The Lying Counselor’s Eloquent Reasoning - Chapter 14
On the following day, a thorough examination revealed that there was no sign of any problem, and her mother returned home safely from the hospital. Then, things went back to the way they were before, the two of them living together. However, in contrast to before, Tomomi started enjoying meals with her mother and conversing with her in a natural way. Although she still felt more like an older sister than a mother, there was no longer any sense of discomfort in being with her as a family. The only thing was peace.
Eventually, after getting used to this life, Tomomi suddenly stumbled upon a bottle full of medicine lying in a corner of her room. It was the one that Uroma had given her. And she didn’t need them anymore.
I don’t exactly get it, but should I go give it back?
Just in case, I should go and send my gratitude to him. Even if he were to charge me a high fee, since I am a minor, I should be able to overstep my bounds under the protection of the law… For now, that was the idea, and the next day, she headed to Uroma’s place after school.
Although she feared that she might not be able to locate it again, she was able to easily find the building where Uroma’s counseling room was situated that day. Quickly, she made her way inside, ascended the stairs, and opened the door to the third-floor room.
“Hello, Tomomi. I’ve been expecting you.”
Just like the first time, Uroma acted as if he had foreseen that Tomomi would come here in advance.
“Well, I had some left over, so I came to return it. Also, since you have taken care of me for a while, I want to pay you for it… Oh, I can’t afford to pay you too much, you know?”
“I’m not expecting any reward money from you at all.”
“I was aiming for a different kind of reward, not money.”
“Y-You mean my body?”
Tomomi’s blood instantly drained from her veins. I’ve always thought he was a creepy guy, but I never thought he’d ask me to do something like that! I have to get out of here right now!
“Haha, I guess you could say it’s related to a body, but I wouldn’t want you to get the wrong idea. For now, please look there. The paper on the wall.”
Was there anything like that when I was here before? First of all, following his instructions, she checked the paper on the wall in the direction Uroma was pointing. There, it read, “Urgently needed! Assistants wanted! Hourly wage negotiable! Snacks included!”.
“What is this…?”
“Can’t you tell by looking? It’s a job advertisement.”
“What does it have to do with me?”
“Incidentally, even inexperienced people who have never even had a part-time job before are welcome, and even students are totally welcome.”
And then Uroma stared at Tomomi. With two half-opened, cloudy eyes.
“Tomomi, you’re doing well with your mother now, aren’t you? If that’s the case, you should offer her something as a gift to apologize for your past disrespect, right?”
“Right, for example, you could use some of the money you earned from your part-time job…”
“Alright, alright! I’ll work here!”
Unable to tolerate Uroma’s gaze, Tomomi shouted. In reality, she didn’t have enough money to give a proper thank you, and there didn’t seem to be any other option.
“Oh. Well, that’s very nice of you. You’ve been hired, Tomomi.”
Uroma spread his hands deliberately and burst into high laughter. What kind of employment decision is that? It seemed as if he would not meekly let me go unless I said yes.
“Well then, I look forward to working with you in the future. As my assistant.”
The two shook hands. Although she was supposed to be an assistant, she wondered what she was expected to do from now on. Tomomi’s heart was overloaded with disbelief and uncertainty.
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