Cursed 017: Meeting Unit 2 and the Witch

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Chapter 17: Meeting Unit 2 and the Witch

*Staaaaare*

In front of us are a woman with animal-like parts to her, a short and slim oni guy, a yakuza with a game console, and a guy with no particular notable qualities about him.

*Staaaaare*

… If you stare that hard, I’m going to blush~.

No, seriously, why are they all looking over here?

Every single one of them is staring right at me.

Why?! There’s a six-tailed kitsune right over here, though?! Isn’t that something way more interesting?!

The fact that I called her “that” is something I won’t be telling her any time soon.

Haa. What is with everyone…? (more…)

Kujonin 008: Story 8

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 8

In the morning, when I awoke, Sera was standing in front of the door watching me.
“Morning.”
“Good morning. Naoki-sama.”
“Did you sleep?”
“Yes. … Um, I have a question, is that okay?”
“What is it?”
“Is Naoki-sama the type who has no interest in women?”
“Haa!? How did it become like that?”
Saying that, my sleepy eyes are wide open now.
“No, um… you didn’t have me attend at night, so I was wondering if you were like that…”
Sera clutched the hem of her clothes with a red face.
“A, is that it. Because you’re a slave that kind of thing is fine. I forgot. But, well, nah, for that thing. If it’s not with a woman you love it’s futile.”
“Futile, is it…?” (more…)

Kujonin 007: Story 7

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 7

Explaining the circumstances at the Guild, when I conveyed that a swarm of vespahornets had appeared at the mansion to the west, the Guild staff members made a huge fuss.
It seems that vespahornets are strong monsters, so they said that the only ones capable of suppressing them are high-ranking Adventurer parties.
However, currently the high-ranking parties have gone to the Capital so they would have to be called back, and further more we’ll have to warn the citizens not to get close; like that, the receptionist was frightened.
From the adventurers listening around us, I heard the rumor that the old man in charge of the cemetery had been missing for 1 week, so isn’t the cause the vespahornets?
Regarding the two slaves, they’ve already become ownerless so it’s become the case where they are the property of the person who found them, that is mine. (more…)

Kujonin 006: Story 6

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 6

When I went to the road the soldiers told me about, sure enough, there was a mansion covered in ivy near the cemetery.
There was a lock on the gate, but when I pushed it, it easily opened.
“Pardon my intru-sion…”
Concealing the sounds of my footsteps I entered through the gate and saw a garden that had once been taken care of, where flowers grew in great profusions and weeds grew as much as they wanted, pretty much untouched by human hands.
However, the path that continued to the mansion’s door had short weeds growing in it, and evidence that it had recently been used. (more…)

Kujonin 005: Story 5

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 5

Starting from the morning, I read and compounded medicine the next day as well, ending in the morning hours.
Thanks to the level of Compounding rising, my medicine production is steadily getting better; at around the time I ate lunch, the level of Pharmacy had become 5.
Camilla was bitterly jealous, with “Even though it took me how many years to get to this point?”
When Pharmacy became level 5, the Skill Alchemy appeared on the Skill Tree.
However, Alchemy has already become level 10.
Perhaps in this world, chemistry and science fall under Alchemy.
Arithmetic has also appeared on the Skill Tree, but it’s at level 8.
In my student years, I wasn’t good at arithmetic after all.
As for Camilla, she’d be jealous again so I kept all of THAT a secret. (more…)

Cursed 016: The Kazekama and Unit 2

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Chapter 16: The Kazekama and Unit 2

It was still early evening when Unit 2 reached their site.

Stoic Supervisor Isamu Ooishi.

Rough-mouthed, flashily dressed, game-carrying Arata Kamo.

Brash and flashily dressed in a different, the sword-carrying woman Katsumi Inukai.

Short and slim, wearing a traditional hakama and haori that seemed strange for everyday modern wear, Jurou Katou.

The thin, normal, but easily overlooked Gakuto Yamada.

It was a splendidly conspicuous group of mismatched people.

Although they were officially known as a crime investigation unit, their job was actually something quite different.

Although most people wouldn’t know. (more…)

Cursed 015: The Kazekama and Kousei

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Chapter 15: The Kazekama and Kousei

“What?! For real?”

I try to keep my voice hushed so Daiki-san doesn’t notice, but … un.

Even if I say pretty words like I try to avoid pulling people into the supernatural side of things, it seems a little late for the consideration.

“It often happens that people with stronger spiritual powers intrude on barriers.”

“…Is it my fault?”

I don’t know why I felt like I had to ask. Morbid curiosity.

“If I had to guess…”

Honoka pauses, tilting her head and thinking deeply.

“…It’s definitely not Daiki-san.”

“Gah-!”

I’ve never experienced a disappointment so strong that I actually almost fell over.

Hunched over, I semi-glare at Honoka.

“I could have told you that!” (more…)

Kujonin 004: Story 4

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 4

When I looked at the forabbit furs at the store, it’s somewhat cheap but they were used. It’s been a while so let’s go look at the Guilds requests.
Even though I’ve taken Guild requests, I haven’t put any requests out.
Everything’s an experience, and there probably isn’t anything to lose, so I went to the Guild.

Looking at the inside of the Guild with the Search Skill, I understand that it’s swarming full of monsters and the like.
The adventurers who utilize monsters are many so it’s not like it’s a rare thing, but this is way too many.
Furthermore, when I enter, the monsters are sitting in chairs with self-important faces, drinking alcohol.
Their appearances are exactly like human, beastmen, and subspecies, but I guess they’re something like ghost-type monsters performing mimicry.
The Guild leaves it alone, so I guess it’s no problem. (more…)

Kujonin 003: Story 3

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 3

I finished my lunch at the food stalls, and once again I headed to the sewers.
I repeated what I had done in the morning, gathering 100 masmascal corpses and cutting off the tails, dividing the bodies into 10 equal parts, putting them in bags, then going outside and throwing them into the forest.
The placed rat poison dumplings have been reduced, so within the sewers I made them.
It was easy to make since I had the materials; I didn’t want to stink up my new home.
When I finished setting them out, I returned to my new home.

Up until the last day, continuing on like this, my level rose to 38.
It seems like there aren’t any adventurers who raise their level from 2 to 30 in just 9 days; the Guild receptionist advised me to keep the method hidden.
Hide it or whatever, if they go to the town hall it will be found out, though.
In the end, the subjugated masmascal exceeded 1000; because the town hall wept that they hadn’t budgeted for this much, we settled on 3000 Notts.
For the time being, it seems like I won’t be troubled for money. (more…)

Kujonin 002: Story 2

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Kujonin
Author: Hanakuroko

Story 2

The next morning, while looking at the map, I entered the opening to the sewers, opened the grate with the key I got from the town hall, and went inside.
The sewers are dark; without a torch you wouldn’t be able to see anything.
As for my case, my helmet has a light attached, so there aren’t any problems.
If this light runs out of battery, it’ll be all over.
Are they startled by being lit up by the light; large rats scurry off.
I guess those are masmascal.
The sewers are brickwork, so I was reminded of a European film.
I steadily continue forward along the path on the side of the sewers, placed the poison rat dumplings in the corners and in the shadows of the bricks, and finally went outside.

I ate my meal at a food stall and, returning to the sewers, although it was rather soon, 3 masmascals were dead.
I cut off the rats’ tails, the part that’s called the proof of subjugation, collected the dead bodies together and tied them in an unneeded cloth.
Later, pests are unwanted around because they can spread diseases, so I will go to a vacant lot on the edge of town to burn them. (more…)