I Said Make My Abilities Average! 19

Since the author seems to keep dishing out the chapters at a rate of once every 3 days I should try to reach at least that level if I want to catch up.

Let’s look whether that works out…

19 First Job

 

The day after Mile had registered as a Hunter she started right away with her first job.

Since the setting she had made for herself included being able to use Storage Magic, there was no need for her to carry any luggage. But since people would look strangely at her if she went out empty handed, Mile decided to take at least a backpack with her. It’s contents will only be the prey she hunted though. Bread for lunch and her water canteen were inside her Item box where they wouldn’t spoil.

Her armaments consist of a leather breastplate, leather boots, and the Mysterious Sword at her waist. It made her look like a novice Hunter for the most part.

Since this was a rural town, the way to her hunting grounds, the forest, was short. An adult would take about an hour to reach it. Mile reached it in 15 minutes. Since she slowed down when she happened upon other people it took her this long. Since it wouldn’t be environment-friendly if she ran at her full speed she wouldn’t ever do it.

 

「So this is the forest where I’m going to hunt…」

She followed the instructions and had even been handed a map. This should be it.

To the unpopular and dense forest, she spoke her thoughts. Since only silently thinking them would make her feel kind of lonely.

 

「Aside from beginners, everyone else probably either headed further in or went to another forest altogether…

Since it’s a place meant for beginners, there are probably no monsters here that give high rewards…」

Mumbling this, Mile entered the forest.

 

After walking for a little, she found a bird perched on the branch of a tree. Even though the forest was fairly dark, Mile’s eyes could see perfectly fine for some reason.

Despite detecting it, there was nothing she could do with just her sword while the bird was all the way up in the tree. But since the bird was fairly big, Mile was sure that it would be bought by the Guild if she hunted it. If not, she would just have it plucked at the inn and eat it herself.

Mile looked around the ground and picked up a stone about the size of her fist. She then extended her arms backwards, aimed for the bird, and threw with her full power.

 

Doooon!

 

A deafening noise resounded.

And the figure of the bird had vanished. Along with the bird, the upper part of the tree was also missing.

Apparently, it was quite unlikely for the bird to have escaped.

Due to Mile’s slightly too good eyes she could see specks of meat, feathers, and blood splatters clinging to the tree’s remains.

 

「Ahhhhh….」

 

After a few minutes, Mile had regained her motivation and started walking again. In the pockets of her tunic were several pebbles around the size of her fingertips.

With that size they’d only penetrate her target. It would probably be best to aim for the head.

Mile is a girl that can learn from her errors.

 

It might have been caused by the earlier noise, but there was no sign of any prey.

Thus Mile decided to focus on collecting herbs in the meantime.

But since barely found any by searching earnestly, she decided to cheat. Of course, Search Magic.

Mile wouldn’t even think of doing something strenuously if there was an easy way to get it done. She could justify this level of cheating.

 

「Search Magic! Show me the location of herbs!」

 

『Please take seventeen steps forward, then turn left, and finally take another six steps forward.』

 

「What are you, a sat nav!? Aren’t you just guiding me? What about this is magic!?」

『Fundamentally, the thing called magic is all our doing though…』

「Right….」

 

Since she had expected something like a radar to pop up in her vision with blue or red points indicating the herbs, or pillars of light to indicate the position of the herbs, Mile sunk to her knees in disappointment.

 

『We could arrange that if you would like us to…』

 

「Then say that!」 (TL: I suck at translating Tsukkomi…)

 

Not wanting to rely on the nanomachines too much, Mile refrained from talking to them when she wasn’t casting spells. But right now she couldn’t not reply.

If someone were to see her, they’d certainly think she was strange in the head for rebutting herself.

 

Having changed the Search Magic from voice directions to radar mode, Mile steadily collected herbs. Apparently her optical nerve gets stimulated directly to make her see the radar.

When she had harvested enough of a certain herb she switched to the next kind, stuffing all of them into her Item box. Mile thought that it wouldn’t be good to forage too much of only one herb.

 

While she was busy collecting plants the effect of the earlier noise seemed to have run out and the animals came out of their hiding spaces.

In reaction to a Horn Rabbit that showed itself a short distance away, Mile flicked one of the small stones from her pocket at it.

There apparently are techniques to shoot coins or metal balls with your fingers on earth too, but they ultimately aim at the opponent’s face and eyes or only serve as a distraction. But in Mile’s hands…

 

Woosh!

 

It penetrated.

Since she accurately hit the head, it’s meat and pelt were unharmed as was its horn. Nothing that would lower its value.

Motivated by this success, Mile switched from harvesting plants to hunting.

Horn rabbit. Bird. Fox-like animal. She hunted them without discrimination.

After restocking on her pebbles on the go, she continued shooting them like a madman.

The prey would disappear if you got into range for sword or spear and the hit rate for bows wasn’t too good either. Accordingly, a normal Hunter couldn’t hunt that many birds and small enemies.

And finally a big one appeared: a boar!

 

Woosh!

 

She had made a big catch.

Mile returned with a happy and relaxed expression on her face.

But then she noticed it.

 

「Ah, I didn’t use magic even once despite being a magician…」

 

As it would seem, Mile didn’t recognise using Search Magic as “using magic”.

Certainly, it didn’t leave the impression that she had “hunted with magic” if she didn’t use any Attack Magic, but this was too hard on the standing of Search Magic. Although the fault for this probably lies with the first impression of “sat nav”…

And in conclusion, Mile had used neither Attack Magic nor her sword.

 

Mile had come to the Hunter Guild to turn her prey into money.

She carried a part of it in the bag she had slung over her right shoulder.

For the sake of convenience she wouldn’t hide that she could use Storage Magic from now on, but returning empty handed would make it look like she failed to hunt anything, so she wanted to show that she successfully hunted something.

Since she only wanted to turn in the Horn Rabbits and herbs from the continuous commissions as well sell off other animal parts, Mile headed directly towards the material counter without stopping by the reception counter. Before reaching it though, a man approached her.

 

「Do you have a moment?」

 

Does he want to flirt or does he want to nag me about something?

When Mile took a slightly defensive stance, the man, no the boy, quickly continued.

 

「I’m nobody suspicious! I just want to recruit you into our party!

Our party has five people, but we are lacking a bit of offensive power. And so we’re looking for a new member. These guys are the members.」

Behind the boys were two other boys and two girls.

 

「I haven’t seen you around here, are you from another city? Judging by that full bag you seem quite skilled, but when you go solo there’s nobody to help you in a tight spot.

There’s not much of an age gap between us and you could be at ease since we already have two girls in our party. Would you be interested in joining us?」

 

Mile’s intention to join a party was zero. If she formed a party her irregularities would come to light immediately and her teammates would probably either try to use her or even sell information about her to some nobles.

But having this conversation in the middle of the room, while still carrying her stuff, take any longer would stand out and it would be even worse if he got stubborn about it.

 

「Is it okay if I turn in my goods first?」

「Ah, sorry. We’ll wait here」

The boy obediently stepped back.

 

Mile then went to the material counter, recited her name and identification number, and took out her prey.

By doing this her accomplishments as a Hunter, such as the continuous commission or the delivered materials, will get recorded and count towards raising her Rank.

 

「Oh, little girl, you seem quite skilled despite your youth. Not to mention there’s quite a lot and the pelts are essentially undamaged. I’ll add in a little bonus for you.」

The middle aged man behind the counter said while admiring the fruits of her work.

 

「Really? Thank you very much!

Ah, but I still have more…」

Mile then started pulling out the remaining animals from her Storage Magic and lined them up on the counter. Meanwhile the clerk’s eyes had grown to the size of saucers.

「S-Storage Magic…. And what’s with that amount….」

「Eh? Is something the matter?」

「Is something the matter, she says….」

When Mile took out the boar at the end, the man’s jaw dropped to the floor.

 

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I like boke-tsukkomi humor. Sadly I find that it just doesn’t translate very well since it has a big cultural component. I’ll try my best, but don’t expect to much.

 

How I image Adel running full power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=otWsyL2eAUI#t=100

 

I’m visiting my parents over the weekend and then have a trip from monday to wednesday, so I don’t know whether I can update during that.

Slaving away in the cave of tritium wonder, healing myself by translating stuff.
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Iremi
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She has already failed at being “normal”

Bobster
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Another glorious failure to appear average for our OP protagonist.

Emait
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Just an average day of an average hunter.

Anonymous
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completly average eh…..

Tashady
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Now, I’m just starting to feel sorry for her…

Banarok
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so she thought that it was inconvenient enough to haul the boar that she’d rather “make some noice” it’s not like she don’t know storage magic is super rare she went to school after all.

this is a bit too air headed really, would have been nicer if she accidentally let it slip due to habit.

Anonymous
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How are the odds that the boar counted as some kind of local boss?

Owl
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And what are the odds “Anonymous” did not spoiler again?

Can someone ban him? If he can’t stop spoilering, at least he can do it in the privacy of his own room and not affect everyone else just to make him feel like a know it all?

Anonymous
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Wrong anonymous lol.

Ved
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“Horn rabbit. Bird. Fox-like animal. She hunted them without discrimination.”

Yeahhhh. I sort of expected her to just inadvertently kill some boss monster. You know how it is. You’re hunting little birds and rabbits and before you know it you’ve slain the god of the mountain.

RoflCat
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She ‘know’ it’s rare, but she fails to fathom how rare it is, or what is the ‘normal’ level of storage magic (because it’s so rare she’s never seen it)

malediction
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well she basically at far away country and maybe that place have different opinion about magic, and also i think she thought that storage magic actually not rare because she set her setting like that with average on mind and she go to school so maybe storage magic are not that rare at her school.

Anonymous
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She doesn’t have any proper idea what is “normal”. She has been getting some hints, but there is still a lot of information that she lacks. For instance, what should be considered “normal” storage capacity of Storage Space spell and some of its requirements. Her item box is outright hax though and she knows enough to not reveal it, so you can clearly see that she is able to be circumspect when she has the required information.

Anonymous
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Just a quick note, Storage Space spell and Item Box are different things and have different effects, just in case the translation didn’t make it clear in earlier chapters.

aram
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yeah but you are all forgeting this is not true magic but nanomachine doing the work for her theirfor item box might not be far fetched

Anonymous
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Uh, i meant outright hax in that it completely goes against what everyone else in the world knows about Storage Space magic. It keeps everything in stasis… food stays the same temperature (hot food stays hot, cold drinks stay cold), and you can even store rare ingredients and corpses and not worry about having them rot. It also has no upkeep cost unlike Storage Space magic which drains the user steadily over time.

Ved
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Uhm, except she has memories of her upbringing and went to school with a magic curriculum. You tend to pick this sort of cultural trivia by osmosis, so even then, she should know.

psychobee
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Thanks

Anon
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Day 1 failure at being normal, that’s our Mile.

1707mania
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well… someone who screams “normal” every time is already abnormal to begin with XD

Anonymous
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Lol poor bird got shoot by a tank she’ll

Liedral
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Attempt #? at being normal: BIG FAIL

Lol…..

Hono
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You can say she’s off by a Mile…

Anonymous
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Much thanks.

Fael_7
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That was…expected. But still…*facepalm*

Finz Raizer
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Well …. that fast ..

blackhawkrider
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……..poor bird………………………..

DemonCooler
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Twas annihilated. R.I.P.

hecate
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he fail huh 😮 but it’s still fortunate enough that she didn’t blew the mountain or something when she use magic -_- and said, “ah i’m sorry i accidentally did it”

Thor Shenkel
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If you think of tsukkomi as quips on Mystery Science Theater 3000, or as forum comments, and translate them that way, everything will be clear to the non-Japanese audience.

Jeg
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Well, hunting dragons maybe closer than I think.

Expertus
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Well, aren’t they “average”?
She does have a magic output equaling that of an ancient dragon so I guess smaller dragon hunting is quite an “average” hunting for an average hunter.

aram
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not equalling that of an ancien dragon just half that

Nic
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Im guessing that storage magic has a very very limited space bundled with it being a rare ability

Seeing her pull out so much stuff including a huge boar….

Anonymous
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You are somewhat correct. It is linked to user magic ability just like the water thing…. remember when she trained wonder 3 and they had different water output? Also its not as … OPhax, as her Item Box.

Dann
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Instant rank up. the only person to rank up after only one mission. totally average for a young teenage girl. right (ノдヽ)

Thanks for the chapter!!

Anonymous
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Uh, maybe Mansie didnt translate it clearly enough, but in the previous chapter the author kind of made it clear it is hard to rank up due to bureaucracy. She cannot get an instant S easily from the guildmaster even if she somehow manged to nuke an ancient dragon in front of the whole town, each guild operates semi-independently which is why the advancements are checked carefully to make sure there are no shenanigans. And the reason why the author does this is because its going to be relevant to the plot later.

Sherrynity
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“It’s nothing, officer. Please proceed on.”

**pulling a giant bird monster carcass from her storage**

xanon
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Thanks for the chapter. Knew it would be good when she threw the rock with her full force.

Reaper Phoenix
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Thanks 4 the chapter!

Any chance that first bird is a powerful monster to most hunters?

Anonymous
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No. Twas just a bird.

Nyamsus
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nanomachine quite user friendly …
compare to appraisal and ai-chip

Anonymous
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Ai-chip? Where’s that from?

Sytrite
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I would suspect it comes from “wujie shushi”, aka, “Warlock of the Magus World”. A Chinese YY novel (Qihuan, I think…)

Carmeops
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from “warlock of the magus world”
basically high tech future scientist with AI chip in his brain die in accidental nuclear explosion and end up in a magical world where magic is linked to radiation and his AI chip fused into his soul

Raufgar
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Thanks for the chapter~!

Wow, day one and she’s already failed at being normal…

And that poor bird…got shot at by a tank round…

K
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Thanks for the update

Pan
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Thank you for the chapter. Don’t push yourself too much, translator, we already grateful that you translate this amusing novel. I got so much laugh from this!

Adel, I mean, Mile, as the usual, failed spectacularly at being average…. *facepalm* XD

Also, the comments are hilarious too… I got as much laugh from the comments as from the chapters. Thank you guys, you made my day!

kirindas
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Thanks for the new chapter!

Tereus
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Damn… After reading so far I can only see the MC as Female version of Satou… Only thing lacking right now is for her to be a gourmand just like him and VIOLA 😀

Wooly Marmot
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Yes, a female Satou, complete with the rocks. I bet her cooking skill is “average” as well. 😉

But there’s a big difference. Satou uses his head well enough to hide his cheat (well, mostly), whereas Adele/Mile has too much fun blowing away monsters etc. to limit her kills to a reasonable number. I bet she was actually having fun just being by herself and not having to hold back.

She thought. Next I bet we see what that mistake will cost her.

Anonymous
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Uh… she knows enough to do her hunting solo. Just wait for when she gets companions and see how she tries to deal with hiding her Fingerflick of Doom then. Bear in mind, she is merely socially incompetent, she isn’t retardead.

Wooly Marmot
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Even hunting solo, it seems, she didn’t restrain herself from getting an unreasonable number of kills. That’s not retarded; it’s just rather ditzy–especially compared to the aforementioned MC of Death March.

Anonymous
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It is more like she is a bit too… uh, hyper-focused? She does need to be able to make a comfortable living off her hunts after all. It will probably be a bit less weird if you take into account she doesn’t yet know how much money what she has will get her. Uh, i think the finance part is coming up and her actions will make more sense then, or at least it will be more evident that she is hung up on doing the accounting for supporting herself, during this first trial run.

Kasinki
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Straight down the abnormal road

Kisato
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Adel truely is an airhead. It’s fine though.

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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I could probably imagine Adel running more cutely … maybe something like this –
https://youtu.be/HYrVKLBhitE?t=14s

aram
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what anime was that from? ive newver seen it anywhere is it new?

Seinvolf
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It’s trailer for this autumn season or winter one…

Albedo\'s Ahoge
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I think its a promotional trailer for a new game~

Pyrok
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that’s far from being normal since I think she has no idea of how “common sense” work there
she thinks something “normal” in a [Hero]’s sense

LoliStalker
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Who need a bazooka or sniper rifle when you have pebbles!

cant wait to see nect chap on how she fail again XD

Mesmerised
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Thanks for the chapter!

KuRuuRuu
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Thank you for the chapter!!
She’s really a genius in showing off her OPness unintentionally 😂
Looking forward to another “average” daily life of our “average” hunter~~~

Irina_Akashira
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Thanks for the update

At begining is writteh “Mumbling this, Adel entered the forest.”

Really is “Adel” written there in the original version, or is a mistake?

SkyDragon
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Might have just been an author slip. It’s consistently Mile in future chapters.

ishira
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Imagine a bird on a tree got rekt by Yamato’s 46cm Type 94 gun…. #RestInPieces (if there’s still piece left)

I just found this novel this morning, and it’s nice to see an airhead-average girl being humble, in OP ways. Thank you for the translations!

GonZ555
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Meatbun delivery~
Thank you for the chapter ( ●w●)

Hmm… i want to use that Search magic..
「Search Magic! Show me the location of delicious Foods!」

Seinvolf
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Thank u always for ur great work…
^^…

— She then extended her arms backwards, aimed for the bird, and threw with her full power.
Doooon! —
My condolescen…
T.T…

— 『Fundamentally, the thing called magic is all our doing though…』
「Right….」 —
It give a legit answer…
XD…

And she still failed to become a normal hunter girl…
XD…

Goodx4
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Thanks for the Chapter!!!
she already proved herself to be abnormal on the very first day ……. i feel sorry for her ……. and even more so for the people that wanted her to join their party

dorkfall
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she hunted prey indiscriminately using only pebbles =_____=
~reminiscing about darksouls 2 when you 1st got the lightning spell
(before it was nerfed)…
killed everything that moved despite being a melee user >____<

"And the figure of the bird had vanished. Along with the bird, the upper part of the tree was also missing."
~imagine hitting the head of a person/thing so fast and so hard the head disappeared but the body's still intact

thanks for the update

DOHere
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Thank you for the chapter~

SkyDragon
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Don’t push yourself too hard on the releases. It’s fine if you can manage an “average” release schedule.

Anonymous
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Seriously… Learn what a normal person can do first before trying to be one XD

haazhell
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thanks for the normal dose

dangerdude
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thank you for the chapter! will have to read this!

Kikitondo
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“and boom, the tree and the bird vanish.”

At that “somehow” like description… i suddenly burst to laugh.

Past One/Hikari to Kage
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Past One/Hikari to Kage

Thanks

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