RW Chapter 209

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Chapter 209 Convenience Market

“Stop!”

 

At May’s shout, Irene stopped her downward slash at the vitals with the dagger, “You don’t have to look so ferocious, although he is scum wicked beyond redemption, but he is still playing the role of your foster father. So, you have to show some hesitation together within your determination, and in the end you have to show an expression of both relief and peace. Come on, let’s do it one more time.”

 

“Yes!” Irene answered seriously.

 

Since the first performance on the town square, already half a month had passed; she herself did not know, why she still hasn’t left, and instead even took part in the second drama. Today, the cast and crew were rehearsing their third show, “The Diary of a Witch”. Merely looking at the script of the play, this stage drama was destined to become something incomparable. Even when reading it for a second time, it was still such a wonderful and captivating story. It was a story that entirely forsook the romance between prince and princess, had a plot about the intrigues of the court, at the same time was full of praise for the courage, friendship and faith of the common people and the witches… Even though she had only read the script, she couldn’t help; but want to applaud the story.

 

This play was also the reason May had claimed, that she decided to stay in town for the time.

 

But the real reason, even she did not know.

 

Irene grabbed the dagger and ferocious stabbed downward, Sam who was playing the role of her foster father released a miserable cry, “You actually…” Then his head fell to the side at a crooked angle, pretending to be gasping for air.

 

A little exaggerated, May shook her head, “The position she had stabbed you is your chest, how can you have the time to scream and then raise your hand to catch Irene; you will become weak at once. This is the most common form of death, so don’t tell me you had never heard anything about it in drama class!”.

 

Sam’s cheeks flushed red: “So-Sorry.”

 

“Again,” May stated expressionlessly.

 

But Irene’s performance was somewhat differently than May had expected, as long as she mentioned particular problems once, Irene would soon correct them. Whether it was her professional attitude towards the theater or her acting talent, both could be regarded as belong to the top-notch category; it seemed that the title “flower of the theater” was not entirely based on the mutual flattery of the actors at the lowest rung.

 

“This time it was superb, with this today’s practice will end here.” When the content of this scene was finally expressed smoothly and clear, May clapped her hands, “Ferlin Eltek should soon end his lecture, right? You should also go home and prepare the supper, after all, that something water… ”

 

“Tap water,” Irene added with a smile.

 

“Uh, that tap water will be installed before dusk, so if you eat too late, then there will no longer be any water to take a bath with.” May coughed twice.

 

“Miss May, isn’t the main point we end the rehearsal because Sir Knight does want to meet with you?” Rosia covered her mouth to hide her chuckle, “Currently it is still at least one hour until evening.”

 

“I heard that Sir Carter is the Prince’s trusted subordinate, he is often within the castle, and also frequently accompanies the Prince,” Tina also shouted, “Ah, ah… but as West Borders most dazzling star, you do not lose, wherever you are you attracts all eyes.”

 

“You, that’s enough,” Irene beckoned them with her hand to stop. “Miss May has not accepted Sir Carter yet.”

 

“…” May raised her brow, could it be that I wasn’t harsh enough in the recent performances? In the beginning, these two people didn’t even dare to breathe loudly in front of me, but now they unexpectedly dare to play a joke on me. It seems that during the following days’ next rehearsal, I will need to provide them with some bitterness to swallow. Otherwise, if it goes on like this, they really won’t match my acting on stage, “I will go first.”

 

“Many thanks for your instruction!” Irene and the rest of the group lowered their heads in salute.

 

Originally, only a theatrical instructor was eligible to enjoy such a courtesy, but May did not care. She only nodded in response then left the rehearsal room, suddenly feeling the scalding hot outdoor air surrounding her.

 

After going over to the tree at the community center, she sat in its shade and waited. It didn’t take long, before a man quickly walked towards her.

 

It was Carter Lannis, the Chief Knight of the Lord of Border Town.

 

“I hope you didn’t wait for long,” Carter siad, touching the back of his head.

 

“It wasn’t long,” May smiled faintly, “let’s go.”

 

At the first time, when he had invited me out, and I rejected him, he not only did not give up, but instead pensively paid me visits, which was completely inconsistent with the arrogance and indifference he displayed. In the end, he had me confused so much that I stayed.

What the other’s interest was, May knew very clearly in her heart, but the thought to settle down in this strange land confused and frightened her at the same time.

 

Even when she had first come to Border Town for Morning Light, she had never had the intention to live here with him for a long time.

 

In the stronghold, she was the moon that all the other drama stars surrounded, but here, there was no difference between her and the other members of the crew, quite the contrary, as Irene, also a teacher, was even more famous than she was.

 

Following the broad street covered in shade, the two walked into the direction of the convenience market in the town center.

 

This town, within one week had completely changed its appearance. Last week, the outside of the district was still bare, but nowadays, it is verdant and lush. As long as it does not rain, they are building almost everyday. If they aren’t repairing the roads, they are building those houses, normally they are even building both at the same time. Even in King’s City, it would be difficult to come across such a lively scene.

 

The convenience market was located in the northern part of the square, which itself was also divided into two regions, it was separated in the middle by a line of parasol trees. On the right was the inexpensive area, with a layout similar to that of other markets, and there were wooden sheds open on all sides, only offering a wooden roof. They were selling some affordable iron tools and agricultural products: The former were things like farm tools, hammers, drills, and nails, while the later were things like eggs, beef, grapes and other food she couldn’t name. They were ordered in different categories these goods were put in front of the stalls and each booth had a person appointed for looking after it.

 

On the left side was the boutique area, its sides was surrounded by brick walls, appearing more like a one-story house. There they sold all kinds of goods, but the prices were much higher so there were fewer people frequenting this area. On her second day at Border Town, she was dragged around by Irene once. If the knight had not said that today there was a new rare product sale, she would rather have gone to the pub to drink two cups of iced wine.

 

After their identity registration finished, the two of them stepped into the boutique area. Here the way of sale was also very strange, the whole market had only one entrance, and all the goods were placed on shelves from where you could freely choose them for yourself. They didn’t accept bargaining, and no one tried to boast about the products. Instead, the prices and commodity introductions were written down on a parchment stuck to their side, after picking their favored items, they had to pay at the door.

 

May noted that the first row on the left had dozens of colored cups, which had the same pattern as she had seen last time, indicating that within one month’s these cups have not been sold at all. In case they were ordinary businessmen, they would be making make a loss.

 

So, she asked, “Was this market truly opened by His Royal Highness?”

 

“Yes,” Carter nodded, “Because of this you can see some incredible merchandises.” While speaking, he went to the third row of shelves, “Such as this.”

 

“This… was the new rare commodity you were speaking about?” May followed the Knight and came to a stop at his side, only to see five or six light yellow boxes on top of the shelf, each was about palm-sized and she couldn’t see what use they had at this time.

 

“This, however, is something His Highness had created himself, and now the castle’s witches – cough, I mean attendants and personal guards, are all using it. Using it during the bath, you can easily remove the difficult to clean grease. After washing with it, you will experience a new kind of freshness. Furthermore, it will also give you a body the fragrance of roses. I dare to swear, that when taking a shower; there is nothing more magical than this. “The Knight solemnly vowed.

 

May turned her eyes aside to look at the parchment, only to see that on top of the tag stood two words: Perfumed Soap.


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  • RedDragonX

    Thanks for the chapter! Soap one of the greatest ancient inventions and also most underrated for a long time,

  • Nantoka

    Thanks for the chapter :3

  • JinVodka (*´﹃`*)

    ._∧_∧__ THANKS FOR THE CHAPTER!!
    (_( ・ω<)_() ≡≡≡❤ ◎
     / つノ
    ..し―J oh oh Carter my man hehehe

  • มีให้วาด ก็อู้ไปเรื่อยๆ

    LoL! May must like this perfumed soap very much. It kind of suit her!
    Oh! Carter has a good head on his shoulder!.

  • Zeth

    lol
    Thank you very much!!!

  • ambi

    Thanks for the chapter Roxerer and KitKat! If this was ever released to the world market he would be raking in the dough.

  • Danis

    Thanks for the Chapter 😀

  • Kin

    “The position she had stabbed you is your chest, how can you have the time to scream and then raise your hand to catch Irene;.. ”
    LoL i saw alot of this scene in classic chinese drama/movie

  • Xegqu

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Yash

    Hmm…Convenience Store? The place where they sell Ramen, Pocky, Ramune, Instanto Nudles, Manga, etc? Yeah, I know that place.

  • Nahim Kerman

    Uh. I loving this series so much that i accidentaly begin to work in a RTW fanart… Behold Anna the witch!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f4077ddd9c71a9791f7219984ef784330f5f4d52a3772667b3f6e31bd31a91e.jpg

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    Soap..The one thing we take granted for in our life!!

  • crashwiz

    thanks for the chapter!

  • Prongsjiisan

    I think i might buy soap for my wives

  • Antoine Coles

    when is he gonna create lamp lights. (can’t wait to see what the look on peoples faces may be like at night

  • rakusu

    Yey! scented soap. Maybe, he could also sell scented candles 🙂

  • Alexander Lanuza

    Hi guys I just want to say…

    That’s all thank you

  • Sage Verdurous Sea Turtle

    thanks for the chapter!

  • SanitaryCockroach

    Ah, that wonderful glycerol-based colloid-forming substance~ YAY!

  • Proxy Account

    Now, all he needs is some cashier with a “ka-ching”-sounding cash register. Some drawer with a bell in it or something.

  • Deman Bloodx

    Please someone explain this to me, “Uh, that tap water will be installed before dusk, so if you eat too late, then there will no longer be any water to take a bath with.” So they still have no tap water, right? It’ll be install the following day. Some residences probably already gotten it, some hasn’t right?

    • rakusu

      Actually this confuses me, didn’t Petrov’s spies said that there are iron towers erected near the Redwater river. I thought they already had tap water… in here, it is yet to be installed…

      • Arashi

        That tap water was for the castle. I think they’re only now installing running water in the actual houses.

  • naru-e

    am i the only one that feels Carter’s charm shot through the roof this chapter?
    is it love? this good guy *cough -friend zone material- cough* ‘s evolution to interesting and charming bachelor… is this what love does to you Carter? @[email protected] I didn’t know you had it in you…

    • LT F

      well, he did experience a lot of hardships especially a very very close to death experience so ya…. he needs some loving too~~~

  • Atamahead027

    Do it Soap! Now!

  • Deman Bloodx

    I thought it was the expensive mirror.

    • Gege

      Yeah, I also thought its the hand mirror. Instead,its soap….

      • Deman Bloodx

        Great minds think alike!

  • Puru.The.Great

    Brainwashing is in progress people!
    Thanks for the chapter!

    • BongBong Chu

      Washing with soap used for brain washing.

  • Neko

    Nice. Perfumed soap are up. May will not leave now… :p
    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  • Eko Ari Wibowo

    finally the soap is here. wait until the hair shampoo is here, then all women will fight for it to get a beautiful hair. just like in certain reincarnation light novel. thank you for this chapter

    • LT F

      does that novel involve certain items like eggs and olive oil?

      • Lamia Fetish

        If my guess is right and his referring to the one I;m thinking of it involve being reincarnated to one body with three souls with a maid, a dog girl and a lesbian childhood friend. with a sadistic mother.

        • LT F

          remove that lesbian childhood friend.. she does not deserve to be in that list

          • Lamia Fetish

            Why? in the novel she is OK but the manga is meh.

          • redzero36

            what are you talking about?

      • Eko Ari Wibowo

        not really. its isekai tensei soudouki. well. the novel is not yet translated. i read that from the manga

  • kirindas

    Thanks for the new chapter!

  • Inbetweenbooks

    Actually the first thing I object to him inventing. The world has been stated as having medieval Tec, soo soaps has had to have been around for a long time already, as well as different means to attach sent. Sure, cheap sented soap I can agree with being astonishing, but not just soap. Rich people already have this…

    • mllhild

      Yes, the author should have at least looked up wikipedia before writing such a thing.

    • Balanite

      Roland didn’t invent soap. If you read the next chapter teaser, May already knows what soap is.

      It’s scented soap that’s amazing, and that’s only because the price is REALLY cheap.

    • Lamia Fetish

      I thought they use some perfume oil.

      • Inbetweenbooks

        ah, you are thinking Romans. they preferred oil, the Babylonians and the Galls used soap. and the use of rose petals in soap (cheapest and probably easiest way to do it), while not predating medieval times with quite as many millennia, most likely existed.

    • Wrandral

      The thing is while we know this is technically medieval era we also know that humanity as a whole is facing an extinction event, the dates aren’t clear since the church erased most of the available info but since humanity has been on a frantic retreat for centuries at the very least maybe even more it wouldn’t be surprising that even though they seem to be in the late middle ages they would have lost quite a few techs we associate with that time period.

      I agree that soap is easy to craft ( it was invented around 5000 years ago i think ) but the kind of soap we’re talking about here is not great for personal cleaning ( i think it’s a pretty coarse product more fit to clean the floor and clothes than your body while bathing is done with hot water and perfumed oil for those who have money).

      Also don’t underestimate the simple fact that now anyone can clean themselves easily and smell good after that, i mean do you even imagine what it’ll do for the peasants and the morale of the citizens as a whole? Something as simple as perfumed soap is a huge thing for them even though to us it doesn’t look like much given how used we are to it and think there are more important things to introduce in the story.

      • Inbetweenbooks

        good soap is a mayor thing.

        but soap is to easy and important to disappear, so i don’t buy the Apocalypse lost art thing on it.

        yes, it’s important for moral, and health. but the reason why they didn’t have it before is due to pricing, it takes resources and time. and unless he has cheep replacement for the fatt in huge stores, this still is the case. and Leaves making such a plant should have been hinted at previously, and isn’t her current research goal

  • Oak

    Thanks for the chapter

  • Chulund

    I don’t think this is ‘Diary of a Witch’, is this ‘The Rooster crows at Midnight’? I don’t know any folk tale by that name, I guess it’s Chinese?

    • Arken

      it’s a fictional book in season 6 of Monster MASH , a tv series that aired around the 70’s.

  • Icarus

    Pretty sure it’s nightingales story I think.

  • Gintaku

    Not the acting thing again….

    • Kuq Ku

      True I dont want to see another theater chapter or actor chapter period again, their characters arent even interesting.

    • Psychronia

      Really? I don’t mind it.
      Granted, they’re not as interesting as the witches, but it’s still a valuable perspective on Roland’s cultural invasion.

      • Gintaku

        Well, i see the importance of it but, they are just not interesting, last acting ark lasted 3-4 chapters which too much, i hope they don’t go past 2 chapters with this

        • BurstThrough

          Unlikely that it may be the case. As there is nothing really pressing on this side plot.

          The reason it took so long was that the play and emotional drama needed to be dealt simultaneously. Now there is no such thing…

  • Kuq Ku

    Convenience store? Oh noes.. is this the aforementioned… beauty products, tweezers, gdamn highheels!, snacks, packaged ramen noodles, soda!, manga! gossip magazines, tobacco, tampons! and chocolate! all in a self contained ebil store of goods that make you fat and fat shaming! soon there willl be horse thrus!! its the end!!! they will all end up like Homer Simpson!

    Period > go buy tampons > chocolate seen go get > soda seen go get > magazines seen ooh Roland and Anna seen snuggling in a balloon > ugh shes so pretty and skinny hes so hot > eats chocolate > gets fat > starves self > gets period > go buys tampons > chocolate seen go get > SEE!! IT ALL BEGINS HERE!!

    • Just a Potato

      Haha this comment is so funny.

  • Puru.The.Great

    May has been brainwashed to stay in border town…

  • BannedDueToRudeness

    aye~~ What story might this be?The witch story?

    • Deman Bloodx

      Town building progress thru May’s perspective.

      • mllhild

        Yay!

    • Herloct

      Looks like it, Anna’s story (?)

    • Gege

      The new Drama story? and with the town building progress?

  • Maxi King

    seems like may got over her first crush

    • Weedisdaboss

      How could she not, with that god like man after her 😉

      • belegorn

        hahah u mean the captain, cant remember his name

        • Gege

          Carter

    • Deman Bloodx

      May moved on and up