Kami no Techigai de Shindara Zumi de Isekai ni Hourikomare Mashita - Chapter 01
- Kami no Techigai de Shindara Zumi de Isekai ni Hourikomare Mashita
- Chapter 01 - Encounter with the Goddess
Encounter with the Goddess
Translated by Devxtt
Edited by Chaos
Huh? Where am I?
I was floating in a pure white space. Unable to tell the directions of up and down I felt strange… and a little nostalgic.
My vision was dyed white, as I was drifting in this space. While feeling uneasy I felt senses returning back to normal.
Yeah… I… I’m Touya Sadojima, a simple office worker. Today was the last day of the year. While I was busy working overtime, my co-workers were leaving for home to celebrate the new year with their families.
A 37 years old virgin. Living alone as a sore loser in a single room apartment.
Few years ago, I was in a relationship with my girlfriend. But over a minor argument the things got awkward, and I never saw her again.
After this, I hid myself and gradually lost the ability to socialize with other people. I spent my days going back and forth between work and home.
Moving through the crowd of people visiting the main temple, I sighed. It had nothing to do with me.
I remembered I was walking home, sipping a canned coffee I bought from a convenience store.
Yeah it was after that. As I was about to cross the busy road, I heard a loud horn.
It was definitely a green signal.
“Am I dead?”
I can speak! As I recall the events of my death, my vision recovers.
My body… it’s still intact. My head, feet, hands, glad they’re all fine. I touched my face, yes it’s same as before.
My clothes… I’m in my suit with no mud or blood. There’s no sign that I was hit by a truck.
But is this really death? I knew my body was crushed by a strong force. The rubber tire rolled over my face, crushing my skull with a cracking sound. I should be dead by now.
It was a brutal end. Fortunately, there’s no one who would mourn my death. My family died ten years ago. I don’t have any relatives to speak of, and I’m unmarried. At best, my colleagues at work will come to the funeral. I will probably be forgotten after a while.
Isn’t it strange that I’m not upset about my death? It’s like enlightenment. I see, after my death I’ve become smart. No, I guess I was smart from the start. But…
Anyway putting aside this useless self-talk, I surveyed the space around me. There was nothing but white space.
“Where the h**l am I?”
I can’t even tell if I’m standing or floating in this vague space.
I saw a faint glow at the edge of my vision. A small light was approaching in my direction.
I’m not sure what it is? But I know it’s definitely dangerous and definitely coming straight towards me.
I jumped back. The lump of light landed on the spot where I was standing with a huge explosion, sending up a cloud of dust.
I’m sure there was no soil on the ground, but for some reason the place turned red with the strong explosion. I’ve never seen anything like that before.
“What the heck? That was a close call.”
As the smoke cleared, I saw a female figure in front of me.
She was a girl of divine beauty.
“You’re Touya Sadojima, right?
“Eh… Oh. Yes, that’s right.”
I stuttered because of her unexpected appearance. Taken aback by the sight of the beautiful girl that appeared before me, I made a foolish face.
Goddess… I don’t know why that word came to my mind. Her hair swayed with glitter. She was wearing a lotus shaped hair ornament.
She is definitely not an ordinary human being. Because her hair is shining in rainbow colors. Maybe it’s a Divine Halo.
She looks like a Goddess from Greek mythology. Her white robe fluttered as she disappeared from my sight.
I realized that she didn’t disappear, but had jumped into the sky. She made a full turn in the air, and dived to the ground.
“I AM SORRY… I’m not sure what to say, but I’m sure you’ll understand.”
She’s kneeling in front of me in a perfect dogeza.
I was taken aback. Because if such a heavenly beautiful girl suddenly performs a flying dogeza, anyone would be surprised.
“No, I’m really sorry! What can I say to apologize? Should I slit my gut?”
“Wait, wait, wait. I don’t know what’s going on but please don’t commit seppuku.”
My mind was confused by the chaotic and senseless scene in front of me.
“Yes, that’s… I’m sorry. Let me explain the situation first.”
The girl straightened her drape and brushed the dust off her skirt.
“I’m sorry. I’m sure you’re confused by the sudden turn of events. I am a god. I’m the creator of the world, the Goddess of Creation. Please keep me in your prayers.”
I bowed my head.
God of Creation? This tiny girl? If you look closely, you can see that her face is more cute than beautiful. She’s only a little taller than my waist.
“This was such a great blunder… I don’t know how to apologize… I’m sorry.”
“I understand, but could you please explain from the beginning?”
She started to tear up again as she looked at me in confusion, as if she had done something wrong. For some reason, I felt guilty because it looked like I had made this little girl cry.
“Ok, let me explain the situation. This way.”
Before I knew it, she offered me a table and chairs that had been set up there.
I didn’t have time to be surprised by the sudden appearance of a material in an empty space, so I did as I was told and sat down.
As I sat down, I saw something bright floating in the air, and then a luxurious-looking teapot appeared. Taking the teapot, the Goddess poured me a cup of tea.
Such a great taste I had never had before. It was like a pure liquid without any unnecessary flavors. My buzzing mind began to settle down. I was calmed and ready to listen to what she had to say.
“That’s good to hear. It’s tea from the world of the gods, so it must feel good to humans.”
“Oh, thank you. So, Goddess, is that right? Would you mind explaining my situation from the start?”
The Goddess regained her composure and began to speak. She looks like a teenager, but in reality she is a genuine Goddess who has lived for several trillion years.
As she says, I’m dead. However, it wasn’t my time to die. Due to some administrative error on God’s side, I was mistakenly chosen to die.
After that she just cried. It seems that being a god is not easy.
Now that I had died due to an administrative error, I would normally be brought back to the original world to live out the rest of my life, but there was a problem here.
It had been more than four years since the gods had noticed that my soul had not been reincarnated, and of course my body had been cremated long ago, without leaving a single trace.
“So, am I going to become a wandering spirit?”
I couldn’t help but feel uneasy.
I don’t want an uncertain end, just because of some useless mismanagement.
“No, I mean…”
I don’t know why the Goddess slurred.
“I guess… I’m going to rot in h**l.”
I tried to make a joke out of it. But the Goddess looked away with a bad look on her face.
“No way… it won’t happen. I guess.”
I questioned the Goddess’s clearly suspicious manner of deception.
“Hey, look me in the eye while talking!”
“If you won’t reincarnate now, you will surely go to the Eternal H**l.”
Ha! What’s that?
“What? What am I supposed to do? What the h**l is Eternal H**l? You mean I’ve to rot for eternity because of your silly mistakes!!”
I grabbed and shook her whole body forgetting that she was a Goddess.
“No, it’s not eternity, because you only have to spend 3,492,413,440 billion years to get out.”
“It’s almost like an eternity! What’s that stupid number? Are you stupid? Send me back right now.”
“No, since you’re already dead. Also, the “Eternal” in “Eternal H**l” refers to space, not time.”
“I didn’t ask you that! You are the God of Creation, right? Do something about it!”
As I was agitated, the little goddess began to pour me another cup of tea to calm me down. After I frustratingly drank the tea, the anger disappeared. Apparently, this tea surely has a calming effect.
“Please don’t get angry, you have another way.”
“Of course. It’s absurd to think that I have to go to h**l just because of your mismanagement.”
“Um, the proper way to handle this would have been to immediately restore the original body and bring you back to life. However, a long time has passed and it is too late now. Right now your resurrection to Earth will disrupt the cosmic axis that may cause a catastrophe.”
“By catastrophe, you mean it’s too late?”
“It seems that the department that manages life expectancy has been hiding this from the public, and when I happened to catch the news that a soul had not been reincarnated, I asked them about it and they told me the truth.”
“Why are you here and not the one who was covering it up?”
“They are under my jurisdiction, so if a subordinate misbehaves, it is the boss’s responsibility.”
“No, I mean shouldn’t they apologize?”
“The next day after it was discovered, the Supreme God executed the culprit and threw him into the pit of h**l, so it can’t be undone. I heard that he did it out of interest.”
That’s a cruel boss. Death penalty just for one mistake.
“How heavy a workplace is this? Who is his superior then?”
“Oh, he was also executed. He’s in h**l now.”
“You! You’re in no position to talk about anyone else!”
“In the end, the responsibility was left unclear, so it fell to me, the chief executive, to take charge.”
In any case, he got what he deserved. I’m sure this goddess is not dumb enough to execute herself.
“I’m truly sorry, Fuaan.”
She’s cute … No, don’t be fooled. Even though she looks like a beautiful girl, she’s a trillion-year-old grandma.
“Well, how can I say something to someone who isn’t here. So, let’s get back to it. Where am I going to be reborn?”
I held my temples and nodded for her to continue.
“I believe it would be best if you reincarnate as a human on Earth, but the Earth’s population is currently overflowing and reservations for reincarnation are booked for the next 2000 years. It’s the same on every planet.”
“Well, you’re not telling me to reincarnate as a dog or a cat, are you?”
“No, no, I’m going to ask you to be reincarnated in another world.”
What do you mean by this Another World?
“It’s a kind of reincarnation to another world. In a world of swords and magic, dragons, elves, fairies, and many different races. It’s a fantasy world where individual abilities are managed by Status. Strength is based on level and skills. This world is in the brink of destruction and it’s about to reach the end of its lifespan and collapse, so there is a room to spare.”
“You’ll throw me into a dying world…”
“The destruction is still several thousand years away. It doesn’t matter while you’re still alive, so don’t worry. Since this is such a fantasy world, there is a certain amount of room for improvement. Compared to Earth, the level of culture is lower, and because of demons, the level of danger is higher, but as promised, I’ll give you a Special Cheat and put your soul in a special body that I created myself, so I don’t think you will die very easily.”
The way she said it was so blunt that I didn’t feel excited at all, but I guess it wouldn’t have been a good idea to live my life as it was, and it wouldn’t be bad to have a second life with a fresh start.
“It would be nice to have a safety margin. It’s not so bad if you think you can live a new life with perks.”
“No, that’s not really the case. If you were alive without an accident, you would’ve won a billion yen lottery three days later, started a great successful business and become the richest man in the history of mankind, built a harem, and lived to be 150 years old, rewriting the Guinness Book of Records for human lifespan.”
I fell to my knees and cried quietly.
What the h**l is that? I was supposed to have a great life. What a s****y fate I have!
“Please don’t cry. The world out there has different comforts than Earth.”
Her desperate attempt to comfort me, made me feel even more miserable.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do now, so I’ll just have to accept it. Fortunately, she’s offering me a cheat, and I think, I might be able to live a more comfortable life than on Earth. So yeah, sure.
“I accept the reincarnation.”
“Yay! Then let’s start the procedure.”
“Wait a minute. I have a few questions.”
“What is it? Aren’t you in a hurry to enjoy a new and exciting life in another world? Let’s go.”
For some reason, this little girl Goddess wanted me to be reincarnated as soon as possible. I doubted her suspicious attitude.
“What are you in such a hurry for? I’m sure you’re hiding some special conditions that you’re not telling me.”
I questioned her about the suspicious attitude.
“*Gulp* No, no, no, no, no, of course not. There’s no way I’m going to cover myself with more shame.”
My suspicions were confirmed by her disconcerting manner of using strange Japanese.
“You mean there is?”
“Ugh, I’m sorry. There’s just one more thing.”
Really only one?
I stared at her. She was sweating like a waterfall… and she hung her head.
“I’m sorry! There’s two more.”
Then while kneeling she did a dogeza(again).
Thus it was confirmed that she’s a complete liar.
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