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  1. 60: Atelier Riette
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  4. *(source: [link](https://ncode.syosetu.com/n6088cy/60/) 2017/05/04 00:00)*
  5.  
  6. “«Atelier Riette»? Is it a workshop of something?”
  7.  
  8. ​ A new store which moved into a building of a general store that closed before. It was opened unexpectedly. Because it does not seem to have undergone refurbishment work, it will be called “crude” in what is commonly referred to.
  9.  
  10. ​ When saying “crude” it means that the interior, equipment, etc. of the former owner are left as it is. There is a disadvantage that all are second-hand goods. Although, this way it can open cheaply and earlier than to renew everything. Well, as the choice depends on the manager, it does not matter to the customer.
  11.  
  12. ​ And there was surprise that it opened suddenly in just a few days. But people who peeked in the store were even further surprised.
  13.  
  14. ​ “...... The clerks are a child and a young girl ......”
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  18. ​ Height of 157 cm is the average height of a 12 year old girl if it is an American. And although Kaoru has very bad eyes, she has a child face. ...... No, since it is the body of 15 years old and its appearance, is not “a child face”, but a real “child”.
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  20. ​ And furthermore, for Western races, Asian race originally looks very childish.
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  23.  
  24. ​ On the signboard on the store, the explanation was written with a small letters under the store name.
  25.  
  26. ‘We have on stocks various medical drugs. We will also accept requests for preparation of exclusive medicine.’
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  29.  
  30. “Are you serious……” *(Maji ka yo……)*
  31.  
  32. ​ How you look at it, it’s only a child and a young girl. As long as it is only a sweet soup is everything alright. But expensive and hard to handle drugs, where no mistake is acceptable, can not be entrusted to such young people. There is no problem, as long as it is only a civil medicine of type ‘good rest’. But some of the civil medicines have also strong effects, which can be said not only in medicinal efficacy, but also in side effects.
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  34. ​ Besides, you can not expect to sell enough to keep the store running with only civil drugs, thus something that can be made by amateurs by collecting and using the drugs. Because it is ‘civil medicine’, it can be obtained and relatively safely used by anyone. Even an amateur can make a judgment.
  35.  
  36. ​ Although it tends to be thought that civil medicine is similar to traditional Chinese medicine or herbal medicine, but the fundamental definition is different from them.
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  39.  
  40. ​ Close to ten people gathered in a corner of a back alley.
  41.  
  42. ​ And finally, one of them stepped in to the store. Others also caught on it and enter the store one after another.
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  45.  
  46. ​ *(sound of a bell)*
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  48. ​ The light sound of a door bell was followed by a voice of the clerk’s girls.
  49.  
  50. “Welcome!”
  51.  
  52. “W-welshome!” *(Riette has bitten her tongue.)*
  53.  
  54. ​ And those who entered the shop were likely to die with “moe”.
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  59.  
  60. ““““““…………””””””
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  62. ​ While appreciating the glamor of a young girl, the customers started silently viewing the products, to hide their glares.
  63.  
  64. ​ Since the shop furniture was still in the former state from the time of general store, the store was was relatively wide for this kind of store.
  65.  
  66. ​ Even though it is only civil medicine, you still need to know a lot of things, as that what and how can be arranged at retail stores. Even if it contains a dubious medicine that you do not know whether you can call it medicine. There is not much variety. Unusual medicines, expensive medicines and the like are put in a safe at the back instead of at the shop front, orders are taken, and many of them are not handed out unless you are aristocrat or royalty.
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  69.  
  70. “……Drugs for Military disease?”
  71.  
  72. ​ After a while, a man gave a loud voice by watching a description of the medicine on the shelf.
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  76. ​ Military disease. Listen to that name, people on the Earth will be reminiscent of “Legionnaires’ disease”. Yes, it is a disease that causes death, caused by Legionella bacteria.
  77.  
  78. ​ Besides this it can be beriberi, although it is an old story……
  79.  
  80. ​ However, in this country “Military disease” is…
  81.  
  82. “Is that unbearable itch going to be good?”
  83.  
  84. ​ Yes, it was “athlete’s foot”.
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  87.  
  88. ​ Sickness is not limited to soldiers, but overwhelmingly many diseases to soldiers.
  89.  
  90. ​ And even though there was nothing like that, there are many people who have troubles as soon as they become soldiers.
  91.  
  92. ​ Therefore it was reasonable to be called as “Military disease”.
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  95.  
  96. ​ “Oh, yes, that’s right. As you can see there are three kinds of medicine. The medicine for three small silver coins suppress the itching when applied once a day and it will not deteriorate any further. The version for three silver coins the itching will be suppressed and the the disease will be slowly cured. And lastly the 3 small gold coins version will cure the disease in a few days.
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  98. “……Well, if you get re-affected after it has cured it’s out of our responsibility.”
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  102. ​ Three small silver coins, which is equivalent to 300 yen, seems to be cheap. But once you start using it you can never stop. Even when it cease to itch, it will not cure the disease. It is a malign medicine similar to narcotics. While it is good, that the itching ceases and the disease will not deteriorate, it is still a work of a devil, since you need to buy the medicine forever.
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  104. ​ Even if you buy a the expensive medicine and cure it completely, if you have an athlete’s foot in the vicinity, or do not change shoes, mats, etc. you were using, there will be a early recurrence.
  105.  
  106. ​ Continue to sell forever. Profit generating medicine. A real gold mine. ……A true devil.
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  109.  
  110. “Is it really effective?”
  111.  
  112. ​ Said a man with a face filled with suspicions.
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  114. ​ It is reasonable to think so. It is impossible for a small girl and a young girl’s shop to have a medicine with such a high effect. At best, it should be something on the level of locally collected herbs……
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  117.  
  118. ​ But the man rethinked.
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  120. ​ To rent a shop like this, you need enough money. Therefore even when in the store is only a small girl and young girl, there should be some sponsor in the background. There are separated roles. Some are responsible for purchasing. The girls are hired and are only responsible for sales.
  121.  
  122. ​ The store was bought in anticipation of profit. Therefore it should have good, this means decent, products to sell.
  123.  
  124. ​ The current stock is only for test run.
  125.  
  126. ​ Besides, with a price of three small silver coins, that is just about the price of one breakfast, even if it has no effect, it’s not a big deal.
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  129.  
  130. “Is this a diarrheal medicine and a constipation medicine?”
  131.  
  132. ​ Another man was looking at the two drug vials.
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  134. ​ In this country, especially in capital city, there are many people, that eats mostly meat dishes. They do not eat enough roughage vegetables. Therefore many people feel constipated. But even not eating meat can cause constipation…… I have studied about that within the last few days.
  135.  
  136. “Is this a medicine for wounds, stomach ache, and hangover? I haven’t hears of a medicine for hangover.”
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  139.  
  140. ​ Yes, this shop does not have drugs for serious diseases.
  141.  
  142. ​ Drugs for grave diseases are a serious matter in relation to human life if they do not work. When they work, they work, and this is also a serious matter. Nobility, royal family, large merchant, gangsters.
  143.  
  144. It is predetermined, that these people will gather. That is troublesome and it becomes an obstacle to marriage.
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  148. ​ I do not want to marry a person that will marry me because of my potion making ability. Potion are meant to use for the sake of my safety and a happy life, and to help a little bit for those who suffer. It is by no means meant to be used to enlarge wealth and power for potentates and rich people.
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  150. ​ So, what we sell at this shop are not potions with exaggerated effects, to catch the eyes of powerful people. It is not something that has political value like saving human life. I will not try to get it until the rich guys rush. It is a modest medicine, but in the level, that the general population will appreciate.
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  152. ​ Price is cheap. Except for some for high profit (rip-off). Well, the cost is zero.
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  156. ​ Also, various glass bottles, ceramics, ornament type containers, perfume, face lotion, beauty lotion, skin lotion etc. are also put on display. There is a lot of space on the shelf with medicine alone. And it is reassuring to have products that can sell even when there are no injured people or sick people.
  157.  
  158. ​ ……And if women beauty is involved, they pay considerable money.
  159.  
  160. “Let’s get this.”
  161.  
  162. ​ One male got interested and purchased lower Military disease medicine (3 small silver coins), to test it out.
  163.  
  164. “Thank you!”
  165.  
  166. “Tshaank you!”
  167.  
  168. ​ Riette has again bitten her tongue.
  169.  
  170. ​ Is she doing it on purpose with the aim at “moe”?
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  173.  
  174. ​ And, in front of the sales counter, there was a row of customers.
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  176. ​ I do not know, whether it is only because everyone was interested in shop, where only two young girls work, or they really wanted to try out the effect of the medicine. Anyway, there are sales early after the opening of the store. But it was a auspicious start for the workshop «Atelier Riette».
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  179.  
  180. Report on book making:
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  182. This time, my debut work and second work on “Become a Novelist” *(Shōsetsuka ni narō)* «I Shall Survive Using Potions!» and «Saving 80,000 Gold Coins in the Different World for My Old Age» will be published as books.
  183.  
  184. It is a new label “K-LN-Books\*” (large format) launched to publish web novels based around Kodansha’s “Narō”. _(\*: Kラノベブックス)_
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  186. «Potions» will be published as a promoted first publication title on June 2, «80,000 Gold Coins» is scheduled to be published after that in July.
  187.  
  188. And furthermore, in both works, the comicalization is decided in the web comic magazine “Sirius on Wednesday” *(Suiyōbi no Shiriusu)*.
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  192. I was wondering if I my debut work will disappear without people knowing. Now I can see the sun for the two works together. It is priceless.
  193.  
  194. This is all thanks to everyone’s support. Thank you very much. Really thank you very much!
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  196. And, as a sample, what kind of brand is the new label “K-LN-Books”, please purchase «Potions» by all means! (^^)/
  197.  
  198. No. As the first title, the responsibility is enormous, so I’m struggling with it.
  199.  
  200. Please buy together with «Average Abilities» also «Potions» and «80,000 Gold Coins». \_(.\_.)\_
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  203.  
  204. Translator note:
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  206. To distinguish between: 子供 *(kodomo = child {neutral})*, 小娘 *(komusume = small girl [small + daughter])*, and 幼女 *(yōjo = little girl [young child + woman])*, the translation is as follows:
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  208. * 子供 *(kodomo)* = child,
  209. * 小娘 *(komusume)* = small girl,
  210. * 幼女 *(yōjo)* = young girl.
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