Saturday, November 19, 2016

1.8 The Matter Forbidden Magic Book Is Too Dangerous

[Fuuh~ I’m drenched in sweat. I want to take a bath if Lia has come out] (Toru)

I put the shield near the entrance, throw away my helment, and sit down while regaining my breath.

[But.... I did it.... my level has gone up] (Toru)

I’m the only one in Japan who's defeated a monster and leveled up.
No, maybe I’m the only one on the earth.

When my level went up, my 【Strength】 stat also rose. I certainly wrote 10 on the note before but now it's 11. Let’s find out the effect with the grip strength meter after confirming Lia condition. I feel that I have not seen it yet so it should be in some cardboard.

I wonder how much the change is from the 【Strength】 stat that increase by 1 will bring?

Perhaps she is already changing clothes in the dressing room so called out to Lia from the living dining room.

[Lia, I’m home~! Are you still taking a bath?] (Toru)

[Ah welcome back~! A little more, just a little more please.... is that fine?] (Lia)

There was an echoing voice unique to the bath. It was a terrible thing to take cold water earlier, but Lia seems to like the bath very much. That was more convenient for me. I do not want her to see me use the grip strength meter.

[No problem~! Please take your time in the bath!] (Toru)

[Is that so, understood!] (Lia)

Good, let’s find the cardboard! I opened the corrugated cardboard boxes that had been hardly opened. Which is it? It wasn’t here, not this either, this is it! I finally found the grip strength meter.

[Yossha, let’s try it out! Hmmm.... how is it?] (Toru)

44 kilos! Are you serious!? No matter how hard I tried, it has been only 40 kilos before. In other words, the rise of 1 point in 【Strength】 stat lead to an improvement of 4 kilos of grip strength in my dominant arm.

[Are you serious!? If my level rose up to 10, probably 【Strength】 stat will also be 20. So, will my grip strength also rise to 80 kilos?] (Toru)

I heard you could squash an apple barehanded easily with an 80 kilo grip strength. This is one of man’s romance.

[Yosh~ I’m supposed to be able to squash an apple by raising my level without need to do muscle training (lol)] (Toru)

Besides, I don’t even have the limit of level that would be there for other people, I assumed.

[kukukuku~] (Toru)

[Toru-sama? What’s happen? You looks so happy] (Lia)

[Hmm!?] (Toru)

Opss. Apparently Lia seems to have come out of the bath. I hide the grip strenght meter behind while laughing to divert her attention.... hmm?

[A clothes which Great Wiseman-sama lent are wonderful. It’s very comfortable. But I guess it’s weird when someone like me wears it, isn’t it?] (Lia)

She was wearing that lame jersey from my high school’s time, but I wonder how it became to look so elegant. I planed to hunt a slime again later, but I lost my interest when I looked at her. Her golden hair has been rolled up in a braid and with some hair that falls to the side shines briliantly. No, she shines briliantly overall.

[Is it wierd....?] (Lia)

Because I had not answer anything, Lia showed a despondent look.

[Ah no, not at all! It just your hair....] (Toru)

I wanted to say that you are beautiful, but I couldn’t say such a thing as expected.

[My hair?] (Lia)

[Yeah. Your hair style looks good] (Toru)

I decided to praise her hair style instead. I’m not good with this kind of situation.

[I-Is that true? I’m happy.... it was undone when I collapsed. Normally, I tied my hair this way so it isn't in the way when fighting] (Lia)

[Is that so. But would it take time to make it?] (Toru)

[Because I heard a rustle sound, I thought that I should not get in the way because Toru-sama was doing something with an Artifacts, so I did this in the back] (Lia)

Did you see it? But it seems she didn't understand the meaning. That’s right, medieval people didn’t know about a grip strength meter, moreover it’s a cheap electric meter type instead of an analog type.

[Soap for hair that Toru-sama develoved is really nice. My hair become smooth~] (Lia)

She rolled up untied part of her hair that hung on the side with a finger tips. Good! That’s excellent!!

[The fragrance is also very nice~] (Lia)

She brings the hair that wrapped around a fingertip to her face a little and make a gesture. I bought a shampoo at the 100 yen shop, but I want to be together with you!

[By the way, will Toru-sama take a bath too?] (Lia)

[Oh, that’s right] (Toru)

She must have thought that I would like to take a bath too, so she came out early. That’s isn’t wrong though.... and I will enter the bathtub with her, kukukuku! Not good, an evil thought come out because she said an unexpected thing.

[May I read a Magic Book while wait in the room I slept before? I like the feeling of a floor very much] (Lia)

Oh yeah, Tatami mats it is, that is a nice thing indeed. But what Magic Book? I used the Japanese-style room to store my Otaku goods, there are only manga, Thin Book, and other objectionable stuff.

(TL : 薄い本 = Usui Hon = Thin Book. I’m not familiar with this term. I think it's what a Doujins book called or is this other term for light novel? I don't know, maybe someone can explain it to me? )

[Aaaaaaaaaaaa!] (Toru)

[What’s the matter?] (Lia)

[Do you understand Living/Dinning room? Wait there please!] (Toru)

I ran to the Japanese-style room, gathered manga, Thin Book, and other stuffs and then threw it away into closet. I went back to where Lia was.

[Lia! This is a serious matter! Please listen carefully] (Toru)

[Se-Serious matter? Ye-Yess!] (Lia)

Her face tensed up but that’s fine.

[Among those things, there are very dangerous books to read by an amateurs! So to speak, that’s right it’s forbidden!] (Toru)

I didn't say a lie, Doujinshi is like a pirated version of originals, there is also a lot with dangerous contents inside for an unfamiliar person.

[Fo-Forbidden Magic Book.... Wh-What I’ve done...] (Lia)

[It’s all right because you didn’t know it. But absolutely don’t touch it if I’m not around] (Toru)

[Ye-Yess!] (Lia)

[Also please dont touch other things too much] (Toru)

[U-Understood!] (Lia)

Thanks god. It’s for the sake of each others interest.

[Oh, just one question please!] (Lia)

[What's that?] (Toru)

I hope she won’t ask --[Why there is a picture of naked woman covered with strange liquid drawn on the cover?]-- or the likes. But it’s unlikely happen because it was standing against a bookshelf so only a scroop is seen so I think is safe.

[We have used a lot water for bathing but shouldn’t it be really valuable inside a dungeon?] (Lia)

[That’s fine, because I draw it straight from an underground vein] (Toru)

That’s a lie. It’s from a dam, or something Tonegawa water system, I don’t understand the details but local governments do use groundwater, probably?

[I see, no wonder it was so clean] (Lia)

[Yeah, that’s right] (Toru)

[Pl-Please forgive my rudeness.... if it’s drinkable water, can I have one cup of water from the Artifact that comes out like a rain?] (Lia)

[Huh?] (Toru)

I see. Drinking water is a very valuable item inside a dungeon indeed. She even doesn’t have water, she must be very thirsthy, I’d like to hear about her level and status, but I also want to gather information about tha aspect of daily life in a dungeon. In that case....

[I-I can’t.....?] (Lia)

[No, that’s fine. That’s a trivial matter. That’s right....] (Toru)

I made Lia sit down on the Tatami mats and ran towards the refrigerator.

[There was tea, cola, and milk and I will bring water as well] (Toru)

I bought it all from the discount store, Tonsukihote. Lia saw me with a blank look. There is no tray so I went back and forth about twice to bring four kinds of beverages.

[What is this?] (Lia)

[Of coure this is something to drink. You know milk and water, don't you?] (Toru)

[Yes, I know] (Lia)

[This is black tea, do you understand?] (Toru)

[Yes, I know. This is a very luxury item] (Lia)

[That’s right. how abou this? It’s cola] (Toru)

[I don’t know.... is this drinkable? Because the other things are drinkable so it must be the same] (Lia)

As usual,  a black bubble come out from it.

[Well just prove it yourself!] (Toru)

[Is this all right? this is such a valuable item] (Lia)

[It’s fine because I’m The Great Wiseman! Well then, since I’m going to take a bath, tell me your impression about the cola later] (Toru)

I brought a long T-shirt and slacks for changing and went to the bathroom. I tried to immerse myself inside the baththub with Lia but my grandmother looked sad so I stopped.

[Since it’s a chance, let’s make her pleased. I’m so hungry beacuse I haven’t eaten dinner yet, after this let’s have a meal together] (Toru)

Even so, it’s good that the forbidden books could be protected.

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** If you have any suggestion or finding fault in my translation feel free to tell me ** 
**Proof reader : Truffle**


  1. The story is rather plain compared to my other translation. But believe me, you will find an interesting development later so keep reading!

    Just a tiny bit spoiler that won't reveal how's story goes too much.
    So far I have read, I think the best waifu candidate with the strongest characteristic would be the slime, that's it!

    Or rather, I think its/his/her character is stronger than our MC. But you have to wait a little more before he/she/it appear so looking forward!!^^

  2. Replies
    1. that is the very first rule of gathering those forbidden thin books 3:)

  3. . ∧,_,∧ 
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    . し’´J  ☆*・ °。。
    .     /\   Thanks!! Nepu!!!
    .    / ★∴ \  Merry X-mas!
    .   (人_人_人)   And A
    .   / ∴∵★ \ Happy Nepu Year!
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    .   / .☆∴∵∴. \ ( ´・ω・)
    .  (_人★人☆人_) /  ⌒ヽ
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  4. grandma!! why have you stopped me!!