Prathi's brother, Arowana.
Suddenly, we decided to invite him to our house and the hospitality started.
As soon as we show him into our house, he gets agitated.
"What kind of a shabby house is this?
he exclaimed, looking up at the hut we were staying in.
The princess of the venerable Mermaid King family, Prathi, living in such a shabby house! Are you still treating Prati like a servant?
There is no room to argue with that anger.
It's not just a matter of time before you'll be able to get your hands on a new one.
And it wasn't a suitable place for a girl to live, either.
But before I could start that, other events happened one after another, such as dungeon discoveries and dragon encounters, and I was busy dealing with them, so I kept putting it off.
Prathi herself slept with me all the time without complaining, so I got used to it, but looking back, I think that was just me being soft on Prathi.
'You're right. I'd like to rebuild a house suitable for the two of us to live in as soon as possible.
'Oh! Just get it rebuilt. Rebuild!
It's better to keep a low profile and do what they say.
It's a sure way to avoid trouble.
"Rebuild? Huh? Can you say that simply? Why do you have to put on airs in front of me...?
Brother, brother, brother.
My own sister, Prathi, tugs on her brother Arowana's sleeve with a pinprick.
'Look at that, brother.'
'Huh...? Whoa! What a huge building...! A warehouse? And two of them?
It's the pantry Prati asked me to build for her.
It's a good size for storing harvested vegetables and meat from the mountains, so it's a decent size.
What size is this...! Not many warehouses in the city of mermaids are this fine, huh? And what's with the pure white walls?
It's plaster. I found it in a mountain dungeon in the Veal the other day, so I took it home and painted it.
It's the stuff they used to make the white walls of old castles and stuff.
It's originally made from lime, which is found in the mountains and also in the mountain dungeons of Vire.
I also added seashells from the seashore to the material.
I thought it would not only make the walls stronger, but also make them waterproof, fireproof, heat-retaining, and airtight, so I thought it would be perfect for the walls of the pantry.
And Prince Arowana said, "Two buildings! I suppose he was referring to the newly built brewery.
I had decided to make a new soy sauce, but the truth was that I had already harvested the soybeans with the help of Platy's Hyper Fish Manure, and was ready to try my hand at making the product.
We couldn't brew it outdoors or in a house that was already there, so we built a new building specifically for it.
Prathi's request to also serve as a potions mixing room led me to build a new building specifically for this purpose, with some enthusiasm.
Inside, we're making the miso and soy sauce that are in question. So far.
''Isn't it a magnificent building, big brother? The Master is a man who can do anything! I can fight, I can be strong, I can farm! And the food we make is just as good to take!
'And this larder and brewery! I begged him to build it for me! So I was never treated poorly by the Master! Don't get me wrong!
Prathi says sunny-eyed, but it's not that I accepted her selfishness, it's that I built it because I needed a pantry and a brewhouse.
We needed both the pantry and the brewery, so we built them.
But I'm sorry I let that stop us from building our own home.
Well, I don't want to take you to the hut, but we'll have our meals outside.
Lately I haven't opened it for two days and Veerle has been coming to ask for food, so I made a dining set for eating outside.
Prince Arowana, Prathi, and Veerle in human form are sitting around the wooden table.
'We just have a new dish. It's still early for dinner, but it's a good choice as it's the perfect menu for snacking.
We grew soybeans to make soy sauce and miso.....
I was so careful not to make any mistakes in growing them....
But we were able to harvest red beans.
On our farm, we don't sow seeds. We just touch the soil with our "supreme bearer", a gift from God, and the crops grow as we wish.
I used it to grow and harvest soybeans, and I also grew wheat with it.
Through the "supreme bearer," I said to the soil, "Grow your soybeans and wheat.
Soybeans and wheat, grow...!
"Soybeans and wheat, grow...
"Soybeans and wheat, grow...
"Beans and barley, grow.
I warned myself not to go the other way, but I reminded myself not to go the other way.
Thanks to that, azuki beans grew well in the same plot where we grow soybeans, though not all of them.
I thought about how to use them, and I decided to make a simple one with the ingredients at hand
........was picked up.
All you have to do is cook azuki beans with sugar.
Of course, if it had rice cakes or chestnuts in it, I wouldn't have to say a word, but I don't have any right now, so I'll hold off.
It's a good time to serve it to Prince Arowana.
I think she liked it.
"What is this rich but complex sweetness? As a mermaid royalty, I thought my taste buds were very good, but even I can't think of anything as sweet as this...?
Well, this is going to be one of the greatest hits the master has ever made for me.
Meat and fish are good, but something sweet is even better.
Prathi, Veerle had a good reputation for this.
'Only one thing I can't forgive...!
The fact that one more person appears to be consuming this precious Zenzai...!
The two maidens' eyes were filled with murderous intent.
His gaze was directed at his guest, Prince Arowana.
'Brother? How could you come at this point in time, of all times? The ingredients for this zenzai were created by an unexpected accident, and there isn't much of it!
'Even though there's not much to share with a mermaid woman to eat! You can't even take it away by force because Ningen is angry!
The passion, or rather the obsession, that women have for sweetness is the same no matter where they live.
Arowana Prince Arowana is an afterthought.
I've made up my mind that I need to produce a steady supply of azuki beans from now on.