Chapter 96: Custody of a Person

 


My store’s intruder had panicked at first, but seemed calm now and was sitting on a chair.
She had changed from her wet clothes as well.

「Umm, thank you for the change of underwear……」
「It’s good that Hesty’s fit you. If you want to thank someone, thank her.」
「Don’t worry. I know, you had coating, but I forgot to tell you, not to touch people.」

Hesty said as she carried boxes of apples inside.

「Umm, and I’m sorry for dirtying the store. Umm……Daichi onii-san.」

Seems like I’ve naturally become an onii-san.
It’s a bit embarrassing, but age-wise it fits so it can’t be helped. Well, setting that aside,

「It’s alright. I just had to manipulate the floorboards a bit to clean it. ——Uh, Athena right? You came here from Dianeia’s place right?」
「Y-yes. That’s right.」

I already had a tentative grip on the situation.
Apparently there was some sort of a fight at the castle and she was sent here. In that case, they’ll be here soon enough.

I’m next to the castle after all.
I’m not especially busy so I suppose I can look after her for a little while.
I can’t go kicking people out into the cold of the night now can I?

……though I do have a problem with people randomly teleporting into my place.

Furthermore, it was sudden for Athena as well, she’s still jumpy.

「Hey Athena.」
「Hya Yeas! W-what is it!?」

This happens whenever I call out to her. She freezes up.

「Haa, you know, you don’t have to be so wound up ok?」
「Y-yes ok!」

This isn’t working. She’s completely wooden.
If she continues with this level of mental stress there’s a definite possibility for another leak.

Her replacement underwear would become useless and the floor would be dirty again.

……It’d be good if there was something that could reduce her nervousness.

As I thought on that problem…

「……gulp」

I heard a gulping sound from Athena.
I was wondering what was up when I saw she was looking at the golem making juice behind the counter.

「Umm, Athena…are you thirsty?」
「Eh? Ah, umm……I am…a little bit.」

That was reasonable given both how much she leaked and how much nervous sweat she had produced.
She was probably suffering from a lack of fluids.

「Golem.」

It was a small sized golem I’d made using the materials I’d brought.
Then,

「Bring the test product.」

I said and the golem moved briskly behind the counter.

「Eh……you can use such a complex golem without using a wand or staff?」
「Use…I only use them because it’s convenient.」

It’s not like it has any particular will, consciousness, or instructions.

「It can move that well without any will or consciousness……that’s amazing.」

As she watched the golem, Athena became slightly less nervous.
I noticed it when I got into town…but golems might be popular with kids.

I should ask Dianeia, I thought as the mini golem came back.
It was carrying two steaming cups on a tray.

I picked them up and handed one to Athena.

「Here, drink it. It should give you a bit more pep.」
「Ah……it’s warm desu. But what is it……?」
「Hot apple cider(juice)」

The golems with magic stones in them could heat those stones as they squeezed the juice creating this drink.
Then you need to dilute it with water so people can drink it…that’s the trial product.

「Yep, the apples have been watered down quite a bit, but it should taste fine.」

From a single sip it tasted just like normal apple juice. It’d be good if we lightly seasoned it as well.
I think we could sell this.

As she watched me drink it normally, Athena tentatively tasted the juice. Then,

「Delicious……」

Then she lightly breathed in and out through her mouth.
It seems like she needed to cool off a bit.

「Well, Dianeia will be here soon, so just relax here. When they get here I’ll take you out to meet them.」
「O-ok. Thank you……!」

And so I continued readying the shop as I looked after Dianeia’s acquaintance.


 

29 Comments

  1. Thank u always for ur great work…
    ^^…

  2. Thanks for the chappy!

  3. Thank you for the chapter

  4. [That was reasonable given both how much she leaked]

    isn’t the liquid in the bladder already discarded by the body? so if she is thirsty is not because she leaked.

    • that would be logical and reasonable. throw those out and you will understand the human body much better.

      the body does actually make your feel thirst even after getting rid of wastewater it was done with already, or just when it feels like messing with you.

  5. Thanks for the chapter!
    Just when I thought I had a grasp on his thinking process…So let me get this straight Hesty going on a suicidal mission all to not disturb his sleep is to him completely normal, preferred even judging from his reaction had it not been someone close to him. So than it seems he comes from an upper class family where it’s standard for people to serve him and sacrifice themselves for his benefit. But now he can babysit someone even if it’s inconvenient all because it’s cold outside. I can’t follow his reasoning!? Being cold and a friends suicide seems to be of equal importance to him…

    • …..This post is so out there… I don’t know where I should start.

      First its a light hearted web novel. Don’t look too deep into it. Author means what he means. You also completely misunderstood the character’s interactions, so read slowly and don’t speed read.

    • Nothing like what you’re saying. He’s just ignorant to the fact that things that aren’t difficult to him may be difficult to others. He did not believe Hesty would have trouble.

      • But when she outright said she was ready to sacrifice herself and seeing her completely exhausted that it wasn’t an exaggeration, he just took it as the normal thing to do. Like he expected this over the alternative of asking for his help.

      • Twi, you’re really irritating. YOU’RE the judgemental and cruel one. Don’t be so self-righteous and do get off your high horse. Have you even read this novel properly? What upper class family? He was a bloody corporate slave! Went to work early, took the last train home. He even told Hesty to not worry about waking him up for reasonable things, and Hesty herself admitted that it was her own mistake for not waking him up to tell him when he had told her to. If you want to complain, go read properly and carefully from Chapter 1, chapter by chapter, word for word, all the way till the present chapter before you talk. I have photographic memory, so I can tell you that you are off tangent. Are you even reading the same story here? Because you sure aren’t reading this one.

      • I’m a person who delves in mathematics and the sciences, loves literature, respects the arts and is capable of and sometimes likes to take part in, and enjoys watching sports now and then, both indoor and outdoor. Been invited to all of them, but one thing I dislike the most is when people don’t withhold judgement until they fully understand the situation, or when people don’t play fair or don’t give necessary handicaps to disadvantaged/handicapped opponents.

  6. thank you for the translation

  7. Thanks for the new chapter!

  8. Thank you for the chapter.

  9. Thanks for doing this chapter! ?

  10. Meatbun Delivery~
    Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

    Will she fall like her sister?

  11. Thank you for your work!

    Cute and flustered, my fave.

  12. A random passerby

    Thanks for the chapter
    Its time for babysitting princesses

  13. Thanks for the chapter!

  14. Thanks for the chapter

  15. ty for the chap
    a fairly normal chapter
    still kind

  16. uh oh this could spell trouble remember who her body guard was? 🙂
    hope they can calm her down before she does somefing stoopid like tryin to give our mc a smack down 🙂

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