Yesterday, I gained some insight on my designated role .
If you look at this world not as a manga, but as a game, I should be in the NPC role!
With this thought in mind, my position seems a lot more interesting .
“Welcome . ”
“Thank you for your patronage . ”
Actually, as an a NPC just saying these lines would be enough, so since yesterday, I’ve been practicing saying them mechanically .
“Keke- Wel-come . ”
Talking robotically towards imaginary customers .
“All of our products here are- high- class- goods . ”
Although its just pretend, I still feel like I’m saying my lines properly and doing quite well .
However, since this morning, Elan has been hiding behind the door and staring at me in horror .
Her small hand clutched the door frame while her small body trembled .
How hateful! A small child like you could never understand my great ideas!
But after all, this is the real world . These couple of lines would not be enough to entertain the customers . I guess it’s necessary to practice more mechanical sounds .
“Hey- you- if- you- are- n’t- buy- ing- some- thing- then- scram . ”
No no no . If it’s like this, even the character has changed!
Just as I was fretting, the door was opened .
“Good morning, Uncle Zai ”
A seventeen-year-old girl came in, wearing a white short skirt, a blue jacket, and cloth shoes . Although her face was not as cute as Elan’s, her smile was warm and sunny . Her flaxen hair was in a high ponytail and draped across her shoulder and chest . Incidentally, her breast development was also very good . Among her peers, her chest would definitely be considered big .
This child’s name was Li Sanai . She was apprenticed at the flower shop near my store .
“Wel- come . ”
I once again practiced my mechanical response to receive her, but Li Sanai responded with shock .
“Un- Uncle Zai? Are you okay?”
She screamed from the doorway .
Without warning, Elan rushed out from the back door and threw herself into Li Sanai’s arms, crying . She buried her face in those mountains . (TL: If you don’t understand, the author meant Li Sanai’s breasts . )
“Big brother, big brother’s been possessed by something bad!”
“What? Then we need to have the exorcist come soon…”
“… . ”
Eventually, I ended up kneeling on the floor in apology .
Even though I don’t like bowing my head, it couldn’t be helped since Elan was crying . Besides, I did have to take some responsibility .
After finding out the truth, Elan hugged my head and sobbed, her tears falling into my hair . Indeed, I might have gone overboard . The best solution is to sincerely apologize .
I’m sorry little Elan! Forgive my OCD!
“I don’t even know what to say . How old are you already? Still considering those useless questions?”
Li Sanai stared at me with folded arms .
“By the way, what did you come here for today?”
I touched Elan’s head and asked her .
“Oh yeah,” Li Sanai laughed . This is a lot better . After all, she is more beautiful when she smiles . “Actually, Sister Ya went out, so I’m watching the shop all by myself…so…”
Wait a second, wait a second .
What kind of explanation is this?
Oh, oh it must be that . “There’s no one in the shop, so you wanted to play?” (TL: play is in English in the raw)
So you can say, even though I didn’t realize it, I’m actually quite popular . With my sophisticated personality, I must be what girls consider a killer catch, right?
Wait, should I accept this kind of situation? After all, the other party is still a minor…
“So, can you help me take care of the flowers?”
“… . Eh?”
“The flowers . There’s a particularly rare flower in the shop, but it seems to be sick…”
“Is this the right place to bring a flower problem to?”
I boosted myself up on the counter .
Li Sanai gave a sweet smile .
“It’s because Uncle Zai has a very profound knowledge . ”
Finally, I left Elan in charge of the weapons shop and followed Li Sanai to the flower shop .
Elan looked very unhappy, but there’s no way she can go out . If word that Elan is a ghost gets out, she could be killed . In the best scenario, she would be driven out of the village .
She would be revealed if simply her hat was taken off .
Therefore, I must work hard to avoid letting her go outside .
Stopping in the shade, Li Sanai suddenly stopped and stared at me .
“Uncle Zai, don’t you think that Elan’s skin is too pale?”
“Ah, actually it’s always just like that…”
I couldn’t tell what Li Sanai was thinking from her face, so I could only go along with it .
If we were exposed, the first thing to do would be to escape from the village .
My gaze sharpened .
“Uncle Zai, you know the reason, don’t you?”
Finished, finished . We have certainty been seen through . This must be judgement . This is Li Sanai’s judgement on me!
What a scary women, underneath the sunny smile, isn’t there another motive?
I was careless . However, I can’t think of where any mistakes were made . Is this a woman’s intuition? Or is it Li Sanai’s special ability?
What now? Should we escape?
I swallowed .
“Isn’t it this: Uncle Zai, you always keep Elan in the house . You have to occasionally let her go out and play like a normal girl . Flowers will only grow if they absorb sunlight!”
Li Sanai, with a straight-face, poked my chest .
But Elan is a flower of hell . Even without seeing the sun, it’s ok… .
“Ah, ah ah, ah ha ha ha . You’re right, I will bring Elan outside more . ”
That was dangerous-
All in all, it’s good that we didn’t have to escape from here .
After relaxing, I couldn’t help but be triumphant .
My disguise is still pretty good .
“Let me see…ah I see, this is leaf roll . These must be the damn Mozu insects, “Kun Bula” . This is the result of the adult female’s powder . Every day you should give it two hours of sunlight . Pound the linen leaves and grass root horseshoe into the soil . After two or three days, it will naturally be cured . Cut down the water given by 50% . Also, it’s best to spray some insect repellent . If you don’t have any, go to the pond and get some long-tongued frogs and place them near the plant and that is okay too . This type of frog is very gentle; it will not bounce around and harm the plant . ”
Li Sanai, embarrassed, looked at me .
I ended up having to get the long-tonged frogs myself . The stupid frog stood motionless by the plant .
“Thank you Uncle Zai!”
“When Sister Ya comes back, tell her the purple flowers she entrusted to me last time have almost bloomed, so she can come and get it . ”
“Wait, Uncle Zai, here . ”
She handed me a pot of three or four blue flowers to take with me .
When I finished, I headed back . Elan was manning the shop alone after all, so I was a little worried .
“I’m back . ”
“Wel-come . ”
She was using a strange tone, and her cheeks were also puffing out .
Is she angry?
I smiled, and placed the flowers in my hands into Elan’s hair .
Her expression immediately changed to one of content and happiness . Ah, she really is still a child .
Wait! Why do I feel like a man going home to see his wife after a tryst with his mistress, carefully soothing the wife, then letting out a sigh of relief?!