245 – Let’s start with “seiza”
Oblivious children get the seiza . This is common sense for all Japanese . Eh? I’m wrong? I don’t accept that objection . Incidentally I’ve just realised the fact that since I’ve been born I’ve never done the seiza like this . The next time I teleport to Japan, I’ll try drinking tea while sitting in the seiza . Ahh, subdued refinement .
So in short, imouto-chan is currently sitting in the seiza . Her hands are tied behind her back with threads and her legs are also tied, so she’s forcibly being made to sit in the seiza, and on her legs a suitable stone has been placed . This is it! PUNISHMENT!
Imouto-chan seems about to cry, or rather she is crying already . Well, she is actually royalty after all, so she’s probably not experienced something like this before . Her – first – stone . Her legs are shivering nicely now, so let’s try poking them a little .
Damn, this is such fun . Is this a new type of toy? Poke her and she gasps, a life-size imouto figurine . Her value is priceless . Damn, I’ll be inundated with buyers .
Currently, we are in another dimension that I’ve constructed . No matter how noisy it gets nobody will be coming . If it was Natsume-kun’s room, it seems likely that someone would hear the noise eventually and investigate . Here we can have a nice long “talk” you see .
While it’s not as much as in the other dimension Kuro is sealed in, the flow of time is different to the real world here . Since it did take me half a day to explain things to Argnar, I can’t take my poor communication skills lightly . This will definitely take time . So for that reason, I am now performing the greatest degree of time manipulation that I can . This is the opposite of Urashima Tarou . Now then, imouto-chan, go ahead and enjoy the numbness in your legs as much as you want! Ah, not that . That wasn’t my goal .
「Sniffle! Uhh, who, sniff, are you?」
While weeping, while groaning, imouto-chan asks me . I’m a spider, so what? Yeah . I guess she’s not asking about that sort of thing . Hmm . How to reply?
「Evil God . 」
Before thee stands the Evil God . I’m not necessarily incorrect okay, and I’m not lying either . Even if I say so myself, what I’m doing is right up there with the Evil God, basically . A god who intends to destroy the world, humans call that an Evil God! Calling myself with the same title as that D is seriously unpleasant though .
It might have been better to call myself the “Demon King”, but if that leaks somehow and I draw the attention of that brother of hers then it would be annoying . I don’t mean her brother Yamada-kun . I mean the current Hero . It’d be simple enough to kill him, but if I kill him now things will be awkward in various ways . If I don’t proceed carefully with this matter, there is even the possibility that my project will collapse at the foundations . This is purely a talk about possibilities though, since the actual probability is low . Still, so long as the chance is not zero, it’s better not to tread on thin ice . You can’t be too cautious when on ice . So let’s try to avoid stepping on it in the first place .
「The Evil God!」
Imouto-chan gulps in understanding . Ah, that’s right, within this world there was only one being who is called “Evil God” .
Once upon a time, there was the Evil God who drove everyone to war . The people infected by the Evil God’s miasma would continue to kill everyone around them . The people appealed to the Goddess and thus sanity was restored, and they banded together to destroy the Evil God . Under the divine protection of the Goddess, peace was restored . And they all lived happily ever after .
A worthless fable . So worthless it makes me sick .
The Evil God that drives everyone to war . That suits me perfectly . When all’s said and done, I guess I might as well be that ancient Evil God, resurrected from the age of legends? I shall take over the role of that mysterious and unseen Evil God . One of life’s little ironies I guess .
Imouto-chan seems oddly accepting . Er no, don’t accept! Hmm, I guess so . I guess I’m acknowledged as an Evil God . Being viewed as such by an oblivious girl, which way is better I wonder?
I guess that’s enough threatening for now . Let’s get down to business .
「Don’t, kill, that . 」
Damn, I’ve forgotten Natsume-kun’s name in this world . Or rather, I’m not the type to remember people’s faces or names . I can recognise the reincarnators though . Thanks to the memories of Wakaba Hiiro . But, for humans in this world, or the names of reincarnators in this world, I don’t particularly remember them . Not unless they leave a really strong impression .
Going by that theory, I guess that imouto-chan here leaves quite a strong impression huh . Well, I guess?
「Why? Hic! As the Evil God, what is, ugh, that boy to you?」
Umm, in summary, why am I protecting Natsume-kun, or something like that? You don’t have to use that erotic voice all the time though . If you keep doing that, something might awaken in big sister you know? Okay, it won’t .
「That can still be used . 」
I won’t be telling you what he can be used for . And so, I won’t tell you that he’s disposable either . If I told you that I’m afraid of what kind of strange expectations you’ll have .
「You are, ugh, going to start wars?」
I assent . Hmm? Imouto-chan seems to have mixed feelings about that?
Hmm . A clue to capturing her? Recall this girl’s character . How can I lure her in? What is she thinking about with such an expression? Think!
Maybe I don’t need to think about it? Currently the only image of her I have inside of me is “I love onii-sama!” To an abnormal degree too .
This is what this face says: If there’s a war then my beloved ultra perfect onii-sama’s grand exploits will make him an overnight superstar, so it will help him become the ruler of the world . Ahh, alas, maybe not even a genius like onii-sama can contend with the Evil God in front of me? If that happens, then onii-sama is in danger! There’s no way that this Evil God will leave alone someone like onii-sama who possesses the aura of a great historical figure! I’m sure it’s true that this Evil God fears that onii-sama will become stronger and is making plans to kill him before he’s ready! But, if it’s onii-sama! If it’s onii-sama then surely he can even beat the Evil God! To make that happen, I cannot allow this Evil God to strike the first blow against onii-sama . Onii-sama, I shall buy time for your sake!
……Yeah, something like that I guess . Her sense of despair has vanished as if it never was, and now I feel that she’s glaring at me severely, seemingly indicating that the change in her way of thinking matches my image of her amazingly well . Ultimately this is just me play-acting her inner thoughts based on her image, but I feel that if I’m not exactly right then I’m not far off either .
In that case, the devil’s temptation, no, the Evil God’s temptation .
「Your onii-san, how about I overlook him?」
While the seiza is used in all sorts of formal occasions and the like, it is also sometimes used to punish people . Putting weights on their legs is certainly not common though . Just to be clear, the whole time Sue is speaking in this chapter she is struggling to speak clearly due to the pain .
“Subdued refinement” has been translated from wabi-sabi, which is a particularly Japanese aesthetic sense .
“I’m a spider, so what?” – Shiro is exactly quoting the title of this series here .
“Something might awaken in big sister” – Shiro is referring to herself as “big sister” here and the implication is that she might awaken to S&M tendencies or something like that .