Chapter 53 – We made a wharf!
I held back the urge to vomit as I got off of the swing and onto the top of the tower.
It was certainly safe…
But being on top of the tower was one thing, and the state of being up in the air was quite another…
I had not been cured of my dislike of heights. If anything, you could say that it had only worsened.
“That was just horrible…uggaa…!?”
Out of nowhere, someone had slapped me lightly on the back, and I had to cover my mouth with my hand.
While it didn’t hurt, I felt something rising from my stomach.
And it was all I could do to keep it from coming out.
When I was finally able to calmly turn around, I saw that Erevan was smiling at me.
“Chief. Did you enjoy the ride!?”
“We-well… I think the children will like it.”
Not a single one of the monster children who were on it had reacted as I had.
And while it was hard to believe, even Ril and Mel enjoyed being on it.
Erevan sounded very proud as he continued.
“Yes! I knew it! Now, you must give it another go!”
“N-no, I really shouldn’t. In fact, I’m actually in the middle of an inspection. You see, it’s been a while since I really saw the surface.”
“I see. Well, don’t hesitate to come back whenever you want to play!”
“I-I’ll keep that in mind…”
I felt bad, but there was no way I would ride it again if I had a choice… No, even if they asked…
In any case, I should head to the next location.
“…Alright. Where should I go next?”
I looked down at the reclaimed ground from up on the tower.
What place has undergone change… Oh?
There were several narrow strips of rock that jutted out towards the sea from the reclaimed ground.
Here, there were small fishing boats and even the Mithril sailing ship was docked there.
I saw that they were loading it with supplies and preparing to embark.
That…it was like a pier or a wharf.
Kamyu or Baris must have had it made.
“That’s where I’ll go next.”
And so I descended the tower and headed towards the wharf.
As I got closer, I saw that it was quite large.
There were about five piers.
Were they curved like that to stop the waves? And it seemed like each was used for different kinds of boats.
Another thing that I noticed were the people who sat at the edge with their fishing rods.
Slimes, goblins, orcs, kobolds, cave spiders… They were all busy fishing together.
There were no boats out at sea today, perhaps because the waves were high. I suppose it was during such times that they caught fish on the wharf.
But more importantly, the slimes were fishing!?
Now that I thought of it, I could have sworn that I saw a slime with a pickaxe before…
It was not just Shiel, but the other slimes learned very quickly as well. I thought that it was quite possible that they would eventually learn how to talk.
And there was one human girl among the monsters…Fule, a former goblin.
“Ah, Fule. I see you’re fishing today.”
“Yes! This place was just finished, and so I wanted to come here. Though, I’ll return to mining in the afternoon.”
“I see. So, any luck so far?”
“Quite a lot. See.”
Fule laughed as she opened the pot that was next to her.
There were several fairly large fish inside.
“They’re all so big.”
“Right? And as long as you have bait, they get hooked so easily.”
“Huh. Is that so? Maybe I’ll give it a try.”
“There are fishing rods and bait over there by the end of the pier! That’s where Baris is!”
“Baris? Well, I’ll go and see him then.”
I said goodbye to Fule and passed behind the others that were fishing.