The next day.
After quickly getting ready, Miyabi-san visited my room.
“Good morning, Ryouma-han.” [Miyabi]
“Good morning, Miyabi-san.” [Ryouma]
“I thought I’d wake you up, but it looks like you’re the early type. Anyway, breakfast is ready, so if you can eat, you should have some first.” [Miyabi]
“Thank you.” [Ryouma]
I ate at the same dining room last night. Everyone here eats at such a fast pace. But then again, so do I.
“I’ll leave the rest to you, Miyabi.” [Pioro]
“I’ll do my best!” [Miyabi]
“Good luck!” [Pioro]
What are they talking about?
“Ryouma-han, where are you going today? Ryouma-han, you haven’t gotten used to this town yet, right? In That case, I’ll be your guide.” [Miyabi]
“I’m grateful, but what about your work?” [Ryouma]
“Don’t mind. Don’t mind. The president’s daughter is still just 12 years old. It’s normal for me not to be working. Tending to the store is just practice for the future.” [Miyabi]
I guess that does make sense.
“Although there is a certain 11 year old kid with a store who’s even about to open a branch store. I wonder if that boy is an exception.”
Well, since she’s going to be showing me around, I should put off the adventurer work and just make furniture today.
“Alright. In that case, I want to make some furniture today. Can you show me to a store I can buy wood from?” [Ryouma]
“Just leave it to me. I’ll be sure to bring you to a good store.” [Miyabi]
As she said that, she puffed out her chest and went outside. I followed her, but as soon as we got out, the rimel bird I’d sent out yesterday, Drei, returned.
“What’s— Kyaa!?” [Miyabi]
Drei perched himself atop my shoulders. He flew right between me and Miyabi, so it couldn’t be helped that Miyabi was startled and ended up jumping aside. Oh, her tail is moving a lot! …I feel like I’ve once heard that the foxes in my otherworld don’t show their emotions much through their tail, but I wonder if that’s not the case for the fox tribe here.
But then again, it’s only now that she’s moving her tail a lot, so it might just be how she reacts when surprised. Like a spinal reflex of sort.
Anyways, I should apologize for startling her.
“Sorry for startling you. This one here is my familiar.” [Ryouma]
“Familiar? So, that’s what it was. I don’t believe I’ve seen such a beautiful monster before, though.” [Miyabi]
“It’s called a rimel bird. I had it bring a letter to my store at Gimuru.” [Ryouma]
While explaining I took out the letter inside the pipe attached to Drei’s leg. It was the response from Gimuru. Apparently, Drei reached them yesterday before closing time.
Everyone will be departing early morning today for Renauph. They should arrive in 3 days. Just as planned.
I passed that info onto Miyabi-san too, and we started walking again.
After buying some wood at the store, I stored the wood in my Dimension Home, then we went our way to my store.
I chose the storeroom as my workplace. The acid slimes began making components, while the sticky slimes and I put them together and reinforced them with sticky liquid and nails. Gradually, we produced chairs, desks, and shelves.
Miyabi-san just quietly observed while we worked. I thought she didn’t have much free time, but she’s really just watching.
Eventually, though, she asked me a question.
“Ryouma-han, what are these critters?” [Miyabi]
“You mean the slimes?” [Ryouma]
“No, no, no, no, no. That’s definitely wrong. Definitely. There’s no way slimes like these could exist! Why in the world are slimes making furniture!?” [Miyabi]
“They can make them if you teach them. They can even learn martial arts and weapon arts.” [Ryouma]
I made a rod with Polish Wheel, then I handed it to a sticky slime and ordered it to show Miyabi its moves.
“…It’s using a staff!” [Miyabi]
“Were slimes always so dexterous?” [Miyabi]
“At first, they were just normal slimes, but after a lot training, they became like this.” [Ryouma]
“I see… I had no idea they could turn out like this.” [Miyabi]
“Most people don’t. Everyone who’s seen them for the first time were shocked.” [Ryouma]
“Why don’t you publicize this? It’ll be a huge discovery, won’t it?” [Miyabi]
“I wonder…. People don’t seem very fond of slimes, and I don’t plan on announcing it just yet.”
That would be a waste, after all. As I muttered that to myself, Miyabi-san watched the slimes again.
Tl Note: By the way, the comments don’t show up immediately for now because the website is kinda slow right now and I’m still trying to figure it out. Also, PDFs and ePUBs haven’t been uploaded yet, but I’ll be sure to upload them by tomorrow. Oh, and this is the last regular release for this week.