The Man Picked Up By the Gods (Reboot) Book 3 Chapter 143Published at 11th of July 2019 05:34:43 PM Chapter 143.2
When I got to my room, it was indeed clean . It seemed they properly cleaned the rooms here . Not a speck of dirt could be seen in the room . But the room was small, and just the bed and a small table alone took over 70% of the room . The room also didn’t have the slightest bit of decoration .
Well, it is an inn town . I guess this is about what you’d expect for inns aimed at the general populace . If people are just traveling for work, then there probably aren’t many customers that stay here for two or more nights in a row . It somehow feels like a capsule hotel, but with how tight everything is, I actually don’t hate it .
…There’s nothing to see here in particular, so let’s go get some grub .
“Welcome! Umm, are you alone?” [Girl]
“Good evening . I’m staying at the inn on the other side . Here’s my food slip . ” [Ryouma]
“Gotcha . I’ll lead you to a suitable seat then~” [Girl]
When I went to the Terecy Restaurant, a cheerful girl led me to my seat . The place was packed and the voices of people laughing as they ate and drank liquor could be heard . The restaurant was big, being a two-story building, but the whole place was br.i.m.m.i.n.g with the warmth of people .
It resembles the beer garden Serge-san brought me to before, but it’s a little cozier . Although there are people making merry, it feels more like families getting together .
“Sorry to keep you waiting~” [Girl]
The food comes out quickly too . This place seems to be well liked even by individuals .
Let’s dig in then .
“Itadakimasu . ” [Ryouma]
I took a mouthful of the thick soup that resembled a stew . The first thing I felt was warmth . It traveled from the top of my tongue to my throat, and all the way through the esophagus until my stomach, warming my body from its very core . My body might have been a lot colder than I’d thought .
There was a natural sweetness that oozed out from the well cooked vegetables and aroma from the herbs that erased the stench of the cut meat and gave a wild umami to the meat .
“…Delicious . ” [Ryouma]
Just one word leaked out of my mouth .
The bread was black and hard, but after dipping it into the soup, it softened and became edible . The fragrance of the wheat permeated the taste of the soup when I dipped it too . Also, with the bread around, that’s one more dish to fill my stomach on top of the soup .
The salad consisted of boiled leaf vegetables and red beans with dressing on top . There was a sweetness to the beans that complemented the moderate sourness from the lamon .
I quietly ate by myself, and eventually, my plate was completely empty .
“That was delicious…” [Ryouma]
With both my mind and my body warmed up, I think I can work hard again .
“Excuse me . ” [Ryouma]
“Yes? Oh, done already?” [Girl]
“Yes . It was very delicious . ” [Ryouma]
As she cleaned up the plates, I went ahead and asked her .
‘I’m looking for a person called Pedro-san . Would you happen to know a person by that name?” [Ryouma]
“Hmm~ What kind of person is he?” [Girl]
According to the client, he’s supposed to be about 170cm tall and a bear man with brown hair for both his hair and his beard . His most defining trait is his ‘green nose’ .
When I told her that—
“Ahh! That man . ” [Girl]
“You know him?” [Ryouma]
“Just by face . ” [Girl]
“Do you remember when he last came here?” [Girl]
“Hmm~… I know he came here several times, but…” [Girl]
The girl became thoughtful . I quietly waited for her to finish thinking .
“Did you remember!?” [ryouma]
“No, sorry . I can’t remember . ” [Girl]
“I see…” [Ryouma]”
“But he had people he often ate with . Those people might know . ” [Girl]
“Can you tell me where those people are staying?” [Ryouma]
“Sure, no problem . They’re situated here in this town, so I think you can meet them . They’re alllll the way on the other side of the road here . ” [Girl]
Looks like my information gathering is off to a good start!
“…Over here, huh . ” [Ryouma]
I followed the information I got from the Terecy Restaurant and looked for the people that often ate with Pedro-san . When I did, I found myself in a street with more room for the carriages than the pedestrians .
There were relatively large buildings lined up along the surroundings and there were people who looked like guards unloading cargo .
…Looks like this is a warehouse district of some sort .
Maybe it was Pedro-san’s friend who was recommended?
“Courier ‘Mountain Dog’… Ah, over there . ” [Ryouma]
In one block of the warehouse district was a large dog with sharp eyes . Or uh, maybe it’s a wolf? Whatever it was, there was a signboard with a picture of it sitting down .
“Excuse me . ” [Ryouma]
“Hmm? What is it, boy?” [Guard 1]
“You need something sent at a time like this?” [Guard 2]
After I introduced myself to the two people watching the gate, I asked them about my business .
“You’re looking for someone, huh? a.s.simo is definitely one of our employees, but…” [guard 1]
“He’s not here right now . He should be drinking at a bar somewhere . ” [guard 2]
“Would you happen to know which bar he’s at?” [Ryouma]
“Who knows? …Ah, wait a sec . Hey, wasn’t someone supposed to take him out to drink today?” [Guard 1]
“Yeah, I remember he said something at the bulletin board… Right, wait a sec, Kid . I’ll go check . ” [Guard 2]
“Thank you very much . ” [Ryouma]
One of the men went inside .
“Still, it sure is rare for a person to go missing around here . ” [Guard 1]
“Is it really that strange?” [Ryouma]
“At most you only really get light accidents like some carriages b.u.mping into each other . We carry a lot of food supplies between Gimuru and Kereban, so we have a lot of carriages and couriers . If anything happens, we’ll quickly get word of it . Are you sure that guy called Pedro didn’t use a different road?” [Guard 1]
It’s possible . But from the information I have right now, all I know is that he normally uses the road here . I don’t have any other clues to follow right now .
“You sure have your work cut out for you, Boy . Well, do your best . ” [Guard 1]
“Hey, I figured it out . ” [Guard 2]
After getting information and being encouraged by the two guards watching the gate, I left the warehouse district .