NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 40 (2/2): Seika and Destiny (Lizardsaurus)
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An unexpected voice came back.
Who is it? The voice of the woman was so low that I coudn’t properly understand who it was.
Haven’t they set off yet? Perhaps my dad was late from work till the last minute.
“You are still at home?”
I opened the door of the living room and called out.
There was a woman in the kitchen with her back turned towards me.
“It will be ready soon so please wait a moment.”
“Why are you here?”
I rubbed my glasses with my fingers and looked at the refined apron wearing lady.
“You didn’t know about that. Aunty asked me to have good meal with you.”
“Mom …. being extra.”
My mother and Seika have always been on good terms so I guess she is trying to restore our relationship.
“I’m grateful for you making dinner but is Obasan okay?”
“Grandmother has gone back home for the New Year holidays. She was with me last year as I was injured.”
After I met her after such a long absence, I used to avoid her gaze. I am used to it now though.
“I don’t like eating alone so can I stay with you?”
“Well, of course. Welcome.”
It was just an everyday occurrence for us to eat together before we our relationship got strained.
Although this is nostalgic, but the apron-figure after these many years also gives out a fresh feelings. My cheeks are loose as if we are a couple……but don’t get me wrong.
Seika has always been gentle. As we are in a family-like relationship so its natural for her to take care of a bad family member.
That’s enough. I am satisfied for being just able to speak with you in such a way.
“By the way, for dinner … Ahhhhh”
I discover Destiny looking up from at Seika’s feet and it runs up.
It slides and hides.
“Oh, uh, I picked something falling from the shelf to prevent it from breaking.”
The reptile subtly turns back and I return to the room.
I made sure that the door to the room is locked after placing Destiny on the desk.
“Ah….. She is not good with lizards. She will be flustered seeing you.”
She was scratching her face with a blurred expression.
Its natural that the language was not understood but in the case of Destiny, he probably acts like as if he understands.
“If you don’t get out of this room. I will double your meal. I will priority your favorite fruit.
Destiny nodded while listening to my suggestion and nodded once and reached out to me.
He put my index finger in his hand and grabbed it tightly and shakes it as if he is shaking hands.
“So you do understand us after all?”
When I asked it, I slurped my tongue on purpose, it is appealing to the lizard.
“I thought I would be alone with you during the New Year.”
One of the reason for not going to the countryside with my family was because of the existence of Destiny. Someone has to take care of this glutton.
Should I also take care of the lizard which my sister has? It seems that is is still hibernating hassle-free.
“I have cooked the dinner!”
“I’m off now.”
After replying, I looked at the fruit with sticky marks inside the glass case. Did someone from the family gave it before they left?
“I’ll bring you the best meat later, so keep your promise.”
I reminded it again. Destiny opened the glass case top and went back inside.
I shouldn’t think about these things too deeply.
I got down the stairs and sat at the dinner table.
It was bad leave everything to her. I should have at least carried the dishes to the table. Lets do the washing by myself.
“I used the meat in the refrigerator without permission.”
“Okay, you can use anything. You can bring anything home as well.”
“It’s alright, your mom were sharing it around the neighborhood.”
We are giving out the meat to our neighbors due to the oversupply from the tributes.
Still there is more meat.
“But this meat is really delicious. It tastes great, and you won’t get tired eating it.”
“Isn’t it the same as obasan dishes from ten years ago …”
I don’t remember the exact year as my memories from ten years ago are fuzzy.
She seems to have liked acting like my grandmother since she was little.
“Well, how about the taste?”
“It’s good as ever, especially the miso soup. I’ll tell my sister about this.”
“Thank you, Fufu, but I don’t think Sayuki-chan is a good cook. She came to me to learn how to cook earlier, especially the egg dishes.”
Is that so? I didnt know that at all. She is a bad cook since a long time ago. I was usually one in charge of cooking in case of absence of our parents on the holidays.
We talked for a while then washed the dishes together and sent her home.
“Can I come again tomorrow?”
“I will be grateful but dont over do it.”
“I’ve got alot of free time so why dont we eat New Year’s Soba together?” 
The door of Seika’s house closes leaving me all alone.
Her last line was rather attractive though we both are in thirties.
I thought it was normal for us talk about adult conversation in some fashionable bar while drinking during my university days, but now I am thirty yet there is not much of a difference from ten years ago.
I passed a decade without any socializing experience. I was able to cope up with the adults as a student before isolating myself from Seika. I just realized that my heart is more immature than I thought.
Nevertheless, I dont think that I can be her lover anymore. I have no right to want more……..
While soaking in the bath after returning back home, I remember something and jump out of the bathroom.
I ran up the stairs with my body still being moist.
I saw Destiny sitting in front of the PC as soon as I opened the door. It looks at me silently.
After sitting down and apologizing, I offered a larger meal than usual.
Translator and Editor Notes:
 well soba is a Japanese dish
Well I am really excited for the next chapters. There are going to be some interesting events in the future. ~Asada
btw this is todays release. 3 more releases for this week lol. ~Asada
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