Chapter 40 : Segilia Grass
After the four of us walking through the dim forest for a while, we arrived at an open place.
There was a pond illuminated by bright sunlight, and there were dark green grasses growing around the pond.
「Here’s the place」
If here’s the destination, that means all the grasses around that pond are fine herbs?
I looked at Jack who was standing next to me.
He made a regretful face.
Uhh… He must have wanted to come here by himself.
It seems that the herbs growing here had a better quality than normal herbs.
I picked one and put it in my item box for appraisal.
Then,『Segilia Grass』was written on the slot of item box that appeared in my head.
「I think you understand about it, but don’t pick too many, okay?」
Luck warned me, but of course I know that. It was like a manner as an adventurer to not pick too many.
Perhaps, digging the soil and bringing it from the root isn’t a good manner either, but I won’t take many, so I think it’s okay.
In the first place, I just want to test it first if it can be cultivated in the field or not, so I don’t need that many.
I started digging from the corner of the colony of herbs.
First, I dug up the soil of 1 x 1 meter square with earth magic.
Then, I took the exposed grasses whole by its roots and put it in my item box.
All the grasses in the colony were written as『Segilia Grass』.
「Y, You… That’s… an item box…」
Jack was surprised seeing my item box.
Speaking of item box, I haven’t seen an item box owner other than me.
Well, maybe they are just hiding it.
It was a quick job.
I reported to Luck.
「That’s fast! Dang, the item box is really convenient! Alright, we will take a short break here and then return to town」
It seems that monsters didn’t approach this open area for some reason.
Luck told me we should be fine as long as we didn’t leave the pond, so I was thinking of taking a walk around the pond, but then Nicola called me.
I reflexively prepared myself to shoot stone bullet.
But, what Nicola pointed out was a rabbit in an area around the pond.
Uwaa… it’s scary if it became my habit to shoot everything Nicola pointed.
It seems that the wild rabbit came to drink water.
Nicola and I tried to get closer.
The rabbit noticed us and glanced over here for a second, but then it resumed drinking water without running away.
The rabbit seems to be used to people. Maybe there are people coming to pick up herbs around here sometimes.
Nicola got even closer to the rabbit and tried to pet it.
「Hoo… *mofu mofu~」
Petting the rabbit, Nicola made a careless face as when she was rubbing Celine’s boobs.
I was curious. I also approached the rabbit and petted it.
Ahhh~ it’s so fluffy~ mofu mofu~
Mofu mofu mofu mofu~
Mofu mofu mofu mofu~
ーーAfter a while of enjoying the mofu mofu heaven, I suddenly regained my sanity.
I looked around.
Luck was watching the surroundings just in case.
Jack looked sideways over here and saidー
「I’m not at that age anymore where I can petting an animal like that…」
Fu fu fu. He’s still green.
No matter whether you are male or female, young or old, the feeling of love for cute animals will not change!
Dogs are exceptions though…
「Alright, it’s time to go back guysー」
Hearing Luck’s voice, we assembled immediately.
Bye bye mister rabbit~ Live well~
「If we are heading straight for the river, we won’t be surrounded by kobolds. Mark, can I leave the kobolds to you?」
I wanted to try defeating it, but I never expected Luck would ask me to do it.
「Is it gonna be okay if I’m the one killing them?」
When I asked Luck, Jack suddenly shouted.
「Ehh!? Onii-chan, why Mark??」
Luck lightly put his hand on Jack’s shoulder to silence him, and then replied to me.
「Yeah. I’m counting on you」
Of course I had no objection, so I accepted it.
「Oh, right! By the way Luck onii-chan, Is kobold a subjugation quest target? And, are there any materials that can be sold from kobolds?」
「Kobolds normally don’t go out of the forest, so I don’t think there’s a subjugation quest for them. You can sell their fangs and claws, but there are not many adventurers who want to take trouble looking for such cheap materials」
「I see. Well, we will be home faster then」
ーーAfter that, I used magic repeatedly as much as I liked on the way back.
「Onii-chan, over there」
With stone bullets, I shot the kobold that Nicola was pointing at, and blew it away.
It seems the hardness of the body was the same as goblins.
「Onii-chan, over there」
Luck said it would be dangerous if they surrounded us, but Nicola and I didn’t miss a single one of the kobolds who came near us.
「Onii-chan, two over there」
When we hadn’t found Jack yet, we were walking carefully while watching the surroundings because we were worried about Jack’s safety, but it was easy peasy on the way back, because I could just kill them all.
If we proceeded at this pace, it looks like we could arrive at home before dinner.
*From here is third person narration*
Nicola was detecting the enemies’ position, and Mark would be the one killing them.
Looking at both of them, Luck was making an amazed look and just nodding, while Jack was watching them from behind with his eyes wide open and his jaw dropped.
Luck put his hand on Jack’s head and whispered to him.
「Look… They are really strong, right? So stop competing with them anymore. You understand?」
While watching Mark slaughtering the kobolds with stone bullets, Jack repliedー
「…Ye, Yes… I understand…」
ーwith a sullen voice.
Luck then patted Jack gently on the head.