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(014) Escaping from the thieves hideout

Translator: Tseirp

This fellow seriously believed me?

Certainly, I heard that there were newcomers but no matter how you look at it, the thieves do not look like they passed out due to being drunk.

One of them was even foaming at his mouth.

However … it seems like the bandit earnestly believed me.

He sat down on the chair,


“Hey newcomer, serve me liquor as well! Bring me liquor!”


and requested for liquor.


“Erm, I apologize but there is currently no liquor.”


A shame, we might have been able to escape if he fell drunk from liquor.

However, Norn’s room had nothing but a bed and we rummaged through this room just now but there weren’t any alcoholic beverages. There was only a large wooden box.

The thieves were most likely peeved precisely because there wasn’t any alcohol and the newcomers who went to buy them did not return.

A dubious expression surfaced on the bandit’s face after I apologized.


“These guys passed out from drinking right? If that’s the case then there should be liquor right?”


Geh, was our ruse detected already? No, I’ll try to somehow deceive my way through.

It was time for the poker face that I practiced in case I ever make a blunder during a job interview to maintain a placid expression.


“I’m sorry, the elder brothers drank it all so she was just about to go buy some more.” (TL: He called the other thieves aniki-tachi which is basically a way to call senior members in gangs.)


I said and pointed at Haru.

… At the very least, I hope to let Haru escape and return with reinforcements!

For that reason, I drew attention towards her but,


“Hmm? This girl, isn’t that a slave collar? Hey, what’s the meaning of this!”


Guh, even though he is a fool why is he so uselessly perceptive. Ah, setting, are there any possible settings.

A setting that makes it natural for me to treat a slave as a companion …


“Oh, she is actually my lover but she was kidnapped by an unscrupulous slave dealer. In order to take her back, I killed the unscrupulous slave dealer but he actually had connections with powerful nobles so I ended up as a wanted fugitive. Thus, we entered a band of thieves with a renowned boss and escaped until where we are now.”


I smoothly lined up lies after lies but I was flustered within.

… Shit! I overdid it with the setting!


Hey hey, am I an idiot? If I was a wanted fugitive, I would not be able to enter the town, or rather, in the first place, it could be understood with just a glance with we do not look like lovers. Furthermore, with the slave collar, the owner should be able to command her and it would be impossible to escape, or rather, what renowned boss, most likely nobody knows about the existence of someone like this guy. Everyone only knows that there are thieves within the Beginner Labyrinth.


” … Oi you, did you seriously say those words?”


The male bandit’s eyes sharpened.

Damn it, so this is where it ends.


Or so I thought.


“Kuu, such a sob story. I’m weak against such stories.”


Eh, he really began crying?

Perhaps he is a surprisingly good person?


Or so I thought but he took up his axe,


“However, these bastards who even drank up my share of the liquor! Should I kill one of them as a lesson … Hmph, we have 2 newcomers so killing one of them wouldn’t be a problem.”


He said and the axe swung down upon the neck of the bowman.

Blood splattered as the man’s head rolled across the floor.


… No way, did he just kill his companion? Just because he drank his share of the liquor?


“Kahahaha, killing people is great after all! I leveled up!”


The bandit’s level certainly rose to Lv15.

It was a huge mistake to think that he was a good guy even for a split second.

This guy is … insane. I want to escape from here as soon as possible.

However, I first have to get Haru to escape … then I will look for a chance to grab Norn and escape together.


“Boss, let her go buy liquor then.”

“Ah, that’s right, liquor. No, you go and buy the liquor! This lady is quite the beauty. I don’t stain therithros often but oh well. I’ll be your partner.” (TL: TherithroΒ is a unique term in this novel. It will be explained in a later chapter so for now just take it as a term he used to call Haru.)

” … Erm, boss, she is my lover.”

“Haa, didn’t you hear what I, the boss, said? Do you wish to die?”


Ku, my plan failed.


“Please go ahead, I will be fine.”


Haru said with a smile. It was the first time I saw Haru smile.

Fine? There’s no way that’s possible.

Don’t tell me you are fine with such a lonely smile.


“Ho, this lady here has a better eye at judging people. Very well, I’ll forgive what happened earlier, hurry up and go buy the liquor!”


… That’s right, he wouldn’t kill Haru and Norn.

If I ran at full speed from now, I can explain the situation to the military police above ground and return … No, the 2 remaining thieves would wake up before that or the real newcomer thieves would arrive and he would discover that we are not thieves. They might escape to somewhere else and Haru would not be able to survive.


Furthermore, I don’t want to leave Haru behind and run.


It’s a life that I had already lost once anyway!


I’ll do what I can do!

A single unexpected blow is unlikely to kill. That might happen in my original world, but this is the Otherworld.

This is a world where status has an immense influence. I fear that even the force of an attack that can decapitate a person may not strike through his defence.

If that’s the case …


“Well then, boss, I’ll quickly go buy the liquor!”


I said that as I passed by the bandit and pulled out my sword, slicing off the head of the fallen thief.

I felt that there was a possibility for me to defeat him as this thief was weak from receiving Haru’s attack just now and I was right.


【Ichinojo Level up】

【Jobless skill: γ€Œ3rd Job Setting」 skill has leveled up to γ€Œ4th Job Setting」】

【Job: Swordsman is now available】

【Job: Bowman is now available】

【4th Job was automatically set as Commoner Lv15】


I willed it such that Commoner was replaced with Swordsman Lv1.


… I had just killed a person.


And next …


“Hey what the hell are you doing …”



My γ€ŒSlash」dissected the torso of the Lv9 Swordsman.


【Ichinojo Level up】

【Apprentice Swordsman skill: γ€ŒSwordsmanship Strengthening (Minor)」 obtained】

【Hunter skill: γ€ŒDismantling」 skill has leveled up to γ€ŒDismantling II」】

【Swordsman skill: γ€ŒSword Equip」 skill has leveled up to γ€ŒSword Equip II」】


I successfully leveled up like this.


I could infer that my Apprentice Swordsman reached Lv25, but I didn’t have the time to check on my other job levels.

Let alone the time to waver on the fact that I killed people.

I was about to weep at the sight of the blood dripping from my sword and the iron smell of the blood splashed onto my face, but I didn’t have the time.


That’s because the male bandit was glaring at me.

I can no longer escape from this duel.


“You bastard, you lied when you said you wanted to become my subordinate.”

“Yeah … I lied!”

“So you plan to defeat me and take over this band of thieves huh! As if I would let you do that!”


I don’t have such intentions!

But I couldn’t jab my tsukkomi in. The male bandit poised his axe and ran towards me.


I wanted to buy time by escaping but I wasn’t certain that the axe does not have long distance attacks like my γ€ŒSlash」.

Thus, I judged that it would be dangerous to stand too far away.


I instantly retrieved Norn’s spear from my item bag and threw it.

Was the smooth motion due to the Villager γ€ŒStone Throw」 skill … No, it’s unrelated. It’s not a stone in the first place. The spear was easily repelled by the flick of his axe.


Damn it, he’s strong after all!


“Die! This band of thieves belongs to me!”


At that moment … Haru quickly pounced onto the bandit’s back and slashed her sword at his neck.


However …


“That hurts!”


The bandit cried out and struck Haru with the side of his axe.

Haru’s slender body was blown backwards.


“You will be my partner later so lay there for now!”


How dare you do that to Haru!

Looking at his back … there was blood coming out of his neck but it was far from a mortal wound.

It goes without saying that if I cannot defeat this guy then I would not be able to win against Haru.


However … I am currently strong!


It doesn’t matter if it’s a Swordsman or a Bandit.


I’ll show you the hidden strength of Jobless.


With great determination, I unsheathed my steel sword and swung down as I ran.

However … the bandit stopped the sword with his axe and gloated.


“Good movement! If you worked below me, you might have been my right-hand man.”

“Oh thank you!”


I said as I stepped forward and performed the golden attack that defeated the previous goblin.




I cried out.

It wasn’t a knife hand but a γ€ŒSlash」 using a kicking attack.

If it was possible with hands then it would also be possible with feet … was what I thought.


“O … ouchhhhhhhh! Wha, what, I’ve never heard of using γ€ŒSlash」 with feet! What did you do!”

“Never heard of it? But I’ve actually done it … are you not only an idiot?”

“You called me an idiot!? Don’t joke with me! I can, I can write words!”


You’re an idiot precisely because you boast about something of that degree!

Well, as a person who can’t write this world’s words, I can’t say anything.


“Nobody who calls me an idiot will live unscathed! Die!”

“The person who will die is you!”


The male bandit and I crossed weapons at the labyrinth’s passageway.

And then …


” … Ou, ouchhhh! Potion, potion!”


I cried out! My arm, he got my arm! Oh my, is the steel sword bent?

I hurriedly took out a potion from the item bag and drank it all down.

Looking at me, the bandit …


“Gahahaha … Guha.”


He was laughing out loud and then collapsed on the spot.

A large cut remained in his belly.


I somehow won, but a scene often depicted in fictional stories where the winning party is on one knee as the opponent collapses behind … such performances are impossible for me. However, seeing that I did not level up, the bandit was most likely still alive.


I lightly approached, retrieved the axe and stored it in the item bag.

Also, I have no intention of saying that killing people is cruel but I cut the tendon on his right arm.

Sorry but I have no intention of getting beaten up once he wakes up.


Is Haru fine?

She was sent flyingΒ by the man.


“Haru, are you okay! Please reply!”

“Mas, master, please escape.”

“It’s fine, I defeated the bandit. Please drink this potion.”


I passed the potion to Haru and let her drink it.

Maybe because she recovered from the pain after drinking the potion, Haru stood up.

And then, I retrieved the cloth I bought for the sake of taking care of my equipment from the item bag and wiped the blood off my sword and my face.

Now then … what should I do with that bandit … kill him, or …


“Hmm, oi oi, what’s this Elise, the large boss is taking a nap at such a place.”

“That’s right Jofre. The interior of the labyrinth is warm but is it possible to sleep in such a place?”

“Hahaha, did you know? Elise, in another country’s language, there is a term that says that kaho is lying in wait in sleep! In other words, he is waiting for kaho.”

“Is that so? Hey, Jofre, what’s kaho?”

“Of course, if you sleep while lying in wait for it then it is dawn! He is waiting for dawn.”

“Then he is a revolutionary! Just like Jofre.”

“Hey hey, I don’t remember becoming a revolutionary even once.”

“What are you saying Jofre. Don’t you always make my heart happy.”

(TL: Omg their conversation is almost gibberish …)


And then, the blonde man and woman embraced.

A sweet space wrapped around the 2 of them.


” ………….. γ€ŒSlash」.”


I aimed the γ€ŒSlash」at Jofre and Elise’s feet.

Wait, what? What am I doing? My body moved on its own.


“Uwa, what are you … wait, oya, you are that rookie before. What are you doing at a place like this?”

“What are you doing … eh, it’s really the rookie before. It’s dangerous here. It seems like there are thieves that appear so it’s better if you quickly return.”


Ah … what a chore. Is it okay to kill them?


“Sorry, erm, that guy is the thief boss. We just defeated him with the 2 of us …”


After I said that, Elise and Jofre were shocked and they faced each other and muttered something.

And then, they looked at me with faces full of smiles.


“I see I see, to be defeated by a rookie, this thief was not anyone spectacular. By the way, what do you plan to do with him?”

“Hmm, there’s no reason to leave him alive so I plan to kill him.”

“Hey hey, you plan to do something so wasteful? Even though he is weak, if you bring thief heads to the Adventurers Guild you would be rewarded with their bounty.”

“If it’s okay, let us help by carrying! In exchange, give us a share of the bounty.”


Hmm, maybe I’ll take them up on their offer.

I can’t carry everything alone and the people above would be relieved to see evidence that the thieves were defeated. I whispered to Haru and she also agreed with my opinion.


I returned to the thief den and for now, placed the wooden box with unknown content beside Norn into the item box and carried the still sleeping Norn. The corpses had disappeared.

The sensation of the 2 items that transmitted through my back felt extremely pleasant.

According to Haru’s diagnosis, Norn was sleeping due to medication but was not in any dangerous condition.


“Well then, let’s triumphantly return to the town!”


And then, we went back to town.



Author’s Note:

I’ve reached first place in the daily rankings.

My heart is filled with an incredible feeling. Thank you.


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  1. Foguiho

    Thanks for the chapter

  2. MrSplashy

    Thanks for translating this!

  3. Moe_Ronn

    It really is Issac and Miria.

    Much thanks.

  4. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  5. Zaelum


  6. Anon

    those two other people seem suspicous…

    • Anon

      Seem? They called the bandit “boss”, and easily strolled into a hidden chamber, most likely with a bottle of alcohol.
      There are 2 newbies waiting to join.

      What else could they be.

  7. Yup yup

    Thanks for the chapter.

  8. Thanks for the chapter!
    Its clear as a day that the couple are with the thieves.

  9. Kortodo

    Thanks for the chapter.

    For a guy who can level up quickly just by killing rabbits, killing the bandit boss in this case would indeed be wasteful, since he needs money (and fame) more.

  10. nekomancer

    hmm, looks like θΉ΄γ‚‰γ‚Œγ¦ can also be reject or refuse etc, so maybe it meant repelled/knocked away. then the sentence makes sense.
    just before, that bloke knocked her flying .
    though i want to say repelled her and she was sent flying but it becomes a much longer sentence….

  11. ┏━━┓┏┓┏┓ ../Β―Β―Β―Β―\.. ┏┓ ┏┓┏┓ ┏┓┏━━┓
    ┗┓┏┛┃┗┛┃┃ .β–³. ┃┃ \┃┃┃┃/γ€€/ ┃┏━┛
     ┃┃ ┃┏┓┃┃┏┓┃┃┃\ ┃┃ ┃  ┃┗━┓
    γ€€β”—β”›γ€€β”—β”›β”—β”›β”—β”›β”—β”›β”—β”› ┗┛┃┃\γ€€\ ┗━┓┃
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    • kouk2002

      Er wheres the bunny?

    • Anonymous

      Depressed or not depressed? Be firm about it!

    • BielT

      ┏━━┓┏┓┏┓ ../Β―Β―Β―Β―\.. ┏┓ ┏┓┏┓ ┏┓┏━━┓
      ┗┓┏┛┃┗┛┃┃ .β–³. ┃┃ \┃┃┃┃/γ€€/ ┃┏━┛
       ┃┃ ┃┏┓┃┃┏┓┃┃┃\ ┃┃ ┃  ┃┗━┓
      γ€€β”—β”›γ€€β”—β”›β”—β”›β”—β”›β”—β”›β”—β”› ┗┛┃┃\γ€€\ ┗━┓┃
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      ┗┛  ┗┛┗━━┛┗┛   ┗━━━┛┗┛

  12. I like the banner btw XD

    Thnx for the chappy~ Nanodesu~

  13. Anonymous

    Thanks for the translation, Tseirp-chama!
    Don’t you always make my heart happy!

  14. tempe

    isn’t he kinda stupid?not gonna suspect how those riajuu find thieves den?and 1 man 1 girl doesn’t ring a bell?

  15. This MC really isn’t the best at putting two and two together either, is he… :/

    Thanks for the chapter! πŸ™‚

    • Lucky

      No for him 2+2 = 42 i have faith that he will not be like this for the role story .

  16. KneelToMeHuman

    damn… I was gonna say that he should have killed him for the experience but I guess he can get that whenever… It’s better to get the money(which he doesn’t have) for taking him alive…
    P.S. I hope those 2 don’t do some sh*t like saying that they are the ones that defeated the bandit or something though -_-…

  17. Kortodo

    It seems there are a few comments on how the MC doesn’t realize those two are also the bad guys.

    Personally I think he does, but since they weren’t really a part of the bandit group just yet, haven’t shown any hostility towards him, and because he can make use of them (carrying the boss), then he’s willing to overlook it.

    The MC wasn’t even planning on killing anyone (and that would be the only safe way of dealing with those two), and only did it out of necessity.

  18. Vinyl17

    Thank you for the chapter and for your continuing hard work

  19. Past One /Hikari to Kage


  20. dtim

    Seems he’s Jofre again…

  21. Atamahead027

    Feel like Isacc and Miria from Baccano, those gibberish talk i mean

  22. Specular

    Whoa that MC is really really stupid, it’s like the author is making him stupid on purpose to counter his cheat XP gain. It was obvious that these two were with the thieves from the moment he first met them and they said they’d leave him alone since their boss wasn’t around.

    Second dumbest thing is not killing the boss, missing on all the XP he would get (same as killing 400 bandit bosses… you know, to get better chances at NOT DYING). Also it’s a world with HP potions and magic bags so no, it’s not safe to let the enemy boss alone after barely defeating him.

    Then third dumbest thing is letting the couple take away the boss for supposedly a share of the bounty, trusting the word of people who were ready to let him die “because adventurers are competitors”, under the pretense that he can’t carry everything alone (he is NOT alone, he has Haru… and all the loot is in his magic bag).

    Really disappointed … when the story doesn’t make sense because the author can’t find another way to gimp his MC, it’s really pitiful.

    • WirlWind

      Just saying in regards to not killing the boss – What he needs right now is MONEY.

      EXP is easy to earn and killing him off would lose him the chance to redeem Haru.

  23. Chuo

    Waah I did not expect that from this series, it looked more like a happy go lucky one.
    Thanks for the translation ✌.

  24. Lucky

    Realy this MC is soo dull that give me headarch i wait that he open his eyes before he get backstabed .

  25. Truck-kuns follower

    so hes just going to let these 2 thieves who laughed at him about o die and taking bets on it?

    wtf MC

  26. Entity

    bro. you passing up free exp?
    goddamn loser.
    because of his stupid morals. jeebus, already killed 2 people, still harping about useless bs.
    you know what, i can actually sympathize with those chinese nationalist ln authors…
    japanese light novel protags… they never fail to disappoint me…

  27. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    I think i see idiots everywhere.. are they growing like mushrooms now?

  28. CCaprice

    Thanks for the chapter.

  29. therithros should stand for the half-human species I guess.

    But he’s trusting those two, really ?

    • Anonymous

      Sebenarnya ini novel sangat bagus , terutama dari segi cerita , tapi entah kenapa saya kurang suka sama si MC , karna mc ini sangat naif.

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