NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 39 (1/2): Earn Money?
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“Only three more days …”
I was thinking about the Temptation of the Evil God while cleaning the hallway of a multi-storey building.
Taking the previous event into consideration, the waves should start at noon and stop around sunset.
Either way I know when they will start appearing and when they will stop, so its abit easier this time.
In terms of manpower, we now have Murus, Kan, Ran and of course Gams. According to my very vigorous calculations, the numbers of combatant have multiplied by four. We should be able to survive even if the difficulty level increases.
“Hey, focus on your work properly!”
I hear the Presidents angry voice from behind.
Did I neglected something while thinking about these things?
Mr Yamamoto bows down ahead of me and apologizes.
It wasn’t directed at me?
There was a lot of soil near the area around Mr. Yamamoto, even though this is a corporate building. He is being scolded by the president
A plant pot was lying nearby. It probably fell during the cleaning job.
“Yama, what happened? Recently, you keep nodding off at work. If you are sick, then you should take some days off.”
“Well, it’s okay. I’m just a little sleepy. And I needed the money …”
There was no strength in his reply to the President.
The President is correct. He is always anxious. He never takes nap during the break or when we are traveling. He is always playing the game on his smart phone with an immersed expression.
He used to talk to me during the breaks but now is always focused in the game.
On my way home, I bought drinks at the usual convenience store. I coudn’t help but think about Mr. Yamamoto.
This didn’t happen only today. It have been going on for a couple of days already.
It’s kinda the same for me. I am also addicted to a game, just not as much as him. I have seen him operating his smartphone, with an expression of a failed gambler.
I was told about the reason for the addiction few days ago.
“This must stay absolutely a secret.”
I was honestly surprised of the content which he told me.
“I get rewarded for the game in which I’m playing. You get points when you defeat a base, and eventually you can convert the points into cash.”
“Oh, thats not a game. I’ve never heard of such a game.”
While talking about the game during the break, Mr Yamamoto told me something weird. A system for player to make money in a game.
“I know thats unbelievable.”
Really? It is a ridiculous system.
I would like to say that there is no such game but Village of Fate is also quite different to a common game. Comparatively, the game which Mr.Yamamoto is playing makes more sense.
“This is not a small game. Its an online game so there are other player. Once I dropped by a big village to have a look and other players start attacking me. I was lucky that they easily got exhausted. I lost quite a lot that time.”
There was siege battle system in one of the games which I have played before, but of course it was almost impossible weak guilds to cooperate and attack the castles of strong guilds.
“Well, only small amount of cash has been involved then I wouldn’t be so enthusiastic …”
He talked so much and then suddenly became afraid. He shut his mouth and surveyed the area.
Well, what’s next? You shouldn’t stop at that.
“How much money did you make?”
Could it hit a hundred thousand???
“I haven’t really told this to anyone. If I redeem all my points, it will be five million.”
I almost cried out aloud. I closed my mouth with my hands.
“It’s a lot of money! My family is not in a good place. I had to drop out of high school and work because my father died with a lot of debt. When I was about to pay off the debt, my mother took another debt and escaped with a man.”
The story he told me so far was really heavy.
Yamamoto-san has struggled hard, beyond my imagination. I have no right to say anything since I am from a well off family, and I have started working recently.
I thought it would be rude to both of us so I can only listen.
“Sometimes people say irresponsible things like that the child isn’t obliged to pay the parents debt. Whether they are scum or not, my parents are my parents. I am not someone that will abandon my principles. I would be a coward not paying it. I have sacrificed all my youth for this. I will not let my blood and tears disappear in vain.”
There must be a legal way for a child to absolve the debt.
It might sound idealistic but personally I don’t think there is a reason for any child to pay the debt of their parent, at least without the child’s permission.
Still, I don’t necessarily hate his choice. I think this is also a clumsy way of life, but it is fine.
“That’s why I was really happy with this extraordinary income. I can almost pay the debt. This game is the only chance I have to reverse my life…”
Hearing Mr.Yamamoto’s fervor, I felt a little anxious.
Translator and Editor Notes:
I am having a feeling that some of you are gonna ask me about debts in Japan. Lol. ~ Asada
Btw please note that the currency used in this novel is Yen and not dollars lol ~ Asada
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