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SL Chapter 9

Chapter 9: Let’s live happily together

Translator: Tseirp


Lit was overenthusiastic and wanted to return to the living room but I still had not shown her one other medicine.


“Eh, erm, this pill here, I created it after coming to Zoltan.”

“Please don’t tell me you made a medicine that has the same effect as an Extra Cure Potion or what not.”

“That’s impossible. This is a new kind of anesthesia.”


“It has the same effect as the ones available but I reduced the component that causes addiction.”


The anesthesia used in surgical treatment has a high addictive effect and many patients end up with drug addiction even after their treatment. Nevertheless, treating without anesthesia would cause the Adventurers unbearable pain and there would even be a possibility of death due to shock from the pain and loss of blood.

Anesthesia was an absolutely crucial drug to have even after taking the risk of addiction into consideration.


“But don’t you think it would be better if the drug didn’t cause addiction? I read about such a drug in the journal of an Adventurer who traveled to the Dark Continent but the ingredients are not native to Zoltan. They might have been brought in by the Elves. Well, either way, it’s a new kind of anesthesia. Citizens probably wouldn’t need this so I wanted to sell it to doctors and Adventurers but … what do you think?”

“Yeah, this should be fine. I think it will bring it decent profit … but we should get the approval from the Parliament first before selling it.”


“Even though it has low addictive content, it can still cause addiction so there definitely will be people who think of using it as a narcotic. That’s why it is better to get the Parliament to approve of its effects first instead of taking the risk that they might release an order to prevent the sales of the drug.”

“That’s certainly true.”

“I can’t predict the sales we would get from a new drug. But I think we will get quite a decent amount of income if we monopolize all the anesthetic needs of this town. If that happens, we might not even be able to keep up with the demand.”

“Well it only requires Elementary Compounding so we can increase the production just by hiring workers.”


Lit stopped in her tracks when she heard those words.


“Oh right, I forgot about how amazing Red is. So it’s a drug made using just Elementary Compounding.”


Highly effective anesthesia mostly require Intermediate Compounding skill. So in that sense, this drug was quite well suited for me …


“Even though the drug itself is amazing, the fact that it can be compounded without the regular Divine Protection holders might pose a problem …”

“Re, really?”

“But the townsmen shouldn’t be aware of Red’s unique Divine Protection. I think it will be fine as long as we claim that Red has a Divine Protection that allows you to utilize Intermediate Compounding when we put the drug up for sale.”

“But people with the advanced Herbalist skill, Compound Analysis, would be able to glean the compounding recipe by investigating the drug.”

“Red, you seriously have an abundance of knowledge regarding Divine Protections. People normally won’t know the unique advanced skills of other Divine Protections.”


After all, you can know the hands your opponent have if you know about their Divine Protection.

Divine Protections, except for some rare exceptions, are the same in monsters as well.

There are some race-specific Divine Protections but most of the others are similar to the ones humans have. In the monster world, in particular,  Warrior, Barbarian, Thief, Sorcerer, and Adept(Shaman), these five are especially common and by knowing as much as you can about these Divine Protections, it is possible to predict the fighting style of the enemy.

Especially in my case, I can’t rely on my skills so this was the result of me covering up for my deficiencies using knowledge. I even noticed from an early stage that Lit here had the Divine Protection of Spirit Scout and her trump card was Spirit Magic.

There were times when combat became too difficult for the party and I served to grasp the ability of the enemy attacking us and conveyed the strategy to defeat them to my companions.


Well, that only lasted until the number of Asura Demon enemies from the main army of the Demon Lord’s Army with their exception from the law of the Divine Protection started increasing. Those demons were the only existences that didn’t have Divine Protection, even animals had it. They were called the failed creation of the gods.

That’s why, in exchange for not possessing any Divine Protection, they fused with other Asura Demons to acquire new abilities.

I have no idea if that information was true but it is a fact that the Asura Demons possess a skill system that is different from the one I know.


“Well, there shouldn’t be any Herbalist with Advanced Skill in Zoltan. We should be fine as long as the sales are limited to within Zoltan. With the amount you can make alone, there shouldn’t be much left that we can sell to the peddlers.”

“Great. Then, I’ll tell the customers that I have a Divine Protection that allows me to use some Intermediate Compounding if they ask.”

“Thanks. But then they might ask why we don’t display any medicine that is made using Intermediate Compounding.”

“Well, I won’t proactively go out of my way to tell lies.”


It would be better to not lie. Since I won’t have to worry that the lie would be revealed if I don’t lie in the first place.

Silence is golden, I think a past hero said that.


“From the past hero right?”


Lit said emotionally. It’s close to a fairy tale of a past hero from when the Wood Elves maintained hegemony in the continent. Many people question the existence of that hero but once an actual hero, Ruti, appeared, it verified the existence of the Divine Protection of the Hero so people started re-evaluating the past hero.

Even now, archeologist and bards were traveling in search of records and stories of the hero in the libraries of old towns or on walls of fallen cities.


“But that’s a topic that is completely unrelated to me.”


That’s right, for me, such topics no longer have any relation to me.




It looked like we’ve talked for quite long in the storeroom.

The sun had already set before we knew it and the night was already about to consume the last remnants of the red glow on the horizon.


“Oh right, want to have dinner?”



Getting such an enthusiastic response made me even happier to cook and I psyched myself.

I returned to the kitchen and pondered on what to make.


“Oh right, I didn’t go grocery shopping. If it’s what I have on hand …”


I chopped up some chicken thigh meat and boiled it with water and grated ginger. After the meat was tenderized, I added a potato sliced in half and a boiled egg.

After the potato turned soft, I added pasta in and adjusted the flavor with salt and herbs … it’s complete.


Southern style soup pasta.

When journeying, it would be a waste to throw away the water after cooking the pasta so most of the time I made soup pasta. That was also the recipe I chose given the current circumstances. I hope that Lit would like it.

After coming to Zoltan, I rarely had the chance to cook for others.

I carried the dishes with a slightly nervous heart.





“That’s good.”


Having removed the bandana from her neck, Lit was seated at the table as she deliciously ate my cooking.

It’s a delight to see people eat my cooking deliciously after all.


“I’ll get to eat Red’s cooking every day from today on.”

“Hn? Yeah.”


Looks like she plans to come over to eat every day.

Well, preparing meals for my companion is one of my joys in life so I guess it’s fine.


“About what time do you eat in the morning?”

“Hn, let me see, maybe 7.30?”

“Then I’ll have to make sure to get up early. After becoming an Adventurer, I’ve had days where I had nothing to do and ended up sleeping in.”


It seems like she plans to eat breakfast too. In other words, she plans to eat all three meals here? Since I can’t pay her a decent salary, I guess I can at least prepare meals for her.

Looks like meal times would be enjoyable from tomorrow onward.


“Oh right, I’ll pay for it so let’s make a bath.”

“Bath? I would be glad to have one but I’ll feel bad to have you pay for it.”

“It’s fine, I’ll use it too after all.”


… It looks like she plans to bathe here too.

Hn ― ?


“I noticed that you only have one single bed. We’ll have to go shop for a bed tomorrow.”

“H, huh?”

“I have my personal belonging with me in my item box anyway. I guess I can just leave the furniture in my previous house.”


It’s getting out of hand, it’s as if …


“Haha, it’s as if you plan to stay here.”

“Haha, of course I’ll be moving to your house.”




Wait a minute, when did it become set that she would be moving in? Well, the building is attached to the shop so it seems quite large but the living space itself isn’t that much.


“Didn’t I say it since the beginning? I’ll retire from adventuring and work here.”

“Yeah, you said that … eh? Why does that lead to moving here?”

“Since I’ll be working here after retiring from adventuring, it will be a lot more convenient if I live here right?”

“I, I see, is that so?”





Erm, in short … Lit will be living in my house.


” … H, huh? No no wait wait, isn’t that a bad idea?”


“Because, well, there will be all kinds of matter to consider if we live together.”

“Don’t be so uptight, aren’t we buddies who slept in the same tent in the past? We’ll be further apart compared to that time.”

“Well, of course, everyone would sleep together when camping out.”

“Then it’s the same right, we’re ‘companions’ after all?”

“Hn? Huh? Well, we’re certainly companions.”

“Then it’s fine for us to sleep in the same room.”


“Yeah, really.”




“Well then, I’ll be washing up so I’ll be using your washroom.”

“Ah, okay, do you have a change of clothes?”

“I always have them in my item box.”

“Then what would you do with the ones you’re wearing?”

“There’s a wonderful garden here so maybe I’ll sun them tomorrow when I have the time.

“Hn, shall I help?”

“It’s fine it’s fine … really?”

“Yeah, I’ll hang it out to dry in the morning.”


… By the way, are we going to sleep in the same room?

Well, I certainly only have one bedroom after all.


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  1. Thanks for the chapter.

    Red… you’e too dense.

    • Rickymex

      Doesn’t matter if he’s dense. That girl knows what she wants and isn’t letting go.

    • sjmcc13

      I think his sense of self worth is to damaged to think any woman would want to be with him…
      To much emotional abuse in his past.

      Though the more I read the more it seems like 99.9% of the population just follows the easy path and only study their divine protection. As a result very few other then Red ever bother to study or even master their worlds skill system. Resulting in large amounts of unrealized potential. It would not even surprise me if the majority of what people use their divine protections for are just quick access to abilities anyone could acquire through other means.

      • Masked Anon

        I concur. The more chapters we get, the more we realize just how cerebral and self-centered most of the population is, choosing to really over-specialize at the risk of being unable to adapt to certain situations outside their profession.

        And again, turns out the only tactician in the Hero party was Red until he was booted, and he outright mentioned that the Hero party had trouble with stronger enemies since they didn’t know how to adapt to their fighting styles until Red told them.

        It really will be hilarious if the Hero party ends up stonewalled at some point (and I hope they do).

        • Zero

          i agree with you and hope to see the Hero party face this well be soo good….and hope the sage drop dead

          • 1707mania

            he IS the “Guide” after all…
            he’s giving them the Guide (aka “Walkthrough”) on their journey.

        • 4Crosses

          One of my thaughts was, that it would be hilarious, if the Demon King, in the end, would only have 1 skill, which is, making either every skill granted by divine protection useless, or and aura which resets the level.
          Eitherway, hero party would loose all skill unique to their level and class and since all of them seem to be effectively useless without system correction, they will get their butts kicked xD

    • Charl

      Normal mc from Japanese author

    • Anon

      I love all these comments. So worth reading.

      The novel and the comment.

  2. Rifaman

    Thanks for the chapter
    Yes Red this is not a problem this is like camping but indoor and in your own house

  3. TamaSaga

    Only one word comes to mind…


  4.   ∧ ∧
     ( – з -)
    ┃Thanks! Nepu!┃
     ┗┛   ┗┛

  5. kirindas

    Red should get ready for a ceremony because they’re pretty much going to be a married couple with the way Lit is taking charge. XD
    Thanks for the new chapter!

  6. Restia

    Next time
    “Then it’s fine for us to sleep in the same bed.”

  7. WayHey

    There’s a brother complex tag with this novel. So would that mean his sis would popup at his doorstep later?

    • The officials tags are only ‘Tags: Fantasy, Slow Life, Love, Somewhat Strong Protagonist, Unfortunate Start’
      The others in novel updates were all placed by other users

  8. Easykiln

    Magic word to control Red: companions.

  9. Nyamsus

    Companion?? Isn’t newly Wed…

  10. Operatix

    Such luck boy.

  11. Oldsin

    You know what I’m really beginning to enjoy sl novels good work

  12. SFcipher

    Thanks for the treat.

  13. Cake

    waifu GET

  14. Lit said she wants to make another room, Lit says they will be sleeping a little far from each other, but suddenly Lit says she will be sleeping in Red’s room.

    Lol Lit, if you are a guy ill thought your moves are strong!

    • Oh wait she just said she wants another bed not another ROOM!

      • Inbetweenaction

        She definitely wants another room. Where else is the children gonna sleep? Oh, and the girls are probably not wanna share with their brothers, so make that 2… Should we build for the grandkids now, or is that still to early?

  15. Fuxy

    Quite assertive isn’t she? Well not like it really matters, might as well accept.

  16. Unpro

    Is that the sound of bells I heard? Hero-chan is going to be shocked when her brother return as a married man.

    Also, Ares – or whatever his name is – is a goddamn idiot. Seriously, kicking out what looks to be their logistic support was bad enough, but said person was also their strategist? Bloody hell.

  17. Twintailed Karma

    The more I read this, the more I wonder if the Hero Party is ok…

    I mean, yeah, the Party has powerful classes with strong skills. But it sounds like they left all the thinking and logistics to Red. It’s not like they can take folks with Divine Protection of the Chef to cook for them.

    Honestly, I imagine the Hero to be rather upset since she lost Divine Protection of Oniisan. I wonder if that Sage dude is doing ok, since I doubt Ruti would accept her big brother simply up and left on his own. He would either have to forge a note, which is doubtful to be used as a possibility in the first place, pretend he didn’t know, which would only last until he got fed up with the Hero being upset that big brother left and constantly complaining about it, or wipe her memory with magic. Which would likely still have inconsistencies since food quality and other logistics wouldn’t match up with muscle memory.

    Also, the more I read this the more I’m reminded of ‘Goooogle-sensei’. Stupid Divine Protections preventing people from reaching full potential.

    • Anonymous

      I am more curious about how upset the rest of the party is that the sage “didn’t prevent him from leaving”. Imagine drinking muddy water, having to do laundry, no one to cook for you, eating poison grass because you didn’t or couldn’t shop and not knowing how or what to buy. Or running out of mana because of constantly healing instead of buying or making potions. Losing your secondary tank or back line support(I’ve read Grimgar).

  18. EROgeX~

    Lit is scary . . .

    But Red actually fell for it . . .

  19. Cutie Meow


  20. Phoenixir

    That moment when a princess warrior railroads up into cohabitation

  21. Habib

    Thanks for doing this chapter!

  22. unCommonDude

    I had a feeling the old Hero was similar to Red. Just like the first generation.

  23. RudyTheMilfLover

    The way Lit talked her way into sleeping in the same room made me think… “clever girl”. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it. She deserves the win.

  24. Rune_Seeker

    Persuasion resistance F

  25. Weasalopes

    Lit is clearly a Princess who deserves that rank.
    Very knowledgeable, places the concerns of the realm before herself, and once she gets started on a task, you know it will get done.


    Case in point: Once she gets started on a task, you know it will get done.
    Poor Red doesn’t stand a chance.
    Not that he’s going to mind, once he adjusts to it, as he always liked her.

  26. Browser

    A few chapters back, I considered commenting that, the story seems to be moving rather quickly.
    Nonetheless, I’m quite impressed with Lit, she seems to know exactly what she’s doing and why she wants to do it.
    I found myself laughing at the “incredible, amazing” Red, being overpowered by Lit’s quick and firm decisions.

  27. Random reader

    Lol the mc was a strategist with an equivalent of appraisal skill in enemies ,probably was lovely hell for the demons as they were attacked with thier weak points Evey time, and the more I hear of old hero more I realize he’s like mc makes me wonder watiff the hero tag was just for fighting ability and the actual person to be remembered would be the guide who rushes to save ppl and interacts with everyone the most .
    Also the Demon king might actually be a cute girl who comes here out of boredom bcuz the hero party was no longer advancing in last 3 yrs and demon kings weakness maybe mc who’s combo of all classes

    And that Lit man she is awesome the way she’s pro at handling him makes it just perfect since she can cover where he’s weak at

  28. Yago Coca

    Welp, last chapter i said this development looked kinda rushed for a slow pacing story, but oh man, this relationship is sailing at light speed.

  29. Azulor

    Hello future waifu

    Ty for the chapter

  30. wwwww get a clue, Red, you’re the shining prince on his horse

  31. TruthSpeaker

    It is scary… the princess is more manly than the male protagonist.

  32. J-Kitty

    And in one chapter Lit has the MC LOCKED DOWN. Good lord that girl works fast! So clearly she has decided that she wants a Basketball AND a soccer team and with any luck maybe she can get a partial hockey team going as well xP.

  33. Meatbun delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Oooh~ princess got herself a husband~

  34. Rouge

    Take a shot everytime Red says Really

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