186-S015 I want to be impatient!

 Nao asked me to make her a bathing suit.

 She wants to play in the water in the summer.

 But it's not just about playing in the water, you're definitely expecting it, right? You're expecting to see us in swimsuits.

 Well, I don't mind, but...
 I'd be shocked if he said he wasn't interested.

"First, we need swimsuits for Nao and the others. What do you want?

 Here in my sewing room, there are three women gathered.
 Of course, Nao and Toya are shut out.
 We need to measure you, you know, your figure.

Just wear shorts. I'm sure Nao and the others don't expect us to make boomerang pants.

The only thing to watch out for is Toya's tail. It's just like underwear.

 We're actually in charge of making Nao's underwear.

 "I can't believe I'm making men's underwear! It's not like there are any women here who would say something stupid like, "I can't believe I'm making men's underwear!

"Well, the only difference between swimsuits and trunks is the fabric.

I think you should make them a little looser and stretch the hem. The waistband is also threaded, so you don't have to worry about it shifting.

I don't know what to make. ....... Which fabric should I use? ......

 If it's the same cloth as trunks, it will become transparent when wet.
 It should be thick and have a good texture.

"Is this okay? What do you think?
"Yeah, I think it's good.

 When I showed her what I had picked up from the shelf of cloths, she simply nodded without picking it up.

"Haruka, you should be more interested. You can make any swimsuit you want.

I don't care about men's swimwear. As long as it works.

 Well, it's true that I don't appreciate men's swimwear, but...

 You like them, don't you?

Well, let's just get it done. We'll need to dye it.

Yeah. I think the fabric is good, but it needs more dyeing.

 The fabric I chose was a light navy blue.
 The fabric I chose was a light navy blue, but I thought a darker color would be more appropriate for the image of a swimsuit.

 Specifically, to distinguish it from trunks!
 I'd be embarrassed if they looked like trunks.

I'll take care of that. I'll go look for some other fabric.

 Haruka and Natsuki began to work crisply with their own hands.

 I'm going to leave them alone and look for some fabric for our swimsuit.

 In this sewing room, I have purchased a variety of fabrics, but ...... there are no synthetic fibers, as expected.

 There are some that are close, but unfortunately they are not as stretchy as modern swimwear materials.
 It is thin, stretchy, not transparent, water-resistant, and moderately water-repellent.

 The fabric of a bathing suit is quite sophisticated, isn't it?
 I usually don't pay much attention to it.

Maybe this one?

 I chose a jersey-like fabric.
 If it's stretchy and not transparent, it's the only choice.

 Incidentally, this is also a material made by alchemy, but I bought it instead of making it myself.
 You can read about how to make them in the alchemy encyclopedia, but it's useless to get all the equipment.

 The alchemy of this world is a technology that is a mixture of science and magic, so it is quite versatile. Whether it can be done by individuals or not is another matter.

 The drawback is that it is difficult to fully automate.

 Chemistry can be mass-produced automatically by building a plant, but alchemy is like a cottage industry, since human hands are always involved in some parts of it.

 Also, energy sources.

 Basically, it's a magic stone, so it can't be used without a stable supply of it, and the manpower needed to make it - specifically, the number of adventurers - inhibits industrialization?

 If you look at alchemy encyclopedias, there are many useful things that have been developed, but the chances of them spreading to the average household are pretty slim.

 Aside from the high cost of the device, for example, if you were told that the cost of electricity needed to use an air conditioner for a day is 3,000 yen, you wouldn't say, "Okay, I'll buy one," would you?

 The most important problem is that there are few people who have that much magic power.

 On the contrary, magic tools are widely used by nobles who have money and adventurers who can prepare their own magic stones, and some magic tools with cost advantages are also used by the general public.

 For example, toilets.
 I'm glad this isn't one of those places where people just dump their filth in the street.

Yuki, did you find any good materials?

"Oh, yeah. "Yuki, did you find a good material?" "Uh, yeah. I think I'll use this for the front, this for the lining, and this for the cup.

 While I was absentmindedly thinking and choosing fabrics, Haruka and the others were already sewing up Nao's swimsuit.

 The shape is simple and I have a paper pattern of the original trunks, so it's very quick.

Yes, it's a bit expensive, but ...... it's okay.
"Yes. If you dye them properly, you won't have to worry about them becoming transparent.
It's a little unrefined, though.

 The fabric is too thick.
 You can't make a good impression in a bathing suit with this, can you?
 ...... Yes, it's what's inside that counts, right?

I'm not sure if this is a good idea. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not.

"One piece is the only choice.

Oh, my God, you don't have a choice?

Yuki, do you want to get naked? There's always the chance of a demon coming to get you, right?

Yes. Waving a weapon in a bikini is not ......

It's a possibility, but it's almost zero.

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

 You can't deny that Haruka has a point.

 You can't make a cute swimsuit out of this fabric, so let's go a different route here.

"Well, well, well, here it is: ......

 I drew a quick illustration and showed it to Haruka and Natsuki.

...... Is this an old school swimsuit?

"Yes, it is. I'm sure you've heard of it.

Oh, I didn't know that. So, Yuki, do you understand the structure of this?

Vaguely? Just my imagination.

 I've never seen one before.

That's okay. I don't think it'll come off.

Okay. Well, the pattern is...

 And for a while.

 The three of us consulted with each other and made up a pattern for the swimsuit, and then each of us cut a piece of cloth for ourselves and started making it.

 Unlike Nao and her friends' underwear, our swimsuits are quite troublesome.

 Its shape is complicated and it doesn't have much elasticity, so we have to make it fit our body exactly, and we also have to add lining and cups.

 Hmm? I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one.

 ...... Oh well, I'm a guy.

 As I sewed my own swimsuit, I looked at Haruka, who was also sewing a swimsuit.

 I've been living in the same house for a while now, and I'm still curious about Haruka and Nao.

 I'm sure you'll find a lot of people who'd like to know more about this.

 ......? You know what? It's not like we're brother and sister, is it?

 I've never had a childhood friend who lived next door to me, so I don't know much about that.

 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you out.

 Well, it's confirmed that Haruka likes Nao.

 I don't see any progress at all, even though they're living together now!
 The distance between them is the same as when they were in Japan!

 Wouldn't it be nice if, before you know it, you can't see each other?

 Most of the time, I can see one of them!

 I saw Haruka sewing a swimsuit with a serious face again, and secretly called out to Natsuki.

(Hey, Natsuki. I'm not sure what to say.

Well, I think ...... it's not so bad. We've got a house, and with our current skills, we have a relatively stable income.

Yes, it's much more stable. Two days off a week, enough to take long vacations and still be able to save. The only problem is .......

 What? I'm not sure what to make of that.
 I'm not sure what to make of it.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.
 I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out. ...... I guess I didn't word it right.

I'm not sure what to say. The land and buildings are ours, but if the lord asks us to leave, that's the end of it, and our income comes from the magic bags. If someone else comes to Rafan with a magic bag like ours, we'll be competing with them.

"Well, of course. Do you think it's possible?

It's unlikely at the moment. The current lord is a decent man and the town of Laffan is rural and unattractive. If you have enough magic bags to carry orcs and wood, you can make enough money in a more urban area. The famous dungeon city seems to be a good choice.

"Wait, wait, wait, wait!

 I'm changing the direction of the conversation!

I'm going to change the direction of the conversation! It's a love story, isn't it? Three girls in a room? With no one of the opposite s*x present! And they're sewing swimsuits to go play with boys! Why are you going in such a serious direction!

"Huh. ...... Yuki, is that the situation now?

 Situation, huh? You just said you've got more time.

 I'm sure you're not the only one.

"Haruka? You just don't want to be followed, do you?

"...... what are you talking about?

What's going on with you and Nao? I've been impatient with you since we were in Japan! We've been in a situation where we've known each other since childhood, lived next door to each other, and it's too late!

 I'll tell you what.
 I'll be frank.

"What are you talking about? I'm not sure what you're talking about.

 I'm sure you'll be able to understand why I'm so excited about this.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure it's worth it.

I'm sure you'll understand. So, what do you think?

To Natsuki: ....... There's nothing going on at .......

Why not? We were neighbors before. Now we're under the same roof. Why isn't there any progress?

It's difficult! It's not easy once the distance is established.

 ...... No, no, no, no, I understand.

 I'm not sure what to do. I'm not sure what to do.

 I'm sure you'll agree.

And I don't want ...... to get pregnant. It would be scary to have a baby in this situation.

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

I'm not sure what to say. Why are you suddenly flying there? I'm not sure what to say. Why can't we just hold hands, go on a date, and then kiss?

 That's a huge jump.
 You're talking about a rapid-fire, roller-coaster love?

 I don't like it when things get tense, but I also don't like it when we suddenly have to spend more time alone in a private room.

 As a roommate, I don't like it!

We hold hands and go on dates all the time. ......

 Yeah, yeah, we do. They were.
 I don't know if Nao sees it as a date or not.

We haven't kissed yet, but ...... if I confess to Nao and she presses me, I can't refuse. If we end up going that far.

 I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.

"A maiden!

 I know. I knew that.

 I'd be shocked if someone told me I wasn't a maiden.

 Seeing Haruka's condition, Natsuki nodded her head in agreement.

But it's true that childbirth is uncomfortable. Even in Japan, where medical facilities are well-equipped, it can be scary.

You're serious! And you're so quick! Don't you have any more sweet and sour things to do in the preliminary stages?

I mean, if you're doing this and that, you might as well step in it, right? There's no parent to complain.

You're a young man running wild!

But here, we're adults. ......

No! Don't say that now!

 I'm imagining things!

 If Haruka and Nao are alone together in the future, people will only look at them that way!

 Even if they were just training normally, if they were red-faced and sweating, I'd think, "Could it be after the fact? But if I can't fight, I can't fight.

But actually, if I can't fight anymore, it's not good for the party, is it?

"What, are you going to continue this story?

 "Really? I'm not sure what to do with it.

Yuki said she wanted to talk about love.

"This is a love story? Isn't that a step or two too far? Isn't this a step or two beyond Zecky and into chick lit?

 I don't think I'd enjoy it if it went that far.
 In terms of love stories...

But it's important, isn't it? "But it's important, isn't it?" "Shall we create a maternity leave system for 'Meikyoudousui'?

"What's that? A guaranteed share?

 That's fine, but...

No, a birth control system so that pregnancies don't overlap? If it's just one, it's fine, but if there's more than one, you won't be able to work.

...... If you call it a 'maternity leave system' in Japan, you'll get punched out.

 You can't avoid being labeled black.

 But it's realistic.

 I know it's unlikely, but if the three of us were to get pregnant at the same time, our income would be cut off for over a year.

 In Japan, you can work during your pregnancy, but there is no way you can fight with a child in your belly, and you'll definitely be around the baby for a while after delivery.

 There is no powdered milk with adjusted nutritional value, and there are no convenient diapers. Instead, there is magic, but only Haruka and Natsuki can use it.

 On the other hand, there is a way to hire a nanny, but ...... that costs money too.

 Even if you save up properly, there is still a lot of uncertainty.

 Yes, you need to adjust.

I'm not sure what to say. I think you said something about targeting Nao.

 Haruka pointed this out, and me and Natsuki looked at each other.

I don't think so, but I think being Nao's partner is the safest place to live in this world.

I think so. It's best if you know each other. I've heard that differences in values are a major hindrance to family life.

Do you have romantic feelings?

 Haruka's question made us ponder a little.

I'm not sure if I like him or not. I'm not sure what to make of it. I'm not sure what to say.

I'm not sure what to say. I like you the best of the opposite s*x, though I'm not as ...... subtle about my burning love as Halka.

 I'm not sure I would have even confessed to her if I had stayed in Japan, let alone gotten married, and there's no such thing as 'I can only see you' or anything like that, so there's always the possibility of a change in policy if you meet the right person.

 But I don't think there are many people who have more money than Nao, and who are more secure.

 I'm not saying Toya is a bad person, but she's ready to get a beast of a wife, and I don't know if she can get along with that person.

 On the other hand, Haruka and Natsuki are safe. They've been together for a long time.

 Peace of mind is very important.

 Haruka looked a little dumbfounded at our answer.

"You're both terrible. I mean, we're not on fire!

"Yes, yes, it's been smoldering for a long time. I'll give you some air, and we'll get the fire going.

"I see. I see. So our messing around with Nao is sending wind, not salt. That's what I'm talking about, Natsuki.

That's none of your business! I'll give you two the word "annoying"!

Well, I don't want things to get too heated. I don't want you to get too excited, or you'll cross the line.

Shut up.



 You looked like you've killed somebody before.

 --Oh, you're not kidding. You have. Including me.

 Huh. .......
 I know it's the right thing to do, but it's still depressing to think about it sometimes.

 Of course, if you leave them there, innocent people will be killed, and that's what adventurers do. ...... A little bit, I want to tell you to do your job, soldier.

 I'm not sure what to do, but I'm not sure what to do.

But more importantly! We were just talking about Yuki and Natsuki! Isn't there anything more like a nice encounter or a prince on a white horse?

 The Shiro Horse Prince ......?

Marriage is a calculation. I'm sure the young ones don't understand that. ...... Haruka, let's see what's really going on.

I'm sure you've heard that income is the number one requirement when you reach a certain age. ...... But isn't that what people around Alaska think? In fact, Yuki, are you lying about your age?

 I'm not sure what to do.

I'm not sure what to do. I'm not sure what to do.

 If you go to King's Landing, you might be able to meet the prince, but you're not childish enough to yearn for a Cinderella story.

 It's only in elementary school that you can be so naive.

 I don't think it's so easy to manage the obligations imposed by marriage just by "liking" someone. I don't know much about it.

 I'm sure there must be something worse than a war between wives and mother-in-laws swirling around. Isn't there a real danger of death? That's the world.

 No, my mom and grandma were close, though, right?

What about Natsuki? What about Natsuki?

Unless the moratorium lasts until college or something, it's not that kind of world. You have to change your way of thinking.

This way too? ...... Well, it's true that there's an old saying, 'A husband is healthy and a wife is good at home.

No, I'm not that naive, and I do want to go on normal dates and stuff.

 But I don't have the "guts" to marry someone from here.

 But I don't have the 'guts' to marry someone from here. Even in Japan, marrying someone whose identity you don't know is frowned upon, but here it's even more so.

 Marriage is also about the connection between families, so there is no way that a family would agree to marry someone who can't even tell you where they were born. The risk is too high.

 If you still want to get married, you must be liked enough by the other person to overcome those risks, or the other person must be in a similar situation.

 At this point, the so-called civil servants and craftsmen are excluded from marriage, leaving only adventurers and lesser suspicious people.

 You know how difficult it is to fall in love, don't you?

 You know how difficult it is to get married, right?

I see, you two are the type who look for practicality in marriage. ......

I wouldn't go so far as to say 'practical', but it would be less troublesome if you were married at least in a token way.

Yeah, yeah. It's fine while you're still an adventurer, but when you retire and settle down, there's a lot of trouble if you're a single woman. Prejudice and all that.

 Even in Japan, if you're middle-aged and single, there are times when people look at you delicately.

 In this world, it's even worse.

 If you are a stranger, I'll tell you.

 If you're a stranger, I don't have to tell you, do I?

 Because there's no such thing as a slow life alone in the country.

 If you're not good, it's a thriller.

Of course, I don't deny the possibility that I'll fall in love with someone in the future, but ...... is Nao a keeper for now?

That's terrible! That's the worst thing I've ever heard! Don't tell that to Nao!

Oh, keep is the wrong word, sorry. I'm sorry. It's not like I'm two-timing you. And it's not a lie that Nao is the one I love the most right now.

 Haruka raised her willow eyebrows and hurriedly made an excuse.

 I don't mean to disparage Nao, but with Haruka, I feel that a friend-like partner is enough for me.

 I don't mean to disparage Nao, but with Haruka, I feel that a friend-like partner is enough for me.

 I think we'll probably be able to get along for a long time if we do that.

 Am I being cold?

 But, you know, there are celebrities who get married and then get divorced before they know it.
 They get divorced and then they get married again. And then they get divorced again.

 The media is giving out information with no hope or dreams, as if it is a negative campaign against marriage.

 I think that's probably contributing to the decline in the birth rate.

"Besides, don't you want me to be too aggressive and push Haruka out of the way? And if I'm too aggressive and push Haruka away, won't that be a problem?

"Ugh. ....... That's a bit of a problem, but ......

 I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

It's a good idea to take a look at your own personal life. I'm not sure if I'm similar to Yuki, because I think that once you've come here, you should be able to separate the two. And there are a lot of people around me who got married without any particular relationship, you know? And even so, they seem to be doing well in their own way.

I'm not sure if that's the case around you, Natsuki. It's a rich old family.

Yeah. There are a lot of arranged marriages. Most of them don't marry for love, but rather if they feel that they get along well and can make a good marriage.

Is that what it means to be an adult? Is that what it means to be an adult? ...... Sure, there were people I knew who only cared about the conditions of their marriage partners.

 That's what it's all about, isn't it?

 I'm sure you're not the only one who can't get married because of simple likes and dislikes. Yeah, yeah.

I'm sorry. I'm sure you'll be able to find something that you like.

Yeah, I guess so. .........? I'm not sure what you're talking about.

 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your vacation.

 If you don't want to attract Nao's attention, you should at least be a little curious about her.

 For the sake of my life plan!