We went to a tent close to the main tent, to meet the expected higher-ups that are supposed to discuss our current situation.
Unexpectedly, it was actually the personnel who made a speech on the first day we came into the camp.
"Oh, you are here."
Then he looked at Grace who was standing beside Tie and asked…
"That should be all of you, right?"
Grace nodded before turning back to look at me with a hint of worry in her eyes.
'It's okay, it's gonna be alright soon.'
I tried to calm her down a bit as I transferred my interest to the white clothed man.
"So, your current situation is a bit complicated, there was some mysterious 'Clearer' or more like a troublemaker who was going around clearing Dark Caves randomly, and luckily for you all, it seems like he has cleared all of your next targeted caves…"
"We tried finding another target for you all but we discovered that there was some fault with your assignment to begin with and that your levels and abilities weren't suitable for your target caves neither are there any caves that are suitable for you to clear other than the one you already did…"
"In short, we are terribly sorry about that wrong assignment, you can take a coach back into your home, and you will be compensated 1 gold each for your inconvenience."
As expected of the association's generosity, after all, the only thing they didn't lack was simply money. Though it was unexpected for this to be truly investigated, this association's faces were kind of ambiguous at this point…
Everything went smoothly after that as the reward was quickly delivered to us, it seemed that the 'Higher-ups' weren't very free and we weren't worth much care to them as well. While it might seem suspicious that all of our targeted caves were cleared, I made it seem that they were chosen because they were closer to my one line route of clearing.
All-in-all nothing flashy happened as we soon found ourselves outside the camp, which was the location where the unused coaches and the resting coachmen resided.
Meanwhile, the trio were still wondering about how their fates have suddenly changed from certain death hazards in the image of a deathly hard gates, to being given an amount of money double the one that they gained from risking their lives at the last gate and finally being free to go home…..
"Alright, I guess that's it."
I broke the silence that persisted for a moment as my schedule was tight.
"You can board a coach to go home, and now that the threat is no longer there, it's about time that I left."
"You are not going back with us?!"
Tie asked dumbfoundedly, it seemed that he already became accustomed to me being part of their party…
"I'm actually quite a busy person, you know, I would also like to go back and take it easy at starry night city, but I still have some unfinished business to deal with."
"I see, it's ok, I know that we were probably just passersby that you might not meet again…"
"However, I would still like to thank you for what you have done so far even if you just did while passing through."
Grace suddenly spoke out before walking quickly towards a coach and signaling for the coachman, Tia and Tie also stared at me for a second before following Grace…
I only looked at their backs for a second before walking slowly farther from the camp, after all, I still truly had some unfinished business to deal with!
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