198-180 Kerg Mayhem (Current)

 The town of Kergu, where the mayhem had occurred, was visibly damaged.

 Even just a short walk into the town, we could see collapsed buildings and burnt ruins everywhere.

 The expressions on the faces of the people walking around the town were somehow dark, and the aftereffects of the mayhem still seemed to be lingering.

This was a lot more suppressed than I thought ......, but was there a lot of resistance?

It seems so. I thought it was just a matter of suppressing religious sites. ......

 I was under the impression that it was just a forced search of some buildings and the arrest of those involved, but from the looks of it, there may have been quite a few riots.

 Although not many times, I have passed people who looked like soldiers several times, and there is no doubt that there are quite a number of soldiers in the city even now.

This is the kind of thing that makes me think that religion is ......
It's the incitement of believers that's evil.

 I think you are free to believe what you want, but please don't use it as an excuse to cause trouble for others or as an excuse for bad behavior.

 I'm sure you've heard of it, but I've never heard of it.

It's a good thing we're heading to pinning as soon as possible.

 I'm not sure what to make of it, but it's a good idea.

I guess so. Let's try to get out tomorrow.
But for now, why don't we have lunch?

 In the event that you've got a lot of time, you'll be able to take a look at a few of the best ways to get the most out of your time.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

 I'm not sure if it's because of the conflict, but I can't find most of the stalls that were lined up when I came here before.
 So, we had to go to a restaurant, but it was quite crowded, probably because of the lack of stalls.

I want to choose the best place possible. ......

 We've been in this world for almost a year.
 We've been in this world for almost a year now, and we've come to understand the criteria for choosing a restaurant.

 First of all, it is important not to choose a place that is too cheap.

 Cheap places may have "reasonable" taste, but that's only for the people here, not for us. Many of the foods are a little hard to eat.

 Unfortunately, "fast, tasty, and cheap" is almost impossible.
 The Japanese gyudon chain is an anomaly.

 ...... No, gyudon is not that good, is it?

 It's not as good as the cheap set meals that are available around here, but the memories may be a little beautified.

 Well, we can't compromise on "good taste", so the rest is "fast and cheap".

 This is easy. If it is expensive, it is fast, if it is cheap, it is slow.
 Basically, this is the relationship.

 Of course, there are restaurants that are popular even if they are expensive and you have to wait in line.

 The other important thing is the staple food.
 In order of preference, white bread, potatoes, black bread baked that day, and black bread baked some days ago.

 Up to the day's black bread, it's okay to eat. If it's freshly baked, it's not so bad.

 Shiro bread is quite good.

 If there is a cafeteria where you can smell the bread baking, it will be your first choice.

 Well, it's hard to get fresh bread for lunch.

 Kuro bread from a few days ago?
 Hahahaha, not that one.

 If you choose that, you're out of luck.

"Toya, sniff out the good stuff. Goo!

It's not a dog, but ...... it smells a little like baked bread.

 He said he wasn't a dog, but he honestly wandered here and there and pointed to a diner.

 The diner was a busy place and stood out from the rest of the crowded restaurants.

 He peeked inside from behind the people waiting to enter the restaurant.

"Whoa! Hey, look at that!
"What's that ...... price list? "What's that, a price list?

 I pulled Haruka's hand and pointed to the back of the store, where I found several price lists.

 There were several price lists, one for "white bread", "mashed potatoes", "cut potatoes", and "black bread".

 Underneath, it said that black bread was "no extra charge," and that the extra charge increased for cut fries, mashed potatoes, and white bread, in that order.

 The answer I can get from this is that you can choose the main dish of your set meal!
 That must be it!

There's no reason not to choose this place!
Yes. It's cheap. The food looks good, too.
We don't have enough meat, but we can add .......

 Naturally, there were no objections.

 Even though it was a little past lunch time, we waited for a while before entering the restaurant.
 We all ordered the set meal with white bread.

 Only Toya ordered extra meat, but that's usual.
 The beastman is a little fuel efficient.

 ...... No, it has a lot of power, so poor fuel economy is not quite the same thing.

 SUVs and trucks are used for different purposes. There is no point in comparing fuel efficiency with the distance you can drive.

 Fortunately, I'm making enough money that I don't have to worry about fuel bills.

 Now, in this type of restaurant, it may take a while to get seated, but once you order, the food is served quickly.

 This time, too, I didn't have to wait long for my set meal to be served.

 It took a little longer than the other customers who ordered at the same time, perhaps because I chose white bread.

"Oh, this bread is a little warm, isn't it?

 The bread I picked up was slightly warm and had a nice aroma.

 The image is that of a round loaf of French bread.

 It's a little harder than most bread in Japan, but not as hard as black bread, which can make your gums bleed if you're not careful.

Yes, it is. It's not freshly baked, but I wonder if they re-bake it a little before serving it.

The black bread is left uncooked, I guess. I guess they leave the black bread as it is. Overcooking it would make it hard.

 The side dishes served with it were not bad.
 The side dishes served with it were not bad at all, in fact, considering the price, they were quite good.

 As I was enjoying my meal, I looked around and saw a wooden board with a menu written on it.

 In addition to the staple food choices mentioned earlier, there were other things hanging on the board that you would expect to see in a typical Japanese diner.

 In my mind, it looks like a restaurant in a TV drama where the actors eat all the food.

 That kind of atmosphere.

 If it had a blackboard, it would be an iron plate.

 Since many people here can't read properly, many restaurants for locals do not have menus, but for us at first glance, having a menu makes it easier to order and gives us a good impression.

 The number of items on the menu is limited, probably due to the need to preserve ingredients. .......


 I was looking around the restaurant when something unexpected popped into my field of vision.

 That's .......

 I'm not sure if this is a good idea, but it's a good idea.

What, Nao? ...... Oh, isn't that Mr. Umezono?

 I'm sure you're right, aren't you?

 It's a great way to make sure you're getting the most out of your business.

I'm not sure what to say. You guys are--!

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and what you can do to help.

I'm not sure what to say. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for.

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 We looked at each other and twisted our heads. Yuki and the others weren't with us at the time, but we told them what had happened, so their reaction to Umezono's words must have come as a surprise to them.

What's wrong? You seem to be quite straightforward. I've heard that you've been quite abusive to Haruka and the others.

 It was Yuki who spoke up on behalf of our questions.

 I think they decided that it would be better if it wasn't Haruka who was the most repulsive to Umezono.

I'm sorry. I couldn't afford it. We don't have any money, and things haven't been going well.

 At Yuki's words, Umezono made a series of excuses with an embarrassed expression on her face, her mouth agape.

"Hmm. I'm not sure if I understand it or not. I'm sure you can understand. But we were with Natsuki, so we could live with it.

I didn't think it would be so disheartening to be left alone. If you don't have money, you're in trouble, and if you do have some, everyone around you looks like an enemy who's out to get you. ....... Seriously, I thanked my parents.

 Plum garden covers his face with one hand and sighs heavily.

 I don't know how you feel.

 Even on Earth, if someone asked me to walk alone in Brazil or Mexico, I'd be pretty scared.

 I may be biased, but I have heard that the murder rate is 100 times higher than in Japan! or "Even police stations are attacked! or "Even police stations are attacked!", it seems like a very dangerous place.

 It may not be that dangerous to the locals, but that is the way it is when you are in an unfamiliar place.

 It is even more so when it is a different world.

 Well, Laffan is not that bad a town.

 It's not that bad even in the bad places we know. ...... No, it's dangerous for a woman to walk alone.

But if that's the case, you shouldn't have been so aggressive back then.

I'm not sure if it's the same thing. I was so stressed out! ...... No, well, I was still in a better place then. It was even worse after that.

 In the event that you're in a position to make a decision on what to do, you'll be able to do so with the help of your own personal consultant.

 I'm not sure what to say.
 I'm not sure what to do.

I don't know if it's okay to talk about it. You threw away your work at the store.

"Oh, it's okay, it's okay, it's okay here.

 When Umezono glanced back at us, we saw a man peeking out from the kitchen.

 He smiled and waved to the man, who smiled lightly, barked at us, and went back to the kitchen.

 Oh, oh, oh? What's this?

But we can't throw away too much work, can we? Do you guys have time? If you have, stay a little while. I'll buy you some food.

Oh, yeah. Yeah, sure. We've got some things on our mind, okay?

 Yuki nodded to Umezono, who shrugged and pointed to the food on the table, and asked us.

 We had talked about leaving town early, but we weren't in such a hurry that we couldn't take some time off, so of course we nodded in agreement.

Thanks. I'll see you in a bit.

 We watched her go back to her work as a waiter.

"...... looks different from last time, doesn't it?

 When I twisted my head to see the unexpected reaction, Yuki thought for a moment and shook her head.

Hmmm, he was like that when I was in Japan. He doesn't listen to others, but he's got a sense of leadership. He also seemed to be a bit selfish, so he might be the type of person that people like or dislike differently.

That's a pretty tough image to have, isn't it?

 Toya frowned, as if remembering that time.
 Well, I can't deny that I was pretty annoyed at that time too.

The rivalry with Haruka was obvious. ...... No, it was obvious.
I don't know why. I didn't really care about it.

 I'm not sure why? I didn't really care." Yuki and Natsuki chuckle as Haruka twists her head.

I'm sure you'll be able to understand why. As much as I'm aware of it.

"Even if you're a pretty face, people won't like you when you're not. Even if you're pretty on all sides, people still hate you.

 Maybe Natsuki has had such an experience.

 It's just an image, but girls seem to have a hard time with groups, or factions, or something like that.

 However, it is not so easy for boys to be liked by everyone if they are good-looking, good at studies and sports, and cheerful.

 If you are a member of the opposite s*x, you may be disliked by the same s*x because of backbiting. ......?
 I'm sure you'll be able to find something that works for you. ...... No, I don't think so.

 It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're going to be doing and how you're going to do it.

 I don't know what's going on in your mind, but I'm pretty sure no one has ever shown it to you.
 I don't know if this is the case with girls.

 But if someone likes Haruka, Natsuki or Yuki, they might not like you.

 --Yeah, socializing is hard.

Maybe you're just a little overwhelmed by all the feelings you've been holding inside. Stress.

When a person is depressed, they may suddenly start crying or get angry when nothing is wrong.

I see. I guess it can't be helped if you think of it as an illness. The situation is what it is.

Well, I don't want to think too much about the stressful situation when I'm alone.

 I really don't want to think too much about the stress state I would be in if I were alone. I don't know how Haruka and Toya recognized me when I was in my first human soul state.

 It was because of the three of us that we were able to remain relatively stable.

 I don't want to think about what I would have done if I had been left alone.

I think the reason he hit Haruka and the others was because he wanted to take out his stress on the weak. ...... The problem is that Haruka wasn't in a weak position at all when she came here.

I'm sure you'll agree with me. We were barely in a position to go look for Natsuki and the others.

At least we weren't in a situation where we would dare to help someone who was aggressive towards us.

No cheat is not the same as no threat to us.

 In the event you're not sure what to do, you'll be able to find out how to do it.

 If you think about it, in a way, it is still easier to deal with someone like Umezono who is directly outspoken. We can choose not to get involved with them because they have bad intentions, or we can just eliminate them.

 The problem is with people who are friendly at first, but then betray you.
 This is bad because it's hard to cut them off when they are friendly.

 Of course, if they're really friendly, there's no problem, but ...... you can't tell.

 Furthermore, if there is a person who doesn't show up in front of us and tries to surprise us from the shadows, it is quite dangerous.

 That's one of the reasons why we were trying to avoid meeting our classmates.

I'm glad that Mr. Umezono is okay. I didn't want to take the risk to save her, but it's not like I wanted her to die.

"Well... As long as he lives a decent life and doesn't turn to crime. We're from the same town.

From the looks of it, Mr. Umezono seems to be all right.

 The expression on his face as he walked around the cafeteria as a waiter was different from when I met him in Laffan, he was smiling a lot and his eyes were full of life.

"Is it that? Is it a man?

I can't deny that possibility. Well, you'll have to explain that to me.

 We laughed at Yuki's sly smile and waited for her to finish her work, eating a little more slowly.