Weekly chapters (2/2)
Finally, the long-awaited GGC chapter.
This chapter is long as usual. Sorry for the wait~
I forgot to add the illustration on the previous chapter.
Shisuha’s bloody smile is scary.
Enjoy the chapter and stay safe everyone!
Chapter 70 – Summoning Luna
[Yawnz… Nnn, good morning…]
[Good morning, Estel]
[Good morning, Estel-san. Looks like you got some quality sleep there.]
[Nnー, Haaa… It feels like I was more exhausted than I thought… Ara, good morning to you too Mofutto.]
It was the next day after the end of our CompGacha run. It is almost noon now.
Estel emerged from her room. Greeting us with a sleepy voice as she rubbed her equally sleepy looking eyes, while covering her mouth to hide her yawning.
Noru and Shisuha, who were already up and around the table, reciprocated.
Mofutto, seated on its favored spot which is Noru’s lap, made cute noises when Estel appeared.
Estel walked to where Noru was, and gave it some headpats to return the greeting before she headed to the washroom.
[So, what is Onii-san doing?]
Estel asked, while looking at me with a tilted head after she returned from washing up.
With a mask on, vacuum cleaner and duster in hand, I was currently thoroughly cleaning the living quarters.
● Vacuum Cleaner
A vacuum cleaner equipped with the latest hurricane engine.
Drains MP during use.
I materialized it from my smartphone this morning and I must say, this vacuum cleaner is quite the convenient item for an R item.
I have no clue what this hurricane engine thing is, but it sucks up dust and whatever dirty stuff with next to no effort, so I’m not gonna think too hard about it.
[Okura-dono had already started when I woke up. He was saying “Can’t have the place dirty when we’re about to summon Luna!” while going at it.]
[Certainly…. The house looks incomparably cleaner than before.]
[It’s even cleaner than after we cleaned it up together at the time when we bought it.]
[It’s not like Onii-san slacked off on the hunt… But he looks awfully energetic.]
As Noru has said, I have been cleaning the house even before the sun rose.
She herself wakes up reasonably early too, so she was surprised that I was already up.
All this cleaning I am doing, are preparations to welcome Luna-chan.
It would be horrible if she thinks the house is dirty when she gets summoned.
I might have wallowed in self pity on the floor last night, but I switched gears the moment I got up.
Despite our spectacularly crappy rolls, us managing to get Luna-chan is the silver lining… Yeah, It’s better to think about it like this.
[First impressions are important after all. Alright, this should be… Ah, it’s still dirty over there.]
[I think it’s clean enough already…]
[You’re overdoing it.]
I proceeded to wipe a small speck of dirt on the wall, the girls can’t help but facepalm at my obsession with cleanliness.
I’m the type that tends to do these sorts of things thoroughly… Even though I’m also the type that isn’t bothered by the surrounding trash normally.
[Okura-san! You can stop cleaning already, let’s get to summoning Luna-san!]
[Nn? I guess this is clean enough. But, I’m going to say “No” to summoning her just yet.]
[I was intending to use the House Extension before doing the summoning. That’s why I waited for Estel to wake up.]
[You were waiting for me? I should apologize then. You could have woken me up, if that was the case.]
[Nah, you did more than enough work during the hunting, so I wanted to let you rest. There’s no need for you to feel bad about that.]
Shisuha appears to be running out of patience, as she was getting all fidgety even while seated down.
What is she getting so excited about?
I wasn’t expecting her to get so worked up about this, besides her usual thing with combat and the Gacha.
Putting that aside, I’m not summoning Luna simply because I am not ready to yet.
I have plans to use the House Extension first, so I was waiting for Estel to wake up.
The cleaning is mostly done too, I can finally get to what I want to do.
[So, what are you going to do with the House Extension?]
[Well, I’m thinking of adding 2 more rooms.]
[Everyone will have their own room, if 2 more rooms are added.]
[But, will we have enough points?]
[I converted the junk we got from the CompGacha, and got 2320pts from the R and SR items.]
There aren’t any more rooms in the house, so we gotta make one for Luna.
I got enough points for 2 rooms, after adding the converted junk from the CompGacha.
I’ll let the girls use the new rooms, while I occupy one of the old rooms.
[I’m thinking of extending the corridor a little more, and shifting the placement of the rooms. Estel’s room will be moved, so you should get any important things out of the room if you have any. It’ll be bad if your stuff disappeared when I move the room.]
[That’s why Onii-san was waiting for me to wake up. I’ll go grab them then.]
Estel’s room is the first one that will be affected by the wider corridor.
Besides that, I also wanted to see what happens to room interiors after the room is moved.
Estel briskly returned to her room to get her things, after I told her my plans.
[Sorry for the wait.]
[Mmm? That’s all?]
[Yup, all the important things are inside. We need to leave some objects in the room either way, to see if they disappear right?]
I thought she would have had more luggage, but Estel came out of her room with only her shoulder bag.
It makes you wonder if the bag’s capacity is greater than it appears or that she doesn’t have much personal belongings… But I digress.
The preparations are complete, I activated the House Extension, and spent 300pts on expanding the corridor.
I then relocated Estel’s room, and added 2 more rooms for 2000pts.
[Doesn’t look like anything disappeared.]
[I see. Nothing seems to have been affected by the additions as well. It’s still sorta scary, so I’ll have you girls vacate your rooms when we have to do anything similar in the future.]
We had a look at Estel’s room after the movement was done, she confirms that nothing disappeared.
I suppose the system simply moves the room, so there’s no need to take anything out when relocating in the future.
[So does anyone want to use the new rooms? I know it hasn’t been long since we decided on the rooms, would Noru or Shisuha want one of the new rooms?]
[Thank you but no, I am fine with my current room. I’ll consider changing rooms when we have more leeway.]
[I’m also fine as it is. Okura-san and Luna-san should use the new rooms.]
[…. I see, thanks. I’ll do so then.]
I thought of letting the girls use the new rooms, but the rooms were given to me and Luna in the end.
I do feel a little bad about it, I’ll gladly make use of the room since nobody else wants to take the new rooms.
I’m finally getting my own room where I can do all kinds of stuff in private….
(ED Note: fappo!)
[It’s time for the much awaited summoning of Luna.]
[Finally! I’ve been waiting for this!]
[We had to do the summoning outside for Shisuha, but now we can do the summoning in the comfort of our own home.]
[Ara, that’s right. That’s why you went about cleaning the house so thoroughly.]
We have been staying at inns until now, so I had to do the summoning outside to avoid suspicion.
But now that we have our own home, there’s no need to do that anymore.
And Luna is a vampire. There’s the chance that she might be vulnerable to sunlight, us having our own house is a real boon.
I operated my smartphone, and navigated to Luna’s summoning screen.
However, the summoning did not start and a message displayed 【Cost Over, unable to summon】.
[Ah… I don’t have enough Cost!?]
[Eeeh!? O, Okura-san! That’s such a low blow after generating all that anticipation!]
Wew… I never thought I’d hit Cost Over at this point in time.
I currently have 76 total Cost right now. My initial 15 plus 61 from leveling up.
Noru and the girls are using up 55.
[How much more Cost do you need?]
[Just 1 point… what to do.]
I have 21 usable Cost left right now.
But Luna’s Cost is 22.
Hーmm… what should I do? If it’s just 1 more Cost I can probably reach it no problem, should we go hunting at the Lemuri Mountains right now?
If I knew this was going to happen I would have gone hunting instead of cleaning…
[Okura-dono, what about using the Cost Reduction? I believe you have 2 of those, correct?]
[Ah, yes, there’s that!]
Noru immediately suggested using the Cost Reduction.
I sorta forgot I had this thing. I got one each from completing the Prime Subjugation and the Labyrinth.
After selecting Cost Reduction from the item list, 【Please select target】was displayed on the screen, along with Noru, Estel, and Shisuha’s names.
As I started wondering who to use it on, I felt someone tugging at my sleeve, I shifted my eyes from the smartphone screen to the culprit.
There, I saw Estel pointing at herself with a smile as she appealed to me.
[Ahー….. I’ll use one on Estel then.]
[Fufu, thank you, Onii-san.]
[Why are you so happy about this?]
[I’ll be happy to receive anything from Onii-san.]
[Oh, is that so…]
After selecting Estel’s name from the Cost Reduction menu, a mote of light emerged from the smartphone which then was absorbed by Estel.
She smiled happily after it happened.
Happy to receive things from me huh… It’s a little embarrassing to hear someone say that about me, it’s a complicated feeling.
With this the Cost problem is solved, it’s time to summon Luna.
[So this is what a summoning looks like…]
[I get reminded of my own summoning everytime I see this.]
[Still haven’t moved past that?]
Light overflowed out from the smartphone and converged into the shape of a person
Noru got all pessimistic as she watched the process. Probably remembering her old days.
I do feel bad about what happened to her, but she really should move on.
As the light subsided, the light took the form of a girl.
The summoned Luna opened her eyes, lightly skimmed at her surroundings and at us, then settled her gaze onto me who was directly in front of her.
She’s shorter in height than Estel, but her crimson eyes gave off an intimidating presence.
She has long blonde hair like Shisuha’s, though hers is a deeper gold in comparison.
Her hair was braided on one side which rests on her shoulder, with a cute bat wing ornament at the end.
She wears a black long-sleeved shirt with a red necktie, and a red corset skirt. A large ribbon sits on her waist, with the ends fluttering about.
Now then… How should I do this?
This is where we exchange our initial greetings, but I’ve been failing at that almost every time.
I don’t want Luna-chan to feel creeped out by me like the others did.
So I’ll scrap the overly polite greeting. I need something friendly, a more approachable greeting.
And that’s why, this Heihachi had prepared a new greeting. It is time to put it into practice!
[The name is Heihachi Okura! Nice to meet ya!]
I abandoned the old me, and became the new and improved me.
Luna has a youthful appearance, so I thought a formal greeting would feel too stiff.
Therefore, I decided to toss my own embarrassment out the window and gave her a friendly greeting together with a thumbs up.
It was perfect. All that is left is to wait for her reaction.
Just when I was convinced of my success, I saw Luna wide-eyed in astonishment.
The clamouring from the other girls also died down, leaving the entire room in an awkward silence.
Wha, eeeh? This wasn’t the result that I envisioned…
When I looked behind myself, I saw Noru spacing out, Estel had the same look as Luna, and Shisuha turned her face away while covering her mouth as she trembled to hold something in.
Wha, what is the meaning of this… L, let’s try this one more time. Maybe I did something wrong.
[The name is――]
[Why are you doing it again! It’s creepy!]
I tried to do my greeting again, but Luna angrily interrupted me.
Her voice was what you’d expect from someone of her stature, but it also has a certain forcefulness that you wouldn’t think a girl like her would have.
[Bu, but I tried my best… I got called creepy again…]
[Ahー, we just witnessed what “putting effort in the wrong direction” looks like.]
[That sent a chill down my back.]
[Pu…kuku…. That was bad, so bad…]
What am I supposed to do then… I failed again. I feel like crying…
Noru gave commentary on my failure with a deadpan voice, Estel rubbed her arms as though shivering, while Shisuha was having trouble deciding to tremble or to laugh at me.
The new and improved “me” was badly received by everyone… Dammit!
[A, anyway, I’m Heihachi Okura.]
[Oh he’s back to his usual self. I’m Estel, nice to meet you.]
[My name is Noru・Fagnya. Nice to have you with us.]
[I’m Shisuha・Alvi. Pleased to finally meet you.]
I greeted Luna once more, to forget my earlier failure. This time with my usual tone.
Noru and the other girls also followed with their introductions.
Luna simply muttered her own name, with her glaring eyes and crossed arms.
Mmm? Her personality feels quite cold, despite her smol and cute outer appearance.
[Then, is it alright to refer to you by “Luna”?]
[Do what you want to, I don’t mind. I’ll do the same in return.]
[I see. Thank you.]
[Muu…. just speak normally. You are speaking creepy again.]
I tried to be a little more polite, but Luna shot me down yet again. Trying to sound polite isn’t my best move.
Almost everyone I know tells me I’m creepy when I try to be polite… Even though that wasn’t the case in my original world.
[N, nnn… I’ll be referring to you as “Luna” then. Well, about earlier… I’m sorry I guess?]
[Honestly, it would’ve been nice if you didn’t do that sort of thing right after summoning me. What was up with that weird tension.]
[Okura-dono has been called a weirdo lots of times to date.]
[Indeed… it feels especially creepy if you already know how he speaks normally.]
All is well with the world when I switch back to my usual tone.
Hーmm… maybe I should just not try anything “new and improved” from now on?
With reference to what Estel said, maybe people who know my usual tone get weirded out when I try to be polite?
[So Luna, you are aware of our current situation, yes?]
[Fumu… The memories of you guys buying a house, and conquering the Goblin Labyrinth are still quite fresh. The stuff before that is hazy. There’s also the Labyrinth in the Capital you haven’t conquered yet.]
[Ah, sounds about right. Looks like there’ll be no problems.]
I have done this check each time, no harm to keep doing this.
And apparently it doesn’t look like there’ll be any problems.
The older memories seem to be hazy, maybe that’s because they are getting hazy to me as well?
[Speaking of the labyrinth, we should be ready to take on the Labyrinth in the Capital again.]
[That’s right. Now that we have Luna with us, we should be able to do a lot better than before.]
We have 5 people in our party now. That’s 2 more members than before.
It finally feels like we can properly tackle the Labyrinth in the Capital.
I wouldn’t call our party composition complete just yet, but I think it’s worth a shot.
[Well, there’s that. That aside, I have some questions for Luna.]
[Nn? Sure. Ask away.]
Future topics can be left for later, there’s stuff I need to confirm with Luna first.
She is, after all, a different race compared to the rest of us Humans.
There may be certain things that affect her more than us.
[Luna is a Vampire, yes? Will you per se, turn into ashes when exposed to sunlight?]
[Why would I? If that happened, I’d simply be a liability. But, I certainly am less powerful than at night.]
When anyone thinks of Vampires, the first thing that comes to mind is that they turn to ashes upon exposure to sunlight.
It turns out it’s not something I need to worry about. She’ll be weakened though, so maybe I should try not to bring her out during the daytime?
Inversely, I’m more interested in how much stronger she’ll be at night. This brings the possibility of hunting for manastones at night… Fufufu, that’s a good bit of information there.
[Alright next question, will you die when you are stabbed through the heart with a stake?]
[Most creatures die when stabbed through the heart, no?]
[Uh… let me rephrase that. Are you immortal unless stabbed through the heart with a stake?]
[No, that is not the case.]
The next thing about Vampires is their supposed immortality unless stabbed through the heart, so I asked about that too.
I worded the question incorrectly at first, from which I got a calm reply… How embarrassing.
[Next isー, are you weak to silver?]
[Let’s see… If I were to be attacked by weapons made of silver, I would take more damage, yes.]
So she’s weak against silver. I have no idea if there are silver based weapons in this world or not, I’ll be on the lookout for enemies that use such weapons then.
[Is there anything else?]
[Then, do you have any other weaknesses? Like maybe an aversion toward crosses or garlic?]
There are a bunch of other things I would like to ask, such as if she has a reflection in mirrors, her ability to cross bodies of flowing water, and whether she can enter houses without the invitation of others or not.
But those are insignificant, I need to check out the more fatal weaknesses.
[I said no already. So persistent.]
After a short pause, Luna replies with a flat ”No”.
It felt suspicious, so I gave one more push, and she shot me down with an annoyed face.
Perhaps she doesn’t want to reveal her weaknesses to others? It felt like she was hiding something.
[That aside, what is up with her? She has been looking at me weirdly for a while now.]
As I was thinking of how I should continue my pursuit of the truth, Luna pointed at someone behind me.
I turned around to see Shisuha, who was fidgeting about as she smiled and looked at Luna.
[Shisuha, what are you doing…]
[Ah? Erm, I, I wasn’t doing anything. I, I was just wondering if I could get to know Luna-san better.]
Shisuha frantically waves her hands to appeal to her harmlessness, when I turned to question her.
Hーmm? She was so eager to get me to summon Luna, so her reaction feels suspicious…
She appears to want to get along with Luna, as she slowly approaches Luna.
And when she reached out to touch Luna…
[――don’t touch me!]
[Ahh!? Uuu… why did you do that…]
[H, hey! Luna what’s wrong!?]
But Luna swatted away Shisuha’s hand, before it reached her.
After repelling Shisuha’s hand, she slipped behind me at incredible speeds and appears to be using me as a shield against Shisuha.
Wha, what’s going on!? What’s happening?
Do the 2 of them have some kind of history that was listed in their GC backstories…?
[Go away plz.]
[N, nuuuuー? Why? I just want to get along!]
[What is going on between them?]
[Hrーmm, She hasn’t actually done anything to you Luna, what’s up?]
Luna showed only her face from behind me, and intimidates Shisuha as she shoos her hand away.
The two of them have yet to even mingle properly, but she already doesn’t like Shisuha.
Shisuha held her swatted hand with her other hand, while looking teary eyed.
Even Noru and Estel looked bewilderedly at the 2 of them.
[She’s a Priestess, right? My nemesis.]
[N, nemesis!? B, but I’m not intending to do anything against Luna-san.]
[Denied, I will not be deceived.]
…..Hmm? Nemesis? …. Ah, maybe she’s hated because she’s a Priestess?
Shisuha also had a necklace bearing a cross-shaped accessory.
I guess Luna’s not good with crosses after all. Priests and vampires don’t mix well after all.
I kinda feel bad for Shisuha, she was looking forward to getting along with her.
Shisuha had a “Isn’t there any good way for me to do this…” look, before suddenly storming out of the house.
She then returned with a round boulder of about 60cm circumference, from who knows where.
She puts the boulder down before us, then clenches her fist before jamming it into the boulder.
The boulder was split in two from the middle, while the portion at the point of impact was crushed.
[See, I’m not a Priestess. I’m actually a monk. No Priestess can do what I just did.]
After pulverising the boulder, Shisuha began claiming to be a monk with a smile. Blood was dripping from her fist, due to her not protecting her hand before doing that stunt.
Oi oi… you’re pushing your case a little too hard there…
[S, stahp! Go away! Heihachi! Do something!]
[Eh? Wuh, oi oi!? Noru! Estel! Some help would be appreciated!]
Luna reactively gripped my shirt with immense strength upon seeing the smile directed at herself with a face that screamed “What the fuuuuuuuuuuuug”, as her plea for help to me.
It became a confrontation between me and a semi-delirious Shisuha, you could feel the madness leaking out from her as she looked at me.
Why am I so scared right now?
[S, she just suddenly called Onii-san by his name…]
[Luna… She made crossing that line look so easy…]
Despite my attempt to get help from Noru and Estel, the two of them just stood by while muttering stuff.
[Okura-san, so you have decided to get in my way. Alright then――challenge accepted.]
[Huh!? Wai, wait, I’ll give you Luna, so can you please lower your arms!]
[Y, you’re betraying me Heihachi!? I thought you were better than that!]
Shisha smiled and took her stance, with her still bloody fist.
How did me summoning Luna turn into something like this!?
Nobody in their right mind would want to take Shisuha head on, so I surrendered Luna to her.
However, Luna stubbornly clung to my shirt as though her life depended on it. This most undignified battle between me and Luna then went on for a while.
In the end, Luna was taken by Shisuha, and she spewed all manner of curses and grudges at me as she was dragged away.
This week gacha/mobages events:
Fate/Grand Order (JP)
Fate/Grand Order (NA)