Speaking with Goran
I could understand why Goran would say no.
A chicken was different from a dog or a cat. Chickens were noisy.
They would cry loudly every morning. It would also disturb the neighbors.
“What? But why?”
“No, of course, you can’t. And your mother would be furious…”
Serulis seemed like she couldn’t comprehend why he would say no.
Goran seemed like he couldn’t comprehend why she didn’t see this coming.
Just then, a sound came from behind Serulis.
It was clearly the voice of Lord Gerberga.
“Hm? What was that just now?”
Serulis made a futile attempt to fake ignorance.
“Sh! Please be quiet.”
“Serulis. Is that…”
“W-w-w-w-what? I don’t know.”
Serlis was sweating now.
I suppose I could give her a helping hand.
“Goran. Can I have a word with you regarding Serulis’ request?”
“Remember that I told you about what the Vampire Lords were doing?”
“You said they were gathering medals to open a gate between our dimensions.”
“Yes, and it seems like they’ve been moving again.”
“Tell me the details.”
And so I had Goran wait there and called Shia.
And Luchila as well.
Of course, Luchila was holding Gerberga.
Goran saw this and his jaw dropped.
“Goran! This is the God Fowl Lord Gerberga. In no way is he an ordinary chicken.”
“Oh, oh… I see. Sorry. Lord Gerberga, eh?”
I wanted to avoid having Luchila become angry at Goran.
That was close.
Goran was a lot like his daughter.
And so I introduced Goran to Shia and Luchila.
“This is Goran. The Grand Master of the guild and the lord of this house.”
“And this is Shia. She is the B Rank Adventurer who I partnered with to kill the Vampire Lord.”
“Oh, I’ve heard all about you. Thank you for your valuable information. As the representative of the guild, you have my thanks.”
“Oh, no. It is a great honor to meet you!”
Shia said nervously.
“And this is Luchila. He is protecting Lord Gerberga and brought him here.”
“Nice to meet you.”
“I’m Luchila. Nice to meet you.”
When that was done, Goran looked at me.
I hadn’t explained to him about Luchila and Gerberga yet.
And so he wanted me to hurry up and explain it to him.
“Goran. Luchila is from a tribe to the north… But they were destroyed when they were attacked by vampires”
And then I explained about Gerberga’s powers.
At first, he seemed very skeptical about a chicken having such powers.
However, I told him that I had witnessed it myself, and so he believed me.
“I see. So that is why Serulis asked me if she can keep a pet chicken.”
“Lord Gerberga is not a chicken.”
Luchila retaliated as usual.
“That’s right. Serulis, that was very rude to Lord Gerberga.”
Goran scolded her, and Serulis apologized.
Luchila did not look fine, but Gerberga seemed to be in high spirits.
Or so I thought. It was hard to read a chicken’s expression.
Goran also bowed before Gerberga.
“To be honest, I too assumed you were just a chicken. I am sorry.”
Gerberga shook his head to the side.
He must be saying that he doesn’t mind.
And so I said to Goran,
“So, I have just heard from Shia that the Vampire High Lords are gathering others lords.”
“High Lords… Those can be dangerous.”
“Yes. And so Shia and I are planning to go and kill them.”
“Hmm. About that…”
Goran fell silent.
I knew what he was thinking.
He was thinking that Shia would only get in the way.
But he didn’t want to say it in front of her.
B Rank Adventurers was first-rate. But it was still dangerous to go up against a High Lord.
And so Goran’s misgivings were right.
However, Shia had a reason that forced her to hunt vampires.
“Shia is a professional vampire hunter. She has a duty to her tribe.”
Goran said understandingly. He was often quick to understand.
“So, with all of that said, I have a request to make.”
Goran thought a little and nodded.
“I see…Ru….Locke. I know what you want say.”
“Oh, you do?”
Though, his constant slips were making me nervous.
“You’re going to take Lord Gerberga with you to fight the Vampire High Lords, and you want me to support you!”
What I wanted to ask was that he protect Luchila and Gerberga.
I didn’t want Gerberga to get attacked while Shia and I left the capital.
I explained this to him.
“I see. But doesn’t Lord Gerberga have immense power?”
“Of course, he does. But it would be difficult to fight while protecting Gerberga from the vampires.”
Right then, Shia interjected.
“Besides, it is said that if a Vampire High Lord drinks the God Fowls blood, they will fill with curses instantly and be able to open the gate between dimensions.”
“What? Is that true?”
This was news to me. Important things like that should be said quickly.
I looked at Luchila with some annoyance.
“Huh? Is it really so?”
But Luchila and Gerberga were just as surprised.