I’m a NEET but when I went to Hello Work I got taken to another world - Chapter 23.5
As a child I was normal . My eyes could see normally and I wasn’t any different than the other children . A certain season I started falling over a lot . My eyes rapidly got worse . A touring priest-sama had them looked at, but there was nothing that could be done . Fortunately, I was still able to see to some degree and because of that my ears and nose were very effective, thus anyhow I managed to keep on living . I’d bump and knock things down or tripping over, though . I was capable of physical labor . However, I was only allowed to do simple work . I was always useless .
One day, I was sold off as a slave . That year the crop failed . They didn’t have room to support someone as useless as me . Father and mother, big brother and sister were pleased to have been paid to get rid of a burden . My little sister who was really emotionally attached to me cried reluctant to part with me . When I think that she won’t starve thanks to the money from selling me, I endured it .
After I was sold off, my life wasn’t so bad . I wasn’t being hit and my brother and sister that bullied me weren’t there . In the mornings and evenings, although it wasn’t enough, I had a meal without fail and also could take baths periodically . However, nobody bought me . Even here I was being useless . In that same period, a big sis that arrived at the slave trader’s taught me a lot of things . Things like how to behave after I was sold and the way to please men . I was taught how to wash their bodies when taking a bath together . She praised me for being skillful . Yet, I remained unsold the whole time . No one would buy me . Because the price of beastmen was cheap there were a lot of people that showed interest . However, when they were told I had bad eyesight they said they didn’t want me .
Finally that day came . I could only see his appearance faintly but judging from the voice it appears to be a young man . This person would surely say he doesn’t want me once he hears I have bad eyesight . They’re talking about the mines again . I wonder if I’ll be sent to the mines soon . Dying in a dark hole is something I’d hate . A brothel won’t be pleasant either .
I was called . Rare things do happen . However, if I don’t do my best .
“Errr, I’ll do my best, so please purchase me . Master . ”
I wonder if I was able to say it exactly like that big sis taught me?
“Say, can I try healing magic?”
This person is a healer! Perhaps my eyes could be healed .
“My name is, Sati . ”
“Well then Sati, since I’ll be using healing magic on you, stay still, ok?”
“Yes . ”
My heart is beating fast . If my eyes were healed . Would this person become my master?
— It didn’t work . As expected, my eyes won’t be healed and nobody will buy me . I’ll be sent off to the mines .
But a miracle happened .
“I’ll buy her…”
Buy? Did he say buy just now? Really? I can’t believe it .
But except for me, the other slaves ended up being taken out from the room . Only I and that person remained .
“Are you alright?”
Such a kind voice . I received healing magic too . I’m sure I wouldn’t be hit by this person .
“Yes, please treat me well . Master . I’ll do anything, so please order me . ”
“I’m Yamano Masaru . Please call me Masaru . ”
“Yes, Masaru-sama . ”
I bring my head closer to look at Masaru-sama’s face . This is my master… I must make sure he doesn’t hate me . I must try not to be a failure . Otherwise, I might end up being returned like that big sis . I have to do my utmost effort to serve him .
I fell . In spite of planning not to be a failure, this happened right away . Masaru-sama might be disgusted .
“I’m always falling over . I’m okay . ”
It doesn’t hurt if it’s this much . It’s nothing . Even so I immediately ended up falling again . I want to cry . Masaru-sama used healing magic on me then grabbed my hand . He’s very kind .
“Is Masaru-sama a healer?”
“I’m a wizard . ”
Wonderful . Not only healing magic, but he’s able to use other magic too . He bought clothes for me . I bumped into something at the clothing store again . Surely, he’s disgusted . If I’m not more reliable he’ll end up hating me .
“Is there any work for me? I’ll do anything . ”
I received a lunch box . It smells good . But what should I do? Although I was told to remain seated here, it’s absurd for a slave to be together on the same dining table with the master .
“It’s fine . Eat it here . ”
Masaru-sama is very kind . The lunch box was very tasty . Really really delicious .
When I was picking the leftover bits in the lunch box I received another one . Masaru-sama is very kind . The lunch box is very tasty . I also got a grilled wild rabbit meat skewer . It’s delicious .
“I’ll give medical treatment to your eyes now . ”
Previously it was a failure, but is he going to do it once more? Could I possibly be healed?
“Now you can open your eyes . ”
I had my eyes closed, I open my eyes . Nothing in particular…? Suddenly my vision worked . I could clearly see Masaru-sama’s face!
“My eyes, are they healed?”
“That’s right . They’re healed . ”
Is it . Is it going to be alright? I won’t end up sent off to the mines? Stay here forever? Besides Masaru-sama… While I was crying again I received another skewer . It’s delicious .
“What did you ever wish to do if your eyes were healed?”
If my eyes were healed? I have never thought about it . But . If they were healed I wanted to try cooking . I ended up crying again . Masaru-sama is being troubled . I’m sorry .
“Let’s change your clothes first . Look, didn’t we buy some at a clothing store while returning?”
I was in my slave clothes all this time . He averted his eyes when I let him see me naked . Could a meagre body like mine not please a man? Even though big sis told me it could be okay .
“It’s wrong for a girl to be undressing in front of people . ”
But there’s only Masaru-sama here . It’s not like I’m being seen by anyone except for Masaru-sama . Or could it be he dislikes seeing me naked?…
“They don’t undress except for like going to take a bath or in front of the person they like!”
It’s alright because I love Masaru-sama . Even so, I was stopped when I undressed . As expected, he doesn’t want to see me, does he?
“Hey, for now it’s cooking, isn’t it?
That’s right! We were going to cook! Let’s have him look at me naked later . It’s not like he doesn’t want to see me naked anyways . I drew the water and lighted the fired . Boiled it and poured the tea . Also did the washing . I didn’t fail, not even once . Isn’t this something amazing? It’s all thanks to Masaru-sama .
“Well then, Sati . Shall we go shopping?”
Being called by Masaru-sama’s voice I was exhilarated . Is this what they call happiness? I’m not sure . However, from now on I’m sure everything will turn out well . I had that presentiment .