After he sold everything that he could to the secondhand games shop, Seiji finally received a sum of money that he could pay rent with.
But, it was only enough for the rent, he had hardly any other money, and if he doesn’t think of something, he’ll run out of money in three days after paying the rent.
The original Seiji truly deserved what he got, his family originally gave him enough living expenses for half a year’s worth of rent and food, but this guy wasted it all in two and a half months, he didn’t even consider what would happen if he didn’t have money to buy food!
If Seiji wants to comment on the previous person’s ridiculous actions, he could go on and on for three consecutive days and nights…… Let’s just forget about it.
The original Seiji stopped going to school ages ago, Seiji didn’t intentd to go back to school either, right now he’s completely free every day, so let’s find a job first, and make enough money so that he doesn’t starve.
Honestly, there are various methods to obtain money through saving and loading, but Seiji didn’t intend to use his cheat that way, he didn’t want to wantonly use his power.
So, he decided to get a job, but with such a fat body that knows no skills, what could he do? If he goes to a place like a restaurant, any normal manager probably wouldn’t hire him.
Seiji thought for a while, and finally got an idea.
Close by was a street filled with businesses, and there seemed to be quite a few stores employing people to stand in full body costumes to attract customers, and Seiji felt like this job would be suitable for him.
After all, you wouldn’t be able to see him!
His fat body, low attractiveness, the wretched atmosphere around him, as long as he’s hiding inside a full body costume, none of that will be a problem!
These costumes only contain children’s dreams, not a fat otaku!
But, can he obtain a job?
Well, in his previous life he already passed the tests to become a government worker, so Seiji felt like he should try.
But at the first store he was rejected instantly, where was his resume?
Even a job like this needs a resume…… fine, he’ll return home and prepare one.
Then, the second store wasn’t hiring.
The third one wasn’t either.
The fourth store……
The store was just putting up a sign to hire a costumed employee!
And the store manager was a great beauty!
“Oh my, just when I put the sign up, someone already came.”
The woman was around thirty years old, slightly foxy, with permed brown curly hair and a majestic chest, and she dressed like an office lady, with form-fitting formal clothes, a short skirt, black stockings, high heels, her entire body was oozing with sex appeal.
Especially when she clasped her hands against her chest, the moment where her chest was jutting out, it almost caused Seiji’s lower half to have a reaction.
If this had been the original Seiji, he probably would have started sexually harassing her already.
Seiji forced himself to control his expression, without exposing even a hint of being a lowlife – that would be a destructive amount of disgust.
The woman took his resume and looked at it for a minute.
“You’re still a high school student, so why are you applying for this full-time job here?”
Options appeared –
A: None of your business, bitch!
B: Because of some personal reasons, I’ve temporarily dropped out of school, and need money now.
C: For the beautiful you.
Obviously, the correct answer was B.
“Because of some personal reasons, I’ve temporarily dropped out of school…… And currently, I could use the money. Please hire me, the salary at first…… it can be lower than usual.”
He chose the most honest and well-behaved answer, and made a great effort to request the job.
“Ding!” Friendship level has increased!
“Well…… According to your resume, you have no work experience. This is indeed a problem, this job appears easy, but it still needs some patience and skills.” She rubbed her chin.
“I’ll give you half of the normal salary at first, if you don’t do a good job you’ll be fired immediately. If you can do good, I’ll give you the normal salary after one week, will you accept?”
“I accept!” Seiji instantly agreed.
And so, he acquired a job.
The beautiful store manager’s name was Rika Amami.
It was a confectionary shop, that sold various desserts, cakes, and drinks, and their store costume was the lucky mascot of a popular anime, and they apparently acquired licensing rights to advertise with it, and the full body costume was created with care, so it was quite popular with many children and even some teenagers passing by.
The full-time job’s hours were from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
After one day on the job, Seiji discovered that this job was much more difficult than he expected.
First, it was a huge drain on his strength, mostly because the costume was too stifling hot, even with the store manager being considerate for him and putting some bags of ice inside, after a while, he’d get soaked in sweat.
Besides, there were more mischievous kids than he was prepared for, they often kicked or hit the costume, even though it didn’t hurt, but if he wasn’t careful he’d trip, and that was a huge problem.
Making money wasn’t easy anywhere……
It’s quite tiring, but he has to continue with it, and might as well treat it as losing weight.
The next day, before Seiji went to his job, he went to find Mika and paid his rent.
Mika Uehara was surprised at how fast this guy paid his rent, and also, her sharp senses told her that the fat guy in front of her seemed a bit different from the fat otaku before.
Did he really self-reflect and change his ways? She was a bit confused as she watched him leave, but she forgot about it quickly.
Who cares, she received the rent money!
Seiji went on time to his job every day, and he stopped eating snacks and fast food, and began buying his own ingredients to cook.
Being single for 30 years in his past life, even though he wasn’t a skilled cook, it was no problem to feed himself, and it also saved him money.
Waking up and sleeping early, working hard, and eating healthily.
Just living a normal life like this, his stats were gradually increasing!
One week later.
“Thanks for your hard work, Haruta-kun.”
In the afternoon, after he finished his job and changed back into his regular clothes, the manager Rika Amami handed him a cup of ice coffee.
This was the first time!
“Thank you as well…… you’ve also been working hard.” Seiji took the coffee and had a taste, mm, pretty good.
“This is your salary for the past three days.” With a smile, the beautiful store manager handed him an envelope.
Seiji opened it and had a look.
“It seems a bit much.”
“Just count it as reward money, you were better than I thought you’d be.”
“Thank you……” Seiji gratefully took the money.
“Haruta-kun, I didn’t feel like it was appropriate to ask before, but actually I’m rather curious, why was it that you dropped out of school?”
“This……” Seiji smiled wryly, “it’s because…… well…… I was quite terrible in school before.”
“I think Haruta-kun is a nice boy, a hard worker, and very polite.” Rika blinked.
“That’s because I’ve deeply self-reflected, and decided to start a new life. But, my actions in the past, won’t be erased.”
“Haha, you’re just a student, but you seem to have quite the story.”
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, life is about living.” Seiji replied lightly.
This wasn’t a conversation option, it was his own realization.
“It has nothing to do with male or female, young or old, life treats every person the same way, you may not receive anything for your efforts, but if you don’t do anything, and give up on everything, then life will give up on you.”
This comment moved Rika, the words he said so lightly seemed to have deep philosophy behind it, coming from a youth.
“Ding!” His favorability rating increased.
Seiji took a look at the system while sipping his coffee, and almost ended up spitting it out.
With just one sentence, he actually gained 10 favorability points with the beautiful store manager!?
He worked his hardest for an entire week, and he only obtained 10 favorability points as well then!
He was speechless, what women are moved by, it was difficult to comprehend.
Because of these 10 points he suddenly received, the store manager now viewed him as a “friend” in the system, that is to say, Rika Amami was no longer treating him as a mere employee.
Seiji felt it was pretty nice, but also useless, he didn’t intend to go out with this store manager.
After finishing his coffee, he took his leave.
After buying some ingredients from the supermarket, Seiji headed home.
The sky was darkening, and the air was stifling, it felt like it was about to rain, so he increased his pace.
When he was almost at his apartment, he could make out some strange sounds.
“Why are you rejecting me!?”
“Let go, pervert!”
The second voice sounded like a girl that he knew, and Seiji had a thought, and he quickly saved a file in the system.
Then he followed the sound, and saw a boy with dyed-blonde hair and wearing a western-style school uniform, pushing the landlord’s daughter against the wall and slapping her face while ranting angrily.
“You made me lose face, you stupid ****! It’s an honor for me to want you! You were *** around everywhere so happily, I didn’t even care and wanted you to be my girlfriend but you said no, you shamed me in front of everyone!”
Under this blondie, Mika Uehara was struggling fiercely, her cheeks were tear-streaked, as well as red from being slapped.
“Stop…… I didn’t……” She desperately tried to shout, but blondie covered her mouth.
“You’re still saying you didn’t, everyone says so……”
A clean hit with his foot.
Seiji secretly approached blondie from behind, and kicked him straight in the back of his head, causing blondie to fall down instantly.
Mika Uehara was surprised for an instant that the blondie got off of her, then she noticed the huge person in front of her.
“Are you alright, Miss Uehara?” Seiji reached his hand out to her.
Mika Uehara just stared at him in shock.
“That hurt, you bastard-” the blondie actually didn’t faint from that one kick, and he struggled to get up.
Smack! Another kick.
With a cold expression, Seiji accurately kicked the blondie’s lower half.
It seemed like blondie’s eyes were about to bulge out of his forehead, and with a strange shriek, he fell over in the fetal position on the ground, convulsing, and wasn’t able to stand up anymore.
“Let’s get up, Miss Uehara, would you like to call the police?” Seiji talked to her again.
He didn’t give a damn whether or not he severely injured the blondie, if something really happened, all he has to do is load again.
Perhaps due to his confident appearance, Mika Uehara felt a sense of safety, took his huge hand, and let him pull her up.
“You…… you bastard, do you know who I am……” The blondie glared at him viciously.
“A ** hoodlum who didn’t get what he wanted.” Seiji frowned, and thought about kicking blondie again in the face, but he considered that bloodying him would scare Mika, so he said instead “Miss Uehara, let’s call the police after all.”
“No…… no need……” Mika Uehara hesitated for a while, and weakly said, “he’s my classmate……”
Appeasing him wasn’t a good method. Seiji took a look at the spiteful expression on blondie’s face, and was 100 percent convinced that there would problems again later down the road, but since the victim is saying this, she must be worried about something else.
Well, if they’re not going to call the police, there’s no need to stay here like idiots. Seiji pulled Uehara away from this location.
The apartment wasn’t far from here, and Mika lived on the first floor, since she was the landlord’s daughter.
Seiji brought her to the door, and noticed that she couldn’t even put her key into the keyhole properly, because her hand was shaking so hard.
“Let me.” Seiji took the key from her hand, and opened the door for her.
“Where’s your mother…… the landlord?”
“She’s not here today……” Mika said weakly.
“Give her a call, then drink some hot water, listen to some music, you’ll feel better after you calm down.” Seiji said.
Considering the impression that the original Seiji has given her before, he decided not to go in with her, and he turned around to leave.
Suddenly, Mika called for him.
He turned around, and saw a pitiful expression on her face while she was still trembling.
“How about you…… come in for a while?”