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Chapter 4 – Life Changes
Today is finally my school entrance ceremony. In the end, during this holiday, I was just collecting drop items in the other world, so yeah, I didn’t take any part-time job interviews at all. On the contrary, since it’s possible to be self-sufficient in that other world house, I almost never leave the house in Japan.
Well, fortunately, thanks to continually cashing in the drop items, I have an amazing amount of money right now, but… it was really frightening, and I can’t take it out of the [Item Box] carelessly. And these are my current status;
Skills: [Appraisal] [Endurance] [Item Box] [Language Comprehension] [True Martial Art: 6] [Presence Detection] [Fast Reading] [Cooking: 5] [Map] [Dodge] [Weakness Detection] [Assimilation]
Title: [Master of The Door] [Master of The House] [Otherworlder] [Person Who Visited A Different World For The First Time]
My level is up, including the skills level, and if we talk about the [True Martial Art] skill, It’ll sometimes make me laugh since I can easily do a manga-like movement now. The book’s contents I bought for this [True Martial Arts] was also usable in actual battle.
Well, but I still can’t use magic though.
By the way, as for the Goblin General’s drop items, I found out that it was an A-class monster since its [Magic Stone] was an A rank. Other than that, I didn’t get any special or unusual items. But to think that an A rank magic stone is worth 5 million yen, I was unable to stand up due to surprise because of it. I can’t go back to that time even if I think back, and on the contrary, the entrance ceremony is just around the corner now.
“Sigh… It makes me depressed…”
However, I don’t have the option of being absent from school. Moreover, it’s an entrance ceremony. No matter how much I’m disturbed during the class, I have to pay for it, and most of all, I couldn’t see the future so I have to do my best to study.
“… Yup, let’s go.”
No matter how much I tried to inspire myself, in the end, my depression still didn’t change, and I was leaving home in a newly bought uniform with a sinking mood.
* * *
… Yeah, what now.
“Hey, hey, that guy…”
“Is he a transfer student?”
“Whoa… his long legs…”
“R-rather, isn’t it really well-shaped?”
“Is he some kind of model?”
“I don’t know, but I’ve never seen such an amazingly handsome guy…”
When I leave the home and go to the school with my depressed mood, I feel like I’m being watched, it’s not like I’m being overly self-conscious though. I don’t know why, but I don’t have a propensity of being happy to be watched like this, so it’s very uncomfortable. No wait, I used to be looked down on in the past, and what I feel from myself now is still the same, but… I’m not sure why, somehow, I feel that the kind of gaze is different now. What’s really going on?
Also, there were times when I was usually messed with on my way to school, and on a bad day there were times when I got beaten and kicked, assaulted and my money was taken, but today, such troubles didn’t occur. And without knowing why people were watching me before I’ve finally arrived at the school.
At the entrance, a class-division paper was pasted, and there was a huge crowd and I couldn’t get close to it, but surprisingly, after someone noticed me they also looked surprised, and whether that surprise was contagious or not, there were no people in front of me anymore now. Geez, I’m not Moses, you know.
But, if so many people are using it, I can’t use it either without permission, so yeah, it’s good for me if they give me the way to check it. As I checked the paper, there was Araki name in my class, the main offender of my bullying. Even though it was mostly the same as junior high school, Still, I thought the class would change, too. Sigh… I don’t like it…
I couldn’t wipe away my dismay, so I left the entrance and headed straight to the gym. The entrance ceremony will be held in the gym, and after that, we supposed to be moved to the new classroom. When I arrived at the gym, the venue for the entrance ceremony, I was still receiving strange glances from the people on the surrounding, but strangely, no one was troubling me, and I was able to come to the entrance ceremony safely.
No, it’s should be just normal.
Anyway, after the end of the entrance ceremony, we’re supposed to be be given the explanation related to this high school by the homeroom teacher until lunch break, and the schedule would be ended after that. As I think of today’s schedule, I get closer to the new classroom, and I just feel more and more depressed.
Sigh… I really don’t like it.
When I entered the classroom, I was getting an uncertain gaze by the people in the class, and then I sat in an empty seat trying not to worry about it as much as possible. Then, Araki suddenly called me out as soon as I sat down in this new classroom.
“Eh!? W-what is it?”
I tried to look at him timidly after he called me in a suspicious manner.
“Who are you? I haven’t seen your face before. Are you a transfer student?”
“Ehh? Umm… But, I’m Tenjou Yuuya, you know…”
Araki showed a stupid face which I had never seen before. However, it’s not only Araki but for some reason, all of the people in the class have the same expression.
“Stop joking. No matter how I look at you, you’re not like that shitty pig bastard, you know. You’re a transfer student, aren’t you?”
“N-no, as I said, I’m that person himself…”
“… No, no, no, no, it doesn’t make sense, you know!?”
Although I was surprised by his voice, I felt that not only Araki but everyone in the class has thought the same thing, and everyone had their eyes wide open.
“Huh? Then what? You bastard… You want to say you’ve done some plastic surgery, huh?”
“I-I don’t have money for that kind of thing, you know. I just did my best to diet during the holiday.”
No, I just actually improved my level, but if I think about the battle with the monsters again, I think it’s okay to say that I have worked hard, right? Even though I tell him the truth, Araki remained with a stunned expression. When I looked around involuntarily, everyone also remained stunned. Then, Araki finally came back to his senses, he tried to say something, but at that moment, the teacher has come into the classroom, he returned to his seat while clicking his tongue.
* * *
It was a lunch break. I was always getting bullied, so I went to the toilet which is a quiet place, I wanted to relax slowly at the toilet, but I was stunned to see myself reflected in the mirror there. It’s rare I was not entangled with Araki and his gang, and it’s a really peaceful time. Well, I’m a little afraid since I don’t know how long this peaceful time will last.
No wait, rather than that, it’s about my face reflected in the mirror.
“Is this… really me…?”
In the mirror, there was a face that did not look like me before, showing a surprised expression. The face which was full of acne before is now smooth and clean. The thinning-hair in my head before also becomes thick and smooth. The squared-jaw has become sharp and small, and my thin lips before have become plump. The nose like a pig has turned straight now. I touch my face that is completely different from my face before, I touch it to confirm. Yes, it’s my face now.
I was lost for words.
I shouted unintentionally.
No wait, who is this really!? Me!? Is it really me!?
The complex that has been tormenting me until now is clearly disappeared. I touch my face again in amazement. And at the same time, I was convinced.
“… If it changes to this extent, everyone will obviously be surprised.”
This may also be a benefit from the level up. My face has become so good that it’s incomparable than before.
“At this rate, I wonder if people will stop looking at me in disgust.”
It’s difficult to properly evaluate your own face, after all. Above all, I had hated my face and appearance. But now that I’m at the level that can be shown to people, honestly, I’m so happy. However, for someone who knew me before, it may not change their unpleasantness even if my appearance has changed.
“… I don’t have to walk while looking down like before anymore, do I?”
Now I have a face that can be seen differently from me before. I looked in the mirror for a while without feeling any reality, but before long, I remembered that it was a lunch break time and hurried back to the class. My steps at this time were very light compared to before.
* * *
“… I mean, it was so quick…”
This week, there wasn’t anyone who picked a fight with me, including Araki. They just watched me from distance, and they hadn’t even spoken to me. Even Araki and his gang are like that, so I thought my change was truly extraordinary. In addition to such a rarely peaceful time, there was something nice as well. As I thought, my [Languange Comprehension] skill was really activated, it made the English class easier, I was not good at English before, after all.
And today is the long-awaited holiday, I felt like it just came so fast. I have to enjoy it. Well, since I have to do washing too, it’s also considerably wasted my time.
“But, it’s just the same clothes all the time…”
The clothes I’m wearing now was something I got in that other world, and I don’t have any other clothes that match my current body except for uniforms and gym clothes. I’m not interested in fashion anyway, and I don’t have a good sense of it in the first place, but it’s not good to just wear the same clothes all the time. Although I’m washed my former clothes, it doesn’t change the way it looks, so it’ll still look dirty from other people’s views.
But I’ve never liked going out to town either. Because every time I went to town, I’ve always been exposed to looks of contempt, and if I have bad luck, I’d get entangled with the delinquents and get beaten by them. However, since I don’t have a PC to do online shopping, I have to go out to the town to buy the necessity.
“Apart from the ingredients, I’ve run out of some daily necessities.”
I reluctantly got out of the house while sighing, I wouldn’t leave if not for necessities anyway.
“I absolutely need to buy daily necessity now, apart from that, should I buy some clothes, too?”
As I heading to the city, I think about the clothes I should buy. I’ve taken out 50,000 yen from the [Item Box] beforehand and put it in my wallet, so I think, it will be enough.
“Back then, I didn’t have many kinds of clothes to wear, so it was easy to choose from. But now, it’s just strange to wear the same clothes all the time…”
In the end, I didn’t know where to buy clothes, so I decided to put it aside for now and go to buy daily necessities first.