Part 6: Bombs and BoysWe checked in at Student Affairs earlier today.
Um actually, we came to ask about part-time jobs.
Oh, Im sorry. I havent explained it to you guys yet, huh? Excuse me.
Professor Feinnes Alchemy 101: Jobs
There are two types of jobs on the board, jobs to Bring someone some item and jobs to Help someone by killing something. Both reward us with lots of money, and this will be a primary money source during the game. Help requests also often have an alchemy recipe reward from the actual kill, so theyre doubly important. There is zero reason to skip these because they take up no game time. Always do them first when you get Free Time.
Doesnt sound that hard. Which jobs are available for us right now?
I want one where we can just sleep and get like 10,000 Cole! Haha.
Thats not a real job
Actually, there is one like that. Exactly like it, in fact.
What! Really!? I wanna do it! Lets do it!
I was just worried that no one would accept it.
Its a request from Dr. Melanie
She wants a patient in deep sleep for a day to test out a few things.
An offer from Dr. Melanie? Deep sleep ?
Yes. She would like you to go to the infirmary right now, if thats possible.
W-well, I guess its not hard-earned if we dont work for it, right?
Come on, lets go! We should check the bulletin board!
The jobs seemed pretty simple, really. Just clear up some animals and get some fish for someone.
We started on the beasts, we managed it without too much difficulty.
Video- Beast Swarm
Watch the Battle!
Battle Notes: Animal Gang
This is a pretty simple battle, its continuous against increasingly strong animals from the area. The last part is a lot like the Large Monsters nearby, with a Bear and Cubs. Just dont waste a lot of SP on the early stuff and youll be fine.
We went back up to the Heights and fished for a while once we were done, and pretty soon both jobs were done.
Oh, and I managed to get some more alchemy done with the money. Some guy on campus had a recipe for a pair of fuzzy gloves, I was able to come up with a few variations on it too.
I also managed to finish up the altered uniforms Id come up with earlier thanks to a new item.
Ughh, kind of tired, though. I think Ill sleep in a bit tomorrow, not going to matter too much if Im a bit late
Video- Jess 1
Watch the Aftermath!
No ones here yet? Everyones so lazy.
There is a synthesis Ive always wanted to try. Since no ones watching
I wouldnt suggest it. Its gonna explode again, you know.
Nuh uh! Come on, help me.
Ill have no part in whatever happens, though.
Okay, Im never going to sleep in again now.
An explosion ? It sounded like it came from our workshop!
The smoke was still thick when I came in.
See! I told you so.
Thats strange I didnt even use anything that could explode
But you made it explode, because thats your gift.
What happened? Whoa, thats a lot of smoke
Jess, are you okay?
Hehehe Uhm, I think I just kinda messed up a little.
A little? So, what are you going to do about this?
If they find out, Ill get in trouble. This calls for
Destruction of evidence!
Well toss the trash, replace the tools and Can you help me?
Whew! Thanks! Lets put this all away.
Maybe shes more carefree than I thought
Shes just used to explosions.
She explodes things that often, huh?
We got all the ruined stuff together and snuck it down to the incinerator first.
Yeah No one saw us, right?
???: I saw that
I think Jess mana thought this was all really funny.
Oh, its you
Please! Dont scare me!
Haha, I mean, you guys were so scared.
Anyway, I suggest you guys go back soon.
Grr. Ill remember this.
Now we need new tools. Maybe theres some extras in another workshop.
I wasnt looking so Im sure I dont know what Jess was doing in there.
Theres no one here What should we do?
This Is our chance!
Jess? What are you ?
Shh! Just stand watch so that nobody sees us.
This, and this Ooh, Ive always wanted one of these. Oh and
Huh? Oh, oops. I just Sorry, Ill just take what we need.
Uh, I mean, isnt that still bad ?
Okay, now we have to escape before anyone comes. Lets go.
Go go! Run away!
Isnt this wrong ?
But, um, somehow she got the equipment we needed to replace.
Yeah, I think this should be fine.
Thank you very much for helping me, Vayne.
Oh, no problem But I heard your Mana earlier. You fail often?
Noooo, thats not true! Today was an accident.
She fails about does 4/10 times sound about right?
Oh shush! Dont say that!
Wow, that often ?
No! Its just when I try something difficult, I fail often
Hey, you dont believe me, do you?
Its a good thing Nikki was busy doing whatever Nikki does during the day.
Huh? Does it smell kinda burnt in here?
I think its just your imagination.
Yeah, thats it! Its just your imagination.
Oh Okay whatever then.
That was a close one.
Uh huh If it happens again, Ill be counting on you. Kay?
Youre planning to mess up again?
N-no! Thats not what I meant! You meanie.
Maybe sometime soon I should try and figure out what it is that Nikkis doing
Video- Nikki 1
Well, now we know what Nikkis up to at least.
Yeah Maybe shes out playing around again.
Oh, speak of the devil.
Good morning, Nikki.
Whats wrong? You seem panicked.
Shh! Quiet down!
Let me hide for a bit! Tell them Im not here, okay!?
Shortly after Nikki had hidden herself a group of girls came in.
Uh, yeah ?
Lillian: I know that girl Nikkis here.
Uh well, no she hasnt come here yet today
Colina: Are you sure? You better not be hiding her.
Its true. But, um, why did you want to see her?
Lillian: I better not see her.
Hilda: You tell her, too. She needs to stop flirting with every guy.
What!? Nikki does that?
Lillian: Shes been making moves on our boyfriends. That cats a thief!
Hilda: I hate beastmen. They just dont know their boundaries.
Thats not a nice thing to say!
Colina: Anyway, just make sure you tell her.
If she keeps flirting with our boyfriends, weve got a plan for her.
Even worse, shed snuck out while they were yelling at us.
Hey Nikki, about what they said
Huh? Shes not here
Maybe she ran away. I didnt even see her
What should we do? I mean, I think we should at least talk to her about it.
Yeah, I think theyll be back soon
Youre right Lets go find her.
Fortunately, we found her before they did.
Look! There she is!
Oh, phew. You scared me! I thought it was them, again.
You should be glad it wasnt. What are you doing out here?
Yeah. You disappeared on us. We were looking all over for you.
Sorry. I really couldnt sit still. So did they say anything?
Um, something like, Stop flirting with peoples boyfriends!
Is it true, Nikki?
Uhm haha Oopsie doops, I try to only go for single guys but, you know.
I dont think thats a good thing, either!
But, you know
Before Nikki could explain herself, she got interrupted.
He never ceases to surprise me.
Wha!? Wh-where did you come from?
Thats a minor detail. More importantly, we were talking about Nikki here.
So, Im sure you all understand by now that Nikki is a beastman.
Well She does have pointy ears and a tail.
Its not that uncommon. I mean, theres a lot of beastmen people here.
Indeed. They live among us, yet have different common sense from us.
You see, low population causes the view on love to take a different meaning.
Population ? So you mean, you need, um
Exactly! I want to take home a buncha hubbies and have a buncha kids!
I dont think you should say that out loud
Huh? Why not?
Well, you know
Vayne, you see? There are as many ideals as there are individuals.
Do not think of your own ideal as the only ideal.
W-well, I guess youre right, but
Wow, you seem to know Nikki pretty well.
Oh yeah I dont remember telling you though.
Im always acquainted with my subordinates profiles. Anyway, Im off. Good day!
With that, Flay ran off to have what Im sure are more amazing adventures. This left it to us to explain the complaints to Nikki.
Oh, I almost forgot. The girls were saying
I get it now, its okay. I dont wanna pick the meat off others bones.
Then I guess its fine.
Ill just have to go find another guy. Well, see ya!
I wonder if she really understands
Im pretty sure she didnt get it, but we dont have time to worry about that right now. The exam is going to be announced tomorrow. I just hope its not that bad.