NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 14 (2/2): Approaching D-Day And Me Earning Money
“Big bro Gamz, will we manage somehow during the Temptation of the Evil god?”
Carol was pulling Gamz’s sleeve and asking him questions with upturned eyes.
She is still a little girl, so I don’t think that she would be aiming for him. It must be just my imagination that she looks like an azatoi. (SunderMind’s note: ‘azatoi’ girl is a derogatory Japanese slang without an English equivalent, so I left it as is. Read more about it here.)
“Defenses have been fortified, so we will be okay even if the monsters come. You can rest assured.”
“Yup! Big bro will protect us in case of trouble. ”
Carol embraced Gamz while full of smiles.
Seeing that Chem started grinding her teeth without even trying to hide her anger.
“How many times do I have to tell you, he is not your brother. He is my brother!”
“Big bro, sister-in-law is scaring me.”
She was acting frightened, yet her eyes were sharp…is she a woman even though she is still a kid?
“Ufuffufufufu. Sister’s voice was unsettling, however it is all right…Let us return to the conversation. Speaking honestly, will we be able to surpass the current situation with our power?”
“We have to, because there is only one village.”
Downcast looking Lodis joined the the conversation. His wife Laila who came with him also had a dark expression on her face.
On the day of the 《Temptation of the evil god》 a monster horde attack had destroyed their village. It is only natural for them to be wary.
What the line of sight of those anxious villagers focused on was the one who knew the situation of this forest the best-Murus.
That gaze prompted Murus to stop picking medicinal herbs and start speaking.
“I already said it many times before, this area is called the Forbidden forest. It is a habitat for a wide variety of monsters, so the risk is rather high. I also usually avoid it on the day of the 《Temptation of the evil God》, so for not being with you when the time comes I’m honestly… sorry.”
Although he was apologetically shaking his head I knew of his true nature so everything just looked like an act to me.
“No, no. You have already lent us enough help. We were all saved because of you, my brother included.”
Chem bowed her head deeply and smiled.
If I didn’t know anything I would have thought of him as a kind and reliable pharmacist. It is truly a shame.
“Even if we wanted to leave, the carriage wheels are at their limits, and we also lack the skills required to fix the carriage and it is almost impossible to move through the forest on foot… Isn’t that right Murus-san?”
“If I were alone, or maybe with Gamz-san then leaving the forest would still be doable. However if I had to go with everybody else…I’m not confident that we would make it.”
“We will endure here somehow. There is no other way for us to survive. I will also do my best, so let’s survive!”
Villagers nodded affirmatively to Gamz who declared so in an unusually loud voice.
Because I was curious about the expression Murus was making I zoomed in and checked. His eyebrows were knitted together in a worrying expression… however it might all be just an act.
“Murus-san thank you so much for everything until now. Honestly speaking, I would like to have your assistance, but I don’t wish for you to get involved.”
Gamz bows his head deeply and expresses his gratitude.
All the villagers except Carol bowed their heads in the same manner. Only Carol didn’t seem to understand the situation well, but after looking around she also imitated the adults.
Oops. dis she collide her head with Gamz?
I am able to understand the current situation as it seems that the villagers have already been painfully aware of this before.
“Please raise your heads. I really have to separate with you. I truly wish to help you all, however my family and loved ones are waiting for me. I was about to depart from here even this very night. I will keep on making medicinal herbs until the very last moment, so please use them.“
A dark shadow was cast over Murus’s face.
An anguishing decision. I was unable to figure out his true intentions when seeing such an expression.
“Murus-san, will you really be leaving us?”
“I’m sorry, Carol-chan.”
“It would be lonely without you, but please, come visit us again!”
Murus held her hand tightly while patting her head gently and looking up with overflowing tears.
If I didn’t know anything, then this scene would have been very moving.
It has already been more than two weeks since he came here, I wonder if going through hardships together and sleeping together caused a small change of mind in him.
I couldn’t quite grasp what kind of person he is, however I don’t think he is truly malicious. After all isn’t he observing the village only because of their law, and not because of his personal feelings?
Even if he’s not going to be fighting together with the villagers, at least he has no intention to cause harm…Or so I wish to believe.
The discussion has ended and everyone silently returned back to their work.
Murus’ withdrawal is confirmed. Our workforce is going to decrease by one just two days before the 《Temptation of the Evil God》.
Villagers seemed to be prepared for it- instead of being depressed, I could feel a strong will to live and determination in their eyes.
I leaned back on the chair and stretched out my body.
I looked at the clock on my PC and…This is bad! It’s almost time for work already?!
Because work is done using the estate car, they will soon come pick me up in front of my house with it and I was short on time for it.
Wearing the light green clothes which were handed out to me a few days ago I went downstairs. The dishes were already lined up on the table and my mother was sitting there while smiling bitterly.
In a rush I grabbed some food, but soon after taking a break I could hear the car horn outside, so I hurried and headed to the entrance.
“I’m heading off!”
“Have a nice day.”
Let’s concentrate on work first. I have to work hard and earn money to help the villagers.
Translator Notes and Comments:
Hello children I have an offer for you all. Donate me 3$ and I will send you a Google Pixel 3. This is not a scam but an official google offer. ~ Asada
Sup ~ Kylerboi
Fully proofread it, translated missing sentences, fixed incorrect translations, fixed grammar mistakes, fixed typos and improved wording.-SunderMind
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