Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 2 Chapter 18

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Chapter 18 – A Little Bit of H-Things and Buying a Ship

 

After a long shopping trip, we ate dinner and returned to the inn. But 15 gold coins was quite a lot, even though I also bought some equipment.

I returned to my room and took a rest. Well, it’s hard to relax when there are two beautiful women in the room. I thought, let’s play with Rimu.

“Rimu, after dinner, I have some dried fruits. Would you like to try some?”

“…Eat…”

I gave Rimu some dried fruit, and it got bigger and covered it. Did it like it? Rimu came up to me with a little plump, and when it climbed up to my shoulder, it slithered up to my face.

“…Like…”

My nose is bleeding, but hey, Rimu, do you like me? Or do you like dried fruit?

“Hey, master, what are you stiffening up on?”

“No, it’s nothing. Oh yes, I want to gather food for the pepper trade. I want to gather at least two months’ worth. I will summon a small boat into this room now.”

“I understand gathering food, but does the boat have anything to do with it?”

“There is. When I put the cargo on the boat and repatriate it, time stops at that point. That’s why we can store so much food.”

“That’s amazing.”

“Yes, it’s very convenient. So I want to gather a lot of food and cooking supplies while we are here. Tomorrow, I want you two to go around town and buy some food. I’ll repatriate what you have bought later.”

“Okay.”

“How about you, Felicia-san?”

“Oh, yes, okay, um, may I ask you something, Master?”

“Sure. What is it?”

“Is it okay that Ines-san talks to you like that?”

“Eh? Hmm, I don’t think it’s a problem because I don’t particularly care about it. Oh, I like it when you call me master.”

“From other people’s point of view, I don’t think they would think very well of you letting your slaves do as they please.”

“I don’t see why that would be such a problem… but then I think about it, I hardly know anyone. It’s okay to talk in an easy way; just think about it when there’s someone who seems to be a big deal or something.”

“I see, but Master, I think you should at least call us by our first names and stop using honorifics.”

“Is that so?”

“Yes, it’s very conspicuous when you call your slaves with ‘san.'”

“Oh, is that so? Hmm, I understand, there is no need to be conspicuous, and from now on, I will call you by your name and stop using honorifics.”

“”Yes.””

Hmm, calling off such a beautiful woman… is quite a challenge.

“I guess it’s time to go to bed. I look forward to tomorrow.”

“Ufufu, Master, do you want to do something a little naughty?”

“Eh, I want to. I would love to, but, Ines-san, thinking about it, how much is a little bit of H-things? If it goes beyond a little bit, then there will be punishment, right?”

“I wonder, what do you think?”

“Master, you are still using honorifics. The condition is okay if we don’t finish, so do you want me to serve you?”

“Ah, that’s right, I’ll be careful. But do you want to serve me in this state? For that matter, are the two of you willing to do H-things so easily?”

“I promised to serve you to the best of my ability. I will only serve you to the end after the island is found and the immigration is completed; after that, I will serve you to the best of my ability.”

“I thought that would be what I would do when I became a slave, so why not? It sounds fun.”

What do you want me to do? What should I do? Should I be cool and tell them to take better care of themselves or something? But honestly, I want to do H-things, and if I play it cool, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. Okay, let’s be honest about my desires.

“Um, let’s not get too intense. Dino-san and Enrico-san are next door, after all, so let’s do it during the pepper trade, please. Today I just want to flirt lightly in bed together and go to bed.”

“Ufufufu, I understand.”

“Yes, I will do my best.”

I say goodnight to Rimu and head to bed.

I kiss and flirt with both of them slowly. The breasts are wonderful; I’m glad I fell into a different world. Thank you, creator God, for the wonderful world. I fall asleep with a tremendously beautiful woman hugging me from both sides.

In the morning, I wake up, and Ines kisses me.

“Ufufu, good morning Master.”

After Ines’s kiss, followed by Felicia’s kiss… What is this? I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.

“Good morning, Master.”

It’s going to be a great day when I wake up, and such happiness is waiting for me.

“Good morning, both of you.”

“Ufufu, how was that wake-up kiss?”

“It was great. I’d like to get one every day when I can.”

“Sure thing.” “Understood.”

I looked at Rimu and saw that it was still sleeping. We all got ready and went to the cafeteria. When we arrived at the cafeteria, Rimu came out of the bag.

“Rimu, good morning; time for breakfast.”

“…Food…”

After breakfast, I give Ines and Felicia 10 silver coins each and ask them to buy food. I will repatriate the food that the two bought while playing and training with Rimu in my room.

The two of them finish their shopping in the morning, and one rubber boat is full with 20 silver coins. It would be all right if we bought two more boats’ worth of food on my next day off and bought a large quantity before we set sail.

We all had lunch and rested in our rooms, drinking tea.

“Come to think of it, if we buy slaves or something, do we have to report it to the merchant guild or something?”

“I don’t know. It might be a good idea to ask them just in case.”

“Shall we go check with the merchant guild?”

When I checked with the merchant guild, they said that if I wrote down the slaves I owned on the guild card, it would prove it and reduce the problem.

After registering the two and confirming tomorrow’s request, I returned to the inn with some shopping. When I returned, the bath I had ordered had been delivered, so I had it brought to my room and put it on a rubber boat, and repatriated it.

“From tomorrow morning, I will be on the island for five days. During that time, I have asked Dino-san and Enrico-san to train you for escort duty, so do your best; I will leave ten silver coins each with you so you can buy food and anything else you need.”

Hmm, it’s hard not to use honorifics. I’ve been talking to everyone but Rimu in honorifics, so it’s pretty much a habit. Well, I’ll get used to it eventually.

“”I understand.””

Let’s say good night to Rimu and go to bed; we’re going to get lovey-dovey again; I’m looking forward to it.

“Let’s go to bed. Rimu, good night.”

“…Sleep…”

Rimu is in the bag; I flirted with the two of them and went to sleep.

It’s been two weeks since I bought the slaves, and although I’ve enjoyed my two island visits more now that Rimu is here, I feel lonely without Ines and Felicia. I was completely drained.

Guido-san and the others asked me to carry three rafts. They are going to build their own tent rafts to make their lives more comfortable.

Ines and Felicia have always been adventurers and hunters, so they can handle most dangers as long as Felicia’s barriers are in place.

While I was in town, I gathered some food and had three rubber boats full of food.

Today I will go to the guild and withdraw all my money. I will say hello to Camille-san and ask her to wholesale as much spider silk fabric as she can and bring it to the dock.

Ines and Felicia will collect more food from today to tomorrow morning and bring it to the dock as well.

I will then go out to sea in the Japanese-style boat to buy a Yam*ha EXULT 45, stay overnight, and return to the dock in the morning to load up and set sail, so let’s go to the merchant guild right away. Shall we?

“Good morning, Camille-san. I’m here for another consultation. May I have a moment?”

“Good morning, Wataru-san. It’s fine. I’ll show you to the usual room.”

“Thank you very much.”

When we arrived at the room, Camille-san made us some tea.

“Please enjoy, eh? Has Rimu-chan gotten a little bigger?”

“Is that so? Come to think of it; it does seem a little heavier, though?”

I held Rimu on my head with both hands and measured its size.

“Really, it’s a little bigger than when I tamed it. Rimu, you’re getting bigger. Great job, Rimu.”

“…Great…?”

It doesn’t seem to be understand well.

“But Camille-san, how did you know that it got bigger? I didn’t recognize it at all.”

“I guess in my case; I understood because I hadn’t seen Rimu-chan in a long time. If I see it every day like Wataru-san, I won’t notice it either. So, Wataru-san, what is it that you want to talk to me about?”

“Ah, I’m sorry. I’m thinking of leaving for the pepper trade tomorrow morning. I would like to know if I can withdraw cash from my account, how much of the spider silk fabric I can get wholesale, and what I should do when I return from the pepper trade.”

“You are really going, aren’t you? I will bring the cash for your withdrawal later. I can provide you with some spider silk; how much do you need?”

“Well, can you tell me how much I should bring?”

“Yes, I am certain that spider silk will fetch a higher price on that continent. There is a possibility that problems may occur in areas where expensive goods are not sold, or political instability makes it difficult or time-consuming to process the shipment. If you want to be safe, it would be safer to leave some money to stock up on pepper.”

“I see. In that case, I would like one platinum coin’s worth of spider silk, please.”

“I understand. Spider silk costs two gold coins per roll, so I will prepare fifty rolls.”

“Can you deliver them early tomorrow morning to dock number 115?”

“Of course. Now, all we have to do is to deal with the pepper trade when you return. Are there any merchants who plan to wholesale pepper? If you bring it to the merchant guild, the price will be a little lower.”

“I would like to leave everything to the merchant guilds. Is that possible?”

“Is that all right with you? As a merchant guild, we would be very grateful, but you will get a higher price if you sell your goods directly.”

“The guild has been very helpful to me, and as an amateur in business, I think it would be dangerous for me to negotiate directly with other stores, so I will leave it to the guild.”

“If that is so, please send an errand to the guild when you return, and I will make arrangements for it to be handled.”

“Thank you.”

“Now, please give me your guild card so I can withdraw the cash from your account.”

“Yes, please leave two gold coins in the account for the two guards who have not yet been paid.”

“Understood.”

Until Camille-san comes back, I’ll play with Rimu.

“Thank you very much for your patience; excluding the two gold coins for the escort and the three platinum coins for the spider silk, there will be thirty-six gold coins and fifty silver coins. Please confirm.”

“Certainly, thank you.”

“Take care, and I wish you success in the pepper trade.”

“Yes, I’ll do my best.”

Let’s go to the dock, well, the last is the two escorts here, and I have to thank them properly.

“Dino-san and Enrico-san, thank you very much for everything you have done for me.”

“No, it was a good commission for us, and if you ever need us again, we will be happy to help you.”

“Yes, it was an easy and profitable job; please be sure to call on us again.”

I was attacked quite a bit, but it was a good-paying, easy job. A job that these two think is tough sounds like a bad idea.

“I’d like to avoid a situation where I’d need an escort if possible, but if I need any more help, I’ll ask for it again. Well, I’ll be leaving then.”

I boarded the Japanese-style boat and sailed toward the open sea. Since I didn’t want to be followed, I ran the Japanese-style boat at full speed, changing direction occasionally.

Is it about time? After running the Japanese-style boat for three hours, I confirmed that no one was on board. I decided to make a purchase right away.

I selected “EXULT 45” from the purchase screen and put in 37 gold coins (1 platinum coin) to purchase the ship.

 

Ship Summoning Level 3

You can summon the ship you purchased. +2 (NEW)

Can keep the purchased ship in the best condition and control it at will.

Can purchase a new ship from the purchase screen.

 

Autopilot(NEW)

Linked to mapping, if a place has been mapped, it can be reached automatically by setting a destination, although it is limited to water.

 

Mapping

Places you have been to are automatically mapped.

 

Ship disguise 

The appearance of the ship can be changed to reproduce the texture of the ship without changing its performance.

 

Initial Rowboat (wooden): Maximum number of passengers: 2 

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Purchased:

Rubber Boat (blue): Maximum number of passengers: 2 (Bathtub boat)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Rubber Boat (green): Maximum number of passengers: 2 (Food storage boat)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Rubber Boat (red): Maximum number of passengers: 2 (Food storage boat)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Rubber Boat (black): Maximum number of passengers: 2 (Food storage boat)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Big Fishing Rubber Boat (dark green): Maximum number of passengers: 4-5 (Hut boat)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Big Fishing Rubber Boat (blue): Maximum number of passengers: 4-5 (warehouse boat)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Japanese-style boat: Maximum number of passengers: 12

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

Exult 45: Maximum number of passengers: 15 (NEW)

Features: Unsinkable, indestructible, boarding rejection

 

The number of ships has been increased, the level of ship summoning has been increased, the number of ships that can be summoned at once has been increased to three, and the autopilot… will proceed to the destination on its own if it has been there once before.

It’s convenient when you’re traveling long distances. I can get there even if I’m asleep, so I’ll have to go on my own this time, but it’ll be much easier next time.

 

Balance: 2 platinum coins, 2 gold coins, 15 silver coins, 10 copper coins.

 

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5 thoughts on “Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 2 Chapter 18

  1. I have a strange suspicion that there will be an antsy virgin-eater targeting him from the adventurer group, this time. I don’t remember any hints leading up to that or anything, and I don’t even remember if he’s actually a virgin including Earth, but… The stage has been set, so I wonder.

    Private farewell drinking party on the water, to the extent that his boating colleagues have new tents to screw off to. It’s easy to see a sort of afterparty happen with just the girls and, in fact, when they’re drunk and he’s about to leave for a long time they’ll probably feel reluctant to send him off to sleep on his boat alone, because it feels lonely. It’s natural to ask about his plans and preparations. It’s natural for them to hear about his beautiful slaves and tease him about it. If he’s a virgin, it seems likely that he would get flustered and reveal too much information, including his virgin status, when being teased like that. Even if they’re actually tempted, it’s unlikely they’ll make a move on him openly when they’re all together… But it’s easy enough to pretend to whimsically want to take a slightly drunk bath in the moonlight in the name of romanticism, and that’s the angle to use to get him alone to attack in this setup. If he’s EXTREMELY lucky, then the group will realize what the hunter is going for or just get worried and intercede, then join in because of the atmosphere where desires are laid bare and one of them is trying to “steal a march.”

    Idk if he’s so attractive as a man to make all of them interested in him to that extent though, lol. Still, he’s been an intimate partner for a long time, and he takes care of them. Feeds them good food. Introduces them to and sets up the bath for them, which leaves them in a relaxed mood and at least once flirting with a lewd atmosphere. He’s also a bit unreliable, guileless, and an adorable nerd about slimes, which are good attributes to trigger a maternal instinct type effect that’s not necessarily romantic or sexual but lets him easily enter into their guard and get closer to them. It’s natural that a party of young and beautiful adventurers would have their guard up toward men to an extent from fatigue at always being targeted by them, but someone like the protagonist is very easy to read and come to trust. He looks at them with lewd eyes coming out of the bath, though.

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    1. Lol, I overthought it.

      Well, I did say it was just a “strange suspicion” in the first place, as this novel isn’t quite that horny, but completely missing the small timeskip in this chapter somehow makes it a joke. He goes to the island twice without his slaves and it’s just one line. I also forgot they already said goodbye, because I was fixated on the “one more trip before I go” bit.

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