Chapter 8 – I Will Try My Best
Having seen my Father’s plain features a while back, I received an unfathomable shock.
” Will really looks like you, dear. ”
That comment from Mother sent me over the edge.
Why did I not ask god to make me a Ikemen?! [TN: He just made you a SUPER Ikemen.] How regretful.
But, come to think of it, having a handsome face might not mean anything. I meant, just looked at how my plain-looking Father could get Mother. Father just taught me that in this world, a face was not all that was! (So rude)
Thinking about it, in my previous life, there was a person who was popular even though his face, sorry for saying, was not one of the best out there. That was why, face, even though this was just me escaping from reality using just a simple reason, as long as I made an effort, would not mean a thing! Yes, I was just trying to make life simpler for myself.
Yep. This time, in this world, I would try my best!
I said, Mother, Father.
I knew you had not met each other for a while now, but would you mind not flirting with each other here?!
My broken heart was breaking even more…
I would try my best!
[TN: Now, this next passage I don’t really understand but it seems like he is playing a connecting game…]
Ah, ‘My broken heart’ sounded like what a foreigner would use.
Let’s play with that….starting with ‘Foreigner’, ‘Headaches hurt’, ‘The First of the first’, ‘The feet of Pig’s feet’ till the last was ‘A foot that looks like a foot of a Serow’.
The last one was slight wrong. According to my friend’s opinion, ‘A foot that looks like a foot of a Serow’ meant a foot was attached to the head, torso and limbs of a Serow, the meaning of boundless grotesque. [TN: Real meaning, to compliment on someone’s legs as long and strong like a wild goat’s. It’s supposed to be a good thing…I think]
Thinking of it now, why was I thinking about such stupid and meaningless stuff? That must be because I was trying to distract myself.
By my side, a weird atmosphere drifted in the air. Didn’t you dare drift over here. I would punch someone.
All right! Situations such like this meant sleeping. Sleep…..
After desperately hypnotizing myself, I fell asleep. When I came to, soft white light shining through the window made me understand that it’s morning.
Next to me was….Nice, it looked like they had already woken up.
Recently, I came to understand what my body was trying to tell me and I also managed to have self-control. I began to daydream, ignoring my hungry stomach. [TN: A baby should pay more attention to eating!]
It took me a long time to get to here. I tried my best.
It had just only been a few days? See here, calling for somebody by crying for a Japanese like me was so embarrassing that I could not bring myself to do it, even though I knew I should not. It took so long~
Saying that, I was pleased with myself being able to stay calm in spite of hunger.
Currently my sphere of my life revolved around this room like ‘THE☆HIKIKOMORI’ [TN: People who stay stuck in their rooms and don’t go out], it had only been a few days after I was born so there was no helping it. The room next door seemed like a place to change or to relax. This room seemed to be the bedroom with 2 doors, 1 to go out into the corridor and another which connected to the room next door.
In the middle of this ridiculously huge room was a ridiculously huge bed where my parents slept and right across, to the side of room next door was my baby crib. As my neck still could not support my head, this was fine as I could not move but once I could, I would want to leave this room.
Madam, I wanted information.
But, the first barrier was this fence… This safety design of installing fence around the crib to prevented a baby from falling! To me this was an unwelcome favor.
However, seeing this European-ish room, didn’t it mean that Nobles and Knights exist in this world?! Was this not exciting?!
Didn’t get excited! Didn’t think that this was a Fantasy world!
That was why, I was trying hard to get my neck to support my head and so, I started doing training to my hands and feet. As well as vocal exercises.
” Ga…Uu…I…Wu…U… ”
It would look like I was only wriggling my limbs about.
” Shashuishu…shesho! ” [TN: Japanese alphabets – Sa line, Sa Shi Su Se So.]
I was weak at the ‘Sa’ line….
“Oh, Will is wriggling about! Are you already awake? Are you crying? ”
The door opened and Father walked in.
I could hear his footsteps about 3 times as he walked on the carpet and carried me up. It must be because I was so small right now but Father looked so huge. No…His height must be over 180cm. And though I said he looked like me from the previous life, there was some fantasy elements mixed in. Because his face looked Caucasian. That silky silver hair with green eyes. ‘Who is this chuunibyo?’ kind of feeling. I meant, silver hair and green eyes!
But his face was plain so what a pity.
” Your mother is still changing so let’s wait for her as you play with papa~ ”
He said happily, stroking his face against mine. It was good that you were happy but, touch! That stubble of your hurt, Father!
” Sha yuu beii bobaaree!! ” (Shave your beard properly!)
I used all of my strength to resist as I wiggled my arms and feet about and yelled but my short limbs could not reach him so the critical hits kept on coming.
” Ooh! See your father made you so happy, Will? ”
Plus, not being able to speak properly made him misunderstand~!!
Damn it…I had to practice my pronunciation from now on! I would try my best!
After that I was completely exhausted and so I obediently played with Father until Mother arrived.
I… would try my best!!