Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 3 Chapter 9

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Chapter 9 – Demolition of Dark Elven Villages and New Dark Elven Islands

 

Two days after leaving the island, I trained as usual, bathed, flirted, played with Rimu, and went to bed. We arrived at the beach near the dark elf village, fighting off the occasional monster.

“Huh? There’s some lumber over there. Are they already bringing in the demolished houses? They work fast, don’t they?”

“Ufufu. That’s true.”

“I think people are excited about the migration, thank you very much.”

“I know I keep saying this, but it’s within the terms of my contract with Felicia, so you don’t have to worry about it. Let’s get going.”

When we arrive at the village, everyone is busy working. We greeted them and went to the village chief’s house.

“Hello, Village Chief-san. You seem to be quite busy. Is everything going well?”

“Oh, hello, Wataru-san, preparations have been made as decided at the meeting after that, and the 17 people who are going to migrate first have already made their preparations. Right now, all the villagers are working together to bring the houses to be dismantled and transported to the beach.”

“I see. When can we expect to leave next?”

“Yes, we will finish the work that requires a large number of people by the end of tomorrow, and the rest of the work will be done by the remaining people, so you can leave the day after tomorrow.”

“That’s early. I understand, and I will make preparations to leave the day after tomorrow.”

“Yes, thank you very much.”

After the discussion was over, the village chief went back to work, and I let Felicia go to help her mother while Ines and I chatted and played with Rimu.

“Hmm, that gives us a lot of time. What shall we do until the day after tomorrow? Should we help them with something?”

“We’re strangers and, in a way, the benefactors of this village, so wouldn’t it just make them feel bad if we helped them?”

“Oh, I suppose you’re right. I’m sorry, but we’ll just relax until we leave.”

“Yes, let’s do that.”

As I said, I was playing with Rimu, chatting with Ines, and taking it easy on the day of our departure.

“I see that all seventeen of them are here, then, Village Chief-san. Is it okay for everyone to leave?”

“Yes, I have told them to follow Wataru-san, so they will be at your service.”

“I understand. Now, let’s all leave.”

We walked through the forest to the ship, and no goblins approached us, probably because there were so many of us. We reached the ship without incident.

First, we tie a rope to a large piece of wood that is being brought to the ship so that it can be towed by the ship. First, it seemed that they wanted to build a fence, so they selected the materials for the fence.

“We’re off, everyone. It’s going to be cramped for the next two days, but please bear with it.”

“””””””””””””””””Yes.”””””””””””””””””

As expected, there were 20 of us in total, and everywhere you looked on the ship, there were people. The three children, in particular, are very excited. They said there were six children in the dark elf village, and they split them in half. Is it safe to take them to the middle of nowhere?

The adults chided the children for running around but to no avail. The meal was a big deal, and both adults and children panicked when the monsters attacked.

No matter how much we tried to assure them that everything would be alright, it was useless. We finally made it through the hardest voyage ever and arrived at the island.

The dark elves cheered loudly when they saw the island. The island looked better than they had expected, and they were filled with joy. Barnabas and Bruno, perhaps noticing the cheers, came running toward us.

“Thank you all for your hard work. We arrived at the island safely. Please take your luggage and disembark. Please make sure you don’t forget anything.”

I look at the dark elves who are disembarking noisily and happily. It was worth the effort. It’s hard that I have to do the same thing one more time, though.

“Thank you for your hard work, Wataru-san.”

“Barnabas-san, did you and Bruno-san make it out okay, or did any problems arise?”

“Yes, no problems occurred.”

“That’s glad to hear; please instruct these men. Also, I would like everyone to carry the lumber that is tied to the back of the ship.”

“”Yes.””

“Hey guys, there is a tent on top of that hill. We will move it there. Those of you with strength, please help me carry the lumber as well.”

“””””Oh.”””””

Women and children walk towards the hill with their belongings. The men seem to be hauling a large amount of lumber towed by boat up to the shore and carrying it little by little. As expected, they need help.

“Thank you both for your hard work. We’re almost done here, so let’s get the lumber hauled away.”

“”Yes.””

Whew, were we being too greedy? We towed a lot of lumber, trying to carry as much as possible. How many round trips do we have to make?

We managed to finish hauling the heavy, seawater-soaked lumber before nightfall, taking breaks in between. On top of the hill, a number of tents were pitched, and preparations for dinner were underway.

“Hmm, do you think we can make it if we carry one more load of people from the village and the rest of the stuff that we couldn’t carry?”

“Ufufu, I think everyone can manage to build a village from scratch since there are enough materials and food to go around.”

“Yes, everyone seemed to be working happily, and with hope, so I think it will be alright.”

“That’s probably right. We are all tired today. After we have dinner, let’s take a bath on the ship.”

“Ufufufu, I haven’t had a bath in a while. I’m looking forward to it.”

“It has been five days. I am looking forward to it.”

After dinner, we return to the ship and tell them that we will sail away tomorrow morning as it is. Everyone is going to start building fences tomorrow. We part ways and return to the ship to get ready for our baths.

“Let’s take a bath without turning on the light today because they might be able to see us from the top of the hill if we take a bath with the light on.”

“Ufufufu…a bath in the dark… Will it be fun?”

“Okay, it’s dangerous, so please be careful not to hurt yourself.”

Phew, a bath after physical labor is so satisfying; I feel like I’m going to melt. It’s dark, so you can feel the sensation of being in close contact. But it’s still more fun to be able to see.

“Rimu, be careful it’s dark.”

“…Hmm…”

“Phew, oh great starry sky. Come to think of it, I’ve never seen such a beautiful starry night sky since I’ve been back in my room right after dark.”

“That’s true, I don’t go out at night, so I’ve never seen a view like this before.”

“Ufufu, I had seen it before when I was an adventurer in the camp, but the starry sky looks even more beautiful when I see it while taking a bath.”

It’s nice to take a leisurely soak in the bath. Maybe it’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a relaxing bath since the symbols of desire are usually right in front of me.

After taking a longer-than-usual bath, we go back to our room and end up flirting and sleeping on the bed.

 

……………

 

As usual, I spend two days sailing along with training, playing with Rimu, flirting, and fighting off monsters, and arrive at the beach near the dark elf village. When I went outside after my morning routine, I saw a huge pile of lumber.

“With that much lumber… the village must have been cleared out. It’s only been five days since we left the village, right?”

“True, oh, there’s my father.”

“Did something wrong?”

I pulled the boat to the shore and talked to the village chief.

“Village Chief-san, is there something wrong?”

“Good morning, Wataru-san. No, nothing is wrong. We have just finished dismantling the village, so I thought it would be less trouble to wait here anyway.”

“I see. It will be quicker this way. First, let’s tie the lumber to the ship with rope.”

“Yes, you hear that, everyone? Let’s float the wood on the sea and tie it to the rope from the ship.”

“””””””Yes.”””””””

“I’m surprised it went so quickly, though.”

“The dismantling of the big stuff had already been done before Wataru-san’s departure. All that was left was the small stuff and the transport, and everyone did a great job.”

“The villagers on the island said they were going to build the fences. If everyone works hard, the village will be completed soon.”

“Yes, we will do our best to ensure that happens.”

We were only able to tie half of the wood to the ship. The other half will be next.”

“Then, everyone, please take your belongings and board the ship.”

As I watched everyone board the boat, giving them permission to come aboard… I found a funny thing.

Is that… a person wrapped around a rope? Huh? That’s the person who stared at me when I first came to the dark elf village. What’s going on?

Oh, our eyes met, and the person with the rope started to go into a violent rage. Ah, he wanted to hit me. Is there some kind of hostility towards me?

“Village Chief-san, who is that guy?”

“…Don’t worry about him. We will re-educate him at a later date.”

“Oh, I understand.”

He looked kind of embarrassed. Oh, by the way, he said there was one person who was against it. Is it okay to take him by force? Yeah, let’s pretend I didn’t notice.

“Well, let’s all set sail, shall we? We may be attacked by monsters along the way, but don’t worry; we’ve fought them off before. If monsters come to attack us, please do not panic, but act calmly.”

“””””””””””””””Yes.”””””””””””””””

In the noisy ship, when the monsters attacked us, they panicked, but whether it was the warning before we set sail that worked or the trust of the village chief, they didn’t panic and screamed as much as the villagers on the first trip.

That man who was tied up had been rolling around tied up on the rear deck for two days… I wonder if he is okay?

When we arrived at the island, the cheers were just as loud as the first time. The first group noticed the cheers and came down from the hill too. The villagers who had come down with their belongings were rejoicing over each other’s safety.

The children joined them and ran off into the hills. Oh, the adults went after them properly, they were kind of angry, so I guess the kids will be lectured.

“Good work. Now, all we have to do is carry that wood, right?”

“Yes, that’s right. Everybody will be happy later. Let’s just get that wood up there.”

The wood was being moved quickly and efficiently. It seemed that the remaining members were more powerful than the first group. When we reached the top of the hill, the fence was halfway up. It looks like the village will be ready in a very short time.

The wood is being piled up, and it looks like they don’t need any help. It would be a nuisance to stay here, so what should we do after this?

“It’s not even noon yet. Shall we go back to get the rest of the wood?”

“Master, are you sure you don’t want to take the rest of the day off? Please don’t push yourself too hard.”

“Felicia, you’re making a big mistake.”

“Did I do something wrong?”

“Yeah, to tell you the truth, I’d rather take a break back on the Luto than stay here.”

“Oh, well, that reminds me, we’re only going to be on the ship for two days.”

“Yeah, unless you have a lot of people on board, like this time, but if it’s just the three of us, we’re almost on vacation while we’re on the Luto.”

“…Rimu… also…”

“Oh yeah, there’s Rimu too. I haven’t forgotten about you.”

“…Forgot is… no good…”

“I really haven’t forgotten you, but I’m sorry. As an apology, let’s have a lot of fun today.”

“…Really…?”

“Yes, we’ll take a bath and have a lot of fun.”

“…Rimu… bath… like…”

“Yes, let’s take a nice bath and have lots of fun. Then let’s go back to the ship. Do you mind it, Ines?”

“No problem, let’s go back.” 

I told the chief that I would get the rest of the wood and return to the ship. The chief was worried about me, but I couldn’t say that I was more comfortable on the ship than here. I just told him that I was fine and returned to the ship to sail away.

“I think we can haul all the lumber this time, but what will we do when we’re done? Is there anything else we can help them with?”

“Well, maybe we could deliver some things that are desperately needed?”

“According to my father, there are enough supplies to go around. So, once the lumber is delivered, I think things will be fine for the time being.”

“I see. Then let’s go to the pepper trade. I still can’t afford to buy a luxury liner, so I have to make some money.”

“Right, I want a luxury liner as soon as possible. Well, it will take some time because we have a limited amount of pepper to sell, and we have to offload the platinum coins little by little.”

“Yes, it will take time because we have to unload the pepper in time.”

“Yes, we need to find another way to make money.”

“But, Master, it’s hard to find anything more lucrative than the pepper trade.”

“Hmm, I guess you’re right. Well, there is no such an easy way to get a good job, so we should be steady in the pepper trade.”

“Ufufu, the pepper trade is also a dangerous business in which many lives are normally lost.”

“Now that you mention it, I feel safe thanks to this ship, but normally only one out of every 30 ships would be successful in this dangerous trade.”

I think I’m getting used to the power of the ship summoning and getting carried away. If you’re the type of person like me, you will fail if you get carried away… So let’s keep our heads up and do our best.

 

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