Chapter 18:

Economy Meeting

My Devil Is A Beautiful Female

After journeying for two days, they finally reached Juri!Bookmark here

"We are finally here!" Mio says while getting off the carriageBookmark here

"Yawn…I am so tired." Roy says while stretching out his armsBookmark here

"That was an eventful journey." Shira says with a smileBookmark here

"It surely was an eventful journey-HAHAH" The merchant says with laughingBookmark here

"Sir, everything is ready." The butler says to the merchantBookmark here

"Okay." The merchant says to his butler and turns towards Shira, "I would really appreciate it if you guys accompany us for a few more days."Bookmark here

"I will of course double the payment."Bookmark here

Shira turns towards Roy, Mio, and Renjii.Bookmark here

"I don't see any problem with it." Mio saysBookmark here

"Yeah, we can even look around this town." Renjii saysBookmark here

"Sure." Roy saysBookmark here

Shira then turns toward the merchant and says, "I guess that settles it."Bookmark here

They start walking towards a mansion that they came to. This is one of the mansions that the merchant owns.Bookmark here

"Anyways, now that we reached Juri, Mr. Shira, accompany me. I will need someone to protect me there." The merchant says to ShiraBookmark here

"Okay." Shira agrees with the merchant's request.Bookmark here

"And tell your subordinates to escort my family inside the mansion. Then the maids inside the house will take them to their rooms."Bookmark here

"Wait." Shira says to the merchant and walks toward Roy, Mio, and Renjii, "Hey, go to the mansion with the merchant's family. Keep them safe if something happens. I have to go somewhere with the merchant."Bookmark here

"Where are you going?" Mio asksBookmark here

"I am going with the merchant somewhere." Shira repliesBookmark here

"Okay. Leave it to us!" Renjii repliesBookmark here

Shira then turns towards the merchant, "Let's get going."Bookmark here

The merchant nods and gets on the carriage.Bookmark here

"We have to go there by carriage?" Shira asksBookmark here

"It's only a five-minute ride." The merchant replies with a smileBookmark here

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They stop in front of a building.Bookmark here

It's not that big building. By the looks of it, it has two floors. The outlook of that building is not that eye-catching. It's made with bricks and silver-colored.Bookmark here

There are four guards standing in front of the main door. They are not Knights. They are dressed like normal guards. Armor covers their body. Two of them are holding swords and the other two holding spears in their hands.Bookmark here

Shira and the merchant walks closer to the door of that building.Bookmark here

As they approached the building, two of the spear guards block the door with their spears in an X shape. Shira and the merchant stops.Bookmark here

One of the guards, who is holding a sword comes closer to the both of them and asks "Sir, please identify yourselves before going inside."Bookmark here

The merchant replies, "My name is Akiyuki Shinbou and the owner of the Shinbou Merchants Group. And this is Shira Torizawa, he is my personal bodyguard."Bookmark here

'I am a bodyguard, huh.' Shira thinks inwardly with a smirk on his face.Bookmark here

"We are very sorry for not recognizing you." The guards apologize while bowingBookmark here

The guards who blocked the door with their spears removes their spears and opens the door for Shira and Akiyuki.Bookmark here

"It's okay. Let's go, Shira."Bookmark here

Then they go inside the building. While walking, Akiyuki speaks up, "Mr. Shira, sorry for earlier."Bookmark here

"Hmm?" Shira expressesBookmark here

"I introduced you as my bodyguard, I apologize for that" Akiyuki saysBookmark here

"Hahaha-that's not a big deal." Shira saysBookmark here

"Where are we going by the way?" Shira asks AkiyukiBookmark here

"To a meeting."Bookmark here

"What's the meeting about?"Bookmark here

"The meeting is about the economic growth of this country. Last year, our country's economic rate was really bad and this year's growth is also not going too well. So, the top five merchants and the economy minister of this country decided to hold a meeting and discuss the economic growth." Akiyuki replies to Shira's question.Bookmark here

"We are here." The merchant then saysBookmark here

Shira and Akiyuki reach in front of a big double door. There are two guards standing there. One of them sees Akiyuki and Shira coming towards the door, so, he opens the door and bows slightly.Bookmark here

Shira and Akiyuki walk inside through the door.Bookmark here

The room is huge! Inside the room, there is lots of random stuff covering the room.Bookmark here

There is a big meeting table in the middle of the room. Five people are sitting around the table on chairs that are surrounding the table. And four people are standing behind those four people.Bookmark here

Four of them are merchants and one of them is the economy minister.Bookmark here

"You are late Akiyuki." One of the people says inside the room.Bookmark here

"Hahaha, I am sorry, I am late. Should we start the meeting now?" Akiyuki asks with a smileBookmark here

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