I woke up early in the morning and I could feel the weather was starting to get much colder. I pushed the blanket away but it was too cold after all so I went back to sleep again. When I finally got out of the bed, I filled the newly installed fireplace in my bedroom-slash-living room and then I lit up the fire with a fire dagger.
The gentle warmth penetrated the room slowly and gently. The wooden floor made the room feel even warmer. I brought the stump chair and placed it in front of the fireplace. Then, I sat in front of the fire and watched it with an empty mind.
I washed my face and brushed my teeth with cold water in a bucket.
I don’t want to leave the house….
I, who was originally an indoor type of person, suddenly started going around…
I put on the dark coloured clothes that I got from Yurina-san. The clothes were pretty thick. Since the weather was going to get colder from now on, I could use these thick clothes to dress warmly. I felt truly grateful for the present I received from her.
Anyway for the time being, I went on to feed Ash and the other animals. As for myself, I had bread with dried meat and fruit juice. I ate my meal in my own cabin with my back against the fireplace.
I’m going to spend the rest of the day lazing around.
I decided to practice light and ice magic while sitting on top of the stump chair since those two magic could be practiced inside of the house without any potential trouble. I could finally gradually move the ball of light in any direction I wanted. As for the ice, of course I could put it in any beverages but I could also use it while serving raw food like chicken sashimi by putting the ice underneath the food.
I placed the smoking kit outside of the house to make smoked egg, cheese and venison.
While yawning, I returned to my warm house. I looked at the time with my watch to punctually measure the time needed for smoking. As for the firewood, I had chopped a lot of firewood lately so I had a good amount of firewood stocked. I still needed to stockpile a lot of food and liquor for the upcoming winter though.
Also, I needed something like a coat for when it started snowing. Sarasa’s store must have clothes made from fur.
But today, I would spend the rest of the day by the fireplace. I had already decided to do that after all. This kind of time was necessary for me. The kind of time where I did nothing and just let my mind go blank.
If I had to think about other people everyday, I felt like my head was going to explode. Even though I said I already planned on doing nothing, I still wrote on paper. Collecting the thoughts in my mind, I wrote things like poems and folktales that came to my mind.
Of course I also wrote about practical things like the result of appraisal from plants, animals and monsters. I wrote it right here and there and then I would sort each page according to their category later on.
Currently, I was sorting the pages containing the description of monsters. The living room had enough light thanks to the light from the lantern and the fireplace.
I made quite a lot of progress in my writing. Looking at the watch, I realized I had been working until it was pretty late. It must be proof that I was able to concentrate on my writing.
I immediately started having dinner. I had the newly finished smoked food along with fruit wine.
Just to test it out, I tried making ice using magic and put it inside the fruit wine. The wine tasted so much better like this. This magic was really a good thing to have.
I slowly added more firewood to the fireplace. Ash was curled up comfortably beside the fireplace. Just like this, the warm, quiet and calm time passed by. Even if I spent my time selfishly like this, no one could criticize me.
This is my most favorite and precious time.
T/N: Basically MC needs me time~