Otherworld Company Chapter 116: Behind, There Is Certainly Such A Presence

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Jiro Tanaka: 28 years old – Has Girlfriends

Girlfriend(s): Suela Handelberg & Memoria Tris

Occupation: Dungeon Tester (Regular Employee)

Magical Aptitude: Nine (Quasi Demon King Class)

Job Title: Warrior



“I’m not interested. Fortunately, my husband makes more money than most people. I am satisfied with my life. Don’t look so disappointed.” (Kirika)


“I knew you would say that.” (Jiro)



 Magic aptitude of ten. Such a talented person, even if she is in her fifties, the Demon King’s Army would want to recruit her.


 So, I had a guess about the answer to Suela’s invitation to join the company.


 A cut in two that looks like a bag.


 I refused without even showing a worried look.


 Including the father who shows a dissatisfied expression next to me, he does not disappoint.


 While tapping Suela on the shoulder, she smiled wryly.



“In the first place, I’m too old, you know? I have to start caring for my body. So, I’ll leave this kind of work to the young, Jiro.” (Kirika)



 She went back to the others for a drink.


 Merle and Sumirasta were on their way, and it would be impossible to pursue the matter any further.


 As soon as I returned to my seat, I wanted to tell her to lie to her backside as she started laughing with gusto.


 But I would not say it.


 The moment I say it, I knew that the object in my right hand, which had been changed from a cup to a beer mug, would be thrown at high speed.


 But I know that my mother’s body is still active.


 Last New Year’s Eve, she told me with a laugh that she had brawled with the natives of some jungle with a bottle in her hand and beat up all the men in that village.


 My father drunkenly showed me a picture to prove it, and I remember that my mother was laughing with the natives who had special tattoos on their shoulders, but the men’s faces were all beat up, there was no exception.


 Naturally, my mom was unharmed.


 That is why I can say this.


 I can say that my mother would be one of the best in the company.


 However, wanting to avoid the same workplace as my mother, I kept my mouth shut.


 I’m not sure if the supervisor will say anything later, but I think my mother would laugh and refuse my superior’s request.


 The party went on, though it was more of a surprise than trouble, and most of the members got drunk.


 The clock struck midnight, and I was thankful for the flexibility of my workplace, as tomorrow would be my day off.



“What can I say, I got the family introduction off to a lively start, but was it good for both of you too, Suela and Memoria?” (Jiro)



 I will clean everything tomorrow, but I will clean up to some extent and including the dishes.


 The two people who are cleaning up with me are Suela, who refrains from drinking alcohol because she is carrying our unborn child, and Memoria, who has reduced her alcohol consumption.


 The rest of the men are sleeping together in the living room, while the women have moved to the bedrooms.


 That’s why we’re the only ones here right now.



“Yes, well, I was a little surprised.” (Jiro)



 Suela was more than a little flustered, but she didn’t say so.



“Mrs. Kirika, no, Mother-in-law was a good person. For some reason, I was able to be comfortable with her because she resembles Jiro-san’s atmosphere. And she laughed and said she’d love to be at the wedding.” (Suela)


“She told me that too.” (Memoria)


“Even if I don’t invite them, I’m sure they’ll just go with just mother’s gut instinct.” (Jiro)



 They’re going to hit the wedding hall without question.


 I can see such a scene in my mind.



“Oh, by the way, I was in such a hurry that I forgot to ask Mr. Muir.” (Jiro)


“What about grandfather?” (Suela)


“Oh, you know, that contract with the spirits you were talking about before.” (Jiro)


“I see. Well, grandfather knows the elders very well.” (Suela)


“As a human, I don’t have much time to spend with Suela and Memoria, so I have to do something while I still can.” (Jiro)


“Will that be okay, Jiro?” (Memoria)


“What is it? Memoria.” (Jiro)


“The contract with the spirits, in and of itself, is not a problem, but what you are trying to make is a contract with a high-rank spirit. That is to say…” (Memoria)


“Are you saying you want to stop being human?” (Suela)


“Yes.” (Jiro)



 I somehow made a gesture like searching for a cigarette, but I stopped as soon as I saw Suela.


 Instead, I scratch my head and collect my thoughts.



“It’s not a big deal per se. I’ll rethink about it if my personality changes or if my soul is painted over, but it’s not going to change that, is it?” (Jiro)


“Yes, I haven’t heard anything about that.” (Suela)


“I’m not concerned about my body not being human, as long as I can be close to both of you. My mother and father would understand if I told them.” (Jiro)


“Well, you’re starting to talk like you know what you want, my son.” (Kirika)



 I was surprised and my body reacted with a conditioned reflex.


 Slowly, I looked behind me and saw my mother standing there, grinning and holding two beer cans.


 I thought she had gone to bed, but I wondered if her usual instincts had kept her awake.



“I just thought I’d have a drink with my son before going to bed, don’t be so alarmed. Jiro’s right, you know.” (Kirika)



 She opens the pull tab and offers me a can.


 I take it, open mine and drink it with her.


 Suela and Memoria, sensing the mood, quietly leave the table and go to put a blanket over our fathers’ and clean up the dishes.



“They’re good kids, aren’t they?” (Kirika)


“You think so?” (Jiro)


“Yeah, they are too good for you.” (Kirika)


“What’s the matter with you? I think you are underestimating your son too much.” (Jiro)


“Even if you take care of me, you’ll always be a handful to me.” (Kirika)


“Is that so?” (Jiro)



 I don’t feel like rebelling I will not be a kid forever.


 No matter how free-spirited she was, she brought me up.


 I feel indebted to them.


 So I just shut up and drink my beer.



“What does it mean to when you stop being a human?” (Kirika)


“It means exactly what it means. It doesn’t change my appearance, but it does change my life span, and it allows me to do things I normally can’t do.” (Jiro)



 In a way, it’s convenient that she asked me.


 So, I told her about the contract with the spirit and the details of it.



“Haa, it seems there are still many things I don’t know about the world.” (Kirika)


“It’s not surprising, but you believed me easily.” (Jiro)


“Of course. After being shown the real thing? I don’t think I’m stubborn enough to not believe it.” (Kirika)



 I thought I was going to be pestered more, but my mother was easily convinced by my story.


 I expected her to say something more, so I was kind of disappointed.


 However, she seems to be feeling lonely.


 I guess that’s the reason why she doesn’t show any part of her cheerful self, which she usually does because people are sleeping.



“Hey, Jiro. How far do you think a parent’s job goes?” (Kirika)


“What’s with you all of a sudden?” (Jiro)


“You’re going to be a parent now, too. So, you should be able to answer questions like this right away.” (Kirika)



 But my mother was still a mother.


 It can’t be helped, I’m sure if Suela or Memoria had been around to see us, they would have said she was just like me, while showing a wry smile.



“I think a parent’s job is to have a child and then watch that child grow up and become an adult and have a family, that is when it ends.” (Kirika)


“Are you going to take care of your grandchildren?” (Jiro)


“Of course. After all, it is at that stage that I have proof that my child has finally become an adult. It is said that a burden is finally lifted when you see your child grow up to that point. I can say that my child has grown up enough to raise a child. Listen to me, Jiro. Raising a child means taking on responsibility. It is not just a matter of providing money. It is not enough just to work. Children are a mirror of their parents. A child’s growth can be affected by the actions of an unloving parent.” (Kirika)


“……” (Jiro)



 I kind of understand what she means.


 Of course, I’m going to be a parent, so she should normally tell me to be strong, but my mother is trying to teach me what she experienced as a parent. Not to me as her son, but as a man who is also going to be a parent.


 It’s easy to argue against that.


 I can say, “I am who I am.”


 But I’m not going to do that.



“That’s why you should become a good parent like me. I’ve been free to do as I please, but I don’t think I did anything wrong in raising my children. After all, I grew up to be a good man, good enough to catch all those nice kids.” (Kirika)



 To say it would be like disrespecting my mother’s actions.


 Oh, how long has it been since my mother patted me on the head?


 She patted me on the head, as if to compliment me on a job well done.



“You’re not going to tell me?” (Jiro)


“I’ll say it. I have a filial son who makes me feel so lucky to be your mother. I feel your love for me.” (Kirika)


“Hmm.” (Jiro)



 What an embarrassing thing for my mother to say.


 Unexpectedly, I’m more embarrassed.


 I drank my beer making me look like I was trying to escape, and she finally started to laugh.



“Jiro, that’s why I’m here. Don’t worry about it and move on. If that’s the path you’ve chosen, I won’t judge you for it. If you have any problems, just ask me. Even if you are out of the box, you are still my son. I’ll still have enough strength left over to pat you on the back until I go down.” (Kirika)


“I thought you were going to stop me.” (Jiro)


“Ha! I’m not that naive. Be careful not to get your ass whipped.” (Kirika)


“Yes, yes, I’ll do my best.” (Jiro)



 Absolutely, as expected of my parents.


 Even if she becomes a really old, old woman, she’s still got me beaten.


 And she’s are too clumsy to encourage me.


 After all,



“Jiro.” (Kirika)


“Yeah?” (Jiro)


“Are you happy?” (Kirika)


“Overwhelmingly.” (Jiro)



 I thought I borrowed the power of alcohol, and even though the amount of alcohol wasn’t enough to get me drunk, I couldn’t say these words without pretending to be drunk.


 Ah, today’s beer is probably the best beer I’ve ever had.



Jiro Tanaka: 28 years old – Has Girlfriends

Girlfriend(s): Suela Handelberg (Dark Elf) & Memoria Tris (Vampire)

Occupation: Dungeon Tester (Regular Employee)

Magical Aptitude: Nine (Quasi Demon King Class)

Job Title: Warrior


Note for the Day

 She’s a little too much, but she gives me a push forward.

 Thank you for that.



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