the men who raided me led me to. The room of a company president who hired them.
Of course I only needed one of them to get me here so I crushed the rest. No killing. Only knocked them out.
On the way here, the man tried to escape so many times, but I kept going ahead and blocking his way until he turned obedient. Instilling how it was impossible to run.
Having them all dead wouldn't be weird after everything they did, but I'm scared of getting used to killing.
I've opted to let the assassination attempt slide since it made for a good experience. I must have really stained by this world letting something like that slide.
The wait went on for quite some time before the person in question finally showed up.
"Pardon me for making you wait. I'm Maden, I work as a president of this company. My pleasure to make your acquaintance."
This neat middle aged man and his rich goatee is acting dumb despite knowing how I turned the table on the assassins he sent at me. He even greeted politely.
"The pleasure's mine, Maden-san."
I greeted back while still sitting down. Maden smiled at my rude attitude as he sat down on the sofa opposite of me.
"As I am told, you have something important to discuss with me? I'm quite a busy man, you see. It would be great if you could make this quick."
I told my guide to tell Maden to 'Secure enough time' before coming to meet me. Also, that 'I would wait as long as necessary'.
I'm having this talk under the assumption that my message reached him. So I have no obligation to go along with this demand.
But I too would love to make this quick, so I'm not going to contest that.
"I beat down the men you sent for my life. That's the first one."
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Maden remained silent while still being all smile. I resumed after checking that.
"Secondly, I want you to stop sending assassins my way."
"Oh dear me, I do not believe we are on the same page here. What good is it telling me all that?"
Looks like Maden intends to maintain his facade as he put up a 'I do not understand' face.
"Thirdly, I'm here to correct your misunderstandings."
"Misunderstandings? Correct? Just what is this about?"
"I specifically had your men bring me to their employer. Could you please drop the poor act already? Trying to feign ignorance now of all time is just asinine."
"...I suppose that was pushing it. They were the best mercenaries I have under me, and not only did you come out unscathed, you even strongarmed them to lead you here... It is my lost. I shall refrain from crossing you again."
Maden shifted from all smile to a serious expression and declared his defeat with both his arms up.
"Now then, let's get back to my third point. You overheard my conversation that time, didn't you? There I said, 'Tamed Beast', but that's not actually quite the right term."
"...What would telling me that entail now?"
"Just hear me out for now. I'm neither contracted to this guy, nor have I tamed it."
"I do not follow. What is it that you want from me?"
Right after he said that, Chimera showed itself up on the table ahead of our sofas.
Maden looked startled before he started glaring hard at Chimera while frowning.
"This guy here isn't anyone's property. It just followed me on its own. I have no idea why myself. As such."
"You don't mind... me taking this magic beast?"
"I mean, weren't you planning to take it as 'yours' anyway?"
Maden fell silent. All the while Chimera, the center of this whole conversation, groomed itself and yawned without a care in the world.