126-S011 Tommy Fishing (2)

But on one condition.
Of course! Good!

 I was relieved to hear that.

 He has helped me a lot in the past, so to say that I owe him nothing is indeed distressing, or perhaps I owe him too much.

 Well, it's hard to say, because I was expecting that too.

I'm glad you're here. ....... Well, good. First of all, I'm the only one who's following you. Haruka, Nao and the others are busy.
No, that's not a problem.

 It seems that Toya and the others are the top adventurers in this town.

 I'm pretty sure they've reached rank 3 or 4, so the escort fee should be reasonably high. It's great that such an adventurer is willing to accompany us for free, even if it's only one of us.

 The reason why I was able to reach such a high rank in such a relatively short period of time is probably due to the fact that I got the skills first, but I guess it's also due to the fact that I've been training and working diligently.

 I also have some connections with adventurers because I run a weapon shop, but I don't think most of them are as serious as Toya and his friends.

 In fact, most of them live a momentary life, drinking until they earn enough money and then going to work. I want to ask, "Are you an Edo-ko? but the impression I get is quite different.

 It's not so much that they are good-natured, but more like they are unthinking. What will he do when he gets old?

But aren't you busy, Toya? What are Haruka and the others doing?
Oh, they're making things? Well, now that they have a house, they can use their production skills.
Oh, I see. ......

 I'm the one who took the blacksmithing skill, but the production skill is not as useful as it seems.
 You might think that it would be useful and make your life more stable, but if you don't have the right environment, it is completely useless.

 I was introduced to blacksmithing by my master, but most people don't have access to a furnace or the ability to purchase raw materials. Even if I manage to make a weapon, there is no way to sell it.

 You can take them to a weapon shop and they will buy them, but it's impossible to make money with that.

 This is true even for weapons that you can tell the quality of by looking at them, so it goes without saying for potions. It's not easy to find out the effect by [appraising].

So, Haruka-san and the others all have production skills?
Yes, they do. Nao is a little different, but ...... something like that.

 I don't know much about the skill structure of Haruka-san and the others, but is it alchemy or something like that?

 I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to make your own.

 I wonder if they'll let us use them once we get good at making them. I can't use healing magic.

I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but I'm sure I'll be able to.
"......? Toya, you have the blacksmithing skill, right?

 We used to make shovels together.
 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who's had to deal with this.

...... Why should I go to the trouble of setting up the equipment and doing the blacksmithing when you and Gantz are here?
I'm sorry about that.

 I'm not sure what to do with it.

No, I was told that blacksmithing was too noisy, so it would be the same without Tommy. Well, if I feel like it, I'll go to the corner of the yard and do some blacksmithing.

 No blacksmithing in the house, indeed.
 Fortunately, we have a big garden," said Toya, looking around the large garden.

 It's true that with such a large yard, if we work at the end of the yard, the sound might not echo to the main house. There are a lot of trees.

 However, I don't think you can make much with a field forge. .......

If you want to do some blacksmithing, why don't you come to my store? If you want to do blacksmithing, why don't you come to my shop? If you are Toya, I'm sure your master won't be too picky. ......

"Hmmm, ......, no, let's not do that. I'm sure you'll agree that it's more useful for the party members to be wielding swords like this than for me to be improving my blacksmithing skills.

 I let out a sigh of admiration as Toya smiled at me.

 Maybe the strength of Toya and the others lies in the fact that they all play their roles like this.

 It's bad to compare them, but Tanaka and Takahashi, who died early on, went in without consulting each other.

 In the days leading up to that, I thought we were doing reasonably well, sharing roles. .......

 The skills themselves were mines, but the last part was a result of my own actions. Huh. .......

And one more thing. There's a good chance I'll be ordering a lot more complicated stuff from you in the future, but good luck making it.
And one more thing.

 Although it took a lot of time and effort, it was quite interesting, and I was quite satisfied with the result.

 Since then, I've been going through a lot of trial and error, trying to make something better - not something close to a real Japanese sword, but something practical that won't rust without much care and won't break when hit by hard objects, but I'm still not satisfied. But I haven't been able to make something satisfactory yet.

 There are special steels such as white iron and yellow iron, so I think it is not impossible, but at present, the blade is quite thick, and it is heavy and difficult to handle when it is the length of a Japanese sword.

 I'm sure Toya can handle it, but I'd like to make something that even a woman like Natsuki can handle.

 Incidentally, when I asked my master, he replied, "If you spend enough money, you can make it in no time.

 It's not something that is used very often, but it seems that fantasy metals do exist.

 I'm very interested in it, but if the cost is a few thousand gold coins, it's not something I can afford.

There's a possibility in that direction, but I think it's more of a practical item. We're all focused on improving our standard of living right now, aren't we?

"...... I see.

 It's a good thing you're moving into such a nice house.
 It's a great house that you can see from the outside, and I honestly envy you.

 It's a good idea to take a look at the website and see if you can find anything that might be of interest to you.

 I'm not sure if it's the previous innkeeper, but I'm not dissatisfied with the Bear of Slumber.

 When you live alone, you have to cook, clean, and do everything by yourself.

 I'm not proud of it, but I'm not a good cook. If I lived in Japan, where everything is available, I wouldn't have any trouble, but here, I think I can only cook at the level of a bad street vendor.

What kind of food do you cook, by the way?
I'm not sure yet, but ...... Haruka and his friends had a hard time making mincemeat the other day.
Cooking utensils?

 This is the first time I've ever seen such a thing.

I've made a pot and kettle, but that's pretty complicated, isn't it? You know, the kind where you turn the handle and it makes minced meat with a swoosh?

No, I haven't decided to order one yet. ...... I just thought that if I had one, I could eat hamburgers more often.

"d*mn, a hamburger made by a girl. I'm jealous!

 The food I'm eating is the food my bear father cooked!

 ...... No, it's delicious, though. I'm not sure what to make of it.

 I've been to Aera's restaurant on occasion, so I've eaten meals prepared by beautiful girls.

 But I want to eat the food made by Haruka, Natsuki, and Yuki, too!

 It's a treat to eat a hamburger made by a beautiful girl who kneaded it with her bare hands.

I want to eat the food made by Haruka, Natsuki and Yuki! We can't cook, and to be honest, it's a big help.

 No, whether it tastes good or not, it has value before that, you know?
 Of course I won't say it, but... I don't want to be treated like a pervert.

I understand. I'll accept a little recklessness. In return, you can invite me to dinner once in a while at ......?

I don't know that I'll be ordering any cookware. ...... Well, I'll just ask. Is that okay?

Yes. If it's a possibility, then yes.

 If there's a chance, I'm grateful for it. Yes.
 I'll think about it now, in case I get an order.
 If I can make it well, I might be able to sell it to other places.

Well, more importantly. We should get going. Which do you prefer, the South Woods or the East Woods?
Well, I'm not sure. Which is better?
It's easier to find goblins in the South Woods, but ......

 The best place to find goblins is in the southern forest.

What's the problem?
You might run into a mine, you know.
"Mines... your classmates?

 "Mines - classmates?" I asked, and found out that Toya and his friends had met them a while ago.

 The first time they met, they recruited Haruka and the others, ignoring Toya and Nao, and of course they were rejected.

 The next time, he apologized and said, "I have a skill that doubles your experience, so I'll be stronger than you. I'll be stronger than you.

Wow, that's not good. I thought experience doubling slowed down your growth rate.

"Yeah. Other than that, there are no other disadvantages, so you can get by if you take it seriously. ....... When I look at these guys, Tommy's initial response seems so cute.

"I'm sorry about that.

 I'm embarrassed to admit that I said something as if I deserved help.

 I didn't think about what I could do, I only thought about getting help.

 In spite of that, I ended up getting a lot of help from them. .......

I'm not sure what to do. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

That would have been natural. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm going to do it.

 You're lucky enough that you weren't left for dead with no reason to help you.
 Especially since they didn't even know I knew them before I regained consciousness.

Well, it's a good thing Tommy was so understanding, but those guys seem like a pain in the ass. They're going to follow me around.

I'm sorry to hear that, .......

Really. If they attacked me straight away, I'd beat them back, but they're so half-hearted.

Well, that's extreme, Toya.

No, it's not safe, this world. In Japan, a missing person would definitely be a crime, but here, it's not. Especially in our case.

That's ...... true.

 I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.

 If it were me, there would be no point in kidnapping me, but in the case of Haruka and the others, there would be the risk of kidnapping and confinement.
 I'm not sure if Toya's fears are unfounded.

Then it's better to avoid the southern forest.
Yeah. If I'm the only one with a full team, I won't have much room to spare in case of emergency.

 As he said this, he glanced at me.
 He seems to be telling me that I'm slowing him down and that he might not be able to protect me.
 And there's no doubt about it. We haven't even had an actual battle with a goblin yet.

'...... No, is that even possible? I'm alone, and if I'm not careful and they attack me--
"Let's go to the East Woods! To the east!

 I interrupted Toya's words and insisted.

 Even though there was no reason for me to be attacked, I couldn't stand it if someone attacked me while I was attacking Toya.

 I owe you a debt of gratitude, and if you ask me to help you, I won't say no, but please don't dare make me attack you.

Really? I'll do it then. You can find them in the eastern forest if you walk for a few hours.
A few hours ...... and you'd be surprised, goblin.
That's true. We won't be able to use the roads without worrying if they're all over the place.

 I remember when I first came here, I survived for several days in the eastern forest and didn't encounter any goblins.

 Considering that, if we can find them in a few hours, it's probably better than nothing.

"Well then, let's head for the Eastern Forest. Are you ready?
"Yes, sir. I'm ready!

 Finally, my first battle.

 I replied strongly to Toya's words, and got into the spirit.