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— Compared to the short-lived human body, the life span of the demon race is far longer.
However, a hundred years is still more than enough time for someone to change.
That’s why the three Goblin brothers who I’ve been reunited for the first time in 100 years seem to have changed a lot.
Perhaps the eldest goblin had just finished his work for the day and was serving his younger brothers.
The eldest brother, Tiny; the second brother, Skinny; and the third brother, Burly.
So far, nothing has changed.
What had changed was their attire.
They used to wear stained aprons, and they were like craftsmen, but now they are different.
Instead, they don a pure white chef’s attire, a coat and a toque.
Wrap it carefully up to the scarf, and you’re a top-class chef.
“Ah, Narugoa-san!?” (Tiny)
The eldest goblin shouted and turned to me in astonishment, followed by the second and third brothers.
“I never expected to see you this small before…! I was skeptical when I heard from Miss Alraune, and you’re really alive!” (Tiny)
“I made you wait a long time, but I’m back.”
“It’s totally bad to make people wait for a hundred years! You’re… You’re…!” (Tiny)
“Hey, there’s no need to cry.”
“How can someone not cry in this situation!” (Tiny)
The three brothers were sniffling. Wiping their tears with their coat sleeves.
They’re still as emotional as ever…
As I was thinking about this, I heard a thump from behind me.
When I saw it, Grampa Rudolf had fallen from his chair.
Grampa’s eyes, which I’m usually not sure if they’re closed or open, were bugging out of their sockets.
“You’re summoning three monsters at the same time……? Even Ricotta couldn’t do that…!? Oh, is your body okay !?” (Rudolf)
As if Gampa Rudolf had gone crazy, he jumped at me and patted me all-over.
“Is there’s anything wrong with you? Dizziness? Palpitations? Is there any part of your body that hurts bad!?” (Rudolf)
“… none in particular.”
Speaking of which, I don’t think I even felt a little tired when I summon Alraune.
Well, it’s not something I dare to say.
“None… in particular…?” (Rudolf)
Grampa Rudolf collapsed on his knees.
“I’m not sure if it’s possible for a human being to summon a monster with no repercussion…?”
…… Is that such a big deal?
I tilted my head in confusion.
As a former monster, I’m not very familiar with human professions.
Above all a Summoner is just a minor profession.
It is said that adventurers due to being inconvenient and the nature of the summons shun it. These monsters are originally enemies.
So I’m ashamed to say I don’t know much about Summoners.
You draw a magic circle, prepare a catalyst, make a contract with the summoned monster, and then command them.
This is as far as I know.
This is why I can’t help but be a little surprised by Grampa Rudolf’s reaction.
“… Narugoa-san, who is that old man who is about to die?” (Tiny)
“Is it okay to stab him in the back?” (Burly)
The third brother while holding a huge butcher knife and says something scary.
“No, don’t kill him. You don’t clean that knife every day for that, do you?”
“I guess… no, I don’t.” (Burly)
“That’s right, that Grampa is a guest.”
The three brothers looked at each other.
“… You want me to cook? Are you planning on making us for humans?” (Tiny)
“That’s right, it’s bad to call suddenly, but can you do it?”
“… No! I can’t do it even at the request of Narugoa-san!” (Tiny)
The eldest brother, Tiny, shakes his head.
“I don’t know why Narugoa-san became a human being, and why he’s on the human side … but I’m sorry, I’d rather die than to cook for humans!” (Tiny)
“Why is it so?”
“Why? It’s decided! There’s no day that we didn’t resent humans after Narugoa-san was stabbed by the Hero Party! Cooking for humans…!” (Tiny)
Hmmm, the attitude of the three Goblin brothers is steadfast.
But I too cannot give up that easily.
Narugoa, The Crybaby in me, says,
――Please cheer up Grampa Rudolf.
So I reply,
“Are you not confident?”
The sharp ears of the eldest brother quivered.
“Are you not confident that goblin dishes will satisfy the palate of humans?”
“Hehehehe … I won’t get caught in such a clear provocation, sir…” (Tiny)
“I mean, you cannot be called a chef if you choose your customers, is that toque a decoration only?”
“–fine! I’ll do it!” (Tiny)
He changed rather quickly.
The eldest son, Tiny, who has a bright red face, with his shoulders heaving approached Grampa Rudolf.
“Hey! Old man!” (Tiny)
“Why are you asking, give your order! For now, this is the Goblin Restaurant! I don’t take kindly to slackers!” (Tiny)
“Ugggh, order… even if you suddenly say that…” (Rudolf)
Grampa Rudolf, who was terrified, began to think hard… and soon he murmured something.
“… I want to eat the stew that my wife used to make…”
–That is too vague an order.
If it was the previous Tiny, he would have kicked Grampa Rudolf, saying, “What the heck is that? Get lost!”
The eldest brother, Tiny, snorted and put on toque again.
“–Hey! Did you hear it, brothers! Get ready!” (Tiny)
“But, but, but, but, that’s the point.” (Skinny)
“I can’t help but answer Narugoa-san’s request!” (Burly)
The three brothers did not exchange many words, but dispersed to their respective locations and began to prepare the food.
It seems that they have refined their combination of skills considerably over the past century.
Hearing the commotion, the adults of the village gathered around, asking, “What’s going on?”
“What’s the fuss about… Waaa!? Isn’t that a goblin!?” (Villager)
“Wh-who can fight…!” (Villager)
“… No wait! It’s Narugoa’s summon!” (Villager)
“Narugoa, did you summon something again!? Can summoners summon that quickly?” (Villager)
“Wait a minute… those goblins… they are cooking!?” (Villager)
Now, again, the village is in chaos again.
Everyone was paying attention to the three goblin brothers’ skillfulness, as if they were in one heart and mind.
In response, the eldest goblin brother sneered.
“–Huh! You shouldn’t be surprised at this! After all, our three brothers will show off our best dish!” (Tiny)
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