Chapter 16:

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

Quina


Chapter 5Bookmark here

The girl who will live in the apartmentBookmark here

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

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

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

What is happening, did Sensei sell them?Bookmark here

I went passed the man and walked inside the shop.Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

"—after that, she will help out."Bookmark here

"Yes, thanks Pochie."Bookmark here

"Sensei, what is happening?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

"What a mature kid."Bookmark here

I looked at the kid who was called Rision.Bookmark here

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

"...hey..."Bookmark here

"...hey..."Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"You mean-"Bookmark here

*Bing!!!*Bookmark here

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

Nice timing crazy girl.Bookmark here

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

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

"Lv. X?"Bookmark here

"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?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

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

"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>"Bookmark here

"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?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Yes that is right."Bookmark here

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

"Yes, that is true..."Bookmark here

"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?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

I looked at Rision.Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"...that okay with you?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

"Okay."Bookmark here

"Take care both of you!"Bookmark here

We went outside.Bookmark here

"Tailor okay with you?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

We walked to the tailor.Bookmark here

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

"No need to explain."Bookmark here

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

We started walking around town.Bookmark here

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

"This is the tailor."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"That is the Inn."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

"This is the market."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"That is the Library."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"Over there is the school."Bookmark here

"....school."Bookmark here

"Hm? What?"Bookmark here

"What do you do in school?"Bookmark here

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

"Why?"Bookmark here

"I can learn by myself."Bookmark here

"...Okay."Bookmark here

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

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

"That is the town hall."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"That is the Blacksmith."Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

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

"What?"Bookmark here

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

The bench she was talking about was my bench.Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"That's just where I live."Bookmark here

"Where you live?"Bookmark here

"Yeah."Bookmark here

"......."Bookmark here

"Want to continue walking?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

We continued walking.Bookmark here

"That's the Clinic"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"That's the Bank"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

"....berserker?"Bookmark here

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

"...Interesting."Bookmark here

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

"Okay."Bookmark here

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

"Can we go back to the bench?"Bookmark here

"Why?"Bookmark here

"I want to see."Bookmark here

"Okay."Bookmark here

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

"Pallie?"Bookmark here

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

"Hey."Bookmark here

"So you knew each other?"Bookmark here

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

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

"It's fine."Bookmark here

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

"We received help from her mother."Bookmark here

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

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

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

"I just wanted to have a second look."Bookmark here

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

"Rision is probably anxious."Bookmark here

"Anxious?"Bookmark here

"Rision, can I explain your circumstances?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Is that so?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Hey, Heallie-chan."Bookmark here

"Heehee... Onii-chan."Bookmark here

So cute.Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

"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."Bookmark here

"Is that so..."Bookmark here

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

"Rision, what will you do next?"Bookmark here

"Rision-chan can come with us!"Bookmark here

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

We headed to the inn and went inside.Bookmark here

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

"So are all of these nobles?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Is that so?"Bookmark here

"Let's go to our room."Bookmark here

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

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'.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Eh?"Bookmark here

I glanced at Pallie.Bookmark here

"E...he..he..."Bookmark here

She looked embarrassed as she smiled dryly.Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Playful?"Bookmark here

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

"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..."Bookmark here

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

"...Too cute..."Bookmark here

"Heehee...."Bookmark here

She hugged me and I hugged her back.Bookmark here

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

"Uaaa... huh??"Bookmark here

The corrupted being woke up and looked at us.Bookmark here

"Oi Heallie! Let my Yuusha go!"Bookmark here

"Cry-chan! Good Morning!"Bookmark here

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

"It's fine."Bookmark here

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

"What?!"Bookmark here

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

"Hmmhmm, I want to give you this!"Bookmark here

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

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

"What is this anyway?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

So the moon clan will leave tomorrow.Bookmark here

"Then it's useless."Bookmark here

"Hey! it's not useless!"Bookmark here

"How much is it worth anyway?"Bookmark here

"10million varas."Bookmark here

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

"What?!"Bookmark here

"Is that all?"Bookmark here

"Well..."Bookmark here

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

"I just wanted to hear about you!"Bookmark here

"Why?"Bookmark here

"Because you will marry me!"Bookmark here

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

"Grrrr...."Bookmark here

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

"Okay!"Bookmark here

"What?!"Bookmark here

The princess seems surprised when I agreed instantly with Heallie.Bookmark here

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

"Let's take a seat!"Bookmark here

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

"......."Bookmark here

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

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

"Yay! I win!"Bookmark here

"Okay..."Bookmark here

Pallie moved to the princess bed but...Bookmark here

"It's tight."Bookmark here

"Yeah..."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"So? What do you want to ask?"Bookmark here

"Ummmm..."Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

"I don't."Bookmark here

"Yay!"Bookmark here

"Phew...."Bookmark here

The princess gave a breathe of relief.Bookmark here

"Pallie-chan, your turn!"Bookmark here

"Eh? ummmm..."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"Is that so..."Bookmark here

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

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

"Well then, Cry-chan next!"Bookmark here

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

"I hate you."Bookmark here

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

"I hate you."Bookmark here

"Grrrr!"Bookmark here

"Onii-chan! someone you like!"Bookmark here

"You of course!"Bookmark here

"Eh?! Heehee...."Bookmark here

"Wha?!"Bookmark here

The princess looked like she was shattered.Bookmark here

"Next is, Rision-chan!"Bookmark here

"......"Bookmark here

"....what?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

"....it depends."Bookmark here

"Is that so...."Bookmark here

"Onii-chan! Answer her question properly!"Bookmark here

"I answered her properly Heallie-chan!"Bookmark here

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

"I see no benefit from it..."Bookmark here

"Buu! Onii-chan! Why?!"Bookmark here

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

"Hmpf!"Bookmark here

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

Pallie looked at me seriously.Bookmark here

"What if there are benefits for you?"Bookmark here

"I would help her."Bookmark here

"Is that so..."Bookmark here

"Cry-sama you next."Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

"Then.. Rision... you next..."Bookmark here

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

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

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.Bookmark here

I thought about it deeply.Bookmark here

Wait, there is something I lack!Bookmark here

"Thank you."Bookmark here

Pallie whispered to me.Bookmark here

"eh? why?"Bookmark here

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

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

I faced Rision.Bookmark here

"Hey, how do you plan on eating?"Bookmark here

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

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

"Okay, I have a suggestion."Bookmark here

"What is it?"Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Why?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

"What is it?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Is it really fine?"Bookmark here

"What?"Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

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

"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?"Bookmark here

"...yes..."Bookmark here

"Okay then, It's settled!"Bookmark here

"Thank you."Bookmark here

I guess that settles it then.Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

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

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

"What?!"Bookmark here

"Okay! My turn next!"Bookmark here

"Eh? The game still goes on?"Bookmark here

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

"I don't mind."Bookmark here

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

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

"Anything that don't taste horrible."Bookmark here

"Okay! Pallie you're next!"Bookmark here

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

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

"Is that so."Bookmark here

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

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

"Eh? Really?"Bookmark here

"Oi, better remind her later."Bookmark here

"Got it."Bookmark here

That secret was going out late at night hunting things.Bookmark here

"Pallie."Bookmark here

"What is it Cry-sama?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

"Grrrrrrr!"Bookmark here

"Cry-chan! Your turn!"Bookmark here

"What are those jobs you do?"Bookmark here

"Hmm? Woodworking, Blacksmith, Pharmacy."Bookmark here

"So you know potion making too?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"......."Bookmark here

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

"Onii-chan!!!!"Bookmark here

Heallie jump to me and hugged my tight.Bookmark here

"So cute..."Bookmark here

"Heehee..."Bookmark here

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

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

"That's not love at all!"Bookmark here

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

"Wait, that isn't love?"Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Hmmm... you might be right."Bookmark here

"What?!"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Thank you for your compliment."Bookmark here

""No Flirting!""Bookmark here

""Eh?""Bookmark here

"Can I ask a question now?"Bookmark here

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

"Can I watch you work?"Bookmark here

"Hmmm? I don't mind."Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

"""Can we come too?!"""Bookmark here

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

"Lend me your jacket!"Bookmark here

"No way."Bookmark here

"Why?!"Bookmark here

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

"Grrrr!"Bookmark here

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

"What?"Bookmark here

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

"That's all? Okay!"Bookmark here

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

"Eh? Okay then."Bookmark here

"Onii-chan."Bookmark here

"What?"Bookmark here

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

"Eh?"Bookmark here

When I remembered it my heart started beating fast.Bookmark here

"Onii-chan, your red!"Bookmark here

"Eh? Really?"Bookmark here

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

Pallie turned red.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Wait, calm down first."Bookmark here

Rision was the one who said that.Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

"Rision's great."Bookmark here

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

"Pallie! You were expecting something huh?!"Bookmark here

"No! I was not!"Bookmark here

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

"Why not just eat together?"Bookmark here

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

"Okay then it can't be helped."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

"You haven't finished eating yet?"Bookmark here

"Huh? You're finished?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"You're too fast."Bookmark here

I sat on the table they are eating in.Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Hey!"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

"Is that so? Anyway Pallie."Bookmark here

"Hmmmm?"Bookmark here

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

"You're a messy eater."Bookmark here

She became slightly red because of embarrassment.Bookmark here

"Eh he he he..."Bookmark here

And made a dry laugh of embarrassment.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Grrrrr!"Bookmark here

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

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

"Eh? Really?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

"Grrrrrr!."Bookmark here

But still, this jacket is always weird...Bookmark here

I snuck out with her and the other two followed.Bookmark here

"This feels good..."Bookmark here

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

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

"Buuu!"Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

We went inside the woodworking shop.Bookmark here

"No one is manning the shop..."Bookmark here

"That's just how it is here."Bookmark here

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

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

"What?!"Bookmark here

We went inside the storage part of the store.Bookmark here

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

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

"Oh really now?"Bookmark here

We went to the workshop part of the store.Bookmark here

"Old man, let them watch."Bookmark here

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

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

"Make sure you do."Bookmark here

I picked up a wood and started drawing.Bookmark here

"What are you making?"Bookmark here

"Some utensils for cooking and eating."Bookmark here

I got some blueprints at the desk then started working.Bookmark here

"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"Bookmark here

"I read a lot."Bookmark here

"Is that so."Bookmark here

"Onii-chan is so fast!"Bookmark here

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.Bookmark here

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

Rision and Pallie just watched with curiosity.Bookmark here

I finished them all and it was 3:30.Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

She became slightly red.Bookmark here

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

"Why do they get noisy anyway?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Why are you picking up clothes?"Bookmark here

"I take a shower after smithing."Bookmark here

"Is that so."Bookmark here

We went to the blacksmith.Bookmark here

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

"Yeah, can they watch?"Bookmark here

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

We went inside the workshop and Cecil was there.Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"Love master?"Bookmark here

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

""Yes! Please!""Bookmark here

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

"Hey Cecil, what about your work?"Bookmark here

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

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

"Can I just watch you work?"Bookmark here

"Yeah sure."Bookmark here

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

I was making metal pots and pans.Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

"Does that mean someone will teach you?"Bookmark here

"Yes, Roselyn-san would teach me."Bookmark here

"Is that so."Bookmark here

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

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

It was 5:30pm.Bookmark here

"I guess this should do it."Bookmark here

"You have a lot of skills."Bookmark here

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

"Is that so."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"Is that so."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Well you see-"Bookmark here

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

After taking a bath.Bookmark here

"You're really innocent my Yuusha."Bookmark here

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

"Gaaaah!"Bookmark here

Why did she call me innocent all of the sudden?Bookmark here

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

I just thought of something dangerous.Bookmark here

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

If she meets Heallie...Bookmark here

She might actually really die!Bookmark here

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

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

I went down after I finished taking a bath.Bookmark here

"Onii-chan!"Bookmark here

Heallie hugged me thight.Bookmark here

"Onii-chan smells good!"Bookmark here

This reminds me of Onee-chan.Bookmark here

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

"Why not?"Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"Fine then."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

"Rision, can you carry this?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

I handed them over to Rision.Bookmark here

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

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

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

Ignoring Cecil's statement we went to the park.Bookmark here

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

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

"Pallie, come with me okay?"Bookmark here

"Huh? Why?"Bookmark here

"Who's going to carry the stove?"Bookmark here

"Oh right."Bookmark here

The door then slammed open.Bookmark here

"Who the hell is it!"Bookmark here

"I'm coming in."Bookmark here

I trespassed inside the shop.Bookmark here

While rushing inside the old man was chased after me.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"I'll report you to the police!"Bookmark here

"This meddling kid!"Bookmark here

Seeing this exchange, Pallie went with us.Bookmark here

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

"Pallie, can you carry that stove outside?"Bookmark here

"Sure thing."Bookmark here

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

Me and the oldman started on the table.Bookmark here

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

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

It only took a few minutes.Bookmark here

"Okay done!"Bookmark here

"Now leave meddling kid!"Bookmark here

"Help me get this out first."Bookmark here

"Damn kid."Bookmark here

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

"Thanks old man."Bookmark here

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

"Yeah, yeah."Bookmark here

He went inside and slammed the door closed.Bookmark here

"Okay, time to go..."Bookmark here

Pallie carried the stove and I carried the table.Bookmark here

The table was a little bit heavy.Bookmark here

"I'll help."Bookmark here

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

"Thanks."Bookmark here

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

"You lead the way."Bookmark here

"Okay."Bookmark here

We followed Rision as we carried the things.Bookmark here

We arrive at the two story apartment building.Bookmark here

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

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

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

There is a small terrace with a roof.Bookmark here

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

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

"It's too clean Heallie."Bookmark here

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

"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."Bookmark here

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

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

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. Bookmark here

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

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

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

I placed the bell near her bed.Bookmark here

"Rision."Bookmark here

"Yes?"Bookmark here

"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?"Bookmark here

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

"What's wrong?"Bookmark here

".......thank you."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

"What for?"Bookmark here

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

"You're well prepared huh?"Bookmark here

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

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.Bookmark here

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

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

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

"Funny hearing that from a spoiled princess."Bookmark here

"Grrrrrrr."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"Okay, Here."Bookmark here

She handed me key.Bookmark here

"Hey, do you have keys for yourself?"Bookmark here

"Yes."Bookmark here

"That's good."Bookmark here

"Thank you... for everything."

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

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

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

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

"Yes."Bookmark here

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

We went to the center of the town.Bookmark here

"Goodbye Onii-chan!"Bookmark here

Heallie hugged me tight.Bookmark here

"...too cute."Bookmark here

"heehee..."Bookmark here

"My Yuusha, until then."Bookmark here

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

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

"Good riddance."Bookmark here

"But I still want you to marry me."Bookmark here

"I will die first."Bookmark here

"Bye Nameless."Bookmark here

"Wait Pallie."Bookmark here

"Hmmm? What?"Bookmark here

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

"Okay."Bookmark here

""Huhhh?! A night Date?!!!""Bookmark here

Princess and Heallie-chan shouted.Bookmark here

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

"Onii-chan! Why?!"Bookmark here

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

"Onii-chan! Why only invite Pallie!"Bookmark here

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

"Cute?...Heehee..."Bookmark here

"Wait, what will you do anyway?!"Bookmark here

"We would exercise."Bookmark here

""Okay, Have fun.""Bookmark here

"Why did you suddenly agree?"Bookmark here

"I hate exercising."Bookmark here

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

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

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

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

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

"There's actually a disadvantage to that."Bookmark here

"Eh?Bookmark here

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

"So?"Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

"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."Bookmark here

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

"Anyway, time to eat, bye."Bookmark here

"Bye my Yuusha."Bookmark here

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

"See you tomorrow."Bookmark here

When they left I ate at my bench. Bookmark here


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