Originally on Shin Translations
Vol. 2 Chapter 3 – Part 3
After they had walked for a while, a familiar sight appeared in front of Shin and Schnee. Needless to say, it was Tsuki no Hokora.
Because the wooden sign at the door said 『The storekeeper has left home』, it seemed like the store was already closed. Naturally it was locked, but Shin was the owner, and Schnee was registered as an employee. So the lock automatically opened when Shin put his hand on the door, and the door swung open.
The store hadn’t changed much from the last time that Shin visited, and there was a faint scent of dinner in the air.
“It can’t be helped, my stomach is grumbling.”
Shin held his belly, and Yuzuha, who had been silent for a long time, also raised its voice. Whether it could read the mood or not, it appeared to be bored because it had hardly barked while they had traveled with Wilhelm and Rashia. Now it was being carried by Shin.
“It’s just the right time, let’s have dinner first.”
They both nodded at Schnee’s proposal as she canceled her disguise, and then the sound of a person running loudly, probably from the main room to the counter’s interior, was heard.
It was Tiera, who was tending the store. She had probably heard the sound of the bell chime when they entered the store.
She appeared to be out of breath while holding a kitchen knife. She might have been in the middle of cooking as not even a little sense of danger came from her.
“Calm down. You are too flustered.”
“S-Sorry. But, as I wrote in the message card, a person came and told me he was master’s acquaintance, and then he left some amazing things behind!!”
Though the person in question was right in front of her, it seemed like she hadn’t noticed yet, probably because of her panicked state.
“Is this person the one?”
“AHH! T-That’s certainly right, but…Eh? Why are Shin and master together?”
Tiera became aware of Shin’s existence only after Schnee stepped sideways. But now the question of why the two people were together came out from her mouth.
It was because Tiera thought that her master should still be in the Wraith Plains and had no clue as to why the two of them were together. Aside from Schnee, Shin should still be in the plains when one thought about it with this world’s common sense.
“Just some various things have happened. Can we have dinner before we move on to the detailed story?”
“Because we had a bit of a complicated situation yesterday, it might take a long time to explain.”
*Sigh* “I understand…then Shin too, is gonna eat with us?”
Tiera, who didn’t know the circumstances, responded to Shin who talked like it was only natural.
“Of course he will.”
“Eh? Of course…what?”
“…Come to think of it, no one has told you yet, right Tiera? This person here is the ‘Manager’ of Tsuki no Hokora, Shin.”
Schnee smoothly dropped a bomb there.
“The man..a..ger?…Ah, the manager…THE MANAGEERRR!?”
It took a while for the word, “manager” to register in Tiera’s brain.
Tiera’s reaction when she finally understood what Schnee meant was as followed; she opened her eyes wide, her mouth formed an ‘O’ shape, and she almost dropped the kitchen knife she was holding. She was indeed easy to read.
“Isn’t she is a bit too surprised?”
“Because the common knowledge among the general public is that you don’t exist anymore, it’s no wonder that she is so surprised.”
“Who wouldn’t be surprised!? The manager, the… legendary manager!?”
“Eh? What? Am I known as the legendary manager?”
“That’s not it!! I mean a High Human!!”
“But, didn’t I tell you that when we first met?”
“Normally no one would believe it…”