In a Different World with a Smartphone Chapter 312: Hypnotize the Crew in the Drifting Ship (1)
Arc 28 Fetal Movement (Proofread by Ruriko)
“Welcome back, Mr. Touya, and my Ladies.”
The three bodies of Etoile Graeme bow slightly, following Shirokane who is humanized from silver dragon. The three bodies are in good shape gradually.
A large-scale attack happened recently in Sandra. This time I come to the Reverse World to check if it has affected here.
I haven’t discovered any Fraise here, since there is no the core of the “King”. But the mutants are different. I’m a little worried about whether there’s going to be a lot of mutants in the Reverse World as well.
So I immediately search the web for “mutants”, but there is nothing relevant. Apparently, my worry is unnecessary.
“Touya, Touya. Have I been counted as a ‘lady’ as well? Right? ”
“You are of course not a lady. It said ‘ladies and others’.”
“Maybe it’s ‘ladies and lovers’.”
The doctor who wears a loose white coat is joking as usual.
This time, I come with four others: Yumina, Lou, Lindse, Leen and the Doctor.
Suu, Erze, Yae, Hilda, and Sakura cannot come. Suu helps his parents at home. Erze, Yae, and Hilda are helping the knights. Sakura helps her mother Fiana at her mother’s school.
I come here just to confirm the mutants this time, but now the mission is completed. Lindse and Leen want to read books in the mansion’s library. The Doctor says he wants to take a walk in the city, because he has not been able to do it for a time.
It’s a really pity to just return without doing something, so I want to go somewhere. Yumina and Lou are going to follow me.
“Well, let’s go to the King’s Capital again!”
“Would you like to have something to eat there by the way?”
We open the Transfer Gate. It transmits the four of us to a deserted street.
Walking to the main street, we can hear the bustling noise of Graemes as usual.
After a stroll around various places, we buy a newspaper from a news-stand by the street, and head to a cafe which we have been to.
Because it has past the lunch time, we find seats immediately. We order some light meals and have a drink that the people in the next seats are drinking, which is called “Kofi”. Because it smells like coffee.
While we are eating the sandwiches and salad, I read the newspaper. If Leen is here, she may scold me again, for she thinks this behavior is bad.
“It is very convenient for us to learn news by newspaper. Brunhilde can’t do this, right?”
“Because the long-distance communication methods are not well developed, so far. It can be mass-produced in Babylon, but such a thing will inevitably produce misreported news and conspiracy theories. I wonder if the world can be rumbustious with it, but it’s really convenient.
I give the newspaper to Doctor, and drink “Kofi”, which is served after the meal. Yeah, it is coffee after all. It’s a bit acid and tastes not good either. But it’s not too bad to drink. … I add some sugar.
The Doctor makes a small voice while he is reading the newspaper. Narrowing his eyes, the Doctor takes something out of his pocket and begins to glance over the newspaper. Ah, he is holding a loupe?
“It’s an article here.”
What the Doctor is pointing at, is an article titled “Pirate Ship, Drifting into Barkuru Port”.
“An unregistered ship suspected as a pirate ship, drifts ashore by Barkuru port.
The 34 mariners are under arrest. This one? ”
“Look at the picture of the wrecked pirate ship. It’s printed here. Here. Have you seen the crest on the raggy sail? Do you remember it? ”
“H’m? Crest?” I borrow the loupe of the Doctor to magnify the black-and-white newspaper photo, and look intently at it. “Half of the ship is broken, right?”
Through the loupe, I can see the black and white image of a unicorn supporting the starlit shield. What…!
“Is it the crest of Leaflease…?!”
I’m shocked, and stare at the crest magnified by the loupe. No way… Is this the ship missing during the pirate eradication battle? The ship is McLean!!
I hurry to read on. It says that the ship which drifts ashore by the harbor is an unregistered ship, whose nationality is unknown. And all the crew members are unable to communicate in the common language, and are now caught by the lord of Barkuru Port.
“What happened to it? Why does Leaflease’s ship drift here? ”
“I have no idea…. I heard that God often travels among different worlds…”
While answering Lou’s question, I try to get organized. Is this a coincidence? Or…
“Either way, we cannot leave them here. We must help them.”
“Please wait. I don’t mind if we help them. But what should we do after that? Will you go back to Leaflease? ”
“Oh, of course… Yes…”
“Usually, if we want to help them, we have to explain this world, not only to the crew, but also to the Leafleas and all the representatives of the Front World. I still think it’s too early to make a decision.”
Indeed, things about a different world cannot be accepted by people easily as by people like Yumina. She knows the existence of Fraise, so she is able to understand such kind of things to a certain degree….
“… It’s true that someone can hypnotize people by using ancient dark magic?”
“Are you talking about ‘Hypnosis’? Well, if the magic works, people’s memory will become vague.”
In the ancient dark magic, there is also a mental interference system, which includes memory manipulation, coma, confusion, madness, temptation, loss of mind and mental breakdown. It can cause great trouble if any mistake occurs.
Under ordinary circumstances, it is forbidden to be used on anyone other than a villain or a criminal, but we have no better choice. Besides, they are imprisoned, knowing nothing for the language barrier. So it’s better for them to forget this experience.
As to “Hypnosis”, I read a magic book at Babylon’s library, so I think maybe I can use it.
“Anyway, let’s go to rescue them. The location is … Barkuru Port of Panaches Kingdom. It’s … here?”
The location published in the newspaper is displayed on the smartphone map. Because we are in the cafe, we cannot use space projection.
“Parof and Reinie … They are countries on Parnier Island in our world,” says Yumina, looking at the map. And as he says, Barkuru Port is on Parnier Island in our world.
It’s a little far from Arento.
“It will take me a while to fly there. Everyone waits here.”
“Ok. Please take care.”
If I use “Teleport”, maybe I can move there momentarily. But it once caused severe pain, so I decide to go directly. If I fly with full power, it will take less than 30 minutes.
So I rush out of the cafe, quickly enter the back alley, and disappear with the “Invisible Method”. Then I use “Flying” to rise to several thousand meters high at one burst. Then with “Accelerator” for a super acceleration, I move forward above the clouds at high speed.
Finally, I arrive at the sea. A large island comes into my sight. It is Panaces Kingdom, the symbol of Parnier Island.
As soon as I land at Barkuru Port which is located in the southeast, I open the “Transfer Gate”, return to the back alley of King’s Capital, and meet everyone waiting at the cafe. Then we return to the Barkuru Port together through the “Transfer Gate”.
“So many ships are berthing here. But the shapes are strange.”
While looking at the ships in the harbor, Lou looks around restlessly.