NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 10 (2/2): Villager Ready To Talk With Me
I looked through the short term job sections of the site with trembling hands.
If I can’t earn enough points, then the villagers will fall at the end of the month. I need a job, through which I could earn enough money to meet my goals by the end of the month.
There are almost no short-term jobs, and even if they were present, I wouldn’t have the qualifications for them.
Convenience store jobs can range from few months to half a year, but it’s been a long time since I had a conversation with anyone other than my family.
There are some manual labor works, but can I do it? Can I do the work in those harsh conditions?
I don’t have much time. I should hurry up and find a job.
The short term jobs around the neighborhood are scarce. The main problems are that this is the countryside, and that I lack the driving license for automobiles.
I should check out the job magazines as the Internet doesn’t seem to provide me with a good choice.
I dressed and ran down the stairs.
“Oh…Are you going out?”
“Yes. I’ll be back soon.”
I replied to my mother and headed out on the bicycle.
I don’t care about the eyes of my neighbors today, even though they look the exact same as before.
I got few magazines with job information on the bookstore and convenience store.
I met my mother while returning to the room. She seems to be surprised after seeing the magazines in my hand.
I started circling the jobs which met my requirements with a red pen. I narrowed down the options and searched about them on the net.
Even in easy part-time jobs, communication skills are necessary.
“The dinner is ready.”
Listening to my mother’s voice from the ground floor made me wake up from my dream-like state.
I noticed that it has become quite dark by now. It looks like I was pretty concentrated.
When I reach the dinner table, my parents and sister were already sitting there.
My sister was still wearing her office suit.
“You returned early today.”
“Is there a problem?”
She replied to me in stern tone as usual.
In the past, there was a time when she used to say “I will marry my brother”, but now the relations have degrade to such a state.
“There was not much work for today.”
I was surprised that I was able to talk casually.
I…Really. Until now, whenever something happened, I acted as if I was in a bad mood and used to go back to my room. I refused to talk to my sister because I was afraid.
When I get to my seat, my sister looks over to me. Is she confused because it has been a long time since we last ate dinner together?
“Hey, mom. Is there some good occasion today? There are more dishes on the table than usual.”
After being mentioned by my sister, I noticed that number of dishes were higher than usual. It must have taken a long time to cook them all.
I haven’t noticed it until now, but because I recently started studying cooking I have begun to understand some facts.
“Yes. Did you both know? Yoshio is looking for a job.”
What are you saying suddenly!! I was so surprised that the tea which I was drinking entered my trachea.
“He finally got motivated to do something.”
My father raised his eyebrow and both my father and sister looked over to me.
Don’t look over here like that. I am feeling shy.
“First of all, it’s just a short-term part-time job.”
“Anything is fine. It’s good to be motivated.”
My chopsticks come to a halt after hearing my father’s comment.
My father’s behavior seems as if he is talking to some regular employee
“Older brother has changed recently. Perhaps….he found a lover??”
“No, Yoshio wouldn’t get motivated for such a reason.”
Why is my mother denying it before me?
However, the last time my sister called me older brother was a very long time ago. Now she usually only says “Hey” or “You’re in my way”.
The conversation made me uncomfortable, so I averted my eyes. My cheeks have become slightly red due to embarrassment.
“Is it is related to a village that recently sends things to you.”
There are occasions when even my father is the one to receive the parcel from the village of fate, although the number is really small.
“Well, Yes…although I’m helping the village, I just want to give something back to them or It will look bad”
‘This is not a lie’
My parents believe that I am helping with the development of the Village of Fate. [They aren’t technically wrong :D]
It seems convincing enough as I regularly receive things without paying anything in return.
“Village of Fate? What is that? I don’t know about it.”
My sister doesn’t try to hide her curiosity and leans on the table towards me.
“These are bad manners. Mom will inform you later on. Eat the food while it’s warm.”
My mother lightly smacked my sister’s forehead with her chopsticks.
I am afraid of my grown up sister. Let’s leave the explanation to mother.
Translator Notes and Comments:
Yoshio has taken his first step towards a greater future. Well lets see what happens next. We all should hope that he is able to earn enough money to buy the necessary fate points and save the villagers or else..
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ED1: I have reworded some sentences and fixed some mistakes. – SunderMind