The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 181: Wedding Ceremony I (2/2)

A story that anyone from this world has likely heard at least once. The story of how this world came to be.

As the acting priest told that story, eventually the story came to an end, and the ceremony finally got to the interesting part.

“—The groom to be wed, Hyuzu. Do you take Rurunez as your lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part? …Do you swear this in the presence of the gods” [Acting Priest]

“I do.” [Hyuzu]

“—The bride to be wed, Rurunez. Do you take Hyuzu as your lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part? …Do you swear this in the presence of the gods?” [Acting Priest]

“I do swear it.” [Rurunez]

“Very well. I, Arafral, stand witness to your oaths, and the permission of the gods to a newly formed husband and wife, I—” [Arafral]

…? Hmm? What is it all of the sudden? For some reason, the priest, Mr. Arafral, suddenly stiffened up.

According to the order of ceremony, by this point in time, a new entry should appear under the ‘Titles’ section of the status board, stating their ‘married’ status and the name of their partner. So, something like ‘husband of ___’ and ‘wife of ___’ should appear there. This is the proof that the gods have accepted their marriage, and it is only upon confirming the presence of such titles on the status board that the marriage will then be declared to be complete. Or, at least, that’s how it’s supposed to go anyway, but…

A few seconds passed, but Arafral was completely stiff, not moving an inch.

To be more precise, his body had gone stiff and only his eyes were moving. He seemed to be staring at Hyuzu- and Rurunez-san’s status board.

…I have a bad feeling about this.

“What’s going on?” [Ryouma]

“Did the title not appear? Have the gods not acknowledged their marriage?” [Camil]

“That’s impossible. It’s true that there have been weddings where the titles didn’t appear and sham marriage scammers were arrested, but those are rare incidents. No, in the first place, there’s no way Hyuzu would get in trouble for something like that.” [Jill]

Jill-san was really agitated.

Did the titles really not appear? Or maybe something bad popped up instead?

Since Mr. Arafral keeps staring at the status board, then maybe it’s the latter?

Or maybe he just can’t read it because his eyes are bad.

Whatever it is, can he just say something already!?

“………………Mu?” [Arafral]

I don’t know if it’s because my feelings got across or because he was taking so long that the murmuring guests have gotten loud enough for him to hear, but either way, Mr. Arafral raised his head at long last and realized the situation at hand.

“Umu. Please excuse me… Umm… You can all be at ease, for the gods have indeed acknowledged their marriage!” [Arafral]

When he said that, everyone heaved a breath of relief. But in that case, just what was he staring at so badly?

“But there’s more!” [Arafral]

Hmm?

“The groom and the bride have each received a blessing from three gods. This is indeed one of the rarest things I’ve seen in all the years of my life. I truly pray from the bottom of my heart that this pair of husband and wife never forget the oath they’ve sworn today, be thankful to the gods, and work together from here on out to build a wonderful family.” [Arafral]

Mr. Arafral quickly explained why he went stiff a while ago, and then proceeded to bring the ceremony back on track.

Unfortunately, the only one who could keep up with this sudden turn of events was apparently just me. Most probably because I was already – for various reasons – used to their antics.

Hmm. Given the timing, though, the three gods Mr. Arafral was referring to are probably Kufo, Rurutia and Willieris-sama since it was their idols that I sculpted for this wedding.

“…But whoever it is, they probably did something after watching the ceremony unfold…” [Ryouma]

For a moment, everyone went blank, but then gradually, that blank turned into joy, and then very quickly, into a boisterous dance.

The guests cried out blessings at the newly married couple as loud as they could, while Hyuzu-san and Rurunez-san hugged each other even though they didn’t really understand what was going on.

Unfortunately because of this, the banquet, which in a sense, could be said to be the real main event of the wedding, will probably have a hard time impressing the guests more than this.

No, not probably. Definitely.

“Can you believe this? The gods are blessing us!” [Hyuzu]

“I knew I was right to choose you. Yes. I’m sure that must be it.” [Rurunez]

Hyuzu-san and Rurunez-san were so elated that they looked like they were about to cry.

That was an unexpected surprise, but I’m sure this will be an unforgettable ceremony to many.

I’m really happy for them… I really am.

I have a feeling that things might get a little scary after this, but that’s probably just my imagination. Or at least, I hope it is.


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22 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 181: Wedding Ceremony I (2/2)”

  1. joe Avatar
    joe

    Thanks for the chapter.

  2. kuroharuto Avatar
    kuroharuto

    Thanks for the chapter!!!
    When he froze while reading the status screen, i was expecting them to be blessed by “the favourite child of the gods” aka Ryouma or sth similar to that¯_(ツ)_/¯

  3. Philip Avatar
    Philip

    Interesting outcome, but it’s obviously not what Ryouma intended to gift them, so we got to wait a bit more (or at least I have to). I wonder if any or all of those blessings would influence them, or are just there to impress others. I do believe that separating them will be next to impossible like this (separate as in someone forcing them to divorce).
    Thanks for the update! Awesome translation as always! God bless you!

  4. ashton Avatar
    ashton

    I expected this to happen, the gods already said they watch him to kill time so it seemed likely they’d pull this off.

    1. Carmeops Renard Avatar
      Carmeops Renard

      indeed, there is no reason why the gods would watch every single wedding to see if the couples are worthy of a blessing

      but they do keep an eye on their “children of gods”, so they did watch this particular wedding, and well, while they are at it..

  5. twinnnn100 Avatar

    thanks for the chapter

  6. Zax Avatar
    Zax

    All that work and the gods stole the show at the end haha. Thanks for the chapter

  7. lygarx Avatar

    Even the gods must have a gift for the bride and groom when they attend a wedding

  8. junior1210 Avatar

    And if someone had spoke up to object to their union, I could just see them being struck by lightning, before getting trashed by the assembled throng.

  9. Muhammad Ilham Suharta Avatar
    Muhammad Ilham Suharta

    I know they’re bored, but how bored ard they for doing this lmao

    Thanks for the chappy~!

    1. Diana Kurosawa Avatar
      Diana Kurosawa

      They’re as bored as the Shipper Fairy-san~

  10. dragoonofinfinity Avatar
    dragoonofinfinity

    Those 3 are gonna give their people a heart attack one of these days. Wasn’t a single blessing already supposed to be an uncommon occurrence?

    1. spare Avatar
      spare

      You think this is bad wait until Ryouma gets married and gets a blessing from every known god … and even a few that aren’t

  11. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  12. hb98rml Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter ❤️

  13. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  14. darkLoki Avatar
    darkLoki

    Thanks for the chapter, now we know about he can’t be invited to participate in wedding ceremony because the gods will bless the couple

  15. Laharl8080 Avatar
    Laharl8080

    If only they know it’s because bof ryouma there I wonder how will they react

    1. DaiCho Avatar
      DaiCho

      They’d probably thank him with all their hearts.

  16. Divinechaotic Avatar
    Divinechaotic

    Yup. Rurunez is lucky because her lucky husband got injured during their trip. And because Hyuzu got injured, they met Ryouma.

  17. John Fritz Avatar
    John Fritz

    Ryouma’s close employees and friends are gonna have some spectacular weddings. I wonder how many gods would Bless Ryouma’s wedding day, I already feel bad for the Clergy who’s gonna wed them for he is about to get a heart attack when he sees Ryouma’s status board

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