Chapter 01-01 ~ An Unexpected Day
“Welcome to the [Dragon Emperor’s Mistletoe] Inn.”
(How many times have I repeated this already?)
In the capital city of the Kingdom of Oaklen, Qlancran, stood a quiet inn.
[The Dragon Emperor’s Mistletoe]
Standing there, the owner of the inn, Carla Grace, was engrossed in her own thought.
The ‘Dragon Emperor’s Mistletoe’ had quite a few selling points.
For example, the ‘fee’
――Cheap. At any rate, cheap.
For example, the ‘food’
――Delicious. At any rate, delicious.
And above all else, ‘Carla Grace’
――Stunningly beautiful, with the height of 173cm, owning a peerless and flawless body.
Regardless of age and gender, everyone is sure to be captivated by her. Simply to say, lovely and gorgeous.
However, this Carla actually had a secret that she absolutely couldn’t tell anyone.
And that is…..
The fact that… she is a former male cross-dimensional ‘tripper’.
Lemme introduce myself, my name is Takahasi Ryuuta. I graduated from so so university, then I got to work at a so so company, and this year I will turn into a 28 years old so so old man. Some of you might say that 28 is still young, but reality says otherwise. How can I claim to be young when I’d immediately turn into a pregnant woman when I stopped exercising.
Because today is the long awaited and missed day-off, I’ll just take it slow and relax all day. Well, at least I had planned to do so.
“A familiar ceiling.”
――It’s the ceiling of my room which I’m used to seeing, lol.
“I’m truly sorry!!!”
(Who the hell is blondie. Why the heck is she suddenly apologising to me?)
“I’m truly sorry!!”
(Moreover, isn’t it the endangered ‘Dogeza’? Who does that nowadays?!)
“I’m truly sorry!”
(……Well, for now)
“I’m truly sr… “
“STFU! And why is your ‘!’ mark decreasing every time!”
“Rry…asdfghjkl! It hurts!!”
“Problem?” ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ♪
“No, no, no. Not at all, no way….”
(Not complaining? Well, that’s fine)
“So, who the heck are you, [Random Dogeza Girl]?”
“Don’t give me such a weird nickname! I’m the Supreme God!”
“Sue Primgott? An artist from Belgium?”
“No I’m not!! I’m the S-U-P-R-E-M-E-G-O-D! The highest and the most powerful deity!!”
(Hee…. The Supreme God is it… That’s amazing…….
Wait….. The Supremeeeee GOD!!!)
“Ehem. I’m the (^^)v Supreme God.”
“So, what does the ‘Supreme God’ want with someone like me? It seemed to me that you were apologising before.”
“Eh!? You’re over it already!?
….. That’s weird. I thought we’d still be talking about my amazingness as a Supreme God…..mumble mumble”
(Well, things like these show up a lot in novels)
“Back on topic, what do you want from me, you Supreme God(lol)-san?”
“It feels like something weird was written besides my name there for a sec…….
――――Ahem! Let me explain!
Takahasi Ryuuta-san! You have died!!”
“You have passed away!!”
“You have rose upon the horizon of perfect endless day!!”
(Okay, calm down. Stop using difficult words.
I get the gist, really, I’m so shocked -__-)
“I’m being serious here. You have truly died.”
“……….Seriously!? Why!? I’m still young, aren’t I!?
――Ah I see! How cliché! [I made a blunder and have accidentally killed you~
As an apology you will have the chance to reincarnate into a different world with cheat-like powers]. That must be it!!! How cliché I’d say!
Yahoo!! Woohoo! Superpowers, cheats, I’m OP, and I’ll…”
(I am? But I’m sure you were apologising)
“I didn’t kill you by mistake. Your lifespan ended, that’s all. Your l-i-f-e-s-p-a-n!!!”
(Lifespan? I died because of my lifespan? At 28?
――Rather, why were you apologising if I died because of my lifespan?)
“――Eee, for the time being, I guess I’ll have to explain
Two months after your 28th birthday, you will die in your sleep, for one reason or the other.
That was written on the Lifespan Registry of the God Council, so there’s no mistake.”
“Hold on, what the heck is [one reason or the other]!?”
“You must not concern yourself too deeply on these things. To be honest, I just couldn’t be bothered coming up with a reason. It was 28 years ago…….
That is that and this is this, but the reason why I was apologising to you was because I accidentally put a dead guy from another world into your spot in the cycle of reincarnation.
Because of that there’s no space left, you have nowhere to go.
Basically, you can’t enter the cycle of reincarnation.
That’s how it is. Teehee☆”
(She freakin’ said [Teehee☆]……….. Heck!!!
I don’t get it! How the hell did she put someone else by mistake in the first place!?)
“Don’t sweat the details. Just treat it as ‘Deus Ex Machina’ for now. Currently, you have three options.
- Wait for a vacancy in the cycle of reincarnation.
- Roam around as a ghost.
- To another world : GO!!!
Personally, I suggest going to another world!
The cover-up will be much easier that way…. whisper whisper”
“Did you mutter something just now?”
“Nu nu nu nu ai deed noot sey enything, at all….
――so, which one do you choose?”
(Suspicious… This is way too suspicious)
“If you pick no.3, I don’t mind giving you a cheat you know?”
(What!? I can get a cheat!? It’s obviously suspicious, but cheat is alluring)
Let me make a confession. To tell you the truth, I, Takahasi Ryuuta, am a bona fide Otaku. A closet otaku to boot. While keeping this fact a secret, I kept reading novel after novel.
Especially that biggest Japanese web novel site, “Shousetsu ni narou ze yo!”, is so amazing!! It was filled with the fantasy and delusions of countless people jammed together! As I was reading stories about OP and strong protagonists I would be so immersed into it that I would ended up having delusions about it again and again.
(Has the time come for me to shine as an OP protagonist!? Sweet. How sweet this is.
It’s so good that it even feels suspicious)
“Which one would you choose?”
“Obviously, no.3 duh!!”
Just like that, my trip to another world begins-
This chapter was partly done by the esteemed Este-oniisama.