Originally on Ark Machine Translation
Ark Volume 16 chapter 3
ACT 3 Caretaker of The People
“Are you ready?”
Ronnie laughed and nodded his head. Ark and Ronnie were headed towards Ciel. After crossing the shopping centre, Agathe was pacing in front of the Seirun workshop’s door.
“Well, have you finally come?”
“I was a bit late.”
“What’s this? Is that an explanation?”
Agathe shouted with a displeased expression.
“I told you it was urgent! If we don’t have the ingredients for one day then do you know how much damage the Seirun workshop will receive? A common person like you couldn’t possible imagine it! Damn, I knew I shouldn’t have trusted a foreigner. Anyway, that’s how it is. Did you find the items?”
“I found them.”
“Then it is lucky. Give it to me quickly.”
“What if I don’t want to?”
Ark scratched the back of his neck and murmured. Then Agathe’s face twisted up and he made a ridiculous expression.
“What? You don’t want to? What did you say?”
“You heard me. I don’t want to.”
“What are you doing? Did you break your promise to come back within the time limit because of some unreasonable dislike? Ah, I see. Damn, as expected of a foreigner. I was too busy and just employed anyone but I made a big mistake.”
“Is it like that?”
Ark snorted and murmured, causing Agathe to wrinkle his nose like an orangutan and said.
“Now give me the box with the Seirun trademark stamped on it. Even if you are a foreigner in Bristania, you can’t just run around wildly! If you don’t take it out immediately then I’ll call the guards to grab you!”
“Guards….. That’s not a bad idea. Please do it.”
“What, what the?”
Agathe flinched at Ark’s retort and closed his mouth. Then Ark grinned and muttered.
“What’s wrong? I thought you were calling the guards.”
“Yes. What are you thinking……?”
“Why? Do what you want and call them! Why aren’t you calling them? Is it a problem if the guards are called? It would be difficult if the guard checks the contents of the box…..”
“Ah, did I get a bullseye?”
Ark smirked and murmured. Then Agathe made a puzzled expression and his countenance changed.
“You, did you open the box?”
“That is an obvious violation of the contract!”
“Yes, I admit it. Alas, I have committed a serious sin. I broke a promise so I should be punished…… Therefore call the guards. Let’s call them in order to distinguish between right and wrong.”
“Don’t make me laugh. You think that you discovered a weakness just because you saw the contents of the box. The contents are 100% safe and have no faults. We produce potions for the entire southern area of Bristania and even the royal family recognizes our goods…..”