CH 8 – “Intent and Wish” – The Deadbeat Master and Genius Disciple’s Misunderstood Workshop

(TL Note: This whole chapter is from Shalltear’s POV. But it mixes up the past and present sometimes so I tried to leave a note so it doesn’t seem weird.)


[….By the way, are you satisfied yet?] Granite

[…Ah!] Shar

Master called out to me.
Thanks to that voice, my vague consciousness was snapped back to reality.

――I then witnessed it.

[!?!?!] Shar

――Master’s face was very close to mine!!

Huh? What? Why?

My face was becoming redder and redder by the second and I was in a full panic.
There was my stern and cool master with a face with an ever so slight, even miniscule sign of being troubled.
Not being able to withstand the looming master in his eyes anymore, I hurriedly looked down.

[Huh!?] Shar

I saw the unbelievable position I was in.

――For some reason I had winded up embracing Master’s right arm with my whole body.

…I had thought something was off. I really did think so.
Because Master’s voice which was softly reminiscing about the past, was slowly but surely getting closer.

But. But Why? Why did I wind up like this?

I desperately, desperately searched my memories for the answer.
Among the innumerable fragments that make up my memoires an image surfaced.
As I grasped the closest fragment, it shattered and the memory I was looking for replayed in my mind.

[Um… So, could you please……hold my hand?]

[Hmm. I don’t mind, but what’s wrong?]

[You know, “I will take your hand” …]

[From today on your name shall be “Shalltear”.]

[Sharuteea…? That is…my name…]

[…Papa……]

…My body began to shake due to embarrassment.

Oh my god! Oh my god!

My earlier wish to hold hands.
My master who spoke with me about our past as he listened to my wish.
And I, who was overjoyed from happily continuously reminiscing, not being satisfied with just holding hands――,

――And the state of steadily increase the degree of contact. Doing all of the unconsciously.

I understood that I put myself in this position.
Then, even then, I was stirred up by my desires, and without realizing it, I did all of this.
After that I snapped back to my senses, this is…some kind of surprise attack.
It’s almost like if I set a surprise attack against myself….

[Nh~….Nhhh~~~] Shar

Without thinking, I started to groan.

I want to disappear. No, I just want to melt away.
I want to be disintegrated to the utmost limits in an alchemy pot and be returned to magic.

Today, I think something is really wrong with me.
Even though I am supposed to be at my best since I am disciple of my great master.
Even though I know I can’t always be spoiled. But, but there are some things you can’t help.
Because, because――.

As I was being engulfed in the overflow of emotions, Master began to casually speak above my head.

[…My disciple Shalltear. I sometimes question… Why do people have such abundant emotions to this extent… …Everything in the world exist while depleting limited resources. In that case, when it comes to emotions, if humans could suppress their emotions to the level of animals, wouldn’t humans reach a higher level of intelligence. Wouldn’t you or I reach the depths of alchemy that we should be seeking even faster.

―― But I am sure things are never that easy. I come to think this as I watch you. You are a person that has more unnecessities then I, which sometimes makes my stomach hur… wait, never mind. I think that you are impatient. But――in spite of this, in my opinion you have left impressive results. In that case, I am certain that you’re s,search for knowledge is not hindered and only benefited from your overflow of emotions.

…Um. That is why, you um, struggle as much as you want and face yourself. Uh, your master will pour you another cup of tea. ――So, can you…..please let go of my arm?] Granite

Here I am being weak-minded and showing no signs of growth, and here are the kind words of my master who doesn’t scorn me and only accepts me.

I am always the one who receiving his kindness.

I drank some of the tea that Master poured for me, I close my eyes and think.

The promise i made with Master, at that time.

“What, I promise, as long as you are useful to me, I will continue to take your hand. I promise I never let you feel “alone”.”

Have I been able to respond to all of the things that Master has given me up until now.
Whether it was a promise, or a contract, if it only one party follows through then nothing will be fulfilled. ――Am I actually becoming someone who is useful to Master?

…The words that Master spoke to me are a treasure to me.
But despite this, there is a part of me that is impatiently worrying if I won’t eventually be thrown away for being pathetic.

But maybe Master has realized that I have been thinking about this.
Maybe that’s what he meant when he said “struggle as much as you want”…

――Then maybe, my true training will start from now on.

Yes, I am sure of it.
Now that I think about it, i may have been slacking off since I became the Royal Family alchemist or something the like..

Being the Royal Alchemist doesn’t mean a damn thing, I am Master’s…..disciple.

And now is the perfect chance for me to step up.

In order to learn just how Master viewed things in the past, and to reconfirm my beginnings.
This chance that my master has gone to the trouble of giving me, I should make use of such a rare chance.

…Ah.

If I remember correctly Master did say that “I am sure it won’t be a waste of time”.
I wonder, is it possible that Master realized that I was slacking off?
And he made this chance for me.

I’m sure he would deny it if I ask him straight out.
But, I’m sure that he did this for me.

My body shakes at the mere thoughts of the heights of the man that I am aiming for, and my hands have become sweaty.
Yet nevertheless, I thought I must do my best.

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In this way, Master is always several steps ahead, as if he was a amazing strategist.

But, Master rarely ever tells me the answer in an easy to understand way.
This isn’t just how he graciously treats me, his disciple, but also other people as well.
Master sets clues casually in his actions and words, and is testing to see if we can realize these hints.

But since I had just become his disciple at this time.
Master unusually gave me the answer itself, this is what I think now.
Of course, at this time I had yet to realize this.

――Yes, that was.
The day after I received the name Shalltear, actually…it started before that, the trouble that was occurring in the capital and the answer for it.
Master only told it to me.

――”Stagnant Magic”.

As I think back on it now, that was the answer to everything.

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It was early morning on the second day after Master had taken me in.
On that day, i woke up earlier than Master.

There was a reason for this. Even though barely any time had passed since we had met, even I was worried at how strange Master had been the day before.

Indeed, after we had left the town hall, Master at that time seemed to have had the spirit sucked out of him.
And this did not change even up until he went to sleep.

[Today, you will again sleep in the bed. If we sleep together…if that happens… It would look like I’m really that…. …ugh… (crash).] Granite

As he said this he fell asleep as if he had passed out, I think anyone would be worried seeing that.

As I rummage around and get up from the bed, I make my way to the sofa where Master is sleeping.

[….Huh? ..!] Shar

But as I stretch to peek on Master’s face, I realize that someone else was already there.

Something that was translucent and squishy…
The scary thing that thoroughly bullied me two days ago…

As Master was sitting up in the sofa, there were tentacles (hands?) stretching and poking Master’s face, especially his mouth and nose.

[Ah…Um…Sorry for, disturbing you…Pochi-san?] Shar

I gave a greeting while being confused but the situation going on.

Then, the symbol of my trauma stopped poking Master’s face and――

――Changed it’s tentacle into a fist and recreated a hand giving a thumbs up.

“Oh oh it’s the newbie! Morning !”

Seeing that energetic “fist” I subconsciously think I hear these words.

[G,good morning. ]

After getting caught up in what’s happening in front of me, I tried speaking to it.
I don’t know why, but I think it understands what I’m saying.

Then Pochi-san goes from posing with all 5 fingers stretched out to a clenched fist.

[Uhm….] Shalltear

….I didn’t understand what it was trying to say this time.

Maybe I was just imaging what happened earlier…?
Wait, that doesn’t matter! I have to check on how Master is doing!

As I thought this, I make sure to properly take a look at Master.
Ah…the color in his face looks better than yesterday…

[…Papa…are you ok? Um…] Shalltear

Mmm… That’s kinda nice…
The old me was kind of cheeky, huh…?
(TL Note: Shar form the present is jealous of how her past-self called Granite papa. It’s kind of hard to understand.)

……….Wait a minute!

Um, I was relaxed to see he was calm.
[Guh!] Granite

Then suddenly as Master started to show a pained expression, I jumped up.

[Papa!?] Shalltear

[Guuh!] Granite

[Papa, are you ok!?] Shalltear

[Guuuh!] Granite

Master suddenly has a pained expression. He is still not doing ok.
It’s like I can see some black essence coming from his mouth. I almost screamed out.
Then as I tried to cling to him, something was getting in my way.

[Hmm?] Shalltear

Then Pochi-san stuck out one more tentacle and points it at me.

Then he (?) takes the first tentacle and once again cover’s Master’s mouth. He then gives me another thumbs up.

“Burp. It’s all right!”

It looks like that is what it’s trying to say.

I look on in confusion with watery eyes.
And with a sense of a finishing up one’s work, Pochi-san retracts its tentacle and slides its way back to its jar.

After seeing off Pochi-san, I once again look at Master’s face.
He face is still twitching, but it seems he looks better than before..I think?

[Papa….?] Shalltear

[….ugh…!]

He seemed like he was having a nightmare up until now, but now I don’t feel as worried as before.

[Pochi-san, must have done…something?] Shalltear

Thinking this was strange, there was no way for me to know what was happening.
Then as a I call out to Master at time, I wiped his face with a damp towel.

§

Since the water in the pitcher has gone done, I immediately went outside to retrieve some more water.
Yesterday, when we went to the town hall, I was told there is a well in Master’s house, he calls it his’ workshop, which is covered by a brick fence.

Yes, at that time I went outside without a single afterthought.

The cold wind cut right through me.
But, now I have warm clothes that protect me from the wind.
This gave me a somewhat strange feeling.

To be honest, I want to indulge in this warmth.
But if I do that, I will start to feel a sense of guilt.
I would be doing something unforgivable. I can’t stop myself from thinking that.

During the night it began to lightly snow and you could hear the sound of footsteps digging into the snow.
Thanks to the shoes my feet don’t have the usual sense of warmth being taken away. This was truly rare for me.

In the slums, it is not unusual for someone to lose a tow to the cold.
Thankfully, I seem to be a bit sturdier than normal people so this never happened to me. Out of all of the seasons winter was the one where my stamina was drained the most.
Is it really ok for me to be this comfortable? I was truly bothered by this.

Earlier when I was in Master’s home I didn’t think of such things.
Yesterday, when I went outside with him I didn’t think of such things.
But, when I go outside for just a bit by myself, I cannot help but to be tormented by a sense of guilt.
Yes. This is what I thought at that time.

―― I should know my place and realize that someone like me, would never be nonchalantly involved with someone who could be the main character from a proper tale.

――Shouldn’t I go back to the place where I belong.

I am not thinking about this rationally
But for just an instant, I was assaulted by such thoughts.

But the “scream” I heard next did snap me back to reality.
The voice that for the past couple of days has carved itself into my very being, comes flying into my consciousness.

That voice surprised me and made me feel worried and desperate.
An important thought blows away all of my troubles. I felt overcome with emotions.

――At least it’s a place where I belong.
――And maybe, it isn’t a place where someone like me should be, but.
――I really want to stay here.
――I know I only have a trivial amount of strength, but.
――Even then, I want to become of use to that person.

Maybe this the time when I first had a clear sense of my own wishes and will.

As I think back on the past, this is what I thought.

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Master [You’re reading too much into it! Please stop!]

Extra: Master’s Patterns

1. He just says whatever comes to mind. (Shalltear’s emotions are pretty intense.)
2. He randomly attaches theories to everything. (Intelligence is trending.)
3. He is desperate to think like how a master should think, and it’s all unnecessarily long. And he always forgets what he wanted to say.
4. He tries to always sound good while trying to get things to go his way. (It doesn’t matter just move your hand. Can you stop hugging me? It hurts, ya know?)
(EX. To be honest, sums him up in a nutshell.)

 

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CH 3 – “Log” – Shingan no Yuusha

(TL Note: After reading this chapter you’ll never look at a tree the same way again.)


[I was fighting with logs as a weapon, just like one of my favorite “manga”…huh.] Makoto

But in those manga the enemies whom the hero was fighting were not zombies but vampires or demons.

To be honest, I was scared and close to falling into a state of confusion. That’s why I thought to take a log as a weapon. If it was calm at this time, I would not have decided to use a log as a weapon.

A log is too heavy, they are as big as a person’s torso, and there is no way for an ordinary people to swing as weapons … I am sure I thought so.

I probably would have guessed immediately that there was no way I could not lift something as big and heavy as a log, and given up using it as a weapon.

However, I was really confused at this time.

I could not think calmly, and so I grabbed a log.

And…I was able to pick up the log. Furthermore, I was able to swing the log, although I was all over the place.

Despite the log being over 2 meters long, and heavier than me.

I heard somewhere that Japanese swords and Western swords weigh only a few kilos. Even so, I was able to wield a log as weapon even though it’s dozens of kilos in weight.

Is it because my stats like “power” is twice that of the general populous in this world?

Or maybe it fight-or-flight response.

But anyway, in order to try to drive away the encroaching zombies, I swung the log with all I had. It kept swinging it desperately.

Crack!!!

The log that I waved around hit one zombies.

It was mostly coincidental, but I smashed the side of zombie’s head…defeated it in one blow. More than half of the head was crushed and the most of the brains scattered. The zombies continue to convulse as it fell to the ground.

It does seem…like it will get back up.

Perhaps…I can get out of this?

 

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… Just how long did I swing the log?

I was out of breath and even standing was hard. I do not have any more stamina left to keep swinging.

I supported my body with the log that I had stabbed into the ground and my shoulders where heaving because I was out of breath.

But…I was able to annihilate all of the zombies.

Around me, at least 50+ zombies were sprawled around. Almost all of the zombies had their heads crushed. Half of them were completely immobilized, and the other half were convulsing.

[Hmm? Among the convulsing zombies, there is a strange zombie woman.] Makoto

Unlike the other zombies who wore commoner’s clothes, it was wearing clothes you would expect an aristocrat from medieval Europe to wear.

Although it’s limbs are thin, for some reason it’s stomach was strangely inflated.

[Did it…just finished eating something?] Makoto

I do not want to think much about what this zombie woman ate.

But compared to the other zombies, the damage to the woman zombie’s head damage is relatively shallow.

However, even if it is left unattended, it will sooner or later perish. As I came to this conclusion, I left the woman zombie on its death bed. The expression “on its death bed” when used on a zombie seems a bit strange.

[I should come back and finish off the other zombies, including this zombie woman, after I walk around the town, I should pierce… Right now, it is too troublesome.] Makoto

Even if the zombies got up, I can easily beat them.

Anyway, the fear I had of the zombies has mostly faded.

No, I’m still scared of them.

I feel that it is physiologically horrendous. However, the zombies as monsters are not that strong after fight them.

First of all, their movements are very slow. And as more defensive maneuvers, for example protecting the head from a log, the was little defensive behavior either. They did not have intelligence, they just followed the instinct of a zombie, and just slowly approached me in order to bite me.

Their movements were too slow and monotonous and I honestly felt they were “weak”.

I am an absolute amateur in regards to fighting. Even when it comes to fighting another human I would be rather weak. But even I could destroy dozens of zombies.

Perhaps in this parallel world, zombies are the grunts you would find near the bottom of the list of monsters in this world.

[Even their status had “Level 1” written there.] Makoto

As long as I don’t lose myself to fear and my body can move, then they are an enemy I can do something about.

I also thought that I got “a powerful weapon with excellent reach and destructive power known as a log”, which is why this time I was able to unbeatable against the zombies.

Fighting bare-handed, it would not have turned out like this.

No, although it is a grunt monster, there were a large number of zombies. Even if I fought with a knife, a wooden sword, a bat or the like, I would have been buried and crushed by the zombies, unable to overcome their strength of numbers.

I have survived because the log has reach it has the power to defeat zombies with a single blow.

If there happened to have been a sword or spear lying there, I think that I still would have been killed by the zombies.

In the first place, if I picked up a sword that I never used before, I am skeptical if I could even use it as a weapon.

 

It is only natural that I, an ordinary high school student (on top of being not attending school), who has not learned swordsmanship or spear techniques has never held a Japanese sword or anything the like. Besides, I’m clumsy and my motor skills are non-existent. If someone like me grabs a sword with a blade, I won’t be able to use it properly.

If an amateur holds a real sword without proper training, and cannot properly handle the sword, they can cut their own hands and feet with the tip of the sword… I have heard such a story before.

Especially, I, who is always distracted, panicking, and confused constantly, don’t think I will be able to properly use a sword.

Also, in the case of a sword, I feel that after cutting down several zombies the sword won’t be able to cut anymore, or possibly the sword would be broken after having an amateur swing it around aimlessly.

Even if a spear, which I have never practiced with before, was lying there, I think that I could not properly handle it as a weapon. Besides, if you swing a spear aimlessly or thrust it recklessly, even if you defeat a few zombies; in the case of a spear, I feel that the handle will break in the middle of the fight.

However.

A long, heavy, and powerful “log’” was sufficiently useful as a weapon just swinging it recklessly. A thick log, just like human torso, defeated 50 zombies without breaking.

If there were no logs in that place…just the thought gives me chills.

Picking up the log there, I was truly fortunate.

 

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After a while, I started breathing normally.

I wasn’t sure if I should keep exploring the town.

If I was to tell the truth I just want to leave this town right now. Because there might be zombies still be lurking somewhere in the town.

Even in zombies are not that strong, I do not know what will happen if I caught in a surprise attack by a group of them.

[But … the people who are possibly alive in this town are perhaps, five people.] Makoto

In the information of the town I “saw” with the <God’s Eye> there were five inhabitants. If possible, I’d like to find them and protect it. I want to escape from this town together.

I had become somewhat confident and full of myself because I defeated dozens of zombies on my own.

In the end, I decide to continue exploring the town.

Even if a zombie comes out again, I will manage somehow.

[… As long as I have this log.] Makoto

I started to realize that if I learn how to use a log properly, it can be quite an effective weapon.

Speaking of which, how is my “status” now?

After defeating so many zombies. As with computer games, my level or something could have gone up and my stats might have risen. I expectantly check my status.

Name: Makoto Maruta

Race: Human

Age: 17 years old

Strength: 22 Dexterity: 16 Agility: 18 Intelligence: 20 Vitality: 21 Mind: 17 Magic: 22

Job: Barbarian Level 1

Skill: God’s Eye

Acquired Magic: None

Soul Rank: 5

Oh, it has gone up. “strength” increased from 20 to 22, “vitality increased from 20 to 21, “Mind” rose from 16 to 17 respectively. Also, my “soul rank” or whatever went up from 1 to 5. The moment I thought about the soul rank as something suspicion “The radiance of the soul, expressing the strength of the hero. And depending on the “experience” will increase its radiance.”, this information appeared in my head.

That soul rank went up to 4 in one go, and my basic stats, such as strength and so on, increased by 4 in total. As my soul rank rose by 1, basic stats also increased by 1 point. I wonder if it will increase?

Is the basic stat that increase chosen at random? Or perhaps my actions have some sort of influence on it?

Somehow, I feel like it’s the latter.

I swung around the hefty weapon (log) until I almost ran out of stamina and defeated all of the zombies. It also explains why “strength” and “vitality” are rising, and not “dexterity” or “intelligence”.

“Mind” has also gone up, because I continued fighting against horrible zombies as my opponent. My fragile spirit might have been trained to some extent.

By the way, “job” has turned into “barbarian”, huh.

Until fighting the zombies, the job was “no job”.

I do not want to remain unemployed, but barbarian is a bit much.
(TL Note: I’m not sure if this is a shout out to Mushoku Tensei or not)

I don’t want to be thought of as some savage from a undeveloped area, it’s kind of upsetting.

Well, without a sword or a spear, the sight of me frantically swinging a log and fighting, I probably looked like a barbarian warrior.

But whatever, if the job was hero, that would have been nice…

 

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CH 2 – “Zombie” – Shingan no Yuusha

…After walking for 7 to 8 hours, I finally saw a town.
Night had fallen, and the surroundings have become quite dark. In the night sky, many stars and the 2 moons were shining.
…After walking for such a long time, I am not even that tired. Even after walking this much, my legs haven’t cramped.
Even though I do not have confidence that my strength and stamina are superior to normal people, however, after walking for this distance and time I am hardly tired.
Perhaps, in this parallel world, because of my stats my “vitality” is quite high. I wonder?
Even though the standard seems to be 10, my “vitality” is double that at 20.
In this parallel world, physically speaking, I may be really amazing.

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The town seems to be surrounded by a wooden fence taller than me. Is it a fence to prevent wild animals or thieves from entering? Perhaps, it may be to prevent monsters from attacking.
Speaking of which, if there are herds of pegasus in this world, then it does not seem strange if there are monsters that attack people as well.
I have not encountered even one monster so far. Well, it may be because I have been walking on a safe road that humans frequently use, a well traversed road. On such a road, the encounter rate for a monster is probably also low. Maybe.
…By the way, what was the name of this town?
Huh?
(Town of Rua The Holy Garp Empire Population: 5 Main Resources: Lumber)
When I was looking into the town over the fence, a translucent frame with this information came floating into view.
This is also the power the <God’s Eye>. If you can easily learn the information you want to know, this power is quite convenient. The <God’s Eye> is quite the useful skill.
But is the Holy Garp Empire the name of the country that this town is in?
I think that the place I am now is also within the territory of the Holy Garp Empire.
That is good and all, but isn’t the town’s population being only five people a bit too low? In the Middle Ages, there seems to have been many cases where the villages and small towns in Europe had a population of a little under 100 people. But no matter how you think about it, 5 people is too low for a town like this.
I wonder if something happened in the town?
No…perhaps a large number of residents relocated, and now only the remaining residents are few in number, but that is what I think. That is what I hope happened.
While worrying what will happen next, I entered the already open gate and proceeded into town.
The <God’s Eye> appears to have a night vision effect, so even in a town in the middle of the night with no lights, I could see to some extent.
There seems to be many brick buildings similar to the ones from the Middle Ages in this town. Even though it’s the middle of the night, there was only silence to be heard. The town had a somewhat sad atmosphere.
I wonder in which house are the 5 townsfolk living in.

[Among the dozens of buildings, which one are they living in?] Makoto
While muttering to himself, a habit of mine, I look for a house with lights on. As I make my way through the town that is paved with cobblestones, on the way, I found a mountain of wood (logs) piled up high.
[Logs… speaking of that…there was a manga where people fought vampires using logs as a weapon.] Makoto
I whispered this while looking at the mountain of logs.
By the way, since I love that manga, as I looked at the logs I found myself reminiscing.
In addition, according to the information I saw with the <God’s Eye>, I remember that the specialty of this town is lumber.
From the mountains behind the town, someone must be cutting the trees down. I wonder if out of five of the residents that are remaining in this town, if at least one person here is a woodcutter?
In any case, it would be nice if they are a kind person. I hope they are nice enough to feed a person they don’t know and let that stranger stay with them in their house. Well, there are so many empty houses in this abandoned village, so I should be able to find a place to stay. But even if it’s an empty house, is it ok for me to just stay there without permission? Well let’s put this aside

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Walking around the town for a while, I found a square. It is a square with a small fountain. Near the fountain … someone is standing there. Even though the person’s back is turned, it’s probably a woman standing there.

[I finally found someone.] Makoto
I feel relieved as I approached the woman.
[A,Ah…excuse me.] Makoto

As to not alarm the woman, I approached her while calling out in as gentle of a voice as possible. Since I have a communication phobia, I am really not good at this.
The woman turned around, !!!
Makoto’s heart almost stopped.
The woman’s face … was rotting. There were several maggots squirming in her face and her right eyeball was hanging out of the eye socket. It looked like it would fall off at any moment.
There was a big laceration on her head and from there … her brains were protruding out….
Besides, as I approached her, I noticed the woman smelled like rotting meat.
The woman was… just like a “zombie”. She looked like a “zombie” that appear in zombie movies, which are also called the living dead.
W,Who are you?
As I thought this so, I could see a translucent frame in front of me.

Zombie (minor zombie)
Level:1
Weakness: Sunlight, Salt (especially purified salt), All holy attribute attack magic

This was written in the frame
This woman is…a zombie?

If this is a parallel world where there are monsters, even if there are zombies, the poster boy of famous monsters, it isn’t such a surprising discovery, but…

[Aaaaaaaaa, u, uuuu … ah …] Zombie

The woman, no zombie, let out a groan that you cannot think came from a human and began to approach me.
I instinctively felt I was in danger.
At this rate, I…may be killed…by this zombie woman. My heart was screaming.
I couldn’t stop my legs from shaking.
I fell into a panic as I bent down and picked up a palm-sized stone. And to the slowly, but surely approaching zombie, I threw the stone with all my might at the zombie’s rotting face. The stone had more force behind it than I thought.
Bang!
Even though I had no confidence in my control, since the target was close, I hit it right on the mark. On top of that, I hit the zombie in its remaining left eye.
Because of the stone throw damage, the zombie crumpled right there on the spot.
[For now, “Command: Escape”!] Makoto
I ran away from the plaza in a panic. And I didn’t have a single thought of going close to the zombie and finishing it off. The zombie was so scary there was no way I was going to go near it.

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I felt like I ran quite a distance.
I realized I ran all the way back to a place where there was a mountain of logs stacked. In order to catch my breath, I decided to sit on one of the logs and grasp the situation at hand.
[Who would have thought…that zombies…are real.] Makoto
In this parallel world, zombies are just a type of monster?
Besides that, … why are zombies wandering through the town… What happened to this town?
Hmm?
Suddenly, an image appeared in the back of my mind. A bad quality black and white image.
A black and white movie, like a classic movie from a long time ago, was fast forwarding in my mind.

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In the middle of the night, several zombies crawled out of the graves in the community cemetery of the town.
Several of the inhabitants were attacked by the zombies as they slept.
And some of the humans who were bitten by zombies, became zombies and attacked the people of the town one after another.
After one night… the town was overflowing with zombies.

◆◆◆

It was just like scene out of a classic zombie movie.
W,What is this? I guess…this is also the power of the <God’s Eye>?
I feel like Goddess Liana said that you can also “see” the past with the <God’s Eye>.
So, what just played in my brain, is what actually happened to this town in the past?
The tragedy that occurred in this town in the past…
Slam!!

[Ahh?] Makoto

I suddenly cried out.
The doors to dozens of houses opened at once, and a lot of zombie-like dead bodies came out. From the houses that I thought were empty, the living dead shuffled out.

[W,What the hell is going on] Makoto

…This is not funny…
My face stiffens up. Looking with the <God’s Eye> everyone here is really a zombie. I…was surrounded… by dozens of zombies.

[I’m so scared I might piss myself…hahaha…] Makoto

At this rate, I will be attacked by dozens of zombies. And I’ll be eaten alive. Or, I may be bitten and turned into the very same zombie that attacked me.
[…To hell with this!] Makoto
I almost gave up right there, but I was somehow able to snap myself back into reality.
I have to run away…no, it is impossible now. I’ve been completely surrounded.

[Then… I have to defeat them? Something like that…it’s impossible for me…I don’t even have a weapon.] Makoto

There are a few small stones scattered around, but with just stones, there is no way I can take on dozens of zombies.
While I am hit a few zombies with stones, I will definitely be bitten by the other zombies.
If only…If only I had a proper weapon, if there was a weapon with a long reach.
At that moment, my eyes fell upon the mountain of logs.

 

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CH 1 – “Goddess Liana” – Shingan no Yuusha

(TL Note: The MC questions himself A LOT and there are a lot of sentences that repeat themselves. So, I am trying to add to it, so the text makes sense without changing the meaning. Also, this chapter was a pain. But what’s new.)


There are two moons.
There is a horse with wings flying in the sky, is that what you would call a Pegasus?
So, this is truly…a parallel world.

The next time I awoke, the evening sun that was burning in the sky had flew into my sight. In the dusk sky, you could see the thin outlines of the two moons and a herd of Pegasus flying in the sky.
It seems I am laying down in some unknown field of a parallel world.
Was I thrown in this field by that selfish goddess, Astena?
I pinched my cheek……yeah, it hurts.
If I feel pain, then—-t,then this isn’t a dream?
As I started to realize this is real, I started to panic. I don’t know what to do now. I’m so nervous I can’t stand it. Even if I wait around I doubt the situation will improve. That’s why I decided to travel until I reach a place with people.
Luckily, there was a road nearby. If I follow this road, I might reach a village or town.
In the meantime, I decided to walk in the direction of the setting sun.
—-After walking for 30 minutes, there was someone crouching down on the side of the road.
It was an old woman. On top of that she looked very dirty. After looking closely, she has her eyes closed. I doubt if she is sleeping.
I was confused if I should call out to her or not.
I do want to ask her if I keep going on this road will I reach a town with people in it?
But for a guy like myself who has communication phobia finds it difficult to talk to someone I don’t know.
Also, this is a parallel world. There is the worry of “not knowing the language”.
But, before I could decide whether or not to call out to her, the old woman called out to me first.

[Hello…the person over there.] Old woman

I stopped several steps away from the old woman. She still had her eyes closed. Is it possible, that her eyes are bad?

[Since you are walking, would you happen to be a traveler? Could you find it in your heart to spare some food for this poor blind old woman…I haven’t eaten for 2 days. I’m so hungry I feel like I’m going to die.] Old woman

The old woman begged for food from me in a voice that invites pity.
Food…huh. I check the pockets of the track suit that I’m wearing. I found the box of calorie mate I had planned on eating later. It’s the type that has 4 pieces in one box. (TL Note: calorie mate is this weird meal replacement biscuit in japan. Imagine a dry, crumby cookie in a stick shape. It has a weird taste, but it’s not bad.)
Is it a good idea to give this blind old woman my calorie mate?
I’m in a situation where I don’t know how long it will take to walk to a town or a village? Should I give a complete stranger my precious food supply……?
I’m at a lost as to what to do.
I was hesitant…but in the end, I gave her half of the box.
Since she told me she hasn’t eaten anything in 2 days, as a person, I can’t just ignore this woman.
By the way, my nose is stuffy, and I can barely smell. But even with all of that, I could the smell the foul odor coming off the old woman as I handed her the calorie mate.

[Hmm, this is such delicious food. Thank you so much.] Old woman

The old woman showed her thanks as she ate the calorie mate I gave her.
Being thanked after doing a good deed isn’t a bad feeling at all.

[Uhm, Ma’am. I want to go to the nearest village or town. Will I reach a town if I keep going this way on this road?] Makoto

[Yes, if you walk for half a day you will reach a small town called Rua.] Old woman

I was depressed when I heard I would still have to walk for a half a day.
It might be better to be more positive now that I know there is a town here.
But sadly, I am not a very positive person.

[Thank you for giving me directions. Well then, I will be on my way.] Makoto

I gave the old woman my regards and went to leave.

[Can you please wait a moment?] Old woman

As the old woman called out, I turned around.

[Actually, I was heading to Rua myself. While I was traveling I injured my legs and I couldn’t move. While I was panicking, the sun had already set……I am truly, truly sorry for this, but could you please find it in your heart to carry me to town?] Old woman

The old woman asked me in a depending tone.
……What should I do?
The old woman looks light, but carrying someone om my back for half a day would be tough.
Also, and I know this is bad of me to say, but the old woman looks so filthy. Carrying this old woman while walking a half a day is just…

[Please. I will die here in the wild. Please I beg for mercy. I beg you. I beg you.] Old woman

In the end, I couldn’t abandon the old woman, so I carried her. If I abandoned her and if she really dies, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night.
I walked for 30 minutes while carrying the old woman.

[Thank you so much… You are a real lifesaver.] Old woman

The old woman was grateful as she thanked me again and again.
As I carried her, I also spoke to her.

[Ho ho, you were summoned from a place called earth by the Goddess Astena, huh. But, she deemed you to be useless and threw you into a field… Honestly, what a horrible person.] Old woman

As I told the old woman what happened, she immediately believed me.
According to the old woman’s story, in this world there are “Goddesses” as well as beings called “Gods”. They regularly show themselves in front of people.
It seems the Gods are existences that have superior powers over humans. But they seem to act arrogant, careless, and make mistakes. There seem to be some gods who enjoy competing over who has the most influence. There are many gods who love having authority and gods who love to have physical relations with humans.
They are gods that act just as humans, just like the Grecian Gods.
The Goddess Astena also has a personality that is as prideful and selfish as a bad person.
Shit. Just remembering that woman, has me upset again.
…Someday, I will pay her back for what she has done.

[Honestly, that goddess is rotten to the core. Although she has many believers and has a large amount of “power”, what a nasty woman.] Old woman

[……] Makoto

[It is true that bitch goddess is summoning humans from another world to be her disciples. Then if she summons a human who isn’t that worthwhile, she uses “teleportation” magic to throw them in some random place, just as she did to you.] Old woman

[……] Makoto

[That fucking bitch of a goddess is the worst…] Old woman

The old woman I am carrying on my back continues to curse the Goddess Astena. It’s as if she has a personal grudge against her…… I don’t know why, but the old woman’s way of talking has started to change.

Her voice seems to have changed from the raspy voice of an old woman to a youthful voice.
The horrible body smell that almost made me vomit has disappeared. Now, if anything a rose-like aroma is tickling my nasal activity. What is going on?

[It’s fine. Please let me down.] Old woman

[Huh? O,Oh.] Makoto

As I kneeled to let the old woman down. After letting the old woman down, I turned my neck to look my behind me.
Then—-I was left speechless.
Because a beautiful young woman was standing there instead of an old woman. A beautiful girl with silver hair who looks like she is in her teens.
Her right and left eyes are silver and gold in color. In short, she has odd eyes.
Her feet are also floating several inches of the ground.
The clothes she is also wearing changed from the filthy gray hemp robe she had on to what you would expect a goddess from legends to wear, pure white silk without a single mark on it.

[I am the one that governs over the “Eyes of the Gods”. The Goddess Liana.] Liana

[……] Makoto

[I am called the <God’s Eye> Goddess Liana.] Liana

The beautiful young girl who as floating in mid-air introduced herself while smiling me.

[A vacancy has appeared among my followers and I was looking for a good person. I transformed into a filthy, ugly, pitiful old woman. Because to become my follower the first condition is to have the kindness to be considerate to others and a charitable heart.] Liana

Is this silver hair, odd eyed, beautiful girl the old woman from before…?
Is she also a……goddess? She is floating in mid-air and her atmosphere is very godly. Maybe…she really is a goddess?

[These past couple of days, among the humans traveling on this road, there were only a few people who spared food to the old woman. You are truly a nice person.] Liana

[A,Ah.] Makoto

[Also, you are the first person to carry me. You are truly a kind person.] Liana

The woman that introduced herself as the Goddess Liana smiled with a grin,

[You, the kind person who has been summoned from another world. As a goddess, I shall grant you power.] Liana

[G,Grant me power?] Makoto

Being praised for my good deeds and receiving “power” from a goddess. It reminds me of the developments in the tales of heroes from Greek legends or video games and manga.
To me, this is a good deal, but she might be up to something.
I have to make sure I’m not being fooled.

[Yes, a fraction of my power as a god.] Liana

[……] Makoto

[But, depending on whether you become my follower or not, there is a big difference in the “power” you will receive.] Liana

[……] Makoto

[First, in the case of you not becoming my follower—-you will be able to see things from very far away. And in a battle, I can make sure you can fully grasp the movements of your opponent.] Liana
[……And then including my kinetic vision, only my eyesight will improve, right?] Makoto

It doesn’t seem like that great of a skill, I’m losing my motivation.

[Well, that’s about it. Humans who don’t become my follower, are not granted a strong “power”.] Liana

[Then, if I do become what you call a follower, then?] Makoto

[If you do become a follower, you will be granted an even greater “power”. Even…the <God’s Eye>.] Liana

[<God’s Eye>?] Makoto

<God’s Eye>…eyes of a god…it sounds amazing.

[If you have the <God’s Eye> you can see your status as well as the status of others. It is also possible to see the events of the past and even future events, although it is random.] Liana

[T,That’s amazing.] Makoto

[So, will you become my follower?] Liana

[Even if you ask me right out of the blue like that. Just what exactly is…a follower?] Makoto

I am wary of it being slavery-like subordination.

[Among the Gods and Goddesses, there are many different conditions.] Liana

[……] Makoto

[By the way, I am of the belief that a god should not recklessly interfere in the fate of humans. That is why I do not put strict restrictions on my own followers. To live freely, and enjoy one’s fate is best.] Liana

[……] Makoto

[If you happen to do anything heroic, I would like for you to tell others that you are my follower.] Liana

Even if I become a follower or the like, it doesn’t seem like I will be forced to work.
And, there doesn’t seem to be any demerits…

[It seems you are at lost as to what to do. That’s fine, I have a suggestion.] Liana

The Goddess Liana showed one finger and,

[How about becoming a temporary follower for one month. During that time, I will lend you the power of the <God’s Eye>.] Liana

[Temporary?] Makoto

[Yes, a temporary follower. Even for me, choosing someone to be a follower solely on their personality is out of the question. This is also I can evaluate you with my “eyes”, ok.] Liana

Is it something like a trial period?
After thinking about it for a bit. I agreed to become a temporary follower. I am interested in the amazing power called <God’s Eye>. I also believe that the woman in front of me isn’t a bad person.

[Now please close your right eye.] Liana

The Goddess Liana asked me to close my eye, and I honestly followed her instructions.
With her beautiful hand, she softly touched my closed right eye.

[With this, your right eye now has the power of the <God’s Eye> within it. That’s right…to start with try strongly wishing to see your own status.] Liana

I did as I was told.

!?

A half transparent frame appeared in front of me.
This is…a “status screen” or something of the like that you would normally see in computer games.
Inside of this frame my, Makoto Maruta, status info is,

Name: Makoto Maruta
Race: Human
Age: 17 years old
Strength: 20 Dexterity: 16 Agility: 16 Intelligence: 20 Vitality: 20 Mind: 20 Magic: 20
Job: No Job (Level 0)
Skill: God’s Eye
Acquired Magic: None
Soul Rank: 1

Even though my abilities have been quantified, I have no idea if this is good or bad.

[For normal humans, strength, dexterity, and magic are usually around 10. For someone with 20, your abilities are much more superior than a normal person’s.] Liana

The Goddess Liana told me about my status, as if she could read my hind.

[Going by the numbers, the average of my abilities is closer to 20 than 10….] Makoto

That’s strange.
I have no confidence in myself. I thought my skills would be below average. Even if my strength and Intelligence are at normal human standards, I am aware that I am a slow, bumbling person.
There is no way my abilities, status, are this high.

[Your base stats are quite something. Strength like yours only shows up in 1 in a 1000 people.] Liana

[Do I really have the strength that appears in 1 in a 1000 people? In my previous world, I was a human who was below average.] Makoto

[That fucking bitch of time and space Goddess Astena summons people who have higher stats than the people of this world. But it seems that whoever is someone from that parallel world is chosen at random.] Liana

A normal person from earth may have stats equal if not greater than mine. Then, if someone who is below average from earth like me, that person is considered excellent here.
……This is might be a good world after all.
This might be an amazing world for me.

[If you want details on the specifics of your stats, then just wish for it and you can discover some extra information about it.] Liana

Is it like a help function?

[So…. there are some things I must take care of, I need to return to heaven. I will make sure to check on how you are doing occasionally with my <God’s Eye> from heaven.] Liana

[Huh? Wait..please wait a moment.] Makoto

I called out and stopped the Goddess Liana as she was floating high and heading toward the heavens.

[Can you please use your power and send me back to my old world?] Makoto
On top of my stats being good, if it’s this world I may achieve a lot. This might be a world that’s perfect for me.
But still……I wanted to go back to earth.
Because earth is where my “family” is, that’s including my sister.
That’s why…

[I am sorry to say this, but I don’t have the “power” to send you back to your original world…. I’m sorry.] Liana

The Goddess Liana ascended to Heaven.
Since I was left by myself, I had no choice but to walk by myself and continue to the town I was told about.
But, why did all of this happen to me.
I, who lived a boring life, did wish to be summoned to another world as a hero. By performing heroic acts in another word, I wanted to be thought of as a necessary person by the people around me.
It is true that I imagined and wished to be summoned to another world.
But……my current situation is completely different from what I imagined.
I did not want to be deemed useless the moment I was summoned. I did not want to be looked down upon and be thrown away like an unwanted item.
I remember the cold stare the Goddess of time and space Astena gave me.
Those scornful eyes as if looking at garbage.

[……Dammit.] Makoto

Dammit……dammit……dammit.
No.
I’m just becoming more and more depressed.
Besides the “Goddess of space and time Astena” who decided I was unnecessary. I met another goddess called the “God’s Eye Goddess Liana”.
And it seems I have received the special power <God’s Eye> from the Goddess Liana.
To receive a power from a god or goddess…I think this is amazing.
It just like the main character from a hero story.
Yep.
This the hero story where I am the main star. Yeah, there is no doubt. I’m sure that’s right. Let’s just think that way.
Because…. if I don’t I won’t be able to stand it.
If I don’t think this way, I will be crushed by all of my own negative thoughts.
But, it seems that if I’m in this world then, my base abilities are quite good. Even though I’m very nervous I might be able to survive somehow. No, I will survive.

[Dying out here in the wild…no thanks.] Makoto

I have been summoned by a goddess to another world, so I should be a protagonist.
Because of that, I won’t die so easily. I am sure everything will be fine. As I was thinking on this, I somehow set forward with heavy steps and continued walking.
Because, if I didn’t think that way, I would break down right there in the middle of the road.

 

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CH 7 – “Dream and Reality” – The Deadbeat Master and Genius Disciple’s Misunderstood Workshop

(TL Note: This was a pain in the ass to translate.)


He stands in the middle of a grassy plain which spreads out forever, as if the personification of freedom.

It was neither too hot nor too cold.
Warm sunlight calmly illuminated the ground.
In this warm weather, he says the first thing that comes to his mind.

[I feel kind of sleepy……]

As at almost the same time of him thinking this―― a soft, inviting bed suddenly appeared before his very eyes.

No matter how you look at it, this is an obvious abnormal phenomenon.
But the thought of this being strange did not show on his face. All he did was laid down while facing up and stretched in a comfortable way.

He yawns as he looks up at the sky.

Isolated white clouds floated in the blue sky.
Certainly, if you roll back the clock and compare the view from different times you would be hard pressed to find any difference. This scenery is a bit boring while at the safe time brings him a great sense of relief.

He laid there absentmindedly like this for a while, until there was a change in one of the clouds. He realizes this and narrows his eyes.

An infinite number of haze like clusters are faintly shining.
From the heavens these clusters start to overflow from underneath that cloud. They begin to chase each other as they dance around in the blue sky.
Eventually, a circle of light, which is similar to a rainbow, was formed in the sky.
As I carefully observed the circle of light, just like patterns on the moon’s surface or the alignment of the stars, depending on how you interpret them “letter” or “picture” like patterns can be seen lining up and moving.

[Corona of Dunamis.]

In myths one of the main gods known as the Gods of Creation, Dunamis is said to oversee the world with his “eye”. Among the people of the continent it is commonly called this. It’s a kind of nature magical phenomenon.
Of all the magical phenomenon which exist, the explanations of this ring of light and the pattern that appears in it has deteriorated. Regarding the history if magic, it has a very important meaning.

Although, since he is relaxing now there is no way that any of this has anything to do with him. The fantasy-like scene only helped to make him feel even more drowsy.

[Ah~ being free is the best. There is no doubt that humans should be free from all responsibilities and should live their lives how they want.]

He once again let’s out a big yawn and nods happily as he closes his eyes. As he slowly sets off to the land of dreams――.
But then.

[――――]

In this world where there should be no one else but him, a small voice could be heard reverberating.

[What is that?]

Since he was disturbed as he was falling asleep, he grumbles in an upset tone as he opens his eyes.

[!!??]

――But he is struck dumbfounded at the sight that has appeared before him.

A pitch-black cloud that spirals as it covers the sky.
The Corona of Dunamis which was glittering in many colors spins at a high speed.
The ground around the bed has turned to a reddish brown, and a large amount of stone pillars are spread around like grave markers.

This repulsive scenery looked like the end of days had come.

He has no idea what is going on. All he could is shakily get up from the bed and look up at the sky in blank surprise.

[――――]

As he does this, that mystery voice once again reverberated throughout the world.
That voice snapped him back to his senses. And he screamed in a voice mixed with both equal parts of fear and anger.

[Who the hell are you?! What the hell are you saying!?]

At that moment, that world which went from one extreme change to the next came to a clam still, as if time itself had stopped. Then everything in the word was dyed in a sepia.

No, that’s wrong. Only one thing was left with a hint of color.
“Corona of Dunamis”. Only this maintained its vivid colors.

[……!?]

Leaving alone the man who is just standing there with his mouth flapping and not saying a word, another change was happening in the ring of light in the sky. An enormous green perfect circle appeared in the center of the ring.

As this unfound horror terrifies him, he feels a sense of deja vu when looking at the emerald circle.
Just where has he seen this before? He tried to escape from reality but――.

――He finally was able to recognize the words…from the voice he had heard from before.

[……Papa ……]

[……Papa ……]

[……Papa ……]

――Oh, that’s right……he finally realizes as he shows a forced smile.

This sky, this eye ―― the one I gave the name Shalltear, this is the eye of that girl…!

[AGHHH! NOOOO! I! WON’T! EVER ACKNOWLEDGE IT!! AGHHHH!]

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[AGHHHH!] Granite

As I let out a pathetic scream, I woke up on the sofa I slept on.

W,What was with that vision-like nightmare I just had.
Was it an attack!? Was I attacked by some hard to describe curse?

Ho, I don’t know who did this, but bring it on!
I, the freedom loving alchemist Granite Range, will be your opponent.
Acknowledgment? Responsibility? To hell with that! Such mental attacks won’t work on me!!!

While trembling in the remnants of fear, I strained out the little courage I had and looked around the room as I was breathing erratically through my nose.

[…………] Granite

The material shelf with a lot of empty spaces.
The alchemy pot where I can still feel some residual heat.
The luminous stones which are weakly flickering.

Where I am now is my normal workshop, and I can see no one else but I has entered.

[……fuu ……. It was all simply…a dream? Scaring me like that…… That’s right. I am a pa….no that’s wrong. I um, there is no child that would call me by that cursed word that ruins a person’s life. ALL of it was just my imagination――.] Granite

―― Bam!

[Are you ok?] Shalltear (TL Note: Since granite has just named her he hasn’t actually called her by her nickname shar yet. So, I will only use it when he mentions it outside of the flashback scenes.)

[!?AGHHHHH!!]

IT’S HEREEEE!

As I saw the young girl who slammed the door open, I once again screamed.

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As I shook of the shadow of that horrid nightmare, before I realized Shalltear had come to my side and was worriedly looking up at me. I decided to make super important request of her.
I won’t have her ever call me that accursed word again.

[Now listen, make sure to call me “master”.] Granite

[Huh!? Uhm, ok but, more importantly――] Shalltear

[I don’t want to hear anything else. There is nothing more important than this.
Now repeat it!] Granite

[Y,Yes! ma….Master!] Shalltear

[Yes, that’s right. That is correct. Now listen, make sure to pay attention. Our relationship is that of a master and a disciple. When speaking of the relationships between one person and another, what you call the person and how you speak to them always come first. Since you have become my disciple I will be strict with this.] Granite

[I, understand.] Shar

As I strictly argued this point, I coaxed her into calling me master.
I may have quickly spoken to her in a cold way but I’m sure it’s me just overthinking things. I’m probably sure.

I finally catch my breath after nipping that in the bud.

As I threw off the blanket that was still hanging on me, I put my feet on the floor as I sit up in the sofa.
Even after I sit I look down at the small head of Shalltear who has her hands gripped tightly to her chest as she stares at me.

…Hah. Honestly what was with that nightmare.

I thought I didn’t have much of an imagination but in my subconscious an enormous sub-space was built… This is the first time in my life I’ve ever seen such a vivid dream.
Besides my mood, my body itself is feeling a bit sluggish.

Maybe I am actually feeling a bit under the weather.
Or maybe due to all the severe shocks piling up, did the door to my subconscious opened?
Well it doesn’t really matter… Just to be safe, if I drink some vitamin enhanced medicine then…

As I sighed, Shalltear was there and responded in a worrying tone.

[U,Um… M,Master. Are you, truly okay? Earlier you…?] Shar

[Earlier?] Granite

What happened earlier? I can’t think straight…….Oh.

[You, yelled in a, loud voice saying “Ahhh”…] Shalltear

As Shalltear timidly spoke, I was cursing myself in my head.

That’s right…
I was so focused on doing something about that accursed word that I forgot to make up a reason for why I was screaming.

Maybe, I should just honestly tell her?

(I had a nightmare and I unknowingly screamed in terror. Hahaha.)

Wait.

…That won’t work. Just now I just spoke about our different standpoints. That line doesn’t have a shred of dignity in it…
For the sake of my sanity I will do all I can to keep as much distance as possible from that word that starts with “p”!
I must have Shalltear recognize our relationship as that of a master and disciple and nothing else, at all costs!

[……Stagnant magic…yes stagnant magic had somewhat accumulated in my body. I realized that stagnant magic outside of my body by yelling “Ahhh” in a loud voice. There is no reason to worry.]

[I,Is that so.]

As Shalltear stared blankly at me, I nodded to her in a dignified manner.

That’s right.
This is the first time I’ve ever heard someone could do that.
It is a surprise―.

……It seems like i’m going over the top with this, but it’s better than admitting that “I screamed out of terror”. Definitely better.

The nightmare, or rather the stagnant magic is the main fault here!

――By the way in normal society, when you want to skip work or school one of the convenient excuses you can use is to complain of a sudden stomach ache or say something unfortunate happened to your family. If you leave “stagnant magic” unattended for too long, it can cause many disorders in the body and also many problems will be solved (superficially speaking)!

Furthermore, that sorcery, healing, nor medicine has no effect. And the fact that only taking “a proper rest” is the only method to do deal with this, is a splendid point.

Because, people have what is called the “Hyle Spirit Pulse” different individuals have their spiritual nature regulated by this mysterious and complicated group of organisms exist. It’s not like I am moving of my own free will, it’s just like how the heart moves on its own, so there is nothing I can do.

When using magic according to the conceptual effect as you extract magic, especially when you are moving around a lot or when you barely understand what is going on, as soon as you throw out a hard to grasp disorder like “stagnant magic” then it becomes difficult for others to deal with you.

Well in summary.

―― Ignorance is great!

That’s about all there is.
Indeed, it is truly an alchemist like way of thinking.

As I was thinking all kind of things, “You are definitely not my daughter, you became my pupil for the really dry reason of us having a mutual urgent need of one another” also known as Shalltear had continuously stared at me.

[I…..I am, truly happy to hear, you’re ok.] Shalltear

With, sigh of relief she finally showed a relaxed expression.

Somehow, Shalltear finally was able to understand that “the person she made a contract with”, a.k.a me, has nothing wrong with him.

Oh, it’s been a crazy ever since I got up.

 

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