After some minutes of walk, they reached the front of the entrance to enter Axel Town.
"Halt! What is your purpose on coming here to the Town of Axel?" the guard on the left suddenly shouted.
"Ah? We are here to become adventurers sir!" Hiroto replied while showing the sword that he is holding on the hilt while it is on its sheath.
"Do you have some form of Identification Cards with you?" the guard on the right asked.
"No, sir. We came from a far off settlement and we just came here after a few months of traveling by foot. Since the town is rather isolated, we aren't ruled by any kingdom," Hiroto made up some random thing that he thought up on the spot. Saeko who heard his words looked at him incredulously for a second, before trying her hardest to stifle a laugh.
"Hmm, is that so? Then once you enter the town and get your Adventurer's Card, do you mind going back here to show it to us?" The guard asked with a smile. He finally calmed down after hearing their story. Demons are starting to move towards the capital and they have to be strict on guarding the entering people on their assigned posts.
"Of course sir! We would be glad to cooperate. Although, would it be fine if we show it tomorrow? It's already late so we plan to register tomorrow morning," Hiroto asked politely.
"Of course it is fine. You and your girlfriend can be on you way now boy," the guard on the right side jokingly.
"Y-Y-Yes! We will be going now!" Saeko, who never spoke up since the whole conversation started, interjected in the conversation and dragged Hiroto by the hand to enter the town.
Although they had already kissed, she doesn't know if that means that they are already in a relationship. She wants it to be official and come from Hiroto's mouth before she can say with pride that they are in a relationship. For now, she thought that Mutual Understanding is okay. They would be together here for a long time so love will definitely be nurtured.
Seeing the flustered look on the girl's face, the guards laughed out loud before saying,
"Ahh, that youth! It's so good to be young!" said the guard on the left.
"Take care of that girl boy! You might now be able to fine someone like that in the future if you lost her!" the guard on the right adviced.
"Yeah, I will! See you tomorrow guard-oniisans!" Hiroto waved while being dragged by Saeko. Saeko who heard his answer couldn't help but blush more. In her mind, she have been throwing curses at Hiroto.
'Stupid Hiro! Stupid! Stupid!' she kept repeating those words on her mind like it's some kind of mantra while pouting.
"Alright, so where are we gonna stay for the night?" asked Hiroto to the pouting Saeko.
"Hmph, I don't know! You choose!" Saeko replied in a huff. Seeing this, Hiroto couldn't help but poke her cheeks.
'I've noticed it before but... How can her body be so soft? Is she made of marshmallows or something?' he thought while looking at Saeko who got annoyed by him constantly poking her cheeks.
"Cut that out! Mou!" Saeko said.
"Okay, okay. I'll stop this if you are not mad anymore okay?" he replied while continuing to poke her cheeks.
"Okay, fine! So let's go now, please?" Saeko said, obviously still annoyed. Seeing this, Hiroto couldn't help but admire those playboys for successfully playing around with girls.
'Girls really are mysterious creatures!' he thought.
"Alright let's go find an Inn," he said after kissing her cheecks. Saeko blushed at his actions but she now have a smile on her face.
While they are traversing the middle of the town road, they saw a lot of male adventurers holding a ticket while showing a face that seems like they are thinking of something perverted. They would sometimes laugh while drooling, looking at the ticket.
"What's with this world? The first party we saw, there was a pervert who kept looking at the only girl on their party. There is also that weird blonde girl in a armor, and that crimson-eyed girl! Is this world full of weird people?" Saeko lamented.
"Well, I hope not," answered Hiroto to her laments. He knows that this world have a lot of weird stuff.
"Oh, isn't that an Inn?" Saeko pointed at an Inn which reads 'Poison Ivy Inn' in this World's language.
"You're right, let's go and book a room and take a rest! This day has been very tiresome for us," Hiroto said.
"Let's go!" Saeko said while dragging Hiroto inside the Inn.
Entering the inn, they were greeted by a cute girl with shoulder length strawberry blonde hair with bat wings as a decoration on each top side of her hair and cyan colored eyes. She's wearing a pink one piece dress with frills on the chest and the bottom part.
'Eh? Isn't this the Newbie Succubus on the anime?' Hiroto thought while he used his Identify to find out her name.
Name: Ermille Cenoire
'Heee, a rather fancy name. I never knew that she has a name, probably because this is a real world,' he thought.
"Yes, hello miss. Can we please check in for 1 double bed room?" Hiroto asked the the girl, now named Ermille.
"Ah, yes! Please fill out the form with your name and how many days you would stay!" Ermille said. Filling out the forms, he wrote just his name and 7 days of lodging. It was stated on the paper that it costs 100 eris for a day of lodging.
"Okay, that would be 700 eris sir," said Ermille after cutely counting using her hands.
"Okay then, this would be the pay miss," Hiroto gave her seven 100 eris coins. After he paid, Ermille then gave them the key for the room and said,
"Thank you for staying in the Poison Ivy Inn! Enjoy your stay!"
"Yea, thank you miss," he replied with a small smile on his lips. Their room was upstairs so they ascended on the stairs and after a few minutes, reached their room.
"Hey, Hiro. Why did you book only one room?" Saeko, who never spoke up when he was getting the room, suddenly asked.
"Well, I thought you need company since even if you don't say it, I know that you are scared of the sudden change in our surroundings," he said with care on his voice while stroking her hair. Saeko didn't say anything and just entered the room quietly. She immediately plopped on her bed and closed her eyes.
'What about dinner?' Hiroto thought while looking at the now asleep Saeko.
He paid in no mind for now and sat on the side of the bed she was sleeping and stoked her hair. He's never held a girl's hair before and was curious about it. Now that he touched it, he thought that stroking a girl's hair might become a habit.
Now that he can calm down and thought of the things that they would do in the future, he asked Ariel,
'Can you show me Saeko's status Ariel-chan?' he asked.
‹Okie dokie Hito!› Ariel replied.
‹Okay, this is Saeko's status!› Ariel said and a transparent board appeared in front of him.
Name: Toujou Saeko
Level: 4 (34/51)
• HP: 8, 000
• MP: 7, 400
• STR: 400
• END: 300
• AGI: 300
• DEX: 400
• MAG: 300
• INT: 540
• LUC: 270
Status Points: 40
Skill Points: 220
Title: |Cute Angel's Companion| |Archery Genius|
Skills: |Archery Lvl. 1| |Recurve Bow|
Rewards and Punishments: None
Cute Angel's Companion
Description: The companion of the 'Cute Angel' on his adventures.
•+1 to all attributes for every level you reach(except for INT and LUC)
•+2 to your skill points for every level you reach
•×2 on the EXP points gained
Warning: Will disappear when you leave the 'Cute Angel' and will be struck 1 bolt of heavenly lightning if you cheated on him! Remember that girl!
Description: A genius at the way of the bow. A genius still needs imagination to create new things!
•Increased learning speed in learning Archery related skills and magic.
•-50% in the effort to level up an Archery related skill/magic
Archery Lvl. 1
Description: Allows the user to learn the way of the bow. The higher your skill level is, the better you are at using your bows and arrows.
•10% increase in attack damage
•10% learning speed on learning archery related skills
•15% increase in attack speed
Description: Allows the user to wield a recurve bow.
'Huh? Isn't her attributes too high?' he asked Ariel-sensei.
‹Umu, umu. The attributes shown in her status window is already the product after the 2× multipliers that are granted to her body. Since the Gods of this world reconstructed her physical body from the ground up to match the status boost applied,› Ariel-sensei replied.
'If that is the case, then what about me? Don't I have the Seraphim bloodline? Won't they notice it when they reconstructed my body? What if they go and capture me?' asked Hiroto. He thought that if they reconstructed his body, then it would be tragic if he got noticed by his mother's enemy.
‹For the answer to that question, you have to read the letters that are sent to you. There are no information about the sender but I'm sure the answer that you are looking for is there,› Ariel-sensei replied.
'Oh right, there were those letters from the Beginner's Pack!' he thought.
Opening his Menu, he clicked onto the Inventory Icon and there he saw the items he received. At the bottom part, it showed how much money he has, which currently have 300 eris written on it. He ignored the fact that he is broke right now and looked at the inventory box. There is; ×10 Low Health Potion, ×10 Low Mana Potion and ×2 Letter from an unknown sender. He clicked on the Letters mentally and it appeared in his hands. The letters have different colors, one was pure white in color and the other is pink in color.
'Let's first read the white one. The letter on the pink envelope feels more like a love letter,' he thought as he broke the seal and took out the letter from the envelope.
«Hello there young lad, this is Rowan that sent you to the first world you reincarnated in.
Although some person from that world needs punishment, the reason I sent you there is to prepare for worlds where strong people, in your standards, are. It is where you will eventually be transported, along with your chosen companions.
Oh right, you might get a surprise when your System Fairy levels up!
Also, you might be wondering why they didn't find out that you are a Seraphim. That is because I masked your bloodlines and just showed that you are human!
So remember to change your race on the Player Section, it shows 2 Statuses in there. One is your real status(hidden) and a dummy status that will be shown on your status card if you ever register as an adventurer.
Good luck out there!
'Ohhh, so I will gain a surprise after I make you level up huh Ariel-chan,' Hiroto said.
‹Yeah, I didn't know that you will get something like that! Now I'm excited to level up!› Ariel exclaimed.
'So we need to open up this letter next,' thought Hiroto while looking at the pink envelope.
(Alternative Titles: 'So Saeko Is Also A Genius!', 'Cliffhanger Courtesy of Author-san!', 'Meeting Ermille Ceniore')