Chapter 2-4 : Pelts And Meat Ⅲ (part 1)

 

「Let’s see….. Hmm… It seems impossible to reinstall the door…」(Sarasa)

The kitchen’s condition is really bad.

The part of the wall where the door had been attached to had now become a big hole.

We could see the entire backyard through it.

Because it was a warm season, I thought cooking while feeling the nature would be great, but when winter comes, it would just become torture.

「Un… It’s now lying over there, completely destroyed…」(Lorea)

Lorea-chan pointed at the corner of the backyard where we piled the debris.

The kitchen door was lying on the pile.

The door’s condition was horrible.

I don’t think we can use it even if we fix the holes.

「Well, there’s nothing we can do about that… The wall is…. Uhh, it’s as bad as the kitchen door…」(Sarasa)

This building is considerably stronger than normal buildings due to the effect of the Seal.

Doors and windows are made from wood and glass, so it’s natural that they can be destroyed.

However, the walls are made of stone.

The stone wall is originally quite strong, and it can be stronger with the effect of the Seal.

Ordinary humans won’t be able to break this house’s walls even if they hit them with a big hammer.

But…

「This wall is supposed to be strong enough that even a bear will never be able to break it, but I guess a Hellfire Grizzly in a frenzy state is different…」(Sarasa)

「It looks like those two bears really wanted to enter this house. It seems like they violently forced their way inside.」(Lorea)

The size of the door is obviously for humans.

It was too small for a Hellfire Grizzly, so they tried to destroy the wall surrounding the door to enter.

That’s why the wall has become a big hole now.

「Hahh… I guess I have to ask Geberg-san to help me fix this wall…」(Sarasa)

Because I have installed a Seal in this house, I can’t leave everything to the carpenter alone.

And the cost of the materials needed to restore the Seal will be around…. Uhh, I don’t want to think about it now.

Oh, right. Since this will be Lorea-chan’s kitchen, I have to ask her opinion first.

「Lorea-chan, do you need something for the kitchen? Tell me everything you need and I will prepare them for you! I’ll show you the power of alchemy!」(Sarasa)

Saying that I put my fist on my chest.

I didn’t want to look gloomy in front of Lorea-chan, so I showed her my reliable side.

However, Lorea-chan seemed hesitant.

「Ah, no, I don’t need a lot of things. I’ll be fine as long as we have a stove in the kitchen… But… Actually, I’d like to use a magic stove if possible…」(Lorea)

「A magic stove? No problem! I’ll prepare it for you. But, how about the water? Don’t you want a magic tool that automatically pumps water from the well?」(Sarasa)

「Umm… It’ll be great if we have it, but… wouldn’t it trouble you too much? For me whose house doesn’t have a well, having a well near me is already luxurious enough.」(Lorea)

「I have a well because I’m an alchemist, and I was planning to make that kind of tool in the first place, so you don’t have to worry about it.」(Sarasa)

「Really? That’s great!」(Lorea)

I feel like there’s no turning back, so I think I’ll just make Lorea-chan her dream kitchen!

「What else do you want? Ah! How about an oven? You can easily bake bread if you have one.」(Sarasa)

「An oven!? But those things are quite expensive, right!?」(Lorea)

「Don’t worry! You can leave it to me! I will make you a magic oven! Hahaha!」(Sarasa)

When Lorea-chan opened her eyes wide in surprise, I turned around, put my hands on my waist and laughed.

As a matter of fact, there were only a few people that had an oven in their houses.

Normally people didn’t have an oven unless they were rich.

Unlike a magic oven which has a mechanism similar to a magic stove, an ordinary oven consumes a lot of firewood.

Normally, only places like bakeries and inns have ovens because it would be a waste of firewood if you bake bread just for yourself at home.

Some villages have shared ovens that were usually used to bake bread for villagers.

Unfortunately, we don’t have one in this village…

For that reason, I think it will be convenient if I have one in my house.

Since there’s no shared oven in this village, I don’t think Lorea-chan knows how to use one, but she can just learn once we have one.

「And… I think I will also install a refrigerator and a freezer. It will be useful for storing food.」(Sarasa)

「A magic stove, a tool to draw water, a magic oven, and now a refrigerator and a freezer!? Sarasa-san, don’t you think it’s too extravagant…?」(Lorea)

I don’t think anyone in this village has a refrigerator or a freezer.

Well, it would be convenient if we had one, but we wouldn’t be troubled even if we didn’t have one.

Besides, it’s very expensive.

It’s a luxury item after all.

「But, Lorea-chan, you said, “Let’s make a good kitchen!”, right?」(Sarasa)

When I tilted my head and asked her so, Lorea-chan waved her hands in panic.

「I, I said that, but this is just too much!」(Lorea)

「I’m just kidding.」(Sarasa)

「Just kidding? Hahh… I see. Well, having several luxury items at the same time is impossible after all.」(Lorea)

「Phu!」(Sarasa)

I laughed at Lorea-chan who breathed a sigh of relief.

「Sarasa-san…?」(Lorea)

「Ahahaha! I’m sorry, Lorea-chan. I lied. Your reaction is so cute, I can’t help but tease you. I will really install those luxury items!」(Sarasa)

「Eh!? Sarasa-san, please be more serious!」(Lorea)

「Ahaha, I’m sorry, but you really don’t have to worry about it. I need to make those items to practice alchemy. I came to this village to train after all.」(Sarasa)

「Is that so…? There’s nothing I can say then…」(Lorea)

「Un. Don’t worry, don’t worry~」(Sarasa)

Well, I’m not lying this time.

I really have to make those items because they are listed in the 4th volume of Encyclopedia of Alchemy.

If I don’t make them, I can’t proceed to the 5th volume.

I will sell them if I can, but selling such luxury items in this village seems impossible.

Therefore, I don’t have a choice but to use them myself.

「First of all, I have to order materials and repair the wall. Lorea-chan, can you watch the store? I’m going out for a while.」(Sarasa)

「Understood. Please be careful on your way.」(Lorea)

 

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