Chapter 6 (2/2): An Ideal Brother and an Unnecessary Brother

Chem tightly clings to her brother’s neck and nuzzle her face on his nape.

――So that’s how she became a brocon…

I can now understand why she is dependent on her brother, who recused her in the past.

“It’s only natural that he is loved by other characters. Both his appearance and personality are nice. Haizz…”

When the dream is over, it switches back to the usual screen.

As usual, it is already past noon when I have confirmed the total number of fate points. My stomach is rumbling and my eyes are tired, so I go away from the computer and head out of the room.

When I step into the hallway to go downstair, I see that the room next-door is open.

“Is it a holiday today?”

Suddenly, an unexpected person appears, which makes me let out my voice.

In addition to usually not caring about which day of the week it currently is, I was too immersed in the Village of Fate and forgot about anything else. Today must be Sunday.

I was still sleepy, but when I see the person in front of me, my sleepy state completely disappears.

This is the worst!!!!

My sister is here, and she seems SUPER angry. She throws a disgusted glance at me.

My relationship with my sister is not like that of Gams at all.

My younger sister has such a pretty face that even I, her brother, have to admit that she is really attractive. When she was a student, many people confessed to her and she always came to me for consultation.

… She has become even more beautiful now.

I inherit none of the good genes from my parents, while my sister is the opposite.

Her glossy black hair which flows straight down to her shoulders, combining with her sharp eyes, creates an unapproachable atmosphere.

She is still in her early twenties, a lot younger than me. Her youth makes me very envious.

“I’m just going to the bathroom.”

I say that and head towards the toilet on the second floor.

I was going to have lunch, but let’s leave it for now. It will just make the situation worse for both of us.

“Fine. Don’t touch the toilet on the first floor.”

Such a harsh tone, but I’m already used to it.

I don’t feel like complaining; I don’t even have the right to say anything. My sister works hard to earn money for the family, while I am just a waste of space.

“I know”

She doesn’t even want to use the same toilet as me, so I’m always being reminded to only use the one on the second floor.

It is troublesome to get downstairs in the first place, so I rarely use it anyway.

“At least react a little… How pitiful… I’m not a fool, you know.”

Before I can hear that last sentence, my sister has already disappeared downstairs.

We used to be really close, the whole neighborhood knows it, but things have become like this now.

The cause is obvious. After being disillusioned with everything, we became like strangers to each other. And when I cannot find myself a job, even having a normal conversation became hard.

At least before I became a NEET, we would sometimes go out together.

Back then, I… No, let’s stop there. Regretting about my past will not change anything, because I can’t take back the time that has passed.

Seems like the reason why I feel so depressed today is because I saw Gams and Chem’s past.

A dependable brother and a useless brother. After seeing that dream, I can’t help but compare myself with him, even if I don’t like it.

My sister wants a brother like Gams, not me.

I lose my appetite completely, so I go back to my room and watch the villagers until late at night.

Today they are eagerly working without any complaints at all, too. They work with mutual respect and help each other.

Gams is working hard, sweat trickling down his face. Chem smiles and gives him water to drink.

Seeing those two, I cannot help but say:

“I want to change!”

Suddenly, something warm hits the back of my hand.

――Tears are running down my cheeks.

“Why are you crying?… Haha… If you regret enough to cry, why have you done nothing… Why are you still sitting here…!”

I sob uncontrollably. My tears do not stop.

Translator Comments and Notes:

Tears filled my eyes after reading this chapter. This was really emotional for me.

ED: 🙁

ED2: Fixed translation and grammatical errors. I felt so sorry for our MC that I almost cried – kienquocsi


28 thoughts on “Chapter 6 (2/2): An Ideal Brother and an Unnecessary Brother

  1. Unless I’m remembering wrongly the story said earlier that our MC spent 10 years looking for a job and was unable to find one. Someone who faces rejection over and over again for 10 years isn’t someone “unwilling to change” or “unwilling to overcome hardships”. They spent 10 years trying to do both.

    Our MC is a man crushed by the world, ground into the dirt over and over again until he can no longer stand up, barely clinging to life thanks to his families intervention. Or if your rather morose, cursed with a life of failure when he should be allowed to finally sleep with his best efforts having been spent.

    The way I see it, if someone spends 10 years trying to learn how to ride a bike and still can’t do it then someone else needs to put training wheels on the damn bike or people need to let the guy stop trying.

  2. I wondered how long it would take for him to realize a few things… lol, here he sees 2 families doing their utmost to live and work hard to do it, they risk their lives for something he himself takes for granted…

    His tears are from shame and helplessness to change his own situation… he knows hes a deadbeat, all his resentment towards his family was really towards himself…he can turn it around, it is never too late, from these people he might learn what it is to be proud of himself again…

  3. I suppose having someone else possess you isn’t the only way to change your life for the better. Hopefully this guy learns a few things and fixes his life without relying on some random absurd supernatural phenomenon. My only worry is that he might end up spending too much time worrying about the game instead of real life…

    Thanks for the chapter!

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