Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 3 Chapter 16

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Chapter 16 – A New Ship and a Cunning Scheme

 

As I was stunned that I had been exposed to more perverted behavior than I thought, Ines came over and spoke to me.

“Don’t worry, even though Master is very perverted, Felicia and I are fine, so don’t worry about it. Right, Felicia?”

“Yes, Master is the benefactor of my village. No matter who you are, I will serve you to the best of my ability, so don’t worry about it.”

Stop, don’t gouge my heart with words of comfort…

“Ines, Master has stopped moving. Did I do something wrong?”

“I think you chose the wrong word.”

“I’m sorry, Master.”

“Rimu, Wataru, love.”

Rimu’s gentle words heal my devastated heart. It’s as if my heart has been cleansed of its stain, as expected of Holy Slime.

“Thank you, I love you too, Rimu.”

“Rimu, happy.”

“So, Master, what about the ferry?”

“Oh, yes, what should I do?”

“Well, if you can’t decide, why don’t you put it on hold? We have to unload all the platinum coins to buy it, and if we are going to sail with the Girasole people, wouldn’t it be better to go on a smaller ship?”

It was true that we could spend more time together on this ship than on the larger ferry. It’s great… to be on a ship with beautiful, big-breasted Onee-sans everywhere you look.

“Ines, please don’t provoke my exact desires.”

“Ara, I’m sorry. But as I thought, Master is an otherworlder, right?”

“Eh? How did you know?”

“So that’s true, isn’t it? Master.”

“Yes, that’s right, but… how did Ines know, even though I kept it a secret from you?”

“You kept it from me? I knew you were from another world, but it was the ferry that convinced me. I would know if you said there was a lot of stuff you missed that was from another world that I had never seen or heard of.”

“Ah, you’re right. When we signed the slave contract, I mentioned otherworldly food, and Ines, Felicia, do not tell anyone that I am from another world. This is an order.”

“”Yes.””

“But it was so obvious; I thought you weren’t trying to hide it.”

“No, I was hiding it… Well, I thought it would be okay to tell Ines and Felicia. I heard that if people find out you’re from another world, they’ll hurt you badly, so be very careful with others.”

“I’ve heard that, too. They target you because of your valuable knowledge. Master, I’m telling you, just because a woman is beautiful doesn’t mean you should share your secrets with others so easily, okay?”

“I know, and I’ll be careful. But Felicia, why do you limit it to beautiful women only?”

“Because the next people Master is likely to talk to will be Camille-san and the members of Girasole.”

“…Yes, I’ll be careful.” 

There is no longer a dependable and cool Master line; I was completely exposed… But if I am not very careful, I will be in trouble if the royalty and nobility find out something about me.

…If I keep talking like this, their impression of me is going to get worse and worse. Let’s change the subject, why did we start talking about this…? Ah, it’s because of the ferry… I was looking for a good ship for the boat trip with Girasole, wasn’t I?

“I’ll hold off on the ferry this time; I’ll look for a few more ships. You two are free to go now.”

“”Yes.””

Whew, I was able to end the conversation for the time being. Let’s put the ferry on hold and look for another ship.

“Master, would you like another cup of tea?”

“I will. Thank you, Felicia.”

I sip my tea and leisurely look at the screen. …What’s this… What’s this… T-this is so cool. This is totally cool. What should I do? What should I do now that I’ve found this? I want it… I want this ship.

The price is four platinum coins… It’s expensive, but it’s still affordable. If it’s four platinum coins, I can get it back if I do my best at peddling… Hmm, what should I do? Buy it?

But is this a ship? It doesn’t have an engine, and normally it would have to be towed. If it floats on the water, why is it put in the ship section? But it also says it’s an island…

We go on the Luto during the day and this ship at night… No, this ship is great during the day as well. …To enjoy it during holidays or breaks?

Suppose I could spend time with Ines and Felicia on this ship, ah, Rimu too. My mind is running wild in an erotic direction. I can’t believe I forgot about Rimu. Let’s think calmly.

…I don’t think there will be any problem getting to Palermo even if we just go on the Luto. I’d rather be on a smaller ship, and with Ines, Felicia, and the Girasole, I think that would be a good idea.

But… this ship has a Jacuzzi on the sun deck that could fit 4-5 people comfortably. For example, if everyone buys swimsuits, I might have a chance to get in the Jacuzzi with them.

I can certainly go in the Jacuzzi with Ines and Felicia. Besides, if there is a chance of getting into the Jacuzzi with Girasole… I should buy it.

Four platinum coins is a lot of money, but not only a Jacuzzi but also a gorgeous cruise with beautiful women on a luxurious ship…

“I’ve made up my mind; I’m buying. I’ll definitely buy it!”

“Master, what’s the matter? Is something wrong?”

“Wataru?”

“Eh?”

…Ines, Felicia, and Rimu are looking at me worriedly. Ah, I got so excited. I guess I stood up and shouted out loud… It’s embarrassing.

“No, it’s nothing. I found a really nice ship, and I guess I got over excited. I’m sorry for disturbing you.”

“No, it’s fine, as long as there’s no problem.”

“Wataru.”

“Oh, I didn’t mean to startle you either, Rimu. Sorry, it’s nothing.”

“Are you okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine.”

Rimu jumped up and settled on top of my head.

“Are you going to stay with me?”

“With you.”

“I see. Thank you, Rimu.”

Yes, Rimu is cute; I mustn’t startle him.

“But what is it about a ship that gets the Master so excited? Well, you said you’re buying it, and it’s not a luxury liner or a ferry, right?”

“Yes, it’s this ship…”

“What’s it about? Master.”

“I know it’s selfish of me, but I decided to buy this ship. I wanted to surprise you with the ship I bought instead of showing it to you on the screen.”

“Ufufu, there is nothing selfish in buying something that Master wants to buy. But you must be very confident with what you bought, right?”

“Yes, this ship is amazing. I’ll show you tomorrow, so look forward to it.”

“Ufufu. Okay. I’m really looking forward to it.”

“I’m looking forward to it, too, Master.”

“Rimu, looking forward to it, too.”

“You can count on me.”

Both Ines and Felicia look excited and happy. Rimu is also bouncing on my head. Normally, I would be scared of the hurdles, but with this ship, things are going to be fine. I was taken aback just by looking at it on the screen.

“I’ve got some things I want to be made and some things I want to buy, so I want to go shopping and visit Donnino-san. Is that okay?”

“”Yes.””

I’ll have Donnino-san make me a reversi and a Jenga, and then I’ll buy a swimsuit. Well, I can’t be in the Jacuzzi tomorrow without a swimsuit. I’m excited. Huh? Do they sell swimsuits here?”

“Ah, you two, do you know where I can buy a swimsuit?”

“A swimsuit? I don’t know anything about swimsuits themselves. Do you know about it, Ines?”

“I don’t know either. What is it?”

“It’s something you wear in the water.”

“I don’t know.”

“Why do you need clothes to go in the water in the first place?”

Oh, well, in this world inhabited by monsters, there is no such thing as a pastime as swimming in the water… What should I do? I can’t believe there are no swimsuits… If I teach them swimsuits, I feel like they’ll evolve and develop bras… I have to stop them from doing that.

“Um, Master?”

“Wait a minute, let me think.”

Let’s see, as long as it’s not in the shape of a bra and hides the breasts; it’s all good. I’ll have them make a hot water suit, even though it will reduce the exposure. The less exposure there is, the more likely it is that we will be able to get in together.

It should be like a jinbei. This way, they won’t develop a bra. Let’s go to a clothing store and talk about it. [T/n: A jinbei is a traditional set of Japanese clothing worn by men, women, and children during summer. Consisting of a side-tying, tube-sleeved kimono-style top and a pair of trousers, jinbei were originally menswear only, though in recent years, women’s jinbei have become popular. 

“Very well, I would like to consult with a clothing store, so please take me to the store where Ines and Felicia bought your clothes. Oh, let’s stop by Donnino-san’s place first.”

“”Yes.””

Oh, I was going to ask him to build me a cabin boat, but I don’t think I need it if I buy a new ship. And I was thinking of building one because, with the Luto, there’s no place for all of us to sleep if I include Girasole.

…Oh, but there will be an encampment in Palermo for at least two days, so I’ll have a hut boat built as well. I’m sure it won’t be wasted even if I have one.

“Wait a minute, hut boat. Let’s get the ropes off. I’ll take this with me.”

I removed the hut and headed for Donnino-san’s place with the help of Ines and Felicia.

I’ll buy the ship at night, and I’ll do the proper preparations to enjoy myself to the fullest. I walk along, suppressing my inner excitement.

“Hello, Donnino-san!”

“Oh, Wataru, the liquor you brought me was delicious. Do you have any more?”

“Have you drunk it already? I have some, but I need to order something, so I’ll bring it to you when it’s ready.”

“Oh, I’m all for a rewarding job. What will you make?”

“I want you to make one just like this one. All boarded up and beautiful.”

“What’s that old piece of junk? Is it garbage?”

“It’s a hut, but I didn’t have enough money at the time, so I had it made out of scrap wood. Now that I have some money, I thought I would ask you to make me two beautiful ones this time.”

“Hmm, simple construction; if it’s boarded up, what about the door part?”

“Oh, a sliding door, please.”

“Well, it’s an easy job, it won’t take much time, and I’ll build it.”

“Also, this is not something I would ask a shipwright to do, but I would like you to carve a groove in this 8 x 8 square board. And 64 round boards, a little smaller than the squares, with the front and back painted black and white. And I want 54 pieces of wood about this size, neatly filed. I want them to be about the same size but filed slightly differently, so you won’t notice the difference in size.”

“It’s certainly not the work of a shipwright. Well, it’s a bit of work, but the whole thing could be done in three days. But what’s this for?”

“It’s a toy. When I come to pick up the finished product, I will bring a bottle of booze and a note with the rules. Thank you very much.”

“Toys? Well, alright, I’ll do it all for 61 silver coins. Don’t forget the booze, okay?”

“Yes, 61 silver coins. I’ll be back in three days with the booze as well. Now, if you’ll excuse me.”

“Okay.”

One preparation for an enjoyable boat trip is done. Now for the all-important hot water suit. Depending on how well I do, I may or may not be able to join Girasole in the Jacuzzi. I have to find the right place that will give it a little exposure but still be acceptable.

“Next stop, the clothing store.”

“Okay, we’ll take you there.”

“Yes.”

Ines and Felicia lead me into the clothing store. They have some pretty revealing clothes… I love that skimpy nightgown so much. I wonder if they bought it there.

“Welcome. What kind of clothes are you looking for?”

“Hello. I looked around, and I didn’t see anything that looked like what I was looking for, but if I ask you to create something, would you be able to do it for me?”

“Yes, we have skilled tailors, so it would be possible, but the price would go up if it were custom-made.”

Well, there is no reason to hesitate after coming this far, is there? I’ll just have to work hard to earn money.

“Yes, that’s fine.”

“Understood. Please tell me what you want to order.”

“First of all, the fabric, since it will be in direct contact with the skin, do you have a fabric that feels good against the skin and is water-resistant?”

“Well, if it has to be water-resistant, I would prefer a fabric made from spider threads. It is durable and dries quickly even if it gets wet.”

“Spider thread? Is it spider silk?”

“No, it is a thread from a spider of a different species and of a lower rank as a monster, so it is considerably less durable than spider silk.”

I’m glad to hear that. I know I said I wouldn’t hesitate, but I can’t pay gold coins for jinbei.

“I see. Can I see it?”

“Yes.”

Hmm, spider thread cloth… It feels pretty good to the touch. I think the thickness of the cloth is too thin. If it is made as it is, it would be too thin to see through. It would be meaningless if people don’t wear it.

“The feel is good, but the cloth is too thin. Do you have anything thicker?”

“Yes, we do. Please wait a moment while I bring it to you.”

“Yes.”

“Thank you for your patience. This is almost double the thickness of the previous one.”

Yes, this one is fine.

“Please use this one. The shape I want you to make is…”

It was very hard work. I didn’t remember the shape of a jinbei clearly, so I managed to explain how to make one while holding a piece of cloth against my body.

“It is an unusual garment, isn’t it? The process is not complicated and should not take long. The cost will be five silver coins per piece.”

“Yes, thank you. Please make sure that the men’s clothes are somewhat loose-fitting. The pants should be about the same length as the knees. And these two should be exactly the same size as the measurements you took.”

“I understand. I think they will be finished by tomorrow evening.”

“Very well. Please take care of it.”

Hmm, five silver coins, huh? It’s not too expensive for a custom-made with monster material, but I wonder if I should recommend it to Girasole. Even if I offered to pay for it, I don’t think they would accept it, so it’s… leaving a matter to chance.

“Whew, we’re done. Shall we have dinner and go home? I’d like to go to that restaurant that Ines introduced me to that serves great seafood.”

“Ufufu, it’s been a long time. I’d like to go, too, Master.”

“Me too.”

“Rimu wants to go, too.”

“Rimu wants to go, too, huh? Since we’re all in agreement, shall we go?”

“”Yes.””

But now that I’ve improved my tame skill, Rimu has started to join in the conversation. Let’s work harder to improve my tame skill.

Back to the ship after dinner, the grilled seafood there is delicious, and the atmosphere of an oyster shack is very satisfying. Back on the Luto, I take my time and have a cup of tea.

Whew, alright, let’s buy the new ship. I take out four platinum coins from the savings boat and bring up the purchase screen. Put four platinum coins into the coin slot… What will happen to these platinum coins? If I have a chance to ask some questions to God, I will do so.

Okay, I’ll buy it. Fufu, I’m looking forward to tomorrow. It’s really exciting to get a new ship, isn’t it? Let’s take a shower, have some lovey-dovey time, and go to bed. Good night.

 

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