If you had a porter on your team for so long who was just considered trash and he suddenly becomes a warrior and defies expectations and actually start getting along only for him to leave due to a major incident. It makes sense they would still talk about it in the following weeks.
Really enjoyed reading this, the writing had no issues and was enjoyable to read. The character development and story pace were just right. At times it did feel slow but I believe this was because of me reading so many trash fast-paced isekai novels that I started to think that was normal. So yeah, I recommend it and it's a shame the author is too busy to work on this novel. I hope one day he picks it up since it's really enjoyable to read.