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Chapter 30: The World of XX


<Yukina’s Perspective>


Yukina: “Huh?”


I just watched Sochan get swallowed by the black water in disbelief.


Akane: “Sou…...ta…..?” Akane walks towards the center of the Magic Circle with slow, uncertain steps.


Her feet kick something, and it slides across the floor.


Akane’s foot hit against Sochan’s phone.


She picked it up and with shaking hands and with a whimpering cry, she fell and sat on the floor and held it against her chest.


I looked at the center of the Magic Inscription.


There, I only saw a broken Magic Stone.


The Monster that was a there a moment ago was gone.


ーーAnd so was Sochan....


Yukina: “Sochan…….?” I look around me and called out to him.


Yukina: “Sochan……….where are you?”

I know.


I saw him get swallowed up by that black water right before my eyes.


No matter where I look inside this storage facility, I won’t find him.


Yukina: “SーSochan……...CーCould you stop kidding aroundー? C’mon, stop hiding and come out…..”


I lift my voice with obvious desperation.


My voice shakes.


Yukina: “SーSochan…….where……...where are youー......?”


I continue to call out to him.


If I don’t, the fear inside me will swallow me whole………


Yukina: “AーAkane……” I turn around and look into at my best friend’s face.

Akane: “...................” Yukina: “..................”


Our eyes meet.


ーー<It’s all your fault>


But she didn’t say those words.


Akane didn’t say anything.


She just looked at me with empty eyes.


Yukina: “...?!”


I instinctively looked away.


Yukina: (It’s my fault…..)


I did something really stupid.


I did it with all these people here.


Maybe I can come back to life…..? I sought an impossible dream, an illusion, and relied on a God that I don’t even believe in……...and I was punished for it.


I lost someone who was most precious to me.


Silence ruled the inside of the Storage Facility.


And only Akane’s cries quietly echoed against the walls.


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<Souta’s Perspective>


ーーI sank deeper and deeper down inside a pitch black ocean.


Or at least, that’s what it felt like to put it simply on a first impression.


After a long, long descent, I was lying down somewhere in an unfamiliar place.


When I opened my eyes, I saw a strange scenery before my eyes.


It was as if someone took a bucket of primary colors and randomly dumped it all over the place - it was that kind of strange place.


The floor, the ceiling, none of it resembled my world.


Just looking at it drove me almost insane.

Souta: (Calm down….)


I control my breathing.


Is there even air here? I was worried, but it looks like I can breathe here.


The insane scenery spread infinitely in all directions.


Is there something….? Or someone………? Anyone…... here?


I look around, but there’s not a single person, not even an insect or one piece of grass growing anywhere.


It didn’t look like a place that a person could survive for very long.


If I stay here too long, I may lose my mind…..


I felt the nervous sweat on my back.


Souta: (What should I do…..?)


It happened when I walked aimlessly for quite some time...


I cold chill like a bug creeping down my back ran down my spine.


I felt something or someone’s awful presence.


I instinctively turn around.


Before my eyesーーthere was someone with pitch black skin and hair.


Their long hair reached the ground……..could it be a woman?


Although her entire body was black, her eyes were a glaring red.


As soon as our eyes met, my entire body was drenched in nervous sweat.


A headache like someone taking several nails and driving it straight into your brain overtakes me.


……..calm down….


I perform the meditation technique my master taught me to force my heart and mind to calm down.


And though I didn’t think fighting it with bare hands would do any good, I immediately get into a ready position - something that felt all too natural for me after long years of training.


My heart thudded with anticipation as I waited for it to attack…..but the person in front of me did not move.


…………..what?


Looking at it closely, the black Monster was peering at me with a curious gaze.


“.......................”


Souta: “......................”


As I observe her eyes with caution and suspicion, she is also staring back at me.


About a minute passed as we continued to stare at each other, and I realized that this was never going to end.


I release my fighting pose.


Souta: “Um…..excuse me……”


I cautiously talk to her.


[Are you……...that same human?]


Souta: “?!”


It talked?!


Can I……..communicate with it…….? Souta: “........the same?”


[You are……..the human who broke the mediator that allowed me to stay in your world, no? Because of that, I was forced to return.]


Souta: “?” Confusion overtakes me as I search my memory.


Broke…….the mediator……..? I broke the Magic Stone.


That Magic Stone was an item used to call out that Monster.


Souta: “Then…...you’re that Monster?!”


I accidentally spoke my thoughts aloud.


[A Monster, huh…..? We are technically what you all call gods but……”


The woman in front of me gives a bitter smile towards me.


Souta: “PーPardon my rudeness….”


I know it’s a little too late, but I apologized anyways.


[No matter…….this is…….an abandoned world. I am a god who was abandoned….]


Souta: “An abandoned god………?” I don’t quite understand but…….


Can a god be abandoned?


[For gods who no one believes in, there is no purpose to exist. This is where all of those gods arrive……..]


Souta: “...............” It’s hard understanding her words, but I could tell that she’s not very happy or content.


And it doesn’t look like she’ll suddenly attack me.


I look around me once again.


So apparently, this place is a place of the gods.


And no matter how you look at it, it’s no place for a human to survive.


A new wave of anxiety suddenly pushes against me.


[I want to help you return to your world but…..]


Souta: “CーCan you?!”


At her words, I felt my voice suddenly rise with hope.


[Unfortunately….I don’t have such power……]


Souta: “............I see…..”

I was lifted up with sudden hope and dashed to the ground with it.


[But…..someone from your world…..will eventually call me out. If that happens, I will take you with me….]


Souta: “Um……” She’ll take me with her.


She’s kind.


If her words can be trusted, she doesn’t seem like a bad god.


Then why did she do those things in that storage facility…..


[I tried….to answer those prayers….but…..I didn’t have enough power. Even if they want me to bring someone back to life, I can only raise them back as one of my own….that is my limit as a god….]


Souta: “Huh?” For a second, I thought I misheard.


What did she just say?

She tried to answer the prayer? She wasn’t trying to devour and kill everywhere there inside the Storage Facility?


[No…..I…….tried to save them……..for their faith…….]


Souta: “IーI see………..”


It definitely didn’t look like it though.


[I…...failed…..]


She looked….discouraged to me.


Souta: “..........”


I felt bad for her.


If I think about it, even though no one believed in her before, she was suddenly called out and was told to grant a wish.


And she tried to answer it as a god.


Souta: “What should I do?”


[You can remain here……..but………]


Souta: “I see.”


Then I just have to wait for help to come.


[Will your…….soul……….survive………?]


I didn’t understand what the god mumbled under her breath at that time.


Not then...


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ーーHow long has it been since I arrived here?


There is nothing to indicate time here.


There is no day or night here.


I don’t get hungry or thirsty.


So I won’t die.


But….there’s nothing to do here.


[Are you….okay…..?]


Souta: “...........y…….es……..”


I spoke to the god every once in a while, but we ran out of things to speak about.


This woman…...this god apparently stays in this realm.


A world completely differently from my universe - a world in an alternate dimension.


Apparently, there’s a lot of gods in this world. There are great gods, strong gods, weak gods, clever gods, and gods who have been forgotten just like her.


She has been waiting here for a faithful believer to appear this whole time.


And after a few hundred years, she was finally called to the world.


………...are you kidding? In a place like this with absolutely nothing?


I’m going to have to wait for a few decades and wait for help……….? ……………….that’s impossible.


I don’t need water or food.


So I won’t die.


But in a not so distant future………..but most definitely, I will probably go insane.


Souta: “I’m sorry……….” There was someone I wanted to see one last time.


But now, I couldn’t even remember who that was.


<<<<>>>>


Even just sitting up was bothersome, and I laid on the ground.


In order to avoid looking at this insane scenery, I closed my eyes.


It would be simple if I could go to sleep, but I can’t sleep here.


[Hey…….]


The god continued to speak to me every once in a while, but I lost the will to answer her.


I can’t kill myself here.


I can only sit here and wait till I completely lose my mind.


Or maybe I already lost my mind……..


It was then…….


Something touched my cheek.


I thought it was just my imagination.


But no, there is something definitely touching me there.


Souta: (Rain……..?)


It doesn’t rain in this world.


There is no sun or clouds for it to rain.


When I opened my eyes, I saw a single petal of a flower fall towards me.


Souta: (...........huh?)


Looking closer, all around me, flower petals were falling everywhere.


But no matter where I look, I don’t see a single plant anywhere.


I hear the petals hit the ground softly.


The petals keep falling from the sky.


I take one of the flower petals into my hand.


I thought it was a cherry blossom petal, but it had a light purple color to it.


What is this flower……..?


[....................................I found you]


I thought I heard a voice and the petal inside my hand burned away.


HOT?!


I hurriedly let go of the petal.


And something gigantic passed right before my eyes.


ーーIt’s a blizzard of flower petals dancing everywhere.


A part of the strangely colored world is suddenly turned to a single mauve color.


I can hear the footsteps of someone walking this way.


It was a familiar face.


It was a woman I met at some café.


“Hello, son. Akane asked me to come rescue you.”


Souta: “...................”


I wanted to ask for her help, but I couldn’t move my mouth.


I’ve already forgotten how to even speak a word.


“Ohhh…...you’re so moved that your speechless. Don’t worry. Don’t worry.”


That person smiled with her beautiful face.


And looked directly at the [god] who was standing behind me.


“I’ll <rip that fake god to shreds> and take you out of here.”


And with that, the woman in the purple robe’s lips twisted into a crescent shape as she spoke.


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CREDITS


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/30/


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