68 What's new?

 After purchasing a few things, I left Camilo's store. The city is not as big or crowded as the capital, but it is just as lively as the capital. One man and three women are pulling a cart through the city (though it's just me and Rike), so we do stand out. However, if there were no carts, there would be a few groups of similar composition. Almost all of them are still in their traveling clothes.
 I'm planning to live out my second life as a "blacksmith" in this world, but if I'd been given another cheat, I might have traveled like that. I was absentmindedly looking at the travelers with that thought in my mind.
"What, Eizo, do you want to go on a trip?
 Sami'a looked at me. I could tell by her voice that Rikke and Diana had also taken notice of me.
"You don't mean... "We've come all the way from the north for a reason. I don't want to go through that again.
 I'll just make it up. I'll make up a story. I'll be afraid that Samija won't find out, but I won't lie about "having a reason" or "having drifted here from the north". It's just that the means of transportation is a bit unusual.
Well, if you want to go out for a bit of sightseeing, it might be a good idea.
 Samija seemed to have lost interest in the topic after that. I was relieved that she didn't find out. At the same time, I heard Rike and Deanna sighing in relief.
"What's the matter, you two?
You're a bit dangerous, aren't you? It's not that he's a skilled blacksmith or that he's about to be attacked by someone, it's just that he seems like he's going to suddenly disappear without warning. I think Samija was thinking the same thing, and that's why she asked.
 When Rike said this, Deanna nodded her head. Well, it's true that I came here from another world.
At least you're not going to leave your family without telling them.
 The three of them, including Rike, smiled with relief.

 On the way back to the hotel, we were careful, but we made it back without any problems. Aside from Deanna's incident, nothing special has happened to me so far, which is quite fortunate, I suppose. I don't know if there is a God in this world, but if there is, I should be grateful.
 When I arrived at the house, I took my stuff in. Samija and Deanna will carry the wine and salt to the house, and Rike and I will pack the ironstone and charcoal in the workshop. We're not consuming enough ironstone to keep up with our supplies. But we don't know what's going to happen, and we can still store ironstone, so it won't be a problem to have Camilo supply us for a while. We might as well build the storehouse before it goes bad.
 As I finished carrying my things, I heard Samija calling me.
"What's wrong?
"Smells like rain. With the way the wind's blowing, it's going to take a while.
How long?
I don't know for sure, but not a week. Maybe three days.
 We don't have enough water bottles to last for three days. At any rate, it's only a 30-minute round trip, so I'd better go get tomorrow's water today.

 When I came back to fetch water, I prepared dinner. Today's menu is the "usual" one. I bought some more pepper, so I put a little more in the soup. At dinner, we talked about the places we had been to, both Rike, who had traveled so far, and Deanna, who was sometimes taken by her father. It seems that ironstone is mined from the mountains they saw when they were leaving the capital. I would like to visit there if I have a chance.

 The next day, it was still raining, which had probably started in the middle of the night. It was raining quite a bit, so I thanked myself for my decision to fetch water yesterday.
 Today, we replenish the sheet metal. I melted ironstone in the furnace and beat the iron out of it. From now on, Deanna joins me. We don't need to be so careful at this stage. The furnace continues to spit out iron, and we continue to make sheet metal. By the end of the day, we had produced quite a lot of sheet metal. Deanna's not used to this kind of work, but she's taking it pretty hard.
"Good night, Deanna.
Do you guys do this all the time?
We have to do this at least once a week, otherwise we'll run out of material.
I guess that's one of the reasons you're so powerful.
Cámara and Rique are strong. Maybe I am.
 I think I might be, though I got mine from a cheat. Camija and Rique, who were listening to the conversation, jokingly made bumps. Both Samija and Rike are quite impressive. Seeing this, Deanna blew up, and the workshop was filled with laughter, and the day's work came to an end.

 As Samija had said, the rain continued the next day, but it was much better than yesterday. Let's just quickly fetch some water.
Oh, my God, I'm soaked!
 When I came back from fetching water, Deanna said
"Welcome back. You're going to wipe yourself, right? Here.
 Here," she said.
"Oh, thank you.

You're welcome.
 Deanna smiles at me. I quickly walked back to my room, trying not to let her see my embarrassed face.

"Today I'm going to make something new.
 The three of us clapped modestly.
"What are you making? Master!
 What are we making? I really like this kind of thing, don't you, Rike?
 Samija doesn't seem to get it, and tilts her head. You don't see that much unless you're going into battle. The guards in the city also had short spears.
"Oh, it's like a spear and an axe combined.
What's that? That looks strong.
 It depends on the situation, but a halberd that can do more than just poke and chop is probably more versatile. Deanna hears me say this and asks me a question.
"But what are you going to do with a halberd? Will it sell?
"Yeah. Yeah, I have a place to sell it.
 I smirked at Deanna's question.