“I was curious about it a while ago, but what is the thing hanging on your neck?” (Borok)
Seeing me stroking the egg seemed to bother him, so Mr. Borok asked.
“Ah… is this?” (Rook)
I thought about it for a while but couldn’t think of any reason to refuse. So, I opened my cloak and showed him the egg, and he asked, “Can I touch it?” I nodded and he began to hold the egg in his hands and observe it from different angles.
“Is it a monster egg… Did you pick it up somewhere?” (Borok)
“ No, I don’t think it’s a monster egg… I picked it up a while ago.” (Rook)
Oh, that’s right. You can’t blame them for thinking it’s a monster egg… What to do, this might have been a mistake. I don’t want to be told to destroy it because it’s dangerous.
“Hmm… can we eat it?” (Borok)
The moment Mr. Borok said something scary to the egg, a wave of hysteria came from the egg, so I hurriedly took the egg back.
“It’s a joke, it’s a joke. Hahaha!” (Borok)
Really? If I said I could eat it, you would have immediately thrown it into the coals…
“I can’t just take a man’s egg and eat it. So, want to hatch it and make it a servant? … The egg seems to be delicious though.” (Rook)
Your real intention is leaking a little! …no, there was a term that was more important than that.
“What kind of thing is a ‘servant’?” (Rook)
“Hmm? Why don’t you know the servant? Then let’s go eat that egg–” (Borok)
“There is no” (Rook)
“…That’s right. Well, to put it simply, to make use of a monster.” (Borok)
“Make use?” (Rook)
Mr. Borok glanced at the egg, took a bite of the dried fish from the head, and poured in some wine before continuing.
“Mmm. You catch a monster and use it. It’s ideal to raise them from juveniles or eggs to get them used to the idea since adults are resistant to bondage magic. It takes a lot of time and effort to raise and care for them, so it’s not easy for ordinary adventurers to handle them.” (Borok)
With that said, he stared at the egg again.
No, don’t eat it!
But it’s true that it would be impossible to take a Great Boar into the city as a follower just because it’s strong, and I can’t imagine how much it would cost to feed it. On the other hand, even if you make a goblin or forest wolf a follower, it’s not going to be much of a fighting force. It is different if the monster can be mounted though.
I slammed the door of the room shut, put the egg on the desk, and sat down in the chair.
After that, Mr. Borok said, “Did we drink a little too much with the delicious fish? After that, I was lent a room upstairs… When I heard him say, “This is the room my son used…” and saw his lonely expression, I couldn’t say anything…
“Well, I…” (Rook)
I refocused my mind and do what I need to do at this moment.
I pulled out a Holy Stone from the magic bag and cast a spell.
“Heed my call and show me the way [Summon Fairy].” (Rook)
I activated the spell, and after the usual flashy effects, Lizzy appeared as usual. Fortunately, the house is made entirely of stone, so light and sound should not leak out, and it should be okay to talk to her for a few minutes.
“Ah! this child! You helped them!” (Lizzy)
Lizzy said, jumping on the egg as soon as she appeared.
Yeah. It looks like this egg was the right one. Well, I was pretty sure it was the right one, but there’s always a small chance.
“So, this egg, what should I do with it?” (Rook)
I pointed at the egg. I wasn’t sure if I should take it to the right place, find its parents, or do something else with it.
“Yeah, yeah, you know what? You know what? I want you to make it squish and squeak!” (Lizzy) [T/N: She’s describing what to do with onomatopoeia for a tight hug.]
“Squishy and squeak?” (Rook)
No, I don’t get it at all!