Ken yo, kaku katariki – 11

11 – The Matter of this not being the Another World I was thinking of

I was not expecting something like this at all.
I am innocent! That’s what I wanted to shout.

A closed room. Concrete walls with just a desk and two chairs. The kind where you just knew that katsudon was going to be served at any…no, I wouldn’t think about it, as it might come true…


“As I said, I was making my way down the mountain when I heard the sounds of fighting. And so I thought that I better go and help…”

“Oh? In other words, you were on that mountain. In other words, you were in the Galian mountain range.”

“Uh, yes.”

After answering like that, I was thrown into this room.

As for the car that had brought me here…yes, car. An automobile. The ones with noisy engines.

Just wait a minute now.
I was supposed to have died and been reincarnated into another world.
A world with swords, magic and dragons. I had even killed a dragon myself, so I wasn’t wrong.

So, what is this?
There are guns, there are cars, and I even saw something that looked like a cell phone.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.

I thought this was going to be like the middle ages. Not a world of guns, cars and cell phones. Not at all.
A world of Heroes, Demon Kings. Going on adventures or living with harems!

It’s not supposed to be a world of fancy cafes and trains!
What is the meaning of this!?

“…Why do you look so conflicted?”

“It’s nothing.”

The man, who was the only other person in the room, was writing silently on a sheet of paper when he looked at me with exasperation.
Just then, the door in the back opened.

“It’s just been confirmed. No family register or information of him entering the country.”

“I see.”

Well, of course. I thought.
After all, I had been living in the mountains this whole time. I was not registered. That old man would never go out of his way to do something so normal.
Currently, I am mysterious, unregistered illegal immigrant A.


“Hmm? What is it?”

I addressed him hesitantly, and the man looked at me with a puzzled expression.

“What is…going to happen to me…? Am I going to be arrested…?”

“Why? Have you done something bad?”

What? I almost said in alarm.
Was this a trap!?

“No, uh. If I’m not registered…”

“Well, if what you said is true, then you were living on the mountain this whole time. We’re not going to arrest you for that.”

He chuckled. So, I had been anxious over nothing then. I let out a sigh of relief.
However, the man then looked a little troubled as he continued.

“However, this is a very rare case. Some people here think you might be a foreign spy…”

“No-not at all!”

“I know. A foreign spy would not have helped someone so boldly. Still, we must confirm it. I suppose you will need to be observed for some time.”

“Some time…?”

“Well, don’t worry your head about it. After all, I hear that Count Orlando will speak on your behalf.”

Count Orlando…?
Count. That kind of count? So there were counts in this world. But why would he help me?

“In the first place, we are not police officers. We don’t have the authority to arrest you. But we have to get some things in order, and it would be troublesome to let you walk freely at the moment. I am sorry.”

“Oh, uh. I see.”

“It is very likely that Ms. Orlando would not have come back safely without you. You likely saved her life. We won’t treat such a person badly. Rest assured.”

“Th-thank you…”

He-he’s a very nice person!
I now feel quite bad for being scared and thinking he was going to arrest me!

“However…I would like to explain something.”

The man took the map that was passed to him and opened it on the desk.
It was a very large map. Most of it was forest and mountain. And for some reason, the mountain was circled in red.

“This is the forest where we found you. The Sunset Forest. The danger level is between E and B. There are demon beasts, but it’s not too dangerous as long as you don’t travel too deep into it.”

Sunset Forest…so it had a name.

“And then, here.”

He traced his finger on the map towards the mountain with the red circle.

“The Galian mountain range or Galian mountain. This whole region is a ‘red field.’”

“Red field?”

“It means it is forbidden to enter. I suppose that would be quite a shock for you, seeing as you were living there.”

Are you serious!
Old man! Why are you living in a forbidden area?!

“Well, the reason is simply that it is dangerous. And so we of the Hunters Guild have marked it that way to warn others. It’s not like you will be punished by the law if you do go. Don’t worry… However…”


“In the future, if you were to enter it again…which would be going home for you. In that case, you must contact the Hunters Guild. Also, you should avoid telling other people that you lived there… We do not want civilians to think that it isn’t so dangerous, and go inside.”

That was true. It was a very reasonable explanation, and so I nodded my head without hesitation.

“That is all I have to say. But dealing with the police and other people upstairs will take a little longer… If you want, I will take you to the resting area. I’m sure you’re quite hungry?”

The young hunter said with a warm smile. And then I thought, ‘Ah, I wasn’t able to eat that cow after all.’

“By the way, Kuro…what happened to the dog that was with me?”

“Dog… Well, you can call it that. But it’s still a monster. So it has to be quarantined for a while. Of course, you seem to be able to communicate, so I’m sure they will not put it down. Yes, I’ll make sure that you can live together in the city. I promise.”

“…Thank you.”

If they had just killed Kuro, I would have gone berserk. No doubt about it.
But I would just have to trust this man. And so I bowed and thanked him.

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Ken yo, kaku katariki ~ Ken to mahō no isekai ni tensei shita noni jitsu wa bunmei ga gendai reberu datta ken

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    • Yeah, the chapters are kind of short so the jaw drop reveal was passed by quite fast. Think it’s due to the structure of the story chapters rather than intentional but it still was a disappointment.

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