My Soulmate Is I - Chapter 12
During the holidays, I usually help out at the Adventurer’s Guild with my mom.
Today, Laphae is coming back, and the other me (Yue) is also coming. However, I (Yue) logically wouldn’t know this news, so I won’t go to greet them.
On the other hand, Ruti is receiving instruction from Ines, preparing for the upcoming Duke Li Lin.
Suddenly, I find myself with nothing to do.
So, just like in the past when I was bored, I came to the Adventurer’s Guild.
In fact, you could say I’m a regular here.
Before I started school, my mom used to work at the Adventurer’s Guild, so I would be brought along with her, or I would be left in Laphae’s care. It was mostly like that.
So, I’m quite familiar with the Adventurer’s Guild, to the point where I can even handle my mom’s work directly.
Well, there isn’t really much work. How many adventurers can a small town’s guild have? It doesn’t even add up to three digits.
There’s only my mom at the counter, and at night, the guildmaster himself takes the night shift – the Adventurer’s Guild is open 24 hours.
But in reality, the guildmaster’s night shift is just him sleeping with the door closed. There usually isn’t anyone who comes at night, and if someone does come, they just knock loudly.
As for daytime, my mom works from 7 AM to 5 PM. While it’s earlier than my school time and later than when I finish school, we still manage to have meals together every day.
As for how I could be hanging around the Adventurer’s Guild from a young age, it’s not just because there were few adventurers around. It’s also because I’m well-behaved.
This is not self-praise, but a consensus among the adventurers.
They say I never cry, and I never cause trouble. Even Mom has never seen me throw a tantrum – she once said her biggest dream is for me to one day throw myself into her arms and cry my heart out. It was something she was greatly looking forward to when I started elementary school. But even when the entire class was crying, they couldn’t make me cry.
No choice, it’s a natural quirk – I wish my abilities were just as unique.
Average ability values, average talents – my future is that of an ordinary person.
Thinking this way, I can’t help but sigh.
But then again, being ordinary isn’t so bad.
The other me (Yue) is destined for a turbulent life, so I (Night) will live an ordinary, mundane life to experience both sides of life fully.
In that case, should I consider which advanced school to attend in the future?
How about an art academy? A film and television school seems nice too. Otherwise, a technology school to become a research nerd could be good?
In any case, I definitely won’t attend the Adventurer Academy.
Adventurers have no future!
They earn a lot, but they also die a lot.
I’ve seen too much since I was little; I completely reject the idea of becoming an adventurer.
Anyway, even if I wanted to become a “pretty boy” living off someone else’s income, I should still learn a useful skill to prepare for the unexpected.
Hmm? Prepare for what unexpected?
Whatever the unexpected is, when it comes, even if I’m not being provided for by the other me (Yue), I can survive on my own. That’s really important!
The sudden sound of the door being forcefully pushed open and the familiar shout of a girl startled me – of course, that’s impossible.
Because while I (Night) was lost in thought, the other me (Yue) actually witnessed this scene.
The scene where Laphae excitedly ran to the front of the Adventurer’s Guild and pushed open the door.
After getting off the train, Laphae was eager to come to the Adventurer’s Guild first. She was obviously familiar with my holiday choices.
Our family also followed Laphae’s family and came along.
As for why the train stops at Vittok Town, it’s because although Vittok Town isn’t large, it’s close to the border city and has a strategically important geographical location. During times of war, it can even store supplies and weapons – but that’s not important.
Anyway, I (Yue) watched Laphae’s overly excited actions with my own eyes.
So, I (Night) remained completely composed and calmly raised my hands to catch Laphae, who was leaping towards me – even though I still couldn’t help but take a step back from her momentum.
“Night! I missed you so much!”
“Yeah, I missed you too.”
“… You’re lying! Why don’t you have even a hint of surprise or happiness, Night!?”
Laphae’s expression suddenly changed from sunny to cloudy, tears of grievance welling up in her eyes.
“It’s been months. Do you really not miss me at all?”
How do you expect me to express a feeling of surprise and happiness? I see you every day, you know?
And I watched you run from the other me (Yue) to me (Night) here. Now, with both perspectives, it’s clear how you moved from the previous me to the current me – I don’t even have a sense that we were ever separated.
Speechless, I could only reach out and pat the back of her head, smoothing down her hair.
“Believe me, Laphae. You’re in my thoughts every day.”
Other than that, I had nothing else to say.
“Really? Well, I believe you, Night.”
Laphae’s cloudy expression instantly brightened.
This is the reality of having childhood friends – their feeling change as quickly as the weather.