She looked at the pencil with fascination.
“This is a wonderful invention.
It’s like writing with a brush, if not more so.
Unlike a brush, it doesn’t need you to keep track of the ink. This is such a great advantage.
If we could change the ivy-wrapped part into a beautiful decoration, this could be a gift for the nobles.”
That isn’t the only advantage of pencils.
Unlike ink, they are resistant to deterioration and color change, which makes them excellent writing tools.
When I wrote about this, she said she would love to have one, so I gave her one as a present.
I made myself another pencil and asked (or wrote) Mac, who is still obsessed with the pencil.
[What are you doing here?]
“Excuse me for being impolite. Do you remember me, Neko-san?”
[McDawn Howell, right?
Why are you wearing a disguise?
Didn’t someone just call you Nico or something?]
She was wearing a brown wig and using a false name.
Does that mean she is hiding?
I don’t know what it’s for.
“It’s not a big deal. The reason I’m wearing a disguise is that I don’t want to stand out.
And the reason for my visit is to thank Neko-san.”
Mac pulled a cloth pouch from the bag she was carrying and handed it to me.
When I peeked inside, I saw many gold coins inside the pouch.
It’s about 100 coins.
“There are 10 million gold coins inside. Please use it to buy whatever you want for your master.”
[If you want to thank me, you can get me a book like the other day.]
“No way! I’m not that shameless that after you saved my life, I gave you a book as a reward.”
I mean, compared to the money that I’ll never use, a book is much more useful for me.
[By the way, I don’t have a master.]
“So? What are you waiting for? Why don’t you take it?”
And that’s the story of how I got my allowance.
Will I be able to use my money to shop?
I don’t think it’s impossible for me to do, but it seems difficult.
“See you later.”
Leaving me thinking about how I should use this pouch full of gold coins.
Gold is an excellent metal.
It can easily be processed using heat.
It can be stretched as much as you want and highly resistant to chemical reactions.
Before I died, my research colleagues were working on a cure using gold nanoparticles.
Now that I became a cat, I’m having a hard time. Even tying ivy is hard, let alone nanoparticles.
Why don’t I make some kind of working forceps for myself?
(Forceps is a tweezer-like tool with a scissors-like handle.)
Fortunately, there’s an abundance of gold (or pure gold, I don’t know) here.
Naturally, manipulating or processing money is a crime, but I’m a cat and this is a fantasy world where everything is possible.
A little gold melting and crafting are fine.