It was in the afternoon. I was wood chopping with an axe by putting the wood on top of a tree stump when Margo, Juno and Sarasa came in a wagon. They all had a worried expression on their faces.
Most probably, the rumor about that stupid nobleman’s scandal had spread through the town. The three of them looked visibly relieved when they saw the carefree pastoral atmosphere around me. There was no way I’d make a blunder of being forcibly dragged along with that stupid nobleman.
When Ash caught the sight of the three of them, he immediately wagged his tail and jumped straight at them. I was a little bit jealous seeing how easy it was for Ash to become close to anyone.
I continued to chop the woods. The thunking sound of the woods being chopped reverberated around the perimeter. In between the wood chopping sound, I could also hear the sound of the birds singing from somewhere.
After I finished chopping the woods, I wiped my sweat with a towel and went to play with Ash together with the three of them. I also offered them a cup of tea. We then had a friendly chat on the wooden stump table I made myself. Although I could only understand the nuance of their conversation at best and when they asked for my opinion, I’d answer with gestures. It was the usual thing we do to converse.
They must be asking me about the nobleman. I conveyed to them that I had given him money for him to leave me alone and the three of them burst out laughing.
The timing for their arrival was perfect though. There was a rabbit that got caught in my trap this morning. I then conveyed to them I was planning to make marinated smoked egg and cheese. We were going to have a party today.
These guys, they’re really…
It was given that Margo and Juno could drink well but I didn’t expect Sarasa to be able to drink this well too.
Since we were already going to have a drinking party, I was thinking of making grilled chicken too. So I asked the three of them to handle the chicken while I smoked the egg and the cheese. Of course the three of them grilled the chicken while sipping on drinks occasionally.
What a bad adult they are.
Although I couldn’t understand their words, I could see that they were having fun from how blissful they were. Seeing them like that also made me happy too. While sitting around the bonfire, the three of us were singing, dancing and drinking alcohol together.
Ash was begging Sarasa with the ‘hand’ command and so Sarasa gave him some snacks in return. It was really fun. Without realizing it, I had been singing a pop song that suited this quiet starry night. The three of them also listened to me singing.
The party continued on until late at night and so, the three of them decided to stay the night at my place. It was already past Ash’s sleeping hour. I found him sleeping comfortably in his usual spot at the bed.
I spread the straw in the blacksmith workshop to set up an area for them to sleep in. It was going to be a chilly night so I lit up a small fire in the hearth to keep them warm.
The next morning, I offered a cup of water to those three hangover people. I was surprisingly unaffected by the alcohol, maybe because I was a strong drinker or because I restrained myself well.
The three of them then returned to the town, looking obviously pale.
T/N: I think it must be because of MC’s poison resistance skill.