Chapter 12: Family and News (Part-1)

someone special to me.  

[Someone special? Seriously? Well, that’s really anticlimactic. I thought she would be your relative or something… But well, I don’t see any problem here… Why are you so stubbornly refusing to bang her?]   

I told you… she is a special person. 

[Man, something is seriously wrong with your head. Normally, you bang your special person. And why is she even special to you if you are not even after her pussy, huh?] 

That is— 

“Jacob…” Layla speaks to me. She is still looking at me with her beautiful eyes full of concern. 

“You must be hungry right, right? You were out all night… Wait in the living room for a bit, I will get you something to eat,” she says before turning her back to me and quickly moving to the kitchen.  

[Are you even freaking seeing that shaking ass? And those sexy thighs? And you don’t want to fuck her? No matter what you say, you have just fallen from the high rank of a man in front of my eyes.]   

Eyes? What the fuck are you even talking about? You are a freaking system! You don’t even have eyes! 

[-] 

And it’s not like I am not interested in her or anything, in fact, she is probably the girl I am most interested in.  

[See, buddy, you are really confusing me here. You are interested in her, but you don’t want to fuck her? What are you? Some pathetic hero of a romantic movie?]  

It’s not like I don’t want to—  

[Yes! That’s more like it! I knew you wouldn’t disappoint me.]  

Will you just listen to me? It’s true that I like her. Fuck! She is even my first crush. There is no way I don’t want to have sex with her but that’s not all…  

[Believe me. That’s all.] 

No, it’s not. I owe a great debt to her… 

[Ahh~ this money. This filthy, filthy money. It makes the best of us fall. But I still don’t see your point of not fucking her.] 

It’s not about money, idiot. It’s just that… I am an orphan and was homeless before Layla found me and gave me a place in her home to live in. She has taken care of me for the past 5 years. 

[Past 5 years? When you were 12? Hmm… that’s a bit unusual. Why would she want to do that? Even if she wanted to adopt a child, weren’t you a bit too old for that? And by the way, how old is this Layla?]   

First of all, she didn’t adopt me or anything like that, okay? She just gave me a place to live in her house. And for your information, she is just 22. 

[Okay?  But still, she took you in when she was like…17? A 17-year-old taking in a 12-year-old in her house?… oh, never mind… I see…]  

Yeah, she took me in after her system ceremony. If my guess is true, which I am sure is, it had something to do with her system. 

And about having sex with her. I won’t do it without knowing if she likes me or not. I won’t have sex with her if she doesn’t want to… 

[Come on, man! This is bullshit! You will die if you start thinking about consent and shit. I know it’s not a good thing but what are you going to do if all the women refuse to have sex with you, huh? Because let me tell you this, you are not hot enough to let them come to you by themselves. And about the prostitute thing, you were saying. It’s a good plan but do you have enough money to buy them daily?]  

I think Rebecca would let me do it…  

[Don’t misunderstand, you only got these many points because she was a virgin. Remember that Anna? The points she gave you are almost negligible.]  

I get it but still, I won’t do it, okay? Layla took me out of the streets and has taken great care of me since then. I won’t force myself on her even if I have to die.  

[…]  

I am going to make her mine one day but now is not the time. I will win her heart first.  

[Do you really think you have that much time to win her heart first?]  

I will get the time to do that…  

[And what if, after she does become yours, she tells you not to have sex with others?]  

No, but I am sure Layla will understand…  

[Well, I appreciate the positive thinking but I seriously doubt if you are not already too late. She is 23, you know? It’s obvious for a woman like her to have a boyfriend at this age.]  

Don’t jinx by saying things like that! I know she doesn’t. She is still single.  

[Well, I find it hard to believe it but still, women like her don’t remain single for long. Act fast, or you will lose her.]  

I know, I am working on it.   

[Well, I am going to trust you on that. Just remember to fuck other girls or you will die before you get your hands on Layla.]  

I know, I know.  

[I will be going then. See you later when it’s the “fuck time”.]  

Words stop appearing before my eyes.  

“Why is wrong with this shitty system? It is not like any of the systems I have read about before…” I mutter with a sigh.  

*GRRR* 

Suddenly, my nose catches a delicious smell coming out from the kitchen and my stomach gives a growl of protest. 

Man, I need to eat something…  

I haven’t eaten since yesterday and my energy is thoroughly depleted from all the sexual stuff I have been doing.   

Should I go to the kitchen and eat something?   

Nah, let’s wait for whatever Layla is cooking for me.  

I move to the living room and sit down on the sofa there to wait. Our living room is small but beautiful. Layla herself decorated it with many things which include small showpieces, a few of her own handmade paintings and also different flowers in a fancy looking small flowerpots.  

To pass time, I pick up the remote lying on the table in front of the sofa and switch on the television.  

Let’s see if there are any more updates on that WST incident…  

The same reporter from the morning appears on the television screen. Unlike then, when he was excitedly talking about the incident and even had a heated discussion with the expert, he is now looking a bit agitated.   

[…it is indeed very frightening. None of us would have expected that even the Elves couldn’t get past that pink lightning around the WST…]  

“What?” I speak out unconsciously.  

[Though there is no official statement yet, according to the information we got from our trustable and highly confidential source, the top magicians send to Ieproalia from all around the globe failed to even step inside the barrier like lightning around the WST.  

[What’s even more shocking is that some of those magicians are from Elves which are said to have some of the most powerful magicians who directly gained their powers from leveling up high in their systems.  

[Obviously, magicians from the other system using countries like us humans and beastkins haven’t had any success as well. Some are speculating that something much bigger than we had anticipated is happening to the WST.  

[On these incidents, there is still no official response from the system indepen—]  

Suddenly, the reporter stops speaking and press his earpiece tightly on his ears.  

[What?]  

The reports speak out in surprise.  

[A-Are you sure?]  

The reporter asks someone in a shaking voice.  

[O-Okay, I get it.]  

The reporter removes his hand from his ears and looks at the camera. His face is looking really troubled.  

[A-An official statement has just come from the prime minister…]  

The reporter speaks in a fearful and grave tone.  

[… an emergency USDCA conference has been called by the Elves.]  

“No way in hell” 

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Note: You can read the Alternate Chapter 12:  Chapter 12: Family and News (Part-1) (Alternate)

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