NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 6 (2/2): An Ideal Brother and an Unnecessary Brother
Chem tightly clings to her brother’s neck and nuzzles 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 downstairs, 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.
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, too, they are eagerly working without any complaints at all. 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 it enough to cry, then why have you still not done anything… 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.
ED2: Fixed translation and grammatical errors. I felt so sorry for our MC that I almost cried – kienquocsi
ED3: I have done some rewording for ease of read as well as fixed some grammatical errors.