If anyone knows how to navigate through https://www.mangaupdates.com/, can that person take some time to add my translations on that site? I rarely use it so I do not know all the special things it does and it’s gimmicks. I don’t exactly advertise my translations on anywhere aside from r/LightNovels on reddit and I like seeing more people’s feelings/comments after they read a chapter :).
Oh right I have decided to make The Simple Life of Killing Demons one of my main projects because I am still interested in translating more after chapter 3. We shall see how far it goes since Against the Gods is too classy for me to handle sometimes and I need a modern breather. Oh right did I say that last chapter was about 3x longer than a normal Against the Gods chapter?
# of Characters in this Chapter – 14182 (7x that of a normal Against the Gods chapter)
Oh and if anyone was wondering, chapter 8 of Against the Gods is halfway done but so is chapter 9. Chapter 9 was more fun to translate… On the topic of how I choose their names: if their chinese pinyin looks decent I keep it, if it looks weird, I enter the name through a bunch of online dictionaries and find the best sounding or shortest fit.
Yes there is a face in this chapter, the author put it in so I kept the face there… I finished translating half the chapter and decided to split it into two since this was a really long chapter.
I need a new name for the spirit user academy in SLKD. Please give suggestions if anyone has any. At the moment it’s called Pillar Nofu Academy (皮拉诺夫). lol. It’s suppose to sound westernized because it said that it sounded foreign. I should just make it Tofu Pillar Academy.
“There are less side dishes than usual but let’s eat anyway.” I said to Silent Water.
“Mhm! Waa! This fried pork chop is really delicious.” Silent Water said as she eats a piece of the fried pork chop and exaggeratedly praised me with her small mouth.
“Really ! If it’s delicious, eat some more.”
“This so called cucumber salad, also taste really good.”
“Haha, you don’t say.” Listening to Silent Water praise me made me very happy. I think, for a person who cooks all day, nothing is more musical to the ears than the word of praise, “delicious”.
“This thing called Watercress is really delicious, this is the first time I’ve eaten such delicious things.” Right now Silent Water looks like a little girl. So cute.
(TL: If anyone wants to stare at dishes made by using chinese Watercress, scroll to bottom of this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipomoea_aquatica)
“Oh right, Silent Water, What did you eat in the demon world?” Haha, Silent Water’s praise made me happily ask. I was also curious about what spirits eat growing up.
“Uh… nothing, nothing, drinking water is good, water is good.” Well I guess she had never eaten anything before which was why she said the food I made was delicious…
“Nothing will happen to you if you eat these right?” After hearing about Silent Water only drinking water, I start to get worried. Can spirits even eat food?
“I don’t know. I only know that the stuff you make taste really good.”
“I see.” Then I remembered. The nerd me had read an article about spirits and it said that spirits can eat food because they had the body structure of animals. When they come into the human world, they came by using a special kind of power. This power needs constant nourishment and they must consume something externally. Simply put, they need to eat food.
As I was washing the dishes, Silent Water stood next to me and watched me carefully, memorizing my movements. Looking at her serious expression, I suddenly feel very happy and suddenly feel like I have found a family member.
“Well, this is your room.” I had tidied up a guest room near my bedroom and transformed it into Silent Water’s room.
Silent Water must have been really happy because she suddenly jumped on the bed and hugged the pillow.
I was about to ask her if she had “any problems” but I found out that she had already fell asleep.
Meh~~~ She should be tired. She ran out of the demon world with her mother to the human world and lost her father yesterday. She also lost her mother today but she did her best to remain calm. It was hard on her.
I poured a cup of tea and put it on her table. Since she is a water sprite, she must need replenishment.
I turned on the nightlight and gently closed the door. I planned to go downstairs to take a shower.
After my shower and watching TV for a while, it was already midnight.
“I still have to go to school tomorrow.” I turned off the TV and went upstairs to bed.
Just as I laid down on the bed, I already started to get sleepy. I fell asleep pretty soon after I started to get drowsy..
“Boy…” A really rough voice echoed in my ears.
“Boy ! ! !” The voice came again.
I reluctantly opened my eyes and found myself surrounded by gray.
“Who is it?” I asked.
After I spoke, a group of white balls and a group of black balls lit up from the darkness.
Their dazzling bright light made me squint my eyes
When I opened my eyes again, two dragons appeared in front of me!
One was white, the other was black. Unlike in books, they do not have wings. They have two hands and two feet. They are dragons of the demon world. They are like the dragons in the Chinese New Year paintings, with bodies as long as snakes and long whiskers. They had four claws and they were muscular with many “abs”.
(TL: they look kind of like this)
The original gray space split into a world of half black and half white.
“Boy, you talk very boldly.” The black dragon said.
“Well~~~ he is a person that had already died before.” The white dragon said while laughing.
“You are.. dragons?” Although I knew that this question was stupid, I could not help but ask it out loud.
“Yes, we are the famous…” The black dragon was in the midst of his speech but the white dragon interrupted him: “Hey! Yalide! Don’t be so conceited and don’t bother with all that tiring stuff okay? We have already died thousands of years ago, how have you still not changed at all.?
“Ha? You say that I’m conceited and a bother? You bastard, Freed, do you have the right to talk about me? Don’t pretend that you are all high and mighty, you don’t think that I know that you…”
“Don’t talk bother talking about things of the past, or do you want to fight me, you asshole?”
“Who’s afraid of who?” The black dragon started to laugh: “I happen to want to talk about it, in fact you…”
*Bang* Without waiting for the black dragon to finish talking, the white dragon’s tail whipped his tail against the black dragon’s body. It probably hurt a lot because he used a massive amount of force.
“You bastard, I just know that you love to use sneak attacks. And you claim to be a child of the light.” The black dragon angrily roared as a black light whizzed at the white dragon’s body.
All of a sudden, the white and black light engaged in a fierce battle. That can’t be good, ah, two dragons are actually fighting each other. A dragon’s power was very great and even angels are unable to handle them. Even demons respect them out of fear and they even had their own exclusive property in the demon world.
But, the scene in front of me, how can I describe it, was really spectacular. In the collision, the white and black light was hard to distinguish. All of a sudden the light beams changed direction and aimed straight at me…
“Oh wow…” I sat up and I hear the sweet sound of birds singing out my window. Aside from the sound of my rapid breathing, it was quiet in my room.
“What a puzzling dream.” I wipe the sweat off my forehead and got out of bed. I washed up, put on my uniform, and went downstairs. The smell of fried pork chops enter my nose…
In the kitchen, I see Silent Water in an apron looking like a young housewife. Seeing me, she smiled: “You’re awake, the meal is almost ready, please wait a little while.”
“Oh… okay.” I replied blankly. Spirits are really scary, how do they learn so fast? How can it smell the exact same as the one I made yesterday? No, it smells better than the one I made yesterday.
I sit at the table and watch Silent Water busily at work. I did not know why but my heart suddenly feels warm, was this how a family feels like? It had only been one day and I already view Silent Water as a part my family. Did this feeling come up because I have no parents?
“It’s done, try it.” Silent Water took out a bowl of rice and placed it in front of me. She then served me fried pork chops and watercress, the two dishes I made yesterday. We ate all the cucumbers yesterday so she did not make any of that.
I used my chopsticks to pick up some watercress into my mouth and started to chew: “Delicious…” Silent Water really was too much, was this really from a someone who had just entered the world of cooking? I picked up a piece of fried pork chops. It tasted very good too.
“You are too good at this Silent Water, the stuff you made are truly delicious.” Just those words could not describe its spectacular taste but I am not good at using pretty words so I just said it as best as I can it normally.
“Not really.” Silent Water timidly lowered her head: “As long as you like it.”
“Hey, how did you make these Silent Water?”
“Me? To be honest, my family’s ability to mimic others is the best out of all the spirits and I am the worst out of my family.” She got depressed as she talked about her family.
“Ah… to be honest, Silent Water, there is no best or worst here. As long as you do you best at whatever you are doing, your heart will get through. To me, Silent Water is always the best.” I usually do not encourage people but I randomly blurted that out.
“Mhm~ thank you.” Silent Water said in a trembling quiet voice.
As I rub her head, she looked up at me with wet watery eyes.
I smiled: “Silent Water, as long as you are willing, this is your home until you find the master you belong to.” I don’t really know what to say so I just said what I was already thinking in my mind.
But when I thought about the day Silent Water finds her master and leaves me, my heart clogged up.
Every spirit is in search of their own master. This is the same reasoning behind the spirit familiar summoning that will take place at my school in two weeks. June 20th is one of the best days of the year to summon spirits to this world. On that day, the human world’s spiritual aura would be abundant so the number of spirits who find their masters will significantly increase.
After meeting one another, the summoner and spirit will form a contract. The spirit will become the summoner’s familiar and fight along side the summoner as his partner.
“Mhm.” Crystal clear tears stream down Silent Water’s face: “——… master.”
“What did you say?” Silent Water’s voice was very low at that time. I only heard the word master.
“Nothing, lets eat.” Silent Water suddenly regained her earlier spirit.
Although I did not hear what Silent Water had said before, I didn’t really care about that. In the time that Silent Water had not found her master yet, she would live together with me. While living with me, I had to take care of her and treat her like my family.
After breakfast, I realized that Silent Water did not make me a bento. Well~~ that’s fine. I can make it myself and also use this to teach Silent Water how to make new dishes.
On my way to school, my heart was bursting with emotion.
Because I’m going to school again, yo. I’m attending a school for spirit users, yo. Although magic is very dangerous, I could also study in battle combat. If I think about the past me, I was the ace of the boxing and kendo club in middle school. However, that is in the past. This world’s Kendo Club was no longer a random hobby club that used wooden swords but instead one that teaches someone how to use spiritual power to cause fatal damage to demons with the sword. Ah~~ The more I think about it, the more I want to hurry up and be at school already to learn those skills.
Walking on the road, I see that there were not many students around me. There were only a few. “How strange, why are there so little people?” Are they all late?
As I stare at the familiar streets with strange new buildings, I arrived at the school pretty quickly.
“Pillar Nofu Academy, what a really foreign sounding name.” I sigh as I looked at the big school sign. Speaking of school, this school was completely different than my original world’s Northern Sea High School. Although Northern Sea High School was the largest high school in it’s area, how can it possibly compare to this academy? This academy covers an area three times that of Northern Sea High School’s and it looked like those schools for the rich on TV.
“As I predicted, this world is simply awesome.” I sighed again.
At this time, a guard loudly shouted at me: “Hey kid, you’re still not going in there? Class is starting in 5 minutes.”
Startled, I hurriedly ran past the gate. So I was the one running late. I snoozed my alarm because I thought that I did not need to go to school that early.
I walked inside the classroom. Yo, it was an automatic door! I wasn’t even two meters from the door and it opened. It did not even make the *ding dong~~~* noises that automatic doors sound like on TV. It opened quietly without noise.
“Yo, that trash Lin Xiang is actually late?” As I came in Yamada Yukihito exclaimed and the people around him bursted into laughter.
I really wanted to openly yell at him but the cool Takahashi spoke: Yamada, are you already tired of living?”
The classed stopped laughing. A bunch of girls cried out: “Yeah, that’s our Takahashi, what a swell guy.”
Yamada countered: “Hmph, who’s afraid of who?”
As Takahashi stared down at him, Yamada shrank.
%>_<% So cool. The Takahashi of this world is way too cool. The gentle one of my world was good but I love this cool Takahashi.
I walk to my seat. The May sitting next to me tilted her head: “You’re late? Are you feel sick?”
“No, it’s just… I got up late.”
“Huh~~~ mhm~~ ? How rare.” May nodded her head. It seemed that ‘I’ had never been late for class before. Even if ‘I’ had never been late before, there is always a first for everything.
“So, when are you going to help me create an opportunity?” May added.
“Hah?” I said in confusion.
“You didn’t forget right? What I said to you Saturday night.” May looked at my strangely. Don’t tell me that people like ‘me’ have never forgotten what other people have said to me?
“Oh~~ my bad, I just woke up. My brain isn’t awake yet.” I look at this May as I compared her to the May in my original world. Aside from their hairstyles, I did not see any other differences. The only weird thing that I noticed was that this May seemed to be prettier. Is this because of the aftereffects of the nerd me liking this May?
“Eh~~ em~~” I coughed two times. I spoke like a true master: “Okay. I will let you confess to Takahashi in four days, Friday. You have to personally tell Takahashi your feelings but you also have to get to know him within those days too. After Friday, if you have not confessed, I will tell him for you.”
“You and Takahashi have been together for so long, do you know what kind of person he is?”
“Of course. He is handsome, powerful, and a perfect guy who is always self-motivated.”
“……” So that’s how it was. Bookworm Lin Xiang, how could you ever compare to Takahashi? But don’t worry, you already knew that it was impossible for you so you quietly swore to yourself to protect her in secret. I will keep your promise and protect her in your place.
“What aren’t you talking anymore?”
“Ha~~mhm okay. I’ll tell you more about Takahashi. In this world he…”
“What do you mean in this world?” May said, interrupting me.
Startled, I quickly replied: “Yesterday, I was talking on the phone with my uncle. I talk in Chinese with my uncle and I accidently spoke in Chinese earlier. I meant this time, not world.” (Japanese pronunciation of world and Chinese’s time is a bit similar)
“Ohh~~~” May nodded her head: “Continue.”
“This w-… time’s Takahashi at the moment has many admirers but I have never seen him date anyone. This is because he is solely focused on improving his skills right?” I watch May’s expression as I said that. I don’t want her to think that I’m carelessly saying that because that was what the nerd Lin Xiang summed up last night.
“May looked to the side and her face flushed pink: “I feel like today’s Lin Xiang feels very weird.”
Tch~~~ Was I found out? No no no, impossible, nobody can find out.
“I have always been like this. Who cares about that, let’s get back on topic.”
“Anyway, he has always been trying to become stronger so this is probably the reason why he isn’t dating anyone. Hey. Hey! Are you listening?” What’s up with May? She keeps staring at my face. Has she figured it out?
“Ah? Ehm… I’m still listening.”
“But he is not a blockhead. He may fall in love with a girl one day. Right? Hello? May, are you even paying attention?” Shit, did this guy really figure it out? She keeps staring at me.
“What…what did you call me?” May said in surprise.
“Didn’t I say… classmate.. May. Oy, stop changing the subject.”
*Ring ring ring* The class bell rang.
I deliberately sighed: “Look at that. It’s your fault, it’s already time for class.”
“Then… then we can talk after class.” May didn’t see to hear me as she was lost in thought.
Phew~~~ so dangerous. I completely forgot that the nerdy Lin Xiang was timid and always polite towards others. He usually said “classmate” in front of their name to show his respect. Although I knew that my surroundings had changed, in front of May, I totally forgot that I was in a different world.
Our first class was math. I was looking forward to learning things that would increase my power but I never expected that it was a real math class with a math textbook. The content inside was relatively simple too. Since this world also teaches magic to it’s students, looks like the learning courses have been lowered in level to reduce the burden on the students. The courses here are so simple.
After the first class, I suddenly felt tired. Dammit, I slept at twelve last night but I woke up at 5:30 because of that strange dream. I’m so sleepy.
May seemed to want to continue our conversation about how she was going to confess to Takahashi but Takahashi came over to my seat, wanting to talk to me too. She became timid and opened a book, pretending to be busy studying.
“Why didn’t you come yesterday?” Takahashi handsomely laughed as he spoke to me. His white teeth were like glistening like diamonds.
“Yesterday?” Speaking of that, the nerd Lin Xiang promised Takahashi that he would help him at work on Sunday. “Ah… That’s because I got sick yesterday.”
“Oh, so that’s what happened. Was that why you were late today?” Yes this is Takahashi, a gentleman. In this world, he was a perfect guy. He’s cool when he’s supposed to be cool and knows exactly when to be concerned for someone.
“Yeah, sorry about that.” This is good, this could also be my reason for being late this morning.
“Are you alright now?”
“I feel a lot better.” Takahashi glanced at May out of the corner of his eye. From his expression, it looks like he is fond of her?
We chatted for a while and then the class started again. During this ten minute talk during the break, I notice that Takahashi sometimes stares at May. Because of how he acted, I feel that he also likes May too. Looks like even without my help, the confession would be successful? But if I tell him, it would be no fun. It’s better for May to personally confess to him.
This next class was English. However, I was too tired and started to doze off.
“Student Lin Xiang, what’s wrong?” A pleasant sounding hypnotic voice entered my ears.
I raise my head and find the English teacher, Ijima Meiko, to my side, watching me.
“I… I’m fine, I only have a little cold… maybe?” Ah ! ! ! ! Damn, I accidentally asked a rhetorical question.
“Oh, so that’s how it was. Studying is important but it is also important to take care of your body.” Ijima Meiko softly said.
I felt a chill come from behind my back. All the guys in my class had an indescribable expression on their face. It was the same expression I saw on the guys who were back in my original world when they see me together with May. Wasn’t it an “I want to kill you” expression? How come I’m seeing it in this world too?
Speaking of Ijima Meiko, she was really amazing. She was only 20 years old this year and reached the level of Magus. She was one of the ten strongest youngest spirit users in all of history. She inherited her abilities from Ijima Michita, her grandfather and the headmaster of our academy.
Ijima Michita, a battle Elder. He gave up the honorable of being one of the world’s guardians in order to become our spirit user-in-training school’s headmaster. He had a profound motto: “How can one person protect the world? I rather train a group of future guardians.”
This highly prestigious Ijima Michita was a noble battle Elder that overlooked Ijima Meiko’s strength. With just her appearance, all the male students fell in love with her. She was named the “Male Killer” by the academy students.
She had a model’s height of 1.75 meters, a slender waist with a full you-know-what. If you glance at her just once, she would already be unforgettable in your mind because of her enchanting face. If looks could kill, she would have killed all the male students and teachers in this academy.
Even the bookworm Lin Xiang liked her but he only liked her appearance and did not really love her with his heart. This was because she does not look down on the weak Lin Xiang like other teachers.
In my eyes, Ijima Meiko is indeed beautiful but it was because of her mature charm. I feel that after a few years, May would also grow up into becoming a “Male Killer” too.
I force my eyes open and actually sat through the entire class.
I lie on my desk. May poked me with her pen and then waved: “I’m tired, let’s talk after the next lesson.”
“Hey. Hey. Hey.” May poked me with her pen a little harder. But I was already exhausted and have already flown off into the dream world.
“Hey, you slept through an entire class. Are you really sick? I swear you looked fine this morning.” May said in a blaming tone of voice near my ear.
I raise my head and rubbed my eyes: “Oy, a cold is a cold. Besides wasn’t it only Physics. Now back on topic, where were we?”
“We were at Takahashi not being a blockhead so he could one day fall in love with someone else.” May said as she tutted at me with her small mouth: “Today’s Lin Xiang is acting really strangely.”
“Ah~~~ It’s because I caught a cold and makes me forgetful. That’s why I’m like this, you know that. I’m not being strange.” I smiled bitterly: “I already said to not change the subject earlier. Listen to me.”
“Hey, wait, why are you standing up?” I originally wanted to finish talking in one breath so I can temporarily ignore May afterwards. Lest I reveal my secret.
Then the entire class stood up and left their tables.
“What did you say? Let’s continue after this lesson. It’s time for simulated combat training.” After she finished talking, she left with two other girls in the class.
Simulated combat training ? ?
Cool ! It was finally time for the fighting course. I remember that the nerd Lin Xiang hated this lesson. It was because this course tests our combat skills. With his skills, he could not even win against the lowest ranked demon in this simulation. The students would always laugh at the Lin Xiang that was forced to run in circles because of a lesser demon.
Takahashi grabbed me on my shoulder: “Let’s go, you can’t skip it, there’s something fun to look forward to this time.”
“Fun? What kind of fun?”
“It will definitely be fun, hehe. If you, go you’ll know.” Takahashi said with a smile.
“Oh!” I’m looking forward to it.