The Slimes Were Furious
The sky was just starting to darken.
I had finished my second woodcutting trip and accepted the reward at the guild and was on my way out.
Of course, I would be dining at the Tiger Fire.
If anything, you could say that was my whole motivation for working all day.
“Are you open today?”
“Aye. There were some accidents, but thanks to you, I was able to make our Angis Cattle with Lishia Leaves stew!”
I wasn’t sure what he meant, but he had talked about his stew being their best dish here yesterday.
And you couldn’t go wrong with eating the best thing on the menu.
“That’s great. …Uh, Angi…whatever stew. I’ll have that.”
“Angis Cattle with Lishia Leaves Stew! Got it!”
The man said as he returned to the pot and poured some of the stew into a bowl.
The dish with the hard to remember name was steaming and looked very delicious.
This was why I had cut all of that wood.
With great expectations, I lifted a spoonful of it to my mouth.
—It was too delicious.
The meat was so soft that it practically melted in your mouth.
And yet it had such presence.
It was fatty but somehow not overwhelming.
It would not have been possible if only the meat was in it.
It must be because of these Lishia leaves that are mentioned in the name.
‘It’s so good! Yuji! It’s delicious!’
Even the slimes liked it. They were becoming very excited.
Even though they just ate grass all of the time, they were able to tell the difference.
“…That was good. I’ll have another bowl.”
I ordered some more.
There was no reason to hesitate.
“Aye! …You may not be able to eat it again. So you should have as much as you can get now.”
He said as he passed me another bowl. I fell on it immediately.
Ahh, it was so good.
Wait. I felt as if he had just said something very important.
“Uh, what did you just say?”
“It’s possible that you won’t be able to eat it again. So you should have as much as you can now. …Angis Cattle is easy enough to get, but not Lishia Leaves.”
“Were they also affected by the cold weather then?”
It would be very disappointing if I could no longer eat this stew.
To think of having to wait a whole year…
As I pondered on this…the cook answered my question.