Working at the Magic Item Shop
“I’ll be in your care today.”
“Thank you very much, Dust-san.”
After waking up early and dragging myself to the magic item shop, the beautiful shopkeeper, Wiz, greeted me.
“U-Um, I think it’s best not to hire Dust, but…”
Standing next to the gently smiling Wiz and saying such unflattering words is Loli Succubus, once again as flat as usual.
“Stop saying unnecessary things. It’s not like this has anything to do with you.”
“True, I might not have a stake in this, but I have to protect this store while Vanir-sama is away.”
It’s your business what you want to get excited over, but at this point, you’re basically just squatting here.
“It’s fine. Usually, nothing much happens here, so there shouldn’t be any problem. Plus, it’s nice to have a guy around to lend a hand.”
“It’s good to hear that it’d be an easy job. I can’t work at the guild for three days, so this really helped me out.”
“Uugh… I can’t help but feel uneasy about this…”
“There’s no need to worry. I’m the type of man who doesn’t do anything without being told, so you can relax.”
“Umm, please properly do your work.”
I come to this store every so often, and I hardly ever see any customers around, so it’ll be fine.
After unloading some goods from the back rooms, I’m pretty much done with work.
Cleaning and arranging the products on the shelves is all handled by Loli Succubus. There aren’t any customers, so Wiz simply stood in front of the counter with a smile on her face.
Having run out of stuff to do, Loli Succubus went to the back rooms to clean up there.
Seems like it’d really be an easy job after all.
“Good day. Oh, is Vanir-san not in? I see, so he isn’t in.”
A somewhat rotund man came into the store and took a look around.
“Welcome. Oh, my, thank you for your help the other day.”
Wiz came out and gave the man a bow. It seems like he’s an acquaintance of hers.
“I’ve brought several items with me today.”
“Er, well, Vanir-san told me not to take any more useless products. The staff that multiplies the power of any spell you cast by three that I bought from you the other day turned out to be a useless product that causes the caster to fall over from mana exhaustion after casting even beginner spells. Vanir-san got really mad at me over that.”
Oh, so she actually does keep Sir Vanir’s instructions in mind.
It seems like she’s learnt after buying so many items that turned out to be completely unsellable and being charred to a crisp by Sir’s mysterious beams each time.
“Don’t worry, this definitely isn’t a useless product. This item will definitely be a big hit with the town, so Vanir-san will definitely be happy with it too. I daresay that it’ll make him apologize for the way he’s treated you in the past.”
“R-Really. Well, I’ll hear you out, at least.”
“Hold it! Don’t change your mind so easily! And you, don’t take advantage of when Vanir-san isn’t here to offload your unsellable goods here. Get out!”
“W-What is wrong with you? I came in here with a product that’ll definitely make us both rich.”
“Yeah, it’ll only make you rich.”
I forcibly dragged the protesting man out of the store.
So this is she ends up wasting so much money on useless goods. Sir Vanir sure does have his hands full.
“Sir told you not to buy anything… Where did you come from?”
Before I noticed it, Aqua was standing by the counter having a chat with Wiz.
She must have slipped in while I was dealing with that man.
“Listen to this, Wiz! Kazuma-san told me to stop coming to this store to play!”
“Why would he do that? I’m more than happy to have you as our guest.”
“Right? He said some incomprehensible things like you’re causing trouble for Vanir, so cut it out already.”
No, you should understand it.
You do nothing but cause problems in this store.
“Ah, right, that’s not what I came here to for. Listen to this, I have a brilliant money making idea-”
“The door is over there, please go home.”
“Hey, you’ll receive divine punishment for grabbing a goddess’s neck!”
“I’ll tell Kazuma that you’re causing trouble for Sir Vanir if you keep this up!”
Aqua put up quite a bit more resistance than that merchant earlier, but I managed to get her out the door eventually.
She stop resisting once she heard Kazuma’s name, so she shouldn’t be a problem for the rest of the day.
Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be an easy job? Why do I feel so tired?
Does Sir Vanir have to put up with this every day?
Managing a store sure isn’t easy.
Afterwards, I fended off a few other attempts from enterprising merchants to unload their wares here.
I even managed to offload a few items onto Yunyun when she came in for a visit.
All in all, it was a busy day.
On the bright side, Sir Vanir was in a really good mood when he returned, and gave me a few extra eris on top of the money we agreed on.
With this, I’ll be able to tide things over until I can take on quests again.
Two days later, I found myself back at the magic item shop.
“Umm, I’ve run out of money. So do you think I can work here for-”
“The door is over there.”