The next day, I woke up very early. I checked my watch and it was only 4:00. I guess it must be because I had been leisurely sleeping all day yesterday due to the sense of security from the stone wall.
I boiled hot water to make marble herbal tea and then I just kept on sipping the tea beside the open bonfire. This moment before daybreak was precious to me. I liked this quiet time after bedtime. Everyone was still asleep, I was the only one already awake.
The time before I fell asleep and after everyone was already asleep was the best time to gather my thoughts about various things. I thought about Juno, Margo, Sarasa and while I was at it, about Bavarian-sama too.
I wondered if Juno had given up on Sarasa and already started searching for a new love. Juno was a handsome young man so I was sure the women in the town wouldn’t leave him alone.
I wondered how it was going with Margo and Sarasa. From the way I see it, it seemed Margo was trying to run away from Sarasa’s fierce attack the other day.
Though I don’t know how long he can keep on running away. I can already see the finish line for them.
As for Bavarian-sama, something must’ve happened to him. Otherwise, it was simply unbelievable that his disposition would take a drastic change like that. It might have had something to do with the fact that he had lost his right arm. I had accepted Bavarian-sama’s apology and the money he gave to me as a nuisance fee had contributed to the construction of this stone wall that greatly increased my survival rate.
I don’t have any resentment toward him anymore.
Rather than that, I was more concerned about the fact that Bavarian-sama’s son, Heinrich-sama, now held the true authority over the town. I didn’t have the slightest intention of being involved with them but I couldn’t really say for sure that Bavarian-sama wouldn’t come to ask me for help.
If that happens then I will have no choice. I will need to do the things I can do.
Like a clear stream, the thoughts about the people around me were flowing smoothly from upstream to downstream.
Dan, Kai-sensei, Han-sensei, Kishuu-sensei, Donny who was working as Bavarian-sama’s bodyguard, the old man from the dismantling shop and the workers who built my stone wall too.
As I continued to gaze mindlessly at the flickering fire from the bonfire, the faces of the people I had met and helped me in this other world came and went in succession.
About Ash, it must have been two months since I first met him. He showed absolutely no sign of growing into adulthood, still remaining as the cutest thing in this world. Maybe because Ash was a creature unique to this world only.
Right now, Ash was still curled up like a ball on my bed, sleeping peacefully. Unconsciously, my face turned into a slovenly smile.
I’m a little weak if it’s about Ash.
Compared to when I first came to this world, the days were starting to get shorter. It seemed fall was about to come, followed by winter. I wasn’t that worried about winter since I could keep myself warm with either firewood or coal. Or rather, I was looking forward to taking a dip in a hot bath while watching the falling snow.
….The morning is coming soon.
As for today, I was thinking of going to the river to procure water for my bath and spent my time leisurely fishing. Just imagining the grilled river fish made my stomach hungry.
The morning sun was rising and the chickens started to sing.
Now then, let’s start another round of lazy days like usual.
T/N: I wonder if this is another premonition that MC is going to get involved with the feudal lord business?