Chapter 37: Shopping tour 2
The joking title of the book filled Tatsuro with a desire to take the man back right now. However, the phrase “mixed magic of light and dark” was very interesting to him.
In the first place, both attributes are considered useless on their own, which is why they are mixed with other attributes.
However, it doesn’t make sense that they would dare to combine two useless attributes together.
Besides, light and dark have the property of canceling each other out. In the first place, it was doubtful that a mixture of light and dark magic was even possible.
“It says here that it’s a mixture of light and dark magic, but is it really possible?
” Well, that’s not really what …… is about. I’m not a magician.”
“Why are you even working here?!”
”Ehehe” The middle-aged man’s laugh was not cute at all, and Tatsuro felt like slapping him, but he managed to hold back.
However, it is possible for a man who is ignorant of magic to sell books on magic? But if so, he asked the man another question.
“Can I read inside, just for a moment?”
The man looked surprised, as if to say that he was interested in this kind of thing, but he immediately put on his best sales smile and looked at Tatsuro.
The man had this thought in his head. I’ll definitely get him to buy it! he thought.
Tatsuro, on the other hand, felt his face tense up at the smile that showed his business spirit.
“Hey, customer. Are you curious about it?”
“Yes, yes, just a little bit…”
The man didn’t miss the momentary stammer.
His instincts told him that this guy was very curious.
And Tatsuro felt as embarrassed as if he were about to buy an erotic book. He didn’t want people to think he was trying to buy a book with such a stinking title.
“Well, even if you say it’s only for a little while. We basically don’t do that kind of thing.”
“…… Then it’s okay for people over there to browse normally?”
“Hmm!? That stupid b*****d. I’ll deal with it later!”
“Is that okay?”
“No, I’m talking to a customer right now. Customer service is important!”
If customer service is so important to him, he should learn a little bit about magic! I wanted to say something, but I could tell from his unmoving sales smile that there was no point in saying anything to this man right now.
“Can’t you, by all means?”
“It’s not good. But if you buy it now, I’ll give you a discount.
“Discount you say….”
For Tatsuro and Ai, money was not a big issue right now.
But if he bought a book with such an unrealistic title and it turned out to be a bogus book full of bullshit, he would be an idiot.
Whether he knew it or not, the man pushed him even harder.
“You’re a good customer, too. The price was originally 10,000 cis, but today only! How about 500 cis!
“The original price is so high! Furthermore, 95% discount, you’re trying to sell it even if it’s just one more sis!”?
“Say what you want, but we’re having trouble throwing it away!”
“You’re out of your mind!”
Then there was the slightest of eye contact with the man, and Tatsuro was the one who lost the battle. Curiosity was no match for him after all.
“…………………… I’ll buy it then.”
“I see, I see. Well, then, payment should be made along with your things, please.
“I’ll take that.”
The man left it at that and skipped away, unworthy of his age.
“Haa….I’m so tired…….”
After sighing, Tatsuro joined Ai, paid the bill, and left the third floor with a middle-aged man with a big smile on his face.
This is the first time he has ever been to the fourth floor, where there was a line of furniture, household goods and other general merchandise stores.
“There’s a lot of stuff here.”
“Yeah, let’s go look around.”
So the two of them paraded around the fourth floor, buying everything they could possibly need for their future lives.
There were shampoos, conditioners, and even body soaps, although he didn’t know what they were made of, and Ai happily bought a lot of them, even though they were quite expensive considering the prices in Japan.
After he had finished buying everything, Tatsuro looked around to see if there was anything left, and saw a watch shop.
“Yeah, my phone is already out of juice and I need to know the time, right?”
“Oh, I see. Let’s go buy one.”
Tatsuro nodded and they walked into the store, where they saw many different designs of watches and found a place for a pocket watch.
“This one is convenient to carry around, right?”
“Yes, but they are quite expensive, you know.
The cheapest wall clock was listed at 30,000 Sis, which surprised him, but the most expensive pocket watch was over 70,000 Sis.
In the field of life skills that can be obtained from the system, there were skills related to watches, but the SP cost (9). So they decided to buy it here, concluding that even if it was a bit expensive, they could solve it with money and spend it on other things.
As they were wondering what to buy, Ai thought she had a good idea and happily spoke to Tatsuro.
“Ne ne, Tatsuro.”
“What is it?”
“I’ll choose one for you, and you can choose one for me.”
“Hmm? Does that mean we’ll give each other gifts?”
He was so moved by her adorable smile that he hugged Ai even though they were in the store.
Ai didn’t know what was going on, but she hugged him back, seeming not to be disappointed.
However, it was not easy for the store clerk who showed the whole thing to her. When he looked at the coughing woman, she saw him looking at him with a tight smile.
The two of them smiled affectionately at each other and quickly began to look at each other’s watches.
“Hmm~I think this is.”
The watch Tatsuro held in his hands was painted violet with a carved flower resembling a water lily on the top cover, surrounded by jeweled drops.
It was a beautiful piece, even for a man.
“I think I’ll take this one.”
Ai picked up a pocket watch with a magnificent gold dragon engraved in silver on the top cover, with a rugged pattern on the back that looked like scales.
The dragon engraving seemed like a bit of a no-brainer for Tatsuro, but Ai chose it after much deliberation.
The two of them lined up at the checkout counter to purchase the item they had chosen.
Just before they paid, the woman in the store pulled out a bottle of blue liquid from a shelf in the back and said something like this.
“Would you like to buy some of this magic liquid for your pocket watch?”
The two of them tilted their heads. But since they were obviously wearing nice clothes, I assumed that they had left all the chores to the servants and had never touched such things.
“This magic liquid is the source of energy when using devices that operate on magic power, and the more you use the magic liquid in such devices, the more it diminishes, so when it runs out, you need to pour it back in.”
When they heard that, they understood that it was like a battery in the original world. Then, just for the heck of it, they asked her to show them how to put it in this watch.
“In the case of this pocket watch—–“
She then pulled the top part of the pocket watch upward and opened the lid so that I could see the time.
Then, she turned the glass part of the watch 45 degrees to the right and opened it one more time to reveal a small hole about an inch wide.
“Please refill this hole when the liquid runs out.”
“”Okay, thank you.””
So they bought the magic liquid together and presented each other with the watches they had chosen, observing each other’s watches as much as possible while paying the bill.
“Oh, that’s a cool design. I like it.”
“It’s a little too mature for me, but the flower engraving is beautiful!”
Each of them seemed to like it, so they quickly put the chain on it to keep it from falling off and put it in their pocket.
Then, finally, they reached the fifth floor, the top floor.
The clientele on the fifth floor had changed drastically, and there were many adventurers looking for equipment.
“Is this where they sell equipment?
“Looks like it.”
Without giving it much thought, they approached the store to check out their own equipment.
The first thing they did was to go into the closest store that had all the swords, and there were many different types of swords on display. Ai looked around and picked up a huge iron sword with a barrel of one meter and a width of 20 centimeters. She held it in her hand, checking its weight and how it felt to hold.
“This one feels pretty good to me.”
“…… It’s good that it fits well, but it’s amazing that you can carry such a thing so lightly with your thin arms.”
“Hmmm. It’s true that it’s normal to be able to carry one nowadays, but when you think about it, it’s amazing.
While saying this, she made up her mind to buy it and went to the checkout counter, holding it in one hand. The clerk rolled his eyes at the imbalance and accepted the money.
Next, she went into a spear store and bought an iron spear with a large spiral groove in it.
Continuing at the same pace, she bought a large bow, a tower shield, several knives for throwing, and iron armor for kicking and punching, as well as armor for her feet and hands.
Finally, to keep her range of motion in check, Ai bought some light armor made of iron and a cloak that would repel a bit of magic, and that was the end of her shopping.
On the other hand, Tatsuro bought a long black coat of armor made of demon cloth, light armor made of demon skin to wear inside it, and long boots.
Finally, the two of them walked into a store where wands were sold.
“What’s the point of a wand?”
“‘From what I glanced at in the bookstore earlier, it’s supposed to reduce the load on your magic when you use it.
Maybe it will also reduce the amount of magic power consumed?”
“Let’s get you some good stuff, then.”
“I’d like to, but it seems that the department stores here only sell mass-produced goods, and if you want something really good, you have to special order it.
Anyway, let’s just buy one in time and go home today.”
Just as they were about to take a look, a voice called out to them from behind.
“One in time for now? Does that mean the kid is a wizard in his own right?”
Suddenly, they heard an old man’s voice and turned around to see—–
“”……There is….no one?””
One comment »
Lucas LennanOctober 31, 2021 at 6:08 pm
Thanks for the chapter!
It’s just a short person, I bet. I swear to god LN characters have no peripheral vision.