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Jiro Tanaka: 28 years old – Single – No Girlfriend
Occupation: Dungeon Tester (Regular Employee) + Recruiter
Magical Aptitude: Eight (General Class)
“Well, Jiro, do you know why you were called?” (Evia)
“I have so many ideas, I don’t know which one it is.”
I’m in one of the private rooms called the Small Conference Room.
It’s not a question of which room is number one.
What does matter is that I’ve been summoned directly by Supervisor Evia and I’m in full lecture mode.
“You’re so honorable, if you were human, wouldn’t you at least try to mislead others?”
When the relationship between snakes and frogs, wolves and sheep, dragons and farmers is established, what choice do we have but to wave the white flag?
And it doesn’t seem to matter whether it’s a human or a demon, whether it’s deceptive or not.
But it seems that the preemptive jab had an effect, and the slightly swarthy atmosphere of Supervisor Evia softened.
I think the word “honor student” is the least suitable title for me.
On the contrary, I sometimes feel more familiar with the title of “problem child.
How can such a person say that he doesn’t have a problem and doesn’t know why he was called out?
First of all, there was no way he could commit an act of suicide by lying to Supervisor Evia, who was showing signs of anger.
I don’t know what will happen after he does that.
“The people surrounding him are not cooperating with a single person, how can a person like that say that he has no idea what he’s doing?”
“Kukuku, no doubt.” (Evia)
Well, although the logic is laid out. The point is, based on my experience, this is not to solve an issue but more to minimize damage to the company.
Rather than apologizing and asking for an explanation of the problem, it is better to show that you understand the problem.
The downside is that if you make a mistake in the handling of the situation, you and your boss will have a very tense relationship.
Fortunately this person? A demon? Is a person who understands the situation.
She is not the kind of person who will suddenly lecture someone out of the blue.
She’ll give me time to play along.
“Now, let’s get to the point. You’ve been asked to resign.” (Evia)
But this was not the time for jokes.
This is how the blood will be drained.
If you hear that a person is going to be severed from his or her position in society, you will break out in a cold sweat or two.
I can clearly feel it going down straight to my neck.
“Don’t jump to conclusions, it’s not from us.” (Evia)
“What did you say?”
“I said it just came up. Some of the testers told me that I should fire you. I heard that you almost killed one of the testers, Jiro.” (Evia)
I was relieved.
No, there was nothing in the supervisor’s words to make me feel relieved, but at least it wasn’t a declaration of termination from the higher-ups, which made my blood boil a little.
In addition, the smile on her face and eyes, as if to say that she had succeeded in her mischievous but lecherous act, was also a reassuring factor.
It’s rare to find an existence that expresses that it’s playing with me in such a straightforward way.
And the biggest reassurance is that I have an idea of what the problem is.
Or more specifically, that I don’t see it as much of a problem myself.
“I’ll ask about the other stuff later. Anyway, it’s true, isn’t it?” (Evia)
The supervisor may have thought he was asking a normal question, but the sharp look on her face made it sound like she was interrogating me.
It’s not as bad for the heart as the demon yakuza and the black gentleman, so I can answer calmly.
“If I had to make a correction, I would say that he threatened me, so I threatened him back.”
It was just yesterday.
I can easily recall the outline of the incident without having to think too hard.
And if I explain the situation briefly.
“Is that so?” (Evia)
The Supervisor understands.
I think I’ve established that kind of trust.
“You mean you didn’t trust the other side’s opinion?”
“Yeah. You are underestimating the existence of demons? We are beings that make a living out of deception and contracts. You can’t lie to me because I’ve lived my whole life being deceived and cheated. The truth or falsity of the words of a young man who has only lived for 20 years is like distinguishing between black and white.” (Evia)
As if to add to that, he tells me that the same holds true for my words.
Then I realized.
Therefore, the person in question, even though he had been found to be lying, had explained that he was not at fault and had argued passionately that I should be fired.
How dumb is that?
“That was pretty damn hilarious, huh?” (Evia)
“Don’t read my thoughts.”
And while I thought it was funny, I was more inclined to wonder if he was capable of lying or if he was a brave man.
“Are you willing to take away a demon’s entertainment? You’re arrogant.” (Evia)
I think I’m probably the only man on the planet who’s ever had a demon call him arrogant.
I think about such unimportant things.
“If you don’t like it, work on your facade a little more, so I can have a little more fun.” (Evia)
“Please don’t make it your hobby to read people’s minds in the first place.”
It’s more like a psychological battle between a raccoon and a fox, or perhaps, in this case, a psychological battle rather than a contest of deception.
Supervisor Evia, who seems to like those things, shouldn’t have to ask me such things.
“Oh, of course.” (Evia)
She neatly cut it short.
I’m not sure what the initial tension was, but considering the conversation we’ve had so far and my emotional state, I can’t help but feel that Supervisor Evia was just playing with me.
“I’m trying to set up a place like this because I care about your appearance. If I can’t oversee something as trivial as this, then my integrity as a person will be questioned, you know?” (Evia)
For Supervisor Evia, if I am talked to like this, I can’t help but act in a way to smoothen human relations.
Even if we are fully aware that it is manipulative, we as humans can be forced to agree.
Since they have taken the trouble to create an environment that is easy to make us agree.
It may not make much sense if it was explained to others this way, but it’s a joke.
I feel sorry for the man whose name I can’t remember, who is in the same position as me when he is so neatly rolled around in the palm of my hand.
But it’s a pity that my sympathies will be gone tomorrow morning.
“I understand. The point is that I just have to make an effort not to be read, right?”
“I like a man who is quick to pick up.” (Evia)
Her personality is hedonistic with a lot of lechery, but she looks so beautiful that any idol or actress she could run away with their money.
If you the type who likes her personality, you will most definitely be the few who will enjoy her presence.
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