“What would be a good gift, anyway? What are you buying, Locke?”
“Hmmm. Some random box of sweets, I think.”
“But how many people are in Shia’s tribe? Would you not feel bad if some of them did not like sweets?”
“Now that I think of it, I hadn’t asked. I suppose I can just buy a lot, just in case.”
We talked like this until we reached the market district.
As I was looking at confectionery boxes, I suddenly noticed that Kathe had disappeared.
Perhaps she was doing some shopping of her own.
“I am sure that Shia and Nia have the same taste in food.”
“I will just buy a lot of sweets that Shia would probably like.”
And so I bought many boxes and stuffed them into the magic bag.
That’s when Kathe returned.
“Sorry to keep you waiting, Locke.”
“I hope you actually paid this time?”
“Of course, I did. I have learned my lesson.”
Apparently, Kathe no longer ignored her food bill.
“So, what did you buy?”
“Hehe. Look for yourself. This is what I bought.”
So saying, Kathe pulled out a huge rock from her magic bag.
It was twice the size of a human.
“Huh? What is it?”
“It is just a rock. However, I am thinking of making a sculpture with it.”
A custom sculpture. They might appreciate that.
However, Kathe didn’t like someone who would have a talent for sculpting.
“Well, I’m sure they’ll be happy with anything you make?”
After all, she was the wind dragon ruler.
Whether or not it had merits as a work of art, it would eventually have historic value.
“Hehe. Look forward to it.”
“I am… But we’re leaving tomorrow, will you be able to finish it in time?”
“I’ll manage it!”
Kathe was very optimistic. But even if she didn’t finish it in time, she could always have it delivered later.
She was in a good mood now, and so we decided to go and buy food for dinner.