69-059 What you can't win

"You made a lot of money today! Eighty-eight gold coins in one day. ......2 I miss the days when we worked so hard together and had two large silver coins.
"Including Aella's, that's 90 gold coins, Yuki.

 Yuki and Natsuki hold hands with each other happily.
 I'm happy too, but I'm not as happy as they are, because I've been raking in the dildos.

"We got magic mushrooms today. It's not going to be easy after tomorrow.

 More than half of the price is the price of the mushrooms. Even if we spend more time gathering herbs, we won't be able to make as much money as we did today.

The mushrooms we didn't pick today won't grow as fast. Can't we go somewhere else?

"Well, that's a little risky because you'll be going to places you're not used to. The places we went to today are places we've been to many times before, and we've gradually expanded our search area.

 When I think back to the beginning, we were gathering herbs at the edge of the forest.
 From there, I gradually grasped the topography of the area, went to the dindle tree, and ...... grew.

I'm not sure I want to go in too deep, but I'm sure bears are out there today in shallow waters. It's a threat, but as long as you don't get caught off guard, you should be fine. We have Nao.

Well, as long as I and Toya stay alert, there's little risk of surprise.

I agree with the idea of expanding the search area. I agree with the idea of expanding the search area, it's safer than going looking for the giant salamander. We'll need the money.

Well, then, let's start tomorrow, shall we?
Yes, sir. So, we'll just train on our own for today?
Yeah, it's too late to go out there now.

 After Natsuki stood up, Toya also stood up with a sword.

I've been thinking about buying one.
I was going to buy it, but I put it on hold because of where I was going to put it. I was going to buy one, but I had to put it on hold because of where I was going to put it. ......
Is it really expensive?
The basic grimoire for all magic is 15,000 rares, and the light grimoire is 36,000 rares?
That's expensive! What's that price? If I had a bookshelf, I could build a house!

 That's true. Ten books will buy you a plot of land, twenty books will build you a house.
 If you had a library, you could build a castle.

That's why you can't buy them all.
I see. ......
Yuki, you need to read and study the beginner's course in space-time magic. In the meantime, I'm going to train outside.

 I handed my book to a disappointed Yuki and stood up, following Toya and the others.
 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Thank you. But don't you want me to do it?
We'll do it later. You can use the backyard, but it's too small for the five of us.
Okay. Good luck.

 I raised my hand to them and left the room.

    "I'm going to work on mushroom hunting today.

 "I'll be picking mushrooms again today.
 The weather was rainy the next day, despite our enthusiasm.
 It started raining in the middle of the night, and it's still wetting the ground.

"I'm home.
"Welcome back. How was it?

 I asked Haruka, who had gone to talk to the inn's father, and she shook her head lightly.

No. It seems to rain more around January this time of year.
"I see. Is it like an autumn rain front?

 At first, I didn't have the time to pay attention to it, but when I asked her, she told me that the calendar in this world consists of five weeks of six days a week, one month of twelve months, and one year of twelve months, with the occasional leap day.

 The days of the week are divided in the order of light, fire, water, wind, earth, and darkness, but since there is no such thing as "Sunday is a vacation," we are rarely aware of it.

 We don't know the length of a day because we don't have an earth-based clock, but it's probably within the range of 20 to 30 hours.

 If I had the same body as before, I would have been able to narrow it down more, but with this body, which seems to have adapted to this world, I don't trust the sense of my internal clock.

By the way, it seems that this is the only time of year when the weather breaks down like this. There is no rainy season and no heavy snowfall. The winter temperature is also very comfortable, since there is almost no ice formation outside.

 In the area where we lived, the temperature was usually below freezing in the coldest season, so I guess it's much better than that.
 But I'm not sure if it's comfortable or not. .......

You still need to prepare for winter. When the temperature drops below 15 degrees, it will be cold enough to wear the current clothes.
"That's true. Especially Yuki and Natsuki.

 We have leather clothes that we wore as armor. It was not very breathable and not very comfortable, but it could be used as winter clothes.

 If I had to choose a luxury, I'd want clothes that let steam through but not water or wind, but I guess that's impossible.

Yes, considering all the clothes we have to ...... take a few risks, it would be difficult to spend the winter in our own home.

"No, you can't, can you? Even if we manage to get the money in time, we'll need the building time, right?

I'm not so sure about that. In this world, it's often built by many people at once. I think we can do it in two months.

 In Japan, unless you really need a lot of people, the work is done by a few people or even one person, so it takes a long time. In this case, however, the work is done in a short period of time, and the adventurer's guild is used to gather manpower and build it all at once.

 Especially in this case, there is no problem with the ground since the land where the house was originally built will be used.

 Furthermore, there is magic in this world, and the physical ability itself is higher than that of the people in the original world, so it must be possible. There are people who can carry over 100 kilos with ease.

I'm sure we're still on the edge. There will be rainy days for a while, so we'll have to think of something.

I don't want to work in the rain.

You're a bad person for saying that! I agree with you.

 I agree with you, but in Japan, if I said, "It's raining today, so I'm going to take a day off work," people would say, "Are you kidding me? No, not in some industries like construction. I don't know about that. I don't know much about it.

"Well, we don't have rain gear to begin with.
"It's dangerous even if you have rain gear. We'd be at a definite disadvantage compared to the beasts, using tools and walking on two legs.
That's right. I don't want to go to the forest in the rain unless I'm in dire need.

 After all, everyone was against working in the rain.
 Haruka nodded with a wry smile, but gave him a warning.

You'll be able to find a lot of people who are interested in this kind of work. I don't want to force you, but you'll have to train in the rain soon.
That's true, isn't it?

 If it's just us, we can choose to run away on a rainy day, but if we get an escort order, it's not going to happen.
 I guess we have to train sometime for our own safety.

 By the way, the Self-Defense Force has a policy of "If there is a puddle, jump in it! I've heard that the Self-Defense Forces conduct combat training in the rain or mud.
 And when disaster strikes, they work hard no matter how hot, cold, or dirty it is. It's really mind-boggling.

I'd prefer to train in the rain when we can get a bath.
You're right. Thanks to Halka, I'm in heaven compared to when I was in Sahlstat, but I miss the bath.
Yes. Yes, me too.

 Even among Japanese, there are people who say, "Shower is enough. Some people say 'I don't use the bath', but I can't argue with that because all the members here are the type who used to take a bath. Here, I can't even take a shower.

Now, let's decide what we're going to do today. If the magic users can train there, Toya won't have anything to do.

 Since Toya has no magic skills, there's not much she can do indoors.
 You can at least do some strength training, but it's too small. ...... It's too hot when you do it on the side. I'm sure you'll be able to figure out the best way to use it.

I think I'll go to the guild to do some research rather than train in ...... magic. I'm pretty sure they have a reference room, right?
It's not that big, it's just a place to get information about the area.

 I've never been in there, but Haruka has been there a few times to check things out.
 I've never been in there, but Haruka has been there a few times to check things out. It seems that it's common for adventurers to check out herbs, animals, and demons before going out to collect them. In our case, thanks to our skills, we can gather useful herbs without checking.

So I might as well go there. "Then maybe I'll go there too. If I increase my knowledge, my [Appraise] skill might become more powerful.
"I hope so. I hope so, because our [help] doesn't seem to be changing.

 It seems that the content displayed in Toya's [Appraisal] will gradually change depending on her own knowledge and experience.

 The [Help] is useful in that you can get some knowledge without having to look it up, but in that respect it is still inferior to the dedicated [Appraisal] skill.

 It's not as versatile or easy as just using [Appraise] all the time, but it's a useful skill.

So, today we are all basically free to go. Natsuki and Toya don't have ...... rain gear, right? What do we do?
I think I'll wear leather clothes. I think I'll wear leather clothes. I'll have to get my head ...... wet. I'll take a hand towel and wipe it off.
I'm ...... Nao, you have leather clothes, right? Can I borrow it?
Oh, yeah, no problem. ......

 I'm a little nervous about lending my clothes to a girl. --No, leather clothes are half armor, and even when I was in Japan, it was normal to lend Haruka my coat. I'm not sure.

I think I should at least buy a hooded coat. Natsuki, do you want to go shopping?
No, I'm fine for today.
Yeah. Money is very important.

 Natsuki smiled at me and I handed her a leather dress I had taken from the luggage compartment.
 I haven't worn it in a while, but I cleaned it with Haruka's Purify before I put it away, so it should be fine. There is a slight odor, but it is the smell of leather, not my body odor.

Well, if Natsuki says so, it's fine. ......

 I'm not sure what to make of this.

"Oh, ...... this could be a ...... fight, ......
What? Yuki, what?
No, no, no. It's nothing, okay? Yeah. I just thought it was funny.
Is that so?

 I nodded my head as Yuki said this with a little smirk on her face.
 I don't really understand. Yesterday, while practicing space-time magic, you were screaming, "I don't understand the concept! while practicing space-time magic.

 Incidentally, I don't understand it either. I can still understand three-dimensional space, and I can still manage gravity if I assume gravitons.

 However, the time axis is difficult.
 If I think about it too much, I feel like I will enter the world of philosophy instead of physics.

We'd better get going. Good luck with your studies, Nao.
"Okay. You're the ones who should be studying.

 We read the grimoires, but we also practice.

That's true. Well then, we'll both do our best.

 And so the day was spent in training.