During the day I had many thoughts, so I ended up having a dream .
Yesterday, I dreamed that I had finally become a bystander!
When the Hero was visiting my shop for weapons, a monster suddenly attacked . I was killed, but the Hero was able to save everybody else . It really was a good dream!
Incidentally, the monster in the dream was a silver donkey, although I’m not sure why .
If the dream had ended at this point, I probably would have been moved to tears . However, it did not end there .
I dreamed that without my help, little Elan had no means of survival . Wandering throughout the whole village and praying . Finally, with not enough to eat or wear, she could only go into the red light district .
Heavens! This dream was too scary! After I woke up I still had lingering fears .
I looked at Elan’s small figure, which was currently cleaning .
Although when we are alone together, she is happy and well-behaved, but once she got nervous, she would begin to cry and stutter . If one day I’m not there anymore, Elan would definitely have no way to survive . In other words, without Elan I would be a useless person!
In my former world, I remember that there was the Ethiopian Red wolves . They would throw their offspring out into the wild to sharpen them and make them stronger .
I obviously cannot throw Elan out . The reason is very simple . The only surroundings of wolves are snow and prey . However, Elan lives in a place full of her predators, humans .
Hence, I decided, I’m was going to teach Elan the methods of forging .
This way, even if something happens, Elan can inherit my shop . No matter what, she would be able to get by .
How can I be this smart… .
After resolving to pass my techniques on to her, my mood immediately improved .
“Elan, as a teacher I intend to pass all my trade secrets on to you today!”
Immediately her eyes lit up .
Her two tiny fists raised up . After a while, she pushed her forefinger under her lower lip .
“But why does big brother suddenly want to teach me?”
“This…well, I cannot always be with you . On the day you must be independent, you will have to take care of yourself . Therefore, you should learn a little now…”
“Does, does big brother not want me anymore? Is Elan very annoying?”
“No, there’s nothing like that . It’s only for in case anyways . ”
Although she looked very reluctant, she did finally agree .
After hanging up the closed sign on the door, I took Elan to the casting chamber and lit a candle .
Even during the day, the forging room was very cold .
However, after lighting a fire the room would become extremely warm . One might even start sweating .
“Next, you have to watch carefully . Elan, you have to watch carefully what I’m about to do . ”
Elan was a novice, so we should start with the ordinary iron sword .
I warmed the furnace, melted the iron, and pulled the bellow, all in a breath .
Using magic, I drew the molten iron in to the air, and formed and cooled it .
In a moment, patterns and symbols were formed .
Proudly jumping up, I grabbed the sword with one hand .
Perfect? How is it, Elan?
Elan looked at me blankly with an incomprehensible expression on her face .
“Can you do it?”
I asked her .
She said, after she tried on the remaining molten iron .
“How can this be?! Then how do you guys normally make weapons?”
Elan made a hammering motion .
“Generally speaking, first is the production of the mold, then adjusting the raw materials . Next would be melting, casting, then finally trimming . ”
Wait a minute, wait a minute .
What Elan said made a lot of sense . It seems that in the former world it was also done this way .
But ever since coming to this world, I’ve found there is a very convenient thing, magic . As long as magic in injected into the material, it can be very easily operable . Such as removing impurities, forging, molding, and the like . Can it be it that it is not so?
“That, and big brother, you ‘retention magic,’ what is that?”
Retention magic? So, in other words, when I first came here I had a magic I could use .
“Ten thousand forging . ”
Elan’s small hands grabbed the edges of her apron skirt .
“That thing . Such a thing, only big brother can do . ”
Is that so!!
Shocked by this bolt from the blue, I was forced onto my knees .
“Finished, it’s finished . Elan will have to go to the red light district . ”
“The flower district?” (TL: Something about the way the words used for red light district also contain “flower street”)
Elan looked at me quizzically .
“No . ”
I held my forehead .
“My meaning is, once I’m gone you will have no food . ”
Elan laughed .
She was a little taller than my kneeling self, so her open arms went around my neck . She put her weight on me .
“That kind of thing doesn’t matter, as long as big brother stays by my side . ”
Well, at this stage there is no good method . I’ll just let Elan practice little by little .