While hunting, I head towards the city.
My eyes calmly glance around. It seems that there are several other people hunting besides me.
It's a fairly popular game, so I'm kind of happy that the number of people is increasing.
I just wanted to pass by leisurely, but there’s someone who seems to be struggling.
It’s a cute girl.
The armour is the same as mine, while the weapon is... what is it? Is it mace?
Ah! It seems that the mace has been knocked off due to the impact of being attacked by a Cuckobird.
It’s bad! Let's help her!
I dash behind the monster who was attempting to finish off the girl and lunge at it.
At the same moment, the girl is also releasing her attack.
The Cuckobird is helpless against the pincer attack and instantly fades away into the air without any resistance.
Well, I wish you will become a good monster in your next life, Mr. Bird! Amitabha.
"Um, I’m sorry. I take your prey."
I speak to the girl gently while scratching my head.
This girl is kind of catching my fancy, so I want to act like a gentleman in front of her.
"No, no! Thank you! Thank you very much!"
The girl bows her head and thanks me.
Good. If you tell me not to disturb you with this, I won't be able to speak to you in the future.
"Is that so? I'm glad you're safe."
I flash a smile at her.
Well, I've helped you, but now what?
It seems like it's going to be meddlesome to keep talking poorly.
When I’m still in the middle of my thoughts, the girl takes the initiative again.
"Um, thank you very much. My name is Irika. If you don't mind, could you tell me your name?"
"It doesn't matter. My name is Eve. Nice to meet you, Irika."
"Yes. Nice to meet you!"
The hand I hold out is firmly grasped.
I can feel the softness in my palm.
Soft, isn't it? It feels good.
Without staring too hard, I take a closer look at this young girl once again.
She is much shorter than me.
Her boobs are small too. It’s not like they are as flat as runways, but my niece, who is still in 5th grade of elementary school, has a better curve than this girl.
She has bright blue eyes, short blue hair, and blue dog ears on her head. It looks like a different race than humans.
"Um, if you don't mind, could you register me as a friend?!"
Her fingers are fidgeting, but the puppy eyes that stare at me sparkle.
"Of course. Nice to meet you."
We register each other as friends.
If you register as a friend, you can see the location of the other person on the map, and you can also send messages.
Convenient, isn't it?
"I'm going back to town, but what are you going to do?"
"Wow, I'll be back with you!"
I happily agree.
I think I need to take a break as well.
I’m back inside the town with Irika.
We talk to each other as we stroll around the town.
When you register someone as a friend, you'll be able to see their level and race.
Irika’s race is a beastkin.
Beastkin’s most prominent feature is their animal ears, and it seems that which animal they become is random.
Her job is as a pharmacist.
When producing a potion, it seems that a certain degree of correction will be applied to the work that can be done and the required level.
I see, i see.
The strong first hit of my [Stealth] may also be due to the thief job’s correction.
Even so, Irika should be a new player like me, but how did she know that information?
"Eve-san, haven't you received any quests yet?"
"A quest…is it?"
I went straight to the north gate from the square, so I didn't receive anything, right?
"Yes. If you go west from the plaza, there's an NPC tool shop. I was asked about various things there."
It looks like when you talk to an NPC, you may receive a request called a quest, and if you successfully complete it, you may get items and skills along with experience points.
So that’s work too.
I thought I could only learn weapon skills by using them, but there are other ways to learn without using skill points.
Let's make a mental note of it.
No, it's still good. I don't have any particular skills that I want.
More than that, it's this child now.
"Then, are you heading to that person from now on?"
"That's right, but I haven't collected the requested items yet... I don't have any more HP potions to collect, so I have no choice but to do it little by little."
"What is that missing item?"
"It's a Cockobird feather... I need to collect 20, but I only have 6..."
As far as I've killed cockbirds, they definitely drop their wings.
If there are only 6 yet, it means that only 6 have been defeated.
Luckily, I have 16 wings.
Well… Let’s do it this way.
"Then I'll give you my wings. I have no plans to use them anyway." I say.
"No, no. There’s no way I can’t accept it. Even though I'm really grateful that you want to help me, I don’t want to bother you any further!"
Irika’s rejection is still within my expectations.
She just met me recently, so if I insist on giving it to her for free, she’ll be suspicious.
No, no. This kid isn’t the type of person who doubts people easily. Instead, she is the naïve type. She is more likely afraid to be indebted to me rather than doubt me.
"No, of course, it's not free. I'm hoping that when Irika can make a potion, you’ll give me a special discount."
"Do you want potion...?"
"Yeah, I'm new to this kind of game too, so I don't really know what to do yet. That's why having someone who can sell me potion is very important."
"I do understand that, but..."
"Is it fine if you just understand me? By the way, I think you should go to a tool shop, right? Let’s not dawdle on this matter anymore. Oh also, I would be happy if you could continue to be friends with me."
The last push seems to have worked.
I’m able to get her to accept it with a smile.
After I hand the feathers to Irika, we part after promising to meet again.
It looks like she's going to train as a pharmacist from now on.
And I'm going to continue my exploration of the city.
Irika - Player. A cute, petite beastkin girl with blue eyes, blue hair, and blue canine ear. Eve helps her when she is struggling with beginner monsters. In battle, she acts as a tank, and her weapons are a mace, a sub, and a spear. Apprentice pharmacist.
Some questions I have :
1 : Will her class be influenced by her lewd activities ?
2 : Will she ever meets IRL with the girls she conquers in the game ?
3: Can she also seduce NPCs ?
1: I don't have that intention for now, but I'm the type of person who strongly relies on inspiration and is quite fickle, so it might change in the future.
2: for now, I'll focus in-game. In the future there might be something like this, it's quite interesting to see how she overcomes the fear of her identity being exposed in reality.
3: In fact, her first-time partner is a NPC! So yes, she can!
Here the answer for your questions, I hope they answer your curiousity!
@yurifutalover thank you, I'll now read the chapters you posted will I was sleeping.
I just think it would be kind of a shame if her class doesn't adjust since it seems to be a futuristic setting and I believe that games will give more freedom to the player as it is now.
@yurifutalover shes gonna "lose" her virginity to an NPC??? Thats..... kinda creepy? Skeevy?, cringey at least. Also if shes only interacting with them in game how does she now they aren't perverted old men?
shes gonna "lose" her virginity to an NPC??? Thats..... kinda creepy? Skeevy?, cringey at least.
Firstly, I gotta remind you that the reason Yoru/Eve plays EPO in the first place is that she wants to get laid, which she believes will be impossible in the real life due to her condition (being a futanari) and she's afraid that if someone IRL knows about her condition she'll be ostracized and scorned at. Because she has this "secret" she tends to avoid getting closer to other people so that they don't snuff out her secret. This somehow influences her behaviour in the game.
For someone like her, it's really difficult to like um... how do you say it... flirt with strangers (NPC or player alike) and then ask them to have a fun night or something like that like an ordinary adult. But Celia is a s*x worker, someone who is having s*x with others for a living, so it's strictly business at first.
Moreover, because she is an NPC, it lessens the hurdle for Eve to share her secret with her knowing that she won't accidentally meet with her in IRL and accidentally get exposed. So maybe it is creepy for you but for Eve it's almost a perfect choice.
Also if she's only interacting with them in-game how does she know they aren't perverted, old men?
She can't and honestly, at this point of the story, she doesn't even bother to think about it. If I were in her shoes, I think I don't even want to interact with them IRL.
What if she asks to meet with me and then we make out and then she realizes that it's not only in the game I'm being a futanari but also IRL, and then gets scared of me like I'm an abomination or something and then she avoids me or worst she know someone from my company or my circle and then she spread a rumour about me being a futanari and so on so forth. It's scary, dude.
And I think Yoru also think the same. So what happened in the game stay in the game just like what happened in Rome stays in Rome. That's her mentality in the early period of the story. There'll be development along the way of course.
I'm not a native English speaker so you might be a little difficult to understand, but I hope you can get what I want to say. And honestly, I want to thank you for this comment because when writing this reply I discover some points that I might need to add to the existing chapter to make it clearer.
and blue dog ears on her head.
and blue feline ear.
So is she canine or feline?
@yurifutalover then you might want to fix her character introduction
@ZapperFrost yes thank you for the correction