76-066 Let's think about the make-up

"At last, we have land too! Applause! Clap, clap, clap!

 As soon as we received the land title from Diora and entered the room, Yuki started clapping her hands and we clapped our hands along with her.

I'm not impressed.

 Yuki waved her hands up and down to show her dissatisfaction with the way we were treating her.

No, it's not really 'finally', is it? It's only been about a week.

"That's true, but... That's true, but... But wouldn't it be a little more impressive if I told you that I went into a dangerous forest, collected rare mushrooms, killed several giant monsters over three meters in height, and used the proceeds to acquire land?

"That's certainly true when you hear it like that. ...... Surprisingly, the danger level of the orcs was low.

 It's not as if they overcame danger to get it, so it's probably less impressive.

 If it had been something like "I saved up 3 million yen to buy it," I would have been very moved. No, it's not so easy to save up for a normal part-time job. It is quite difficult for a high school student to earn 600,000 yen per person.

Well, no matter how it happened, we're landowners now.
"Oh, you're a hemorrhoid man, Toya? I'm not, am I?
Yeah, it's hard because we don't have toilets in this world... hemorrhoids, no!

 By the way, it's true that we don't have toilets.
 However, the toilet situation is not as bad as I thought.

 The toilets in the inn are made by alchemy, and the excrement is automatically incinerated.
 Since garbage is not eliminated, it is necessary to dispose of the residue very occasionally, but even at the inn level, it is not necessary more than once a year.

 In terms of smell, we don't have to worry about it at all, which is a big help for us.
 Most of the households use a regular pumping system, so there is a certain smell.

Yuki, I'm glad we got the land, but we need to build a house before we can be happy about it. The time is almost up.
"Oh, that's right. I've already talked to the carpenter about it, so I'll explain it to you briefly.

 When Yuki went to the carpenter about Aera's signboard, she asked him about building a house.

 According to him, ordinary people rarely build houses after detailed discussions like in Japan.

 To begin with, they don't draw detailed plans when building a house, nor do they bother to make a model of the house. Of course, it is not possible to see a 3D floor plan on a computer.

 You just tell the carpenter your budget, the general plan, the rooms and facilities you need, and leave the rest to him. The carpenter will make the missing parts and necessary facilities on his own.

It's less fun to build a house, but I guess I don't have a choice.

 Yuki looked a little frustrated as she explained, and Natsuki nodded in agreement.

You're right. When I was building my own home, I was looking forward to choosing the wallpaper and interior design of my choice, and choosing the system kitchen and bathroom. ......

In our case, we don't know the common sense of houses in this world. In our case, we don't know the common sense of houses in this world. If we order too many things in detail, we might end up not having what we should have, so it can't be helped.

 Well, even in Japan, there are some designer apartments and houses that are definitely hard to live in.

 It's fine if you just want to look at them or stay for a few days, but it's amazing and threatening to see that there are things that seem to have been designed with no regard for daily life.

 The people who buy such buildings must have a lot of money. This is where they will live for the next several decades. Ordinary people can't just replace it because they don't like it or because it's hard to live in.

Well, there's no system kitchen or unit bath in this world anyway, so there's nothing you can do about it.

"Nor wallpaper. You can choose your curtains and furniture, so why don't you do whatever you want with them? It's going to cost money.

I'll have to earn money again. Oh, by the way, you haven't saved enough to order a house yet, have you?
Yuki, do you have to pay in advance?
No. No. Usually it's half a cent at the most.

That's fine. I can afford 600 gold coins, so the maximum I can afford is 1200. To be honest, the money itself will be enough to sell off the magic bag orcs, so we don't have to worry about it.
That's what I was thinking.

 I've already saved up a lot of orcs, so even if it rains and I can't go hunting until the house is finished, there won't be any problem. Of course, that would mean that the construction of the house would not proceed.

Well, let's order the house as soon as possible, and let's all think about what kind of house it will be.
"Well, yes. I don't have many wishes, but I would like to have a functional kitchen, even if it's not as good as Aella's.
I want a private room. If I had to be extravagant, I'd have a place to train indoors.
As for me...

 In this way, each of us put forward our opinions, some of which were adopted and some of which were rejected, and decided the following.

 8 rooms in total, including private rooms and guest rooms.
 Four laboratories and workrooms for alchemy.
 A well-equipped kitchen.
 A dining room, a living room, and a parlor.
 A large laundry room with a bath tub.

 I asked him to include these things, and then I told him about the requests that were rejected in our discussion, and left the rest to him within the budget.

 The budget was 1,200 gold coins. The contract is to pay half in advance and the rest upon completion.
 It is acceptable to go over the budget a little if the work improves, but please consult with me.

 In Japan, this would be impossible, but since the cost of living is different here, it is not such a reckless request.

 From our point of view, land and buildings are quite cheap. To begin with, the construction of houses is completely different, so it is strange to compare them.

 It is difficult for us amateurs to judge whether it is possible or not, so we will go to the consultation tomorrow to discuss the details.

    The next day, the sky was unfortunately clear.

 The next day, the weather was unfortunate, so we took a break from hunting, and the three of us women went to the carpenter. Toya and I were given free time.

 "Do you want to follow us? We were asked if we wanted to come with us, but we knew well in Japan the vitality of women when it comes to fashion and interior design. Naturally, I declined and opted for free time.

"So, Toya, what do we do now?

 After seeing Haruka and the others off, we went back to our room and sat down on the bed to discuss our plans.

What should we do? ....... I'm not sure what to make of it. It's a big place, so we can have as many mock battles as we want.

"Toya, ...... you've become such a brainiac, ...... you used to be a little better, is your race pulling you down?

 When I said that and mimicked crying, Toya chuckled and scratched her head.

I'm not sure if it's because I'm too old or too young. In the original world, I wouldn't have been able to swing a sword as coolly as I do now! Also, it's fun to know that I'm improving.
"Yeah, I can see that. I also enjoy it when I can handle a spear well.

 I'm sure men can understand this feeling.

 When you see a kung fu movie, you feel like imitating it. You can actually do what the characters in movies and comics do, so you can put your energy into it. Although it is true that you can't use ridiculous techniques like in some comics.

But the main reason is still survival. "Well, the main reason is still survival, but even an orc would probably die if I was surrounded by several orcs by myself.

"We're human. We're human, we can't just swing our swords around and go 'bang' with the shockwave, right?

That's the domain of wizards like Nao.
No, I can't do that with my magic for the time being. I need time to chant.

 To be precise, you don't need to chant.

 There are chanting spells in the grimoire, but they are just to help you visualize the magic, and we basically only chant the name of the spell.

 We basically only chant the names of the spells. In fact, we don't even need them, but we use them as triggers to eliminate mistakes. It's like shouting "Meeean! in kendo.

 If that's the case, then Haruka's [Fast Chanting] skill is meaningless, but it's not. Of course it has the effect of being able to cast spells quickly, but it's more of a byproduct of the fact that it shortens the time between the composition of the spell and its activation, even without casting the spell -- perhaps.

 The reason I say "probably" is because there is no comparison.

 It is true that Haruka's magic is faster than Yuki's and mine, but there is no denying the possibility that Haruka is simply better at using magic and that the "fast chanting" skill has nothing to do with it.

 The fact that we are also able to shorten the activation time by practicing is another reason why we cannot deny this possibility. If I or Yuki could grow the skill of [fast chanting], we would understand.

I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out.
I'm not sure if there is such a classification, but we're still low-level mages.

 I don't know if there is such a classification, but at level 3, that's the best we can do.

I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. I don't know. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that.

 I'm not sure what to make of that.
 In other words, no matter how big or small, everyone has magic power itself.

"Hmm, can you? I can't feel magic. ...... How do you do it?
"No, I don't know. You'll be able to find out more about this in the following article.

 If you had suddenly told me to grasp the feeling of magic power, I would not have understood it.
 I used magic many times and somehow understood what magic was, and then somehow learned the feeling of manipulating magic.
 It's not something that can be taught.

Can't you do something about it?
It's not like you can teach it to them. ...... Shouldn't we find out if beastmen can use magic to do things like magic swords first?
"...... That's true, too. We don't have a library. ...... Okay, Diora, when in doubt, go ask. Let's go ask her.

 I'm not sure what to do.

If you're busy, don't do that, okay? I'm working.
I know. I know. If you're busy, I'll go to the reference room and read something. I was in the middle of something the other day.

 There's nothing to do if you stay at the inn alone.
 Even if I can't talk to Mr. Diora, reading the material would be a more meaningful use of my time.
 I headed for the Adventurer's Guild with a light-footed Toya.