The Abandoned White Magician’s Tea Life - Chapter 92 : Traveling Merchant
Chapter 92 : Traveling Merchant
Leaving the inn in the morning, They left in a horse-drawn carriage. When they find a place where they can rest on the way, they have lunch and continue on the trade route again.
Before the evening falls, they went to discuss with Leonardo whether they should proceed as originally planned or whether they can reach the inn before nightfall.
The carriage ride was easy and peaceful. The reason was that the demons did not appear at all, probably because they knew that there was the strongest species of light dragon, as Yugo had told them before. Once, they almost ran into a group of what looked like bandits, but Yugo kicked them away with his magic without Leonardo having to change course.
Other times, they would pass a caravan of merchants who appeared to be on their way to the market. They were skilled at capturing people’s hearts and minds with their skillful speaking. Whenever they see Amalia and her fellow travelers, they always stop their caravan and greet them. They would then try to sell their wares to them, asking them to buy their products.
Today, they met a merchant from the Shura-Nirian Empire, which shares a southern border with Leandra, so they decided to go to the trouble of showing them their wares for sale.
Shura-Nirian is a long east-west country, sharing borders with many other countries such as Kyros, Leandra, and Edith. The southern side of the country is the sea, and the Kingdom of Roa is located beyond the sea. Leandra is a sea-less country, so it imports sea-related products exclusively from Shura-Nirian.
“Oh, these are pearls.”
“It’s bigger than the one I bought before…it’s the real deal.”
Amalia and Leonardo gazed at the large pearls in a wooden box among the wares spread out by the merchant.
Apparently, it was not for sale, but they were intrigued and thought they would both flip when they asked the price. Yugo tried to reach for it, and Leonardo hurriedly grabbed his hand to stop him.
“Oh, this is beautiful.”
“It looks like a gemstone, but… it’s a little different.”
“Yeah, it’s kind of a glass stone.”
Next to the pearls was a pendant with a sparkling stone.
As Amalia and Leonardo talked, the merchant took it off its pedestal and offered it to them.
“You can tell by holding it that it’s much lighter than jewelry.”
“Oh, it’s true.”
“It’s light for a glass, and it’s very pure.”
“It’s a glass that changes color depending on the angle you look at it. It is inexpensive for its appearance, so even commoners can easily afford it. There are other types of glass that change color depending on the surrounding environment.”
“I remember that some gemstones change color when viewed indoors and outdoors. Is it like that?”
The merchant nodded at Leonardo’s words, who had a much broader knowledge than Amalia.
“There are also glass stones like that. Some of them look cold in light places and warm in dark places.”
After talking with the merchant, Amalia bought some fruits and herbs that could be used to make tea.
Yugo also seemed to be interested in rare items from foreign countries, and Leonardo warned him when he tried to reach for them.
“Hey, Leonardo! What the hell is that?”
“It’s rock salt. You don’t see it around here very often.”
“Hey, what’s this? My gut is telling me this is sweet!”
“Good answer. It’s a sweetener plant, just like sugar.
“I want some!”
Amalia watched the exchange between Leonardo and Yugo as the merchant wrapped up the goods. Amalia’s cheeks naturally relaxed as she watched the two men looking at the goods while chatting with each other.
“…lady. Isn’t that brother your husband?”
When the merchant quietly asked, Amalia turned around and smiled.
“Yes, he’s a great lover. He takes good care of my son and is very helpful.”
“Ahh, I’m not sure if that’s what you mean or not. At a quick glance, they look like a father and son, but watching their interaction, they kind of look like…buddies.”
“Yes, I think so too.”
Perhaps because he is a merchant who negotiates with many people, he makes a very astute point.
Leonardo treated Yugo as if they were old friends, not father and son. He sometimes pats Yugo on the head, but Yugo rarely seriously rebels against him, perhaps because he knows how to balance the two. Although Yugo has strong likes and dislikes toward people, he seems to trust Leonardo very much.
The merchant nodded and handed the goods to Amalia.
“Lady has a good eye for men. If you have children, it is good to be with such a sincere and understanding man. A man who has the right attitude toward children is less likely to miss the mark, in my opinion.”
“Oh, thank you very much?”
She was not sure if she had a good eye for men, if she was lucky, or if it was because Leonardo was a very nice man.
‘Well, at least its Yugo.So even if I am caught by some weirdo, he’d likely obliterate them with a single blow…’
It seems that Yugo has gone the extra mile, and Leonardo was pinching him on the cheek. Yugo said, “What are you doing? You’re hurting me!” but Leonardo said, “It’s not violence. It’s education. I told you not to touch the merchandise.”
‘…thank godness Leonardo was here.’
They quickly reconciled, and Amalia thought as she watched them shopping for goods side by side.