Chapter 13: Kaede is Popular Among The Wives
The Killer Spider known as Kaede is a dangerous monster spider, but it is popular amongst the wives in Bohd Village.
Honestly, rather than just okay, I actually think it’s cute, but since it was of a size that was impossible in earth, I wanted everyone to at least feel that “I wish you won’t be afraid of it”. But when it was made public, lo and behold, it was popular amongst the Bohd village wives.
If I had to say why things turned out this way, it’s because of the threads that Kaede produces.
I’ve heard that cloth woven from threads of a monster spider called Spider Silk is a super high class item.
It is more durable than cheap leather armor, it doesn’t get dirty easily, and the feel of it is the best. They say that Nobles would buy Spider Silk cloth.
Two days after the large banquet where I had brought Kaede back to the village, Martha-san enthusiastically asked something of Kaede.
Naturally, with us being connected by magic power, no one but I can communicate telepathically with it. However, maybe because of Martha-san’s persistence, or because Kaede is clever, they had agreed to exchange a fixed amount of thread for meals. Martha-san is incredible.
The village had but 3 looms used in turns, and the wives were ecstatic to weave Spider Silk cloth.
From there, I made my own thread spinning wheel and loom, learned how to weave from Martha-san, weaved Spider Silk cloth, and challenged myself to sew my own clothes.
Kaede-san is impressive. With just my magic power and meals being given, it produces as much thread as it wants.
「Kaede, can you make the thread just a bit more elastic?」
I decided to try to weave some cloth using the slightly elastic thread, weaving it crosswise with durable thread.
Skillfully manipulating the thread in the thread spinning wheel with two arms, Kaede spun thread. My Kaede is so clever I couldn’t believe it’s a spider.
gikkonbattan, The sounds of weaving resounded from Bohd Village.
Martha-san dyed the threads with dye I had adjusted with alchemy.
「With this, it’s goodbye to stiff underwear.」
「My, Takumi-san, you’re making even your underwear with Spider Silk? I wonder if we should do the same.」
「Umm, please don’t tire Kaede out too much.」
The wives response to my muttering to self was extreme. It resulted in Kaede’s burden increasing.
However, using Kaede’s special elastic thread, the band for underwear can be made. It seems I can make cloth have the elasticity that’s close to the underwear I wore when I was still in Japan.
After I finished weaving the Spider Silk for my clothes, I started weaving an elastic cloth for underwear. Making sure not to forget the elastic band for the underwear, my aim is boxer briefs.
「Takumi-chan, that has to be backstitched.」
「Takumi-kun, is there any of the stretchy cloth remaining?」
「Oh, I have some.」
I was surrounded by the village wives and was sewing clothes.
「Takumi-kun, the pants being black is alright, but wouldn’t the shirt be better if it was a bit lighter in color?」
「I have a reason for making it a darker color. To make it harder for monsters to spot me in the forest, it has to be a dark color. Well, that’s limited only to the surroundings of the dark forest though.」
「So Takumi-chan has also been thinking this through.」
I’ve been behaving awfully cute to the villagers here.
I believed that since the 40+ year old me had obviously turned into a handsome 15 year old, the villagers would think of me like a younger brother or son and treat me as such.
Prior to this, despite not even having 3 months pass since I had come to this world, I hadn’t been self-conscious that I was in my 40’s. I also think that putting an old soul into a young body was extreme.
(This is definitely Norn-sama’s doing.)
「Takumi-kun, would it be possible to request fine thread for the shell from Kaede-chan?」
「For the shell?」
「Right, for covering the coat.」
「Aaah, a coat with a shell of spider silk would be too conspicuous, wouldn’t it.」
「Also, if it’s you, Takumi-kun, you could enchant the shell of the coat with temperature control.」
Spider silk cloth has very good compatibility with bestowal magic. Since, at the very least, 2 enchantments are possible, it’s only natural that my clothes and underwear would have enchantments.
「I understand. A magic stone as a catalyst, please. A small one will be enough.」
「「「Oh my, us too please.」」」
I haven’t even enchanted my short sword and spear yet……………
Bestowal magic is magic that turns a magic stone into a catalyst for the purpose of writing a magic circle. Or a Magic Bestower actually uses that intended magic. I don’t understand magic circles, but I do use a diversity of magic so I could probably enchant.
For example, let’s say fire magic to increase offensive power, and wind magic to increase sharpness and cut through bone.
In order to fulfill the village wives’ request, I have to practice Bestowal magic more.