Chapter 31 Contract


The forest spirit and the lower forest spirit fox have become allies.
It won’t be long before vegetables are added to the menu.


“I plan to enjoy the different world, but I’ll have to work steadily to develop it.
Is that okay?”


“Hehe, if the development progresses steadily, there’s no problem.
And you’ll grant us some requests, right?”


“I don’t mind granting requests since we’re in your debt, but please don’t make unreasonable requests.”


“I won’t make unreasonable requests.
Since you have a wonderful magical bag, if you could bring back some compost and beneficial insects when you go to the city with Slyphy, that would be enough.
And if you have the opportunity, please bring back some animals too.”


That should be fine.
I’m not sure if the beneficial insects can be stored in the magical bag, but I can put them in a bag and carry them back.
As for the animals…can we really do that? Well, let’s think about it after the forest’s environment has improved.


“That should be fine.
It depends on Slyphy’s cooperation though.”


“I don’t mind doing that much.”


“In that case, there’s no problem.”


“Thank you very much.”


“Thank you too.
Oh, by the way, this is a pressing issue, so please don’t get angry and listen to me.
When can we eat the sprouted plants? I heard that the forest spirits can accelerate the growth of plants.
If I make a contract with that young fox, can I ask it to use that power?”


“I understand that we need food, so I won’t get angry.
First of all, those vegetables can be harvested in about thirty days.
The young fox can use magic to accelerate growth, but their power is still weak, so if they can shorten the harvest time by half, that would be good enough.”


Wow, in thirty days or even fifteen days, we can have vegetables on the dinner table.
I’m getting excited.


“However, it’s not recommended to use magic in the current field.
The harsh environment and unbalanced soil will rob the soil of its power if the growth is accelerated too much.
It would be better to wait until the soil has settled down a bit.”


Using growth magic for same-day harvest seems impossible.
From what I heard, if the soil is balanced, Dolly could harvest on the same day using growth magic.


“I think if we let the soil rest for another five days, it should be okay to use some magic.
If we have that young fox use a little magic every day, we might be able to harvest five to ten days earlier in the end.”


“That would be a big help.
I’m a little worried because I haven’t been eating any vegetables.”


I eat seaweed, but I can’t help but wonder if that’s enough.
Seaweed has low calories, right? What about nutrients? And I heard it contains iodine… What is iodine, anyway? I’m really anxious.


“Please work hard with that young fox.
If you do, you can enjoy delicious vegetables.
Shall we make a contract with that young fox soon?”


“I would love to.”


When I look at the young fox, I notice that Bell, Rain, Turu, Dyne, and even Slyphy are all petting it.
I’m worried if it’s really okay.


“Bell, can you bring that young fox here? I want to make a contract with it.”


“Sure thing.”


Bell flies over with the young fox in her arms.
A young girl with a young fox… They’re likely to attract as many followers as a young girl with a dolphin.
I regret that there’s no phone signal here.


“Um, it looks a little tired.
Is it okay?”


I want to pet it too, but I feel a little resistance to petting the small animal whose fur seems to have lost its shine.




The young fox nods weakly.
Is it really okay?


“Bell, please put it down.”




Bell is a very obedient child.
The young fox floats up in front of me.
Its round eyes stare at me.
I can’t resist its pointed triangular ears.
I need to come up with a name for it…


Hmm… As an image, I think I’m a baby fox and a forest spirit.
What do you call a baby fox… little fox? That doesn’t sound like a good name to use.
Mori can be translated as ‘forest’… that’s also difficult to use in a name.


Names related to foxes sound good.
Like Tenko, Sorako, or Kyubi… I can only think of Tamamo, but that’s a name for a demon fox.
However, she was also a beautiful woman, so the sound is cute…


“I’ve decided.
Your name will be Tamamo.
It’s the name I got from the most famous fox in my country.
How about that?”




It seems like she accepted it.
The contract is now complete.
I feel like I might have given in to my desires a little, but I’ll do my best to be a good owner.
In this world, Tamamo is a name for a good fox.


“The contract is complete.
Please take good care of her.”


We’re going to live together from now on.
We’re like family, right, Tamamo?”


When I ask her, Tamamo gives a small bark and licks my cheek.
She’s cute, just like Rain.


Family, huh.
I hope you form a good bond.
Now, Tamamo, come here.”


Dolly calls Tamamo over to her.


“I brought a lower-level spirit here, and she’s made a contract with you.
Let’s celebrate a little, shall we? Tamamo, this is a gift for completing the contract.
It contains seeds of various trees and plants.
Work hard with Yuta and use them well.”




Tamamo happily takes the package, which is about the size of my fists, and wags her tail.
She’s so cute.
But I remember that this gift was prepared in advance, just in case they didn’t have enough plants.


Using gifts as a way to avoid punishment seems like a loophole.
It’s a relief that we don’t have to make a shameful exchange in front of Dolly.
I hug Tamamo as she comes back and ask Dolly a question.


“Dolly, is it okay to sow this seed here right away?”


“I just checked, but the soil doesn’t seem to be well mixed.
It would be better to wait for about five days while moistening it with water.”


“Got it.
Tamamo, is it okay if I keep this seed?”




Alright, she nodded, so it should be fine.
Let me store it.
Alright, let’s go back.
But my contracted spirits sure are different, with a young girl, a dolphin and a fox cub.


“Yuta, I’m glad the contract went smoothly.
Are you going to level up now?”


Sylphy asked with a cheerful tone.
Hmm, it’s still morning, so there’s time.
But even though I’m not fighting myself, Sylphy seems to enjoy combat-related events.


“Ah, yeah, I guess.
But before that, I need to check how much Tamamo can fight.”


“Oh… I’m sorry, Yuta.
Tamamo is still a low-level spirit and can’t fight without greenery around.”


“Is that so?”




Tamamo seems to be feeling down.


“Tamamo, don’t be discouraged.
Just helping me grow plants is more than enough.
And when we go to town, there will be nature nearby, and you can lend me your strength then.”


She seemed to take heart from my words, and she lifted her face, wagging her tail as if to say she’ll do her best.
Is she quite simple-minded?


“Alright, let’s go level up.
Tamamo, please check the state of the field here.
I’m counting on you.”




She seems to be saying, “Leave it to me.” It should be okay.


“Alright, I have some discussions to attend to, so Tamamo, please play with Bell and Rain.
You’re their comrade since you made a contract with me.
Bell, Rain, Turu, I’m counting on you to take care of Tamamo.”








While in the middle of discussions, the spirits who had been watching Tamamo from a distance finally got permission to rush over.


“Tamamo has just arrived, so don’t be too reckless with her.”


I’m actually worried about Bell and Rain’s enthusiastic response.
I hope they don’t bother her too much.
I saw the spirits run off and returned to the discussion.


“So, Sylphy, we’re going to the monster’s nest, right? Can you tell me what precautions to take and what kind of monsters to expect?”


“Well, the first nest we’re going to is small, so there won’t be any major monsters.
The one in control there is a skeleton knight, so the skeletons will be the main force.”


“Hmm? Skeleton Knight? Main force? I don’t really understand.
Can you explain it in more detail?”


According to Sylphy’s explanation, since they are all undead, their rank feels the same.


It seems to be influenced by their experience before they became skeletons.
In the case of skeletons, there are even instances where a lich can take the place of a king.
Also, thieves are not suitable for zombies, so there is no need to be cautious around them.


Being the main force means that the strongest monster gathers the same kind of monsters and dominates them, so the upper ranks are often unified.
However, when it comes to kings or liches, they can command not only their own kind but also other types of monsters to form a huge group.


“I understand the basics.
But how do you know who’s in control of the nest?”


“I am the Great Spirit of the Wind.
If there is air and I can send the wind, I can understand most things.
Well, if it’s too deep, I can’t send the wind all the way, so it’s difficult.
But I can confirm most nests, so don’t worry.”


“When did you confirm all of that?”


“I did it when I was leveling up or when I had free time.
When I was guiding Yuta, I avoided the nests, and I confirmed their locations.
I also checked the interiors at that time, so I know most of this area.”


I had unknowingly caused her a lot of trouble.
I didn’t even realize it.
I can’t stand up to Sylphy anymore.
Not that I ever could.


“Also, there is something you need to be careful of.
Yuta’s weapon is too powerful, so be careful not to hit the walls or the ground with it.
You don’t want to bury yourself alive, do you?”


She’s right.
Using a hammer in an underground space is scary.
Maybe I should switch to a survival knife? But crushing the undead is easier with a hammer.


“If I get buried alive, can’t Turu help me?”


“If he arrives inn time, he can help you.


“I will be careful.”


Well then, let’s go.”


We’re going to attack the nest.
It can’t be helped because we want to level up.
I’ll do my best.

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