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(000) Prologue

Translator: Tseirp

 

Within the room of a family-type apartment.

A room too large for the two, brother and sister, to live in.

A bunch of papers piled up on the table and the mobile phone mailbox was also packed with emails.

 

“Miri, Oniichan feels like I had became a God.”

 

I grumbled while looking at the postage and mail that arrived today, announcing to my little sister Miri who just became a middle school student.

The reason why was because people in Japan were praying for me.

They were praying for me too much, until the point that I want to give me divine grace.

 

“Ah, it came today as well, the mail with prayers.”

 

Even after excluding the fact that she is my favourite family member, my little sister is cute beyond imagination. After finishing her milk, she poked fun at me while messing with her twin tails.

Miri licked the milk around her lips before storing the remaining milk back into the refrigerator. I didn’t have the energy to tell her to not drink the milk directly from the pack at her age and hung my head.

 

The prayer mails were, in other words,

『Unfortunately you do not meet our expectations this time, but we pray for Kusunoki Ichinosuke-sama’s success in your future endeavours.』

the rejection notice of employment. The rejection notices will definitely have “pray” written in it so it’s a prayer mail. What easily discernable sarcasm.

 

“It’s fine even if you don’t get employed. Onii, you are rich right.”

“This doesn’t belong to me. It’s originally the inheritance and life insurance of father and mother, and Miri increased it as well.”

 

3 years ago, our parents passed away in a traffic accident. The others involved in the accident passed away as well, so they could not determine whose fault was it up until the end, so we could not receive alimony. And then, from the life insurance, we were left with a sum of money that was merely a small amount in comparison to the price of life, but can be called a large sum of money if used normally.

 

At that time I had just turned 17, the high school 3rd year me didn’t hesitate to dropout from high school.

I earned a living by working part-time jobs. I saved the savings left by my parents and the payout from life insurance for the future tuition fee of the then primary school student Miri. Miri was considerably angry when I decided to drop out of high school on my own.

 

I thought that we could live like that … but 3 years later, when I was 20 years old, Miri began investing into stocks. Moreover, she used my name without consulting me.

And then, in just 3 months she amassed a fortune.

 

My middle school little sister was moving money that was in the units of billions.

It was so unbelievable. However, borrowing a name is usually a crime.

 

Of course, even though it is parked in an account under my name, the money was essentially earned by my little sister. It wasn’t reasonable for me to use it.

 

Without worries about my little sister’s living expenses, I quit my part-time jobs to work hard at job hunting, but sadly I’ve failed a 100 times consecutively, and the record is currently still updating.

 

“That’s right, how about working as a caregiver? Surprisingly, it looks like there is a need for male caregivers.”

 

While looking at employment notices, Miri suggested a job that I had not thought about until now.

 

“Moreover, Onii is good at caring for others so you definitely should go towards the route of caregivers.”

 

I imagined myself becoming a caregiver. I still can’t pinpoint the image well.

 

“It should be troublesome to acquire the qualification for that … only requires Home Helper Grade 2?”

I had a hunch after seeing the common commercial correspondence course. It is a society that values qualifications after all.

Although academic background is important as well.

 

“You can begin training as a caregiver trainee now in 2016. You can consider the fees as an initial investment okay, initial investment. As a result, even if you grow old, you would still be employed, even the national certification as a caregiver can be obtained after working hard for 3 years, if you obtain that then your work horizon will expand.”

” … You’re surprisingly informed, little sister.”

“Because I spent my utmost effort researching for the sake of Onii.”

 

While feeling blessed to have a little sister, I also felt that I myself was pathetic.

I would likely reach the bottom of the money saved up from when I was working part-time, once that happens I would have no choice but to borrow money from my little sister.

 

” … Oh, if I don’t leave soon, I won’t be able to make it for today’s interview.”

 

In front of the mirror, I adjusted my natural perm hair and checked my recruitment suit.

I precisely tightened and straightened my brown and red stripped tie.

 

“Ah, ah, yup. Excuse me!”

 

I practiced for my interview in a loud voice in the mean time.

 

I could always keep it together up until the interview, but for some reason, I drop it during interviews.

I seriously have no idea why.

By the way, I’ve pretty much read all the books related to interviews and have read up on various other topics.

 

At the entranceway, it has already become second nature to me to wear my leather shoes as I turned the knob on the front door.

 

“Onii, buy sukiyaki ice-cream on your way back okay.”

 

Miri popped her head out from the living room door and requested.

 

“That kind of strange ice-cream can no longer be bought anywhere.”

“You can get it from the Family Eleven in front of the station.”

“Okay. If I can’t find it then I’ll get kelp boiled tofu pudding right.” (TL: Omg her taste xD)

“As expected of Onii. You understand Miri well.”

 

Yeah, I know that you are the true Getemonist (Coined word). (TL: Getemono = Strange item, Low-quality item; what he used to describe the ice-cream earlier)

A thing like kelp boiled tofu pudding, she has also began to put caramel sauce into chawanmushi.

It’s fine if it’s only once, I would like to see a showdown between Miri VS Surstromming. (TL: Surstromming = Fermented Baltic Sea herring)

Even looking at Surstromming would leave scars. I’ve got to prepare myself for it.

 

Wait, why am I talking on the premise that I’m going to buy Surstromming.

 

I’m not going to buy it. It’s another issue if Miri asks me to buy it, but I don’t have the money to spare to buy such a good for a prank. Since buying that from A°zon-san would cost more than 5000 yen. (TL: Add in ‘ma’  to the ° , don’t know why the author self-censored that haha)

 

Transiting from the train, I got off at the nearest station and walked on foot to the company’s building.

 

I only have some time left before the interview. I’ve heard that it’s best to reach the company 5 minutes before the scheduled interview time so I have to hurry.

I confirmed the signal for the pedestrian crossing. Don’t mistake me for a useless member of the society that ignores crossing signals. Since there is no knowing where danger lurks.

Signal is green, no problems!

 

Or so I thought, the sound from a horn rocked my eardrum. Wondering what was happening, I saw a runaway truck charge towards me directly from my side.

I’m going to die like this!

 

Looking at the driver, maybe the brakes were not working, because he had an extremely flustered expression.

 

Danger!

 

I promptly back stepped to dodge the runaway truck. The truck passed by right in front of my eyes. I was saved by the difference of a few fractions of a second. That was seriously dangerous.

 

Fu, I nearly went on a trip to a different world. Just kidding.

 

Getting hit by a runaway truck and getting sent to another world is something that comes up frequently in the recent novels after all.

Although, well, there’s no way such a thing could happen in reality.

 

The runaway truck slammed into the pole at the opposite end of the intersection, emitting smoke after coming to a stop.

I wonder if the car wasn’t maintained properly?

 

Wait, I really don’t have time.

I am obliged to testify after witnessing the scene of an accident, but I myself takes precedence. Fortunately, there are other people at the scene other than me, so those people can testify instead.

 

The pedestrian signal is flashing green.

Okay, I can still cross like this. It happened when I had that thought.

 

“Oh no! Unruly horses are running out of the truck!!”

 

Eh?

 

A large number of horses escaped from the truck, snorting violently.

And then, those horses neighed and charged towards me … I was caught up within the panicking horses – and lost consciousness.

 

Without any time to feel the pain, I died.

 

No, it still hurt really badly.

 

Author’s Note:

Thank you in advance.

It would be encouraging to received your comments, review, evaluation and bookmark.

 

 

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80 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Poor imouto. But that taste. Also horses this time, but it was still truck-kun fault.

    • eat shit and die

      it’s not truck-kun’s fault. blew his horn and shit hit the fan. well in this case it hit him.

    • Glaudius

      Seriously. The little girl is going to be all alone with no one to take care of her. I don’t like stories like this. But I hope she gets adopted by a rich widow. Why a widow? The number of lolicon ojiisans in too high in Japan. The number of lolicon mangas amd the number of perverts who buy games with imoutos and even the number of such titles are huge. We don’t need any of that happening here. Do we??

      • Multi

        Um…Well presumably the billions of yen she earned and put in her brothers account would now go to her, so somehow I’m not worried. She can just pay for someone to take care of her… For example she can pay the tuition for a prestigious boarding school. Being an orphan and alone will surely be hard emotionally, but otherwise I think she’s better off than just about anyone reading this story.

  2. Hahaha yea it was interesting how the author wanted to make people think 'oh my another truck accident death'

    • Waht

      It was really horrible how the MC asserted how much of a cliche the entire scenario is.
      “Hoho, isn’t this like one of those fantasy novels? Surely I am not going to transmigrate!”
      ….Ugh.

  3. Anonymous

    new novel or just teaser?
    it seems truck-san strike again huh?

  4. Most likely i'll have it as a proper series. I had another 2 in mind (Record of Wortenia War) and (I thought I said I wanted normal abilities!) but those will likely be teasers when I have time

  5. Moaarre Plz. Thank you for the chapter

  6. Well the start is quite funny, with a nice twist on the truck cliché.

    But I feel sad for the sister who lose her brother after her parents and end up all alone… I hope the author won't leave her like that.

    "A room too large for the two brother and sister to live in." You might put a comma here or reformulate this sentence as it seems that there are two brothers and one sister.

  7. Okays edited. Yea it would be so sad for the sister >.<

  8. Anonymous

    ic.
    but its better u focus on ur 1st novel n finished it, cuz i already read alot novel most of them is japanese novel without continuation.
    bcuz the translator pick many novel n when RL strike usually they slowing down or just stop without any notice at all. I dont mind if its slowing down but if it stop without notice its frustating

  9. Noooo, what about the Imouto, send her with him! Don't let her live alone!

    • SAimNE

      let’s take a moment and acknowledge the person wishing for an innocent young girl to die :p

  10. i suggest you make a schedule like this : "3 chapter for luciel story and 1 chapter for this story each week if i'm not busy/sick".
    being motivated to offer more chapter are good but it's not good if your real life ruined because you focus only in translating :3 take care & keep healthy :3

  11. whoa, i love this one, thank you tseirp, i feel sad knowing imouto chan will be alone without parent and brother. :'( no matter how much money she had, she still middle school student. living alone is hard

  12. Anonymous

    yea n when RL strike either u can slowing down the ch or make notice if going to hiatus for sometimes.

  13. truck-sama leaves no loose ends

    thanks for the chapter

  14. What about his imouto..?
    What's going to happen to her now…
    That's wayy too sadddd. T_T
    Thank you for the chapter.

  15. Yeap I will let you guys know if I am sick or smth and cant release the scheduled chapters 🙂

  16. Yea don't worry I'll still be translating Invincible Saint at the usual speed. I need a separate series to keep things fresh for me…or i'll slowly lose interest in Invincible Saint instead

  17. worst thing of all is that money is under his name, now that he died she loses it all.

    • Anton

      As far as my knowledge the money will automatically fall to the closest family member, in this case his little sister. Though I doubt she really need it.

  18. Anonymous

    You heard him, guys!
    If you are here, form Invincible Saint!
    http://i.imgur.com/YFwdji3.jpg

  19. It's not the appearance of surströmming which is appearantly the worst. It's the smell. Not that I would know, even though I live in the neighbouring country, because it's strictly a swedish tradition, and the rest of us stay the hell away.

  20. Anonymous

    Tseirp-sensei, don't get sick, ok? Though if you do, you can always have some organs from Nero raregroove!

  21. Anonymous

    She will inherit it?

  22. I have bronchitis, damaged liver and many minor diseases inside my body but if anyone insterested i can give it for free.. after i'm dead of course :v

  23. Anonymous

    I guess you can work as soylent green, Nero raregroove. And of course it would be after you're dead! I mean, no one has survived the process yet.

  24. Anonymous

    Truck-sama make another one go again.
    Truck is God/Goddess minion! or God itself I guess.

  25. ⊂⊃     (⌒⌒)
      Thanks    ||||| 
       Nepu!! / ~~~ \  ⊂⊃
      ⊂⊃ /  ^ω ^ \  ⊂⊃
    ━━━━傘傘傘┯┯┯┯傘傘傘━━

    Don't worry, Imouto-chan will be safe within my care. (・ิω・ิ)

  26. Kortodo

    Yeah, and if he managed to evade the horses the truck would explode and he'd get hit by the debris.

  27. Kortodo

    Let's hope the rest of the series is at least as good as this. I laughed especially hard at the prayer thing.

  28. Lol verdict is …. truck-kun is a mass murderer!

  29. vtk

    thanks for the chapter /o/o/ // truck kun failed let's go with plan B

  30. Anonymous

    Noooooooooooo, don't die and leave imoutochan alone D:

  31. Thanks for the new series chapter! I feel bad for the young imouto to have to live alone now. And truck-sama is very efficient to have a back up plan.

  32. Truck-kun work in mysterious ways.

  33. I would not be at all surprised if that sister of his is the one somehow responsible for both his bad and good fortunes. Still MC was idiot for not finishing his high school. If he got the settlement or otherwise he could have done that and made more money in the long run to take care of sister.

  34. Hey can you give me the links for the raws of "I thought I said I wanted normal abilities!"?

  35. got a feeling she will follow lol

  36. http://ncode.syosetu.com/n6475db/
    You can read the translated synopsis on Joeglen's monthly rankings

  37. Truck-San is evil.

    I suspect Shinigami have put aside their scythes for them recently?

  38. nono, we properly give it to our finnish neighbours as well, and sometimes we export it to norway. but yeah, the appearance is no worse than canned mackerel, it's the smell, and stupid people that open the can indoors that are the problem.

    why someone would open a can that is bulging outwards due to internal pressure indoors is however a mystery, even if the smell DID go away, it's obvious that the clean up is going to be horrible

  39. Truck-kun is actually a god, hired by other gods (huge RPG-lovers, by the way) to kidnap japanese people souls for reincarnation.

  40. I laughed.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!!!

  41. laharl

    what the heck are the author really that cruel, thought if he not dead the story will changed much,…
    poor Imouto…

    also dodging truck and horse coming for ya

  42. guest

    damn, truck-kun is more evil than Demon king.

  43. Erl

    Everybody prays for me, thus I’m God. lol

  44. phyrigia

    oh … so it wasn’t dead from truck hit but from horse hit or trample? ahahahaha….
    thank you!

  45. Diato

    Again another truck. Fuck you Truck!! Be brave imouto 🙁

  46. Thanks for the chapter!

  47. Ero Manga Sensei

    Poor Truck-kun………..

  48. udin-san

    thank you for the chapter

  49. -------

    Well uh… That was a new way to die in these novels.

  50. Acorn

    Truck-sama missed and he got the hooves.

  51. Sk41

    i liked that twist with the cliché traffic accident but truck-san strikes again

  52. Balsak the Destroyer

    my god the pain…Without any time to feel the pain, I died. … Fargin trucks in japan are vicious.

  53. Atamahead027

    And goes the stock with his name

  54. spud-kun

    Unnamed Driver of Multiverse Transportation Inc: Shit….. I screwed up again! The boss said one more failure and I will become the “latest delivery”!! Time for plan B….. UNLEASH THE BEASTS!!!

  55. Lord Sioks

    You think you can escape Truck-sama ?! Well think again !!

  56. Gabriel Normandeau

    Ah, Ah, Ah. Les chevaux!!!!!

  57. Paps

    “Fu, I nearly went on a trip to a different world. Just kidding.” – That line rigth there, almost killed me. Well if truck kun can’t send you to Isekai unrulling horse will do

  58. Chuo

    This series looks fun. Truck kun strikes again.
    Thanks for the translation ✌

  59. zhainan2156

    TBH, I think I rather be hit by a car than be trampled by horses. Just saying you were killed by a horse is kind of sad.

  60. Tahaku

    Just started reading and the imouto can almost rival Orihime Inoue in weird tastes. I also died laughing at that death.

  61. D3ATH

    At first kawaii imouto who thinks of her brother…later on oh shit don’t fucking die… Your sister will be lonely who doesn’t have a mother and father and now you die you piece of shit… I who wanted a little sister soo much T^T

  62. Prorewiel

    One simply does not dodge truck-kun

  63. Keikeii

    Truck-sama missed?

    ( ´Д`)y━・~~

  64. gclub online

    Thanks for the chapter!

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