ITSUJITA ~ C5: Flower-selling girl
Chapter 5: Flower-selling girl
"Would you like to buy some flowers......?
The girl selling flowers had a basket full of colorful flowers.
If there are so many flowers in that basket, maybe it isn't selling very well.
"Heee. Are you selling flowers?
I squatted down and made eye contact with the girl.
The girl nods.
"Well, since you asked, I'll take one. How much is it?"
When I said that, the little girl's eyes widened in surprise.
She had never expected me to buy her flower.
"One copper......eh, eeto. It's two......."
"Ah, is, is it too expensive......isn't it? Then 1 copper is fine."
The little girl flinches and struggles to speak.
Maybe it's because I'm an adult, or maybe she's just nervous.
"Alright. Now, can I have this yellow flower? Three copper coins.
" Eh, eeh? Three coppers?"
"At first, you said three coppers, didn't you? Then that price is fine."
The little girl's face blushed red.
"Are you sure? ...3, 3 coppers are fine......?"
She asked me.
She is nervous and looks like a small animal.
It's cute that she's not used to using honorifics.
"It's okay. But in return, I'd like to ask you to tell me something."
".....Tell you? Onii-chan wants to ask something?"
"Yeah, that's right."
I laughed, and the girl smiled a little.
"...... Yeah. Sure. What do you want to know......?"
I received the flowers and gave the girl three copper coins.
Then I ask the little girl some questions.
"I have a lot of questions for you. ...... Yeah. Can you tell me your name first?
"Hahaha. You don't have to use honorifics. It makes me nervous too."
I said that and smiled.
Aina's stiff expression softened a bit.
Maybe the tension is starting to loosen up.
"Then Aina-chan, I'm Shirou Amada ... Hmm? Maybe here it will become Amada Shirou. Well, call me Shirou. Nice to meet you."
I extend my right hand.
Aina-chan stared at my hand and then...
"Thank you ... Shirou Onii-chan."
She kindly agreed to shake my hand.
"Then I'm sorry to ask you something weird ... Can you tell me the name of this town?"
Aina has a beautiful face.
"This town's name?"
"Yeah. You see, I'm a traveler. I just arrived in this town, so I don't know anything."
"I see. Well, this town is..."
Thanks to Aina, I was able to get some information about this world.
First of all, the place I'm in is a town on the outskirts of the Kingdom of Guineas, and the town name is Ninorich.
There are three types of currency: copper, silver, and gold. 100 copper coins can be exchanged for 1 silver coin, and 100 silver coins can be exchanged for 1 gold coin.
The average monthly income here is around 8 silver coins, and very few people have gold coins in this town.
If one gold coin is worth one million yen, it's like carrying around a bundle of cash in Japan.
Of course, there are not many people who would carry around gold coins.
After all, this is a marketplace. As long as you register your business with the local government, anyone, even a child like Aina, can do business here.
"Hmmm. I see. Then, can I open a shop if I register it to the town hall?"
"... Yes. I think you can."
"I see. Good to know that."
That means you can do business in another world, right?
If I bring Japanese goods here and sell them, I can have fun and earn money.
I'll ask for more details.
"Aina, can you sell me more flowers?"
"That's right. Can I have about ten more flowers?"
Aina looks so surprised.
Her mouth is open.
"Shirou Onii-chan...... Are you joking?
"I'm not joking. If you decorate your room with only one flower, it will look plain, right?"
My grandma loved flowers.
That's why I decided to offer her flowers at the Buddhist altar.
I'm sure she'll be happier with the otherworld flowers I bought from Aina than the ones sold at the local flower shop.
I get 10 flowers from the basket.
Each flower costs 3 copper coins, so that's 30 copper coins in total.
"Here, 30 copper coins."
I gave Aina a bunch of copper coins.
"Oh, there's so much money......."
Instantly, Aina burst into tears.
For Aina, who has been working since she was a little girl, the weight of 33 copper coins (3,300 yen) must be different from what I feel.
"Thank you, ......Shirou Onii-chan."
"It's okay. Thank you for the beautiful flowers."
"......Hehe. I'm so ...... Aina feels happy that you said the flowers are beautiful."
Aina smiled a little while crying.
"Ah, right. Can you tell me more about the town hall and the procedures for setting up a shop in this market?"
Aina wipes her tears and smiles.
"Thanks. Now, can you tell me where the town hall is?"
"Aina will take you there. It's this way."
I was surprised because I didn't expect her to guide me to the town hall.
"This way, this way!"
Aina beckons to me as she bounces up and down, and I follow her little shadow.
[Current amount of money]
0 gold coins
2 silver coins
2 copper coins