The Man Picked Up By the Gods (Reboot)

Chapter 224.2 - The Result of Playing Around II (2/2)

Chapter 224: The Result of Playing Around II (2/2)

They finally reacted when I called out, but two of the kids were too fast. Those two must be from the beast man tribe or something, so I had to make a move.

” ‘Teleport’ ! Got you! Can’t you wait!?” [Ryouma]

Fortunately, I succeeded in directly capturing them.

I practiced my dimension magic a lot when I had to recover so much of the mud salamander corpses back at Fatma Territory. The result of all that effort was showing now.

“Let go!” [Kid 1]

“That’s our house!” [Kid 2]

“I want to see our house!” [Kid 1]

“Y-You need to wait, it’s still dangerous.” [Ryouma]

While I was trying to keep the two kids in check…

“What are you brats doing!!?” [Revel]

“!” [Two Kids}

“Ahh…” [Ryouma]

“Didn’t you promise to wait until the adults told you it was safe before entering since it’s dangerous!?” [Revel]

The person in charge of managing the slums, Revel-san, arrived before anyone else and caught the two kids.

The menacing look he wore made it so that the two kids couldn’t argue. After securing the kids, he handed them back to the older kids.

“Seriously. Sorry that the kids got in your way.” [Revel]

“In the end, nothing happened, so it’s fine.” [Ryouma]

“I see. …Still, that’s some amazing magic you’ve got there. You can destroy and create stuff as you wish.” [Revel]

“It’s still experimental, so I was just trying it out.” {Ryouma]

Although I did it because I thought it was possible, a structure that has been made through sand magic is essentially built with a compressed and hardened ‘sand stone’.

Sandstones are easy to work with but they’re fragile and don’t last that long. They also absorb a lot of water, so it’s possible for them to be damaged during winter. They’re not a good material to build outer walls with. It’s also my first time building something at this size, so it wouldn’t be strange if I messed up somewhere. To be safe, I need to double check it.

“That’s why I need to build something sturdier for the children’s home. That’s also why we had the laborers come.” [Ryouma]

“There’s one thing I’d like to confirm.” [Zeff]

“Huh?” [Ryouma]

When I turned out around, Zeff-san was there.

Arnold-san, who was talking to some other people earlier, also approached.

“I heard that since most of the laborers we gathered today are experts at construction you want to use them to ensure the safety of the building?” [Zeff]

“Would it be fine?” [Ryouma]

“The work will just change a little at most. You’ve gone out of your way to build so much already, and the sooner those kids have a place to sleep, the better, right?” [Zeff]

…That’s true. The kids who ran off earlier might have also been scared of losing their home.

“Revel-san, we were planning on building a garden for the kids to play at, but do you mind if we build it just within this structure? Like that you can just destroy it and change it into a garden once a proper house has been built.” [Ryouma]

“A garden would be luxurious. As long as the kids have someplace to sleep, it’s all good. If they can live there, then they should just live there.” [Revel]

“I see. In that case, Zeff-san, can you talk to the laborers? Today, we’ll be having them ensure the safety of this house. If it’s safe enough, then they should take measurements for the windows and the doors. When that’s done with, they need to build a wall around the lot.” [Ryouma]

“Got it!” [Zeff]

After that Zeff-san ran off.

“We’ll go back to our guard duties too.” [Hyuzu]

“Oh, yeah. Now that you mention it, there’s more people trying to get a look at the house now too.” [Jill]

“See you later!” [Camil]

Like that Hyuzu-san, Jill-san, and Camil-san left to manage the crowds of onlookers.

When they were all gone, Arnold-San from the government office approached me.

“Good work out there.” [Ryouma]

“You too, Takebayashi-sama. I’ve been watching you work all tis time, but it sure was different from what I was expecting.” [Arnold]

“Ahaha…” [Ryouma]

I’m sure he was expecting us to take a hammer out and build it normally. Even if he did consider the use of magic, he probably didn’t expect us to rely on it so much. Actually, I also wouldn’t have done this if I hadn’t realized the potential of the sand slimes during my rest day and would have surely built it more orthodoxly.

“But since you were able to make so much progress in such a short time, shall we speed up our preparations for the land readjustment project?” [Arnold]

“Right. It’s too much for me to do everything myself, but with the help of the laborers, it shouldn’t take too much time to demolish everything. We can also start rebuilding them immediately, so the construction time will be shortened by a lot.

Also, while I said that this building needs to be checked for safety, I didn’t build it thinking it would only last a day or two. I made it with the intention of building a temporary residence that people could use to take shelter from the rain or as a place to take refuge when needed. So please take that into consideration when tuning it.

As for the rest, I supposed we can just see how things go and respond accordingly?” [Ryouma]

“I’m fine with that. It’s good that we can settle our discussions so quickly.” [Arnold]

“Please make sure to get the people’s consent.” [Ryouma]

“But of course. Revel-san is cooperating too, so I’m sure the people will understand.” [Arnold]

As he said that he smiled and turned to Revel-san.

“As long as the government office is doing a proper job, we won’t complain needlessly either. Anyhow, I know you’re someone I can discuss things with properly, so I’ll work with you.” [Revel]

“Thank you. It’s my fortune to have a built a relationship with the boss of this district. Thanks to you it’s become a lot easier to hear the honest remarks of the people.” [Arnold]

“Hmm.” [Revel]

“Anyway, I should excuse myself now. I still have other work to do. If you ever see me at the Cat’s ForeheadCafe please don’t hesitate to say hi.

“Be careful. Ah, and please don’t just eat cakes all the time and eat a proper meal, okay? The auntie at Cat’s Forehead told me that you’ve been taking home even more cake than before.” [Ryouma]

“…I’ll consider it.” [Arnold]

Arnold-san wryly smiled and left.

“I don’t know what you were talking about, but I don’t think he’s going to listen.” [Revel]

“Indeed.” [Ryouma]

Later, Zeff-san told me that the house I made suited the climate around here and while it couldn’t last for many years, it should be fine to live at temporarily.

After that the laborers took measurements for the windows and the doors. As for the construction itself, I left it to the slimes, while the laborers built the wall with stones I prepared using my magic. Meanwhile, I started constructing the children’s home for real at one of the empty spaces. I finished everything by the time sun had set.

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