42-037 Other world, dining situation

 I hadn't eaten yakitori in a long time, and it was very good.
 The kotas were a little hard to eat because of the many small bones, but I didn't mind that.

 At the same time, I compared the one cooked by Haruka and the one cooked by Yuki.
 Yuki's dish was tasty enough, but there was a clear difference when compared to Haruka's.

 Well, as usual, Yuki's [Cooking] skill has been activated, so there is a good chance that the next one will be just as delicious.

But this crow's nest is a bit tough, isn't it?
"Yes, it is. It's easy to eat with no small bones, but it's a little ...... harder than cottus.
"Really? I like it because it's crunchy and it tastes good when you bite into it.
I think it depends on how you cook it. Maybe it's just not good for grilled chicken.

 Opinions were divided on the last bird I killed.

 50-50? Yuki's opinion was a little more nuanced.
 My opinion is closer to Toya's.

 However, I agree with the ladies that it is hard, so I think that minced meat or thinly sliced beef tongue might be more suitable.

But I'm really glad that I've joined up with Haruka and the others and can now eat good food.
That's right! I really wonder why there were so many customers for that dish!

 That was probably influenced by the presence of Yuki and Natsuki, you know?
 I think Yuki and Natsuki probably had a lot to do with it.

 It's hard to believe that other restaurants are serving worse food than that. No, I don't want to think about it.
 That would mean that when you travel in this world, you'll usually get less than that.

Our first meal in town was terrible, too.
Yeah. Yeah, we were really disappointed, weren't we? I thought the black bread would be better.

And the ale. After trying it once, I knew I didn't need it anymore.
"I guess Nao and the others had a hard time finding food too.

 You can find a lot of people who are looking for the best way to get the most out of their life.

I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but I'm sure you've heard of it.
That's true. We're staying at an inn that serves reasonably good food.

 The nameless young man who introduced us, the gatekeeper whose name I've forgotten, you've done a very good job.
 I don't miss you one bit.
 I don't miss you one bit, but you seem to have a subtle ulterior motive with Haruka.
 Yuki and Natsuki are cute too.

In our case, we had no choice. With 100 rares a day, we couldn't afford to eat out. ......
You're right. It would have been different if we had taken a risk, but we were two women.

In that respect, I was saved in part by having Toya and Nao. After all, gender does have an effect.

 I won't say that there were no men who approached Haruka in the past month or so, but fortunately none of them were so forceful that they pushed Toya and I away.

 The fact that Toya is a beast, a big man, and is generally recognized as strong may have had an effect.

I envy the bond between the three of you that you can transition together in that situation.

 Yuki looks at us smilingly, but it hurts me to hear her say that.
 I just didn't get it.

 It's just that I'm dull, isn't it? It's not like deep down inside you're actually...
 Ugh, I can't trust my own mind, d*mn it, evil god!

"By the way, I was wondering when I was dismantling the boar, does it lose a lot of weight? About half?
"Yes. If you're talking about edible meat, it's probably even less. There is a lot of fat and bones.

 When dismantling a boar, all the internal organs are discarded, so the weight is reduced considerably.
 The skin and tusks can be sold and collected, but if there is not enough room, the head and fatty parts are discarded in that order. If there is not enough room, the head and fatty parts are discarded.

 Toya used to salt the head and roast it whole. ...... The picture is not good, to be honest.

 --No, it's delicious. If you cook it on the spot, you don't have to take it home.

If you can carry it, you can bring back the fat, but it's cheaper than meat.

 In addition to cooking, it is also used as a light.
 In our case, we have magic, so we don't use it as a lamp, but honestly speaking, using back fat as lamp oil would make me hungry.

It's called lard, right? If so, you might be able to make tempura with it. It might be a little stickier than salad oil, though.

"Tempura. Sounds good. I want to eat it. It tastes good enough with just salt.

 Yuki's mouth slackens in fascination.
 I'm salivating, too. Ugh, I want to eat it.

You can make pork cutlets, too! I don't have rice, but it would be delicious as a pork cutlet sandwich.
You can also make fried chicken. ......

"Yes, yes, everyone, back to reality!

 We were all fantasizing about our favorite dishes when Haruka called out to us, slapping her hands together.

"Toya, even if you make pork cutlets, we don't have any sauce. You can't cook much when you live in an inn.

Oh, there you have it: ....... I think I've gotten to know my father pretty well, but I don't think I can rent a kitchen.

 The fact that you are renting a warehouse at this time is in itself a very generous treatment.
 It would be difficult to rent a kitchen in that inn where there are always customers.

"Haruka, can't you rent a house?
"House, huh? ....... I've been prioritizing ...... getting my gear and going to look for Natsuki and the others. ......

How much are these two boars worth?
Probably around 15,000, right?
Yeah. They're pretty big. You want to go a little further?
15,000! That's 150 days of our wages!

 I think Yuki's wages are just too low.

Well, if we divide it by five, that's 30,000 yen per person, which is roughly 30,000 in Japanese yen, and considering our future stability, I'd like to make that much consistently.

I'd like to be able to consistently earn this much considering my future stability. But considering the lack of social security, I would like to earn a little more.

 If I keep working without a break, I'll make more than 10 million a year, but I want a break, and I won't be able to hunt when I'm old.

"You'll make more because you'll be carrying more baggage. Considering our race, we can both carry as much as Nao, right?
Is that right?
Yeah. I'm not as strong as Toya. Still, I think I'm better than I was.

 Of course, of all of us, Haruka is the one with the least physical strength.
 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but it's a good idea.

I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've seen it before.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.
 In the event that you've got a lot of money, you're going to need to be able to pay for it.

When we get back to the city, I'll have to make backpacks for Yuki and Natsuki.
Oh, you made those yourself?
Yes. I have some sewing skills, so let's work hard, okay?
"...... Yes, I'll do my best.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to try.
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.

I'm jealous of your ability to do more and more things.
"Nao, if you really feel that way, please stop laughing like that. Haruka, is there anything you can do to help us without your skills?
No, I...

I don't want your help.

 I was going to say that I have training, but Haruka cut me off.

 But in fact, there was very little we could do when we made our backpacks.
 The first one was made by Haruka through trial and error, and since we didn't have a precise pattern, all we could do was to cut the cloth with the lines that Haruka drew.

 The only thing I could do was to cut the fabric according to the lines she drew.
 That "power" is no longer needed with Yuki.

"Well, that's fine. I'll help you, and you can leave the sewing to us ladies. The right person for the right job.
"Ugh, thanks for following.

 I'm soothed by Natsuki's smile.
 I wish I could say, "Leave the heavy lifting to me," but I'm about the same level of muscle strength.

Haruka, did you make this backpack by yourself to save money?

No. No. I couldn't find this type of bag in the market. No, I didn't find this type of bag in the market. I made it myself, so it's pretty easy to use.

 Haruka said, and began to explain to the two of them with a bit of joy about the difficulties and innovations she had made.
 Yes, I understand how you feel.

 We worked very hard on this backpack, but since the three of us made it together, we never had a chance to show it off to anyone.

 When you've made something that looks good, you want to tell people about it, right?
 We were the ones who came up with the idea, but it was Haruka who made it happen.

 You could have bragged to us about it, but it wouldn't have been worth it because you knew what it was.

"Hmm. But if they don't sell backpacks, maybe we can sell these.
"Sure. It seems to be very useful for adventurers.

 That's true.
 Considering the price and cost of bags sold in the city, it might not be a bad business.
 That is, if you have a sales channel and Yuki and Natsuki are willing to help.
 If it's just me and Toya, Haruka will have to do almost everything.

I don't think so, but I don't think it's a good idea to do it at the ...... inn.
"Oh, by the way, you were asking if you could rent a house. Haruka, you've got that kind of money saved up, don't you?
If it's just the amount, I still have more than 250,000 Rea...
250,000! More than 250,000 yen?

 Yuki squealed in surprise.
 But actually, we had about 10 million yen, you know? Until a few days ago.

But if we use this, we can't buy Yuki and Natsuki's equipment.

"Can't we borrow 100,000 Reais? In Japan's provincial cities, you can rent a house for a year or so for a million yen, right?

 I don't know how renting works in this world, but at least the city of Laffan is not so much a city as it is a town.
 If you think of it as a provincial city with a rural feel, you might be able to get by.

"Well, ...... the land part is cheaper than in Japan, so we can get by.
In the event that you've got a lot of money, you'll be able to use it to buy a lot of things.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

I don't have the ...... weapon skill.
Oh, yeah, I see. You can buy Yuki's ...... nanica, right?

What's nanica, what's nanica? I have the ability to use any weapon I want! --If Nao and the others have it.

 Nanika didn't like it one bit, and protested vehemently, before adding.
 Yeah, I'm not lying.
 But when you think about it, you can't afford it. .......

"Oh, so it's a stick.
Yeah, the stick. Toya, did you keep the one you bought before?

 No one has used the stick skill and there are still some sturdy weapons left.

It's the one that caused the [Stick Technique] to grow. But that's almost an iron rod, right? Can Yuki handle it?
If you can get the Stick Technique, you can handle it, right? I couldn't, though.

 It's a real iron rod, so my muscle strength couldn't handle it properly.
 I didn't have the skills, so I just tried to swing it.
 But if Yuki, who is at least as strong as I am, had the [Stick Art] skill, she might be able to handle it.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to try to learn all the skills I can, and if you want me to, I will. ......

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to try to learn all the skills I can. I'm not sure what to make of it.

I'm not sure what to make of it, but I think it's a good idea.

 You can only use earth magic, but for some reason, Yuki has only taken the qualities of fire, water, and space-time.

 According to Yuki, "I felt that qualities are inborn and cannot be acquired later.

 Good job, indeed.
 You can't copy these qualities with [Skill Copy], and you probably can't get them either. As far as I can tell from the explanation at the time of character creation.

Well, if Toya and Natsuki are the vanguard, they certainly don't need much. I get it. I'll practice magic first for a while.

 Yuki nodded her head.