Another for the slew ~~
Chapter 17.5 Journey
First case: Sakura.
[Is it okay for me to ask you something, Sakura?]
[What is it?]
[Do you want to return to your original world?]
I’ve always wanted to hear her opinion. From the fragments of her past that I’ve heard, I couldn’t say it was a happy environment. So I want to hear her feelings about returning to that kind of world.
After Sakura heard what I asked, she thinks for a while and then answers.
[Honestly, I don’t have any desire to return home right now.]
[May I hear the reason behind this decision?]
[Yes. When I was summoned to this world, I didn’t know much about the situation in this world or whether I was going to live or die, at first. Both Jin-kun and your actions changed my mind.]
It seems she doesn’t want to return as much as I thought.
[When I calmed down and thought about my former world and this world carefully, there wasn’t much difference, especially since you don’t know when you are going to die.]
[No, it’s easier to die in this world…]
[Really? I was a powerless high school girl in the former world, but in this world, I have enough power to protect myself and defeat monsters. Malice in the former world was vague, but it’s easy to detect here.]
I understand what Sakura wants to say. It is okay to fight fire with fire here, but it was hard to do that in our former world.
[Then, what about your family and friends? Do you want to return and see them?]
[I don’t want that either. I didn’t have any friends nor teachers I respected either. And parents? Could you stop mentioning them?]
Hmm… Her past might be darker than I thought.
[Jin-kun is in this world. I was able to make friends with Dora-chan, Mio-chan and Maria-chan. See? Isn’t this world better?]
When talking about friends, it seems she has more friends than in the former world.
[That is my answer, but what about Jin-kun? If Jin-kun wants to return to our former world, I will return, too.
[Me…? Actually, I think I’m with you. I don’t want to return, either. If I had been summoned here alone, I might want to go back, but the whole school was summoned here…]
[What do you mean?]
[Hmm… I could say that this is an opportunity…]
[I don’t need to worry about my parents, either. So I don’t have any desire to return, at all. But “Can’t return” and “Not return” are totally different. I still want to find a way to return to the former world, but that isn’t our first priority.]
[Understood. Please remember that I only follow Jin-kun, after all.]
Second case: Mio.
[Come to think of it, do you want to return to your former world, Mio?]
[Eh? I’m going to follow you, wherever you are.]
This was a little unexpected. I don’t think she’s had many enjoyable experiences in this world.
[This world is interesting, like my former world. Fortunately, I have the appearance of being Japanese.]
[I guess you have an emotional attachment to this world.]
[It seems so. Apart from my hometown, I think it is better that I follow Master. Just because I can’t meet my former family, won’t Master support me?]
[If it is about finances, I will leave it in your hands.]
[Of course! I will show you how serious I am!]
Well… I forget to say something.
[Oh, about your former family or family register, please don’t worry because I can manage something.]
[Eh, Master? Can you do that?]
[Well, I have some connections…]
Third case: Maria.
[Maria, what are you going to do if I return to my former world?]
[I will follow you.]
Her answer is what I expected.
[But I don’t think you’ll be able to live there easily because there aren’t any beastmen there.]
[I’ll just cut my ears and tail off.]
[Don’t go that far…]
She is serious, as always.
[If you don’t want me to follow, I won’t follow.]
[Because I give Jin-sama’s heart top priority. In that case, can I have your affection?]
[Because I will stay here and live with my child who is born with Jin-sama…]
[I-I will think about it…]
Please don’t say that.
Forth case: Dora.
[I will take Dora along with me. The end.]
<<What are you talking about?>>
[I’m talking about how cute Dora is.]
[Err… Why did you ask each of us?]
[Yeah, I’m thinking about our objectives from now on.]
[Our objectives from now on? Does Jin-sama want to return to his former world?]
Maria asked, a bit worried.
[I don’t know, but that isn’t our top priority.]
[Really? Since you hate this world, wouldn’t you want to return to your former world as quickly as you can?]
I guess Mio saw that part of me.
[No, I don’t hate this world. Shouldn’t we gather more information before we decide whether to hate it or not?]
I Won’t make a decision yet.
[I hate this country, but it doesn’t mean I hate this world, too. After we leave this country, I want to go sightseeing before I make a decision, if possible.]
[Uh-huh, So returning to our former world isn’t our top priority, right?]
[Sakura and I don’t have any reasons to return to our former world. If Sakura wants to return, I would do my best to find a way, but she doesn’t want to do that.]
I look at Sakura, and she nods back to me.
[I was bullied in my former world. Since Jin-kun is in this world, and I have power, it is better than my former world. So… I have no objections.]
[I don’t have a problem, either. There is no reason for me to desperately want to return. I’ll still look for a way to return, for sure, but that isn’t our top priority. I still want to do some sightseeing in this world…]
Yeah, sightseeing. If this world is beyond saving, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to return to our former world.
[Then does that mean you are going to do some sightseeing before you decide whether to stay in this world or not?]
[That’s right. Since I asked everyone about their opinions a little while ago, I’m going to comply them.]
<<What are you talking about?>>
Since talking with Dora is useless, it doesn’t matter.
[Dora, if I wanted to go to a faraway place, would you want to come along with me?]
<<Uh! Of course~>>
See? It is doesn’t matter, at all.
[Lastly, with my special power, no matter what kind of enemy we have, I won’t let them do as they wish.]
[It is my declaration to be the strongest in the world…]
[This is my goal for now.]
No matter what kind of enemy I have to face, I won’t lose. I must protect my important things from any threats. So this is my goal: to become the strongest.
[So, our priorities are sightseeing, improving our strength, and finding a way to return, in this order.]
[Understood. Since I will follow Jin-kun, I will leave the next destination to you. To be honest, any place is fine, as long as it isn’t in this country…]
[I also don’t want to do any sightseeing in this country. If we want to sine sightseeing, I want to do it in the place we can enjoy.]
[I will follow Jin-sama anywhere you go.]
<<I want to eat a lot of delicious food~>>
This is our plan for the future. For now, though, we need to leave this country quickly.
<Sword Mastery LV7> <Spear Mastery LV5> <Blunt Mastery LV6> <Shield Mastery LV2 (new)> <Bow Mastery LV3 (down)> <Unarmed Mastery LV6> <Assassination LV2> <Axe Mastery LV5>
<Fire Magic LV2> <Water Magic LV2> <Wind Magic LV2> <Earth Magic LV2> <Thunder Magic LV2> <Ice Magic LV2> <Dark Magic LV3> <Recovery Magic LV2> <Enchantment LV1> <Possession LV1> <Slave Magic LV2 (new)> <Space Magic LV2 (new)> <No chant LV2 (new)> <Original Spell>[Revival]
<Monster Tamer LV5> <Compound LV3 (up)> <Lockpicking LV3> <Thief LV4> <Intimidate LV4> <Leadership LV4> <Inspriation LV4> <Torture LV2>
<Body Reinforced LV10> <Blink LV5 (new)> <HP Regeneration LV5 (new)> <MP Regenreation LV2 (new)> <Jump LV4> <Detection LV5 (new)> <Night Eyes LV3> <Ambition LV1 (new)> <Fighting Spirit LV5 (new)> <Berserker LV1> <Search LV6>
<Give&Take LV4 up> <System Window LV-> <Inventory LV-> <Engage Link LV->
Equipment: Spirit sword (incomplete)
<Blunt Mastery LV7> <Martial Art LV2>
<Fire Magic LV3> <Water Magic LV2> <Wind Magic LV2> <Earth Magic LV2> <Lightning Magic LV3> <Ice Magic LV2> <Dark Magic LV5 up> <Space Magic LV2 new> <No Chant LV2 (new)>
<Body Reinforced LV7 (up)> <MP Regeneration LV2 (new)> <Jump LV3>
Equipment: Magic rod
<Blunt Mastery LV5> <Shield Mastery LV3>
<Draconic Magic LV3>
<Body Reinforced LV9 (up)> <HP Regeneration LV2 (new)> <Fly LV7 (up)> <Charge LV5> <Howl LV5> <Bite LV8 (up)> <Jump LV3>
Equipment: Monk’s combat staff, steel shield
<Bow Mastery LV8 (up)> <Martial Art LV2>
<Monster taming LV1> <Lock-Picking LV1> <Cooking LV5> <Housework LV4>
<Body Reinforced LV8>
Equipment: Fairy shortbow
<Sword Mastery LV7> <Throw Mastery LV1> <Martial Art LV3 (up)> <Axe Mastery LV1>
<Fire Magic LV3> <Water Magic LV3> <Light Magic LV5> <Recovery Magic LV3> <Living Magic LV3>
<Monster Taming LV1> <Compounding LV2> <Cooking LV1> <Housework LV1> <Lumbering LV1> <Hunting LV2> <Sewing LV2> <Mining LV1> <Judgment LV3> <Smithing LV2> <Horse Riding LV3 (new)> <Etiquette LV5 (new)> <Steward LV6 (new)>
<Body Reinforced LV10 (up)> <Blink LV5 (new)> <HP Regeneration LV6 (up)> <MP Regeneration LV4 (down)> <Jump LV4><Aspiration LV5> <Fighting Spirit LV5> <Search LV5 (up)> <Mind Eye LV4> <Awakening LV2> <Toughness LV2> <Steadfastness LV2>
Equipment: One-handed iron sword
Skills in the list below are those in which everybody has it at least one point. If it is LV 2 or more, it will be listed individually.
<Sword Mastery> <Spear Mastery> <Blunt Mastery> <Shield Mastery> <Bow Mastery> <Throw Mastery> <Assassination> <Martial Art> <Axe Mastery> <Horse Riding>
<Fire Magic> <Water Magic> <Wind Magic> <Earth Magic> <Lightning Magic> <Ice Magic> <Light Magic> <Dark Magic> <Recovery Magic> <Living Magic>
<HP Regeneration> <MP Regeneration> <Detection> <Night Eyes> <Search> <Mind’s eye> <Awaking> <Toughness> <Steadfast>