Trucker Meets a Hero
The truck still stood out at the checkpoint.
I was used to it by now. I showed the checkpoint officer the letter from the Zenimouke Adventurers’ Guild and entered the country without difficulty.
Shiny is sitting next to me. First, we will go to the Adventurers’ Guild and greet the head of the guild. Then, we would head straight to Olesanjo Castle, hand over the equipment to the heroes, and be done with it.
Frankly, I’d like to just leave the equipment with the guild and be done with it, but I have my pride as a carrier too. If you want me to deliver it to a hero, I’ll deliver it, okay.
“So this is Olesanjo…”
“I can tell, aren’t they all adventurers?”
Many of the people walking around the town were armed. There were few merchants like those in Zenimouke, but many weapon and armor shops and bars. I knew that when it comes to the land of the birth of the hero, people get excited.
Shiny, perhaps having the blood of a former adventurer coursing through her veins, watched the adventurers on the road.
The truck continued on its way and arrived at the Adventurers’ Guild. It seems that the guild buildings are the same in all cities. The only difference is the emblem of each guild.
“I’ll go. You going too?”
Mireina and Kirie are staying behind. The plan was just to say hello, hand over the letter that Nina had given me, and head straight for the castle. Shiny and I got out of the truck and went into the guild.
“Oh, it’s so different.”
“Certainly. The quality of the adventurers is different. They are probably all C-level adventurers or above.”
There are 50 people in the guild, by the looks of it. The age group is mostly in their teens and twenties. They all look strong and kind of scary. There are bearded fathers with skinheads, muscular, end-of-the-century guys, etc. Is this place a lawless zone?
Anyway, let’s go to the receptionist (a woman, of course) and ask for the guild leader.
“Hey, it’s that …. Shiny Blue.”
“You mean ‘Azure Selene, Shiny Blue’? Why is she in Olesanjo?”
“Hey, she looks cute. Go talk to her.”
“You should go, and I have a wife!”
They’re blabbing about something. And they don’t seem to know that Shiny was fired as an adventurer.
Anyway, let’s go to the reception desk. Let’s just get our business done and go to the castle. I handed the letter to the receptionist and said.
“Excuse me, we are ‘Agatsuma Shipping Company’ with the Zenimouke Guild. I would like to meet with the guild leader.”
“Then I will check the letter. ——— Yes. Then please wait a moment.”
The receptionist went to another room and soon returned.
The man she brought with her was a stocky, bearded man. What a pity.
“Nice to meet you. I am Albero, head of the Olesanjo Adventurers’ Guild.”
“Nice to meet you. I am Kota, the president of Agatsuma Shipping Company. I have a delivery for the heroes today.”
“I hear you, and I want you to take it to the castle right away. The heroes should be training there.”
“I understand. I’ll be leaving now.”
I left Albero-san after a few minutes. I think I probably won’t be coming back to the guild again.
I left the guild and told Shiny, who remained silent.
“You don’t know Albero-san, do you?”
“Yes, I’ve never met him before. The former head of the guild here was old, maybe he retired?”
Well, whatever. Anyway, next stop is the castle.
“Castle….. I’ve never seen it before.”
“So this is OleSanjo Castle. It’s huge~!”
“You are here, aren’t you, Hero?”
“I guess so. I can see Chris for the first time in a long time.”
We drove the truck to the castle, and the gatekeeper led us to a stop at the plaza beyond the castle gate. It seemed that the heroes were doing field training with some monsters outside, and since they would be back soon, we decided to wait in front of the castle gate.
“Hey, is lunch ready yet?”
“Well, it’s about time.”
“They’re going to be back soon, so let’s wait for them. Then we’ll go to the castle town to eat.”
“Okay, then. Hot and spicy.”
“No. If you really want to eat that, you’re on your own.”
“What a pity.”
While we were having a good time talking, a horse-drawn carriage approached us. We naturally paid attention to the carriage. Then the carriage stopped in front of a truck and a couple of young people got out from inside.
“Hey, hey, hey, why is there a truck here!? This is another world, right!?”
“Calm down……….. It’s impossible. I’m surprised too.”
“I never thought I’d see a truck in this world.”
“A truck? This lump of iron?”
They are young, all around middle to high school age. The male-female ratio was 1:3. And there are good-looking guys and beautiful girls. Among them, only one has blonde hair and wears a black sister’s outfit. Could it be her?
“Long time no see, Chris.”
“Eh……. Kirie sister!? Why are you here!?”
“Of course, I’m here to deliver a shipment to you. I am the accountant of Agatsuma Shipping Company.”
‘Ac… accountant? Sister Kirie also left the cathedral….”
The sisters haven’t seen each other in a long time. Let’s not interrupt them. Let’s get some work done first.
“Good work, heroes. Now, you have something developed in Sugedaro.”
“Hey, old man, were you summoned just like us!? What is this truck!?”
This kid, I’m only 26 years old.
“Well, the newest type of holy sword developed in Sugedaro and exclusive weapons for all the members of the hero’s party.”
“I’m surprised. I didn’t think there was another person who had been summoned just like us. …. And you are a truck driver?”
“Well, it’s nice to meet you. We have been summoned to this world as heroes. If you don’t mind, we’d like to talk to you.”
No, listen to me.
I carried the cases out of the truck, and Mireina and the others helped me. Kirie broke off her conversation with Chris and came over to help me.
I open the cases and showed the contents to the heroes. The interest of the heroes seemed to have shifted from me to the equipment.
“Oh,…….. cool!! This is my holy sword!!”
“Those gauntlets are mine…… Yeah, they fit me.”
“This bow is mine. Mmm-hmm.”
“The staff is mine, isn’t it?”
After handing over the equipment to everyone, I asked the coachman who was operating the carriage for his signature. Perhaps he knew what he was doing, because he signed it without hesitation.
“Well, I’ll leave you to it.”
“Wait a minute, old man, I’m not done talking to you!”
“Yeah, there’s something I want to know, why don’t you talk?”
“Ummm, I didn’t expect to meet someone from Japan just like us………. We have our own circumstances, so why don’t we have a little chat?”
Apparently, there is no escape.
We changed places, borrowing a soldier’s room near the castle gate, and I decided to talk to the heroes. Shiny and the others, satisfied with their first glimpse of the heroes, went out to the castle town. I wanted to go with them, so I decided to get it over with.
“First of all, I’ll introduce myself!! I’m the legendary hero, Tenkuji Taiyo, who is going to save this world!! Nice to meet you!!”
It’s kind of stupid. He has good looks and a cool name. He looks like a hero, but I think the atmosphere he creates ruins it.
“I am Tsukiyo Kirara. I am Taiyo’s childhood friend and we are very close. Nice to meet you.”
She’s a beautiful girl with black hair and a ponytail. She is cute but childish. And she is a childhood friend of the hero, which means that she is a heroine.
“I am Enjido Kiraboshi. I look forward to working with you.”
A young lady with loose character. It’s kind of funny when they’re all so tempestuous. And they all have cool names.
“I’m Chris Ellison. I am Kirie’s sister and a saint. Nice to meet you♪!”
She’s so cute. I’m going to raise her sister’s allowance. She’s the opposite of Kirie, a cheerful younger sister character. And she’s a loli character with an almost toddler body type. Well, I should introduce myself too.
“My name is Kota Azuma. I died in a car accident and God brought me back to life. And with the truck I was driving. And since I’m here, I’m using the truck to start my own shipping company.”
“You died!? Then you came back to life!? It’s completely different from us.”
“We were in the same class, we went to school together, and when we went through the school gate together, we ended up in this world. Apparently, we were summoned as heroes in order to defeat the Demon Lord.”
“It seems that even if we defeat the Demon Lord, we will not be able to return home, so in order to live in this world, we have decided to fight.”
“Well, Taiyo will have an easy time doing that. He’s strong, he’s cool, and he is my husband.”
“Ummm, we are, aren’t we? Chris-chan.”
“Hey, hey, the wedding is after we defeat the Demon Lord, isn’t it? You’re getting ahead of yourself. Besides, we have Princess Ekaterina.”
Ah, this guy is a harem character.
His childhood friend Tsukiyo is making a complicated face, but that’s just embarrassment. Maybe after defeating the Demon Lord, he’s going to have a wedding with the princess and this heroes’ party. Oh no, my Desert Eagle might catch fire.
“Therefore, thank you!! We will protect the peace of this world, and you, Kota-san, do your best for the shipping company!!”
“Oh, oh. I’m counting on you.”
“And also, the monsters have become more active recently. The cause is said to be related to the Four Heavenly Kings, so be careful on your way home.”
“The Four Heavenly Kings?”
“Yes. They are the most powerful individuals in the Demon Lord’s army.”
“With Taiyo, it should be a piece of cake. Kirara worries too much.”
“Well, that’s how it is. Heh heh heh.”
The Four Heavenly Kings of the Demon Lord. I definitely don’t want to meet them. Besides, he’s a hero. I’m going to go back to Zenimouke as soon as I’m done sightseeing in the town.
Well, things don’t work out quite as well when they happen.