I was sold at the lowest price C5

I was sold at the lowest price C5

Episode 5: Slave to Slave

 

“Oh……it’s open……..”

“Hey……hey, did you……open the door?”

“Yeah, it opened with a little touch.”

“What’s your Ludia value?”

“Two.”

“If it’s……then the guy in charge forgot to close it…….”

They forgot to close it…….But the door was open…….This is a great chance to escape…….

“Looks like we’re going to get away with this…….There are no guards…….”

I was chained up when I came here, but now I’ m free……

“They’re not here, but there are guards at the entrance…….”

“Well……maybe we can escape through the mountains in the back…….”

“I don’t know……the mountains are dangerous at night…….”

“Still, it’s better than being here…….I’m leaving…….”

“Okay…….”

Strangely enough, no one but me tried to escape from there……. They’re used to living here…….I felt that way…….But……only one person seemed to want to follow me……

“Nanami, are you coming……?”

“……Yes……I’m following Yuta……”

Apparently, Nanami thinks of me as an older brother or something…….For her sake, I have to get out of here somehow……It’s true that there were two guards at the entrance……but there were no guards at the back of the mountain……which might make the mountain that much more dangerous…….I didn’t hesitate to head towards the mountain…….

Once I entered the mountain from the mining site, I made my way through the steep bushes…….I’m not good at studying, but I’m relatively good at exercising…….Physically, I didn’t seem to have a problem. I’m sure you’ll be able to understand why I’ve been so impressed with my performance.

“All right, Nanami, I’ll take you on my back.”

“On your back?”

“Like this.”

I said that and carried Nanami forcefully…….

“Yuta…….”

Nanami squeezed me from behind……I guess she had no experience of being piggybacked because her family sold her…….We spent the night crossing the mountain…….They lied to us about the danger, probably to make us think that and to keep us from escaping…….It was hard, but we managed to cross the mountain safely…….And on the other side of the mountain was a large city……

“Maybe there’s some work to be done here…….Wait for me, Nanami, I’ll earn some money and buy you something to eat.”

Nanami nodded…….However, when I said that I wanted to work in a place where there was…… likely to be work, I was always asked this question…………

“What’s your Ludia value?”

If I answer 2, they won’t take me seriously…….Apparently, in this world, you can’t even get a job unless you have a high Ludia value…….But if you don’t work, you can’t buy food…….I searched hard and finally found a place that would let me work regardless of my Ludia value…….

“Heh heh heh……okay, I’ll let you work……that girl too?”

“Just me.”

“Okay……well, the job is simple; it’s to turn the motor of the ship.”

“Motor?”

“Power the ship, it’s a simple job, anyone can do it…….Food twice a day, pay is three gold a week, is that okay?”

“No problem…….”

I didn’t know if 3 gold was expensive or cheap, but I had no right to choose…….

It was a big ship that took me and Nanami…….

“This is where you’ll be working…….Don’t worry, you can sleep in here.”

Sleeping there means……

“Come on in…….”

When he said that, I went inside and the door was shut with a slam……Nanami held my hand anxiously……. As I walked to the back, I saw a bunch of people……all dressed in shabby outfits……

“You’re new here…….What’s your name?”

It was an old man with white hair who approached me…….

“I’m Yuta……and this is Nanami…….”

“Okay, so what’s your Ludia value?”

“Two…….”

When I said that, I could hear the breaths of disappointment around me…….

“Well, it’s better than nothing……I’ll explain what we do here, look at that.”

When I looked in the direction the old man was talking about, I saw a round gear that looked like a large windmill turned on its side…….

“It’s our job to move it. …… We all hold those handles and spin it around. …… The higher the Ludia value, the easier it is to spin. They’re all below 100, so they’re at the bottom of the ladder…….They’re heavy…….Be prepared…….”

“Yes…….I understand……. More importantly……I heard you can sleep in here…..Where is the room?”

“The room……is here……we sleep here, we eat here, we work here, that’s our life.”

“Can’t you go outside?”

“Of course not. What do you think you are, a slave-driver?”

I’ve been duped……Apparently, this is where slaves work……

“Well, it’s easier now that the ship isn’t moving, so don’t worry, it’s not so bad once you get used to it.”

Slave to slave……what bad luck……Nanami……sorry……

2 Comments

  1. He's not necessarily a slave just yet unless he doesn't get paid the 3 gold per week. The \”hiring agent\” also accepted Nanami, so let's see if she gets food to eat at least. If not, then that makes the world basically a place that imprisons anyone into labor.Since no one can leave this room, where are the toilet facilities. No one bathes or cleans their hands after pooping?

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