Chapter 6

Episode 2-2 Nice to meet you, I’m Naoya Taniguchi.
Can you hear me? Do you understand what I say? You just said you come here for work, that means you are an employee, aren’t you? Can you tell me your name?


“What the hell are you!”


 A person in armor pointed their sword at my throat and asked.


 Is the whitish metal color on the armor painted or is it the material’s natural color? Is the dark green line just a decoration or is it imbued with an effect or something?


 That person doesn’t wear a helmet.


 The blonde hair flutters in the wind, the pair of green coloured eyes glaring at me.

 A beautiful woman with a sharp face and pointed ears.


 Let me repeat myself.


“Tell me what you are or your neck is gone!”


 I wonder if she is an elf, but she wears metal armor and it’s different from the usual image of elves.
I was asked again when I thought she’s something like a female knight was an elf and had too many attributes.


 The tip of her sword touches my neck.


 I really should answer her.


“Uhm, I works as the store manager at this Aion Mall from today”


“Hmmph, I’m supposed to have some work as an employee around here.
I bet you are aiming for a chance when I am by myself, and in a place where no one is there, you’re going to assault me without care, and humiliate me!”


“Hell no! If you try to attack me, I’ll be killed right away.”


“No doubt, the human race is a barbaric creature that can’t control their libido all the time! Dear father,  dear mother, I’m sorry, my innocence ends here.”


“Hello, can you hear me? I wonder if the translation ring isn’t working.
I understand what you’re talking about.
No, I don’t want to understand it.”


“Unknown man, you know that we elves never give up our hearts even though our bodies are polluted!”


“Ahh, Test-test.
Nice to meet you, I’m Naoya Taniguchi.
Can you hear me? Can you understand what I said? Are you an employee who goes to work? What’s your name?”


“I’ll answer when asked! My name is Chloe Dupois Christoph Claudine Vertou Ondine!”


“Too long! Are you that Jugemu – jugemu with the long ass name*? You are perfect as『Aiwon』 employees who have everything from A(anything on the list) to N(not even in the list)! Hol’up, this is a different world! Probably the language syllable may be different too! “

(*Gintama reference in eps 221)


“It means 『Chloe, a member of the Dupois clan who lives in the village of Vertou, protected by the spirit of Ondine, with Christoph as her father and Claudine as her mother』.
Therefore, the other race, like humans who aren’t elves, can just call me Chloe.


“Oh, behind that long meaning of your name, it actually has a simple pattern.
I learned from cross-cultural communication training that there were such things in other countries and regions … You are an elf after all!”


 The woman in white metal armor seems to be an elf.


 Thanks to the translation ring, I was relieved that my words could be understood.
I thought it was slightly broken.


 I still have a sword stuck in my neck.


“So Chloe, I’m Naoya Taniguchi, the manager of the Aiwon Mall Isekai store from today.
You said you were going to work earlier, isn’t Chloe an employee just like what you said earlier?”


“So you are the new store manager! Then, you aren’t an intangible villain who planned to attack me and dragged me into the back alley and violated me?


“Oi, do you really like that kind of thing? The image of an elf in my mind is crumbling apart, are you fine with that?”


Naoya, nice to meet you! I’m the former store manager!”


“So my predecessor is someone this beautiful but doesn’t like to hear others huh.
By the way, if you know I’m not a suspicious person, wouldn’t you please leave my neck alone?”


 Chloe put her sword in the scabbard, apologizing for her making a scene earlier.


 The first otherworld resident I met was an elf, and the former store manager, who almost chop off my neck


 …… I wonder if communicating in this world is this difficult?


Naoya, are we going to open the store today?”


“You see … you don’t need to use honorifics.
Just like what I said earlier.
This is my first day and I’m just checking the situation before I open the business.”


“D-don’t tell me I’m going to be fired? I-is it because I pointed my sword at your head? I’m sorry that I’m very unladylike!”


“Ah geez, you aren’t fired.
You can be the lady whose pulling these cart.”


 We were talking in the parking lot, or should I call it a soil field or plaza.


 I heard a rattling sound and turned my head to see a group of people coming toward us from the end of the road.


 There were two carts and a group of women who looked like farmers.


 Here come the 2nd otherworld people that I’m gonna meet today- or rather, 8th people?


 But the impact of Chloe, who suddenly confronted me with a sword and was too flashy, is so strong that the farmer ladies look normal.
Also, their ears aren’t pointed.


“Sigh, alright, let’s try to grasp today’s situation.
I don’t know If those ladies were as strong as Chloe …”


 I, Naoya Taniguchi, the man appointed manager for the first time in my life., shivering with a shudder.


 It’s no wonder I get a faraway look in my eyes when I think of the difficult road ahead.



 I’ve been entrusted with the Aiwon Mall Isekai BranchStore, a store that makes no sense at all, and the previous manager is such a clumsy piece of work.


“Monthly target of 100 million yen, huh”


 Chloe left the parking lot to pick up the ladies.


 We meet up with them and they’re happily talking over a cart full with a lot of vegetables in their hands.


“No, I don’t wait and think about it.
The documents I stopped looking at on the way summarized the situation of the Aiwon Mall Isekai Branch Store.
And the business will start from now on.
First of all, I understand the current situation.
Yeah, that’s right.”


 Don’t worry, I’ll manage, I muttered to myself encouragingly.


  At any rate, I headed inside the Aiwon Mall Isekai Branch Store to get a glimpse of the daily life there.


 No, it’s a hassle to say hello to the ladies, or because it would be too much trouble if I were too dense, you know?


 If they know that I’m the new store manager and look different than the usual store manager, there would be an unnecessary observation from their side.


 This is my speculation, yes, it’s called an undercover investigation.


 I feel like my shoulders are slumping, but it’s just my imagination.
I’m sure it’s just my imagination.


“……..I want to go home.”


Back inside the Aiwon Mall Isekai Branch Store, I mutter to myself.


……..I hope no one hears me.

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