Episode 30 09. The Brothers were Brave (2)
The second was taken aback by the sudden remark.
“What are you talking about? How to make money?”
“There are mercenaries over there. Aren’t these guys from quite a distance? I know there aren’t any near the village.”
“These guys? Maybe it’s from far away? Not near town.”
For children who like to play war, mercenaries with swords were the top concern.
Especially if it was a reputable mercenary, there was no need to say anything, and for that reason, children who were curious about their location were well aware of their location because they had come to the camp near where the mercenaries were staying.
“right? But why are you seated so far away? Do you know Andrew hyung?”
“You say you don’t get along well with the widows here. I’m not from Youngji, so I guess the Shea uncles don’t like it very much. The mercenaries seem to know how to keep their distance.”
Second, some of Andrew’s friends were quite friendly.
One of the friends asked a passing hound mercenary, and he gave that answer, and Andrew picked it up next to him.
“But what are you talking about? Is there any way to make money? Are you really right when you say nonsense?”
When the second Andrew gave the threat, the third Joshua opened his eyes.
“Really. Andrew hyung, listen carefully to what I said from now on. There are mercenaries over there. You came to the market from a really distant place to buy food, didn’t you? right?”
“It should be.”
“Then we can run errands for those men. Come to think of it, it wouldn’t be bothersome for those guys to come all the way here every time.”
“Are you going to run an errand now?”
“Yeah, if you run an errand, I won’t pay you for the labor instead.”
The second one I thought about for a while seemed to agree with me.
“Do you think it’s okay?”
“Andrew hyung, let’s do this before the others do it first.”
When the third Joshua blew in, the second Andrew jumped to his feet.
“I will go and tell you.”
When Andrew said he would go on his own, Joshua followed him without saying a word.
Then he raised his second brother.
‘After all, the second hyung is the best in this kind of work.’
Andrew, who had been chasing all the way to the back of the mercenary, raised his voice.
“There you guys.”
The mercenaries belonging to the Hound, who lost their bets and came out to the village mayor, were in a state of irritability.
Still, the distance between the campsite and the village market is quite a bit, but today’s food ingredient was on the go.
Also, due to the nature of the nasty mercenaries, they had to walk unconditionally to get to the village market.
Because that was the condition of the bet.
When a certain kid came up to me and talked to me, the mercenaries who looked ugly crumpled up and looked at them.
Obviously, he was thinking of the troublesome village children who were clinging to each other like flying flies and begging for some money.
“If you come here to ask for money, there is nothing. Shake it off to see if any dust comes out.”
Andrew bravely stepped forward to a mercenary who even waved his hands.
“It’s not that, don’t you need someone to run errands for?”
Then Joshua, who was silently watching from behind, started cheering for the second.
It was because he was too afraid to speak boldly to adults like the second.
“errand? I have nothing to do, so just go.”
One mercenary, who was trying to chase away the children who came with a pesky tantrum, went on his way, and another mercenary who had been watching began to pay attention to what Andrew had said.
“Hey, what did you just say? errand?”
As one of the mercenaries showed interest, the second curved his lips as if he had wanted it this time.
“Yeah, I asked if I needed someone to run the errand. Uncles, it’s going to be a bit far from camp, isn’t it hard to come all the way here to buy food every time? If you’re going to do that every time, let us do it. We’ll make sure to bring them to where they are.”
One mercenary, who had shown interest in Andrew, blew a long whistle, calling out the two mercenaries who had left earlier.
“hey! Is this kid going to run errands for us?”
“Come over here at once.”
Some of the mercenaries had to sacrifice every time they came to the village market to buy food.
There is a way to buy a lot of ingredients at once, but if you prepare food with too old ingredients, the taste of the food deteriorates, so someone who lost the bet had to go to the village market to buy the ingredients for that day.
“I think I’m going to be busy soon, but I can’t do this every time, can I? In a yard where everyone is busy resting, where is the time to come all the way here? Let’s just let the kids here solve the food problem.”
Hearing this, the two mercenaries who had come together began to nod their heads.
The subjugation operation, which had been delayed due to the orc shaman problem, was showing signs of starting slowly due to the recruitment of wizards, and it was obvious that if the subjugation operation started like that, it would be busy without taking an eye.
“Do you think I’m okay?”
With that thought, a mercenary faced Andrew with a slightly suspicious expression.
“If you gossip, will this guy kill you? Do you know how scary these guys are?”
“What kind of phrase is a goura! I never swear! Just trust me for a few days.”
“Really? So, can you buy me what the men said from tomorrow to our camp? The pay is… … .”
The opponent was a child that could be fed with a small amount of money, but there was a point that it was unreasonable to eat with too little money because the distance between the camp and the village was quite long.
“Hey, that’s enough for one shilling. Because that’s a lot of money for them.”
“Yes, I will give you one shilling a day. Instead, are you sure you will buy the food? Understand?”
“yes! Sure! Please trust me. I will never let you down.”
With that, the story ended, and the mercenaries left with the ingredients they bought from the market, telling them to come to the camp early tomorrow morning.
As the mercenaries left, the second Andrew, unable to hide his excitement, cheered for the third Joshua.
“hey! I made money! Starting tomorrow, I’ll earn one shilling!”
“Good job, bro! After all, the second hyung is the best!”
“What the best! You are the best who thought of that!”
The two hugged each other for a while and loved each other.
“I’m sure Rockefeller will love it too! It’s not dangerous!”
“Of course you will! One shilling is enough for our family to eat our stomachs every day!”
While having dinner with his brothers, Rockefeller received unexpected news.
“What? Are you running an errand?”
What’s so good? Third Joshua continued to smile.
“yes! We decided to bring food to the mercenary camp in the future. A long time to the morning camp that the mercenary uncle will give.”
Rockefeller thought for a moment about where the mercenary camp was.
It was a certain distance from the village, but it was not something the two brothers could not find.
It was a two-hour round trip on foot.
And it was safer than I thought.
Since the hunter’s camp and the woodcutter’s camp were located, they could ask for help in case of an emergency.
“Okay. If you run errands every day and get a shilling, it won’t be bad.”
“right? Does Rockefeller think so too?”
“Of course. Well done. Instead, it’s near the forest, so you know that if something dangerous happens, we go straight to the hunter’s camp or the woodsman’s camp, right? He’s all good, but I hate being dangerous.”
When the third answered loudly, the second Andrew, who was with him, also showed strong confidence.
“Rockefeller! Don’t you know that I hang out with my friends every day? There’s Uncle Thompson and Uncle Bill there too, so don’t worry too much. It’s a place where nothing really happens.”
“Yeah, but just in case you never know, always think about safety.”
After talking with his two younger brothers looking for a small job, Rockefeller turned his attention to the other two brothers, who were quietly at dinner.
“What happened to Leo today?”
The fourth Leo answered Rockefeller’s question in a slightly creepy voice.
It wasn’t the answer Leo, who was usually quiet, would give.
Rockefeller showed interest and asked again.
“that is… … I went to church with Lucia. I met a priest who gave me 1 shilling before, and he told me to come to church.”
“Did you go to church?”
“Yeah, I gave you bread when I went. A daily bread for little saints. Uncle said, if you want to eat bread from now on, go to church every weekend for a long time.”
When Leo said that he took Lucia to church, the second grumbled.
“Why do you go to church? such a nuisance.”
The third Joshua had the same thoughts as the second.
“right. Why did you go to such a troublesome place? just follow us Today was really good.”
“just… … .”
When the fourth Leo answered with a crawling voice, Rockefeller reassured him.
“Well done. Going to church isn’t bad either. If you are bored, you can go more often.”
When Leo, who had no color, looked at Rockefeller, Rockefeller felt a little burdened.
Leo’s appearance was unusual.
‘You must have enjoyed going to church. Seeing you like it that much.’
The fourth was less talkative than the other brothers and had a quiet personality, so he never showed much interest in anything.
If there was, the only time the church story came out today.
“Leo, just take it easy. No one here will stop you from going to church.”
Then the third Joshua muttered to himself in a small voice.
It was a pity that the fourth worker, who would fall into the church, was not able to do so.
“When Leo goes to church, it becomes difficult for me and Andrew to move ingredients… … .”
“The priest said to come only on weekends. On weekdays, hyungs will help.”
Rockefeller was watching.
Leo had something else to do.
“no. Leo has to take care of Lucia every day, so he doesn’t have to work and just stay at home.”
At those words, the second and third did not dare to vomit.
As Rockefeller said, taking care of the youngest Lucia every day was always the fourth job.
“Yes, Leo has to take care of Lucia.”
The second Andrew, who seemed to agree, gave his voice, and the third Joshua, who was sorry for Leo’s hand, also reluctantly agreed.
“okay. Leo only takes care of Lucia. It’s my job to take care of Lucia.”
As the day dawned, the two brothers headed straight for the forest, which was a bit far from the village where the mercenary camp was located.
Arrived mercenary camp.
There, several mercenaries were busy moving from early in the morning.
The subjugation operation started today.
When the mercenaries saw the two children lounging near the camp, they immediately informed Set, who was directly below the mercenary leader.
Everything related to running children’s errands was talked about yesterday.
As the subjugation operation that is about to start soon, the labor will become very precious, so we decided to hand over the chores such as sourcing and supplying food to the village children.
“You guys are here. I have heard of it.”
“Where was the old man yesterday? I need to meet him.”
When Andrew glanced inside the mercenary camp and found the mercenary he was talking to yesterday, Set scratched the back of his head and responded.
“You can just talk to your uncle. Are you guys going to run errands for food?”
“Leave it to us! I’ll do it really well!”
As the two children responded vigorously, Set pointed to the small kitchen located inside the camp.
“Then go see the man holding the ladle over there. He’ll tell you what you need today. You just have to go to the market and buy it.”
When they finished talking, the two children started to head towards the small kitchen, and Set summoned them to stop them.
“hey! Wait a minute. But what’s your name? You will see them often, but you should memorize their names.”
“Yeah, what’s the name of both of you?”
The two brothers vigorously answered the question.
“I’m Andrew Rothmedic!”
“I’m Joshua Los Medici!”