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Ch. 43: The Morning at the Research Lab

It was the morning after the interrogation with the Royal Magecraft Knights.

They offered to take me home, but I refused their offer and walked home.

Werner: “It’s bright.”

The morning light burned my eyes after staying up all night.

But the cold air that cut through the winter morning felt nice.

As I returned to the Marquis’ Mansion, my sister was waiting for me.

Werner: “I’m back.”

Bridget: “Welcome home. Could you tell me how it went?” Werner: “I just got back from answering many questions during the interrogation…”

Bridget: “Let me hear about it regardless. You can do it while you eat breakfast.”

Werner: “Fine. But I don’t need breakfast. I’ve been up all night, and I’m pretty sleepy.”

And I give my sister a short report.

But even though I am summarizing, I am not skipping over details about the incident.

I am, however, skimming over the details concerning the Magecraft Artifacts.

At the Royal Magecraft Knight’s headquarters, I had to explain what each artifact did and its effect.

I didn’t have to explain the artifacts in such detail to my sister, so the conversation only lasted for 20 minutes or so.

With all the explanations provided, I returned to the Research Lab.

Werner: “That reminds me… I was baking the first experimental bread in the Bread-Baking Magecraft Artifact.”

If the Magecraft Artifact works as designed, then the bread should be baked by now.

I’m looking forward to seeing the outcome, but I would like to take a nap before we taste it.

As I made those plans in my head, I disengaged the Barrier and opened the door.

Hati: “My Lorrrrrrrrd~”

Hati came running up crying and jumped into my arms.

Werner: “What’s wrong?”

Hati: “(hic)........when Hati woke, my Lord was not here so…….(sob)....”

Werner: “Ah, I see.” Since I was nowhere to be seen when she awoke, Hati thought I may have abandoned her.

Werner: “A lot happened last night.”

Hati: “What is meant by a lot?” Hati began pushing her head against my chest.

I got a good bit of her tears and boogers all over my chest.

She is an Infant Dragon, so it was to be expected.

Werner: “Last night, some bad guys came andーー”

As I carried Hati in my arms, I explained last night’s events.

This is the 3rd time I’m having to do so.

I pat her head as I speak, and Hati seems to have calmed down.

Werner: “So that’s why I had to head out to answer some questions.”

Hati: “I see~ OH! My Lord! I smell something good! Is it dried ration bread perhaps?”

Now that she’s calm, she noticed the smell of freshly baked bread from the Magecraft Artifact.

Werner: “Ah, yes. Last night, I completed the Bread-Baking Magecraft Artifact.”

Hati: “That’s amazing! Will we get to eat it?”

Her tear-stained face with a runny rose had now drool added to it.

She really is still an Infant Dragon.

Werner: “I don’t know if the bread will be good though.” Hati: “Hati would still like to try it!”

Werner: “All right. Let’s try it.” I open the lid of the Bread-Baking Magecraft Artifact.

As soon as I did so, steam immediately rose out.

Hati: “Ohhhhh~”

Werner: “The smell and look of it gets passing marks.”

I take out the bread and cut it with a kitchen knife.

Werner: “The inside of it also looks good.”

Hati: “It looks delicious!”

I hand Hati a sliced piece of bread.

Werner: “You can try it.”

Hati: “Thank you! I will!”

Hati began furiously nibbling and eating the bread.

Werner: “How does it taste?”

Hati: “It is very delicious!”

Werner: “That’s good to hear.”

Hati: “My Lord, you will not eat any?” Werner: “No, I will.” Hati: “It tastes even better when we eat it together!”

And Hati continued to devour the bread.

It looks like she’s really enjoying it.

I also tear off a piece and taste it.

Werner: “Oh, it’s good.”

Hati: “My Lord, this bread is very delicious! It’s the most delicious bread I’ve tasted so far!”

I think she’s over-exaggerating.

But it was indeed a delicious bread.

Werner: “I think the Bread-Making Magecraft Artifact is complete.”

Hati: “Well done, my Lord!”

And I place more ingredients inside the Bread-Making Artifact and turn it back on.

It’s to be able to eat some bread after I wake up.

Since I stayed up all night, the bread might have just tasted better due to the fatigue.

Werner: “So I’m going to sleep. I didn't sleep at all last night.”

Hati: “Understood! Hati will protect my Lord while he sleeps!”

Werner: “Thank you, Hati.” I got into bed, and Hati sat on top of me.

She plans to protect me from there.

I patted Hati on the head as I closed my eyes.

Although I was feeling sleepy, I could not fall asleep immediately.

So much has happened last night, so my body may still be excited.

As I was thinking about those thingsーー

Hati: (*snore~~)

I heard Hati breathe as she slept.

Looks like she fell asleep already.

She might have even woken up last night and stayed awake through the night.

And realizing that I was not here, she may have been too worried to go back to sleep.

As I listened to Hati breathe, I fell asleep at some point without realizing it.


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A Non-Combat Magecraft Artifact Researcher ー actually was an extraordinary S-Rank Mage~ Though he worked overtime without compensation and contributed greatly, he was labeled as incompetent and was fired

Written by: Ezo Gingitsune

Illustrations by Tomozero

Translated by: ChonkyTL

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作者: えぞぎんぎつね

イラスト: トモゼロ

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