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1S, 2L Chapter 2

Hinata-san looked up from her bow and around the classroom.

「Let’s see here, I think we have an empty seat for you somewhere.」

Tsuji-sensei said looking around the classroom.

「Oh, there is one, right in the middle. 」

Tsuji-sensei said giving a bright smile. By the way my desk is at the far left middle row by the window and Kenji’s is at my right. Then there is another desk occupied by the male class president between Kenji’s and Hinata-san’s desk.

In my school every class has a female and a male class representative with the mission to help the teachers in small tasks and to represent the whole class in the whole student council meeting.

The first hour of the day’s schedule was study room so I decided to go through my English textbook a bit. As a duke’s daughter in my other life I have learned quite a couple of languages.

Actually to begin with there is no Japanese or English language in my other life but a language called Flaman that is the national language of the kingdom I live in. Then there is the Magic language, that is almost not like a language in a way, and of course languages of over nations.

In actuality I have already learned a total of 10 languages, including the magic one, then I have Japanese and English so in total I know 12 languages. Not that I can use the languages my female self has learned with my male self on Earth and vice versa.

But there is a saying that the more languages you know, the easier it is to learn other stuff. At least I think there was such a saying.

Anyway compared to those languages from【Alastair 】, English is easy for me.

Alastair’s main letter system is similar to the English one, some of the 24 letters are identical, others a bit different. This means that even before I started to learn English in school, since I started to learn the Alastair alphabet and other languages even earlier, I was already quite familiar in a way with the English alphabet.

Also all the languages in Alastair is based on the magic language so they are actually a bit similar except for some differences in grammar, spelling and pronunciation.

Now I want to tell you how magic works, in Alastair there is something called mana floating in the air and inside living beings, naked to the human eye. This mana is said to be spirits that are as small as atoms and when given proper instructions from the human mind can manipulate molecules to create magic effects.

You see, to use magic you have to create a mind map in your head and the more details a spell needs to be casted the harder the spell is.

Let’s for example go with the classic fireball. First there is the main bubble which is the element of the spell ‘fire’ then you add another bubble which is the form of which you want the spell to take ‘ball’. For fireball these two aren’t enough, if one cast the spell just like that it would only fall to the ground which could end up really bad. To complete it one needs to add the bubble ‘control’ and if one wants, as it isn’t always necessary, the bubble ‘levitation’. Only after adding ‘control’ will one be able to control the fireball and send it towards the enemy.

Chanting is not necessary needed but if one feels that it makes casting a spell easier then one can add chants.

These spirits have no particular assignment to elements but human minds have. Some have it easier to instruct the spirit to do something with water than with fire. What element is easier to manipulate also has something to do with one’s emotions and is different for every human being.

Animals that have received a certain level of intelligence can also instruct mana, these animals are called Magibeasts. These magibeast isn’t just different with their ability to use magic but their skin/pelt, or at least some parts of it, change into a colorful color and inside their bodies magic crystals are created. The older the magibeast the bigger the crystal and if the magibeast was originally a small animal their bodies grow bigger too.

The humanoid races, yep this world doesn’t only contain humans but fantasy races such as elves, dwarves and not to forget to mention demons too. Back to point, the humanoid races, except for demons, use the magic crystals as an energy source and so magibeast are regularly hunted.

The reasons why demons doesn’t use magic crystals is unknown to the other races. Some guess that they feel some type of affinity to the magibeasts as they also create and have magic crystals inside their bodies.

Study room ended so I closed my English textbook and made my way towards the toilets together with Kenji.

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RR Chapter 15: Fight

Well that weekend a month a go that I said in 1 soul two lives chapter 1 that I would publish this chapter on… Well my editor had fallen sick so… Sigh. And then I got stuck reading, got to know I was fired because they didn’t have work for me and then also bought a Nintendo switch last week with the Zelda game and got stuck playing that. I currently got the master sword and have done two divine beast, Vah Ruta and Vah Rudiana and have begun on my third, Vah Medoh. Well I also procrastinated on finishing up the last of the editing (parts that my editor didn’t understand. At least it’s here now CHAPTER 15: FIGHT!!!!

(Currently jobless so please feel free to donate, will fix so that you will be able to send me money to “mypaypal”, buy me a cookie!)

Oh and I and a friend did chapter 2 of the Arifureta manga shorts so please go back to the previous chapter and click on the link to read that.

Translator: Sakuraid (& Google-sensei)

Editors: Intel & Sakuraid

 


 

A few minutes had passed since Shiori went out to shop and customers had come to the store. Roche was sitting at the counter motivationally and politely welcoming guests and rose up from the chair.

 

“Welcome!”

 

Two customers, a gentleman with gray hair wearing glasses and a tall man with silver hair. Both were dressed elegantly and he felt that their status was different from the residents who usually came to the store. THe young man looked at him with sharp eyes.

 

(This, this guy is… a knight?)

 

Wrinkles were visible between Roache’s eyes, although he was not carrying a sword just by his atmosphere one could tell he was a knight. However, he didn’t seem to be working at the moment. Roche knew the name ‘Krust Orfeld’ but he didn’t realize that the man in front of him was the hero. He wasn’t interested, nor did he know his face since he hadn’t been to anything like the Triumph Parade. While he was gazing closely at the knight, the gray-haired man in front of Roche spoke with a gentle smile.

 

“Hello. Are you the owner of this store? My name is Syllabus. I came to pick up the medicine I ordered last week…”

“Syllabus? That’s you?”

 

Roche quickly moved his eyes to the gray-haired man. If he was Syllabus that meant that Shiori’s description of a very old grandfather was indeed correct.

 

“What, so it wasn’t a lie.”

 

He thought that she was embarrassed because she fell in love with Syllabus, so he decided she was lying to hide it.  Clear, young blue eyes, but his face definitely looked like an old doctor…

As Roche was unwillingly in the position of Shiori’s guardian, he thought he would have to be a bit threatening if such a man came. Shiori was living in a very relaxed country, even so the time here is dangerous because she doesn’t seem to be always good at crisis management.

Although she doesn’t seem to be fully conscious of herself, basically she was full of gaps, and it is only gaps, so it is not always the case that a man would come in here looking for a girl.

 

However, as far as he could see, Syllabus didn’t seem like a bad man, though Shiori probably wouldn’t fall in love with him. Roche gently dismissed Syllabus from the list of people he should be vigilant off.

But the young knight wasn’t good yet. Roche thought,  Could it be, the reason Shiori was so happy wasn’t because of Syllabus but this beautiful knight? Even when she received the order for medicine last week, this knight had come along with Syllabus and there was a possibility she fell in love at first sight.

 

“Well, this is the medicine that was ordered.”

 

Roche thought about what to do now while he put the prepared medicine on the counter.

He was asked to hold them until Shiori returns. This knight can’t be seen as a dishonest human being, and there was also the feeling of Shiori wanting to have a poetic love. “I will quit working here and follow him!” It is possible for her to say that, but he wouldn’t cheer for her.

 

(A knight huh…)

 

Roche murmured in his head, Syllabus was a doctor and seeing as he was accompanied by a doctor he was probably a knight of the Order.

Too bad for Shiori, but Roche didn’t really want to engage with the order more than necessary.

The aphrodisiacs and energetic drugs he secretly sell did not have a bad influence on the body or mind, nor were they addictive. As it was a legal medicine, Roche didn’t mind being watched by the eye of the Order, but that was only Roche himself.

 

But, his customers were different. For those Roche sold to, there were also a lot of big names from noble and merchant families, and they were very sensitive to rumors about them. They didn’t want people to know that they who often cared about appearance and had connections in higher places used aphrodisiacs.

Moreover, some customers were not satisfied with the medicine Roche made and turned to more severely effective illegal drugs. People like dustbags that have dust come out them when you hit them.*

All of those people would not appreciate knights entering and leaving the shop, because rumors of it being searched and selling obscene medicine would spread, and they would become scared of getting caught.

 

If they knew knights and their people came in and out of the store, many customers would surely stop coming to him.

Roche sighed lightly while preparing the medicine for Syllabus.

Shiori’s find, she thought she has found a large customer. Well, they are many and also a certain class of customers.

 

If Syllabus became a regular at the store, there is no doubt that his medicine sales would significantly improve. But that was limited to the sale of “healthy medicines on the table”. If it became known that a physician exclusive to the order was his regular, the “under the table” customers he had would disappear and sales would be drastically reduced.

 

Roche calmly calculated it in his head with a cheeky face, should he choose Syllabus or his “under the table” customers? He had decided, after all it was better to pick the “under the table” customers. If he chose Syllabus his sales would be even lower than they were now.

 

“This is the medicine you ordered. It’s quite heavy, because it was so expensive.”

 

When Roche finished putting all the medicine on the counter “he” Krust came up and easily picked up the big bottle.

 

“The medicine here is of good quality, so I’m looking forward to using it.”

 

Syllabus smiled. “Right……” He then changed the topic while looking at Roche.

 

“Isn’t there a female pharmacist who received this order the other day?”

“Oh, she’s out right now.”

“Okay… Seems our timing was bad.”

 

Syllabus glanced at Krust next to him,

 

“You’re too busy, should we go home for today? From now on, there is a possibility that this store will be used by the Order, so there will be many other opportunities to meet her.”

“That’s it… …”

 

In the conversation between Syllabus and Krust, Roche interrupted. He had raised an eyebrow to the word Order.

 

“If you are an official of the Order, I’m sorry but I can’t do any future deals. So, do not come here anymore.”

 

Roche spoke in a polite but clear tone, Syllabus expression was one of confusion and glanced at Krust while he scratched on the side of his eyes. He said in a difficult tone,

 

“Is there some trouble that prevents you to deal with us?”

“No, to say there is trouble…”

 

Roche deliberately shrugged his head and made a bitter smile and then laughed before ending in a frown.

 

“I personally dislike knights.”

 

In a provocative way, Krust’s eyes sharpened.

 

“Well, we tend to be disliked by those who don’t behave properly, so are you one of those people?”

“Hahaha, that is what you think.”

 

Although they both spoke with relaxed tones, an invisible spark scattered between the two which bothered Syllabus. Roche thought for a bit “Don’t say something stupid, not something stupid” and made up a suitable lie at this moment.

 

“Once, a long time ago, a knight stole my woman, so I hate them, that’s it.”

“Do you really not sell medicines for such a trivial reason? We think it’s a good deal for the shop.”

 

Krust’s eyes were still full of allegations towards Roche, was that really the reason? Was he doing something wrong behind the scenes? That was what what Krusts eyes seemed to ask. However, Roche was not afraid of such a gaze he kept diligently lying.

 

“Yes, I stopped selling to knights for that reason. Even now, everyone named a knight is hateful and it can not be helped. It would be amazing to know that a woman was stolen by a noble knight-sama, but she was very important to me. I loved her.”

 

Roche played the role of a pathetic man while standing his ground, staring in Krust’s direction.

 

“Is there a woman for you too mr.Knight?”

 

He shook at the story.

 

“If you have one, can you understand my feelings too?”

 

Judging from his appearance, Krust seemed quite motivated and probably didn’t have the sort of personality to be obsessed with a single woman.

So Roche was a little surprised at the reaction that followed

 

“……”

 

It was sillence. Krust didn’t reply to Roche’s words and wore a bitter face. He had deep wrinkles between his brows as if he was resisting a heavy pain. Apparently he had someone he desired. Imagining a scene where she was stolen by another man, that was what it looked like. Roche guessed this and bit his lips tightly, keeping his smile.

 

“…Let’s go back”

 

Krust, with the appearance of a depressed man, spoke to Syllabus with a dark voice. It seemed to be because of what Roche did. While embarrassed, Syllabus nodded “Eh, yeah, I see.” He then turned to Roche.

 

“Well then, we are sorry but let’s not come here anymore, please give my regards to the other female pharmacist.”

 

He carefully said his goodbyes and left the store together with the melancholy Krust.

 

“…Funny knight”

 

Roche, muttering at the counter, had no idea that the cause of the strangeness of the funny knight was his own subordinate.

*A metaphor that basically means people that as long as something bad is found out about them the rest of the bad things will easily be found out too.

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1S, 2L Chapter 1

I am working on chapter 15 of Ring Ring, I just wanted post this first. Chapter 15 may come out this weekend.

Oh and I have decided that every chapter on this series should be a minimum of 500 words but I can write it longer if I feel like it. This way this one could probably be released faster than Imagining Online which is set at around 2000 words. Laziness~


 

I ran past the neighboring convenience store in a great hurry. If the toast wasn’t missing it would look like I was running to bump into a girl.

But I’m not, I’m wholeheartedly hurrying to school. I don’t want to be late again…

I finally got past the nearby playground, from here it is only a 2 minutes run left to school and I have 10 minutes left until the first lesson starts.

I’ll make it.

 

「Safe!」

 

The one who said that as I glided in front of the classroom door was my childhood friend since kindergarten, Sakamoto Kenji. He has messy spiked up hair and a lenient build, black hair and brown eyes.

Giving me a wide grin he said;

 

「Barely here in time today again, huh Kamiya Eiji-kun? Are you trying to beat a record or something?」

 

I glanced Kenji in the eye and then answered him while walking towards my desk. He followed behind me to sit by his desk that was beside me.

 

「Nah, you know me. It is my hobby that keeps getting me late.」

 

Well, in fact Kenji doesn’t know me to 100%, he doesn’t know my secret. My other life.

Well I’ll be to embarrassed to tell him about it, and there is no guarantee that he will believe me.

 

「Is that so? Then, how was it? What happened to make you risk getting late today?」

 

「Well, Federick finally got his revenge on his father. By stealing all his valuables and women.」

 

「Oh so you got there! I thought it would take you a week to get there but you only took 3 days. No wonder you were late.」

 

At that moment their homeroom teacher Tsuji Kanade entered the classroom and everyone got seated.

 

「Today we have a transfer student entering this class. Come on in and introduce yourself.」

 

(A transfer student? Why now, two months into the semester?)

 

I thought looking at the door into the classroom to see what the transfer student looks like.

 

It was a girl, she had waist long obsidian black hair, a sharp yet delicate nose, yet black eyes that takes you in and a well formed face with delicate lips. Her skin was light colored but not ghostlike and seemed very soft, her height looked to be between 160 to 165 cm by a rough estimate, I will only mention that her three sizes are moderate. In other words she was an asian beauty.

 

Ok let’s pause the story there, I haven’t told you about myself much yet. As I said in the prologue I’m a 16 year old Japanese high school boy but also a 16 years old dukes daughter in another world called【Alastair】.

 

My male self has black short messy hair, average black eyes, sharp yet not too sharp nose, a nice mouth and to top it all off a little rounded face with glasses.

The height is about 168cm and my body build is on the weak side. I have an father, mother and a younger brother.

 

My male self interests lay in fantasy stories and manga, whenever shounen or should it doesn’t matter. As long as it has a world that is a bit similar to Alastair then I’m good. Chinese Novels are interesting at times too.

 

My female self have like the girl who just entered waist long hair, but the color is platinum blond and my eyes are sky blue with a tough look that I had received from my father the duke.

Who I got my hair color from? Of course it was from my beautiful duchess mother, my father has a normal blond color. I may say normal but it actually isn’t as common as on Earth, rather over there people are born with more variety of hair colors like green, blue, pink etc.

My female facial features can be seen as beautiful but it isn’t as beautiful as the female in front of me but my female self is taller, about 172cm, and her body figure is a bit better.

 

The interests for my female self is actually painting, to create life on the canvas is fascinating. Once when I painted earth with it’s tall buildings, cars and airplanes I got taken as a genius. Everyone thought I had painted gods land.

Tall buildings that was impossible to build with that world’s technology, metal carts that moves without any horses and metal lumps flying in the sky. Even though Alastair has magic it was something unbelievable for them.

Of course I didn’t try to refute them, after all how could I explain where I got it from?

 

Now that I have told you a bit about myself let’s continue on with the story.

 

「My name is Hinata Yuuri, because of family circumstances I have just come back from England. Please take care of me.」

 

The girl said bowing deeply to the class.

 

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1S, 2L Prologue

Running by the street, hurrying towards the school because of oversleeping can seem like something classic. In fact, it is quite classic, but what isn’t classic in the nowadays modern world is sitting inside a big old european looking mansion letting your personal attendant brush your long hair that reaches as far as to the hips.

Outside that very mansion are a group of men dressed in silver colored armors and blue red mantles swinging their swords and another group of both men and women dressed in blue red robes, swinging their staffs and making various elements fly.

Yep, the first image is from the world you may be living in now while the second image is what you would identify as a fantasy world of swords and magic. A fantasy world is classic itself but the modern world should for you come out as so classic that you are unaware of it.

Here is the thing,『I』live in both worlds.

You didn’t read wrongly, I live in two worlds at the same time. Let’s see here how should I describe it… I have two bodies, or lives, but only one consciousness, and I can freely move between my two bodies at will.

One body is in a country called【Flamra】and is a noble 16 year old Oujo-sama in the fantasy world called【Alastair】while the other one is a Japanese, 16 year high school boy on【Earth】. Like you read I’m both male and female in a way.

I have been like this since birth, in both worlds, but back when I was a small baby and child I couldn’t control this power or whatever it is. To control it and being able to switch at will is something I started to learn when my mind had developed to a certain degree at the age of three, for both my bodies.

I put some burden on my parents back then, because I didn’t understand the difference between the two lives, or bodies. In fact I acted sometimes like a guy when I was in my Oujo-sama body and like an Oujo-sama in my guy body.

My Oujo-sama self’s duke father and duchess mother got worried and searched up some weird priest to get me exorcised. While my boy self’s father and mother went with me to a Psychologist to help me.

They were worried that I would grow up wrongly. Oh and that happened around the age of 5 for both lives. After that, I who had developed a certain degree of consciousness managed to realize that they were two separate lives and I had to act accordingly to which body I am in.

I act and feel like a female when I’m on my female body, I also prefer guys over girls as love interests. While in my male body I don’t have the same preferance, rather I prefer girls over guys. So my love interests depends on what body I am currently in.

You might maybe ask me『If you are not in both bodies at the same time then what happens to the other body that you aren’t currently inside?』well in fact, the time in the world the body is in stops. Besides I switch bodies when I sleep. When my male body sleeps, I am in my female body awake and both time runs, as soon as I get to sleep in my female body my make body wakes up. You might get a more deeper question『From what this person has told me so far what would happen if he only stayed in one body?』.

If I stay in only one body for a long time I might be somehow forced by my『power』to my other body and then the time of the world of the body would somehow speed up a little as if to match the other world. The maximum time I can stay in one body is about one year.

To prevent the speeding up of time or being forced to the other body I regularly switch with the maximum period of one week. I will only stay in one body for more than that on rare occasions.

While my boy self properly goes to school and all and is hanging out with friends and such my Oujo-sama self do not receive any proper schooling. She is not being taught math and such rather she is being taught, or was taught reading, writing, instruments, and swordsmanship for elegance and self protection. Of course she was taught how to ride a horse too. My Oujo-sama self is actually at this moment at the end of the still almost daily swordsmanship training.

Well it was then I decided to stay as my guy self so time over there is currently stopped. I’m currently in the scenario I mentioned in the beginning, running as fast as I can towards the school because I overslept.

 

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