Alchemy BOX c62
Luke: “So that’s the situation. Would it be possible to do something about that rocky mountain with your power, Gonzo?”
Gonzo: [That will be all too easy. But if I was to pulverize that into rubble, wouldn’t the rocks fall into the sea and make the waters more shallow?” I had a fishing line thrown into the ocean to catch something for Gonta’s dinner and waited for something to bite.
While I waited, I decided to discuss my options with Gonzo, and I was surprised at his answer.
How does he plan to pulverize a mountain? Gonzo: [I shall fly high above and cast my powerful breath.]
Luke: “Ohー.....a Dragon’s Breath attack. Okay…yeah….that would pulverize it….]
Gonzo: [Hmm, yes. If I’m not careful, I might completely wipe away that and the beach too. GA HA HA HA!]
Please don’t. Anything but that!
Gonzo: [So you would like a direct route from that mountain to the town, correct?]
Luke: “Well, yeahー but….weird. I’m not getting any bites.]
I pull my fishing line back, but the bait is still there.
Though I’ve never fished in my previous life, I thought I could at least catch one fish.
Gonzo: [Then why not do that over there?]
I turn around to see what Gonzo is looking at.
Gonzo pointed at the sandy beach, and there, Gonta, Boris, and Sia were making a sand mountain and having fun.
Boris stuck his short horn into the mountain andーohh, he made a tunnel.
Hm? A tunnel? Luke: “Instead of destroying the whole mountain, you’ll carve a hole into it?!”
Gonzo: [You can easily carve it out with nails.]
Luke: “.......yeah, not possible with humans.”
Gonzo: [No one told you that you would have to do it.]
And with that, Gonzo flew away.
He flew towards the mountain and first landed on the sea-facing side. He bent down and began doing something.
<BAM!!> <SCRATCH!!> (*sfx)
I started hearing some very loud sounds coming from his way.
Yeahー, I don’t think I’ll catch any fish with that kind of ruckus nearby.
Maybe I’ll make a net with the Alchemy BOX and try net fishing.
I stopped fishing and went to where Sia and her group were, and told her that I was heading to where Gonzo was.
Then Sia and the other two decided to come with me.
When we all arrived at Gonzo’s location, he was already on the land-side and continuing his scratching and carving there.
Luke: “If we get too close, we’ll probably get hit by the debris flying everywhere.”
Gonta: [Father, you can do itー!]
As Gonta and Boris cheer Gonzo on, Gonzo turns around to look their way.
I thought I saw his face smile warmly their way, and I probably didn’t imagine that.
Sia: “Uーk, rock.”
Luke: “Hm? What about the rock?”
Sia: “Rock, place where ships come.”
Luke: “The rock? Ohh! You’re talking about reinforcing the docks. Let’s see…….”
Back on Earth, I think the port docks were usually made with concrete.
The docks here are made of wood, and they stuck the logs vertically into the ocean floor.
If we remove those supports and replace them with these rocks, it would be hard to walk on them and be quite dangerous.
Then what if we use the Alchemy BOX to make them into squares?
Gonzo: [It is done.]
Luke: “What?! Already?!”
As I went to go check on the tunnel, there was a hole about 5 meters (～16’) wide and tall.
The walls and ceiling was roughly carved, but this is big enough for a horse carriage to pass.
Luke: “Thanks, Gonzo! If it’s this big, it will do nicely. All we have to do now is to make a straight road to town, and we’re done!”
Gonzo: [If the trees are in the way, we can uproot them to use for constructing new buildings.]
Usually, you would think about “cutting” trees down.
But I guess that’s how Dragon’s think. Their scales are much bigger than ours.
Luke: “That would be great, but could you do something else for now?” Gonzo: [That is fine, but that would have to wait until tomorrow. I have already done too much today.]
Luke: “Haha, yeah, you did. Then I’ll count on you tomorrow. What I need for you to do is to place all the broken down rock debris into my Alchemy BOX.”
Gonzo: [Is that all? Then Gonta, please assist Lou Quain with this task.]
Gonta: [Me?! I can do it?! Okay! I’ll do it. Leave it to meー]
And Gonta seems happy about his father’s request.
Boris was also jumping up and down in excitement.
Sia: “Sia will help tooー”
Luke: “Okay, then let’s let your father rest, and get this done ourselves.”
I made the BOX around 50 cm (～2.5’) and with my free hand, I start filling it up with rocks.
With only one hand, I can’t pick up anything too big, but I try to compensate with quantity.
Oh, I wish I could pick up these soccer ball-sized rocksーーand I lifted it………..and looked at my hand.
Hm? Why am I able to hold this? Huh?
It doesn’t even feel that heavy.
How about a slightly bigger one than this?..........I can pick it up.
Wait, is this because of my [Strength] Status?!
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With the [Alchemy BOX], Create, Enchant and Dominate! With a box that can create anything, begin building a new life on a deserted island
Written by Yume Kazama
Translated by ChonkyTranslator
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