|Author: Kiriya Kadzuki||Original Source: Syosetu||Word Count: 1336 characters|
|Translator: Nomad||English Source: Re:Library||Word Count: 695 words|
|Proofreader: Silva||Editor(s): Deximus_Maximus|
When their job at the restaurant was over, Schenna took Petra to the administrative district to help her register herself and lodging.
Schenna kept a close watch on everything she did in case something was off in her documentation.
“Thanks for all your troubles.”
“Don’t worry about it. I think they should accept your registration like this, but in case they ask where you came from, you came from Vine, a remote town in Hashel.”
“Understood. I feel somewhat awkward being a goddess and lying, but I guess that’s the only option we have to avoid causing confusion.”
If word got out that Petra was a goddess, it would be inevitable that a lot of people would try to get closer to at least get a look at her. Priests from the Holy Kingdom of Rinsr and their devotees would flock to her seeking her divination, and it would be troublesome to deal with lines of people coming for that to the restaurant.
“This is commonly misunderstood, but gods have their respective roles and classifications, so any prayer outside our role is just ignored.”
“I see. So the only things people could request from you would be related to reincarnating?”
“Exactly. Lately, reincarnating is becoming rather popular in the world you came from, so there were many souls I reincarnated into worlds they desired.”
“But…they didn’t keep their memories, did they?”
“I mentioned it before, but the erasure of memories is a requirement according to the gods’ rules. We can’t let them keep their memories, but we can fulfill their wishes to be reincarnated into another world.”
“I think…most of those probably want to also keep their memories. And also to receive cheat abilities.”
“We can’t do such a thing! If a single person were to receive that kind of power, the balance in the lower realms would crumble. And if handled poorly that person could easily threaten the gods’ dominion as well, so we definitely can’t do that.”
Luckily Schenna and those around her did not get any special abilities when reincarnating, so the problem was peacefully settled only with Petra being dispatched to be with them.
But if those people wishing to be reincarnated heard of Petra and those rules, they probably would think she’s a fraud.
“I think it’s more important to embrace and value the life received from one’s parents rather than having wishes like that. If they try their best that way, the next time they live they will have an even more rewarding life. So now I’ll also try my best so that you and Kishana can lead a very happy life!”
Petra spoke fervently of how she would make up for her mistake before she tripped on a stone and fell on the street.
Her knee was bruised, but she stood up and wiped her clothes.
Schenna undid the scarf tying her hair and wrapped it around Petra’s knee to contain the bleeding.
“Are you okay? I don’t know any healing magic, so this is all the treatment I can do, sorry.”
“Thank you very much! I’m sorry I’m such a klutz even though I’m a goddess. I’ll make sure to thoroughly wash it and return it to you.”
“Don’t worry about that. You can’t use healing magic yourself though?”
“If it is offensive magic or handling a sword I’m somewhat confident…”
“I see. We’ll get Grana to patch you up later then.”
Schenna had witnessed her use offensive magic a couple times already, but she didn’t expect Petra to also know how to use a sword.
There was no sword fastened to Petra’s hip either, so Schenna thought she was mainly a magic-user.
Her hand also lacked any calluses resulting from gripping a sword, so maybe she had only learned the basics for self-defense.
“You can do your registration in that office there. I’ll accompany you so you can feel at ease.”
“Okay…I’m a bit nervous and feel a bit awkward.”
The two entered the office and lined up in front of the reception desk. Schenna firmly held Petra’s hand and tried to help relieve her stress.