The next day, while I spent the morning watering the herb garden and acting as my sister’s horse, a servant bought me an item I had ordered.
A steel plate and magic ink. These are all the materials needed to make a simple container to store medicinal herbs and other materials in their fresh state.
After eating lunch and putting my sister to bed, I immediately got to work. If I worked too hard, it would be noisy and annoying, and the servants might question me about what I was doing.
Therefore, the work began after the room was enchanted with the magic of soundproofing.
The “Craft” skill is used to bend steel plates. With this skill, you can bend metal shapes at will. However, it consumes magic power. It is not possible to do detailed work, but if you just want to make a rough shape, this skill is enough.
Without much difficulty, a steel container measuring 30 cm square was completed. The height is about 20 centimeters. The lid opens with a snap. This way, the contents could be seen at a glance and could be easily taken out.
“All right, all right, so far it’s going well. After that, if we incorporate a magic circle into the lid…”
I draw geometric patterns on the back of the lid with magic ink. I’ve drawn it so many times in games that my mind remembers it perfectly. If I wanted to, I could draw it with my eyes closed. If I make a mistake, it’s too much trouble, so I don’t do it.
Yeah, it’s so-so. I estimated the dexterity of a seven-year-old too high. My hands don’t move like I thought they would. I need to practice this. After I finish making this magical tool, I’ll incorporate it into my daily practice.
I think this will be useful somehow.
“All that’s left is to seal the magic of preservation. Will it work?”
A few minutes of chanting the magic of preservation. Is this impossible? Just when I thought it was, the magic of preservation finally penetrated the magic circle. I had consumed a lot of magic power.
“If you put the magic stones in the box properly, the magic power will be transmitted through the iron and it should work somehow. We’ll see if it works.”
That is why I put the materials for the magic potion that I collected yesterday into the freshly made preservation container. I intend to use these materials on a priority basis, so even if the magic items don’t work well, I will be able to get by.
The next thing I knew, the sun was setting all around me. I rushed to get my sister in a good mood.
“What have you been doing all this time alone, brother!”
At the dinner table I was being blamed by my sister. Apparently, Rosalia had been planning to play with me all afternoon. She had been waiting in the salon for a long time when I didn’t show up at all. “I’ve done a bad thing,” she said.
No, I didn’t promise to play in the afternoon in the first place.
“Sorry, sorry. I just got a little too enthusiastic about studying.”
“What are you studying?”
The way she tilted her head a little was so cute that I couldn’t help but shrug it off.
“I’m studying magic tools.”
“Does brother make magic tools?”
A question of pure curiosity. The servants around me seemed to be listening to what was going on. This is a situation where you have to play it fast and loose.
“I tried to make a new magic tool and become rich, but it didn’t work out.”
“Is it difficult?”
“Yeah, it’s difficult.”
Saying that, my sister resumed eating. Was she convinced? But she seemed to lose interest. We then continued our conversation, which was nothing special.
After the meal, it’s time for a bath. I was supposed to be able to relax at this time.
My sister broke in. Normally, my sister would never come into the bath I was taking because of the two big stoppers, my mother and grandmother. I was completely caught off guard.
However, I couldn’t kick her out now, so we had to take a bath together.
“Rosalia, don’t tell everyone.”
I wonder if she really know what she’s doing. I’m very worried. I’m glad I’m a seven year old. Usually a servant would come in and wash my body, but she didn’t seem to come in, perhaps out of concern. I have no choice but to pull my sister out of the bathtub and wash her body.
“Oniisama, I have a magic tool that I want.”
“Hee, what kind of magic tool is it?”
Apparently, they were not done talking about magical tools. Rosalia was looking at me with a twinkle in her eye. It seems that I have given her a lot of expectations because of what I said about magical tools.
“I want a magic tool that can create stars!”
“I’ll make you a star.”
In short, you want a planetarium. If it were that simple, could I make one quickly? I think it can be done easily by making numerous small holes in a steel plate and securing a light source with the magic circle used in the lamp’s magical tool.
“Can you make it?”
“Hmmm, let’s give it a shot, shall we?”
“Really?! Thank you, Oniisama!”
She hugged me naked as she was. Well, this is the case. I’m glad no one saw it.
After getting out of the bath, I immediately began to create the planetarium’s magical equipment. I made countless holes in a steel plate and formed it into a sphere. I then drew a magic circle inside the sphere that would be the source of light.
The magic stone, which is the source of energy, was placed directly inside. When I rolled it, I heard a clattering sound.
Oops, I forgot the switch. I built a magic circle on the outside that toggles on and off with each touch. When I touched it, a light came on in the center of the sphere.
Yeah, it looks okay. I took the finished magic tool and headed to my sister’s room.
“Rosalia, I brought you an apology from yesterday and today.”
“An apology item?”
A cute younger sister who tilts her head. Rosalia’s exclusive servant was waiting in the room. As expected, we cannot eliminate her, so I’m sorry to ask her to become a wallflower as it is.
“Yes. This is it.”
I held out the planetarium magical tool I had just created. Rosalia looked at it with a curious expression.
“Can you turn off the light?”
She hesitated at my command, but turned off the lights. I manipulated the magical tool in Rosalia’s hand and generated a starry sky in the room.
“Wow! It’s a star!”
“That’s right. It’s a star.”
It was projected not only on the ceiling, but also on the four walls.
Of course, I didn’t reproduce the starry sky of this world, I just made small holes randomly. Even so, at a first glance, it looked like the starry sky of some other world.
“Oniisama, thank you!”
Her face was too dark to see, but her voice was resounding. I hope this helped to distract you a little from the loneliness of your mother’s absence.