"Well, we'd better get going. We've had a pretty good time.
We ate grilled chicken, bread, and the remaining dingdol for dessert, and spent a lot of time discussing things while taking a break.
There was no need to rush, considering that we should reach Laffan by evening, but it was a bit long for a break.
Yeah, right. Oh, but first, a little ......".
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out what's going on," said Yuki, standing up and giving Haruka an earful.
I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've heard it before.
"Toya, lend me the hoe. Nao, search for the enemy at all costs.
"Haruka? Why do you say that?
I'm not sure what to say. Yuki looks shocked, as if she's been betrayed.
I see, that's it.
You don't need a hoe because you have earth magic? But a hoe seems more convenient for applying soil.
That's not it! You don't have to tell me that!
In the event that you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find out more about it on the web.
I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand. That's when you're most vulnerable.
I know the feeling. I know exactly how you feel. I've been there. But you'll get used to it.
Haruka was hesitant at first, but once she almost said hello to the boar, she started to tell us exactly what to do.
Well, unlike men, they can't pee standing up.
Incidentally, it is said that the most dangerous time for a woman in a disaster or refugee camp is when she is using the toilet.
Even a human being is dangerous, so what would a beast or a demon do?
When you do it, dig a hole with this hoe, turn your back to us, and watch your surroundings carefully. This side is safe. If you see anything, come running, even if it's in the open.
Oh, my God, you're naked!
Don't worry, I'll clean it up. Would you rather die naked or live naked?
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.
I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea. I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.
Still, for a normal person, it's better than dying.
"Well, when you die, not only your lower body may be exposed, but also your whole body.
Oh, please don't make black jokes that aren't funny.
Actually, it would be better to be on the lookout, but if you go that far, you won't be able to get anything out. Thank goodness Nao has a spotter.
It's a good thing you have a spotter.
Well, the navigator can only detect vital signs and hostile intent, so don't worry too much about it.
Can you keep your ears closed?
Yuki said this to me and Toya with a red face, but it was easily dismissed by Haruka.
You can't do that. Hearing is not important for spotting enemies. Don't be stupid, just go! It's more embarrassing to strain and leak in the middle of battle, isn't it?
You're pushing me too hard, Haruka.
I'm sure you're not the only one who's been through the embarrassment.
Yes, he must be thinking about Yuki's health.
"Oh, if Nao detects an enemy, Toya will come to you immediately. Just give up then.
He's done it.
Yuki glared at Toya, but he averted his gaze with an uncomfortable expression.
But it can't be helped. Our vanguard is Toya.
If something goes wrong, Toya has to stand in front of the bare guy and repel the enemy.
So please stop staring at her.
"Ugh, Haruka, you idiot!
Yuki says, but nevertheless grabs the hoe and runs off into the bushes.
Well, it's no use.
You get in, you get out. That's human nature.
Gender and age have nothing to do with it.
Only old idols can get the special skill of "not going to the bathroom".
You know, ...... Haruka, can't you do something about it?
Oh, you want to go, Natsuki?
No, fortunately I'm fine now, but I don't know if I will be ...... in the future.
It's a physiological phenomenon, so why don't you give up? Nao and Toya are not perverted enough to be s*xually aroused by the excretion of the opposite s*x. Right?
I've been trying not to talk about it too much because it's so delicate, but then suddenly I'm asked to talk about it, and of course we both nodded immediately.
I've heard that some people have that kind of hobby, but it's a proclivity I can't quite understand.
There is no difference between men and women in what they produce, right?
I'm not worried about that, but ...... it's still embarrassing. The sound, the smell.
Apparently, only Japan has onomatopoeic devices like the Otoxx. Do you want to sing a song while you do it?
If you sing, it will be obvious that you're stepping on something.
"Why don't you do as much as you can while you're in town? If you hold back too long, you'll get sick. Well, I think it's important to give up. If you have to work overnight, there's nothing you can do about it.
How do people in this world do it?
This is why they don't often work with men and women, but when they do, they don't seem to mind. But if they do, they don't seem to care about that much, or at least they wouldn't be able to if they did.
I'm not sure if you have any magic tools for that? Isn't there anything magical in this world?
"Magical objects for toilets? It may be something you can install in your house, but what about something you can use in an encampment? The X Princess I mentioned earlier?
That doesn't seem to make much sense on its own, since ...... what matters is the danger. ....... A solid wall that repels demons?
That would be useful for encampments in many ways, but it's really not possible. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will work for you.
Otherwise, such useful things would be more widespread.
"Do Nao and the others have any opinions?
"Oh, you're asking us?
It's quite difficult to give an opinion.
Well, let's think about it seriously.
Let's start with 'what's the problem', shall we? If you don't want people to know you're going to the bathroom, there's nothing you can do about it, right?
"Right. It's too risky and worrisome to sneak off during a break, isn't it?
Then there are the sounds and smells, and if possible, barriers to give you time to clean yourself up in case of emergency?
Aside from barriers, some kind of partition might be necessary. It's not a problem because we've been working in the forest, but it would be a problem on the plains, right? Nao and Toya, too.
Yeah, I don't want to be in full view either.
Hmm? What are you talking about?
While we were talking about this, Yuki came back after picking flowers.
As we were talking, Yuki returned from picking flowers.
What should we do about the toilet?
I wish you had thought of that a little earlier! So?
I'd like to have a way to deal with the noise and smell, something to blindfold them, and if possible, a solid barrier.
I'd feel a lot better if I could just do that. ...... Oh, and by the way, Haruka has alchemy, right? What are some good magic tools?
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that. I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I've bought an alchemy encyclopedia.
I'm sure you'll be able to find some good magic tools.
I'm sure you'll find it useful. You can use it for secret talks. You can also modify the airflow to control the smell. As for barriers, there are many, but the stronger they are, the harder and more expensive they are.
So, there is such a thing?
Well, I'm sure they're being studied, because they seem to be very useful. Barriers - physical warding seems to be difficult, though.
They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as securing a camp or guarding a mansion, but even small ones are said to be too expensive for ordinary adventurers to buy.
How about a blindfold? Even if you use an assembled curtain, it will take up a lot of space.
Since we don't have synthetic fibers and carbon fibers like we do nowadays, there is no such thing as a simple tent that can be shrunk down and spread out when you take your hands off it.
That means a wooden or metal frame and cloth.
You'd have to have a carriage to carry it around.
That's right. You'd need at least three of them to cover yourself. ....... You can't have a fog generator. Maybe something to do with illusions? Or opaque wards.
But soundproofing, odor-proofing, and blinding are at least three magical tools, right? That's a lot of money to invest in a mere toilet.
Oh, Toya, isn't that a gaffe?
What are you talking about, Toya? Quality of life is very important!
Mental well-being also affects physical performance.
Yes, it does. If you don't have the right environment, you're going to have to endure a lot, and that's not good for your health.
Oh, yeah, okay. Okay. Okay. You're right.
I'm beaten to a pulp.
Shrugging, Toya moved away from the women and came to sit beside me.
"Hey, does it bother you?
(Of course it bothers me. I think it's good to have it.
"Hmm, it's a little annoying when it's a big one.
"And think about it. You wouldn't like it if I was blistering while you were taking a break with a cup of tea, would you?
(I hate it. I'd hate it!
(Right? (But for safety reasons, it's not safe to be so far away that you can't hear the sound completely.
(Fortunately, I've only had to use the small one so far, but I'll need ......)
The women looked at each other and nodded, as if they had come to some kind of agreement.
In other words, what is lacking is the level of Haruka's alchemy skills, the materials to raise the level and make the desired object, and the funds to buy it.
"I'll have to earn the money.
It's hard to buy magic tools themselves. Is that okay with you two?
When Haruka asked, Toya nodded immediately and I nodded as well.
Of course we are!
Yeah. As long as you don't overdo it. We'll need to raise funds anyway, and it'll be beneficial to raise the level of our alchemy.
If you can make potions in the process, the money you invest will be worthwhile.
In the short term, it would be more important to be able to make potions.
Even with Haruka's magic, I'm still afraid of injury and illness in this world.
So, now that we've decided on a course of action, let's head for the city!
With Yuki's cheerful voice, we ended our long break and stood up together.