NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 59: Life in the Village of Fate and I act like a squire
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The inside of the tent was much more comfortable and considerably less colder than I had expected.
In the center is a huge log of peeled wood. At the top was a piece of cloth, which supported the roof and the wall.
There was a kind of a hearth a little ways away from the pillars, where a fire was being built.
We sit around that fire. There is a carpet on the floor, which must have been brought by Donald.
“I am renewed. Master Yoshio, the God of Fate’s squire. Thank you for protecting Carol.”
Chem and Gum bow deeply.
Kang and Ran, standing at the entrance of the tent, do the same, but Murus, who is sitting on one knee a little farther away, only nods. She seems unwelcome.
“Look up, please. I have only obeyed God and spent time with you. Besides, I’ve had so much that I would like to thank you for.”
I was only with Carol for a week or so, but I’ll never forget those hectic but fun days.
“And by the way, as for this dwelling, it would be a bit pricey to acquire it for free from a merchant.”
I’m trying to get my head around it and shake out my vocabulary, but I’m beginning to feel quite suspicious about how I use words.
There was also a very stilted tone to the oracle so I was just about able to make it work.
”Yes. Donald-san said it was fine for free, but we all decided it would be uncomfortable to be that lenient, so we sold the materials of the monsters we defeated in the last attack to pay for it.”
The ravenous boar was edible, but the other monsters didn’t seem to eat them.
It seems that the monsters that were killed by bombs are not marketable because there is a lot of damage, but there are quite a few monsters that were also killed by other means.
The value of the materials is not very high, but the number sold certainly said something.
”Also, when we were digging up the buried caves, little by little, we found some ore in the sediment.”
“So you’re saying that blowing it up collapsed the un-excavated bedrock and gave us new ore?”
“The squire is right, sir.”
The cave was said to be an abandoned mine, so it’s not surprising that there was still ore in it.
“I see, it’s a blessing in disguise, isn’t it?”
To be honest, it’s a shame that so many of our necessities and memorables have been buried, but I’m honestly glad that we have an increased source of funding in the form of ore.
“So you think you’ll be able to secure enough reserves to last the winter?”
“Yes, I’m fine. Thank you for your concern.”
The number of villagers has increased and I have some reserves. I was relieved that all my worries were unfounded.
“By the way, how long can the squire stay here?”
‘That’s what I’m talking about, but it’s unclear at the moment. I’m sure there’s some kind of notification from God: ……”
I opened my Bible and looked through it to see if there was anything written on it, but other than the words of the oracle I sent, it was a blank piece of paper.
I turned on my phone and it worked normally. But can I use the internet ……?
“How can I help you?”
“No, no, no, it’s all right.”
I smile back at Chem, who seems concerned by me suddenly raising my voice.
Even though I’m supposed to be in another world, I’m connected to the internet and can use the Village of Destiny app. I’ve seen at least two anime with this kind of setup before.
Can I use the functions of my phone without any problems? That means the …… phone will work too.
I came to a different world, and this is the management system – I guess that’s, God’s purpose.
Or is it just me getting involved in bringing Carol back to her world?
Either way, there’s nothing I can do about it.
First, I’ll tell my family what’s going on. If I call them on the phone, they’ll know who I am if they hear me, so I’ll use social media. If it’s a text message, I can check it before I post anything unintentional.
I should tell the company that I won’t be home for a while.
…… No, wait a minute. It might be…
“Speaking of which, ……. Chem, do you understand this term? How are you and your brother getting along these days?”
“Yes, I’m sorry, what did you say?”
I knew it. I tried to speak with Japanese after asking the question, but it wasn’t automatically translated. If this is the case, the villagers won’t be able to know what I’m talking about when I speak Japanese.
The remaining problem is how to charge my phone, but that can be managed since I brought a solar phone charger.
I won this one as a prize for my hobby, but I never used it because I was a recluse. I threw it in my luggage with a light-hearted attitude, hoping to give it a chance to play an active role for once, and it worked.
I’ll have to come up with an excuse later, and call my family and the president.
“We’ll talk about the pile up later in the evening, but is there anything I can do to help? If it’s hard work, I might be able to help you a little.”
Then I finished talking and stood up.
”I can’t let the squire do that!”
Chem tries to stop them by changing her hue. 1
The other people were also stunned and looked at me with shocked expressions.
”I have been told by God to help the village grow. If I spend my time pretending to be a customer, God will scold me for it. So let me help you as if you are helping me.”
It seemed that they couldn’t argue with me when the name of God was mentioned, and although they were afraid, they allowed me to work in the village.
I always felt alienated while playing the game《The Village of Destiny》.
I could watch over them as a god, but I was unable to join the circle of villagers.
How many times I wanted to work with them and share joys and struggles with them.
I was given the perfect opportunity to do so. There was no way I was going to miss this!
When I was a recluse, I had worried about my fitness, but it’s improving now. I should be able to help the villagers a bit.
There was a time when I thought that …….
”Hahahaha, ngg. Zee-hah-hah.
I took in so much air I thought I was going to vomit.
Exhaustion is what this is all about, I can assure you, and I can’t move my body at all.
I had been repairing fences and carrying dirt for about five hours now, trying to be of service to the villagers. I was proud of my fitness from working as a cleaner, but I was mistaken.
The amount of work is completely different from that of a part-time job.
The villagers are able to do the same amount of work effortlessly. Do the inhabitants of this world have a different body structure?
Still, all the muscles in my body are screaming because I forced myself to do all the tasks that require muscle strength, so my body is screaming.
If I was going to transfer to another world, I wanted the standard cheat ability or something. Then I could be more useful to the village.
”Thank you for your help, Squire-sama.”
It was Chem who handed me a towel-like cloth as I slumped to the ground and leaned on his shoulder.
She’s a beauty even from close range. I almost feel overwhelmed by the beauty in the flesh that is different from what I see on the screen, but right now I don’t even have the time to be shy.
“Thank you, thank you. Fuuuhu ……. It’s tough to do hard work that I’m not used to. You are all very well trained.”
I thought so wholeheartedly. The villagers have inspired me to work for them, but it seems I’m still not even close to their level.
”Hmph, thank you very much.”
The smiling expression on her face looks much softer than when we first met.
I’m glad if showing her the human and pathetic side of me made her feel a little more comfortable with me.
This was another calculated move! I wish I could say it was cool, but I was supposed to show how useful I was…we’ll come back to that later.
Even though it was wintertime, I was sweaty and uncomfortable, but there was no way I could pass on the luxury of wanting to take a bath. Kang and Ran had built a wooden bath for me before, but it was either shattered by that blast or, even if it was safe, it was under the dirt and sand.
A change of clothes and a towel are in the travel bag that came to the other world with me, so I’ll just have to endure wiping my body and changing clothes.
The actuality is that you can’t get rid of it.
On the verge of giving up, I can’t help but look at Chem
Why did she look so smug? Had they made another bath? 
“Wasn’t the tub broken in the explosion?”
“Yes, the bathtub was indeed destroyed, but instead the impact of the explosion caused a hot spring to gush forth, and it is now a useful resting place for the village.”
This is such great luck!
I have heard a story that a hot spring was dug out of the ground while digging a mine. I heard that there is a Japanese town that became a hot spring town from there.
Isn’t it too lucky to be ……
“I was talking to the people in the village about how it was the guidance of the god of fate who even manipulates luck.”
They’re praying for me with their hands steepled, but I don’t know of any such miracle.
I’m a little guilty of taking credit for a mere coincidence playing the god of fate, but if the villagers are happy, it’s good.
“I see. Well then, I’ll feel free to take a dip in the hot springs.”
Chem led me to the former cave nearby, where there were logs thinner than the fence surrounding the village lined up and a log hut had been set up.
“This is the hot spring?”
I can see the steam rising into the sky, which is beginning to lose its light.
There are two entrances, seemingly separated by gender. No surprise there.
There are shelves and baskets inside; this place looks more like a Japanese bathhouse than a Western-style bathhouse.
Since there was no wall separating the changing room and the hot spring, I took off my clothes while observing the hot spring. The hot spring is surrounded by a variety of small and large stones, and the area is filled with hot springs.
It’s a bit like a fantasy game, but it has less of a medieval European feel to it and more of a Japanese feel to it.
I’m not a fan of the mixed bathing culture of the Edo period …… if you want to add a Japanese touch to your game.
I put the clothes I removed in the basket and put them on the shelf, and then I approached the bathtub.
There was also a wooden tub, so I covered myself with hot water and let the sweat and dust wash off before soaking in the bathtub.
“Whew. It’s the best ……. I never thought I’d be able to enjoy a hot spring in another world.”
This situation sounds like a continuation of my trip to Hokkaido.
If I explain to my family that I’m here to stay at a secluded hot spring inn, they’ll believe me.
“Oh, so this is what I can tell everyone”
“I’m going to a village in Hokkaido, where I’m helping to develop a village that I’ve been in contact with for a long time,”
I’ve told my family and the president that I’m going to go there.
…… There’s nothing wrong with that.
Truth in the lie, huh?
If this is how I can get back to my world, there’s nothing wrong with that.
But I don’t know why or how I came here.
So I have no idea how to get back.
I’ve seen a popular anime about reincarnation and read the original novel and thought “I want to reincarnate in another world too and start my life over”.
When I was a NEET, I used to wish almost every day that I could escape this rotten reality.
“I’ve dreamed of reincarnating in another world. And that too, being respected by everyone as a follower of God.”
I don’t have any cheat abilities, but my current situation is blessed.
Every time the people I met in the village saw me, they would stop and pray and offer words of thanks.
I don’t know if I’ve ever been treated with so much respect and politeness in my life.
Maybe I would have a happier future if I lived here like this.
Somehow the internet is connected, there are hot springs and food.
The biggest problem is the monster attack, but I’ve tried to use my phone to activate a miracle.
As long as I can give direct instructions without using the oracle, it’s more flexible to stay over here for something.
And most importantly, there are people here who need me.
”But still, …….”
I sank nose-deep into the hot springs, hoping to soothe some of the discomfort in my chest that I couldn’t put into words.
Translator and Editor Notes:
 going through his blood phase. Also…the dude be a chameleon or what cuz bruh…
 This is literally not in the JP version, the actual translation is something like “It didn’t look like she was lying or joking. So, did she make another bath? – IT MAKES NO SENSE, HOW DO YOU KNOW!?!?!?
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