The next day after I enjoyed the pleasures of bathing.
Again, I had woken up to the chirping of birds.
This wake-up situation makes me feel somewhat like a young lady, so it makes my heart pound.
I raised only the upper part of my body and picked up the exchange diary on the table and flipped the pages.
Looks like you were able to successfully make the potions, congratulations!
At this rate you’ll become a world-famous chemister.
Because Hina seems happy, I feel happy too for some reason.
Smiles are important, so don’t forget them, okay?
I increased things you can exchange with points, so take a look.
I’m sure there are useful things for Hina.
P.S. You’re troubled because there’s no seasoning, right? In that case, something good will happen if you read the last page of the book of chemistry!
Seems like there has been some progress.
First, it seems like there are more things I can do with points, so I promptly decided to check on them.
[Exchange Diary] = 3 points
[Current points: 130]
New! [Beginner’s adventuring set] 20
[Farming kit] 10
[Vase: small] 1
[Vegetable seeds set] 10
New! [Fruit seeds set] 10
[Herbs seeds set] 10
New! [Kitchen utensils set] 100
New! [Large pot] 300
[Bottles: x100] 3
New! [Laundry set] 30
New! [Basement – Extension] 500
Ah, there properly are more points from the writing the exchange diary.
Still, there’s quite a lot of new things…there are six more things I can exchange! First, the laundry set is definitely something I need. After that, I’d like to plant fruit trees and expand my repertoire of food…I’d like some utensils too, but to be honest, right now I’m just eating vegetables as they are without cooking, so let’s do that after I have a plan to cook.
Also…beginner’s adventuring set? I wonder what that is. Of course, god said that there are monsters in this world, so maybe it is a sword or a set of armor. Because I have points, it might be a good idea to exchange them.
“Um, I’d like a fruit seeds set, a laundry set and a beginner’s adventuring set please!”
[Fruit seeds set] = 10 points used.
[Laundry set] = 30 points used.
[Beginner’s adventuring set] = 20 points used.
[Total: 60 points used.]
[Current points: 70]
Then, the exchange diary flashed and a bucket with soap and a washing board appeared. Looks like this is the laundry set. But there aren’t other things…? The points were subtracted so it seems like the exchange was successful, though…
Then I realized that I didn’t check what I exchanged yesterday. Right, I was so absorbed in bathing that I completely forgot.
Because there’s a basement, there might be a pile over there. I got up to explore my little home.
After that I’ll eat…so let’s check the basement. Although the only thing I eat vegetables right now.
“Oh, the basement is made with bricks, not wood…it’s cute.”
The large spiral staircase was made with bright pastel-toned bricks. When I gently touched it, it wasn’t as rough as I thought. I was imagining cold inorganic bricks, but they were just as lovely as their appearances suggested. The staircase had a gentle slope, wrapping around the house and there were lights coming from cute lamps at regular intervals…I’m a bit scared of ghosts, so I felt relieved that it was bright.
When I walked about half the length of my room, I saw the end point of the stairs.
As I set foot into the basement, I ended up letting out a voice of amazement.
“Wow, wow, wow, amazing…!!!”
The area was a little smaller than the living space.
I was most surprised at the lights that were illuminating the room. There were plants growing on the whole surface of the ceiling, and the flowers there were washing the whole basement in a warm light. It was a warm light, as though I was being watched over by a mother.
By the way, there weren’t any special facilities in the basement itself, so it was otherwise empty. However, as I went further, I saw 200 bottles and a treasure chest…? Looks like this place acts as a storage room, and items of those kinds are placed here.
“Ah, I should store the potions I’ll be making in here. Then the next problem is this treasure chest…!”
As someone who didn’t play many RPG games…No, but I had watched my little sister Hana play them quite a few times. But it was a treasure chest! My tension rose a bit.
Even though I know that it’s probably just the beginner’s adventuring set inside!
I gently touched the chest. It was a little bigger than both my hands stretched out. I opened it with some force because I thought it’d be a bit heavy, but the lid ended up being light as a feather.
“A sword…a bow and a shield. And…a breastplate? Armor, maybe. And a backpack!”
Yup. It certainly looks like a beginner’s set.
The weapons were a sword and a bow, and the armor is a shield and a breastplate. There were also gloves and boots.
I wonder if he’s telling me to go out into the forest and adventure. If I was someone who liked games or something like this, there wouldn’t have been problems, but unfortunately I’m a normal person without any attacking skills. Plus I’m 13 now. I’ll probably die.
“For the time being…Food, I guess?”
Like yesterday, I ate some ripe tomatoes, did the laundry and started tilling the field.
When I exited the house, I found a small roofed area next to the well. On closer look I noticed that there was a hoe and a watering can that I assumed was from the farming kit. In addition, there were small bags of vegetable, fruit and herb seeds that I had also exchanged.
So now I am currently cultivating the fields for food.
“Haa~…I wonder if I’ve been doing this for about two hours now…?”
Seeing the field with the soil properly tilled, I nodded in satisfaction.
To be honest, I don’t have any knowledge about farming. But if I plant seeds and water them, it should be alright…Yes, I’m not exactly planning well…
I planted seeds so that they wouldn’t be mixed up, and watered them with the watering can.
I did it gently so that they wouldn’t flow away.
Then I cast the precious spell I received from god.
“Please grow deliciously…<Angel’s Sanctuary>”
As in response to my voice, small sprouts began peeking out from the dirt.
They started growing quickly and in a blink of an eye, they grew up to my chest, blossoming into beautiful flowers.
I was a little bewildered at the unexpected growth…but the food problem was urgent so I decided to not mind it. Besides, this would be much better than starving.
Then, I went at the garden, picking a few herbs.
I noticed while doing the laundry that there were a lot of strange plants I was seeing for the first time so I opened the book to look them up.
According to the manual, these plants could be used in place of seasoning. I discovered that on the last page that god had mentioned. I felt somewhat sorry I had done it on my own even though I received god’s advice. He took the time to help me. I’m sorry, god.
“Kosho leaves can be ground to create a spice. Satoult flowers, when boiled and dried, turn into sweet powder, and the leaves, when boiled and dried, turn into salty powder.”
What, what, what’s this naming…?! Kosho is literally just pepper? And satoult is sugar and salt…is it salt? It’s a bit strange, but it’s easy to tell what is what so I could understand…
For the time being, most of the things growing in the garden were koshos and satoults. With these, I’d be able to have delicious food so it’s a relief.
By the way, koshos had cute round leaves. Satoults had small flowers with a pink and white gradation and many thin leaves. Actually, the ratio of flowers and leaves were around 1:9. It might be a bit difficult to secure a lot of sugar.
“But, I want sugar! And if possible, soy sauce and miso too…”
It may be only natural that they’re not here, but I miss them as a Japanese person.
Still, if I slowly move forward, I’ll definitely get something similar to that. Definitely.
“Ah, I have vegetables but no meat…”
Since there are vegetarians, it’s possible to live on without meat, but as I am 13, I need a balanced diet. Also rice, or bread.
There are no substitutes since I don’t know where to get them, but if I ask god using the exchange diary I might get some advice.
“Right, then next will be the cooking utensils…!”
I’ll proceed one by one from what I can get.
I decided to open the exchange diary and swap the points for utensils. I planned that, but utensils cost 100 points. With my current points, I need 30 points more.
If so, there’s only one thing I can do. I’ll make high potions to get points.
Now…I need to work in the fields, eat tomatoes and study on herbs….I Should be finished before evening. Yeah, I have plenty of time.
I quickly brought the pot from the kitchen and came out to the garden.
“Huh? I wonder what this red grass is…”
While I was desperately picking health grasses, a red grass I never saw before came into my sight. Then I remembered. The existence of ‘red grass’. One of the ingredients of the scarlet restorative (garnet potion) was this red grass. It had a fiery red color and jagged leaves that looked like they could hurt.
“But to make garnet potions, I also need orange grass.”
I looked around, but there was nothing else other than the one red grass found among the health grasses, along with koshos and satoults.
I can’t make garnet potions… For now, I’ll leave the red grass here. If I don’t pick it for now it will grow bigger when I come back later.
I then picked up the pot full of health grasses and returned home for compounding. There were still many health grasses growing outside, but since I’ve been making health grasses from yesterday they were being slowly reduced. It might be good to make a simple space to grow health grasses.
I went inside, filled the pot with water and went downstairs for compounding.
I got exhausted from hauling 200 potions down to the basement. Since I don’t have anything I can use for now, it should be okay to compound the potions here where I’ll store them.
The health grasses filling the pot turned into 130 potions. Now that I have 130 more points I’ll still have some left after getting the utensils.
[High potions: low] 1 x 130 = 130 points added.
[Utensils set] = 100 points
[Total: 100 points used]
[Current points: 100]
Right, I’m certain.
I headed to the kitchen to check the exchanged goods.
The cooking utensil set consists of a wooden ladle, a spatula, a fish slice, and three small spoons of different sizes. There also were 5 containers with lids, which looked they were for storing seasonings. There was also was a mortar and pestle.
“I can make delicious food now… right?”
Well, no use worrying about it!
First, let’s make some pepper, sugar and salt. Because it seems like getting sugar and salt will take a lot of work, I’ll begin by grinding kosho with the mortar and pestle.
“It’s harder than I thought it would be…”
“My hand, it hurts…”
Clearly, compared to when I started working, my speed had dropped. I wonder how much time had passed…I feel like 30 minutes had passed, but the leaf inside the pestle still had not changed much in size.
But, for the sake of delicious food, I cannot give up here.
“It’d be nice if this was finished quickly with ‘Angel’s Sanctuary’ like with compounding.”
Exhausted, I looked at my small 13-year-old hands. Because I hadn’t been gripping any sticks lately, there were many small blisters forming on my hand.
Pathetically, a small tear flowed from my eye. No, it wasn’t just from the pain, but also from the reality that I was alone in this world.
“It’s okay. I’ll do my best…”
I encouraged myself and turned to the mortar and pestle again. I was going to make some splendid pepper. I beamed with enthusiasm as I held up the pestle again. But in the mortar, there wasn’t an unground leaf like before, but finely ground leaves—no, pepper.
The involuntary scream I let out echoed throughout the house.
Yup. It was the loudest voice I let out ever since coming to this world, Letisreel.
T/N: Seriously though, poor Hinami has been through a lot despite her positivity. Not to mention her current vegetarians appetite (no offense to any vegetarians out there, but I love my bacon and steak!).