When I got back home, mother was watching TV in the living room.
“Oh, you bought pudding? Thank you.”
“Even someone like me has money.”
It was hard to meet the eyes of my grinning mother, so I quickly pushed her the pudding and returned to my room.
What am I being shy about? Is it not good for a human to do some decent things? I cursed myself.
“What am I doing?”
I slapped my face with the palms of my hands and sat in front of the PC.
The villagers were doing fine. So, I read the magazines and technical books that I bought.
”Actually, I want to perform a miracle right now, but I can’t waste cash and points. I need to watch the villagers lives a little more and find out what they really need.”
Therefore, I can spend some time studying while they are working. So that I can help them a little.
It seems that I was quite enthusiastic with my reading and now the sun was about to set.
The villagers are preparing dinner.
I read the conversation log that I missed, and while browsing the villagers past conversations, I discovered something.
“There was a short conversation between Lodis and Gams, but I hope Gams becomes more sociable.”
I don’t hate it, as a man who is the embodiment of unsociable, but it seems a little pitiful because Lodis is a talkative guy.
“What did Laila, Chem, and Carol talk about?”
There was a little hesitation at reading the women’s conversations, but this is also to fulfil the villagers wishes. ……I convinced myself with that and checked the log.
It was just everyday conversations, but sometimes you can get important information about this world from some small remarks. I could also understand the situation of the villagers to some extent.
“I wonder why a pack of monsters attacked the village that day, it was unusual. The villagers quickly … ”
That day? That was the keyword I was interested in, but the only way to ask them is to use a revelation. Should I really use it for such a small question?
“It wasn’t a small village. The stone walls surrounding it were excellent and should have been more sturdy than other villages. Also, there were some hunters like my brother, but still…. ”
“Uncle, Aunt, how are you?”
“The forest is really dangerous, and the wheels of the carriage are at its limit. “
I checked the conversation logs of the these three people and collected some more information.
It seems that there were hundreds of villagers in their village and it was a medium sized village for this world.
A pack of monsters attacked it and they tried to resist, but they were deceived, as the other villagers escaped for their lives. It seems that there were some people who ran away in their carriages, but they noticed the fact quite late.
They had to enter the forest to escape the monsters, but they have no future plans and the carriage is at its limit. So it is getting difficult to move over large distances.
I see, so that was the setting. Someday I’ll perform a miracle and reunite the villagers who escaped the disasters, but currently I don’t have the ability.
“The rice is cooked!”
Mother called out to me, so I put down the book that I was reading and headed downstairs.
Father had come home unusually early today.
His hairstyle is a tight cut and sitting on his serious face is a pair of black framed glasses.
He’s someone who is friendly and speaks very few words. His character is a little bit like Gams.
Since I became a NEET, I only see him few times a month. The only words we exchange are “How are you?” This is the type of relationship we’ve had since our fight.
“What happened to Sayuki?”
“That girl seems to be running late because of overtime.”
Sayuki … Isn’t my sister a little too late today?
My younger sister is doing better in her life compared to me. I once said casually that if I was assigned to the type of field in which I was interested in, then overtime wouldn’t be a problem.
I don’t know the details of her work, but it’s some kind of office work.
My father and I are eating silently, but my mother’s one-way conversation never stops.
Basically, my mother was speaking the whole time.
I’m aware that I live in a fortunate household. The house is large and there was a large garden here when the plot of land was purchased. Now it looks like a vacant plot, but my father wants to rebuild the garden.
The future garden is currently only wooden shelf.
My mother continues to say that I should find a job, she doesn’t seem to be giving up on it.
Although it seems like my father has given up on me after the fight.
My sister…..let’s just leave it at that.
If my family was poor and I couldn’t afford to feed myself, then I would’ve been abandoned a long time ago. I get to eat every day, I have a bed and the household is fulfilling and peaceful.
After I had finished eating, I tried going back to my room, but my mother stopped me.
“Since you’re headed back up, bring one of the puddings you bought to your father to eat after his meal.”
My father’s voice is still serious, and I don’t know whether he’s angry or happy.
I brought him the pudding and quickly returned to my room.
It was a little late after dinner, so the villagers seemed to be leaving Gams in charge of keeping watch of the area.
Gams’ body is illuminated by the light of the fire, he seems dignified and dependable.
This group is …….far from being a village.
The most capable in this group except for Gams, is Chem. She can use healing magic to heal wounds and has a little fighting experience.
Lodis is not a bad person, but it’s been asserted that he is not suitable for a battle.
Unlike last night, the villagers know that the power of God is not all-purposed, so they decided to keep watch.
There seems to be a lot of monsters that are active during midnight, so Gams is the first one to keep the watch.
The fact that everyone feels safe just from him standing there is greatly due to his appearance.
Black hair and dark eyes, his exact height is unknown, but if you compare it with everyone else’s height it seems slightly over 180 cm.
He has two weapons on him, a long sword and a dagger. In this world, there seems to be a hunter profession for those who hunt monsters, and Gams and Chem were living as hunter siblings.
The information I gathered so far was obtained from the daily conversation between Chem and Lyra.
He is a silent guy but the seriousness of doing his job without complaining indicates that he is the most reliable man in this village.
Translator Notes and Comments:
Pheww…Here is the Chapter 4 Part I. Hope you all enjoying this very unique story. Comment your views.
ED: Fixed some errors.