One day, in the guildmaster’s room.
“Thank you! Act-san! I’ll do my best in the new place!”
Today, another member of the team was given a new job and expelled.
He bowed again and again and left the room.
“That’s amazing, Master Act.”
Standing next to me is my apprentice, a young girl named Yui.
She has a short cut of light blonde hair and her eyes are blue and bright.
“You are a very kind person to make so many people even happier than they already are. I respect you!”
“Kind? Can we please stop with the false assessments?”
“No, Act-sama is kinder than anyone else. …… I love Act-sama like that.”
I’m sure she misunderstood me as a kind person.
You can’t blame Yui for being ignorant, she’s just a kid.
“By the way, is there anyone who quits without being expelled by Act-sama?”
Yui, who was curious because she was observing me expelling the guildmen next to me, asked me that.
“There are a few who voluntarily quit the guild to find a new place to live.”
“You don’t stop them, do you, Act-sama?”
“We don’t pursue those who leave. If you are active in a new place, it will benefit me in the long run.”
I see. …… Yui nodded in admiration, and that’s when it happened.
Gru~……, her stomach rumbled.
“I-I’m sorry …….”
“I’ll make you dinner.”
“Is that okay?”
“Yeah. It’s inefficient to think on an empty stomach.”
“Act-sama ……, you’re still so kind!”
I took Yui with me and left guildmasters’ room.
I went back to the villa to have some food, but the entrance was very noisy.
“Oh, isn’t this the guild master?”
The one who came to me was a man with shiny silver hair.
“[Ulgar]. It’s been a long time.”
“Who is that?”
“He’s one of the guys who voluntarily quit the guild you were talking about earlier.”
I look at Ulgar and say.
“What are you doing here?”
“I’m finally done moving and I wanted to show off to everyone what I’ve been up to.”
The guild members gathered around us with great interest.
“What are you doing now?”
“Hmmm! You’ll be surprised to hear that I’m in a brave party right now!”
Oh, ……! The guildmen were excited.
“The brave party is the strongest unit that …… countries have selected to defeat the demon king, right?”
“That’s right! I’m a chosen one,……, and I’m an elite. Unlike you!”
The guildmen frowned at him …….
“You can be proud of it too, Guildmaster, since your own student was chosen as a member of a prestigious brave party.”
“Thanks to me, the guild will become even more prosperous! You guys should be thanking me!”
Then one of the guild members raised his voice.
“Don’t get carried away. The guild is thriving because of Act-san!”
“In the first place, if Act-san hadn’t picked you up and raised you, you wouldn’t have made it into the heroic party!”
“You should be more grateful to Act-san!”
Ulgar sniffed mockingly.
“Appreciate? Why? It is because of my great potential that I was able to join the party of heroes. Why do I have to thank Guildmaster?”
“I feel like I should say something!”
“Guildmaster, please say something!”
I nod and say.
“Ulgar is right. It’s your ability that got you into the party of the brave. I had nothing to do with it.”
Everyone’s eyes peeled back for some reason.
“See? Did you hear that, you guys? I’m amazing. Unlike you guys.”
With a triumphant smile on his face, he looked around at the guild members.
“I’m so relieved to be able to show off. I’ll be back. I’m going to be a member of a group of brave men, and I’m going to be very active! I’m going to make a big splash as a member of the heroes’ group, so you should get out of this dull guild as soon as possible.”
With a flutter, Ulgar waved his hand and turned to leave.
“What is it, Guilmaster? You’re not going to tell me to come back now, are you?”
“Whatever you do, don’t give up halfway.”
“Ha! You don’t have to tell me that. Adieu!”
Half a month later, I was in Guildmaster’ room.
“Guildmasterrrr! Please! Please allow me to return to this placeeeee!”
Ulgar gets down on his knees in front of me.
“No more heroic parties! Please! Please let me return to this guild!”
“What happened? Tell me what’s going on.”
The story can be summarized as follows.
He joined the party of heroes with great enthusiasm.
But the training of the heroes was too hard for him to keep up.
“Training like hell, day in and day out! I don’t feel like a hero at all! I don’t know the purpose of joining a party like this!”
“Isn’t it to defeat the Demon Lord and bring peace to the world?”
“No, it’s not! Of course I joined the party to be pampered!”
Yui trailed off.
“Please, Guildmaster! Let me come back again! In hindsight, this place was great! I only realized it when I left!”
I look down at Ulgar and say.
“No! Why not?”
“It’s too early to quit. You can still do your best with the party.”
That’s when it happened.
“Hmm! I knew you would agree, Act-san!”
A large blond man came into guildmaster’ room.
“Wa ……! It’s Lawrence-sama, the brave one. It’s the real thing!”
Yui said with shining eyes.
As expected of a brave man, he is well known.
“HIIIII! He is here!”
Ulgar turned pale and screamed as if he had seen a ghost.
“It’s been a while since I’ve seen you, Act-san!”
“You’re looking good.”
The brave Lawrence smiles as he comes up to me.
“Are you acquainted with Master Act?”
“Umu! Not acquaintances, I’m a former member here! “
Both Yu and Ulgar peeled their eyes open and shouted.
“I didn’t know that…..!”
“Because you didn’t ask”
Lawrence was a member from the early days.
He developed his skills under my guidance and went out as a hero.
“What are you doing here today?”
“I came to bring back my party member. Let’s go home, Ulgar!”
With tears streaming down his face, Ulgar came to my feet and clung to me.
“Please, Guildmaster! I can’t go through his hellish training anymore!”
“You have to defeat the Demon Lord together with the heroes. It’s only natural that he trains hard every day.”
“That’s too much! I can’t take it anymore! Guildmaster! I want to go home, I want to go home here!”
Ulgar cried out like a child.
“You forgot your debt to Act-sama and left on your own! It’s too bad you want to go back now!”
“Ugh ……! T-that’s …… that’s …….”
I tap Ulgar on the shoulder.
“I don’t really have a problem with you leaving.”
“Well, well, ……! Can I come back!?
“No, you can’t.”
Lawrence approached and grabbed his shoulder.
“Come on! Go back and train!”
Ulgar left the room with tears streaming down his face.
“I’ll be out in a bit.”
I get up and pull on my cloak.
“Are you going out?”
“Yeah, to the brave party.”