Chapter 179.2: (Donny’s POV) A Nuisance?! Inept Detective Donny 2!
After gathering information and preparing for my journey in Tairant, I decided to go chase after Keigo. According to the information I gathered from the young boy, there was a high chance that Keigo was traveling along the riverside. Although I wasn’t entirely confident with my deduction, I still think it’d be good if I search for him by going along the riverside as well.
And so, I left Tairant.
Then, I drove the wagon to the northeast. If I were to go down the road like this, I would arrive at a city called Baileys but before I could reach Baileys, I would need to go through several small villages dotted along the way.
After repeatedly camping at night and moving out during the day, I found traces of someone camping on a highground by the riverside and a discarded shell of a Giant Urchin. The little boy did say that Keigo wanted to eat Giant Urchin. Maybe my guess was correct after all.
Then, I decided to find more information from one of the settlements nearby.
I acquired a testimony saying a couple was seen flirting with each other by the riverside in a covered wagon. They said the aforementioned couple was a plain man with black hair and a beautiful woman with silver hair.
With this, that means the credibility of the information I had gathered is quite good, right?
I asked them if they’d heard where the couple was planning to go but it turned out the couple left to go somewhere else after camping out for several days.
In any case, let’s just try to track them down by going down the road.
After that, I tried to go down the road and asked around the other nearby settlements but I was unable to find any useful information.
“I guess I’ve lost their trail….”
Just when I started to feel dejected because I didn’t receive any useful feedback, I suddenly came across useful information. To my surprise, I discovered a settlement where a person who had a similar description as Keigo had stopped by. Apparently a man named Vince-san in that settlement, had done business with them. They had come to buy some food and borrowed his blacksmith workshop.
I was able to hear that story thanks to this magical device in the shape of a crystal ball from Juno. After thanking Vince-san, I decided to continue chasing after Keigo and the others…
There was a peddler coming to the village so I purchased some food and other stuff from them. The food that I had consumed until I managed to reach this settlement too, was bought from that same peddler. That peddler was really working hard in such cold weather.
After leaving the village, I drove the wagon further downstream along the road by the riverside.
T/N: Donny is slowly catching up to Keigo! Though, given how easy it is for Donny to catch Keigo’s track, I guess Heinrich’s men must be nearby too.