Chapter 484 – Sweets and Tea Store

A trouble occurred with Village Two’s sericulture.

The silkworms did not eat the leaves that silkworms are supposed to eat.

The only thing they eat is the leaves from the trees I raised as silkworm food.

However, they are but young trees so they will be weakened if too many leaves are taken.

When we received the silkworms, we also received some leaves from the Goroun Company to feed them which means they won’t starve to death in a short time but we still have to prepare leaves for them fast.

I hurriedly went to Village Five and ordered tree leaves that can be fed to silkworms at the branch of Goroun Company in Village Five.

I don’t have to go there myself but it’s on the way with my scheduled store check in Village Five.

No, the food of the silkworms should be my priority, and checking out the story in Village Five is secondary.

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Ordering leaves to feed the silkworms has been successfully completed.

It looks like it will take them two days to get it but it can’t be helped since it’s not like they have them always available at their store.

On the contrary, I was surprised that they could get it in two days.

Hearing the details, it seems like the trees that can be fed to silkworms are growing in the wild around Village Five.

Is that so?

Then, why did I even order them to get them for me and not take them myself?

No, thinking about the future, it is better for me to ask them to supply us.

Until the trees I planted grew up a little more, we need a stable food supply.

However, why are they not eating the tree leaves around the village?

Is it because they are not mulberry trees?

No, there were several kinds of leaves that the Goroun Company had prepared and I’m sure mulberry leaves are not one of them.

The representative of Village Two, Gordon, said that they had given a variety of leaves to the silkworms in their previous village.

If one or two don’t eat, it might be individual preference….

The leaves around Village Two are not poisoned, are they?

Is it a problem with the type of tree?

Umu.

I also searched the village for the leaves that silkworms can eat but they don’t like cherry leaves, plum leaves, or any of the fruit tree leaves.

The silkworms seemed to be quite a foodie.

Well, I actually found one but I was stopped by Loo and Tier while looking at me menacingly.

My beloved wives, calm down.

Hahaha.

Yeah, it’s the leaves of the world tree.

It’s a pity since the silkworms seem to like it.

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I left the silkworm food issue to the Goroun Company. I head to the planned store in Village Five.

The store is almost complete.

It looks like it can open for business anytime.

However, opening it is still a little further away.

We have to educate our staff first.

The person who’ll be in charge of the store in Village Five is the shrine maiden Niz.

The reason why she went to the spring parade is that she’s having trouble finding a job.

When she was speaking with me, Youko butted in and said we can just have her manage the store.

She complained to Youko but opening a store in Village Five is something that Youko initiated and I don’t even know what kind of store it will be.

Aside from Niz, there are 15 others.

Five of them were employees of Marla who came from Shashaato City.

They are excellent employees who can do anything from cooking, serving customers, and even accounting.

The store will be run mainly by the five of them.

The remaining ten were hired in Village Five.

「We hired them as per manager’s instruction but, is this really okay?」

One of the employees of Marla asked that.

Like Marla, I’m the official manager of this store.

Because of that, Niz’s title will be acting manager.

Well, my main profession is being a village chief so I don’t need to be a store manager.

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A little behind the person who asked the question are the ten hired people.

All are female.

Married.

Externally, their age ranges from 40 to 60s.

As for the dwarf housewife, I don’t know.

I instructed them to hire housewives who live nearby.

「We hired them because it was store manager’s instruction but, wouldn’t customer prefer young women?」

Hahaha.

I know how you feel but if we do that, the store will only have young male customers.

「Is that so?」

It is so.

Besides, I would like to make this store take root in this community.

The first step in doing that is to hire housewives who live near the store.

It’s a new store so it’s important to have the neighborhood housewives on your side.

「To think there’s an approach like that…」

Of course.

Well, I’m not against hiring young ladies.

You can hire them next time.

However, at that time, don’t forget to listen to the opinion of other staff.

Of course, your opinion is also important.

I’m counting on you.

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By the way, this is off topic but….we’re talking about employment, shouldn’t Niz be here?

Where is she?

「Acting store manager has gone to the west store.」

West store.

It is our second store in Village Five.

I only intended to build one store but when it was leaked that I’m looking around to build a store, I was demanded to build a second store, an alcohol store.

The dwarves of Village Five begged me for that.

Since Niz said she’ll take care of that store, we decided to open another one.

However, since there’s a lack of manpower, it is still unknown when it will be opened.

But why would Niz go there? Did something happen?

Should I go and see what’s going on?

No, let’s take care of this store first.

Though Niz is not here, we can do what we have with the current staff.

Half of the staff is practicing serving customers while others are practicing cooking.

I want the staff to know the taste of the dishes that will be served in this store.

Ah, their salary for today will be paid.

That’s natural.

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The pre-opening will be ten days later.

It will be open for five consecutive days and will close after that.

Once it’s closed, we’ll reopen after careful business planning and fixing all the problems that will be encountered.

During Marla’s time, I was not involved since it was far. Now, we’ll open a store in Village Five, a place where I can go from Big Tree Village without difficulty.

I want to try my hardest.

「Manager, excuse me but I forgot to confirm. Can you please check?」

Forgot to confirm?

「I mean the store tent desu.」

Yeah, I’ve already seen it, and when I entered, I found no problem.

However, let me check it again.

We put a tent at the entrance of the store and there’s a large sign saying “Sweets and Tea Store”.

Yeah, a store sign.

If the customers don’t know what kind of place this is, they won’t go in.

Under the characters of sweets and tea store is the name of the store, “Kuro and Yuki”.

This store is named after Kuro and Yuki.

It was a sweets store so it should have been “Café Fairy Queen” or “Sugar” but I can’t help but use it.

“Kuro and Yuki”

Because of its name, I want this business to be successful.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Elite4Harmon

    Three girls all worked in the same office with the same female boss.
    Each day, they noticed the boss left work early.
    One day, the girls decided that, when the boss left, they would leave right behind her.
    The brunette was thrilled to be home early.
    She did a little gardening, spent playtime with her son, and went to bed early.
    The redhead was elated to be able to get in a quick workout at the spa before meeting a dinner date.
    The blonde was happy to get home early and surprise her husband, but when she got to her bedroom, she heard a muffled noise from inside.
    Slowly and quietly, she cracked open the door and was mortified to see her husband in bed with her boss!
    Gently, she closed the door and crept out of her house.
    The next day, at their coffee break, the brunette and redhead planned to leave early again, and they asked the blonde if she was going to go with them.
    “No way,” the blonde exclaimed. “I almost got caught yesterday!!”

    1. Shino

      the Female boss want to consult about pregnancy bcs the Blonde’s husband is a gynecologist
      think positive

    2. Wei Chen

      Cuckold Simulator : Female edition?

    3. pokeperson1000

      It has been a long time since I’ve seen a dumb blonde joke

    4. The Angry Nut

      I don’t get it.

      1. Chris Sizemore

        The blond is more worried about her boss catching her sneaking out of work, instead of catching her boss or husband doing something wrong.

  2. lycopene322

    I wonder if the clothing Zabuton made were had an attribute that can absorb magic and physical impact.
    Whereas the silk can absurd only 20% of what zabuton clothes can to. Even if its only 20% in performance, the mentality of the pople in this world will treat it as a national treasure level…

  3. lycopene322

    Ohhh. i wonder if the fairy queen knows this store exist, i wonder if she will visit this store.
    And wonder what will be the effect? Since the presense of Fairy Queen gives luck to pregnancy, there will be a baby boom in Village 5 soon…

  4. Taking over Lycopene322 Day 1

    Day 1 thanks for the chapter

  5. takanashihiichirou

    This guy was about to use sacred leaves as food for worms just wow

  6. ncdxero88

    Aww that was wholesome. Kuro and Yuki were his first companions when he first settled in First of Death. I can definitely understand his sentiment.

  7. God

    That business is lucky to have Kuro’s and Yuki’s names. They will have Village Chief’s favor.

  8. TheDude

    Of course, translating the store name to “kuro and yuki” at least once is important for the purpose of understanding the naming context in this particular chapter.

    But i’d like to suggest that in later chapters to simply leave the store name as Kurotoyuki. It rolls off the tongue better and since its a name of a store, i believe its supposed to be read as it is anyway.

  9. Zax

    It all started with Kuro and Yuki. Thanks for the chapter

  10. Elisus

    I doubt the dwarves in BTV will be happy to have more customers for their alcohol.

    1. Chris Sizemore

      They will be ecstatic if VC lets them increase the production.

  11. Chris Sizemore

    And VC still doesn’t get that once you have food grown by the AFT everything that wasn’t grown by the AFT tastes like trash?

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