Chapter 1-9 : Which I Will Start From? (part 2)
The next day.
I woke up a little later than usual and heard some noises from the front of my house.
「Mmmhh~~~ Hm? So loud…..」
I slept quite late last night, so I’m still kinda sleepy now.
At first, I planned to just make potions, but my plan was ruined when I realized I didn’t have enough potion bottles to store the potions.
Well, if I didn’t have the bottles, I had no choice but to make them, right?
And to make it, I had to set the fire in the glass furnace, right?
And once I set up the fire and melted the glass, I couldn’t stop.
I kept making the bottles, cooled them, poured the potion inside, and then sealed them.
I repeated the process until dawn.
Thanks to that, now I have a lot of potions to sell.
「A, aahhmm~~~ Mmm… Maybe I should get up now…」
I got up from my bed and looked outside from the window.
There were several men outside the house.
…..Ah, come to think of it, Geberg-san said he would start making fences today.
As expected from Geberg-san, he starts work so early.
Building materials have already begun to piled up in front of the house.
I have to get outside and say hello at least.
I tried my best to move my tired body, dressed up, washed my face, and went outside.
「Good morning, Geberg-san.」(Sarasa)
「Yo. Good morning, ojou-chan. Did you clean your yard yesterday? It’s cleaner now.」(Geberg)
Geberg-san looked at the yard that had been changed from a “terrible” to “not so well maintained” yard.
「Yes, I worked hard yesterday.」(Sarasa)
「So that’s why you look so tired now?」(Geberg)
「Ah, you can tell I’m tired? Well, that’s one of the causes」(Sarasa)
I had washed my face, but it seems the tiredness still showed on my face.
Well, rather than tiredness, it was more like sleep deprivation.
「And, umm… Geberg-san, who are these men?」(Sarasa)
「These are the village men. I usually call them when I’m doing a big construction job. I don’t think there will be a problem but, if there’s a guy who dares mess you, tell me. I’ll teach him a lesson.」(Geberg)
Saying that, Geberg-san shook a big hammer in his right hand effortlessly.
I wonder how he will ‘teach a lesson’ with a hammer…
I felt like the faces of some of the men turned pale. Especially the younger ones.
I approached those men and greeted them.
「Good morning, everyone. I’m Sarasa, an alchemist who just moved here the other day. I’ll be counting on all of you today.」(Sarasa)
I bowed down as I greeted them.
And then, everyone kindly greeted me back, but…
I’m sorry, I can’t remember so many names…
「You don’t have to remember all of these guys’ names now. If you’re going to cook your own food from now on, you’ll remember them eventually.」(Geberg)
Apparently, carpentry was just their temporary job while their main job was farming.
So, I would meet them again soon when I needed vegetables and other food ingredients.
Ah, talking about farmers, I asked Ells-san to introduce me to the farmers the other day.
So that means, I will meet them again very soon.
Un. Let’s do my best to remember their names.
「Well then, can we start working now?」(Geberg)
「Yes, please. Oh, right. I planted herbs in the backyard, so please be careful there.」(Sarasa)
Since I did my best digging and replanting them yesterday, it would be sad if they stepped on them without knowing.
「Don’t worry. I’m a professional, and these guys are farmers, so we know. Alright then, let’s get started guys!」(Geberg)
The men replied to Geberg-san’s command with a rousing shout, and then they started to work.
They removed the old fences while Geberg-san was checking the outer walls and the signboard.
「Umm. Is there anything I can do to help?」(Sarasa)
「Nah. As long as you don’t have any troublesome requests, you can leave everything to us.」(Geberg)
「I see. Alright then. I’ll leave it to you.」(Sarasa)
I left everything to them.
Besides, I didn’t want to interfere with their work by asking too much.
And above all, I’m very sleepy right now…
I decided to return to my room and enjoy the second nap for a while.