"Hey, did you know? Apparently a new shop appeared in the South part of the town."
"Seriously? Did it appear after maintenance?"
A certain pair of players were talking about a rumour of a building that suddenly appeared.
It was in the First Town's Southern part, a quiet part of the town that had mostly land for farming, so many players were surprised by that.
"What kind of shop is it?'
"Who knows, I for sure don't, so how about we go and take a look?"
The two men who had nothing to do have decided to check up on the rumoured store and headed from the Northern part of the town to the Southern through the main street. There, they saw a small shop that had a field right next to it. In the field there was an NPC wearing a wide straw hat, she had charming features and was watering lush plants.
"Is that a Florist NPC? But it doesn't seem like she's raising flowers."
"Hey look, there's garlic growing on that tree. Heck, doesn't garlic normally grow in the ground?"
The two were convinced that the store in front of them was operated by an NPC.
"The shop's named 【Atelier】, huh. Well, let's go in."
"Yeah, you're right."
When they peeked inside from the window, they saw a small but cleanly maintained store, well-lit by the light entering through the windows. Feeling a bright atmosphere the two men entered the store with relief.
The inside of the store was filled with a nice, herbal scent. Sucking in the refreshing herbal scent reminiscent of freshly-cut grass had a relaxing effect on the two men, filling them with happy mood.
"I wonder what is this shop."
"My sis is all crazy about herbs and stuff like that. I think this might be a shop selling herbal teas. There isn't that many stores selling food-type items."
Completely relaxed, they have looked around the shop.
When they did, a door behind the counter had opened and someone came out of it. And, the two's relaxed bodies completely stiffened.
"Eh, yeah, h-hello..."
In there, was an incredibly pretty girl. She had long black hair and wore black-based clothes, but because her clothes had short sleeves and she wore short pants her white limbs were well-accented. Seeing this slender beauty they turned so nervous they spoke to her while stuttering. She was so pretty that any man who's into big boobs would say "this is a special case", in his heart.
"The merchandise is there, so feel free to look around."
The pretty girl passed by the two's side, picked up a potion bottle placed on the table and raised it in front of them, showing it off.
"My shop mainly deals with consumables such as potions."
"U-uunh, t-this is bad..."
"T-this is no joke."
"Bad? No joke?"
The pretty girl in front of them tilted her head and without any hesitation moved closer to the two, standing in a distance where they could touch her. Seeing her raise a potion and smile, the two men were completely knocked-out.
Since the two had absolutely no immunity to women, they ended up escaping from the shop at full speed. Left behind, the black haired shopkeeper stood there, agape.
"Yun-san, I finished watering the plants in the field. ...eh? What happened?"
As the men were running away, they heard the NPC that was in the field earlier call the pretty black-haired girl "Yun".
"Khh, we ended up escaping because we aren't good with real women. Still, she was so cute. Yun-chan, was it."
"Yeah, but thinking about it again, there was no need to escape from an NPC."
"L-let's do our best so that we can speak with NPCs without getting nervous!"
"You're right, partner! Let's do our best thinking it's for the sake of developing resistance to real women."
Making a little misunderstanding, the two men decided to calm down their raging emotions by fighting mobs in the nearby area.
On the other hand, in the Atelier——
"Uu-uuu, Kyouko-san. Customers escaped agaain〜."
"It's all right Yun-san, next time they'll buy something."
There, was a broadly smiling NPC and a player. For a while it was suspected that the incredibly pretty girl from the store was an NPC, and only some time after the misunderstanding was resolved.