NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 42 (1/2): Desperate Me
Join our discord to get latest updates about the novel
Editor: Kylerboi (edited)
“No way…. I’m not Yamamoto.”
The man shouts in the darkness and stomped his foot on the ground hoping I change my opinion.
But the tall physique and those little gestures matches Yamamoto-san of my knowledge.
“Is this a masked ball?”
He took off his balaclava and a familiar was voice of Yamamoto was heard.
Is my bad premonition accurate?
“What are you doing … Please put down that dangerous thing. It’s fine.”
He ignored my words and approached me.
A smile appeared on his face unlike his usual sulking appearance.
But its not the smile which I wanted.
His eyes are bloody, corners of his mouth is lifted and evilly distorted. I didnt want to see such a smile.
I shiver seeing the expression which isn’t sane.
“You know what game I am playing and what I am thinking now.”
I do a full head rotation while retreating.
There can be only one purpose here.
“… to hinder the game?”
“Oh, yes. When I looked at the game that Yoshio was playing, I saw the same name which appeared in my game’s past logs.”
“You talking about the base of Monocular Red Demon?”
“Bingo. You’re really a college graduate.”
I am not happy to be praised while seeing that weapon.
Gams and other called each other name when they attacked the base. Does it remain in the past log?
If that happened then it would be useless even if the image is blurred.
“If you don’t do anything, you can’t stop the raid. Just wait for the last raid to end.”
“This is a crime. Please stop this stupid act!”
“So, if I told you to stop playing the game would you stop?”
“……that is impossible”
The front door is locked. Escape from the window?
But both my smartphone and PC are on the second floor. If he ignores me and destroyed them then there will be no way to help the villagers. If that happens then there would be nothing to regret.
“If you don’t do anything, I will do nothing. If not… I became drunk and came to my colleague’s house and we got into a quarrel. I found this crowbar in the toolbox at the front door.”
The spot where my father keeps the unorganized stuff is there.
“You think people will believe that?”
“The public which believe which one, a normal guy or a NEET for a long time?”
… I can’t refute that.
My social status is at the very bottom because of my NEET days. Although Yamamoto-san seems to have dropped out of high school, he continued to work and return his parents debt.
He is well-received and his work in the company is highly evaluated.
If you know this information, which one will one usually believe? Which side the world be on?……There is no need to think.
“I don’t want to hurt you because I don’t want to be a criminal so stay calm and stay still. You will lose the game, but you can get money in this raid. How about half the money?”
If I don’t do anything, I won’t get hurt and I will get money.
In the first place, the game was free. I will never be able to see the villagers again but if the characters in the game die because of me……
“Mr. Yamamoto. Please tell me one thing.”
“What are you talking about?”
“Did you feel guilty when you attacked the village? Do you ever think of seeing such real characters being killed?”
It was a simple question.
People like live-action images are being killed.
Some would have begged for their lives.
Elderly and Children would also have been killed.
Did he feel anything when he saw it?
“What are you saying? the quality is real life like but its just a game after all. Even if its a real person in the news, they are just strangers. Why would I be hurt or crying?”
Really…..so thats the feeling.
“Certainly, watching the news does not shake my emotions but the NPC in this game lives so hard that I can only think of them as living person. I was a NEET but they are not strangers to me.”
I stare at Yamamoto.
It seems silly to expose yourself to danger for the characters in the game but they are life my family and my benefactors.
I cant sell out the benefactors who saved me.
“Isn’t that naive? I thought I could get along with you but I’m sorry.”
“Mr. Yamamoto, will you reconsider?”
“I’ve been struggling all the time. I was a teenager who dropped out of high school because of a low-income family and worked just to return the parents debts. Do you, who lives without any troubles, really understand the value of money? “
He hit me on the front due to his frustration and anger.
“You seem to have lived a life without any working for ten years. Do you know how much money is needed in a year to feed you? Really……do you understand?”
I cannot say anything.
…… I am unhappy.
…… The world is bad.
Just because you are not bothering others doesn’t mean that you are not a problem to them.
I have been deceiving myself and living…..what can I say?
Translator and Editor Notes:
The arc2 is about end bois. ~ Asada
Support this novel on NU by adding it to your reading list or submitting reviews and ratings.