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Chapter 5 – 10 Days Since Departure and Love Considerations
Ten days after our departure, we are now being hit by a raging storm.
When I woke up in the morning, the Hideaway was shaking. When I looked outside, I saw big waves and heavy rain being repelled by the barrier. That’s one hell of a rainstorm; it makes you can see the shape of the barrier very clearly.
“We’re totally caught in the storm. We can’t do anything until the storm passes; otherwise, we’ll get seasick. Shall we spend today sleeping?”
“Eh? Wait, Wataru-san, are you sure it’s okay being so relaxed?”
“Eh? Ah, Alessia-san, don’t worry. The ship will not sink. Even if we are swept away, we have a map, so we can get back to where we were immediately.”
“Wataru-san is calm and seems to be okay, but may I ask why the boat won’t sink?”
“Yes, the ship I summoned has the characteristics of being indestructible and unsinkable. So this ship will not sink or break. It is very hard because it shakes a lot, but other than that, it is alright.”
“I-is that so? As expected of a unique skill, it is an unreasonable ability.”
“Yes, it is very helpful. So, everyone, please relax and enjoy yourselves. It’s going to be shaky, though.”
“Yes, I understand.”
“Ufufufu, Master, I’d like to try my hand at navigating the Luto in this storm.”
“No, you can’t do that. No matter how much it does not sink, there is no need to navigate the ship in a storm.”
Ines, I know you’re serious. If I allow you to do it, you’re going to run full speed through this rough sea. You look like some excited schoolchildren during a typhoon. And Alessia-san, please don’t look so disappointed.
“It’s too bad, because this looks like fun.”
“Please give up.”
I explained the current situation to everyone and decided to relax until the storm passed. I lay down on my bed to avoid seasickness and think about this voyage.
So far, this voyage has been a success, right? I think I’ve gotten along pretty well with the members of Girasole, but the fact that not a single lucky break has occurred doesn’t add up.
Even though I came to another world, I guess I couldn’t become a protagonist… Girasole didn’t come from over there either; it’s a situation where I’m trying my best not to break off the relationship with them. If you are a protagonist, you should be able to have a harem naturally.
But they don’t hate me when I’m in the bath with them, and I don’t think they hate me… I still feel like they don’t recognize me as a man.
I think I’ve won the hearts of the ladies with my desserts. The other day I made ice cream. It all started with Carla-san, didn’t it?
“Hey, Wataru-san, can you make any other delicious desserts?”
“Desserts? …I don’t know if it will work, but I know some. Do you want me to try to make them?”
“I’ll try, but please don’t be mad if I fail.”
“Yes, but I want you to try as hard as you can.”
Carla-san is really different from my first impression of her, isn’t she? I think she’s very cute, but I’m afraid that her demands for food are becoming more and more straightforward.
“Hahaha, I’ll do my best.”
Hmm, I think I can make ice cream, so I put out the cream, sugar, and eggs and headed for the kitchen with Carla-san.
“Ara, Wataru-san, Carla too, are you going to make something?”
“Yes, I was thinking of making ice cream for dessert.”
“Ice cream? Can I help too?”
“I was going to ask you to do the purification, so that would be very helpful.”
“Fufu, I’ll do my best.”
“Now, first of all, I would like you to crack the eggs, separate the yolks from the whites, and purify them both.”
“Well, Carla-san, please stir the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. I know it’s a lot of work, but please do your best. If you get tired, switch places with Claretta-san.”
“Yes, I’ll do my best.”
“Here, add the cream, egg yolks, and sugar, and stir until the mixture is stiff peaks.”
I tried my best, but I ran out of energy before Carla-san. Sorry, Claretta-san.
“Once both of the ingredients are mixed until they are combined, and the mixture is soft, do not mash the mixture. Put the mixture in a container and put it in the freezer, and when it hardens, it’s ready.”
“The stirring is the hard part, but it’s quite easy, isn’t it?”
“I can do it, too. I’m so happy.”
“Well, it’s the most traditional way to make it. I heard that it is difficult to find the right balance and quantity when mixing fruits and adding various flavors.”
“Is that so? I’d like to try out a few different things.”
“Do your best.”
When I served it after dinner, it was a big hit with the ladies. Everyone had lots of second helpings, and it was all gone. The next day, I was asked to make ice cream again, and I just kept stirring.
When I decorated the pudding and ice cream with whipped cream and served it with fruit around it, the ladies went crazy… and honestly, I was scared.
I guess I’ve learned that I shouldn’t go overboard in my attempts to please them. But I’d try my best to make them feel as good as possible. I managed to get them to agree that this was just a gorgeous dessert for a special occasion, though, and that helped.
For the meal, I also made carbonara and gratin to evangelize milk. I think the ladies are now able to eat dishes made with milk without any discomfort.
Since we don’t have an oven, I asked Ines to cook the gratin with her flame magic, and it turned out to be a bit of a disaster, but she seems to have gotten the hang of it, and now the cheese is lightly browned and cooked to the perfect degree.
With more free time on my hands, I taught the Girasole members how to steer the boat. They all enjoyed it, but Alessia-san and Marina-san have become Ines’ equals.
Now, when they have time, the three of them gather on the flying bridge. They wait for the monster to attack. Felicia is also happy to join them if they give her permission, so are they in the same boat after all?
Recently, the girls have been talking about how they wish a sea dragon would attack us. I regret that I taught them how to navigate the ship. I wonder if they are under a lot of stress?
After the four of them drag the monster around a lot during the monster’s attack, the monster is slaughtered by everyone’s all-out attack. The Sea Serpent was worth a platinum coin, but it was torn to shreds by the all-out attack.
It was indeed a waste, so I requested that the valuable monsters be properly defeated in a way that would allow us to get the material. I really feel sorry for the monsters when I am on this ship.
Well, it’s funny that I feel sorry for monsters that I can’t defeat, even if it takes me years to do so. I feel a strange sadness as if I were looking at a toy that had been thrown away because its owner had had enough of playing with it.
The members of Girasole were overjoyed to see that their level of skill had improved considerably during this voyage. They said that it had been difficult to raise their level with the land monsters in their area of activity.
I was curious to know their level, but I didn’t want to ask them because… I was afraid that I might get scared if I knew their level.
The girls had gotten used to the ship and were no longer conscious of me as a man. Sometimes they are sitting on the sofa in revealing outfits.
It’s a sight for the eyes, but it makes me sad that they don’t see me as a man. I want to ask them, “Are you inviting me out?” But there is no sign of that at all, so I didn’t ask them because it would only hurt my feelings.
But I was happy when the monster attacked when they were more exposed. The breasts sway as if linked to the swaying of the ship, and when they go straight into battle, it’s great to see them jiggling and so on.
I think about this when I look at the swaying breasts. This is my personal opinion, but I can’t tolerate a male protagonist who uses knowledge cheats to develop a bra in a light novel.
I can understand it if it is a female protagonist, but why would a male protagonist make a bra? I want to say it out loud. I mean, don’t you want to see the breasts swaying? Isn’t the popped tip part of a man’s romance?
There may be reasons for this, such as breasts becoming misshapen, sagging, or swaying and hurting, but I want something magical to solve that problem because it’s a different world.
Well, the knowledge cheat is great, and I want to do it too, but I’m not convinced about the bra. I don’t know; I got passionate in a weird direction…
Claretta-san’s magic class is going well. After Rimu learned the Holy Spear, Claretta-san tried teaching him life magic, and he mastered it easily.
Now that Rimu has learned the Holy Spear, he can defeat the merman by himself… If I don’t get a new bow soon, I’ll be put out of position…
But Rimu liked the life magic of being able to help more than the Holy Spear, adding water when the cup was empty and even offering water when he washed the dishes. I think the water that Rimu magically produces is better at removing dirt than the water that comes out of the tap. Cute.
What I envy is that he rides on the shoulders of the women who come out of the shower or bath, blowing a light breeze. The ladies also adore Rimu, and he is very popular with them.
I can’t help but envy Rimu when I see him on their chests. After coming to the other world, the one I envy the most is Rimu. Well, it can’t be helped because Rimu is too cute.
Rimu’s success is not limited to magic; he also humiliates Felicia at reversi. Ines and Alessia-san were happy that Felicia lost.
Lately, I’ve been wondering, do I have a chance with the members of Girasole? I know it’s a high bar, but since we’re living on board together, I hope there’s at least a slight chance.
Let’s think about it.
How about Alessia-san? She’s the leader of Girasole, so we talk a lot, and I don’t think we’re on bad terms. But as far as talking to her as a leader and about maneuvering the ship, and since she got into the game of escape, she often comes to me to take turns while I’m maneuvering the ship.
Yeah, Alessia-san doesn’t see me as a man at all. I feel like we are friends.
What about Dorothea-san? We talked a lot, but what we talked about was basically about… Rimu.
After that, Dorothea-san also wants to get her tame skills, so what did I do before I could get my tame skills? We discussed how to get the tame skills.
Conclusion… Dorothea-san is Rimu’s friend.
What about Marina-san? She doesn’t seem to be a very talkative person, to begin with, and only talks when she is interested? Marina-san also seems to like Rim and talks about him a lot.
I don’t think she hates me, but we need to get to know each other better; it’s like before romance.
What about Ilma-san? We talk a lot, and I think we get along well. She doesn’t get angry when I look at her sexually. On the contrary, she increases that bewitching atmosphere and gives me a little service shot. It makes me want to get down on my knees and ask her if I can be her servant.
I’m ashamed of what I think, but I guess I’m like an adolescent boy who yearns for a bewitching adult woman and an adult woman who enjoys teasing him. …I’m 20 years old, though.
How about Carla-san? I think we get along pretty well. We talk a lot, and there is some skinship from each other. I think it’s normal and hopeful, but I feel like… no matter what I think, she thinks of me as someone who gives her good food when she asks for it.
Carla-san, she gives me a sparkling look, but it’s not about love or anything. It’s like, do you have anything good to eat? Can you make me something delicious? I think it’s a look that says that.
What about Claretta-san? I think I get along quite well with Claretta-san, too. We talk a lot every day and cook together in the kitchen. We talk a lot about good food and what we’re going to make for lunch and dinner.
Conclusion… cooking friends? I’m kind of imagining it, but I feel like we’re talking like good housewife friends.
I’ve tried to think of a relationship with all of them, but I don’t see any elements that would lead to romance. To begin with, I’ve never heard them talk about love or men before.
Even when dealing with the employee, I didn’t really understand them… I wonder if they’ve ever thought about love or something like that… I don’t think so.
At any rate, I don’t think I’ll even be recognized as a man until something drastic changes.
4 thoughts on “Striving For The Luxury Liner – Vol 4 Chapter 5”
Thanks for the chapter
Thanks for the update!
I’m interested to see where the relationship with Girasole is going. This is a very slice of life story, so part of me wouldn’t be surprised if it just never went anywhere, but that would be boring.
Thanks for the treat.
Yay new chapter