The Righteous Player(s)

Chapter 313: The Awkward Child

Chapter 313: The Awkward Child

The more the Child chatted with Miss Boffis, the more embarrassed he felt.

He had always been the type who wasn’t good at interacting with the girls. The cuter she was, the weaker he became.

But, he could interact with ladies like Sister Hyphen, treating her like a brother.

When he saw Jiu Er for the first time, he was nervous. But after seeing Jiu Er’s terrifying behavior of smashing the enemy into pieces, his nervousness about facing the opposite sex disappeared immediately.

The shyness was replaced by a strong sense of fear.

He had a hunch that if he accidentally triggered this monstrous girl, she would come at him ferociously with a battleaxe.

As for Citalopram and Dove… When the Child met them for the first time, he was pretty nervous. However, since Annan appointed him as a captain, he wanted to make himself reliable.

Fortunately, although Citalopram was young, she was mature and tacit in dealing with people. She was keenly aware of the Child’s nervousness and kept her distance from him.

Apart from discussing serious matters, the two hardly ever chatted at all. This made the Child breathe a sigh of relief.

As for Dove…

When the Child realized Dove’s age range, he suddenly became less nervous.

In the end, the tension came from caring about the other party’s evaluation.

This tension immediately became more apparent when he was alone with Miss Boffis.

“Julian, Julian!” Boffis said coquettishly to the silver-haired male elf whom the Child acted, “Stop daydreaming. Talk to me!”

The Child stood in front of the massive tree with a glaive.

Boffis put her hands behind her back and circled him and the tree, “How is your [Vine Strike] practice?

“Show me, Julian!”

She seemed to have inexhaustible energy, her footsteps didn’t stop at all, and her voice didn’t become low-spirited because the Child ignored her. Instead, she kept looking for topics, “Julian, did you fail to learn it? I’m quite strong, ya. Would you like me to guide you?”

Hiss…” The Child gasped for breath.

How should I put this?

I think I’m enchanted.

…I’m actually interested to learn about flying.

But if I fail to learn it, will I be exposed?

This worry deterred the Child from saying anything too informative before learning more about the situation.

The only good thing was that this “Julian” he enacted seemed to be a taciturn character.

Therefore, the Child hadn’t revealed any flaws yet.

The Child was silent for a while, then murmured in a low and solemn voice, “Weather…”


“The weather is really nice today…”

“What the hell is that!???” The Child’s words amused Boffis. She laughed non-stop and rocked back and forth.

Her amused reaction even made the Child wonder if everyday daily greetings were a dad joke in the context of elves.

…Is it that funny?

However, seeing that the current atmosphere seems to have improved somewhat, the Child coughed lightly and asked cautiously, “Boffis… What did you eat this morning?”

Yeah? Why do you ask that all of a sudden?” Boffis was also a little stunned by the Child’s question.

She was stunned for a while and then replied probingly, “I had grilled fish, fried bread, and milk.”

Ah, a hearty breakfast.”

Eh? Ah, do you think I eat too much?”

“No, no, no, I’m just saying… Ah, could it be a little unhealthy? Because it contains too much fat…” The Child stammered a little when he spoke.

The conversation was too confusing and awkward. Even the cheerful Boffis, who was happily circling the Child, had stopped. She looked at the Child with a puzzled expression.

Realizing that the conversation was awkward, the Child was silent for a while, then suddenly changed another topic, “Boffis, what do you like?”

“…Huh, eh?” Boffis felt even more confused.

After thinking for a long time, she asked cautiously, “What do I like…? Are you going to give me a present, Julian?

“In that case… just ordinary accessories. Sparkling ones, and not too expensive.”

Julian’s way of asking questions that were too confusing made her ponder, “what exactly is Julian talking about?” Her hands behind her back unconsciously clasped together.

Ah, okay…” The Child was even more nervous at Boffis’ response.

He was hoping that Boffis would answer something like “I like that giant machine” or “I like the deer in the street,” and then he could follow along with something like “What is that, tell me more?”

In the end, Boffis said politely to him, “I like it as long as Julian gives it to me.”

…So what should we do?

How should I continue the conversation?

It’s hard to talk with people…

Please, someone in the stream? Someone help me out…

Wait, I better don’t.

It would be better not to activate the live stream function.

Otherwise, they would probably laugh at me as a virgin who has never been in a relationship…

The Child hadn’t even confessed to girls since school days. If there were no confession, there would be no lovelorn.

“Then, Boffis…” The Child was silent, then suddenly cut to the subject, “Have you heard of Frostwhisperian?”

“…Uh?Eh? Wait, I did hear about them… Are you interested in Frostwhisperian?” She was a little confused by the topic bumping around.

Boffis’ face was gradually tainted with fear as she took a step back subconsciously.

Julian doesn’t like to talk. Is it because he becomes so strange when he talks?

The two looked at each other, silent for a while.

Hiss…” As if infected by the Child, Boffis couldn’t help but gasp for a breath.

She took some time to manage her emotions and chose to talk about this topic for the time being.

She didn’t know what other strange topics the Child would bring up.

“Frostwhisperian… Speaking of which, my mother has a nice collection of paintings.” Boffis recalled and said carefully, “The Elegant Elder drew the painting… The painting depicts the Old Grandmother.

“That painting is amazing! The Old Grandmother can even fly in the painting and make a terrifying roar. Her roar is capable of penetrating out from the limits of the painting and affecting our world. She had even left frost traces on the rock floor on the street.

“If you look directly at that painting, you can acquire Advanced Influence like ‘the Remains of the Frost Deity’. That painting is in my house, but I can’t show you. After all, Julian’s body is still too weak. If your physique is not firm enough, the Old Grandmother in the painting may freeze you to death.”

Boffis no longer suffered any sanity drop from weird topics when the Child listened to her quietly.

She could not help but be secretly relieved and quickly found the next topic, “Speaking of which, did your mother teach you how to improve your physical fitness? I’m proficient in it too.”

Great, the atmosphere is gradually getting better.

It seems that I have finally become familiar with her and got some strange information.

The Child was delighted.

He was about to ask, “How do you view your mother?” and wanted to ask for more information.

But, he found it too embarrassing to talk about topics suitable after becoming friends, and he didn’t know how to become friends with girls.

This is so difficult.

The Child couldn’t help but sigh.

“…Ah, yes, by the way, Julian! Are you interested in [Wind Dancer]? Let me tell you, my profession…”

This is too hard…

Boffis was frightened by the Child’s awkward chatter that she dared not stop. She could only try to find new topics while crying silently in her heart.

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