Neet Receives A Dating Sim System Chapter 113
Chapter 113: Reapers Curse
Update one year ago
Natsuya Yoruhana didnt pick up her phone when Seiji tried calling her.
Perhaps she was busy or resting. At any rate, this wasnt a good time for her.
Seiji gave up on attempting to contact her. She was probably worried about the upcoming Yin Yang Master duel, so bothering her about another matter seemed inappropriate to him.
Shika Kaguras issue wasnt something that needed to be solved immediately. While he sympathized with her, she had already lived with her condition for a long time, so one or two more days probably wouldnt make a difference.
The most important part was that she herself had given up on asking for help.
Seiji sighed at the situation.
If he was able to meet her again tomorrow and have a discussion again, then he would try contacting Natsuya one more time.
Lets stop thinking about it for now.
Seiji returned to his apartment.
After turning on his computer and checking his email, he noticed that Editor Yoshizawa had sent him a message.
The message basically said that his final draft of "Ill Die If I Dont Become Handsome" was excellent and asked whether it was his final version which would be published by Thunderbolt Literature.
If so, he needed to fill out some forms via email.
Final version to be published of course, yes.
Seiji filled out all the necessary applications and sent the confirmation to Editor Yoshizawa.
It was now time for his usual grinding session.
Oh, starting from today, he planned to begin grinding [art] as well
The next day.
Seiji and Mika walked to school together with Kaede Juumonji for the second time.
Kaede began the conversation with normal topics. She didnt talk about anything strange.
Mika, who had mentally prepared herself beforehand, felt this situation was even more unexpected for her.
Seiji, however, considered this to be only natural.
If Kaede acted up every single morning, then that would give him and Mika an excuse to refuse to walk together with her, so of course she wouldnt behave that way.
Since Kaede was making normal conversation, Seiji also responded in turn and smoothly pulled Mika into the conversation.
And so, they reached school with no conflict whatsoever between the trio.
After splitting up from Kaede and meeting up with Chiaki, Seiji suddenly remembered the drama club presidents kidnapping er,"capturing" of Shika Kagura. Did something happen to the drama club president as well then?
"Chiaki, has something unlucky happened in the drama club recently?"
The tomboy blinked in surprise."Why do you suddenly ask?"
"Because I heard some strange rumors so I just wanted to ask." Seiji acted rather casual about it.
"Hmm" Chiaki looked deeply at him before running her hand through her hair as she considered things.
"Our demonic vice president has been feeling tons of stress lately due to the upcoming school festival. Her forceful comments and book throwing ability have greatly improved as a result. Everyone in the club has been victims, especially the club president! Does this count?"
Seiji was rendered speechless upon hearing this.
"What strange rumors were you talking about?" Chiaki asked a question of her own.
Mika also looked in his direction curiously.
Seiji rubbed his chin.
About Shika Kagura he felt that it might have something to do with "mystical abilities," so he didnt really want to say it out loud.
"Not much of a big deal, really Just leave it at that for now. If it becomes something, Ill let you guys know."
Chiaki tilted her head slightly.
Mika reflexively copied her and also tilted her head.
"Okay, thats that, then." The tomboy accepted it for what it was, and didnt pry further into the matter.
The pigtailed girl had a confused expression on her face.
In between classes.
Seiji received a call from Natsuya.
"Sorry for not picking up your call yesterday, Harano-kun."
"Not a problem, President. Im the one who should apologize for bothering you so impulsively when I know you have so much on your plate"
Natsuya smiled at hearing Seijis apologetic tone.
"Since you knew all that and still contacted me, it must have been something important."
"Important? To tell the truth, I dont really know." Seiji paused for a moment."President, do you know the middle school second-year student named Shika Kagura?"
There was nothing but silence on the other end of the phone.
"President?" Seiji had an ominous premonition.
"Shika Kagura I know her name," Natsuya answered in a calm tone.
Seiji raised his eyebrows.
The president actually knew Shikas name, and had such a tone, which meant
"Shes a unique existence but as for you, how did you know about her, Harano-kun?"
"It was like this"
Seiji gave a brief explanation of what happened last night.
"I see, so she wanted to ask for help." There was a hint of sympathy in the presidents voice."But Im so sorry, Harano-kun. Nobody will be able to help her."
The commotion from Seijis fellow classmates having fun, walking around, or chatting with each other during break suddenly seemed to fade into the distance for him.
"Whys that, President?"
Natsuya could tell that Seiji wasnt as calm as he appeared on the surface.
"Shes a unique existence, because her problem isnt one thats solvable, even by mystical abilities.
"Its difficult to explain over the phone, so come on over to the student council office if you would like to know more.
"Although I think that it would be better for you to give up on knowing or doing anything about this"
"Ill come right away during lunch break; is that fine?" Seiji interrupted her without giving her a chance to finish.
Natsuya remained silent for several seconds.
And so, their conversation ended.
Seiji put away his cell phone and looked out the classroom window up towards the sky.
Dense dark clouds loomed overhead. It seemed like it was about to rain.
Seiji arrived at the student council office.
Natsuya was waiting inside by herself.
"It seems like therell be bad weather today, Haruta-kun."
"It seems likely itll rain, President."
The two of them casually conversed about the weather before they both lapsed into silence.
"Are you angry, Haruta-kun?"
"Not at all; why do you ask?"
"Because I feel like youre angry." Natsuya walked over to the table and began to pour some tea.
Seiji stood where he was as something flashed in his eyes.
"Fine, perhaps I am, just a little." He sighed."But not at you, Prez. Im angry at I dont know how to describe it."
"Sit down first and have some tea." Natsuya remained calm.
"Mmm Thank you."
Both of them sat down and began sipping tea at the round table.
"Shika Kagura" Natsuya slowly began to talk after she set down her teacup."She was someone that I noticed during my investigation.
"After I confirmed that I was about to be challenged to a Yin Yang Master duel, I investigated every single student that came to this school either this or even last semester Of course, that didnt include you.
"In order to prevent the enemy from sending a Spirit-branded Retainer as a spy?" Seiji rubbed his chin in contemplation.
"Yes, this type of example is rather common. Sending a Spirit-branded Retainer into the enemys defense to obstruct their plans or attack from within are all popular tactics. Only one person stood out from the other studentsShika Kagura.
"Her identity was filled with abnormalities, and as a student she was abnormal as well, to the extreme This made it obvious she wasnt a spy."
Seiji nodded in understanding.
An enemys agent who had secretly infiltrated the school would want to avoid standing out more than anything else. Any spy who was ridiculously handsome or beautiful and attracted attention everywhere he or she went like in some television dramas was no better than suicidal.
"Nobody else seemed abnormal, while she was the complete opposite. Although I didnt feel that she would be a Spirit-branded Retainer, I still carried out a deeper investigation on her. Then I discovered her uniqueness." Natsuya sighed.
"What uniqueness?" Seiji asked in a calm manner.
Natsuya looked directly at his face.
"The Reapers Curse," she said in a soft but clear voice."In the realm of Yin Yang Masters, we call it by that name."
Seiji paid attention quietly.
"In this world, every persons actions will have some effect on him or herself, on others, and on the worldsome people call this karma.
"According to this explanation, all of these effects and people that produce them are like a huge unstoppable wave, as huge as the oceanthe so-called Sea of Karma.
"Everyone is caught within it, and they create karma and are affected by it Fortune or misfortune are produced by it as well.
"But within the Sea of Karma, sometimes unique existences similar to whirlpools will appear. They themselves wont be affected, but will affect everyone around them instead
"Karma Those that come into contact with these special existences will become strongly influenced by karma; they will either meet with great misfortune or fortune, or even sink into chaos.
"The Reapers Curse is the term for the unique abnormality which affects everyone around the carrier and brings them misfortune."