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Chapter 7: Akane Akabane Speaks with a Ghost


<Akane Akabane’s Perspective>


Yukina: “Akane!!”


I was <HUGGED> by Yukina who was simply full of smiles.


I get a fuzzy sensation of being held.


Akane: (She can touch me……?)


Yukina, you’re a pretty strong ghost if you can do this.


Wait, I can reflect on that later.


Akane: “YーYukina……”


She found out.


I made the most basic, fundamental error of an Exorcist Mage. There is no excuse for this huge mistake.


For a ghost, as soon as they know there is someone they can talk to, it will make their [regret] even more powerful.


That’s why I couldn’t let Yukina know that I could see her.


At this rate, she could become an Evil Spirit……


Yukina: “YAY~ it’s been too long, Akane! You can see ghosts?! That’s right! Wasn’t your relatives Mages? It’s because of that, huh~ I’m so glad that I found someone I can talk to~”


Akane: “UhーUh huh...”


I’ve never met a ghost this cheerful though.


If you become a ghost, it usually means that you’re carrying something dark within your heart……


But my childhood friend spoke the same way and had the same expression as when she was still living.


Yukina: “So yeah, can we talk? Oh, but you have class right? Then I’ll be waiting for you afterwards. I’ll just walk around to kill time. I’ll see you after school~”


Akane: “What?”


YーYukina, weren’t you possessing Souta?


Don’t you have to be close to him?!


Yukina: “Bye~”


Akane: “........hey….”


She’s gone.


A ghost shouldn’t be able to exist alone.


If it’s a Cursed Earth Spirit, it must be tied to a specific location. If it’s a Possessing Spirit, it must be near the person it’s possessing.


Akane: (But..if it’s a Free Floating Spirit……)


A Free Floating Spirit is a Spirit that doesn’t realize that it has died.


That might explain something but……..


A Free Floating Spirit would fool itself by thinking it’s still alive and would take the exact same actions as it did while it was living.


Akane: (But Yukina totally realizes that she’s a ghost, right……?)


It wasn’t the actions a Free Floating Spirit would make.


Ummmmmm…….


Well, she’s going to talk with me this afternoon, so I guess I’ll just have to confirm then…


With a lot of uncertainty and confusion, I waited for the afternoon.


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Touru: “Hey, Souta. Let’s go home together.”


Souta: “Oh, sure.”


There was someone who called Souta’s name in the afternoon.


Touru Itabashi.


It was Souta’s best friend.


He’s cheerful, easy to talk to, and a good person in general, but……..he loves to date women.


I was introduced to him as Yukina’s boyfriend’s best friend, but….


Akane: (The first thing he did was ask me out......)


And of course, I refused.


I even heard that he had at least 10 girlfriends in Middle School.


We would never get along as more than friends.


But I could tell that he was really worried about Souta.


I’m sure he’s trying to encourage Souta in his own way.


The two left the classroom together.


Akane: (........I wonder where Yukina is?)


She was not near Souta.


Yukina: “A~kane!!”


Akane: “EEK?!”


She scared me.


She suddenly called out my name from behind me.


I meet Yukina’s eyes, and we leave the classroom together.


There’s too many people still left in the classroom, so we can’t talk here.


I would be known as that dangerous girl who talks to herself.


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Yukina: “Hey, so, why can you see me, Akane?”


Yukina: “I wonder if I’ll be able to talk with Sochan~”


Yukina: “I wonder how long I’ll stay as a ghost?”


Yukina: “I know ghosts don’t get hungry but…..I want to get a Frappuccino~”


Yukina talks a lot.


She hasn’t changed at all since she passed.


And there’s another thing I realized…


Akane: (She completely recognizes that she’s a ghost....)


And she’s not negative at all.


What is up with this ghost?


Akane: “Hey, Yukina. Do you have, you know, something you want to do or something you’re worried about?”


Let’s just see if there’s any [regrets] I can find out about.


Yukina: “Hmmmmmm…..yeah….you’re right. Since I’m a ghost, I should have some sort of [regret] right~”


ACK?! She already caught onto me!!


…….maybe I don’t have any talent as a Mage?


It’s a little discouraging.


Whatever, I’ll just ask her directly then.


Akane: “If you have any [regrets], you can tell me. We’re friends, aren’t we?”


I’m being genuine here.


If it’s Yukina’s wish, I’d like to help her fulfill it.


Yukina: “Ummmmm…..I really don’t have any to be honest~”


Akane: “What…..”


There’s no such thing as a ghost without regrets.


This is the fundamental principle of Exorcism I learned from Grandma.


But even so…..


Akane: (Yukina really looks like she’s not worried about anything…)


If that’s the case, what am I supposed to even do?


This wasn’t written in any textbooks, Grandma!


Yukina: “Oh, but there is one thing.”


Akane: “What?!”


I leaned up close to Yukina as I waited for an answer.


Yukina: “Sochan is really handsome, right? So girls at the school seems to be going after him~ Since I’m a ghost, I can listen in on a lot of different conversations.”


Akane: “OーOkay….?”


So it was romance-related.


A standard regret for ghosts.


But Yukina has died and would not be able to be with Souta any more.


I would like it if I could help Yukina speak with Souta, but Souta doesn’t have any Spiritual Sensitivities.


Akane: “Yukina, so you want to speak with Souta…..?”


Yukina: “No, I’m okay.”


Akane: “Huh?”


Yukina: “I already see him every day.”


Akane: “WHAT?!”


Yukina: “If it’s in a dream, Sochan recognizes that I’m here~”


Oh, that’s right.


Souta did mention something about that.


He said Yukina keeps coming out in his dreams.


Akane: (......does she really not have any regrets?)


The more I ask, the more I get the sense that she has no discontent about her life at all.


Yukina: “I became a ghost because I wasn’t being careful enough so~ It’s too bad, but it can’t be helped.”


Akane: “YーYukina, you’re way too self-aware…!”


There’s no such thing as a ghost like this…..!!


Yukina: “But I really don’t want someone who doesn’t really know Sochan to become his girlfriend~”


Akane: “But Souta probably won’t date anyone for a while.”


From the way I talked to him, he’s still completely only thinking about Yukina.


Yukina: “Yeah, because he says, ‘I love you’ every morning to my photo~ ahhh~ I think he loves me too much?!”


Akane: “..........wow….”


Souta, that’s so embarrassing.


And you're being witnessed by the person herself.


I would curl up and die of shame.


Akane: “Wait, so what is your [regret]?”


We got off track, so I turned the conversation back to its original purpose.


Yukina suddenly put on a very serious expression.


Yukina: “Hmmmm….well….”


But then she suddenly smiled mischievously.


Yeah, she only smiles like this when she’s about to pull a prank.


We’ve known each other for over 10 years. I’m certain of this.


Yukina: “I don’t think it’s healthy for a man to say ‘I love you’ to his dead girlfriend every morning.”


Akane: “......oh...yeah…….that’s for sure……..”


Souta, you’re being told by a ghost that you’re being unhealthy………


Yukina: “So I want Sochan to hurry up and get over me, and find the next person.”


Akane: “.........uh huh……..”


This ghost……...is being way too understanding…..no?


Yukina: “But I don’t want him to date anyone who’s only dating him because his face is handsome~ or he’s vulnerable right now because his girlfriend died and now’s my chance~ or any reason like that.”


Akane: “.....sure? I guess?”


I think I can understand that….


But isn’t that…...inevitable…..?


Yukina: “So in that case, I want you to be Sochan’s girlfriend, Akane.”


Akane: “WHAT?”


My best friend just dropped a bombshell right on top of me.


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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/7/


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