244 – This yandere imouto is so in love I can’t get through to her
Hmm . Though I want to prevail upon her, with my non-existent communications skills, will I really be able to have a proper conversation with imouto-chan here? I’ve basically got no confidence, okay?
Besides, for imouto-chan here, from what I’ve seen through my monitoring, her communication skills are also weak, though not as much as mine . Basically, she’s a yandere with a brother complex . So isn’t it a high degree of difficulty even for normal people to be able to communicate with her? So what about me then? Seems impossible right?
Thus, my deliberations last one hundredth of a second . Imouto-chan takes the initiative . Draw! Activate magic card! … I just wanted to try saying it, okay .
Imouto-chan has activated her magic . Hmm? This is poison magic huh . Also, isn’t this quite high level? She’s totally intending to kill, right? A poison mist fills the room . Well, that level of magic isn’t going to have any affect on me though .
Ah, crap . Natsume-kun is making a breathing sound that you wouldn’t normally hear . He’s gonna die, he’s gonna die . I plan to use him then throw away eventually, but it’ll be annoying if I let him die now .
I interfere with the magic construction, it then disintegrates . Poison magic is a completely original magic skill sourced from the System, but it’s still possible for me to make it disintegrate at least . I can’t use it myself though . To not be able to use something I could use before, is quite a strange feeling . I guess I’d gotten rather attached to it huh .
Hey, he’s gonna die, he’s gonna die . Like a carp dying out of water Natsume-kun’s mouth is flapping open and closed, so I perform healing .
While I’m doing that imouto-chan thrusts a short sword at me with one hand .
Scarey-y . This girl’s killing intent is so huge it’s crazy-y . Well, that blade isn’t going to reach me though .
Imouto-chan comes to an unnatural seeming stop . Hello, welcome to the spider’s web . Imouto-chan has gotten trapped in the spider threads spread out right in front of me, which is why she’s currently unable to move at all . Capture complete .
Or so I thought but this girl is surprisingly capable . It seems like the instant she realised that her body wouldn’t move anymore, she had already determined that she was being restrained by threads so fine that they couldn’t be seen . A chill radiates from imouto-chan’s body . Oh you can use cold magic as well huh . I guess her scheme is to freeze my threads, so that she can then break them and undo the constraint .
Too bad . Before my apotheosis that might have been possible, but now there’s nobody in this world except Kuro who could do something about my threads . Right now, even Kuro is partly sealed away in another dimension . Thus, there is nobody who can break out from my threads . It’s true enough that before my apotheosis that my threads were weak to water though .
Muhaha . Do not think of my current threads as merely being threads . Me = threads + poison, basically, so threads are an important part of my identity . Of course I would not neglect to improve my threads . My current threads already half exceeded the laws of physics, as the threads themselves are half changed into a different dimension, having become a curiosity that is half material and half empty space . I’m sure you don’t really understand from just hearing that, but the point is that it’s as if the structure of the threads are formulated at a microscopic scale . If you try to destroy these threads with the power of simple physical or magic skills it’s impossible, unless you have the power to destroy space itself . While it is theoretically possible to destroy them with pure brute force, it’d be impossible without the physical strength of someone of the Super Vegetable-World class .
The temperature of the room is currently falling steadily, but even now there’s no ice forming on my threads . Judging that it’s impossible to freeze my threads as things are, imouto-chan changes her target to me . A small spear of ice forms right in front of imouto-chan, then it’s fired .
Incidentally, imouto-chan and I are positioned about one meter apart so it’s pretty much point-blank range . Normally, if magic was fired off at this range it’d be unavoidable . Normally, that is .
Imouto-chan is shocked . All I did was, simply to open my eyes . With just that, the spear of ice that was flying towards me at high speed was helplessly smashed .
I wonder if I’ve overdone things with my Evil Eyes . As the end result of continuously improving my clones to make them more powerful, this has meant they’ve become stuffed full of various functions . One of those, is the automatic interception of any attacks within my field of vision . The practical application of my Attract-Repulse Evil Eyes that I had installed, applies to attacks within my field of vision without concern to my will, which are automatically repulsed and eliminated . In addition, with Fluoroscopy my “field of vision” has no blind spots . In short, no matter where it comes from it can be intercepted . With these, should the day come that friendly fire is judged as hostile, then some terrible injury will likely occur . For example, if the Demon King comes at me with a playful strike she’d be blown away . Well, since the function is intentionally disabled when my eyes are closed it should be fine .
Oops . Ability number 2, evocation of terror also overdid its job huh . Whoopsy daisy . With her brief lifetime experience, the impact of my eyes is too strong for imouto-chan . Even an elite demon such as Argnar succumbed to terror from them . It’s too harsh on a child .
Oh dear . You’ve done it now . Well, this room is Natsume-kun’s though, so Natsume-kun will be cleaning it up, so whatever . I did the same for the vampire girl back then, so I shall kindly pretend to have not seen it . Indeed, let’s do that .
Ah, Natsume-kun, you still alive? Not frozen to death? To the body lying down near my feet, I administer a light kick . That more or less sounded like a groan so he’s alive . Yup, he won’t die easily .
Imouto-chan is bound by the threads so can barely move, and is lightly shaking her head from side to side as if in fear . Ah, isn’t this going to engrave a deep trauma into her? Well, never mind . Rather than simply explaining, it’s simpler if terror makes her do what I ask . Particularly for this girl who attacks first and asks questions later .
Seriously, what is with this girl? She suddenly just tried to kill me . Is it that? Because I protected Natsume-kun, her target? It’s not like I wanted to you know .
Yamada-kun, your imouto-chan is far more extreme and dangerous than you realise . Be careful you don’t get stabbed in future okay? I’m actually pretty serious here .
“Draw! Activate magic card!” – a Yu-Gi-Oh reference .
For “Super Vegetable-World” read “super saiyan” (or super saiya-jin) as the reference . Yep .
“Fluoroscopy” (透視) hasn’t been translated very consistently but it first appeared in chapter 124 and perhaps most obviously in chapter 202 when Shiro decided to keep her god eyes closed by default .
“Playful strike” – literally “skinship attack”, ie rough-and-tumble type playful fighting .