The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 148: Down the Mountain (3/3)

“We were talking about the person that invited me to the chapel before I came here.” [Ryouma]

“Oh, that person.” [Rurutia]

“It was pretty coincidental, so I thought you might have done something. Rurutia?” [Ryouma]

“Hmm~ I wouldn’t go that far, you know?” [Rurutia]

“Yeah, she told me so too.” [Ryouma]

For some reason, Rurutia has a troublesome atmosphere about her today. It almost feels as if she’s intentionally trying to create an atmosphere suitable for a Girls-Only Gathering.

“By the way, Ryouma, hasn’t anything been happening lately?” [Rurutia]

“You sure are quick to change the topic… Well, just a few hours ago, I was running around the mountains looking for a missing person for a job I picked up.” [Ryouma]

I explained what I did last night.

“That must’ve been difficult.” [Rurutia]

“It wasn’t all of my monsters working, though… It was mostly the slimes and the rimel birds who I relied on…” [Ryouma]

No, actually, isn’t that usually the case? Relatively-speaking… But I am properly doing my job too, aren’t I?

“Didn’t they get information from the bandits?” [Kirillel]

“Wouldn’t it be more apt to say that everyone worked together?” [Rurutia]

“You should give them a treat when you get back. They worked hard, after all.” [Kirillel]

“Of course.” [Ryouma]

Just as Kirillel-sama says, the rimel birds spent a lot of time flying to find Pedro-san. They were also the ones who found the bandits. I’ll treat them to a feast when we get back to Gimuru.

As I said that, Kirillel-sama smiled a smile free of worries.

…Come to think of it, I feel like someone once said something about the God of War hating otherworlders. But I don’t feel that from her at all. If anything she strikes me as a person with a good temperament and is easy to get along with.

“Hmm? What’s the matter? Is there something on my face?” [Kirillel]

For a moment, I was about to say that it was nothing, but there isn’t much of a point in lying to gods. As such, I just honestly told her what was on my mind.

“That’s the first time a human has called me friendly… Anyway, I’m supposed to hate otherworlders? Who would say something like that? The one who hates otherworlders is Fernoberia (God of Magic).” [Kirillel]

So she doesn’t know who said it either.

“Unfortunately, I don’t remember either. It should be one of the gods, though.” [Ryouma]

“Maybe it’s about compatibility. After all, the earthlings have a different common sense compared to those from this world.” [Willieris]

“!” [Kirillel]

She seemed to have understood something based after what Willieris-sama said.

“There’s a lot of people who can’t get along with otherworlders personality-wise.” [Kirillel]

Well, it’s not impossible, but the way I see it, they’re talking with me perfectly fine.

“Please remember. You are the first person from the otherworld that we are able to talk with like this.” [Willieris]

“Until now, we’ve only been able to watch the otherworlders that came here from our side. They never really got to interact with us.” [Kirillel]

“I see. So since you can’t talk for a long time, there’s no way to get along.” [Ryouma]

“Another reason might be because of Kirillel’s duty and the standards used to pick out otherworlders.” [Rurutia]

After they explained it to me…

I found out that the earth god prepares a list of candidates that can be summoned to this world.

From that list, Rurutia and the others will pick out the person that will become an otherworlder.

People that obviously cannot adapt to the present time of this world.

People who possess dangerous thoughts.

People who are too violent.

They try to avoid picking such people.

“That’s why we tend to pick out otherworlders that aren’t connected with fighting or conflicts. But Kirillel is the Goddess of War. Bullying the weak and killing needlessly may be prohibited, but hunting to survive or fighting to protect others are okay in your book, am I right?” [Willieris]

After Willieris-sama said that, Kirillel-sama continued.

“Yes, because I would never deny someone who uses all of his power to live. That’s true whether it’s a bug, an animal, a monster beast, or a human. If it’s in order to live, I won’t deny them picking up a weapon to fight. In the words of your hometown, it would be what you refer to as ‘the survival of the fittest’.

But of course, if the problem can be solved with just talking, then that’s also good. Unfortunately, as long as people are alive, there are times when it still can’t be helped. Still, there are people that I don’t like. Those who willfully push for wars, those who think of fanning the flames… There are even those who treat me as an evil god. I can’t stand people like those…” [Kirillel]

I could feel some anger coming from her too… But it makes sense. I’m sure anyone would be mad if they were treated that way. All the more so if there’s no way to clear up the misunderstanding.

“On that point, Ryouma adapted right from the start.” [Rurutia]

“I lived at the forest for three years right after coming here, after all.” [Ryouma]

“You can hunt and you can easily subjugate bandits. I don’t have a reason to hate you. Moreover, it seems you were originally strong.” [Kirillel]

“Thank you very much.” [Ryouma]

It seems Kirillel-sama has a rather favorable impression of me.

It feels pretty good to have my martial arts praised by the God of War herself.

“I know! Since you’re here, why don’t we fight? You and me.” [Kirillel]

“…………………Excuse me?” [Ryouma]

I feel like I just heard a really weird proposal all of the sudden.

19 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Kirillel: Let’s fight! If I win, you become my boyfriend. If you win, I become your girlfriend.
      Ryouma: …

      1. Goddess of war fighting someone whose body still hasn’t fully developed…if she gets beaten, she’ll never live it down.

  1. I prefer original reason goddess of war used to hate otherworlders

    Spoiler Inside Show

    Still feels like one of the bigger changes from first version and it slowly starts to tilt me.

  2. Thanks for the update. Is it the cache thing that makes it impossible for me to press like on comments or is it something on my end?

        1. Goddess of War and dutiful unlike Some gods, so not much romance experience gets drawn in after being defeated. Even better tsundere goddess (usually lack of exp. plus tomboyish choices(like battle)results in tsunderes showing up) this would give excellent material to the other gods(for teasing,before getting into trouble) about the serious war goddess while giving the goddesses something to “girl talk” about.

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