Miniature Garden Chemister - Chapter 18
18. Hinami and Ikuru - 6
The next day, I remembered yesterday's events while opening up the exchange diary. Ikuru came to my house along with the snow rabbit. My life has become livelier compared to before when plants were dying because I over watered them. I'm happy but very confused. This is... probably a luxurious problem.
’’Fu fu ...’’
I unintentionally laughed when I recalled Ikuru's reaction when he saw the bath. It may be the first time I laughed since I came into this world.
’’What, this bath is amazing...! Can I use it everyday?’’
That conversation came to mind too.
Apparently Ikuru loves taking baths. Yeah, a skinny ikemen. It was not his familiar frowning face. Instead his eyes were shining. I hope that I can gradually grow closer to him this way.
Well, I need to look at the exchange diary. I had asked God how much I could tell Ikuru. It's not good to talk without permission.
[Exchange diary] = 3 points added
[Current Points : 30,146]
[Potted plant: Small] 1
[Potted plant: Medium] 10
[Potted plant: Large] 20
[Vegetable seeds set] 10
[Fruit seeds set] 10
[Herb seeds set] 10
[Wheat seeds] 50
[Rice seeds] 100
[Brick : x1] 5
New! [ Magic Mangrove] 10,000
[Bottles: x100] 3
[Bath - Extension] 5,000
[Hinami's Room - Extension] 2,000
[Ikuru's Room - Extension] 2,000
[Rooftop - Extension] 10,000
[Basement - Extension] 30,000
[Compounding room - Extension] 15,000
[Door of the miniature garden] 50,000
Good morning Hina,
It seems like I slept properly by locking your door ~!
Oh yeah, about the explanation to Ikuru.
I don't mind letting him know depending on Hina's judgement.
You can talk about God, which is me, and I do not mind having it blurred and giving it a good feeling. Of course it's okay to talk about the points.
Just talking to anyone... can you please stop? If a rumor spreads that Hina can do all of these things... I will be targeted.
So... Hina, I think it's okay to tell everything to anyone you trust.
It seems like judgement is left to me.
Is Ikuru a person I can trust...? I think it's possible. But is it bad to tell him everything? I've only known him for a small amount of time. Is it fine for me to tell him slowly?
Let's think of today's schedule.
Part 1. Explain the house to Ikuru.
Part 2. Make potions to earn points.
Part 3. Play with the snow rabbits.
Also, a new one was added to the point exchange. What is a Magical Mangrove? Mangrove, is it. A tree on water, like in Okinawa? Is that it? I have a lot of points but ... 10,000 points is still a lot. Then again, I want to start going into town and I also need to save points for the door of miniature garden... but I am interested.
’’No, I do not want the points to accumulate! I want a magical mangrove!’’
[Magical Mangrove] = 10,000 points used
[Total : 10,000 points used]
[Current points: 20,146]
This is fine!
A ’’Mangrove’’ is it's name, so it must have been formed in the garden... probably.
For now, take clothes out of the closet. Today, I will play with the snow rabbits, wearing clothes that are easy to move in, and I will be making a lot of recovery potions.
The skirt has culottes, with a soft orange ribbon in the back. Since I'm going outside, I should also take a hat.
’’Oh good morning Ikuru.’’
’’Good morning Hinami-sama’’
As I went down into the living room, Ikuru welcomed me.
His hair is slightly wet. Did he take a bath?
I started to laugh as I thought that.
’’What are you laughing at...?’’
’’Uh, I'll make breakfast.’’
’’I already made soup, bread, and sunny-side up eggs.’’
’’Thank you very much!’’
It's a dream come true that breakfast was ready when I got up! Ikuru will make a good bridewouldn't he? ... I can't lose! I'll get up early and surprise Ikuru with breakfast!
’’A common breakfast as expected.’’
’’Well, I think that it's common. But there seems to be some rice in some regions.’’
’’Rice is good for breakfast!’’
’’Did you come from a region that often eats rice?’’
’’Well... we ate both rice and bread, but rice was eaten more often.’’
The soup that Ikuru made was delicious just like yesterday's. Yesterday's soup was a lot of vegetables, while today is tomato soup. Tomato soup is so tasty...!
I remember in Japan, you cut a lot of vegetables for consomme soup... a lot. No, I shouldn't cut corners. Consomme soup is delicious.
After we ate everything, we cleaned and put away the tableware.
’’Before explaining about the house, I will play with the snow rabbits.’’
’’Ok, I don't mind.’’
The rabbits are energetic in the garden. As I opened the door to the garden, I stopped.
Ikuru and I noticed the mutation in the garden immediately.
’’Eh!?’’( both of them)
Our voices had superbly overlapped.
But Ikuru had called it a 'magic mangrove', so it does exist in this world.
To the left of the garden, there are six trees about 3 meters each. It was growing, and water was overflowing from the root. Spring water ... I guess. It flows a little like a river for about 2 meters and was sucked into the root of a tree at the back.
... What a mysterious phenomenon. In other words, spring water flows from the root of five trees, and it makes a river about 2 meters. There is also a tree at the end of the small river which absorbs the water, and the river ends.
It does indeed seem to be a mini mangrove.
’’Does Ikuru know what this is?’’
’’This is a 'magic mangrove' and the water that come from this tree... 'princess tree' produces magical water. By the way, the stone that is touched by this water can become a magic stone, although it's rare.’’
’’Although, this is only found in deep forests and mountains...’’
Ikuru's eye feels like it's complaining to me ’’What is this?’’.
’’Well... how can I describe this?’’
’’You can tell me when you're ready, until then I will not ask.’’
’’I understand... I will summarize it today!’’
’’I don't expect an explanation but I'll be waiting.’’
Ikuru is kind.
Maybe it's because I made a contract, but what is this atmosphere? The tone is quite negligent, but it's not an unpleasant feeling. Strange.
’’Well, for now, this water is magic water.’’
’’Yes. The princess tree sucks up the water to distribute the magic in to create. Then it is returned into the river.’’
’’Wow... that's amazing.’’
When I squat down and touch the water, it's very cold!
’’Ikuru! The water is awfully cold!’’
’’Water that has magic becomes cold.’’
’’Ikuru is a well-informed person!’’
Oh, is this water drinkable?
For Japanese people, that is. Because water is dangerous to drink as is, you need to at least boil it! It's a implicit rule.
...The snow rabbit drank the magic water!
Is it delicious?
’’It's okay to drink it since it's clean.’’
’’Would you like to drink?’’
It seems like Ikuru has not overlooked anything.
Aren't you interested?
This is spring water that can be drunk only in mountains and in a deep forest. Don't you feel like drinking it?
This is such a phenomenon! Maybe it's just me.
’’... It's cold, but good.’’
’’And it's slightly... sweet?’’
’’Ah... clean magic water is sweet. A magic mangrove is an indication of magic water.’’
This is indeed the magic mangrove that I had gotten from the God's point exchange. The performance seems to be perfect.
The snow rabbit and I were drinking the delicious water, and there was a feeling that there was excessive force, but it was good! Ikuru was drinking the water on the side, and I was surprised by the sweetness.
’’Nevertheless, you don't often see natural magic water.’’
’’Yes. There is artificial magic water made using magic stones while the princess tree produces natural magic water. Of course, the natural magic water is overwhelmingly better.’’
’’I see...! Does that mean I can make magic water with the magic stone that I bought from the city?’’
’’Yes, but it isn't necessary for you.’’
Certainly, I also think that and nod.
There is so much natural magic water, that it is not necessary to produce it that way. From today onwards I will try making marine potion ( high mana potion).
Blue grass, powder of a magic stone, magic water and a bottle.
’’I need the powder of a magic stone!’’
’’I would like to make a marine potion, but I don't have enough magic stone powder, and ...’’
’’Well, a magic stone is usually shaved and powdered... but I think you can substitute the powder for sand from the magic mangrove.’’
’’Well, is that so?’’
As I grasp the sand with amazement, Ikuru nods once.
I see, I see...
’’It's an amazing magical robe!’’
’’It's a magic mangrove.’’
Ikuru had corrected it immediately, it was short lived.
For now, I need to make recovery potions to save up for the door of the miniature garden. Then meals will be faster!
’’Ikuru! Please help me make potions!’’.
’’Ok, I understand.’’
I brought the big pot that was near the wall and handed it to Ikuru. Then got the blue grass that was picked yesterday and planted it carefully in the garden. It seemed convenient, so I planted it immediately next to the magical robe ... magic mangrove.
Ikuru with the pot seems to have a question mark above his head, but I do not mind. The skill <<Angel's Voice>>, needs to be hidden. It is also the center of my life.
’’Are you planting these to make marine potions?’’
’’ A lot will be made! Ikuru I need you to help pick the grass.’’
’’I'm sure that you get along well with the magical water of the magic mangrove. You will grow up big...? <<Angel's Voice>>.’’
The single blue grass plant we planted had increased to several dozen or more with my voice around the magical mangrove. Yes, it had increased by a lot.
<<Angel's Voice>>, there is a change in effect depending on the image when chanting. Somehow <<Angel's Voice>>can accelerate plant growth slightly just by muttering. However, if you use an imagine flowers blooming or cheer while speaking, it will show dramatic results.
’’It's one of the only skills I can use.’’
’’Yes. For now let's pick up the grass!’’
Ikuru started to pick up blue grass and I once again use <<Angel's Voice>>. And the blue grass bloomed. Then I use <<Angel's Voice>>a few more times. As I was chanting and looking around, one side was dyed blue.
’’Oh, I increased it too much!’’
’’A pot is plenty enough...’’
Ikuru's amazed mutter was heard.
Or rather, Ikuru did not make an amazed face! I wonder if he's getting used to it. He is an adult after all.
Anyways, I need a bottle to make a potion. There should be thousands of bottles in the basement.
’’Because the bottles are in the basement, I will get one and make the potion here.’’
This is fine.
Ikuru has three bags containing 100 bottles, while I have one bag. So we brought a total of 400 bottles.
Put them right next to the blue grass and magical mangrove. The material used will be this bottle, the picked blue grass, the magic water of the magical mangrove, and a magic stone. But it's amazing that I can substitute the soil for the water.
It is indeed an all-around skill.
With only one use of the skill, roughly half of the bottles were filled.
I had managed to make marine potions. As I saw the pot, all of the blue grass was missing. As for the magical mangrove, there was change after using the skill... it should be decreasing, it's fearful.
The blue grass is picked with Ikuru again.
Then marine potions are made. While repeating work without care, I felt hungry.
Maybe it's a good time to stop...?
If you look at Ikuru he has an amazed face as expected.
’’I have been here for about three hours already.’’
It seems like more time had passed faster than I had expected.
I saw Ikuru along with all of the marine potions. This number is... yes, I cannot count it.
......I overdid it.