「Aah…my, tama…tamu…eh?」 (Tobi)
「It’s called Taameyya, Tobi-kun.」 (Selene)
He doesn’t even remember the name of the food.
Though it can’t be helped since he’s not familiar with it.
There was nothing to worry about, there was another portion for Riizu and him to eat so there were no issues.
「So, what is it? Why did you interrupt our conversation?」 (Hind)
「O-Oh, that’s right! It was about the PvP tournament! I want to pair up with Hind-dono!」 (Tobi)
「That would be troubling! Hind has already decided to pair up with me!」 (Yumir)
「Eh? The conversation was going in that direction?」 (Hind)
That being said, I guess this means they are both motivated to participate in it.
If Riizu participated, we could form two pairs of vanguards with rearguards.
Yumir made a saddened face because my words seemed to deny what she said, but I saw her lips loosening for a second there.
That’s a sign that she’s telling a lie…or maybe I should call it a habit.
You can tell from the expressions she has.
「…You don’t want to pair up with me?」 (Yumir)
「It’s not like I don’t want to, but we still hadn’t decided if we would pair up, right? You can’t go around lying.」 (Hind)
「Tsk! Even though I thought I would be able to deceive him.」 (Yumir)
「Such a shame!」 (Tobi)
While we were having a conversation like that, Riizu peeked through the door after knocking.
With this everyone had gathered, so we started discussing seriously what we would do about the next event.
While giving them both their portions of the Taameyya, I gave a simple explanation of the contents of the event to Riizu.
Then it was checking to see if she had any intention of participating in the tournament…
「If I’m with Hind-san I’ll participate, other than that I don’t want to. It would be a pain.」 (Riizu)
「See? I told you.」 (Yumir)
「Muh, what’s with that reaction…?」 (Riizu)
「It’s nothing. So, what are we going to do, Hind?」 (Yumir)
It wouldn’t be bad if I was an attack type Shinto priest that could go as a vanguard.
I could concentrate on healing myself and defending at the front and leave Riizu to attack from behind.
However, we are both pure rearguards and if I paired with Riizu it would be like us going there to lose.
Once someone with high attack manages to get close to us, it would be checkmate.
「In that case, Selene-san and Riizu are to do whatever they want during the event-」 (Hind)
「Even if I’m not participating, I’ll help you out you know? Besides, I plan to go where the tournament is held.」 (Riizu)
「Ah, same for me. Tell me if you need any weapons or defensive gear that’s done through blacksmithing. I’ll make them for you.」 (Selene)
「…Guess I’ll have you support us. So, Yumir and Tobi. Don’t you have any intention to pair up together?」 (Hind)
With Tobi pressuring the enemies, I thought they would be able to win with Yumir focusing as an attacker and deciding the match in a short period of time.
However, they both pointed at each other and said this at the same time.
「「Pairing up with him (Yumir-dono)? I can’t see us winning at all…」」 (Yumir and Tobi)
「…Yup. Why is that the case?」 (Hind)
「Ah, I get the feeling…I know why. Yumir-san and Tobi-kun feel like they will crash into each other during battles sometimes, right?」 (Selene)
「You really noticed that, Secchan. I didn’t notice at all.」 (Riizu)
It’s probably true if Selene-san said it.
If they properly set up a strategy and decided on their targets, I believe it wouldn’t be that bad though.
I don’t know the reason for it, so I asked them both for a detailed explanation.
「How should I explain this, it’s like the tempo of our movements don’t match. As if one of us were dancing tap dance and next to me there was someone dancing traditional Japanese dance…」 (Yumir)
「If I had to explain it, it would be like having heavy metal on a Kabuki stage.」 (Tobi)
「They are both difficult to understand comparisons…even then, why haven’t you failed to coordinate during battle yet? Even though it looked like you would crash into each other, you were able to do something about it right?」 (Hind)
「That’s probably because we receive commands from Hind.」 (Yumir)
「We fix our rhythm after all. Once we hear that voice.」 (Tobi)
「Eh, what’s with that? That sounds scary.」 (Hind)
The effect is because of their individual differences. I’m pretty sure it just happens to these two.
I don’t really get it, but they declared that it would be a mess if they paired up together.
In that case, we have to decide who I’ll pair up with from both of them.
Personally, I’m not the type that would want to avoid PvP, so I don’t have any problems with joining.
「For the time being, since the meal is done, go ahead and finish eating. You too, Riizu.」 (Hind)
「Ooh, they are freshly fried! They smell so good! Thanks for the food!」 (Tobi)
「Thank you very much. Thanks for the food.」 (Riizu)
「While you do that, I’ll make a simple lottery so pull from it later, Yumir and Tobi. That should settle things.」 (Hind)
After taking a glance at both of them picking up the Taameyyas, I took the suitable materials from my inventory.
I placed my hand that was grasping at two strings on the table in front of them.
The lottery was about winning by pulling the one painted in red, a simple one.
Yumir extended her hand…then, she retracted it again.
She then crossed her arms and took a deep breath.
While she was doing that, Tobi steeled himself and pulled a cord…pulled it…but, he ended up retracting his hand-
「Pull them already!」 (Hind)
After they heard me say that, they finally held both strings in their hands.
As a result, Yumir pulled the one that was painted red and stood up from her chair.
「Alriiiiiiight!! Yes!!」 (Yumir)
「Nuaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!! Why!?」 (Tobi)
Riizu heaved a sigh when she saw them causing such an uproar due to the result.
It was decided that I would participate with Yumir.
Selene-san helped Tobi, who had his hands on the floor in an act of vexation, stand up while having a wry smile on her face.
「…However, wouldn’t it be fine if Tobi just paired up with a friend? There should be some right? Players that you partied up with before partying up with us.」 (Hind)
「Ah…there are a lot of players I have exchanged friend requests with, they are the so called hobby friends.
「Though there are also friends that I’ve known from other games for a long time that have migrated to this game.」 (Tobi)
「I see. To sum it up, they are the speedrun type of players? What’s bad about them? That type of players would be pretty strong.」 (Hind)
「Before even getting into if they are strong or not, those are the type of people that take action really fast. I wonder if there’s any that still don’t have a partner…」 (Tobi)
「Take action really fast you say…isn’t it still the first day of the event? I mean, the contents have been revealed about an hour ago…」 (Riizu)
When Riizu asked that, Tobi sneered at her.
Seeing his annoying expression, veins popped in Riizu’s face.
After that, she glared at him sharply and Tobi got frightened, so he concealed himself behind me as if I was a shield.
I believe it’s better if he apologizes as soon as possible though…Riizu will hold a grudge after all.
「However, if it’s working adults, shouldn’t there be people that haven’t logged in yet? Look, like someone that’s busy with work.」 (Hind)
「You are naive, Hind-dono. They’ll take a day off when an update comes and in weeks where there are no events they’ll work their asses off…within the adults I know in the game, there are only that kind!
「If referring to the students that have plenty of free time, I don’t even have to say anything!」 (Tobi)
「I don’t think that’s something you should say while looking that proud though.」 (Riizu)
「They live by pouring all their effort into their hobbies right? For sure.」 (Selene)
I guess we should call them…idiots that love games.
It seems like they are people I could never imagine the world they live in.
They don’t feel that much different from Tobi, just as he said they are probably people like him.
「They are horrible hobbyists.」 (Yumir)
「I don’t want to hear that from Yumir-dono! Look in the mirror!」 (Tobi)
「What did you just say!?」 (Yumir)
「Ah, anyway, try contacting them. You want to participate in it right? In the tournament.」 (Hind)
「Of course I want to! Now that it has gotten to this point, I’ll definitely participate and defeat Hind-dono and Yumir-dono! De-gozaruyo!」 (Tobi)
「I see…feel free to try.」 (Yumir)
Like always, they both have quite the baseless confidence.
I don’t have any self-confidence though…
To begin with, even if Tobi managed to join, we wouldn’t know if we would survive long enough to face each other.
「In that case, let’s finish here and switch to free action for the night. Regarding the event…is it OK if we start tomorrow, Yumir?」 (Hind)
「Why are you asking me?」 (Yumir)
「I mean, you are the guild master. This is just my opinion as a guild member. Ultimately, You have to decide on the timing where we gather and break up.」 (Hind)
「Oh, Ah, I see. For the night, it’s fine if you are all done with the things you want to do as a guild! Yup!」 (Yumir)
「Like this, we don’t know who is the leader at all.」 (Riizu)
「Y-Yeah…w-well, you know, I like it when the mood is laidback. Being all stiff inside the game would just tire us out. Isn’t it just fine?」 (Selene)
「I’ll get to sending those emails right away! Someone, please pair up with me!!」 (Tobi)
*End of the chapter*
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