It is 5:30 in the morning.
I was on my way to the pharmacy when I saw Berserker-san along the road going the opposite direction.
She is carrying things with a cloth acting as a backpack.
"Oh, Nameless, it's rare to see you this early in the morning."
I ignored her and walked pass her
"Don't ignore meee!!!"
She had tears on the edge of her eyes and grabbed my shoulders and shook me.
"Please don't kill me."
"Why would I kill you?!"
"I read from a book that you should not look at a berserker in the eye... but it seems that it didn't work... and my life is now in danger, I will never read the books of that author again... Anyway please have mercy."
She threw me like she was throwing a ball and I landed and rolled several meters until stopping in a kneeling position.
I put two of my hand with open fingers to the side, looking like praising the sun and shouted a line in an ancient language called 'Sheingil'(English).
"I hate you!"
After that the librarian went running to the direction of the library.
I headed to the pharmacy to start learning about how to make potions.
I opened the door with the 'Closed' sign on it and inside was Onee-chan preparing the store for the day and behind the counter it was Sensei making potions.
"Good morning Center-chan!"
I hear something like air going out of a balloon on the second floor.
"Wrong again! Damn! Maybe I overused the Spore Powder?"
"It's still early in the morning and that girl is already too noisy."
"She's always like that every day, it's normal."
"Xeline-chan is always so lively!"
No, she's crazy.
But she seems like a normal person when not making potions though.
"So what can I help with?"
I helped them out in preparing the store.
Preparing the store is organizing the potion, restocking, checking the inventory, and others things you do before you open up a shop.
After helping out in the preparations I proceeded to read.
I went inside the back and looked at the shelf.
I forgot to ask sensei what I should read.
I shouted in a voice she could hear me.
"Sensei! Which book do I start with!"
"Start with the one on the upper left corner of the shelf!"
I reached out to the top, I can't reach it so I stacked up some boxes and tiptoed and grabbed it. Why didn't Xeline just use this boxes instead of using glass bottles? No use trying to think about what a crazy person is thinking.
"Introduction, part 1.... Author... Thornilyn"
Before I opened the book the door opened and Onee-chan was there.
"Center-chan! before you read, I have an advice... Every part of the books here, you should memorize word per word. They are already a fixed version with meaningless content removed and only the most important ones remain."
"Hmmm? Okay then..."
So unlike in the library where I just read casually I need to memorize this huh? Well, that's easy for me though since I memorized some books before.
After opening the book I couldn't believe my eyes
There were thousands of lines filling up the whole page what the hell is this?
I looked at Onee-chan with a confused look.
"Oh! it seems like Mama forgot to give you the glasses! I'll get it for you!"
Glasses for what?
After a few seconds she came back with a pair of glasses.
"Well, you need to wear this because the words printed in the book are so small."
"Eh-eeeeh? I-Is that sooo...."
All of these small lines are actually the words? I put on the glasses to confirm it, and they really were words.
This might be harder than I thought.
"I guess I'll start reading now."
"Tell me when Your finished with the introduction. I will get the next books you would read upstairs."
"Hmmm... I think I'll finish this shelf first. I'll just read the other books after I finish with these."
"That's what I said?"
I looked at the last book on the lowest right part of the shelf and the book was named
'Introduction, Last part'
What the hell, all of these are just introduction?
Whoever is the author or the group of authors who made these books must be a very smart person. Too smart that it's annoying.
I looked at Onee-chan again with a despaired look after seeing this.
"Whats wrong? hehehe... Center-chan's making a funny face"
"B-By the way, how many shelves like this before I completely finish with the Potion Knowledge and Potion Creation?"
"hmm? About 100-110 of these shelves? I suggest you don't finish it and just focus on one type of potion."
100-110 shelves like this? Just how many years do I need to read this?!
So that crazy girl finished this on the age of 4? I felt my pride was damaged when I realized this.
"Well then... I'll help with the shop for the first hour then go to school! Don't forget to come here later at 6pm, Center-chan!"
"Wait, what time do school start?"
"My bench is on the way to your school so I'll go with you along the way. I need to get something there."
Yes, I need to get my food from the bench and eat. I'll return here to read after eating.
"Hmmm? A morning date with Center-chan? Okay then!"
After Onee-chan left the door, I sat down the floor with crossed legs, wore the glasses and started reading the book.
After a few minutes of reading I heard someone run down the stairs.
Then after a few moments the door opened.
It was Xeline.
I was too concentrated on what I was reading to care, so I just ignored her.
She went to the supplies to gather materials for her potion.
And while reading I saw her reaching for a high place like before and can't reach it making some noises.
"This brat's so noisy."
"Shut up kid."
I got annoyed and stood up and grabbed the bottle on the place she can't reach and gave it to her.
"I didn't need your help."
"I didn't help you, I just want the noise to stop."
I went back beside the shelf, sat on the floor with my legs crossed, and started reading again.
She collected more materials, but them in a box, then went to the door.
Before leaving she stopped at the door.
"....Your gonna need all the luck you need to win our battle."
"pfff, I don't need your encouragement."
After leaving a comment which I don't know if it's an insult or an encouragement she left and went upstairs to start her madness again.
Time passed and its almost 7am.
"Let's go Center-chan!"
While walking to school we saw a teenage boy looking at the tailor store from a distance.
We approached the teen-aged boy.
"Surprise Cecil-chan!..... What are you doing?"
"Oh it's Roxelle... and... the kid-"
"Call me Nameless"
"....the kid with the bad glare... anyway what brings you here?"
Yeah, some people tell me I have a bad glare... I don't think so though?
"Center-chan is bringing me to school! isn't he sweet?"
"Good for you Roxelle."
I think I have an idea what this guy is doing. I have read about it in a book before.
"Roxelle, can you go on from here, I'm going to speak to this person a little bit."
"Okay then! See you later! 6pm Okay?"
Roxelle then went on her way to school.
I was left beside this guy with orange hair and yellow eyes.
"Stalking the teen-aged tailor huh?"
"Wha-What are you talking about?"
"Hmmm? Actually I would be training there around 4pm do you want to go with me?"
I want people to owe me favors, for me, favors are like debts that I can collect with a much higher rate.
And I also hate owing other people favors.
"I can't... I have work, I'm already late dad is gonna be noisy again."
"Oh? Is that so?"
With that, he left.
I went to my bench and ate there.
As I was eating I thought of how I would kill the Mini-bear if I decided to hunt it.
"Hmm... I should get all the materials I can get."
After thinking of strategies and finished eating I went back to the Pharmacy and went to the back and continued reading.
While reading I would hear weird noises from upstairs and a little crazy girl shouting some things like 'Failure again!' or 'This is one of the best creations made by all living things!'
That girl turns into a whole new different person when making potions.
Time passed by and it was 10am.
I said good bye to sensei and went to the library.
I went to the library to get books and to think of a practical strategy to beat that bear.
I got a book from the shelf name 'War strategy' and went to the counter and sat beside berserker-san.
"Come to think about it, where did you go this morning?"
"I went to the pharmacy to study."
"Hmmm? Weird... A proper answer."
"I don't have time to play with you today babaa."
Ignoring the bloodlust from my side I stared at the book in front.
I just stared at it because it's a book with useless content.
As I stare at it I am thinking about strategies about taking down the level 0 monster.
"I should just give up and formulate a strategy after I get some materials."
"What are you thinking about?"
I didn't realize that I was thinking aloud.
"Ah, no... I was just reading aloud."
"I read that book once and a line like that doesn't exist."
"It's a line that I thought was cool and just said it to imagine things happening in the book."
"Hmmm? is that so..."
This being looked at me with a suspicious look.
This being has very sharp instinct, she is already suspicious of me.
And it is also very smart, I better watch out for this Animal.
As I was staring at a book I saw two people enter the library.
The two people went to the counter.
"Oh, Rose-senpai, what brings you here?"
"Xeline just wants to read some books here... My membership can be applied to Xeline too, right?"
"Yes, of course."
The two people who entered was Sensei... and... the... crazy... girl...
I stared at the book and continue reading pretending that I don't know her.
"Oh, its Nameless-kun hello."
Xeline remained quiet, but this is my turf so I will go on the offensive.
"Heeee? Someone got cold feet and went here to study something other than potions ehhh?"
"Hmph, Only this few? and look at this book. This whole book can fit into just one page of the books about potions. This will be too easy."
"Hooo? You think that these are the only books here? These books get changed weekly so you already missed a lot, you have no chance. Also in your books you just need to memorize, in here, you need to know which information are useless and which are important."
"Is that why your brain is useless?"
Berserker looked at Sensei.
"Wait, wait, are they fighting?"
"It only looks like this... But they do get along just fine."
""No we don't.""
"After I settle the score with this brat I would be deleting her from my mind."
"So how is it possible for you to delete something from something that doesn't exist?"
"Ummm... so what is this 'score' that they are settling?"
Sensei explained the 10 question game to Berserker-san.
"Oh! I want to play! Ask me 10 question each from you."
"Okay Acie-nee, let's do it."
After both of us asked 10 question each.
Xeline and me both dropped to the floor with all fours.
"I... I can't believe that someone me in knowledge about potions."
"I expected this to happen... I guess age really does matter..."
"I-I have to agree with you on this one... She must have lived hundreds of centuries for her to be able to defeat me."
This is when I realized that we always get along whenever faced with danger.
"Wait stop! Stop! Aceilette!"
When we looked behind us there was a crazed beast behind us that wanted to eat us and she was being held back by Sensei.
Me and Xeline shouted in horror.
After being calmed down by Sensei the Berserker sat back in her chair.
Xeline went near me and whispered something.
"Hey, why did she get angry?"
"She gets angry whenever someone comments about her old age."
"Old age? Mom said she was only 22. She also looks way younger than that if you ask me."
"Well, yeah... but in those ages some people are insecure with their age, based on what I have read."
Actually, the reason why I tease her isn't really about her age but because of her glasses, white hair and her hairstyle which makes her resemble an old lady.
But her face and body are that of a teenager. She looks 15 or so.
Xeline stopped whispering and took a step back the I asked her a question.
"So? What are you doing here."
"To read, obviously."
"Hmmm? So you accept that this place contain more knowledge than your books?"
"No, it's so that I can learn how to deal with a person with no useful information on his head."
"Do your best because your best is not enough for surpassing me."
"Hmpf, I don't need your encouragement."
Somehow, I have a deja vu but this time the roles were reversed.
After our exchange she went to the shelves and I went back to the counter.
"Well then, I need to go back to the shop."
"Okay, bye Rose-Senpai!"
After saying goodbye to us, sensei went out of the Library.
"So she's your senpai?"
"Yes, she became my friend when she went to here to study."
"Is this were you spent your time your entire life?"
"No, when I was still going to school, I stayed at the library."
So how is that any different?
"What about class?"
"The teacher says I can skip it since my grades were fine."
She can skip because her grades were fine? I'm guessing 'fine' means 'getting a perfect score in everything'.
This just reminded me that this person beside me is the smartest person I know.
"So this is what happens when a berserker learns how to think."
"What does that mean?!"
Still, it's fun to mess with her.
Thinking about beating the monster was really tiring and exhausting. So I'll just get some random book.
I returned the book I have to the shelf and picked up a new book. It's called 'Requirements for official Identity'.
While I was heading back to the counter beside Berserker-san, I passed by Xeline who was reading on a table.
She was flipping pages so fast.
This made me feel threatened because in this speed she can catch up to me in no time.
I went back to the counter and read.
[Whenever a baby is born, the baby is immediately registered in a system by putting the hand of the baby on a crystal. The name is registered, then formation about race, percentage of the mixture of race in the person's blood—]
"Hmmmm? So they can also get even that specific information huh?"
[—Then the guardian is registered. With this, the person will be registered as a minor and will be placed in the guardian system. The person can benefit from their guardian as well. The guardian will be held responsible if the person causes mischief and—]
Good thing I don't have a guardian. I don't want to owe someone like that anything. Why would I need a guardian? I can live for myself.
[When the person reach 15, he/she is now removed from the guardian system. Getting a brand new Identity as an adventurer or a citizen.]
I scanned the book for some more information.
I learned something about an 'identity card' that is provided to people. I don't have one. It doesn't matter to me anyway.
"Hey berserker, I always see you here... do you get paid being here?"
"Mother is the one running this Library, I want to read so she hired me as the one in charge of the counter."
"Mother? I haven't seen her yet."
"She's taking care of the other stuff...and she's not my blood related mother."
So she's adopted or something?
"What do you do in here anyway?"
"I register people to 'memberships'. They are things you need in order to enter or else past this point, or else the magic barrier of the shelves will block you."
"Then how am I not blocked?"
"It was that person who thought you how to read, she registered you with her identity card."
"Oh? is that so?... Since there is only a few people who come here, basically you're like a 'Neet'?"
"I'm not a neet! This is a job!"
Well... I guess this is a dream job for her because she only loves to read.
The one who thought me how to read...
I guess I owe that person a lot of things.
I'll thank her if I ever meet her.
Maybe that will lessen my debt.
I ate lunch on the bench where food was already provided for me.
After eating, I went to the construction site located at the south west of Quina.
There are people sitting down on steel beams, rocks, and some at the ground.
They are eating their lunch.
I approached a guy wearing a brown helmet.
"The woodworker of this town told me that I have to do my job here."
"I don't know... he just said to do my job here."
The other guys around suddenly butted in the conversation.
"Oh who is this? A new guy?"
"Dude... This guy is a kid? Won't we get in trouble if he gets hurt?"
"When I was a kid, I already worked at the construction worker helping my father. Trust me it helps you get strong."
"Oh? When I was a kid, I already started drawing houses, which made me into a top class Engineer and Architect!"
"We don't need to hear that boss, such a showoff."
"Hey, you started it!"
These construction workers already forgot about me and enjoyed their own conversation.
Though seeing this, I sensed that these people are good friends with each other.
"Hey, don't forget about me, so what should I do?"
I asked the one they called 'Boss' the question.
"Ah! Oh, Well... We actually need more manpower but..."
"We don't have enough tools."
"Because of the corrupted mayor taking some of the funds for it?"
"Haha! You know your stuff kid!"
That mayor should really be removed from this town.
"What if I do it without tools?"
"You can do some work without tools... But it will be a lot harder."
I looked around the site to find something to do.
I saw two wooden planks that have nails of different sizes connecting each other together, but it looked like it was unfinished.
"What if I connect those two woods together?"
"Hmmm? How? You need a hammer, right?"
"Well... You can probably do it without one, right?"
"Fine, but you're payment will be piece rate okay? The jobs we will provide you is connecting wooden planks with nails."
"That's fine then..."
I can't complain.
"By the way, I can only work up to 5:00pm, I have other things to do."
"Then you can go home at our second break at 4:30. Okay men! Lunchbreak is over... Get back to your jobs!"
As the other workers responded, they went back to work.
I went to the wooden planks.
I experimented on how I should do this.
I got a 3 inch nail which is called the 'Small Nail' and placed it over the plank. How is this a small nail?
First I tried to shape my hand as a hammer and hit it.
"That hurt... what a dumb thing I just did."
The nails didn't move an inch but it only burrowed a little and left a mark on the skin of my hand.
"What about this!"
I stepped on it with the shoe I was wearing.
"Well that sure failed..."
The nail just burrowed into my shoes and left a mark on my shoes.
"Too slow kid! This is already my third plank!"
"Shut up! Your using tools!"
The worker with only a small distance beside me was messing with me as he continued to hammer planks.
"Hmmm... how about this!"
I pushed the small nail into the wood with my right thumb, put the weight of my body into it and pushed it...
It went in but it didn't go down deep.
"Argh... this is hard."
But still, there is progress.
I pushed it down hard for a few minutes.
After 15 minutes... I finally pushed down one of the 'Small nails'.
"Damn, that was hard..."
When pushing it with my thumb, it hurts so I push it with a different finger every time one of my finger starts to hurt.
"Hahaha! You did it kid! next, try to do it with the larger nail over there."
There was a nail three times larger than the one I used before. So that's why they called the previous one a 'Small Nail'.
I gripped the nail with my hand, and pierced it down to the wood by slamming it.
The nail penetrated the wood.
Since the head of the nail was large, I can use my palm to push it down.
It took lesser time to complete compared to the small nails since I can focus my weight on it more than just using a finger.
"Hahaha! That's good kid! Keep it up!"
I kept pushing small and large nails into planks until 4:30 in the afternoon.
"Okay! Time to take a break guys!"
"Connected only five pairs huh? Considering doing it without tools, good job kid! You gain more Varas than normal considering you didn't use tools."
"""Ehhhh?! That's not fair boss!"""
"Shut up! If that's what you want, then pay for the tools yourself!"
"Come to think about it... why does the boss get the largest payment? He just rants at everyone and tells them what to do. He's just using his voice and we shed our blood, sweat and tears."
"Yeahh! Why is it like that?!"
"Wait... you shed tears when working?"
"You dumbasses! I studied at construction management school!"
"Tsss... his rich parents are able to send him to school to mess around and he earns more money... while we are poorer, work hard, and still get less? Where is the justice!"
"Life is not fair!"
These people get along really well do they.
"Hey kid, what's your name?"
"Hmmm? It's 'Nameless'"
"What a nerdy name..."
"Shut up! It's cool!"
"Why don't we come up with a nickname for him?"
"Yeah! Sounds cool!"
"Just call me 'Nameless!'"
"Hmmm... what about, Nerdy nerd!"
"That sound so generic... how about... hammer brat!"
"Oi, don't treat me like a thing."
"How about... Food!"
"Oi! Where the hell did that come from?! Did you consider eating me a while ago?!"
"Wait! I thought of something good!"
"How about, 'Nail Pusher'!'"
"Don't make me sound like a criminal!"
"Nail pusher huh... it really fits!"
"Can I order some Nails? I need to sniff them for some reason..."
"This is the police! Stop resisting! You are accused of nail dealing!"
"*sob* you destroyed the life of my husband by pushing nails into him!"
"Guilty! Sentenced to Death Penalty!"
"Nail Lord... A Nail pusher was captured... should we kill him before he spills information?"
"Yes... He failed as a Nail Pusher, infiltrate the prison and kill him."
"You guys get along too well!!!"
After their short break was over.... which was spent messing with me and making stories because of my new nickname... they went back to their jobs.
I left the construction site and went to the tailor.
"Sorry... but I think that I can only train sewing around 5:00 to 6:00."
"That's okay, that's enough time."
"Alexander! teach this kid how to sew!"
Is Alexander a unisex name?
"I will man the shop, you teach this kid."
Alexander went to me.
"You're a girl right?"
"What? of course not. I'm a male."
This person has long yellow hair, long ears and looks like a girl...
"So... you're one of those people I read from a book... a male with a heart of a female..."
"No! I'm a straight! I'm a Male!"
"Then why are you speaking in a feminine voice?"
"This is my normal voice! Gahh! Why do people always mistake me for a girl!"
This reminded me that I touched this guys butt before...
In the future, when I have realized what I have done... I immediately reconsidered it from being one of the best successes in my life, to being one of the memories that I sealed, never to be remembered again.
"Okay then... I'll be in your care Alex."
"Okay then... I'll do my best!"
This girl made a guts pose. I mean... This boy.
"Let's first try with cloth, then when you memorize it, let's proceed to different materials like animal furs or leathers."
"I'll teach you the basics first, here."
Alex gave me a needle, string and a piece of cloth.
"What's with those wounds?!"
"Oh... They're something I got form my previous work."
"Let's treat them first... Mom!"
The tailor lady approached us.
"What is it?"
"Look at this little guys' hands."
"He said it's from work."
"Working hard in such a young age? You'll grow up to be a fine man! Marry my daughter when you grow up!"
"Mom! I'm a guy!"
"Oh sure you are! hohoho!"
The old lady messed with her daughter... I mean... son.
"Don't worry, we'll treat your wounds every time you come here."
"No! There is no need!"
"We won't be able to teach you properly if you deny."
"....if that's the case, then sorry for the inconvenience."
I would owe them because of this... but since they might not teach me if I don't take up on their offer, I better just owe them and pay them back later.
"Well then... Let's start!"
Alex thought me about how to sew clothes, at first I sucked, but I got used to it.
Sometimes I would stab myself with a needle accidentally, then the girl would suck the blood from my finger.
"I'm a guy!"
I forget that she was a guy... is he really not a girl?
"That's all for today, by the way, you can have this."
She gave me a book. I opened it and it is a book similar to the ones in the pharmacy. A book with really small letters.
The title says 'Tailoring Guide' and 'All Cloth Materials'.
"A-Are there other books?"
"There are a few more here."
It seems I have to read these books here as well... I guess I'll read them when I have some free time.
"Thanks! I'll come back tommorow!"
6pm came and I left the tailor.
I went to the Pharmacy so Onee-chan would teach me potion making.
"Hello Center-chan, my cute little brother!"
Onee-chan is still as cheerful as ever.
"Come here Center-chan! I'll teach you how to make potions!"
"She went to get materials from the town hall"
"So they provide you the materials?"
"Yes, though we return some of the sales so they can provide new herbs again."
Or, so that the mayor would get richer.
"That mayor is pretty awful huh?"
"Why? For me he's pitiful."
Wow... I didn't even consider that the cheerful onee-chan would say something like that.
"Why is he pitiful?"
"Well, when I see him talk to Mama... he always tremble and beg on all fours saying 'I'll always be fair to you! Please have mercy!' while having tears on his face... I sometimes feel sorry for him."
Why would he be scared of sensei?
Is sensei some kind of demon lord behind that gentle face?
"Sensei... you're my hero."
"Even mama?! No Center-chan! Mama already has Papa!"
"What are you talking about?"
"Center-chan being a little kid is so cute!"
Well, when she gets like this I should just keep quiet and smile.
"Well, Onee-chan, let's get started."
Onee-chan presented me some tools.
"This is the one you use to grind herbs, and you use this to melt other materials, and this—"
Onee-chan just point out the equipment without even saying its name... how would I know what that is? I guess I'll do research sometime in the library.
"In making potions, you need to put an exact amount of ingredients or else it would fail, just making a useless liquid then--"
Yes, but that crazy girl upstairs creates potion multiple times a day.
"But your little sister creates a lot of potions a day?"
"Xeline-chan is just lively compared to others!"
Does this girl not see her little sister as a genius?
Well... not that I consider her a genius... yes...
"Center-chan, don't call her 'your little sister' call her Xeline-chan!"
"No way! I will never call her by her name!"
"Kyaaa! So bashful! You two really are—"
*Crack crack crack crack*
Some weird sounds interrupted Onee-chan from speaking.
"How should I consider this result?!... Is this a success?!!"
"What a noisy brat..."
After teaching me how to make potions with intervals of squealing and changing topics, as well as hearing weird sounds from upstairs, 7:00 arrives.
"You're leaving Center-chan?"
"Yes... I need to get back to get my food. It would be disrespectful to the one who gave it if I won't eat it."
"Okay then... Bye Center-chan!"
I went back to my bench and ate.
While eating, I was wondering about how I should sneak out of the walls
"Hmmmm... how should I sneak out and back in?"
I need to find a way to sneak out, making use of my previous method is very inconvenient and very suspicious, not to mention I got caught on the way back.
I took out the map Berserker gave me from the pocket of my jacket.
I studied the walls around and noticed something.
"The lake and the river... are they connected together?"
In the map, the river was on the side of the lake just outside the walls, maybe the water from the river is the one going through the lake.
"Not to mention that lake is always crystal clean when I take a bath... maybe it gets filtered by the stream. I'll go check it out."
I went to the lake after eating to take a bath.
While taking a bath I swam to the side of the wall.
I looked around and found a square opening from both sides of the lake.
"As I expected."
The one from the right side flows in and the one on the left side flows out.
"I'll give it a shot."
I swam through the left side where water flows in and after swimming to the other side.
I was washed away by the river's flow.
After a few seconds I reached an area where the river doesn't flow.
"Haaa..Haa.. I thought I was gonna die."
I went up to the land on the right side.
"How should I return?"
I remember that there was the other hole in the lake.
Maybe if I go back to it and went in the river, it can wash me back to the lake.
"Okay... I'll just walk back."
I started walking back.
"Brrr.... it's cold."
I was naked so it was very cold then suddenly.
There was a Minibear.
It was there just drinking from the river.
Like what I saw in the book, it was like the mini version of the Giga Bear.
It has brown fur with black eyes and it's claws were long.
Its head is a little big with its head body ratio.
Shit, I will die!
Wait... I remember that Minibears are docile Monsters....
Looking at it, it is on all fours, I remembered that it will only attack when it stands on two feet.
Maybe I should just take the risk.
There's no choice... I need to go through.
I walked by the back of it while it was drinking.
Then all of the sudden.
It finished drinking and turned around.
It looked at me.
Oh shit Oh shit I'm gonna die!
It just stared at me with its black eyes.
It's not attacking...
.....maybe I should just continue walking.
I continued walking and as I was walking it's stare followed me.
I was walking normally but of course I was scared, I was prepared to run for my life but it might get agitated and chase after me.
After walking a few meters away from it, it stopped staring at me and walked back into the wild.
"Whew.... So it really was docile."
I was lucky that it was a Mini bear that I encountered.
If it was other monsters like the charge dog, I would have definitely died.
"I better hurry."
I ran following the river up to the wall.
"Well here goes nothing."
I dived into the river and it washed me away.
When I stopped I was inside the lake.
"....sure glad that was over..."
After going back to the lake, I washed myself then took the clothes I was drying then went back to the bench.
I put a piece of clean cloth on the bench, lied down, then put my gray jacket on as a blanket.
While trying to sleep, I was wondering on how to kill a Mini Bear.
"Hmmm.... Maybe I should use nails as weapons for that Mini Bear..."
"Wait, why do I have to kill a Mini bear anyway? With all the jobs I applied with, I should have enough income after a few years, right?"
After seeing it up close, I knew that it really was dangerous.
But for some reason... I really want to do it.
Why? Am I a war freak sadist or something? I'm pretty sure I'm not.
Maybe I want to be an adventurer? What are the benefits of being an adventurer...
Income, Access to many things, Freedom...
Still, these things aren't enough for me to risk my life... Then why?
Wait there is one more thing.
Power to defend myself.
Yes, maybe this is the reason why... Even though I will have enough money to survive, if there are monster breaches, terrorism, or wars... I'll probably have to leave it to others.
Leaving my life to others? That's just stupid... I can do it alone, leave my life to myself.
So this was the reason why I wanted to kill the bear? because I want to be an adventurer?
I want to be an adventurer... to defend myself and be more independent.
...is that really the reason?... yes, it probably is.
For some reason I suddenly became hungry when thinking about hunting.
"Is there something wrong with me?"
Maybe I'm just tired, and my body is not properly working.
While thinking about it I fell asleep.