|Author: Kiriya Kadzuki||Original Source: Syosetu||Word Count: 1336 characters|
|Translator: Nomad||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 578 words|
|Proofreader: Silva||Editor(s): Deximus_Maximus|
Kishana ran to the table with the rice cooker and took it in her hands as her eyes glistened.
“She looks just like a child that received a new toy.”
“She was just as happy when she received the freezer.”
“Did she hug the freezer and stuff?”
“Hehh… Hey, why don’t you try reincarnating as a freezer the next time?”
“Even if I could choose something like that, I wouldn’t.”
Having lived as a woman had been hard enough for her already, so having to live as a lifeless freezer was completely out of the question.
Schenna surveyed the rest of the room and noticed that the assistant elves and dark elves were gone.
“What happened to your assistants?”
“They returned to the elf district today. They won’t be back here for a while.”
“I see. Is your side job as a manga artist going well?”
“Well kinda. We’ve spread from picture books for children to young adult magazines now.”
Apparently Reesha was offering picture books of fairy tales Sareenea knew from her past life in the orphanage for free. That spread awareness about it a lot, and lately there were more clients coming for picture books or manga to the workshop than those who were there for the alchemy.
“There aren’t that many ways to entertain yourself at home in this world. So now there’s a demand for manga for people of all ages.”
“I think it’s nice that you have a job that makes people smile. I’ll try to learn from you as a fellow manager.”
“Oh really? If you think so, then you can be my doujinshi model. There’s a surprising number of nobles that come here in secret for stuff like that. Strong female knights are really popular.”
“…You know, I take back what I just said.”
Schenna forced herself to smile seeing how the talk that was going so nicely until then suddenly became troublesome.
While they were talking like that, Kishana had already taken the pot from the rice cooker and washed rice for it, then added the required water.
“So now I’ll let this soak for half an hour. After that, I only have to press this button and we have freshly cooked rice. Since I’m already here, can I use stuff from the freezer here to prepare something?”
“Do as you wish.”
Having received Sareenea’s permission, Kishana checked the contents of the freezer.
Schenna offered to help her, but she said she was fine alone and to talk with Sareenea instead.
The last time they had rice in their previous life, it had been cooked in a rice cooker. So Schenna was also secretly as hyped up as Kishana was.
“Ohh! I just found something incredible here.”
“What is it?”
“There’s dried seaweed here. With this… Right, let’s make that.”
Some time ago, Sareenea had randomly found it when she was strolling through the commercial district and bought it thinking it could eventually serve as an ingredient for alchemy.
But in the end, there had never been a need for it and it was left in the freezer for so long even Sareenea herself forgot about it.
Kishana then took a large pot and also some eggplant and pumpkin from the freezer and cut it into bite-sized pieces.
Schenna and Sareenea could not tell what she was trying to make, so they just waited expectantly for the food to be ready.