Chapter 4 – Standard Rule
“…… it would seems to be successful”
When Renya realizes it, the surrounding scenery had already changed. He calmly observes his surrounding and realizes that he’s been awoken on a riverbank. Seems like a river flowing inside a forest. Renya notices a bridge nearby, probably there’s a road nearby.
Done surveying his surrounding, he then starts to check his own body.
(Oh, good. I was afraid for a moment there that I would descent in my birthday suit)
A black jacket that seems to be made from leather, deep blue shirt and trousers, and it was kinda have the feel of an item being used for a long time where there are small cuts and tear here and there. It might just be said as a fine detailed make up art. With this, he wouldn’t look suspicious as a traveler. As Renya though feeling relieved.
He then checks his divine armaments condition. If he concentrates deep inside himself, he can feel the connection to the place where the divine armaments that he made to face the war god sleep. And he’s done confirming that by imagining it, he can summon those armaments into this world no problem. He won’t choose this dangerous world with many treat if not for this armaments.
“I have come! Renya, did you wait long?”
Turning his view to where the cheerful voice come from, as expected there stands Floria in a costume that matched with this world style. Parka complete with a hood, blouse, and miniskirt. A combination of attires that will give people who see it a strong impression of a vigorous young maiden. Her appearance is also the same as when she was in god realm, no one would think other than a girl in her late teens.
“It don’t take that long to be called a wait. Okay let’s get back to business Floria, where are we now?”
“What do you mean ‘eh’? Just tell me the needed information for this area first……”
A heavy silence falls. Fearing the worst, Renya opens his heavy mouth.
“Don’t tell me you just throw me in here randomly?”
“Err this is you know? Getting thrown randomly without any information is a standard rule for thrill of going to other world don’t you think?”
“A goddess shouldn’t talk about standard rule like that! No well I also understand that feeling there but knowing our starting point is convenient right?”
It would be troublesome if they lost somewhere while not knowing the way to get out. But luckily there’s supposed to be road nearby. Not knowing any information about the surrounding won’t get them lost anyway but they would seem suspicious if they didn’t know atleast the name of the local area and the contingent they are in.
With this kind of failure at the beginning of the journey makes Renya a little bit worry about what future hold.
“Well it was already done so it can’t be helped. Atleast for now let’s decide our name so we won’t have any trouble introducing ourselves. Err can you fill me once again with this world social hierarchy system?”
“This world doesn’t seem to have that kind of rigid rules about naming. Royalty and nobles asides, common masses also has surnames without any problem”
“Then my name will be…… ah leaving my name in Japanese is kinda lame. Toujou…… Toujou…… in English it will be east and castle… okay my name will be Renya Eastle!”
Simple and kinda forced name it was but Renya though its better this way. Overthinking about it just to get that name get laughed at will get him sad. On the other hand Floria, who seems to be deep in thought thinking, just decides her names rather easily unproportioned to how she seems to think soo deeply.
“Then I will be Floria Bardorn”
“Now that one comes out of nowhere”
“Bardorn is daddy’s name. Surname is also said as family name right?”
“…… ah is that so? Now that you said that, I think I never ask war god his name. And he is an enemy that I’ve fought for over a century…”
“…… Now that you said it, Daddy never introduces himself either…”
“He was a muscle head yeah”
“He was a muscle head indeed”
With one of them says “Let’s just leave it at that” both of them agrees to not press toward to the issue. They both in both good and bad way don’t want to stick their noses too far into each other privacy.
For the time being, the thing that they found important for their livelihood basic is currency. Or let’s just say things connected to money.
First thing that they found shocked them abit. Why? Because almost every country there use the same currency. Renya was about to complain how uncreative this fantasy world are but he manages to hold himself back. Resuming their research, they shocked again at the name of currency. It was ‘yen’. That name is good because it was familiar but the high level of familiarity kinda makes Renya feel uneasy. He was about to suspect that this world was created and neglected by a god that has connection with Japanese culture.
“Ah whatever. For the time being let’s just make ourselves look more like a traveler shall we? Lesse let’s bring a travel bag. Oh and let’s fill it with atleast food and water”
Without caring he starts to create tools and food from nothingness. He creates them with one of god’s power ‘creation’. This kind of thing is nothing hard for him who is a living god incarnation that specializes in battle.
“Okay all is set! Let’s now follow the road and get to the closest town. There should be another fantasy world standard rule established there. The adventurer guild that is”
“Eh? There are towns and villages close by, but that kind of game-ish ‘giving quest and reward you with money’ establishments are none you know?”
“What? No no it should exist, it should be normal for a world like this”
“Well… there are union guild for each occupation, but there are none that will give job to people who wanders around like us”
“………Is that true Floria”
“That’s a fact”
Renya feels like riding a ship that hit a reef from the get go soon after departing. His head filled with thought of what he should do now that the situations are like this. His second life abruptly starts in a thorny path. He might use his god power to solve troubles occasionally but not everytime. If he does, then there isn’t much meaning taking that much trouble to enjoy this new fantasy life. He thinks that atleast he should to an extent abide to this world’s law.
“But I think there are places like town hall where you can get money in accordance to what kind of deal you negotiate there. What I mean is you can actively search for job everywhere. It was a custom for getting jobs there”
“Say such things earlier please… for a moment there I thought that I should do part time like washing dishes”
Floria was confused why washing dishes comes out there but she just ignores it and continue.
“And there’s also stores where we can sell things too. There are no strange restriction and limitation applied so we can use it to the fullest. But well let’s just be careful not to destroy the local economy”
“If it’s about protecting the market leave it to me”
“There is no ‘whatever stores’ like in game where you can sell everything you know? If you want to sell things you must find the appropriate store that handles those”
“Understood! For now let’s go find a town first. All members, forward!”
And then the two of them start going along the road. In the blue clear sky, the sun position can be seen. By checking the sun position can guess direction point roughly. For now, they walk toward the north. The road might be rough, but it has sign of been used by human. By that logic, following this road will eventually get them into a place where people gather.
Along the way, they both check their body strength and ability. The result was Floria aside who was a goddess from the start, Renya got his strength limited fairly. Well even with that limiter his strength still far surpasses those of ordinary human. His experiences from facing war god still exist also so he doesn’t have to worry much whether a fight starts. With one less worry, they continue their journey nonchalantly.
“I expect another standard rule to happen soon. You know, like we happen to witness a horse cart being attacked by either monster or bandit”
“And talk about standard rule, then the one boarding the cart would be a wealthy merchant or some nobles. One from those two possibilities”
“Which one did Renya like best?”
“A rich merchant daughter… or a princess”
“Saying such thing without hesitation… moreover only limited to girl”
“Like I said, man is that kind of organism you know? Well maybe not a man… but a boy”
Floria can only sight at Renya who says those thing triumphantly. But in contrast, her face looks bright. She’s already familiar with this kind of silly talk. But no matter how familiar she is, how much they understand about each other temperament, when other woman mentioned when she is right in front of Renya still have funny weird feeling inside… maybe that what’s you call a maiden’s heart.
“Okay. If that standard rule even happened, I will act as Renya fiancée and hug Renya thigh!”
“Why a flag breaker out of nowhere? That’s sly Floria!”
“Hmph, I know I gave you permission, but it’s your fault for easily declare that you want to start a harem soo soon”
“No I mean if I have to get acquaintances, girls is way better than guys. It was like a saga for man you know?”
“I know, but adding harem too soon is… kinda… don’t wanna!”
“Is that maybe a proclamation that the 1st one should be you whatever it takes?”
Renya tries to retort to Floria who said things unclear to him. But Floria who hears that having her eyes popped out abit, surprised by what Renya says. She then repeatedly take a glance to Renya while her cheek turning rose red.
“……… If I have to be honest…… then the answer is…… yes”
“…… Is that so”
“…… Well I was… I mean… I don’t want to make my feeling for Floria to be that light”
“I know. You even swore not to touch me until you manage to beat daddy so you won’t get washed away by lust”
“…… If you know that much then don’t say such things like that again”
“And because of that you can protect your virginity for over a century. That’s such a praiseworthy”
“Stop! Please don’t dig up that matter again please!!”
“And because of that you secretly has yearning feeling for harem right?”
“Ouch!! That’s critical strike you know? That hurt me a lot you know? Agh~”
With such attack, his dignity as a man plummets close to 0 points. Even if she was in her teens according to gods point of view, as expected Renya’s experience who were a human can’t even compare. Renya feel like crying in despair.
“But you know? …… eventhough I’m a goddess… I’m also inexperienced you know?”
“…… What the heck!?”
“B-Because you know? Daddy has been holing himself in since I was born! Such knowledge and experience coming in naturally while I manage the world, and lastly… there is no partner available!”
The wicked woman who was just here suddenly disappeared, in her place, a flustered teen girl vehemently tries to justify herself. An act that is matched to her appearance. Renya don’t know such Floria. Unexpectedly there are still things he don’t know from her. Renya just look at her with warm feeling inside.
But, such sweet moods are transient. Floria manages to re-hold herself and then declares the bomb to Renya.
“That’s why! My objective for now is to hold Renya’s reins tight!”
“That’s scary in many meaning! Where did that sweet mood from before go? Where did that bittersweet mood go?!”
“I-I don’t mean that I want to ride on top of you, you know!?”
“Isn’t there any other better way to say it!?”
In the end they went back frolicking each other like usual. On top of it, that standard rule aforementioned didn’t happen. Those two without any difficulty reaches their 1st town in the fantasy world.