Read at Watashi wa Sugoi Desu!
Chapter 4-6: It’s Our Time Now
“So, how do you plan on searching for that guy, Uta?”
Haraedo asked as the two continued to walk underneath the neon lights.
“I don’t have a specific destination in mind, but I do want to take a look around the station square, the park, and any bustling place nearby.”
Haraedo repeated after Uta and tilted his head in confusion.
Uta gave a quick nod.
“Housou-san seemed to dislike being in bustling places, but people were always around whenever I found him. He claimed that he was watching them from afar.”
“Huh? Now that you mention it, that’s true… And here I thought he hated people.”
“He doesn’t hate people. Rather, he loves them… he dislikes being alone.”
“You serious? I never noticed…!”
Haraedo wrapped his long arms behind his head, impressed.
“So, I thought that maybe he is also watching us from afar even now.”
“Whoa… Now that you mention it, it does seem like something he’ll do! That gloomy bastard. What the hell is he doing while you’re here worrying about him?!”
“This is just my assumption though.”
Uta added, “Criticizing someone based on an assumption is wrong.”
Uta took note of the city’s situation.
Since everyone was “self-isolating” themselves, no one really went out at night and it was evident that the number of operational shops had decreased.
There were also only a few people walking around the city.
“How can I put this…? The city feels deserted and lonely.”
Uta muttered and Haraedo agreed.
“Yeah. Fewer stores have their lights on, making the city look darker than before.”
“This is the first time I’ve seen Chofu like this as far as I can recall…”
“I can understand why Sukunabikona was angry that he couldn’t do his job.”
The two walked and talked about such things. Then, they spotted a notification posted on a closed shop two streets ahead.
“This place used to sell meal sets, but it looks like it has closed…”
“Do you know the place?”
“I used to come here for lunch.”
After the busy lunchtime rush, Uta would entrust the store to Sungmin and head over here for a late lunch. This was one of Uta’s small pleasures in life.
“This kind of makes me open my eyes to reality. I guess my place isn’t the only one struggling to survive…”
At this rate, it wouldn’t be long before the city becomes a ghost town.
“Hey, chin up, Uta~!”
Haraedo smacked him on the back to cheer him up.
“If we can detain Housou and stop the gods of diseases, we can return the city back to its bright self!”
“Yeah… But, Haraedo, our goal isn’t to detain Housou-san.”
“If we’re going to search for him, that’s bound to happen.”
It was just at that moment.
“Hey, over there! A god of disease!”
Haraedo pointed in front of him and ran off in that direction.
“…Eh? A god of disease?”
Uta looked up at the roof of the house in front of him and saw something that looked like a rat.
He couldn’t recall if it was a god of colds or a god of sore throats…
As he watched it, he saw Haraedo vigorously grab it and lift it up as it tried to run away.
(It really looks just like a rat to me…)
“You know Housou-no-kami, right? Do you know where he is?”
The rat-like creature shrieked.
“Hey, aren’t you being cheeky! I can crush you flat, y’know?”
Haraedo held it upside down and threatened it. It shrieked again and disappeared into thin air.
(It really wasn’t a normal rat!)
“Hey, what did that god of disease say?”
“It said ‘It’s our time now,’ and disappeared.”
“What does that mean…?”
The two looked at each other.
“But, from that exchange, it seems to know Housou-san’s plan. If we can catch all the gods of diseases around here and make them confess, we can figure out Housou’s whereabouts, right?”
“Sounds good. Let’s go with that plan for now!”
Uta promptly agreed to Haraedo’s suggestion.
Wаnt mоrе сhарtеrѕ оf Соffее Gаlеttе? Іt’ѕ bееn аddеd tо thе lіѕt оf рrојесtѕ уоu саn gеt еаrlу ассеѕѕ tо оn WWЅD’ѕ Раtrеоn. Gо сhесk іt оut аnd ѕuрроrt thе trаnѕlаtоr!