Chapter 67 – Gratitude and a promise
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With a cheering voice, the people who were about to return to the mood of the festival, I paced quickly to where Neptune was when he was knocked away.
Neptune who had already stood up had some dirt covering his face and his shirt, taking a glance at his whole body, it’s not confirmed whether he sustained any injuries or not.
With Ran and Riru both patting the dust away from him, Neptune, as if it was an obvious thing to do, let them do their jobs.
[Seems that you’re alright.]
[Of course. Seems like I’ve caused some trouble. Even though I’m not suppose to make such obvious mistake, I have to somehow atone for it.]
[As long as the girl wasn’t in any danger, I think you shouldn’t worry about it.]
[But I still want to say my thanks. Thank you.]
While saying that, Neptune had a gentle expression on his face.
The thing that he mentioned was that even with his one attack, he did not manage to defeat the Increase Goblin in one hit.
If we’re talking about hand to hand combat, I think even with my S stats Strength, I don’t think I can defeat it too.
But because of the new found bullet that I was able to defeat it using my guns.
[As one would expect. I’ve already known that you’re a dependable man, but I didn’t know you were even higher than what I would expect.]
[That one hit was simply amazing, I was in love by that beautiful and graceful hit.]
[As I said, don’t give me all those dangerous words—–]
[Oh I forgot to mention, those veins and muscles on your arms are just simply beautiful to look at. The veins flowing from your neck to your arms are just irresistible.]
[I KNEW YOU WERE A HOMO!]
[Haven’t I already said it before a million times, I’m not homo.]
[But the words you’re using are getting more and more dangerous as time goes by.]
[What should I do to gain your trust then? I know, if I swear to my beloved father about this, then wouldn’t you trust me?]
[Not only are you a homo, but you are also a father-con. Please don’t make your image any worse than this.]
[That’s rude! I’m not a father-con, I’m a mother-con!]
[Both of it is equally dangerous!]
It might have been a mistake to worry about this stupid guy getting blown off.
Getting lead on by his pace each time I talk to him, it’s really tiring for me.
Neptune looked behind me and asked.
I turned around, and saw that Emily was standing there.
[You, you made a new family right?]
[I see….that’s a shame. Even though I was so interested in recruiting you, but now it’s impossible to invite you and your friends too.]
[I feel that it’s very scary that you want to invite me over to your side.]
[Don’t worry, I’ve still not see you as that sort of person yet.]
[Again and again you do this!]
Neptune said as he placed his tongue out and form a fist and placed it on his forehead.
This guy is 1000000000% a homo.
Fearing to pursuit this, Neptune hold the hands of Ran and Riru, and with a smile that could make people feel good, which would suit his sweet mask they went away.
Even though all I can see is a guy with his harem while holding two pretty girls…but I know that he is a homo because my sixth sense is constantly whispering to me.
And I would not want to be apart of his pace again, was what I thought.
Neptune then walked at the opposite way, and to Emily who was looking down, I walked towards her and talked to her.
[Yoda-san, good work again nanodesu.]
[Yeah, I’m extremely tired too(for a different reason)…..]
Even more tiring than fighting the monster.
[What was the drop of that monster just now?]
[Hmm, aah is it this. Then I think it’s probably——]
I took something out from the pouch.
For the Harvest Festival, in order to participate in testing yourself in proving your Strength against the rogue monster, and without letting others see that I can get a drop, I can use this pouch that would automatically transfer the item into the pouch.
Opening the pouch wide open, I showed what’s inside the content to Emily.
[Isn’t it…..just a lot of normal bullets nanodesu.]
[That’s how it is. That Increase Goblin was originally a weak monster that was used in the Harvest Festival. Most probably all of the normal monsters that are from Shikuro drops normal bullets. Since that’s how Teruru works.]
[Ah I see nanodesu! But it’s a shame desu, I thought you would get a new item or something desu.]
[Well, I have plenty of chance to get a lot of new items.]
As I said that, Emily showed a sweet smiling face, and I took out the normals bullets from the pouch and put it with the rest of the bullets.
From beside I heard a voice calling.
Who is it this time? Was what I thought when I turned to the direction of the voice and saw that there was a girl there.
It was the girl who jumped towards Neptune, and I saved her when she was in a pinch.
I crouched and met with her on an eye to eye level, and spoke.
[Are you alright? Are you hurt anywhere?]
[No, thank you oji-chan.]
[I see, you don’t seem to have any injuries. Please be careful next time. Don’t go near the monster before checking whether it’s already gone or not, okay?]
As I said that, I felt that I was getting more familiar with this world.
In a world where monsters drop everything, a monster drops something if it has been killed.
As I said an obvious statement to the little girl, I felt that I’m really getting used to this world.
[Okay! I understand! Uhmm, excuse me Oji-chan(uncle).]
[Uh, when Amelia becomes an adult, she will be an adventurer.]
[So your name is Amelia.]
[Yeah! So that’s why Oji-chan, can you bring Amelia together to a dungeon once she has grown up.]
[Aah, I don’t mind.] I said so right after she said that.
Saying that she wants me to bring her along to a dungeon when she grows up, is a really adorable thing to say.
[Really? Thank you Oji-chan!]
Amelia, with an innocent face, exclaimed with delight.
I wonder if I can bring her along to a dungeon after ten years, while thinking about that I will await for that day to come anyday.
I who became a useless adult, I imagined that she would steadily grow up.
That wouldn’t be bad either, as I thought.
As I imagined it in my mind.
Suddenly, I felt a soft texture on my cheek.
Amelia stood up and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
[It’s a promise.]
[Yeah, a promise it shall.]
Though I was slightly surprised by that action, but then it was just a child.
I showed her a kind smile, and pat the girls head.
From afar, the mother of Amelia was calling out to her, and as Amelia was trying to fix her hair down, she ran back to her mom with a pittar patter sound.
[A new friend it seems nanodesu.]
It seems that I have my first candidate in the future.
Emily and I then smiled and waved Amelia goodbye.
And beside we saw the appearance of Celeste and Eve.
Celeste came back empty handed, but Eve was holding a huge sum of carrots.
Frankly speaking, I couldn’t see the appearance of Eve at all, with that mountain of carrots that she was holding, I could only see her legs.
Though for Celeste, for some reason her eyes were opened wide as far as she could, and was watching me.
What’s the problem.
[Y, yyou’re getting married Ryouta-san!?]
[But she said when she grown up, you promised her—-]
[Aah, that is—-]
[Uuu……don’t tell me I was one step behind.]
What kind of weird thing is she saying?
What was being ahead? Is she saying that Amelia was one step ahead of her?
But why, Celeste was extremely down, it’s as if her face was showing that tomorrow’s the end of the world.
And she was being comforted by the girl with a mountain of carrots.
[Don’t mind. I’ll give you the roots of the carrot.]
[Hearing a half-hearted kindness is haaaaard…..]
Celeste, who seemed to have lost a screw in her head, ran away in a burst of speed, with her crying voice disappearing into the distance.
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Calus · 16th August 2017 at 12:15 AM
Thanks for the chapter!!!!
xtremeloldude · 16th August 2017 at 12:21 AM
I wonder if taking a girl for her first dungeon dive is somehow marriage-related in that world
thanks for the chapter
k · 16th August 2017 at 12:25 AM
thank for the update
redmonsterr9 · 16th August 2017 at 1:18 AM
thanks for the chap
so like a kiss on the cheek is similar to engagement??
Rasta · 16th August 2017 at 1:20 AM
Thank you for the chapter! Jesus, Neptune is confusing. Can we just categorize him as a joker who enjoys trolling Ryota? Also, I called him getting that loli as a harem member. I called it, and I’m mad. Is it somehow marriage related, leading someone through their first dungeon? If it is, why didn’t Emily say anything? In fact, why isn’t she reacting at all! Only Celeste is showing anything!I don’t know if Emily is even supposed to be a love interest or not, but if this goes Sevens and Emily is just like “I want everything to be the same and everyone to be happy so marry everyone” will be pissed. I’m starting to root for Celeste, too now…
ryuukun17 · 16th August 2017 at 5:30 AM
And damn. I imagined Amai Mask in OPM…. Except that he’s…… welll…. gay?
dark · 16th August 2017 at 1:22 AM
suprised that the first kiss he get is from a little girl
kurotian · 16th August 2017 at 1:31 AM
Have yoy forgotten he kiss(lips) he received from the receptionist
kurotian · 16th August 2017 at 1:35 AM
About MC denseness. I looks like it has something to do with his intelligence being F.
Since in layest raw mc is now trying to increase his int stat. And as it goes up mc bit by bit becomes aware of the girls feelinngs for him.
cbfarrar · 16th August 2017 at 4:15 AM
Yeah, he’s just plain stupid. A smart person would be able to break down what she said to give it meaning. “One step behind” means that she wants to do the same thing as the little girl but the girl did it first. A smart but dense person would then ask if she wanted to do that as well, but a stupid person would not even think of that question to wask
Mikan · 16th August 2017 at 2:06 AM
Yoda-san are you sure you aren’t homo? I mean… Emily there… see? SEE???
GonZ555 · 16th August 2017 at 2:15 AM
Thank you for the chapter ( ?w?)
Yup a complete opposite of Neptune.. neptune is into older people while Ryouta is a lolicon..
natsukage · 16th August 2017 at 6:15 AM
Why is he a lolicon? A little girl kissed him, that’s all.
*Looks at Emily*
Shiro · 18th August 2017 at 4:40 AM
He will always be a lolicon @natsukage XD
Wassa · 16th August 2017 at 2:41 AM
I am really suprised he doesn’t immediatly jumped on the “Oji-san”.
cbfarrar · 16th August 2017 at 4:09 AM
Man Japan’s views on sexuality are so outdated. This is not the first novel where someone can like and even have sex with the opposite gender but the second they express an interest in the same gender they are called a homosexual. It’s obvious that they are not but it seems like no one in Japan is aware of bisexuals
Dark Jackel · 16th August 2017 at 4:27 AM
Thanks for all your hard work! One thing:
“For some reason I felt that some screws inside Celeste were blown up, leaving smokes and rushing to leave.”
This line seems to need work. I get what it means, sort of, but it turned a bit odd towards the end. ?
ryuukun17 · 16th August 2017 at 5:30 AM
I guess its the ‘leaving smokes’ part?
Dark Jackel · 16th August 2017 at 6:24 AM
Well, and “rushing to leave” is also quite odd in this context. ?
natsukage · 16th August 2017 at 6:23 AM
Hmmm, I missed that phrase when reading it.
The raw is more along the lines of
“Celeste for some reason lost her screws it seems, and ran away as she could, leaving a doppler effect.”
Just imagine her going crazy and running away like the roadrunner or something. Zoooooooom~ xD
natsukage · 16th August 2017 at 6:26 AM
*as fast as she could
Dark Jackel · 16th August 2017 at 6:33 AM
“Celeste, who seemed to have lost a screw in her head, ran away in a burst of speed, with her crying voice disappearing into the distance.”
That isn’t based on the raw or anything, that’s just me extemporizing. ?
natsukage · 16th August 2017 at 6:37 AM
XD That’s a good way of wording it as well. ^_^ The doppler effect in the raw is of her voice after all. Since it ends smaller and smaller in the text. xD
Dark Jackel · 16th August 2017 at 7:14 AM
Oh, that’s fun. ?
sfcipher · 16th August 2017 at 5:15 AM
His harem is increasing…LOL
Thanks for the chapter.
philippespalla · 16th August 2017 at 5:51 AM
thanks for the chapter XD
~Traveling Chef~ · 16th August 2017 at 6:15 AM
thanks for this~
skyclanpatriarch · 16th August 2017 at 10:18 AM
BWHAHAHAHA THOU SHALL BE NAMED LOLICON WITH THE MAJORITY VOTES OF THY SKY CLAN
thx for chap~
Shiro · 18th August 2017 at 4:38 AM
Kek~ Thanks for reading skyclanpatriarch who oddly enough I know who you are…
skyclanpatriarch · 18th August 2017 at 9:23 AM
XD image and name yes?
Carmeops Renard · 2nd December 2017 at 1:45 AM
yup,pretty much sure on lolicon there
i mean, there are clearly 4 women who showed clear feelings for him constantly, but he never paid any attention to it, even tho he live with three of them, and it’s not a size thing, since two of the four are “petite”
but then an underage girl show him good will and he thinks she is a future potential waifu… pedo alert on max!
habib1100 · 16th November 2017 at 12:55 PM
Thanks for doing this chapter!?
saphsaph · 26th December 2017 at 5:34 AM
Being. “Homo” is scary and bad…
But getting kissed by a little girl and thinking some day you might marry her isn’t…
Apparently pedo > gay
MrTrixer · 16th March 2018 at 6:10 PM
If they want an interesting bullet then why not investigate that mysterious one that was dropped by that Rogue metal slime that he killed for his licence? Its almost as Author-san has forgotten all about it, it felt like it would be used in an emergency but the MC has a more “Living in the present” attitude and is gladly using up both rare and unusual bullets left and right. Oh well, if he keep up his hard work he should be able to get some new types of bullets from the dungeon 😛
Thank you for the chapter and the treat. (^_^)/