Chapter 79 – The Conviction of Sei (Part 1)
Translators: ConformChild [Novels&Chill]
Editors: Misaki [Novels&Chill], Matty [Yado Inn]
The shop was so crowded that the line to get in extended outside the door and snaked into a horde of people.
Although I’ve read the reports, seeing it for myself makes for an entirely different experience.
I knew that it was crowded from the flood of sales, the rapidly declining stock, the sheer amount of equipment orders, and other store records. I also knew that I had to address those reports eventually.
When I saw the scene myself, however… I was, once again, astonished.
“… I think the shop is much busier than last I saw it.” (Mimoza)
Mimoza side-eyed me as he stated his opinion.
“It seems so… But this level of activity is ideal, I suppose.” (Iris)
The shop is so jam-packed that there is virtually no vacant space as far as the eye can see…
Even the line for the accounting services is exuberantly long.
For any business owner, a sight like this is enough to make them dance with joy.
We entered from the back of the shop through the employee only entrance, leading directly to the store interior.
“Ah, Lady Iris, Mister Sei, welcome.” (Manager)
The Manager spotted us and promptly came over and bowed.
“Please lift your head. We’re only here to deliver something.” (Ryle)
Ryle wore a wry smile as he held out a box to The Manager.
“…. A delivery?” (Manager)
The Manager seemed to be in disbelief and muttered the phrase again.
He quite blatantly wanted to know the meaning behind this, but he didn’t press any further. However, the Manager probably didn’t want to seem rude.
In reaction to this, I too put on a wry smile.
“Oh, thank you very much.” (Manager)
The Manager received the box from Ryle.
“Is there enough juice for all the employees? Or is it insufficient?”(Iris)
“No, this is enough. Things have been relatively calm compared to the prior week… “ (Manager)
Suddenly, right when those words left his lips.
Clash..! There was a loud cracking noise followed by a scream.
Chapter 79 – The Conviction of Sei (Part 2)
Translators: ShimizuA [Yado Inn]
Editors: Matty [Yado Inn]
Without hesitation, Ryle and Dida rushed to shield me with their bodies.
My body was caught in between a wall and Ryle.
The Manager immediately left for the front of the store.
“Dida,” I called out to him, “We’ll be fine so go after the Manager and assess the situation.” (Iris)
Dida frowned upon hearing my words.
“Princess, my duty is to your safety, you know?” (Dida)
He said that with a grave tone.
“But you also need to ascertain the danger, right?” (Iris)
Dida sighed. I wasn’t sure if it was due to him succumbing to my suggestion, or whether he genuinely agreed that surveying a situation first is a must.
“…. Argh. I understand. Ryle, I leave the Princess in your care.” (Dida)
“Of course.” (Ryle)
And then Dida ran to the store front as well.
The next to move was Ryle. He already had a firm grasp of the building’s structure from his past countless inspections.
“This way.” (Ryle)
He guided us to the office, which doubled as a reception room.
There are numerous desks lined up as a workspace. And at one end of the room was a reception desk lined up with chairs, divided up by a partitioning screen.
I sat on one of those chairs.
At that moment, a man who looked to be an employee came inside and knocked on the door side.
“ …… E, excuse me. Is Mister Sei here?” (Employee)
“Yes. Is there something wrong?” (Ryle)
“Mister Dida has apprehended the culprit who was causing the commotion and told me that he wanted to meet with Mister Sei urgently.. “
Ha~ I sighed in relief after hearing those words. If it’s Dida, he would have no problem detaining the culprit.
….. Even so, for what reason did Dida call for Ryle?
“Me, is it…? Are you sure that is for whom he called?” (Ryle)
Ryle asked back for affirmation. It seems he had the same inquiry in mind as I.
“Y,yes… Mister Dida said we should talk about this matter in the store rather than behind closed doors; the culprit keeps shouting, ‘Bring out the boss of this place!’. (Employee)
“Understood. In that case, we shall go.” (Iris)