CGM – Vol 1 Chapter 4 Part 1 – The shut-in, of course, has no money


“Wow, how unusual. The NEET managed to wake up on his own mew.” (Mew-chan)

Mew-chan, who was washing dishes in the kitchen, gave a sarcastic remark instead of a morning greeting.

“Shut up, you fluffy magical beast.” (Wilhelm)

I woke up earlier because I felt like something noisy was happening.

But no one was raising their voice. Was it just my imagination?

I washed my face, fixed my bedhead, and looked towards the shop.

I was going to greet Anya, but she was attending to a customer so I shouldn’t disturb her. I thought about going back, but the customer in the shop was someone I knew.

“Ah, WIl-sama, good morning.” (Anya)

Nevertheless, Anya noticed my presence.

“I apologize. Since you usually don’t have breakfast, I haven’t prepared anything.” (Anya)

“Morning. No need to worry about it. I can wait till lunch.” (Wilhelm)

I checked the clock. It was 10:30. There was more time until lunch than I thought. Maybe I woke up too early. No wonder Mew-chan was surprised.

Anyways, the aforementioned visitor was Lilianna, the inspection officer for the guild.

“Wilhelm-kun, did you just wake up? Shouldn’t you strive for a more regular lifestyle?” (Lilianna)

“Ah, shut up. Are you my mom or something?” (Wilhelm)

“No. If you say such things to a girl, you’ll be disliked, you know?” (Lilianna)

“I wasn’t that well-liked to begin with. Fwah… Should I go back to sleep? Why is Lilianna even here so early in the morning?” (Wilhelm)

“Of course, I came to touch Wilhelm-kun’s muscles, didn’t I?” (Lilianna)

This muscle fetish girl.

I guarded my chest with my hands.

“Just kidding. I can mostly control myself properly, except when we’re alone.” (Lilianna)

Please control yourself even when we are alone together. I beg you.

“Today, I have a serious work-related matter. Unlike someone, I actually have a job.” (Lilianna)

Ugh… Coming on strong in the morning, huh?

It felt like an arrow had critically hit my heart.

“To be specific, I heard that [Grand Bahamut] made a fortune with the Kraken incident. So, I came to collect it before Wilhelm-kun spent it all.” (Lilianna)

Ah, so that’s why there was commotion. Thanks to that, I ended up waking up.

…Although, Anya looks terribly disheartened. I’ll ask about the details later.

“Have you settled your business?” (Wilhelm)

“Yes. I’ve received 200,000 gold, so the remaining amount is 750,000 gold. Please make sure to pay it within two weeks. Now, excuse me.” (Lilianna)

Liliana straightened her posture and gracefully exited the shop.

Anya released the tension as if a weight had been lifted from her shoulders. She even let out a sigh.

“Was she always such a serious and inflexible person?” (Wilhelm)

I hate work. I felt like it brought the worst out of people.

Being a shut-in is probably the best choice, after all. That way, you can become a wonderfully open-minded, calm, and kind person like me.

I hope she becomes like that too. She seems to be cornered by work or something.

“I apologize. This is all we have for lunch.” (Anya)

“Huh?” (Wilhelm)

On a white plate, there was just a single leaf.

It’s a green leaf. Vegetables…? I’m not sure if I’ve seen it before or not. It’s probably just a normal leaf.

“Did you pick this up somewhere?” (Wilhelm)

“No, it’s a leaf I cultivated in a planter. When you chew it, the flavor gradually comes out.” (Anya)

“Ah… I see… It’s quite simple today again…” (Wilhelm)

My stomach made an embarrassingly loud, empty sound.

Complaining that this isn’t enough makes me feel ashamed. As someone who’s a shut-in, I have no right to complain.

Let’s just eat it properly.

Itadakimasu.” (Wilhelm)

Hmm… It tastes like a leaf. If I chew it well, the taste is… sort of… there… or not… Hmm…?

No, I can’t tell the taste with my tongue, and this amount won’t even fill my stomach. What happened?

“Anya, tell me the truth. What happened to this guild? Did Liliana really take only 200,000 gold?” (Wilhelm)

“Yes… It’s just that our savings were running out, to begin with. Living expenses are getting too hard to manage…” (Anya)

“In other words, Lilianna took all the money. She sure is heartless.” (Wilhelm)

“No, it’s all my fault. I haven’t paid the money I should have.” (Anya)

“There’s no way you can earn 1 million gold at your age. Liliana is an adult so she should be more considerate.” (Wilhelm)

“No, if I can’t earn it, it’s probably best to disband the guild…” (Anya)

Anya is a smart girl. She probably understands the situation she’s in very well.

However, even though she understands, it seems like she can’t come up with any solutions.

Her eyes lack strength, and she can only slump her shoulders weakly.

While eating the leaf, she shows a sad expression.

“This leaf is actually used for making tea or adding flavor to dishes. I apologize it doesn’t taste good. I’ll figure something out for dinner.” (Anya)

“No, it won’t just magically work out. We don’t have money.” (Wilhelm)

“I’ll get some vegetables from the neighbors again.” (Anya)

“Don’t rely too much on that kind of thing.” (Wilhelm)

Anya looks even more disheartened.

“Yes, you’re right… It’s as Wil-sama says.” (Anya)

“Work, you NEET.” (Mew-chan)

Mew-chan’s words hit home.

That’s right. I should be the one working. I owe them for the meals until today, and I have the ability to earn more than Anya. In terms of age, I should be the working one.

“I’ll be heading out on a quest today. I might be back late, but I’ll earn enough money by the time it’s close to dinner.” (Wilhelm)

“I apologize… But please, don’t push yourself too hard.” (Anya)

Even though it’s supposed to be just a meal, the atmosphere is heavy.

I have a gloomy expression, Mew-chan has a gloomy expression, and Anya looks thoroughly disheartened.

This somber atmosphere doesn’t suit a meal setting. I need to put an end to this.

Anya seems to want to say something. She glances at me, then looks down, repeating the cycle.

As I waited for her while drinking water, Anya mustered the courage. She regained strength in her eyes and approached me.

For some reason, she took both of my hands in hers.

Although they are childlike hands, I could feel them gradually turning into the firm hands of a woman.

Wondering what Anya intends to do by taking my hands, she surprises me with something unexpectedly bold.

Gently and modestly, she presses them against a very soft area.

It’s her breasts.

Anya’s breasts. Despite just beginning to develop, they are distinctly feminine, warm, soft, and irresistibly charming.

*munyu munyu*1

I don’t know why, but I find myself being squeezed by Anya’s breasts.

W-Why is this happening? There’s really no reason to rile up a shut-in, you know?

“T-This NEET…” (Mew-chan)

Well, I’ve enjoyed it, but Mew-chan is angry. That’s to be expected.

“Hey, Anya. What was that? Doing something like this with your precious body before you get married.” (Wilhelm)

Anya squirmed, looking embarrassed.

“W-Well… I apologize for doing something indecent. But I wanted to check if Wil-sama would find my breasts satisfying.” (Anya)

“Of course I will. They’re the cute and lovely breasts of adorable Anya.” (Wilhelm)

Anya looked happy.

“S-So, do you think I can earn money…?” (Anya)

“Huh? Earn money? How?” (Wilhelm)

“With my breasts. If I serve alcohol to men in a night shop, I can earn a large amount in a short period.” (Anya)

“Soda ne… not! It’s frustrating that I can only say ‘Soda ne’ and ‘mew’. Oi, you NEET! Stop her, even if it costs you your life!” (Mew-chan)

“I know without you telling me. Hey, Anya. That’s a no-go.” (Wilhelm)

“A no-go…?” (Anya)

Her face suddenly looked like she might burst into tears.

The kitchen is gradually filled with a more and more sorrowful atmosphere.

“Indeed, I still have a childlike figure. No waistline or anything… When I think about it, even if I wear revealing clothes, I might not look good.” (Anya)

“That’s not the point. Everyone who loves you—me, Sofia, Mew-chan, and even your father—would be saddened. Even if you use your body to earn money and keep the guild going, your father would never be happy about it, right?” (Wilhelm)

“Ah…” (Anya)

Regret flashed in Anya’s eyes.

She must have remembered. How she and her father had cherished and nurtured this guild together. She was trying to taint a guild that should have been filled with love with her reckless ideas.

Tears welled up in the corners of Anya’s eyes.

She released my hand weakly.

The sensation of her breasts disappeared from my hand.

“I apologize. It seems I couldn’t see the obvious until you scolded me, Wil-sama.” (Anya)

“That’s because you were pushing yourself too hard. It’s okay, I’ll go earn some money.” (Wilhelm)

“But then, I… I want to do something for [Grand Bahamut] and Wil-sama.” (Anya)

“Mew…” (Mew-chan)

“Oh, Mew-chan too. Of course, I haven’t forgotten.” (Anya)

Good for you, Mew-chan

I gently patted Anya’s head and continued to stroke it gently. Oops, Anya’s hair became a bit messy.

“Wil-sama, w-what are you doing? It feels nice, but I can’t have messy hair when attending to customers.” (Anya)

“Anya, you’re a good girl. That’s why, in the end, the nightlife business isn’t suitable for you. Let’s definitely avoid that. Instead, I’ll teach you how to fight. It might take some time, but I’ll make you strong enough to conquer quests like me. So, until then, rely on me as much as you need.” (Wilhelm)

“As strong as Wil-sama…?” (Anya)

“Yeah, that’s right. As strong, or even stronger.” (Wilhelm)

“Is that possible? I have some pretty clumsy parts.” (Anya)

“It’s possible, it’s possible. Besides, a guild master looks cooler when they’re that strong.” (Wilhelm)

“If Wil-sama says so, I feel like I can do it.” (Anya)

Anya’s expression returned.

That’s good. I was worried about what might happen if she continued down that desperate path.

In a way, I’m like Anya’s guardian due to our age difference. If anything were to happen to her, I would likely face social consequences.

I must take responsibility to ensure that Anya can grow into a strong and fine adult.

Oh, someone is entering through the back door. This has happened before. It must be Sofia.

“Good morning! Well, it’s already afternoon. Good afternoon!” (Sofia)

It is indeed Sofia. She’s always full of energy. When she greeted us, her ample bosom bounced. Today, her cleavage is more prominent than usual, thanks to the fantastic outfit.

“Huh? Is it just me, or have Anya-chan and Wil-kun lost weight?” (Sofia)

Her breasts are nice. They look delicious.

Instinctively, breasts do resemble a luxurious meal, considering we used to drink from them every day as babies.

My stomach let out a loud growl. It was a terribly embarrassing sound.

I think I heard Anya’s stomach growling too. It sounded cute.

“Hey, w-why are you both staring at my breasts? Huh? Is something strange about today’s outfit?” (Sofia)

Anya stared intensely at her breasts. Her expression looked like she might start drooling.

“No, the outfit is cute. We just thought your breasts looked delicious.” (Anya)

“Anya’s right. Sofia-san’s breasts do look delicious.” (Wilhelm)

“Wait, wait, let’s all calm down. Are you both under some kind of hypnotic spell or something?” (Sofia)

“I’m perfectly sane. …Do your breasts produce breast milk, Sofia-san?” (Anya)

“Anya-chan, what are you saying? Of course not!” (Sofia)

So, it doesn’t produce breast milk. It’s not turning into a luxurious meal at all.
No breast milk in those large breasts. It’s all just a dream. Haa… My stomach feels emptier than I expected.


TL Notes:

Thanks for reading!

I-I don’t know what to say except that that got depressing real quick.

A 12-year-old really shouldn’t have to deal with this much stress. Not to mention, doesn’t she live in the guild? If she gets forced out, won’t she be homeless or something?

This chapter is quite short so this part is shorter than usual.

Also, I changed from Lillianna to Lilianna. Basically, just removed one extra l.


Footnote:

  1. I don’t know what sound effects are these.
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