The next morning, I woke up to the sound of rain. I actually didn’t hate the rain. Rainy days made my head silent and calmed my heart.
I took out the buckets and uncovered the bathtub’s lid in order to store rainwater. I felt grateful that I didn’t need to water the plants in the field.
Ash loved the rain. It was a little troublesome when he got covered in mud but it was a sign that he was healthy so it was actually a good thing.
I decided to make some potion in my house for today. After that, maybe I would finish the work Margo had asked me to do. After I finished going through my training regimen, I took care of the livestock and finished it up with breakfast.
I picked irene herbs, mylene antidote herb and berzin herb from the field. I lit up the fire in the blacksmith workshop and started boiling down the medicinal plants to create paruna detoxifying potions and dual potions.
After having an adequate lunch which consisted of dried meat, egg and bread, I went on to work on Margo’s request.
It was still raining outside.
Ash was curled up beside me, sleeping peacefully. He must be tired from playing outside since this morning. He was covered in mud so I needed to wash him later.
I took out the fire stone, merman’s scale and femto powder and crushed them with a hammer to make a powdered version of them. I took out the daggers and then I mixed the fire stone powder with femto powder and merman’s scale powder with femto powder respectively. After that, I used the mixed powder to polish the dagger.
SWISH SWISH SWISH SWISH
Blacksmithing was a nice thing to do. When I touched the metal, my mind became empty. I kept on polishing the blade until it radiated a glowing light.
I spent the rest of my afternoon doing just that. Mindlessly repeating the same thing over and over again. The rain showed no sign of stopping anytime soon today. I doubt anyone would come on a day like this.
Today, my mind felt so peaceful. I deliberately avoided drinking any alcohol on a day like this.
At night, the sky was pitch black without any stars. By relying on the light from the lantern, I had dried meat and bread for dinner inside the blacksmith workshop. I also drank herbal tea from marble leaves after dinner in order to relax my body and mind.
Before I went to sleep, I washed Ash since he was covered in mud. He was whining, clearly he didn’t want to have a bath but I only told him to endure it. As for myself, I used a wet towel to wipe the sweat off from my body. Then I brushed my teeth.
Having done with my daily hygiene, I had nothing else to do today so I went to sleep with the sound of the rain accompanying me.
Rainy days are good. My mind feels so peaceful. I’m sure I’m going to have a good sleep tonight.
T/N: Somehow when I’m tling this chapter, I’m reminded of the harvest moon. Rainy days sure are nice, especially because I don’t need to water my plants.
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Ash must be complaining because he doesn’t want to take a cold bath. I feel you Ash.