103 departure

 For the first six days after we got back, we had a pretty normal life. The usual schedule of making, hunting, eating, and so on. So as usual, we made enough for a week and finished it. I've figured out how to make them efficiently, but I don't need to do that until I don't need them.
 I've been away from home for a certain period of time once before, and everyone's reaction is that it's just like a father going on a business trip. I'm not particularly worried about him.

 On the morning of the day of delivery, after loading the items as usual, I pack my favorite hammer, dried meat just in case, and a piece of cloth (sterilized by boiling) as a bandage in my favorite backpack, and prepare to leave the house after the delivery. In the world before ......, you would have a chin, reeds, and a helmet. Even so, the level is completely different. I'm hoping to negotiate with Marius directly on the other side about the fee.

 I head for the city as usual. I proceeded through the forest and the streets with great caution. We arrived at Camilo's store without any problems. Nothing of note happens every time (we come across deer and boar, but they quickly run away and we avoid them, and we often meet merchants on the road), but we should always be vigilant because problems can occur as soon as we are not careful.

 After arriving at Camilo's store, it was basically business as usual. The only difference is that this time I'm going to be out of town and won't be there for the next delivery, so my purchases will be for two weeks instead of one. After all the correspondence, it was time to go. More on the horse and clay later. It will probably be two weeks at the earliest. In any case, it's not a good idea to get them now. As for the clay stock, I told him to make mainly knives, so it should last for a while.

Let's go, then.
 When the conversation was over, Camilo urged him.
"Yes, let's go. Let's go.
 We all leave the room and go to the warehouse. In front of our cart loaded with goods, there was a wagon from Camilo's store with two horses in front and our cart in the back.
My cart will pull you the rest of the way. We'll carry a lot of stuff on the way back to the capital, so this should be fine.
 I'll take your word for it," he said. We all got into our own carts. Shortly after, the articulated wagon departed. It rattled and swayed, moving leisurely through the city with a much higher gaze than usual. The reason why the carriage is not so fast yet is not because it is heavy, but because it is still in the city and it would be dangerous to go too fast.

It's convenient to have a horse in tow.
"That's true.
 When I said that while looking at the slowly changing cityscape, Rike replied. After I told Camilo that I was going to get a horse, I thought that I had forgotten to bring a guard, but I heard that Rike could handle it. He told me that his family used to use a fairly large carriage to go to the workshop, and that Rike sometimes acted as a guard. He also took care of the horses at home.
 If you think about it, if several families were all working together in the forge, there would be a certain number of deliveries, and it would be inefficient for them to pull a cart by themselves, no matter how powerful the dwarves were. It would be more natural to use wagons. So there was no need to panic when the horses arrived.

 As we left the city, we waved hello to the guards we knew, and they waved back. He's still not in halberd today, but he probably hasn't had much time to deal with the strike force. With that in mind, I'd like to take an active part in helping them get the job done so they can come home.

 The speed of the carriages increases as they reach the street. There are no sharp curves, so the speed is faster than I expected. At least much faster than walking speed.
 I thought it was faster because the last time I rode it coming back from the capital, the load was mostly just me (and Deanna), but it seems to be able to go faster regardless, even if it is much heavier than that. I don't think I could go this fast in the forest, but it would still be easier and faster. I wish I had introduced it earlier.

 We arrived at the entrance of the forest much earlier than usual. This is where we said goodbye to our group. After reconfirming our plans for the next week or so, we gave each other a quick hug and said goodbye. It's not like we're saying goodbye for good. We got into Camilo's cart, which had been separated from our own, and when we turned around, we saw everyone seeing us off at the entrance to the forest, so we waved lightly.

 With a much lighter load, the horses rode triumphantly along the road toward the capital. When we came back from the capital, we had only one horse because we didn't have much luggage, but this time, perhaps because we had two horses, we seemed to be running faster than we did then. The scenery I saw on the way back was a little more exciting.

 And then I entered the city again, looking at the outer wall of the city, which I thought I might never see again, and the mountains rising like a larger wall beyond it.