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SL Chapter 10

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Chapter 10: The first morning the two spent together

Translator: Tseirp


The next day.

When I woke up, I turned my head as I felt the hard floor on my back while cramped inside a narrow sleeping bag.


” … Oh yeah.”


Looking at Lit sleeping soundly on the bed, I smiled bitterly to myself as I recalled the conversation we had yesterday.

We had a disagreement on who would sleep on the bed last night when it was time to sleep.

Naturally, Lit offered to sleep on the floor while I also insisted on sleeping on the floor.

We reached a meaningless conclusion along the lines of ‘Let’s both sleep on the floor then.’ after an hour so in the end, I won in scissors-paper-stone and slept on the floor.


“What a fruitless quarrel.”


I was already used to camping out so sleeping in a sleeping bag was not a big deal to me.

Now that I think about it, it wouldn’t have been an issue if I slept on the bed either.


“Well, there’s no point thinking about the past. I guess I’ll prepare breakfast.”


During summer in Zoltan, the days were hot even from the morning. It was already autumn in other places but it would take another month before Zoltan entered autumn.

Cicada cries could be heard from outside and I half found it irritating but also half found that it gave elegance to the summer season as I crawled out of the sleeping bag and headed to the washroom.


“Uhyaa, it’s warm?”


The water stored in the water jug did not cool down during the night and was instead slightly warm.


“Ah~ It would be the Zoltan’s way of living to laze around at home during days like these.”


However, washing your face with such warm water would not be refreshing at all. I guess I’ll have to take the trouble and draw water from the well.




I balanced four water-filled jugs on the ends of two poles and carried them.

Fundamentally in Zoltan, the water from the creak was used for domestic uses. The water drawn from the well was used for drinking.

In addition, alcohol beverages like diluted wine or ale were also popular as replacement for drinking water and these alcoholic drinks were also consumed by children.


“Huff … things would be a lot different if Divine Protections capable of magic was more common …”


I placed the water jugs in a dark area in the kitchen. In such heat, placing them in direct sunlight would turn them into hot water in a blink of the eye. Maybe it was even possible to boil an egg.


“Egg huh, maybe bacon and omelet? Lettuce salad and potato soup. Oh right, I didn’t buy bread yesterday. Maybe I can use the wheat flour to make crepe and wrap the salad and omelet in it.”


Since I had already decided on what to make, all that was left to do was make them.

Lit’s smile when eating came to mind when I was making breakfast. Looks like even though it was the first morning since Lit moved in, I had already gotten used to this lifestyle.





“Oh you’re awake, morning.”


I was just about to finish cooking when Lit greeted me.

She looked at my face and grinned before heading to the washroom to wash her face.


“Ah, there’s cool water in the kitchen, you can take it.”

“It’s okay~”


I heard the chanting of a spell from the washroom. I didn’t think that she would actually bother to use magic to cool the water.


“Sure is convenient.”


Thinking of the troubles I had to go through to draw water from the well in the morning, I really envy those with Divine Protections that can utilize magic.

I placed the food on the table during that time.


“Ooh~ looks good~”


Lit had returned from the washroom. In spite of washing her face, Lit still groggily sat on the chair. She was stretching her sentences and her pajamas was also unkempt with her shoulder showing.


“Lit, you’re not a morning person?”

“No, it’s because it was a different bed so I had some trouble sleeping.”

“I didn’t know Lit was so delicate.”

“Hum, thanks for the meal.”


Lit started eating her breakfast deliciously without answering my question. Despite saying she had a hard time falling asleep, she still looked satisfied. It didn’t seem like she couldn’t sleep well on my bed.

I smiled wryly and picked up a spoon.

The Zoltan lazy late summer morning passed slowly as we had small talk. She poured cool water with a lemon slice floating in it in a cup and gulped it down.




I unconsciously smiled faintly as I heard her satisfied comment amidst the cicada cries.




After finishing our meal and cleaning the dishes, we drank cold tea as we discussed the plan for today.


“Should we dry the contents of your item box like mentioned yesterday?”

“Ah, we should do the important things first, I can do that anytime.”

“I see, then, it would be to get your bed and essential items right?”

“No no, my bed can’t fit in that room.”

” … So you’ve been sleeping in a wonderful bed, no wonder you had a hard time sleeping.”

“That wasn’t the reason why I couldn’t sleep but anyway, I plan to buy a new bed. But I do plan to pick up the paintings or decorations that can be placed in the shop from my house.”


“Don’t underestimate the power of art works okay? Placing appropriate art works will surely raise sales.”



But it is true that a shop with a good atmosphere will have to power to draw people in.


“We can get the permission for the anesthetic alongside our shopping so maybe we can buy some gift?”

“That’s a good idea.”


Of course, it isn’t a law to have to present gifts to the official when sending in an application. There isn’t one but … it’s unusual for a country to have strict rules against it even though it might affect the decision. Not to mention in a country known to be lazy like Zoltan.

Approval of a new drug is up to the judgment of the official in-charge. It would change according to the impression we made.


“Since you are an emerging Apothecary, it might be better to bring something more expensive. Since there is no credence for your shop.”

“Okay. I’m well versed in these kinds of negotiations.”


Rather than management of shops, I used to be in charge of negotiating with the influential people in the land during our journeys. Let’s see, a gift costing about 30 peryl should suffice. Precious metals that can be sold at close to the market price are usually preferred. I guess silver tableware might be reasonable.


“Not just for the gift, maybe we should buy some tableware for Lit’s use too?”

“It’s okay. I can use the same ones as you.”

“I do have a sufficient range of tableware but it was bought for single person use. I don’t mean that we have to use separate dishes but there just purely aren’t enough.”

“Okay then if that’s the case. I’ll pay for it since it will be for my use.”

“Please don’t buy any high-class tableware. I can pay for it since I’ll be using it too.”


Since I’ve been accustomed to living frugally, washing up would be terrifying if there were high-class tableware.

You might laugh at me and call me timid but if the plates in my hand equate to half a year’s worth of income, I would treat it excessively tenderly and the efficiency when doing housework would drop.


“You don’t need to treat it tenderly even if it is high-class tableware. Tableware are consumables after all.”



Moreover, I also did budget management during the journey. I was a little strict with money.


“I’ll follow your suggestion then. Next would be my salary.”

” …. Yeah.”


I swallowed nervously. I don’t think that she won’t ask for an unreasonable amount but …


“How about a daily pay of 1.5 so it would turn out to be about 30 peryl in most months? Furthermore, since meals and accommodations are included, I think it is reasonable?”


I think it’s a little less compared to the pay for shop workers but like she said, food and accommodations were included so it could be said to be a sufficient amount.

But Lit was a B-rank Adventurer. Her previous monthly income should exceed ten thousand … 30 peryl, in terms of her assets, was probably nothing.

However …


“All right, let’s go with that.”


It would have weighed down on me if she said that she didn’t need any pay. I felt that I should somehow repay her as long as she worked for me. If Lit said that she didn’t need any remuneration, I would have tried to pay her a salary no matter what. I was aware that I was that kind of person.

And that sum would most likely be greater than 30 peryl a month.

That’s why it actually helped me when Lit quoted a sum according to the market price.


Ah, perhaps she said that she wanted to live in this house so that I won’t have to worry that much about the salary I pay her?

Don’t tell me Lit thought it out from the start!


“Thank you, Lit.”

“Eh? Ah, yeah, you’re welcome?”


She gave a blank look but as expected of an Adventurer who solved Zoltan’s problems in a solo party.

I didn’t say anymore and thanked Lit once again in my heart.


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  2. kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  3. Thanks for the chapter.

    MC… you need to know how dense you are.

    • Ascending Flame

      Lit is also being exceedingly roundabout with what is going on, and not being direct in any way. Seeing as Red has no experience (that we know of) dating, it can be easily seen by her words and actions, that her actions can be taken as either “moving towards marriage”, or “it’s a misunderstanding”. Red is defaulting to the “it could be a misunderstanding” side, because:

      1. She is a princess, and far above him in social standing. By default, he would never have a chance with her, being a commoner (even if he is the brother of the hero).
      2. She is not being direct in any of her actions, nor has she confessed to him. She is presenting this as “tenement work”, moving into your workplace. Kind of like an oil rig in the ocean. You kinda move in, and work in the same place.
      3. He likes her, but as a person, not as a woman (yet). They have a history together, yes, but it was never romantic (at least, not for him).

      • Operatix

        Well said.

      • YotsubaMaya

        I think they mentioned that Red is a knight captain before going on a journey so he is not a commoner

      • TruthSpeaker

        It isn’t really they she is roundabout concerning the matter but rather that she is acting more like a man than most men. Her way of talking and dealing with things is how a male friend would talk with another guy, not the way a girl would. Also, aside being delicate in his opinion, the princess was always out acting like a mix between a barbarian and a paladin. So you can’t take what she is saying the same way you would a normal woman.

        It is clear she likes him, but some of the things she does like the salary and buying her own tablewear is just because she is a pragmatist concerning thee things and thought it natural. It wasn’t because she wanted to do h a favor or because of love. Basically she is a bit of an idiot. She asked for that salary because it is what she calculated would be a normal salary. She is very adamant about things like this being correct.

        • Lothran

          About that salary… in this world the average days for a month is just over 30, her saying the average income for a month being 30 coins makes the daily pay about one coin a day, so her estimate is high by fifty percent.

  4. Unpro

    … Goddamn it how long were they married? Wait, I mispoke: How long before they get married?

    Cause seriously? They’re damn well a married couple to me.

  5. Iruflip

    We need a way to make the MC less dense.

  6. Kouhei

    Thanks for the chapter!

    I have a feeling the brocon sister is feeling irritated right now and she’s starting figure out what’s going on. Here’s waiting for a bloodbath.

    • :)

      the sister is not a brocon

    • Kazuya

      I hardly think that his sister knows what’s going on since she so quickly gave up on searching for the MC when told something by the sage and the MC saw them hugging each other through the window.

      • sjmcc13

        We do not know what he said to her, and having Red’s gear would allow him to tell allot of different stories that might get her to give up.

        That said, if she thinks red is alive, and does not hate him for being a burden, you would expect her to cause some kind of scene when her brother disappeared from her life, unless the idiot-sage told her a story that amounts to Red is dead, and I could not retrieve his body.

        We have to wait and see if the story ever switches to them, and reveals what he said to the group.

        Though I get the feeling no one supported Red, and they just took everything he did for granted, otherwise He would probably have made enough of a point of saying good bye to that person that it would be in the first chapter.

  7. SFcipher

    Thanks for the treat.

  8. Jo

    *Had trouble sleeping last night* – Probably couldnt sleep because she was too busy restraining herself from raping him right then and there.

  9. sjmcc13

    She wanted him in the bed so she could sneak in with him didn’t she?

  10. Knightlyshadow

    Was the water she washed her face with the bath water they both used? I see a different reason she uses magic on the water to cool it down

  11. Easykiln

    Yes, it’s quite difficult sleeping in the same room as the person you like.

  12. Z@It0

    Thx For Chapter!!

  13. Operatix


  14. “She can’t sleep” Probably:
    1. Restraining herself from attacking Red.
    2. Giggling all night.
    3. Sniffing the scent of Red from the bed.
    4. Staring at red all night.
    5. Doing something Naughty under the blanket while dong 1 and 3.

  15. AnonXIII

    Meanwhile in Lit’s mind :
    “All according to keikaku. Fufufufu~~”

  16. Cutie Meow


  17. Habib

    Thanks for doing this chapter!

  18. Random reader

    At start when he noticed her blush I thought he wasnt that dense but RIP (or maybe his self esteem is so low that he can’t process the idea ,this reminds me of “That person…. After a long time”the plot was pretty similar in that too accept the girl really didn’t want him anymore hoping not the same here ”
    Couldn’t sleep… So many ideas come up when she says that gotta love her constrain ‘just hold on a few more days till I can get to this too come on ‘

    Now that I realize he was a captain of knights as well, the sage messing up is even more evident imagining a troop managing leader who can coordinate with heroes missing and them put together …total chaos and that awe inspiring speech before each war raising morale being replaced by the sage saying “By estimation we will win this war with ONLY 20% casualties ,oh and try not to get in our way and be a liability ”
    RIP I totally want a glimpse of the war scene even more now

  19. Azulor

    Sneaky Lit, getting into his house using a cunning strategy. You go girl!!!
    Thanks for the chapter

  20. “Don’t tell me Lit thought it out from the start!” bit slow on the uptake, red xD

    this novel may give me diabeetus down the road

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