Episode 1 of the visual novel series, "Spare Parts."
Lucy's fresh out of her parents' home and looking for a foothold to start the rest of her life, but with no experience and only one friend, she's having trouble finding a job. That is, until she stumbles into a shop run by a mysterious woman who, for some reason, hires her on the spot. Unable to keep her nose out of others' business, Lucy finds herself caught in a much more complicated position than she bargained for.
The beginning of a story about the long struggle for a peaceful life, and the parts of ourselves we must sacrifice to make it there.
36k words, ~3 hours long.
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