The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 60: A Compulsory Rest Day (1/2)

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 59: Monster Tamer Arts (2/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 60: A Compulsory Rest Day (2/2)

After our break ended, we resumed training… Or at least that’s what I thought would happen, but apparently, we were done for the day.

“The both of you have already learned Share Senses, so you can just practice it in your spare time from now on. For now, Ryouma-kun, why don’t you listen to Elia’s music. You might think I’m just a doting father, but I do believe her skills in music are truly something to be admired.” [Reinhart]

“Music? Why all oft he sudden?” [Ryouma]

What’s going on?

“We talked about the rimel bird before, right?” [Elize]

“Yes. You mentioned it’s one of the reasons you came to town.” [Ryouma]

“That’s right. Rimel birds can fly fast and use wind magic. That’s why it’s hard to catch one without hurting it. You can’t seem them normally either. But rimel birds are still monsters, so you can still form a contract with them!” [Elia]

I see, so since it’s possible, she’d like to try taming one, huh.

So, what does that have to do with the music?

“Does music have something to do with that?” [Ryouma]

“Bingo. Music is indispensable if you want to form a contract with a rimel bird.” [Elia]

Really? I thought to myself, but then Sebasu came and explained.

“Rimel bird possess a great amount of mana and are also intelligent. Because of that a normal contract will fail with them. However, rimel birds use their their beautiful cries to discern friends and to communicate. So, if you can play a tune for them that they like, then it will become possible to form a contract with them.” [Sebasu]

As expected of another world, they have a catching method that goes beyond common sense! Who would’ve thought I’d have to play a tune to be recognized as a friend…

“You can form a contract like that? I didn’t know that.” [Ryouma]

“The odds of success are really low, so there are people who think it’s just something someone made up. Unfortunately, I’ve never heard of anyone taming a rimel bird other than with this method. As such, when it comes to rimel birds, it has the highest of chance of success.” [Sebasu]

“And that’s why Elia is going to show off her playing. Today is just practice though.” [Reinhart]

“Ryouma-san, please stay there and listen. If you don’t want to listen and fall asleep instead, that’s okay too. [1] But you can’t go home.” [Elia]

Huh? It’s okay not to listen, but I’m not allowed to go home?

Confused, I glanced at Sebasu-san and the others, and that was when I finally noticed it. They were smiling while looking at me.

………Ah, could it be!

“You finally noticed?” [Reinbach]

“Ryouma-kun, you’re always working too hard, so we figured we should help you take a break for once.” [Reinhart]

“After subjugating some monsters, you built a store, then you hired some new employees, then you took some jobs at the adventurers guild, and now, you’re making some waterproof cloths. I hear you haven’t been getting much rest lately, too.

And just yesterday, some hoodlums came to your store, so you’re probably going to get busy again. So, before that, we figured we’d use today’s training as a pretext to distance you from work.” [Reinhart]

“Ryouma-sama, this is something everyone agreed on after hearing about your workload.” [Sebasu]

“And just when did word of that get around?” [Ryouma]

I never noticed at all.

“We’ll be watching over you today, so you’re definitely not working even a little bit.” [Elia]

“This kind of resting probably won’t help your mind rest, but without any rest at all, there’s a chance your body might break. If you still intend to work without regard for yourself after this, we’ll take you back home with us even if we have to do so by force.” [Reinbach]

“Sorry for worrying everyone.” [Ryouma]

“Even if your current workload is alright with you, a normal person would surely break down if they kept that up. It’s also possible you just can’t tell that you’re working too hard, so you need to be careful.” [Reinhart]

“And so, Ryouma-san, today is a compulsory rest day. I will be starting my performance then. Please do enjoy t.” [Elia]

The ojousama sure is unusually pushy today… Or was she always pushy? …Nah, I’m sure this is just her naivete.

While I was thinking that, the ojousama received a violin from Sebasu-san and started playing.

This world has violins too, huh. Maybe an otherworlder brought it.

I listened to the music while thinking of useless stuff. The ojousama is actually quite good.

She played a calm tune, so I was able to relax.

When the music ended, she asked me for my thoughts.

“Ryouma-san, how was it?” [Elia]

“You played beautifully.” [Ryouma]

I’m not just flattering her. I played some guitar myself back in my previous world, but I don’t think I played that well. I don’t know that much about music, but I felt good while listening to her playing, so I’m sure it’s good.

Although my words didn’t overly praise the ojousama, she was still elated.

After that she started playing again.

I listened to Elia play the violin while I petted the amiable Ruog and my slimes. I passed the time in leisure like this.

 

While listening to Elia’s music, the time for the slimes to feed came, so I started giving the 3 slimes my mana.

“Oh!” [Ryouma]

Then, suddenly, one of them showed signs of change.

“It’s here!” [Ryouma]

“What is it!?” [Elia]

“Ryouma-kun, what is it all of the sudden?” [Reinhart]

“What came?” [Reinbach]

When I exclaimed like that, the ojousama stopped playing, and the others approached me.

“My slime is evolving!” [Ryouma]

[1] People falling asleep when someone *cough* sings for them? PUFFFFF! (○`з´○)

The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 59: Monster Tamer Arts (2/2)
The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 60: A Compulsory Rest Day (2/2)
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27 thoughts on “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 60: A Compulsory Rest Day (1/2)

  1. DRAGO says:

    “Oh, hey, that’s finally happening.”
    “What?”
    “Nothing much, just slime evolution.”
    “You mean that thing no one has recorded evidence of?”
    “Yeah, I’ve seen it at least once by now. Nothing new.”
    -Ryouma’s logic

    • DRAGO says:

      Also, now I can’t stop thinking about the comment from a few chapters ago comparing evolution to changing clothes. Durn exhibitionist slimes evolving wherever they want.

    • hb98rml says:

      It might be sort of forced evolution since they normally would gather mana inside them when evolving and he’s feeding it straight to them.

      • DRAGO says:

        Nah, that’s a bit different. He’s determining evolution by feeding specific mana types (2 earth and 1 dark or whatever it is) but the regular mana required for the evolution isn’t what he’s feeding them. So he’s not forcing the evolution itself, he’s only completing the conditions for it.

  2. Prothvar781 says:

    So think it could be considered spoiler.

    In the first write through Ryoma later gets told that slimes aren’t normally possible to watch evolve because they only evolve when they feel they are in a safe place. Mostly cause they are even more vunerable when they evolve than normal.

  3. Sanjeevany sudha says:

    This novel is calming and thus, in my eyes, awesome. A break from the typical I’ll kill anyone and every one that even dares to look at me funny story line. Thanks for the chapter. Please keep it up.

  4. Bob Bobfry says:

    He wants to be the very best
    like no one ever was
    To evolve them is his real test
    to train them is his cause

    He will feed them various things
    gathered far and wide
    Teach slimes to understand
    The power that’s inside

    Slimémon gotta pact ’em all
    It’s slime and him
    He knows it’s his destiny
    Slimémon! Oh, their his best friend
    In a world he just was sent

    Slimémon! gotta pact ’em all
    A heart so true
    His courage will pull them through
    They teach him and he’ll teach them
    Slimémon
    gotta pact ’em all, gotta pact ’em all
    Yeah

    Every challenge allong the way
    With courage he will face
    he will over work every day
    To improve his laundry mat

    Come with him, the time is right
    There’s no better shop
    Arm in arm, they will clean the clothes
    It’s always been their dream

    …I give up this song is Too Damn Long… Ain’t nobody got time for that.

  5. Cake says:

    If I were a violin player in another world, the first thing I’d do after finding a violin would be to play a version of the Morrowind theme.

    I don’t know why I feel so strongly about this.

  6. seitora says:

    On the other spectrum, people do get sense of euphoria from great concert. Listening to animenz live give me shivers that you dont from his youtube.

  7. sweepberry says:

    True, some people tells people who fell asleep a question that “how far they got on their travel as they sleep”, as if they were leaving the site for a moment. lol

  8. Sarn Yung-Hon says:

    Thanks for the chapter! I suggest a change in font type though, its hard to read such thin letters…

    • dozymoe says:

      On that topic I’ve been using stylus (firefox addons) for the last few days, mainly to increase the font size. Zooming the website kinda helped before that.
      More importantly is the text color, I have problem reading almost transparent letters.

      I usually start with: html { font-size: 100% } body { font-size: 2em; }

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