Pick Me Up Infinite Gacha! - P.M.U Chapter 69: Exploration Dungeon (3) (Part 2)
It was because the scene from the promotion came to mind. The child in a small room being protected by a woman before being dragged away by that guy. The child also had black hair and black eyes.
“When I first talked to you, I found it interesting. I’ve never seen someone that looked like that kid before. His name…”
“Don’t say it.”
“It’s not a particularly special name…”
I looked down at the boy.
He shrunk back and nodded his head.
There was still more to think about.
I didn’t want to add another thing to ponder.
“Where’s the jeweler?”
I continued walking and asked.
The boy, who had been stiff, suddenly smiled and began to guide me.
It might be free, but it wasn’t actually free. I could tell from the boy’s babbling.
“Where did you get that ancient coin? I heard they only come from high-level dungeons.”
“Hyung, are you a dungeon hunter? A really strong one, I can tell just by looking. You wouldn’t casually toss around treasures like that, if you weren’t, right?”
“You didn’t know much about the rumors because you’ve been in dungeons for a long time?”
I cleanly ignored the boy’s question.
Exchanging the coins for a large number of smaller coins at the jeweler. The owner seemed stubborn and reliable. He didn’t seem like he’d trick me.
“Where can I buy things from the dungeon?”
“Dungeon loot is handled by the Mercenary Association. If you just asked me, but you’re a hunter why would…”
“Are you an idiot? If I were a hunter, would I be asking you about the dungeon?”
The boy had a desperate expression for some reason.
On the second floor of the Mercenary Association, there was a display counter for handling dungeon loot.
The core item, “Advent Stone,” was not being handled, but various other items were being sold. The staff mentioned that they were selling various high-class magical artifacts mined from the dungeon.
I reunited with Jenna there.
“Oh, oppa. You came alone.”
Coming here meant that she had grasped the existence of the dungeon.
As always, she’s quick-witted.
“What about that bow?”
Jenna was holding a large bow in her hand.
The bow, decorated with gold and silver, looked luxurious at a glance.
“You said I needed a longbow before, oppa. The shopkeeper recommended it, so I picked it. It’s said to be magically enhanced, and it looks good, right? You can buy it for two gold coins.”
[It looks luxurious, but it’s not very practical as a longbow.]
[Note – Magic for ‘Reinforcing Durability’ is applied.]
The grade is D minus.
You could somehow use it, but with that grade, it was worse than the shortbow I gave her as a gift.
“But it has magic on it. And I didn’t find anything else to spend the money.”
“Use that money to buy something more valuable.”
I pointed to various cheap-looking stones displayed in a corner of the sales counter.
It seemed like they were trying to clear their inventory as no one was buying them. Jenna’s eyes sparkled.
“That’s… Attribute Stones!”
“Master would probably like it if you brought it. It’s a material for promotion stones.”
“Is that so? Then what about this bow…”
“Get rid of it.”
Other items caught my eye besides lower-grade Attribute Stones.
One item of note was the “Regen Stone.” The Regen Stone allowed you to experience the closed boss stage due to a clear, and although you couldn’t gain experience points, you could receive mission experience to pass on to heroes.
Items like these didn’t come out often, so it was lucky that a few were visible.
It would be very useful for the new heroes joining parties 1 and 2. I picked it up. I took some of Jenna’s money to cover the shortage.
“Who’s this kid?”
As we finished shopping and came out, Jenna made a gesture.
A boy was coming awkwardly from inside, looking at Jenna.
“I don’t know, he’s a stranger.”
“I-I’m not a stranger! I’m this person’s exclusive guide. My name is Yoshu.”
“Okay, by then.”
I’d asked all the questions I needed to.
It was already getting late. I intended to stay at an inn like this. And tomorrow, I had to keep my promise and have fun with Jenna.
“Do you owe someone money?”
“Hyung, listen to me! I have a secretive investment plan…”
I could scare him away, but it wouldn’t work.
I threw a gold coin I received from Jenna to Yoshu.
“With this, only one coin is left.”
With one gold coin, as long as I didn’t use it in a weird place, it was enough to have fun and eat.
Yoshu hesitated but accepted the gold coin.
“Thank you, Hyung! Noona!”
He was just a kid, if he was trying to stab me in the back, I wouldn’t have tolerated him.
Though it didn’t feel like much, it was a reward for guiding sincerely.
“This should be enough…”
“This should be enough?”
“I guess I can take care of my debt now! Thank you for the investment!”
I chuckled and said.
“Investment, huh? Trying to start a business?”
“The details are a secret, investor! I can’t tell you because it’s something that can’t be known. But I’ll definitely repay the favor. I swear!”
“You don’t need to. I’m not worth much to you.”
“No, I can’t live with debts. If there’s something you want, please let me know. Ah, and first, I need the name of the patron…”
There wasn’t much to expect.
After thinking about it for a while, I spoke up.
“If you get the chance, help that witch.”
Yoshu’s eyes widened.
I smiled briefly and said.
“Help her if the opportunity arises. That’s all.”
I turned around and walked away, leaving Yoshu standing there.
Jenna followed suit and said.
“What were you talking about earlier? Who is the witch?”
“It’s that kid we saved. That’s her.”
We exchanged various conversations as we headed towards the inn.
“Come to think of it, where’s Aaron?”
I thought he’d be with Jenna.
When I asked, Jenna said he had gone out to find a place on his own.
He probably went to do some training.
When we would return to the waiting room, Party 1’s break time would be over.
In addition, the final member of the party would be decided. Either Velkist or Neryssa was the most likely. Or perhaps both.
I looked back.
I saw Yoshu looking around in the distance on the street.
It was the same place as before, where I had to go to obtain the Advent Stone.
I continued walking.
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