359-The reward for episode 14 is suddenly...

The next morning, a large amount of food was lined up on the table at the sunlit pavilion.

'This is the diet food that Sirach was actually eating.
''''What? ''''

My three daughters and I all shouted in surprise.

'Sirach-san is that thin, elegant old lady, isn't she?
'She's Orkio's wife, isn't she?
'How could such a thin person have eaten so much?

Loretta, Paula, and Nephrite looked at her, but ......

'Sirach ......, how could you stand this amount of food?'

I was the only one who was surprised in the exact opposite way.

Loretta and the others don't know about ...... Siraha's "original form".
I'm sure that the Siraha of that time would have devoured this amount of food in ten seconds.
She was one of the few people who had a bigger appetite than Bertina.

'It's lightly seasoned, so I think you'll be able to eat it in spite of the quantity.

Norma said as she undid the ties that held her sleeves together.
I was helping Jeannette in the kitchen, and I wondered why I looked like one of the ...... top two cooks in the 42nd ward,...... Norma, even though I was an amateur.
I'm not sure what to make of this, but I'm sure it's a good idea. ...... The aura of a small restaurant proprietor is all over the place.

'No, I've eaten at the church. ......'

Ginette and I were the only ones who donated to the church.
Loretta and the others stayed behind to do their morning muscle training. Before that, I had a cup of Ginette's smoothie. I don't even have a ...... blender, but I'm good.

'Magda and Milly, are you sure you're full?
'I think they're fine, they ate just fine.

I met up with Magda and Milly at the church and we had breakfast together.
When I told them that Paula would be back in the evening, Millie was relieved, and Magda said, 'At ......, I'm going to keep most of the guests under Magda's spell for the rest of the half-day. 'I'm ready to invade .......'

'Wow!It's delicious!

Nephrite was the first one to put his chopsticks on the table.
Of the three, Nephrite was the one with the most dexterity to do things without a hitch. He was also the first to adapt to Delia's muscle training and was less likely to be exhausted than the other two.
Loretta wants to give everything she's got, and Paula's just too pissed off. They must have been competing with each other and doing muscle training without efficiency, and they were exhausted.

When you're exhausted, you can't eat as much as you used to.
So, Nepheli was the first to arrive at the restaurant. ......

'Is it that good?I want some too!
'Oh!That's not fair, Loretta!I'm the first!

With ......, the two simpletons' stomachs seemed to have been activated, albeit belatedly.

'It's delicious!The seasoning is so light that you can really taste the sweetness of the vegetables!
'Burdocks are supposed to have a sour taste, but thanks to the careful processing, you don't feel the sourness at all!In addition, the light seasoning elevates the simple taste of burdock to that of an elegant and noble luxury dish!What's even more remarkable is this lotus root!The freshness of the lotus root is probably what brings out its sweetness, but above all, the crunchy and crispy texture is irresistible!This is exactly what I mean by 'delicious crunchiness'!
'Yes. It's really delicious.

Perhaps it was because Paula and Loretta worked in the food and beverage industry, but they couldn't help but comment on the taste. The contrast with Nepheli is clear and interesting.
When someone eats something that looks too good to be true, ......

'Well, I'll have one .......'
'Hmm. Here you go.'

Ginette gives me a small plate and chopsticks as if she knew what she was doing.
Don't look so happy. I'm a little embarrassed that I've been caught nibbling.

'Wow, ...... delicious......'

The crunchiness of the lotus root ......, the sweetness of the vegetables in my mouth, and the subdued taste of the soup stock that accentuates it ............ do a good job. It's a good job.

I'm sure you'll like it. You like root vegetables, don't you, Yashiro-san?

No, well, I do like root vegetables, but ...... when you say it again, it's kind of itchy. It's not because I like it.
You didn't make this dish because you like me, did you?

'Well, then, I'd better get going.

I ate a small plate full of stewed food and returned the chopsticks to Jeannette.

I have something to do with Estella after this.
I have another appointment at noon, and I have to finish it before then. We don't have much time.

And before that.

'What are we going to do later today?

If you don't know exactly what you're doing, you might end up in the same situation as last night's 'accidentally running into her changing clothes' incident.
I asked Delia, who was eating dinner with Loretta and the others, about her plans for today, and she told me after stuffing her mouth full of root vegetables and chewing them.

'I'm going swimming in the river later today.
'Swimming .................. swimsuit ......?'


'Yashiro. You're not going out, are you?'

'No, as a concerned citizen, I think you should see to that.
'You just want to see us in our swimsuits, don't you, Yashiro's s*x!
'No, you can't do that now!If you want to see it, you have to get cleaned up first. Hey, guys.

Paula warned me with her tail puffed up, and Nepheli asked for my consent with his head dyed red to disguise his embarrassment.
Then Loretta hid her belly in her arms and barked.

'That's right, big brother!You'll have to wait until your belly's 'puffy' is gone!

You idiot, Loretta!
I'm not sure if you're going to be able to tell these guys. I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

I've got work this afternoon, so don't be too reckless.
'Yes, sir!
'I'm on it!I've got a lot of energy today!
'Oh, I know!I woke up the most refreshed I've ever felt this morning!

I stopped eating high-calorie meals in the middle of the night and woke up feeling refreshed after a day of controlled eating and moderate, if not ......, exercise yesterday.

'Regina will be here after lunch to give you your final checkup.
'When the sun is at its highest in the afternoon!
'...... Is that where the surprise is?No, I can understand why you'd be surprised.

I'm not sure what to make of that.
From now on, I plan to control my diet and exercise in consultation with Delia, Norma, and Ginette. The three of them and the teacher seem to be motivated, so I'm sure things will go well.

'Hey, Delia. Norma.'
'What is it?
'What is it?

I'll give this good instructor a shout out as well.

''In your spare time, would you guys be interested in being instructors?
''Do this?''

When I explained the plan for the City of Beauty that I had discussed with Estella and the others yesterday, Nephrite and Paula listened with sparkling eyes. I knew you were interested in it.

'So, I want you to teach them how to make beautiful proportions and how to cook healthy and satiating food.

Of course, there is a time limit, until the next instructor is trained.
You can't keep lending people from District 42 to District 41.
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing and how you're going to do it. ............ However, if you get a devoted follower, we're more than happy to lend you our services for a reasonable fee. ...royalties are good.

In the event that you're not in a hurry, you can go to ......, but if you're in the 41st district,............, it's too much trouble.
'I see. Delia, I thought you'd make a good teacher because of your style.'
'What?I have a good style?
'Oh. I think you have the perfect style for a girl.'
'Whoa!Yashiro complimented me!
'I was hoping you could teach Delia's beautiful proportions to everyone. ......
'I will!I'll do it!

Yes. Here we go.
I'm sure you'll be able to find a teacher like Delia with a style that makes you think 'wow! A teacher with a style that makes people think 'Wow!
I want to be that proportioned! You can honestly think, 'I want to be that proportioned!' It's very persuasive.

'I don't mind if I'm free too. I had a lot of fun learning how to cook from the manager this time. ...... I'll share some of that fun with you.
'Norma-san: ............Squeeze!

Seemingly happy to hear her say she had fun, Ginette hugged Norma tightly.
Norma is confused and a little embarrassed by the suddenness.

'...... I like it, Norma. I'm not sure what to say.
'It's a "muggy" hug!
'It definitely adds a certain softness to the ......'.

What are you talking about?
I'm sure you'll be able to find something that will help you.

'The manager should be a teacher too. You like to teach, don't you?'

I guess that's what it looks like from the outside. Norma says this confidently.
Indeed, Ginette seems to like teaching others how to cook. She seems to be enjoying it anyway.

'That's true. Then, when you have a chance.
'Uh, that'll have to wait a bit!

It was Loretta who put up a fight.
The reason is: ......

'You need to teach me and Magdacho how to cook before the others!
'Then you should go to Ginette's cooking school. I'll pay for it.
'I and Magdacho are the manager's direct disciples!I can't teach you in the same class as a bunch of other amateurs. ...... You want to charge me money?

Of course it is.
Technology has its own value. It's worth money.

But, well, I'm sure that ...... ginette is going to teach that technology for free.
He looks very happy to be called a "direct apprentice.

'Then, I'll prepare a special lesson for you, Loretta and Magda.
'Yes, sir!
'Wow, that's nice. I want to learn too.
'Me too~'
'No, you can't!This is a privilege reserved for the members of the Sunlit Pavilion!The depth of our bond is different!

Ginette gazed happily at Loretta who was saying, ''I want to learn from you.
Is she happy with the special treatment she is receiving, or is she happy with the way Loretta is enjoying the special treatment?

'I'm going to master the manager's taste one day, and eventually I'll be able to open my own restaurant!

Was she harboring such an ambition?

'But it would be sad to be separated from you, so I'm going to open a third restaurant right here in the yard!
'Don't line up the affiliated stores.

You're a convenience store without a plan.
You're a convenience store without a plan. You built the same store across the street from us. ......

So you're the third store.
The second store is Magda. I guess that's the way it's supposed to be in the sunny side of town.

I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.

'But you know, even if you advertise that you're in a town where you can be beautiful,......'
'Yeah. We know Yashiro and Jeannette very well, so we can think, 'Oh, I'm sure they'll take care of it.
'Do you think people from other cities will bite?I don't know if people in other cities will take to it. Eating rice to become beautiful doesn't seem like a good idea.

Eating tomatoes will make your blood thinner and your skin tauter. --But, what?Eating tomatoes?Why? Why?' Some of them will respond with something like that.
If the listener does not have a certain level of knowledge, no matter how much we appeal to them, it will not reach their heart.
This is because there is no credibility.
Even if you are told that bedrock bathing is good for your beauty, you cannot make people want to try it without knowledge. In order to make people think that they can try it, or more specifically, that they will not regret spending their time and money on it, it is necessary to provide them with a certain level of credibility.

'I'm going to meet the bait for that.

So let them understand.
The importance of food.
In such a simple way that no one can help but agree.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

That's what I'm going to show you.

'Then I'll go this time.
'Okay. Have a safe trip.'

Ginette sees me off and I leave the sunlit pavilion.
Then, I give Jeannette a piece of paper with my plans for the afternoon.

'Huh?Um, this is .......'
'Well, you can read it later.

That's all I said, and I started walking toward the main street.

'...... Welcome back, my Lord.
'When did this place become such a place?

Magda greeted me mysteriously as soon as I entered Cantalucía.

'...... This is the standard for this store. Millie also greets you that way.
'Yeah, ......, ............, ......... ...Welcome back to .......
'''Millie, come here too!
''Ahhh ......m, it's impossible ......!''

I'm not going to let you bully me, old man!I'm not sure what to say, but I'm sure you'll understand.

'...... I thought Yashiro was going to miss Magda by now.
'Oh, yeah. I'm here for something else, though.'
'...... must be lonely.'
'Oh, yes, yes. I've missed you so much, it's a relief to see you.'
'...... As I thought. Just as I imagined.'

Satisfied, Magda puts the grapefruit juice I didn't ask for in front of me and returns to serving customers.
Are you sure you want to take it? I'll just chalk it up to a smart move by the waitress.

'......Paula and Yashiro's precious memories are casually overwritten like this.
'Did you see the ...... diary?

It's true that I drank grapefruit juice when I first met Paula. I've been asking for it ever since because it's so easy to ask for.
...... I mean, Paula shouldn't have bothered to write such a thing in her diary.

So, after seeing Magda off to serve the customers, I took the glass of grapefruit juice in my hand and headed for the counter without taking my time to settle down.

'Oh, ......, ......, welcome back!
'Oh, I'm sorry, Millie. I didn't come here to tell you.'

I'm not sure if it's a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.
You don't have to do that anymore.

'Just go serve the customers normally.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but I think it's a good idea.
I've never even been able to look at a stranger's face because I'm so shy, but I can't believe she's working in a bar. I wonder if she would believe me if I told the Jeannette of a year ago.
Thinking about this, I couldn't help but let out a smile.

Then, I switch my attention to the main topic of this article.

'Welcome back, darling.
'You don't have to do it too.

'Uh-huh,' said Osina, smiling warmly.
Today, too, she is standing at the counter, serving drinks to customers.

'How do you like it here?
'Well... It's not so bad, is it?

He returns the polished glass to the shelf with a containing tone.
You can find a lot more information on this at ......, but I still can't shake the feeling of discomfort.

It's a little bit too lively for me.
'In your case, the sound of the wind blowing and the branches swaying is just right.
'Mm-hmm. That's right. That's enough to make me feel relaxed and soothed.

Osina's face looked very lonely and tired as she said this.

After all, she wanted to go home.
To his own store.
Not to help out in someone else's store, but to his own place, where he was fully dyed in his own colors.

But the burden had become too great for him to bear alone.
So I ran away.
Because he ran away, he learned to be patient.

He made the selfish mistake of thinking that this was the only way left for him to live.

'Hey, Osina. What's the name of your store again?
'Araraa~?I thought Da~rin-chan would remember the name of your store, but it's too bad, she's so lonely.

You're annoying. I actually do remember.
I just want you to say it.

'Osina's store is called "Sourb" - "Reward".

Osina's ideal store was born as a reward for her own hard work and saving up money, and she put all of her own preferences into it.
This "reward" for herself became the name of the restaurant.

'Originally, I didn't have a name in mind. Then I heard Medora say, 'Do you like the sourb (reward)? Then I heard Medora-chan say, 'Do you like the sourb (reward),' and I said, 'Well, let's name it that,' and that's how we decided on this precious name.

She can't stop talking about her memories.
That's proof that the place is loved.
And it's also proof that he himself still loves that place more than anyone else.
That's why it's the perfect catalyst to get things moving.
The excitement before starting something new is certainly exciting, but at the same time, it is always accompanied by anxiety. At times, it can make you feel like you can't move your feet.

At such times, we can rely on "security" and "trust".
When someone like Osina, who loves and trusts her store, is standing in the middle, it is easy to do something crazy around her. Even if you make a mistake, you can get back on track again and again. As long as you have a firm foothold.

'If you cooperate with me, I'll give you the best 'sahib' ...... has to offer.'

He propped his elbow on the counter and peered into Osina's face.
I'm not sure if you've seen this before, but I'm sure you've.
It's not ...... tears, but the moist eyes reflect the light.

Osina has been hiding it in her chest for a long time.
You can't say that you're expecting, but you can't just throw away a ray of hope and give up altogether.
When she saw the tail, Osina was upset. She is caught between the urge to jump and the hesitation to do so.

'But ...... I'm not going to indulge Da~rin-chan to such an extent ......'.
'What are you talking about, Osina!

A bear appeared in the tavern.
Everyone play dead!

'Darling!Don't pretend to be dead, just let me talk to him.'

What's that, Medora?
I thought you were a hexenbiest when you came barking in here.
Look. All the old men who were standing at the counter looking at Osina with their noses in the air have run away, haven't they?

'Medora-chan ......, what are you doing here?
'I asked my darling. She said you're working here as a temp.'
'Yes ....... I didn't worry you, did I?
'No, well, ...... I was worried about you, but I know you wouldn't do anything stupid, I'm sure.
'Stupid ...... things.'

Osina gave a small laugh.
It was an air of self-mockery, as if the act she was about to do, 'giving up my store', fell under the category of 'stupid things'.

'Look, Osina.

Medora propped her hand on the counter and leaned forward, bringing her face close to Osina's.
It was like King Kong trying to take away a beautiful woman, but both of their eyes were serious, and the atmosphere created was that of a serious discussion between women.
Medora threw away all her titles as the head of the hunting guild and the strongest hunter in All Bloom, and spoke to Osina as her only friend.

'I want you to continue that store. In that place, forever. And I want you to share your 'sahab' with me.
'Medora-chan ......'

Osina's heart was in turmoil.
Originally, she didn't want to give up, but she had forced herself to turn away from it. If her best friend said such a thing to her, her heart would be easily shaken.
The only thing holding Osina back was her financial difficulties.
This is a harsh reality that cannot be overcome by enthusiasm or love alone. Osina now lacks the energy to overcome this.

That's why.

'I said I'll give it to you. I'm giving you a 'sahab' (reward).
'But ...... it's not ...... Oshina's idea to bother Da-Ling that much.'
I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. I'm not sure if it's ...... a complex fracture or not.I'm not sure what you're talking about.

No, that's not all. He's the man who brought these wards together and made them take a big step toward development!You know him, don't you?
'...... Yes. Medora-chan's been bragging about him for a long time.
'That's right!I'm proud of you, darling!

It's a little too much, a little too much. ...... Well, let's not dwell on that.
But she's not 'my darling'!
This is the only thing I can deny!Again and again and again!

I'll never forgive you for being so rude as to shake off my darling's hand, Osina.
'So ...... ne. I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to get rid of it.

No, it's not that easy, but ...... the lord will be involved. You'll need to do some major renovations to the city.


Oshina straightens up her overly soft demeanor, straightens her back, and turns her body toward me.
She looks at me straight in the eye and gives me a sincere smile.

'Please save Osina's store.

That strange phrase was so Osina-like that I forgot to even ...... make a snide remark.

'Oh. I need your store to make money for me.

So I'll fix it up in moderation.
For the sake of my royalty.

'Couscous~' she laughed in an elusive voice, and Osina scooped up the tears from the corners of her eyes with her index finger with a big smile.

'You're so kind, Da-ling.

Well, ...... I guess you're right.
A swindler is a creature who disguises himself as a kind person to get into people's pockets and manipulate them to siphon off their profits.
I'm going to make a lot of money from your store, Sourb (reward).

'Da-ling, why are you gibbering?
'Oh, what was that?Magda says you're embarrassed and making excuses to yourself.
'Oh, really? You're so cute, Da-ling.
'That's right!I just want to take her home and squeeze her to sleep!I'm sorry.

Please stop, Osina, spreading such misinformation.
And you, Medora ......, should really stop. It's like this.

'Well, let's go to Estella's. I'll make some arrangements, and as soon as I'm ready, I'll move forward with the plan.

The ironclad rule of revolution is to push it forward at once.
There's a saying that you should strike while the iron is hot and shake the tits if they're big enough.

Then, after telling Magda no, I'll take Osina out of Kantartika.
We need to have a general agreement by noon.

We headed for the lord's mansion in a hurry.