I told Mr. Haines about Weed Cultivation
“Indeed, it is hard to imagine someone growing herbs in great quantities. Growing them at all is almost unheard of in this country. Most people gather what is found in nature. …Mr. Takumi? Sebastian?”
“It will be fine. As Mr. Haines is the chief, it is necessary for him to know.”
“I agree. There should not be a problem.”
Mr. Haines was looking at us with a puzzled expression.
As for what we were going to tell him… It was about my Gift, ‘Weed Cultivation.’
Since I was going to be growing the herbs in Range village, it would be deceitful to not tell the chief. Besides, it would be difficult to determine whether or not it would work.
As for the people I was going to hire, since they would be watching me use Weed Cultivation at some point, I already intended to tell them.
The method of making herbs was strange and unusual, not telling them would lead to distrust.
Well, I had already discussed the matter with Mr. Ekenhart before, so there was no need for him to ask us again.
I suppose it was part of a performance… To show how important this information was.
“The truth is, Mr. Takumi has a special ability.”
“Mmm. I’m sure you have heard of it. It’s called a Gift.”
“Gift… An ability that is granted from god… Yes, I have heard of it. Though I have never seen anyone with it. I thought it was more of a rumor. But it is real?”
“That is right. Mr. Takumai has the Gift ability. And it allows him to make herbs. So he is not limited by environment or type. And he can make a lot of them.”
“A gift to make herbs… Is that true? No, now that I think about it, he produced a lot of Ramogi in just one day. And he said to tell him if it was not enough…”
“Is that right?”
“Yes, I did say that. Since most of the villagers were ill… I knew how many people there were, but I wondered if it might not be as effective on some, and there might not be enough…”
I had brought extra Ramogi to the village, but I was still anxious.
After all, more people might have become sick while Mr. Haines was away from the village.
Besides, since there were some who coughed a lot, it was possible that they wouldn’t be able to swallow the powdered Ramogi.
But in the end, it had all been fine.
“I see. While it will be difficult to believe immediately… Mr. Takumi is able to make herbs no matter where he is. That was why this whole business with the disease came to an end so quickly. I don’t want to think about what would have happened without his help.”
To be precise, it was weeds, not herbs.
I could make plants that weren’t the result of selective breeding or anything like that.
I still didn’t know what my actual limit was in terms of making them, but I could faint if I used my ability too much, so I did not want to rely on it.
That’s why we were making a field.
“I see. You really do have the Gift… Since the duke and Mr. Takumi say it, it must be true. Besides, you did save the village.”
“So you will believe. Well, even if you didn’t, we could just have Mr. Takumi demonstrate it for you.”
Mr. Haines really did trust us a lot.
Even though we were talking about something that he didn’t think was real, he was able to believe it immediately.
I was grateful for that.
And I would do my best to live up to his expectations… I was starting to feel more ambitious towards the herb fields.
As for the demonstration, I had done it for Mr. Ekenhart before. He already believed me, because of Ms. Claire and Sebastian, but I thought it would be simpler if I just showed him Weed Cultivation.
Especially since there was the matter of the contract.
“In that case, may I see it?”
“Hmm? Ah, that should be fine. While we do not want too many people to know about it, seeing it now won’t be a problem. Isn’t that right, Mr. Takumi?”
“Indeed. I think it would be easier to understand it that way. Though, why are you the one saying it, Mr. Ekenhart?”
“Hahah! Well, because that’s our relationship, isn’t it?”
Well, I did owe him a lot. So it wasn’t like I would be angry if he gave his permission in my place.
This wasn’t some kind of special ability that no one could ever see.
We just needed to be a little careful, so that the wrong people didn’t learn of it.