42. Mother and fathers feelings

We all gather in the kitchen while dinners being made.

“I’m sorry for asking you to help me. You must be tired from the exam but the store was very busy today so I didn’t have time to prepare dinner.”

My mothers preparing mushroom gratin while speaking.

“Don’t worry about it. Your food is always a feast.”

“Cooking’s fun”

Misha’s washing a large quantity of mushrooms and then Sasha is cutting them into bite-sized chunks.

“Alright. I’ve washed all the vegetables. Do you want me to start on the potatoes?”

I put the potatoes that my dad had washed in a bowl and carried them over.

“Because its curry just peel them and cut them into bite-sized chunks.”

“There’s quite a few. Should I help you? Ah, there’s only one knife though……..” Misa says.

“Oops, is that so? There’s one in the workshop though. I made it for a customer but he never came for it.”

“It’s okay. Can you lend me your kitchen knife?”

Ray stops my father and borrows his kitchen knife before grabbing the bowl of potatoes and throwing them into the air.

“……Fuu………..!”

Rays hand glittered and the skins from the large amount of the potatoes instantly peeled off before the peeled potatoes fell back down into the cooking pot while the skins landed back in the bowl.

“Fumu. Not bad Ray. Shall the next bout be with the carrots?”

I point to the bowl I was carrying which was full of carrots.

“How about we see who can peel more carrots?”

“Fine.”

Misa who was listening in smiled wryly.

“There’s still only one knife.”

“This is enough.”

I picked up a peeler.

“I think you might regret it.”

“Shall we start?”

Mine and Rays glances connected and sparks scattered.

With a signal, I scattered the carrots in the air.

“…….Here……!”

“Naive”

The knife and peeler flash and in the next instant all the peeled carrots fall onto nearby plates.

“Misa. The count.”

“Errm let’s see. Arnos-sama has…….ten. Ray-san has……10. It’s a draw.”

Ray flashes his refreshing smile and holds his plate full of carrots out to Misa.

“Look closely.”

Misa stares at the carrots.

“…..Ooh!”

She raises her voice and touches the carrots which promptly fall apart.

At first glance, the carrots just looked peeled but they were also chopped into bite-sized pieces. All ten of them.

“They’ve……..been cut into heart shapes as well…….”

Misa louts out a surprised voice. Instantly peeling, cutting and carving carrots in bite-sized chunks while in the air is not an ordinary skill.

“How about mine?”

I offered the smiling Ray my plate of carrots. His smile said he thought he’d won.

“……..They’re……..star-shaped……”

Yes, all the carrots I’d peeled were cut into star shapes.

“How did you carve them with a peeler……..?”

Misa’s face had an amazed expression. It’s no wonder, I mean a peeler only really has one job. You wouldn’t think you could cut and shape carrots with one.

“Don’t be so surprised. If you can only use a tool for its original purpose then you are not fit to be the founder.”

Well, it was more of a necessity 2000 years ago to use tools for other purposes but now its peaceful and knives are readily available you don’t need to be able to cut and carve items with a peeler.

“That’s one each.” Ray mutters while picking up another bowl.

“Hou. Are we going to settle this with the onions?”

Many onions fly into the air and me and Ray move at the same time.

“What stupid things are you doing over there……?”

Sasha looks up from preparing the mushroom gratin and turned her gaze our way.

“Fufuu. Arnos-chan is good at peeling. It’s amazing you’ve prepared the onions so quickly.”

Sasha casts a doubtful look at my mother who’s praising me.

“……Mother-sama, why does nothing shock you? What’s with your impregnable guard?”

Bit by bit Sasha’s getting used to talking to my mother and is not minding her words so much.

“Aren’t you surprised?”

My mother smiled at Sasha and Misha.

“Fufu. I am surprised. Every day brings astonishment. He grew so big after just being born, he can use amazing magic, he’s so smart, telling us he wanted to go to the demon king academy and bringing so many classmates home.”

“………Did you never find it scary……?”

When Sasha asked her my mother’s face took on a tender expression.

“Ah…………”

My mother’s expression caused Sasha to forget what she was about to say.

“Sasha’s power was very strong and scared people.” Misha says.

“Your parents?”

“Nn.”

“I see.”

My mother pulls Sasha’s head to her and hugs her tightly.

“It must have been painful Sasha-chan.”

“….Not…not really……….it wasn’t a problem……..I had Misha……..”

*Pat pat* Sasha buries her face in my mother’s chest while she pats her back.

“……I was told by the doctor that due to my constitution I could never carry a child to term…….”

“Eh…..?”

“……When I became pregnant with Arnos-chan I was examined with magic and was told that even if by some miracle I gave birth the child would not be normal and healthy. I was told it would be best if I gave up on having children…….Even if that child would be happy…….”

My mother smiled gently.

“But Arnos-chan was in my stomach and was living so I couldn’t give up. Even if he was different from other people, even if he couldn’t study, even if his body was weak. I thought I would love that child as much as possible and make them happy.”

When I noticed my father was standing by my mother.

“My dear said that we would have this child and would never cause him unhappiness. There would be no such thing as it couldn’t be done or unable to find happiness.”

My father nods.

“But when Arnos-chan was in his mother’s stomach his state was worse than we thought. He was already close to death.”

“The doctors couldn’t do anything with magic. I prayed to God every day. No matter what, I wanted him to be born. As long as he was born, no matter what happened, he would grow up completely happy. That was all I asked.”

“…..What happened?” Sasha asked.

“While he was sleeping his heart stopped and the doctors said he was dead but I couldn’t give up. It didn’t have to be a god. Even a demon was fine as long as they helped my child. I prayed and prayed and then his heart started to beat again.”

To be precise the child in my mother’s stomach was dead or perhaps it might be better to say it never really lived from the beginning. According to the doctors, my mother’s constitution would not allow for an origin to fully form and thus a consciousness could not appear.

It was already decided the child would die before being born, however, due to me reincarnating into it I breathed life back into the vessel.

At times willpower can greatly affect magic.

Rarely, even humans who cannot use magic or have very weak magic can, by sheer force of will, affect magic and attract a demon.

It’s very possible the strength of my mother’s prayer called to me.

“After that Arnos-chan regained his energy and grew bigger and bigger. The doctors said it was a miracle.”

My mother laughed while crying a little.

“Therefore, I have never once been scared because Arnos-chan is living so energetically. There’s nothing I want more than that.”

Both Misha and Sasha are crying at my mother’s story while Misa wiped her eyes with a handkerchief and even Ray had a solemn expression.

Everyone must be thinking the same as me.

That’s why my parents accept even two-timing, bigamous homosexuality.


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51 thoughts on “42. Mother and fathers feelings

    • We’ll when your child can grow into an adult body Within seconds of birth and behaves perfectly well behaved you can reward them

        • Dude he’s been alive for like a month. Compared to a normal 1-month year-old he was golden, taking basically no effort. Just not causing any problems was good, and you can’t say he never helped his mother, they only said he didn’t help cook. And now he is, so he just hadn’t done it before.

  1. Me: What a heartwarming chapter…
    Arnos at the end: I’m about to end this reader’s whole mood.

    Thanks for the chapter.

        • What are you guys even hoping for this novel when we have a OP MC without a shred of common sense?
          Even before that, was there even a serious parents’ chapter? As long those two appear, there’s no way we’re going to get a serious chapter.

      • It is going to sound bad, but if the author uses “stomach” in the future chapters to refer to an fetus developing, would it be possible to use the word “Womb” instead?

        Just the mental image of a baby developing inside of a air deprived, acid filled, room, the stomach, is a bit…harsh.

        • The Japanese sentence for that probably reads ” Hara no naka no ko”, as I’m quite sure that the word for womb is “Shikyuu” 子宮 but the Japanese don’t use the word womb that commonly as it is too direct. But maybe in some Hentai that word is oftenly used as the genre means it is lewd anyway so they can be as direct as they want lol.

          Here is one case where English and Japanese are different and words cannot be translated directly due to cultural differences in how they address things whether directly or indirectly, and Japanese prefer the indirect or subtle approach in language than the direct manner of speech in English.

          • There is a more specific term that literally means stomach, 胃 (pronounced “i”). “Hara” can also mean ‘belly’ or ‘abdomen’. Because of that, it would be acceptable to translate it as “Belly”. Or maybe “Tummy” would sound more motherly.

  2. Am I the only one who didn’t find it particularly heartwarming? I know lots of people won’t agree with me but I found that story a bit annoying… Wanting to give birth no matter what when you know the child will be unhealthy is quite selfish after all… I would have prefer for his mother to always stay nonsensical and didn’t really need that kind of backstory to explain why she is that way.
    Plus, bigamy is one thing but you shouldn’t need an explanation as to why you’re accepting your child homosexuality.
    Anyway, thanks for the chapter.

    • Nah, the author was just playing it off as a comedy including the Ray-Arnos BL joke, to provide Fujoshi bait to attract female readers to his novel 😛

      Hensuki, and Kenja no Mago also had BL jokes lol…

    • No one is explaining anything, you are just assuming that, in fact, its the mc who is assuming that, maybe they are accepting him because they love him????

  3. I liked that story. It provides an answer to a problem ive always had with stories wher the mc reincarnates as a newborn baby. Namely, the fact thay, for them to do that, they rob the life/chance at life from the actual baby.

    • Well, most Of the mc i’ve read about, they are reincarnated into a baby that esa never destined to live, or someone that for some reason never existed.

  4. “Everyone must be thinking the same as me.

    That’s why my parents accept even two-timing, bigamous homosexuality.”

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Forget people whining about ruining the teary mood.
      It was hilarious
      Sure it gives a cause for his mother’s crazy acceptance of things she imaged to begin with. But his complete loss to his crazy mom trampling over realistic reactions is one of the funniest things in the story.

  5. Im mor towards crisiscore38 on this chapter. Not so much about the bigotry but more like i dont find it heartwarming. I find that a pretty normal story and more or less surface level emotional depth. This is basicly just something the mother tells the troup. Its not that we have expirienced the hardships over the course of the story or grew really attached to the mother yet. Her screentime is basicly always very short and then the only thing happening is some praise that she showers arnold in. You can do this in a story sure but for tears it needs more than that. I think people are too overempathetic with this.

  6. Jesus christ, Arnos just straight up refuses to read the mood. He’s so well versed and has a strong knowledge of even alot of emotions. But then just lacks in the most vital areas… I’m glad he doesn’t say anything outloud. He might be hated then

    • I mean I’m grateful for the translation and it’s of relatively good quality, but mixing up womb and stomach Is just downright creepy.

      • I did not mix up womb and stomach. They are 2 very different words in Japanese. The author used stomach and so did I. Like Fushigi commented earlier I could have gone with tummy or belly I suppose.

          • It’s just a figure of speech when talking about pregnant women. I’ve never heard anyone say “Wow your wombs getting bigger.” or “My womb was that big when I was pregnant as well.” however, people say lines like “Your stomach/belly/tummy is showing now.” and other lines. It’s just a figure of speech. I wouldn’t read too much into it.

  7. Those damn onion cutting ninjas are back again… if it weren’t for Arnos popping off with his amazing denseness I think the sads would have overwhelmed me. And I don’t get why people are all super upset about the mom’s story? It actually helps to justify the random screw that got away from her. And FURTHERMORE my cousin’s family had a similar issues with having a hard time getting pregnant. I will actually be seeing my twin nephews (who were born premature) in about two days so… yeah I can identify with someone never wanting to give up in spite of all the difficulty it might be. Selfish? It depends on what you mean by that. All humans have a little bit of selfish in them but, there’s good selfish where “i will love this child no matter what may come doctor’s be damned” and bad selfish “I didn’t use birth control because abortion is my method of choice!”

  8. Thanks for the chapter!
    Well that certainly explains some of the parents being so open to MC being OP and atypical. Btw, shouldn’t he be considered a two-timing bigamist bisexual, not a two-timing bigamist homosexual? After all, it’s not like he only likes men as he doesn’t care if person is male or female, just how compatible their personality is with his, Frankly it seems he’s more apathetic towards whether partner is a man or woman and neither likes or dislikes either gender.

  9. “That’s why my parents accept even two-timing, bigamous homosexuality.”

    wait. that’s a hentai plot!

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