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Chapter 1-12 : Selling The Materials Ⅱ (part 3)

 

-The next day-

After I left Leonora-san’s place early in the morning, I went to the morning market to buy cheese, spices, and delicious food that caught my eyes.

After that, I return to my village with light steps.

Even though my steps are light, my wallet is heavy now thanks to Leonora-san buying my materials at a high price!

I have no regrets for coming to that town!

 

I arrived at the village before noon.

It was so quick considering that I spent my time in the morning market.
Quicker than when I left for the town.

Well, the downhill path might also affect my running speed, though.

Since I arrived early, I wanted to open my store immediately.

I removed the『Closed』sign and opened the door.

I don’t know if there will be customers coming, but taking a break while waiting at the counter seems to be a good idea.

「Oh, right. Let’s make a poster.」

I wanted to warn the Collectors that the storekeeper of the alchemy store near the South Strugg town gate might scam them.

I’m not doing it because I have a personal grudge against him, okay?
I just want to give my customers useful information.

「But… I need a bulletin board to put the poster on. Hmm…」

I can just stick it on the wall, but it won’t look pretty.

I want to make my store look good even if it won’t be as good as the cafe I visited yesterday.

But… I don’t know how to make a good bulletin board.

「Maybe I should ask Geberg-san to make it?」

From the cute signboard he made for my store, I knew Geberg-san was also good at designing.

Un. Let’s go ask him!
If I said, “Please make a bulletin board that fits my store’s atmosphere”, I’m sure it will turn out really good! ーRight?

「In addition… maybe I’ll also ask him to make me a table and a bed… no, maybe two beds.」

Leonora-san might visit my store with a companion in the future, so it’s better to have two extra beds.

Well, I know it’s unlikely to happen, but if she really happened to come here, I couldn’t just say, “I’m sorry I don’t have extra beds. Please enjoy your night on the floor.”

「If I’m gonna have two additional beds, I have to make two mattresses, then. I still have a lot of cotton, and for the cloths…. Ahh… Let’s use the environment adjusting cloths since they don’t sell at all… I hope they will, though…」

Daruna-san gave me a lot of cotton as gratitude. (chapter 1-8 part 3)
I think it will be enough to make two mattresses.

Oh, that’s right!
Because my mattress was sky blue, let’s make the other two in light pink and light green!

Also, let’s match the color of the curtains with the mattresses!

The curtains in my room were pink even though my mattress was sky blue, but I thought it would be better if I used the curtains of the same color as the mattress in each room.

I’m not good at designing, but let’s make it happen anyway!

“Coordinating the second floor’s rooms” operation began!

「Mufufufu~ This is gonna be fun~」

「Sarasa-san…?」

When I was lost in thought, suddenly, I felt someone tap my shoulder.

「Ha,!? Lo, Lorea-chan? Since when were you here?」(Sarasa)

「I called you as I entered, you know? But you just kept quiet.」(Lorea)

I didn’t notice it at all.

Maybe I should make an artifact that makes a sound when the door is opeー no… since I didn’t even notice Lorea-chan’s voice, it would be meaningless…

I made an awkward expression, but Lorea-chan didn’t mind it and smiled at me.

「Welcome back, Sarasa-san. You came back so early.」(Lorea)

「Un. My business went smoothly, after all. Oh, right! I have food as gift, you wanna eat it?」(Sarasa)

Because I went out just for doing business, it would be a little off if I bought expensive souvenirs, so I just bought fruits that are rarely available in this village.

Their shape was a sphere with about 5 cm in diameter, and covered with a slightly hard green skin.
They didn’t look very delicious, but when I tried them for the first time, they tasted very sweet.

Of course, we had to peel the hard skin first before we could eat them.

「Waah!」(Lorea)

「Ah, wait a sec.」(Sarasa)

Because it was hard to peel, I made several horizontal cuts on the skin with a knife so that Lorea-chan could peel it off easily.

「Thank you very much!」(Lorea)

Then, I took one for myself, peeled it off, and took a bite.

U~mm! It’s really sweet~!

By the way I bought 15 of them for 100 reas (discount after negotiating included).

It might be a little extravagant to eat them every day, but it’s okay once in a while, right?

Lorea-chan also loosened her cheeks after taking a bite.

「Sweet~~ Delicious~~~ It’s been a while since the last time I ate it. My dad sometimes bought them but not very often.」(Lorea)

Seeing Lorea-chan smiling while eating it, I’m glad I bought these fruits.

「By the way, Sarasa-san, did something happen? You look really happy.」(Lorea)

「Do I? Actually, I’m thinking about making two more mattresses and curtains.」(Sarasa)

「Ah, are you going to sell them?」(Lorea)

「Nope. Since there are still many empty rooms on the second floor, I want to make another two bedrooms for anyone who might be staying here. Besides… I want to make those cloths useful since they don’t sell…」(Sarasa)

While smiling bitterly, I pointed at the remaining environment adjusting cloths on the shelf.

「If everyone knew how comfortable sleeping using it was, maybe they would want to buy it, but… I don’t know… since the price was very expensive…」(Lorea)

Considering the income of the people in this village, the price might be too expensive.

Even one sheet of them was more expensive than several cotton-filled mattresses.

「By the way, is there someone planning to stay here?」(Lorea)

「No one…. But if I don’t prepare the beds now, it would be troublesome later if someone happens to need to stay at my place, right?」(Sarasa)

「Ah, you’re right… Do you need my help? Making two mattresses by yourself would be very difficult.」(Lorea)

「That would be really helpful. But… don’t you need to look after the general store?」(Sarasa)

「My mom is in the store right now, so it’s fine! Besides, my family doesn’t have a big field, so we’re not that busy.」(Lorea)

Lorea-chan’s family has a field, but it was just a small family vegetable garden, so Lorea-chan’s help wasn’t needed.

If she were born in a farmer’s family, her parents would tell her to help out in the field all the time.

However, since her family’s business was a general store, she was free as long as her parents were at home.

But when her parents went shopping in another town, she needed to take care of the store until they came back.

「I see. Alright, as my gratitude, Lorea-chan, let’s go to Diral-san’s dining hall! I’ll pay for your lunch. You can order whatever you like as much as you want! All you can eat!」(Sarasa)

「Eh!? All I can eat!? Are you sure?」(Lorea)

「Of course!」(Sarasa)

「Thank you very much! I’ll gladly help, then!」(Lorea)

For me, Diral-san’s food was quite cheap, but it wasn’t cheap enough for Lorea-san who only got pocket money from her parents to eat whatever she wanted.

That’s why, “all you can eat” seems to be a very tempting reward for her.

「Sarasa-san, let’s go now!」(Lorea)

「Okay, okay~」(Sarasa)

After I put the『Lunch Break』sign on the front door and locked the door, Lorea-chan pulled my hand, and we walked together to Diral-san’s place.

Seeing her so happy, I smiled unintentionally.

 

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6 Thoughts on The Novice Alchemist’s Store – Chapter 1-12 part 3
    lamperouge0
    6 Apr 2021
    3:56pm

    Thanks for translating this novel! It’s very relaxing and enjoyable to read. The protag is also pretty cute.

      Fantazma
      7 Apr 2021
      6:24pm

      You’re welcome!
      I’m glad you like it

    Jesse
    3 Apr 2021
    11:58pm

    This novel has been a great boon for me since I’ve been reminiscing about Atelier Iris lately. Cute girls doing Alchemy is my jam! I think I’ll buy Atelier Ryza soon.

    Ninang
    31 Mar 2021
    3:58pm

    Thank you for the update! I hope it’s Master who’ll visit her and make use of the extra bed. 🙂

    Shinra
    31 Mar 2021
    6:55pm

    Thank you for the chapter 🙂

    Rikka-chan
    1 Apr 2021
    5:25am

    Thanks for the chapter!

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