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Chapter 3-1: One Digit Too Many?!
“One, ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand, million… Huh? One, ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand, million…”
That day, Tachibana Uta was checking the store’s proceeds in the backroom; he had tilted his head numerous times already.
It was currently Sunday morning. The store was open, but as noon drew closer, business settled down.
“What’s the matter, mana~ger? You’re talking to yourself again.”
Sungmin, who was tending to the store, flipped the hanging store sign and peered into the backroom.
“Min-kun… No matter how many times I count yesterday’s proceeds, it’s really one digit too many.”
Uta answered as he confirmed the decimal places once more.
“Too many? Does the money inside the register not match the total on all the receipts?”
“No, I had checked the register yesterday when we had closed up…”
“Then, what’s the problem?”
“I just feel that this is too much.”
“Just accept that we made a profit!”
“But a whole decimal place? This makes the highest amount of sales ever, in one day…”
This was unbelievable to Uta.
On the other hand, Sungmin’s eyes twinkled.
“Are you serious?! Amazing… That’s great, manager!!”
“But, this has to be a mistake.”
“The receipts and money match, right? Then, there is no mistake about it!”
“I wonder about that…”
Uta grew more confused.
“Yesterday was an exhaustively busy day, remember? Wasn’t that thanks to your homemade sweets that we distributed on Halloween? And, Haraedo-no-kami did his job properly, so more work had to be done than normal… Ah, and more importantly, the number of customers coming to see these two handsome men might have increased?!”
It wasn’t clear if Sungmin was joking or being serious with this statement.
“It’s because everyone worked hard.”
“And, were led by the manager!”
“I don’t know…”
Although he wasn’t satisfied with this, Uta closed the ledger for the moment.
Having high sales was certainly a fortuitous thing. And, if he had accomplished it through normal means and work, he would naturally be glad.
But, he couldn’t honestly accept this as reality. His intuition was telling him that something was wrong.
“Haraedo, you’re the god of exorcisms, right?”
Uta asked the god who had suddenly appeared to drink some coffee.
“That’s right. What about it?”
“Do you have the ability to make a business thrive…?”
“Don’t be stupid. There’s no way I can do something like that.”
Uta’s question was promptly cut down.
Now, it was Haraedo’s turn to ask.
“Is this about why Minsuke is floating on cloud nine?”
“Right. Yesterday’s proceeds were our highest so far…”
The two of them looked at Sungmin, who was humming as he poured a cup of coffee for a customer.
“Just to be sure, Housou-san also doesn’t possess the power to make a business thrive, right?”
“In that case, what caused it…?”
The mystery only intensified.
Haraedo rubbed his chin as he said.
“If it’s about thriving businesses, then it’ll have to be Sukunabikona-no-kami in the Fuda shrine…”
“Yeah. The chief god at the Fuda shrine. He’s a hopelessly unruly brat, but I cannot deny his abilities as a god.”
“Is that so…?”
That was when Uta remembered something.
“…Ah! That’s right.”
“Why are you suddenly yelling?”
“To tell you the truth, I had paid his shrine a visit when I had gone to pray at Housou-san’s shrine.”
“Eh? You prayed to Sukunabikona?!”
Haraedo loudly dropped his cup.
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