278 The continuation of the production and dinner...

 I managed to extend the lump of iron to the desired length of about 170cm.
 One of the long pieces will naturally become the body of the sword, and the other will be further processed to become the hilt. This is not so different from a shortsword or longsword.
 The only difference is that the finished length will be about 180 cm, which is close to Anne's height. However, the longer length requires more time to complete. But the longer it is, the more time it takes to do it, because I can't do it all by myself, and there are many things I have to do differently.

"Oh, by the way, in the beginning you used to shoot lances and longswords.
Yeah, that's right.

 I don't know when I started to work alone. I wonder when he started working alone. It's been less than a year since I've been here.
 And yet, I feel nostalgic about the two of us working together. Rike seemed to feel the same way, and looked deeply moved.

That's all for today, but I'll see you tomorrow.
"Of course!

 Rike responded to my words with a big smile on his face.

 The family and Anne had a nice dinner together that night. As soon as Lucy ate some of the meat I gave her, she made a fuss and ran to Krull's hut with a large piece of meat in her mouth. I wondered if he was going to share it with his sister.

That dog is so smart.

 I opened the door for Lucy, who wanted to go outside, and Anne said, looking in the direction she had run. We spent most of the afternoon together, and she seems to have taken to him.
 It's not actually a dog, but a child of the wolves that live in this forest, but I don't think I need to explain that.

"Of course it is!

 Deanna, who had been standing beside me for some time, was boasting with her chest out. As a mom, it makes you happy when your kids get praised. As a matter of fact, I'm happy too. Even if that cleverness comes from being a demon, what makes you happy is what makes you happy.
 As I closed the door, I said to Diana.

"If it rains hard tomorrow, I guess we'll have to ask you both to stay in the cabin.

 Deanna looked a little lonely, but I had made the hut large enough that the two of us would not be bored. We'll bring her some food.
 We went back to the table to continue our interrupted dinner.

"So, you're saying that the empire, or rather the emperor, doesn't see Helen's case as much of a problem?
Yes, I do.

 I decided to take this opportunity to ask a little more about the situation on the Imperial side. I had planned to just end the conversation with a bland one if she didn't answer, but surprisingly, Anne responded easily.

She said, "We've already taken care of the revolution, including the 'cleanup', and there's nothing we can do now if one person makes a fuss about it being a farce. I'm not sure what to make of it," he said.
"If you don't do anything, people will wonder if it was all a farce. In fact, it almost turned into a farce.

 Anne nodded and took a sip of her soup. This was her third bowl. I'm glad it suits your taste.
 She gulped down the soup in her mouth and continued.

If anything, she was more upset with the captain for letting Helen find her.
"Yes, of course.

 I'm sorry to say it, but I just screwed up. I can only slightly imagine what the emperor must have been thinking when he had to act out another travesty to clean up the mess.

I didn't take any particular action, but it would have made my career difficult.

 Anne said very coldly.
 Perhaps Anne was involved in some way. With this thought in mind, I finished the dinner with a slightly cooler back.