Mile Chapter 144: Inn 8 – Deus ex machina
「…Well then, we will start talking. Is that okay, Meliza-san?」(Mile)
Meliza nodded with Mile’s words.
At the beginning, Pauline tried to serve as a moderator, but when Pauline talked to Meliza, she got stuck, so everyone decided to change the role of the moderator.
Next one was the owner and his wife, but with their relationship from the past and the past few months, Meliza couldn’t talk with the relationship that was intertwined.
In the end, it was decided one of remaining 3 of 『Red Oath』which is irrelevant to the past and could talk in the neutral position. But Rena and Maevis were obviously unsuitable for such work.
So as a result of the Elimination Act, the harmless Mile was chosen as the moderator / facilitator.
「So, Meliza-san, how do you think about the current 『Maiden’s prayer』‘s business policy?」(Mile)
Mile wasn’t that good with a curve ball, her question is always in the middle, a fast and straight ball. (T.N: baseball refer for question)
「Yes, because we get profit, it was nice and fun … no, I also wonder if it was too much to continue …」(Meliza)
As Meliza answered, she spotted the face of Pauline distorted by discomfort, disdain and the sad owner couple so she changed her answer in a hurry.
It seemed that she knew that it wasn’t a way to continue forever.
However, as the sisters couldn’t find a way to stop the sympathy and victim tactic and return to normal business. And they couldn’t compete with 『Wild Bear Pavilion』with just amateur cuisine. If there were any guest, it was those who doesn’t wish for the sister to be taken by 『Wild Bear Pavilion』 (T.N: I guess it’s about those FA pedos)
「Well, what are you planning to do in the future?」(Mile)
With Mile’s question, Meliza was in doubt about the answer. If she knew a good way, she already did it long ago.
At that time, Meavis joined in the conversation.
「The problem is cooking, right? You should be able to do other work as an inn with no problem. On the contrary, people would be pleased with young girls running it.
Isn’t everything going to be solved if you hire a cook?」(Maevis)
Meliza was silent.
After all, just as the owner explained, she still didn’t believe in adults to hire anyone yet.
「I heard from the owner, do you still not want to hire others as a member of the inn?」(Mile)
Meliza finally responded and answered to Mile’s question.
She still didn’t believe in adults yet.
There was no problem with adults that were customers of the inn because they paid up money. But they didn’t want to leave money or the inn business manager to an adult.
「Is there anyone that you trust or you want to work together?」(Rena)
Meliza answered Rena’s question after thinking for a while.
「Uhm, … uncle and aunty, Serira-san from the market and Risafi-chan from the blacksmith…」(Meliza)
Both the owner and his wife from this inn couldn’t leave this inn. It’s impossible to run the inn and dining room alone. So, of course it was dismiss.
「Then how about that Serira-san and Risafi-chan…」(Mile)
The owner interrupted Mile’s words.
「The market manager, Serira-san can’t work in such a place.
Besides, I’m pretty sure that an old lady who is 80 years old will not able to do anything … she made a lot of mistakes from old age. Her son, Maru was always complaining.
And Blacksmith’s Risafi-san is still 8 years old, she is Aryl-chan’s playing partner. If you bring such a child to work, the couple of blacksmiths will crawl into you. Of course, she can’t cook anything.」(Kuma-san)
「「「「… … 」」」」(Red Oath)
Everyone got stuck.
Everybody squeezed their heads, but no good idea came out, 『Red Oath』 was silent. And this time Meliza proposed.
「Oh, that’s right! It seems that you are able to cook, isn’t it fine to have you come to 『Maiden’s prayer』?」(Meliza)
「「「「「「Huh?」」」」」」(Red Oath + Kuma-san + Lyrise)
「I mean, that「Rock Lizard Karaage』, you seem to be able to make a very popular cuisine for the guests. If you come to our kitchen to help and teach it to Rafia, we can made decent meal…
Isn’t that right? It’s a good idea!」(Meliza)
Mile was dumbfound as Meliza was excited, talked about it.
「「Sure, it’s a good idea …」」(Kuma-san + Lyrise)
The owner and his wife also agreed.
The sisters who have a strong sense of detention against adults, but if the helping one are 12-13 year old girl, it would be fine. And if Rafia devoted herself to cooking without doing some cheap tricks, she might improved and they might work properly.
「If you can completely ignore Mile and our circumstances, then it might be true」(Rena)
However, Rena poured cold water at them.
It was natural. They might consider for Mile to stay here for 2-3 weeks. But how long will it take for a 13 years old girl to grow as a chef?
Mile couldn’t keep the sisters company until then.
Beside, Miles used magic to properly reproduce the cuisine of the earth appropriately. Her meals had gained popularity thanks to its overwhelmingly sophisticated recipes compared to this world’s cuisine. Mile wasn’t really good as preparing raw food beside vegetable. There wasn’t such technique to cut fish or meat without damaging any cells. She asked nano-chans for processing raw food. (T.N: I guess Misato, Mile past life only cook processed food from supermarket)
Mile also sparely used seasonings and spices stored in item box, without considering profit at all. However, that was a disqualification for a profession chef.
In other words, as a master of a cook, Mile was incompetent.
「Absolutely impossible! Rejection!」(Mile)
Mile declined with an immediate answer. It was natural, because she knew well about herself.
「Something like that …」(Meliza)
And when Meliza was wrapped in despair, the door of the inn was opened.
And 2 boys from 15 to 16 years old came into the inn.
「「Father, we returned!」」(2 boys)
The owner replied to the girls’ question.
「My sons, when they were 12 years old, I sent them off as the disciples of the chef in the capital city.
If the children only learn from the parent, the meal and taste will be limited.
It’s not good for apprentices’ chef to practice at home.
So it’s normal to send out children to work and learn in another store.
I told them to work hard and not to go back home until they were 15 years old.
Was it three years already …?」(Kuma-san)
「Cruel, far from remember your own sons’ birthday, you forgot about our existence itself, this bear father!」(Boy A)
「Well, it can’t be help because that was our father that we are talking after all…
So, Meliza and the 4 lovely ladies over there, what are you doing here?」(Boy B)
Apparently 2 brothers who seemed twin, eggy twins. Handsome men with high height and a solid body. Yes, it is a type that is popular in this world.
Suddenly, when Mile looked at Meliza, the girl opened her mouth halfway and staring at the boys.
And suddenly Mile cried out loud.
「DEUS · EX · MAKINA!!?」(Mile)
「What do you mean by that?」(Rena)
Even though Rena asked about what Mile said, but as usual, she didn’t care too much. Maevis and Pauline were similar.
「Deus · Ex · Makina is… when the story is stalled and can’t find a way to resolve, the god of the craft hanging from the ceiling with the rope, comes down and solves everything with 『His voice』, That’s the way it is!
The story is advanced only by the causal relation by precise constitution and necessity, and should be led to solution by the intention and efforts of the characters. It can’t never be solved by 『convenient things』that suddenly appeared without a hint at the stalemate!
That’s a wickedness! It’s a trash! Tezuka sensei will not forgive that!!」(Mile)
Rena desperately appealed to the vicious rampage Mile.
「… and just who was that and what’s with that?」(Rena)
FUNA sensei’s Note:
Once again, 『Maiden’s prayer』was written as 『Goddess’ prayer』
I barely found it in the final re-check!
No, I already fixed up in 3 consecutive chapters … (^ ^ ゞ