Chapter 3: The old man who picked up a girl (3/3)

In the end, she ate about 70% of the meat pie and is drinking her milk deliciously.

 

[So did you remember anything about yourself?] (Youya)

 

The girl shakes her head.

 

[Sorry, none at all.] (Girl)

[Sigh I figured as much.] (Youya)

 

It’s not like I did not expect this to happen. If it was this easy to remember lost memories, amnesia would not be a serious condition.

That’s why I am going to give the girl three options.

 

[From now on, you have three options. First, you can leave this house and survive on your own] (Youya)

 

The girl started to cry as I gave her the first option. She was a cute girl who had no memories and nobody to rely on. If she were to be left alone in the world, she will be in danger. The world is not so gentle that a little girl like her would be able to survive by herself. In addition, there will be many men who will be looking to chase after her, especially slave traders who would earn quite a price showcasing a new species of demihumans.

 

[Could you please tell me the other 2 options?] (Girl)

 

The girl is surprising perceptive, instead of crying about the first option she was able to positively ask about the other two options.

 

[Second, with my recommendation, I can get you a job at a local bar.] (Youya)

 

The owner of the bar was always complaining about the lack of personnel. If I introduced her to him, I am sure he would be pleased so long as she was a competent worker. This could also increase the sales of the bar by having two showgirls instead of one.

 

  [Bar..?] (Girl)

  [Do you know what’s a bar?] (Youya)

  [Yes. It is a place where people go to drink and eat.] (Girl)

 

It appears that even though she lost her memory, she still retains the basic knowledge and common sense of this world.

Come to think of it, the reason why I managed to remember my memories was because she kissed me back in that room. It is pretty unfortunate that the person who helped me remembered ended up forgetting.

 

[Don’t worry. The father who owns the bar is a good person. He has a daughter about your age called Nikita. They will definitely welcome you with open arms so long as you try your best and don’t cause any trouble there.] (Youya)

 

Although I was introducing her to the bar, the introduction would be useless if she wasn’t a competent worker and caused more harm than good.

 

[I see.. It is definitely much better than the first option. May i know the last option?] (Girl)

 

[The last option is to be an adventurer together with me. Earn a living by getting drop items from dungeons or searching for treasure chests. Well since we are both level one, it would be as if we were a novice party starting from scratch.] (Youya)

 

It sounded less ridiculous in my head. Normally I would never invite a person to my party without accessing their abilities first. I also know firsthand how dangerous it is to allow incompetent members into my party. However, I felt that I needed to be in a party with this girl for some reason. In addition, there is a chance that she is an event character outside of my previous life’s knowledge. If that was the case I would definitely like to keep her close to me. However.

 

[Obviously this option is much more dangerous than the second. It is also a fact that it would be difficult for a young girl like you to be in the same starting party as an old man. So i do not plan to force you onto any decision. You have to make the choice yourself. Choose any of the options you deem best.] (Youya)

 

The girl started to consider her options. With the lack of knowledge about the outside world, this decision could be considered harsh to force onto her. Irregardless, 9 out of 10 people would choose the bar. It is the safest route without any risks to the person’s life.

 

[I choose to be an adventurer. I will try my best to be a good adventurer!] (Girl)

[May I ask the reason why?] (Youya)

[Uhh.. I am afraid of being alone.. I don’t know anything about the man at the bar but I know that you are a good person!] (Girl)

 

Because I am a good person… huh. Her trust in me is feels overwhelming to be honest.

 

[It also looks like the most fun option!] (Girl)

[Hahaha so that’s it.] (Youya)

 

Her response was so unexpected that I couldn’t help but laugh. An adventurer actively seeking adventure for the sake of enjoyment. That is the number one quality that all adventurers should have. Or rather, it is the best quality an adventurer can have. An adventurer who seeks enjoyment in adventuring the unknown is an adventurer who can truly call themselves as one.

 

[Then it is decided. We will leave the village at dawn tomorrow and travel to a dungeon that is better suited for our levels.] (Youya)

 

The dungeon in this village is too difficult for a level one party to attempt. Even though my level was reset, it does not make me the strongest yet. I still require time to train and increase my levels before i can truly become the strongest.

 

[Our destination will be Rumberg. It is a town for adventurers who are just starting out and there is also a facility that allows us to choose our class.] (Youya)

 

Rumberg is a town considered sacred by all adventurers as that is everyone’s starting point. The town contains a facility that allows a person to choose a class such as Warrior and Magician. Such a facility would never be present in a small village like this. In addition, there is a secret room in one of the dungeons there that fixes a person’s stat increments to three points every levels. It is a room that I definitely want to go before I grind out my levels.

 

[ Okay I understand. Sounds fun.] (Girl)

[Let’s rest until our departure tomorrow. I am tired now. You sleep on the bed and i sleep on the sofa] (Youya)

[Hmm? Not together on the bed?] (girl)

[Only lovers sleep together on the same bed, we should not sleep on the same bed.] (Youya)

[Really? I don’t mind if it is you though!] (Girl)

[I am an old man you know. I will not and never plan to lay a hand on a girl as young as you. Do I look like a paedophile to you?] (Youya)

[Nope! I just thought that all men were like that] (Girl)

[You… are you sure you don’t remember anything?] (Youya)

 

For a cute girl to say such outrageous things, I am starting to doubt she hasn’t recalled anything at this point. Sigh. Whatever, I am tired. I couldn’t even think of laying a hand on a child.

I lie on the sofa and turn my back towards her.

 

[Hey Youya~] (Girl)

[What. I am tired] (Youya)

[I want a name. I don’t want you to call me You You You everyday from now on. It would be more convenient to give me a name.] (Girl)

[A name huh. I didn’t think of that… What about Luna?] (Youya)

 

I could not think of any names to give her. The only thing of was the meat pie that she ate earlier. It was a specialty of a bar and it had the same name as the shop.

 

[It’s a cute name! I like it! From now on, my name is Luna!] (Luna)

 

Well looks like shes satisfied with the name. I am glad she likes it

 

[Well then, now that you got your name, its time to sleep] (Youya)

 

We have to wake up early tomorrow, and as adventurers we should rest up as much as we can.

 

Note

Hi guys, sorry that this took awhile to come out.

After my post the other day, i decided that i will post the parts of chapters as i complete them throughout the week instead of posting one full chapter every week. This way if i complete the chapter earlier than expected, i can move on to the next chapter immediately.

Also, i would like you guys to comment whether you prefer the story to be told from Youya’s POV or from a third person POV. The difference being that it would be easier for me to describe Youya’s thought process in the situation from his POV while a third person POV would be much faster.

Personally i am leaning towards the Youya’s POV.

Also, I will be deleting the update post so that when i plan to re-read the novel it wouldn’t get in the way of my reading ^^ (Whole new meta-game. Translating your own novels to read :>)

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16 thoughts on “Chapter 3: The old man who picked up a girl (3/3)”

  1. Thank you for the good job~! It seems it will be a pretty exciting adventure~ And I want to know how that Nikita will reach to Luna getting close to Youya.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter! 🙂
    Just use any POV that you like, since you’re the one who translate it.
    Plus you plan to read the novel later right, it would be bad to use POV that you don’t like when you read it

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