Chapter 240 : Break After Eating
We are taking a breather after finishing our lunch.
Nicola, whose stomach has swollen a bit because of eating too much, is lying down on the carpet while I’m sitting next to her.
「Onii-chan, how was your foot race?」(Nicola)
「It was fun. Thanks to you, I was able to run without a problem. Well, I was about to fall when I tried to speed up though.」(Mark)
「You might have noticed it, but even though your physical ability has improved, your athletic ability is still the same. That’s why you almost fell.」(Nicola)
「You’re right. When I tried to speed up, I felt like my body was moving faster than I expected, and my senses couldn’t keep up with it.」(Mark)
I tried as hard as I could to keep my balance while running so that I didn’t fall.
I think it might have been easier for me if I had done a running session every morning as Ester did.
「The influence of the Ether you got from killing monsters has increased your physical ability but I think you will need some time to get used to it. It’s like using Kuppa for the first time in Mario Kart.」(Nicola)
「Kuppa, huh? I had never used that character. I usually used Kinopio when I played Mario Kart in my previous life.」(Mark)
*/TL : Kuppa and Kinopio are two of many characters in the Mario games franchise. By the way, in the English version of the games, Kuppa is called Bowser, and Kinopio is called Toad.
*Kuppa / Bowser
*Kinopio / Toad
「Kinopio, huh? Somehow I can understand why you played that character… Anyway, I think you need to start training your body. Why don’t you start with the bouldering wall you built in the front yard? It’ll be good training. Moreover, you can invite Ester-chan to play together. Training while dating… It’s like killing two birds with one stone!」(Nicola)
While saying that, Nicola smirked at me and moved her limbs like a spider on the carpet.
She looks somewhat annoying…
「Hmm… I think I’ll use the bouldering wall but I won’t ask Ester to go on a date with me there.」(Mark)
「Aa-ah, it’s a good chance to ask her out though. Oh well. Anyway, I’m going to take a nap until dinner.」(Nicola)
「Aight~ By the way, thank you for today. You’re incredibly kind today. You even gave me advice on how to train.」(Mark)
「Well, it’s a special day for us after all.」(Nicola)
Nicola got up from the carpet and walked to her bed in a hurry for some reason without looking back.
She doesn’t show it but I think she’s a little embarrassed.
After seeing Nicola fall asleep on her bed, I went out and started working on my vegetable field.
The cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbages, and Segilia Grasses are in good condition. They grow really well because I use the remaining hot water containing E-grade potion to water these plants.
I don’t think I have to worry about the stock of cucumbers to sell and Segilia Grasses to make potions for a while.
After harvesting everything and putting them in my Item Box, I plowed the soil again with earth magic and planted new seeds in the empty space.
As usual, I used the remaining hot water used by Celine and Nicola for the bath yesterday to water the field.
After finishing the farm work, I went inside my house to take a break.
I spent a lot of time working in the fields, but Nicola was still sleeping soundly.
Because there was still some time before dinner, I decided to do something else to kill the time. I entered the kitchen quietly so as not to wake Nicola and took out my potion-making glass.
I shredded some Segilia Grasses with my hands, put them into the glass, and started injecting my light-attributed mana while also pouring some water into the glass.
The Segilia Grass started to melt after a few minutes. I kept injecting my mana until the grass, the water, and my mana mixed perfectly in the glass.
I’ve finally turned 9 years old today. That means I only need one more year to be able to join the merchant guild because you have to be ten years old or older to register into the guild.
In the meantime, I want to keep working on my potion-making.
The selling price for one bottle of D-grade potion is ten gold coins, and the wholesale price is seven gold coins.
In other words, I can at least get seven gold coins from a bottle of this potion. That’s a lot of money.
After I finished mixing the potion. I lined up the earthen bottle I made in advance on the table and carefully poured the potion from the glass into the bottles one by one so as not to spill them.
After putting the lids on the bottles, I looked at them for a moment, and then… smirked.
「Khu khu… Khu khu khu~…」(Mark)
I have no intention to be a mammonist, but I couldn’t help but smirk when I thought that each of these bottles was worth a lot of money.
「Uhee… So gross… You look like a villain in an anime or something…」(Nicola)
「E, Eh…? Y, You’re awake!?」(Mark)
Oh, shoot! This is so embarrassing!
I never thought Nicola, who had just woken up, would witness my unusual smirk…
「Well, it’s almost dinner, so…」(Nicola)
「Ah, you’re right. Well then, let’s go to Celine’s house, shall we?」(Mark)
I was so focused on making potions that I lost track of time.
I put all the potion bottles in my Item Box and then went to Celine’s house with Nicola.