Third Outer World Story Series: Pumpkin Sorcerer - Chapter 63
Translator: MadHatter Editor: MadHatter
“Hey. How have you been?”
Rio was at the Kunukihappy the day following the meeting with Count Kunuki, so Pumpkin brought Reigi to meet with Rio, Ryoko, and the residents of the slum to introduce them about the Spalpkin.
“It’s a pumpkin!”
“Nice to meet you.”
[[[Let’s have great fun together.]]]
After the explanation, Reigi was accepted by the slum people perfectly, and now she was dancing and playing with the children.
Ah, yeah. As I thought, they are all good people…
“It’s time for us to go shopping.”
After an hour or so of playing and deepening their bond, Reigi and Pumpkin decided to go shopping, which was another reason why they came to Kunukihappy this time.
Firstly, he had some money left over from the last time he visited, and as usual, he sold boar pelts and other items to secure money, along with delivering Hunting Bees’ honey in the form of a request from the Association to earn money and contribution.
Iron cooking utensils were the first thing to be bought because they could not be created from materials found in Samsara Egg Village, and which can be brought back to the village by Pumpkin himself.
Purchasing candies and other confections as souvenirs for Mizuki and the Hunting Bee leader was next on the list of things to buy for Spalpkin and the other Hunting Bees who were waiting for them in the village.
On the way, he saw Plein, so Pumpkin reported to him about Magic Intoxication, but because this wasn’t a shopping expedition, he set the conversation aside and eventually head to buy ink and parchment for his own purpose.
That was why…
“Is this the place?”
“Yeah. This is ‘Umitsuki Stationery Store’.”
Having finished other purchases, they went to “Umitsuki Stationery Store”.
The exterior is… well, it is still the same enigmatic jellyfish signboard, but according to Mizuki, the magic used in the parchment that is being sold here is not the magic of this world.
After learning this, Pumpkin took a closer look at the exterior of the store and found something odd.
Somehow, only this building seems to be out of place.
Not in appearance, but in… how should I say it… magically, or existentially… well, anyway, something is off.
“Reigi. Do you feel anything strange through your eyes?”
“It’s a little strange. But I can’t tell what’s strange about it.”
Even Reigi, who had no prior knowledge of the “Umitsuki Stationery Shop” other than the fact that that was where Pumpkin purchased the parchment, seemed to feel that something was amiss.
So, the “it’s just my imagination” possibility is gone.
“Well, whatever, let’s go in.”
In any case, the products here are sure to be of high quality, so I will buy them even if I am wary of them.
Therefore, he went into the store with Reigi.
“Welcome. It’s been a while. And that kid over there, it’s nice to meet you.”
The owner greeted them as they entered the store.
Yeah. You still exude the same stunning purple magic power.
“So, how may I be of service to you today?”
“I’m here to buy parchment and ink, same as last time. Oh, and go introduce yourself, Reigi.”
“Nice to meet you, Reigi-chan.”
The owner looked at Reigi with her lips curved up.
That smile still gives off a Human-like feeling… but, well, she’s not a Human. There are too many characteristics that Human don’t have.
Now, shall I probe the subject to the extent that it won’t be a problem?
“Reigi. Wait a little longer while I take a look at the goods in the store.”
“Oh, is there something else you need?”
Pumpkin said to Reigi before turning to the owner, who was taking out the goods.
Come to think of it, I don’t even know the owner’s name.
“From the look on your face, it seems you have a lot of questions.”
“I guess so. I have some questions about the magic on the parchment I bought the last time I was here.”
“Oh, that reminds me, I can feel the residue of the spirit’s magic power from you. Then, shouldn’t you be able to determine what that is?”
The owner’s words caught him by surprise.
Residue of magic power… I don’t remember any magic being applied to me by Mizuki, so that’s a statement equivalent to a human being who would say that there was some scent or strand of hair from another woman on me… How do you know that?
“You already know that I am not a Human, so I am just going to mention it to you, it is like a race trait.”
What can I say… that’s another perverted race trait…
Well, if she doesn’t care about it, it doesn’t matter.
“I mean, I also heard that the magic you use is not from this world…”
“Oh, you know that, too. Yes, indeed. To put it bluntly, I am an isekai person. Or, to be more precise, it would be better to say that I am cognizant of Outer World.”
Isekai person… I don’t have a clue how she got here, but given that reincarnation exists, I suppose it wouldn’t be surprising if there is a way to cross over to another world while still alive.
“Oh, and don’t ask me how I crossed the world, because that’s a trade secret.”
“I’m not going to ask.”
In reality, Pumpkin would like to know how she crossed over to another world, but knowing this now would only lead to an inordinate level and severity of the trouble, so he refrained from asking.
Furthermore, since he didn’t know which side the owner was on, Lean’s or their enemy’s, he couldn’t say anything indiscreet.
“Thanks for waiting.”
“Yes. Thank you. Oh, that’s right. Can I at least get your name for future reference?”
“Oh, speaking of which, I haven’t given you my name. I’m Lowizc. I look forward to your continued patronage.”
“Right. In any case, I will be in your good graces. Well, Reigi, let’s be on our way.”
After paying the money, he bid farewell to Lowizc and left the “Umitsuki Stationery Shop” with Reigi, then headed out of Kunukihappy and back to Samsara Egg Village.
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