Friday, August 26, 2016

The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Village Volume 9

Prologue – Prophecy.

This doesn’t have to be difficult. You only have to remember this one thing.
She in the red yukata is mankind’s enemy.

The Bloodstained Zashiki Warashi will bring ruin to all with her mere presence.
Absolutely and undoubtedly.

Chapter 1 – Fill with White @ Jinnai Shinobu.

Part 1 – (3rd  Person)

The Zashiki Warashi in a red yukata remembered.
As she dreamily dozed off, she pulled out the kind memories stored in the tidy drawers of her mind.

There was white snow outside.

But even if they were trapped at home by the bad weather, young Shinobu was not even remotely displeased.

“It’s cold, it’s cold. I can’t let go of your hand just yet, Nee-chan.”
“That’s odd. You feel warmer to me, Shinobu.”

“Sigh. Setsubun really was a lot of fun, wasn’t it?”
“Yes, it was.”

“But why did so many Oni show up? They were really packed in.”

“Well, while the rest of the country is telling the Oni to leave, we were only welcoming the fortune. They probably thought this was a nice shelter.”

They continued their discussion while watching the heavy blizzard out the window, but then Shinobu’s mother walked up with a barely-hidden smile.

“Heh heh heh. But the festivities have only just begun.

Shiiinobuuu, are you familiar with February’s main event:
Valentine’s!?”

“Hm? I’ve heard of that… Nagisa was getting really impatient about it.”
Shinobu tilted his little head and groaned in thought.

“Oh, right! That’s the day when Nee-chan gives me chocolate!!”
“Eh? But I’m not very good at cooki-…”

“Nee-chan gives me chocolate!!”
He repeated himself to cut her off.

He also looked up at her with sparkling eyes.
“I get snacks without having to do any chores! What a great day. How presumptuous.”

“No, um…”
“I wonder what kind of chocolate Nee-chan will give me.

White chocolate? Strawberry chocolate?”
“Um…”

That Zashiki Warashi, who could not even make her rice balls triangular, grew flustered for once, but young Shinobu finally noticed.

The light of hope faded from his eyes and a disappointed look took its place.
“Are you…too busy?”

“Th-that isn’t it…”


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