NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 11 (2/2): Tension Due To Approaching Crisis
Editor: Kylerboi, SunderMind
When I reached the house entrance, my father was waiting for me outside in the car.
“I forgot to ask, but what kind of work is it?”
“It’s a cleaning job. It seems that they lack the manpower to clean up a supermarket. Someone has just quit their job, so this is a good time.”
So it’s a cleaning job? I used to do it regularly at the university. I still remember how I used the vacuum cleaner and other cleaning devices.
We soon arrived in front of a small supermarket. It was bright, even though the business hours were already over.
“Oh, You came! I’m glad that you’ve come, I am saved now. I heard that you’ve been feeling dejected and withdrawn, but you seem pretty good?”
He hit my shoulders with his hand. He was a handsome man in his work clothes about the same age as my father.
It seems that he knows of my circumstances, that makes me relieved.
“Nice to meet you!”
“I will leave the rest up to you.”
Dad says so and then goes back home. I was nervously holding my right hand with my left hand.
Even though I have prepared for this occasion so much, I’m still unable to maintain my facade.
“You don’t have to be so nervous. Just do what you’re told. If you don’t understand something, or have some problem, then you can either ask me or the two of them here. There are many things which you might not understand, so please feel free to ask questions. ”
I have to make some money for the game….When I think like this I feel like a bad person.
“Oh, so you are the new guy. Be careful around here and don’t break anything.”
“Oh, you are pretty tall. It will be easy for you to clean the fluorescent lights.”
Two people who seem to be the employees; one woman, and one man approached me. They seem to be of the same age, or there might be a slight difference. I breathed a sigh of relief when seeing that they aren’t younger than me.
They seem to be people with high communications skills, unlike me.
I am just an amateur here. I should throw away my stupid pride, and acknowledge my own inferiority. Let’s do my best without any regrets. Just like Carol who works in a harsh environment.
I take a deep breath and look at the two of them.
“Nice to meet you!”
I bow deeply.
“Will you come tomorrow?”
“Yes. I will.”
“Oh, that’s good. Well, tomorrow will be late night work, so the timings will be the same as today … Well then, I’ll pick you up at the same time as today.”
“Thank you so much. See you tomorrow”
“No problem. See you tomorrow.”
I got off in front of my house and received instructions for tomorrow.
Both the president and employees were kind and friendly. Thanks to that, the tensions were eased, and I was able to do my work.
What I noticed was, that I was frightened of doing work because it’s an unknown experience, but doing a job is nothing special. I think everyone can do it.
I was just desperately searching for reasons to avoid work…I was merely making excuses.
I was just worried about it, because of information available on the internet.
…… I had tried changing myself many times, but my heart truly changed only after my encounter with the Village of Fate.
I head out of the car and gently open the front door. It’s already three o’clock at night, so everyone is supposed to be sleeping.
The work was not difficult, but rather involved a lot of movements, causing me to sweat. The sweat does not dry but instead makes the shirt damp, sticking it to my skin. I want to take a quick bath.
“I used my body more than I expected from the cleaning chores.”
I was tasked with cleaning using the vacuum cleaner, sucking waste such as gravel.
It seems that I have over-exerted myself. My arms and thighs feel like they are tearing apart.
After that, I carried various things, and cleaned some tools.
I don’t think it was exactly excellent, but it was helpful. I intend to work just hard as the villagers.
When I was heading towards the bathroom after turning on the lights in the living room, I noticed something on the dining table.
There were rice balls and some egg dishes with a paper slip lying on the table.
“Thanks for your hard work….You must be hungry. Eat this.”
My mother was learning calligraphy, so she should be good at writing but it seemed to be written in a hurry. Eggs and rice balls seem to be a little misshapen. I wonder if she had to put up with her sleepiness when preparing the dinner.
I sat on the table and removed wrappings from the dishes.
I was still a little warm. I grabbed hold of a rice ball and ate it.
It was a little salty, but It was more delicious than the feast which I had before heading out for work.
“It feels so good to eat after hard work.”
After eating the meal, I took a deep breath and headed towards the bathroom.
After striping and entering the bathroom, I noticed the warm atmosphere.
Recently, the weather is getting cold, so it would be natural for the bathroom to be cold during these hours. However, it is warm as if someone used it recently.
I opened the lid of the bathtub and found hot water in it. I put put hand in the water and found the temperature to be just right.
“Someone was here … the hot water is also very clean.”
Was my mother here and filled the bathtub with clean and warm water in advance for me?
“Thank you, mom.”
Translator Notes and Editor Notes:
I wonder whether her mom was the one who did all those things or….Well maybe I am thinking too much about it. What do you all think? Comment your views on it. ~ Asada
Edited ~ Kylerboi
I have reworded some sentences and fixed some mistakes. -SunderMind
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