I was now standing in front of the Oas Inn, which Emilia had suggested to me. It had more similarity to a haunted house than an inn.
As I entered the wooden ground crackled as it was going to break down. Also, the interior didn't look inviting. Everything inside looked gloomy. At the reception, an old man was sitting; he was filling a crossword puzzle in a newspaper. His face was grumpy.
"Hi, the guild has recommended me this Inn, is there any room left?" I asked the old man.
"500 lux per night. Condition, book at least one wee!" he said with a rough voice while he was staring on the crossword. He didn't even glance at me.
"500 lux? I have to book for one week?" I asked him.
"If you don't want to book, you can try elsewhere, but the price there is ten times higher than here".
I was already mentally exhausted, so with greet teeth, I paid for one week.
He handed me the key and said firmly "first floor, last room, number 110". I took the old stairs and reached the last room.
The inside of the room didn't look better than the outside. Through the small windows, I was able to detect a small bed, a sofa and a small wardrobe. Also, a small room on the left side seemed to be a bathroom.
I felt on the bed, and a vast of dust covered my sigh. I coughed several times before I relaxed my muscles.
One million is gone, one million is gone...
I still couldn't believe what I had done. I cursed myself for acting so hasty. My heard was bleeding.
"Kekeke, not the best day...partner?!" said a cold icy voice. I wouldn't forget this voice. It was a voice which was enough to hear once in life to remember lifelong.
I looked at my right side. The demon was floating through the air. Through the sunlight, I was able to see him fully. His body absorbed the falling sunlight like a black hole. I really couldn't say where his upper body started and ended. Only his distinctive horns, sharp claws I was able to see clearly. His eye didn't have any pupils, only white, which emitted silver blue smoke. I could see his creepy smile. He seemed more amused than interest. From his body arose a light silver blue smoke. First I was worried he was going set the area in flame, but the smoke disappeared after it left the demon body.
I looked at him disinterested and asked him "Who are you?". I was able to hear his voice. From what I had heard, a soul weapon couldn't 't speak, they communicate through telepathy. But this guy was talking.
"Who I am? Who knows..., kekeke" said and set his devilish grin.
"But I know everything about you, kekeke. You have an interesting past, kekeke indeed partner".
My face twitched.
"You seems trying to change, kekek, give up", said the demon.
"People can change", I said, and I quickly regretted to answer his question.
"Kekeke, Not you.A guy who killed his own master..."
I quickly jumped and glared at the demon. "Demon, choose your words wisely! Depends on it, I will decide if you have the right to live!"
"kekeke, what about a deal?" said the demon unchanged from my threat." When you give me your body, I will erase your memories. What do you think? It is a good deal".
"So you want my body. Not even in a hundred years, demon! Don't underestimate me" I said with a serious face.
"Kekeke, one day your body will mine.." with this the demon disappeared and only the katana was there.
I took deep and yelled, "Fuck you demon....".
It was already afternoon; there weren't a lot of people on the street. After I took a cold shower, I decided to find a restaurant to eat something. The cloth which I bought fit me. I was also looking like a medieval guy. I walked along the street; this time, people didn't notice me.
There were a variety of shops. I counted at least thirty weapon shops and ten workshops. I could hear the blow of hammer from inside. There also other shops which sold potion, food, or cloth. My glance jumped from one sign to another. I hoped to find a restaurant to eat in.
Even there were only a few people on the street, and I couldn't find any human here. Also, I started to miss the smell of petrol and even honk of vehicles.
As my stomach growled so loudly, I decided to go to the inn with panda people. I was fascinated by the place that I didn't give any attention in front of me. So, I collided with something soft.
As I turned, I spotted a girl in a black white maid costume. She looked at me with surprise. She had reddish-orange fur. Her upright triangular ears and her long bushy tail told me that she was a fox girl.
"Are you mad? Where do you looking if you walk?" said she with an angry voice, then she quickly picked up several broken parts from the ground. I also noticed that my new t-shirt become wet. It seemed to be water.
Dammit, my back luck continues...
"Oh, sorry, it wasn't my intention." I tried to apologize and decided to move quickly as she grabbed my arm.
"Sorry? Do you think with sorry you can repay it? You have to compensate for the broken can." said she furious and pointed to the broken parts.
Why such things happen to me...
I sighed and wanted to wrap up the incident quickly. "Ok, I will pay it, how much?" I said I was too hungry to fight back.
The fox girl showed with her hand that I should follow her. Also, I noticed that I was standing in front of a big building. On the sign was written "Sunflower". As I entered the building, sweet fragrance reached my nose. Also, my stomach grumbled at the same time more aggressively.
Compared to the house facade, the inside looked more modern, also on the counter was all kind of type sweet placed—cake, doughnut, chocolate, cookies even strange foods. Several tables were occupied.
An old woman with orange hair came from another room, which seemed to be a kitchen. Her glance felt on the fox girl "Celia, what object did ya break this time? Didn't I already warn ya don't break things here! I'm losing my patience with ya."
The old woman with an apron didn't notice me and scolded the fox girl, called Celia. The fox girl defended herself.
"No, no Deidra, this time I wasn't... this human bumped in me. I didn't break anything." She pointed towards me, which the woman looked at me with surprise and frowned.
I quickly grasped the maid personality and decided to turn the table. I had enough suffered today.
"No ma'am. She daydreamed and bumped in me. And then she even accused me of paying it. I came today to the city, and I am innocent. My t-shirt is now ruined. I am a poor guy who came from the countryside. I demand justice ma'am." I set my innocent face and lifted my hand to show my innocent.
The fox girl glared at me with disbelieve and with shock face." H-h-he is laying, Deidre, he bumped in me. How dare to lie me. "She put the first step; I retread one step back. Murderous aura flickered from the fox girl.
"Stop it, Celia! First, ya destroyed the can and knew ya threat a customer."
The old woman looked at me and examined "Young man, I honestly don't believe in ya! But as compensation, I offer ya a free meal for today."
"Thanks, ma'am. I take it." I said with a smile. She pointed towards the stairs which went into the first floor.
"Ya can order a meal on the first floor".
I smirked inside. I never thought that a scene from a Midwest movie would help me to give me a free meal. At least it had paid off.
I got a free meal.
As I climbed the stair, I heard how old woman scolded the fox girl. "How many times I have to repeat, keep yar temper. Do it again, and I kick you out..."
As I reached the first floor, it was larger than the ground floor, enough for fifty or sixty people to sit and eat. I found an empty table in a corner and sat there. It seemed the first ground floor was a bakery and the first floor was a restaurant. There were a few customers. Also, it seemed all the waiters were female. I spotted, a rabbit girl, an elf girl, even a leopard.
I looked at the menu card, which was compact but had a variety of food like pasta, even pizza—also sandwiches. The menu also contained a variety of sweet food. Despite the family food name, there was also strange names. I couldn't imagine what kind of food it was.
"What do you want!" said an annoyance female voice. I lifted my face and discovered the fox girl, standing beside me. She tried to hide her furious, but it was so obvious.
"Is it how you treat a customer miss Celia? I should complain about it..." I teased her with a smile.
Suddenly a demonic aura erupted from her. Even several people looked at use; even I could see worried maid faces. But I didn't let me bother about that.
She forced a smile "Welcome to the Sunflower. What you want, Mr. human?" said she with an undertone of killing intent.
If looks could kill...
I decided not to tease too much who knows maybe she could even poison my food. I ordered several sandwiches. Meanwhile, I observed the place from my corner place. All the current customers were male, no wonder by the beautiful maid.
While I was waiting for my meal, more people came—an old fox grandpa with his grandson, two lizard buddy. Quickly the floor filled, the maid worked flawlessly, took the order and handled it very good. It seemed this place was very popular.
It didn't take long until my food arrived. I wolfed the sandwiches and rinsed it down with a cold hell's beer. The meal here was very delicious, especially after the small victory. Even I ate today for free, and the price seemed to be affordable. I decided to make this my standard restaurant.
After that, I continued my sightseeing in the city. I wandered through the street. Before I realized the twilight was falling, from inside of building white and orange light emanating and give the surrounding a unique touch. Also, the street quickly filled with all kind of animal people. The darker it got, the more people appeared. Animals people, especially girls, were singing outside also inside. I spotted several dwarfs, also lizard hanging together and singing a strange song. A group of panda and penguins were holding a jug and toasted. They seemed to be adventurers with gears. I also saw half-naked woman, singing outside, one of them waved with her hand towards me, but I ignored. I wasn't a party guy.
As night fell, I decided to return to my room. Also, my legs quickly got tired of walking.
Suddenly I heard an anxious voice as I came closer to Oas Inn.
"Mr…mr. Human, wait, mister..wait" said a weak voice. I stopped and turned left and spotted a black beauty elf. It was the same elf which stole my staff. Her eyes were swollen; it seemed she had cried. But she was in a good state.
She wasn't along; there were three other elves behind her. They were looking at me with suspicioning.
"Thanks…bringing my sister staff back…I don't know how to thank you …The stuff means a lot to me. I wouldn't forget it... thanks... thanks very much", said she while tears were rolling on her cheek like a river. She made a quick bow.
How about paying me one million lux as compensate?
"No problem, no problem, "I said with a fake smile and left. Same time a strange feeling overcame into me, today three people had already thanked me. With a satisfied smile, I entered the Oas Inn.