Episode 118 The Master
The old man’s house that the measurement technician told us about was a house in the suburbs. There were no other houses around, and it was difficult to get close to the house due to its alien appearance.
“Wow……that’s a unique, odd-looking place.”
“They said he was a weirdo, so if he’s a weirdo, it’s not surprising.”
Jean is right, the look of that house is a bit scary because it seems to represent the personality of the people who live there.
When we came to what seemed to be the front door of the house, Jean knocked on the door without hesitation. After a while, there was a noise from inside the house, and the door was quietly opened.
“I haven’t seen you around before. You want me to make you a tool?”
The old man who came out said that as soon as he saw Jean’s face. I’ve heard he’s a bit of a weirdo, but he doesn’t look that strange, although he’s dressed a bit funky.
“No, we came here to get his Ludia measured.”
“……you can get that done by a measurement technician in town, we’re a tool shop, not a measurement place.”
“We came here because we couldn’t get a reading even with the latest measuring machines in town, and you were the one who told them that, weren’t you?”
“Is it true? I didn’t think……really existed…….Come on in quickly.”
The old man then asked us to go inside the house. Without hesitation, we did as we were told. Once inside, it looked like a workshop of some kind, with various machines and tools laid bare. When Liza saw one of them, she approached it with a cry of surprise.
“Wait a minute, what an amazing technology……to process elemental tubes so thinly……I’ve never seen this kind of metal before…..”
“What’s up, monk, are you a technician?”
“I’m not a monk!”
“Sorry, Liza is like this.” I whispered to the old man.
“Hahaha, I’m sorry to hear that. You’re a technician, and you seem to be quite skilled for one so young to know how to use that machine.”
“How do you do this? And what is this metal?”
“I’d love to tell you, but I don’t know enough about the technology to teach you, because I’ve only used it myself. He’s been teaching me…….”
“Who, I only see you and your disciple here……”
The apprentice Liza was referring to was a young girl tinkering with a machine in the back of the workshop.
“Disciple? Hahaha, another big misunderstanding. Master, we have a visitor, it’s that person with the unmeasured Ludia value.”
We were so surprised that Liza and I all shouted at the same time.
With that being said, the young girl stopped fiddling with the machine and came over to us.
“Who’s the one with the unmeasured Ludia value, you?”
“Not me, this one.” Liza says, looking at me.
“I see. All right, kiddo, let’s measure your Ludia value.”
“You know, it’s not polite to call me “you” when you don’t know me.”
“Yeah, well, I don’t know your name.”
“My name is Yuta.”
“Well, then, Yuta, come over here so I can measure your Ludia.”
“Can you tell me your name first?”
“My name is Rafishal, and my dried-up apprentice is Obi-Wan.”
“Master, it’s awful to be called dried-up.”
“It’s true, you’ve been my apprentice for 60 years, how could you have aged so much?”
“I’ve been your disciple for sixty years….”
“Sixty years! Hey, Rafishal……how old are you?”
“Well, I’ve never counted.”
I don’t know if that was a lie or truth, but it didn’t sound like a joke.
“Take off your clothes and get in here.”
“Take off my clothes? In front of you? I’m a little embarrassed…….”
“We’re the same sex. There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.”
” Same sex…….”
“You guys seem to be too preoccupied with appearances. I’m a guy.”
“Oh, my God! Are you kidding me?”
“I’ll show you if you want.”
I didn’t want to, whether it was true or false, so I declined. I asked Liza to wait outside for a moment then I stripped down and entered a large cylindrical capsule, which locked when I entered, and as I expected, the water soaked me.
“Hey, there’s some water in here!”
“Don’t worry, it’s not water, it’s elk seal, it won’t kill you.”
That being said, I’m nothing but terrified of the rising water volume…….
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