The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 3 Chapter 237: Advantages and Disadvantages of Slime Magic (3/4)

Sereriputa laughed as he said that, but what about him?

“Me? I might act a little different with you, but I’m usually fair. Do you think I’m the sort to show any concern or reservation whether it’s a god or human in front of me?” [Sereriputa]

“That was a stupid question.” [Ryouma]

This guy surely doesn’t know the word ‘reservation’.

When I thought that to myself, everyone nodded.

“Hey, that’s uncalled for. I try to get along with you guys, you know.” [Sereriputa]

“I get it, I get it, so please get off me… You’re heavy— I mean, okay, you’re not heavy at all.” [Ryouma]

You’re too light. Abnormally so. But it’s still annoying.

“It’s a little annoying having Sereriputa point it out like that, but it’s true we act different than usual.” [Gayn]

“Yes. When you think about it, the reason we gather so frequently is because of Ryouma-kun. When was the last time the nine of us gathered like this?” [Rurutia]

“When the world was just born, we gathered like this, I think.” [Kufo]

“There was a time when the world was small. It kept growing bigger and bigger until it developed into this.” [Willieris]

“We can just send each other whatever information we need, so we gradually went our separate ways.” [Tekun]

“And even when we do gather, we only gather when it’s necessary, and only with the necessary people, so not everyone.” [Kirillel]

“Whether we met each other or not depended on necessity.” [Fernoberia]

“Even when we do meet, we never drank or talked like this.” [Grimp]

The gods earnestly nodded.

It probably feels like working from home where there’s no need to meet others.

Though I probably shouldn’t put the power of the gods on the same level as technology.

“Nah, it’s actually pretty close. Just that in our case, the unit of time is in centuries, and sometimes even millennia. That’s especially true for a certain god. In fact, there are gods I can’t remember when I last met them… That’s why I’m actually grateful to you, Ryouma-kun. Because of you we started gathering together again like this.” [Gayn]

“It wasn’t intentional on my part, but nonetheless, I’m glad that you’re happy.” [Ryouma]

Everyone’s laughing so gently, so I’m really happy.

“So do you guys still have something to tell me?” [Ryouma]

To be honest, though, I can still talk about my slimes.

“As in something important like what you said earlier?” [Ryouma]

“Nothing on the same level as that warning about your spell. I have a lot to say when it comes to farming, but there’s no point if you can’t apply it right now, so just try to learn what I’ve told you first. So, yeah, there’s nothing left for me to say…” [Grimp]

Grimp-sama turned to the others.

“If there’s no one else, then I’ll speak.” [Sereriputa]

A voice said from beside me.

“…Well, I guess I can lend an ear.” [Ryouma]

“You don’t have to be that wary of me. What I’m about to tell you is something I’ve already spoken about with Kirillel.” [Sereriputa]

“With me? What are you talking about, Sereriputa?” [Kirillel]

“That Ryouma-kun should work on his intuition. We talked about it, remember?” [Sereriputa]

“Intuition? Come to think of it, I guess we did. While you were doing your punishment training. I thought you were just buying time to rest.” [Kirillel]

Apparently, they really did talk about it beforehand.

But still, what exactly do they mean about ‘intuition’?

“I mean, look, you’re the logical type, right?” [Sereriputa]

“Hmm, I guess? I don’t really know.” [Ryouma]

“It’s not really a bad thing. But you know, everything is a question of time and place.

For example, when telling something to others, you need a logical and coherent explanation.

But depending on the situation, sometimes it’s more important to act first.” [Kirillel]

That makes sense.

People have things they’re good at and bad at, but balance is important.

It just so happens that I’m leaning more toward logic than intuition.

But…

“Originally, you’re the type that does things by feeling, the type that excels in intuition. Sereriputa and I agree on this.” [Kirillel]

“Really?” [Ryouma]

“Yes. It might’ve been because of the environment in your past life that you started leaning so much on theory.

But in this world, there are a lot of things that rely on an expert’s experience or feelings. Earth has made much progress in the way of its technology, so they put a lot of emphasis on data and reasoning, right?

In a world like that, it’s only a given that you’ll have to lean on logic. Especially for someone like you, who’s conscious about your inadequacy in communicating with others. You’re conscious about it, so you try to do something about it.

But because of that you’ve became unable to take advantage of your strong points.” [Sereriputa]

“…Even if you tell me that.” [Ryouma]

I’m not really feeling it.

“You said something about failing before, right?” [Sereriputa]

“Yeah, because of the atmosphere in town being bad and the atmosphere during the meeting being similar to a company I worked at in my past life, I lost control.” [Ryouma]

“That’s it. If you were able to properly control that ‘feeling’, you wouldn’t have run out on your own like that.” [Sereriputa]

“You’re talking about that time? But I just felt bad during that time.” [Ryouma]

“Why? Because you weren’t being logical?” [Sereriputa]

Sereriputa stood up and gestured as though to say ‘you really don’t understand, huh’.

If I react to him, I’ll lose. Gotta keep my cool.

“Look, I don’t get it, so explain.” [Ryouma]

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  1. Sereriputa keeps on getting put down, but in a way he is the god that pushes Ryouma to grow the most. He’s really doing him a lot of good, it may be upsetting at times, however that is frequently exactly what the doctor ordered.

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