The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 47: Building a Store 3 (3/4)

“Ryouma! You finally showed up!” [Wogan]

“Good day. It’s been a week, hasn’t it? I’ve been quite busy with my store.” [Ryouma]

“I’ll get straight to the point. I’m hoping you can take the latrine pit job again.” [Wogan]

Huh? Didn’t those six adventurers from the slum take that job?

“About that… There were indeed a bunch of people who showed up interested, including those 6 adventurers, but we still don’t have enough people. I had the less guilty of Sacchi’s henchmen do this job too, but even with that we still don’t have enough. On top of that, they can’t clean them as well as you do.

I’d love to give jobs to those who need them, but it’s really not good for the guild to make the clients wait.

Moreover, the 5 months before you came was really hard.

Just once of that stinky nightmare is enough! And since you’ve already cleaned it so nicely once, won’t you clean it again? …Or at least that’s what some hasty guys are saying.

But really, I’m begging you, help us out. We really don’t have enough people.” [Wogan]

Did I clean the pits a little too well? So much so that now they find it difficult to go back to the way they were before?

Well, it is true that the situation five months ago was pretty bad.

“It’s not like I can’t understand. I mean it was really bad before……… Fine. I’ll do it.” [Ryouma]

“Thanks. That’s a load off my back.” [Wogan]

I immediately accepted the job and went to the latrine pits.

When I used the scavenger slimes to their utmost, I was able to clean the place in the blink of an eye.

After that I went back to report the mission’s success and receive my reward, then I went back to my store, where I ordered the scavenger slimes to use their Produce Fertilizer skill to turn the nutrients they got into fertilizer.

I used that fertilizer to nurture the soil, so I could plant my flower and lawn grass seeds. After planting the seeds, I watered them.

“It’s dark already…” [Ryouma]

Cleaning the pits took a lot of time, so the sun was already starting to set.

I did get scolded yesterday about working too hard, so I should probably end the day here.

 
 
 

9th day of the store’s construction.

Right from the morning, I watered the ground that had been planted with flower and lawn grass seeds, then I used the earth magic, Grow, to accelerate their growth. After three hours of casting my spells, a carpet of verdant grass accompanied by beautiful flowers could be seen around the store.

‘Grow’ is a convenient spell, but without enough nutrients and water in the soil, the mana cost will increase and there’s a high chance that the soil will be left dry of nutrients.

But it worked this time around, so that’s that… Next, I should trim the grass that grew a bit too much.

I let the scavenger slimes eat the excess part of the grass, and with that, the surroundings of the store was finally complete.

With the place finally looking like a store, I went ahead and made the signboard.

I painted the wooden board in white, then I wrote the words, Laundry Service Bamboo Forest, on it. Then on its two sides, I drew the image of some forests, while at the bottom, I drew a slime sticking close to the name of the store.

Next, I have to dry this, then give it the waterproof treatment and some garnishing.

While it’s drying, I should work on the miscellaneous stuff, such as the price list of the laundry and some other finishing checks.

After that… I guess all that’s really left is the service and to check on the flow of operations.

Maybe I should invite Jeff-san and the others for the preopening, so we can give the store a test run. Hmm…

Oh, I know! We should do the preopening with the opening party too!

 

After deciding that, I gathered the bare necessities for opening the store, then I dropped by Serge-san’s before going home.

“Welcome, Ryouma-sama.” [Serge]

“Good evening, Serge-san. The store was finally completed today.” [Ryouma]

“Really!? That’s quite fast…” [Serge]

“Some people I knew at the adventurers guild told me that they were looking forward to it, so I put a lot of effort in making the store.

The store’s looking like a proper store now, so I was thinking of gathering my acquaintances for its debut opening. It’s also going to be a test run of sort to make sure that the store can function properly.” [Ryouma]

“The last check, in other words.” [Serge]

“Yes. The real opening will be the day after, so I was thinking of having a party too after the test run. If it’s no trouble, I’d like to extend an invitation to you, Serge-san. Are you available?” [Ryouma]

“Thank you for the invitation, Ryouma-sama. I have some errands to run tomorrow, but I should be free for the next two weeks the day after tomorrow. I’ll be available whenever you’re free then.” [Serge]

“Thank you. I’ll check with the others first.” [Ryouma]

“Ryouma-sama, do you mind if I take two friends with me.” [Serge]

“Please go ahead. Are you referring to Pioro-san and the guild master?” [Ryouma]

“No, they’re from my company. I did promise to introduce you to some people who can make your job easier. I believe it would be best for you to meet them sooner than later, so they can get used to the job as soon as possible.” [Serge]

“Thank you for your help.” [Ryouma]

Oh, right. We did discuss that. I went and built lodging for the workers, but I actually forgot about them. I can’t tend to the store while working as an adventurer at the same time, so it’s actually really important. I’m really grateful.

After thanking Serge-san again, I left the store.


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30 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 47: Building a Store 3 (3/4)”

  1. Treyon Avatar
    Treyon

    I mean… What do you do? well this and that and i also clean all toilets each week…. FU*K LOL

  2. Nea-er Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter 😄

    1. Xk Avatar
      Xk

      Why bother rewrititing it if almost everything is exactly the same is what i think in this slow and insufferable start of the novel. Is the authror just milking money? So far noone hostile in the guild is the only real difference

  3. Matti Avatar
    Matti

    RE: “Next, I have to dry this, then give it the waterproof treatment and some garnishing.”

    I think you meant “varnishing”…. unless Ryouma plans to eat that signboard.

    1. Dre Massiah (@Dreistheonly1) Avatar

      Lol while this was funny to read, I think they meant “garnish” as in “to decorate” so it’s not that out of place when you think of it that way…

      1. Sunzid Avatar

        I think it should be “varnishing” since it means to make something glossy, which based on the context ryouma was drying and water proofing it.

        1. Godric Kharg Avatar

          Garnish as in the images or extras you do for a logo design treatment. Not unlike the garnish on a dish you prepare.

  4. Treyon Avatar
    Treyon

    This dude needs to have other people become tamers and get a scavenger slime….. its fine to do it for your own place, but…. for MC to be a toilet cleaner all the time…. its horrible

    1. Countrymage Avatar

      It’s fine if he’s just a private contractor the city brings in every other month, for a deeper cleaning.

    2. barbaricbob Avatar
      barbaricbob

      Nintendo makes a plumber work, he’s just a slime plumber

  5. Inuzuka Avatar
    Inuzuka

    Not sure why he doesn’t just leave a scavenger slime in each latrine.

    1. Countrymage Avatar

      That would be too efficient, and wouldn’t make a good story. Plus, if they were eating that much, and were unsupervised, it raises the chances of someone else contracting one when they inevitably split.

      1. Raphalice Avatar

        Also spliting too many it overflows without anyone noticing. And Probably going rogue or feral… unless the original one teaches the splits who’s the boss.

        Ryouma, that is.

      2. DRAGO Avatar
        DRAGO

        Well, splitting doesn’t happen without the tamer, except for the cascade split or whatever they called it (which Ryouma wouldn’t do because it weakens the slimes), so he could still visit them in the latrines. Also, this is only temporary anyway (at the latest until scavenger slime information gets spread around since the tamer guild leader in the reboot doesn’t seem deliberately hostile like the original).

  6. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  7. twinnnn100 Avatar

    thanks for the chapter

  8. etherealrainbowcanvas Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!

  9. GM_Rusaku (@ narou-tl.com) Avatar

    Thanks!!!
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  10. cooookies Avatar
    cooookies

    Thanks for the chapter. Has it really been 5 months in the story line since he arrived in Gimuru? Seems just like a few weeks not months…

    1. Rain Avatar
      Rain

      I was thinking the same. If it had been 2 months, I wouldn’t have questioned it. But 5 months is a lot.

  11. João Avatar
    João

    Thank you so much for your hard work! I’m look forward for the next chapter already. ;P

  12. CCaprice Avatar
    CCaprice

    Thanks for the chapter.

  13. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  14. MooglePen Avatar

    Thanks for the update.

    I think “Bamboo Forest Laundry Service” sounds better.

  15. ThePlaneskeeper Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!

  16. TheTanJar Avatar
    TheTanJar

    Thanks for the chapter looking forward to the next! Love Ryouma and his slimes

  17. raycantwo Avatar
    raycantwo

    Thanks for the chapter

  18. Daiz71 Avatar

    Thanks

  19. darkLoki Avatar
    darkLoki

    Thanks for the chapter… Really how much Ryoma can forget about things

  20. Yaseen Rasheed Avatar
    Yaseen Rasheed

    He said that five months before Ryouma came to town.
    The government was embezzling money due to abandoned mines and started mistreating the slum people by cutting employees at the latrine pit jobs. As a result, the public found the smell so horrible that people complained to the government. Then the government brought back more slum people, but this time they used the excuse of them being lazy to cut their salaries, and as a result, the slum people decided not to work at all. Due to the government having trouble with public complaints, they decided to hand over the job to the Adventurer’s Guild. However, nobody at the guild was willing to take the job until Ryouma came to town. This means the latrine pit hadn’t been cleaned for five months until Ryouma came to town.

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