Blacksmith V3 C16
The seasons change and now it became the easiest time to study and learn .
I listened and learned in my classes firmly today again . I also completed all the work during self-study .
Every day was the same but then again studying is a student’s main job .
If that is done then everything else will fall in place or so they say .
I went to Toto’s garden on my way back from class .
It was my usual routine .
Toto and Iris should be trying to create some weird plant in there .
With a picture I can see in my head vividly, I walked to Toto’s garden .
Huh? They aren’t here .
I looked inside the greenhouse but I can’t see them .
I start to look around the greenhouse and see Iris .
Iris was not alone and she had a big dog with her .
It was covered in mud and was really big .
“What’s up with the dog?” (Kururi)
Finally, Iris noticed I was here .
She had a pale face .
“Dog…it is not a dog . ” (Iris)
It is a dog why are you lying .
It’s a dog and good breed at that . I think it is close to St . Bernard, you know the dog that comes up the mountains and gives to brandy .
“It’s a dog . ” (Kururi)
“It may not be a dog . ” (Iris)
What are you talking about? Why are you misrepresenting it?
I know you’re lying .
“Iris, is something wrong with that dog?” (Kururi)
What is it? Is it bad that I think that thing is a dog?
“Does Kururi really think this is a dog?” (Iris)
It seems that I’m being tested .
Maybe I should not admit this thing is a dog .
“So, it is not a dog . ” (Kururi)
“That’s right! It is not a dog . ”
Yes, I got it right .[TLnote: After this, I called the dog ‘not dog’ because of what they’re saying . So, let’s just leave it as it is . ][EDnote: Kururi just playing along cause he can’t beat Iris . XD]
“So, what are you doing with that ‘not dog’?” (Kururi)
“This ‘not dog’ always comes here after school . ” (Iris)
“Hmm, is that so?” (Kururi)
Looking at Iris’s clothes covered in mud, they must have been together for a while .
“This ‘not dog’ is so obedient and amazing . She’s kind and intelligent too . ” (Iris)
“Oh . Yes . ” (Kururi)
“Besides, the body is so big . She does not hurt people, right?” (Iris)
“Yes . ” (Kururi)
“Ah, you are such a good girl, it is a ‘not dog’ that is useful to human beings . ” (Iris)
Yes, I know you want to keep it .
“Should I keep it?”
Iris’ shining eyes seems to be saying “I want to keep the dog!”
“Is it alright?” (Iris)
“It’s not banned . So, I think it’s safe to keep it . ” (Kururi)
No one thought that someone would keep a dog on the school . So, the school regulations do not have anything for it . It’s kind of a gray zone .
“But, is it really good?” (Iris)
“It is alright . Now, let’s get some food for it in dining room . ” (Kururi)
“But… . . ” (Iris)
“I will make a dog house here in the garden since there is a lot of space here . ” (Kururi)
Somehow, I seem to be caught up in the passion to keep it .
Iris then pulled on my clothes . I think she’s saying something .
“…do not do?” (Iris)
“You won’t eat it, right?” (Iris)
“Why would a person eat a dog?!” (Kururi)
After I said that Iris looked up with vigor .
“But I heard of people eating dogs!” (Iris)
“Nobles eat dogs as delicacies! Don’t lie I know!” (Iris)
Her perception is messed up and the face is too close to me . Personal distance, girl .
“No, I do not eat dogs; nor do I know of any nobles that eat dog . Even if there are nobles that do eat, they are in the minority . ” (Kururi)
“Do not lie! Just say you want to eat it!” (Iris)
“I am not going to eat it . ” (Kururi)
“Of course you’re not going to eat it! This is a ‘not dog’ after all, so you can’t eat it . ” (Iris)
“Hey, Hey, Iris !” (Kururi)
“This is a ‘not dog’ . This is a ‘not dog’ . ” (Iris)
“Iris, you are brainwashing the wrong person . ” (Kururi)
After I grabbed onto her shoulders and shook her, hard . She took a deep breath and snapped out of it .
People are desperate to protect the things they love . So, I have to declare it in front of her .
“I really do not eat it . ” (Kururi)
“I swear to god, that I do not eat it . ” (Kururi)
“What about Eliza or Arc?” (Iris)
Well, I know Eliza doesn’t but I don’t know about Arc but let’s declare it for him…
“Don’t worry . I can assure you they do not eat dog . ” (Kururi)
“So, I can keep it?” (Iris)
“Yup, you can . I have seen Iris give it food from some time ago, so it’s best to keep it . ” (Kururi)
Iris seems to have gotten a dog .
Well, maybe the reason Toto is not here is because of the dog .
I have to explain some things to him tomorrow .
“It might be a good watchdog that can protect your farms from thieves and such . ”(Kururi)
I think this dog will make a great assistant to Iris’ big veggies plan .
“What you mean? Do you want this dog to fight?” (Iris)
It is big as Vain . Of course it’s going to attack .
“It’s just an intimidation tactic . It’s not actually going to fight . I will not put any leash on it so if someone actually attacks it can run away . ” (Kururi)
“Yup, you hear that? Run away, Alfredo . ” (Iris)
What? What is Alfredo?
What? Did this mud covered dog just got a noble-like name?
“Alfredo? That’s not his name, right?” (Kururi)
“Yup, it is the name of this dog . ” (Iris)
With her eyes shining like a kid who just got a present from Santa, I did not have the heart to refuse .
“Maybe I should wash him . ” (Iris)
“Yup . ” (Kururi)
Iris used the water that is meant for the plants to wash Alfredo .
Iris washed his entire body and he did the water-shake trick .
Alfredo looks comfortable .
It’s eyes were shining and mouth was open .
This guy is definitely not an ‘Alfredo’, he’s a Goro .
“He’s very pretty now! Isn’t that right, Alfredo?” (Iris)
His fur just became fluffy after Iris dried him .
Now, Iris is hugging him .
I want to do that as well but I will only do that when I’m alone with him .
“I will get the materials for the doghouse from the school . ” (Kururi)
“I will tell the aunt at the dining hall to secure some food for him every day . ” (Iris)
“I will also make a collar and engrave a knights symbol on the collar . ” (Kururi)
Knight of the Fields? That sounds funny and cool . I will also make some shield accessories on his collar .
It has been a long time since I made something .
“Well, follow me Alfredo . I need to measure your neck . ” (Kururi)
I started walking but I did not see Alfredo behind me .
I looked back to see he is still beside Iris .
Well, that was unexpected .
“Oh Alfredo, come on . I will make a collar for you, a great one . ” (Kururi)
‘Screw you’ was the face the Alfredo had .
I was surprised . I was so excited about keeping the dog with Iris that I forgot .
He just met me . So, he’s not really fond of me ye, is he? What is this embarrassing misunderstanding?
I mean, I calmly thought, I have not touched a single fur in his body yet .
“Alfredo, let’s go to Kururi’s room together . ” (Iris)
When the Iris walked out, Alfredo followed her straightforward .
While waving the tail, it obediently followed .
I have decided in my heart, that dog is Goro and the collar accessory will not be a shield but a potato instead .