A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world - Chapter 149
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- A mid-level (middle-aged) office worker's laid-back industrial revolution in another world
- Chapter 149 - Let’s Go to the Magical Goods Store. A Request for the Next Refurbishment of the Rifle.
Translator: Jasper Kadowaki | Editor: NovelMultiverse
“Please give it to me.”
Alice was begging Takeo, as they were walking on the road to the magical goods store together.
At their practice just now, Alice was able to fire the New Rifle 1.
She knocked down the tree fifty yards away with five shots, and then she was able to change the direction of the tree with five more shots. She was very satisfied with herself.
After firing those ten shots in total, she returned to New Rifle 1 to Takeo, and then they practiced firing at 100 meters, but…
Takeo fired fifteen shots and ten of them hit the target. Alice fired fifteen shots and three of those hit the target.
Alice’s concentration was clearly lacking.
And so, they finished the practice early and decided to head to the magical goods store.
Alice kept saying the same thing over and over, about four times now.
“You know, I’m just saying… Right now, you would only shoot ten shots, you know? You use your magic for “Body Strengthening” and “Weapons and Armor Strengthening”, and your specialty is hand to hand combat, right, Lady Alice?” asked Takeo.
“Ungh… Yes, but…”
Alice was puffing up her cheeks and protesting.
“…Ah… Well, did you have fun?” asked Takeo, smirking.
“Yes! It was very fun! Please give it to me!” said Alice, her face glimmering.
Takeo and Alice arrived at the magical goods store, and as they entered, Taylor greeted them.
“Lady Alice. Kitamizato-sama. Welcome.”
“Yes, thank you,” said Takeo.
“Excuse us for intruding,” said Alice.
“I’ve brought us some tea,” said Taylor, placing the tea on the table where Takeo and Alice sat.
He placed his own tea on the table before him, and he sat down in front of Takeo and Alice.
“How was it?”
“The New Rifle 1 has been improved more than I could have hoped for. Thank you very much,” said Takeo, bowing and stating his thanks.
“No, no. It taught me a lot, as well,” said Taylor, a little embarrassed.
“We had said the improvements would cost 10 gold coins, but how much did it actually end up costing?”
“Yes, well… The six jewels and the altered stand… It comes out to about 7 gold and 5 silver.”
“I see… It looks like you were able to stay within budget.”
“It actually cost more than I expected.”
“Well, I thought it would cost about ten gold coins, and so it’s a bargain for me… Well, then – next.”
“What?” asked Taylor, looking at Takeo in surprise.
“Is something wrong?”
“Are we not finished?”[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]
“I have not said we’re finished, have I? Well, the New Rifle 1 is finished.”
“This rifle is indeed, a test rifle. I told you my initial goal, didn’t I?”
“Ah, hm, well. You said you wanted to make a rifle with bullets that would use maximum magical power but no gunpowder, Kitmaizato-sama… I believe.”
“Yes. And so, we have completed that first goal. Everything went as well as we could hope, and I have even come up with some ideas because of it. Ah, and yes – those were good ideas to put a “Shield” on the part that meets the shoulder and to change the shape of the barrel. Please include those in the following projects.”
“Well, then, I have to requests. First off, I want you to refurbish another rifle in the same way you did on the New Rifle 1.”
“What? You need another one?”
“I thought we should keep two original copies, as a matter of course. If this one is damaged or broken, we would be out of luck until the next one is made, wouldn’t we? And so, I want to have two to be ready at all times. Of course, please use the same methods you used to make this one.”
“Yes, all right.”
“Please charge me the seven gold and five silver that we just talked about.”
“The other thing that I would like to request is a different refurbishment. I would like you to charge me 10 gold, as last time. This time, I would like to concentrate on rapid fire.”
“What?… That sounds extremely difficult to do, but…”
“Yes, I’m sure it will be. The New Rifle 1 has a range of 1200 meters, but this time around, I’d like it to be around 300 to 400 meters, please. It doesn’t need to be that powerful either, so… Yes… It can be about the same power as today’s rifle. If possible, please make the bullets explode upon impact. Please allow for strengthening through magic. Please include the improved barrel shape that allows for expulsion of air, like before. Hmm… What else…”
“How much time should be between shots?”
“…I’d like to aim for 10 shots in one second.”
“What?… Now, that’s just…” Taylor frowned.
“It will probably be quite an ordeal to get to that level immediately. For now, let’s try for three shots within one second.”
“Even at that, that’s an ambitious goal.”
“Well, please just tell yourself that it must be done.”
“All right. Is the deadline in a week?”
“This time around, we already have the New Rifle 1, so there isn’t as much of a rush as last time. Even I can tell that this will be a difficult project, so let’s just keep talking it over as you work in it.”
“It will be called New Rifle 2. Incidentally, how long will the second New Rifle 1 take to make?”
“I will finish it in three days since I already know how to make it.”
“That should be fine.”
“What happened with that collection of bullets and rifles?”
“Right now, from four locations, we’ve heard back from two, and 2 rifles and about 200 shots have been discovered.”
“All right. Those two rifles and the one I’ve entrusted you with leads to a total of 3 rifles, and so I will ask for you to make the New Rifle 2, for me. Also, I would like you to supply me with fifty bullets or so.”
Takeo handed over 15 gold coins as payment. He also paid for about 130 rounds beforehand.
“…What should I do with this?”
Well, once you’ve saved up enough of them, perhaps you could melt them down and make a sword… Anyways, I’ll leave it here.”
“Well, then, I’ll leave you to it,” said Takeo standing up from his seat. He then left the shop with Alice.
Behind them, Taylor sighed and watch them go.[Read this novel and other amazing translated novels from the original source at the “Novel Multiverse dot com” website @ novelmultiverse.com]