It was early in the afternoon when I woke up on top of the blue sheet because my stomach had been growling. I had been indulging in my desire to do nothing at all for quite a long time. Maybe due to the pleasant sunlight, Ash was also curled up next to me, sleeping peacefully.
I yawned and stretched my body.
No good. Being surrounded by the stone wall makes me feel safe. If this goes on, I’m going to be lazier and lazier with each passing day.
Rubbing my sleepy eyes, I decided to reheat the smoked cheese and smoked egg I had made yesterday and ate them together with bread. Since I was still sleepy, I kept on sitting on the tree stump chair and rested my head against the table and did nothing for a while.
A small bird was perching on top of the stone wall and singing. It was a sound unique to this world. At least, I had never heard that kind of singing even when I was living in rural Hokkaido. I watched in daze as Ash was jumping and hopping as he chased after a rainbow coloured butterfly that had been resting on irene herbs I had planted. The field was also within the protective barrier of my stone wall.
So peaceful…. I wonder why? Even though my house is only surrounded by a mere stone wall, I feel so incredibly safe.
Then it finally dawned on me. I had been living in a place where it wouldn’t be strange for monsters to come attacking me. While it was true that I had ankle snare traps, sound alarms and other traps surrounding my house, up until recently, my house was still in full sight of my enemies.
But thanks to this stone wall, my existence couldn’t be seen from outside. The sound alarm was just basically a bunch of clappers connected with string but this stone wall. This stone wall actually physically prevented my enemies from invading.
Maybe I was able to feel this incredible sense of security because of it. Also, because my sense of security increased, my motivation that originally only reached 10% at most now decreased even further to 3%.
Well, that’s fine too.
After eating a late lunch, the sleepiness hit me again so I laid down on the blue sheet again. I could see Ash snorted at me, seemingly given up on my antics.
Today, I laid down basking in the sun until the sun went down. At night, I gazed at the blue full moon while sipping on alcohol occasionally as I made another batch of smoked food.
Then, without being binded by the constraint of time, I went to sleep at any hour I wanted.
Before I realized it, the kind of life I had been yearning for finally came true.
T/N: I’m glad we only need 100 chapters before our MC finally has a real house.