chapter 1 – Fastest training plan

Fastest training plan.

Even if I say it myself, my life was full of ups and downs.

The torture in the name of training, being taken to warzones with the feeling of going for a stroll.
During those stormy days I became, Japan alliance’s 37th special worker… …a so called agent.
There I met my partner, I continued to fight with him beside me.
Doing nothing but fighting, after I became 55 years old, I retired and started training the next generation.
Education is difficult but, I think the days I spend were fun.
During those happy days, a certain dark organization continued manoeuvres that would upset the world.
The people obstructing the organization carefully selected personnel.

And… …I was chosen.

For a time I had enough skill to make my name famous in the world, trust was earned with results.
In reality, even if an retired old man would die by chance the damage would be small… …is, organization like risk calculation’s result probably.
No matter you look at it it’s a conspiracy… …Is, how partner objected to it but I accepted that.
If I succeed in eliminating the target, my partner was promised to become the organization’s top.
Making a blood sealed letter, I made preparations and challenged the operation.

The result… …I died.

Though I talked about it for some length, I want you to think that I spend a life far from that of a normal person. I even put on years, I won’t lose my composure over ordinary and can brag that I have an iron heart.
But… …I was disgracefully confused.

„Au–, auaua–!“

Why have I become a baby!

Even If I wanted to yell that, this body’s vocal cords haven’t developed, I can’t form words. These surprisingly tiny hands and feet, even though it’s my own body it won’t move like I want to. Even though it’s absurd situation, I somehow clearly understand that I’ve become a baby.

Even if it is me who lived with optimism in previous existence, this situation is impossible to pardon.

When I lose my composure in confusion, a shadow rises over my face.

„—… …–… …-“

A woman is looking at me and talking.

But, my undeveloped ears can’t pick up words, I don’t even know what she’s saying.

Calm down, let’s try putting the circumstances in order. The change is fast, to calm and accurate. To calm down, I look back at my memories.

At my last mission, I dealt with the target but got a fatal wound myself. Escape was hopeless, I chose to destroy the building and myself to remove the evidence. I even remember the feeling of getting hit by the falling debris. After that, I blacked out.

When I woke up I was a baby.

… …Um, I calmed down but still don’t get it. I certainly died but, somehow became a baby. [Reincarnation] fits the logic but, why do I remember myself?

And even though I remember the life I walked, I can’t remember the names of my partner or my disciplines. Memory with pinpoint precision holes in it, a situation and a body I can’t get information with. Presently, no matter how much I think there is no answer, there’s also no one to tell me.

I cut down further meaningless thoughts, and for the moment observed the person in front of my eyes.

A woman with blond hair tied behind her head, eyes are sky blue.
There are some wrinkles in her face so, she’s probably passed the marrying age but even without complimenting is plenty beautiful. If I wasn’t a baby, I might seduce her.

But, why is she wearing a maid uniform? Cosplay? No, looking at her appearance this might be a foreign country? While I was thinking idly she gently picked me up in her arms, and started humming something like a lullaby. I don’t understand the content or the words. But, her gaze is filled with affection, the restful rhythm pushes my awareness away.

There are many things I have to think about but, unable to go against the pleasant sensation I let go of my consciousness.

One month has passed since I woke up.

The world I currently know is only this room.
Approximately six tatami size, the low bed I am sleeping on and desk and closet only. This room without even books, really fits the word dreary. The bed’s material is rough to touch, there’s a behind the times impression to them.

Well then, it’s been a month of only sleeping and eating but, my body is growing well.
My ears no longer hear sounds like broken speaker, it’s not enough to walk, but I can move my body somewhat. However in response to that my fuel consumption has become unusually bad. In other words I’m hungry.
Usually, the food comes with a best timing like I’m being monitored but, today it’s late. I should think of a plan for this… …when I was starting to think of ways to deal with it, the door opened.
The blonde maid taking care of me enters. As such, it’s been a one month already and I haven’t seen anyone else, except the maid.

„—… …——“

Um, as usual I have no idea what she’s saying. My ears indeed hear now but, I have absolutely no idea about the language. In my previous life I travelled all around the world so my study of languages is proficient but, the language here has nothing I’ve heard before.

But it’s not a large problem. By continuing to listen you pick it up at some point, now I should give priority to eating.

„–? ——“

Oh, today it’s not only the blonde maid but there’s another person too.
Let’s see, what kind of a person-… … … …what?

„–, —, —“

The blonde maid gave an order to the other and left the room.

No no wait a moment. That woman closing in with her whole face smiling, who is that? She’s wearing a maid uniform so she probably came to take care of me, but there’s a point I want to retort to.

Why does she have [cat ears], this girl.

She seems lively, age is probably between a girl and a woman. Red hair in a ponytail, quite a cute girl. But, those cat ears on her head concern me. It’s not like I love cat ears but, my foremost thought was a cosplay cafe. Is what I thought but, no matter how you look those ears are moving. And even cutely with pikopiko.

„–, —?“

Beside the surprised me, the girl holds out a spoon with food. There’s no baby bottle so I’m being fed with a spoon like this.
The question remains but I’m hungry so I eat. The milk like meal with something mixed in it isn’t that delicious though.

„–! —-“

She fidget’s happily when I eat.
It’s a bit irritating but, for a while I concentrate on eating.

The meal is over but, the cat ear girl is smiling and gazing at me without tiring. Are you that, the type that has no eyes for cute things? I don’t have a mirror so I don’t even know if my appearance is cute or not. Leaving aside my appearance, my stomach is full too so let’s remove one question.

Precisely, are those cat ears real?

I point at the cat ears and try to appeal to let me touch them. No, not grabbing my finger, those ears. After thinking for some time the cat eared girl lowered her head and let me touch them. Un, they’re warm. I tried investigating until their root but, they’re properly growing from her head. This is the real thing.

„–! –, ——, –… …“

Like being immersed in a feeling too strong for words, cat eared girl claps her hands like she’s thought of something. Closing her eyes, rising her index finger she murmurs something.

„—!“

At the last moment as she let out her voice with a spirit, suddenly fire appeared at the tip of her finger.

… …Eh, fire? There’s no lighter or anything like that though, where’s the fire coming from? Ah is that so, a sleight of hand trick? But fire’s, not something that floats in midair in a sphere like that.

„—♪“

While I’m being confused, the cat ear girl is happily rotating her finger.

In answer to that the fire sphere is doing impossible movements, and flying about the girl. I can’t see anything that’s the cause.

Is this [magic]… …maybe?

„–!“
„-!?“

At the same time as I concluded this the blonde maid came back.

Noticing this the cat eared girl’s movements stopped, and the fire sphere disappeared with that. The blonde maid beckoned the cat eared girl with her hand without a word. A scary smile saying come here. Heading there the cat eared girl’s ears and tail drooped down downheartedly giving a healing feeling.

Cat ears and tail that normal people don’t have and magic exists.
In my previous life they existed nowhere in the whole world.
Thinking again, I should docilely admit reality.
This is… …not Earth.

It’s been three months since I woke up.

My neck is steady, it became possible to move by crawling around.

When the two maids aren’t watching escaping from the bed’s fence, I spent everyday concentrating on gathering information from the surroundings.
Moving around like that, my understanding of the current situation deepened. I confirmed this is not Earth, because there’s magic it would be good to call it [another world].
To think that, [another world reincarnation] that an otaku coworker of mine talked about would happen to me. It may have already ended once for me, but life’s really mysterious.
The culture level here, talking about Earth would be closest to medieval Europe. Light is mostly candles, there’s absolutely no electricity so that seems inconvenient, but there is magic in it’s place.
I’d like to move to new discoveries but, it’s almost meal time.
Let’s return to the room before maid comes. Today is probably the cat eared girl’s turn.

„Here, it’s time for a meal. I’ll feed you a lot. Say aah-~“

That’s right, I finally understand the unknown language. It’s probably also because of a baby’s learning ability, but mostly because of the cat eared girl. This girl is oddly talkative and speaks even irritatingly much. Being in the middle of a country’s language makes acquiring it fast. By understanding the language I also learned my name.

Sirius… …that is my new name.

The situations is unknown but, this is how I got my new name.
My previous name has disappeared but, as long as I have my self consciousness I’ll properly live as Sirius. I might be saying a cool line, but I’m currently being fed so it doesn’t fit.

„Have you finished eating?“

The blonde maid, revised to Erina-san came to look at the situation.  There’s absolutely no break in her appearance today either so she gives a expert maid’s appearance. She might be younger than I in my previous live, but it’s my style to give respect against a pro.

„Ah, yes. At any rate Sirius-sama really eats tidily. I’d heard it was harder to feed a baby?“
„It might be like that for a normal child, Sirius-sama is special. He will surely become a great person in future.“

She is a expert maid but, somewhat a doting parent.

I thought that Erina-san was certainly my parent but, listening to the conversation it seems wrong. Speech is like that towards a superior, rather an attendant than a maid. Because of that a doting parent might seem an odd expression but, the way she looks this way is completely like that of a parent. Thinking of my age, rather than doting servant a doting parent fits better.

„That’s right. It almost like he understands my words. Ah, at any rate he really is cute.“

The cat eared girl whose engrossed with me is named Noel-san.
She’s studying being a maid beside Erina-san but, hasn’t left childlikeness behind yet.

„I wonder when he’ll call me onee-chan? No, onee-sama is also hard to give up.“

Yeah, this girl can be addressed without honorific.

„The meal is over. Next I’ll ask you to clean.“
„Understood!“

Leaving behind Noel-san who answered with energy, Erina-san left the room while carrying and holding me gently. Heading towards the entryway like that, it became the first time since I was born that I went outside.

„Today is warm. Let’s take a small stroll outside.“
„Yee-“
„Yes, leave it to me.“

Erina-san takes me, and slowly walks around the house’s surroundings.

The house is a fine two-story building made out of wood. There are six rooms, it’s probably larger than average house. I’m being called with [-sama], so I thought I lived in some noble’s mansion. The yard is quite large, the vegetable garden and shrubs are arranged neatly.

And I realize after walking around the house once. This house, it’s completely surrounded by forest and there’s no sign of other buildings? There’s only a maintained road leading from a main entrance like place, everything else I see is only forest. A remote region style that can’t even be called rural area.

Sometimes from the thicket, a rabbit with a horn appears making me think this is an another world.

„Sirius-sama, that is called [horabi-]. It has a timid personality but, it’s a monster so don’t get close to it.“
//Shortened form of horned rabbit most likely

Hm, I expected this from when I saw magic but, it seems there are monsters in this world.

It seems like dragons and other fantasy creatures would normally be here, it seems I should start training my body from tomorrow on. Should I partly stop acting like a baby and begin training. If after a while I can show what I can do and show the speed of my growth, it seems that any feelings of mistrust towards unusual growth would lessen as well. A one month after learning to walk, it would be ideal they’d just smile and watch even if I jogged.

„Erina-sama“
„Ara, is pruning over?“
„Yes.“

Turning towards the voice, a young man wearing work clothes and carrying pruning shears walks out from between the trees.
To me this is the third person I discover.
A young man with short light-brown hair and sharp eyes, tall too, somehow brings out an hard to approach atmosphere. Seems like someone meeting him for the first time would hesitate to start talking with him.

„Apu has born fruit. Today I’ll bring some out for evening meal.“
//A fruit named apu, probably apple like?
„Is that so. It’s Noel’s favorite food, seems like she’d jump up and down from joy.“
„Yes“

He might not be good at conversation, words are few and straightforward. Expression hasn’t changed a bit from before, in my previous world it would definitely be communication sickness.
Probably noticing I was watching him, Erina-san introduces Dee.

„Sirius-sama, this is Dee. Our house’s gardener and chef.“
„Erina-sama, it’s impossible for a baby to understand.“
„That might be so but, I must properly introduce you.“
„… …That’s right. Please call me Dee, Sirius-sama“
„Yee-“
„!?“

Probably didn’t think I’d answer, Dee’s expression slightly crumbled.
Feels like a completely useless win.

„… …I’m looking forward to the future.“
„Yes, really.“

The two’s eyes narrow, gaze gathers here.
Future… …hm. Saying at the current time, training my body for trouble, only that. Before that, the person most involved with my future can’t be found.
I haven’t seen the figure even once, because there are no photos I don’t even know the face.
Intentionally avoiding it and completely ignoring the topic, I also kept pretending not to notice but, it’s already becoming quite strange.
I wonder, where are my parents?

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