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Alicia and I head to the dining room for supper.
Alicia looks like she’s thinking of something.
She’s probably thinking of what to ask of me.
I can’t help but smile wryly at her expression.
“You seem worried.”
“Eh!? I’m not worried. It’s true.” (Alicia)
“It can be seen in your facial expression though.”
“… It’s because of something on my mind.” (Alicia)
When I pointed out how deeply she’s thinking, Alicia puts her hand on her face and tries hard to not show any expression, but her expression still loosens.
Occasionally, I hear her making a sound like “Ehehe”, but I decided to ignore it because throwing in a tsukkomi would not make any difference.
Dinner has started once the two of us were seated.
During the meal, I was listening intently while listening to Karin-san’s cooking monologue from beginning to end.
I also drank a bit.
After this, I’m supposed to report today’s actions to Cain-san and schedule another for tomorrow.
After finishing the meal, Cain-san and I went straight to the parlor.
Then we both sit on the sofa.
Karin-san brings us after-meal tea and puts it on the table.
After giving a bow she left the room.
“So Kaoru-sama, can you report to me of what happened today?” (Cain)
“Oh, for the time being, the silver bullet for labyrinth fever has already been made, here it is.”
I took out the bag of labyrinth fever medicine from the item box.
I pull out a pill from the bag and show it to Cain-san.
“Oh, you already made one. Is it effective?” (Cain)
“It is effective.”
“Hmm. I don’t doubt Kaoru-sama but…” (Cain)
“I understand what you mean.”
Cain-san doesn’t know if my labyrinth fever silver bullet really works.
That’s why he is in doubt.
There has never seen such a drug before, so it can’t be helped.
I knew that, so I made a suggestion.
“Are there any people in Cain-san’s workplace who is suffering from labyrinth fever?”
“Oh yes, there are two people who took a break today.” (Cain)
“Then, I’ll give the medicine to them, so let them take this.”
“Are you sure!?” (Cain)
“The talks would be hard if you can’t trust me. This is the medicine for the two of them and it’s good for three days.”
With a smile, I give Cain-san the bag of labyrinth fever medicine.
I will also brief you about the new medicine.
“The results will come out in a few days.”
“I’m sorry. I doubted you…” (Cain)
“It’s normal to doubt something unknown. But during Alicia’s illness, you had no time to doubt, so your mindset is quite different this time.”
I point out while smirking to Cain-san, who is scratching his head and laughing bitterly.
People become narrow-minded when their minds are exhausted.
Even if you know it is suspicious, you can’t help but have a faint hope that it might help.
I continue with the report after teasing Cain-san for a bit.
“Oh yeah, there’s one problem.”
“What is it?” (Cain)
“It’s the mass production of the medicine. It’s difficult for me to synthesize for the people who are infected within the city. If I was told to do it, I will run away.”
“Well, that’s a natural reaction.” (Cain)
Cain has no choice but to laugh bitterly about mass producing the medicine.
The population of this [Great Labyrinth City Grand Palace] is about 100,000.
About 30% of the population have labyrinth fever. And an infected person needs three pills per day. Multiplying it for three days. For 30,000 people, about 270,000 pills will be needed. My MP is fine for now, but it’s definite that synthesizing that amount would have a serious effect on me.
“That’s why I will teach you how to make the silver bullet for mass production.”
“You will!?” (Cain)
“Well, it’s my main job. However, I want to make one once before I teach the method. If the effect of the medicine, I synthesized is different from the medicine I concoct with the collected items I don’t want to use it.”
“I’ll leave that to Kaoru-sama because I also need time to test the effects of the drug.” (Cain)
“Then the results might differ. By the way, did you get the medicine from Karin-san?”
“I haven’t received it yet.” (Cain)
I can’t help but sigh, thinking that she hadn’t given it yet.
Cain-san rings the bell and calls Karin-san.
After a while, Karin-san came.
“Is there something you need Master?” (Karin)
“Oh, I heard that Kaoru-sama gave you medicine for labyrinth fever today?” (Cain)
“Oh! I’m sorry. I forgot.” (Karin)
She has her tongue sticking out and acting like quite silly.
Cain-san seems to be amazed by her expression.
She hurriedly went back to get the medicine. Then gave the medicine to Cain-san.
“I’m sorry !!” (Karin)
“It’s okay because I’m not angry. I’m just shocked.” (Cain)
“I was kidding. Don’t look at me like that. It has always happened and I’m used to it.” (Cain)
“Well, I haven’t made mistakes that often!” (Karin)
“I think there are a lot of things that you did excluding things related to Alicia.” (Cain)
“I can’t dispute that.” (Karin)
I laughed wryly at the interaction between the two.
Seeing that, Karin-san says, “It’s not always like that. Though it might be true!”, But from Cain-san’s expression, it seems that there have been quite a few moments like this.
I thought that she was working in this house perfectly, but I only saw Alicia-related work, so the perfect image has now been broken.
“What is with those eyes! Kaoru-sama! That look!” (Karin)
“No, I’m not thinking of anything in particular.”
“There isn’t anyone that can do everything perfectly!” (Karin)
“Well, you said it yourself, but Karin-san who can sometimes work perfectly should do her best.”
“Ugugu …” (Karin)
She looks at me while I give her a smirk, she should understand it’s only a little revenge from before, but she looks like she’s going to get back at me.
Avoiding her line of sight, I continue my talk with Cain-san.
“You should drink it. If Alicia catches the illness, it will be a big deal.”
“OK, but I don’t have labyrinth fever, you know?” (Cain)
“Oh, that way of thinking is a little wrong. Illnesses have an incubation period after you become infected.”
“Incubation period? Doesn’t the symptoms appear immediately after you get infected?” (Cain)
“Most illnesses have an incubation period. Same with labyrinth fever. This is because the bacteria are scattered in the air by coughing. If you breathe it into your lungs, you are already infected. However, if it is left as it is, you may not show symptoms. Well, there are exceptions. There are conditions for the onset of the disease. Simply put, if the physical strength is weakened and the immunity is weakened. Then it can develop to a full-blown disease.”
“I see… I don’t know about that knowledge. Maybe I’m infected, but I’m not developing the disease.” (Cain)
“It’s better if you swallow it quickly. It’s for prevention.”
With a smile, he nods to me in understanding.
If he didn’t understand it, I would have planned to tell him more and teach him the dangers, but he saved me the trouble.
“But others can’t detect it, right?” (Cain)
“At present, I’m the only one who can diagnose at that state.”
“Is that so… I wish there was some other way.” (Cain)
“I’ll look around for a way, so don’t worry.”
“It will be an issue in the future, once Kaoru-sama is not in this city.” (Cain)
“That’s right. There are bound to be some troublesome circumstances again.”
“Hmm? Is there another problem?” (Cain)
“Oh, it’s something else. Don’t worry.”
Cain-san got a little caught up in my statement, but now he should focus on the labyrinth fever.
“I’d like to ask you, but at what level in the labyrinth can you get [pure water (small)]?”
“Hmm? [Pure water (small)]? There are goblins on the first floor, so you can get them there.” (Cain)
“It’s just after entering one level. It’s very close. Is there any other place?”
“That’s the only place confirmed so far.” (Cain)
“Thank you very much. By the way Cain-san, your company is not dealing with it, right?”
“No. It’s worthless… I don’t think it has any value.” (Cain)
“That’s right. But that’s one of the materials needed for labyrinth fever medicine.”
Cain-san suddenly held his head.
It is a drop item that hasn’t even been bought because there is no demand, until now.
It’s not worth buying, so it’s going to be hard to add a value to it now.
The lowest price is 100 lira. It’s a good price. So a good amount of it must be collected. Good thing it can be stored.
But I don’t know if any explorers will gather the drop. It’s dozens of times better to go deeper and get something more valuable than gathering a lot of those.
“Now, it’s only after Kaoru-sama made it once. It depends on how many pills you can make with one concoction.” (Cain)
“That’s right. I will only be sure then.”
The two of us sigh and laugh bitterly.
Today’s report ends with this. So I thought of ending the meeting once Cain-san takes the pill.
“Then, this is the end of the report for today.”
“Yes, please report to me again tomorrow.” (Cain)
“Okay. Take medicine with me. Also, thank you for Sara.”
“I know. Well, that’s it for today.”
After that and I left the parlor.
I returned to my room.
After a bath and change clothes. I fall into the bed.
(Tomorrow, the fifth day after using the [Dimensional operating room] … I wonder if I’ve recovered completely.)
With that in mind, I let go of all thoughts and easily fell asleep.
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