My Head Gets Cold as My Anger Goes By
When I woke up, I noticed a slightly softer texture than the floor wrapped around my body.
Apparently I was in my bed. Was it a dream that I went to another world? That would be great.
But unfortunately, my REAL bed was covered in stacks of books so there’s no way I can lay around like letter 大 like I was doing right now.
I don’t know who did it but someone put me on the bed.
Why can’t it be a dream?
Since morning my forehead was hurting, my vein popping, my stress maxing, and my frustration was breaking through the limit. While I thought that my blood vessel might break, I had the first morning in another world.
For now, I’ll eat some breakfast. I guess was rolling a bit all over the bed without permission.
First of all, the first thing I noticed when I woke up was I was wearing something like red Nazo Tribe clothes. I had a sudden urge to rip the clothes apart because it was the same one as what that woman was wearing when she came here.
But still, they change my clothes without permission, so I got angry and tore away most of it. Since I have no other clothes, I made it closer to a one piece clothes that was tied around the waist.
Anyway, I don’t know what happened if the fabric got wrinkled, usually I just iron it or put them in the laundry shop. I don’t know anything about ironing and cleaning until I came to this world but I guess there’s nothing really wrong with it.
And then, what did they do to the table top? Did they use decoupage liquid? It looks like some scrolls about Tenshi and Guardian of Scarlet Dawn was plastered perfectly. (Note: Tenshi = God. Just in case if you forgot. And decoupage liquid is transparent liquid glue similar to varnish. It is used to create decoupage arts and crafts)
I was thinking about what kind of lettering was applied but at the same time, I had an urge to break those scrolls apart in anger. I tried to them the scrolls but it was covered in decoupage glue and it didn’t peel off even when I used my nails.
The characters written were similar to kanji and katakana and there’s some differences in some parts. There’s some unknown letters here and there but somehow I could understand the meaning of the text.
Speaking of grammar, it was confusing at first but it was close to a regular Japanese (Subject – Object – Verb). Because the long sentences here are extremely short, other features are difficult to find. Overall it looks like some Japanese and weird stuff mixed together.
What’s with this chaos? I was kind of okay because I took some lessons in traditional Chinese.
I pressed down the anger and try to decipher the scroll. The scrolls was actually well placed because you can put your dishes on the table and read the scrolls without the dish blocking the sentences.
I can guess a few reasons:
① Maybe this world’s leaders, obviously with few screws loose in their heads, thought that I disliked their God because I don’t know the wonderfulness and the importance of their ‘Tenshi-sama’.
② Maybe they want me to realize how much the duty that I’m trying to refuse is actually worth.
③ Hearing my words that I wanted to return to my original world, they wanted to give me a sliver of hope covered in melted chocolate and sugar.
After I finished reading, I can summarize a few points that The Scarlet World has come to peace because of Tenshi. Guardian of Scarlet Dawn’s duty is to protect the nearest (?) Tenshi. Then Tenshi keeps the defense until the defense of the five other than Guardian of Scarlet Dawn
That was the content… Was it.. something like a children’s picture book? It reminds me about the story of “Rabbit of Inaba” that I got from a shrine on shichi-go-san.
It feels like oil was poured into my frustration.
But anyway, what kind of shabby status Tenshi has that Red Guardian of Dawn’s job description was written as “Honorably becomes Tenshi’s warrior and protects Tenshi forever”. Do anyone really want a 24-hour security job plus being a counselor? No way.
Especially since I can’t remember anything about martial arts except about protecting yourself and your mind. And I obviously don’t know anything about counseling.
The yesterday’s group of granpa who attended my summoning soon entered the room right after I finished my breakfast. Yesterday, their attire did not seem very realistic. To be honest, they looked like they were doing some kind of cosplay. I thought that the costume was just for impression but when I look closely, I noticed that it had a shape like a wizard’s robe. They had a large hood with a long length and their sleeves shaped like a cone.
I was still irritated but I was able to observe more calmly than yesterday. I could feel nothing but disgust when I saw their faces but at the same time I thought that probably they were the only people that can return me to my world. I will try to reason with them.
“Apologies Guardian-sama, it appears that you didn’t get a good rest last night.”
I don’t remember accepting that I will become Guardian of Scarlet Dawn and I don’t remember I wanted to stay here.
I got angry and I wanted to shout so badly but I somehow swallowed it down. However, I glared at the old man who looks like the representative of the group.
“Today because Tenshi-sama has allowed it, you are going to have an audience with Tenshi-sama. We will show you the way”
Audi… Audience? Like audience in front of a king or something like that? Are you telling me that I can meet this Tenshi? And you are coming with me? It’s hard to understand what they said because they used old words like in old movies.
“Now.. now… She need to dress up first”
“Then you better call me a maid”
“Ah, then bring some red clothes”
Suddenly the other old men start to speak. Ignoring them, I stare at the representative.
“When will you return me to my original world?”
“We can’t tell you”
What the hell was that mean? Is it impossible or not? Which one is it?
While biting my lips, I endured those words. Somehow, it seemed useless to continue this story to this people. Just as yelling at a civilian random maid that ‘I am not a freaking Guardian of some Scarlet Dawn’ would help me with anything.
“… If you say you are going to arrange a dress up, let me take a bath first. I slept like that yesterday and I would like to brush my teeth so get on with it”
I gave up trying to appeal to these people directly. I kept getting angry since yesterday and my willpower to mess around with such people are wilting.
“Bath? Starting now? No way, we will make Tenshi-sama waiting for too long.”
“Since morning bath is just washing your head and body, it won’t take long. Then please at least let me use the washbasin. I want to at least wash my face a bit.”
When I said that the old man called a maid with troubled face then left the room.
The maid who seemed familiar with this matter took me to a stone veranda that seemed to be fine even if the floor got wet and handed me a tub of hot water with nice temperature. I wash my face quickly, squeeze one of the two towels handed to me, and wipe my body with it. Incidentally, the cloth was nothing like a towel. Just an ordinary cloth that looked like a shirt. I felt a subtle feeling…
How do you prepare the toothpaste? I was offered something resembling a toothpick. I felt delicate. I don’t want to live in a world without face towels and toothbrushes. Such a sad way to live.
When I thought it was the end of preparation, I was pulled to a room that looks like a clothing room. Oh, because I meeting a great person, do I get to change my clothes? I finally understand the meaning of that old man’s words “we will make Tenshi-sama waiting for too long”. None of the clothes in the room are suposed to be layered like a kimono, and how long will it take to prepare them?
The maid pull out a dirt red colored clothes which seemed to make the clothes she was wearing looks even heavier. Of course I firmly refuse it.
Perhaps it’s a rule that will not change even in this world that it would be disrespectful to not present yourself in a proper appearance but why should I follow the rules of clothing in this world? I am not a resident of this world so if you want me to dress up then prepare something from my world. Will it be a high school uniform or a kimono.
If you can’t, then I don’t care.
Likewise, I refused all hair ornaments and hairdo that they offer.
Although it was a bit chilly, on top of red one-piece clothing that I made on my own, a flower like a red peony was drawn on a white background.
I was dressed in a long-length jacket similar to those old men, which was a compromise between us both.
Since I was not wearing uniforms, I let them put some make-up on me. I was hit with white powder, but what is it? Is it the poisonous ones like the ancient Chinese?
So now I am going to meet this Tenshi. The old men who saw my appearance, and compromise because I was fussy about wearing clothes of this world. There were also some maid who failed to put on proper clothes on me. All of them looked dissatisfied.