Chapter 13:

Vol. 2 Ch. 4 Glowing Eyes

Quina


The next day after Celeste left.Bookmark here

I didn't go hunting last night again because the town was high in alert because of a stupid person wearing a gray jacket shooting at the caravan.Bookmark here

And also I had no sleep.Bookmark here

I just woke up on my bench, and it was 6:00am.Bookmark here

Last night, I slept at 3:00pm which means I slept for 15 hours. because I haven't slept because of a certain something I made.Bookmark here

I don't know why I made that thing but I just made that bracelet.Bookmark here

Probably to have her owe me.Bookmark here

Yes, to have her owe me...Bookmark here

This is my schedule now.Bookmark here

7:00 to 9:00 I read potion books.
9:00 to 12:00 I Read in the library
12:00-12:30 I eat lunch
12:30-2:00 I do woodworking
2:00-3:30 is Piano.
3:30-6:00 is blacksmithing.
6:00 -7:00 is potion making
7:00-9:00 is eating then sleeping.
9:00-10:30 is practicing archery/sword fighting.
11:00-3:30 is hunting.
3:30-6:30 is sleeping.
6:30-7:00 is breakfast.Bookmark here

This is my schedule as...Bookmark here

-=2 years passed.=-Bookmark here

Chapter 4Bookmark here

Glowing EyesBookmark here

I woke up at 7:00am, the date today is 04/25Bookmark here

There are lot of people in the announcement board.Bookmark here

I went near and asked about what is happening.Bookmark here

"Hey, what's up?"Bookmark here

"Hey, nail pusher, today they said that some people of the Moon Clan will visit the town today."Bookmark here

"What for?"Bookmark here

"They were the ones who planned the construction of the colliseum in Quina, they went to check the progress and also try out their machines if they will work."Bookmark here

The construction from where I worked for was for building a colliseum.Bookmark here

"Then, what's with the people? So what if the Moonclansmen are coming?"Bookmark here

"They said that some Nobles are coming."Bookmark here

"Nobles? Like princesses?"Bookmark here

"No, they didn't say anything about Royalty."Bookmark here

"Hmm.... I don't know why you guys are exited, but Nobles are a hassle."Bookmark here

"Why? If you're able to marry a noble, you would be rich and you can play around without working."Bookmark here

"Yeah, but I read there are a lot of backstabbing and complicated stuff so it's annoying... I want to live a peaceful life. Not to mention Noblesse Oblige."Bookmark here

"I don't know what you're talking about, but I'll score myself a Noble!"Bookmark here

".....go to your death then."Bookmark here

This guy doesn't know what he's talking about, but I have no reason to stop his dreams.Bookmark here

I went to the pharmacy to start reading.Bookmark here

I went inside the shop.Bookmark here

*Baaaaam*Bookmark here

"Gah! Failure again! I accidentally put an extra grain of salt!"Bookmark here

You count the number of salt crystals?Bookmark here

"Hello Nameless-kun."Bookmark here

"Hello Sensei."Bookmark here

"Did you hear? MoonClansmen are coming."Bookmark here

"Yeah, but I'd rather not get involved with them."Bookmark here

"I want to see one... they said that their eyes glow."Bookmark here

"I would want to see some as well, but they said that there are nobles, better not get involved with those people."Bookmark here

"You're probably right."Bookmark here

"Sensei, I have a question that I have always wanted to ask."Bookmark here

"What is it?"Bookmark here

"What will you do if all of us went to the capital? Will you be alone?"Bookmark here

"Yes, maybe I'll hire someone so I will have someone to talk to..."Bookmark here

"But you need to teach them again... Won't that be a hassle?"Bookmark here

"There are some people I know from the capital... Can you do me a favor then and sent them a request when you go to the capital?"Bookmark here

"You know some people from the Capital?"Bookmark here

"Yes, I worked there before but when my parents died, I took over the shop so I returned here."Bookmark here

"Is that so... Okay then, I'll send them a request."Bookmark here

"Is that all?"Bookmark here

"Yeah... Somehow it bugged me now I felt relieved."Bookmark here

"You're slowly growing up, for some reason it makes me feel happy and at the same time lonely."Bookmark here

"Wow, you sound like Onee-chan Sensei."Bookmark here

"Of course, I'm her mother after all."Bookmark here

"hahaha.... well then, I'll start reading."Bookmark here

"Okay, take your time, I already replaced the books."Bookmark here

"Thanks sensei."Bookmark here

I just finished the 'Preparatory Guide to Potions yesterday' and started on 'Bad status Potions' shelf today.Bookmark here

I am now able to make Normal Grade potions of the bad-status causing potions and Low-grade bad-status curing potions.Bookmark here

Right now, I reduced my reading time in potion books and increased my time on the Library. Bookmark here

The reason is because I decided that I will not have time to finish all the shelves when I turn 15, so I decided to focus on creating Bad status potions.Bookmark here

I didn't want to know how to make HP potions because HP potions are way too common.Bookmark here

I finished reading at 9:00 and went to the library.Bookmark here

There I got a book called 'Types of strings'.Bookmark here

The reason I got this was I was planning to buy a new set of string later.Bookmark here

I went to the counter and looked at berserker.Bookmark here

Looking at this girl now and looking back 2 years ago.Bookmark here

No, Looking back 5 years ago.Bookmark here

She looked like she haven't aged at all.Bookmark here

"...Hey, what the hell are you?"Bookmark here

"What's with that question?"Bookmark here

She still looked the same, still looked like a teenager.Bookmark here

Sensei had only small changes but she didn't look as perfectly the same.Bookmark here

I know that this person is currently 27 years old.Bookmark here

But this person, it looks like she didn't even age a day.Bookmark here

"I mean it, what are you?"Bookmark here

"Huh?"Bookmark here

"Those two lovers with confusing genders now look older than you.... but 5 years ago they look younger than you..."Bookmark here

"...so?"Bookmark here

"Why do you still look exactly the same as 5 years ago? It just doesn't make sense... I read a lot of books, and I know that you should at least change appearance like posture or at least, some changes in skin complexion or have a few wrinkles."Bookmark here

"Huh? I haven't told you before? It's because I'm half elf."Bookmark here

"Half elf?"Bookmark here

I know that Half elf means part elf and part human... but you classify a person's race based on his dominant blood.Bookmark here

In other words, 49% human and 51% elf is considered elf, and vice versa is considered human.Bookmark here

"I'm half elf, exactly 50% human and 50% elf."Bookmark here

"Oh... so you're a rare breed huh?"Bookmark here

"Yep...don't talk like I'm some animal."Bookmark here

"Wait, what does that have to do with you not aging?"Bookmark here

"It's because my father was a pure blooded elf."Bookmark here

"What?!"Bookmark here

Pure elves are rare right now... almost no one is a pure elf.Bookmark here

Pure elves lives for 300-400 years.Bookmark here

When they get a child from another race or with another elf with mixed blood, the child's lifespan becomes 150-200 years.Bookmark here

If they produce a child again with another non pure being, it goes down to 75-100 years which is normal rate.Bookmark here

It doesn't go down that rate anymore because other beings that mix with the blood also have the same number of years to live.Bookmark here

"So that means that you're growth is slowed down? But you don't look like you even grown!"Bookmark here

"No, my growth has not slowed down, it stopped."Bookmark here

"Stopped?!"Bookmark here

"Pure elves stop growing old when they reach 15 years old and preserve that body until they finish 80% of their lifespan. When they reach that point, their body starts growing like the other races."Bookmark here

"Wait! So that means you will look like that until.... wait, what is your expected lifespan?"Bookmark here

"My father wasn't a pure elf, but pure human, so my expected lifespan is 150-200 years."Bookmark here

"Wait, so that means when I grow older than 15 years old I'm biologically older than you?"Bookmark here

"Uh huh."Bookmark here

"And when I grow old, and Die of old age... you would still look like that?"Bookmark here

"Well... if you reach until around 120 years old to 170 years old, you might see me grow."Bookmark here

"Haaa? You think I would live that long?"Bookmark here

"I don't know... you still don't know your race, right?"Bookmark here

"I'm obviously pure human."Bookmark here

"Who knows? Maybe your half elf, Look at me, I don't look like an elf at all, the only elf things about me is my hair and right eye."Bookmark here

"Right eye?"Bookmark here

"My eyes have different colors, didn't you notice?"Bookmark here

"Really?!"Bookmark here

"Yeah, take a look."Bookmark here

She removed her thick glasses, she squinted for a little bit because of her bad eyesight.Bookmark here

Looking at her face like this, she looks like a cute teenager.Bookmark here

I put my face closer to see her eye color.Bookmark here

"....I don't see the difference..."Bookmark here

"Huh? look gain, my left eye is pure white, and my right eye is gray with a darker shade."Bookmark here

"It looks the same! it's not noticeable at all!"Bookmark here

"Kyaaaaaaa!"Bookmark here

""........""Bookmark here

A squeal was heard beside us and there was onee-chan.Bookmark here

"Onee-chan, don't you have school?"Bookmark here

"They ended it early today, but what are you to doing! Is it finally time for Acei-chan to shine?!"Bookmark here

""..........""Bookmark here

"Onee-chan, can you look at this persons eyes and find the difference."Bookmark here

"Hmmm? Okay! Come kiss me Acei-chan!"Bookmark here

Onee-chan went inside the counter and did a kissing position while closing her eyes.Bookmark here

".....Onee-chan, how can you see if your eyes are closed."Bookmark here

"When you kiss, you need to close your eyes to appreciate it."Bookmark here

"Why? Have you kissed someone before Roxelle?"Bookmark here

"Huh? No! This will be my first kiss!"Bookmark here

"Don't you want your first kiss to be Xeline or Nameless?"Bookmark here

"I don't really care, you want to kiss Onee-chan?"Bookmark here

"Kyaaa! Center-chan is so bold! But I won't do it, you belong to Xeline-chan."Bookmark here

"What's up with kissing anyway? Why does it tell I love you to the other person? Isn't it just contact of membranes?"Bookmark here

"You're only saying that now because you're too innocent! When you get conscious of it, you will really care for your kiss! Come to think about it, why aren't you conscious of it? Aren't you 10 years old already?"Bookmark here

"Conscious of what? 10 years old? What does age have to do with it?"Bookmark here

".....Acei-chan, why is he like this?"Bookmark here

"It's because he thinks too logically, don't worry, he will be conscious about it... it's just later than an average boy or an average girl."Bookmark here

"What? You know it Berserker?"Bookmark here

"After reading a lot of books, I know Kissing someone means you love that person, and being kissed by an unknown person that you don't find attractive makes bad reaction to your body."Bookmark here

"Acei-chan, do you really know? are you conscious?"Bookmark here

"Yes I am, at least I don't want other people I don't know touching me... I found that out when I dropped a book and some random stranger accidentally made contact with my hand, and I continuously hit him with an encyclopedia... I didn't notice he was with his daughter and his daughter cried. Good thing that person forgave me or I will be in jail."Bookmark here

"Oi! That's a scary story! I can't believe you escaped jail two times already! I should've just let you be jailed when we first met, I didn't know that you habitually commit crimes!"Bookmark here

"I didn't do it on purpose! It was just human reflex! That was the first time I felt disgusted and became conscious of being touched by other people."Bookmark here

"Acei-chan! You're too pure! Is that why you're always so beautiful?"Bookmark here

"No, he's just a monster."Bookmark here

"Monster?!"Bookmark here

"Wait, from now on, you evolved from Berserker-san to Monster."Bookmark here

"Why monster Center-chan?"Bookmark here

"She's immortal."Bookmark here

"Immortal?! Wow! How old are you again Acei-chan?"Bookmark here

"I'm only 27!"Bookmark here

"Why the hell are you conscious about your age anyway? It's even unfair to us that you're immortal. We are considered to be older than you 5 years from now."Bookmark here

"Yeah, but I won't deny my age, even if I'm biologically 15, I'm 27."Bookmark here

"Wait, something is wrong with that, don't hormones change by growth? If you're still technically 15, that means you're just too smart but inside, you're still immature."Bookmark here

"Well... I won't deny that, I sometimes hold back my feelings by using my logic, there are times I want to hit you a lot of times for teasing me you know?"Bookmark here

"What are you talking about? You hit me a lot of times! You were still holding back? What a violent Monster!"Bookmark here

"See? These kinds of events I want to hit you but I let my logic take over."Bookmark here

"This is the first time I saw Center-chan and Acei-chan interact, I didn't know you we're in this kind of relationship..."Bookmark here

"What kind of relationship?"Bookmark here

"I don't know... I can't explain it... both of you are almost the same in most ways except for personality."Bookmark here

"The same? That's impossible, this person just hits anyone violently for no reason."Bookmark here

"Roxelle, if you ask me... Nameless is the boy version of Xeline... I don't know why you thought that we're the same."Bookmark here

"No! Xeline and Nameless are different in a lot of ways!"Bookmark here

"How?"Bookmark here

"Center-chan talks to a lot of people, and Xeline-chan only talks to a few but cherishes them."Bookmark here

"Wow, your right... Nameless uses other people and Xeline cherishes them."Bookmark here

"Wait, I can't believe you just said that, why are you breaking down you're gentle character all of the sudden?"Bookmark here

"You're 10 now, you shouldn't be treated like a kid anymore."Bookmark here

"Does age matter? I never really noticed anything change about me though?"Bookmark here

"Oh really? You changed though... by a lot."Bookmark here

"Huh? I didn't change."Bookmark here

"You didn't notice, but you gradually change, you will lose that logical way of thinking of yours someday."Bookmark here

"Huh? What do you mean?"Bookmark here

"Just wait and see... you will realize it when the time comes."Bookmark here

"Acei-chan sure knows a lot about Center-chan!"Bookmark here

"Of course, I watched over this person ever since he learned how to read."Bookmark here

"Oi, you didn't watch over me, you just made my life harder because I was in constant danger of being killed by a berserker."Bookmark here

"Is that so?"Bookmark here

"Both of you are so cute! I think Acie-chan will also realize her feelings with Center-chan when the time comes! You are 15 inside, I'm sure both of you will love each other in the future!"Bookmark here

"With our age gap? That is impossible."Bookmark here

"I won't deny the possibility, but the possibility is very low."Bookmark here

"See? Both of you really are the same."Bookmark here

""......""Bookmark here

We decided to keep quiet because.... you know... it's Onee-chan.Bookmark here

Someone went inside the library.Bookmark here

"Onee-chan? what are you doing here?"Bookmark here

"Xeline-chan!"Bookmark here

Xeline came in the library, seeing that it's 10am already this is the time when she comes here.Bookmark here

Come to think about it, there are times that we are able to answer questions of each other.Bookmark here

I remember the bet before, whoever wins will call the other Onee-sama or Onii-sama.Bookmark here

"They said that Classes are canceled today because the teachers are going to meet with the Moonclansmen!"Bookmark here

"Is that so? I guess wearing my uniform was useless..."Bookmark here

"No it wasn't! It's really cute!"Bookmark here

"But still this uniform that I inherited from Onee-chan is somehow loose around the chest parts..."Bookmark here

"Isn't it obvious brat? it's because Onee-chan's breast are bigger than yours."Bookmark here

"Center-chan! You're so direct!"Bookmark here

"Oi kid, call me Onee-sama, you loser."Bookmark here

Yes, I lost one round before.Bookmark here

The truth is, there are times where I won, and times I lost.Bookmark here

Our score would jumble from 1-0, 0-0, and 0-1.Bookmark here

"Fine then... Oneeeeesaaamaaa...."Bookmark here

"Hmpf! Now you know your place."Bookmark here

"I obviously let you win because I got annoyed at you calling me 'Onii-sama' before."Bookmark here

"What a sore loser, losers doesn't have the right to talk."Bookmark here

"Why are you two always fighting? Don't you ever get tired? It's been 5 years."Bookmark here

"Acei-chan, they might look like they're always fighting... But they do get along well! They sometimes hug each other and sometimes, they hold hands and sometimes, they fall on each other!"Bookmark here

Yeah... there are a lot of times where mee and Xeline accidentally do things and then Onee-chan gets exited... then we need to act it out.Bookmark here

"Come to think of it, what are you doing here Roxelle?"Bookmark here

"Oh, I wanted to borrow some books about classes, my friend from school wants to borrow it but they cannot leave campus."Bookmark here

"Don't they have it at the school library?"Bookmark here

"The one from school was borrowed by another student so I went here."Bookmark here

"Okay then, it's over there."Bookmark here

"Okay! thanks Acei-chan!"Bookmark here

Onee-chan went to get the book.Bookmark here

"What about you Xeline?"Bookmark here

"I just came to read."Bookmark here

Xeline went to the shelves to get a random book.Bookmark here

Berserker, or, monster... Let's stick with berserker, I got used to it.Bookmark here

Berserker started reading after things calmed down.Bookmark here

Wait, did she just repel Onee-chan in order to start reading again?Bookmark here

I commend you for that.Bookmark here

I opened the book that I got a while ago about strings.Bookmark here

While reading I come across something.Bookmark here

[Strings from spider monsters are strong and light, and not only that, they also hard to see.]Bookmark here

I'll buy some from the market later.Bookmark here

[—The average cost for a Level 20 spider thread is 1000varas per meter. For level—]

I decided to buy level 20 thread that came from a spider monster since I'm only dealing with low level monsters from level 1-10.Bookmark here

I'm planning on killing more number of charge dogs later.Bookmark here

I can kills charge dogs now, I'll tell you later how I did it.Bookmark here

And I also learned Amputation now which is a carving skill. Bookmark here

I have been practicing it since I started 5 years ago and I finally learned how to do it.Bookmark here

It is also a skill you can use at live monsters as well and deal a large amount of maximum HP depending on how big the part cut is.Bookmark here

Which is impossible to do because of conditions that I will explain later.Bookmark here

"Acei-chan! Here!"Bookmark here

"No need, you're going to return it anyway right?"Bookmark here

"Yes! Thank you!"Bookmark here

In the library you can borrow books but you need to have the librarian record and process it. We don't need to do this cause we know the Monster Berserker Librarian.Bookmark here

"Onee-chan, why do you need to borrow that?"Bookmark here

"Because a friend of mine still doesn't know what class she wanted to take, so she decided to want to know about them."Bookmark here

"Is that so, how about you? What class do you want?"Bookmark here

"I don't know, I'll decide it later!"Bookmark here

Onee-chan was smart and athletic, she also has sharp eyes because of potion making. She can take any class she wants.Bookmark here

"My friends are waiting for me, bye Center-chan, Acei-chan!"Bookmark here

"Bye Onee-chan."Bookmark here

"Bye Roxelle."Bookmark here

Onee-chan left the library.Bookmark here

"I guess it's time for me to leave too."Bookmark here

"It's only 11:00, why leave so early?"Bookmark here

"I need to buy something, unlike you I have other things to do."Bookmark here

"Is that so..."Bookmark here

I left the library and headed for the bank.Bookmark here

I got 1,000,000 varas from my safe.Bookmark here

By the way, I gained about 13,000,000varas these past 5 years. Bookmark here

I went to the market to find spider threads from adventurers.Bookmark here

I saw a male adventurer sitting on a piece of clothing selling them for 900.Bookmark here

"Excuse me, can I buy 1000 meter worth of spider thread?"Bookmark here

"What are you going to do with that? you aren't an adventurer, right?"Bookmark here

"I'm going to use it for clothing materials."Bookmark here

Which is obviously a lie.Bookmark here

"No, no, that won't work."Bookmark here

"Why?"Bookmark here

"These strings can't be used for clothing yet. Here is a sample of spider thread."Bookmark here

I got a sample of a spider thread.Bookmark here

And it's true, this spider thread is just weak and easily bends.Bookmark here

"But, I read from a book that spider threads are durable."Bookmark here

"Yes, but only after they are processed by the 'Maker' class."Bookmark here

The Maker class is a crafting class that makes items. So they are also capable of processing them too huh."Bookmark here

"Here's a thread that has been processed."Bookmark here

I grabbed the tread, I noticed that it really is thin and hard to see when put in a distance.Bookmark here

I tried to pull it apart with my full strength but it didn't snap.Bookmark here

"Okay I'll buy this then."Bookmark here

"It's 1,400varas per meter."Bookmark here

It's probably the process that makes this more expensive.Bookmark here

"Okay, I'll buy it."Bookmark here

"Wait, why would you instantly buy it without a haggle or you didn't even doubt the price?"Bookmark here

"I have other jobs to do, haggling is takes time, I should just work on my jobs to gain money than haggle to waste time. And I also saw some of these processed strings along the way, it's just a few difference in price."Bookmark here

"If that's want you want..."Bookmark here

"Then give me 1,000,000varas worth of this... which is about, 700 meters"Bookmark here

"Okay, please wait a moment."Bookmark here

He grabbed a roll of thread and held it with both of his hands.Bookmark here

<Dissection>Bookmark here

He muttered a skill and he pulled the roll apart.Bookmark here

After using it, the roll of thread got smaller, and in his other hand, there are a smaller amount of thread rolled around his hand.Bookmark here

"Here."Bookmark here

He handed me the roll of thread.Bookmark here

"Can you explain that skill?"Bookmark here

"Oh, it's a skill by Makers, it's so we can perfectly measure the amount we need to sell. This was a 1000 meter roll before, I used the skill <Dissection> to remove 300 meters from it. That is now exactly 700 meters."Bookmark here

I guess Makers have useful skills too.Bookmark here

"Okay, thanks."Bookmark here

"Thanks for your patronage!"Bookmark here

I left and went to the lake to hide my thread under my rocks.Bookmark here

"......."Bookmark here

I looked at the window where I first met Celeste.Bookmark here

Thinking about it... was she considered as my first friend?Bookmark here

I only wanted to be her friend because she was Xeline's friend.Bookmark here

I guess I got jealous she was close and friends with Xeline?Bookmark here

I thought of Xeline's face.Bookmark here

No, No... that's impossible, I don't care about things like friendship, and why would I care about who that brat was with.Bookmark here

I went to the woodworking shop.Bookmark here

The old man pointed at the papers on the counter.Bookmark here

These papers are called 'Requests' which is a request of a customer to the shop that is related to woodworking. Making furniture, weapons, etc.Bookmark here

"Meddling kid, do those requests, I don't pay you for nothing."Bookmark here

"Yeah, Yeah."Bookmark here

I started doing some of the request that are being made to the shop.Bookmark here

I remembered that I was able to make a bow that was better than the one the Moi guy gave me.Bookmark here

It was a recurve bow made up of the best wood that can be used for bows which was durable and has the best sturdiness for bows. I bought the wood from the adventurers which was worth 2,000,000 Varas which was called 'Ciel Brun'.Bookmark here

I learned about it after finishing the compressed book he gave me.Bookmark here

After finishing, I painted it with black and on the middle part white. The black is to easily hide the color of the bow in the shadows, and to properly see my hand when I place it on the bow, I colored the middle white.Bookmark here

The string was what the old man gave me which was said to be the best for bows.Bookmark here

He said that the payment was my salary for one year because he didn't want to bother giving me money.Bookmark here

The string was truly sturdy and it looked expensive, he said that the process it was made was a trade secret and it was made by different materials and chemicals.Bookmark here

I was reluctant but when I felt the string I just shut up and accepted it.Bookmark here

He said it was called 'Stedrah'.Bookmark here

By the way, when I'm hunting I don't have anything to hold my bow into so I just hold it in my hand and drop it on the ground when I'm not going to use it.Bookmark here

I made the requests at the woodworking workshop.Bookmark here

After I have done the requests ,I would try to make a piano.Bookmark here

The old man gave me the blue print and I try to make it.Bookmark here

"Oi Old man."Bookmark here

"Yeah yeah."Bookmark here

I would ask the old man to teach me make some part of it because it was complicated to make compared to others.Bookmark here

These past 2 years we had finished only 2 pianos, this is because the old man was teaching me while I made it. And it truly is complicated and complex to make.Bookmark here

"Oi, piano."Bookmark here

"Yeah, yeah."Bookmark here

2:00 came and I went to play the piano.Bookmark here

The old man was still judging me but he was less noisy compared to before probably because I was improving.Bookmark here

I would play it until 3:30 and go to the blacksmith.Bookmark here

I went inside the blacksmith and the blacksmith was there.Bookmark here

"Oi flameboy, Cecil's in the back, go make your flame burn brighter HAHAHAHAHA!"Bookmark here

I went to the workshop and Cecil was smithing like usual.Bookmark here

"I won't work today."Bookmark here

"You are going to continue the experiment you did yesterdey? Okay then. Good luck!"Bookmark here

I already finished the book about the materials for smithing.Bookmark here

The one I was making was a equipment that will store my string.Bookmark here

I always carry around the string when I use it, I thought it would be useful to have it attached to my belt.Bookmark here

The equipment would store the strings and the string would go up the sleeve of my hoodie jacket and come out of my left sleeve.Bookmark here

I decided to use the cheapest lightest metal I can grab.

As for the belt, I made it in the sewing shop, it was a belt that had pockets that can contain nails on the right side, a place where to place a sword scabbard on the left side, and a dagger scabbard on the right. I also made it be able to hold a quiver in the back of the belt for my arrows. I just buy normal arrows from the adventurers in the market saying I need them for practicing archery. They are just 5 varas each.Bookmark here

I have a dagger now that I made through smithing. It was as dagger that specializes in stabbing. It's blade was a foot long and an inch wide, with its handle being black in color. I put it in a black scabbard and put it on the belt.Bookmark here

The scabbard was made by Cecil. She made it because I told her I would keep the dagger I made as celebrating for me for learning how to smith, and she suggested making a scabbard for it. Bookmark here

The black scabbard was engraved with the name 'Love Master' by Cecil which was pretty cool(Which I realized was embarrassing in the future).Bookmark here

For the sword I haven't made one yet. Since I only use the sword in the training area, I wasn't allowed to go out with it.Bookmark here

I decided to not use swords yet and master the bow first. Since I was always using nails to stab monsters, I can use the dagger pretty easily.Bookmark here

I made prototypes until 5:00.Bookmark here

"..... still failures huh?"Bookmark here

I tried to continue on another project which were metal gauntlets with sharp claws.Bookmark here

This is not a weapon but a utility equipment.Bookmark here

I would use this to climb trees because it will be useful in dire situations.Bookmark here

In the past 2 years, I got into situations where I needed to climb trees quickly, so I decided to make this.Bookmark here

I tried to make it but I decided to make it a little bigger than the current size of my hand because I don't want to make another one when it doesn't fit anymore. I read that from ages 10-15, a growth spurt is expected for males.Bookmark here

I made them until 6:00.Bookmark here

".....Still failures as well..."Bookmark here

"I don't know what you're making, but hang in there love master!"Bookmark here

"Sorry for using the forge like this, I would pay later for the materials and for the services."Bookmark here

"No, No... It's fine! Because of you, Alex and me got together, just consider this as my appreciation!"Bookmark here

"...if that's what you want then thank you."Bookmark here

I don't know what the value of what I did is, so I just accepted it as equal payment.Bookmark here

"Love master, you can take a bath now."Bookmark here

When I finish smithing, I would always take a bath on their shower.Bookmark here

"Cecil, your bath can fit 2 people, I always wondered, why won't you just take a bath with me? You can save water and time that way."Bookmark here

"Eh? Ummm.... I'm a girl you know?"Bookmark here

"Eh? You're a girl?!"Bookmark here

"Love master.... I'm happy that you don't call me stalker now, but please realize that I'm a girl..."Bookmark here

"Fine then, but why won't you take a bath with me?"Bookmark here

"Huh?!"Bookmark here

"Why? What's wrong?"Bookmark here

"I just told you I was a girl!"Bookmark here

"So? Actually, I would want to look at your body and examine it... I haven't touched a females body before..."Bookmark here

"Love master! What are you saying?! Are you telling me to cheat on Alex?!"Bookmark here

"Cheat? What will you cheat about??"Bookmark here

"Ah!"Bookmark here

"What now?"Bookmark here

"No... I just realized you're just a 10 year old kid... I always forget your age because you're so mature, but when it comes to love and.... dirty things, you know nothing...(and why did I think that it was cheating with Alex? He's just a kid...)"Bookmark here

"Dirty things? Love? I read that when a person's heart rate increases, their face becomes red, that means love right?. And why did you become red when I asked to take a bath with you, do you love me?"Bookmark here

"Ehhhhh?!!! No! I didn't become red! And love isn't the only reason why a persons heartrate increases!"Bookmark here

"You're right... there are also physical and emotional effects..."Bookmark here

"Yes..."Bookmark here

"So, why don't you take a bath with me?"Bookmark here

"Eh?.... I can't... you will understand in the future."Bookmark here

"Ah. You're red again."Bookmark here

"I'm nottt!!!"Bookmark here

"Fine, I'll take a bath... such a pity though... I wanted to examine your body."Bookmark here

"Please stop!!!"Bookmark here

"Ah. You're face is red—"Bookmark here

"Ahhhh!!!"Bookmark here

After covering her ears, I tilted my head wondering what's wrong. But seeing her against it, I gave up.Bookmark here

After taking a bath I went to the pharmacy.Bookmark here

"Hello Center-chan!"Bookmark here

"Hello Onee-chan!"Bookmark here

"You smell so nice again! Hmmmp!" Bookmark here

"......."Bookmark here

Onee-chan would hug me sometimes when Sensei is not here. This is because Sensei banned her for hugging me, but she still sneaks some.Bookmark here

"Onee-chan, it's been 5 minutes already."Bookmark here

"I just want to hold you until Mama finds out! I don't care, I just want to hug you so much when you come here after taking a bath!"Bookmark here

".... but sensei sometimes come home late? Right?"Bookmark here

"Yes! I hope she does! I would hug you for an hour!"Bookmark here

"Onee-chan... what about the potions"Bookmark here

"That can wait!"Bookmark here

"......"Bookmark here

*Open*Bookmark here

I heard the door open in the shop.Bookmark here

"....Wha?!"Bookmark here

The voice was a females voice, I can't see her because the entrance was behind me.Bookmark here

"U-U-ummmm..."Bookmark here

"Hmm? What is it?"Bookmark here

She seemed surprised for some reason. Onee-chan asked her what did she want while hugging me.Bookmark here

"Ummm.... is Roselyn in?"Bookmark here

"Oh, Mama is out."Bookmark here

"Is that so?... but what are you doing?"Bookmark here

"Hmmm? Hugging!"Bookmark here

"But... why?"Bookmark here

"Because I love him!"Bookmark here

"Wow... are kids really like this these days?"Bookmark here

I turned my head towards the female.Bookmark here

She had black hair and red eyes, she looked like she was a little younger than Sensei.Bookmark here

"A Moon?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"A noble?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"Get out."Bookmark here

"What?!"Bookmark here

"Center-chan! Why are you so cruel!"Bookmark here

"I don't want to get involved with Nobles."Bookmark here

"Why?"Bookmark here

"Too much complicated things that involves deceit, reading books about them, I decided to not get involved with them."Bookmark here

"Don't just generalize... some nobles want to get along non nobles."Bookmark here

"I don't care, just leave."Bookmark here

"Center-chan! Why?!"Bookmark here

"........just hug me Onee-chan!"Bookmark here

"Kyaaaaah! I love you!"Bookmark here

Onee-chan hugged me thighter.Bookmark here

"....okay... but you are too mature for a kid, how old are you?"Bookmark here

"10."Bookmark here

"10 huh? About two years older than Rision and two years younger than Pallie... and Can I ask where can Roselyn be?"Bookmark here

What is she talking about? What a weird person.Bookmark here

"She's probably in the town hall."Bookmark here

"Okay then.."Bookmark here

"Wait, Where are you staying?"Bookmark here

"At the inn, why?"Bookmark here

"So I know the place I needed to avoid."Bookmark here

"Is that so... well then... goodbye."Bookmark here

She left the shop.Bookmark here

*thud* *thud* *thud*Bookmark here

Xeline came down the stairs and stopped while staring, Onee-chan hugging me.Bookmark here

"........."Bookmark here

She did a praying position as if saying 'May your soul rest in pieces soldier.' then ran to the back.Bookmark here

Onee-chan noticed that the door to the back closed.Bookmark here

"Xeline-chan! It's a misunderstanding! I won't steal him from you!"Bookmark here

I don't know what the heck is happening with Onee-chan but I just let it be and walked towards the counter because she let me go.Bookmark here

I worked on making Mana Potions but I can't make one. The liquid just turns into some Blue liquid that doesn't do anything.Bookmark here

I worked until 7:00pm and left the shop.Bookmark here

I went to the bench and ate.Bookmark here

"Hmmm, I wonder how hard that spider string is..."Bookmark here

I would use it to test it out later on charge dogs.Bookmark here

Speaking of charge dogs, I can kill them now.Bookmark here

They are monsters that will mindlessly charge after a person.Bookmark here

The first time I tried to kill a charge dog I tried to use the same method as the bear.Bookmark here

"That was 2 years ago huh...."Bookmark here

I reminisce what Happened two years ago while eating.Bookmark here

{Flashback}Bookmark here

I read about charge dogs before.Bookmark here

Charge Dog
Weight:40kg
Size: Height:1 meters Lenght:1.5 metersBookmark here

I was walking in the woods and sneaking around finding a lone charge dog.Bookmark here

"There is one...."Bookmark here

I found one with a distance far away.Bookmark here

I set up the strings to trip him up when he charges me.Bookmark here

"Hmm... it would be too dangerous."Bookmark here

I went a further away from the strings.Bookmark here

The charge dog was in sight and I winded up an arrow using the bow I was using at the time which was Moi guys bow.Bookmark here

The distance of me and the dog was about 1000 meters, and the string between us is 800 meters away from me.Bookmark here

I shot the charge dog which is 1000 meter away.Bookmark here

It didn't hit him in a good spot, but I caught his attention.Bookmark here

"?!... Grrarararara!"Bookmark here

He started barking and charged at me.Bookmark here

He charge to the string between us then...Bookmark here

"?!"Bookmark here

*snap*Bookmark here

The string snapped in two.Bookmark here

"Kuso!"(Crap)Bookmark here

I know running won't help because it was too fast, so I climbed up the tree.Bookmark here

"Rarara! Graa!"Bookmark here

It jumped up while I was climbing the tree and it bit my left foot.Bookmark here

"Ouch!!! Get off!"Bookmark here

I tried kicking it again and again until it fell off.Bookmark here

It jumped again but it didn't reach my leg because he was only able to reach me before because of the momentum he gained from running.Bookmark here

I climbed up a branch and it was charging and bumping the tree I was in.Bookmark here

"What a mad monster... ouch! This hurts!"Bookmark here

The wound I received was bleeding and it hurt.Bookmark here

"Damn!"Bookmark here

I aimed at the dog while on the tree with the bow and shot it.Bookmark here

"Wan! Grarararara!"Bookmark here

It got mad and started bumping the tree faster.Bookmark here

"What a violent monster."Bookmark here

I shot at it again and again until it died.Bookmark here

"It hurts... now what do I do."Bookmark here

My foot was bleeding so I can't walk properly.Bookmark here

"I'll try this."Bookmark here

I pulled out a paralysis potion and tried to pour it on my foot.Bookmark here

"It works!"Bookmark here

Paralysis potion paralyzes the part of the body temporarily, which means it might also paralyze the pain... I tried it out and it worked.Bookmark here

I jumped down the tree and fall on my butt.Bookmark here

I can't move my foot because of paralysis so I was not able to land properly.Bookmark here

"Damn... I guess no monster hunting or even work for some time..."Bookmark here

I walked while lumping towards the side of the river until I reached town and I dived into the water, dragging me into the lake again.Bookmark here

I went up to the surface and laid down.Bookmark here

I looked at my foot and it was still bleeding.Bookmark here

"Shikshou(Damn it)! How should I deal with this!"Bookmark here

I felt someone's presence again today.Bookmark here

Ever since I started hunting, I always felt that presence watching me when I go out and go in. I got used to it and just didn't mind it.Bookmark here

I thought that it was just my imagination.Bookmark here

"Ouch!...ahh......what now...."Bookmark here

The pain returned.Bookmark here

Suddenly someone threw me a first aid kit from somewhere.Bookmark here

It was medicine and some dressing.Bookmark here

"What? who?!"Bookmark here

I tried to use detect but the pain returned so I can't use it...Bookmark here

The medicine that person gave me was something to stop the bleeding and covers the wounds of a non adventurers.Bookmark here

This doesn't mean that it's healed, the tissues will still be torn, it only hides the wounds and stops the bleeding.Bookmark here

Such a convenient medicine for this situation... does the person who threw this to me know that I'm hunting every night?Bookmark here

Since adventurers don't get wounded, they don't use this medicine, which means whoever gave me this knows I'm not an adventurer.Bookmark here

"..... whoever did this has my thanks."Bookmark here

I am able confirmed that someone was watching me every night. I don't know who in their right minds would do that, but I since the person doesn't reveal me to the town, I didn't mind it.Bookmark here

I poured the medicine on my wound and it stopped the bleeding.Bookmark here

I wrapped the dressing on it to cover it.Bookmark here

"....I can't move... I guess I'll just sleep here for today and hope for the best."Bookmark here

I slept that night.Bookmark here

The next day, I woke up and I was on the bench. There is also a medical crutch beside me.Bookmark here

"...who would do this??"Bookmark here

I thought about it and decided not to think any further.Bookmark here

In this event, I wasn't able to do any jobs for a week.Bookmark here

I just told people that I was sprained while practicing sword fighting.Bookmark here

Also, the first time Onee-chan saw this she freaked out, I told her it was only a sprain, but she banned me from doing any work and told me to rest on the bench. She watched me all day that whole week without going to school. I just read books that she borrowed from the library for me that whole week. Not to mention she didn't hug me for that whole week.Bookmark here

I felt something for Onee-chan when she did this, she truly cared for me, and that somehow made me happy.Bookmark here

{End of Flashback}Bookmark here

I stopped reminiscing and went back to the present.Bookmark here

"....Onee-chan....."Bookmark here

While thinking about her I fell asleep.Bookmark here

I woke up at 9pm.Bookmark here

Normally I would go to the training area during this time, but Since nobles were in this town, I decided to start hunting.Bookmark here

I would also like to try out my new strings.Bookmark here

I went to the lake, removed a pile of stones revealing a box.Bookmark here

I made this wooden box so I can put my things in it without breaking them.Bookmark here

I hid this box under the pile of rocks in order to hide it.Bookmark here

I took out the things and put them inside the jacket.Bookmark here

I felt the presence again but I ignored it as usual.Bookmark here

I dived into the water and then went out on the other side.Bookmark here

There is also something weird that I found out recently... it's about my clothes... or maybe it's the jacket.Bookmark here

After going to the other side, I just desired myself to be dry and I immediately became dry.Bookmark here

No, the water didn't evaporate, it just flowed down to the ground from my clothes.Bookmark here

I tried to do it without wearing the jacket but it didn't work, I needed to wear it for it to work... I wonder if it's really the jacket? Anyway it really is a weird jacket.Bookmark here

I equipped everything and started hunting.Bookmark here

By the way, I defeated charge dogs by climbing up trees and shooting at them before, but that strategy won't make me improve so I decided to use a lot of the strings I used before which were the strings I got from the tailor before to make a extremely dense wall of strings and used it as a wall between me and the dog. I tried luring two dogs to it but it snapped, so I went up a tree but that time, It wasn't able to reach me because when the wall snapped, the momentum of their charge made them roll on the ground for a few seconds.Bookmark here

Come to think about it, I also read something about an Alpha Charge Dog which was considered a Boss Monster but I haven't seen it yet.Bookmark here

I continued to hunt as I think of random thoughts.Bookmark here

As I hunt today, I was going to try to use the spider strings to find out how many dogs it will stop.Bookmark here

While hunting I saw three people.Bookmark here

"Wait for me Heallie!"Bookmark here

"Hahaha! You can't catch me Cry-chan!"Bookmark here

"Both of you, please don't play around."Bookmark here

"Don't be such a killjoy Pallie-chan!"Bookmark here

There were three kids.Bookmark here

Yes, three kids with weird names.Bookmark here

All of them had black hair, but they have different colored eyes.Bookmark here

The one they called Pallie has blue eyes. Her hair is long on the back, reaching her waists with some bangs. She is carrying a sword and a shield and is slightly taller than the other two. She is wearing armor and a long skirt. She is about my age. She looks beautiful.Bookmark here

The one they called Heallie has green eyes, she is wearing two white ribbons on top and has small twin tails on them while having her hair to her waist. Wearing a black robe with a white moon on the back. She is shorter than Pallie. Seems younger than me.Bookmark here

Then there was Cry, who had white irises on her eyes, and has short bobbed hair. She is wearing a red robe and is wielding a wand. She is the same height as Heallie. Probably the same age as Heallie.Bookmark here

The first thing you would notice when seeing them is that their eyes were glowing.Bookmark here

"Why the hell are there kids outside of town?"Bookmark here

I then remembered about the Moon Clansmen.Bookmark here

They were people who were able to become adventurers from the day they we're born.Bookmark here

So these kids are adventurers huh? Might as well observe them on how they do stuff.Bookmark here

The three are playing around when 6 figures suddenly approached them.Bookmark here

It was a pack of Charge dogs.Bookmark here

""Doggies!""Bookmark here

"This is why I told you to not mess around!"Bookmark here

Pallie rushed in front of them facing the dogs.Bookmark here

"<Taunt!>"Bookmark here

The charge dogs turned to Pallie and starting charging at here.Bookmark here

As expected of adventurers, she just took them head on with her shield and didn't even budge.Bookmark here

"These are just weak monsters right? I'll heal you later Pallie-chan!, though, I don't think I need to yet!"Bookmark here

"Cry-sama!"Bookmark here

"Okay! <Flame Bolt!>"Bookmark here

The white eyed wand glowed and 6 Fireballs were launched to each of the dogs.Bookmark here

The Fireballs pierced the dogs then the dogs were set on fire, turning them to black.Bookmark here

As expected of adventurers, they instantly defeated 6 charge dogs.Bookmark here

"Cry-chan is so mean! They got burned to a crisps!"Bookmark here

"They got turned into 'Hot Dogs'!"Bookmark here

"That was so funny Cry-chan!"Bookmark here

"Ha.ha.ha.ha.ha......"Bookmark here

Pallie laughed dryly.Bookmark here

Why did Heallie say 'Thats was so funny Cry-chan!'. Shouldn't you laugh when it's funny?Bookmark here

"I wish Sinas could've come with us..."Bookmark here

"There's no helping it, we need her to cover for Cry-sama."Bookmark here

I decided to leave to resume my hunting.Bookmark here

I was satisfied with what I saw, this was the first time I saw Magic.Bookmark here

Magic are the most powerful attack adventurers can do, the problem was the casting time. The stronger the magic, the longer the casting time.Bookmark here

I also read some things about stat balance or something so that casting time and the power of magic would be optimal on how you fight.Bookmark here

Right now, I'm aiming for a charge dog that is alone, but I have to set up traps first.Bookmark here

I pushed my stringed nails on trees and attached the other end to another tree to make a walls of strings.Bookmark here

Since charge dogs only charge mindlessly, they will just keep trying to push through the strings even if they cannot charge through it.Bookmark here

I need to find a single dog first, and try if the wall of strings can stop one.Bookmark here

I moved around the area to find one.Bookmark here

It was easier to move around than before because I have mastered how to move around without making any sound and as well as hiding my presence by hiding under shadows of the trees and also behind bushes.Bookmark here

I remembered something dangerous I tried a year ago.Bookmark here

A year ago, I tried to wait for a charge dog to pass in front of me, while hiding under the shadow of a tree, and there was no cover between me and a charge dog.Bookmark here

The charge dog just went pass me even though it was right in front of me, it didn't notice me.Bookmark here

This gave me confidence, and now I am able to move around without worrying for a surprise attack.Bookmark here

While reminiscing I found a lone charge dog.Bookmark here

I shot an arrow at it then ran and lured it to the wall of string.Bookmark here

I slid under the wall and the charge wolf was caught in it while chasing me.Bookmark here

"As expected from a string made from a level 20 spider monster."Bookmark here

It tried to push through but it's inevitable.Bookmark here

But because of its nature, it keeps trying to push through even though it's impossible because he can still see me.Bookmark here

Charge wolf mindlessly charge when they see people.Bookmark here

"You look pitiful."Bookmark here

After talking to the charge dog because I felt like it, I shot arrows to its weak spots, which is the head and the chest, until it died.Bookmark here

I tried the durability of the string.Bookmark here

I tried luring two dogs, and it didn't break, and killed them afterwards.Bookmark here

I did that again with five dogs and the results were the same.Bookmark here

"I'll die if the string suddenly breaks."Bookmark here

So I did another string wall behind the string walls and moved around to lure a larger number of dogs.Bookmark here

I lured ten dogs and ran for my life, then slid under the string wall.Bookmark here

I ran to the next string wall and slid under it.Bookmark here

I looked behind.Bookmark here

"I guess, this is too many, I better kill some of it before it breaks through."Bookmark here

The strings weren't the problem, but the nails were.Bookmark here

They were slowly being removed.Bookmark here

So I tried to kill as many as I can before they break through.Bookmark here

After I killed 3 of them they broke through the first wall.Bookmark here

The remaining dogs couldn't get through the second wall.Bookmark here

I killed the remaining who couldn't break through.Bookmark here

"Hmmmm, I guess this is fine for today."Bookmark here

I carved out every part of its body using <Amputation> and put it onto the bag I was carrying.Bookmark here

Every time I killed a monster I would try to slice out their body parts but it just went through making a small amount of red hp gush out.Bookmark here

After doing it for a while I was finally able to do it.Bookmark here

Whenever the bag I have is full, I will go to the left corner of the forest and put up the bags on top of trees in order to hide them from people.Bookmark here

These bags are a piece of cloth made into a bag. I bought them at the market for a cheap price.Bookmark here

I'm thinking of selling the materials I collect when I become an adventurer.Bookmark here

I started heading back to town.Bookmark here

On my way, I heard heavy footsteps and the ground was slightly vibrating.Bookmark here

"These footsteps..."Bookmark here

I know I'm going to die if I go to it so I tried to ignore it when I suddenly heard voices.Bookmark here

"Run faster! Heallie!"Bookmark here

"Waaaaah!!!"Bookmark here

"Why weren't we told that there was a Giga Bear in the area?!"Bookmark here

Based on what I heard it was a Giga Bear.Bookmark here

Well, I already knew it based on those footsteps.Bookmark here

A Giga bear is a level 25 monster that is 4 meters tall and will probably kill low level adventurers with one hit.Bookmark here

I went to see what was happening.Bookmark here

As I grew closer I could hear heavy footsteps running.Bookmark here

I saw the Giga bear.Bookmark here

It was running on all fours chasing the tree Moon Clansmen.Bookmark here

"I see so it chases people on all fours like the mini bear too... He will probably stand in two feet when they get in range."Bookmark here

I chased after them, remaining out of sight as it chase them.Bookmark here

They got cornered into the edge of the mountain.Bookmark here

The bear then stood on two feet.Bookmark here

Pallie faced the bear and prepared her shield.Bookmark here

"You two, I will use taunt to gain it's 'Hate', after it attacks, run back to safety..."Bookmark here

"Pallie! What about you!."Bookmark here

"Pallie-chan!"Bookmark here

Should I help them?Bookmark here

But how would I benefit in that? I don't know them anyway.Bookmark here

But why do I feel the urge to help them?Bookmark here

They have nothing to do with me!Bookmark here

I stopped myself from getting involved.Bookmark here

"Just do as I say!"Bookmark here

"No Pallie!"Bookmark here

"It's my job as a Royal knight of the Moon to protect the princess with my life! Heallie you're one too! When he attacks grab the princess and run!"Bookmark here

"No Pallie-chan!"Bookmark here

So she was a Princess?Bookmark here

Having a princess owe me a favor is good.Bookmark here

But why do I feel like I'm only making an excuse?Bookmark here

Also, getting involved with royalty normally results to trouble based on history.Bookmark here

And why was there royalty here? I thought there were no princesses among those people who went here.Bookmark here

I don't want to get involve with nobles.Bookmark here

I'll also die if I interfere.Bookmark here

I decided to not get involved.Bookmark here

"Here it comes! Get ready!"Bookmark here

The bear then stepped forward preparing to swing his arm to Pallie.Bookmark here

Suddenly...Bookmark here

"Graaa----!!"Bookmark here

"""?!"""Bookmark here

The three kids showed surprised expressions.Bookmark here

There was an arrow in the eye of the bear.Bookmark here

Yes, a stupid person shot an arrow to the bear.Bookmark here

I don't know why he did it, but he did it.Bookmark here

And that stupid person was me.Bookmark here


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