337-305 To return to japan (2)

"Not being able to transfer doesn't mean you don't have enough ...... magic, does it?

No. I know the difference between that and not being able to transfer. I can recognize the location of the transfer point, but I can't reach it. ...... Oh, maybe I don't have enough magic power in a way?

What do you mean?

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do that.

In the event that you've got a lot of money, you'll be able to use it for a lot of things. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do anything about it if I use a lot of magic, but it'll be pretty hard.

"Hmm, is it like jamming communications?

Maybe like that? I think I can reach the ledge one level up, but I'm afraid to jump without a transfer point in this situation. If I'm off by a few meters, I'll be upside down.

 The ledge has a certain amount of space, but the rest of the passage is less than two meters wide.

 If Yuki is right, if five people are transferred at the same time and they are off by even a few meters, the probability that someone will fall will not be low.

In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find a lot more information on the web.


I'm not sure what to say. You're supposed to be our cool guy, right?

Yeah, I know. I know, but ......

 In the event that you're not sure what to do, you can always ask for help.

It's rare to find a Haruka sister like this,.......
You're always so calm.
I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that.
And she doesn't have Natsuki, her twin in charge of calmness.
That's right. We're the ones left in charge of making things lively.
That's right, who's in charge of making things lively?

 Haruka's cheeks loosened up a little when Yuki snapped at Toya's joke.

You're right. We have to be strong. First, let's go back to .......

 Mitya rolls his eyes at the conclusion Haruka came to after thinking for a bit.

"Are you sure you don't want to go towards Nao's brother and sister?

I've been thinking about it for a while. In other words, there was no room to go on. And we can't go any further without you two.

"That's what you'd think, right?

 I'm not sure if you're going to be able to do that," he said.

We have enough food for both of them. You won't starve to death. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be fine. There's enough time for us to regroup.

 It's wishful thinking without proof, but no one dares to point that out.

"Well, we'll just have to hope for the best, won't we? We've got our own situation that needs to be handled. ...... What are we going to do? Are we going to climb this rock wall?

"Can you do it?

 When Haruka asked, Toya nodded, but frowned a little and looked around.

If you want me to do it, I will. ...... It's getting a little dark.
If it's only brightness, you can use the light to deal with it, but it's a good idea, right?
It's a good idea. I'm not sure what to make of it.

 In the event you're not sure what you're looking for, you'll be able to find it on the web.

 I'm sure Haruka understands this.
 He immediately nodded and made another suggestion.

I guess we'll just have to camp out for now. Fortunately, I don't know if I should say that, but I have a comfortable tent in my magic bag.

 Once you're inside the tent, you can rest without worrying about wind, temperature, or humidity.

 The downside is that the person standing guard outside will have to face the wind with a wet body, which can be quite harsh. .......

The only problem is that the person standing guard outside will get wet and windy. It'll give you some protection from the wind.

Yes. There are some rocks lying around that have just fallen, so I'll use them to make a wall.

Toya, you help Yuki. Mary will help with the fire, and Mitya will set up the tent with me.

 Toya and the others were relieved to see Haruka, who seemed to have recovered well and was giving them quick instructions, as they prepared to set up camp.

"Toya, put those rocks over here. Line them up along this line.
"Okay. Okay!

 While the Earth Wall will disappear in a certain amount of time, the soil transformed by the Ground Control will remain intact.

 Which one is better depends on the situation, but this time Yuki is using the latter, slightly deforming the rocks that Toya had him lay out and remaking them into a wall.

 The main reason for doing so is probably because he does not have much magic power left.

 Although the earthen wall can be built in an instant, the magic power needed to maintain it for a night is quite large, and it is quite difficult in this situation.

I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you.
I'm sure you can. I'm not sure what to do.

 It's a great idea to have a fire to keep you warm.

The warmth of the fire is soothing.
Yes, it is. If you're hungry enough, you can try to roast a ...... flying gar.
...... Are you sure?

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at the most effective way to get the most out of your time.

I'll need to eat anyway. Yuki, help me.
"Yes, sir. Would you like a net for this?

 Yuki lays out a few rocks, puts a fire in it, and puts the net from the magic bag on top of it.

 He placed the gutted and washed flying gar on the net and sprinkled salt on it.

It's totally a long flying fish, isn't it?
Yeah, ......, Haruka, have you ever cooked flying fish?
Yeah. Yeah, I've seen them for sale sometimes. It's not a fish you see often.

 The most common round fish you can find in supermarkets are horse mackerel and saury, but the supermarkets Haruka used to go to sometimes sold flying fish and inada (small yellowtail), so as a high school girl who was relatively good at cooking, she had some experience processing and cooking those fish.

 Compared to the flying fish she was eating at the time, she had the impression that the flesh of the fish might be a little firmer. But the difference was only to the extent of "If you say it's an error, it's an error. But the difference was only to the extent that it could be called an error.

"It looks like a bluefish, doesn't it?
"It flew in from the waterfall, but it looks exactly the same when you process it.

 Haruka and Yuki twist their heads as they watch the fish burn.

 It looks like a bluefish, but the bluefish that Haruka and her friends know are from the ocean, not the rivers.

But it looks so good!

"Yes. It smells good.

It's very fatty. It looks different from the river fish we usually eat.

If it's good, it's good, I guess. --Well, it's about time. Let's eat.

 I'm not sure what to make of it.

I'll eat it! Haguchu! It's delicious!
This is quite ......
"Oh, it's got a lot of flavor, this fish!

 Haruka and Yuki took out their own chopsticks and ate while unraveling the meat.

 However, it was not because they were trying to be sophisticated, but because it was more convenient for them to separate and eat the small bones.

"It has a slight odor, so it's more like bluefish.
"Compared to white fish, it's not so bad.

 The two beastmen who had eaten the whole fish, even the tail, were simple-minded.

I don't mind it that much. I don't mind it that much.
I don't mind it so much." "The usual fish is good, but this is good too!

 Mary also nodded her head with her tail sticking out of her mouth.

Of course it's delicious. "Of course it's delicious, but I think I'd like to dry it. "Of course it's delicious. But I think I'd like to dry it, like whole dried fish. There is such a thing as ago dashi, so I think it would be better to use that.

"I've never had dried flying fish before. I wonder if I can dry it well.

I've seen dried whole saury on TV before, so I'm sure it'll be fine.

"Whole fish? Without even opening it?

Yes. By the way, the guts were also intact. They grill it and eat it.

 By the way, the "agou" used in "agou-dashi" is a kind of dried flying fish, not dried as it is.

 "Niboshi, as the name implies, is anchovies that have been boiled and dried.

 Note that the method of making niboshi is different from that of dried horse mackerel, which are simply soaked in salt water and then dried.

 Some important parts are cut out on TV, so it would be wise not to believe them easily.

I'll tell you about it after I get settled. For today, ......, can we have rice balls and soup?

I want another one!

Me, too!

Hey, I'm with .......

Okay, okay. Yuki?

I don't think I'm ready. Just give me some soup and a rice ball.

Okay. That's fine with me.

 Haruka took the rice balls out of the bag, placed them on the net and started to process the fish.

 I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to eat it as it is, but I'd like to.

...... It's easy to eat it as is, but it's also good to cook it in a simple way like this.

Yes, it's distracting and calming. ......

Well, I'm glad you've calmed down, Haruka. I'm glad you've calmed down Haruka.

 I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that I'm not the only one who has a problem with this.

You're right. Fortunately, Nao also has a cook named Natsuki, so you don't have to worry.

I wish I knew the status of this thing. ...... Haruka, can't you use your long ears to communicate with Nao? It beeps.

My ears are not antennas. You could use your whistle to communicate, but it would take too long and it's not practical considering the risk of attracting enemies.

We haven't heard anything since the second time, so that means there's no problem, right?

Right. Basically, you're on your own.

 Although Haruka and the others hadn't expected that they would really need it, they had discussed guidelines for action in the event that one of them got separated or for some other reason.

 In this case, since it was known that they were not alone and their lives were not in immediate danger, the agreed-upon policy was that each of them would make every effort to return alive.

 In disaster relief, people say that the time limit is 48 hours or 72 hours, but in their case, it does not apply because they are at least in a position to move and they have magic bags.

"Well, we have water and food. With Natsuki's magic, they don't have to worry about hygiene, injury, or disease. It's safe to say that we'll still be alive after more than a year.

 As Toya said, there is no such thing as hopelessness in that direction, but Haruka bent her mouth a little in frustration.

I'm not going to spend that much.

"I know. It's just that there's no need to rush. It's just that there's no need to rush, just enough so that you can work hard to level up if you need to.

Well, ...... you're right. Our priority right now is to get us back to safety. Toya, could you take the first watch?

Yeah. You sure you want to be next, Haruka?

Yes. Yuki needs to rest to recover her magic.

I'm sorry. I don't have much left.

Don't worry about it. I specialize in physical strength. That's who I am!

 He smiled and gave a thumbs up to Yuki, who looked apologetic.