So That’s Why I’ve Decided to Become A Cheapskate | Part 3
“That’s right. If it’s Krul, won’t you be able to bring in a lot of guys from the castle? If we explain the situation to them, there shouldn’t be any issues in bringing off-duty soldiers and servants with free time, right?”
Kagami suggested this and clapped his hands as if he had finally remembered something.
“…I think it’s impossible. Although it’s to prevent an all out war with the Demons…if it’s Father…”
After saying that, Krul gloomily went silent. Kagami, who somehow understood when looking at her unsettled countenance, tilted his head with a ‘gurin’ and looked at Takako.
“It can’t be helped…Even now, we don’t have any way to do it.”
Takako said with a sigh, as if she had similarly understood.
The ones who had pushed for the defeat of Demons and Monsters were originally the humans of the Kingdom. Even if they were to lend their power to avoid an all out war with the Demons, if they told them about the situation, then they would probably be forced to face the war head-on and repel them.
It would be cruel to ask a favor of Krul, who had gradually begun to appreciate the relationship between Demons and humans, when she already knew the outcome.
“So? What method will we use, Takako-san?”
Alice asked the always dependable Takako, full of expectation.
“There’s a plaza to recruit party members in Balman, right? It’s fine if we look for casino employees there.”
“I see…but it’s really just Adventurers in this town, you know? I don’t think we will be able to gather enough competent people to work at a casino immediately that way.”
“That’s not so? There are a lot of villagers in the residential area, so it’ll depend on their labor situation. It might be possible for such people to want to work together with the charismatic Rex-chan and Krul-chan.”
After Takako said that, Rex and Krul turned away slightly, as if declining. Krul looked towards the bay window, and Rex mistakenly stared at the Kenta-Uros behind the counter.
“Humans, ugh. I understand the ones who turn towards us with their looks of envy, longing to be existences with high charisma like us. However, it’s impossible for standard trashy playboys with golden hair like you. Give up.”
Rex, whose presence was deemed unpleasant, once again looked at Kagami’s group. Besides Krul, everyone gazed at Rex intently, and Rex let out a sigh of resignation.
“I mainly recruited party members at the plaza in order to defeat the Demon King. To try to recruit people to become casino employees, who would only quit soon after, is a bit…”
“The problem is their pride. They will be bound by that, even though it would be boring. They’re going through great pains to forge a new path, right? Isn’t it a good step towards a different path of life from now on?”
Kagami shook his head left and right with a yareyare as if it was useless. Rex showed a distressed look; Krul, however, seemed perfectly fine and only showed a bitter expression, free of worry.
“What’s wrong, Krul-san?”
Seeing her expression, Alice raised her voice in worry.
“I’m…a human of the royal family. If I try to recruit people to be casino employees as the head of the nation, there is a possibility that they will be disillusioned…If that happened, it would surely cause inconveniences, not to me, but to the royal family.”
Alice somehow understood the problem after listening to her words. Although the issue was still pride, like with Rex, it was worrisome since it wasn’t an issue of individual pride, but the pride of others. If they were blocked by this, there was a possibility of offending someone they didn’t have any control over.
“It can’t be helped. I’m plenty happy for you guy to just help me out on this.”
Relieved by these words, Krul smiled.
“It’s fine if we let Rex do the recruitment advertising. He’ll quit being a Hero and begin to work as an Idol. He’ll be working together with us in the casino, so won’t everyone try it out? Let’s go gather people we like.”
“Although I’ve just mentioned an appropriate idea, it might have been a bit too sudden. Anyhow, Rex is an ikemen and has the qualities of an idol…Yes, let’s go with this.”
“W-Wait a moment Shishou! I haven’t had a say in this at all! A Hero becoming an idol? I haven’t heard of such an idiotic and unprecedented story before!”
Rex hurriedly approached Kagami about his crazy idea.
“Idols are great. Heroes also really look like idols. Would you rather they call you hot and sexy, or go kyaa~kyaa~? Which would you pick from as a girl; a Hero or a strong ikemen idol?”
“H-…hot and sexy? Kyaa…kyaa…A choice…between…the two?”
As if he had been completely brainwashed, Rex gulped at Kagami’s words and looked at Krul, Tina, and Alice who were gazing at him coldly.
“Speaking of idols, a character’s role is important you know, what kind of setting should we use? For now, when we talk with each other, we will open ourselves with an “Ehehe…”, while we cleverly present ourselves, we will laugh with “Geebubebahaha! Kopoo!” and our debut song will be ‘The Bottomless Swamp.’ Let’s go with this.”
“A dark…character! As expected, Rex-san is cute with that.”
Tina unintentionally retorted after listening to that unclear concept of a character. However, after he had perceived the phrase, “girls speak of ‘motemote’”, Rex had been paralyzed with the sensation of becoming an idol and said, “Idols aren’t…bad.”
After this, Menou proposed, “Wouldn’t it be better to work towards gathering people, instead of conversing amongst ourselves like this?”, so Kagami headed towards the plaza with Rex, Alice, and Tina.