Chapter 2: Children
Iska …… coincidentally ……, there’s no way…
I didn’t expect to find the hero in the city where I live.
First of all, as a promise of a story that is reincarnated in these games.
The reincarnation destination is Mob, villain, TS or heroine other than the hero. … the last is not much.
In the case of villains, they will die in the scenario if they follow the storyline, so they should stay out of the main characters’ lives as much as possible. But what should I do if I don’t know my position or the storyline ahead?
Oh my, the answer is simple.
It is haphazard, following one’s heart and doing as one pleases.
Even if there is a scenario in the future where I will die because of my involvement with the main character Iska, that is no reason for me not to help these kids.
Oh, I don’t want you to misunderstand, but it’s not like I want to die willingly, you know?
I just don’t want to live with the regret of not doing what I can do.
After that, the two of them took me to the house where they lived. It was a battered shack on the outskirts of the slums. The windows had no glass, of course, and were made of wooden boards that did not match the size of the windows. The walls also had holes in places, which had been repaired with wooden boards. (Although there are many places where it is not possible)
When we come to the front of the hut, Iska…
“Um… can you wait a little longer? I’ll go explain the situation to everyone first.”
After saying that, he entered the hut.
Don’t say things like ‘I’m an orphan from the slums, but you use words~”. This world is a game (probably) and a fantasy.
“Hmm? What is it?”
I’m waiting in front of a door…or rather, a doorway with a wooden board, Fio started talking to me.
Now that I think about it, I don’t think there’s any need to wait outside for her…?
“Once again…thank you very much.”
Fio said as she bowed deeply.
“You know, as I said before, there’s no guarantee that I’ll be able to cure them. You can thank me after I help your family properly. Besides… there’s no guarantee that I’m not a real villain. Maybe I’ll let you lead me to where you live, and then I’ll sell you and your family to the slavers.”
“Even so…you listened to our words. Besides, if Gray-san was really a bad person, he wouldn’t say such a thing…”
That’s naive… you don’t even have any reason to believe it.
A ‘real villain’ will pull any trick, and say the most mindless things under their breath.
Did Iska and Fio really grow up in slums? No, they said they didn’t have real parents or siblings, but they never said they grew up in slums.
……Well, let’s stop. You shouldn’t pry into other people’s lives out of curiosity.
“Um… did I offend you by any chance?”
Fio calls out to me with concern.
Oh no, it seems I’ve been mulling things over.
It’s nothing… Before I could answer, Iska came out of the hut.
“Um, sorry to keep you waiting…please come in.”
“Oh, well, I’ll just get out of your way.”
Before entering the hut, I tell Fio, who looks anxious, that I was just thinking about something and am not angry with him.
“Is that so… I’m glad…”
That’s it, do I look that grumpy…?
No, I am aware. I’ve been told this all the time since I was reborn in this world as Gray.
But I can’t help it, …… that’s what I look like.
When I entered the hut, there were four children besides Iska and Fio.
The oldest is a girl with long brown hair, about 11 or 12 years old.
A young girl with the same brown hair is being held by that girl.
A red-haired boy is hiding behind the girl’s legs and looking at us.
And the purple-haired girl sleeping in the corner of the room, sleeping… is this the sick family?
But really, there are only children…
“Um…are you the one Iska and Fio asked to cure Stella’s illness ……?”
“Yeah, well, I don’t know if …… can fix it, but I’ll see what I can do.”
“Well, really… Ah, I’m sorry. I haven’t introduced myself yet. I’m…”
The oldest girl is Ariamel.
The girl Ariamel was holding is Nina. (They have the same hair color, but they are not sisters.)
The red-haired boy is Ratz.
So, it seems that the girl with purple hair who is sleeping is called Stella.
I also introduced myself briefly and quickly approached Stella to ask her to tell me about the symptoms of her illness.
This is… no way
The small fangs peeking out of the painfully open mouth and the white skin …….
“Hey, I have a strange question, but what color are Stella’s eyes?”
Ariamel answers my question.
“Um…it’s red. Stella-chan’s eyes are so beautiful.”
Without a doubt, this girl named Stella is a vampire. I don’t know if she’s half or quarter.