An Unconscious Genius Magic Tool Maker Wants to Live a Leisurely Life – Chapter 31
Chapter 31: Dungeon
One day later——
I delivered the magic tools I created to His Highness and the others.
I explained each one to them in His Highness’s office.
“As expected. You finished them in such a short time. It must have been tough to do it while handling your usual workload.”
“No, it’s nothing. I can handle this much.”
“Wow! You’re amazing. As expected, you’re His Highness’s favorite.”
Gardo-san said as he examined the completed magic tool closely.
I’m… His Highness’s favorite?
I feel happy and my face is about to break into a smile.
Lest-san and Dan-san also took the magic tool and inspected it from various angles.
“Now we can depart for the dungeon investigation.”
“Yes! It’s exciting to see these kinds of tools.”
“You’re like a child. Oh, wait. Did we receive one extra?”
The order was for five people, including His Highness.
However, six magic tools are set on the table.
His Highness tilted his head and asked me,
“Did you also make a spare one?”
“No, that one is mine.”
“I see. Freya’s… What? Yours?!”
His Highness widened his eyes in surprise.
I didn’t expect him to be so surprised, and I was the one who was taken aback.
With a magic tool in my hand, I asked His Highness,
“Your Highness! I would like to accompany you on the investigation.”
“Accompany… Do you understand what you’re saying? It’s a dungeon.”
“I understand. Nevertheless, I want to go with you.”
With determination in my heart, I pleaded with His Highness with a serious look in my eyes.
His Highness looked troubled.
I don’t think he expected me to say that.
While realizing that it was impolite to trouble His Highness, I continued to speak.
“Because it’s a dangerous place, the magic tool may break if something happens. If that happens, only I can repair it. Also, if I have the materials, I can create a magic tool on the spot.”
I showed that I am useful.
Although I am not a knight.
I do not have the ability to fight like everyone else.
Still, it is useful to accompany them.
As His Highness’s magic tool maker, I want to do my best to be by His Highness’s side.
“It’s okay, isn’t it?”
“Gardo, no, but it’s dangerous.”
“She said she’ll come with us knowing that. She’s prepared…right?”
I nodded and answered clearly.
Gardo-san smiled and said, “Then there’s no problem. Actually, having backup is appreciated.”
“Your Highness, I understand that it’s important. Actually, if it’s that important, you should protect yourself with all your might.”
His Highness let out a bold sigh as if he had given up.
He put his hand on his waist and smiled gently.
“Okay, I understand. I respect your will.”
“Thank you very much!”
“However! Don’t do anything reckless. Promise me that you won’t leave my side. If you’re not within reach, I can’t protect you.”
I felt my heart beat faster as I saw His Highness’s unusually serious expression.
I never thought I would be so happy to hear his worried voice about me.
Is it because the person is His Highness?
If that’s the case, then I…
I stare intently at His Highness.
“We’ll depart tonight, so make sure we arrive early in the morning.”
“Got it! Dan, make sure to arrange for the carriage.”
“And don’t be late, Lest and Iris! We’ll leave without you if you’re sleeping!”
“I won’t be sleeping.”
“Please don’t include me with you.”
Come to think of it, this is my first time going outside the capital as a magic tool maker.
And to think that my first business trip would be to an unknown dungeon… I wonder what my past self would think if she knew?
Would she be surprised and faint?
No, she might actually find it fun.
Just like how I feel now.
After all, dungeons are a treasure trove for us magic tool makers too.
We rode the carriage for a day and a half.
To the east lies a vast ocean along the border of the country.
If we deviate a bit north, we will find a town with a fishing port and a beach where we can enjoy the sea.
We headed for an unpopular sandy beach.
“Are you ready?”
“Yeah, we can go anytime, Your Highness.”
“How about Freya?”
“I’m okay too. I’ve prepared myself.”
I answered firmly, putting some strength into my hand.
Following the voice of His Highness saying “Let’s go,” we entered the sea.
Of course, we weren’t swimming.
We were walking on the sea.
“Wow, amazing! You can really walk on it!”
“Magic tools are so convenient. It’s a pleasure to be able to do this without being a magician!”
“Don’t get too excited. Remember that magic power is limited.”
“That’s right. How much magic power do you think it takes to maintain this kind of effect with magic? Use it wisely.”
The four of them walked ahead, and His Highness and I followed.
The boots we wore on our feet were magic tools that could walk on water.
Based on the information we had, this was the fastest way to get there without using a boat.
There was also a method of floating the ship and moving forward, but it was excluded due to the cost and time required for production.
“The monsters don’t come attacking, huh.”
“Yeah, they just swim right below us.”
The robes we wore on our shoulders were designed to make it impossible for anyone without the same kind of magic tool to see them.
Although the monsters could sense our presence, they couldn’t attack us since they couldn’t confirm us visually.
“It’s a bit anticlimactic to be able to come here safely like this.”
“Don’t let your guard down.”
“I know. But we’re almost there.”
Lest-san’s gaze was fixed on the destination.
It was in the middle of the sea.
A building that protruded unnaturally, like an artificial structure.
The entrance to the dungeon.