In a violent dash I opened that old woman`s store door.
“Old woman! I want to ask you about something!”
“Hihihi, is it about the secret of youth?”
From under her hood that covered her face only her mouth smiling with a broad grin could be seen.
“Its different! There is card that doesn’t seem to work”
“Youngster, there’s no way I can understand what you`re talking about with just that”
“Okay, so there’s a card that makes another person`s favorability increase up to that of a best friend, so I decided to use it on a person called Sakura to make her dote on the me but, her attitude didn’t change at all!”
I explained in full detail about Sakura-san and her behaviour until now towards that old woman
“Fuu, well if you`re okay with my guesswork I can give you my opinion”
“Perhaps the definition of dotting is different for that person”
“Huh? How am I to understand with such an explanation Old woman!”
“In other words, your sister as it relates to that person isn`t an stranger. Then you were doted on. However that isn’t the only thing that happened.”
“I don’t understand”
“Alright, your sister is the protagonist to that young girl while everybody else in the surrounding is an NPC. Youngster, understand, you’re finally being recognized as a human. The fact that she recognizes another person is because she is doting on you. The eyes like seeing trash prove this. The feelings that well up is probably an indifferent one?”
I can kind of understood but, I can`t believe that’s the only reason why the card doesn’t work? I feel the card should have been able more literal in meaning and did what it said it would do.
“Youngster, the power of magic is enormous but rules are necessary for it to be used. For example, you wouldn’t be able to understand me if I started to speak in Arabic, right? So similarly the cards rule wasn’t understood by that young girl, unless……”
“She is a person who holds absolute law, our enemy”
Whoa, do people like that also exist…but, isn’t there another possibility.
“What about the owner of a smartphone?”
“ It isn`t that, but if you’re thinking that’s the case then you should try to not have your cellular phone taken, Hihihi”* (Meaning if she is a smartphone owner he shouldn`t lose his smartphone to her)
“Huh, what do you mean by don`t allow my smartphone to be taken?”
“As for the contract it will be released if youngster dies. This death can be caused by two methods, one method is where a card is used to kill an opponent and the second method is when they surrender”
The damn old woman took out something like a wristwatch from her pocket and handed it over to me.
“This will allow you to fight in an exclusive field. When either of you dies the SD card from the cellular phone will fly out. The SD card is the cellular phone core. When another person SD card is inserted into the cellular phone`s sd card slot, you will get something amazing”
“Damn old woman!”
“Its because you didn’t ask and I just didn`t tell you. Hihihi”
But wait a minute. In order to take away a smartphone you must kill the person. That card must be powerful even if there is an exception like Sakura-san…… afterall there is a possibility that you have the tables turned on you when you wage war against another person, so wouldn’t that risk be too high?
“…..I think the demerits are way too big just to snatching away a smartphone…”
“As for the Gacha its an individual item and no cards can be drawn without it? As a consequence of knowing power, a person can’t help but desire more and new power. Law and chaos, common normal and heresy orthodox. And then, youngster`s cellular phone is a joker”
“So apart from mine there are 4 types. Do you know how many smartphone owner are there?”
“Kukuku, the joker card is unavoidable in playing cards?”
She gave me an answer but, so with cards in a deck there are 52 pieces with 13 ranks in each 4 suites, so there should be 53 pieces in total together with my smartphone`s.
“As for the law type, it’s a good idea to counter it with your own law card”.
If it’s the smartphone`s law card I think it’s possible that it would be effective on Sakura-san. But, I can’t do something like killing a smartphone owner in order to save the Chairman. But it would be a complete different situation if I was attacked…..
“Youngster, the human heart has always been a frightening thing. Occasionally magic can backfire and sometimes it unseemly struggles. That, is something I find very amusing to see so it can’t be helped. Kukukuk”
“Wow… old woman that’s a good hobby you got yourself”
“Kukukuk, how has it been for you, hasn`t become something very enjoyable?”
“Chu, anyways, who is somebody that holds absolute law?”
“It is a person who holds divinity from birth and then that person`s divinity degenerates to a person with supernatural powers”
If magic exist, then perhaps there are people with supernatural powers and god like powers. That was understood but, that’s kind of insignificant for now since I most likely won`t met one.
“I am going home now, thanks old woman”
“Hihihihi, then you should be careful on your way home”
Leaving that old woman`s store I bought a coffee on the my way home at a vending machine, afterwards, I deceived to sit down on a bench in a nearby park in order to collect my thoughts. Presently, I didn’t want to return home because Sakura-san should still be there.
To begin with, the old woman`s words in the end was fundamental her guess based on my explanation. Perhaps another card would work, perhaps the effect was just slow in activating. Whether or not Sakura-san was a person with supernatural powers, her behaviour didn’t really change.
As for the photo of the Chairman Sakura-san demanded of me, I`ll deliver it tomorrow. If it’s that person I`m thinking she would have already obtained the president`s photo. Because it’s obvious that the photo is a loyalty test, I think Sakura-san would also verify it by handing it over to Yuki-ane.
However the problem is what will Sakura-san do to the Chairman….well, killing the president, and then comforting the weeping Yuki-ane… would be the worst possibility. It’s great that Sakura-san did not think of something like kidnapping Yuki-ane. To protect the Chairman, I must separate Sakura-san from Yuki-ane.
After All, as for the method to protect the Chairman of my senior high school I have no choice but to rely on a gacha card. But, is there such a card that can protect him forever…though I am certain that Sakura-san can have something done one way another easily…
If I don’t think about the owners of the smartphone, there may not necessarily be 53 people but it’s certain that there are 53 smartphones. It’s impossible for me to do something like stealing and commit murder for a SD card. However, it will do me no good if I forget that there is also a possibility of the threat coming from other side. Huh?”
“Is there a card that can look for the owner`s of smartphone!”
Damn old woman! Because I didn’t ask, she didn’t have to tell me, dammit~!*
“With this I will get 80 points? Young lad”
When I turned around, a man around 30 years old wearing a pitch black clothes walked towards me while carrying a large sword. The bottom of his t-shirt was bloody with blood stains also on that large sword. Based on his looks he was very suspicious.
“Because I was surveying that shop I am certain that you just came out from that store? Boy?”
That`s right! This is not the time to be admiring. I am in a pinch, huh….*
“Now, lets begin an enjoyable battle!”
When that man hoist his watch, the scenery instantly changed.
“This my battlefield! Welcome to the arena! You are the second person to be invited, let’s have some fun!”
There was a 10 m high wall surrounding the 30 m circular arena with a beautiful paved stonewall.
“C`mon, there’s no reason for us to fight, let`s talk about this…”
I don`t have any useful cards….I only have 『Constant Paper』 and 『Gilgamesh』 that I forgot to throw aways…I don’t even any money either. This is a dangerous situation!
“Haa? How about this, there exist a guy who posses strong power besides myself. Isn’t natural that I should remove that danger, boy?”
“With just that?”
“Its enough, don’t you agree?”
That man brandish his large sword and attacked me. 『Gilgamesh』was summoned while avoiding the swings of the largish sword by moving from left to right in retreat! Although its fake it doesn’t matter! A long sword about 1 m in length with delicate ornament applied appeared.
“Eh- Boy, you posses a good weapon”
Although, it’s a one-sided defensive fight, because he had only brandish his sword in large swings it was easy to avoid…..
“Lets do something exciting?”
That man then took out some cards and threw around 5 cards into the air. Out in the open, I retreated cautiously.
Zombies, skeletons, and 3 orcs appeared seemly wanting to surround me. Wow- this zombie`s rotten corpse was way too disgusting, the skeleton appearance was scary but it was still better. Orc`s have a popular role in fantasy but, the MC`s in the novel gains victory in war against those large things!
“From now on the action really starts!”
Is his group summon finish now? Well, as for the zombie and skeleton, I think it can be dealt with my Purification magic, it’s the Orc`s that are dangerous. If I don`t kill this man who boldfully smiles like some mad man, If I don`t do something I don`t think I can return home alive. I should prepare myself for the worst as there is no other choice but to kill…
“I will mince you into pieces! Boy, I want to see that,I need to see it, see it, see it, see it, I want to see it, I need to see it!”
Chu, this guy was broken. A lustful murder! I can`t believe that old woman gave the smartphone to such a guy!
“I have already killed so many people Oooooooo!”
I attracted the zombie and skeleton and then attacked them with my purification magic. The undead became particles vanishing with one hit. Huh? The Orcs for some reason can’t move. This is a chance!
“Orc`s move! Why Ahhhh! Damnit”
The man attacked me but, it was easily reflected. The man retreats and uses a card. A fireball appeared, moving towards me. Is that a fireball! The body of flames coming it was sidestepped… I evaded by jumping to the side.
Dangerous, if I don`t kill him quickly, I will die. Having said that, the only card I have is [Constant Paper]…..
『Boy, how powerful a card is, depends on how it’s used? Furthermore, it’s only 100 yen』
Suddenly, the old woman`s word passed through my head, so its like that. Thats right it’s just 100 yen.
When I jumped up from the ground the 『Constant Paper』card was attached to myself, dashing towards that man!
“Die! Die! Die! “
Again that man repeatedly shouted out like a broken record. Now it’s you who will die! When the man`s large sword was brandished like it was going to slash at me. At that moment!
“It’s you who will die! Janken(Rock paper, scissors)! Poi!”
The 『Constant Paper』 card that makes the other party always take out paper. But, in situation I don’t have to take out scissors. Dropping the sword, the man took out a vigorous paper. To me that man who was playing janken by himself was full of opening was assaulted by my sword. If somebody saw this from the sideline I am sure it would have been comical.
My 『Gilgamesh』 pierced the heart of the man full of openings. With the unpleasant feeling of cutting meat, the Gilgamesh that pierced up to the root of his body broke. After all, it was a fake weapon…that man then felt to the ground like crumbling blocks.
This was 100% self-defense but, it’s something I dislike, just like she said…a SD card jumped out from the man’s body rolling to my foot. The battle field isn’t showing any sign of closing, do I really have to use this thing. When I inserted the SD card into my smartphone, I was returned to the park in an instant. Also I didn’t see that man’s corpse so I felt relieved that I didn`t have to worry about leaving a dead body in a public park.
On the screen of the smartphone.
『The Chaos card has been added. “Chaos level Gacha” has been added to the app』
So it was a Chaos smartphone…well, I still have my life so I should be happy about that . Hmm, This time I`m getting a call from that old woman.
“Hihihihi, from that one hint I gave you, turn around the battle? Anyways, be careful on your way home. Kukukuku, that was a very interesting fight”
“…Did you see everything that just happened..”
“That man`s existence vanished because the winner will obtain power and the loser will part with their existence. This is also common sense in this world. Ahh..”
“ I forgot to mention this but, when fighting over a smartphone, all the smartphone owners will get a notification about the battle. So smartphones must be fought for! Youngster, it seems just for an instance you had come to enjoy that battle. Hihihih, Puchi”
“ Wait a minute, Damn she just terminated the call! That damn old woman aaaaaahhhh!”
My shout echoed in the empty park. That old woman has done it now, she just made me join a dangerous game!
End of Chapter