Alchemy BOX c38
I picked up and bought the first clothes I saw, and we both ran to the community bath.
“..........I’m sorry, dear customer. But you will cause inconveniences to the rest of the guests.
And we were refused service.
Huh? Are we seriously THAT filthy? As I held my head trying to think of a solution, the worker at the counter must have felt bad, and though it might be pricey, they do have small private rental baths.
Ain: “We’ll take it!”
“Yes, then it will be 100L per hour. Since additional cleaning will be required after you are done, we will add an additional 30L for fees.”
Though the worker is smiling, a limited private bath for $130 is definitely very expensive.
But we paid the dues and headed to the private bath area.
I should have realized this at the counter.
Sia: “WHOAAー Baー so bigー”
A private bath means it’s a bath for families.
Sia is still a child. She’s a child, but she’s probably around 12 or 13. I believe in public baths, at that age, you would be required to go to the bath of your gender.
Yeah, not good. This is not good at all.
Angel Ain: “Yes, Sia is a girl, so you should at least wait until she is done bathing.”
Yes, you’re right. I’ll just wait in the hallway.
Devil Ain: “Hey, hey, Ain, bruh. Sia’s family right? This is a family bath, right? Then it’s okay if you both go in.”
ThーThat’s true. Sia is family to me. There’s no problems if we go in together……
Angel Ain: “No, Ain! You can’t! Don’t listen to the words of the devil! Even if Sia is family, she’s still a girl! She’s way past the age of bathing with her brother!”
Devil Ain: “Shut up, you stupid Angel! There are plenty of little sisters who fall in love with their brother! And sisters too! Go, Ain!”
Angel Ain: “No! You can’t! You absolutely can’t! Ain, Sia may be family to you, but at the same time, she’s not exactly family.”
Devil Ain: “Isn’t that more convenient. It’s a relationship between a man and a woman then…..”
Angel Ain: “Shut it, trash!”
Devil Ain: “I’m fine with being trash. Nah-nah!”
Ugh……….they’re so loud……..
Ain: “Hm? What’s up, Sー.........AAAACK?!”
And there, Sia stood completely naked.
Devil Ain: “Oh, they’re small.”
Angel Ain: “Yeah, theyー I mean, HEY! Don’t look, Ain!!”
Sia: “Come onー here we goー offーoffー”
And Sia pulls at my pants.
Crap! It was cheap and was perfect for my size, but the pants were only held up by a stretchy band.
She easily pulled it downー!
And next, Sia reached out forーー
“Thank you for choosing our facilities. We heard a loud voice coming from this way. Is everything okay?” Ain: “Oh……….no…….I was…….yes, I was surprised out how dirty we were. That’s all.”
“I see. Yes, yes. We could smell you from afar. Butーー”
As the employee spoke, she drew her face nearer to Sia’s.
“Okay, you look like you’re doing okay. Hehe. I’m glad your master got you all cleaned up.”
Ain: “Yes, thanks to your facility weーー...master??”
“Oh…….wーwas I mistaken? I’m so sorry. Since she’s a Beast RaceーーI thought that was the case.”
So she thought Sia was my slave.
It’s true that those that are part of the Beast Race receive that kind of treatment often, so that kind of assumption is pretty common.
In truth, Sia was owned by that Slave Trader. In that sense…….wait.
Wasn’t I also bought?
For a 100L?
“I’m so sorry. Please excuse my rudeness, dear customer. I’d like to offer you this in compensation.”
Ain: “Huh? Oh, there’s no need for that.”
“It’s soap. I’m sure you must have been on an extremely long journey, correct? This soap is kind to your skin and will help restore the damages done by the salty ocean winds.”
Ain: “Ohhh, wow. As expected of a bathhouse in a Port City. Then…..we’ll gladly accept your kind offer.”
She’s a good employee. On the way back, I’d like to come by again.
But next time, I’d like to just go our separate ways to the men’s or women’s bath.
Ain: “Alright. Next is clothes. Or maybe it’s more appropriate to call it armor?”
Sia: “Uh? Clothes?” Sia holds the sleeves of her newly bought clothes and tilts her head in confusion.
They are indeed clothes. They were cheap, but they are brand new. Sia has a one-piece dress on.
On the island, she wore a wool one-piece dress, but if we are going into a Dungeon, we’ll need better armor and gear.
And……..for me, a one-piece dress is too revealing in some situations.
Ain: “We’re going to get regular gear. Besides, it’ll be easier to maneuver in pants, and you’ll need a change of clothes too.”
Ain: “Okay, let’s go.”
CHONKY Notes TL LiT (Lost in Translation)
Lou Quain, a.k.a. Ain, a.k.a. UーK, a.k.a. Luke
In the Japanese text, there is no space in between Lou Quain (ルークエィン). I like to keep names as close to the original language and context (in this case, French?), or if that’s not possible, as close to the natural American English phonetic pronunciation. Though it might make sense in Japanese to assume that a nickname “Luke” can come from Lou Quain, the jump is more unnatural in English. The author has shown a strong tendency to prefer calling the MC “Luke” so there may be a transition from “Ain” (think “Ein” in “Einstein”) to “Luke” going forward.
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Written by Yume Kazama
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