When I woke up this morning, I realized I had caught a cold.
Ah, this is definitely a bad one.
The sluggish feeling when you have a fever, sore throat along with the pain when you cough. My nose was runny too and although I was staggering on my feet, I was somehow able to feed the animals and Ash.
I didn’t have any appetite but I forced myself to eat at least fruit and bread. After that… Medicine… Although I said ‘medicine’, I only had irene herb and mylene detoxification herb that I had already dried and made into powder beforehand. I drank them together with water and then I laid down on the bed again.
I might be in my worst possible situation ever. Now I truly understood how blessful modern day Japan was. I started getting anxious, worried if I might die just like this. There was no hospital in this world. Well, maybe there was one in Resta but I wouldn’t know for sure. I was also worried about the standard of medical knowledge in this world. I should’ve done more research about this.
Either way, I didn’t have enough energy to get on a wagon, enduring the rattling and the shaking as I went to town. My condition would surely become worse before I could get any doctor. I might die just like this. At any rate, if there was no hospital at the same level as modern day Japan, that means they wouldn’t have medicine for colds either.
There was no guarantee the herbs would work either. I shuddered in fear at the thought.
As I was laying down, looking all depressed, Ash came near my head. A piece of dried meat, all sticky from drool, was placed in front of me. This was the dried meat I had put in Ash’s bowl for him to eat.
You’re giving this to me?
Ash’s fur was getting sticky from drool but he still properly sat up and waited for me to eat. Even though he wanted to have this dried meat all for himself, he still gave it to me.
I couldn’t help but to hug Ash.
“Ash, let’s eat it together.”
I split the dried meat in half and shared it with Ash. This gesture really warmed my already weak heart a lot.
After that, I laid down again and closed my eyes. I would fall asleep, eat something, drink the herb, lay down and repeat the process again.
If I was alone, I would’ve already become crushed under my anxiety but thanks to Ash, I strangely didn’t feel anxious.
Within the darkness of the night, I left the lantern’s light on.
My feet felt warmer than usual.
T/N: ASH THE BESTEST BOIIIII ༼☯﹏☯༽