What if you have a billion yen on a deserted island? How will that money help you? Of course everyone will say that the most important thing when stranded on a deserted island is to have survival skills and basic supplies like food, shelter and clothes.
In a world filled with lesser dragons flying in the sky, money might not have that much value. Having enough money to buy the basic necessities so you could keep on living was more than enough. What was important was the freedom to spend your time as you pleased and not having your lifespan taken by other people.
Time is money might not be entirely correct.
Time and money were never equal. For me, time was far, far more valuable than money.
Today, I was planning on making iron plates in the size that I could put in a drum. I crushed merman scales to give water attributes to the iron plates.
I had been thinking about transportation problems when it was snowing in the winter. It seemed that it’d be difficult for me to carefreely fetch water from the river in a drum with a wagon like I used to do. So, I decided to make an iron plate that could produce water, or 【water board】and installed them on a drum to store water for a bath.
The water produced was clean but it was producing water at extremely low speed. One drum wouldn’t be enough so I made 3 drums in total. Furthermore, when snow started to pile up, I could also melt the snow and use it for a bath.
Just about time. I had just finished making 3 water boards. My whole body was drenched in sweat, making me want to take a bath. I really wanted to take a bath right now so I loaded the empty drums in a wagon and went to the river to fetch water for my hot bath.
I exhaled deeply and my breath turned into steam. Looking up to the sky, the blue moon looked unusually bigger than usual. Suddenly, a thought came to my mind. I didn’t think about Yurina-san at all today. People really couldn’t live only for love, unlike what they showcased in TV dramas.
You need to put in a lot of effort in order to live a real life. For example, I spent the whole day thinking about how to get enough water for a hot bath.
My boss used to say that I should “compromise” and that I had no dream since it seemed at this rate I would never get married.
Is what my boss said true though?
Compromise, get married and build a family. I think the people who actually made that happen were amazing and I didn’t have the right to say otherwise. However, no matter what, I couldn’t think of anything more valuable than the relationship I created with my close friends in this strange world.
By the time I realized it, I had found myself becoming a pitiful creature who was analyzing myself calmly and objectively after getting so excited at the thought of her.
T/N: A roller coaster of emotions~