I poured my magic power into the white beast egg.
There was a feeling as if my magic was being rapidly absorbed, like a cloth soaking up water.
All right, wake up quickly.
--Sixty seconds later.
--Five minutes later.
--Fifteen minutes later.
"All this time and still nothing! How long is it going to go on like this?"
"It's been dormant for a long time, and I think it's a creature that originally possessed a lot of magical power."
''You mean it will take a while for it to regain it's full power?"
Looking at Marianne and the others, they were busy storing their relics using Magic Storage.
Forgive me, Count, I am using your daughter to steal things from ancient civilizations. And of course, the same goes for Urara.
When Marianne noticed my gaze, she wiped her sweat with her dirty hands and smiled.
"I hope you don't mind. I'm quite fond of this kind of work, and I'd like to have more access to the various relics."
"Fufu, the young lady likes antiques."
"You're just like your father, my lady, but I'm sure if you keep wearing those dirty clothes, he'll have a stroke."
I don't have to worry about anything.
all three seemed to be having fun.
However, how long do I have to keep injecting more magic power into this egg?
Why not speed up the process and transfer all the power in one fell swoop?
I stopped controlling my power and allowed it to flow unchecked. The surface of the egg became so thick because of all the power it received.
"Such incredible magic power... I can feel it even in my skin..."
Kaede muttered in a cold sweat.
The magic absorbed by the egg began to gradually diminish and finally stopped.
The amount of magic power I poured was 30% of the total.
And that was the first egg... I wonder how much the second one will need.
"It seems to be waking up."
"Now all that's left is to drip blood?"
I pull out a knife and press it against my fingertips.
The tip of the knife did not penetrate my skin. No matter how hard I pressed, it couldn't hurt me.
I thought it was a good quality knife.
There was no other choice, so I drew my sword and cut the tip of my finger.
As expected, the sacred sword is extraordinarily sharp.
Blood drips onto the egg, and the next moment it is absorbed and disappears.
A kind of steam is released from the egg. The elastic shell, much like a peeled fruit, opened into six pieces from the top of the head.
Inside it was something covered in mucus.
It shook its body and opened its eyes.
It was a round white creature. The surface of its body is covered with short hairs and a blue eye like a crystal ball observes the surroundings.
The sensitively moving eye was immediately fixed on me.
"Huh? Is it floating?"
The creature began to float slightly. After that, it kept floating around me as it watched me.
"How cute! It's such a beautiful creature!"
"I don't know what it is."
It looks like a living cushion.
"Come here, I'll wash you."
"That was a squeak!"
Kaede was shocked, while I grabbed some water from the bottle, and cleaned the animal until I got all the mucus off. Once clean, it looked even more like a cushion.
"Look, I can sit on it."
The animal can support Kaede's weight without any difficulty and still continue floating.
It then slightly changed its shape and became an oval.
"Maybe it's one of those animals that specializes in transporting people and objects..."
"Master, maybe we should name it."
"That's a good idea, how about Panda?"
"That's a nice name! I agree!"
I named it that because it resembles a piece of white bread.
Panda seemed to like it, and squealed
"Toru-Sama, we're done here. Oh, what a cute little creature."
"This is Panda, the creature that was in the egg. Come on, say hello to Marianne and Urara."
All three were excited for Panda.
It's inevitable to be so pampered when you're so cute.
I decided to wrap the other egg in a cloth and take it home.
We returned to the mansion and informed the Count about what we had found in the ruins.
"You found so many relics in one day? You people never cease to amaze me!"
The antique objects were placed in a storage room.
Some of the things we found appear to be armor or medicine, but there are also things that appear to be pretty common, such as clothing and vessels.
Items such as jewelry and precious metals can be recognized as treasures at a glance.
But I think the best treasure was the creature we revived from that egg.
According to the count, only a few of the confirmed pet eggs have hatched.
He said most of them are still in storage and have not been awakened.
It was fortuitous that we were able to find them.
"Master, here is a list of all the items."
I received a document from Kaede with a list of all the objects found.
I will choose only the ones I want to keep and sell the rest to the Count.
A large amount of money is necessary if we want to have a smooth trip.
And I want to save some money just in case.
As long as you have plenty of money, the trip will be very pleasant.
Hmm, looks like we brought some healing elixirs.
The list of elixirs are as follows; recovery potions, high-grade antidote, body-strengthening potions, performance-enhancement potions, energy-recovery potions, and finally... magic-enhancement potions.
I was so surprised, I felt like my eyes would pop out.
There are two super rare multipurpose recovery drugs.
The magic-enhancing potion and high-grade antidote are very valuable. They can be traded for extremely high prices.
The Count shrugs his shoulders while lifting his hands.
"It's rare for elixirs to be marketed here. However, if you go to the royal capital, you have a better chance of selling them."
"To whom, the merchants or nobles?"
"Both. I would recommend you auction them off, you'll make a great fortune that way."
I've heard about that somewhere.
It seems that the royal capital has an auction site where only aristocrats and wealthy merchants can enter.
Beasts, information, weapons, and objects, everything is sold there in exchange for gold.
I'm sure the elixirs will sell for a lot of money. It is quite intriguing.
I will definitely look for that place when I get to the royal capital.
I decided to keep the potions and sell the rest to the count.
And these are my items;
- Elixir x2
- High-grade potion x10
- High-grade antidote x6
- Shampoo and conditioner x 30
- Large, high-grade backpack x 2
- Hooded coat (with heat and cold resistance) x2
The amount of money I obtained was 500 million.
For the first time in my life, I saw a white gold coin. And there was a small mountain of them. People seem to have a strange bit of confidence when they have power and money.
By the way, the second beast egg is not for sale.
After all, I want to know what will be born from it. It can be a very useful creature depending on its ability.
"My lady, you can't go out like that!"
Panda was prowling the hallway and came into the room circling around me.
And a naked Marinanne appears a few seconds later trying to catch Panda.
"So this is where you ran off to. You still need a lot more cleaning first."
"Your fur will be even fluffier when you're all lathered up and clean. Now come here."
Panda hides behind me.
I can't move. I've been completely frozen after seeing her like this.
Even her father, the Count, let out a big sigh.
"Marianne, you are..."
"Hm? I'm what?"
"Master, don't look!"
Kaede appeared behind me wanting to cover my eyes with her hands.
Kaede, I think it's a little late for that. I've seen all there is to see.
"My lady! The towel! Put it on!"
When Urara entered the room, she covered Marianne's body with a bath towel.
Mariane, who finally realized her mistake, ran out of the room screaming. I'm sure she was taking a bath because of how dirty she was.
Hmm? You wonder how I know she left the room? Maybe it's because I kept seeing her between Kaede's fingers.
I got to see something good at an unexpected moment.
I think I'll sleep well tonight.