The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 45: Building a Store (2/3)

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 45: Building a Store (1/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 45: Building a Store (3/3)

“This will be your land.” [Serge]

“It really is big.” [Ryouma]

After adventurer work ended, I visited Serge and checked the land I purchased.

Before me was a 2-story broken building and a plot of land that was slightly smaller than the practice field for little league baseball.

I guess it’s about 20m x 100m? If it’s just the size were talking about, then it’s probably bigger than Serge-san’s store.

I thought it’d be a bit smaller from the map, but it seems that’s not the case.

“The bar here used to also serve as an inn, so it also has a guest room and a warehouse.” [Serge]

“I see… Is it really okay for me to do as I please with this land?” [Ryouma]

“As long as it’s within your premises, then by all means. Will you be starting construction today?” [Serge]

“Yes. I would like to cut the grass and demolish the remaining structures.” [Ryouma]

I took out my scavenger slimes from my Dimension Home and ordered them to eat the grass in an area slightly remote from the building. If I leave them like that, I’m sure they’ll eventually deal with all the grasses.

After confirming that the scavenger slimes were doing their job, I erected a soundproofing barrier around the building to keep things quiet, then I carefully collapsed the ceiling of the second floor. By keeping the noise down and taking precautions, I was able to go about the demolition process without causing the neighbors any inconveniences.

After forcibly demolishing the ceiling, I used Break Rock on the walls to change them back into earth, then I ensured that the fragments from the ceiling, the broken furniture, and the walls that have now been turned into earth were safe, and then I threw them all outside and cleaned the interiors of the building.

After that I disassembled the remaining pillars one at a time with Wind Cutter.

My knowledge on construction was at most the little I picked up at my part-time and some things I heard here and there, but apparently, to this world, the ‘little’ knowledge I had was plenty. And from the looks of things, it seems I’ll be able to make a simple building. Disassembling also makes it easy to tell if the building is going to collapse, so the whole demolition process went smoothly.

The construction skill sure is amazing. Not to mention the super convenient magic.

In just one hour, I was able to clear half the grasses and demolish half the building. It was getting late, though, so I decided to go home.

Incidentally, Serge-san was watching the entire time. Because of the slimes and my vast amounts of magic power, the whole thing went by really quickly, causing Serge-san to – once again – be surprised.

 
 
 
 
 

6th day of the monster subjugation and 2nd day of the store construction.

“The monster subjugation quest at the abandoned mine ends today. A lot of things happened, but with this, we’ll finally be able to mark this job complete,” the guild master said.

After this I’ll be in charge of it, so I’ll have to make sure to do a good job no matter how busy I am. At the very least, I should do one round around the place until I start living in it.

As I thought that to myself, the guild master summoned me.

“Ryouma, can you come for a sec.” [Wogan]

“Sure.” [Ryouma]

“First, I want to congratulate you for a job well done today. The monster corpses are at the same place as usual. With the completion of this quest, you’re officially an E Rank.

Anyway, I’ve heard from the butler of the duke’s family that you’ll be in charge of this abandoned mine. You’re doing it, right?” [Wogan]

“Yes.” [Ryouma]

“I think you’ll be fine since it’s you, but be careful, alright? Remember to call us whenever you need help. Reporting to us when trouble arises is part of your job too.” [Wogan]

“Alright.” [Ryouma]

“Still, refusing the support of the duke’s family to live by yourself… You sure make some scary decisions.” [Wogan]

“It was worrying how spoiled I was being, so I thought I should refocus my mind.” [Ryouma]

“You’re a kid. Don’t push yourself. Anyways, the real reason I called you is to ask if you’re serious about the cleaner slime laundromat.” [Wogan]

“I am, but… How did you find out about it?” [Ryouma]

“Word has gotten around quite a bit among the adventurers here. It seems there are people waiting for your store’s opening. It’s no surprise, though. After all, most adventurers tend to get dirty easily, and there are many among them who just throw their dirty clothes away.” [Wogan]

“That’s good to hear. I’ll hurry with the store’s construction then. Just wait a little a bit more.” [Ryouma]

“Sure. Speaking of which, I can enlist your store’s services too, right? What’s the price gonna be?” [Wogan]

“Of course, you can. Anyone may enlist my Laundromat’s services. The price is 1 medium copper coin for each personal bag. There are also options tailored for groups of people. If you get that instead, you’ll get a discount.” [Ryouma]

“Oh? In that case, I might have to gather a group… Bluntly asking, how much of a discount are we talking here?” [Wogan]

“If we were to compare a week’s pay for the personal option and the biggest group option, then the discount would be about 20% per person.” [Ryouma]

“That much?” [Wogan]

“I was originally planning to make just enough to get by when I’m not working as an adventurer, so the prices were set cheap. The discount also isn’t a one time thing. You’ll get the discount every time you select the big group option, so if you enlist my Laundromat’s services as a guild, you’ll be saving yourselves a good deal of money.” [Ryouma]

“Well, I guess I’ll really have to find myself enough people then.” [Wogan]

“I’ll be looking forward to making your patronage.” [Ryouma]

After that I went back to town and continued demolishing the building.

 

Tl Note: PDfs/ePUBs have yet to be uploaded. Maybe tomorrow..

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 45: Building a Store (1/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 45: Building a Store (3/3)
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12 thoughts on “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 45: Building a Store (2/3)

  1. Lee says:

    Sometimes I do wish the pictures of shock from the (I’m assuming it exists) manga would be added. No need to translate those, just nice to have an image to laugh at in addition to the story 😀

  2. stux2000 says:

    …Because if that laundromat thing doesn’t pan out, there’s always construction/demolition available as an option! O.O

    Thanks for the chapter! 😀

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