Chapter 17:

Perfect Sell

Tales of Virtual Shopkeeper

Isn’t it strange how there’s always one player in the hero’s group who has the role of a Shopkeeper? Haven’t you ever wondered who, in a world of endless possibilities, would ever choose to play the mundane role of a Shopkeeper? …That would be me, Yuu Watanabe. I get tons of customers with interesting tales to tell. The smiles on their faces as they tell me all about their latest quests and achievements is the greatest high in the world. And that is why I chose to be a Shopkeeper in Utopia Online.Bookmark here

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A man had just entered the Fantasy Shoppe… or at least I think they’re a man anyway. Their avatar is decked head to toe in full-body armor, so it’s kind of hard to tell.Bookmark here

Dan Steele – Level 62 KnightBookmark here

Well, their username certainly doesn’t help to make their gender any more obvious. ‘Dan’ can be short for ‘Daniel’, but it could just as easily be an abbreviation of ‘Daniella’.Bookmark here

“Hello there, how can I help you, sir?” I paused, “Or ma’am. You could be a ma’am.”Bookmark here

The Knight of indeterminate gender looked over at me and smiled… probably. I couldn’t know for sure while their metal helmet was in the way.Bookmark here

“Hey there,” they said with what appeared to be a masculine voice (at least I knew his sex now), “I have come to sell something!”Bookmark here

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A seller. That was rare. As you’ve probably noticed, the majority of my patrons come to buy something. Of course, I don’t have any problem with them selling stuff either, provided that it’s of a good enough quality that I could feasibly pawn it off for a higher price than what I paid for it.Bookmark here

“Of course, Sir. What would you like to sell?”Bookmark here

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The Knight removed his helmet, shaking his head side to side in order to keep his luscious green locks from obscuring his vision. I blushed as I got a good look at his face. How could I have ever doubted that he was a boy? He was more man than I could ever hope to be! He was the definition of the phrase ‘tall, dark and handsome’ – Chiseled cheekbones, square jaw, shiny teeth, pointed eyebrows, kind eyes… His earlobes were even attached to the side of his head! Everything about him was exactly my type! How could he possibly get any hotter?!Bookmark here

“I’ve come to sell all of my armor,” Dan said, “It’s rather heavy, and all it ever does is slow me down!”Bookmark here

“But it probably gives you a ton of Defense Points, doesn’t it?”Bookmark here

“You’d think so, huh?” he sighed, “Unfortunately, I put all of my Ability Crystals into more useless skills like Luck and Seduction.”Bookmark here

“Those Seduction buffs are definitely paying off,” I muttered.Bookmark here

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Dan Steele opened up a menu and within seconds his armor had completely disappeared. I gulped, adjusting my eyewear as I stared down at the man’s brief-style underpants – Pure black and incredibly tight, they definitely left little to the imagination. His large abs glistened in the sunlight like a radiant god who had just descended from Heaven.Bookmark here

“Is something wrong?” he asked, “Your face is bright red.”Bookmark here

“It’s n-nothing at all,” I insisted.Bookmark here

Dammit, Yuu! You have to stay professional! As much as you’d love to rub your hands all over his avatar’s well-pronounced chest muscles right now, you have a job to be doing!Bookmark here

“W-well, I’d be happy to take that armor off your hands.”Bookmark here

“Glad to hear it,” he beamed, taking his recently removed armor out of his inventory and handing it to me – He was certainly right about it being heavy!Bookmark here

I heaved as I struggled to hold the large armor in both of my arms, quickly banishing it to my inventory.Bookmark here

“I can give you, let’s see… about 25,000 Gold for your old armor. Does that sound fair to you, good sir?”Bookmark here

“Sure, that works for me,” he smiled as I gave him the appropriate payment, “Well, I’ll be going now! See you around, Shopkeeper!”Bookmark here

“Wait,” I stopped him, “You’re not going to leave wearing nothing but those smug briefs, are you?”Bookmark here

“Hm?” He stared down at his impressive crotch, “Oh, yeah. I guess that would be pretty embarrassing, huh?”Bookmark here

“Yeah, probably. One of my regulars wears nothing but her underwear, and it always feels really awkward whenever she shows up.”Bookmark here

“Well, do you have any Gear that I could wear?”Bookmark here

“I’m glad you asked,” I smirked, opening the storage-closet, “Right this way, Dan!”Bookmark here

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I walked behind Dan Steele as he perused my wares. All the while, I couldn’t help but stare at his nice, firm, round buttocks. Those undies didn’t do much to cover the back, showing a large amount of skin and leaving his butt rather exposed. And to make matters worse, he’d occasionally bend down to get a closer look at some of the Gear, before standing up again and deciding that he wasn’t interested. I had to do something to move him along, otherwise I might give in to my urges and do something that I’d regret.Bookmark here

“Ahem,” I coughed, “Have you decided on what kind of outfit you’d like to wear?”Bookmark here

“I’m not really sure,” he sighed, “I’m used to wearing a suit of armor all the time. I’m not really sure what kind of casual Gear would suit my avatar.”Bookmark here

“M-may I suggest something that highlights your muscles? Like a t-shirt or a crop-top, for example?”Bookmark here

“I’ve never worn a crop-top before. Do you think it would look good on me?”Bookmark here

“Definitely,” I stated, without a second of hesitation.Bookmark here

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I stood back and watched as Dan struck a very sexy pose. He was wearing form-fitting shorts and a tight crop-top. If one were to squint, they could easily make out the outline of his nipples through his shirt… Not that I’d know anything about that.Bookmark here

“So? How do I look, Shopkeeper?”Bookmark here

“P-pretty good,” I stammered, trying to hold back a nosebleed.Bookmark here

“Well, I’ll see you around,” the Knight smiled as he left the Fantasy Shoppe.Bookmark here

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I did good today. Not only did I manage to acquire some valuable armor, but I was also able to sell some Gear and unleash an absolute hottie out into the wild. You’ve truly outdone yourself, Yuu Watanabe.Bookmark here

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Still, I wish that I was able to do… more with him, if you catch my drift. Well, I suppose there was always next time.Bookmark here

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