Chapter 16:

Vol. 2 Ch. 7 The girl who will live in the apartment

Quina


Chapter 5

The girl who will live in the apartment

The next day I woke up and went to the pharmacy.

But before I entered I saw a man with black hair and green eyes who was probably of the Moon Clan.

The man was carrying the books that are 'Introduction part 1' up to the last book in a cardboard box.

What is happening, did Sensei sell them?

I went passed the man and walked inside the shop.

I saw Sensei talking to the Woman that went inside the shop the other day which was a Moon Clan with red eyes.

She was holding the hand of a little girl who was smaller than me, with black hair that almost covers her face and red eyes.

"—after that, she will help out."

"Yes, thanks Pochie."

"Sensei, what is happening?"

"Oh, Nameless-kun... this is my friend Pochie and her daughter Rision."

"....umm... hello again Nameless-kun... you hate nobles...sorry, but we will leave immediately."

"No, you don't have to... Seeing your Sensei's friend, I'm sure you're a good person."

"What a mature kid."

I looked at the kid who was called Rision.

"Oh, this is Rision BloodMoon... my daughter. She wants to learn potion making."

"...hey..."

"...hey..."

She's a person who looks like she doesn't care about anything. I feel like this person won't be any problems at all unlike those three I met yesterday.

"Remember what you said before Nameless-kun? Rision will help me with the shop after you go to the Anima, but while you're still here, she will read potion books inside the apartment they just bought here in Quina."

"Wait, I thought Moon Clansmen are made adventurers the moment they are born? Shouldn't she just learn potion making skill by leveling up?"

An alchemist has those skills. <Potion Knowledge> is required for <Potion Making> which is able to make a potion instantly through the skill because of the blessing.

"She already learned the skill {Potion knowledge Lv.2} and {Potion Making Lv.1}."

"Why would she read if she can just level up the skill?"

"She wants to learn the skill {Potion Invention}"

"You mean-"

*Bing!!!*

"Hmmm.. A success or failure? I'll try to adjust later... this is a first..."

Nice timing crazy girl.

".....You mean she wants to learn that?"

"Yes, to learn potion invention, you first need to learn {Potion Knowledge Lv. X} and {Potion Making Lv. X}"

"Lv. X?"

"It's a skill that you can't learn unless you work hard. Do you know that anything you do before you become an adventurer will make you learn skills instantly?"

"Yes."

I read about that. For example, if you do archery before reaching 15 years old, you will instantly gain the skill <Hawk Eyes Lv.1-10> the moment you are registered as an adventurer because of your practiced eyesight. I heard you can also do this an adventurer, but it will be harder.

"For those who learn more knowledge than a knowledge passive skill like <Potion Knowledge Lv.10> or become better in an active skill <Potion Making Lv.10>. The skills will become Lv. X."

"So, I suspect that the brat already is Lv. X at both? so that means that she can invent potions."

"Yes, if you learn them naturally, of course you would know how to invent potions since you know them from experience. It would be weird if you have more knowledge but will be still stuck at Lv.10."

"If that's the case, then why would it be Lv. X than Lv.11 or above?"

"Since Lv.10 is the max level that the blessing can give, if a person learns more than that, it cannot be recognized fully by the blessing anymore making it Lv. X. in other words, if it is Lv.X, it could be something like <Potion Knowledge Lv.11> to <Potion Knowledge Lv. Infinity>"

"Oh I get it! Since potion knowledge and potion making Lv. X means you have more knowledge than the skills itself, You will instantly Learn {Potion Invention Lv. X} because you have more knowledge than the blessing can give or something right?"

"Yes and No, The blessing doesn't give knowledge, it gives skills. For example, you can use <Potion Making Lv.10> to create an HP Potion, even though you don't know anything about potion making. You just have to say the skill and pick what type of potion you can create."

Wow, that's so unfair to me who learns it from manual experience, I probably won't learn Lv.X like that brat, but I'll at least have the skill even though I choose a class other than alchemist.

"So that means that if you want to Learn Lv. X, you need to start is from the very start up to above level 10. You cannot just learn it at level 10 and just read some books and make it go past level 10."

"Yes that is right."

"Wait, if that is the case, then can you level up skills just by reading and not defeating monsters?"

"Yes, that is true..."

"So technically, anyone can learn any skill just from pure knowledge or hardwork? Then that beats leveling up skills by killing monsters by getting skill points, right?"

"Not everyone can work hard, a normal person can learn <Potion Making Lv.10> after reading the books for at least 20 years. Xeline is just an exemption because of how she is. Some people just want to learn the skill just to be able to make potions and just focus on Leveling Up. Also, there are skills that cannot be learned through hard work. Magic is an example of this."

This makes me realize how much of a monster that brat upstairs is.

And base on what has been talked about, if you learn <Potion Knowledge Lv.5> and start studying potion books, it would mean you will only study with no knowledge meaning you would technically start from Potion knowledge level 0 and will only be able to manually level the skill up to Lv.6 if you gain enough knowledge for it.

I looked at Rision.

"So, you learned the skill through reading? Hey, what level are you? and have you spent any stat or skill points?"

"I'm level one, I have not learned anything yet."

"So she's the same as that crazy brat upstairs..."

I hope she's not as crazy as that brat.

"Yes, Nameless-kun, can you take her out for a walk in town?"

"...that okay with you?"

"Yes."

"Okay sensei I'll walk her around town, come on, Rision."

"Okay."

"Take care both of you!"

We went outside.

"Tailor okay with you?"

"Yes."

We walked to the tailor.

"This is the Tailor, should I explain? You have one in your kingdom right?"

"No need to explain."

"Okay, I'll just walk around and you just stop me if you're curious about something."

"Yes."

We started walking around town.

"That is the coliseum that is under construction you guys went here for."

"Yes."

"This is the tailor."

"Yes."

"That is the Inn."

"Yes."

"This is the Adventurer's guild, the training areas behind it."

"Yes."

"This is the market."

"Yes."

"That is the Library."

"Yes."

"Over there is the school."

"....school."

"Hm? What?"

"What do you do in school?"

"Oh, you don't have one because you guys are born adventurers huh?...Sorry I can't answer, I don't go to school."

"Why?"

"I can learn by myself."

"...Okay."

We continued walking. And arrived at the center part of the town.

"That is the Wood Working shop. As you can see the announcement board is beside it"

"Yes."

"That is the town hall."

"Yes."

"That is the Blacksmith."

"Yes."

As we walk towards the northern part of the town she tugged on my shirt.

"....Didn't we miss something?"

"What?"

"That bench... something is weird about it."

The bench she was talking about was my bench.

Yes, it is weird... it had a box underneath and a Clock. The jacket that never gets dirty, wet, and even grows as I grow was tied up on the side rail.

"That's just where I live."

"Where you live?"

"Yeah."

"......."

"Want to continue walking?"

"Yes."

We continued walking.

"That's the Clinic"

"Yes."

"That's the Bank"

"Yes."

"That's the knight's guild and beside it is the stable."

"Yes."

"That house there is the Berserker's house."

"....berserker?"

"A monster that lives in this town. White hair with glasses and will never age."

"...Interesting."

"Be careful, I was almost killed by her."

"Okay."

"That is the last stop, as you know the street there leads back to the pharmacy."

"Can we go back to the bench?"

"Why?"

"I want to see."

"Okay."

We headed back to the bench and over there we saw someone beside my bench and looking at the fountain.

"Pallie?"

"Hello Nameless-kun and... Rision?"

"Hey."

"So you knew each other?"

"I'm just walking around town with her."

"Rision, thanks again for listening for the Princess request."

"It's fine."

"So she was the one who snuck you out?"

"We received help from her mother."

"What brings you here? And where's the princess and Heallie-chan?"

"When I was about to leave, they just woke up... They said to call you and invite you to the inn."

"Okay, Rision, why did you want to come back here at the bench?"

"I just wanted to have a second look."

".........."

"Rision is probably anxious."

"Anxious?"

"Rision, can I explain your circumstances?"

"Yes."

"Rision wants to learn about potion making but the moon kingdom doesn't have any schools or even the potion book. They cannot leave the kingdom because they were nobles and powerful adventurers that were needed there. Rision suggested to make her learn by sending them to a town where she can read them. They were reluctant at first but because they don't want to hinder her dreams, she sent her here which was convenient because a friend of her parents lives here."

"And they didn't want that friend to be burdened so they told her to live alone?"

"Yes."

"Sorry Rision, you won't learn anything about living alone from me. I may live alone but I always move around town to do jobs and they also send me food. And since I see so many people when I sit here and the space is big. I'm technically not in a confined place."

"Is that so?"

"Pallie-chan! oh? Onii-chan! and Rision-chan!"

The one who shouted was Heallie who hugged me as she arrive.

I patted her in the head and hugged her with one hand.

"Hey, Heallie-chan."

"Heehee... Onii-chan."

So cute.

"Ah. Pallie-chan! Me and Cry-chan are waiting! What's taking you so long?!"

"Oh, sorry... We suddenly had something to talk about."

"Pallie is a cheater! Don't hog him to yourself! Come on Onii-chan!"

"Wait, can't we talk somewhere else? I don't want to get any more involved with nobles."

"Cry-chan can't leave the inn, they will get angry if people find out there is a princess here because there will be a big commotion."

"Is that so..."

The public goes wild when there is a princess. I read that in books.

"Rision, what will you do next?"

"Rision-chan can come with us!"

"Okay then, I'll come with you."

We headed to the inn and went inside.

Inside I can see some moonclansmen eating since the ground floor of the inn was a restaurant.

"So are all of these nobles?"

"No, only a few are nobles, some are guards. Don't worry Nameless, you blend in with us when your eyes are not glowing, just tell them that they are dark purple if they ask."

"Is that so?"

"Let's go to our room."

We went to the top floor of the Inn which was 3 stories high.

We went inside the room and there are two double deckers. One of the beds which was on the top deck seems like it was left messy, the one on the bottom was cleanly made, the other top one was empty, and the last one which was the bottom has a corrupted being sleeping on top of it which is the 'Corrupted Princess'.

It was a room with a small space, the only walking space was the space in between the two double deckers.

"Let me guess, Heallie-chan's bed is the messy one and the Clean one is Pallie's."

"Bubuu! Your wrong Onii-chan! It's the opposite!"

"Eh?"

I glanced at Pallie.

"E...he..he..."

She looked embarrassed as she smiled dryly.

"I never expected that but somehow expected it. You're a very Disciplined and responsible person, but for some reason, there is a gap in your character because you have a playful side."

"Playful?"

"Pallie-chan! Onii-chan! Stop flirting!"

"It's surprising that Heallie-chan was the type of person who would be able to clean her bed though.. I don't want you to grow up..."

"Don't worry Onii-chan! I will always be you're little sister!"

"...Too cute..."

"Heehee...."

She hugged me and I hugged her back.

I feel like I'm turning into Onee-chan.

"Uaaa... huh??"

The corrupted being woke up and looked at us.

"Oi Heallie! Let my Yuusha go!"

"Cry-chan! Good Morning!"

"Ah, Rision, thanks for listening for my unreasonable request."

"It's fine."

"This corrupted princess abusing her powers... how can she reject an offer from royalty? such tyranny."

"What?!"

"Hey, what did you call me here for anyway? I'm only here for Heallie."

"Hmmhmm, I want to give you this!"

She handed me a golden coin with a moon symbol on its back.

"It's payment for yesterday and the day before!"

"What is this anyway?"

"It's a moon coin, you can convert it to varas in the moon kingdom. Since we will be leaving tomorrow, I want to give you something to remember me by."

So the moon clan will leave tomorrow.

"Then it's useless."

"Hey! it's not useless!"

"How much is it worth anyway?"

"10million varas."

"Damn, this corrupt princess is giving away the peoples taxes."

"What?!"

"Is that all?"

"Well..."

"You should've just gave it through Pallie so I won't go to the hassle of going here."

"I just wanted to hear about you!"

"Why?"

"Because you will marry me!"

"I humbly... no... I will desperately decline."

"Grrrr...."

"I want to hear about Onii-chan too!"

"Okay!"

"What?!"

The princess seems surprised when I agreed instantly with Heallie.

Of course, don't compare Heallie to a corrupted human like you.

"Let's take a seat!"

Pallie and Heallie sat on the clean bed and Rision sat beside the princess.

"......."

"Why don't you take a seat Onii-chan?"

"....I have no space, Pallie, move to the corrupted princess bed. I'll sit with Heallie."

"Yay! I win!"

"Okay..."

Pallie moved to the princess bed but...

"It's tight."

"Yeah..."

Since a ladder was covering part of the bed, the place to sit on was small.

"....We need to balance, Heallie, Princess, and me in here, and Pallie, Nameless on the other side."

"No Rision-chan! I wan't to sit with Onii-chan!"

"Heallie, won't it be better to sit in front to see him more?"

"You're right! Let's exchange Pallie-chan!"

It seems she knows how to handle things well... I expected that she seems like a cool headed person.

They exchange seats and I sat beside Pallie, they fit perfectly on the other side and me and Pallie has some space between us.

"So? What do you want to ask?"

"Ummmm..."

"Onii-chan! Do you have a girlfriend!"

Girlfriend, I read about it a few years ago during that Alex Cecil stuff, it's a relationship status between two people. They kiss each other and call them names and act like husband and wife.

"I don't."

"Yay!"

"Phew...."

The princess gave a breathe of relief.

"Pallie-chan, your turn!"

"Eh? ummmm..."

"You don't need to ask anything right? You probably know by asking around town."

"Yes... that makes it hard to think of a question."

"Then just ask me something that you can ask anyone about."

"Then... Umm.... what is your favorite color?"

"Hmmm? Color.... black maybe? It makes me hide in the shadow."

"Is that so..."

"Pallie-chan! Onii-chan! Flirting is banned!"

""........""

"Well then, Cry-chan next!"

"Okay umm.... do you like someone?"

"I hate you."

"What?! Why?! That was not the question!"

"I hate you."

"Grrrr!"

"Onii-chan! someone you like!"

"You of course!"

"Eh?! Heehee...."

"Wha?!"

The princess looked like she was shattered.

"Next is, Rision-chan!"

"......"

"....what?"

"....can you teach and guide me how to survive by myself?"

"""........"""

That question made the whole room quiet. It didn't show on her face, but she really was anxious.

"....it depends."

"Is that so...."

"Onii-chan! Answer her question properly!"

"I answered her properly Heallie-chan!"

"Okay, my turn! What do you mean by it depends?!"

"I see no benefit from it..."

"Buu! Onii-chan! Why?!"

"Wait Heallie, don't force yourself on other people, it might inconvenience them."

"Hmpf!"

"It's my turn to ask him questions."

Pallie looked at me seriously.

"What if there are benefits for you?"

"I would help her."

"Is that so..."

"Cry-sama you next."

"If we ask you to take care of her, in exchange for some benefits, would you accept?"

"It depends on what 'Take Care' means but I need to do my other jobs meaning I can't take care of her unless it's my free time."

"Then.. Rision... you next..."

"...can you tell me what benefits do you seek?"

"....wait... I'll think of one."

What benefits? What does an adventurer need? no... What skill do I need? Something an adventurer wants. What do I still don't have? I am focusing on the ability to fight and process or manage my equipment. If I am left alone in the field what do I need.

I thought about it deeply.

Wait, there is something I lack!

"Thank you."

Pallie whispered to me.

"eh? why?"

"You really want to help her right? You're not going to think deeply like that if you didn't want to help her."

"I can't really say, but there really are some benefits to me you know? in fact I just thought of something."

I faced Rision.

"Hey, how do you plan on eating?"

"My mom gave me money on the bank worth for 5 years, I would use it for my daily needs including food."

"So you're just going to buy finished food from the market?"

"Yes."

"Okay, I have a suggestion."

"What is it?"

I thought of something, it was something that was provided to me every day. I can't live like that, I need to be able to hold on my own. The thing that was provided to me was food. I can't always rely on the people for that. And I also can't rely on anyone if I'm alone on the field with nothing to eat.

"I require you to allow me to visit your home, during 6:00am, 12:00am, and 7:00pm I would go there and you better be ready."

"Why?"

"You said you just had to buy food, right? Can you give that money to me? I'll be the one to buy. I'll buy ingredients and go to your house to cook them. Don't worry, I'll also invest the amount of money so it will fit two people."

"But I don't have a stove in my house, Only books."

"No problem, I'll take care of that. I have jobs around that can provide that. But there is one thing that I want you to do."

"What is it?"

"I want you to judge my cooking. I haven't cooked anything my whole life, so it might be horrible at the start..... So to summarize, give me access to your house, let me use the space, and you should taste my food and judge it. In exchange, I'll take care of you. You can come to me if you need something, I will give you my schedule and you can just go to my workplace if you need me."

"Is it really fine?"

"What?"

"No matter how I look at it, only I would benefit... you would even cook for me."

"What? How can you benefit? All I said was for me, the space and judging of food. And how is me being able to cook for you a benefit for you? It would be better to buy food from experienced chefs, what I will make is horrible so you probably won't like it."

".........."

"I'll probably only be able to take care of you until I'm 15 and become an adventurer, anyway I think Sensei will take care of you when that time comes, so... do you accept?"

"...yes..."

"Okay then, It's settled!"

"Thank you."

I guess that settles it then.

"Onii-chan! You're too sweet! It makes me jealous, but I'm happy for Rision-chan!

"I don't know if you're just finding excuses for taking care of her or just saying the plain logical truth... but still, if you think about it. It really is to your benefit."

"Thank you for taking care of my people..."

"This corrupt princess thinks that I did it for her, such an egoistic person."

"What?!"

"Okay! My turn next!"

"Eh? The game still goes on?"

"Yes! And Rision-chan loses 4 turns because she asked 4 extra questions to Onii-chan!"

"I don't mind."

Rision's face looks a little less stiff now... like a burden was taken off her back.

"Onii-chan! What is your favorite food!"

"Anything that don't taste horrible."

"Okay! Pallie you're next!"

"You're stronger than the normal non-adventurer, why is that?"

"Work, and every night I do archery and sword training. And that other thing that I told you to not speak of."

"Is that so."

"Hey! You already have a secret together?!"

"Huh? You also know about that Heallie. How can you forget."

"Eh? Really?"

"Oi, better remind her later."

"Got it."

That secret was going out late at night hunting things.

"Pallie."

"What is it Cry-sama?"

"For some reason... this is headed in the direction that you will be a couple. Do you plan to do that?"

"Huh? I won't deny the possibility but I won't expect it as well."

"What?! Don't act high and mighty!"

"This corrupt princess sure is egoistic. Did that somehow damage your pride?"

"Grrrrrrr!"

"Cry-chan! Your turn!"

"What are those jobs you do?"

"Hmm? Woodworking, Blacksmith, Pharmacy."

"So you know potion making too?"

"For some reason, I feel like Cry-chan and me are in the last place now... you favor Rision and Pallie too much!"

"".........""

"Heallie-chan, can you really say that?"

"Eh? What do you mean Onii-chan?"

"Can you really say that you're in the last place?"

"......."

"Say it! I know you know that I love you!"

"Onii-chan!!!!"

Heallie jump to me and hugged my tight.

"So cute..."

"Heehee..."

"Nameless, I'll ask you something... how can you say 'I love you' so easily?"

"Eh? I don't know about love. But when I saw Heallie I thought she was cute and decided that it was love."

"That's not love at all!"

"What are you saying Cry-chan! That is love!"

"Wait, that isn't love?"

"Nameless... do you want to kiss her and hold her hand and marry her?"

"I want to hug her all day, I want to marry her so I can hug her. But I feel like I don't want to kiss her because it feels like she won't be cute anymore if I did that."

"What?! Onii-chan! I thought you love me?!"

"Eh? What do you mean? I love you!"

"That isn't love! You only think of me as a toy!"

"Hmmm... you might be right."

"What?!"

"But you're a toy that I want to hug forever, a toy that I can't live without. If you want me to do something useless as kissing you, I will do it just to be with you."

"Onii-chan... I'm so confused by what you just said."

"Nameless... so you're that kind of guy... The one who knows love only based on knowledge without knowing the feeling."

"Wow, you know so much about me even though we just met the other day, are you some kind of psychic?"

"Thank you for your compliment."

""No Flirting!""

""Eh?""

"Can I ask a question now?"

"Eh? I lost count... Okay.. Rision-chan! Your turn!"

"Can I watch you work?"

"Hmmm? I don't mind."

I can't show them the piano, it might lose the surprise effect when I try to make it famous. Especially this is a princess we are talking about. But I won't play it today anyway because I need to make something else.

"""Can we come too?!"""

"I thought the princess can't come outside?"

"Lend me your jacket!"

"No way."

"Why?!"

"I don't want to, it might get corrupted."

"Grrrr!"

"Okay, I'll lend it to you, but you need to do one request from me."

"What?"

"When you see me again in this place or the capital, give me a 'Clear Moon'."

"That's all? Okay!"

"Wait Pallie! I have a question for Onii-chan, I want you to hear it just to confirm something!"

"Eh? Okay then."

"Onii-chan."

"What?"

"You said you don't know love right? But yesterday, you blushed when Pallie kissed you. What did you feel then?"

"Eh?"

When I remembered it my heart started beating fast.

"Onii-chan, your red!"

"Eh? Really?"

"Yes! What?! Does this mean Pallie is my Yuusha's first love?!"

Pallie turned red.

"Pallie-chan! You thief! You took advantage of his innocence!"

"No! What he feels isn't love! You know it too right Nameless?!"

"I don't know, but this feels like just a shock for experiencing something for the first time. Is it love?"

"Wait, calm down first."

Rision was the one who said that.

"Okay, then close your eyes and think of Pallies face."

"Okay, then... Pallie... think of Pallie..."

"........."

"He doesn't turn red, it's not love."

"Really? That's all I have to do to find out?"

"Yes."

"Rision-chan! you're so reliable!"

"Rision's great."

"So it really wasn't love huh..."

"Pallie! You were expecting something huh?!"

"No! I was not!"

"Oi, it's almost 12:00, I'll have lunch at the bench, I'll just come back later with the jacket."

"Why not just eat together?"

"The towns people prepares my lunch, I don't want to waste their goodwill."

"Okay then it can't be helped."

We went downstairs and they ate there while I left to the bench and ate.

"Hmmm..... I'll leave the message to the town hall to not give me food anymore."

Since I will cook for myself and have enough money anyway, I don't need to rely on them anymore.

"I wonder if I got too much involved..."

I got involved with the princess, royal knights, and as well as a noble. But they don't seem to be bad people... maybe Pochie-san was right that I was generalizing too much. Or maybe we're just too young.

I see the princess handing money like it's her own though.

I finished eating grabed my jacket and went to the inn.

"You haven't finished eating yet?"

"Huh? You're finished?"

"Yes."

"You're too fast."

I sat on the table they are eating in.

"Can I ask you guys something, Nobles are those haughty people I read in books right? I don't see you guys like that at all. except for the princess who is naturally corrupted."

"Hey!"

"I don't know where you get that, but nobles in our kingdom are adventurers who have achieved levels 60 and above. Those who are level 60 and below are normal."

"Oh so it's different from the capital where nobles are just nobles because they are rich?"

"Yep, that's why we're not considered nobles except for the princess. Only our parents are nobles."

"That explains everything, especially the reason why this princess is the only one corrupted."

"The bloodline of the princess are powerful, they are more sensitive to the moon."

"Is that so? Anyway Pallie."

"Hmmmm?"

She just finished eating and I pointed at the side of her mouth.

"You're a messy eater."

She became slightly red because of embarrassment.

"Eh he he he..."

And made a dry laugh of embarrassment.

She elegantly wiped it off with a white piece of cloth.

"Pallie and my Yuusha are flirting again..."

"Finished eating corrupted princess? Then let's go."

"Grrrrr!"

We went up the Inn, she wore my jacket that covered her face and body because it was too big.

"Why does this jacket feel cold? it doesn't feel like a jacket at all...."

"Eh? Really?"

"Yes."

"Maybe it just means that you're so corrupted even commoner's clothing hates you."

"Grrrrrr!."

But still, this jacket is always weird...

I snuck out with her and the other two followed.

"This feels good..."

"Cry-chan! Let me try wearing it!"

"We can't Heallie-chan, it would be dangerous if they found out about her true identity."

"Buuu!"

"I seriously don't know why you want to watch me work."

"It's fine, we got nothing to do during the day anyway."

"Okay, first we I need to go inside the Library to get something before going to work."

I went to the library to get cook books then went out.

We went inside the woodworking shop.

"No one is manning the shop..."

"That's just how it is here."

"This place is a little carefree unlike my kingdom."

"Saying it 'my kingdom' than 'our kingdom'... this princess cannot be saved from corruption."

"What?!"

We went inside the storage part of the store.

"Don't touch anything alright? Especially you princess."

"I'm not that kind of person who does whatever she wants."

"Oh really now?"

We went to the workshop part of the store.

"Old man, let them watch."

"I don't care, just don't touch. Continue making that thing over there."

"I have something to do today, I'll just make it up tomorrow."

"Make sure you do."

I picked up a wood and started drawing.

"What are you making?"

"Some utensils for cooking and eating."

I got some blueprints at the desk then started working.

"So this was what you meant when you said you will take care of the utensils. It surprises me that you know which to make"

"I read a lot."

"Is that so."

"Onii-chan is so fast!"

I made some wooden spoon and fork with some plates. Then I made a small stove but it was unfinished because stoves need to have metal in it.

Heallie and the Princess was amused at first but became more quiet as time goes by.

Rision and Pallie just watched with curiosity.

I finished them all and it was 3:30.

"I guess this is okay, I'll go to my next job next."

When I looked at my back I saw Pallie with the Princess and Healie-chan asleep leaning on her while they are sitting on a bench.

"It's hard taking care of them huh?"

"They just lack sleep because we stayed up late yesterday... and they also take care of me as well."

"Yeah, you kind of have a childish side to you as well."

"You're probably right. I don't notice it sometimes."

"It kind of activate a human reaction's paternal instincts though. Seeing you like that sometimes makes me want to take care of you."

She became slightly red.

"If they heard you know they would be noisy again."

"Why do they get noisy anyway?"

"You'll have to find that out by yourself."

"Okay then... I need to get to my next job, we better wake them up."

After we woke them up they Apologized for sleeping and we went to the bench.

"Why are you picking up clothes?"

"I take a shower after smithing."

"Is that so."

We went to the blacksmith.

"Flame kid! Hmmm what's this? you made friends with the Moon People huh?"

"Yeah, can they watch?"

"Sure! I hope watching lights up the flame in you as well! HAHAHAHAHA"

We went inside the workshop and Cecil was there.

"You guys, this boy is that old man's son, Cecil."

""""It's nice to meet you.""""

"It's nice to meet you too, but 'Love Master', Why do you always forget that I'm a girl!"

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

"Love master! How many times do I have to tell you?!"

"Love master?"

"Oh? You want to know the story of my love and how Love Master made it happen?"

""Yes! Please!""

"If it's fine with you Cecil-san, then I would like to listen as well."

"Hey Cecil, what about your work?"

"It can wait! I want to tell people Alex and My love story."

"Is that so, well really I don't care."

"Can I just watch you work?"

"Yeah sure."

The three listened to Cecil's story while Rision watched me.

I was making metal pots and pans.

"Rision, why won't you just take the books back home and read there?"

"I want to learn how to make them too, we don't have potion makers in the Kingdom so if I went back, I would just learn about potion knowledge."

"Does that mean someone will teach you?"

"Yes, Roselyn-san would teach me."

"Is that so."

When I talk with this person it makes me feel calm somehow. She was always calm and reliable.

After making the pots and pans, I made the metal parts of the stove.

I got the blueprints of the stove so I can make the parts without the wooden part of the stove in here. I'll just attach them later with nails and some liquid used in sticking them together.

After making it, I also made a metal Bell, it was for taking care of Rision.

When I worked, Rision just calmly watched until I finished.

It was 5:30pm.

"I guess this should do it."

"You have a lot of skills."

"It was just for making money before, now I do it because knowing how to do them was convinient. It also kills stagnant time."

"Is that so."

I looked to Cecil's direction and she was still telling stories.

They are sitting down on the bottom of the stairs while Cecil was in front of them sitting on the floor.

It seems that the other three was still focused on the story.

"You haven't finished with that story yet? It wasn't that long right?"

"I also told them about things Alex and Me did after we got together."

"Is that so."

"Onii-chan! You were so smart! You made them fall in love without knowing what love is!"

"I know love, I just don't know how it feels."

"You're being confusing again Onii-chan."

"Anyway, Cecil... I'm going to take a bath."

"Okay then, you won't invite any of this girls to bath now will you?"

"Why would I they don't need it, they just sat down all day."

"Cecil-san, why would you ask him that?"

"Well you see-"

Rision sat down with the three and I went up the stairs to take a bath.

After taking a bath.

"You're really innocent my Yuusha."

"Of course, I'm not like a corrupted royalty like you!"

"Gaaaah!"

Why did she call me innocent all of the sudden?

"So next is the pharmacy...Wait a minute."

I just thought of something dangerous.

The pharmacy is next? Oh no... that means Onee-chan is there.

If she meets Heallie...

She might actually really die!

I did what Heallie did the other day and it made her nose bleed and faint.

That is dangerous, I won't let them meet. I need to make an excuse.

I went down after I finished taking a bath.

"Onii-chan!"

Heallie hugged me thight.

"Onii-chan smells good!"

This reminds me of Onee-chan.

"Ummm... I can't do the pharmacy job today."

"Why not?"

"I need to move the stove over to Rision's house and assemble it there. I want to be able to cook starting tomorrow."

"If that's the case that's too bad, I wanted to see how potions made manually work."

"You can just come tomorrow morning around 7:00, it will be open."

Wait, they might catch Onee-chan if they go there at that time.

"No, go around 8:00am, I would start to go there to read at that time."

"Fine then."

"Come to think about it, I forgot to do something at the woodworking shop, since we're going there anyway, I better make it on the spot, it will only take a few minutes."

I picked up the metal parts of the stove I made.

"Rision, can you carry this?"

"Yes."

I handed them over to Rision.

"Eh? But love master won't the woodworker be angry again if you come there this late?"

"I don't care if that old man gets angry, let's go everyone."

"For some reason I get the feeling that you will give him a heart attack someday."

Ignoring Cecil's statement we went to the park.

We went to the woodworking shop and I knocked on the door violently.

As I expected the old man got annoyed and went down.

"Pallie, come with me okay?"

"Huh? Why?"

"Who's going to carry the stove?"

"Oh right."

The door then slammed open.

"Who the hell is it!"

"I'm coming in."

I trespassed inside the shop.

While rushing inside the old man was chased after me.

"Oi brat! What the hell do you think you're doing!"

"I'm just here to make a table and get a stove, if you want it to end quickly, help me make them!"

"Why should I?! I'll throw you outside!"

"I'll report you to the police!"

"This meddling kid!"

Seeing this exchange, Pallie went with us.

Pallie was smiling wryly with her eyes on an inverted V shape looking like she was seeing a weird scene.

"Pallie, can you carry that stove outside?"

"Sure thing."

Pallie was an adventurer, she is powerful even though she is just the same age as me.

Me and the oldman started on the table.

We just got a piece of long rectangular wood and cut it equally on four.

We placed a flat square piece of wood on top of the four, making a table with small legs.

It only took a few minutes.

"Okay done!"

"Now leave meddling kid!"

"Help me get this out first."

"Damn kid."

I got the wood and took it out of the shop.

"Thanks old man."

"Next time, you won't get paid for an entire year if you do this again."

"Yeah, yeah."

He went inside and slammed the door closed.

"Okay, time to go..."

Pallie carried the stove and I carried the table.

The table was a little bit heavy.

"I'll help."

Rision gave the metal parts of the stove to Heallie and helped me in carrying the table.

"Thanks."

"I'm the one who should thank you..."

"You lead the way."

"Okay."

We followed Rision as we carried the things.

We arrive at the two story apartment building.

We went up to the second floor and went inside a room.

In the room, there was a stack of books which were the 'Introduction part.1 'up to the last one.

There was a bed on the ground and a clock beside it.

There is a small terrace with a roof.

There was another small room inside which was probably the bathroom.

"Rision-chan! You're room is so clean!"

"It's too clean Heallie."

"I wonder why only a piece of bed and nothing else is in this room. Are Pochie-san and your father frugal?"

"I told them not to worry about other things, I only want a bed. They said they would put other things, but I don't want to burden them."

I don't know what to say to this because I don't know what a room should consist of.

"Anyway, it's good because now I can place the stove and table..."

I placed the table on the center of the room, it was a small table that you can reach when you sit on the floor.

I told Pallie to put the stove on the terrace since it's bad to have it inside.

"Wow! There's suddenly so many things in here!"

"My Yuusha sure is fast, he made all this in a single day."

I placed the bell near her bed.

"Rision."

"Yes?"

"When an emergency occurs and you cannot move, for example you got sick or something, just use this bell, I'll ask your neighbor and the apartment manager to respond when it happens. But don't use it just to play with it. Okay?"

"........"

"What's wrong?"

".......thank you."

"I'm so jealous Rision! He cares too much for you!"

"My Yuusha, are you sure you just don't have feelings for her?"

"You made all of this so fast, I'm impressed."

"No, this isn't finished yet, I still need to buy a Magic Heat crystal and Water Crystal."

"What for?"

"How can you start a stove without a heat crystal? and the water crystal in case of emergency."

"You're well prepared huh?"

"Not yet... I need to provide emergency medicine..."

Even adventurers get sick. They are afflicted by the 'Sick' Status when this happens. This cannot be removed instantly like the other potions. Who invented those potions anyway? To be able to cure poison instantly to an adventurer... that's some godly work.

"Onii-chan loves her so much! I'm sooo jealous! But I'm happy for you Rision!"

"This is just what is written on a book, 'Taking Care of a Person' that I read."

"But you're over protective My Yuusha..."

"Funny hearing that from a spoiled princess."

"Grrrrrrr."

"By the way Rision, give me the keys, I already said that I need to go here every now, let me cook and you eat it as your payment."

"Okay, Here."

She handed me key.

"Hey, do you have keys for yourself?"

"Yes."

"That's good."

"Thank you... for everything."

I looked at the clock beside her bed and its 7:00.

"It's time for me to go back, aren't you guys going to eat?"

"I didn't notice! Rision-chan, want to join us?"

"I can't cook anything today, so you should join them."

"Yes."

When we stepped outside of the apartment, their eyes started to glow.

We went to the center of the town.

"Goodbye Onii-chan!"

Heallie hugged me tight.

"...too cute."

"heehee..."

"My Yuusha, until then."

"I hope I don't see you again."

"For some reason... I am numb to your bullying now..."

"Good riddance."

"But I still want you to marry me."

"I will die first."

"Bye Nameless."

"Wait Pallie."

"Hmmm? What?"

"I'll pick you up later at 9:00 in front of the inn... I have a request."

"Okay."

""Huhhh?! A night Date?!!!""

Princess and Heallie-chan shouted.

"Is this a Goodbye Date where you kiss in the end?!"

"Onii-chan! Why?!"

"Hey Pallie! What is the meaning of this!"

"Onii-chan! Why only invite Pallie!"

"Sorry, Heallie-chan... I can't concentrate if something cute is there.... And I don't want to see this corrupted princess' face."

"Cute?...Heehee..."

"Wait, what will you do anyway?!"

"We would exercise."

""Okay, Have fun.""

"Why did you suddenly agree?"

"I hate exercising."

"Me too! It's tiring! and Boring!."

"But you guys like hunting, why not exercise?"

"This and that are different. Why exercise if you can increase stat points."

For adventurers, they can just increase their stats to improve physical activities rather than exercising.

"It's really unfair that you guys are born adventurers."

"There's actually a disadvantage to that."

"Eh?

"We start at Level 1 with all 1 stat."

"So?"

"The things you do in 15 years will affect your starting stats when you become an adventurer. Which means you will start at Lv.1 with high stats. We can't."

"But, you can level up earlier because of that right? If you ask me I'd rather level up more than do other things because it is faster."

"It might be good at the start, but as level rise, EXP needed to level up becomes bigger and weaker monsters give lesser exp. This means when we reach a certain level, we will level up in a slower rate because our stats are lower than usual, this makes non-moonclan adventurers catch up to our level and eventually overtake us because we lack those stats."

"So it was actually a disadvantage... but you have the blessings of the moon which does things I don't know about, so maybe it's an advantage."

"Maybe, better eyesight, reflex, and better affinity to magic is our advantage at night time... and some other things I don't know about like the Princess Unbelievable sight at night."

So there are also unique abilities for some of these Moon Clan people.

"Anyway, time to eat, bye."

"Bye my Yuusha."

"Bye Onii-chan! Please see us off tomorrow!"

"See you tomorrow."

When they left I ate at my bench.


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