Chapter 23: Coming without souvenirs will get you treated as incompetent. Le Spleen de Omui

 


Translator: “Pink Tea” Editor: ”Ryunakama”


Day 19 – Late at night, White Weirdo Inn

Even though I’m hungry, even though I’m yet to have dinner, even though I only said that I have no money to pay for lodgings and food…… They are angry at me. Today, again.

「Why? Why right after I told you that money is important…… You are coming back without a single penny?! Are you legally incompetent? What are you? Baudelaire?[1. TL Note: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Baudelaire Received a sizable inheritance but squandered much of it within a few years. His family obtained a decree to place his property in trust, which he resented bitterly, at one point arguing that allowing him to fail financially would have been the one sure way of teaching him to keep his finances in order.] Are you planning to release a book of poems that will be banned for the corruption of public morals?」

I just made a few purchases? And I’m getting scolded? By all of the girls. Is it because I didn’t bring any souvenirs? And I’m getting treated as incapable?…… Le Spleen de Omui.[2. TL Note: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Spleen_de_Paris]

Looks like living as I please will not be allowed.

Old charlatans and widows, lunatics, filthy crowds, and beggars, in the never-changing city swarming with the masses, I’m getting scolded, yet again.
[3. TL Note: The original text is very close to what was printed on the cover page of the Japanese issue of Le Spleen de Paris of year 1966.]

I had them put it on the tab.

Quietly going back to the room I open the package.

This is the main part of shopping.

Taking each item I separate them by type. Gloves go here…… Err, I can put the cloak on the floor and rings on the table.

「Eerr? This is? Ah! Cloak of evasion, if I remember correctly…… It has Evasion Up(Small)……? 」

There are too many things for me to process…… Or rather, I’m sleepy…… But there is still so much stuff…… I have nowhere to sleep…

「Crap, it’s almost morning…… And I want to sleep…… Did my brain go into sleep mode on its own?……」

Ah, enough, I don’t get what is what anymore. Since seven items can go there, let’s just make them one….. Ah, it just… All turned into one… Sucked in… Or rather… Finally cleared it up… Let’s sleep… What do I do about money?…… My affection rating…… Went down…… Went down? Affection points.

Day 19 – Over.


 


4 Comments

  1. So he accidentally cheat skilled all the items into one super item? Seems about right.

  2. See this is why I have a hard time liking them. What right do they have to get mad at him using his own money that he himself earned?

    • Because he hassled two shopkeepers past closing time, and spent his entire budget so that he didn’t have enough money for lodgings. They SHOULD hassle him. He needs to learn how to not be a completely useless human being.

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