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Chapter 26 – Awakening

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Author: SS Samurai Original Source: Syosetu
Translator: Whatever Translations / rm31439 English Source: Re:Library

This chapter has been replaced with a new translation on [2024-07-03]. Comments may refer to the old translation.

“Mh… Uh… Hm?”

Huh, where am I? Am I… in a house?

“You… you woke up! Are you alright? Oh… good…”
“Huh? …Y-Yes?”

Who is that? I-It’s a human, right? Though my eyes are blurry, so I can’t see well.

“It’s alright… Hey everyone, the girl has woken up!”

Wait, aren’t you the girl here? I’m a boy. I even confirmed that.

Could it be, did I use “Gender Conversion”…? That can’t be it. First of all, I didn’t even allocate any SKP to it.

So, does that mean I looked like a girl from the beginning…? I had no way to check how I look until now, but… maybe that’s how it is…

“Are you alright?” the woman asked me in apparent worry.
“Oh, erm… I am. Still, what’s going on…?”
“I see…”

It looks like we can understand each other. Lord Jizou apologized for not giving me a cheat-skill, but I’m grateful enough, just for being able to communicate.

Come to think of it, what I’m currently wearing is different, too. Only, it’s a skirt, you know…

“Erm… these clothes…”
“They were given to me by the people of this village! I am very sorry, but I changed your clothes without asking for permission… Of course, I didn’t change your underwear. I laid them out there, so would you mind changing into them?” she asked, pointing to a desk in the room.

…This certainly is women’s underwear and something that looks like a sarashi1. They really think I’m a girl, don’t they?

“Oh… Erm…”
“Is something wrong? Are you not going to change…? I am a girl, too, so no reason to be ashamed, you know?”

Look, if you’re telling me to change in front of you… no… seriously?

That said, she’s probably the type who’d start worrying, if I don’t change my clothes now. Still, to come out and tell me to change in front of her, you know… She’s a bit off, isn’t she…?

Do I really have to change in here, after all? Gah… I’m a boy, you know? Changing clothes in front of a girl… That can’t be a good idea.

Rather, if I were to become a girl myself… It can’t be helped, let’s turn into a girl. With the skill “Gender Exchange”. Maybe it’s because I’m panicking, but I can’t think of a better way. Besides, 200 SKP isn’t that serious currently.

For that reason, I quickly allocated the points I just mentioned.

Turning from a boy into a girl happened in an instant, which was somewhat disappointing.
Shouldn’t I be enveloped in light, like when someone transforms?

Well, let’s set that aside for now.

“…Alright, I’ll take your word for it.”

I put on the underwear and wrapped the sarashi-looking cloth around my chest.
Don’t they have bras?

I mean… I’m surprised a 12-year-old even has breasts… Though on second thought, I would be around first year of junior high, wouldn’t I…? From how it looks, I might or might not be around B-Cup… at least that’s what I think. Though I don’t know much about it.

Moreover, I don’t feel any resistance to changing my clothes in front of a woman, even though I’m a man. On the other hand, if I were asked to change my clothes in front of a man, as I am now, I’d resolutely refuse.

…It’s just as the explanation said, isn’t it?

“Great, it looks like they fit you well.”
“Erm, yes.”

I put on the clothes and skirt once more.

Then, the woman shouted something in the direction of the room’s door. Thereupon, the door opened. Three young people and an old man entered.

“Hey, little girl, are you alright?” a man with a good physique asked.
“You were covered in blood and had collapsed in the forest, you know?” a girl with pink hair told me.
“Really… oh! I-I see…”

Ah, now that she mentions it, I forgot to clean off the blood. They falsely assumed that I’ve been bleeding, haven’t they. Though my wounds should have been closed, due to using Heal several times before sleeping…

“Erm… did you carry me here?
“Yeah, we did!”
“…Thank you very much.”

Damn, looks like I caused them trouble. Sorry about that.

“No need to be so humble, you know? We’re all in this together, aren’t we?” a blond man commented. From how the others acted, he seemed to be their leader. “Still, why did you fall unconscious in such a place?”

I better pretend not to remember it. I’ll tell them I have amnesia.

“About that… I can’t remember anything…”
“I see, then, where did you live before? If it’s close by, we could escort you there.”
“I can’t recall anything. I don’t even know my own name…”
“…Huh!? I see. As for your name, could you try thinking ‘I want to see my status screen’?”

My status screen? Will the name remain there, even if you lose your memory? Not that I’d know, since I don’t really have amnesia.

For the time being, let’s pretend to look at it and then tell them my name.

Oh, but how should I talk? In a rough manner like a man or politely like a woman?2 Neither of them seem to fit. What about talking like a tomboy3, like in those stories? Alright, let’s do that.

If they ask me why I talk that way, I’ll just dodge the question. That said… it’s scary how easily I got used to this situation.

“Alim… My name is Alim!”
“Understood, Alim. That’s a nice name, isn’t it4?”
“It’s not just ‘nice’, it’s cute,” I disagreed.
“That’s right!” the girl with light-blue hair, who’d been there when I woke up, took my side.

It looks like they accepted it. They’ve apparently decided it was ok, since I am cute5. You know, I wonder how cute I actually am. I have no idea, since I don’t know how I look.

“Ho-ho-ho, I should introduce myself, too,” the old man, who had entered together with the others, told me. “I am Jisef, the chief of this village, which is called Pipi Village.”
“In that case, us also. We’re an adventuring party called ‘Seinforce’. We came to this village for a job. I’m the party leader, Ruin. Nice to meet you.”
“I’m Orgo.”
“I’m Lilo! Nice to meet you, Alim.”
“My name is Myuri.”
“It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Ruin, Mr. Orgo, Miss Lilo, Miss Myuri, and Mr. Jizsef. Also, thank you so much for saving me!”

I see, so the blonde guy is Ruin, the girl with pink hair is Lilo, the brawny, brown-haired guy is Orgo, and the girl with light-blue hair is Myuri. Moreover, the old man is called Jisef, and he’s the chief of “Pipi Village”. I’ll memorize these names.

“Right, if you go to the town hall of the royal capital,” Jisef muttered, “they might know something about this girl.”
“That’s it. You can come with us, when we return to the royal capital.” Myuri proposed. “We can go to the town hall together to ask them. Would that be alright, Alim?”

“Mr. Village Chief, when will the next carriage be arriving?”
“In roughly three days. Until then, I’ll look after the girl in my house. You kids can stay at the same inn as yesterday.”
“That’s a big help.”
“Ho-ho-ho, well, you did defeat all the Black Soldier Dogs at this village. That would also serve as my personal thanks. Until then, please take your time to enjoy this village, ho-ho-ho!”
“””””Of course.”””””

Oh, I decided to go to the royal capital without ever asking for permission.

“Oh, erm…”
“Is something wrong, Alim?”
“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done.”
“Ha-ha-ha! It’s all good!”
“If it is us who are in trouble next time, you can help us in exchange!”

Thus, I met inhabitants of this world for the first time and unintentionally had them take care of me.



  1. A sarashi is a kind of white/bleached cloth used (among other things) to wrap around the body under a kimono or bind breasts.
  2. Here, he wonders, whether he should refer to himself as 俺 (ore, rough male pronoun) or 私 (watashi, polite/female pronoun).
  3. The original is along the lines of “A moe girl who uses boku”. Boku is a more polite and slightly childish way for males to refer to themselves.
  4. Here, Alim is asked, why he’s using “Boku”. Problem is, I don’t think there’s a way to introduce oneself in English that’s clearly male of female, so the question would make no sense.
  5. I guess he dodged the question of why he talked that way by saying he’s cute, so it’s ok?
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