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Friday, September 23, 2016

1.1 The Matter About I Accidentally Made A Contract With An Absurd Property

[Could it be..... something like ghosts..... comes out at this place? HAHAHA!!]

I'm embarrassed to myself for spouting such an unrealistic word as "ghosts", therefore I make it sounds like joking. That being said, I have no confidence in my interaction skill because of my community disorder. Although the real estate agent seems shady, he suited his job and took my words as a joke.

[HAHAHA dear customer, please stop the joke, of course something such as ghosts doesn’t exist]

That’s right. In addition, if there were accidents in the condo or apartment happened, there's an obligation for the agent to inform it to the tenant candidate. I think I have heard something like that before. Although shady, he is still a Japanese citizen. If he didn’t inform it, he would received a penalty according to the law.

[Figures! HAHAHA!!]

[*Cough* (Well, Goblin and Slime did come out though)]

Wait a moment. Did my ears just playing a trick on me? This man just said something absurd with a low voice.

[Excuse me..... what did you just say?]

[Then please write your name on this contract, also put your personal seal here!!]

I have a really bad feeling about it. Goblin? Slime? the names of monsters that often come out in my favorite games and light novel. Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit. My sixth sense is telling me that somethings is wrong.

But the charm of  ‎¥30.000 rent fee for 2LDK apartment in Tokyo Metropolitan area, looks too tempting for me who is a sad part-time work soldier who dropped out from university because of some circumstances.

(TL : 2LDK = 2 Living rooms, Dining room, Kitchen. Go ask Google for more details)

I look at the man’s eyes in front of me with a quick glance. There is no way words like Goblin or Slime came out from the mouth of a gangster-like man who has a good sense of realism, or so I thought.....

I pushed my seal towards the contract with *pon* and write my name.

Toru Suzuki


[Okay, what the heck is this?] (Toru)

When I leave my apartment room through the front door, the corridor has turned into some kind of underground passage. What is going on? Somebody, please explain it to me!!

[Let's see..... First I opened the front door, because the outside was pitch black for some reason, I used the flashlight function of my iPhone..... Here I found the corridor has become stone-claded with natural rock..... I'm inside the dungeon now!!] (Toru)

It’s a shitty property as I expected, or rather it’s totally on a different level altogether. Okay wait a moment, perhaps I make a mistake or something. Let's remember it calmly.

I was unpacking by myself after the people from the moving traders returned. Because it was getting late, I tried to go to a convenience store to buy dinner.

I went out of the front door, and then the corridor has become like this. Even if I calmed down, the conclusion didn't change.

So this is the reason why the contract was made in hurry.

Once it was made, I can’t complain about this shitty property. He also can claim that everything has been explained properly. That shady real estate agent, he muttered something about goblin in low voice with such intention.

[I wonder if I can get through all of this alive and go home. Oh, come to think of it..... this place is no other than my home now] (Toru)

I closed the front door and turned the key quietly. The front door is made from strong iron to prevent a thief.

[It's effective against thieves, but I wonder about goblin or slime.....] (Toru)

I confirmed right and left, for the time being my apartment corridor really turned into dungeon. There are no goblin or slime around. But at the end of the corridor, instead of goblin or slime, I got a feeling there is a dragon there. It's not funny, it’s not reassuring at all.

Racking my brain, I sat down on the chair inside the living room. Everything was so hectic. I forgot to turn on the light even though the room is getting dark . The light from street lamps on the outside poured Into the dark room through a window.

[Light of the street lamp!?] (Toru)

I raised my head to look outside the window. It's really the scenery of Japan with a lot of street lamps...... and telephone poles.

[What is going on?!] (Toru)

I fetch my shoes from the front door near my otaku stuff boxes, and go out through the large window from Japanese-style room.

The surroundings has the smell of a wonderful exhaust gas that peculiar to a city. Street light, building light, car light, all of them burned the night sky and crushed the stars light.

Not far from this place, there are convenience store and an overall discount store, Don Quijote. It can be compared with the world of passage stone-clad that being dominated by darkness from before.

[It’s normal Japan indeed..... what’s going on with this apartment?] (Toru)

One more time, I go back to the Japanese-style room of my apartment through the window I went out earlier.

[Perhaps, if I go out through the front door, it will leads me to the dungeon. I see, in other words.....] (Toru)

The disadvantage of this 2LDK apartment that's located in Tokyo metropolitan area with ¥30,000 rent fee a month, is I only can enter and exit through a window. It's a shitty property indeed, but at the same time it's also a good property.  Moreover, didn't the dungeon seems rather fun? I'm surprised with how calm I become.

[Maybe it's because I kinda familiar with this kind of things from games and light novels. But that good-for-nothing gangster-like real estate agent, I will get you back for this later kukukuku.....] (Toru)

I went to the convenience store with an euphoric mood to buy food and tools for the dungeon exploration.


Even so the overall discount store is sure amazing.

[Even pick axe for mountaineering and a helmet with a headlight are being sold here.....] (Toru)

Although there is no armor, the best weapon and source of light for dungeon exploration are in my hands. Especially this helmet with headlight might be called the item of legendary level in the world when you are adventuring with torches and lanterns.

[Let’s go..... to the dungeon] (Toru)

I press my ear against the front door to confirm whether there are any strange sounds or not.

[For now, it’s not likely there will be an ambush from goblins right after I opened door. And about slime..... they couldn't make any sound, aren't they?] (Toru)

I opened the front door quietly. The headlights illuminates the darkness. It can’t be compared with the light from an iPhone flashlight function.

[Huh? I thought it was a passage but it seems different] (Toru)

A big pillar stood up in front of the door. It seems the space around is much bigger compared to my room. In the aspect ratio of its width and height it's about the size of a high school's pool.

[Surely, there wouldn’t be a goblin that suddenly say hello from behind the pillar, right?] (Toru)

Rather than through the front door, this time I desperately tried to hear a sound directly from the surroundings.

[..........!] (Toru)

I do not think there is some herd of monster. I’m not sure but..... I heard a breathing sound from the other side of pillar.....

[It’s..... a goblin?] (Toru)

Right now, I standing in the front door with half of my body in my room and the other half is in dungeon. I need to completely leave the front door and get closer to that place to confirm it with my own eyes whether it’s a goblin or not.

[Maybe I could just take a peek a little and then hurry back to my room. Okay let’s go!] (Toru)

Oh I wish there would be a tutorial. While I think about it as a game, I set my foot to the dungeon. There is no sign that my door will disappear at any moment. I carefully advancing while ensuring my escape route. I peeked at the shadow which made a faint sound at the back of pillar.

[Hii! It’s Goblin] (Toru)

An organic body as clear as mineral water was lying down on the floor. I immediately retracted behind the pillar. I was freaking surprised. I was surprised but.....

[It seems the goblin was weakened] (Toru)

The Goblin neither bore its fangs or looked at my direction, it's just lying down. I was surprised at first but my fear had become less now. There is a possibility of a trap, but my intuition told me it wasn’t dangerous. What to do? Let’s check it once again!

[I have come this far. I have no choice but to do so] (Toru)

I carefully looking at the goblin from behind the pillar. After spending considerable time to slowly observed it, I returned to the place of the goblin.

[Hmm..... is that really a goblin?] (Toru)

I saw an organic object which seems to be a goblin’s thigh. The skin’s color is strangely glamorous. If you look well, the upper part of a thigh has armor. There is also round shield lying nearby. When I illuminated it with light, a fallen blonde beauty was reflected on my eyes.

[It’s not a goblin..... could it be..... female fnight?] (Toru)

**Proofreader : Truffle**



  1. I have finished to read the first volume (16 chapter) and it's quite interesting and somehow kinda like to translate some chapter to share it with you guys. Looking forward for the next chapter!!

    A bit messy but it's readable :)

  2. Thank you for your time to pick up this new novel, already first chapter and a girl pops up.

  3. by トンスキホーテ do you mean donki ?
    http://www.donki.com it is not refrerence anything just a big shop like dollar shops in US I guess.
    I did pass one in Nagasaki but didn't go inside.

  4. "I was unpacking by myself after the people from the *moving traders* returned. "<===
    I was unpacking by myself after the people from the moving company returned.

    I expect~

  5. 2LDK is the Japanese abbreviation for a two-bedroom apartment with a living room, dining room, and kitchen (http://asianwiki.com/2LDK)

  6. Thank u always for ur great work...

    The manga makes me read this one...

    1. Hey seinvolf I see you everywhere xD and I also started it because of the manga