NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 9 (1/2): I Am Impatient In Making A Smooth Village
Two weeks have passed since I started playing this game.
Everyday, we would receive a parcel from the Village of Fate, and by now, it has become normal. I am scared of it becoming a part of my daily routine.
I didn’t think that I would receive something dangerous, but just in case, I listed the things which might be troublesome for me in the oracle. I believe that it would have been okay even if I said nothing, since the villagers are sensible.
The best tributes which I receive are the foods. My family really likes them.
“I wonder if I could get some of that fruit again. I feel better after eating it.”
“That meat was delicious.”
After watching this, I sent a request via the oracle.
Since then, the percentage of food tribute has been increasing.
Moreover, I was surprised. Many kinds of fruits were sent, and not just the apple-like ones which I have received at the beginning. Personally, I like the grapes which don’t taste like grapes at all.
Other than that, the classic tribute is … the log.
The other day … I received a light stone used in the cave. I received it from my mother and put it in my room. It is shining even though it’s just a stone.
It is probably processed like a stone, and has a light-emitting diode inside, but somehow I ended up not showing it to my family. Now it is placed in the corner of the room and has light emitting from it.
I am quite thankful that I am able to secure a light source without paying extra electricity bill.
Thanks to the gifts that I receive every day, my mother is no longer asking me to look for work and our relation is slowly improving to just like it was in my student days.
I was getting indebted to the villagers more and more. I was working very seriously.
How to earn more fate points and which tribute will yield more points.
I put the daily increase of fate points in the spreadsheet software and it calculated the number of days needed to reach the targeted amount.
After that, I started learning about wood processing… Speaking of processing, there was a thing last week――
“It’s harder than I thought. Did I do it right? Or wrong?”
I was struggling in front of a log.
There were many wasted logs lying in the garden. I am currently learning on how to process the wood, since it might be of help to the villagers in the future.
“Oh, shit. It’s hard to see.”
After dinner, I opened the sliding window from the living room to the garden with little light leaking from the window to the garden.
I carried out a large lamp from storeroom to the garden.
“Okay, this looks good”
I looked through the wood processing books lying on the desk.
So you have to pull the saw instead of pushing it? Also, be careful about direction of the …
There is a lot of things, which one can’t understand without trying. If it were a game, then a house could be easily built using this wood in no time.
As I was trying to test a technique written in the book, suddenly the light faded for a while.
When I looked up, my father had come out and he was now looking at me.
“What are you doing?”
“It’s a waste to not use these logs which I have received and I know it’s bad. Am I allowed to use these tools?”
“It doesn’t matter.”
I slowly sawed off the log’s corner. Do you first learn how to use a saw using this method?
I stabbed the saw blade again and tried to do better this time, but …
I tried to undo it and try again, but it was not coming out. It seems I pierced it with too much force.
“Give it to me.”
It seems like he couldn’t watch me be like this, so he came to the garden in his sandals.
He easily pulls out the saw, and proceeds to quickly process the wood.
“Saw is used like this…”
I am impressed as he teaches me with his back facing me.
It may seem that someone is angry when they don’t talk with you, but I know that my father is just being embarrassed…. This is my family.
After that, my father started to give me advice, and on the weekend of the last week, I worked with my father to process logs into board materials to repair the garden fence.
――Thanks to the Village of Fate, I have started talking to my parents now.
Recently, I have begun wondering; just who is helping who?
Until now, it was just to kill time, but now everyday is filled with purpose.
The best thing is my new daily life schedule.
In order to match the villagers’ life pattern, I started sleeping at ten o’clock at night, and getting up at six o’clock.
I check on the villagers as soon as I get up, and search the past logs for any events that might have happened during the night.
After confirming that my father and sister went to work, I went down to the ground floor for breakfast. Even though my relations have gradually improved, I still have no courage to have breakfast with my father and sister when they are about to leave for work, as I reminds me that I am unemployed.
I returned to my room and started watching the villagers. In addition to processing the wood, I have been reading cooking and survival books. I’ve been trying to help the villagers, but I haven’t been able to give them any good advice for now.
At lunchtime, I made a simple dish which I recently learned and ate it alone. My mother is usually not at home on Fridays, and therefore I am all alone.
After that, I did some muscle training and wrote an oracle for the villagers. At night, I thought about the usage of fate points, ate dinner with my family, took a bath, studied some books, and then finally went to bed.
Translator Notes and Comments:
I wonder who is helping who? The villagers helping the mc or the other way round. Please comment your views.
ED2: I have reworded some sentences and fixed some mistakes. -SunderMind
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