Chapter 10 – LIGHTER PRODUCTION
The next morning, Jin visited Beana’s house with the apple-like fruits in a basket. Reiko stayed at home today. More precisely, to build the house.
「Beana, are you home?」
He says as he knocks on the door, the door then swiftly opened.
「Jin! You came! …hm?」
Jin was struck flying by the door.
There was a bump on Jin’s forehead, Beana made an apologetic expression having seen that.
「Aah, I’m fine… 《Cure》」
Jin applied recovery magic on himself. Beana was stunned upon seeing that.
「Y-Y-You, you can use recovery magic!?」
「Hn? I can use it for this much. I can only cure it if it’s a recent injury」
「That’s still amazing…」
「So, why are you so excited?」
Jin asked Beana having cured the bump.
「Ah, right. That 『Popcorn』, it’s selling really well!」
According to Beana, at first people bought it out of curiosity, then people who brought it home to eat, and they then returned to buy more having tasted it. Having seen that people came to try it out, and so for the afternoon all 10kg of corn was used up for the afternoon.
「So, for Jin’s share, or rather as my gratitude, I want to give you this」
Beana held out 3 silver coins. It was about 3000 yen.
「Wow, you’ve made quite a profit」
「Yeah. Also, 4 of the magic lamp that were placed to the side were sold」
「Ooh. Just as planned」
As Jin thought, the popcorn would attract customers and the magic tool that was sold was the main.
「And so I decided to open the store at noon and thought I’d make magic tools this morning」
「Oh, did you get some kind of idea?」
「Yes. Right now I have two. One is a convenient portable magic lamp, the other one is a magic tool to ignite fire」
After Jin thought a little while from what he heard,
「A magic tool to ignite fire, is? I don’t really cook much so I don’t know what is used」
「Is that so? Well you see, magic usually can’t light a fire, so because of that houses preserve the kindling to use for fire lighting」
Fire lighting is a tool for lighting a fire by rubbing two sticks together.
「There is a magic tool to put start a fire, however it’s expensive, it isn’t something a commoner can put their hands on. That’s why I thought something to ignite a fire would be good」
Jin was impressed. Put simply a lighter was what Beana had said.
「Un, isn’t that fine? You’ve already thought of the conception right?」
「Yes, could you listen about it? First the 《Magic Stone》 would…」
Having heard Beana’s explanation, Jin,
「I think that’s good. You should go ahead and make it」
And so the production begins.
「It should be the size to hold in one’s palm and a fire should be produced when grasped I believe」
「Un, but because grasping is a bit ambiguous, how about doing it like this?」
Jin explains about a push button.
「Aah, that would be great. When you press here, the 《Magic Stone》 and 《Plate》 touch and operate…」
Thus the lighter was completed.
「Because the 《Magic Stone》 is extremely small it can be a lot cheaper」
It could be used 100 times before the magic stone broke.
「1 for 100 torr, that’s too expensive. About 50 torr perhaps?」
Approximately 500 yen. 100 uses so 1 use is 5 yen. It’s about right.
「Also, how about when it can no longer produce fire they can come back and you can replace the 《Magic Stone》 for a fee?」
「Aah, I agree. That should be about 20 torr」
「Okay. So, likely, I think this will be imitated soon, so you should sell and earn as much as possible until then」
「Hmm, certainly, it’s very likely it will imitated」
Beana also agrees.
「Ah, also, for all your productions from now on, I think you should put on a engraved seal so it’s known that it’s yours」
「To distinguish from an imitation for one. Also it is better to start selling your name now」
Beana’s face then goes slightly red,
「Y-You think so? I’ve never thought about such a thing before」
「Yes, I’m not just pulling out compliments, I believe that Beana will become famous from now on」
And because Jin said that with a serious look, Beana’s face grew more red,
「Mmm-me, famous? You think」
She began to wriggle about while Jin bitterly smiled,
「From now on that is. Will you think about the engraved design?」
Incidentally Jin’s designs together with his naming sense is deplorable.
For the engraved seal, the design was decided with placing Beana’s favourite flower, the lily inside the B of Beana (the characters of this world are very similar to the alphabet).
「Alright, let’s engrave it on the lighter」
Jin having said that,
「Y-Yeah. This magic tool, named for lighting a fire, I thought to call it a 『lighter』」
「Lighter… un, isn’t that fine? Refrigerator was good too, Jin, your sense is great!」
A complete misunderstanding, however Jin was not so stupid to point that out.
The two who made 20 lighters this morning had bread and vegetable soup as well as the apple (apple-like). Incidentally the apple was the comparatively the common fruit.
「Thanks to you my brother and sister are delighted」
Since Jin has brought a variety of fruits, both of them now had an appetite.
「Ah, but I wonder if the apple is a little too hard?」
Beana was worried since they were bleeding from their gums.
「If that’s the case, why not turn it into juice or bake it?」
Jin said and Beana’s eyes widened.
「Bake? The apple?」
「Yeah. Take out the core, put in sugar and cinnamon, then bake it with a frying pan」
Beana having heard Jin’s explanation,
「Sugar is impossible because it’s expensive. Also what is cinnamon?」
「Ahh, right, sorry. That’s a way of eating it in my hometown. Well then, there’s grated apple」
Although Jin had carelessly called it apple, ⚑
「Apple? So that’s what apples are called from where Jin is from. Un, then we’ll go with grated apple」
Saying that Beana grated the apples, bringing it to eat together with the younger siblings.