Chapter 160 – The Labor of Winning
“Ah, he’s back! Hey, you’re late!”
When I returned to the church, the area around the entrance was already crowded with people, including around the dojo.
“This is, really…”
『…… a festival?』
Tables are lined up and the food is served on many platters, making it look like a standing room only party.
You can feel the excitement from the people who have already gathered, and in some places, musical instruments were being played.
The moment Karui noticed me and Sadiz and raised her voice, the other people who had gathered there all greeted me with smiles and applause.
“Whoa, he’s here, nova boy!”
There was applause in the arena, but at that time I was swallowed by the excitement of the match, and I could easily go with the flow to raise my voice and wave.
However, once I calmed down, I was more confused when I was suddenly hit with this much heat.
One after another, the guy of the dojo, the sisters, and the uncles and aunts in town whose names I didn’t even know were applauding, clapping my shoulders and shaking my hands.
“Oh, you’re here! Excuse me!”
“Make way for Earth!”
Breaking through such a crowd, Mortriage’s crew came rushing to me, and without my consent, the four of them lifted me up.
“Whoa, y, you guys! Stop it! It’s embarrassing!”
I was one head above the crowd, overlooking everyone.
Those at the end of the crowd were also looking at me.
I was embarrassed, ashamed, but my heart was pounding and I was half smiling.
“Little man has come so far… uuuugh.”
『…… I do not mind rewarding his efforts, still this seems a tad excessive…』
Sadiz and Tre’ainar quietly watched over me.
“People in this country don’t seem to know that Little man is the son of a hero. In the Empire, no one could see Little man without preconceptions, not even me. But… fufufu… you found it, Little man. A place where you can be seen… as yourself…”
Or rather, Sadiz seemed deeply moved and was crying a bit.
Anyway, why is this happening?
“Ahaha, you’re finally back~, Earth!”
“Elder Sis Tsukshi! What’s this all about?”
Ahead of us, as I was carried and taken down the road, Elder Sis Tsukshi was smiling wryly in an apron.
In the first place, Elder Sis Tsukshi said that she would cook a lot of treats at the celebration today, but I never imagined this scale.
At best, I thought they would invite some friends and acquaintances to the church cafeteria.
But this level is…
“You know, a lot of people brought in gifts saying ‘This is for Earth’, and it was too much for just us, so before long… this~?”
“Come, come, the guest of honor will be in the middle! The whole city’s going to be in an uproar, and I’m going to be very busy! I’ve got a lot of work to do, and I’m hoping Big sister Sadiz’s will help me out soon!”
Elder Sis Tsukshi already looked very busy, but also somewhat happy.
Sadiz was also called, so she hurriedly wiped away her tears and ran up with a smile.
And this time, Amae came running up.
On the plate in her hand was a salad with vegetables on it, though it looked a little clunky.
“Look, Older Brother, Amae, cooked it, I cooked! Un!”
Saying that, Amae puffed her chest with a smug face.
Uh huh, it’s a dish that makes the most of the ingredients. Uh huh.
I don’t really, like vegetables much… no…..
“Oh, I see. Then I’ll have a bite.”
I don’t have a fork right now, so I just use my hand. I pick up a tomato with dressing on it.
Hmm, the taste of the ingredients and her cuteness should create a synergistic effect.
“Oh, oh… it’s delicious, Amae. Thank you. You’re so good at it.”
Hearing that, she snorted and seemed happy. Oh, maybe today I could eat as much vegetables as I want.
“Yes, Karui. Where’s Mr. Machio?”
“He’s still recovering in bed. When he uses that power, he won’t be able to move properly for a few days…”
“I see. Well, I’ll check on him later.”
Apparently, Mr. Machio won’t be here.
Hmm? Then again, Wacha’s not here either?
José… doesn’t matter, enough of that for now.
“I mean… what the heck! Most of the guys I faced in the tournament aren’t here?”
Even though I see glimpses of the other guys, there aren’t many people who fought against me, it’s a bit of a lonely situation.
Anyway, I’m a little worried that Wacha isn’t there… that guy… there was something I wanted to ask.
“What, you’re not satisfied with just me?”
“Hey, chug this down!
It was Jawara, who I fought in the second round. Apparently, he’s the only one who showed up, and he gave me a cup with a smile on his face.
And then, the other contestants gradually began to gather around.
“Look look, what are you upset about?”
“Come on, drink up! Wanna touch my bottom?”
“I can’t believe Machio lost… but my crotch won’t lose!”
“Absolutely, I’ll have to rewrite the data again.”
When the tournament was over, and the battle was over, and there was no friend or foe, everybody was laughing and having fun like idiots.
At first I was a little confused by the mood, but then I started to enjoy it and decided to just drop it and join the frolic.
“Alright, then, cheers!”
I crudely bumped cups with these annoying grown men, and just took the drink that was handed to me in one gulp…. hmm?
W, hat!? No, what is this smell!? That? It’s chilly, but my body is getting nice and warm….
“Hmm? What … Ah…”
“Hey, wait a minute! Isn’t he only 15?”
“Ah… th, that’s not good!”
“Jawara, you idiot! What are you doing!”
“…… th, this is…”
Ayye~? Wha is~? The world~ is shaking~?
『Hold on, ch, child!?』
“Hmm? There seems to be some kind of commotion at… Little man!? Your face is red, wait, what is?!”
“Eerr? What’s wrong with big brother!?”
“Wait a minute, quick Big Sister Sadiz… its Earth!?”
Hmmm… things are getting really fun. But it’s so hot. Everyone’s spinning around in threes and fours.
It can’t be helped.
“Uuuuk, too hot… I’m gonna undress.”
“”””Wai, h, heeeeeeey!?””””
“Hey, kid! Why… well, if you want to take it off, take it off!”
“Whoa, all of a sudden! Alright! I’ll take mine off too! I won’t lose!”
Take off the clothes. Fold em. Hurray!
『Nuh, you! this child and alcohol… unsavory, tis just like time with Bro…』
“Hold on, big brother!?”
“Oh~…… it’s swishy.”
“Earth! What are you doing in front of everyone?”
Hmm? Oh, everyone look… oh, Sadiz. Yes, it’s Sadiz.
“Little man! Just hold on to me, ah~, come on, somebody get some water! And, Little man, it’s not safe for you to be naked!”
“It’s fiiiiiiinnee, I, wanna ask a favor, Sadiz!”
“Eh? A favor… is it?”
“That’s right~, why are being so silly? Sadiz~, you promised~?”
“P, promised… what?”
Geez, did you forget Sadiz? You made it to me!
If don’t keep your promise, you can’t bye bye me!
“For winning, boobies!”
If I win, I can do as I like with boobies!