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“Now then, Noel Reiss the Assassin and Rokoko the Cursemaker. It’s time for you two to be registered as proper adventurers. Please, place your hands on this mithril board.”
Side by side, Rokoko and I brought our palms to the cold surface of the metal board. As soon as we did, a line of bluish light flashed from where our palms touched the mithril.
“Like this? — Wah?!” Rokoko and I shrilled at the same time.
The pale blue line of light passed behind Fair and continued into the depths of the guild, disappearing as if nothing had happened in seconds flat.
“Yes, thank you very much. With this, the adventurer registration is complete. From now on, your identities as adventurers will be verified by the Adventurer’s Guild through the magical information specific to each of you, as per registered in the board. In any case, congratulations, Mr. Noel and Miss Rokoko!”
“And thank you, Ms. Fair! Now we’re officially adventurers!” I nodded with a pep in my step.
“Thank you,” Rokoko nodded enthusiastically.
We were both inspired by Fair’s radiant smile; so much so we couldn’t hold back our joy. The fact we were able to register made me almost jump from my boots. Back when I was in the Hero of Light’s party, I was the only one not registered officially. My share of the reward used to be dealt with by Bren himself, and not the guild.
Still, I wasn’t unfairly exploited like Rokoko was, so back then I used to wonder if registering was even necessary in the first place. Now that I know what she went through, I understand. In hindsight, Brent probably didn’t want to leave a record of me with the guild. He didn’t want me to be remembered as a business partner, let alone a member of his party.
When regular adventurers engage in any kind of transaction, it’s common practice to leave a record through the guild. If you don’t leave a record, suspicions may arise, even from the guild, that there’s something shady going on.
That’s why Bren never made me a regular adventurer. Instead, I was excluded from any registry for the purpose of having the best disguise possible, given my profession — his words, not mine. I was used with that as a pretense.
Given all we went through, I’m genuinely happy to finally be an official adventurer.
Over a year after leaving my family’s home, I finally feel like I stand on my own as an individual… I took a moment to bask in this realization. Yeah, I feel it now.
“Now it’s time to register your party. Will you want that, Rokoko and Noel?”
Fair’s tone towards us both became more friendly. I didn’t mind it at all, and it made me feel like we could become even closer. So, I responded without pointing it out.
“Yes, please, Ms. Fair. Our party will consist of just the two of us, Noel and Rococo. We would like to add more members, but for now, the party name will be…” I exchanged a quick glance with Rokoko, and we both declared simultaneously, “Luminous.”
That’s right. I’m not alone now. I have precious comrades by my side. These are true bonds, different from when I was merely a convenient disguise in the party of the Hero of Light.
“Mhm! That’s a great name! So, I’ll go ahead and register the party based on the info you two have given me through the board. As for today… Oh! Can I assume you want to sell the core you showed me earlier?”
“Please do. But before that, I have one more thing to confirm. Regarding conflicts between parties, the guild generally doesn’t intervene, right? Just want to confirm it.”
“Huh? Y-Yes. Unless a guild staff member like me is harmed…”
“I see. that’s good. So, Ms. Fair—”
“Hey, hey, hey! You there, with that shabby triple braid at the reception! You’re not seriously buying into the nonsense of those dark scum, are you!?”
“—Will you believe in us and quietly watch over everything that’s going to happen here from now on?” I told Fair, turning to look at the random guy who shouted like thunder from behind us. “Oh, Rokoko, can you do me a favor?” I whispered in a Voice only she could hear.
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