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.
“Everyone’s smiling faces have been forgotten
Even though they had laughed so much
Simply smiling in fun times
Crying in sad times
Raging in times of frustration
Smiling in times of happiness.
Those simple things
Are forgotten in just a few years
Everyone and anyone, under the name of growing up
Hiding their expressions
Sticking on a mask(persona)
in the end becoming expressionless
Saying that this is what the world wants
Saying that this is how it works
At that moment, you who I had loved
your smiling face was splendid
your angry face was also cute
Even though it was that splendid you
That you also, before I knew it, donned a mask(persona) and your smiling face gradually disappeared
Is extinguishing your expressions being an adult?
Is staying cool-headed being an adult?
To me nothing is projected but a coward
Even though it’s the voice of this kind of me
That doesn’t ring out through the bustling crowd
This is the truth
And that is way
I will remember
The smiling face of you from that time
The angry face
The crying face
When you meet the end of your lifespan
Quietly and naturally returning
Even after your soul rises to the heavens
I will continue to remember
Even if the whole world laughs at your life
I will remember with pride
That dazzling smiling face
That cute angry face when we fought
That sorrowful crying face when dreams were lost
Even when you are no longer here
As long as it will be permitted to stay in this world
That is why right now I am living
So that the fact that you have lived
Will not be forgotten by the world
We cannot return to that day,
But the memories of that day are just like it was yesterday
Within my heart
Until you return to heaven
Will be next to me always
The you from that day
Is even now the ruby in my heart
Sleeping warmly within my heart.”
— Come to think of it, there was a Musical Performance Skill, but I can’t remember having seen anyone performing and singing yet. Playing as a minstrel is way too high a level for me, naa. While thinking that, I was watching the woman singing the song, but when that woman noticed me, she came slowly walking over.
“You were listening to my song, right? Performance fee, please.”
Her voice, different from her voice when singing, was an erotic voice. With this kind of person, going against her would be bad in a strange way. And also, it’s the truth that her song was done skillfully, so there’s nothing I can do but obediently pay, huh? When I leave 100Glo in her outstretched hand, she’s satisfied for now and puts it in her breast pocket.
“And, I have 1 question for you, but…”
Do you have an older or younger sister? I was going to ask, but the woman wearing the cloak in front of my eyes cut in.
“My three sizes? From the top, it’s 102…”
When she said that, I physically blocked her mouth and stopped her.
“Mmph mmph-! (what are you doing-!)”
Purposefully heaving a huge sigh so she could see, I started talking.
“Who asked you for that… what I want to hear from you is if you have an older or younger sister, the type who doesn’t really speak much.”
In the first place, this was the reason I had increased the days I was staying in this tone by one day, after all. And the cloak the woman in front of me was wearing was literally exactly like the cloak of the girl from yesterday. Although their heights and proportions are different.
“Aa, you are the human that Ane-san was talking about, ne; even though it seemed like it would be possible to draw you out by singing, to actually draw you out, ne~”
You can’t see her expression because of the cloak, but it’s easy to understand that she’s laughing.
“The talk seems like it will take a while, so should we move to a quieter place?”
To these words of mine, the woman in front of me let out a “Fuu-n?”
“To take me right away, it’s very…”
Before she could say the rest, I took out my harisen for the first time in a while and mercilessly smacked her with it.
“O-w! What are you doing?!”
Why don’t you ask that uselessly large chest of yours?
“Fu-n, I thought I was going to be ‘taken’ somewhere; how boring, ne.”
For some reason, the woman in front of me is taking offence in a strange direction.
“You were singing a song like that, and now you’re saying something like this.”
I’m borrowing the unopened bar part of Himawari Pavilion’s bar from the mistress once again to talk.
“Well, whatever. I can’t really talk about the details, but I received instructions to come to you.”
A woman who easily gives up the information.
“If you can’t say than I won’t ask to hear about the details, but … why me…?”
My name is somewhat wellknown, but right now the number 1 well-known name would be Silver jii-san, I think.
“Obviously because I wanted the man who seduced fairies to show me affection, right?”
While drinking water, that kind of thing was said to me; what do I do?
“Show you affection(kawaiiga-tte), nee. If it’s in the form of a german suplex, then I can do it I guess, ne.”
So you want me to do sumo torture(KAWAIGARI)?
“N,no, that’s, even this Onee-san will pass on that…”
So threats work, huh? People who are listening would say it’s an unpardonable misinterpretation.
“So, what’s the real reason? Just what you can tell is fine.”
I tried asking, but other than “I was just told to go meet you~,” the woman in front of me told me nothing else.
“If it’s what I can say… the hidden meaning is that you are the most famous name, perhaps?”
“Are you talking about the forums?”
I asked, but…
“I can’t talk about anything more than this, ne… for almost a hint, it’s not about that so-called forum. More than that I really can’t say, so sorry, nee.”
Avoiding the landmines ahead, this isn’t going to be a talk where there’s a large landmine waiting for me, right…?
“Maa, fine; it doesn’t seem there’s anything I can do about it, so… I guess I can’t do anything but wait until the time comes, although it’s not good to lose the initiative…”
For some reason, the woman who saw my fed up face laughed delightedly.
“It’s fine, when that time comes, this Onee-san will protect you! Onee-san is strong!”
Saying that, she left. Is that the truth or not … in actuality, the people who normally flutter around aimlessly but become strong in an instant when it comes to fighting do quite well in this world
“I’ll pray that such a time won’t come… I’ve already had my fill of troublesome things, you know.”
This foolish conversation ended in about 10 minutes.
“I think my older sister also said it, but let’s meet again, ne♪”
And, throwing me a kiss she left; the mistress thoroughly made fun of me for that. After that, once again I helped out and waited on tables, then logged out. The next day, departing towards the Eastern Inner City, I left the Eastern Fortresstown behind.
A/n: For the song lyrics, I thought of something suitable in about 10 minutes and wrote it, but it’s my own creation.
Also, since I didn’t think about how the song is sung, the length may be subtle, but please comment discretely on that.
[Wind-Blown Hunting Bow]Lv17
[Small Shield]Lv 6
[Physical Ability Reinforcement]Lv33 ↑1UP
[Fairy Language]Lv99 (Forced Acquisition) (Unable to be moved to Reserved Skills)
Titles Possessed: The One who Charmed Even the Fairy Queen, The One who Defeated a Great Foe Alone, The One Involved with Eastern and Western Dragons
Second Names: “Fairy King Candidate”(jealous), “Chef of the Battlefield-san”
Translating that song was kind of painful… the contents are…
Anyway, I did a tiny bit of lyrical stuff to it, but as you’d expect it would take up too much time to really make it feel like western song lyrics>