A Certain Middle-Aged Man's VRMMO Activity Log Chapter 101
Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa
I have reached the Eastern Inland City… but
Recovering my mood on the road, when I had proceeded onwards over the grassland at a jog while bracing myself to go along further with this world, the Easter Inland City finally came into view. Since the elapsed logged in time has already passed my usual 2 hours of play time, I want to find an inn as fast as I can and log out.
Since I can see the city, with a last spurt I arrived in front of the city's gate. I tried to get permission to enter the city from the gatekeeper person, but… Isn't the city's gate completely closed off?
"Aa, my bad, but it's a bit of an emergency situation, so the gates are sealed."
Is what he said…
"What is the emergency?"
When I tried enquiring that of the gatekeeper, it turns out that Her Majesty the Fairy Queen dropped by to inspect the city. For that reason, in the off chance that something happened it would be troublesome, so it's become the situation where the gate is sealed for the whole day.
"For the humans, we will lend you our lodgings, so we apologize, but today please use that."
Is the situation. Maa, it can't be helped so I have him tell me where it is and go visit the lodgings all the gatekeepers are using. There, there were several other players. Everyone is here for the same reason, so they're stuck.
"O, another person came, huh?"
The one who said that was a male player who lightly lifted his hand in greeting towards me. I also lightly lifted my hand and returned his greeting.
"I didn't think I'd get stuck like this by coming here."
At my statement, the surrounding players also said, "Seriously, right?" with wry grins.
"My bad, but the time is getting urgent for me, so you'll have to excuse me, ne."
Calling out to the other players like so, I immediately went and used a bedroom for sleeping.
And now it's the next day's login. I thought that today I'd be able to enter the city, but…
"Sorry, ne, the Queen and the city's Official are disagreeing over a matter of no little importance, ne… it seems like you won't be able to enter the city for the entire day today."
The gatekeeper apologetically informed me like so. Just what is going on inside… but let's not stick my head in things this time. Let's go the route of obediently waiting until it opens.
With that, I have time to spare now. In order to waste this time, I lightly hunted High Rabbits and Thief Birds and began to make food. Even if I start making stuff there should no problem… is what I intended to say, but the surrounding gatekeepers and surrounding players lured over by the smell that meat dish let off began to pay attention to me, so…
"If it's in exchange for money, should I offer these dishes …?
When I said that they all gathered together. Remembering the situation at the Southern Fortresstown, I went on making food. Come to think of it, it's been a long time since I've put out a street stall, na~ I only just now thought of that. For the gatekeepers, they came to eat when changing shifts from gatekeeping duties. The gatekeepers told me that normally they don't eat warm meals, just whatever they can eat in a short amount of time, that's it.
There's also evaluations from the other players, so there are also people who say things like this being the first time they ate the Fairy Country's rabbits, or they don't bother to eat rabbits in real-life, but in this world, if it's a rabbit then they'll eat it! The Fairy Country's rabbits are stronger than they look, after all. For the people who've had painful experiences, they might think that their hatefulness is one hundred times their cuteness.
In the end, because I cooked, I got a little extra income, but this was a fun way to pass the time in itself. After a little longer, the players headed towards the grassland to hunt something, and the gatekeepers scattered back to work when their break ended. While watching those guys, today I borrowed the lodgings and logged out.
And then, once again it's the next day's log in. Turning towards the city's gates, the gates were wide open.
"We're terribly sorry for the wait; we've received permission to open the gates, so today you can enter the city.
The gatekeeper told me this. The other players showed their permits and entered the city. However, when I went to show my ring in place of a passport, the gatekeeper grabbed my shoulder.
"You were… There is a place that you must go to for a bit. Oi, the man in question has come; guide him carefully and avoid screwing up!"
— The Queen came here for something. The gatekeeper said there was something that needed me to be guided. To avoid making a fuss, this is something that I'll have to obediently following the soldiers guiding me. If so many of these situations overlap, then…
(That Queen(fool), just what has she done this time!?)
That cry of my heart is gradually going to leak out of my mouth. However, However, if I let my inner voice leak out to the surroundings, here in the Fairy Country it would be lese majeste without a doubt, so I frantically suppressed my heart and my mouth to keep it from leaking out.
"Is something the matter?"
The gatekeeper made a somewhat suspicious face towards my unnaturalness. Sorry, there's no problem, I respond, and after that I followed the guiding soldier. Even though I had thought to treat that one less cold-heartedly, that thought has already been destroyed.
A/n: Running rampant
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv17
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv34
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
[Advanced Cooking]Lv12 ↑1UP
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons
Second Names: "Fairy King Candidate"(jealous), "Chef of the Battlefield-san"
Note again: this will be the last time for the rotations , , , with  floating around all over the place.
After this, it will be , , , >