Hazure Skill “Kage ga Usui” o Motsu Guild Shokuin ga, Jitsuha Densetsu no Ansatsusha - Chapter 83
Translator: Denryuu; Editor: Ryunakama
「Hmm…」, Iris sighed as she sat alone in her office .
The sun was already far below the horizon, and it was about time to close . Ever since she had heard from the Guild Master, she had been in no mood to work .
『Five different branches have requested for Roland to be transferred over . 』
While she had been surprised at first, she knew that those sharp-eared branch chiefs would no doubt have made a pass at him sooner or later . Even after working with him for so long, the full extent of his abilities was still unknown to her . All she knew was that he was one of a kind — he could not only perform any task at maximum efficiency, but also raise morale among his colleagues .
「He’s an assassin, after all…」
Although the Guild Master hadn’t spread the word otherwise, he had told her about Roland’s former life the moment he joined .
『If that’s the case, then I can’t and won’t say anything . It’s his choice』, she had replied in an unusually noble manner .
「I wish he would stay…」
As she looked down at her desk and sighed, Morley poked his head into the room .
「Chief –? We just closed . We need the closing ceremony . 」
「Milia’s going to cry when she hears this . 」
Shaking her head, Iris stood up . Allowing the employees to enter, she went through the things that had been done that day and highlighted what to take note of for the next day, bringing a peaceful day to a close . While everyone was getting ready to leave, she called out to Milia .
「Are you free tonight, Milia?」
「Oh, that’s rare to hear from you, Chief… but okay ♪」
She was probably expecting it to be a treat from Iris . Forcing a smile, Iris went back to her office to retrieve her bag, then went to meet Milia outside the back door .
「Where are we going today?」
「Let’s go for a drink . 」
「Ooh, you’re in the zone today!」
The two ladies headed for a quiet restaurant, where their red wine was served in two delicately crafted glasses . Without stopping to appreciate it, however, Iris emptied her glass in one gulp .
「That’s a fine way of drinking you have there～」
「We’re supposed to have fun while drinking, so please don’t sigh so loudly…」
「You’re right, but it’s not like I want to sigh so loudly either…」
「Oh, I see… did Roland-san reject you officially…?」
「He might as well have . 」
「Wait, might as well…? I said that as a joke, but…」
The waiter came to refill Iris’s glass, which she immediately emptied again .
「Because he’s so capable… everyone… wants him . Even though it was I who interviewed him and employed him fair and square…」
As she sniffled, Milia shook her shoulder gently .
「What do you mean, Chief?」
「I need to let you know this first… in case it ever happens…」
「In case it… ever happens…?」, echoed Milia, clearing her throat .
「Roland might be transferred to another branch sooner or later . 」
「They’re also offering him more than what we’re giving him now, so there’s a good chance he’ll take up the offer . 」
「You can’t allow this to happen, Chief?」
「We can’t be selfish, Milia . 」
「But it’s not like you want it to happen either…!」
「You’re right, I don’t, but… I also don’t think Roland should stay as an ordinary employee forever . 」
「He’s getting promoted, huh?」
「If it happens, though, I’m sure Lyla-chan will be happy . She’s always so excitable . 」
「She is indeed excitable…」
Iris signalled for the waiter to pour her another glass .
「Not this glass though, get me a stein . 」
「Eh? A s-stein, ma’am?」
「Yes . Thank you . 」
As she ate, her head began spinning from the alcohol and her words started to slur themselves .
「There will definitely be people who want to go with him」, she declared as she drank the wine as if it was water .
「…You can hold your alcohol well, can’t you, Chief?」
「Ehehe . 」
From that time at Roland’s house, you couldn’t have known that she was in fact this good with alcohol .
「Roland will be back the day after tomorrow . He’s probably heard about this from the Master already . 」
「Let’s get Warawa-san to casually hint for him to remain with us . 」
「Your intentions are clear as day, Milia . 」
「I don’t care . If being an adult means to hold back things that you want to say, then I’d rather be a little brat . Let’s go . To Roland-san’s place . 」
「Hm, right now?」
「The early bird gets the worm . 」
Under pressure from Milia, Iris agreed to go to Roland’s house together .
「You’re probably wondering how this happened . 」
「I am . 」
I had intended to discuss the matter of being transferred with Lyla straight away, but came home to find Iris and Milia collapsed on the sofa, drunk as fishes . Their panties and navels were clearly visible, and I had to avert my eyes .
Covering Milia’s white panties with an overcoat, I was about to do the same for Iris when I realised that her buttocks were essentially completely exposed underneath her translucent panties .
「Iris was wearing such a thing… isn’t this more ass than panties…!? Can you even call this a pair of panties…!?」, exclaimed Lyla in shock .
「Take your hand off her skirt . 」
I covered her with a cloth and sat on the edge of the sofa .
「I think these two had a favour to ask of me, but… they became like this after I opened a bottle of wine for them . I didn’t really understand what they were trying to say, and all they did was empty that bottle . 」
Chuckling, Lyla sat herself on my lap, positioning herself so that I could carry her like a princess while sitting down .
「But I guess I did hear the news from these two drunkards . What’s your plan?」
「What do you think?」
「Hm? Me? I’m happy for you . It means that your ability as an employee, rather than an assassin, has finally been recognised . It also means that I wasn’t wrong in choosing you . 」
「Is that so?」
Her straightforward reply had given me more to think about .
「I asked the branch chief over there what the ‘Normal’ thing to do is, but he told me that I’ll have to decide for myself . 」
「Fumu . He’s not wrong . You know, you might be asking others to define what’s ‘Normal’ for you a little too much . 」
「There’s no intrinsic definition of the word inside my head . 」
「Whatever your opinion is, that’s ‘Normal’, isn’t it?」
How deep . This was a tough nut to crack .
Reaching under the overcoat, Lyla lifted Milia’s skirt .
「Milia’s is an unremarkable pair of panties . 」
「Quit looking at the panties of the people you admire . 」
「W-What do you think, then? Be honest . 」
At that moment, Iris woke up . Her eyes were glassy and her face was still flushed .
「D-Don’t do it, Roland . You’re m-my, shubordinate, so… s-shtop . D-Don’t go…」, she slurred before slipping back into unconsciousness .
「Man, I feel terrible… my head hurts…」, groaned Milia as she woke up too .
「Do you need the washroom?」
「Eh… Rolan-shan? Rolan-shan’s… here…」
She burst out laughing, then suddenly turned serious, as if she had noticed something .
「Without Rolan-shan, I’m going to cry… waaaahhhh…」, she wailed as tears streamed down her face .
「Look, everyone loves you, Rolan-shan . 」
「She’s just drunk and inarticulate . 」
Sitting beside the sobbing Milia, Lyla gave me a kiss .
「I haven’t had the chance to welcome you home with a kiss . 」
「You want to do it now?」
「Look, I’ll say it now… I won’t complain if you plant your seed elsewhere, but that doesn’t mean I’m not jealous, okay…」, she said, blushing as she ruffled my hair . 「What do you think…?」
I had only been gone for a few days, but Lyla clearly didn’t want to let me go .
When morning came, I returned to the Western branch to clock in for the day, leaving my two guests to nurse their hangovers with Lyla .
After my one-week business trip ended, I had rested for two days . At long last, I was back at the Lahati branch .
「Things became much better thanks to you, didn’t they?」, asked Iris as I walked into her office to give her the details .
「In Chief Stan’s words, 『I hadn’t been using my employees or their time wisely, but thanks to Argan-kun, things started running more smoothly and everyone’s happier at work . 』」
「I see . That’s the most important thing, then . 」
Our meeting was a little awkward, probably because of the thorny topic of my transfer .
「About the matter of my transfer, Chief… I believe you are already aware of it . 」
Iris jumped .
「Eh? Ah, yes…」, she said after preparing for the worst .
「I declined all their offers, and will continue giving this branch my all . 」
「Huh? Are you sure…?」
「Yes . 」
Instead of going by what’s ‘Normal’, I had made this decision by myself .
「T-Thank goodness… I have to let Milia know about this –」
She burst out of her office, running like a teenage girl .
With a better salary, I could lead a more affluent lifestyle . But it would be a life in which Milia, Iris, or any of my colleagues had no place . I have never yearned for much, and this time was no different — the money on the table had failed to draw me in even a little .
「I must have somehow grown attached to these people」, I said to myself, forcing a smile for no one to see .
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