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Chapter 25: Souta Shibuya Looks for His Friend


Us three (?) headed towards a location that was a few train stations away.


We get off the train and walk a little ways.


We walk past the Downtown area and enter the residential neighborhoods.


As we get farther and farther from the Train Station, we see less and less people around us.


Akane is walking ahead of the group.


I watch Akane take quicker, smaller steps from behind as I call out to her.


Souta: “Akane.” Akane: “Yeah, what is it, Souta?” Souta: “You’re…..Akane right now, right?”

Akane (Yukina): “I’m here too! Don’t forget about Yukina!”


Souta: “Whoa!”


Akane’s expression suddenly changed.


Souta: “Yukina…..you’re here too?”

SーSeriously, what’s going on here? What is this?


Akane (Yukina): “Hehehe, right now, Akane and I are one and the same.”


Akane: “No, we’re only sharing the same body. Our hearts are separate.”


Akane (Yukina): “We’re a person with multiple hearts.”


Akane: “You make it sound like a Multiple Personality Disorder.”


It’s like watching a comedy sketch.


It’s hard for me to intervene…..


Well, whatever.


Let’s get the conversation back on track.


Souta: “Akane, what is the [cult group] you keep referring to that kidnapped Touru?”

We’re about to head into the enemy’s base (?), so I’d like to know as much information as possible.


Akane: “Do you know the [Green Robe Cult]?”


Souta: “Just the name.”


It’s what Touru told me.


Akane: “It’s a brand new cult organization, but it’s a group that worships a very shady god.”


Souta: “Well, that’s pretty vague.”


There’s like zero useful information in that description.


Akane: “It’s not like I know them either~.......I know one thing though. Their main theological philosophy revolves around [reviving the dead] apparently.”


Souta: “Reviving the dead…….?”


Akane: “Yeah, for those who lost someone close…….they offer the hope of reviving their loved ones from death and gather followers that way……”


Reviving the dead? The words caught my attention.


Souta: “Is reviving the dead…….even possible?” Akane: “No, it’s impossible. [Do not attempt to revive the dead]. It’s a common law across multiple organizations.”


Souta: “.........but if you’re a Witch….”


We met a Witch very recently, and looking at mysterious phenomena like Yukina possessing Akane, it makes me start to believe that anything is possible.


But Akane shook her head.


Akane: “It’s impossible, Souta. A Spell that revives the dead would be called a miracle of God. As far as I know, there is not a Witch who can use that kind of Spell. Even the Mauve Witch who you met can’t do it.”


Souta: “I see………”


I let out a small exhale of disappointment.


I guess that would be too good to be true if such a thing did exist.


But I remember what else Touru told me.


Souta: “That reminds me, I heard from Touru that they’re responsible for distributing an illegal drug called [Snow].....” Akane: “That would just be to build a larger financial foundation. I also hear that [Snow] has the side effect of forgetting your sorrows, but that’s also in exchange for losing your logic and reason completely too.”


Souta: “Isn’t that just a defective drug?”


I listen to Akane’s commentary with disappointed amazement. I can’t believe people would be stupid enough to fall for that.


Souta: (At the same time, I might’ve fallen for it too…..)


When I completely lost the will to live after Yukina was gone, I would have jumped onto the words, [reviving the dead] in a heartbeat.


Akane (Yukina): “I see. I see~ So that’s what kind of group they are.”


That was probably Yukina speaking through….possessing Akane.


Souta: “Yukina, what did Touru’s kidnappers look like?” Akane (Yukina): “Hmmm…..I think they were all wearing green all over.”


Souta: “Wouldn’t that…….be too suspicious and obvious?” People would notice a group like that, right? Akane (Yukina): “Right~? But it was strange because no one else noticed them.”


Akane: “Ohhhh, Yukina, Souta. They were probably using some sort of {Recognition Prevention} Spell.”


Akane answers Yukina’s concern.


Still, from a 3rd party point of view, she’s just talking to herself.


Akane (Yukina): “Spell?” Souta: “Recognition Prevention?”


Akane: “It’s a Spell to not attract attention to yourself. It’s actually a Beginner’s Spell that’s not hard to learn. …...of course, common people in the public shouldn’t be able to use it. And it probably didn’t work on you, Yukina, because you’re a ghost.”


I see……


It sounds useful, but only Mages are able to use it.


And now that I think about it, there’s a lot of Magic that I didn’t know about used all over the place in this world.


As we continue our discussion, we arrive at our destination.


It looked like a factory of some sort.


But it looks abandoned and not in use.


Souta: “Yukina, is this the place?”

Yukina: “Yup. I saw Touru get kidnapped and taken into this building.”


Souta: “Then we have to take a look inside…..”


And I take a look at Akane and our eyes meet.


In order to enter the factory area, we need to climb over a tall fence. The gate is closed and obviously locked down.


The fence itself must be at least 3 meters (9.8 ft) tall, so it’ll be troublesome to climb over…….and I could probably do that, but can Akane?


From Akane’s expression, I think we were thinking the same thing.


Akane (Yukina): “There’s no problem there. I found a way in through the back.”


Speaking like Yukina, Akane starts to walk along the factory’s fence.


The back of the factory is a small forest-like place and a park.


There is no one in the park.


And we proceed further.


Akane (Yukina): “See? There’s an entrance here.”


True enough, behind some trees and bushes, there was a small back gate.


Compared to the front gate, it’s not as high, and we could easily climb over it.


Souta: “But…..isn’t this trespassing…….?” Akane (Yukina): “C’mon, Sochan! Touru’s in trouble! Isn’t he your best friend?!”


Souta: “Okay, okay. I get it. I’ll go…”


I put a hand to the gate and jump over it.


“ “ Huh? ” ”


I jump and make it over safely, and as I turn around after landing on the ground, I hear both of them comment in surprise.


.Wait, how did both speak at the same time? Akane (Yukina): “That was amazing, Sochan! You jumped over this tall fence like it was nothingー”


Akane: “Oh, wait…..I’m going to climb this too….?” Yukina complimented me with a smile, but Akane put on a worried expression.


I guess with Akane’s shorter stature, this will still be difficult to manage.


Souta: “Akane, if you can’t climb over, I can go alone.”


Akane: “Ummm, but I’ll be too worried about you, Souta. I’ll go too. Can you turn the other way?” Souta: “Huh? Why?” Akane: “Because I’m wearing a skirt!”


Souta: “Ohh, got it.”


I hurriedly turned the opposite direction.


I heard the rattling of the gate as Akane climbed over.


Is it okay making this much nose…….? Souta: “Akane, are you okay? Do you want me to help?”


Akane: “.......I just reached the top. Just need to get dowー...huh? Is it this high off the ground?!”


Souta: “Hey, Akane. I can lend a hand…..”


I felt guilty, but I turned around slightly only to see Akane try to climb down in a very dangerous posture.


Oh, she lost her balance.


Akane: “EEK!”


Souta: “Watch out!”


I quickly run towards Akane who’s just about to fall.


She was just about to fall backwards when I caught her.


With a quiet <thud>, I kill the momentum and hold Akane in my arms.


Souta: “Are you okay?” Akane: “YーYeah…...thank you….”


I held her back and legs, and Akane had her arms wrapped around my neck.


“ ” …………. ” ”


We stood there for a moment looking into each other’s eyes without saying a word as time passed.


Akane (Yukina): “How long are you two going to hold each other, huh~?”


Akane’s expression suddenly changed to disgruntled eyes.


It’s Yukina.


Souta: “Oh, yeah. Here, I’ll let you down.” Akane: “Yeah, Souta. Thanks again.” Both Akane and I look a little embarrassed as we let go of each other.


Souta: “Alright, let’s go. Be careful.”


Akane: “YーYeah…” Akane (Yukina): “Let’s goー☆”


There is one (a ghost) who seems excited about the whole ordeal as we enter the factory.


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Spirit Girlfriend ~ Seems Like I Am the Only One Who Doesn’t Realize That I Have Been Possessed by My Dead Girlfriend~

Written by: Isle Osaki (Twitter: https://twitter.com/Isle_Osaki)

Translated by: ChonkyTranslator


Japanese Title:

ユーレイな彼女 ~どうやら死んだ恋人が取り憑いてることに、俺だけ気付いてないらしい~

作者: 大崎 アイル (オオサキ アイル)

Original Source Link:

https://ncode.syosetu.com/n4912fy/25/


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