Naofumi bought the half racoon from the slave trader. He’s told that demi-human has issues of panic attacks and illness. But because he lacks the money and needed a weapon, he decided to take the cheap slave. Naofumi’s hatred for women shows as he acts condescendingly toward Raphtalia. Nevertheless, he provided her with a weapon and tested her skills out in the fields. Although Raphtalia is not really a swordsman, she still helps Naofumi gain XP a lot quicker.
After learning about Raphtalia’s past, Naofumi’s disdain dissipated over time. He treated her when she’s sick and comforted her in panic attacks.
One day, they entered a mining cave to collect some ores materials. Suddenly, a high-level monster jumps out from nowhere. Despite her fear, she mustered up her courage and helped Naofumi slay the beast.