48 practice

 The next day, we decided that I would make the high-end model and Rike would make the general model, since we had both made the general model yesterday. Today, I will make the high-end model and Rike will make the general model. However, the procedure and the number of people will remain the same, including Diana. The four of us will share the work and make the model. Deanna's hand is much better than yesterday, probably because she did it several times yesterday. I looked at the shortsword that Deanna played with, and the unevenness is much less. Now all I have to do is to carefully strike the unevenness and remove it.
 The hard part is that if I really try to remove the irregularities, it will be too close to a custom model. I can't sell it easily (after all, it's so powerful that it's close to the one I made seriously), so I have to keep it within the range of high-end models. I stopped beating it at a moderate level, quenched it, and finished sharpening and polishing it.
 When I checked the finished product, I found that it was sufficiently finished to be a high-end model. The material of Deanna's sword is much better than yesterday's, but it's still amateur work, but even from there, with Cheeto's abilities, it can be made into a high-end model. That's amazing.

 As I was checking the quality of the model, Deanna spoke to me.
"Oh, what's that?
"Oh, it's a slightly better shortsword than the one I was working on yesterday. It will sell for more than yesterday's.
Can I see it?
Hmm? Yeah. Sure. I haven't finished the grip or anything.
 Deanna scrutinizes the high-end model shortsword. This is what it looked like when I first showed it to Ricke, I think.
This is ...... amazing.
"Isn't it? I was also surprised when I first saw it.
 For some reason, Rike is proud of it.
"Yeah, there are only a few blacksmiths in the capital who can do that.
 Diana says with admiration. On the contrary, there are a few people who can make them. So even if it's sold on the market, it's just a "good quality weapon". In fact, the one Helen was carrying was close to our high-end model. The one I made is barely better than the ...... one. However, if I make more of them in the future, I might end up saying, "Who made this?

 When I had made about the same number as yesterday, Deanna cut me off.
"Can we have a handfasting?
"Hmm? With me?
With a sword?
 Deanna's a fighter, too. Well, it's a nice distraction. I glanced at the window and saw that the sun was setting.
It's going to be dark soon, so I'll see you once.
Thank you!
 Why do you look so happy? .......
 I'm going to drop the blade on the general model, just in case something goes wrong. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to get away with it, but I'm sure I'm going to be able to get away with it, but I'm sure I'm going to be able to get away with it.

 As you can imagine, there are a lot of problems with doing this in the workshop, so the two of us went outside to confront him. Samija and Rike also came out to watch.
 I bow to them with the tip of my sword and keep my distance.
"Ready when you are.
 I say comfortably, but Diana's face is serious. She holds her sword at the ready and closes the distance. I hold my sword lazily at the ready and wait. Suddenly, Deanna lunges at me with such speed that I think she's disappeared, and with her momentum, she swings her sword at my neck. You'll be able to find a lot more than just a few of them.
 I'm not going to be able to do that," he said. I move my body to the side where I was hit and widen the gap a little. Deanna is coming after me, too. Deanna's every move is agile and precise. This is more than a little bit of swordplay. I'll have to do it then.
"Oh, Eizo's getting serious.
 I can hear Samija saying. Just a little.
 I keep hitting Deanna from there. Shoulders, torso, head, legs. At first Deanna is able to handle it, but she's slowly losing control of her movements. I then feint for the torso.
 It was just in time, but she managed to catch it. I aim for the point where his arm drops and slam the sword into his neck - stopping it just before it hits.
I've won this one, right?
...... Yeah.
 I win the match.

That's a lot of exercise.
 Even though I'm 30 years younger and I usually do a fair amount of physical work, like pumping water or working as a blacksmith, it's still hard for an old man's body to do almost everything. You're moving parts you don't normally move. During the attack the day before yesterday, I was able to concentrate on killing him, so my movements were much leaner, so it wasn't as bad.

Eizo, you're still not completely serious.
 Diana looks at me with resentment in her eyes.
"Hmm? Well... The only time I'm fully serious is when my life is on the line.
I'm not serious, but I couldn't compete with you at all. ......
"No, but you're pretty good at it too, Deanna.
 This is my honest opinion. If you've learned more than you've taken in, this should be enough.
I'm not sure what to make of this, but I think it's a good idea.
 What? I think there's something wrong with my perception.
What is it? What is it?
Am I that strong?
What are you talking about? I think you're really strong. At least I can't beat you a hundred times.
 Then Rieke also interrupted.
I'm sure you're quite skilled when you can take on Helen's sword and not have any problems.
"Oh, really?
 I had thought that Helen was taking it easy on him. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to get the best out of it. I'm sure you've heard of it.
Helen? Helen of the Thunder Sword?
 "Helen of the Thunder Sword?" Deanna asks me, shocked.
"Oh, yeah, that's what she said.
"Did you stand there and take Helen's sword?
We fought for about a quarter of an hour. ......
That much?
 What, Helen is such a strong girl? I thought she was strong, but...
Helen of the Thunder Sword is a nickname given to her because she's so quick with a sword. She made a name for herself as a mercenary, and many nobles know her.
 Deanna explained to me. I haven't recovered from the shock.
I'm still recovering from the shock of being hit by Helen's sword and not only being okay with it, but being able to fight with it. ......
 Deanna seemed to be in another state of shock. I'm not sure what to do.

I'm not sure what to say. Right?
 I tried to put my hand on Deanna's shoulder to encourage her to go home, but there was no shoulder there.
 I look down and see Deanna with her legs folded, hands on the ground and head bowed. I've seen this posture before. She's on her knees. I guess this world has kneeling. .......
 I focused on averting my eyes from what I could foresee later.