The next morning.
I could hear someone knocking on the door. The chickens were making a noise because they were surprised.
Who is it?
When I opened the door, I saw the large built Margo standing there with a smile on his face. Apparently according to the story he told me, that winged lizard monster was already exterminated by skilled adventurers from the neighboring town.
Margo used a tree stick to draw the picture of that lizard and then he made an ‘x’ mark before he rubbed the picture away with his foot.
I’m glad… With this, I can return to my normal life.
I was thinking if I could find a safe place outside of town and then maybe I could build a house there and move there for good. I asked Margo about his opinion using gestures.
According to Margo, there was a dungeon north from here near the town so as I expected, there was no safe place except for being inside the town. In fact, the town was also in danger due to the threat from this lizard monster so in actuality, there was no safe place.
But still, I don’t want to live in the town.
If that was the case then for the time being there was no other choice but to keep offering reward money to mitigate the risk of monster attack. Furthermore, according to Margo, this lizard monster didn’t come from the dungeon but that lizard was coming from somewhere far away. In other words, it was safe to say that since the lizard monster was already defeated, we could return to our pretty much safe daily life.
I was feeling deeply relieved but just in case, I should add more money for the monster subjugation reward.
I handed 50 gold coins to Margo when he was on his way home and asked him to put that money as a subjugation reward in case that lizard monster would appear near the vicinity again.
Let’s have something warm over the fire for my meal today.
After Margo had left, the tension in my body broke. Sitting on top of the tree stump, I did nothing but stare at the blue sky for a while.
T/N: Well to be fair if there’s no safe place then living outside the city is alright too. Since there’s no guarantee MC can be safe living there.