The day after Beldia was defeated.
I was thinking about what to do in the future as I walked to the guild alone.
It was my obligation to take down the demon king.
But that meant I had to take on strong enemies like Beldia when the time comes.
Should I finish the quest of defeating the demon king so the heavens will grant me one wish?
Or to give up the challenge and find a place to live peacefully in this world.
… Of course, I had decided on the answer.
I had the weakest job class, so I won’t be so lucky and win all my battles in the future.
I planned to live my life leisurely and avoid dangerous matters.
I would use my knowledge of Japan to start a business.
When I had time to spare while having a safe career and felt like seeking thrills, I could take on simple quests. I opened the adventurers guild doors as I was planning out my life.
A strong stench welcomed me when I opened the doors.
The passion of the crowd and the strong scent of alcohol flowed out from the opened doors.
The adventurers held a party in broad daylight to commemorate us defeating the demon king boss.
“Ah! You are too slow Kazuma! Everyone is starting to get smashed!”
Aqua who was in a great mood told me as I entered the guild:
“Nah, hurry and collect the bounty Kazuma! Almost all the adventurers had claimed their rewards for defeating the demon king boss! I did too! But as you can see, I drank a lot of it away!”
Aqua was really happy, opening her money pouch for me to see. She then scratched her head and laughed cheerfully.
This, this girl is drunk.
I don’t know how the drinking age of this world was set.
On a closer look, many of the adventurers inside the guild were so drunk they couldn’t even walk steadily.
Ignoring those drunkards, I headed for the counter.
Darkness and Megumi were already there.
“You are here, Kazuma. Quick, collect your reward.”
“I waited really long for you Kazuma. Listen to me, Darkness is really petty, saying it was too early for me to drink…”
“Wait, it has nothing to do with being petty, that’s not what I meant…!”
The two of them started bickering, so I approached the counter lady.
… For some reason, the familiar counter lady had an awkward expression.
“Eh, well… Satou Kazuma-san correct? We had been expecting you.”
The attitude of the counter lady made me feel something was up.
“Well… first would be the rewards for these two ladies.”
The counter lady then gave two small bags to Darkness and Megumin.
Strange, what about me?
As I was getting suspicious, the counter lady spoke:
“… Actually… Its like this. Actually, the guild had decided to present a special reward for Kazuma’s party.”
“Huh, why just us?”
When I asked, someone answered me.
“hey, MVP! If not for you guys, there’s no way we could had beaten that Dullahan!”
In response to that, the drunkards agreed rowdily.
I had been experiencing hardship since coming to this world, so I was a bit touched by everyone’s kindness.
So I represented all 4 people on my team to receive the special reward.
The counter lady cleared her throat and…
“Ahem– To honor Satou Kazuma and his party’s victory over the demon king’s army boss Beldia… The guild awards them 300 million Eris.”
We were speechless.
The adventurers turned silent when they heard the amount.
“Hey, 300 million, it’s your treat Kazuma–!”
“Woah–! Kazuma-sama, treat us treat us–!”
Adventurers started asking me to buy the bill.
“Hey Darkness, Megumin! I have something to tell both of you! I plan to cut down on adventuring in the future! With such a large amount of money, we could live a peaceful life of luxury!”
“Hey, wait a minute! It’s troubling if I can’t fight strong enemies! And what about defeating the demon king?”
“This is troubling to me too, I want to defeat the demon king with Kazuma and gain the title of the strongest wizard!”
Their protests were drowned out by the noise that was getting rowdier.
Under these circumstances, the counter lady showed an apologetic face and handed me a paper.
It was full of zeros.
Is this the cheque of this world?
Aqua who was drunk came over to me and peeked at the paper in my hand.
“Eh, things are like this. Because of Kazuma’s party… which is Aqua-san’s flood, the buildings around the town were washed away and damaged like a catastrophic disaster… But taking into consideration the merit of defeating a boss of the demon king, the town won’t ask for full compensation, just a part of it… That’s how it is…”
After making this announcement, the counter lady slowly averted her gaze and left the counter in a hurry.
After seeing the paper in my hand, Megumin fled.
I immediately grabbed the collar of Aqua who was about to follow.
After seeing our reaction, the adventurers realized the bill wasn’t a small amount and looked the other way.
Darkness looked at the compensation bill and put her hand on my shoulder…
“Reward is 300 million… the compensation is 340 million… Kazuma, let’s take on quests with strong enemies to earn lots of money starting from tomorrow.”
Darkness said that with a bright smile that stemmed from the bottom of her heart.
… I have to spend my life with these incompetent comrades in this ridiculous world?
… I slowly closed my eyes and steeled my resolve to defeat the demon king.
In order to escape from this imposturous world!
End of Volume 1: Ahh, My Useless Goddess