Day 30: Reverse Thinking and the Reason
Holy Era 6102, Month of the Marsh Dragon, 13th day.
…My head hurts…I’ve drunk too much.
Hah… This is the second time in my life that I’ve woken up in a bar. Mmm. This is no good at all. I should not be doing this.
I must do my best and work…
And so I drank some water and washed my face before going to the quest board.
What should I do today… The weather was once again very fine…
Hmm. I’ll gather four branch mushrooms again! And since I knew where they grew, I would accept three of them. There was still plenty left, so this will be easy.
As I headed to the forest, I thought about the previous day. The problem was the goblins.
They were just treated as an additional mission, so I didn’t have to hunt them. But I wanted to if possible. Besides, the reward was nice.
But for some reason, whenever I see them, I cannot unsheath my sword… Ah!!
It just came to me!! Reverse thinking. If I can’t unsheath it, then I just have to carry the naked blade from the beginning!!
Yes, that’s what I’ll do!! I am so wise!!
After I had picked my eighteenth mushroom, I saw a goblin.
As it is still some distance away, it hasn’t noticed me yet. Hehehe. This is my chance.
It was wearing rusted armor and wielded a club… I really don’t know why goblins even bother to arm themselves.
I was careful enough to go around to its back, and just as I was about to ambush it…
…Ah? Huh? My legs won’t move…
I desperately tried to move them, but it was as if they had been sewn to the ground.
As I stood there frantically, the goblin noticed that I was there.
It stared at me, and then its mouth widened into a smile that extended to its ears. It was like a crescent moon.
And then it started to dash.
But my legs would still not move. It was no good! This was a state of emergency!!
As I panicked, what flashed in the back of my mind was the moment that I was attacked by a monster in the dungeon.
I would experience that again… Not that. Anything but that!!
When I thought about this, my feet moved backwards a little…
And before I knew it, I had turned around and was fleeing from a goblin…
After that, I somehow managed to finish gathering the four branch mushrooms, and started on my way back, completely disheartened.
It was all clear to me after today… The reason that I couldn’t unsheathe my sword, or to be precise, the reason that I couldn’t fight.
It was probably related to what happened in the dungeon.
After that, there was some part of my heart that was afraid of fighting…
…I know the reason… But what can I do now…
After I made my report at the guild and collected my reward, I found myself visiting the bar again.
…I didn’t think that I’d be able to sleep if I went to the inn alone. And hearing the lively voices of the other Adventurers made me feel a little better.
And so I sat by myself and drank quietly. As I drank, my worries started to feel less and less important…
The waitress looked worried as she asked if I was well. …Mmm, I’m fine!! Just bring me some more of this win!!
Ah, it’s so good… But for some reason that I can’t explain, my eyes are welling up with tears…
Today’s earnings and expenses:
Bronze: + 90(Quest reward x3)
Balance: 1 Silver, 11 bronze
“(/へ＼*)”)) Uuuhhh, hic. Uhhh… I don’t think I can do this anymore… Ah, waiter. Another!!