“Wow, ah, is it already morning?”
Sunlight shone through the curtain’s gap.
It was already 9 a.m. when I checked the clock beside my bed.
“It’s been a while since I was awake at this hour.”
I normally didn’t get up until past noon, but today I woke up pretty early.
When did I go to bed yesterday?
Oh, that’s right. It was night-time when I was looking at the villagers, and….
I got addicted to “Village of Fate” and watched the villagers till late.
There were several things that I noticed.
They went to sleep awfully early. When it got dark, they ate dinner and immediately went to sleep afterwards. Only Gams had been up for a while to keep a lookout on the area, but he still slept before 9 p.m.
The most serious thing was their dependence on God. I thought it was convenient for me if they were my loyal devotees but after listening to their conversation last night, I had changed my mind.
“You should get some sleep, Gams.”
“No, Lodis. I don’t know when a monster could attack. I need to keep a lookout.”
“Don’t worry about that. Haven’t you witnessed the miracle of God? We also had that revelation, which means the God of Fate is watching over us. The monsters won’t come close to us due to His power. “
“… I hope so too….”
Excuse me, God (I) has no such power.
Moreover, since I hadn’t thought it through before telling the villagers to cut down trees, they also thought that God would do everything from processing to drying the timber.
“Oh man, I’m sure that I can’t always keep them safe. Should I tell them that my power is limited and I’m not omnipotent? But if I do that, thay may show less gratitude toward God, and I won’t have as much point.”
What should I do?
Last night, I fell asleep while researching about wood processing on the internet because of the pressure from the villagers.
I would rather use the time I have wasted watching videos, surfing the internet and chatting on forums in the last 10 years to find good advice to give the villagers.
“Why is a game making me regret my past? Games are supposed to be fun…”
As usual, I wanted to look away from reality and immerse myself in the game.
Yet, on the screen, the villagers were working hard. Their hard life was different from mine.
Even young Carol was working hard to help her mother.
“You don’t need to….”
“I know, but everyone needs to do their best. Right? I’m still small, so I can’t help much yet… But please let me try too!”
“Carol. If you have trouble, go to your dad for help.”
“Don’t worry. I’ll be fine!”
Lodis was looking at his daughter over and over again during his work. He seemed to be worried about Carol. Sometimes, he was about to walk towards her but somehow managed to stay put.
Carol, who didn’t realize her father’s worries, was moving one thing after another without complaining even once. Even though it was just a fictitious programmed world, it was lively. Different from my lazy self.
I knew that those people were characters in a game, but my chest tightened just by looking at them.
The more detailed the graphic, the more the scene tore my clouded heart.
Looking over my room, you would notice many candy wrapers lying around. My mother had bought a lot of candy, so I had “borrowed” some to eat without telling her.
All I did yesterday was just producing more trash.
“Let’s spill the beans so they don’t overestimate their incompetent God”
The villagers will be annihilated if they think God can do everything. It seems that this game doesn’t have a save function, so that must be avoided at all costs.
I was struggling with words which would convince the villagers without losing the dignity of being their God.
Maybe this is okay … At least that was what I wanted to believe.
I executed the daily revelation and readied myself for the reaction of the villagers.
“Everyone! There is a revelation from the God.”
The villagers stopped working and gathered in response to Chem’s cry.
“It reads…..I have lost most of my power. Now I can only watch and perform a few miracles. I want you to live together and help each other, my devout believers. That is my earnest wish. Bless you all.“
How about that? I hoped I was able to successfully tell them that their God’s power could not be used indefinitely.
The villagers who heard the revelation went silent. Only the sound of the wind could be heard.
Should I have thought of a better excuse?
“How wonderful! Everyone! God is watching over us! Oh God, thank you!”
Chem, who was overcome with emotion, fell on her knees and started praying.
“This is really bad! It might be because of the fight against the evil God that he has lost his powers. Even though that was the case, he still blessed us yesterday. We shouldn’t rely only on God but on ourselves too.”
Lodis conveniently explained to everyone.
I was worried about the tone of the explanation, but is it natural because it’s a game?
It seemed that only Carol didn’t understand the situation, but the others looked happy. Looked like they were convinced.
Even though the situation seemed forced, at least it worked.
The villagers who believed my revelation without a question gave me a prayer of gratitude, therefore my fate points increased.
“So I can control the amount of fate points I could get with how I write the revelation.”
This time the villagers seemed really thankful, so a considerable amount of points increased. Still it was not enough to buy a familiar.
Honestly, I want more fate points.
Listening to their story… in this case, it should be called reading, not listening. Well, either name is fine but there are many things that can be understood just from their conversation.
Just now, the women had talked to each other.
“We can’t sleep in a carriage forever. Besides, I’d be relieved if there was a fence in case of an attack from monsters. I think that would make it easier for my brother to protect everyone.”
“That’s right. We can’t use the logs because they’re necessary to make a house, I’m also concerned about seasoning for the food as well. If only I had just a little bit of salt.”
Most of the things they talked about while doing laundry or cooking were their worries for the future.
If I had some more fate points, then some of their anxieties could have been dispelled but for now I can’t waste my points.
“The only other way to increase my fate points is through money.”
Translator Notes and Comments:
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ED: did some light editing here
ED2: Fixed some minor errors.
ED3: Fixed some translation and grammatical errors. – kienquocsi