chapter_42 Chatting with my brother-in-law
「So I need to talk to my brother-in-law about it.」
I asked Platy’s brother, Prince Arowana who happened to be visiting for advice.
On the math of getting a high-fashion garment that Platy would appreciate.
This guy also shows up every so often, second only to sensei.
「This is Platy’s family home. If it was what she was using before the getting married, I’ll have the whole dresser brought in? 」
「Of course…! 」
Is that the easiest way to do it?
There will be another solution for the future but is that enough to get us through the for now?
「But as far as our mermaids are concerned, there is a great problem in clothing… 」
「What’s that? 」
「We don’t produce any clothing for the lower half of the body.」
I was the first to discuss the lower half of the mermaid’s body issue.
「Most of the clothing produced and sold in the land of mermaids is for the upper body. Very few mermaids are willing to transform and move to earth in the first place. Any curious dressmaker who would make a garment for the lower body for such is in minority…! 」
It seems to be exquisite.
「So what are those sea pants Prince Arowana is wearing right now? 」
「This one? It was given to me by a couple of land-based fishermen in the past.」
「When I went up to their ship. He handed it to me, saying, 『Put these on when you change into a land man.』 I understand that’s land courtesy and I always make it a rule to wear it. 」
–the scene of the moment seems to come to my mind. I’m sure those fishermen must have had a lot of trouble finding a place to look.
Anyway, even if you were to buy or barter for clothes from the land of mermaids, you wouldn’t get a costume for the lower half of your body first.
When it comes to making them to order, they are completely one-of-a-kind and custom-made. The price will also be enormous.
「I don’t have any money to begin with…」
All there is the actual goods, just that.
If it’s been this bad in all directions, should we suspend this pace as far as clothing is concerned and see how it goes for a while?
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「Uh, now that we’ve talked about money, I’d like to ask you a few questions.」
Prince Arowana says something.
「Doesn’t the saintly lord have any plans to sell what he’s made here and turn it into gold?」
Here’s what I made.
For example, vegetables from the field. Processed foods made from these ingredients. A number of mana metal hardware given to me by sensei. Clothing that I sewed up in my own way with no fashion sense.
So far, this is what it looks like.
「Honestly, the stuff you make here is unimaginable. First of all, the food is good definitely delicious. It’s delicious on its own if you cook it, it tastes several times better. Even the food served in the royal palace is far beyond that! 」
「Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.……! 」
It’s a little too much of a lift, but it’s honestly nice to be praised.
I have to take care of my vegetables every day and I’ve to grow them.
「And the hardware you use in your daily life. What do you mean it’s made out of total mana metal? I think that my sense becomes funny? 」
「is that so? 」
「Yeah, I’d still feel more real if it was made of all pure gold or something! 」
I had a hint of it, but mana metal is quite a valuable metal.
It’s hard to realise it because this metal wasn’t in the previous world but in the narrative of Prince Arowana it is worth more than pure gold?
Sensei, You bring me such a valuable thing as a gift…!
「Well, even if you keep the hardware. It’s the food! Saint, could you share the vegetables that you are growing if there’s any surplus? Of course I’ll pay the price! 」
「With these vegetables, I’m sure we can recreate our own unique taste in our palace! My father and mother will love it! Please do! 」
The harvested crops have been thrown into the pantry, but I wonder if there was a surplus.
Our consumption has jumped so much since the Orcobos and the Vielle started living in our house that it’s hard to read the storage safety line.
However, he predicted that the time would come when he would be able to sell what he had made in the frontier and convert it into money.
To a certain extent, the development of the frontier is the only indicator that can be made.
Are we finally reaching that stage?
「….Let’s check the storage levels to see if there’s anything we can divide. However, when it comes to selling it’s only a personal transaction with Prince Arowana in Confidential.」
「It’s right after an incident like that. We better avoid talking about this place again so soon.」
Such an incident is the one where the Demon Astares-san attacked the other day.
「I can assure you that our vegetables will be well received by the public. It wouldn’t be a wise policy for this place to be bandied about right after the trouble with the demon race. 」
Prince Arowana seemed to be convinced.
But are you sure I’ll get such a natural reputation.
「for a while, let’s say that my family will enjoy the vegetables you gave us. I mean, let’s keep it hidden as much as possible.」
「Are you sure? 」
So let’s talk about that kind of thing….
Is there any food you’d like to trade in as a priority? I asked in an attempt.
「pickled daikon radish! (Takuwan)」
I got a quick reply.
It’s delicious. You can eat between meals like snacks
「But I’m in trouble. Takuan is a favourite of sensei too. 」
It has become a staple souvenir when you go to visit a cave dungeon.
I have to keep some of them to give to sensei.
「That’s…! No life king will suffer……!!」
Prince Arowana looked desperate from the bottom of his heart.
Is it enough?
「Hey, Saint. If I go to visit Sensei-dono, will you serve me a takuwan for tea? 」
「Don’t get lost brother, don’t get lost!」
He’s so open-minded, it’s easy to forget that he’s one of the two biggest disasters in the world!
Maybe sensei would greet me with a smile but I feel like that would throw the world out of order!
Let’s grow more radishes from now on.