Cursed 019: Undefined Terms

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Chapter 19:  Undefined Terms

It was 9 AM in a certain office in a certain building in Washington DC.

*Briiing*

A short ring from a cellphone sounded, and the woman with gleaming silver eyes, seated at the gorgeous, mahogany desk covered in papers, gave a slight sigh of irritation.

When she checked her phone, however, her expression tightened and she stood up.

“…It seems I will need to go to Japan for a bit.”

“Wha-, but Secretary Ergane, there’s still the matter of the reception at the Hirshhorn –“ (more…)

Kujonin 010: Story 10

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 10

Like always, I ate a breakfast of honey-toast, took a dose of herb tea, and soon a Customer-san came.
Adventurers heading to the forest came to buy poison-cleansing herbs.
Just in case, I recommended medicinal antidotes rather than the poison-cleansing herbs, but the disadvantage is that they’re expensive so the poison-cleansing herbs were chosen instead.
I gave a neighbor obaa-san with a bad back acupuncture treatment, and when I had straightened her spine she went home.
A doctor that had a cold also bought a lot of expensive restoratives. (more…)

Kujonin 009: Story 9

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 9

Up until noon, I was interrogated by Camilla about things like; I was a person from another world, that my Alchemy and Arithmetic was maxed, that currently my Magic Circle Studies had reached Level 5, that Irene wasn’t my lover, and if I would refuse the special service on the date.

“Right then. It’s become a problematic situation.”
I was thinking in front of Sera and Balzack in my own room.
“Sorry. It’s because we said all sorts of unnecessary things.”
Balzack bowed his head. (more…)

wfb: Chapter 99

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Chapter 99: The Way Something is Made is Sometimes More Important than What it Is

“And here I thought you were learning some common sense…”

Ragnall sighed as Desmond took up his sword and looked it over with a slightly panicked, no, quite distressed face.

I bowed my head towards Ragnall, saying,

“No, well, even I understood that there was something wrong with the way I did things.”

“So even though you knew it, you did it anyway.” (more…)

OVRMMO 101: I have reached the Eastern Inland City… but

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

I have reached the Eastern Inland City… but

Recovering my mood on the road, when I had proceeded onwards over the grassland at a jog while bracing myself to go along further with this world, the Easter Inland City finally came into view. Since the elapsed logged in time has already passed my usual 2 hours of play time, I want to find an inn as fast as I can and log out.

Since I can see the city, with a last spurt I arrived in front of the city’s gate. I tried to get permission to enter the city from the gatekeeper person, but… Isn’t the city’s gate completely closed off? (more…)

OVRMMO 100: Facing Forward…

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Facing Forward…

Trudging along, I’m walking with the Eastern Inland City as my goal. When I was in the south, I arrived quickly because Zetan gave me a ride, but this time it will be purely walking, so I assume it will take a lot of time.

The wind feels good; if I had to say, it feels like it’s the middle of May, I guess. When the refreshing breeze comes during the moderate temperature right before early summer; it’s a lot like that. The monsters are around here and there, but whether it’s the effect of being subjugated or not, they really aren’t around more than sparsely, so there’s no danger of being attacked.
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wfb: Chapter 98

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Chapter 98: Sniping Great Minds Works in a Fantasy Setting Too

*Clang. Clang. Clang.*

“… As I thought, this place calms me down the best.”

“D…did something happen?”

Inside the forge, Trelzt, the forest wolf beastkin at Warden’s Post handed me a cup of tea, heated by forge as usual.

“No… well, nothing.”

We had just finished the maintenance on the wardens’ swords that were left there.

Aside from some sharpening, there was a lot of hilt and grip maintenance. (more…)

OVRMMO 099: Invasion: Part 2

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Invasion: Part 2

The next day, I logged in and checked the board where requests are posted in Himawari Pavilion. Uumu, as always, there aren’t any requests not aimed at parties, na. Like I thought, tomorrow I’ll leave, because there’s nothing good for me in this town. If it weren’t for the matter from yesterday, I’d already have left, though, na…

Walking through town, when I had bought herbs, vegetables, and seasonings and the like, there was a girl who was singing with harp in hand. You can tell it’s a woman despite the cloak because of that bulge up top and her voice. (more…)

OVRMMO 098: Invasion: Part 1

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Toaru Ossan no VRMMO Katsudouki
Author: Shiina Howahowa

Invasion: Part 1

As business in this time of recession continues to decline, there was absolutely no important requests entering the Himawari Pavilion. I continued to wait on tables, lend a hand to fairies in town who asked for it, and perform manual labor, the so-called grunt work as adventurers call it. No, you could say that it’s just because I play solo, so I can’t take very dangerous work since I don’t have a party. So far, I’ve seen many number players in parties that have left town with requests in hand. (more…)

Cursed 018: The House Call

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Chapter 18: The House Call

“Aruji, what are your intentions on that young man?”

In a certain office above a small stationary store, the Witch and her assistant, Kei, walked in without turning the light on.

The Witch flopped herself down on the couch.

“Fufufu, I’m a neutral party, you know? What kind of ‘intentions’ could I have?”

“… That’s true as well.”

Kei doesn’t deny the fact that his Aruji actually has no intentions to control the kid. He knows her mind better than … well, no one else could even entertain the idea that they knew her mind.

“But… you know, seeing a kid like that…if he’s going to get into trouble anyway, I might as well take him in… It’s that kind of thing.” (more…)