beyondthesea25

Digilog Ren'ai Seikatsu

Chapter 8

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Language: English

Summary

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When we left this place to go on an outing, we were just housemates ... [ Translator's NOTE ] Here, "outing" means "a visit to the grave" ?

But, when we've returned home now, ... we both have "more-than-housemate-feeling" .... ♬ [ Translator's NOTE ] As of January 9, Chapter 7 wasn't uploaded yet. However, this opening could hint that she got much "closer" to him, presumably ... ? Please refer to Page 2, a brief summary of the previous chapters. Then, you may see an outline - what happened to them in Chapter 7, I hope.

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Oh ~~~ !

Seriously ----. Shin and Ito-chan, what on earth are they doing ... !?

Damn ... !

( Irritated. )

They should have come home by now ... !!

Excuse me, Neo-kun ...

I know they almost ran out of petrol ... But, they sorted this problem out, didn't they ... !?

[Previously ...] Brief summary of the previous chapters.

TAKADA Ito lost her employment since the company went bankrupt. Although she is terrible at machinery/appliances, she was hired by a software manufacturer. On the first day at work, when she had a problem to entre the office, one young man helped her out. Actually, he is the company president, ŌJI Shinnosuke.

One day, she ran in a real estate agency since she had no house to live in. There, accidentally she became acquainted with Yae. And then, Ito decided to live in a shared residence whose manager is Yae.

As soon as she moved in a shared residence, Ito found out that one of her housemates is ŌJI Shinnosuke, the president of the company she just started working at ! The more Ito knew him, the more she was inspired and attracted by him. Consequently, Ito realised that she was so in love with him.

On the weekend, all the residents went for an outing. But, on the way home, Ito found that she had to stay at a hotel with ŌJI (Shinnosuke). To her astonishment, he held her gently in bed although he fell asleep. And, Ito couldn't help murmuring softly to him, "I'm in love with you."

ŌJI (Shinnosuke) knows that he is terrible at expressing his feelings. In fact, that's why he always failed to develop his previous romantic relationships. However, Ito was coming into his heart slowly but definitely. It didn't take a long time for him to realise that he likes Ito, too. Finally, he expressed his feelings to Ito verbally. Then, they kissed each other, and ... [ Translator's NOTE ] This paragraph is a brief summary of the missing Chapter 7.

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[Yae] Look at this ... Why are you sending so many message stamps --- ?

Not yet ?

Not yet ?

Not yet ?

Not yet ?

... Well, well ... 10,000 yen (approx. USD 88.40) on that .... they've now developed relationship as his girlfriend and her boyfriend ....

Gosh ... Still, I cannot get them at all ... ! Those two must have turned off their phones ... !

( Door chime. )

... I bet. ♡

I bet 10,000 yen (approx. USD 88.40) on that .... they have NOT developed relationship like that .... !!

Oh, here they are ... Finally ... !!!

( Opened. )

Welcome home ---- !

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We are home ...

Oh ...

Are you joking ---- !!?

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Urgent ...

( Here they are. )

... family meeting !!!

Excuse me ... !

( Utterly shocked. )

But, certainly this development is beyond my imagination ... I'm unable to catch up with it ....

Rather ... Let me say ... why on earth are you still holding your hands --- !!

I can see it clearly, you know !!

... I thought so ... !!

( She is blushing. )

I thought ... he would let my hand go when we entered the house .....

But, actually ... he doesn't intend to do that after all ... ?

I feel the same way ... !!

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[Ito is thinking.] I never imagined that ... Shin-san could be this kind of person, though .... !?

Really ... Neo-kun, you'd better be quiet ...

Let's offer our congratulations, shall we ... ?

[Neo] ... We offer our "congratulations" ... ?

... Why could I possibly offer my congratulations ~~~~ ?

Seriously ... ? This particular situation means THAT, then ... ??

To tell the truth, ... I've become very fond of Ito-chan ----- !!

He's become very fond of me .... ?

[Yae] Oh, dear ... You made a mess ---.

So that ... at least, you let her hand go now ... !

( Knocked. )

When you show it off, it makes me feel sad ... !!

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Sorry ...

But, I can't ... Because, this is the way it is, anyway ...

[Ito is thinking.] Excuse me, Shin-san ... What are you talking about ---- !?

[Neo] Oh, No ... Shin !! You're not behaving as the way you usually do ... Come on, behave yourself !!

... Shin-san ...

See ... ? We're here .... at home, now .... So ...

( Let her hand go. )

Your message ... ? Gosh, it's too hard to understand, you know ... !!

For, you looked like a total stranger to me, Shin ... !

... Just kidding ...

Get the message, will you ... ?

( Relieved. )

I see his point ...

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But, ŌJI-kun (Shinnosuke) ... Definitely, I sense that you're different from yesterday ...

What exactly ... happened, hmmm .... ?

Nothing ... ?

Of course, he did something erotic ... That's why ...

Neo-san ... !? Please don't say such a thing ... !

( Hahahaha. )

[Ito is thinking.] Oh, NO --- !!!

Ito ...

Here ... You have some cream on your face...

[Ito is thinking.] What ---- !!?

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... h*llo ?

And now, you just call her "Ito," don't you ... ?

Not "Ito-chan" anymore, then ...

Be quiet ...

Now, you stop calling her like THAT. I mean ... "Ito-chan," all right ... ?

[Ito is thinking.] Oh, dear ...

( Tick. Tick. )

Frankly, I would like to run away from here at once ....

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That was awkward, all right ....

Ahhh ----- ....

She changed her clothes.

Shin-san is kind and gentle, which makes me be on cloud nine ....

But, if he is like that .... in front of other people, too ... ? Ummm ...

( Realised. )

Ahhh ... That's right ... I have to study ....

How many days are there before the exam, actually .... !?

Sure ... I want to be ranked in the top 10 --- !

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( Knocking. Knocking. )

Oh ... ?

Someone's here ... ?

Yes --- ?

Shin-san ... !!

... Well ...

Ito ...

... What are you doing now ... ?

You mean, now ... ? ... I'm studying for the exam, actually ....

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Well done ...

( She is blushing. )

Why don't you study in my room ... ?

Oh ... !? Do you think so ... !?

Well, I want to be ranked in the top 10 ... That's why ... !!

Oh ... !?

[Ito is thinking.] Really ... ? May I ... !?

Oh, my goodness ----...

This is the first time for me to go into Shin-san's room ... !!

... even though it is next to mine ... !!

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Ohhh ... It's nice and tidy --- ...

Are you practicing the policy of "Small is Beautiful" ... in order to simplify your lifestyle .... ?

It's spacious ... !!!

Excuse me, Shin-san ... !!

May I use your desk, please ... ?

Pardon ... ?

Ummm ... Not exactly, though ...

... You mean ... I sit down on that sofa ... ?

Why don't you come here ... ?

[Ito is thinking.] Ummm ... From my point of view, it is definitely different, though ... Oh, well ... that will do ....

Ahhh ... But, I think I need a desk or a table, perhaps ... ?

Well, if you study over there by yourself, ...

.... it would be almost the same as that you study in your room ... Don't you think so ?

[Ito] Then, if you insist, ... thank you very much !

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Oh, wait a minute here ...

I've realised that ... this isn't a very good study environment, is it ... ??

Let me be your desk, perhaps ... ?

Oh, NO --- !! Now, I see the text is garbled --- !!

I'm not looking at the PC screen but this paper-based book, though ... .!!!

[API] API stands for Application Programming Interface.

Why ... ? Oh, that's probably because Shin-san is holding my book ... !?

[Add on function].

Oh, my ... What are you talking about, Shin-san ... !?

[UTM] UTM stands for Unified Threat Management.

Oh, shoot ... All those technical words ... are quickly fading away ....

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Shall I give some quizzes ... ?

It may cause trouble to you ... a kind of "insider-so-and-so," perhaps ... !?

[Ito] Oh ... You do that for me ... even though you're the company president ... ?

Right ... You close this textbook now ...

... Don't worry. It's not like that ...

Quiz 1 ... What is RPA (Robotic Process Automation) ?

[Ito] .... Oh ...

It is introduced in Chapter 1 ... I remember ....

Tell me the answer ...

[Ito is thinking.] No way --- !! It was completely gone when Shin-san just blew my mind a few minutes ago ... !!!

What is the answer, hmmm ... ?

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Ahh ... Well ...

I memorised it, though ... ?

You cannot get it ... ?

But ... But ... A little while ago, it was completely gone, I'm afraid ....

Ito ...

I told you that ... you stop using it, ... didn't I ?

You're using respect language again ...

Here he comes again ~~~~. A little teaser, Shin-san ....

Yes ... You said it to me, though ...

... After all ... Well ...

[Ito is thinking.] Oops ...

How can I put it ... ? It's too hard for me to talk to you casually ....

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What makes you feel like that, then .... ?

Come on, you tell me ... ?

[Ito is thinking.] Oh, dear ...

... Ahhh ...

Obviously, it is hard for you to find an answer to that question ....

His hand ...

Then, shall I give you a hint ... ?

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Rather than I am given a hint by you ....

( Dropped. )

Well ... Ahhh ... I'd better ...

... go back to my room .... !

( Hahaha. )

No, you don't ...

( Unzip. )

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[Ito is thinking.] ... This means ...

... "the 2nd one" is about to start .... ?

Anytime soon ...

... We shouldn't do this ...

... if we could do IT again ... Oh, that's what I wished (when we did IT for the first time) ....

Here ... We're living with Neo-san and Yae-san ....

( Fell. )

But --- ...

Ahhh ...

Shin-san ... !

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No ... !!

( Hit ! )

.... Oh ...

Oh, No ... !!

I'm so sorry ... Shin-san ... !!

( He feels blood dripping down. )

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[Ito is thinking.] Ahhh .... Why is this happening --- !!?

Really ... I'm so sorry ... Are you all right ... !?

( Held tightly. )

... Then, ...

Yeah. I'm fine ....

No need to apologise. I'm sorry, too ...

.... good luck with your studies ...

( Closed. )

( Sighed. )

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Gosh ---- !!!

.... I am in big trouble ....

The company boss should not make trouble for his employee, shouldn't he ----- !!? !!?

I got my girlfriend again after 7 years, actually ... So that, this pure joy makes my brain fail to function, I'm afraid ... Yes, inside of my brain, ... I see there is "a field of flowers" ... Now, I blindly seem to believe everything would be happy and light-hearted ... !!

Did I say to her, "Good luck (with your studies) ..." ?

Oh, boy ... I'm the one who really needs "good luck" now .. in order to control an urge to touch her ....

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Ahhhh .... But ... !!!

With Ito ... I want to ...

... do this, that, and other many things together ... !!

For instance, I want to go to the movies together ....

There, presumably, .... she would drop a bucket of popcorns on the floor accidentally ... So, I would say to her ...

Oh, dear ... You'll be careful from now on, all right ... ?

... First, I'd like to give her friendly advice like this ... Then, I would clean up a mess ... !!

[His imagination story] For some reason, Ito would stumble over something.

Another thing ... I want to take her to a private room in a restaurant ...

There ... I want to feed her one by one just as "a mother is feeding her baby with a sp*on." ...

[His imagination story] Ito isn't talking too politely to him anymore.

[Ito] I want to have that round thing ....

I see ... You want this one, don't you ... ?

And then ...

[His imagination story] He particularly likes this position to sit down with her.

Do you like it ... ?

Yes ...

... I want to have such conversation back and forth ... at least 100 times ... !!!

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Oh, wait ... Now, I've got an idea ...

Sure ... We're living together, however, we both are usually busy ...

... I have no choice but to create ...

It means that ... we are unable to be together day and night ---... In that case, ....

... my own application "Ito," then ....

Stroking her head.

Going out with her.

Back.

Enjoy the meal with her.

Giving her presents.

[Ito] Shin-san, Shin-san ... ! Today, where would you like to go with me ... ? ▼

... Yeah. This game's storyline should be like this .....

Then, I may not feel lonely .... ?

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Definitely, I cannot ask anybody in my office to create this ....

Well, I will do as much as I can to complete this task, however, ....

They may find I'm a creepy guy ....

Ummm ... I have never understood why on earth people spend heaps of money for items in games ...

... the crucial point is that ... I'm not good at drawing characters ... Gosh, it means I have to use outsourcing service ... with my pocket money ...

But, finally, it makes sense ...

10,000 Yen note (Approx. USD 88.7).

For, I also can spend all my money on Ito ...

.... Ahhh ~~~. But, I do want to be with "flesh-and-blood Ito," anyway --- !!

Rather, he may be getting off track.

I do want to see her right now ... !!!

( Knocking. Knocking. )

She just left here only few minutes ago, though ....

( Realised. )

Ito ... !?

( Opened. )

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Oh ... You ... Hi ...

Damn ...

You want to continue what we were discussing earlier ... ?

( Held tightly. )

( Mumbling. )

Since you hadn't made love with girls for many years, ... you must have felt as if you were a virgin, I reckon ... But, you just made it ... Congratulations ....

Pardon ... ?

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I felt as if I were a virgin ... !?

( Sniff. Sniff. )

Oh, my ... ? President Ōji ... A sweet smell like flowers ...

By any chance, it belongs to your darling, "Ito-san," perhaps .... !?

As he was told, Neo stopped calling her "Ito-chan" now.

( Sniff. Sniff. ♡ )

Stop that ... !!

( Push away. )

Oh ... !?

You p*rvert ... !!

... p*rvert ... ? It's you, actually, Shin ....

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Why ... ? What are you talking about ... ?

You won't create "Ito-chan Application," will you .... ?

Now, leave ... Mr. p*rvert ...

Buck-p@ssing.

What makes you feel like that, then .... ?

( Hahaha. )

Oops ... Why can he read my mind ... !?

Sure, I know you were with the girls before ... But, look at you now ... This is the very first time for me to see that you've become absolutely uncontrollable ...

We've been doing this and that together ... since we were at the same preschool ....

... Listen. I really understand how you feel, Shin ...

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I've become uncontrollable ...... ?

I understand ... right now, whatever she does and says, .... she is just adorable, isn't she ... ?

But, calm down, will you ... ? You step back a little and keep a reasonable distance between you two ... It could be just right, trust me ....

Oh, shoot ... After all, I've done it .... ?

if you really are needy and clingy, .... ahh ... you may be dumped by her, though ....

[Shinnosuke is thinking.] ... Oh, NO ... I certainly don't want it .....

[Neo is thinking.] See ... ?

Neo understands him without words.

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... He is right ... I went too far, perhaps .... ?

[Shinnosuke is thinking.] I should stay calm ...

( Noise. Noise. )

Hey ... Don't make a mess ....

( Threw. )

Once in a while, why don't you release your stress with me ... ?

Come on ... Let's go to the gym !!

Gym ....

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Actually, he likes to go to the gym for a workout.

"IT Expert Exam. Venue."

Any time after 15:20, ... you can leave this test venue quietly if you finish it ....

Ladies and gentlemen, you have 90 minutes to complete the exam ...

Then, you start now. Good luck ...

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Ahhh ---. It is finally over ...

( Hopping. )

Thanks to you, Shin-san ...

( Pi ! )

I'm confident that I did well on the exam today ... !!

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[Ito is thinking.] I want to give him a little present in return --- !!

.... Yokohama ? [ NOTE ] Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population, after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area. Yokohama's population of 3.7 million makes it Japan's largest city after the special wards of Tokyo. Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan's prominent port city following the end of Japan's relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports along with Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Hakata, Tokyo, and Chiba [Wikipedia].

Yes ... !!

Shall we go to Chinatown first ... And then, how about going to see the night view ... !? [ NOTE: Places of interest in Yokohama ] The historic downtown port district, location of the first foreign settlement, is known as Kannai. Next to the waterfront Yamash1ta Park is the museum ship, "Hikawa Maru (ocean liner between Yokohama, Vancouver and Seattle, 1930-60)," and the Yokohama Marine Tower, the tallest inland lighthouse in the world. Further inland lies Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Japan and one of the largest in the world [Wikipedia]. [ "Hikawa maru" - Civilian service ] She had a reputation for service that combined splendid food and beautiful art deco interiors, and she was nicknamed "The Queen of the Pacific." Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) travelled on her for part of the round the World tour that he made in 1932. In 1940–41, before Japan's entry to the Second World War, hundreds of Jewish refugees from Nazi persecution fled to Canada and the USA via Japan, and many of them sailed on "Hikawa Maru." In August 1940 a party of 82 German and Lithuanian Jews who had travelled via the USSR and Vladivostok reached Seattle on "Hikawa Maru" [Wikipedia].

The exam is finally over ... I'm free on both Saturday and Sunday .... !!

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... Oh ....

Perhaps, you have had enough of visiting Yokohama ... ?

Ummm ... Yokohama ... I'm not very interested in it ...

Of course, ... it's a kind of stereotyped outing destination ....

Honestly, anywhere will be alright for me ...

Most importantly, I want to go out with you ... !

Say ... A local café ... A park in this neighbourhood ... !!

Oh ... By the way, do you like taking a walk ... !?

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... Walking ?

.... Why don't you do that with Yae ... ?

Yes ... !! Walking !!

... Well, I ...

How about that ... ? We just enjoy strolling around ... !!

... am asking you out, Shin-san .... ☆

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You don't want to take a walk with me ... ?

---- Please ...

... don't put me on the spot ...

( Splash. )

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( Bubble. Bubble. )

( Bubble. Bubble. )

Am I troubling him by saying something selfish ---- !?

I'm his girlfriend now ... Why can't I ask him out ... !?

I just thought ... it would be nice if I could give him my thank you present ... somewhere outside ...

Oops ... !?

( Realised. )

Wait a minute ... Am I actually "his girlfriend" now ... !?

... Ahh ... I'm not sure whether THAT was told by him clearly, ... or not .... !?

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Oh, gosh ~~~~~~ ! What am I going to do .... ?

Well ... I only misunderstand that ... I'm "his girlfriend" and he is "my boyfriend," perhaps .... !?

... Oh, I see ... That's why, the other day, he strongly rejected my outing plan, then ... ?

( Check. Check. Check. )

He is no longer interested in me .... !?

Ahhh ... LINE message ... I have positive proof of it, surely .... !

Oops ... No, I don't ... !!

No way ... I don't want to think like this ... Shin-san is not such a jerk at all ... !!

But ... The other day, he said to me, .... "Don't put me on the spot." .... Well, what he really wanted to mean could be ...

Whatever it was, I mean that day marked the end of our relationship ... But, why is she still clinging to me and acting like my girlfriend .... ?

Really, she is a pain in the neck ...

.... Perhaps !?

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Ahhh .... It could make sense, though --- !!!

NO ---- !

( Gone ..... )

My phone ---- !!!

It's not my day ...

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... Oh ...

Wow ... !!

Shin-san ...

That's Shin-san ... !!

[Ito is thinking.] And, he is sharing an umbrella with her .... ? [ NOTE ] "Ai-ai-gasa (sharing an umbrella with someone)" has a strong romantic implication in Japan. Compound of "aiai (doing things together”)" + "kasa (umbrella‎)" [Wikipedia].

This place is located rather close to your current residence, though .... Are you sure ... ?

Oh ... ?

Someone in your shared house may find you here ... Then, how do you explain it .... ?

... Wait a minute ...

Who is that lady ... !?

Well ...

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I say whatever I want ...

( Pouring rain. )

... Shin-san ...

I really don't like to see .... the things are getting worse and worse like this ...

To be continued. Next chapter (Chapter 9) appears at "COCOHANA" Magazine, March Issue, which is out in Japan on (Saturday) January 27.