Reincarnated Witch’s Carefree Gourmet Journey – Chapter 8

𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐔𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝

𝐒𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐔𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐒𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝

The reincarnation of Witch Goddess Lovmarie is Marie, formerly the Duke’s daughter.

She meets a beastman boy named Kaito in the forest.

Kaito. He’s quite young, around his early teens.

White hair, cat ears, and a cat tail. Marie thought he must be a cat beastman.

However, for a cat beastman, his magical power is high. Both of his eyes are jade and gold, and upon closer look, he has rare S-class magical eyes.

(He’s pretty high-spec for just a cat beastman. Is he some other kind of creature?)

True to her witchy nature, her insight was sharp. But she would find out Kaito’s true identity later.

Now, Marie takes Kaito on a journey in search of gourmet food.

What she seeks is an unknown 【deliciousness】.”

After all, she has acquired Kaito, a chef who can deliciously cook monsters.

They defeat monsters wherever they go, have Kaito cook them, and then eat. Delicious.

That was Marie’s plan, defeating various monsters and enjoying delicious meals.

. . . . . .However, a problem arose immediately.

“. . . . . .Steak again?”

“Witch-sama, I apologize. . . . . .”

That night.

Marie and her group decided to camp in the forest.

Marie defeated a bear monster (a red bear, a terrifying A-rank monster) with a single blow using wind magic.

She prefers using wind magic as fire would char the meat.

What delicious dish will the bear meat become?!

Marie was hopeful, but all that came out was plain grilled bear meat.

Well, it’s delicious. It certainly is.

But. . . . . .

“It seems there’s no unknown deliciousness beyond the dragon steak we had earlier.”

Though the texture and flavor differ, the bear steak is essentially the same as the dragon steak they had earlier in the day.

Just grilled meat. That’s all.

“I’m sorry. . . . . .!”

“You were working for nobles; you’re a great chef, right? So why such limited variations?”

If the next breakfast is also steak, Marie thought she might give up on Kaito, who served her bear steak.

However, Kaito seemed like he wanted to say something.

“I’m not angry. You want to say something? Speak up.”

“Witch-sama. . . . . .! Oh, to be so kind to someone like me! You’re amazing!”

Marie had no idea why that was so amazing, but it seemed like he had some excuse, so she decided to listen.

“I don’t have cooking tools.”

“Cooking tools. . . . . .Ah, like a frying pan and a knife?”

Kaito nods.

Marie understands that various tools like knives and pots are needed for cooking.

“At the moment, I only have a knife made from shattered stones and a stone slab as a griddle.”

“I see, so the lack of cooking tools is why the variety of dishes is limited.”

Indeed, without a pot, it’s impossible to make stew or other simmered dishes.

Rather, Marie was impressed that he could make such delicious steak with just a stone knife and slab.

“Got it. You need cooking tools. I’ll go buy them in the town.”

“What? Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!”

For some reason, Kaito was greatly surprised.

“W, Why? Why would you buy cooking tools for someone like me, a nobody. . . . . . eek!”

Marie grabs Kaito’s cheeks with her hands and squashes them together.

“Stop whining. I said I’d buy it for you, so just gratefully accept it.”

“B, But. . . . . .”

“Also, stop putting yourself down. Maybe it can’t be helped considering your upbringing, but I think highly of you.”

“?!”

Though weary from steak two meals in a row, the food itself is delicious.

Marie highly values Kaito’s culinary skills.

“If you don’t have confidence in yourself, then believe in me who believes in you. You’re not worthless.”

Tears begin to accumulate in Kaito’s eyes. And then. . . . . .

“Ah, ahhhhhhhhhh! You’re the first person outside the village to say something so kind to me!”

He must’ve had a very hard time. Just a little kindness made him break down in tears.

“Uh. . . . . .why are you, Witch-sama, being so kind to me?”

I’m not being kind. If your morale drops, the quality of the food will suffer, and that’s a problem for me.

Buying you kitchenware is also for the sake of my own delicious meals.

In short, it’s all for my own sake.

“Don’t misunderstand. It’s not for your sake.”

“Ahhhhhh! Witch-sama, you’re so kind and wonderful!”

It seems this beastman has misunderstood the Witch’s tsundere nature.

In reality, there’s neither tsun nor dere.

“Well, let’s head to a suitable town.”

“Um, Witch-sama. . . . . .if possible, I’d like to use my own cooking utensils!”

“Your own. . . . . .cooking utensils?”

Having regained some confidence through Marie’s words, Kaito conveys his wishes to her.

“Yes. When I was in the village, my grandparents gave me a set called 【Seven Tools】.”

“Hmm… Seven Tools. Would it be better to have those?”

“Yes. I can make even tastier food with those familiar Seven Tools than with store-bought ones.”

In fact, there’s a secret to these Seven Tools, but that’s for later.

“Where are these ‘Seven Tools’?”

“. . . . . .I don’t know. They were confiscated when I was made a slave.”

“So these Seven Tools are also missing.”

“Yes. . . . . .if I had them, I could make the best full-course meal for Witch-sama…”

The best full course 

The best. . . . . .

Full course. . . . . .

“Leave it to me.”

Marie firmly decides. She wants to taste this full-course meal that even this unconfident boy says is the best.

I want to try eating it. No, I will definitely eat it!

For that purpose, seven familiar tools are necessary.

“I’ll recover all of your Seven Tools for you.”

Kaito opens his mouth wide in surprise, but tears overflow from his eyes again. . . . . .

“Ahhhhhhhhh! Thank you so much for doing this for me!”

“I told you, it’s not for your sake.”

“Tsundereeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

. . . . . .I’ll just not bother denying it anymore.

“But. . . . . .how will you find the Seven Tools? We don’t know where they are.”

“Oh, that’s simple. Give me your head for a moment.”

Marie places her hand on Kaito’s head.

“Witch-style 【Thought Backtracking】.”

In that moment, Marie and Kaito’s consciousness gently floats in the air.

Their consciousness flies high above the sky.

『Whoa! What is this?!』

『It’s magic called Thought Backtracking. With this, we can find the location of your cooking tools that hold your thoughts.』

Originally, thought reverse-detection was nothing more than a magic that read memories from objects.

However, as a result of Marie’s unique arrangement of the spell, it transformed into magic that finds objects from their owners.

At the center of Kaito’s chest, a bluish-white flame is burning.

『That is the soul. And from there extend seven chains. At the end of those chains. . . . . .are the seven tools you seek.』

Kaito and the others look around.

The chains extending from Kaito’s soul were scattered across various countries around the world.

『Amazing, Witch-sama! To find what we were looking for in one go like this!』

Marie harbored a single 【doubt】.

(Why on Earth would mere cooking tools be scattered across various countries all over the world. . . . . .?)

If they were just ordinary cooking tools, she thought they’d be all sold together in a market.

But the seven were scattered far and wide, beyond seas and mountains.

(. . . . . .Honestly, I thought they’d all be easily gathered. . . . . .Well, it’s for the sake of delicious food.)

When Marie lifted the spell, their consciousness returned to normal.

“As you can see, the cooking tools are scattered across various countries around the world. I will collect them all.”

“Waaaaaah! Witch-sama, you’re too kind!”

Ignoring it as it’s too bothersome.

“Coincidentally, the closest town from here has one of the seven tools for sale. I’m going to retrieve it.”

. . . . . .Marie’s concerns were valid.

Yes, because the seven tools that Kaito has are not mere cooking tools.

They are legendary treasures that have been modified into cooking tools, once used by heroes.

That’s why they were scattered all over the world.

Thus, Marie decided to first collect Kaito’s seven cooking tools (※legendary treasures) for the sake of delicious food.


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