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.
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.
Dan Steele – Level 62 Knight
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’.
“Hello there, how can I help you, sir?” I paused, “Or ma’am. You could be a ma’am.”
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.
“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!”
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.
“Of course, Sir. What would you like to sell?”
14th PURCHASE – PERFECT SELL
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?!
“I’ve come to sell all of my armor,” Dan said, “It’s rather heavy, and all it ever does is slow me down!”
“But it probably gives you a ton of Defense Points, doesn’t it?”
“You’d think so, huh?” he sighed, “Unfortunately, I put all of my Ability Crystals into more useless skills like Luck and Seduction.”
“Those Seduction buffs are definitely paying off,” I muttered.
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.
“Is something wrong?” he asked, “Your face is bright red.”
“It’s n-nothing at all,” I insisted.
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!
“W-well, I’d be happy to take that armor off your hands.”
“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!
I heaved as I struggled to hold the large armor in both of my arms, quickly banishing it to my inventory.
“I can give you, let’s see… about 25,000 Gold for your old armor. Does that sound fair to you, good sir?”
“Sure, that works for me,” he smiled as I gave him the appropriate payment, “Well, I’ll be going now! See you around, Shopkeeper!”
“Wait,” I stopped him, “You’re not going to leave wearing nothing but those smug briefs, are you?”
“Hm?” He stared down at his impressive crotch, “Oh, yeah. I guess that would be pretty embarrassing, huh?”
“Yeah, probably. One of my regulars wears nothing but her underwear, and it always feels really awkward whenever she shows up.”
“Well, do you have any Gear that I could wear?”
“I’m glad you asked,” I smirked, opening the storage-closet, “Right this way, Dan!”
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.
“Ahem,” I coughed, “Have you decided on what kind of outfit you’d like to wear?”
“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.”
“M-may I suggest something that highlights your muscles? Like a t-shirt or a crop-top, for example?”
“I’ve never worn a crop-top before. Do you think it would look good on me?”
“Definitely,” I stated, without a second of hesitation.
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.
“So? How do I look, Shopkeeper?”
“P-pretty good,” I stammered, trying to hold back a nosebleed.
“Well, I’ll see you around,” the Knight smiled as he left the Fantasy Shoppe.
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.
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.
END OF PURCHASE