46 Transaction

Today’s picture is by chiyu


When Mitsuha arrived at the Boses residence in the capital, the servants had already lined up in a row for welcoming. Usually, they would need to prepare in a hurry when the carriage arrives; with a few people lined up in front of the door and the others back-breakingly getting the tea, footbath, and the bath for removing the sweat and dirt ready. This was unavoidable because the estimated arrival time can vary around several days, It’s difficult to prepare in advance before they arrive.
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It appears that the orphan boy did a good job. He is probably bouncing around. (弾んで貰えたことであろう。)
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The butler Rufus takes the front of the row at the same time Mitsuha and Sabine arrive at the Boses residence. All the Boses residence’s servants know Sabine as well. Rufus had all the servants go to Mitsuha’s store to memorize Sabine’s face because she is frequently with Mitsuha and it would be a major incident if they were by some chance rude.
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The Earl’s group arrived shortly thereafter. Having changed her position from the safest seat in the middle to the side when they arrived at the capital, Beatrice who’s the first to comes down from the Earl’s family carriage was surprised to notice Sabine next to Mitsuha when she was about to jump at her.
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“H… huh?”
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“Long time no see Beatrice-chan”
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Sabine greet Beatrice with a smile while clinging to Mitsuha’s arm.
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“Gununu……”
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And Beatrice groaned with a regretful face for some reason.
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Mitsuha smiles wryly.
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“Oh my, what are you doing I wonder…”
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“Here comes Iris-sama!”
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“Huh…”
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Mitsuha turns blue, her heart’s voice unexpectedly leaked out of her mouth from Iris-sama’s words that sounded like something she heard once before.
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And, Iris-sama puffs her cheeks at being treated like the last boss.
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Sabine, Beatrice and the men breathe out a sigh while seeing off Mitsuha who was grabbed and pulled by the nape of her neck.
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“” “Haa~……” “”
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“So, why did you depart early alone without contacting us?”
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Iris-sama was furious.
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She thought that they would be finally traveling together with Mitsuha so she was especially sour.
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“N, no that, that was right when the work had reached a point where I can take a break…”
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“Then, you could have come to our place in that case!”
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(N, no! I need a reason……)
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Mitsuha hurried.
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(Because there was a way to move quickly…, a car? A bicycle… it’s no good, even if that could be a reason for a leaving late, it won’t be a reason for leaving early…)
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Waaaa, and then, while Mitsuha was filled with impatience and anxiety, a lifeboat was tossed in from an unexpected direction.
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“Oh, that’s because I asked her”
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“”Huh?””
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Iris-sama and Earl were surprised at Sabine-chan’s words.
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Mitsuha almost raised her voice too but managed to suppress it somehow.
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“It’s because I have been sending letters to “come to capital as soon as possible”, and with fairly strong words…”
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If the princess says so, they can’t be angry anymore. Because that’ll be blaming her for obeying the princess’s request after all.
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In addition, the fact that the two people welcomed them together increased the credibility.
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Reluctantly, Iris-sama gives up any further pursuit.
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When Mitsuha looks at Sabine-chan with gratitude thinking “I’m saved”, a wicked smile appeared on that face.
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(Oh shooooot!!!)
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Weakness was seized!
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Mitsuha was shocked.
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Probably, she realizes that there is a reason it can’t be honestly told.
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And the bright Sabine-chan probably read from the Earl’s attitude that “the Earl knows the reason”.
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Sabine-chan never touches on the secrets Mitsuha really needs to protect. However, she does think that it’s okay to know if “someone else knows”. Or rather, maybe she can’t forgive “other people knowing something about Mitsuha that she doesn’t know.”
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In other words, what that would mean is…… that her pursuit will not stop until Mitsuha speaks her secret.
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Speak it or present something else as a bargaining chip…
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Either way, it’ll be a transaction where a big loss was certain.
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“……so, you will tell me right, Mitsuha-neesama”
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“Uu…”
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As expected, she’s pursuing it.
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“Um, please ask for something else…”
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“Then, the right to use the store as much as I please”
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“P, please spare me from that……”
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That’s right, that thing I was thinking about, what about that? And that.
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“Sabine-chan, actually, I have something nice for you but what do you think?”
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“It’s no good unless it’s something that’ll convince me?”
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“That’s fine! Now, choose the one you like from between these two.
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First. A vehicle that doesn’t take up much space and has the maintenance fees covered, fine even on a narrow road and faster than a carriage with Sabine-chan by herself.
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The other is a magical tool that’ll let me talk to Sabine-chan in the capital even when I am in my Viscounty. Now, which do you like better? ”
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“Huh……”
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Sabine-chan hardens out of surprise.
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And an escort guard pretending to be casual in the corner of a shop hardens in fear.
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That’s natural, the escorts will it many times worse if Sabine-chan obtains mobility that’ll let her to rush down narrow roads faster than a horse-drawn carriage.
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“U, um, is both no good…”
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……It came out, the uncle’s killer upturned eyes!
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But that doesn’t work against me!
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“No! Only one or the other”
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Sabine-chan, who was ~uu~ groaning for a while eventually chose the second “magical tool to talk to Mitsuha in the Viscounty”. That one was more convenient for Mitsuha too. It was one of the safety measures she was thinking about preparing and she couldn’t come up with a suitable person to entrust it with other then Sabine-chan, so she got a pretty good excuse.
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In the back, the escort seemed to be relieved bottom of their heart.
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No, I’m sorry I made you worry.
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The next day, I checked Sabine-chan’s room and its surroundings in the royal palace and I teleported to Japan after I got the king’s permission to install the equipment. And first I went to the solar power supplier.
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Since this is the third time after the store in the capital and the Viscount residence, the talk proceeds smoothly and I made an immediate decision to buy a power generation unit and power storage device. This time it was a very small and simple thing.
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And next, to Akihabara.
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It has now become an otaku town but some remnants of the past still remain.
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The shop she went to was an amateur radio specialty store.
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Actually, Mitsuha earned s amateur radio qualification when she was a middle school student due to her father’s influence. The qualification was meant for the socializing with her father, or rather making her family happy, but she has roughly mastered everything.
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Presently where everyone who would have flowed towards amateur radios in the old days goes to computers, the amateur radio industry has completely become a sunset industry. However, the elderly maniacs are still alive and new equipment is being developed.
(google: sunset industry means an old and declining industry.)
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Walking into the store, Mitsuha was like an adult buying a large number of collectible items aimed at children. (店に入ったミツハは、大人買いをした。)
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No, in this industry, even an adult wouldn’t buy much.
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In any case, she bought 3 of the latest HF-band and VHF-band fixed-mounted radios and VHF handheld radios. The antenna will be a ground plane covering 8 bands from 3.5 MHz to 430 MHz.
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Various other things were brought like 3 antennas, a coaxial cable, and a connector. Tools are unnecessary because they are at home.
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No, science has made progress. In the old equipment that father had, the HF radio goes up to 28 MHz; and 50 MHz, 144 MHz and 430 MHz each had dedicated devices, the ground plane antenna only works for 144 MHz and higher, so you even needed to set up a stupidly large 21 MHz antenna, a 3.5 MHz, or a 7 MHz horizontal half-wavelength dipole…. And yet, with 2 transceivers you can get full coverage of 430 MHz and the lower bands and you only need a small ground plane antenna…

dfd
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Since it’ll be used in places that the radio law won’t reach, I picked an HF radio with an output of 200W without holding back. I would have needed a second qualification in Japan, but there is no problem if it’s in another world. The VHF fixed-mount is 50W, the handheld is 5W.

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Dear me, very different compared to the used TS-520X and TR-2200G I got from father.

Image result for TS-520XImage result for TR-2200G
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My father seems to have used a Yaesu F-50B line when he was young, but the transmitter and the receiver were in separate enclosures, what era did it come from? Maybe it’s something used during World War II? My family is too good at taking care of our things……

Image result for Yaesu FR-50B
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There will probably be an ionosphere in that world too. Because it’s a requirement for being so similar.
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Can sporadic E happen? Well, let’s not expect sporadic E and radio propagation.
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Let 144 and 430 be for communication in the same town, 3.5 and 7 MHz for the contact between the capital and the Viscounty. 50 will……, have no turn I guess.
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The baggage I bought was too much to carry until I find a suitable place even for teleporting somewhere, so I asked for a time specific delivery from a courier service and returned home.
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At a later date, the capital’s store’s antenna was set up by Kunz-san from the woodworking shop. I thought that much wasn’t something I couldn’t do by myself though, but just in case. It’ll be troublesome if it collapses from something like strong winds.
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I also had the one in the royal palace was done by Kunz-san. There was also the connection between the capacitor and the solar power generation unit, so I thought this should be left to the professionals. I did the wiring myself of course.
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As for the one in the territory’s mansion, as expected I installed everything by myself. Since the power supply has already been set up, the only construction was installing the antenna. It was nice that the ground plane was easy to install.
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I taught only Sabine-chan and Anton-san the butler the operation method of the radio. Told them not to touch the fine adjustment parts and only explain the minimum operation part. I handed over a picture of the basic state of the switch and dial as a precaution In case someone touches it.
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For the place they were installed, the Viscount Residence is the study. In the royal palace, is of course, Sabine’s room.
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Above all, I instructed to absolutely not let anyone else touch it.
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Furthermore, the frequency setting of those in the Viscount residence and those in the royal palace have been changed. So they won’t be able to listen.
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With this, I can check that there’s nothing wrong in the Viscounty every day at a regular time even if I don’t return to the territory every time. Anton-san doesn’t think that I’m in the capital so it won’t seem suspicious if I come back immediately in an emergency.
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Of course, I won’t contact Sabine-chan on a set schedule. She always comes to the shop so I don’t need to do that. It should be fine because we practiced many times.
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It has been arranged to periodical contact Sabine-chan and check that there’s nothing wrong in the capital after the social season ends and I returned to the territory.
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With this, the possibility of a major incident in the capital or territory when I’m not teleporting for a while is reduced. Since Sabine-chan and Anton-san are quite well-informed people, they will probably let me know as soon as anything happens.
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Ah, a LED lights and a small refrigerator was also bought because of Sabine-chan’s stubborn request. Well, there’s some leeway with the power so it’s fine. The power consumption of the radio is low in the reception state, and it can be turned off when not in use. Nobody can use it when Sabine-chan’s not in the room after all.
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In addition, a kettle pot, electric fan, warm air heater, DVD playback device, the requests kept escalating one after another so they were all rejected. What do you think is the power supply system is for…….
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You can’t even understand Japanese unless I translate the DVDs in the first place!


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19 thoughts on “46 Transaction”

  1. The main problem i have with this story, is that the author is introducing all these technologies to the other world with no consideration for their economical or environmental impacts. There’s a massive loophole were the author is just making things convenient for the heroines sake.

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    1. Well, to be fair, she isn’t really introduce technology, she is just bringing stuff for her own use (bargaining chip for princess in the same category).
      She don’t reveal actual technology, and those who can actually see that only think that it’s magical device.
      This world not advanced enough to do reverse-engineering of those things even if they could obtain them (which they couldn’t)

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    2. The things that she actually selling are shampoo, and primitive gadgets like that scale remover from 100 yen store.
      Oh, i guess she also selling flashlight… nevertheless, it’s not something that will crush the world.
      But yeah, i somewhat agree with you, that she absolutely ignoring any possible backlash of her actions, but at the same time, it’s not really it’s nto really “her business”. She just doing what she want to do, why should she want to think about things in future?
      Selfish? Maybe. But at the same time she don’t have any obligation to anyone to explain herself.

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    3. The thing is that many ‘nice’ things have existed historically that were not widespread and very expensive or strictly controlled. She already brought firearms (oddly easy to get in most places) into that world where she cannot produce ammo or spare parts and it would still work for her as she is a teleporter and can go back to earth for these things. Think about what YOU would do with that power. As the limits are not set she could move trains and power plants if she wanted but that is not what she is doing, mind that she isn’t doing any humanitarian missions either even when she is a logistical jinn and master linguist.

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  2. Isn’t that whole point of an Isekai where you can go back and forth from earth to the fantasy world? I can’t imagine an Isekai where earth technology isn’t introduced. It’ll just be pointless.

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