The Potion Genius
"I should look for a job."
"Are you really a 5 year old?"
"You already said that before, sound like a broken recorder, I guess old people really repeat stories."
"If I ever go to jail... the reason will be killing a certain 5 year old."
I can't believe a gentle person like this would say that... maybe I should lessen the bullying.
I was talking to the librarian while reading a book inside the counter beside her. It is currently 10:30 in the morning.
"Why would you want to get a job?"
"I only live through food given by the townspeople. I don't really care if I can live my whole life like this, but these people will stop giving me food once I stopped being considered a kid. I need to learn how to earn money before that time comes."
"You're so young your thinking about your future already? I think you're just a old man pretending to be a little boy?."
"Decreasing our age gap won't make you younger babaa."
The scary babaa suddenly slammed a book on the table. She then breathes with rage and closes her eye trying to control herself. Looking at the book it's an encyclopedia which looks like it can be used to kill monsters... I should stop teasing this person before she kills me.
After an hour she calms down.
"I'm not angry."
".........So berserker-san, what should I do to earn money?"
"Hey, it's a cool name, would rather be called bab--.... Nevermind!"
I stopped in the middle of the sentence as the berserker looked at me with murderous intent.
"Let's see, it's illegal for a minor to be doing labor, so it would be impossible to gain money doing jobs. I think it's better if you practice skills that will lead to a job when you reach 15."
The Berserker brought out a whole pad paper and pen from under the counter and started drawing on it.
"Here... A map of Quina, you can keep the paper and pen... you might use it in the future."
The berserker handed me a hand drawn map with the pad paper and the pen.
*Author Note: Map = http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=28vunic&s=9 (H=Houses)
"I'm surprised, berserker-san can give good advice."
"I have a name you know..."
"Yeah I know your name."
"Yeah... your name is Librarian-san."
"No! its Aceilette!"
"Who cares? your just an extra anyway."
"What do you mean an extra?!"
Aceilette huh? Such a nice name does not fit an over aged librarian berserker... well, normally she is gentle though... or... I don't know...
"Wait, if a minor can't do work how do orphans with no guardians get food? I think I'm the only person in the world where people hand out food on a specific time of the day."
"If minors do not have any guardians, it is the mayor's duty to take them in. The mayor can take money from the tax funds for taking care of them. They are required to feed them, give them shelter, and make them go to school."
What about me? Where did the funds for me go?
One day I will take that mayor to court.
As lunch came a went to my bench to eat... and as always there was always food there for me.
While I was eating I saw the two adventurers I saw yesterday passing by.
Gulped everything in one go then I approached the two.
"Aura-nee... how much did you receive from that Giga Bear quest?"
"Wait, how do you know about that? and how do you know my name?"
"I am the 'Kid who lives in the bench at the center of the town' truth is, I am a supreme being that has the power of clairvoyance."
And of course that is a lie.
"Oh is that so?"
"Hey kid! do you know moi name?"
"Of course 'teenager who has trouble separating fiction and reality' your name is Jack."
Aura showed a smile despite being the 'emotionless girl character' and said.
"This little guy is legit."
"So Onee-san, how much did you get from the quest?"
"Can't you use your 'power of clairvoyance' to find out?
"My power won't work when I am asleep, it seems you got your reward while I was sleeping. Also, I can only peek into present and future, not the past."
"Hmmmm, is that so? We got 61000 varas total, 1000 from the bear and the item we got from it then the 60000 is the reward of the 'Urgent Quest'."
Varas is the name this worlds currency. It was said to be taken from goddess of money which is Varasiel.
"Is a Giga bear a boss monster?"
There are monsters that are considered as a boss monster. Seeing the Giga bear made me think that it was a boss monster.
"A giga bear is a common monster. It is a level 25 monster. Sometimes, monsters suddenly appear on wrong places, the guild gives away urgent quests which have higher rewards than normal quests to manage the monster locations and ecosystem when things go wrong."
"Use your powers to see moi godly future!"
"Jack-san, I can see your future... It seems that a certain emotionless girl will become your... Nevermind!"
I decided to rephrase my sentence because for some reason, I noticed Aura gave off a killing intent even though her facial expression didn't change at all.
In the history of our world, I read that there are more violent men than women... but why do I feel that the books were lying? Aren't women more violent?
After saying goodbye, the two of them left.
61,000 varas eh? I could live with meals 3 times a day for 3 months with that amount.
Is defeating a monster really hard? I would test this later. I will try to hunt a level 0 monster 'Mini Bear'.
Since I am not an adventurer and is a weak kid, I would probably die if I won't be extra careful even if it is the weakest monster of all.
I went to the library and researched about this monster.
I picked up the monster encyclopedia and started reading.
[Monster levels should not be compared to adventurer levels. A monster level is comparable to three adventurers. Meaning a level 5 monster's difficulty average is it being beaten by three level 5 adventurers.]
What? Is that true?! I'm not even an adventurer yet... should I really do this? And... that guy said he was only level 19, then how did they beat it if they said it was level 25?
........maybe they're just good?
I looked at the table of contents.
"Let's see... here it is, Mini Bear."
I flipped the monster encyclopedia to the Mini bear section
[Size: Height:1 meter, Length: 0.5 meters]
"'A Small bear is an air-headed monster that is docile in nature. It will not notice you even if you walked passed it. It will not attack unless attacked first. Though if you have engaged in combat with it. It will instantly know your whereabouts and chase you until it dies. Even if you run away, it will remember your scent when you return and will attack you.' Berserker-san, you want me to call you Mini Bear?"
"It's cute, I'm fine with it."
"I think I will still call you Berserker-san."
I continued reading.
"'This monsters favorite food are white herbs, there is a rumor that when it eats 10,000 white herbs. It will transform into a more level 25 monster called Giga Bear' Neh, if I feed you 10,000 white herbs will you become a 'Giga Berserker'?"
This time she didn't get angry but she looked like she was about to cry.
"Hey, dont cry!"
"I'm not crying!"
As she wipes the liquid on the edges of her eye which according to her were not tears.
So that 'Giga Bear' was a small bear that ate 10,000 white herbs? I wonder how rare these white herbs are.
"Why are you reading about monsters?"
The berserker suddenly asked me a question.
"I have been here for so long, and I read so many different books about monsters before, why are you just asking me this now?"
"For some reason I feel something is different about you today."
Does she knows what I am planning later? That is impossible. With this animal instinct to detect that, she is definitely a berserker.
After reading I went to the shelf then returned the book and picked up a different book called 'The origin of the Adventurer's blessing'.
I returned back to the counter then opened the book and read quietly.
[Adventurer's blessing can also be called Yawsiel's blessing. It is one of the blessing that goddess Yawsiel said to be giving, there are others like world blessing— The reason why you can only be an adventurer when you get 15 is because you will only be allowed to get the 'Adventurers Blessing' when you are 15 years old or above. There are some exceptions which are people who receive it at birth which are the Moon Clansmen.— A party can be formed by adventurers, making them share the exp they receive, this exp involves casting buffs, heals—The maximum number of party members per party is four, this is because of the limitation of the blessing which is responsible of the shared—]
I heard a chuckle from my side.
"Hey why are you laughing?"
"No, it's just I thought you really are a kid."
"Well... when you were reading the monster book you were reading aloud, now you are reading quietly..."
"Hmmmm is that so?"
I just decided to keep quiet and just accepted the fact that I was doing them unconsciously... It was a waste of time thinking about that. She already told me about that yesterday so why is she repeating it?
I finished reading the book and I went out the library then back to my bench to collect my what I read in the library.
I have learned many things about adventurers.
I read three important things about it.
First is that adventurer's blessings gives adventurers improved physical capabilities.
Second is that it gives them the 'Status' and 'Skill' blessing.
Third is that it makes them able to use magic and mana.
I also read other things about it like 'the things you do before you become an adventurer will affect your starting stats stats' or 'you sometimes earn skills upon becoming a level 0 adventurer depending on what you did before you become an adventurer'.
Maybe that is the reason why Aura-nee and the Moi-guy was able to defeat the bear. Maybe they got higher starting stats than others.
I also learned that 'Citizens' can use mana too but not magic. They have a different set of skills they can learn compared to the adventurers.
After reading the book I now think that defeating a Level 0 Monster Mini Bear will be difficult because I don't have the blessing and I don't have equipment.
While thinking I also thought about something.
"Why did I suddenly become curious about being an adventurer?"
It is a question that I have asked myself before.
Being an adventurer is only one out of the many jobs out there.
In this town there are jobs that help the adventurers like the blacksmith, the tailor, the pharmacy, and the woodworker.
There are also other jobs like those people working at a construction site at the southwest part of the town. And also the people riding the carriages.
I have many opportunities, why would I want to be an adventurer?
I'll think about it later, first, I'll get those jobs.
I decided to check them out.
First I went to the blacksmith.
The blacksmith was a big guy full of muscles... and he is wearing a blacksmith's apron with brown colored hair and beard. He has orange eyes.
"Hey mister, can I get a job?"
"Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh if it isn't the kid that-"
"You can call me Nameless."
"....Hahahahahahahahaha! Oh if it isn't Nameless!"
"You didn't have to repeat what you just said."
"I didn't, there were less Ha on the second one."
After this exchange, I am suddenly reluctant to work here. I am being stressed out right now and I haven't even applied yet.
"Mister... can I get a job?
"You can't, kid... you are a minor are you not?. I don't want to go to jail."
"But I sometimes see your son helping out with metal working."
When I pass by this area... I sometimes see a teenager about the age of 13, which is a minor, helping this man with his work.
"Well, it's because he's my son and he won't complain about it even if he gets hurt. I also sense an ambition with the youth!"
It seems that this guy looks at something like 'Ambition' or something... I have to convince him through that method.
"I have ambition too! If you let me, I will show it to you!"
"Well... even if you say that I can't, the mayor said 'Don't let that kid get hurt or else we would have to pay for his medical fees.. I mean... I am worried about that kid!... and it would be a problem to decrease the tax funds...and that would mean... nevermind!' That mayor of ours sure is a weird guy."
That damn mayor... is he dumb or is he really letting his tongue slip on purpose to annoy me?
"I won't get hurt! I don't care even if I burden you, I will become a great blacksmith! So let me help and make me learn!"
"So you would even burden other people just to become a blacksmith eh? Hahahaha I like the flame in you boy! Okay I will let you work! But you need to grow up first, comeback after you grow up!"
"What do you mean 'after you grow up'? I want it now!"
"Even if you say that, I can't because your too young or the reason is your too small even to teach... my son started when he was 10."
"Okay fine... I will come back in 3 years I will be 8 that time."
"Hmmm? You adjust the required age? Hahahaha! You really are motivated boy! Okay then come back in 3 years!"
It looks like I convinced him, this guy is too easy.
I went to the tailor.
Inside the shop I saw that there were two sides.
One was selling normal clothes bought by anyone.
The other side was selling equipment for adventurers like bags, boots, caps and other things.
There were two people inside the shop.
One was an old lady and the other was a female teenager who had long yellow hair with green eyes.
Upon seeing the teenager I remembered that I have touched her butt the other day.
I talked to the old lady who was in the counter.
"Madame, can I get a job at this place?"
"Hmmmm okay then, I'll teach you the basics."
"Really? okay then... but... wouldn't it be inconvenient to you? I am a minor after all..."
What the hell am I saying? I am already accepted and I am giving her reasons to not accept me.
"It's okay, If it's just sewing, you can help... Alex here started at the age of 4."
"Okay then... I thought you wouldn't accept me because I am a minor and also... the mayor has said to the other shops to don't make me do anything dangerous."
"Hmmm the mayor eh? he's always like that. Though I should normally say that he's just worried about you, I suspect he's more worried about losing his dirty money."
It seems like this lady is someone who is familiar with that guys actions.
"Your previous statement says that you went to other jobs for work right? Are you applying for multiple jobs?"
Was that a wrong move?
"If that is the case, go try applying to other shops you and fix your schedule. I will just adjust myself to that schedule."
"Really is that really okay?"
"Yes of course... I would be glad to help you... if only I could take you in... I would've done it years ago if it was not because of that stupid mayor."
This person is a really kind person.
Come to think of it... my clothes and my towel are always resized when I get bigger... is she the one making that?
"I'm just curious... are you the one always providing me with new clothes and the one provided me with the gray jacket?"
"Yes, I am the one who gave you those clothes, but for that jacket... I was not the one who made that. That jacket was always with you from the start."
Always with me from the start... so when was that Start? And where did that hoodie jacket come from? Well... I don't really care.
"Thank you for always giving me clothes... Also I would be taking up your offer on the training."
Come to think about it I haven't told her my name yet
"One more thing... My name is now Nameless"
"... did you pick that name yourself?"
"Then it's okay, Good bye Nameless."
It looked like she didn't like the name but then she didn't say anything about it... What a considerate person.
I went to the woodworking shop.
When I entered I saw someone cutting a large piece of wood with a saw.
The wood maker was an old man with gray hair, gray beard, and red eyes. He was small, maybe he has dwarf blood. He was an old man but he still looks healthy and strong.
"Can I get a job?"
"Okay, first help at the construction site and help with the construction."
"Umm... so I have been employed?"
"Yes, yes... go to the construction site. "
"...Okay then... my name is Nameless, I'll be in your care..."
What was that? Did that mean I can go anytime? He didn't even look at me when he talked to me... didn't he notice I was a minor? I guess old people really are grumpy... Well... that's okay... I'll just go to that construction site.
The last one was the pharmacy.
The shop was only a small portion of the building.
The building has two floors.
I was about to go inside but before I grabbed the doors handle---
"Gaaaaah! I failed again! It looks like I have to be serious now!"
There was suddenly an explosion on the second floor and I heard someone screaming. The voice was that of a little girl.
Seeing this I became scared to go inside... Do I have to do something that will result in that...
But I need to find a good job for myself for the future, so I need to do this!
As I motivated myself I went inside the store.
I saw a lady behind the counter that has Brown hair and purple eyes. She looked like she was 25-30 years old. She is wearing a maroon colored top clothing with white in the middle and a long white skirt.
I went in front of the counter.
"Hmmm? yes do you need something? Ah... it's the ki-"
"I have a name now and its Nameless."
"Why hello Nameless-kun... what brings you here today?"
"Actually I am searching for jobs... I already got some but can I apply to this store?"
"Well... actually you first need to have good knowledge about potions before you can do it."
Another one about training or something huh? It looks like right now, I can only gain money through that construction thing.
"You need to read and understand many books about what and the amount of materials to put into a potion and also on how to actually create it, you would need a lot of reading... or else something bad will happen..."
"....so the reason for that explosion was because someone inexperienced was making a potion?"
"Ah that? no... That was Xeline, my daughter... She is just trying to create a new type of potion so she is mixing many different—"
*BLOB BLOB BLOB BLOB BLOB*
"Aaaaaah! It turned into some jelly! The results weren't as I expected but this is a new formula Hahahah! This is still a Success! A great potion has been created again!"
There was a sound from the second floor... BLOB BLOB.... and a girl was shouting exitedly.
"Uhmmm.... is it okay for someone to just randomly mix something and cause so many unsual effects?"
"No no no, that girl isn't just randomly mixing stuff... she is accurately mixing some ingredients... it might sound like she is messing around but she has great knowledge about potions."
"So she is smart?"
"She is a genius. She memorized all the books about Potion Knowledge and Potion Making in just the age of 4, I only learned them at—"
Thud thud thud thud.
Someone rushed down the stairs
It's a little girl... She is smaller than me, her hair and eyes were red and her hair is done into twin tails. She is wearing a white one-piece with that is up to her knees with one strap on each shoulder.
She ran to the door behind the counter with her arms extended to her side and the fingers in her hands are open like she was playing.
"Oh that was Xeline... She is currently 5 years old, she had her birthday 3months ago... So you and her are of the same age so you would go along with her just fine."
So she is a little older than me huh?
Our topic is heading towards discussion about that girl so I decided to change it and get down to business.
"About the job..."
"Ah, yes... First you need to read books about potions. For now, you should go here around 6:00, my daughter will teach you how to mix potions."
Nooooo! I don't want to get involved with that crazy girl!
"U-uhmmm isn't she busy with creating potions?"
"Ah, no. The one that will teach you is her older sister... Roxelle"
Oh! Thank goodness!
"So what are these books? I'm always in the library so I can always read it."
"These books cannot be found in a library because they are confidential and are only given to pharmacy stores or schools focused on pharmacy and alchemy."
"So where can I find those books?"
"Oh they are in—"
A girl entered the room through the entrance behind me, I turned around and looked at her.
She had red hair and violet eyes, she had hair with length up to her shoulders. She was wearing a blazer and inside was a red polo with a black necktie and a red skirt with black stripes.
This is the school uniform of the school in Quina.
"I have a name now... and its 'Nameless'"
".... its Center-chan!"
I just told this girl my name and she already made a mistake.
"I'm Roxelle! It's nice to meet you"
"Roxelle, teach this boy wants to learn how to make potion, can you teach him how?"
"Okay then! If that's the case, You should call me..."
Why should I call her onee-chan? she's not my sister right?
"We'll then senpai... I'll be in your—"
"Call me Onee-chan!"
"If you don't, I will not teach you!"
"Then I will be in your care... o-onee-chan."
"Okay then! Center-chan!"
Roxelle.... Onee-chan hugged me from the front while smiling brightly. It seems she decided to call me 'Center-chan'.
"So about the books..."
"Ah, yes, they're in the back... I'll show them to you. Come inside the counter."
"Is it okay for a stranger like me to read those? Aren't they confidential?"
"It's fine, I don't really mind."
"Roxelle, go fix yourself up first."
Roxelle went upstairs.
Me and the pharmacist went inside the door at the back of the counter.
They refer to the room on the back on the counter as 'The Back'.
'The Back' had shelves leaned on the right wall and on the other spaces there were bottles and some stacked up boxes that has maybe ingredients to the potions.
There I saw the crazy girl from earlier collecting many different materials.
"These are the books that you will read... ah wait I forgot something, I'll go upstairs for a while."
The pharmacist went out the door and I was left with the crazy girl.
When I looked at her direction and she was reaching something up on a ledge.
It was a bottle with dark blue liquid.
I don't want to get involved so I'll just wait for her to give up.
I turned to the shelf and reached for a book but before my hand reached I heard something.
Cling cling cling.
I turned around, I saw the girl stacking glass bottles used for storing liquid and is about to step on them as platforms.
"Wait stop! stop! you crazy girl!"
The girl put her foot down on the floor off the bottles and faced me.
"If you stepped on those glasses, they will break!"
"They won't break, I have already calculated that they won't break even if I step on them... Don't call something crazy because you see something irregular but investigate it with curiosity and create hypotheses for it."
The girl faced the bottle she was trying to reach again.
"Sigh... this is why I hate stupid kids"
This girl just called me a stupid kid!
A girl smaller than me called me a stupid kid!
"Oho? So you act smart just from reading some books about potions huh? all you do is create failures and you still act smug like that huh?"
I heard the little girl snap a vein and faced me.
"Only stupid people think something is a failure, anything created can be used to solved a problem."
"Making excuses now huh? Failure means not reaching the desired goal for attempting something."
"Now you're talking about the verb failure even though we were talking about the noun? Well, I guess someone stupid like you only knows how to throw words and invent something to back it up."
"Hmmm? So what you shouted a while ago 'I failed again!' you mean is a noun huh? I guess you were the one who misunderstood my first statement."
"Ho? When you said your first statement it was used as a noun... has your brain gone bad? no... it was probably like that from the beginning and will always be like that."
"Suddenly going into saying insults huh? I guess that's something a person who calls someone bigger than her a brat."
"Hmmm? I called you a brat because you are obviously younger than me based on the stupidity of the things that you say."
"You base age base on knowledge? You really are just a stupid brat."
As we were quarreling our face drew closer together smiling while gritting our teeth.
I saw her teeth and her canines are larger than usual.
"Hooo? You think that lacking knowledge is stupidity huh? You really are stupid... anything you learn is knowledge and---"
"Hahaha! My little sister and my little brother are getting along well!"
We looked to the side and saw Roxelle who was now wearing a white one piece similar to the one this crazy girl was wearing and beside her was the pharmacist who was their mother.
I wonder how long were they watching.
"You two sure are doing something fun! I wanna play too!"
""We're not playing!!""
We faced each other.
"Oho? I said that but I was just playing along with a little girl like you all along."
"Hmm? The way I see it you are serious and only pretending to play... You can't match up to a genius like me."
"Okay... stop you two."
We both looked at the one who said it who was their mother.
"How about a competition? Both of you ask 10 questions to each other and who has the best answer is the winner."
"Oh! Oh! And the looser calls the winner Onii-sama or Onee-sama for the rest of their lives!"
""Bring it on!""
"Okay first to ask is Xeline."
"This will be too easy, first question! What-"
After 10 questions I dropped on all fours on the floor.
I got 0/10 because all she said are complicated things about materials or creating potion.
"Hahaha! Too easy! You are 10 years too early to beat me... call me Onee-sama! Little brother!"
Grrrrr this girl! and I'm only 5 years old, I didn't even exist 10 years ago!
I stood up on my feet and prepared to ask questions.
"Hoho? Then it's my turn to ask you questions... all you asked is about potions but can you keep up with my vast knowledge?"
"Hahaha! Bring it on Oto Oto!"(Oto Oto= Little Brother)
After 10 questions she dropped on all fours.
No, actually the whole family of three dropped on all fours.
The questions I asked are something about history, culture, mythology, psychology and many other things I read in that library.
I avoided science about pharmacy, biology and materials of course, she might know the answer to those.
"Wow, I never would've expected center-chan to be that smart."
"Yeah... Even me who finished school and experienced a lot of things in life don't know any of those things."
"Hahaha! Complete victory! Now call me onii-sama!"
Xeline stood up.
"Don't be stupid! Oh... I guess that's impossible...., We both win 1-1 lets settle the score with a final battle! One question each! To win you need to get the right answer and your opponents next answer should be wrong!"
"Bring it on!"
We went on until 7:00.
The other two who were watching got bored a while ago and went back to tending the shop.
Me and Xeline were out of breath
"Haa... Haaa... next question! What are—"
"Okay stop you two... this will never end... just end it with a draw okay? and Nameless, did you forget the reason on why you went here"
Saying that, I remembered that the reason I went here was to learn how to create potions... but I don't care about that now.
""I won't stop until I win.""
"No, stop, I already prepared dinner"
Having no choice me and Xeline postponed our match.
When I was walking towards the exit.
"Where are you going?"
Their mother asked me as I was walking towards the exit.
"Ummm...I'm going to eat?"
"No, you can eat dinner here with us!"
Senpa...... Onee-chan offered me to eat dinner with them.
"...Is that really okay?"
"Yes it is, I already told the mayor to preserve the food in your bench."
Knowing that mayor.... I guess the mayor would be eating free food tonight.
But still... eating at other places even though I have been a free loather my entire life.
Thinking about it while facing down I saw a girl in front of me and raised my head.
"....oi, just eat with us."
The one who said it was Xeline who was wearing a serious face.
Even though we didn't get along she...
I guess she is a nice girl?
I have no choice but to accept.
We went upstairs and there I saw four doors.
On the three doors there were nametags hanging on a string.
What was written on the first one was [My room] which is probably Xeline's room.
On the second one is [Roxelle-chan's room] with lots of heart and animal designs.
On the third room its [Parents room].
On the fourth door which was on a perpendicular wall, where there was no nametag we went inside.
I saw a rectangular table with four chairs and there was a kitchen that can be seen when sitting at the table.
I sat down one of the chairs on the square table and the others sat down as well and we ate.
While we were eating Roxelle was looking at me and Xeline with a smiling face.
Me and Xeline was beside each other and in front of us seated was Roxelle and their mother.
Unable to concentrate on eating I looked at Roxelle
"...Onee-chan I'm just curious but why are you smiling at us like that."
"It's just rare for Xeline-chan to get along with someone other than us."
""We don't get along!.....?!""
After realizing something me and Xeline faced each other and, finding out through eye contact, I think we were on the same page.
We then moved our face closer to each other and whispered.
"It might sound like I'm disrespecting your sister... but she seems that she is difficult to handle, so if we continue this further Onee-chan will get excited and will probably tease us non-stop."
"Although. I want to comment about you calling her Onee-chan, I would agree on you on this one..."
After nodding we complete our temporary alliance and then faced up.
"Ohhhh? What did you two secretly discuss with each other?"
"Ohhh thaat... it's just that we discussed that we really did get along with each other..."
"Yeaaaaah.... We fought with each other earlier but past is past you know ha ha ha..."
"Kyaaaaa! forbidden sibling love!!!
I want to say things like ''We're not even siblings!' but saying any more Onee-chan will not stop teasing us so I just stiffly smiled at her.
I glanced at my left and saw Xeline, she was smiling with her lips twitching on one side.
After we finished eating I don't know what to do because this is the first time I ate at the table and I was looking back and forth and Xeline whispered to me.
"You put your plate and glasses to the sink and leave them there."
So even though this girl is crazy when creating potions and hard to get along with... She is actually a normal girl huh?
So I picked up my plates and glasses and put them on the sink, washed my hands and left it there.
Their mother was behind me and was carrying her plate too.
While their mother was putting her plate down she started to open the faucet.
"I haven't told you my name yet? My name is Roselyn..."
"So Roselyn-Sensei... when do you think I can read the books at the back?"
"Anytime actually... just go inside anytime we are open, if we are closed, just knock... But for potion creating you need to be here at 6:00 so that Roxelle can teach you."
"Okay then... what time do you open?"
"We prepare the shop at 5:30am and open at 6am"
"Okay... Can I come at around 5:30am?"
"I want to help preparing for the day... and I also want to read in the morning... I would like to read up to 10 am."
"If that's okay with you then its fine..."
"Don't worry about me getting breakfast, I will just go back to the bench to eat it at 7:00 and go back after eating and washing my hands at the town halls comfort room."
"Why don't like my cooking?"
"No! No! I just don't want to be a burden... and there's also washing the plates... and---"
"I was just teasing you hahaha, okay then I won't interfere with your decision"
I didn't want to owe anyone so I declined offers I can take care of.
After that we left the kitchen and I think it's time for me to go back to my bench.
"Ummmm thank you for having me... I think it's time I go home"
"Whaat? Your going home? Stay with us until morning! You can sleep with onee-chan!"
"Hmmmm it's actually okay if you stay with us."
"I appreciate the offer Sensei, but... I need to do some of my daily responsibilities... so I can't stay here."
Yes, I need to take a bath and wash my clothes and other things.
"Is that so... well, I guess a man has to do his responsibilities.. Goodbye Nameless-kun"
"Buuuu! Even though Center-Chan is just a little boy? Goodbye!"
After that I looked at Xeline who was still sitting in the chair and her elbow was placed on the table while carrying her cheeks. Her face was facing sideways but here eyes were looking at me.
I let out a little laugh making my eyes close and smiling a little.
She closed her eyes and smiled a little in her current position.
I guess that is how we say our greetings and goodbyes
Seeing this, Onee-chan suddenly looked exited and I needed to escape before she says anything weird.
"Well then goodbye."
With that I left the pharmacy.
I did my daily routine and then laid down on the bench while using the gray hoodie jacket as a blanket.
"Hmmmm... I think I will earn enough money after a while... They probably won't pay me for work because I'm still in training. I guess that construction work is the only way for me to get money."
After thinking about the jobs I had a thought.
I think that I need to do something... no its different... it feels like I don't need to do it, but it's just I want to do it even with the dangers.
"What am I thinking? There's no benefit to it, and I might die if I do it."
Thinking deeply I can't sleep. For some reason, I get the urge to do it.
"Arrghhh! Okay then! I'll just try to kill one to get over this feeling!"
I decided to try and kill one Mini Bear.
I looked at my jacket and observed it.
"This Jacket is weird... Come to think about it, why does this not get dirty or wet? And why don't insects come and bite me when I have this?"
"Well... it sure is convenient so I can sleep soundly."
Wondering like that I slept.