Here’s a new chapter, I’m sorry for the delay, had so much IRL stuffs yesterday.
Chapter 4 Part 2
“Let’s see… it seems like this is all.”
I had finished buying more daily necessities, which was one of my original purposes of going to town. There’s a big shopping mall in town, and you can find most things there, so I’ve been going there to shop for a long time already.
… Well, because of that, I’ve also been in a lot of trouble, such as entangling with bad guys or such. And when I go to a place where there are so many people’s eyes, I don’t feel very good. But this time it’s not like the usual me. I have a different look, so I don’t have to walk looking down like I was before. Unlike usual, I’ve gained a little bit of confidence, so I walk looking at the front now.
“Ne, ne, look at that guy…”
“No way, who is that? An entertainer?”
“He’s handsome and has a good style, he’s seriously extraordinary…”
“Isn’t he too sexy!?”
“Come to think of it, I heard there’s a fashion magazine photoshoot in here today…”
“L-let’s talk to him for a moment.”
“Eh, you serious!?”
When I was walking around while thinking that many people were whispering around me, I was suddenly called by an unfamiliar woman.
“Ne, ne, you.”
I thought the ones who called were the delinquents, so I was kinda surprised at first. Apparently, there was a group of women.
“Right. If you’re free, why don’t you play with us onee-chan here?”
“Ne, is it okay?”
“Eh, ah, umm…”
What is this, a sales trick!?
I was panicked by the call from these unfamiliar women, but I managed to calm down and try to refuse politely. You see, in this case, I need to make an apologetic expression so as not to offend the other party! Anyway, I would pass out now if it was me from before… Probably!
“I’m sorry… I have something to do…”
I tried to show an apologetic look as much as possible, the women who were amazed for a moment, conversely started to panic this time.
“I-it’s okay, don’t worry about that!”
“Yeah yeah, I’m sorry to bother you!”
The women drew back obediently, it seems my apologetic feeling was transmitted to them. Thank goodness! I would definitely be either reported or terribly abused if this was the previous me. I was relieved from the bottom of my heart and left the place, but I still can hear whispering voices from behind.
“… Did you look at his face before?”
“… It was really dangerous for my heart.”
“I thought it was cool… His apologetic expression looked like a small animal…”
“Anyway, it was dangerous.”
I somehow felt a shiver from my spine. W-what is this?
“W-well, that’s good. Rather than that, I wonder where I can buy clothes…”
I muttered that while walking around the shopping mall. When I came here, I was checking the men’s fashion floor, but there are a variety of brands so I don’t know which one I should look at.
“I was living a life that had never thought about fashion before…and I didn’t have any money either.”
Well, my appearance is also too simple now. I just wearing a white shirt and black pants, after all. And also the luster bluish-black leather shoes and the black moon necklace which is the rare drop items that I obtained by defeating the Hell Slime.
Yeah, thinking about it again, it’s just a simple outfit that is far from fashionable. Well, I don’t really get that impression because these clothes themselves are so high quality.
As I walked around the shopping mall, I suddenly heard a yell.
“Hey! How long are you going to keep me waiting!?”
“I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”
“It’s not enough with just apologies! I’ve been waiting for more than an hour in here!? You really have guts to make me wait!?”
“I’m sorry, I’m really sorry…!”
“Errr… Hikari-san. I don’t really mind it.”
“Miwa-chan! You must not spoil him! It’s not good for the other party if you overslept!”
“Also, if you hear his reason for oversleeping was because of a hangover, then there’s no room for apologies anymore… It’s natural for me to be angry! Compared to that, Miwa-chan is admirable. You’re serious with this even though you’ve become very famous now… I just want this bastard to follow you as an example to not always fall behind schedule.”
Looking at the yell direction, a muscular man dressed in a flashy pink shirt was yelling at a man in a suit with his head down, in a diminished appearance. Behind them, there’s a woman with loose wavy brown hair, whose excellent appearance could be seen from a distance, was soothing the man with a muscular figure.
… What is this chaos?
When I look closely, the muscular man was holding a camera and something like photography equipment? There are many things like that lined up around him. Is it some kind of photoshoot? Well, there seems to be a kind of a celebrity around here, and they might do something like drama or photoshoot in here.
Actually, there are a lot of ordinary people gathered around here, and I think there will be something more amazing than just photoshoot. Hmm, is that woman an actress? When I checked on the situation, it seems that she’s pretty famous. I don’t have a TV at home, and I practically don’t know about celebrities, that’s why I don’t know anything about that woman.
“I won’t be able to see the shop over there in this state, let’s look at the other place, then.”
With that said, I turned my back from the photoshoot area.
“But you also have another schedule, right? Therefore, it will be bad for you, so this time I’ll just do it with Miwa-chan alone.”
“There’s no problem, right? I’m a professional, so I’ll be sure to do it! It’s not like I’m saying I’ll only use one model like this from now on, you know. Well, of course, I’ll never use someone who likes to be late like this guy again.”
“But I’m in trouble. As for today’s composition, I was thinking of using another male model at this time with Miwa-chan since it was a product for a couple… Hey, on this occasion, we might use an acceptable ordinary man in this shopping mall. You have all the size of clothes, don’t you?” He asked the staff.
“Yes, we have everything.”
“Okay, then… Ah, what about the man over there? Hey! You there!”
Even if I was thinking to see other places, their clothes just look all the same no matter where I look. Has my sense of fashion become devastating, too?
“Hey you there, the one who seems to be thinking about something!”
… Hmm? What is it, it seems like someone is calling.
When I looking around instinctively, I heard the call from behind.
“Yes, you. The one who’s looking around! Can you wait for a moment?”
I turned back spontaneously, but the muscular man in that flashy shirt looked at me stunned. Not only the muscular man but also the other staff and the beautiful girls were looking at me stunned. For a moment, I thought it wasn’t me, but I don’t know why, there was only me here for some reason, and the others are in a position to look at me from the distance… Why is it? I don’t know why they’re staring at me like that, but it seems like they need something from me, so I headed towards them.
“Uhm, what happened?”
When I asked the most prominent here, the muscular man, I could’ve seen an image of a bolt of lightning striking in his background for some reason. Eh, what’s that. This time, it was me who’s stunned in surprise, and then I suddenly slapped my both cheeks with my hands to restore my calm.
“You! Would you like to participate in this photoshoot!?”
I could only be dumbfounded.