Location: Tarashima Forest -- Village of Kotana, Town Square
If Honami was expecting a restaurant, she would shortly be disappointed. The merchant shrugged, telling her of the other food stands while Ipharia shuffled her feet forward, considering the well-being of her three “charges”, or at least that’s how she felt about their relationship even though they were far more important than her in the grand scheme of things. A more opportunistic person would’ve done differently than her in the same position.
Maybe that was why the gods chose her? “Uh, well,”
She began to respond to Hiroko, “Don’t worry about it.”
A few plates of rice and shokupan were not the ideal dinner, but it would be enough and not too costly as she soon learned at one of the food stalls. She had to remember to be more conservative moving forward.
Though, she wondered if they would need to find other avenues for coin before they got to the capital. With their skills, she could easily apply for grunt work if they needed to—questing was work for busybodies and with their latent talents they needed to learn more abilities to be of any use to the Princess and the Kingdoms they had been summoned to protect. It was a basic idea, though Ipharia knew it would be when they were a long way from Kotana. Honami's prediction about hell reigning upon the village because she had led them there appeared to still be false, though Ipharia returned to the thought every few minutes with dread.
When they received their food and had placed themselves down at a proper seating area, Ipharia looked to the setting sun that peered through the leaves above wondering what she would do if Honami were to be correct.“It will take a day to get out of the forest and toward civilization.”
She mused, “I doubt I'll have enough money to get us to the capital quickly. We might have to do some odd jobs on the way.”