Language Learning and Admitting to the First Sin

No Fatigue – 24 Jikan Tatakaeru Otoko no Tenseitan by: Amamiya Akira & Yunagi

Translations from Firebird’s Nest

(Light Novel)

Characters in this part:

Edgar: The main character who has the No Fatigue skill granted to him when he was reincarnated. Still an infant, but has the body of a three-year-old because of leveling up.

Assassins: Members of Yatagarasu, who are trying to turn the main character into an assassin like them. 


 

『――Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

The ghost is the same as always, he keeps repeating the same thing over and over again. If I concentrate on listening to it, although they imitate each other well, I can tell that after a certain period of time the voice changes to a different one. In other words, they’ve put together a rotation for the role of the ghost, and they are broadcasting the voice of the ghost continuously for all 24 hours. Furthermore, there is only one line. If my previous self was asked ‘I will pay you good, so will you do it?’, I would’ve most likely said no.

Then I suddenly realize.

『――Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

…..Wouldn’t this become quite a nice language study material?

Maybe I should focus on solidifying my still dicey enunciation.

『――Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

“Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?”

『――!!』

Rumble rumble, some sounds could be heard from the other side of the speaking tubes.

I, on the other hand, am thinking that my enunciation is still dicey. They say that Japanese people can’t differentiate between L and R, but in Marquekt Common Language, surprisingly, there are two consonants that correspond to the L in the english language. Furthermore, those two have completely different meanings as magic letters, so I need to become able to differentiate between them for sure, so I can build Magic Phrases in the future.

Well then, while I was thinking that, apparently they managed to reorganize themselves on the other side of the speaking tube.

『――Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

Repeat after me.

“Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?”

『――Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

“Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?”

『――Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

“Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?”

『――Remember……When was the first tch…..』

Ah, he fumbled. I guess ghosts have tongues too.

『……Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?』

The ghost continues like nothing happened.

“Remember――”

『Remember――』

This strange Round[1] with the ghost and I continued on for another half a day.

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“Remember……When was the first time you have committed a sin?”

Oh! Wasn’t that one perfect just now?

Half a day had passed since then, after I consumed the provision consisting of dry and crumbling bread and almost flavorless soup, I think I managed to grasp the trick behind the enunciation.

It probably wasn’t in response to that, but

『――Then I ask. What was the first sin you have committed…..?』

Some variation emerged in the lines of the ghost.

Without delay, I start the shadowing in high spirits.

“Then I ask, what――”

『……! I’m the one asking! Damn creepy-ass kid! I’ll go and murder his ass right now!』

『H-hey! Don’t say things that are not in the script!』

You shouldn’t say script either.

For a while, clattering sounds continued.

Then, like nothing happened,

『――Pfuu. Then I ask. What was the first sin you have committed…..?』

He repeats the line.

Exhaustion can be felt from the sigh at the beginning. Of course, it’s a different ghost from the one that flipped out just now.

I feel that my enunciation got much better, so I think I will answer now.

“――The first sin I’ve committed was that I buried my head in the boobs of my maid, Steph, and snuggly-snuggly-d them.”

『……!! Gu-…..kuku-…..』

He must be surprised to hear a reply, and also―― the latter part should be him trying to hold back either his anger or his laughter.

『――The first sin you have committed was doing improper things to the bo-, breasts of your maid.』

Ah, he hesitated to say it. Surprisingly innocent, this ghost.

“No, that’s not it. The first sin I’ve committed was that I buried my head in the boobs of my maid, Steph, and snuggly-snuggly-d them.”

『……Gu-……This damn brat……』

Oi, I heard that.

『The first sin you have committed was doing an improper deed to your maid.』

“Why do you change the expression. Like I said, the first sin I’ve committed was that I buried my head in the boobs of my maid, Steph, and snuggly-snuggly-d them. Also, I’m just a baby, so it’s not improper.”

『……The first sin you have committed was fornication』

“Pfu. Fornication you say. What period do you come from, huh?”

『This damned braaaaat――!!』

The sound of running down the stairs can be heard together with the angry voice, then right after that, bang bang, the door of the isolation cell was vigorously pummeled. As one would expect from someone that trained as an assassin, those were some powerful front kicks.

『Getting carried away even when people put up with your shit! I will kill you, I will murder you, you hear!』

Bang bang. It looks like there is speaking tube in front of the door of the room, so the angry voice from the other side can be heard perfectly.

『Oi, stop it!』 『Someone help here!』 『Bring some pollen of Repchipa!』 『Medic Squad! Medic Squad!』

At least do it after closing the speaking tube.

End of Scene

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