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When Kirito and Asuna came to Mahokl's Atelier in Zumfut in the morning of October 26, 2024, the wood crafter was at first cautious of the uninvited guests, but Asuna reassured her that their goal was only to order some furniture. Under Mahokl's request, she explained how they had used the services of an information broker to locate the crafter's shop, despite the latter's effort to conceal her whereabouts. Having heard from Asuna that they had come to the atelier to order a custom-made rocking chair, Mahokl decided to offer some tea to her new customers.
While the group was having some tea, the wood crafter informed them that she had discovered a new «Composition», which greatly shocked Kirito, as it was thought that all skill combinations were already known. Mahokl then elaborated that by levelling her Carpentry, Tailoring and Polearm Weapon Creation skills, she had unlocked the option of crafting a ballista.
That noon, Kirito and Asuna accompanied Mahokl to Coral Village, where the three visited the furniture shop with Mahokl's exquisite table. Inside the store, the wood crafter proceeded with ending the consignment of her work, to which Kirito protested, as he was unable to abandon his hopes of purchasing the table that his wife liked so much.
Seeing her husband's hesitation, Asuna reassured Kirito that they could buy the table once they had saved enough money. Having observed the conversation, Mahokl decided to offer them the table at a ninety percent discount as a bonus to their order for a custom-made rocking chair, under the condition that they would gather the materials she wanted.
Having bought the table, Asuna and Kirito accompanied Mahokl back to the Teleport Gate. Once Mahokl returned to Zumfut, they studied the list of materials given to them, concluding that they were the requirements for creating a ballista. When Kirito voiced a question about the wood crafter's decision, Asuna suggested returning home for a meal, to which the boy happily agreed.
After purchasing the ingredients in the town, Kirito and Asuna proceeded to their log house. When they saw the log house in the distance, the couple got sentimental about being married for almost two days, as well the fact that they finally had their own home. Overflowing with emotions, Kirito kissed and hugged Asuna, to which the girl responded with a love declaration.
Having finished their lunch, Kirito and Asuna analyzed the material list that consisted of five items, including eight Legendary Bear Fats, which made Kirito reminiscence about their adventure with the Magnatherium on the 4th Floor of Aincrad. Kirito's thoughts were interrupted by Asuna, who wondered whether gathering the materials for a ballista was a good idea. After a discussion on the matter, the two agreed to comply with the wood crafter's choice and began preparing for the material gathering. Seeing his wife donning her combat equipment, Kirito was overwhelmed by her beauty and thus could not resist approaching the girl and kissing her nape, much to her embarrassment.