Transmutation Master Aria Is Doing Her Best Today ~a Happy Second Life for a Transmutation Master Who Had Her Results Stolen by Her Sister~ – Chapter 13
Chapter 13: Aria’s workshop
I received a work explanation from Head Department-san while joking around.
Basically, it’s the same as the previous palace.
If there’s anything I don’t understand, they’ll answer my questions as necessary, and most of the explanation is over.
“Well then, it’s time for me to show you your roo…”
Head Department-san suddenly froze from her high energy, or rather, she was stunned.
Yuren-kun, Hisui-san, and I tilted our heads in unison.
We looked at each other’s faces, and then Yuren-kun, as a representative, asked the question.
“W-Well, it’s a little late for this, but…we don’t have any rooms available.”
“Huh? What do you mean?”
Ahahahaha——a carefree laugh spreads through the room.
I didn’t know how to react and stayed silent.
As for the other two’s reactions…
“What’s going on, Head Department?”
“Don’t ask me, Yuren. It’s always like this.”
“Always like this?”
When I asked again, Yuren-kun answered with a sigh.
“I confirmed beforehand that there was an available room.”
“Huh? But it’s not available now.”
“That’s right. I think you’ll understand why if you go take a look.”
“Hahahaha, it’s not something interesting to see though~.”
Head Department-san is still laughing.
Following after the two dumbfounded individuals, Yuren-kun and Hisui-san headed towards the supposed available room.
“Is this it?”
“That should be it.”
After confirming with each other, Yuren-kun and Hisui-san opened the closed door.
“Uh, oh my…”
I unintentionally let out a small gasp.
The room that was supposed to be available is filled up.
Literally filled up.
Packed to the brim with a large amount of belongings.
“That’s what I meant.”
While I was nodding my head in agreement, Yuren-kun scolded the Head Department.
“I told you to clean it up a month ago, didn’t I?”
“Well, I was quite busy~.”
“Hey Yuren, don’t you think there are more things in here now than before?”
“What a coincidence. I was thinking the same thing.”
The room was completely packed with belongings, to the point where there wasn’t even any space to stand.
They say it increased, which surprises me.
Was it better before?
Judging from the current state of mess, it doesn’t seem to have changed that much.
“Clean it up by the end of the day.”
“Um, please don’t ask for the impossible~ Look at this amount.”
“Who do you think piled up all of this stuff until it became this amount?”
“Umm… it’s not like that. These are all necessary materials for research, so I can’t throw them away.”
Head Department-san begins to make excuses.
I gaze around the research room which is filled with piles of items.
Though it sounds like an excuse out of desperation, what she says does seem to be true.
Most of the papers piled up are related to Transmutation Art.
There are also other data and materials that seem useful.
“Just clean it up. Otherwise, Aria’s room won’t be ready.”
“Oh, umm, I just remembered! There’s one more room available!”
“Huh? Where is that room… Oh, I see.”
“Yes. It’s a little far from the building, but it’s clean. And it’s already been cleaned by… someone else.”
Leaving aside the comment of “Isn’t it yourself?”, it seems that there is an empty room available.
Yuren-kun had a somewhat awkward expression.
We decided to go take a look for now.
The place was not inside the palace building but a small stone hut in the garden.
Maybe it’s better to call it a workshop.
When we entered, it was indeed very clean.
And I felt a familiar atmosphere somewhere.
“Yuren-kun, where is this?”
“Didn’t we talk about it on the way here? There was a great Transmutation Master here in the past.”
“Ah, I see. Is this that person’s place?”
“It’s an important place, isn’t it? Can I use it?”
“Well, it is an important place, but… I can’t say anything else except that you can use it if you can.”
I tilted my head at his unsure response.
Then, Yuren-kun slowly walked over and touched the Transmutation Circle in the center of the room.
“The truth is, this Transmutation Circle is broken.”
Once again, it was an ambiguous answer.
From the outside, it didn’t look like anything was damaged.
The Transmutation Circle was made of special minerals and had a transmutation array inscribed in the center.
As long as the transmutation array was not broken, it should not be damaged.
“Looks clean on the outside, but nobody can activate it.”
“Including Head Department-san?”
“Call me Laura. But yeah”
Being told that, I became curious and wanted to try it.
“May I try it?”
With Yuren’s permission, I approached the supposedly broken Transmutation Circle.
It still looked ordinary on the surface.
No, upon closer inspection, the inscribed transmutation array seemed a bit different.
It wasn’t that any symbols or letters were missing, but rather there were some unusual ones inscribed.
Could this be the reason why it couldn’t be activated…?
“Um, maybe this is it.”
The significance of the special part related to the creation of an entirely new substance.
The materials used for Transmutation Arts are usually something from this world, and you cannot create anything greater than the quality of those materials.
But this Transmutation Circle… no, the person who used this was trying to create something that didn’t exist in this world from scratch.
I place my hand on the Transmutation Circle.
It faintly glows as if I have been qualified by understanding.
“Wow! I’m surprised. It wasn’t broken, was it?”
“No, I don’t think so. It just seems to be slightly different from a normal Transmutation Circle.”
“I see, so you were able to use it. You really are not a normal person.”
Head Department-san grins.
Their glance is a bit uncomfortable, but I’m being praised, right?
“I don’t really understand, but you can use it?”
“Then it’s decided! From today, let’s make this place Aria’s workshop.”
Thus, I obtained the workshop of a Transmutation Master.