Published at 28th of February 2018 01:58:24 PM

Chapter 40

Chapter 40 An Adventure with Kagura-san - Bouncing Arc


Up the stairs, we see something like a fountain . The room looks similar as the one with the withered fountain earlier .
One thing differs from that room, there's something enshrined in the bottom of the water . Is that a pedestal? It's hard to see from afar .

"T-this is it! This is the water!!"

Kagura-san sounded ecstatic . This wavy water is what she's been searching for huh .
Lemme see, here's the result of its appraisal .

Dense Magic Water
Quality: Good - Enclosed Mana: 30/30
Water with very dense mana . It has about three average magicians worth of mana enclosed within .

Hohou . Huh? Isn't this the same high quality water Tama-chan usually drinks?

Kagura-san scoops the water with her hands and drinks it . And then she chants something in an unfamiliar language .

Wait a minute . You're using the art to transform your body back already?
It'd be bad in many ways if you did that with those outfits .
Kagura-san, stooooop, if you don't change first . . . .

Kagura-san transformed back to her original size . Of course, the shabby dress and the string panties couldn't hold her as they got torn apart .

"It's back . My body's back, Nobusada!"

She turned to me and made a large gesture to show her joy . The bouncing part of her body is bouncing around all over .

Looks like she hasn't noticed her state . My line of sight are nailed down on the huge twin hills and the black meadow .
Kagura-san tilted her head in confusion to see me not speaking a word .

"W-what's wrong noja? Why aren't you saying anything . . . . "

She seemed to find it strange, she traced my line of sight and realized the state she was in .

"Hywawaaaaaa . D-don't look . Don't look at meeeee . "

She crouches down in a hurry while hiding her body . I'm sorry, it was truly a sight so much that I couldn't manage to avert my glance . It's been meticulously saved in the newly created secret folder in my brain .
I turn around and wait for Kagura-san to finish changing . I could hear sounds of rustling clothes . How do I say it, at times like this, even the tiniest sounds of rustling could be heard .

Zuzuzuzuzuuun .

Deep thumping sounds and tremors happened again . Are these repeated tremors from the ant nest collapsing?

"A, aaaaaaaaaa"

Kagura-san who was changing in a hurry wailed in despair .
I run up to her and see that the Dense Magic Water pool that should have been there is gone, and you can see the bottom . It's clearly visible now, there's a sword enshrined on a pedestal-like thing .
I took a sidelong glance at the dejected Kagura-san and descended down to the bottom of the fountain .

It wasn't really clear from above, but the thing enshrined at the bottom was a single katana .

I carefully approach it and take it in my hand .

Lunar Cat

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Quality: High - Enclosed Mana: 21/21
Material: Positive Force Life Tree - Soul Steel - Magic Steel
One of the only three Living Soul Katanas whose performance changes depending on its user . Merely maintaining its blade requires an enormous amount of mana, thus rarely anyone could wield it .
Gift: 【Regeneration】 【Hardening】 【Back Blade - Un-slash】

I get what's going on somehow after appraising it . Someone must have enshrined it under the Dense Magic Water in order to maintain its blade . It's probably correct to think  that the blade didn't rust even under water because it was constantly supplied with mana . All facilities in this cave must have been for storing this thing .

I create earth wall into stairs and climb up the fountain .
Might as well try unsheathing this thing .


Huh what? It won't come off!?
I calm myself and put my hand on the grip .
Nuoou . I can't draw it out . Is there a trick to this?
I should test it out once we get back . Ah right, I've got to discuss what we should do with this .

"Aah, Kagura-san?"

Ah, she looks like she's about to cry and has a look like she's decided on something . I haven't been with her long, but I somehow know that this face means she's going to go off and disappear somewhere .

"Fuuh, this would mean that I have to go back to the wandering days . Nobusada, I'm really glad that I was able to go on a journey with you in the end . "

I have to ask one thing to Kagura-san who's asking for a handshake, looking like she's about to disappear anytime now .

"No well, about that . Would it be a problem if the magic water you need has better quality and enclosed mana than the one earlier?"

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"Hm? Well, the better quality the more expensive it is . There is no problem noja . Besides, that level of magic water would need every last bit of mana from three to four average magicians just to be made, you know? You'd need a vast sum of money were you to purchase it . "

Eh, really? Does that mean Tama-chan who's been having it as her meal three times a day is actually a celebrity?

"Well, I can easily provide you that level of magic water . . . I mean, Tama-chan has been having it everyday . "

I produced the magic water as I said that .

Dense Magic Water
Quality: High - Enclosed Mana: 40/40
Water with very dense mana . It has about four average magicians worth of mana enclosed within .

. . . Kaguras-san was stunned to see the magic water I created in my hand .


. . . Explanation time again . . .

" . . J-just what was all those hardships for . . . "

She went down on all four and fell depressed . Err well, I'm sorry about it .

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After looking down for a while, she resolved on something and turned her sight at me . The hint of passion in her eyes that are looking at me must just be imagination right?

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"No-Nobusada . I will have you take responsibility for inspecting every inch of my body noja!"


Right when I was frozen by the sudden claim, she forcefully put her lips on mine .
My mind can't catch with the sudden progression of events . The sweet fragrance peculiar to women tickles my nasal cavity .
After what feels like a long yet short time, Kagura-san separates herself and speaks while locking eyes with me .

"This is a deposit . You will provide me one month worth of Dense Magic Water as your responsibility . I'll also make sure to compensate you . "

"For Kagura-san, I don't really mind giving . . . "

"No, I'm grateful for the gesture, but you cannot do that . Did you know that high quality Dense Magic Water is one of the ingredient for Extra Potion and the likes? If I were to buy it, even 2000 mani a bottle would be cheap . "

Eh!? It's that much? I won't have money problem if I make use of this . . . No no wait, spreading it carelessly would put me in danger instead . Quick cash scheme would bring in too many danger, let's not go with it . If those greedy Alchemist Guild bunch or something were to took a whiff of it, we'd have no idea what they'd do .

"Then, how about you put your body up . . . "

"Wha!? . . . Un, t-that's one possibility . . . Being sought after by a gentleman isn't so bad in itself . . . *mutter mutter* . "

" . . . and help me if I'm ever in trouble . Wait, she's not listening!?"

Kagura-san is muttering something, but I can't hear her well . Well, I'd be fine with her helping me as an assistant in my quest every time she ask the water .
Anyway, getting suddenly kissed was surprising . Wonder how many years ago was that, I didn't have one after becoming a withered old man in my former world .
My body now reacts too much, it's problematic though . However, my reason still manages to stop me from getting to the act right here right now .
I do carry the desire to make it happen some day, but I still lack so many things at present, gotta bear with it, bear!