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Chapter 8 – Cooking Class and Preparation for Migration
After flirting as much as I wanted after the dinner party, I headed to the dining room to get dinner, and Claretta-san talked to me. She wants to know how to make tartar sauce right away. It’s a cooking class after dinner.
“Please take care of me, Wataru-san. Carla said she could help me with the mayonnaise and would like to learn. Is that alright with you?”
“Yes, of course. Ines and Felicia would like to learn too.”
“Then, let’s get started. Claretta-san, could you crack open an egg, take out the yolk, and purify it?”
As I watched Claretta-san apply the purification, Rimu bounced around on top of my head and told me what he wanted to do.
“…Rimu can… also…”
“Hmm? What is it, Rimu? What can you do?”
“Hmm? Are you trying to say that you can purify it too?”
“I see. That’s great, Rimu. Can you show us?”
“I’m sorry, Claretta-san, but Rimu wants to try purification, so can I borrow some egg yolks?”
“Oh my, Rimu-chan? …Oh, that reminds me, Rimu-chan is a holy slime, so of course, it’s fine.”
“Yes, Rimu, can you purify this yolk for me? Just don’t push yourself too hard.”
As Rimu twitched, the light from his body began to grow stronger. When that light fell on the yolk, the light enveloped the yolk.
“Claretta-san, was that a purification?”
“Yes, the purifying light enveloped the yolk. Rimu-chan is amazing.”
“Oh, that’s great. Rimu succeeded in performing magic for the first time.”
I praise Rimu all over while stroking him.
“…Did… Rimu succeeded..?”
“Yes, it was done. Rimu is awesome!”
“…Am I… great…?”
“You’re so great!”
I, Ines, Felicia, Claretta-san, and Carla-san praised Rimu all over again. Rimu also looked happy as his body twitched.
“Well, let’s resume making the tartar sauce. I apologize for taking up so much of your time.”
“No, Rimu-chan worked so hard; it’s only natural.”
“Thank you, Claretta-san. Now, please add salt, pepper, and lemon juice to the purified egg yolks and stir carefully.”
“Once well mixed, add a spoonful of oil and stir well again. Repeat this process many times, and when the mixture becomes angular, the mayonnaise is ready. It is a tasty condiment enough as it is, perfect for salads.”
“Can you just pour it over the salad as is?”
“Yes, mayonnaise goes well with most vegetables, so give it a try.”
“I understand. I’ll give it a try.”
“Then mix the mayonnaise with the boiled eggs, mash them together, and add the chopped onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and the tartar sauce is ready. In fact, it tastes even better if you add finely chopped sour pickled vegetables.”
“Hmm, it’s a little hard to mix, but the process itself isn’t difficult.”
“Even I could do it.”
“Yes, but mayonnaise can be arranged in various ways, depending on the type and amount of vinegar and oil, etc. It is fun to make your own favorite mayonnaise.”
“Yes, the simplicity of the recipe makes the taste different depending on the ingredients.”
“Yes, you can try that. Hmm? Carla-san, do you want to eat tartar sauce?”
“I see. If you want to eat it, shall I make something simple with it?”
“I’ll eat it.”
Carla-san’s words are getting shorter and shorter as I get more accustomed to her. Is this a sign that we’ve become friends?
“Carla, we just had dinner.”
“Well, it’s pretty simple to make, all you have to do is mash up a boiled egg and mayonnaise and mix them together, so if you put the mashed boiled egg in the tartar sauce and mix it together, it’s pretty much the same thing. Put this between two pieces of bread that have been toasted, and you have an egg sandwich. It’s simple but delicious.”
“Can you eat at least one of these sandwiches, Claretta-san?”
“Oh, yes, I’ll have one.”
“It’s delicious. I love egg sandwiches.”
“Well, it’s really good. I like it, too.”
“Ufufu, I like it.”
“I’m glad you liked it. Shall we clean up and go back to our rooms?”
Five days after the dinner with the members of Girasole, we are leaving for the Dark Elven village. I have not yet decided whether I will go to the southern continent, but I took 30 platinum coins that I had asked for at the merchant guild from my guild account and bought seven platinum coins worth of spider silk.
They said they could only collect five platinum coins worth of spider silk, but it seems Camille-san did a great job. I’ll have to buy some more souvenirs for her.
Once we’re off the coast, we’ll be heading to the Dark Elven village using autopilot. This will get us there tomorrow morning.
“We will arrive tomorrow, but after that, how will things work?”
“Depends on what the dark elf village decides, but I think we will help them prepare for the migration. Felicia, everyone wants to migrate, don’t they?”
“Yes, I know some of them will be anxious to move to a new place, but I think they will choose to move because they know that their current village is too difficult to sustain them.”
“Thirty-five people. How are we going to get them there? This ship has a capacity of 15 people, but I think it can hold about 30 people, including children because it is not going to sink because of my skills.”
If I tow the boat with a rope, I can carry all of them at once, but it will be hard for all of them.
“I think it would be better to take them separately. As expected, 30 people on the Luto would be tough.”
“Yes, that’s right, and then we should dismantle the houses and carry them over there. It will take time to dry the wood after cutting it over there.”
“That would be very helpful.”
“Oh, and how much of the ship’s disguise and capabilities do you think we should show them? I know the dark elves won’t have any contact with others once they are on the island, so I don’t see the need to hide them.”
“No, I think it is better to hide Master’s abilities as much as possible. The probability is not zero that a ship that happens to drift ashore will attack the village and make slaves of them. It is better to hide them as much as possible.”
“I agree. If we can reduce the risk even slightly with a little effort, we should do so.”
“Alright, then, let’s take care of the ship disguise, and let’s put out the tents and such to give to the village.”
“Well, that’s about it. We’ll take care of the rest as we see fit.”
After training, I flirt in the bath, eat dinner, flirt, and go to sleep. It’s fun on a ship because you don’t have to worry about your surroundings. Good night.
Morning, huh…? I wake up in a daze and get my daily morning kiss… Okay, let’s get on with the day.
Have we arrived already? I go outside and look around and see a forest. Shall we eat breakfast and do the ship disguise?
“Hey, you two, do you think the disguise will be okay if it looks like this?”
“Yes, it’s a little strange, but I don’t think it’ll be a problem.”
“Most of the people in the village have never been on a magic ship before, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem.”
“Then let’s get going.”
After walking through the forest for about two hours, Ines and Felicia quickly repel the goblins that come out. The dark elf village was reached without any problems.
“Stop… Oh, you people, I’ve heard so much about you… Come inside…”
“Yes, thank you.”
We entered the village and headed for the chief’s house. One of the gatekeepers ran to the chief’s house ahead of us. The gatekeepers didn’t seem to mind, and it looks like the migration thing will be no problem.”
“Welcome to our village.”
The village chief welcomes us and quickly takes us inside. Over a cup of tea, I ask him about the results of the discussion.
“Village Chief-san, have you reached a conclusion from the discussion?”
“Yes, all the other villagers are in favor of the relocation, except for one.”
“I see. Once the discussion with that one person is over, can we move in?”
“No, that one person is just spouting emotionalism about things that make no sense, so we will re-educate him after forcibly taking him away. Therefore, I would like to ask you about the migration.”
“Is that so? I don’t mind, but may I ask the reason for that one person’s objection?”
“No, it’s just selfishness, and as a fellow dark elf, it would be shameful, so I’d appreciate it if you don’t ask me.”
“Oh, I understand. So, we will proceed with the decision to migrate.”
I don’t know. I’m very curious, but it doesn’t sound like he really wants me to listen to him, so I guess I’ll just give up. I hope it won’t be too much trouble.
“Thank you very much.”
“First of all, what we can do is take the villagers here to the island on two separate trips. I have prepared some tents for the villagers, six months’ worth of wheat, vegetable seeds, vegetables that will last for a long time, dried meat, and tools for pioneering. If there is anything missing or needed, just let me know, and I will deliver as much as I can. Is this sufficient so far?”
“Oh, yes, that’s enough. Thank you very much for your generous support.”
“No, it is within the scope of my promise to Felicia, so please don’t worry about it. I think it would be easier to live over there if we also transported household goods from this village. The first people to move to the island will be those who can prepare for life on the island, and the next people to move to the island will be those who can dismantle the household goods and put them together so that they can be transported.”
“So you will also transport the houses in this village?”
“Yes, we can do that with a few round trips. It will be difficult for the remaining people to dismantle the houses alone, so I will give you some tents so that you can start dismantling them before the resettlement begins. So, could you work out with everyone when we can leave?”
“Yes, I understand. Would you like to stay in the village until that is decided? Most of the people are preparing to migrate, so I don’t think it will take that long.”
“Well, what should we do? I think it would be better to stay the night and bring what can be carried to the island tomorrow.”
“I agree, there is not much we can do in this village, and I think it would be better to take some of the luggage to the island first.”
“I agree, there will be a lot of luggage, so it would be better to get it to the island first so everyone can move to the island more quickly.”
“Then, I’m sorry to rush you, but if there is anything you want to bring to the island first, could you bring it to the ship tomorrow morning? We will be back in five days, so please get some of the decisions regarding the migration finalized.”
“Yes, we will have a meeting this afternoon, and I will inform you then.”
“I’ll give you the tents while I’m here. One large tent and one medium tent. And three small tents.”
“Yes, thank you very much.”
The discussion was over, and Felicia went to help her mother. We stayed in the room as they were busy with other things.
The next morning, when we went to the gate, we found five dark elves waiting for us with big bags on their backs. They must have gathered quite a lot of luggage for only one night.
“Good morning. I see that you are the ones carrying the luggage to the ship. Best regards.”
“Um, Chief, I know you need more manpower, but is it possible for at least the two of us to be taken to the island first?”
“I hear there are goblins there, and if there are only a few, we can fight them off and protect our belongings. If we make some preparations for the migration on the island, it will be easier for you to act when the main group arrives.”
“Hmm… how about it? Is it possible to have the two of them go first?”
“Yes, it would be helpful, as I hadn’t thought about guarding the luggage over there, but once we leave the island, the two of them will have to work hard for at least five days, and if the village is delayed in its preparations, it could be ten days or more, is that alright?”
“Yes, we can hunt, and I think we can escape in case of danger. We can survive for more than ten days.”
“I understand; if you want, I can take you with me.”
“Yes, I would like to ask you. Barnabas, Bruno, you will accompany them.”
We left the village, carried the luggage to the ship, and set sail with Barnabas and Bruno, who looked around the ship happily and seemed to have settled in on the rear deck. We were attacked several times by sea monsters along the way, and the two of them looked pale, but they were relieved to know that we could fight them off without any difficulty.
Two days later, we arrived safely on the island.
“Wataru-san, this is a wonderful island; it’s like a dream come true to live here.”
“Yes, I didn’t realize it was such a big island. Nature is abundant, and it is truly a wonderful island.”
“Barnabas, Bruno, calm down. After a short rest, we’ll start moving the luggage.”
“I think the best place to start is at the top of that hill. If you don’t feel comfortable, go check it out.”
“I’m sorry, Master, they seem to be having a bit of a flutter.”
“Haha, it’s an island where they are going to live, so it can’t be helped. Now, let’s unload the luggage and have those two carry it up the hill, even though it’s hard for them.”
We started to carry out the luggage we had bought from the boat. When the two men came back halfway up the hill, their spirits seemed to have been lifted by the sight of the luggage. When we finished carrying out the luggage from the ship, we set up a large tent on the hill and carried the luggage up to the tent.
“Whew, we’re finally done. I guess we needed a cart, too.”
“We didn’t think about carrying all the stuff up to the hill. Thank goodness we have those two men.”
“Ufufu, yes, but those two are down there, aren’t they?”
“I think we’ve overworked them. We’ll let them rest until dinner.”
After dinner, we returned to the ship and told them that we would be leaving tomorrow morning, and they would stay here to watch the luggage and set up their living environment. They seem to like the island very much.
Back on the ship, we take showers, flirt, and go to sleep.