When I walked into Hiroshi's store, he had a cigar in his mouth again, just like this morning and He was dealing with the weapons he had. When he saw me come in, he approached me,
"How can I help you, partner?"
"I saw your movements with the gun today, it was very effective."
"You've seen my moves, huh? Very few people usually see the moment I pull the trigger. So I got caught?"
"Yeah, you were pretty fast."
"I remember you. You're the one who saved that woman, you were pretty quick there, you're not that bad, partner. So why are you here?"
Reaching out my hand to Hiroshi,
"My name is Ryuu, nice to meet you, uhh...."
Hiroshi smiled, put the cigar in his mouth, and shook my hand,
"Hiroshi, Hiroshi West, nice to meet you, kid. Now tell me what I can do for you, kid."
"I came here because I need your help."
"What kind of help, kid?"
"I'm forming a group and I really need a person like you."
"You are kidding right?"
"No, I am not good at jokes."
"Wait a second, let's see if I understand you correctly. You need help, and instead of asking for help from someone more competent, you come to me. Kid, if you need help, you have to ask other people. I'm not a mercenary."
"I know It is so quick to ask this but I really need your help, Hiroshi-san."
"Then let me ask you, why are you forming a group?"
"To fight against to Epics. I have to form this group for the sake of people. There are so many people out there in danger, calling for help. You have to understand me, Hiroshi-san!"
"Are you out of your mind? You cant take down Epics just by forming a group. Kid, If you are not here to buy anything you have to go."
After Hiroshi's words, I left his store. No matter what I said from now on, he seemed unconvinced. But I had no intention of giving up.
At nightfall, I started looking for a restaurant. I spent all my money on food. And I camped in the woods to sleep. After countless trainings with Ronk-san, I was able to camp quickly.
Tomorrow, I went back to Hiroshi's store. On the way, I was thinking about how to convince him.
No one was around when I came in. So I started looking around. Hiroshi had all kinds of guns in his store. On the walls, on the tables, there were various weapons everywhere, and they were all carefully cleaned and placed. After a little wandering, I saw a picture of a family.
The picture was an old one. He seemed to have a very crowded family because there were a lot of people in the picture, and there was a little boy in the middle.
The boy in the Middle looked just like Hiroshi-San. If he had a family like that, why was he here alone?
Soon after, I heard a sound,
"Not you again."
I was nervous, but like I said I wasn't going to give up.
"Why are you here again, kid?"
"I was just wandering around Hiroshi-san. And I want to ask who are the people in this picture? Are they your family?"
"Yes, they were. A long time ago."
He seemed sad while he said that.
"Don't mind Kid, I was thinking about to put that away anyways."
At that time, my stomach rumbled involuntarily.
"I'm sorry, I spent all my money on food yesterday, and today is a little difficult."
"Your actions reminded me of someone I loved. I'll tell you what, I know a restaurant in town. I'll buy you dinner there, and you can tell me what's on your mind again, but this time properly."
"Thank you very much, Hiroshi-san."
After our conversation, we went to the place where Hiroshi said, and we continued to talk while we ate there. Hiroshi lit his cigar again after dinner,
"Tell me, Kid. Why are you so full of revenge at this young age? Why do you want to destroy the epics so much?"
"People suffer a lot because of elites and epics. Especially people like Miron, because of him, most of my bloodline was unnecessarily killed."
"Revenge for your bloodline?"
"I'm from Wolf Bloodline."
"Didn't the Wolf bloodline have to be extinct years ago?"
"Yes, but there are survivors like me."
"Even if you survived, it's only a matter of time before Miron comes after you. And since that guy doesn't serve anyone, we don't even know where he's coming from."
"But I have something he doesn't have."
I showed him the map I had.
"It's not activated yet, we have to open the seal first. If we can do that. We will have an advantage. This map shows the things we want, that's why we will not be caught to people like Miron."
"You have so many things to surprise me, kid."
At that time, I saw a fat, big guy was bullying a female waiter with his men at our opposite table. I got up from the table without saying anything to Hiroshi and went to them.
"Come on, you don't have to do this, baby."
"That's enough, let her go."
All of a sudden, the music stopped, and everyone started watching me quietly. Everyone started talking in a whisper. I think I was involved with someone serious.
"This kid's done. Big JJ's gonna tear him apart."
Hiroshi put his foot on the table and started smoking his cigar
"This is going to be a very fun show."
The fat guy stopped messing with her and approached slowly towards me.
"You moron, who are you to interfere in big JJ's business?"
He was too big and tall for me, but even I was scared I couldn't let him do such a thing like this.
"The boy swallowed his tongue out of the fear Boss! I think it's best not to hit the boy."
Almost everyone started laughing at my situation. And I stood in front of him quietly, looking at him furiously. The fat man bowed and said,
"What happened, kiddo, are you going to cry or run, come on!"
I punched him hard in the stomach before the fat man finished his words. He flew up to the wall with the impact of the punch. The fat guy couldn't get up after my punch.
Everyone was looking at me in amazement. And also his men were preparing to attack me.
I could have easily defeated them, but as they were going to attack, Hiroshi quickly fired warning shots at them all. He fired all his bullets to scare him, and it worked. Out of fear, they took their boss and left. Sitting back to my place,
"Thanks for the help, Hiroshi-san. Like I said before we have to stop people like this."
"Kid, sorry for the things I said to you. Reconsidering everything, I will join your team."
"Yes, but in return for a favor."
"A long time ago, I had one of my guns stolen. A weapon called "Exer" Its a weapon made out of very rare parts. It's also one of the fastest weapons in the West. I don't usually go after a gun this hard, but all I have left from my family is that gun. So I need to get that back. I searched for it everywhere for a long time, and I finally found out that it was in the hands of an Elite soldier. But I couldn't get it back. I want you to help me get that gun back."
"And where does he keep the gun?"
"On a base. The problem is he's always with some soldiers. If I fight them all alone. It will take a long time, and their support will arrive before I can escape."
"So why don't we try to do this secretly?"
"We can't, it'll take us a long time to find the gun, and we don't have time."
"Don't we have time?"
"I have received a rumor that the elite soldier will leave the city early tomorrow morning, and I do not know where he will go. If he leaves here, he might give the gun to other Elite's, and there is a chance I might never get it."
"So where is this elite soldier now, Hiroshi-san?
"He's staying with his men in a big mansion a little further from the city. If we attack now, we have to be very fast, we have to escape before backup arrives. Or they'll just kill us both."
"Hiroshi-san, if we can get this back, will you really fight against the epics with me?
"If we take this back, I'll be with you until death. At last, I am a man of my word."
When we left the store, we kept making plans.
"When are we going to do this?"
"I have to get a couple of guns and stuff from the store before I go there. I'll meet you there, kid."
I went to the place Hiroshi said and waited for him. Half an hour later, Hiroshi came to me with two or three guns and a bag.
We made our way to the mansion. When we came to the mansion, Hiroshi looked at me,
"Are you ready kid, because from now on, our lives might change."
"I'm ready, Hiroshi-san."
Hiroshi lighting a cigar,
"Good, let's get started."