Saving 80,000 Gold in an Another World for Retirement - Chapter 252
Three million yen is equivalent to 120 gold coins at the exchange rate. But in their sense of money, that’s equivalent to 12 million yen.
I was given 260 gold coins when I presided over Adelaide-chan’s debutante ball.
Still, they said it was much cheaper than usual.
Well, at that time, all the foodstuffs and other items available in the other world were bought by the Viscount family budget, so the overall expense would have been more…….
And Adelaide-chan’s family is a newly emerged Viscount family.
On the other hand, the Bozes family is the oldest among the Counts and is on the verge of being promoted to Marquis.
……Yeah, I think the budget available is probably way off the charts……
Spending about 120 gold coins on fireworks doesn’t seem to be a problem for them.
That’s what I thought…….
[Miss, are you a daughter of the president of some big company or something? And you’re having a foundation anniversary or something?] Master Pyrotechnician
……Well, what kind of high schooler sets off 3 million yen worth of fireworks display to surprise her parents on their wedding anniversary?
[Umm, well, I guess it’s similar. I want to make a flashy coming-of-age party for the daughter of the president of a fairly large company.
……Oh, and I’m 19 years old, even though I look like this, I’m already a working adult. And this is a job I was contracted to do……] Mitsuha
[EHHH!!] Master Pyrotechnician
No, that kind of work would not be unusual. At least, it shouldn’t be a surprise to the owner of the pyrotechnics workshop.
Yeah, the surprise is probably about the fact that I’m <19 and a working adult>.
……Urusai wa! (Shut up!)
Then, we started the meeting to plan the event.
[Please use a slower launch speed pattern, reduce the number of smaller balls, and increase the number of the bigger balls instead.
In fact, the audience was new to a fireworks display, so I wanted them to take their time to appreciate each shot, and then I wanted to finish it off with a spectacular series of shots……] Mitsuha
[Are there are a lot of small children at the venue?……. But when it’s the first fireworks display they’ve ever seen in their lives, that’s a big responsibility to carry out during the performance.
Okay, since it’s off-season and I’m not busy, and most of my earnings for the year are made in the summer, I’ll keep the price the same, but I’ll add some content as a service.
Now we have to decide on the date, time, location, launch program and confirm the location in advance. We also have to decide what to do in case the event gets canceled due to weather or other reasons.
We’ve got at least over a month before the big day, don’t we?] Master Pyrotechnician
[……I’m sorry, it’s just three weeks……] Mitsuha
[Oioioioi!] Master Pyrotechnician
Then the detailed discussions began.
[…So, is the place nearby?] Master Pyrotechnician
[Yes, we’ll be there shortly.] Mitsuha
Well, no one chooses to work for a company that’s so far away……
So, the next day, we set off in the workshop’s car with the owner of the workshop…… And one of his employees who was in charge of checking the site.
Yeah, they usually sign a contract for at least a month in advance. It’s not just a matter of simply selling something, there’s a lot more to it than that, such as site inspections, procedures, and ball making. I’ve heard that some of the balls are custom made, like the ones with letters on them.
So we don’t have much time to spare. No matter how much free time they have, they still have to go to the site…….
[What you’ve promised me, you’re okay with that, right?] Mitsuha
[Oh. We’re in the business of selling technology and trust. We make sure that all of our employees strictly adhere to the terms of our contracts and maintain the confidentiality of our customers’ information, which is second only to safety.] Master Pyrotechnician
I had reminded him many times beforehand, but I gave him one last push.
……So, we’re heading to the site for a preliminary check.
They can set up the equipment on the day of the event or the day before, but the workshop owner requested that we check the site first, so that’s why we’re out here.
Yeah, everyone thinks the site is close by.
The truth is, this place is very far away from my home in Japan. It’s hundreds of thousand kilometers away.
It doesn’t matter how far it is from my house, there’s no need to increase the risk of being exposed by asking for a place near my house.
[Oh yeah, I just heard that your family name is Nanoha. When we get back, I’m going to ask you to fill out a formal request form. Besides, I need various notifications and permission certificates.
All you have to do is write down your name, address, contact information, date and time of the event, and the purpose of use, and you’ll be done in no time.
We’ll take care of the application. Oh, and bring me your stamp later.] Master Pyrotechnician
Shocked! The Lady is as frozen as a Lady Borden!*
Here, I introduced myself as [nanchatte ōjo-sama]** in case you’re wondering.
Even if the rest of the world found out, it wouldn’t be so strange that I, a princess from another world, asked a Japanese pyrotechnic company, which I believe has the most advanced fireworks technology on earth, to do the job.
Even so…… I just have to make sure it won’t be associated with [Yamano house].
The reason why the owner of the workshop trusts me is that I have already paid him half of the total amount in advance. Otherwise, there was no way he would believe me, a self-proclaimed nineteen-year-old with a childish appearance and a childish mindset, and easily accept a high-priced job.
No, <if you want, I didn’t mind paying the full amount up front>. That’s what I said, but the guy said <just pay the half, for now>, so I just paid half of it…….
So, I was thinking, I didn’t have to worry about anything if these people think it wasn’t just an elaborate prank. Since it wasn’t… And they wouldn’t have to ask for proof of identity or anything like that……
But, when you think about it, there must be a lot of procedures involved in setting off a large-scale fireworks display. And for that, of course, you’ll need the client’s personal information.
A ā ā ā ā ā ā ~~!!
What should I do?…….
Well, I guess I don’t have a choice.
I’ll talk to the owner of the workshop later.
After checking the site, of course, ・・・・・・・・・
[Please park in the vacant lot on the left, just up ahead.] Mitsuha
[Yeah… Huh?] Master Pyrotechnician
The uncle looked dubious at my instructions. Yet, he instructed the employee who was driving anyway.
Well, no wonder, it’s strange.
The vacant lot was only big enough to park a few cars, it’s not a place to set off the fireworks. There are no other places around where you can hold an event, and although it’s not a big distance from the city, it’s not close enough to the station to easily walk to either.
But, well, that doesn’t matter. We’re going to the <Fireworks launch site>…
Then the car got into a vacant lot and stopped, the engine was still running, but after putting the gear in neutral and confirming that the hand brake was pulled… They were surprised when I stepped on the accelerator and the engine roared loudly. Then… I cast a suspicious spell.
[Goddess of the other world, invite the engineers of the other world who have masterful skills to my world……
Open, the path to another dimension, Aura Road!!] Mitsuha
Yeah, I explained it in advance in the form of a spell so that it wouldn’t be too sudden and to avoid startling them.
This will give you a general idea of what I’m talking about…… Because I’m Japanese!
[[What the hell is thaaat~~!]]
Then we disappeared off the face of the earth, leaving behind the shouts of the owner and the employee, along with the car and all.
After we suddenly appeared, Sabine-chan welcomed us with words of welcome, putting her face close to the car window that was left open.
Of course, in Japanese, which she has mastered quite well. Since she can already watch Japanese DVDs and Blu-ray discs by herself, it seems to be a piece of cake for her.
And of course, no matter how many times I see her, there are always a few soldiers standing right behind Sabine-chan to guard her.
……Yeah, well, we’re on the grounds of the royal palace……
Yes, the Royal Palace, which stands tall in the middle of the royal capital, is where the fireworks will be set off, and where the launching equipment will be installed.
It’s the perfect place because it’s in the center of the city, with a big garden and a training ground, this is it.
[[What the hell is thiiiiiis?]]
The drastic change in scenery, the pretty girl’s sudden greeting, and the soldiers with spears made both of the pyrotechnicians’ screams, echoed once more……
* There is a wordplay here (呆然。淑女呆然レディーボーゼン。) Bōzen. Shukujo bōzen redībōzen.
(呆然。) (Bōzen) = Shocked, Dumbfounded, Surprised, and so on.
(淑女) (Shukujo) = Lady.
(レディーボーゼン。) = Lady Borden, a luxury ice cream brand.
** I don’t know how to word this one… (『なんちゃって王女様』)
(なんちゃって) (nanchatte) = Just kidding, lol, joke…
(王女様) (ōjo-sama) = Young lady of a noble house, daughter of a prestigious family, or something like that.
The best one I can think of is [Princess LOL]