WM – Chapter 62: Fuji-yan begins a new business

“Welcome~. Would you like to try this?” 

“Right now, we are running a promotion. The first 30 customers will get a 10% discount.” 

Today, I participated in the new business of Fuji-yan.

Or so I say, but I am simply watching.

I thought about calling for customers, but the ones giving out the pamphlets are cute cat ear and fox eared female employees.

Yeah, no need for a man.

The one in command is Nina-san.

She is giving instructions promptly.

“How are the sales?” (Makoto)

“It is popular-desu zo. How about you, Takki-dono? Is the making of the ‘material’ going well?” (Fujiwara)

“Plenty of room.” (Makoto)

“How reliable!” (Fujiwara)

Glad to see that it is going well.

“What are you doing, Makoto?” 

“Part-time job at Fujiwara-kun’s store?” 

Lucy and Sa-san passed by.

“Fufufu, our new project as partners-desu zo!” (Fujiwara)

“I began a new business with Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

In exchange for helping me, an Evil God believer.

“What’s this~?” 

Sa-san peeks at the box of merchandise.

“Wah, cold! Is this ice?” (Lucy)

Lucy touched the inside and jerked away.

“Takki-dono made ice that won’t melt for 1 year with his Spirit Magic. We put that inside a preserving box, and we are selling it as a refrigerator-desu zo!” (Fujiwara)

“Heeh~, so there’s no refrigerators in this world?”, is what the modern girl, Sa-san, says.

“What’s a refrigerator?”, Lucy asks.

“A refrigerator is a container that cools food and drinks. In the world I was in, it was an item that everyone had.” (Makoto)

“Ooh, sounds convenient. But you can make ice that doesn’t melt?” (Lucy)

“By combining Water Magic and Spirit Magic, I made magic that ‘won’t melt for a while if you don’t bring it out of Makkaren’.” (Makoto)

In reality, it is magic that throws everything to the spirits though.

Asking the Spirits of Makkaren, I have them maintain their frozen state.

Of course, they will easily melt if taken out to a different place.

“Wow, then it will definitely sell! Are you winning big?” (Aya)

“Well, we are beginning sales, so it is going decently-desu zo.” (Fujiwara)

Fuji-yan chuckles at the question of Sa-san.

“With my proficiency, 1 year is the longest I can maintain it though. If I did my best, I could lengthen it to 2-3 years.” (Makoto)

“I heard from Takki-dono that the ice that was made from his training was pointlessly gathering. So we thought that it could be used.” (Fujiwara)

It was a pain to melt them every single time.

“Aah, now that I think about it, Mary-san was wondering why the waterway at the back of the guild has been freezing lately. So that was your doing, Makoto.” (Lucy)

“I have been thawing it properly lately after getting caught by Mary-san.” (Makoto)

When I made unmelting ice every now and then and left it like that, it would get found out and I would get yelled at.

“Takatsuki-kun, you really do love training. The same as leveling up.” (Aya)

Sa-san laughs.

“What are you two doing?”, Fuji-yan asks.

“I was having Lucy-san guide me through the city, and also shopping, maybe?” (Aya)

“If that’s the case, you could have invited me too.” (Makoto)

We are a party of three, right? I am a bit sad.

“Makoto, you want to choose the underwear of Aya together?” (Lucy)

Lucy asks me with cold eyes.

“I’m fine. Let’s go together.”, Sa-san says all smiles.

“Aah…nah, it’s okay.” (Makoto)

Yeah, you girls go by yourselves.

“The merchandise will be sold out in a bit, so how about we all eat together?” (Nina)

Maybe Nina-san had finished giving her instructions to the employees, she came here.

“I’m in~.” (Lucy)

“Let’s go, let’s go~.” (Aya)

It seems like it has ended up with everyone having dinner together.

◇◇

“To the success of this new business!” 

“““““Cheers!”””””

We were in celebratory spirits at the Cat Ears Garden due to the high sales of the new product.

“Man, the Spirit Magic of Takki-dono is convenient~.” (Fujiwara)

“As expected of Makoto-sama!” (Nina)

Fuji-yan and Nina-san praise me.

These two always immediately begin flattering me. Not that I dislike it though.

“Right now it can only be used in Makkaren and Laberintos though.” (Makoto)

I answer while eating garlic meat and olive oil pasta. 

This is tasty. Wonder if I can make it too.

“The food here is delicious!” (Aya)

Sa-san was munching a big fried fish as she said this.

“By the way, the owner is Fuji-yan.” (Makoto)

“““Eh?”””

Lucy, Sa-san, and Nina-san made surprised expressions.

Wait, why Nina-san?

“Goshujin-sama, you bought another establishment on your own, didn’t you?” (Nina)

Nina-san stares at Fuji-yan straight.

“I-Isn’t it fine?! I have been aiming for this place for a while now-desu zo!” (Fujiwara)

“Goshujin-sama, you lack self-restraint for things you like.” (Nina)

Fuji-yan is being scolded by Nina-san.

“Now that I think about it, Fujiwara-kun is the type that would buy the whole series of a game he likes, and all the volumes of a manga, right?” (Aya)

“He would pour all his part-time job money in buying things he liked.” (Makoto)

I remember the past together with Sa-san.

How nostalgic.

“Haah…the girl in finances will get angry at you again, you know?” (Nina)

“Nina-dono, at that time, please come together with me…” (Fujiwara)

“Can’t be helped.” (Nina)

When I look at them like this, they are a good duo.

“Fujiyan-san and Nina-san get along well.” (Lucy)

“She is apparently the first comrade of Fuji-yan since coming to this world after all.” (Makoto)

“I see. By the way, I am your first comrade, right, Makoto?” (Lucy)

Why do you ask that so suddenly, Lucy?

“Hey hey, Takatsuki-kun. Let’s talk about our time in middle school.” (Aya)

Sa-san, please stop the strange rivalry.

At the moment when we were having a fun time drinking and talking…

“Makoto-kun! So you were here!” 

Mary-san came as if in a hurry.

“Mary-san, what’s the matter?” (Makoto)

“I have received a message from the Adventurer Guild of Highland!” (Mary)

Eh? I have a bad feeling about this.

“Here, a message from Princess Noel”, she gives me a paper that has a short message in it.

“…”

This is definitely the work of Sakurai-kun!

“Uhm, ‘we would like to invite you in order to celebrate your contribution in saving Laberintos’…?” (Makoto)

“Wait, that wasn’t in the report!” (Mary)

Mary-san puffs up in anger.

Now that I think about it, we only reported that we defeated the Harpy Queen?

“I forgot.” (Makoto)

“Geez. You are always like this, Makoto-kun.” (Mary)

Mary-san ruffles my hair.

“The invitation is for 1 month from now. Understood?” (Mary)

“Yes, understood.” (Makoto)

The Goddess told me to get along with the Oracles = the Princesses.

I am already riding this boat.

“There’s also another invitation.” (Mary)

“Eh?” (Makoto)

Mary-san takes out one other paper.

“Princess Sofia has sent an order to come to the capital of the Water Country. This one is in 7 days.” (Mary)

“…”

This one’s an order?

Moreover, the settled date is so close.

The Princess with those cold eyes surfaces in my mind.

H-Hmm.

I am not feeling it…

“It is written as an order, but it is actually to tell you words of appreciation, so come to the capital. The contents are no different from the ones of Princess Noel.” (Mary)

Mary-san adds.

“Do I have to go?” (Makoto)

“Well, if you are going to be staying in the Water Country in the future, it would be best to go.” (Mary)

“Right.” (Makoto)

Can’t be helped.

“There’s a variety of things that the guild has to communicate to you, so make sure to show up tomorrow, okay?”, saying this, Mary-san sat on a seat at our table.

What is she doing?

“Today’s job is over! Now, let’s drink. One ale here.” (Mary)

“You are joining as if natural”, Lucy says amazed.

“Cause you know, Makoto has finally returned, and yet, he is going to be leaving somewhere faraway again!” (Mary)

I see, I will be leaving Makkaren for a while again.

Even though I just returned…

That feeling might have shown in my face.

“Oh, Makoto-kun. Are you sad that you won’t be able to see me? Are you?”, she hugged me.

“I am.” (Makoto)

When I look at Mary-san, I feel like I have returned to Makkaren.

She is the first person that registered me as an adventurer.

“?!” 

Mary-san separated from me in an instant.

She had a red face and her mouth was flapping.

I didn’t say anything weird.

“Makoto-kun, want to stay at my apartment today?”, she shuffled closer to me and whispered in my ear.

“I won’t.” (Makoto)

I drank till I collapsed last time.

“Takatsuki-kun has become a playboy…” “I want to say that too…” 

Sa-san and Lucy, what are you girls saying? 

We meet everyday already.

In the end, we were pulled by the drinking Mary-san, and ended up drinking until the closing time of the restaurant.

◇◇

The next day at the Adventurer Guild.

“Takatsuki Makoto-san. In consideration for your contribution to the subjugation of the Taboo Dragon in Laberintos, you will be promoted to Silver Rank.” (Mary)

Even though she drank so much yesterday night, she didn’t show a single sign of having a hangover, and had a serious and business-like face. That’s Mary-san for you.

My head is still throbbing.

“Wait, me, Silver Rank? I just became an Iron not that long ago.” (Makoto)

“Kuh! Even the record for the shortest amount of time to becoming Silver!” (Jean)

I heard the mortified voice of Jean from behind.

“Makoto, nicely done!” (Lucy)

Lucy gives me a thumbs up with a wide smile on her face.

Sa-san doesn’t seem to get it, but still smiles.

I also don’t really get it myself.

“I think I don’t really have the ability to match that rank. I don’t mind staying as Iron for a while.” (Makoto)

I remember the time when Nina-san fought against the Chimera one on one.

I don’t think I have the same strength as that.

“You obviously can’t revoke it. You were invited to the capital of Highland and Rozes by royalty. We as the Adventurer Guild of Makkaren can’t send you off as an Iron Rank.” (Mary)

‘Don’t say selfish things’, Mary-san says as she chides me.

…It was a forced event.

I became a Silver Rank, and as celebration, Lucas-san and the Skewer Stall Boss made me drink a whole lot.

Mary-san was teasing me as always, and Jean announced: ‘I will catch up to you in an instant, got it?!’.

And so, we once again departed from Makkaren.

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49 thoughts on “WM – Chapter 62: Fuji-yan begins a new business

  1. What a great chapter!

    New business totally out of left field but so genius!

    Personally I was pinning the business on some kind of improved water transportation system but this one was much better!

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  2. Refrigerator business? Nice! Now he just needs to reinvent ice cream and they’ll be set for life!
    That’s if he survives the seduction of Princess Sofia… He’s got this! I think…
    Thanks for the chapter

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  3. Oh boy I’m ready for a bit of drama with miss water princess, if shes gonna end up as a party member then she better get some darn good character growth or shes gonna be quite hated

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  4. OK I wasn’t expecting the business idea of Makoto to be selling refrigerators. I thought it’d be something like a water park. Well since he’s the only one currently who can make the ice for the refrigerators and they only work in Laberintos and Makkaren then he gets a monopoly and stimulates the growth and economy of the two cities since people who want a refrigerator would need to live there so they’d have to move to those cities and businesses can attract more customers by now being able to sell cold things. Also if Makoto reveals that you need Spirit Magic to make the ice, then that magic will begin to lose some of its bad reputation.

    Ugh he’s being ORDERED to meet Sofia. She’s certainly not endearing herself to him by doing that.

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    1. I also thought about the water park.I have a feeling that Princess Sofia is what might be the kind of character that wasn’t good at talking and being pushed around by everyone well i just hope so.

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      1. I agree about Sophia. I get more of a Kuudere feeling from her especially after hearing about her countries circumstances.

        Hopefully that is the case and we get more character development. Fingers crossed

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      2. That’s right, I was also thinking the same!
        She is just someone who was pampered and doesn’t know how to convey her feelings. Especially since everybody is going on saying she doesn’t have an eye for peoples behind her back… I think she doesn’t have someone to rely on who also clearly tells her when she is wrong or rude.
        Let’s see how Makoto will play it out!

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      3. My read is different. She’s still thinking in costs and benefits, and is trying to be strict for dignity’s sake. But she’s just losing control so hard and so fast due to bad luck (and maybe sabotage) so she’s kinda lost and desperate with no idea how to deal with this.

        I’m thinking of Princess Joshua, for example.

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  5. Thanks for the chapter! And damn i didnt predict noel would invite him while hes still in the water country! Though it was hinted i thought itd be much later~ and Makoto yous truly are slowly becoming a harem protag~ wonder if jean and sakurai will get along seeing that both are good looking and seem to have a weird obsession/trust in makoto, my rotten side is going full force on the fanfic

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  6. Damn, Makoto was really smooth there. I wanna see Mary-san blushing.
    And Sa-san is getting bolder and bolder with her trying to seduce Makoto, how lewd but I approve.

    I was wondering why he didn’t use ice magic through the spirits until now, but it seems he is training it.

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  7. Mary: Will you miss me?
    Makoto: Yes

    Man, Makoto is growing to be a smooth talker and we know his dense side is mostly because of his skill that’s always active, I wonder when he’ll realise all the flags he’s risen so far.

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    1. “Makoto, you want to choose the underwear of Aya together?”
      Well, he probably should for Mary. I figure he owes her a new pair now.

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  8. Thanks for the chapter as always! Tbh I half expected the business would’ve been something like r-15 manga. You got two otakus so they should have a pretty good selection of stories to ripo- i mean parody. Yeah parody.

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  9. I’m not sure where to notify Reigokai so excuse me for using the comment section… Ahem! Ch. 301 for Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu was released yesterday. Yes, the author is back again with a new chapter AND we didn’t have to wait a year for it! Eagerly awaiting the translation Reigokai! As always thank you for your great work! Now back to lurking… I’ll try posting a little more often… So long as Animal Crossing NH doesn’t take me hostage again.

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  10. Comrades. Yesterday was a day with new chapter of tsuki ;D I thought it was on hiatus again… Banzai~~
    And about this chapter I think Sofia will be in his harem sooner or later 😀

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  11. Oooh. Fridges. Yeah, that would be a product that sells like hotcakes. The 1 year time limit and local restriction is mostly beneficial to business as well.

    I love how Fuji-yan is just having his own adventure with his own quirks. The bromance runs strong.

    Ahhh…and now the next event approaches. That princess again. Well, as far as bargaining power, Takki has more at the moment, so maybe it’ll work out. This country is way too used to being heavy-handed though.

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  12. Sofia’s summon being an order and the Mary-san clarifying that it is the same kind of request that Noel gave tells me basically that Noel is really a smooth operator and is trying to secure all the powerful people. Sofia probably unable to do it properly. I think we will hear more about her side soon. I do not “distrust” Sofia (do not trust her either), but I definitely distrust Noel.

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    1. Sofia’s subordinates are all brownnosers that don’t care about anything but themselves. She doesn’t even realize she’s being overbearing because no one would tell her.
      Feel a little sorry for her but she’s still annoying. Noel is much more pleasant but a dangerous schemer.

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  13. Whenever Mary-san express her desire to invite Makoto to her apartment, my brains can’t process what will going to happen. Even though deep inside, i know they will just sleep and say part always in the morning after an egg and bacon breakfast.

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  14. Thank you for the chapter !,
    But damn that THOT surely planning something dirty (and I don’t want to know ’bout it)
    anyway it’s good to be straightforward than become third rate harem guy ( might as well enjoy it) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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